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South Irving Library opens to eager crowds

South Irving Library opens to eager crowds

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Photo: Playing in the South Irving Library’s Discovery Zone early childhood center, Veronica Gonzalez, Gloria Alaguna and Guillermo Garcia explore a unique table with objects inset in the top. /Photo by John Starkey Families of

Vendors Get Ready For the 47th Annual Round Top Antiques Fair

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For 47 years, the Round Top Antiques Fair has made a name for itself by offering a consistent selection of high-quality and unusual items, becoming known as one of the best flea markets in

Texas Politicians Propose Funding Increase To Bolster the State’s Failing Employee Pension Plan

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American workers across the country are struggling to make ends meet in order to plan for retirement, and Texas state employees are no different. But if the state’s lawmakers have anything to say about

Trophies, karate tournaments are bigger in Texas

Trophies, karate tournaments are bigger in Texas

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Photo: Hoping to take home a six foot trophy, Shakayla Venson (16), a student of the Five Dragon Martial Arts school in Austin, competes in the Big ‘D’ Nationals. /Photo by John Starkey More than

In Texas, Three Natural Gas Grants Spurred Massive Economic Development

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Just three state grants for natural gas production led to $128 million in economic development throughout the state of Texas last year, a newly released study from the University of Texas at San Antonio

Byron Nelson kickoff starts annual tournament activities

Byron Nelson kickoff starts annual tournament activities

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Photo: Sitting down for a chat, Byron Nelson defending champion Joe Trahan, discusses his past and his passion for golf with Brendon Todd during the AT&T Byron Nelson kiickoff. /Photo by John Starkey The Salesmanship

Despite heated debate, council passes resolution to support HB 562

Despite heated debate, council passes resolution to support HB 562

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Photo: Feeling House Bill 562 slights certain Americans by calling their faiths and patriotism into question, Imam Omar Suleiman speaks to the Irving City Council urging them to vote against the proposed ordinance. /Photo

EPA Fines Texas Company For Hazardous Waste Violations

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After evaluating the compliance of Wharton Chemical, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that the company’s Hungerford, Texas facility was in violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) storage and hazardous waste

Texas Family and Health Agencies Aim to Prevent Child Deaths With Data From New Study

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A joint study carried out by the Texas Department of Family Protective Services and the Department of State Health Services, released March 17, has examined links between child abuse-related deaths and demographic backgrounds, thereby

Irving Arts Center goes to the dogs

Irving Arts Center goes to the dogs

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Photo: Living the high life, a former rescue dog turned celebrity shows Irving dogs how the big dogs drive in Vegas. /Photo by John Starkey Olate Dogs Rescue Tour, a high energy, tail-wagging, troupe of