Author Phil Cerroni

Speeches dominate candidate forum

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City council and school board candidates presented themselves to residents of south Irving at a forum hosted by the South Irving Property Owners Association (SIPOA). After spending about two hours introducing themselves and their platforms,

Conference tackles narrowing educational opportunities

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The Four Seasons hosted some of the most influential minds in academia during the inaugural Globalization of Higher Education Conference March 24-25. Hosted by Queens College, University of Cambridge and Academic Partnerships, a company

Fire devastates south Irving apartments, destroys 30 units

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      The savory smell of charred wood wafted on the breeze and tugged at the handful of onlookers still clustered near the police cordon separating them from the blackened section of the Finley Terrace Apartments

Charter school topples theatrical barriers

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People do not usually consider high school drama to be hyper-competitive, but dressed in a black and yellow track suit and sporting dark Wayfarer sunglasses, Universal Academy’s (UA) theater teacher, Dion Hood, looked exactly

Challenge grant helps Irving Cares feed the hungry

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In its never-ending search for funds to accommodate a steadily-rising demand for its services, Irving Cares is currently in involved in a challenge grant overseen by the Feinstein Foundation through which the non-profit hopes

Unstructured learning strikes balance between study and play

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Set against the backdrop of the U.S.’s sinking position in the international education community and amid criticism directed towards curricula across the country, school districts are exploring the feasibility of using less-structured approaches to

Champps remodel strikes balance for Irving night life

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The grand reopening of Champps Americana in Las Colinas in February represented more than just renovations to the long-time Irving restaurant. The establishment’s emphasis on quality food and dynamic experience shed light on its

New center supports parents and encourages students

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Amid the festivities for Irving ISD’s open house night on March 4, Lamar MS unveiled their brand-new parent center, a dynamic blend of community space and media lab that educators hope will increase parental

TxDOT embarks on colossal highway reconstruction

TxDOT embarks on colossal highway reconstruction

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TxDOT is finalizing plans for a massive road project which is slated to begin near the end of 2014 or, at the latest, the start of 2015. It is centered at the Diamond Interchange—the

Variety of proposed homes may attract stable, diverse families to Heritage District

Variety of proposed homes may attract stable, diverse families to Heritage District

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Two very different developers are making plans to break ground for single-family homes in Irving’s Heritage District. The first is international real estate giant, Hines Interests, with whom the City of Irving signed an