Coworking space opens in Southlake and more DFW news

WorkSuites announced its opening Sept. 8. (Courtesy WorkSuites)
WorkSuites announced its opening Sept. 8. (Courtesy WorkSuites)

WorkSuites announced its opening Sept. 8. (Courtesy WorkSuites)

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WorkSuites Southlake opens coworking space in Southlake

WorkSuites announced its opening Sept. 8 for its Southlake Town Square location at 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. The two-floor coworking company occupies 19,000 square feet. It includes private offices, executive suites, virtual offices and more.


Gallery: Plano ISD students return to campuses after a seven-month hiatus

Cars lined up at Weatherford Elementary School on Sept. 9 to drop students off for their first day of in-person school. For many, this was the first time they had set foot on campus since Plano ISD shut down school in March.

Plano-based JCPenney expected to sell to Simon and Brookfield for $1.75B

JCPenney is expected to enter into a $1.75 billion sale agreement with commercial real estate companies Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners.

Sweet Home Bath + Body opens new Plano storefront

Sweet Home Bath + Body opened at its new storefront Aug. 15 at 1610 J Ave., Plano. The store, which was previously located at 1035 E. 15 St., Plano, sells handmade body care and home products such as soaps, bath bombs, candles and wax melts.


Verona Villa in Frisco, Front Burner Experiences team up to open new venue in Fairview

Four years after opening Verona Villa in Frisco, owner Jason Young plans to expand his event venue offerings in Fairview with a new brand called Alora.

William C. Wadsack, Gavin Pugh, Mackenzie Plusnick


Federal funding is set aside for public schools to address effects of the pandemic. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Why Texas has not yet distributed $18 billion in federal funds intended for public schools

As budget decisions loom for school districts across Texas, state leaders are holding on to federal funds intended for public schools to use in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said power outages are not expected April 13, while requesting energy conservation. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATE: ERCOT call for energy conservation ends April 13 without need for power outages

An ERCOT official said "tight" supply and demand conditions arose on the state's electric grid April 13 due to forecasting issues amid planned, seasonal maintenance outages by some power generators.

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Tarrant County still deciding how to choose projects to include in upcoming transportation bond

April 16 is the deadline for Tarrant County municipalities to submit project ideas for the $400 million transportation bond measure that voters will consider in November.

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COVID-19 update: Tarrant County vaccine appointments canceled at last minute

Residents scheduled to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at AT&T Stadium April 13 received last-minute notice that their appointments were canceled, according to a Tarrant County briefing.

The chain has several restaurants in Texas, including two in College Station. (Courtesy I Heart Mac & Cheese)
I Heart Mac & Cheese coming to Highland Village; Gyro Shop opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended health providers pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine April 13. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
State, federal health authorities recommend pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after 6 rare, severe blood clots

Hub providers in Dallas, Harris and Travis counties have all announced they will follow the recommendations and pause distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Grapevine looks to build on its local esports community

Efforts include the expansion of GCISD's esports program to middle schools this fall, along with the opening of an Esports Academy this summer at the local library.

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Voters prepare for local May elections in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

Races on the ballot will include mayoral races for Grapevine and Southlake, city council races for all three cities, and school board seats for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Carroll ISD.

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Tarrant Area Food Bank, Culinary School of Fort Worth launch new apprenticeship program

A new food industry job-readiness program in partnership with the Tarrant Area Food Bank and Culinary School of Fort Worth is launching.

Dunkin' serves coffee drinks, doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, muffins and more. (Courtesy Dunkin')
Dunkin' to open in Richardson; Mad for Chicken coming to McKinney and more DFW-area news

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Lucy's Lot closes after serving Grapevine for six years

After six years in Grapevine, Lucy's Lot closed in late March.

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Southlake entrepreneur services small-business IT needs through Computer CPR

Michael Young, founder of Computer CPR, shared some tips to protect yourself and your online data from hackers and malware.