3:01 PM Jun 15, 2021 CDT

Keller reports $1.2M-$1.4M summer sales tax spike, continuing revenue growth trend

Online sales, home improvement and increased restaurant activity have driven the growth, according to the city.


7:26 PM Oct 6, 2021 CDT

October sales tax allocations suggest continued rebound for Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth

The announced allocations from the Texas comptroller's office, which reflect sales tax collected in August, are up more than 14% year over year for all three cities.


Staffing shortages create challenges for businesses in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth

Some local businesses are having trouble staffing for an uptick in demand.



Experts discuss COVID-19's effects on Texas real estate trends during digital summit

“The new normal is closer to the old normal than we thought it would be,” said Frank Mihalopoulos, the founder of Corinth Properties. “We lost a lot of businesses, and ... some restaurants are not even open all the hours that they had. We noticed some folks don’t even open in the evenings or on certain days for the longest time.”


'Our most vulnerable Texans': Every Texan analyst talks labor market lag, effect of ending federal unemployment supplement

Jonathan Lewis, a senior policy analyst with Austin-based nonprofit Every Texan, discussed challenges businesses are facing in finding employees.


Roanoke reports $2.1 million in sales tax revenue for May 2021, part of upward trend

Roanoke reported $2.1 million in sales tax revenue for May 2021, in line with current statewide trends of revenue growth.


Gov. Greg Abbott announces end-date for Texans to receive federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits

Effective June 26, unemployed Texans will no longer be eligible to receive the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.



Proposed Texas election laws could hurt Tarrant County

The report by Ray Perryman's firm said that highly educated and highly skilled workers typically don’t choose to live in areas where voter access is limited.


USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.


Tarrant Area Food Bank, Culinary School of Fort Worth launch new apprenticeship program

A new food industry job-readiness program in partnership with the Tarrant Area Food Bank and Culinary School of Fort Worth is launching.


Economic impact of AllianceTexas in north Fort Worth estimated at $8 billion in 2020

The AllianceTexas region helped generate more than $8.24 billion in economic impact in 2020.



Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.


DATA: 2020 sales tax revenue stays strong in Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth

Some North Texas cities saw increased revenue despite the pandemic.


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.


Plano Market Square Mall redevelopment and four more top DFW updates

Here are the five top stories from Community Impact Newspaper’s past week of Dallas-Fort Worth-area coverage.


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.


Roanoke launches second round of business stimulus program

Phase 2 of the Roanoke Stimulus Grant Program opened Oct. 23. It allows residents to purchase gift tour tickets to support local businesses.



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.


City officials in Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth stay conservative with fiscal year 2020-21 budgets

The average operating budget between Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth will decrease by nearly 0.5% in fiscal year 2021, which began Oct.1.


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.


Real Estate: What are the benefits of adding a pool to your home?

Homebuyers transitioning to more suburban markets are looking for additional space and more features.



Data: Sales tax revenue increases year over year in Keller, decreases in Fort Worth, Roanoke

Year to date, sales tax allocations for Keller have totaled $9.44 million, which represents a 13.3% increase compared to the same time last year.


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.