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Firemen battle blaze at Shadows of Cottonwood

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Upon initial inspection, there was no cause for alarm at the Shadows of Cottonwood Apartments on Monday, Nov. 17, according to the Irving Fire Department’s report. After residents led firemen to the balcony of their

‘Unite for Troops’ supports military in Afghanistan

‘Unite for Troops’ supports military in Afghanistan

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Nestled in the heart of downtown Irving, Porters Army Navy’s patriotic “Unite for Troops” celebration Nov. 8 collected hundreds of USO care packages to be sent overseas to Afghanistan. “We have a two-fold purpose,”

BMX professionals visit Irving High School to promote anti-bullying

BMX professionals visit Irving High School to promote anti-bullying

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The Action Sports Association (ASA) High School Tour performed for Irving High School students as a part of Red Ribbon week on Friday, Oct. 31. Four professional skaters and BMX riders executed a variety

Baylor at Irving opens new Emergency Department

Baylor at Irving opens new Emergency Department

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While many in the city slept on, prepared for the day or anticipated their first cup of coffee at 6 a.m. on Thurs. Nov. 6, an extraordinary transformation was taking place in the Baylor

Councilman Dennis Webb quits committee after spat with Mayor

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Councilman Dennis Webb resigned from his chair of the Public Safety Committee after a debate with Mayor Beth Van Duyne during a City Council public Work Session on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Resolution 22, which

Veterans, President Eisenhower’s granddaughter visit Irving JROTC students

Veterans, President Eisenhower’s granddaughter visit Irving JROTC students

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Irving High School Marine Corps JROTC students were privileged to an intriguing visit by President Dwight Eisenhower’s granddaughter and three veterans on Thursday, Oct. 23 in the high school’s auditorium. The visit was coordinated

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.

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

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

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