City of Colleyville to receive $1.4M in coronavirus relief funds

The funds are meant to be used to recoup expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The funds are meant to be used to recoup expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The funds are meant to be used to recoup expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The city of Colleyville will receive about $1.4 million in federal relief funds.

Tarrant County is distributing funds provided by the federal government to cities throughout the region.

Allocated as $55 per resident, the funds distributed to Colleyville total $1,395,350. That’s based on Colleyville’s population of 25,370 residents, according to the city.

Mayor Richard Newton said that Tarrant County wasn’t required to distribute the funds to cities the size of Colleyville.

"I don't think they had to give the money to the small cities, but they are and we thank them for that,” he said at a June 2 meeting.


The funds are meant to be used for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Newton said.

“We will use that money for expenses related to the pandemic. No city, no state, no county can use it for revenue replacement, which I wholeheartedly agree with,” he said.
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


MOST RECENT

Sales tax collections in Grapevine and Southlake saw declines, while collections in Colleyville were up. (Courtesy Fotolia)
DATA: See the latest sales tax collections in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Sales tax collections in Grapevine and Southlake saw declines, while collections in Colleyville were up.

(Courtesy One Stop Nutrition)
One Stop Nutrition opens for business in Southlake

One Stop Nutrition opened a new location in mid-July 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 101.

Census worker
2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit saw a 55% decrease in ridership since March. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
DART officials report 55% hit to ridership since March

The transit agency anticipates continued declines due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 as well as major event cancellations, such as the State Fair of Texas, which brought millions of riders to DART.

The following map shows UT Dallas student enrollment by country or origin. (Courtesy UT Dallas)
Federal order means thousands of UT Dallas exchange students must return to in-person learning this fall

International students are limited in the number of online classes they can take outside of a pandemic, but those restrictions were relaxed earlier this year when COVID-19 forced many universities to shut down.

Emler Swim School's Emler@Home curriculum features instructional videos for teaching children how to swim at home or in a local pool. (Courtesy Emler Swim School)
Emler Swim School offering online curriculum for children 10 and under

The program offers parents instructional videos for teaching children how to swim at home or in a local pool.

road with landscaping
Colleyville City Council approves funding for median landscaping along SH 26

Colleyville City Council approved a $5.75 million contract for landscaping along SH 26.

The Texas Education Agency released guidelines about on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions for the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency issues guidelines for 2020-21 school year

The guidelines address on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions that should be enforced at Texas schools this year.

In-person appointments for driver license renewal and replacement are now being offered at driver license offices across the state. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas driver license offices reopen for in-person renewal, replacement services

The second phase of reopening announced July 7 expanded services offered at driver license offices.

New guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.

The Texas Education Agency and Renaissance have partnered to give students unlimited access to enhanced digital books in English and Spanish. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas students given access to thousands of books, news articles for summer reading through TEA partnership

The Texas Education Agency and Renaissance have partnered to give students unlimited access to enhanced digital books in English and Spanish.