Grapevine - Colleyville - Southlake

Stay informed about the latest local news in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, including GCISD coverage, the newest business and development headlines, plus other city council updates affecting your community.

7:04 PM Feb 17, 2021 CST

Capacity restrictions loosened for North Texas businesses with drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations

The state has loosened capacity restrictions for North Texas businesses following a decline in hospitalization rates for COVID-19 patients.


Here's what small businesses should know about the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program

A second round of the Paycheck Protection Program has been approved by Congress and aims to continue distributing financial relief to small businesses. Here is everything you need to know about the second round of the loan program.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott addresses COVID-19 vaccine, economic effects

The governor explained what Texas has learned from the pandemic and how that will affect legislative priorities.



North Texas Commission stresses need for additional COVID-19 relief

The North Texas Commission, a public-private partnership of business, local governments, chambers of commerce and other organizations, is continuing to advocate for additional COVID-19 relief for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Judge Glen Whitley addresses the state of Tarrant County

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the goal of county officials has been to make sure hospitals stay open, and the county has accomplished that goal, Whitley said.


Tarrant County opens new round of small-business grants Oct. 26

Round 2 of applications for Tarrant County's Small Business Assistance Grant has opened.


Tarrant County Commissioners Court approves second round of grants for small businesses

Round two of applications for Tarrant County's Small Business Assistance Grant opens next week.



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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


DATA: See the latest sales tax collections in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Sales tax collections in Grapevine and Southlake saw declines, while collections in Colleyville were up.


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.



Number of new unemployment claims drops in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents are still filing unemployment claims, but at a lesser rate than a month ago, according to Texas Workforce Commission data.


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.


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.