Frisco

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7:45 AM Oct 6, 2020 CDT

In the midst of COVID-19, Frisco took 'conservative' eye to 2020-21 budget

Frisco’s annual budget outlines how residents’ tax dollars and other city revenue sources are allocated. The budget provides funding for city necessities like the Frisco Police Department, Frisco Fire Department and maintenance of roads, water lines and sewers, as well as amenities such as the Frisco Public Library and operation of city parks.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


Denton County to continue partnering with United Way for rent, mortgage relief

Keeping people in their homes and keeping the economy churning were key topics during the Denton County Commissioners Court discussion June 30.


Comptroller: Texas June sales tax revenue totaled $2.7 billion, down 6.5% from a year ago

The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.


Work search requirement paused for Texans on unemployment benefits

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance.



More than 30 Texas bars sue over Gov. Greg Abbott's recent shutdown order

The lawsuit was filed in Travis County District Court by Jared Woodfill, a Houston attorney who has led previous legal efforts opposing Abbott’s other shutdown orders during the pandemic.


New $5 million McKinney grant up for approval at special City Council meeting

McKinney City Council will have a specially called meeting June 23 with a new $5 million grant program as one of the items to be considered.


Texans on unemployment benefits will soon be required to apply for new work, state says

Unemployment recipients will have to start documenting their efforts to find a new job July 6, with the first reports due July 19.


Texas COVID Relief Fund application opens

Eligible nonprofits and government entities may apply for funding.



North Texas hospitals, hit by revenue losses, lobby for Medicaid program expansion

A group of North Texas hospitals plans to promote expanding Medicaid ahead of next year’s session of the Texas Legislature as the state’s health system deals with substantial revenue losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic.


Texas comptroller predicts slow, steady economic turnaround post-pandemic

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said the state entered the era of the coronavirus in a healthy financial situation, which bodes well for the future as reopening continues, but that Texans are not out of the woods yet.


Baylor Scott & White Health to lay off 1,200 after reporting 'drastic drop' in visits

The layoffs represent 3% of the health system’s workforce.


Texas schools may begin hosting sports workouts, band practices June 8

The University Interscholastic League released guidelines for allowing sports workouts and marching bands to practice.