City of Irving News Releases 2016 All Archives

Dec. 28, 2016: Heritage Senior Center Offers New Year’s Dinner, Dance; Promotes Lunch Program Dec. 28, 2016: Heritage Senior Center Offers New Year’s Dinner, Dance; Promotes Lunch Program
Irving’s Heritage Senior Center will host a New Year’s Dinner and Dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. Residents age 18 and older are invited to celebrate the New Year with Doc Gibbs and his band.
Nov. 22, 2016: Christmas Tales and Toys: An Irving Holiday Extravaganza Nov. 22, 2016: Christmas Tales and Toys: An Irving Holiday Extravaganza
Residents encouraged to depict favorite holiday stories, other activities planned for Dec. 3.
Sept. 15, 2016: Irving’s 2016 NEA Big Read Draws Latino Luminaries to North Texas Sept. 15, 2016: Irving’s 2016 NEA Big Read Draws Latino Luminaries to North Texas
Irving Public Library and its partners invite the community to experience the vibrancy of Hispanic culture through award-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea’s adventure novel “Into the Beautiful North” for its eighth annual NEA Big Read celebration.
Sept. 8, 2016: Irving Main Street Event Offers Family Fun in Heritage District Sept. 8, 2016: Irving Main Street Event Offers Family Fun in Heritage District
Live music, family friendly activities and a classic car show are at the heart of the Irving Main Street Event, a two-day festival in Irving’s historic Heritage District. The event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 16 and noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in Irving’s Heritage District, 217 S. Main St.
Sept. 1, 2016: September is National Library Card Sign-up Month Sept. 1, 2016: September is National Library Card Sign-up Month
Today’s libraries are more than just books. Libraries are at the heart of our communities, with programs and resources for all ages and interests to connect, inspire and change lives.
Aug. 29, 2016: Irving Chief of Police Larry Boyd to Retire Aug. 29, 2016: Irving Chief of Police Larry Boyd to Retire
Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd today announced he will retire at year end. Having led the department since 2004, Boyd has charted a 12-year course of crime reduction in Irving through increased community outreach, intensified focus on high crime areas and interdepartmental teamwork.
Aug. 25, 2016: Irving Offers a Night of Laughs, Music and Food Aug. 25, 2016: Irving Offers a Night of Laughs, Music and Food
Annual Laughs by the Lake comedy festival features nationally known comedians on Sept. 2 on the shores of Lake Carolyn, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd.
July 13, 2016: Irving’s Big Read Takes Residents on Literary Adventure July 13, 2016: Irving’s Big Read Takes Residents on Literary Adventure
Irving Public Library, eight-time winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read award, returns with its eleventh annual community read series. The selected novel is Into the Beautiful North by award-winning author Luís Alberto Urrea.
June 22, 2016: Annual Irving Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Show June 22, 2016: Annual Irving Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Show
Celebrate the independence of America with the City of Irving’s annual Independence Day Celebration. The two-part event takes place July 4 and will pay tribute to the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
June 15, 2016: Irving Honoring Legacy of African-American Musicians in 2016 Juneteenth Celebration June 15, 2016: Irving Honoring Legacy of African-American Musicians in 2016 Juneteenth Celebration
Enjoy live music, food vendors, children’s activities and more as the Georgia Farrow Recreation Center hosts its annual Juneteenth celebration from noon to 6 p.m. June 18 at the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, 3925 Jackson St.
June 2, 2016: Canal Fest: Irving’s Premier Event Celebrates Arts and Culture June 2, 2016: Canal Fest: Irving’s Premier Event Celebrates Arts and Culture
After a hiatus in 2015, Irving’s Canal Fest will return grander than before, presenting a diverse collection of nationally well-known musicians, local dance groups and unique performers to the Mandalay Canal on June 11.
May 9, 2016: Taste Of Irving Returns With Live Music, Fun and Food May 9, 2016: Taste Of Irving Returns With Live Music, Fun and Food
Foodies, rejoice! The Taste of Irving festival returns for the third time, this year offering top-notch chef demonstrations and epicurean shows to delight food lovers of all ages from noon to 6 p.m. May 14, at Cimarron Park Recreation Center, 201 Red River Trail. Admission and parking are free.
May 2, 2016: Irving’s Annual Bike Fest Rides Into Town May 7 May 2, 2016: Irving’s Annual Bike Fest Rides Into Town May 7
The City of Irving is hosting the 6th Annual Bicycle Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 7 at North Lake College, 5001 N. MacArthur Blvd., in Parking Lot 21 (next to the tennis courts). One of the goals of Bicycle Fest is to provide residents with a free opportunity to learn more about bicycling in Irving, including safety information and safety gear and on-the-spot bicycle checks.
April 19, 2016: Learn About Trees and Enjoy the Outdoors At Irving's 2016 Arbor Day Celebration April 19, 2016: Learn About Trees and Enjoy the Outdoors At Irving's 2016 Arbor Day Celebration
Nature enthusiast and tree lovers are invited to celebrate Mother Nature with the City of Irving this weekend at the annual Arbor Day Celebration, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 23, at Heritage Park, 217 S. Main Street.
April 18, 2016: North Texas Teen Book Festival Returns Bigger, Bolder in its Second Year April 18, 2016: North Texas Teen Book Festival Returns Bigger, Bolder in its Second Year
Seventy-five authors, social media personalities take center stage.
April 13, 2016: Groundbreaking for New Single-Family Homes April 13, 2016: Groundbreaking for New Single-Family Homes
The Delaware at Heritage Crossing will offer homes near Irving’s downtown district.
March 28, 2016: Live Music Livens Up Irving’s Heritage District March 28, 2016: Live Music Livens Up Irving’s Heritage District
Find a dance partner, grab a lawn chair and get ready to sing along with Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department at its annual Irving Concert Series.
March 17, 2016: City of Irving Names New City Attorney March 17, 2016: City of Irving Names New City Attorney
The City of Irving today announced Kuruvilla (K.O.) Oommen will take over as Irving City Attorney April 1. Oommen replaces Charles Anderson, who is retiring.
March 15, 2016: Egg-Cellent Family Adventures Await at Citywide Egg Hunts March 15, 2016: Egg-Cellent Family Adventures Await at Citywide Egg Hunts
Dust off the pastel-colored baskets: The City of Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department is ready to unload more than 40,000 toy-and candy-filled eggs on Irving children at its annual Citywide Egg Hunt events.
March 10, 2016: Governor Abbott Announces McKesson Expansion In Texas March 10, 2016: Governor Abbott Announces McKesson Expansion In Texas
Governor Greg Abbott announced that McKesson Corporation will consolidate and expand its operations in the Dallas metro area and open a new regional office in Irving, Texas. McKesson’s expansion is projected to create at least 975 new jobs and $157 million in capital investment in the State of Texas.
Jan. 13, 2016: Irving City Attorney Charles Anderson Announces Retirement Jan. 13, 2016: Irving City Attorney Charles Anderson Announces Retirement
Irving City Attorney Charles Anderson announced today he will retire effective March 31, 2016. Anderson initially joined the City of Irving in 1977 as an Assistant City Attorney.
Jan. 11, 2016: Irving Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 11, 2016: Irving Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Events explore the famous March on Washington and honor MLK’s legacy through service.
Jan. 6, 2016: Irving Launches New Aquatics Program for Special Needs Children Jan. 6, 2016: Irving Launches New Aquatics Program for Special Needs Children
The Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department is expanding its recreational opportunities for youth with special needs by piloting a new aquatics program. Known as AquaStars, the program provides special needs children with an opportunity to experience an indoor, 20-yard, temperature-controlled lap pool, crowd-free.