In September, Plano will host the H-E-B/Central Market Balloon Festival for the first time since 2019. (Courtesy Bidgee/Wikimedia Commons)
On the Sept. 16 episode of the DFW Breakdown podcast, Community Impact reporter Andrew Norsworthy discusses the upcoming return of two key Plano events for the first time since 2019—the annual hot air balloon festival and the Plano International Festival—and how they will affect the city's tourism revenue. Also, editor Cody Thorn stops by to shed light on rapidly growing district Northwest ISD's plans after the tragic and sudden loss of recently hired superintendent David Hicks.
Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, the Austin Breakdown, the Houston Breakdown and the DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. You can follow her on Twitter @ojaldridge.