Rangers Ballpark & Cowboys Stadium, Arlington

Arlington Continues To Boom In Spite Of Weak Economy

In an era of usually bad economic news, Arlington’s story is surprisingly upbeat. The city’s sales tax revenues were up nearly five percent from last year setting a new record for revenue. Some business owners say the city is evolving as a destination for consumers.


A sign marks the location of a JCPenney store. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

J.C. Penney Reports Hefty 3Q Loss

J.C. Penney Co. reported a bigger-than-expected loss in the third quarter on plummeting sales as customers continue to reject its move get rid of blockbuster sales in favor of everyday low pricing.


Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 at Dallas Love Field on March 19, 2012. (credit: Southwest Airlines)

October Traffic Falls 2.4 Percent On Southwest

Southwest Airlines Co. says traffic fell in October but a key revenue measure still rose, indicating higher fares and many full planes.


People walk past an electronic financial quotation board. (credit: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas State Tax Revenues Bounce Back

The state’s chief revenue estimator says Texas tax revenues have bounced back to levels nearly equal to pre-recession levels.


The City of Dallas seal on displays outside a wall at Dallas City Hall. (credit: Matt Goodman/KTVT/KTXA)

Dallas Considering Tax Hike To Cover State Funding Shortfall

The proposed state budget passed out of the House days ago in Austin leaves Dallas with a potential $24 million hole to fill, causing city leaders to dredge up the sort of tax talks no resident likes hearing.


Tax Hike May Save Hundreds of Jobs

Dallas residents will be paying more in property taxes, but the city says the extra revenue will save hundreds of jobs. 


Arlington Okays New Gas Drilling Permits

Arlington city council chambers were packed last night as residents on both sides of the natural gas drilling controversy hoped to be heard.


Sales Tax Revenue Up In Some Cities

Some North Texas cities have seen double-digit growth in sales tax revenues.