New laws for Handgun Licensing Program

Texas businesses will see changes come January 1st. One of those includes new laws regulating how weapons are carried and how businesses not wanting those weapon on their premise, alert the public. As of January 1, 2016 citizens who have a concealed handgun license (CHL) will be able to openly carry their handguns. State lawmakers… Keep Reading »

Irving-based CHRISTUS Health expands

Irving-based CHRISTUS Health this week announced two big strategic deals. One, it will expand into Colombia by partially acquiring a Cali-based cooperative. Two, it will form a joint venture with a Shreveport-based urgent care chain that owns four locations in Louisiana and Little Rock. CHRISTUS already operates in Chile, and has reportedly been speaking with… Keep Reading »

Irving’s unemployment rate continues to decline

Irving’s unemployment rate for November decreased to 3.7 percent. The success of the Irving Economic Development Partnership wins helped contribute to this low unemployment rate. In 2015 the Partnership has contributed more than 4,613 job opportunities for Irving. Irving’s 3.7 percent unemployment rate compares favorably to the Texas unemployment rate of 4.6 percent. The national… Keep Reading »

Irving commercial real estate transactions

DJs Kooler Service leased a 29,345-square-foot office-warehouse at 3241West Story Road in Las Colinas. The lease was negotiated by Brian Pafford of Bradford and Rich Young Jr of Rich Young Co. Landscape Structures Inc. leased 23,700 square feet of industrial space at 2020 Century Center in Irving. Keenan Cook & Jeff Mercer of Mercer Co…. Keep Reading »

Irving Police to conduct DWI no-refusal

  The Irving Police Department will conduct DWI No-Refusal operations over the New Year’s Eve holiday weekend. The Department runs the operations through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation as part of the State’s “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” campaign. Additional officers will locate and arrest impaired drivers will be on duty. Their… Keep Reading »

Irving High student named One Irving Scholar Athlete of the Month

The Irving ISD Athletic Department, in partnership with the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and ESPN Dallas, recognized Irving High School senior Noah Salinas as the One Irving Scholar Athlete of the Month for December. The award is presented to a student who has shown extraordinary dedication and achievement in sports and in… Keep Reading »

Irving Police Department offers ‘Exchange Zone’

The Irving Police Department has established an “Exchange Zone” in the front parking lot of the Criminal Justice Center at 305 N. O’Connor Road. The exchange zone is provided as a location to conduct legal e-commerce style transactions or to conduct child custodial exchanges. Any other lawful transactions or meetings are also permitted. The zone,… Keep Reading »

Irving provides update on Campion Trail

  The high volume of rainfall from May through November has impacted the city, leaving parts of its trail system overly saturated. The most recent rainfall during the Thanksgiving holiday caused the water levels of Lewisville and Grapevine lakes, as well as the Trinity River, to rise. The increased rain has caused structure damage to… Keep Reading »

Irving ISD teacher wins national award

The Irving ISD reports that Elise Long, an eighth-grade English Language Arts and Reading teacher at de Zavala Middle School, has won the National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) Outstanding Intern Award. The NAAC recognizes exemplary teachers who are participating in or have recently completed a non-traditional teacher preparation program. Long will attend the NAAC… Keep Reading »

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas presents the striking new American drama “33 Variations”

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas continues its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with a new American play infused with classical drama, 33 VARIATIONS (by Moisés Kaufman). The production will open on January 15 and run through the 30 at the Irving Arts Center’s Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets… Keep Reading »