Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of May 5.

Note: The following stories were published May 3-4.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Investment firm buys The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, plans to reinvent mall into mixed-use development

The Shops at Willow Bend has been acquired by a real estate investment firm that announced plans to “reimagine” Plano’s only remaining indoor shopping mall into a mixed-use development.

New single-family development to bring $3 million homes to Southlake

Southlake City Council approved the development of a new single-family residential subdivision to be named Rainey Court.

Central Texas

Williamson County Sheriff's Office to participate in license plate camera pilot program

Williamson County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of participating in a pilot program with Flock Group Inc. to install 25 rear license plate-reading cameras in an effort to reduce crime throughout the county.

Mas Que Cafe now open; Half Price Books to close and more San Marcos business news

Several businesses are now open or relocating in San Marcos.

Greater Houston

Missouri City City Council fires city manager with cause

It was past midnight May 3 when the Missouri City City Council reconvened in an open meeting and made the decision to fire Charles “Tink” Jackson with cause from his position as the city manager.

Erick Pirayesh, Claire Shoop, Samantha Van Dyke, Hunter Marrow and Zara Flores contributed to this report.