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7:41 PM Oct 8, 2019 CDT

RECAP: After a contentious budget season, Flower Mound Town Council adopts 2019-20 budget, tax rate

After a contentious budget season, Flower Mound Town Council unanimously adopted a $74 million budget for fiscal year 2019-20 and set its property tax rate at $0.4365 per $100 in assessed valuation—the town’s lowest rate in 30 years.

DATA: Household income, uninsured rate increase in DFW

The latest data release from the 2018 American Community Survey shows that population is not the only thing  increasing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Denton County approves lowest tax rate in more than 30 years

Denton County's adopted fiscal year 2019-20 budget includes the lowest tax rate the county has levied since 1986.

Lewisville to hold final public hearing on proposed 2019-20 tax rate, budget

Lewisville City Council held its first of two public hearings Sept. 3 to consider the fiscal year 2019-20 tax rate and proposed budget, which accounts for increased spending toward public safety, parks and recreation, and public infrastructure.

Lewisville Economic Development Director Jason Moore talks upcoming and potential Old Town projects, top priorities

After more than a decade of municipal work in North Texas, Jason Moore stepped into a new role as the director of economic development for the city of Lewisville in May.

Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.

Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill designed to limit property tax growth

By Riane Roldan and Shannon Najmabadi , The Texas Tribune

Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.

Proposed bills seek to allow breweries to sell beer to-go

One Lewisville craft brewery owner is pushing for lawmakers to pass bills that will allow him to sell his beer to-go.

Old Town Lewisville residential projects to attract more retail in 2019

Future residential developments in Old Town Lewisville are expected to help revitalize the area that has already seen a boost from entertainment, shopping and dining options added in recent years.

Medical technology company DJO to relocate global headquarters to Lewisville

DJO, a global provider of medical technologies designed to get and keep people moving, announced Dec. 12 plans to relocate its global headquarters from San Diego, California, to Lewisville by early 2019.

Officials debate causes of recent restaurant closures

A number of prominent locally-owned restaurants have closed in recent months in Lewisville and Flower Mound. Dido’s Urban Grill in Flower Mound, for instance, closed in October after opening in 2015. Both Mattito’s Tex-Mex and Cavalli’s Neapolitan Pizza in Lewisville closed in October as well.

National recognitions help drive job growth in Flower Mound

In September, CNN Money, which is published by Time, Inc., ranked Flower Mound as No. 16 in its annual list of Best Places to Live.

The Hive provides a home for innovation

The Lewisville Public Library officially opened The Hive, a makerspace, on May 22.

Dallas added more people in 2016-17 than all but two U.S. cities, according to Census population estimates

The city of Dallas added 18,935 people last year, according to 2016-17 U.S. Census estimates released this week, resulting in the third-largest overall population increase in the country. Only San Antonio and Phoenix grew faster during the same time frame, adding more than 24,000 residents each.

Texas Central, Amtrak reach agreement for $16.5 billion bullet train services

Texas Central and Amtrak announced Friday that the two companies have reached an agreement offering through-ticketing and transfer services for passengers traveling between Amtrak and Texas Central stations.

Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce names new president

The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors announced Thursday that Lori Fickling has been selected as the new chamber CEO/president.

Global headquarters flock to Lewisville, Flower Mound

City officials say Flower Mound and Lewisville’s strategic central location in the Metroplex, low tax rates and easy access to major highways and the airport have helped them attract major employers and national firms.

Developer of River Walk at Central Park gives updated timeline on restaurants, public amentities

When the concept plan for the 158-acre River Walk at Central Park development was approved in 2008 it was sold as a mixed-used development that would feature residential, medical offices, a hospital, plazas, parks and a host of public amenities.

UPDATED: Amazon names Dallas as a finalist for $5B HQ2

Amazon named Dallas as one of 20 finalists for the potential future location of the company’s second headquarters in an announcement Thursday morning.