Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

‘The largest zoning case in Frisco’: Fields vision to transform challenging terrain

As the master developer of Legacy West, Fehmi Karahan’s company brought about $3 billion worth of residential and retail to Plano, along with major companies such as Toyota. Karahan said he is now hoping to do the same to the more than 2,500-acre undeveloped Fields property in Frisco, but on a much larger scale.

Nearly 2,400 Plano ISD students enroll in parent-led virtual learning option

The asynchronous virtual learning option will be offered from Aug. 16-Sept. 3 for students in pre-K through sixth grade.

Texas Education Agency allows mask mandates after federal lawsuit

Advocacy group Disability Rights Texas on Aug. 17 filed the first federal lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott and TEA Commissioner Mike Morath on behalf of 14 child plaintiffs with disabilities.

How it works: Asphalt overlay on Plano roads aims to give drivers a smoother ride

City officials said repairing concrete pavement typically requires the entire section of road to be removed and replaced. By using the overlay, workers only need to repair and seal cracks in the concrete to maintain the road’s structural integrity before applying an ultra-thin layer of asphalt on top.

Mama's Daughters' Diner owner in Lewisville carries on mother's legacy of Southern cooking

“My mother sold Norma’s to a gentleman when she thought she would retire,” Laurie Bowers said, “But she got back into [the restaurant business] and started Mama’s Daughters’ [Diner] since everyone called her Mama anyway.”

Miranda Jaimes,William C. Wadsack, Maggie Quinlan, Erick Pirayesh and Kaushiki Roy contributed to this report.