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

By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.


MOST RECENT

The Center Stage development was initially approved in January, with a detailed plan brought before Keller City Council on Dec. 1. (Courtesy city of Keller)
Center Stage project passes development hurdle in Keller

Keller City Council approved Phase I of the plan for the mixed-use development along Hwy. 377.

Fort Worth City Council has extended the city's face coverings mandate until March 2, 2021. (Courtesy Pexels)
City of Fort Worth extends COVID-19 mask mandate

Fort Worth City Council voted unanimously Dec. 1 to extend the city’s COVID-19 mandate for face coverings until March 2, 2021.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has launched a campaign to address declining college enrollment numbers across the state since the pandemic started. (Courtesy Pexels)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.

As of Nov. 30, patients confirmed to have COVID-19 filled 16.1% of hospital beds in Trauma Service Area E, which includes Collin, Denton, Tarrant and Dallas counties among others. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
North Texas hovers above key COVID-19 hospitalization threshold as further restrictions loom

North Texas businesses could face additional restrictions—including the closure of some bars—if area hospitals do not see a reversal in the number of COVID-19 patients within a matter of days.

With online shopping expected to increase this year, officials warn that scams are also expected to be more prevalent. (Courtesy of Pexels)
FBI shares safety tips against online scams

Ahead of a busy online shopping season, the FBI reminds customers of potential frauds and scams.

Events such as the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot will be held over multiple days to allow social distancing. (Courtesy the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth)
A laser light show with free hot cocoa and more holiday events in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth

Families will be able to participate in events that use a variety of COVID-19 safety precautions.

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
D'Ambrosio's pizzeria opens in Grapevine and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Between Nov. 15-21, Tarrant County reported 8,791 new confirmed cases and 1,047 probable cases of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Tarrant County officials urge caution ahead of holidays as COVID-19 cases surge

Between Nov. 15-21, Tarrant County reported 8,791 new confirmed cases and 1,047 probable cases of COVID-19.

On Nov. 7, the state of Texas marked 20 years of daily deaths on state roadways. (Courtesy Fotolia)
TxDOT urges safe driving on Texas roads

On Nov. 7, the state of Texas marked 20 years of daily deaths on state roadways.

The Harris County Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan is a comprehensive effort to assess current and future transportation needs in unincorporated Harris County, including roads for cars and trucks, mass transit, bike lanes and pedestrian routes. (Courtesy Fotolia)
City of Keller attempting to curb accidents at North Tarrant Parkway, Lakeview Drive intersection

The city of Keller is installing a number of upgrades to the intersection of Lakeview Drive and North Tarrant Parkway.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

Fort Worth businesses will be able to pick up free masks over the next three days in downtown by presenting a business card. (Courtesy Pexels)
Free face mask distribution available for Fort Worth businesses

Businesses can pick up free masks beginning Nov. 23.