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Update: Fourth Denton County resident dies due to coronavirus; 206 cases confirmed

Denton County Public Health announced March 31 that a fourth Denton County resident has died due to coronavirus.


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MD Medical Group opens COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Lewisville

MD Medical Group opened its first Denton County COVID-19 drive-thru testing location in Lewisville at Clinicas Mi Doctor on March 30.

Dallas-Fort Worth area sees highest population increase in last decade of any metropolitan area

The North Texas area’s population rose by more than 1.2 million between 2010 and 2019.



Coronavirus fails to slow progress of Harvest Hall, Hotel Vin in Grapevine

Construction on the new hotel and food hall on Grapevine Main Street is on track for a summer 2020 opening, officials said.


'Now is the time to redouble our efforts': Abbott issues executive order for state on COVID-19 extending school closures, clarifying essential services

Gov. Greg Abbott updated Texans and issued an executive order regarding the state's response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis during a March 31 afternoon press conference.


Significance of $2T federal stimulus package for small businesses explained during Richardson chamber webinar

The $2 trillion stimulus bill, known as the CARES Act, includes billions of dollars in assistance for small businesses and certain nonprofits.


As Lewisville, Flower Mound residents stay home, Republic Services sees ‘uptick’ in recycling contamination, trash volume

Republic Services has reported increases in recycling contamination and trash volume, as many residents are turning to activities like spring cleaning while they stay home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.



Coronavirus causes layoffs for Texas Central’s high-speed rail project

Texas Central officials announced multiple employees would be laid off March 27 in the wake of a worldwide coronavirus outbreak.


See what measures DFW-area school districts are taking to deter coronavirus

As the coronavirus takes hold in Texas, see what local school districts are doing to prevent its spread.


UPDATED: How DFW entities are addressing shelter-in-place status

Many entities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex have issued stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders in response to the coronavirus outbreak.


Texas Tribune: Many Texans in Congress scrambled to join vote as US House passes coronavirus spending bill

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.



Official: Increase in calls for statewide unemployment benefits is ‘almost vertical’

According to Serna, on an average day the Texas Workforce Commission’s four call centers statewide receive 13,000-14,000 calls; on March 22, the agency received 100,000 calls regarding unemployment insurance benefit inquiries.


How North Texas small businesses can apply for economic disaster loans

For small business owners seeking disaster loans during the coronavirus pandemic, local financial aid organizers have one clear message: apply immediately.


How businesses, community members are stepping up across the metroplex

Across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, businesses and community members are stepping up to support health care professionals and high-risk individuals in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.


How to help: A list of efforts to assist those in need in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

As businesses, nonprofits and community members feel the weight of new coronavirus pandemic, efforts to help people in need have been created or have adjusted to continue helping during this time.



Lewisville ISD extends school closures through April 17

Lewisville ISD announced March 26 that district schools will remain closed through April 17 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.


President Trump declares major disaster in Texas due to coronavirus

The declaration came as several Texas cities, including Houston, have issued stay-at-home orders.


The Leather Sofa Co. in Lewisville makes 3,000 face masks for local healthcare professionals

After hearing that local health professionals were in need of face masks, Mitch Lurie, owner of The Leather Sofa Co. in Lewisville, decided to use his custom furniture business to make and donate 3,000 face masks.


Interested in face masks to fight coronavirus? Check out our coverage here

Medical providers and the general public alike are taking precautions against the coronavirus, and facemasks are often in demand by residents in many parts of the U.S.



Which stay-at-home orders apply to North Texans? It depends on how strict governments are, legal expert says.

North Texas governments are tightening restrictions on where people can gather as the rate of new coronavirus cases show no sign of slowing.


North Texas hospital group points to possible 'surge' of coronavirus patients as it seeks more government steps

The group of 90 area hospitals asked Gov. Greg Abbott to enact a statewide "shelter in place" policy similar to one recently announced in Dallas County and another being considered in Collin County.


Owners of Urban Vybe in Flower Mound offer free online workouts to help keep people active in quarantine

Although Jo Stokes had to close Urban Vybe of Flower Mound and Vybe 5 of Frisco under the order of officials due to the COVID-19 outbreak, she said she still wanted to find a way to help the community stay active even while in quarantine.


Studio Art House of Flower Mound launches online classes, offers discounted senior session

As more people begin to self quarantine to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Anita and Marty Robbins—the owners of Studio Art House—said they want to help keep the community connected through creativity.



Lewisville ISD launches free grab-and-go meal service for students, children

Lewisville ISD launched its to-go meal service at eight different district locations March 23 for any students who wish to participate.


North Texas hospitals prepare for possible rise in coronavirus cases

Dozens of North Texas hospitals are bracing for a possible rise in the number of new coronavirus patients in the coming weeks, discussing a wide range of scenarios to prepare for the strain the fast-spreading illness can place on health systems.