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LIVE UPDATES: Learn what Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake businesses are doing to stay open amid coronavirus concerns

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VIDEO: Texas Tribune interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar about the coronavirus's effects on the state economy

At 8 a.m. April 7, The Texas Tribune will host a live interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, conducted by Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey.



Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake partner with Carter BloodCare to host blood drives

When concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak started to rise to new levels in the nation in March, Carter BloodCare in Bedford forecasted a loss of more than 10,000 donors over the next few months based on the novel coronavirus pandemic.


Great Harvest Bread Co. in Southlake under new ownership

In early April, Jon and Bonnie McCabe and their daughter, Lauren, went from being customers of Great Harvest Bread Co. in Southlake to being its owners.


Manufacturing company Shotwell Hydrogenics to produce free hand sanitizer for Southlake

With nationwide shortages of hand sanitizer, chemical manufacturing company Shotwell Hydrogenics has pivoted its production from making chemical for the oil and gas industry to making liquid hand sanitizer.


April 6: 6 coronavirus stories DFW-area readers should know

Here are six Dallas-Fort Worth-area Community Impact Newspaper stories regarding the coronavirus that readers might have missed.



Grapevine-Colleyville ISD helps students stay connected with device repairs, free Wi-Fi

As Grapevine-Colleyville ISD students unpack devices and prepare for a new normal of learning at home, district staff is stepping up to make sure students and teachers have everything they need to stay connected.


American Red Cross avoids near-shortage of blood donations, urges donors to keep scheduling appointments

When concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak started to rise to new levels in the nation in March, thousands of blood donors canceled appointments with the American Red Cross.


Grapevine-based Waldorf Publishing to donate 10,000 books to Texas schools, libraries, churches

To help boost literacy while many schools and libraries are closed, the Grapevine-based publishing company Waldorf Publishing is donating 10,000 books to schools, libraries and churches in Texas.


ROUNDUP: 5 recent stories on the DFW area’s continued coronavirus response

Read the latest coronavirus updates from communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area below.



Historic farmhouse relocates from Flower Mound to Grapevine

A historic farmhouse was relocated from southern Flower Mound to Grapevine on March 26 to make way for Lakeside Village, a planned $1 billion mixed-use development.


Southlake residents to host virtual talent show April 2 to bring community together

John and Elizabeth Huffman, Southlake residents and owners of Black Door Renovation, are hosting a virtual talent show for the Southlake community starting at 7 p.m. April 2.


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.


Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Health Department donates medical supplies to area clinics

Grapevine-area first responders received a carload of masks, gloves, gowns and shoe covers from the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Health Department over the past week.



Coronavirus coverage roundup in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

Here are some noteworthy stories from the past week dealing with the impact of the coronavirus.


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.


Census responses ahead of U.S. in Dallas-Fort Worth, growth highest in nation

Dallas-Fort Worth counties vary in self-response rates on the U.S. census as Census Day arrives April 1.


CBD franchise makes hand sanitizer, cleansing wash for stores, including Southlake, Grapevine locations

As local cases of the coronavirus continue to emerge, CBD American Shaman is using its manufacturing plant in Kansas City to make hand sanitizer and a cleansing wash to try to help slow the spread of the virus.



Texas Tribune: Some local elections in Texas moving ahead despite coronavirus spread

A handful of towns and special districts still plan to go ahead with their May 2 votes, arranging polling places despite calls from the president on down directing people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.


Trinity Metro suspending TEXRail service for maintenance; taking precautions against coronavirus

The agency announced TexRail service will be temporarily suspended April 4-5.


First responders, medical professionals across Texas worry about inadequate personal protective equipment supplies

In a survey of emergency service districts across the state, two-thirds of respondents said they were concerned about a shortage of equipment such as masks, goggles and gloves.


ROUNDUP: DFW businesses provide adjusted services to community, support each other during coronavirus

Read more about some of the businesses the Community Impact Newspaper team has featured.



Wise Guys Pizzeria in Grapevine marks 5 years while adapting to coronavirus

On March 30, 2015, Wise Guys Pizzeria opened in Grapevine.


Dallas-Fort Worth area sees highest population increase in last decade of any metropolitan area

The North Texas area’s population rose by more than 1.2 million between 2010 and 2019.