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Raytheon opens new innovation and manufacturing center, announces additional new facility in McKinney

A larger factory, new offices and more jobs are coming to McKinney with Raytheon’s latest expansion plan.


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Oktoberfest, patio parties and more things to do in McKinney this fall

Check out local events that will get McKinney residents in the fall spirit.


8 statewide propositions on Texans' November 2021 ballot and what they mean

Brandon Rottinghaus, the University of Houston’s political science chair, breaks down each Texas proposition before voters head to the polls in November.



CI Nation roundup: Perfect Game coming to Cedar Park; Kyle City Council approves trail master plan to connect Austin to San Antonio and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 24.


Texas Secretary of State's office announces audit of 2020 election results in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and Harris counties

In a statement released Sept. 23, the office said it anticipates the state Legislature will fund the process.



After more than 20 years in McKinney, Cookies in Bloom will close its doors

Cookies in Bloom made cookies from scratch to use in cookie arrangements, baskets, party favors and more for occasions or celebrations.



CI Nation roundup: Round Rock ISD trustees considered for censuring; New Caney ISD addresses allegations of student with gun at campus event and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Sept. 23.


McKinney eyes designs for wayfinding signs; Plano House of Comedy reschedules opening and more DFW-area news

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


New Domino’s location under construction in McKinney

This location will feature the pizza theater store design, meaning it will be an open concept that will allow customers to see the pizza being made.


Collin College seeks approval for third bachelor’s degree

The college is looking to build on existing baccalaureate program success by adding a degree in construction management.



McKinney considers design concepts for city wayfinding signs

The signs can range from large monumental signs to smaller signs located on city boundaries.


Texas Senate releases proposed redistricting maps as special session begins

Redistricting is one of the items on the third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18.


7-Eleven to open new McKinney location

The franchise addition is a 7,000-square-foot convenience store and fuel stop, joining many locations already based in McKinney and thousands of 7-Elevens across the nation.


Lingerie shop opens in Highland Village; Crepe Delicious coming to Frisco and more DFW news

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



Phase 2 of construction on Louisiana Street in McKinney reaches completion, Ridge Road extension underway

Work included a new underground utility infrastructure, designated loading zones, wider pathways, refreshed landscaping and festoon lighting.


Autism support facility Action Behavior Centers now open in McKinney

The new facility dedicates about 8,400 square feet to autism support, and treatment options include early intensive behavioral intervention, at-home therapy, and part-time and after-school support.


13th annual NTX Giving Day partners with record 3,300-plus nonprofits

A fundraiser started by Communities Foundation of Texas connects donors with nonprofits in their area.


Collin County adopts budget and property tax rate; Frisco prioritizes parks and trails development, plus more top news from DFW

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.



New mixed-use development to bring $14 million entertainment area, multifamily development to US 380 in McKinney

The West Grove project is a planned 500,000-square-foot retail, restaurant and entertainment destination located at the southeast corner of US 380 and Custer Road in McKinney.


New Braum’s at Custer Road and US 380 in McKinney sets opening date

Braum’s has stores in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas, each located within 300 miles of the Braum’s Family Farm located in Tuttle, Oklahoma.


DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.




McKinney residents can comment on plan that would pay some drivers to use HOV lanes on US 75

A pilot project in the corridor between I-635 and SH 121 just south of McKinney will evaluate the effectiveness of allowing solo drivers to use the HOV lane while also providing an incentive to cars with more than one occupant.


After nearly 5 years in McKinney, Taco Crush closes its doors

The restaurant is listed as “Permanently closed” on Google, and a sign posted to the front of the restaurant described the closure notice as well.