Author Genesis Bishop

Council rejects finding on convention center hotel


By Genesis Bishop Council members were split on whether to approve a resolution concerning a finding presented by city staff that a convention center hotel would not be completed by Jan. 1, 2017. Many council members

Obama meets with Gov. Perry on brief trip from DFW Airport to Dallas Love Field


President Barack Obama met briefly with Texas Governor Rick Perry Wednesday to discuss the surge of young Latin Americans crossing illegally into Texas, a controversy that has put the two leaders at odds with

Texas Wild suffers home opener defeat


The Texas Wild tennis team had a rough start Tuesday night during their home opener at the Four Seasons Resort and Club as the Washington Kastles served up a 24-15 defeat to Irving’s only

Former Irving city manager to take job in El Paso


Former Irving city manager, Tommy Gonzalez, was officially approved as the new City Manager for the city of El Paso, Texas during the city’s Wednesday night meeting. Gonzalez had previously served as the city manager

Big State Drug closes doors for good


A staple business of Irving since 1948, Big State Drug, says farewell to the community it has served for nearly 70 years. Rumors of troubles at Big State Drug, began in late April, when many

Most famous plane of WWII visits Arlington airport


From being $750 worth of scrap to becoming a traveling American icon, the Aluminum Overcast B-17G has had a long and lurid history. The Aluminum Overcast, flown by pilot Richard Fernald and co-pilot Scott Hartwig,

Coppell elects new blood


  Coppell residents ousted incumbent Place 7 councilman Aaron Duncan, electing challenger Mark Hill in a 64-36 decision May 10 during the general election. Vying for former Mayor Pro Tem/Place 5 councilman Billy Faught’s position, Nancy

Irving general election sees low voter turnout


A close race yielded an upset that ousted Rose Cannaday from her District 5 position on the Irving City Council during the May 10 general election. Cannaday was replaced by Oscar Ward who beat

Investigation of Britain Way Townhouses fire ongoing


  What started out as a call alerting the Irving Fire Department to a fence on fire, quickly turned into a devastating evening for the entire residency of Britain Way Townhomes in Irving. At 10:08 p.m.

MacArthur sophomore to perform with New Philharmonic of Irving


  The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving (NPOI) will be wrapping up it’s five-concert series “Sundays at the Symphony”, May 18, at the Irving Arts Center with a special performance by MacArthur High School sophomore