Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth
2:18 PM Jul 1, 2020 CDT

Keller’s first liquor store gets final stamp of approval to begin construction

Keller City Council on June 16 gave its final stamp of approval for the city’s first liquor store—a Spec’s Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods.


Central Austin

Comptroller: Texas June sales tax revenue totaled $2.7 billion, down 6.5% from a year ago

The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Denton County Transit Authority requires riders to wear masks

The Denton County Transit Authority stated its new requirement will be enforced on both its A-train and bus system until the pandemic is over.



McKinney

Specialty sweet shop Cinnaholic sets opening date in McKinney

Cinnaholic has set an opening date of July 24 for its McKinney location, according to the business’s website.


Central Austin

Texas Education Agency: 1 in 10 students have disengaged during the pandemic

More than 600,000 Texas public school students didn't complete assignments or respond to outreach during the coronavirus pandemic.


Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Health Care Snapshot 2020: Tarrant County, Denton County health rankings

Of the 244 counties ranked in Texas, Denton County ranked highly and Tarrant County ranked modestly for length of life and clinical care.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Students to be required to take STAAR test in 2020-21 school year

While there are many unknowns regarding public education operations next year, one thing is for certain: Students will be required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test.



Frisco

5 Frisco pastors speak on how churches, community can fight against racial injustice

A few local pastors are urging the community to come together and initiate change for the social injustices against the Black community—whether it is from inside or outside their churches.


Plano

Plano issues a 'strong recommendation' that businesses require masks—here's what that means

Most businesses in Plano are now under a “strong recommendation” from the city of Plano to develop a health policy that requires employees and guests to wear face coverings.


Frisco

How to celebrate July 4, face mask orders and more: Business, community news from DFW

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


Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake

Number of new unemployment claims drops in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents are still filing unemployment claims, but at a lesser rate than a month ago, according to Texas Workforce Commission data.



Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Sunset Legacy LP breaks ground on Lakeside Village development in Flower Mound

Officials broke ground June 30 on Lakeside Village, a 35-acre mixed-use development in Flower Mound along the edge of Grapevine Lake, west of Lakeside Parkway.


Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village

Denton County strongly recommends but will not require face masks

Countywide mask ordinances have taken center stage in North Texas' fight against coronavirus, but Denton County commissioners said they have no plans to join Dallas and Tarrant counties in requiring face masks.


Richardson

Bollywood Spice now open in Richardson

The restaurant and hookah bar serves a variety of Indian food, such as chicken tikka masala and tandoori roti.


Richardson

Richardson man dies from COVID-19 as Dallas County sets new case record

So far, 365 Richardson residents have been diagnosed with the virus, and 13 have died, according to Dallas and Collin counties.



Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Fort Worth voters to decide on funding for Crime Control and Prevention District

Voters will decide “whether the Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District should be continued for 10 years and the crime control and prevention sales tax should be continued for 10 years.”


Richardson

Dallas County moves drive-thru test site to Irving, says quicker results to come from private vendor

The new vendor, Honu, is taking over once federal funds run out.


Frisco

See which Frisco city offices, services are open for July 4 weekend

The city of Frisco’s government offices will be closed July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.


Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Work search requirement paused for Texans on unemployment benefits

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance.



Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

More than 30 Texas bars sue over Gov. Greg Abbott's recent shutdown order

The lawsuit was filed in Travis County District Court by Jared Woodfill, a Houston attorney who has led previous legal efforts opposing Abbott’s other shutdown orders during the pandemic.


McKinney

Dempsey’s Place in downtown McKinney to permanently close

Stan Penn, the owner of Dempsey’s Place in downtown McKinney, confirmed the bar will permanently close July 20.


Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Market data: Median sales price fluctuates year-over-year in Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth

According to data from the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, the median price of homes sold has decreased from May 2019 to May 2020 in much of the Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth area.


Frisco

UNT requires masks to be worn at all campuses

UNT President Neal Smatresk announced the mask requirement in a June 25 message.