Learn why some might call Irving a “Tech Powerhouse”

In this edition of “InVision Irving,” learn why some might call Irving a “tech powerhouse.” Learn about some of the newest and biggest local employers that depend on technology. Also, see some of the economic wins that the city and Chamber of Commerce are celebrating.

Aviation Instructors Honored by Bell Helicopters

Bell Helicopter representatives presented the Dallas campus of Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s instructors, Henry Hilburn and George Lux, awards and honors for their military maintenance service on the Bell Helicopters utilized during the Vietnam War.   “The select stories these gentlemen choose to share with us are emotionally inspiring,” states Campus Executive Director, David Meierotto, “we… Keep Reading »

Four Seasons Hotels in Texas Launch Summer Photo Contest More than USD 18,000.00 in prizes, including 30 luxury hotel stays

Thanks to smartphone cameras, it’s never been easier to capture and share the unique charms of the Lone Star state. And thanks to a new photo contest sponsored by Four Seasons hotels in Texas, it’s also never been more rewarding. Launching June 3, 2013, the “Capture Texas” photo contest – created by Four Seasons Hotel Austin,… Keep Reading »

Carrollton Elementary School Mascot Makes its Way to Top of Mt Everest

On Thursday, March 28th, students at McWhorter Elementary in Dallas, TX had the opportunity to video chat via Skype with explorer Mark Wood during his ascent of Mount Everest. McWhorter Elementary is one of ten schools from around the world that participated in this exercise in global extreme communication made possible by Skype in the… Keep Reading »

Holt Names Senior Vice President

HOLT CAT, the Caterpillar® Equipment and Engine dealer for South, Central, North and North East Texas, has named J.K. Baxter Senior Vice President and General Manager, Machine Division. In his new role, Baxter will be responsible for leading all sales and support operations for HOLT’s construction equipment division.  Additional enterprises he will be responsible for… Keep Reading »

Legislative Update – May 24, 2013

In this edition of Legislative Advocacy Today, we will provide some updates from the Texas 83rd Legislative Session, some information on immigration reform legislation in the U.S. Congress, and some interesting links from around the Web. 83rd Legislative Session The Regular Session of the 83rd Legislature ends on May 27, 2013. Governor Perry has stated that… Keep Reading »

Roby named CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star

Longtime Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star board member Robert R. Roby has been appointed CEO of the Irving-based organization, effective May 20. Roby told me this morning that his top goal will be to continue the organization’s rapid rate of growth. “I think the key is to continue to deliver our message to the community we… Keep Reading »

Citizenship Ceremony Welcomes New Americans in Irving

A diverse crowd of North Texans are celebrating their new status as American citizens Monday. At the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services District Office in Irving, a naturalization ceremony welcomed new Americans like Jose Bernardo. “It has a big meaning, a big meaning that I can’t actually, I cannot describe it right now,” said Bernardo. Bernardo… Keep Reading »

Irving moves to Stage Two water restrictions

Irving transitioned from Stage One to Stage Two water restrictions. With Irving’s move to Stage Two restrictions, residents and businesses can water only a maximum of two times per week on designated days. Stage Two irrigation restrictions for the City of Irving are as follows: –Even-numbered addresses (those ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or… Keep Reading »

Construction to start on $105M proton therapy center in Irving

Texas cancer cases continue to rise, yet the Dallas-Fort Worth area remains the largest metropolitan area in the country without a proton therapy treatment facility. That’s about to change, beginning Wednesday with the groundbreaking for the $105 million Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving. The center’s backers say the facility will make North Texas… Keep Reading »