Frisco
8:28 PM Aug 18, 2020 CDT

NCAA Division I Football Championship in Frisco could move to May 2021

Frisco residents may have to wait four extra months to see the annual NCAA Division I Football Championship game played at Toyota Stadium next year.


Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth
9:53 AM Jul 31, 2020 CDT

Homebuyers motivated in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area

As mortgage interest rates have dropped to historically low levels, homebuyers are more motivated to purchase a home.


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.



Cedar Park | Leander

Texas Workforce Commission applies for additional unemployment benefit funding

The Texas Workforce Commission has reported 3.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment relief since mid-March.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Lewisville to scale back on library hours, fireworks show and road repairs as city budgets for life in a pandemic

The city of Lewisville is considering a broad series of budget cuts amid the uncertain economic climate.


Frisco City Council to hold public hearing on proposed 2021 budget

Frisco City Council will hold the first public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2021 budget during its regular meeting Aug. 18.


McKinney

McKinney City Council to consider reduction in property tax rate

McKinney residents could see their property taxes go down next year.



Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

DATA: Sales tax revenue increases year over year in Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

Data for July indicates sales tax revenue increased from July 2019 to July 2020 in Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth.


Northwest Austin

TABC change opens window for some bars to qualify as restaurants under state pandemic orders

Following a new industry guideline recently distributed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, more bars across the state may soon be able to qualify as restaurants.


Frisco

DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenues up nearly 10% year-over-year

The $8.83 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in June, the Texas comptroller’s office reported Aug. 12.


Plano

Plano commits not to raise property tax rate as city faces tight budget season

The city of Plano has committed not to raise its property tax rate as it deals with an uncertain financial future.



Bellaire | Meyerland | West University

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.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Interactive: Thousands of businesses aided by first round of PPP loans in Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village

Most businesses that got loans in the three cities received amounts of $50,000 or less, data shows.


Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

INTERACTIVE: PPP loans allow Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake businesses to retain over 47,000 jobs

Over 3,500 businesses in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake received potentially forgivable loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program to help combat the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.


Northwest Austin

Some breweries may qualify to operate as restaurants under new TABC guidelines

Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission released new guidelines on how restaurants may calculate their alcohol sales receipts.



Richardson

DATA: More than 44,000 jobs retained in Richardson due to federal PPP loans

More than 2,700 Richardson businesses received potentially forgivable loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.


PPP loans allow Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth businesses to retain more than 10,000 jobs

In the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, a total of 258 businesses have received PPP loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, ranging from $150,000 to more than $5 million, according to data from the SBA.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Comptroller: Texas has lost 2 million jobs, is projected to lose $4.6B due to COVID-19

The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Here's how to participate in Texas' annual sales tax holiday Aug. 7-9

This year sales tax-exempt purchases can be made online, over the phone or by mail.



Northwest Austin

UPDATE: In clarified guidance, TABC now states customers may not drink on brewery patios

In a July 22 update, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that breweries may not have customers consume alcohol on patios.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Lewisville schedules hearing for proposed 2020-21 budget

City staff took a very conservative approach to next year's budget because of the high amount of uncertainty that comes with the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact, City Manager Donna Barron said in the budget's proposal.


Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Electric motor company to develop manufacturing plant in Northeast Fort Worth

Electric motor company Linear Labs will develop a manufacturing facility in the Alliance area by 2023.


Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

DATA: Sales tax revenue increases in Keller and Roanoke, decreases in Fort Worth

In the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, sales tax revenue increased from May 2019 to May 2020 in Keller and Roanoke.



McKinney

DATA: McKinney’s sales tax revenue climbs 18% in spite of pandemic

This marks the second month in a row where the city has reported a year-over-year increase in sales tax revenue.


Richardson

Despite a pandemic, Richardson sales tax receipts increase by 10% in May

The city collected $3.2 million in sales tax in May, which is up from the $2.9 million collected at the same time last year, according to data from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.