Popular in August: What Dallas-Fort Worth-area readers clicked on the most

Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read some of the most popular Dallas-Fort Worth news among readers from Community Impact Newspaper's August coverage.

Cars wrap around Jollibee parking lot on first day open in Plano

Jollibee opened with a fanfare of cars wrapped around its parking lot midday Aug. 20 at 1016 Preston Road, Plano. The Filipino fried chicken chain's menu options include fried chicken served with gravy and rice, Filipino noodle dishes and fried peach-mango pies.

Richardson City Council votes to allow waiver of Texas law restricting property tax increases

By unanimous vote, Richardson City Council unlocked the ability for future councils to waive the 3.5% cap on increases to its property tax rate without voter approval.



Storming Crab to open in former Fuddrucker’s location in McKinney

Fuddrucker’s in McKinney has permanently closed, and in its place, Storming Crab, a new Cajun restaurant, will open.

Collin County to add disclaimer to COVID-19 dashboard

Collin County plans to add a disclaimer to its COVID-19 dashboard that says the county does not have confidence in the accuracy of the data currently being provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

New container home community the Cotton Groves on track to open in McKinney this year

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a shipping container community called the Cotton Groves, located at the southeast corner of Bumpas and Fitzhugh streets in McKinney, is gearing up for a 2020 debut.

Liesbeth Powers, Olivia Lueckemeyer, Miranda Jaimes and William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.






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At Rita's Grooming Spa, pet grooming is available for dogs and cats of all sizes using all-natural products and breed-standard grooming for each pet. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Rita's Grooming Spa now open under new ownership in Plano

Rita's Grooming Spa became the new name of the pet grooming shop at 1820 Coit Road, Ste. 107, Plano, the week of Jan. 18.

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Plano City Council to give final direction on 2021 bond Jan. 25

Plano City Council is expected to decide Jan. 25 on final projects and propositions for a potential May bond election during the council's preliminary open meeting.

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Vaccination hubs open in Plano, McKinney Fire Dept. and more DFW-area news

Read the top stories from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The filing period for those interested in running for a seat on Plano City Council opened Jan. 13 and will remain open until Feb. 12 for Places 2, 4, 6—the mayoral seat—and 8. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Who’s filed to run: Plano City Council seats up for grabs as May elections approach

Five Plano City Council races—including one for the Place 6 mayor’s seat—will be on the ballot as the city prepares for its next round of municipal elections in May.

Services at PT Solutions include general physical therapy, concussion rehabilitation, movement disorder rehabilitation, performance enhancement and stroke rehabilitation, among others. (Courtesy PT Solutions Physical Therapy)
PT Solutions Physical Therapy brings recovery treatments to Plano

Services at PT Solutions include general physical therapy, concussion rehabilitation, movement disorder rehabilitation, performance enhancement and stroke rehabilitation, among others.

The Bellagio—Daq's take on a White Russian—and the Bora Bora—a pineapple, passion fruit and piña colada drink—have been the most popular menu items so far, co-owner Dominique Jones said. (Courtesy Daq's Luxury Daiquiri Lounge)
Daq's Luxury Daiquiri Lounge creates 'sweet spot' in Plano

Owner of the newly opened restaurant Dominique Jones said she and her husband Cory wanted to create a space that brings everyone together.

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
2 vaccination hubs to open in Plano; BigShots Golf coming to Fort Worth and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Commissioners are seen at the latest Plano Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. (Screenshot via city of Plano)
Plano staff withdraw zoning request for future land sale and other planning and zoning news

Updates from the latest Plano Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

A hostess at Maple Bacon folds single-use menus ahead of the arrival of customers. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano restaurateurs adjust to a new dining landscape nearly 1 year into the pandemic

While the future of the industry remains uncertain, restaurant owners have said they hope dispersal of vaccines will help alleviate capacity restrictions and restore confidence in diners who have for months opted to stay home.

Scott Palmer administers a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a Roanoke police officer. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Two new COVID-19 vaccination hubs opening in Plano

Updated: Two new distribution centers are making COVID-19 vaccines more available to Plano residents.

Boxochops is expected to begin offering authentic Nigerian smallchops in Plano this February. (Community Impact staff)
Boxochops kitchen coming soon to Plano

Boxochops is expected to begin offering authentic Nigerian smallchops in Plano this February.

Grizzly Burger House's menu includes the Hawaiian cheeseburger and more. (Courtesy Grizzly Burger House)
Grizzly Burger opens in Richardson and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.