2019 in review: 16 stories that led Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth news coverage

Community Impact Newspaper delivered its first papers to Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth residents in May. Here are the front page stories it has covered since that inaugural issue.
Community Impact Newspaper delivered its first papers to Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth residents in May. Here are the front page stories it has covered since that inaugural issue. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Community Impact Newspaper delivered its first papers to Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth residents in May. Here are the front page stories it has covered since that inaugural issue. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Community Impact Newspaper delivered its first papers to Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth residents in May. Here are the front page stories it has covered since that inaugural issue.

May

Toll lanes could ease traffic, spur new business along I-35W in northeast Fort Worth

Liquor stores could raise sales tax revenues in Keller if voters say yes

June


Local lodgings to bring new spending, development to Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth

As growth slows, Keller ISD planning facility upgrades, rebuilds over next decade

July

New food hall joining ‘Unique Dining Capital of Texas’

Keller officials drafting plan to guide future development

August

Alliance Airport studying Amazon’s possible noise impact

Keller City Council, residents to consider improvement options for roadway project

September

Tarrant County debuts latest voting system

Keller, Roanoke, Fort Worth exploring how law will steer new construction projects

October

Tarrant County College district asks voters to OK $825M bond

North Texas hospital system aiming to reduce opioid use

November

Keller ISD, Tarrant County tap into child-safe ride-sharing services geared toward busy parents

Filing for federal financial aid soon to be required for high schoolers, including those in Keller, Northwest ISDs

December

Keller, Roanoke in exploratory phase of new potential partnership for animal control, jail services

Tarrant County task force fights scams targeting seniors



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The aging room is being prepared for business at the new downtown butcher shop. (Courtesy Bar-Ranch Steak Co.)
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NISD voters in November will decide on multiple board positions, a voter-approved change to the district tax rate and four district bond referendums totaling $986.6 million. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Northwest ISD approves November elections for 2020 bond, board of trustees, tax rate

NISD voters in November will decide on multiple board positions, a voter-approved change to the district tax rate and four district bond referendums totaling $986.6 million.

Complete Streets are areas with transportation infrastructure and public access ways that are designed to enable safe, accessible, comfortable and convenient access for all people and travel modes. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Fort Worth Complete Streets policy aims to prevent pedestrian deaths

The city of Fort Worth has committed to a number of Complete Streets projects throughout the city in order to create a more comfortable pedestrian environment.

(Courtesy AMC Theatres)
AMC Theatres to reopen Aug. 20 with 15-cent tickets

AMC Theatres—which has multiple locations in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas—will begin reopening its movie screens Aug. 20.

Signs in the window of the Stein Mart store in Frisco state it will be among the locations closing as part of the company's liquidation process. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
Stein Mart Inc. files for bankruptcy, launches store closing process

Stein Mart Inc. has 281 stores in 30 states with locations in Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Keller, Fort Worth and Flower Mound.

According to the report, 380,174 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide as of Aug. 6, which accounts for approximately 9.1% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
REPORT: COVID-19 cases in children increase by 90% nationwide in 1 month

As school district officials across the U.S. prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year, 179,990 new COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide between July 9 and Aug. 6—an increase of 90%, according to a report compiled by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

According to TxDOT officials, one-way traffic patterns began Aug. 10 on a number of side streets in the downtown Roanoke area. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hwy. 377 construction continues near downtown Roanoke

TxDOT officials announced in August that one-way traffic patterns would begin Aug. 10 on a number of city side streets.

The University of Texas will host football games at Darrell K. Royal Veterans Memorial Stadium this fall after an announcement from the Big 12 Conference on Aug. 12 that the fall sports season will continue. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
After Big Ten and PAC-12 cancel, Big 12 announces fall sports season will roll on

The conference football season will begin Sept. 26, and fan capacity in stadiums will be up to each of the 10 member universities, according to the Big 12.

54th Street Grill opened in McKinney in August. (Courtesy 54th Street Grill)
54th Street Grill opens in McKinney and more DFW-area news

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MadiJaks is now open in Roanoke. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Women's boutique MadiJaks now open in Roanoke

Women's boutique MadiJaks opened Aug. 1 in downtown Roanoke.

Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed 305 new cases of novel coronavirus in the county in the past 24 hours. (Community Impact staff)
Tracking COVID-19: Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth ZIP codes averaging 8 new cases per day

As of Aug. 10, the level of community spread of COVID-19 remains "substantial" in Tarrant County, according to public health officials.

Richardson Bike Mart has about 11,000 bicycles on back order. (File photo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Richardson shop has 11,000 bicycles on back order and more DFW news

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