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3:04 PM Apr 17, 2020 CDT

Texas Workforce Commission processes a year and a half worth of unemployment claims in one month

Since March 14, the Texas Workforce Commission has helped more than 1.2 million Texans apply for unemployment benefits.


Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies to take place April 25-27

Officials clarified that products bought online still qualify for the exemption and urged residents who visit retailers in person to follow social distancing guidelines.


Chambers of commerce and associations among 'most stressed' industries, North Texas business leaders say

At their core, area chambers of commerce serve to represent the needs and interests of local business owners, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce CEO RaDonna Hessel said.



Here's a breakdown of 4 financial relief programs aimed to save small Texas businesses

The webinar highlighted four Small Business Association programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, the SBA Express Bridge Loan and SBA Debt Relief program.


Southlake mayor signals desire to reopen businesses in May, waiting for governor's direction

In an April 15 video conference, Southlake Mayor Laura Hill signaled her eagerness to reopen local businesses as soon as possible, citing her anticipation of "huge" economic damage from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.


Texas now dispersing $600 weekly unemployment payments from federal stimulus, agency says

The federal stimulus benefits are in addition to the state’s normal payments, which can amount to up to $521 per week, depending on an applicant’s former income.


By the numbers: New coronavirus information from across Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott released data April 13 on how Texas is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic statewide.



Goldman Sachs, LiftFund partnership will release $50 million in loans for Texas small businesses

As Texas is facing its highest rate of unemployment claims in recent history, a total of $50 million in loan funds is now available for small businesses across the state to provide economic relief.


More Texans have filed for unemployment in past three weeks than in all of 2019

For the second week in a row, more than 6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to federal data.


Restrictions impacting independent Tarrant County health care providers

Independent health care providers in Tarrant County are coping with a loss of patients due to coronavirus-related restrictions.


Sen. John Cornyn discusses provisions laid out in CARES Act

The $2 trillion package provides funding to help fight the virus and to provide financial assistance for Americans during the pandemic.



Texas sees 77% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28

Texas ranked fifth among states in the U.S. with 275,597 initial claims filed the week ending March 28.


Grapevine chamber to host webinar on small business loans, new relief package

The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce is hosting an online webinar on how to qualify and apply for Small Business Administration’s Economic Disaster Loan 1 p.m. March 30.


Official: Increase in calls for statewide unemployment benefits is ‘almost vertical’

According to Serna, on an average day the Texas Workforce Commission’s four call centers statewide receive 13,000-14,000 calls; on March 22, the agency received 100,000 calls regarding unemployment insurance benefit inquiries.


How North Texas small businesses can apply for economic disaster loans

For small business owners seeking disaster loans during the coronavirus pandemic, local financial aid organizers have one clear message: apply immediately.



Grapevine Main Street businesses band together during coronavirus crisis

On any given day, Grapevine Main Street is usually bustling with tourists coming into town or passengers on layovers from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.


Employment opportunities arise in delivery, shipping, caretaking, grocery industries

As companies adjust to new regulations and working conditions, unemployment is rising in certain sectors.


Colleyville Chamber of Commerce names new president

A new president has been chosen to lead the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce.


Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.



Westlake-based Charles Schwab enters into major multi-billion dollar deal with TD Ameritrade, which has complex in Southlake

Westlake-based financial investment company Charles Schwab announced that it will acquire financial company TD Ameritrade in an all-stocks deal valued at an estimated $26 million, according to a Nov. 25 news release.


Colleyville brings back program to help businesses along SH 26 and nonprofits with Colleyville Gives campaign

Colleyville launched a promotional program to benefit businesses along the SH 26 corridor as construction continues.