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From The Newsroom: Growing Pains For Plano; Magnolia Market Mania

The Shops at Legacy.
Plano has created a new growth and development plan to encourage more mixed-use development like the Shops at Legacy.

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: 

The Plano City Council recently approved a growth and development plan that puts a strong emphasis on denser living and mixed-use spaces. However, some residents worry the “Plano Tomorrow” plan might destroy the city’s suburban character.

Other stories this morning:

  • Former CBS News producer Mary Mapes talks about the scandal that ended her career in 2004. The movie “Truth” is based off her memoir about a 2004 story on then-President George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.
  • Fan alert for viewers of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper”: Stars Chip and Joanna Gaines will unveil Magnolia Market this weekend in Waco. The couple transformed a former cottonseed mill into an artisan marketplace, perhaps one of the most ambitious remodeling projects they’ve taken on. 
  • Early voting ends today. Several North Texas school districts have bond proposalson the ballot, and the state is proposing seven amendments to the Texas constitution.  

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.