Here is a list of the five most popular Community Impact stories from Richardson in 2022, based on website traffic.

1. Santa's Village moving to Huffhines Park in Richardson this December

Richardson announced it would move Santa’s Village to Huffhines Park for the 2022 holiday season after the City Hall fire. According to city officials, the traditional Santa’s Village site, which is located in the fountain plaza adjacent to City Hall, was covered by fire-related fencing.

2. Initial lineup announced for Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Richardson

The initial lineup for the 2022 Wildflower Arts & Music Festival was announced Feb. 15, the same day tickets were made available for purchase. Among the acts scheduled to perform at this year's event were Collective Soul, American Authors, The Wailers, the Landsharks Band, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, and more.

3. Richardson ISD approves 2022-23 academic calendar

The Richardson ISD board of trustees approved the district’s 2022-23 academic calendar at its March 7 regular meeting. Under the adopted calendar, which was unanimously approved by the board, the 2022-23 school year started Aug. 16 and will end May 26.

4. Rachel McGowan wins Richardson ISD District 5 seat in May 7 election

Rachel McGowan won the Richardson ISD board of trustees District 5 seat, according to unofficial results reported in Dallas County. Three candidates were on the ballot in the single-member District 5 race: account executive McGowan, business developer Kile Brown and realtor Jan Stell.

5. DART provides update on Silver Line-related projects across Richardson, US 75

A number of projects are in progress across Richardson as part of Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Silver Line project. The Silver Line is a $1.89 billion commuter rail line being built by DART that will connect Richardson travelers to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport with an estimated travel time of 51 minutes or less, according to figures released by the transit agency. The project is scheduled to be complete by late 2024.