Looking to catch up on all the latest news in Dallas-Fort Worth? Check out this Community Impact roundup featuring top news from June 5-9. Learn more about a new H-E-B initiative planned for Dallas, a Tarrant County retirement and DART Silver Line updates in Plano.

1. Frisco Police participate in TxDOT safety programs

Drivers could see an increase in traffic stops as the Frisco Police Department works to slow the rising number of collisions on Texas highways. Frisco City Council members approved two grant agreements with the Texas Department of Transportation that will fund police participation in TxDOT’s Click it or Ticket and Operation Slowdown programs during their June 6 meeting.

2. H-E-B planning east Dallas location for low-price store Joe V’s Smart Shop

H-E-B is planning to open two new locations of its low-price store Joe V’s Smart Shop in Dallas, including one in the east Dallas area. The new locations will be the first Joe V’s stores outside of the Houston area, and the east Dallas store is expected to open in spring 2025 at 5204 S. Buckner Blvd., according to a company news release. Joe V’s Smart Shop has an “innovative price format” that delivers “community-focused products” at low prices, according to the news release.

3. Plano seeking feedback on plan for Silver Line stations

The city of Plano is asking for feedback on the plan for the city’s two stations that will be part of Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Silver Line project. The Silver Line is a planned $1.8 billion regional commuter train that will run through seven cities and link Plano to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The two Plano stations are set to be located at 1101 Shiloh Road and 1180 12th St. The Silver Line Station Areas Plan is looking at how to best support development and redevelopment opportunities within a half-mile of the planned stations.

4. Medical City Lewisville announces new chief operating officer

Ken Stevens will begin his tenure as Medical City Lewisville’s new chief operating officer June 12. Stevens served as vice president of operations at Medical City Frisco for three years prior to joining Medical City Lewisville. He oversaw several services, including cardiology, general surgery/colorectal and bariatric services, according to a news release.

5. Tarrant County Administrator G.K. Maenius announces retirement

Tarrant County Administrator G.K. Maenius announced his retirement June 8. His last day in office is Sept. 30, according to a Tarrant County news release. Maenius is the longest-serving county administrator in Texas, according to the news release. He has held the position since 1988 and is the only county administrator in Tarrant County history.