2:56 PM Sep 17, 2020 CDT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.


12:58 PM Jun 25, 2020 CDT

Gov. Abbott pauses reopening phases due to recent surge of COVID-19 cases

Abbott urged Texans to continue wearing a mask, washing their hands and practicing social distancing.


Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.



North Texas Giving Day to aid more than 3,300 nonprofits

The 18-hour online event organized by Communities Foundation of Texas allows people to support local nonprofits and causes.


Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.


Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar discusses state budget, economic planning

Hegar shared his outlook on the state's finances and economic outlook in a September TAG Houston livestream.


Luby's to dissolve company, sell restaurants; locations remain open for now

The family restaurant chain has 60 locations in Texas and first opened in 1947.



DART to run on its holiday schedule for Labor Day in North Texas

Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s bus and light rail services will operate on regular Sunday schedules on Labor Day, Sept. 7.


Q&A: JJ Rocha of Texas Municipal League discusses long-term effect of COVID-19 on city budgets

The Texas Municipal League has spoken with cities and municipalities about how they are preparing budgets in the age of the coronavirus.


Students from UT Dallas send more than 900 care packages to North Texas seniors

COVID Check-In is a program that distributes care packages to seniors isolated by the coronavirus pandemic.


Donate emergency supplies for Hurricane Laura relief in Frisco on Sept. 5

The Southland Conference, an NCAA Division I athletic conference, is hosting the hurricane relief donation center on Sept. 5 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.



Voting FAQ: Everything Texans need to know about voter registration, early voting, Election Day

Early voting in Texas begins Oct. 13 and ends Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3.


Texas Home School Coalition: Statewide public school withdrawals skyrocket ahead of 2020-21 school year

In July 2019, THSC processed 201 withdrawals; in July 2020, the organization processed 3,114—almost as many withdrawals as were processed in the entire 2019 calendar year.


Q&A: What is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, and how is it related to COVID-19?

As of Aug. 20, the CDC reports 695 confirmed cases of MIS-C across 42 states, New York City and Washington D.C., 11 of which have resulted in death. Of those confirmed cases, 99% also tested positive for SARS CoV-2.


Remember the Alamo through virtual tours

Tickets for virtual tours begin at $10 and will be conducted by a staff member in real time.



New pizza shop coming to Richardson and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


McKinney's El Fenix reopens and other DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Gov. Greg Abbott outlines how hurricane evacuation will work amid COVID-19 pandemic

While social distancing practices will be in place and personal protective equipment will be available at the evacuation centers, Abbott also encouraged families to consider evacuating to hotel and motel rooms farther inland as they offer more privacy and less potential exposure to COVID-19.


Richardson's The Barber & Co. now open and more DFW-area news

Read the latest Dallas-Fort Worth-area business and community news.



Chef Point Bar & Restaurant in Colleyville offers 'five-star' food and more DFW-area news

Read business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.



Texas Education Agency announces new COVID-19 tracking system for public schools

Texas school systems will be required to report COVID-19 cases to the state, and this data will be posted publicly starting next month.


Jollibee restaurant in Plano a hit on its first day and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.



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.


North Texas McDonald's sites to host blood drives in September

Those who give blood will receive a voucher for one free medium lunch or dinner combo meal at McDonald's in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to an Aug. 18 release.