Irving Arts Center’s 2013 Transportation Art Contest

2013 marks the 110th anniversary of the founding of the city of Irving in 1903. Students are invited to explore the theme of transportation in Irving’s past and present, “From Rails to Wings.” Subjects can include, but are not limited to, trains, light rail, aviation, public transit, highways and automobiles as well as human- and… Keep Reading »

Technology Futures Panel Recap

The Greater  Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce hosted the Technology Futures Panel this past Friday, March 22.  Members of the Chamber’s Technology Leadership Council, supporters of FIRST in Texas, and a distinct panel of technology industry leaders met for a look at the trends in advanced manufacturing and technology and its impact on STEM education… Keep Reading »

Facility Offers Services to Domestic Violence Victims

The Irving Family Advocacy Center is working to increase awareness of domestic violence. The center provides services and assistance to victims of crime, including victims of domestic violence. “It’s like a one-stop shopping,” said Sgt. Jim Spears, who oversees police operations at the center. “We have Child Protective Services here. We have victim services in… Keep Reading »

Irving’s FM Smoke House Opens for Biz Monday

The boom of new barbecue joint openings continues with the debut of FM Smoke House, brought to you by the owners of Plano’s Holy Grail Pub. Like the recently opened Kenny’s Smoke House in Plano, FM is putting a bit of an upscale twist on things — besides smoked meats like pulled pork and bacon-injected brisket, the Irving restaurant… Keep Reading »

BlackBerry’s new smartphones hit U.S. stores

BlackBerry’s new smartphones went on sale in the United States on Friday with great expectations about whether they can bring back the company that pioneered high-tech phones. The Wall Street Journal pointed out that BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY), whose U.S. headquarters is in Irving, placed the Z10 phones on the shelves nearly two months after they… Keep Reading »

Las Colinas office building changes hands

A Las Colinas office building has been purchased by an investor. Colliers International said Thursday that it sold Crestwood Center, a 75,000 square-foot Irving office property  located at 1200 W. Walnut Hill Lane. Austin-based Capital Commercial Investments sold the property. Colliers’  Creighton Stark and Ben Lurie brokered the sale to Texas Prince Properties. “With growing… Keep Reading »

Tom Ortiz named High-Spirited Citizen

Longtime Irvingite Tom Ortiz was honored at the City Council meeting with the High Spirited Citizen Award. The award recognizes those who give over and above to Irving. Ortiz started giving back in high school when he helped others at Lee Park Recreation Center, a favorite hang-out. He is a past president of Georgia Farrow Recreation Center’s Advisory Council and still… Keep Reading »

Fundraiser is Saturday for son of Irving Convention Center employee

On Saturday, Bryan Street Tavern in Dallas will host a fundraiser for Wyatt Smith, 9, who is battling Neimann-Pic Disease (NPC) Type C, a progressive, degenerative disease caused by problems with cholesterol storage in the body. Currently without a cure, NPC Type C strikes 1 in approximately 150,000 people – usually infants and children. The fundraiser, set for 6 p.m…. Keep Reading »

Irving recognized for its ICE Breakers Toastmasters Club

Irving wholeheartedly supports the ICE (Irving City Employees) Breakers Toastmasters Club. The city offers the group a place to meet at City Hall and lets employees take a break from their jobs to attend weekly meetings. For its support, Irving received a Corporate Recognition Award. Stan See, regional advisor of Toastmasters International, presented the award to city manager Tommy Gonzalez at… Keep Reading »

FIRST Robotics Competition Begins in Irving

A large group of future engineers are gathering this (past) week in North Texas. The FIRST Robotics Competition Dallas is getting ready to begin at the Irving Convention Center. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” For six weeks, Alex Sandro Sene from Brazil said he spent countless hours on his… Keep Reading »