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DATA: Sales tax revenue increases in Keller and Roanoke, decreases in Fort Worth

In the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, sales tax revenue increased from May 2019 to May 2020 in Keller and Roanoke.


Disease expert discusses ongoing pandemic and nearing school year

Dr. Steven H. Kelder recently answered several questions for Community Impact Newspaper regarding COVID-19; trends in cases statewide; and important considerations for parents, students and educators as the 2020-21 school year approaches.


Lisa's Lemonade celebrating 1-year anniversary in Old Town Keller

Keller-based juice bar Lisa’s Lemonade celebrated one year in business in April.




Medical City temporarily suspends elective surgeries in effort to expand bed capacity

Medical City Healthcare is suspending elective surgeries in some of its 16 North Texas hospitals.


Texas 2020 Primary: Where to cast your vote in Tarrant County

Registered voters can cast their ballot in the July 14 runoff election in Tarrant County from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


Department of Defense task forces deployed to help Texas combat COVID-19

Gov. Greg Abbott announced July 13 the U.S. Department of Defense would provide more resources to Texas to combat the rise of COVID-19.



Hat Creek Burger Co. now open in Northeast Fort Worth

Hat Creek Burger Co. opened during the first week of July on Golden Triangle Boulevard.


Richardson car show to carry on, part of Keller trail to close: DFW business, community news

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


Lewisville school plans, police reform talks and other popular DFW stories from this week

Here are five recent updates from Greater Dallas on restaurants opening and closing, community conversations about policing and more.


Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.



Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.


State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.


Portion of Keller trail system will temporarily close

Keller city officials announced July 8 that a portion of the city’s trail system will close for a roughly two-month period.


DATA: More than 57,000 Tarrant County residents have cast ballots during early voting

According to Tarrant County election officials, as of July 9, 57,534 county residents cast ballots in the first nine days of early voting.



Frisco chamber to host State of the City, Crayola Experience reopens in Plano: Business, community news from DFW

Read the latest Community Impact Newspaper coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Texas restaurants, businesses not required to disclose positive COVID-19 cases

If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, establishments are encouraged, but not required, to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state guidelines.


MAP: Governor expands restrictions on elective surgeries to more than 100 Texas counties

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.


UIL releases guidelines for conducting summer activities during COVID-19 pandemic

The University Interscholastic League released udpated guidelines for schools conducting summer activities such as sports training and marching band practices on July 8.



Officials to spray for West Nile virus after positive sample in Keller

The city of Keller announced July 8 that a positive West Nile virus sample was recorded within city limits.


2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.


Federal order means thousands of UT Dallas exchange students must return to in-person learning this fall

International students are limited in the number of online classes they can take outside of a pandemic, but those restrictions were relaxed earlier this year when COVID-19 forced many universities to shut down.


Emler Swim School offering online curriculum for children 10 and under

The program offers parents instructional videos for teaching children how to swim at home or in a local pool.