Richardson ISD board president resigns; gun range under construction in McKinney and more top DFW news

Richardson ISD board President Karen Clardy turned in a letter of resignation from the board Sept. 24. (Screenshot courtesy Richardson ISD)
Richardson ISD board President Karen Clardy turned in a letter of resignation from the board Sept. 24. (Screenshot courtesy Richardson ISD)

Richardson ISD board President Karen Clardy turned in a letter of resignation from the board Sept. 24. (Screenshot courtesy Richardson ISD)

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Richardson ISD board President Karen Clardy turns in resignation letter, effective immediately

Richardson ISD board President Karen Clardy resigned from her position Sept. 24 in a letter to the other trustees and Superintendent Jeannie Stone.


New 18-lane gun range begins construction in McKinney

Construction on a new 25,000-square-foot shooting range is set to begin the first week of October at 415 Industrial Blvd., McKinney.

McKinney ISD releases cost, proposed site plans for newest elementary school

The McKinney ISD board of trustees approved the design and probable cost of the district’s newest elementary school at a Sept. 28 meeting.


City Council approves ordinance allowing backyard chickens in Plano

Plano residents can now raise chickens in their own backyards after the approval of a new city ordinance during the Sept. 27 council meeting.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offering limited-time items at Plano locations for chain's 80th anniversary

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is celebrating 80 years of serving barbecue and sides to its customers. Dickey’s has locations in Plano at 1211 14th St., 4032 Preston Road and 1441 Coit Road.

William Wadsack, Miranda Jaimes, Brooklynn Cooper, Erick Pirayesh and Garrett Bohannan contributed to this report.


As part of the $3.5 million investment, this cracked sidewalk on Lorine Street is scheduled to be fixed in 2022. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
Keller's concrete commitment: City invests $3.5M to improve sidewalks in fiscal year 2021-22

With $3.5 million going toward 3,000 sidewalk repairs, Keller Mayor Armin Mizani said the goal is to complete the work by the fiscal year’s end.

Lake Park concept
Lake Park master plan in Lewisville looks to enhance camping space, prevent shoreline erosion

The master plan for the Lake Park area is the first of its kind as the area has continued to evolve from what used to be a catch-all park space.

The zoning change passed unanimously after multiple conditions were agreed to by the Beverly Grove representatives. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
Keller City Council approves zoning change to allow for Rufe Snow residential development

After hours of deliberation, Keller City Council approved a zoning change to allow construction of a luxury residential community to be built at 1301 Rufe Snow Drive.

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8 events coming up in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village

A songwriting challenge, barbecue contest and art demonstration are among the upcoming events.

Applebee's Grill   Bar is closed at 3141 Preston Road, Frisco. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Applebee's Grill + Bar closes Frisco location

Locations in Little Elm, McKinney and Carrollton remain open.

Garabedian Properties has completed projects from 2,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet all across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)
Custom homebuilder Garabedian Properties to open office in Roanoke

Garabedian Properties, a custom home building company based in Southlake, will open an office in Roanoke at the end of 2022.

Taco Palenque is now open as drive-thru only in Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Taco Palenque opens in Round Rock; Plano ISD considering two draft calendars for 2022-23 school year and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 21.

Birria Tacos are served on Tuesdays at Los Compadres. Traditional slow-cooked tender beef in dipped corn tortillas is topped with cilantro and onions. The tacos are served with Mexican beef stew, rice and beans. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Los Compadres brings upscale, Mexico City-style Tex-Mex cuisine to Roanoke

Los Compadres is the third concept restaurant opened by Jose Mendez and Jack Layman.

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ReBalance Physical Therapy delays Frisco opening to November

The physical therapy clinic will open next month due to shipping delays in necessary supplies.

This green area in the fitness center was a recent addition to Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Life Time Fitness purchases Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa in McKinney, changes announced

When services at the McKinney fitness club are discontinued Nov. 20 the facility will undergo “an extensive multi-million dollar renovation” and reopen as Life Time, a letter to Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa members stated.

Popular menu items include lamb chops, fried seafood, fried chicken and pasta. (Courtesy The Bells Sweet Factory)
The Bells Sweet Factory planning to hold grand opening in Plano

The event will serve walk-in customers only, but regular reservations will be accepted starting Oct. 24, according to a company announcement.

Plano ISD to host informational webinar for specialized district academy programs

Students that will be in ninth or 11th grades in the 2022-23 school year, along with their families, can find out more information about Academy High School, Health Sciences Academy, IB World College and PISD Industries Academy at the Collin College Technical Campus on Oct. 28.