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Guide dog puppies begin basic training in Texas

Guide dog puppies begin basic training in Texas

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Amy Smith was both nervous and excited as she walked in front of a crowd of well wishers and veteran guide dogs to accept Tomei, an 8-week old yellow Labrador puppy, as part of

Hospitality gathering encourages appreciation of Irving

Hospitality gathering encourages appreciation of Irving

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Photo: A floral arrangement greets guests of the Irving Hospitality Annual Meeting. /Photo by Ariel Graham People were feeling love for the city of Irving at the 2017 Irving Hospitality Industry Annual Meeting, held at

Irving Music Factory set to open Labor Day

Irving Music Factory set to open Labor Day

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Photo: Construction on the roughly $180 million Irving Music Factory is starting to take shape after years of development. The center is now slated to open by Labor Day of this year. /Photo by

Wonder of dinosaurs arrives at Arts Center

Wonder of dinosaurs arrives at Arts Center

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Photo: Australian dinosaurs visit the Irving Arts Center looking for their forever homes as part of Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE exhibit. /Photo by Vaughn-zel Lloyd Dinosaurs roamed through the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Hall, taking

Police investigate aggravated robbery

Police investigate aggravated robbery

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The Irving Police Department is investigating an Aggravated Robbery offense that occurred on Feb. 15 at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Fouts Drive. The suspects entered the residence while the occupants of

Super Hero Training Academy fulfills Irving superhero dreams

Super Hero Training Academy fulfills Irving superhero dreams

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Photo: Channeling his inner batman, Jack Maldonado, 7, kicks through a mock brick wall at the Super Hero Training Academy. /Photo by John Starkey Superheroes-in-training were out in full force at the Super Hero Training

North Texas kids compete in annual FIRST LEGO League robotics tournament

North Texas kids compete in annual FIRST LEGO League robotics tournament

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Photo: A team reacts to the stress of competition as their robot performs during the North Texas FIRST LEGO League Regional Championship Robotics Tournament. /Photo by John Starkey Kids from across North Texas put their

Unique Romeo and Juliet performance captivates Irving

Unique Romeo and Juliet performance captivates Irving

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The South Irving Library hosted a theater in the round performance of Romeo and Juliet by the Bare Bones Shakespeare Theatre Company on Feb. 4. This was the second year the library hosted a

Frost Fest blankets park with winter fun

Frost Fest blankets park with winter fun

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Photo: A petting zoo complete with a reindeer was one of many attractions at the inaugural FrostFest. /Photo by Joe Snell By Shaniqua Brown and Joe Snell Jasmine Lee compares herself to a firefighter on days

Irving Family YMCA programs impact young lives

Irving Family YMCA programs impact young lives

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Members of the Irving Family YMCA held an evening kickoff party at the Irving Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 19, to showcase their 2016 achievements and to look forward to the coming year. Mazhar