Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Jan. 24.

Note: The following stories were published Jan. 21-24.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Developments near US 75 will create ‘gateway’ into Plano

A number of development projects are underway across US 75 in Plano with a goal of making the highway corridor the unofficial “gateway” into the city, according to Plano officials.

Authentic McKinney taqueria survives the test of time

For Jonathan Rodriguez, Mr. Tako is more than a restaurant. Rodriguez is the manager of the taqueria located in a small retail strip in northeast McKinney.

Although the restaurant has been in the same space for about five years, Rodriguez grew up with Mr. Tako. His dad, Moses Rodriguez, owns the taqueria, and before the current brick-and-mortar location, Mr. Tako bounced around in various convenience stores.

Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake and Northeast Fort Worth all see changing demographics

The area encompassing Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth, Trophy Club and Westlake features varying landscapes, from densely populated areas adjacent to I-35W in Northeast Fort Worth, to more rural landscapes in Westlake. Here's a look at the population changes between 2010 and 2020, community facts, local demographics in 2010 and 2020, and tax rates in each community.

Greater Houston

47 new restaurants in The Woodlands that opened in 2021 or are opening in 2022

Here is a list of restaurants opened in The Woodlands area in 2021, and a number of others already have plans to open in 2022. This list is not comprehensive.

Central Texas

Downtown Austin office tower sells for $174M, will bring new shopping downtown

A downtown building sold for $174 million at the end of December, and the developers said they will spend tens of millions more upgrading it and adding retail space.

Erick Pirayesh, Ally Bolender, Maggie Quinlan, Brooklynn Cooper and Bailey Lewis contributed to this report.