ROUNDUP: News from 5 local businesses in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

The shop serves specialty coffee, espresso, teas and pastries. (courtesy Graduate Coffee)
The shop serves specialty coffee, espresso, teas and pastries. (courtesy Graduate Coffee)

The shop serves specialty coffee, espresso, teas and pastries. (courtesy Graduate Coffee)

Here is a roundup of the most recent local business news in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake.

1. Hotel Vin announces grand opening event in Grapevine; promotions offered to local residents


Hotel Vin announced July 29 its targeted grand opening date as Labor Day weekend on Sept. 3.

2. Graduate Coffee opens specialty shop in Southlake


Graduate Coffee opened July 17 at 1901 W. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake.

3. Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy


Ascena Retail Group voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy July 23.

4. Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of construction of Oak Alley subdivision in Colleyville


The developers behind Colleyville's latest subdivision, Oak Alley, broke ground on the project July 15.

5. Southlake-based Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol marks 30th anniversary, 27th year of service in The Woodlands


Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol marked its 30th anniversary in business May 1, which follows the passage of its 27th anniversary as a public safety provider in The Woodlands Township earlier this year.
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.


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The Confederate Soldiers Monument stands on the south grounds of the Texas Capitol. A group of Democratic lawmakers have called for its removal, along with other statues and portraits honoring the Confederacy. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.

Colleyville City Council set its maximum tax rate at an Aug. 4 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Colleyville's FY 2020-21 maximum tax rate would collect no new revenue; council to set rate at Sept. 15 meeting

Colleyville City Council voted Aug. 4 to set a maximum tax rate of $0.310644 per $100 valuation and will vote to set the tax rate at a future meeting.

Umbra Winery has closed its Grapevine location. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Umbra Winery closes Main Street location in Grapevine

Umbra Winery announced Aug. 3 it is closing its Grapevine tasting room, which is located at 415 S. Main St., Grapevine.

Sonic Drive-In will open a location on Lake Forest Drive in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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In the last year, Whataburger launched a new, modern restaurant design and began offering curbside and delivery services for the first time amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the release. (Courtesy Elizabeth James for Whataburger)
Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

The district's non-white student body has grown from 11.9% in 2008-09 to 33.3% in 2017-18, according to the district.
Carroll ISD trustees vote to hash out details of cultural competence plan in series of future workshops

The Carroll ISD board of trustees took initial steps in receiving a cultural competence action plan at an Aug. 3 meeting.

A new Whataburger location is expected to open Aug. 17 at 3052 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth. (Courtesy Whataburger)
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Texas sales tax
Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.

The Texas State Teachers Association has asked the state to prohibit in-person teaching until at least Sept. 8. (Design by Shelby Savage/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.

Frisco residents can register for the free test beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 1 at Texas.curativeinc.com. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Free COVID-19 saliva testing site to open at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco

The saliva tests will be offered to all residents of North Texas, regardless of county or city of residence, though pre-registration is required.