3:31 PM Jul 28, 2020 CDT

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.


Attorney General Ken Paxton: Decision to close schools lies with school districts, not health officials

The Texas Education Agency said July 28 it will follow the guidance laid out by Attorney General Ken Paxton and will not allow schools to close in-person instruction based solely on a blanket order from a local health authority.


Deadline extended for program providing grocery help for Texas families

Families have until Aug. 21 to apply for the program that provides a one-time payment of $285 per child to help those who lost access to free and reduced-priced meals when schools closed.



Messina Hof winery in Grapevine leans on local customer base after GrapeFest cancellation

Messina Hof winery in Grapevine competes annually at GrapeFest.


Water Park reopens in Frisco, Holy Grail Pub serving customers in Plano: News from DFW

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


Gov. Greg Abbott waives grade promotion requirement for STAAR testing for middle school students

While students will still receive an A-F rating, the test will no longer determine whether they can graduate.


Texas Health and Human Services Commission to post COVID-19 cases, deaths from nursing homes, assisted living centers

The data will be from state-supported living centers, state hospitals, and state-licensed nursing and assisted living facilities.



UNT professor researches pandemic’s impact on learning environments, what teachers can do for fall

A University of North Texas professor’s research may help teachers from all levels prepare for nontraditional class settings in the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Gov. Greg Abbott extends early voting period for November election

Early voting will now be held between Oct. 13-30.


Carroll ISD pushes fall start date back one week to Aug. 24

Carroll ISD has pushed its first day of the fall semester back from Aug. 17 to Aug. 24.


Sen. John Cornyn's Smithsonian museum for American Latinos bill passes House vote

“Close to 40 percent of all Texans identify as Hispanic, and their history is an integral part of Texas history that must be recognized and remembered,” Cornyn said. “By creating a new museum in the Smithsonian Institution, we can honor American Latino contributions and highlight their stories for future generations.”



The Stix Icehouse coming to McKinney, some Ann Taylor and Loft stores may close: News from DFW

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


Plano ISD students opt for remote learning, cookie shop coming to McKinney: Most popular news from DFW

Read the most popular Dallas-Fort Worth-area news from the past week.


Longtime Grapevine jewelry store owner reacts to GrapeFest cancellation

Bermuda Gold & Silver has been a staple of the Main Street scene in Grapevine over the decades.


Graduate Coffee opens specialty shop in Southlake

Graduate Coffee opened July 17 at 1901 W. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100, Southlake.



Q&A: Medical expert discusses what parents, teachers should consider when schools reopen in 2020-21

As the new school year approaches, districts are tasked with protecting students and staff from further COVID-19 spread while parents face tough decisions.


Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide.


Bipartisan bill introduced by Texas, Minnesota senators to provide relief to independent music venues

The Save Our Stages Act would provide grants worth six months of financial support for independent live music and entertainment venues.


Federal regulatory change could affect environmental reviews, infrastructure projects in Texas

The Trump administration said a new update to the National Environmental Policy Act is aimed at streamlining reviews for a variety of federal projects.



Developers break ground on Florence project in McKinney, sales tax holiday approaches: News from DFW

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


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.


The Grapevine Dentist relocates to larger, adjacent suite

The Grapevine Dentist relocated to a new, larger suite adjacent to its previous location, and its new address is 1600 W. Northwest Highway, Ste. 200, Grapevine.


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.