Texas added 28,700 jobs in November, unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent

Texas added 28,700 jobs in November, but all of that growth came from a handful of industries while most other sectors lost jobs, according to data released today by the Texas Workforce Commission. Still, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November fell to 6.1 percent — the lowest rate in nearly five years. Texas… Keep Reading »

Dallas Federal Reserve CEO praises Texas economy

Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, yesterday praised the economic successes of the Lone Star State in his annual update on the Texas economy. “Above all, Texas is a state of mind where people are ready to work and get things done for the betterment of their families, communities,… Keep Reading »

Police Focus on Drunken Driving During Holidays

Every five hours a Texan is killed due to a DWI-related crash, averaging out to four people per day who are killed on highways. To curtail drunken driving, the Irving Police Department will employ a “no-refusal” approach to DWI enforcement Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. When no-refusal operations are in effect, those stopped for suspected… Keep Reading »

Irving announces update on two water projects

Here’s an udpate on two water projects from the city: Water Meter Vault Project – Construction is complete on the Water Meter Vault Reconstruction Section IV Project. This project replaced commercial water meter vaults at nine commercial properties that could no longer be tested for accuracy and for which parts were no longer available. Construction was… Keep Reading »

Work to start on State Highway 161 in Irving

A regional effort to relieve congestion on State Highway 161 in Irving has received environmental clearance from the Federal Highway Administration. The project will increase capacity by re-striping the highway to provide interim shoulder lanes on a 6.3-mile section of SH 161/President George Bush Turnpike from south of Conflans Road to north of State Highway 114. The North Central Texas Council of… Keep Reading »

Irving-based Lehigh Hanson donates coats

Lehigh Hanson, one of the largest construction material companies in North America, donated children’s coats to Child Care Group, a United Way of Metropolitan Dallas service provider that offers early education programs and care for more than 27,000 low-income children each year. Several Lehigh Hanson employees delivered coats of various sizes for children ages infant to 5 to… Keep Reading »

VHA reaches knowledge sharing milestone with 200th leading practice blueprint

VHA Inc., the national health care network, published its 200th Leading Practice Blueprint representing a milestone in knowledge sharing. The blueprints are available to members on the VHA IMPERATIV® portal. The blueprint, a proprietary VHA methodology, highlights leading practices at individual hospitals through detailed, easy-to-understand, visual depictions and supporting narrative on proven processes. Helping to drive cultural… Keep Reading »

Irving Chamber’s Economic Development Partnership had success in FY 2013

The Irving Chamber’s Economic Development Partnership reports that it completed FY2013 with great success.  There were 26 economic development “wins” resulting in new company relocations and/or companies retained/expanded in Irving. This activity created 6,520 new and retained jobs for Irving residents, $388.4 million in new taxable capital investment, and $63.5 million in new taxable sales.  The Partnership… Keep Reading »

Commercial Real Estate Deals in Irving

Mimaki USA leased 13k SF in Tristar Tech Center at 8080 Tristar Dr in Irving from Tristar Tech Center. Bradford’s Joe Santaularia and Brock Wilson represented the landlord. Bradford’s Brendan Smith represented the tenant. Cushman & Wakefield worked multiple leases including an 18k SF lease for Frost Bank at 7501 Esters Blvd in Irving. Bob Edge and Mike Gossle represented the tenant and negotiated the lease with the landlord.   Onasset Intelligence leased 14k SF at 3080 Story Rd in Irving. Alliance Operating Services and Supply… Keep Reading »

The Irving Police & Fire Department Blue Christmas Charity Gala

Mosaic Sales Solutions hosted their first-ever Blue Christmas Charity Gala benefitting the Irving Police & Fire Department’s Blue Christmas Toy Drive on Friday, December 13, 2013. The Blue Christmas Charity benefits children residing in Irving that otherwise would have little or no Christmas at all. New toys and dinner for the family are delivered each… Keep Reading »