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Sports Extravaganza allows visually impaired kids to compete

Sports Extravaganza allows visually impaired kids to compete

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By Jess Paniszczyn Hundreds of visually impaired youngsters put their game faces on and competed in the 16th annual Sports Extravaganza hosted by the Region 10 Educational Service Center at Nimitz High School on Oct.

Mother of distracted driving victim speaks to teens

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By Genesis Bishop Irving teens came out in droves to peruse vendor booths, take the Irving Police Department’s simulated intoxication test and listen to speakers about the dangers of distracted driving at the Lively Pointe

High school students pack 32,000 meals for children

High school students pack 32,000 meals for children

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By Nick Kammerer Over 115 enthusiastic high school students gathered at Byron Nelson High School to pack 32,000 meals for children in need on Thursday, Oct. 16. “Students will make an impact right away through the

Chipotle festival celebrates local, artisanal food

Chipotle festival celebrates local, artisanal food

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By Nick Kammerer Thousands of hungry food enthusiasts gathered for the Chipotle Cultivate Festival at the beautiful Lake Carolyn in Irving on Saturday, Oct. 18. The free event featured live music, delicious food, regional craft

Ninety-two-year-old preserves brothers legacy at Comic Con

Ninety-two-year-old preserves brothers legacy at Comic Con

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By Genesis Bishop Outlandishly dressed fans and coz players, famous stars and geek-chic merchandise are all things one expects to find at a comic con, but a 92-year-old man preserving the legacy of his brother

Texas Governor’s Race Rocked by Attack Ad Featuring a Wheelchair That Sparked a National Debate

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Midterm elections will take place across the United States next month, which means that candidates are in the last stretch of their campaigns — which is usually when things start to get ugly. This

Disaster exercise prepares emergency personnel for Anthrax outbreak

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By Nick Kammerer Hundreds of college students and volunteers gathered for an Emergency Management Exercise at North Lake College on Saturday, Oct. 11. The City of Irving’s Office of Emergency Management, Dallas County Health and Human

Council rejects finding on convention center hotel

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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

Locals vie for spot on Amazing Race

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By Nick Kammerer CBS 11 hosted an open casting call for The Amazing Race at the Irving Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 10. Hundreds of duo’s arrived to audition for the popular show. Each prospective

High speed rail may find a future in Texas

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By Nick Kammerer, Jess Paniszczyn Dozens of governmental officials and transportation experts gathered for The Infrastructure Forum: The Future of Transportation and Water at the Irving Convention Center on Thursday, Oct. 9. Throughout the