5:18 PM Jun 28, 2020 CDT

Gov. Greg Abbott, Vice President Mike Pence urge Texans to wear face coverings

Gov. Greg Abbott urged the state’s residents on June 28 to go back to the basics of washing hands, wearing face coverings and maintaining safe distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.


Businesses react to coronavirus orders and other DFW community news

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


Grant program applications open, event center backlash and more: Most popular news from DFW this week

Read this week's most popular news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.



MAP: Texans may face entry restrictions and mandatory quarantines while traveling in U.S., abroad

Texans face new travel restrictions in several states across the U.S. Read here to see which states and countries require documentation or quarantine for visiting Texans.


Gov. Greg Abbott closes bars, whittles back restaurant capacity as coronavirus cases climb in Texas

New orders from the governor close bars as of 12 p.m. June 26 and direct restaurants to limit dine-in areas to 50% capacity starting June 29.


Texas Tribune: Texas’ Hispanic population grew by 2 million in the past decade, on pace to be largest share of state by 2021

Texas’ Hispanic population has grown by more than 2 million since 2010, according to new population estimates released June 25 by the U.S. Census Bureau, and the state's demographer now predicts that Hispanics will be the state's largest population group by mid-2021.


Frisco Freedom Fest canceled except for fireworks and more: Business and community news from DFW

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



Twisted Root Burger Co. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The bankruptcy filings are for restaurants in Arlington, Carrollton and Coppell. The status of the remaining locations, which include those in Richardson, Roanoke and Lewisville, is unclear.


Denton County removes Confederate memorial from Courthouse-on-the-Square

Denton County placed the Conferedate memorial that overlooked the Courthouse-on-the-Square into storage until it determines how to display it with more context about that era in history.


Texas’ coronavirus positivity rate exceeds 'warning flag' level Abbott set as businesses reopened

FROM THE TEXAS TRIBUNE: In early May, Gov. Greg Abbott pointed to the positivity rate—a ratio of positive COVID-19 tests to all tests—and said anything over 10% was cause for alarm. As of June 25, Texas has exceeded that mark for the first time since April.


Gov. Abbott pauses reopening phases due to recent surge of COVID-19 cases

Abbott urged Texans to continue wearing a mask, washing their hands and practicing social distancing.



Governor suspends elective surgeries in 4 counties to ensure hospital availability

The four counties included in the order are Bexar, Dallas, Harris and Travis counties.


As Fourth of July approaches and coronavirus numbers spike, local officials, medical experts plead with Texans to be safe

"In Texas as a whole, what we’re seeing right now is we are in the highest-risk phase of the pandemic we’ve ever been in," said Dr. Spencer Fox, the associate director of The University of Texas COVID-19 modeling consortium.


Snappy's Sweet Shoppe opens in Lewisville's Music City Mall

The shop offers homemade ice cream, fudge and glazed nuts as well as shaved ice, state fair-style doughnuts and other in-house made treats.


DATA: Census estimates show seniors among fastest-growing group in Denton County

Demographic data released by the U.S. Census June 24 show residents age 65 and older increased by 99.55% between 2010 and 2019 in Denton County.



Higher speed limit adopted for FM 2499 in Highland Village

The speed limit for a portion of FM 2499 in Highland Village will be raised to 50 mph following approval by Highland Village council members at a meeting June 23.


Officials approve gun range in McKinney, PGA plans in Frisco OK'd: Transportation and development news from DFW

Read the latest development and transportation news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area here.


July community build on the books for Kids Kastle in Highland Village

The community build for Kids Kastle, delayed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been scheduled for July 20-25.


Texas agency to distribute free masks to those tested for coronavirus at state-run locations

Texans who receive a coronavirus tests at a state-run mobile testing site will now be provided four free surgical masks.



Texas teachers union: Teachers need spot at the table when developing plans for next school year

"I'm just reiterating as clearly as I possibly can that this is going to take money, collaboration and following the science if we are going to be able to open schools in-person safely for our kids,” said Randi Weingarten, the president of American Federation of Teachers.


Face coverings: How they work and common misconceptions

An infectious disease expert weighs in on the science behind how face coverings work and tips to keep in mind while wearing them.


Frisco Fire Safety Town to reopen and more: Business, community news from DFW

Read the latest business and community updates from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Boiled, fried seafood available at Corner Crab in Lewisville

Since reopening in May, the restaurant has continued to serve boiled seafood tossed with a variety of sauces.