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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.


Citing COVID-19 concerns, city officials cancel Celebrate Roanoke event

Officials with the city of Roanoke on July 28 made the decision to cancel the city’s annual Celebrate Roanoke event.


KidZania to reopen in Frisco, home improvement tips: News from Dallas-Fort worth area

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



Texas' freestanding emergency centers ask state for flexibility during coronavirus pandemic

The requested changes would help freestanding emergency centers relieve overcrowding at hospitals and reduce the cost of coronavirus testing at their facilities, according to the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers.


Fort Worth Chief of Police Ed Kraus announces retirement

The city of Fort Worth announced July 27 that Police Chief Ed Kraus will retire at the end of the year.


Home improvement and maintenance tips from a Keller business owner

Homeowners should have their residence inspected professionally at least once a year, said De Anwar Bradley with Palafox Construction Group.


Chipotle coming to Plano, Messina Hof in Grapevine innovates winery for customers: News from DFW

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