City of Irving News Releases 2015 All Archives

Oct. 21, 2015: It’s a Westin: Irving Announces Brand of Irving Convention Center Hotel Oct. 21, 2015: It’s a Westin: Irving Announces Brand of Irving Convention Center Hotel
The City of Irving announced today the new Convention Center at Las Colinas’ headquarters hotel will carry the Westin Hotels & Resorts brand.
Sept. 22, 2015: City of Irving Statement Regarding Incident at MacArthur High School Sept. 22, 2015: City of Irving Statement Regarding Incident at MacArthur High School
The safety of every Irving resident, including students, is the top priority of the City of Irving.
Sept. 18, 2015: Famous Mustangs of Las Colinas Celebrate 31 Years Sept. 18, 2015: Famous Mustangs of Las Colinas Celebrate 31 Years
Irving’s heart and soul are rooted in The Mustangs of Las Colinas. The stunning city centerpiece symbolizes Irving’s ranching heritage, the energy and free-spirit of its diverse community and the power of its business culture. The world-renowned sculpture turns 31 this year and the city is planning grand festivities to honor it that include a visit from its famous sculptor, Robert Glen.
Sept. 3, 2015: First Major Regional Trail Connection Opens Sept. 9 Sept. 3, 2015: First Major Regional Trail Connection Opens Sept. 9
Irving’s Campión Trail and Grand Prairie’s Lone Star Trail are coming together, marking the first major trail connection for the multi-county Trinity Trails System. The Lone Star-Campión Connection Trail project will be unveiled and dedicated at 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at Mountain Creek Preserve, 1000 E. Hunter Ferrell Road in Irving, 75060.
Aug. 18, 2015: Irving Mayor Launches Police Appreciation Program Aug. 18, 2015: Irving Mayor Launches Police Appreciation Program
Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne says it’s high time to honor the good work police do, and she’s challenging other North Texas mayors to do the same.
July 29, 2015: One Day Only — Irving Animal Care Campus Waives Adoption Fee July 29, 2015: One Day Only — Irving Animal Care Campus Waives Adoption Fee
Irving Animal Services believes every shelter animal will find its dream home during this year’s Clear the Shelters event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 15.
July 2, 2015: Canine Cruisers, Fireworks Helping Irving Celebrate Independence Day July 2, 2015: Canine Cruisers, Fireworks Helping Irving Celebrate Independence Day
Canines cruising on floats will join student ambassadors from Irving middle and high schools who will represent every state in our nation during the City of Irving’s 2015 Fourth of July Celebration, “Birthday Wishes to America.”
June 26, 2015: Irving, Dallas County Included In Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance June 26, 2015: Irving, Dallas County Included In Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance
Dallas County residents, including those in the city Irving, who have been affected by the floods between May 4 and June 19 can apply for financial relief through the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 12, 2015: Celebrate Texas' Heritage at Irving's Juneteenth Celebration June 12, 2015: Celebrate Texas' Heritage at Irving's Juneteenth Celebration
For 21 years, the City of Irving has hosted a Juneteenth event, commemorating the date Texans first learned of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Join the City of Irving June 19–20 for an expanded celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the state holiday at Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, 3925 Jackson St.
June 4, 2015: Irving's Efforts Lead to Legislative Action on North Texas Earthquakes June 4, 2015: Irving's Efforts Lead to Legislative Action on North Texas Earthquakes
Following a series of earthquakes in North Texas, the City of Irving traveled to Austin this legislative session to request the state fund and study increased seismic activity in the area and helped to successfully secure $2 million to be used for that study.
June 2, 2015: Irving Announces Pool Schedule Change June 2, 2015: Irving Announces Pool Schedule Change
The City of Irving’s Parks and Recreation department proudly has hired more than 50 young Irving residents as seasonal summer lifeguards, the majority of whom will be graduating from the Irving Independent School District on June 6.
May 29, 2015: Heavy Rainfall Causes Sewer Overflow May 29, 2015: Heavy Rainfall Causes Sewer Overflow
Heavy rainfall across the Dallas-Fort Worth area caused a sanitary sewer overflow May 29 from one manhole in the 5600 block of Riverside Drive in Irving. No public drinking water supplies were threatened or contaminated by this overflow. Its impact was minimized by large quantities of storm water that served to dilute wastewater in the collection lines and the Trinity River.
May 29, 2015: City of Irving Selects New Economic Development Director May 29, 2015: City of Irving Selects New Economic Development Director
The City of Irving has selected Scott Connell to lead and guide the city’s economic development program as its new Economic Development Director.
May 21, 2015: Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Affirm Irving’s Top Ratings On Genera May 21, 2015: Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s Affirm Irving’s Top Ratings On Genera
Moody’s Investors Service assigned a Aaa to the City of Irving’s $21 million General Obligation (GO) bonds, the highest rating the agency could assign. Moody’s cited Irving’s strong and experienced management team as well as a stable economy in its decision for affirming the top rating.
May 15, 2015: Change in Location for Taste of Irving May 15, 2015: Change in Location for Taste of Irving
This week’s rain has soaked Irving’s Cimarron Park, but the fun and food at Taste of Irving will go on from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at a new location: Cimarron Park Recreation Center, 199 Red River Trail.
April 21, 2015: Explore Trees and Nature at Irving's 2015 Arbor Day Celebration April 21, 2015: Explore Trees and Nature at Irving's 2015 Arbor Day Celebration
Tree lovers and outdoor enthusiasts are invited to celebrate Mother Nature at Irving’s 2015 Arbor Day Celebration, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25, at Heritage Park, 217 S. Main Street, Irving. The 2015 Arbor Day Celebration features a variety of activities and interactive displays regarding trees, nature and the great outdoors.
April 14, 2015: Irving Convention Center Hotel Developer Announced April 14, 2015: Irving Convention Center Hotel Developer Announced
In a vote of 9-0 the City of Irving approved a resolution selecting Garfield Public/Private LLC as the developer for its Headquarters hotel at the Irving Convention Center. Slated to break ground February 2016, the project is expected to be completed by summer 2017. The full-service upscale hotel will include approximately 350 guest rooms and more than 16,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space.
April 1, 2015: Irving Launches Eco Film Fest April 9 April 1, 2015: Irving Launches Eco Film Fest April 9
The City of Irving will launch its Fourth Annual Eco-Film Fest which will begin Thursday, April 9 and conclude Sunday, April 12. The 19 provocative and educational environmental documentaries and family fun films will show in honor of this year’s Earth Day, April 22.
March 16, 2015: New, State-of-the-Art South Irving Library to Open March 21 March 16, 2015: New, State-of-the-Art South Irving Library to Open March 21
Packed with computers, glass partitions, walls that change color and a lava floor, the new South Irving Library delivers on its promise: it’s high tech, alluring and offers tremendous resources for every age group. Join the city for the grand opening of the South Irving Library at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at 601 Schulze Drive.
Feb. 25, 2015: 2015 Irving Tennis Classic Announces Strong Tournament Acceptance List Feb. 25, 2015: 2015 Irving Tennis Classic Announces Strong Tournament Acceptance List
Draw includes six players ranked in ATP Top 50, including three former Top 10 players.
Feb. 24, 2015: Fifty-Three Authors Will Participate in Inaugural North Texas Teen Book Festival Feb. 24, 2015: Fifty-Three Authors Will Participate in Inaugural North Texas Teen Book Festival
Kathy Reichs, whose work inspired TV series Bones, is latest author added to lineup. Festival organizers expect hundreds of teen literature fans to attend the free festival, taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Feb. 6, 2015: Irving Officials Discuss Earthquakes in Austin Feb. 6, 2015: Irving Officials Discuss Earthquakes in Austin
A delegation of Irving officials led by Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne traveled to Austin today to discuss possible state financial assistance to help fund additional research into the recent series of earthquakes that has occurred in the area.
Jan. 27, 2015: Irving's Central Library Permanently Closing Jan. 31 Jan. 27, 2015: Irving's Central Library Permanently Closing Jan. 31
Irving’s Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., closes its doors to the public on Jan. 31 and begins the transition to the new South Irving Library, located at 601 Schulze Dr. Other library branches will offer extended services during the transition.
Jan. 15, 2015: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Stone Unveiled Jan. 15, 2015: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Stone Unveiled
The City of Irving will get its very first permanent marker to recognize the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on Jan. 15, thanks to the fundraising efforts Irving-Carrollton Branch of the NAACP. The MLK Memorial Stone will be placed on the historic grounds of the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center on what would have been King’s 86th birthday.