May 1, 2020

Businesses in Texas will begin to reopen in phases Friday as Gov. Greg Abbott’s pandemic restrictions expire, but many large employers in Dallas-Fort Worth are in no rush to call employees back into offices. As Abbott’s order lifts, all non-essential businesses are able to reopen Friday, except for bars, gyms, public swimming pools, bowling alleys, […]

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has issued new guidance to unemployment claimants concerning their eligibility for unemployment benefits should they choose not to return to work at this time due to COVID-19. Under this guidance, Texans can continue to receive unemployment benefits throughout the COVID-19 response […]

April 29, 2020 Restaurants in Texas are gearing up for Friday — the day Gov. Greg Abbott said they can reopen at no more than 25% capacity. Though the governor has given the option to reopen, some are choosing to remain closed for safety reasons or profit concerns. Others, however, are planning to open and […]

April 30, 2020 Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Leon Bridges wants to help his hometown of Fort Worth. So he’s doing what he does best, putting on a concert, virtually. There is a portion of Fort Worth that has been hit especially hard economically by the coronavirus pandemic. Fort Worth’s Near Southside has been touted as an […]

April 30, 2020 Retailers and malls in Texas aren’t so sure you’re ready to shop. As Texas prepares to reopen its economy on Friday, Best Buy, Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Neiman Marcus are only opening some stores, offering appointment shopping, reducing hours, limiting the number of people coming through the doors or sticking with curbside […]

April 29, 2020 Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston led the country in job gains in March. But don’t go celebrating just yet. The 86,200-job employment gain from a year ago in D-FW and the 59,000-job increase in Houston mostly reflect the world before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the economy. More than 1.7 million Texans have […]

Thousands of Dallas and Fort Worth seniors will mark their high school graduations with virtual ceremonies, school officials announced Wednesday afternoon. DISD officials said they wanted to provide the safest and most secure environment for graduations as the community continues to be cautious during the new coronavirus pandemic that forced schools across the country to […]

April 29, 2020 In an effort to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and support frontline workers, Mary Kay Inc. has contributed nearly $10 million in monetary donations, product donations, and distribution support in the countries where it operates and communities in critical need around the world. “The wide-ranging impact of this pandemic […]

Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing Texas’ stay-at-home order to expire on Friday, which will kickstart Phase 1 of loosening restrictions. As of 12:01 a.m. Friday, retailers, malls, movie theaters, businesses and churches can allow people through their doors, but only up to a 25 percent occupancy rate. That occupancy rate can be criminally enforced or […]

April 30, 2020 On Friday, Texas is reopening business — partially, gradually and with much fanfare. But many companies in Dallas-Fort Worth are sticking with the status quo. They don’t plan to bring back their first wave of employees until the middle of May at the earliest, according to the Dallas Regional Chamber. The first […]