Analysis: A Conservative but Complicated Legislature

Presented by The Texas Tribune It was clear after the 2014 elections that Texas voters were sending a conservative political cohort to Austin. It turned out that the officeholders they elected had different ideas about what that meant, and that this group — no real surprise here — could alternately quarrel and cooperate about as well… Keep Reading »

City of Irving selects new economic development director

Presented by City of Irving The City of Irving has chosen Scott Connell to lead and guide the city’s economic development program as its new Economic Development Director. In this role, Connell will be responsible for all of Irving’s economic development projects and activities, including implementing and expanding the city’s Economic Development Strategic Plan and… Keep Reading »

NYLO Dallas Las Colinas recognized by TripAdvisor

NYLO Dallas Las Colinas announces it has received the Certificate of Excellence for the 5th consecutive year from TripAdvisor. This achievement places the hotel in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. About NYLO: NYLO Hotels offers a unique alternative for travelers seeking a reprieve from the traditional, uninspiring hotel experience. NYLO Hotels combines the dynamic qualities of… Keep Reading »

City of Irving revenue opportunities

Presented by City of Irving The following revenue opportunities are available from the City of Irving:  3B074-15AM,  Independence Day – Furnishings 3B073-15AM, Air Compressor 158D-15F Engineering Services for Compliance Monitoring of the Hunter Ferrell Landfill For more information, visit:, or call the City’s Purchasing Department at (972) 721-2631.

IT firm Sogeti USA to hire up to 60 employees at its Irving office

Presented by Dallas Business Journal Sogeti USA is planning to hire 50 to 60 employees at its Dallas offices within the next few months. The IT services company is hiring 500 employees total across its 20 locations, which include three Texas offices in Dallas, Austin and Houston. The company is hiring to fill positions within… Keep Reading »

Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s Affirm Irving’s top bond ratings

Presented by City of Irving Moody’s Investors Service assigned a Aaa to the City of Irving’s $21 million General Obligation (GO) bonds, the highest rating the agency could assign. Moody’s cited Irving’s strong and experienced management team as well as a stable economy in its decision for affirming the top rating. Standard & Poor’s Rating… Keep Reading »

Headquarters hotel project sees progress

Presented by City of Irving The Irving City Council has approved a predevelopment agreement with Garfield Public/Private for the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas headquarters hotel. A headquarters hotel has long been seen as a key component of the city’s visitor district, which is already occupied by the convention center. Several hotel flag brands… Keep Reading »

Schools recognized with grant for improved attendance

Presented by Irving ISD Dr. Jose Parra and Crystal Scanio, ISF executive director, were on hand during the administrators’ meeting on May 19 to recognize the campuses with the highest attendance gain from the previous school year for the fifth six weeks. As an incentive to help reach the district’s goal of a 97 percent… Keep Reading »

Irving ISD selects elementary and secondary teachers of the year

Presented by Irving ISD Irving ISD announced the Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2015. Lively Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Jerri Johnson was named the Elementary Teacher of the Year. Ms. Johnson has taught for 37 years, all of which have been with Irving ISD. For three decades… Keep Reading »

Library launches summer reading challenges

Presented by City of Irving Children, teens and adults will discover the power of a great story and uncover their superheroes within during Summer Reading Challenge 2015. Children’s Summer Reading Challenge: Every Hero Has a Story Fantastic reads, caped crusading librarians and powerful performers will have children on the edge of their seats all summer… Keep Reading »