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11:39 AM Apr 9, 2020 CDT

Grapevine discourages gatherings and Easter egg hunts this weekend

The Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department and the city of Grapevine are reminding residents that social gatherings and group activities are not allowed, in spite of the Easter weekend.


More Texans have filed for unemployment in past three weeks than in all of 2019

For the second week in a row, more than 6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to federal data.


State legislators request federal officials halt activity on Texas Central's high-speed rail project

Dozens of elected officials representing Texas requested the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao put an end to activity related to Texas Central’s high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston.



ROUNDUP: DFW businesses, ISDs respond to outbreak

Here are five stories on how business and school districts in the metroplex are adapting during the coronavirus pandemic.


Two more vendors announced for Grapevine’s upcoming Harvest Hall; food trucks to expand reach of 6 kitchens

Vendors have been selected for two of the remaining three stalls in Harvest Hall, a European-style food hall opening this summer in Grapevine.


Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village businesses find ways to survive under COVID-19 restrictions

Here's how Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village businesses have found ways to stay open in the wake of COVID-19.


Denton County Transportation Authority recommends transit passengers wear cloth face masks due to COVID-19

Denton County Transportation Authority has recommended all passengers wear a cloth face mask on the agency’s vehicles to protect passengers and staff from COVID-19.



Lewisville's Main and Mill corridor project cost increases by $394,324 as city decides to reroute sewer mainline

Though officials say Lewisville’s Main and Mill corridor project is on track to be completed by September, its cost has gone up by $394,324 following Lewisville City Council's approval of a change order at an April 6 meeting.


Area chief appraisers struggle to meet tax calendar deadlines under stay-at-home orders

Property owners typically begin receiving assessed value notices in the mail around this time each year. Already, the region’s largest districts have announced the delay of those letters until the end of April or middle of May.


5 of the latest coronavirus updates from the DFW area

Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus-related developments in the Dallas-Fort Worth area below.


Masks and sanitizer: DFW businesses contribute to community health care

Here are nine stories about how metroplex establishments are stepping up to support health care workers and community members amid the coronavirus outbreak.



Gov. Abbott closes state parks, historical sites due to coronavirus concerns

Abbott said the closure is to help prevent large gatherings and strengthen social distancing.


Lewisville City Council grants development agreement to Ericsson for 5G factory, creation of 400 full-time jobs

Lewisville City Council unanimously approved an economic development agreement with Ericsson, which has chosen Lewisville as the location for its first fully automated 5G factory in the U.S., at an April 6 meeting.


VIDEO: Texas Tribune interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar about the coronavirus's effects on the state economy

At 8 a.m. April 7, The Texas Tribune will host a live interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, conducted by Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey.


Roundup: Here are Denton County coronavirus updates from April 6-12

Denton County Public Health announced April 12 that eight additional cases of coronavirus have been confirmed locally, bringing the county’s total to 482.



ROUNDUP: Find April 5-12 coronavirus updates for Frisco here

This is an ongoing story. New updates will be posted as they become available.


April 6: 6 coronavirus stories DFW-area readers should know

Here are six Dallas-Fort Worth-area Community Impact Newspaper stories regarding the coronavirus that readers might have missed.


American Red Cross avoids near-shortage of blood donations, urges donors to keep scheduling appointments

When concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak started to rise to new levels in the nation in March, thousands of blood donors canceled appointments with the American Red Cross.


ROUNDUP: 5 recent stories on the DFW area’s continued coronavirus response

Read the latest coronavirus updates from communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area below.



Denton County child advocates worry abuse may go unnoticed, unreported amid COVID-19 restrictions

As schools remain closed through at least early May in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and as stresses increase in families grappling with health concerns and financial hardships, local child advocates fear that abuse may go unnoticed and unreported.


Sen. John Cornyn discusses provisions laid out in CARES Act

The $2 trillion package provides funding to help fight the virus and to provide financial assistance for Americans during the pandemic.


Coronavirus coverage roundup in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

Here are some noteworthy stories from the past week dealing with the impact of the coronavirus.


Texas sees 77% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28

Texas ranked fifth among states in the U.S. with 275,597 initial claims filed the week ending March 28.