3:35 AM Oct 26, 2021 CDT

Ordinance restricting Plano City Council votes involving campaign contributors to remain in place

During the Oct. 25 meeting, council members unanimously agreed that after further discussions and feedback from residents, they would keep the ordinance with a few possible amendments.


6:53 PM CDT

Plano to spray Oct. 28 after 3 mosquito traps test positive for West Nile virus

Workers will begin spraying around the three sites at 9 p.m., according to a city announcement.


Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen opens new Plano location

The company opened a new location at 3945 W. Spring Creek Parkway.



CI NATION ROUNDUP: ExxonMobil to bring Hughes Landing employees back to Spring location; Dave's Hot Chicken to open in Plano and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 27.


Commissioners plan for Denton County redistricting with approval to come in November

District lines are redrawn every 10 years based on updated census information.


DART offers two virtual meetings for public to review long-term mobility plans

The meetings will be streamed Oct. 27 from noon-1 p.m. and Oct. 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., according to DART.


Plano ISD considering sale of Shiloh Center located along planned Dallas Area Rapid Transit Silver Line route

Plano ISD has received a number of inquiries from real estate professionals about clients interested in purchasing the property, Chief Financial Officer Randy McDowell said.




CI NATION ROUNDUP: Lebowski's Grill upends expectations in Austin; first Houston-area Costco Business Center opens in Stafford and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 26.


COVID-19 cases, hospitalization rates continue to decrease in Denton County

New COVID-19 cases in Denton County continue to trend downward as vaccinations and herd immunity rise, said Dr. Matt Richardson, Denton County director of public health.


Gov. Abbott approves new voting maps for state legislature, Congress, school districts for next decade

The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.



Statewide job fair aims to connect Texas veterans and their families to employers

The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Japanese department store Teso Life coming to Frisco; New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for Scotty McCreery music video and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.


Dave's Hot Chicken plans grand opening for new Plano location

The restaurant plans to open at 11 a.m. on Oct. 29 and serves chicken tenders of varying degrees of hotness, fried chicken sliders, crinkle-cut fries and more.


Collin County reports voter turnout rate of about 1.5% in first seven days of early voting

Early voting for the Nov. 2 election is underway in Plano, where just under 2,000 people cast ballots at polling locations between Oct. 18-24, according to data from Collin County Elections Office.



Texas Education Agency accepting applications for $1,500 grants for students in special education

To be eligible for the grant, students must be enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in a Texas public school and served by a special education program.


Early voting in Nov. 2 election shows almost 1.3% turnout in Denton County so far

Denton County has recorded 6,324 in-person ballots and 1,089 mail-in ballots during early voting for the Nov. 2 election.


Amazon hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs throughout Texas

It is that time of year when people look for seasonal jobs as the holidays approach. Amazon aims to meet that demand by hiring for thousands of seasonal positions throughout Texas.




Denton County Public Health now scheduling booster shots for Moderna vaccine

The move comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and the Texas Department of State Health Services all authorized the booster shot for those who meet certain criteria and who originally received the Moderna vaccine.


Go Fish Poke closes in Plano

The Dallas location at 6030 Luther Lane remains open.


CI NATION ROUNDUP: Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo underway; delivery drones coming to Frisco and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 22.


Health Services of North Texas opens Plano location with expanded services

The practice provides medical care services for newborns to seniors.



Plano ISD to host informational webinar for specialized district academy programs

Students that will be in ninth or 11th grades in the 2022-23 school year, along with their families, can find out more information about Academy High School, Health Sciences Academy, IB World College and PISD Industries Academy at the Collin College Technical Campus on Oct. 28.