Kroger Receives Corporation of the Year Honor

The Center for Nonprofit Management recently named Kroger the Corporation of the Year at the 2012 A Night of Life ceremony in Dallas, Texas.  The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), the leading hunger-relief agency in Dallas serving families in 13 counties, nominated Kroger for the monumental honor. “We have a longstanding relationship with the North… Keep Reading »

Irving ISD Fifth Grader to become “Mayor for the Day” and meet Governor Rick Perry

Hanes Elementary School fifth grader Maddie Ojeda will become the mayor of the City of Irving for the day of November 28, 2012.  Maddie was elected to this position by her classmates after the offer last year from Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne. Maddie will join Ms. Van Duyne for a meeting at the Greater… Keep Reading »

Irving City Council member will not run again for Hispanic-majority district

Mike Gallaway says he will not try to seek re-election to the City Council, leaving his south Irving district open for the taking next year. In 2010, Mike Gallaway became the first person to win Place 1 after it changed from a citywide to a single-member district. He recently said that he will step down… Keep Reading »

Officials give DWI Task Force update at news conference in Irving

Last December, Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia came to Irving to announce the revitalization of the DWI Task Force. Founded in 1994, the program to raise awareness of and prevent drunk driving had not been very active and she wanted to increase its effectiveness. Dr. Elba Garcia returned to Irving to give an update on the… Keep Reading »

Irving Healthcare Foundation is gearing up for TexasFest

The Irving Healthcare Foundation has some news to report as it gears up for its annual TexasFest fundraiser. The chair for the 2013 gala will be Lisa Watkins and the theme will be “Boots and Bling.” The event is set for April 27 at the Irving Convention Center. Country singer Lorrie Morgan will be the… Keep Reading »

Brighter Tomorrows holds Adopt-a-Family program

Brighter Tomorrows, a nonprofit that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence, has an administrative office in Irving and thrift shops in Grand Prairie and DeSoto. The agency is holding an Adopt-A-Family program to provide Christmas gifts for women and children. Individuals, families, churches and businesses are encouraged to participate to help bring some joy… Keep Reading »

Irving-based Cash Store gives back in two ways

Irving-based Cash Store, a consumer financial services provider, recently announced that it donated funds to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts being undertaken by the nonprofit Waves For Water. Founded by humanitarian and former professional surfer Jon Rose, Waves For Water typically implements projects that provide access to clean water in impoverished countries around the world…. Keep Reading »

Café at Irving’s Valley Ranch Library going strong after five years

Java Me Up is tucked next to the lobby of the Valley Ranch Library in Irving, and business is booming at the cozy coffee shop, according to owners Patricia Ward and Scott Bowditch. Most library coffee shops are struggling. The Java Me Up has been thriving since it opened in 2007. Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber… Keep Reading »

DART to offer bus service to DFW from two rail stations

DART is offering bus service to DFW Airport from the Orange Line in Irving and the TRE’s Centreport Station in Fort Worth. A DART rail stop at the airport is still a couple of years away, but on Dec. 3, the transit agency is starting direct bus service to D/FW’s Terminal A from both the… Keep Reading »

The Irving-Las Colinas receives Christina Gears as the First Partner Level Investor

The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Creating and Managing Wealth as the first President level investor in Chamber’s fiscal year.  Christina Winters Gears, President and CEO of Creating and Managing Wealth, is thrilled to invest with the Chamber. Christina Gears has led her own successful company for two decades and… Keep Reading »