McKinney
6:28 PM Mar 1, 2021 CST

'I worked my tail off': McKinney resident builds FarmHouse Fresh skincare brand

Other than its need to reside within a special zoning district, the McKinney-based ranch has another unorthodox quirk: it is an animal rescue farm.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village
3:39 PM CST

Tracking COVID-19: Hospitalizations have dipped by half in Denton County since start of January

Hospitalizations from the coronavirus have continued to fall in Denton County as health officials work to inoculate more than 100,000 at-risk people who are still waiting their turn for a vaccine appointment.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Gov. Greg Abbott lifts statewide mask mandate, business restrictions in Texas

With vaccine distribution increasing, Gov. Greg Abbott said "people and businesses don't need the state telling them how to operate." Some local officials are pushing back, saying the relaxed restrictions are coming too early.



Richardson

New Richardson police team aims to curtail local mental health crises through proactive intervention

The recently launched Crisis Intervention Team is a partnership with Methodist Richardson Medical Center.


Plano

Pre-owned car dealership EchoPark now open in Plano

The vehicle sales company offers an assortment of 1- to 4-year-old preowned vehicles with more than 400 vehicles on-site at the Plano location.


Frisco

After brief renovation closure, Eight|11 Place in Frisco reopens

The wine bar and kitchen is known for its pizza, wine and patio in historic downtown Frisco.


Frisco

Dinner party enthusiast to provide Frisco diners with 'killer tacos'

Chido Taco Lounge is opening its doors in west Frisco.



Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Champions Circle industrial development coming to north Fort Worth

Construction is expected to wrap up on the development in late 2021.


Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Fort Worth, Roanoke approve mutual-aid agreement for fire services

The city of Roanoke and city of Fort Worth have approved a mutual-aid agreement between both cities' respective fire departments.


Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

Mattress Depot location now open in Southlake

Mattress Depot is a family-owned business and opened a location in Southlake on Feb. 8.


Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

Blu Crab Seafood House relocates to Colleyville

The Blu Crab Seafood House and Bar has relocated from its Fort Worth location to Colleyville.



Plano

Development projects near US 75 in Plano pick up speed

Zoning approvals for the Heritage Creekside, Collin Creek Mall and Plano Market Square Mall projects date back to 2014. Residents should see pieces of those plans, which involve hundreds of acres and hundreds of millions of dollars in investment, come to fruition this year.


Richardson

Chick-fil-A in Richardson Square closed for renovations

The work being done includes upgrades to its interior and drive-thru enhancements to improve efficiency, a company representative said.


Frisco

Frisco ISD to replaster natatorium for almost $398,000

Frisco ISD plans to begin replastering the Bruce Eubanks Natatorium starting March 8.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

A new finish line: Lewisville ISD moves up end of school year to May 21

Lewisville ISD has moved the end of its school year a few days earlier and extended the third nine-week period to account for how February’s winter storms disrupted semester exam schedules.



Plano

Replat, revised site plan approved for Children's Medical Center Plano expansion

Children's Health system took a step toward future expansion at its Plano campus with a March 1 Planning and Zoning Commission decision.


Frisco

Frisco ISD maintenance workers to receive premium pay for storm-related work

Frisco ISD’s board of trustees voted to give time and a half pay to employees who worked onsite during last month’s winter storms.


Richardson

Richardson City Council approves emergency authorization for storm-related relief programs

Approval of three relief avenues will cost the city approximately $490,000, Deputy City Manager Don Magner said.


Richardson

Scooter's Coffee opens in Richardson; Hawaiian Bros restaurant coming to Fort Worth and more DFW-area news

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



Plano

Place 7 candidates finalized for Plano City Council special election

Candidates will run for Place 7 in a special election in conjunction with the races for Places 2, 4, 6—the mayoral seat—and 8, as well as with the vote on bond propositions.


Richardson

Millions in lost enrollment dollars looms for Richardson, Plano ISDs

TEA implemented a hold-harmless guarantee for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year, which ensured that districts would receive their anticipated funding regardless of changes to attendance or enrollment. But TEA had not applied the guarantee to the spring semester as of Feb. 23.


Frisco

Frisco vaccine site pulling from Collin County waitlist

The city of Frisco’s COVID-19 vaccine site at Stonebriar Centre mall has begun pulling from the Collin County vaccine waitlist for appointments.


Frisco

Medical City Frisco breaks ground on new patient tower

Work has officially begun on a new patient tower at Medical City Frisco.



Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Hawaiian Bros to begin Texas expansion with north Fort Worth location

Hawaiian Bros is expected to open multiple stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2021.


Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

Celebrate Southlake event goes virtual this year; schedule to be announced soon

Due to health concerns, the annual Celebrate Southlake will be held virtually this year. A schedule of events has yet to be announced.