Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village
5:00 PM CDT

Lakeside Music Series returns after coronavirus-related hiatus

The free event starts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and will feature vocalist Ryan Thomas, who will perform a variety of ’90s country hits.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village
8:40 PM CDT

Kids Kastle construction could continue in October after Highland Village forgoes community-build approach

The rebuilding of the Kids Kastle playground in Highland Village will go forward after coronavirus-related restrictions derailed the original plans for a community build.


Plano

Plano Overnight Warming Station approved to take on more capacity more nights of the year

The station received approval to extend its capacity from 100 to 150 people each night, and operators may now choose to open when temperatures drop below 50 degrees.



McKinney

Tracking COVID-19: 166 new cases reported in McKinney in past week

As of Sept. 18, there have been 2,207 confirmed total cases of COVID-19 and 2,021 recoveries in McKinney.


Plano

Rum Cakes Factory brings baked goods to Plano

The bakery sells cakes and cupcakes in flavors such as Amaretto, Grand Marnier and Coconut Rum.


Frisco

Neighborhood Medical Center to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Frisco

A new option for free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available over the next few Sundays in Frisco.


Richardson

Richardson Mercantile changes name, under new ownership

The store changed its name to Cottonwood Market in late August.



Frisco

Frisco Animal Services issues alert after bat tests positive for rabies

Frisco Animal Services issued a local alert Sept. 18 after a bat found in the Tuscany Meadows neighborhood tested positive for rabies.


McKinney

Allay Spine and Pain Management now open on Lake Forest Drive in McKinney

The business is headed by Dr. Douglas Maxey and offers a variety of therapies.


Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Tracking COVID-19: Number of new confirmed cases continues to decline in Tarrant, Denton counties

Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed 285 new coronavirus cases in the county in the past 24 hours.


Frisco

Chido Taco Lounge to serve Frisco in 2021

To be located at The Shops at Starwood, the hybrid of a fast casual and full service restaurant will focus on tacos and cocktails and also offer desserts.



Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Tiff's Treats coming soon to north Fort Worth

Tiff’s Treats will open a storefront in north Fort Worth off of I-35W in October.


Frisco

DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenues down nearly 9% year-over-year

The $6.9 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in July, the Texas comptroller’s office reported Sept. 10.


Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

Dove Road Country Store to undergo renovation in Grapevine

Dove Road Country Store received Grapevine City Council approval Aug. 18 to renovate its location at 1414 N. Dove Road, Grapevine.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Wellmind Coffee Co. hits 1-year anniversary mark in Highland Village

The shop serves handcrafted coffee and espresso drinks, fresh pressed lemonade and more.



The Woodlands

Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.


Frisco

Tracking COVID-19: Collin, Denton counties report over 2,500 active cases combined

On Sept. 17, the counties reported a combined total of 2,502 active COVID-19 cases: 1,539 in Denton County and 963 in Collin County.


Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.


Frisco

Makers Gym to open in October in Frisco's Rail District

The business was expected to open in the spring but experienced delays due to COVID-19-related construction issues.



Bay Area

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.


Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Medical City Alliance breaks ground on $10M ambulatory surgery center

The new ambulatory surgery center for Medical City Alliance, expected to be completed in early 2021, is in addition to a $51 million expansion at the hospital.


Richardson

Richardson Animal Shelter sees a 94% adoption rate in August

The increase in August was in part due to the Clear the Shelter event, a weeklong adoption drive.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Staff breakdown: See how Lewisville ISD pay compares to statewide averages

Lewisville ISD employs more than 6,000 staff members to help teach students, run schools and provide essential services across the district's various campuses. Explore our interactive chart inside.



Richardson

Richardson ISD students, staff work through the kinks of remote, in-person learning

Adjustments made to several key areas of district operations are outlined in this story from Community Impact Newspaper's September edition.


Frisco

Social Finance Inc. to establish regional HQ in Frisco

Personal finance company Social Finance Inc. will establish a headquarters in Frisco following an approved performance agreement with the Frisco Economic Development Corp.