9:40 AM Jul 24, 2020 CDT

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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


More than 1,500 Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth residents file for unemployment in June

More than 11,000 Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth residents have filed for unemployment since March 18.


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.


State, county coronavirus restrictions impact bars in Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order June 26 rolling back a number of aspects of the state’s phased reopening.



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.


DATA: Sales tax revenue falls statewide due to COVID-19 restrictions

Across the state, sales tax revenue declined more than $55 million from $499 million to $443.6 million.


Texas COVID Relief Fund application opens

Eligible nonprofits and government entities may apply for funding.


More than 3,000 Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth residents file for unemployment in May

A total of 3,044 unemployment insurance claims were filed by residents within the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area from April 29-May 30.



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.


Businesses in Keller, Roanoke, North Fort Worth respond to fewer COVID-19 restrictions

Businesses in Keller, Roanoke and North Fort Worth are taking advantage of less restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Officials in Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth weigh furloughs, hiring freeze options as revenues fall

City officials in Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth are searching for cost-saving measures to oset shortfalls in revenue due to 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.