April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) have launched an online COVID-19 test collection map to help Texans locate test collection sites within their community. The interactive map displays detailed information on public and private mobile, walk-in, […]

April 23, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis underscores the importance of economic resilience-the ability to recover from a disruption. Promoting economic resilience among low- and moderate-income individuals and communities is an ongoing focus of the Dallas Fed’s community development function. And it’s at the heart of a major initiative we began last year, Advance Together(tm). Through […]

April 24, 2020 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has gifted a $1,000,000 grant to the Texas Restaurant Association’s TX Restaurant Relief Fund in response to the losses suffered by restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will help keep restaurants in operation while also providing 150,000 meals to first responders as they […]

April 24, 2020 Dallas-based AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced his plans to retire during the company’s annual shareholder meeting Friday. Stephenson has served as chairman and CEO of the company since 2007, and will be replaced by president and COO John Stankey effective July 1. “I congratulate John, and I look forward to partnering with […]

April 24, 2020 Exxon Mobil Corp. modified manufacturing operations in Louisiana to produce medical-grade hand sanitizer, the Irving-based oil and gas giant announced Friday. Exxon (NYSE: XOM) will initially produce 160,000 gallons of hand sanitizer that will be donated to medical providers and first responders in Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania and […]

April 23, 2020 Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly joined a growing group of airline executives who have warned employees about what will happen if current travel demand levels persist through the summer. “If things don’t improve dramatically over the May, June, July time periods we’ll have to prepare ourselves for a drastically smaller […]

April 23, 2020 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s “retail-to-go” phase of reopening the state’s economy starts Friday. But your favorite store may not be ready, and don’t expect to stroll into the mall. A week’s notice may not be enough for some, from individual shop owners worried about new world protocols to store managers who must […]

Two days after receiving a green light from federal agriculture officials, Texas’ social services and health care mega-agency said Thursday that food stamp recipients would be allowed to use their benefits to order groceries online and have them delivered to their door. The pilot program’s expected start date is May 18, the Texas Health and […]

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 The House on Thursday voted 388-5 to approve a nearly $500 billion COVID-19 relief bill to refill a tapped-out small business loan program and to bolster funding for hospitals and coronavirus testing. The measure, which unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday, now heads to President Donald Trump, who’s indicated he will sign […]

April 23, 2020 Toyota will reopen and slowly ramp up vehicle production in the U.S. and Canada beginning May 4, the Plano-based company announced Thursday. The automaker said it’s spent time making sure workers feel safe returning to work, and that employees are eager to get back. “We’re going to make ongoing adjustments to make […]