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Latest in Keller-Roanoke-northeast Fort Worth: Additional COVID-19 related deaths confirmed in Tarrant, Denton counties

Tarrant County Public Health announced April 6 that two additional coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the county.


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.



City of Keller explains social distancing guidelines

Residents can exercise in city parks and on city trails if they maintain proper social distancing at all times.


Oak Street in downtown Roanoke earns ‘Great Texas Street’ designation

The Texas chapter of the American Planning Association has designated Oak Street in downtown Roanoke as a “Great Texas Street.”


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.


Latest in Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth: Coronavirus-related deaths rise; outbreak confirmed at assisted-living facility

Officials with Tarrant County Public Health announced April 5 that two more Tarrant County residents have died due to complications from the novel coronavirus.



Three-way race for Keller mayor highlights slate of local elections

Keller City Council agreed to postpone elections for mayor and City Council Place 5 and Place 6 until Nov. 3, 2020.


Keller venue The Bowden providing meals for employees, first responders, local community

Keller residents now have an opportunity to purchase high-quality grocery items at what is known as The Bowden Market.


Spring cleaning: How long does coronavirus last on common household surfaces?

The Fort Worth Fire Department responded to a common inquiry by local residents with information on the average time novel coronavirus lives on common surfaces.


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.



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.


CBD American Shaman stores in Keller, Roanoke donating medical-grade cleansing wash to first responders

As local cases of the coronavirus continue to emerge, CBD American Shaman is using its manufacturing plant in Kansas City to make a sanitizing cleansing wash.


Recycling contamination increases as more Roanoke, northeast Fort Worth residents stay home

Republic Services has reported seeing an uptick in recycling contamination and trash volume.


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.



Economic relief available for small businesses in Keller, Roanoke, northeast Fort Worth

A number of avenues are now open for small businesses across the country to seek financial relief from the economic strain caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


Sushi Nomi: Dedication to freshness and quality creates loyal following

Sushi Nomi first opened in northeast Fort Worth in 2016.


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.


Keller Mayor Pat McGrail addresses community on coronavirus concerns

McGrail recognized the strain recent restrictions have put on residents, but it is not entirely doom and gloom, he said.


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.



City, chamber events provide support for Keller businesses during social distancing

To help drive up local business, the city has launched multiple social media campaigns and contests that have engaged hundreds of residents.


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.