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Lewisville ISD delays start to school year, Texana Grill opens in McKinney: Most popular news from DFW

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


Tracking COVID-19: Tarrant County surpasses 20,000 positive cases

As of July 17, Tarrant County Public Health officials have confirmed more than 20,000 positive cases in the county.


Texas Education Agency receives $200M in CARES Act funds for e-learning devices, internet connectivity solutions

The Texas Education Agency will receive $200 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding for the purchase of e-learning devices and home internet solutions to enable remote learning for students who lack connectivity in the upcoming 2020-21 school year.



Texas Education Agency to allow for up to 8 weeks of online-only instruction at onset of 2020-21 school year

Texas school districts now have the option of offering online-only classes for the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year, according to additional guidance released by the Texas Education Agency on July 17.


City officials weigh options for Celebrate Roanoke, consider canceling event

Officials with the city of Roanoke have considered canceling the city’s annual Celebrate Roanoke event in October.


Federal, state leaders take steps to streamline forest land protection, coastal restoration efforts in Texas

According to the July 16 news release, the agreement will focus on encouraging strong, long-term forest management programs, promoting sound and scientific silvicultural practices, and aligning various agency land management activities to meet common goals


TexaKona Coffee Museum & Cafe in McKinney adjusts to pandemic, Best Buy requires masks: News from DFW

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



Texas organizations launch Texas Return to Work Initiative for workers, business owners

The Texas Return to Work Initiative provides resources for those navigating working during COVID-19, according to a press release.


Texas education commissioner discusses changing future of state's public school system

Revised guidelines from the Texas Education Agency will be released as soon as July 17.


UT Dallas scientists caution against potential long-term neurological effects of COVID-19

In a recent study, researchers at the university point to a neuroimmune interaction as the driving force behind symptoms, such as headaches, delirium and bodily aches and pains, many of which they suspect could have lasting health impacts.


Electric motor company to develop manufacturing plant in Northeast Fort Worth

Electric motor company Linear Labs will develop a manufacturing facility in the Alliance area by 2023.



Trinity Preparatory Academy of Keller relocating for 2021-22 school year

Private Christian school Trinity Preparatory Academy will relocate to a new facility for the 2021-22 school year.



Richardson festivals canceled, Fabletics opens in Southlake: News from DFW

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


Brownstone residences in downtown Roanoke reach halfway point in construction

The Residences at City Center, a collection of 35 brownstone residential homes, are nearing the halfway point in construction after breaking ground in August 2019.



Gov. Abbott: Texas Education Agency to extend online learning option for school districts in 2020-21 school year

Texas school districts may be able to continue online learning for longer than three weeks, according to Gov. Greg Abbott.


UPDATED: Target, CVS, join major retailers in issuing face covering requirements

Additionally, all Walmart stores will have a single entrance beginning July 20.


151 Coffee now open on Hwy. 377 in Roanoke

Fast-paced coffee shop 151 Coffee opened July 9 at 1200 Hwy. 377, Roanoke.


Munoz wins primary runoff for Tarrant County Constable; Walker secures spot on 2nd Court of Appeals

See how other candidates on the Tarrant County ballots fared in the primary runoff election.



Voters renew Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District by nearly 2 to 1 margin

Fort Worth's special election saw strong support for the continuation of the Crime Control and Prevention District and an associated half-cent sales tax.


Johnson advances in primary runoff to face Weitzel for district judge seat in Denton County

See how other candidates on the Denton County ballots fared in the primary runoff election on July 14.


Elective surgeries suspended, Greek restaurant celebrates 10 years in Frisco: News from DFW

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


Federal unemployment payments of $600 per week end July 25

While the added $600 federal unemployment benefits will end, Texans are still eligible for other forms of relief.