Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth
2:04 PM CDT

Data: Sales tax revenue increases year over year in Keller, decreases in Fort Worth, Roanoke

Year to date, sales tax allocations for Keller have totaled $9.44 million, which represents a 13.3% increase compared to the same time last year.


Georgetown
7:36 AM CDT

Georgetown unemployment stabilizes after increase in claims

Georgetown previously went six weeks in reporting a drop in unemployment claims week over week before increasing in last week's report.


Georgetown

Georgetown July sales tax revenue rises 10.75% year over year despite pandemic

Georgetown has managed to maintain a positive trend in sales tax revenue, increasing by double-digit percentages each month since May.



Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Kalahari Resorts to hold drive-thru hiring event for hundreds of Round Rock jobs

Job seekers, prepare your resumes.


Central Austin

Six months into pandemic, Austin officials scrambling to save music venues, child care facilities and restaurants

City Council is set to begin making choices on which businesses to try to save on Oct. 1.


Katy

Katy-area homeless population still suffering effects of COVID-19, recession

Serving the Katy-area homeless population has become more difficult in the time of the coronavirus, according to Tina Hatcher, founder and executive director of Hope Impacts, a local NGO serving the homeless population in the area.


Georgetown

Georgetown unemployment claims rise again after weeks of decline

It has been six months since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Central Texas. See where Georgetown unemployment claims stand.



New Braunfels

New Braunfels opens parking lots to outdoor dining options

A temporary economic initiative officials hope will boost revenue for New Braunfels business owners received approval from City Council during a Sept. 14 meeting.


Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Six months in, Houston-area apartment rents still feeling COVID-19 squeeze

Rents for high-end Class A properties averaged $1,463 in August, the lowest such level in over two years.


Cy-Fair

As tax rate talks continue, some push for cuts, conservative budgeting

Several taxing entities in Harris County and Cy-Fair have either recently adopted or are preparing to adopt tax rates for the 2020-21 fiscal year. This year, the coronavirus pandemic could force districts to make tough decisions.


Cy-Fair

UPDATE: Cy-Fair ISD board approves tax rate decrease in 2020-21

Cy-Fair ISD board members unanimously voted to approve a tax rate of $1.3555 for 2020-21, a decrease from last year’s $1.37 rate.



New Braunfels

Outdoor dining opportunities in New Braunfels could expand amid pandemic

New Braunfels officials heard a presentation Sept. 10 geared toward expanding opportunities for outdoor dining and food trucks within the city.


Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

Rice University receives record $100 million gift to accelerate advanced materials research

“Our shared goal is to make Houston the premier destination for material research in the U.S. and the world,” said Carin Barth, chairwoman and director for the Welch Foundation Board of Directors.


Gilbert

Gilbert unemployment edges up again in July

Unemployment in Gilbert rose to 8.2% in July, according to statistics from the Arizona Commerce Authority


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Lake Houston-area officials request local businesses provide feedback on impact of COVID-19

The Lake Houston Area of Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership are trying to gauge the coronavirus pandemic's continued impact on the business community.



Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

As public benefits scale back, Austin's unemployed workers try to make ends meet

Under a new executive order, unemployed Texans may receive up to $300 per week on top of their state unemployment benefits, down from $600 per week earlier in the summer.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Hays County issues first Emergency Cash Assistance Program grants

Businesses affected by the coronavirus are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $10,000.


Northwest Austin

Unemployment claims continue to dwindle across Northwest Austin

New state unemployment claim data suggests Northwest Austin is beginning to recover to a healthy employment market.


Georgetown

Georgetown unemployment claims continue to decline, data shows

See how Georgetown unempoyment claims have decreased since the start of the pandemic.



Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

PPP in Heights-River Oaks-Montrose helped 6,700 businesses save 77,500 jobs

The majority received less than $150,000, but 10 firms in the area received more than $5 million.


Franklin | Brentwood

Williamson County reports nearly $500M in visitor spending in 2019; tourism spending expected to drop in 2020

This year's record high does not reflect the economic issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic that has lasted throughout 2020.


Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

PPP loans in Bellaire-Meyerland-West University saved nearly 27,000 jobs

A total of 2,930 businesses and 105 nonprofits received loans in the area.


Central Austin

Travis County's unemployment numbers will worsen without long-term federal help, experts say

Travis County posted consecutive months of single-digit jobless rates in June and July, the first time since the pandemic took hold in April.



McKinney

DATA: McKinney’s latest monthly sales tax revenue up almost 16% year over year

This marks the third month in a row McKinney has reported a year-over-year increase in sales tax revenue.


Central Austin

Travis County unemployment falls to 6.9% in July, marks consecutive months of single-digit jobless rate

The unemployment rate rose to as high as 12.4% in April.