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North Texas Book Festival welcomes educators, librarians, volunteers

North Texas Book Festival welcomes educators, librarians, volunteers

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Photo: Volunteers discuss details of the upcoming North Texas Book Festival. /Photo by Vaughn-zel Lloyd With the upcoming North Texas Teen Festival scheduled to take place on March 4, educators, librarians and reading enthusiasts gathered

North Lake Aquatic Center closing for renovations

North Lake Aquatic Center closing for renovations

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Photo: As dreary weather descends on the area, avid swimmers continue indulging in their favorite sport at the North Lake Aquatic Center. /Photo by Joe Snell The recent freezing weather and rapid winds caused a

Celebrate the New Year with 10 free trees

Celebrate the New Year with 10 free trees

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Ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2017.  By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive

Irving Mayor to be dismissed from Mohamed defamation lawsuit

Irving Mayor to be dismissed from Mohamed defamation lawsuit

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Attorneys for Mohamed Mohamed announced they have agreed to voluntarily dismiss Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne from a lawsuit filed in September 2016 alleging she defamed the plaintiff’s son, Ahmed Mohamed, in connection with

La Buena Vida boys move from house to apartments

La Buena Vida boys move from house to apartments

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Photo: Celebrating change, MMC employees help boys enrolled in the La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation program acclimate to their new homes. /Photo by Joe Snell Ezequiel Lopez stood over a boiling pot of arroz

Cardwell artist studies at the Crow Collection

Cardwell artist studies at the Crow Collection

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Junior Melissa Villasenor of Cardwell Career Preparatory Center was chosen to participate in the most recent Artist Residency Program at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. This unique program gives local high school students the

Brandenburg Elementary wins national Made by Milk competition

Brandenburg Elementary wins national Made by Milk competition

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What do you get when you mix cardboard, popsicle sticks, water bottles, straws and 1,244 milk cartons? Ask the fifth grade, gifted and talented students of Brandenburg Elementary School, and they would say: eight

Lights, camera, action: North Lake College video technology students look forward to careers in TV and film

Lights, camera, action: North Lake College video technology students look forward to careers in TV and film

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By Cesar Canizales. The newscast’s director told one of the camera operators to zoom in on the anchor, then counted down as the show’s opening music started to play. The “jib” (or boom camera) descended

Police announce New Year’s Eve weekend DWI No-Refusal results

Police announce New Year’s Eve weekend DWI No-Refusal results

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The Irving Police Department conducted DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) No-Refusal operations over the New Year’s Eve holiday weekend. The operations took place on the nights of Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31 by means

Irving non-profits band together to improve homeless situation

Irving non-profits band together to improve homeless situation

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Photo: As temperatures drop outside, a man stops to speak with a homeless person ‘camped’ in front of an open business. /Photo by John Starkey By Joe Snell and Shirley Jones Johnny Lee Combs was a