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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.

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

Dallas Urgent Care Center Has Ebola Scare

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Concern over a possible ebola epidemic in the U.S. went from nonexistent to headline-grabbing almost immediately, after administrators at the Texas Heath Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas officially stated that a patient was diagnosed

Texas State Comptroller Wants to End Subsidies for Wind Industry

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Texas wind power has its detractors, and they are now claiming that the tax breaks given to the wind industry should be ended. The office of Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs has released a report

Local prodigy represents country at Ryder Cup

Local prodigy represents country at Ryder Cup

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The European Junior Golf Team fell short for the fourth straight year to Team USA at the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Scotland on Sep. 22-23. Austin Connelly, an 18-year old

What a Texas Defamation Case, the First Amendment, and “The Big Lebowski” Have in Common

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All seemed normal enough when Robert Kinney, an Austin legal recruiter, left BCG Attorney Search, Inc., to start a competing company. However, as is common in our media-obsessed age, things became complicated when Andrew

Gamers from across country compete in Irving

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Faces of intense concentration were trained on dozens of old TVs and a couple of newer flat screens as game play heated up at the Marriott of Las Colinas on August 16. The games: Super

Lions make 100 percent contribution to World Services for the Blind

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During their regular meeting, the Lions Club of Irving was treated to a special presentation on the World Services for the Blind (WSB) by former Lions District Governor, Kathy Fletcher at Los Lupes Mexican