4:44 PM Aug 5, 2020 CDT

State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.


Byron Nelson Boulevard in Roanoke part of TxDOT road closure

According to city officials, Business 114 or Byron Nelson Boulevard will be closed overnight Aug. 11-14 and Aug. 17.


‘Gateway to Old Town Keller’: City Council approves construction of new dental office

Keller City Council on Aug. 4 unanimously approved a special-use permit for the construction of a Just for Grins dental office in Old Town.



Sonic Drive-In opens in McKinney, Koto Hibachi and Sushi now serving diners in Frisco: News from DFW

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


Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.


Who Daq? Daiquiris location now open in Keller

New Orleans-style daiquiri shop Who Daq? Daiquiris opened July 17 at 2021 Rufe Snow Drive, Ste. 201, Keller.


U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.



Keller ISD delays in-person instruction until Aug. 26

In a special meeting Aug. 3, the KISD board of trustees voted unanimously to delay the start of the school year, along with in-person instruction, from Aug. 19 until Aug. 26.


Whataburger coming to Northeast Fort Worth, upcoming events in Frisco: News from DFW

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


Tracking COVID-19: More than 300 new cases in Tarrant County

Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed 303 new cases of novel coronavirus in the county in the past 24 hours.


Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.



Whataburger opening soon in Northeast Fort Worth

A new Whataburger location is expected to open Aug. 17 at 3052 Golden Triangle Blvd., Fort Worth.


Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.





Free COVID-19 saliva testing site to open at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco

The saliva tests will be offered to all residents of North Texas, regardless of county or city of residence, though pre-registration is required.


In the know: Online learning expert discusses challenges students, parents will face this fall

The goal for many districts is to provide a learning management system that acts as a single point of connection for parents, students and teachers, said Tracy Weeks, director of K-12 education for the online learning platform Canvas.


Homebuyers motivated in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area

As mortgage interest rates have dropped to historically low levels, homebuyers are more motivated to purchase a home.


Pizza Americana now serving Richardson, Hotel Vin announces grand opening in Grapevine: News from DFW

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



Texas Association of School Administrators asks state for more local control, clear guidelines in 2020-21

TASA leaders said in the letter that changing guidelines coming from the state are overly complicated and have only created confusion.


Texas Education Agency to fund online program supporting schools, parents in 2020-21

Teachers, students, parents and administrators can access classes, assignments and grades through the system whether learning from the classroom or elsewhere.


Charter school plans to launch complete virtual program for all Texas students in August

All classes will be conducted live, giving students the opportunity to engage with teachers and fellow classmates.


Market data: Fewer homes are for sale in Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth compared to 2019

The number of homes listed for sale decreased in three out of four ZIP codes that make up Community Impact Newspaper's Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth coverage area in the month of June compared to the same period in 2019.