Five Star Mixer Brings Breaking Chamber News

More than 70 business leaders gathered at the Hackberry Creek Country Club for the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Five Star Business Mixer. Mayor Beth Van Duyne brought breaking news that the Chamber had just been recognized by the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives organization as the Texas Outstanding Chamber of the Year. … Keep Reading »

City Council votes to move forward with convention center hotel

The City Council took another step toward building a $91.5 million convention center hotel by approving a development agreement with Mortenson Development Inc. The Council voted unanimously at a council meeting on June 6 for the agreement.  “Staff has given us a deal that is a very good deal,” Councilman Michael Gallaway said. “We’re not… Keep Reading »

City staff still working to breathe new life into Heritage Crossing district

City of Irving staff are reviewing bids from developers  who want to buy some of about 20 acres of residential land in the Heritage Crossing district. The proposals are part of the City’s plan to infuse new life in the downtown area, where residents and business owners have long asked for redevelopment. Doug Janeway, chief… Keep Reading »

Glenn Beck Buys Studios at Las Colinas

Technically the purchase was made by Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of Glenn Beck’s news network, The Blaze. Beck has been renting space in the 72,000 square foot studio since last year. There were no financial figures released, but now the place known for producing movies like Robocop, JFK, Leap of Faith, and of course Walker, Texas Ranger, will… Keep Reading »

Irving Ranks In Best Cities For Jobs 2013

The latest edition of our list shows many things, but perhaps the most important is which cities have momentum in the job creation sweepstakes. Right now the biggest winners are the metro areas that are adding higher-wage jobs thanks to America’s two big boom sectors: technology and energy. Our rankings are based on short, medium… Keep Reading »

Dallas to be HQ for merged Baylor, Scott & White systems

The merger of Scott & White Healthcare and Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System advanced Wednesday with the signing of a definitive agreement by both boards, and with the news that Dallas will be the parent company’s headquarters. The merger is expected to close in 2013, after the Attorney General, Federal Trade Commission and Texas Department… Keep Reading »

Forbes ranks Irving as seventh fastest-growing city since the recession

Journalist Joel Kotkin writes about America’s fastest growing cities since the recession in an recent article for Forbes. Irving makes his list at No. 7. He writes, “Irving, Texas, also thrived through the recession. Like Irvine,Calif., this Dallas-area suburb is a major job center. Headquarters for Nokia, NEC Corporation of America, Blackberry, and Exxon Mobil, Irving’s… Keep Reading »

Taleris and Etihad sign agreement for new Intelligent Operations technology

Etihad Airways and Taleris Implement New Technology to Predict Aircraft Maintenance Faults, Reduce Flight Delays GE and Accenture joint venture Taleris provides Intelligent Operations for Etihad Airways Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has entered into an agreement with global technology company Taleris to launch groundbreaking new technology which can help… Keep Reading »

Heritage Park Depot and Caster Cabin open for tours July 4 morning

During the 4th of July parade activities, the Caster Cabin and depot at Heritage Park, 2ndand Main, will be open for tours by the Irving Heritage Society.  Admission is free and the tours will be given from 9am until the conclusion of activities in the park. The Caster Cabin was built in 1887 by Henry Caster and… Keep Reading »

Old Red Schoolhouse Exhibit and Recognition of Artist Pete Fernandez

A standing ovation was given to artist Pete Fernandez by the 110 guest attendees during the reception on June 17th of the Old Red Schoolhouse exhibit.  Mrs. Fernandez has been a long time advocate for the arts and history in the city in so many different ways.  Her art work as well as her volunteer effort has benefited… Keep Reading »