Survey ranks Irving first in places with professional opportunities

Presented by neighborsgo From Forbes: To determine the best and worst cities in which to embark on one’s professional future, personal finance site WalletHub evaluated the 150 most populous cities in America across 19 metrics designed to factor in the major professional and personal considerations facing young people beginning post-collegiate life. In terms of professional… Keep Reading »

ENERGY STAR® sales tax holiday Memorial Day weekend: May 23 – 25

Presented by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts During Memorial Day weekend, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales and use taxes on purchases of certain energy efficient products. The 2015 ENERGY STAR sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. (after midnight) on Saturday, May 23, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday,… Keep Reading »

Texas retains ‘Best States for Business’ ranking for 11th straight year

Presented by Fort Worth Business Press Texas has retained its position as the nation’s best state for business, according to “Chief Executive” magazine. Rounding out the top five states in the magazine’s 2015 Best States for Business are Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Occupying the bottom of the list are California, New York, Illinois,… Keep Reading »

Irving Chamber holds ribbon-cutting for 54th Street Restaurant and Draft House

Presented by neighborsgo The Irving Chamber officially welcomed a new restaurant to Irving. Chamber members and ambassadors gathered today to cut the ribbon in front of 54th Street Restaurant and Draft House. The restaurant, the first one in the DFW area, opened recently at 1850 Marketplace Blvd. It’s toward the western end of a row… Keep Reading »

Irving’s Memorial Day Service to honor fallen service personnel

Presented by City of Irving In honor of all our nation’s fallen heroes, Irving is hosting a free Memorial Day service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at the Central Library Auditorium, 801 W. Irving Blvd. As part of the service, City Manager Chris Hillman will speak about Memorial Day and the important role it… Keep Reading »

Irving ISD to hold reading event on May 29

Presented by neighborsgo Irving ISD’s annual 10@10 event will take place on Friday, May 29. Every student and teacher in Irving ISD will take 10 minutes at 10 a.m. that day to read. The 10 @ 10 is part of the ‪#‎IrvingReads‬ program that provides free books to students, encouraging their love of reading during… Keep Reading »

Irving student placed second in art competition

Presented by neighborsgo Paloma Diaz, a student at North Hills Preparatory School in Irving, placed second in the Congressional Art Competition. She received the Washington Award for her piece entitled “Dallas.” First place went to Zhexin “Lola” Jiang of Creekview High in Carrollton. Rep. Kenny Marchant hosts the nationwide competition for students in his 24th… Keep Reading »

Irving-based Cheddar’s unveils new name and recipe contest

Presented by neighborsgo To recognize its scratch-cooking approach and handmade dishes, all 10 Dallas-area Cheddar’s Casual Cafés will convert to Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in May. To celebrate the name change, there will be a recipe contest to encourage local guests to submit their best homemade side dish recipes for a chance to be added to… Keep Reading »

Regular Council Work Session, meeting cancelled

Presented by City of Irving A special council meeting will be held 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 20. The regular Irving City Council Work Session and Meeting, scheduled for May 20 and 21, have been cancelled. However, the City Council will hold a Special Meeting at 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 20 in the Council Chambers at… Keep Reading »

Budget hearings

Presented by City of Irving Planning for the city’s 2015–16 fiscal year budget is underway. Public has the opportunity to provide input on the budget during upcoming public hearings. Comments can be made to the City Council on any aspect of the budget including property tax rates, water and sewer rates, and sanitation fees. Public… Keep Reading »