Irving-based Melinda’s Foods, sauce maker spicing things up

In 1989, Greg and David Figueroa heated up the culinary scene by introducing the habanero pepper to the United States, starting in their hometown of New Orleans. It was the world’s hottest chile at the time. In short order, the Figueroas got Melinda’s Original Habanero Pepper Sauce on the tables of hundreds of Big Easy… Keep Reading »

City of Irving revenue opportunities

The following revenue opportunities are available from the City of Irving: 178M-16F Custodial Services for the Irving Arts Center 3B067-16AM, Scrap Brass and Copper 166V-16 Flowers & Plants 174V-16 Ford OEM Parts 173V-16 Dodge OEM Parts 165V-16 Plumbing Services 3B066-16AM, Media Wall Parts For additional information, go to, or contact the City’s Purchasing Department at… Keep Reading »

Irving commercial real estate transactions

Sales Market Square, a 49,727-square-foot shopping center in Irving, sold to investor TriMarsh Property Management. Pierson Retail Advisors in Dallas handled the sale with Bo Avery of TriMarsh. Elmstone Group Op1 LLC bought the Silverado apartments at 1319 N. Nursery Road in Irving. Chris Deuillet of CBRE brokered the sale with LS Realty. Leases Half… Keep Reading »

Want to part of the 2017 Leadership Irving-Las Colinas Class? Application deadline is August 5 – Don’t miss out!

Presented by Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce is still accepting applications for its 2017 Leadership Irving-Las Colinas Class. Application must be received by August 5, 2016. Leadership Irving-Las Colinas is a reputable eight-month program that provides education and awareness of community opportunities, challenges and resources through classes… Keep Reading »

Irving-based EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. opens museum

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. debuted its newly restored museum with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. The EFJohnson museum showcases the company’s rich history in the LMR industry and highlights its growth, achievement, innovation and technological advancement through the past ten decades. The exhibit portrays EFJohnson’s unwavering dedication to maintaining its position as the mission-critical… Keep Reading »

Irving Police offer free self-defense course for girls

Hosted by the Irving Police Department, Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems classes are designed to teach women and girls 10 years and older realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The course is taught by Irving police officers who are nationally certified RAD instructors. These free classes are open to any female, 10 years and older, living… Keep Reading »

Irving’s ’50s soda fountain serves up nostalgia and perfect tater tots

The culinary spirit of the 1950s lives on in downtown Irving, where an old-fashioned soda fountain still chugs along serving patty melts and chocolate malts. Big State Fountain Grill has been around for nearly seventy years, opening as a drug store in 1948. The lunch counter from those early days has blossomed into a great… Keep Reading »

North Lake College students are helping NASA reach Mars

  Cornell University. Columbia University. The University of Illinois. Those are some of the nationally-renowned research schools submitting designs to help NASA on its mission to Mars. Also on that impressive list: North Lake College. Anh Tran, a North Lake alumnus, led a team of friends and North Lake grads in a bid to win… Keep Reading »

Irving pays tribute to U.S. Armed Forces at July 4 celebration

  For many Americans, the Fourth of July celebrates the nation’s history with fireworks, grilled hot dogs and warm apple pie. It is also a time to honor the birth of the country and to recognize the freedom and liberties celebrated as Americans. Along with grilling and outdoor activities, one tradition that many Americans continue… Keep Reading »

Irving Exchange Zone allows safe public transactions

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