11:38 AM Jul 24, 2020 CDT

Austin-inspired restaurant The Stix Icehouse coming soon to McKinney

The restaurant will include 30-plus beers on tap, large patios, comfort food and live music all on its 14 acres.


What Frisco ISD families can expect for the all-virtual start to the 2020-21 school year

Virtual learning in the first three weeks will differ from the e-Learning experience used in the spring 2020 semester at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, district officials said.


Bipartisan bill introduced by Texas, Minnesota senators to provide relief to independent music venues

The Save Our Stages Act would provide grants worth six months of financial support for independent live music and entertainment venues.



Federal regulatory change could affect environmental reviews, infrastructure projects in Texas

The Trump administration said a new update to the National Environmental Policy Act is aimed at streamlining reviews for a variety of federal projects.


Developers break ground on Florence project in McKinney, sales tax holiday approaches: News from DFW

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Comptroller: Texas has lost 2 million jobs, is projected to lose $4.6B due to COVID-19

The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.


Jeremiah’s Italian Ice to open first Texas location in McKinney

Jeremiah’s offers over 40 flavors of Italian ice cream, soft-serve ice cream and The Gelati, which is a combination of both.



Here's how to participate in Texas' annual sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

This year sales tax-exempt purchases can be made online, over the phone or by mail.


Grapevine Golf Course to add clubhouse, RoughRiders to play sans fans: News from DFW

Read the latest news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


$118M in emergency relief funding allocated to support Texas higher education initiatives

The funds will come from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief, made available through the federal coronavirus relief bill.


Developers break ground on Mediterranean-themed Florence project in McKinney

The mixed-use project will include commercial and residential spaces along with amenities for a live-work-play community.



Q&A: Constitutional law expert discusses COVID-19 orders, enforcement

Seth Chandler, a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about local and state governments' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic this year.


McKinney Community Center renamed to the Recreation Center at Towne Lake

“Moving forward, new and existing elements within the park will benefit greatly from having the identifier ‘Towne Lake’ in its name to expand awareness of this landmark."


Uncork'd in McKinney thrives despite ongoing coronavirus challenges

Managing Partner Cassandra Hernandez said she has adjusted on the fly to keep her one-and-a-half-year-old restaurant, which specializes in local favorites and high-caliber wines and spirits, thriving.


McKinney City Council takes no action on advisory board for Throckmorton statue

During the July 21 work session, city staff presented a resolution for an ad hoc advisory board that would provide a recommendation to the council regarding the proposed removal of the statue.



McKinney City Council moves forward with new 18-lane gun range

The Range would be one of the first private ranges in Texas to house a high-grade virtually immersive training system. This system is used by a handful of militaries and law enforcement agencies around the world, the applicant said.


Lewisville Western Days to be virtual, fire station opens in Richardson: News from DFW

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UPDATE: In clarified guidance, TABC now states customers may not drink on brewery patios

In a July 22 update, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that breweries may not have customers consume alcohol on patios.


UIL releases modified sports calendar for 2020-21 school year

The University Interscholastic League released July 21 modifications to the 2020-21 UIL calendar and updated COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines that will take effect Aug. 1.



McKinney-based architect relocates to renovated building

Conduit has been involved with projects such as the design of McKinney Fire Station Nos. 9 and 10, various Independent Financial branches, Tupps Brewery and more.


Centralizing, expanding contact tracing in Texas hits roadblocks as cases rise

One easy way to help out contact tracers? Answer the phone if they call.


Quarter-pound cookies coming to McKinney, Rockbox Fitness opens in Flower Mound: News from DFW

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


Officials report McKinney death related to COVID-19, bringing city total to 25

In McKinney, there were a total of 13 new cases July 20. This brings the total number of active cases to 134.