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Inaugural Four Seasons Gold and Sports Club Dallas half marathon announced for November 18, 2017

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Texas’ premier resort and golf destination, announces the inaugural Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Half Marathon, set for November 18, 2017.  The event is a member of the Resort Races Collection, a group of exclusive destination race experiences hosted and produced in partnership with the most iconic and luxurious… Keep Reading »

D CEO Magazine Taps HMS General Counsel Meredith Bjorck as Finalist in 2017 Corporate Counsel Awards

D CEO, a leading regional business publication, has selected Meredith Bjorck, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Irving-based HMS, as a finalist in its 2017 Corporate Counsel Awards. These awards honor outstanding in-house attorneys in the North Texas region. Bjorck is a finalist in the category of Outstanding General Counsel—Large Legal Department. “I am… Keep Reading »

La Quinta splitting, spinning off real estate business

Hotel chain La Quinta Holdings has confirmed it will divide into two stand-alone public companies, separating its real estate business from its franchise and management arm. Irving-based La Quinta (NYSE: LQ) first discussed the possibility in January, saying splitting the company would help “to execute on our key strategic initiatives and create value for our stakeholders.” Both La Quinta’s… Keep Reading »

Construction begins on new Texas-style hotel in Irving’s Las Colinas Urban Center

Construction started on a new Texas-style hotel next to Irving’s soon-to-be-built $113 million convention center hotel that will add nearly 150 hotel rooms in the Las Colinas Urban District. Last week, Houston-based Valencia Group began construction on the 144-room Valencia Texican Court Hotel at the southeast corner of W. Las Colinas Boulevard and W. Northwest Highway in Irving. The… Keep Reading »

Let it snow: DFW Airport practices with new plows to prepare for winter weather

It may be midsummer, but DFW International Airport knows that winter is coming. In June, the airport began a snowplow training program to teach 100 employees how to use the $30 million worth of equipment the airport has purchased since 2011. “We just never know when they’re [winter storms] going to happen, but we’ve got… Keep Reading »

Las Colinas office building revamped by new owner

New owners are remodeling a Las Colinas office project with plans to lease out vacant space. American Fidelity Assurance purchased the Granite Plaza building at 7301 N. State Highway 161 in Irving. The 4-story building has been renamed Plaza one61 and commercial real estate firm JLL has been hired to market the property. Built in… Keep Reading »

Irving Fire Department Helps City Receive Top Rating

The City of Irving has joined an elite group of only 97 municipalities in the United States, receiving the highest rating possible, Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 1, according to the latest ISO report. The Insurance Services Office had listed the City of Irving as ISO-2, but recent upgrades to the Irving Fire Department’s infrastructure,… Keep Reading »

Exclusive: Why this Portland pub is building its first Texas location at the Music Factory

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is building its first Texas location in Irving’s Music Factory development, hoping to draw crowds from the area’s outdoor amphitheater, convention center, hotel and other entertainment options. The Portland-based concept has eight units in Arizona, Colorado and Oregon, and will open its Irving restaurant in late September. The eatery will… Keep Reading »

Pinstack Opens Second Location

The massive entertainment and dining center has opened a location in Las Colinas. The 53,000-square-foot facility features 28 bowling lanes, lane-side food and beverage services, private VIP bowling areas, a two-level laser tag arena, rock climbing wall, high-ropes course, and hundreds of video games. According to the release: “[The] Las Colinas venue also boasts a full-service… Keep Reading »

New Irving, Grand Prairie fire facility is versatile, safe

The new $4 million joint training facility in Irving is being hailed as an invaluable tool when it comes to protecting the public. “You practice as you play and we want to practice at full speed as realistically as possible,” said Irving Fire Assistant Chief J. Taylor. “This simulator gives us a realistic look in… Keep Reading »