City of Irving News Releases 2017 All Archives

Sept. 15, 2017: Irving to Close Hurricane Evacuee Shelter Sept. 15 Sept. 15, 2017: Irving to Close Hurricane Evacuee Shelter Sept. 15
The City of Irving announced today the facility where south Texas hurricane evacuees sheltered in Irving will close Sept. 15.
Sept. 12, 2017: Irving Fire Department Lieutenant/Paramedic to Receive Navy Cross Sept. 12, 2017: Irving Fire Department Lieutenant/Paramedic to Receive Navy Cross
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Paul J. Kennedy will award Staff Sgt. Eric Smith, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), with the Navy Cross, the second highest military decoration that may be awarded to a member of the United States Navy or the U.S. Marine Corps.
Aug. 30, 2017: City of Irving Statement Regarding the Pavilion at the IMF Delayed Open Aug. 30, 2017: City of Irving Statement Regarding the Pavilion at the IMF Delayed Open
In 2013, the Irving City Council selected the ARK Group of Irving to develop and operate the entertainment center project. The ARK Group began construction in 2014 and subsequently contracted with Live Nation Entertainment to operate the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory. The Pavilion is the amphitheater.
Aug. 23, 2017:  Irving’s Construction Permitting Hits Record High: $1 Billion Aug. 23, 2017: Irving’s Construction Permitting Hits Record High: $1 Billion
The City of Irving announced that it has issued more than $1.1 billion in construction permitting this fiscal year, topping last year’s record by 34 percent. City staff expects the number to increase by fiscal year end. This comes on the same day news broke that fast-casual restaurant chain, Pei Wei Diner LLC, is moving its corporate headquarters to Irving from Scottsdale, Arizona.
Aug. 7, 2017:  Irving Fire Department Celebrates Grand Opening of Fire Station No. 12 Aug. 7, 2017: Irving Fire Department Celebrates Grand Opening of Fire Station No. 12
The Irving Fire Department is inviting the community to the Grand Opening Celebration for Fire Station No. 12, the department’s newest facility. Join the fire department and other City of Irving officials for the celebration at 9 a.m. Aug. 10, at 2995 Regent Blvd.
July 24, 2017: Irving Fire Department Helps City of Irving Receive Top Rating July 24, 2017: Irving Fire Department Helps City of Irving Receive Top Rating
The City of Irving has joined an elite group of only 97 municipalities in the United States, receiving the highest rating possible, Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 1, according to the latest ISO report.
July 19, 2017: Irving, Grand Prairie Fire Open Shared State-of-the-Art Training Facility July 19, 2017: Irving, Grand Prairie Fire Open Shared State-of-the-Art Training Facility
The City of Irving and the Grand Prairie Fire Departments will open their joint Fire Training Facility following a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. July 21, 4850 N. Belt Line Road.
June 27, 2017: Irving Hosts ‘A Star-Spangled Celebration’ July 4 June 27, 2017: Irving Hosts ‘A Star-Spangled Celebration’ July 4
For many Americans, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the nation’s history with friends and family. Along with grilling and outdoor activities, one tradition that residents enjoy is the Independence Day parade. This year, the theme of Irving’s annual Independence Day parade and reception will be “A Star-Spangled Celebration — Celebrating American All-Stars.”
June 6, 2017: Juneteenth Celebration to Feature Picnic, Museum Tributes, Concert June 6, 2017: Juneteenth Celebration to Feature Picnic, Museum Tributes, Concert
For more than 22 years, the city has hosted a Juneteenth event, commemorating the date that Texans first learned of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Join the City of Irving and the West Irving Improvement Association from 5 to 8 p.m. June 17 at 3925 Jackson St., for the 2017 celebration.
May 8, 2017: Treat Your Taste Buds to a Taste of Irving May 8, 2017: Treat Your Taste Buds to a Taste of Irving
The recipe for Taste of Irving calls for a heaping helping of restaurants, a side of live music and other attractions, sprinkled with a whole lot of fun. Taste of Irving runs from noon to 6 p.m. May 20, at Cimarron Park Recreation Center, 201 Red River Trail.
May 2, 2017: Walk Through Irving’s History at Founder’s Plaza May 2, 2017: Walk Through Irving’s History at Founder’s Plaza
Irving City leaders will be out at Centennial Park May 3 for the rededication of new plaques at Founder’s Plaza. The plaques showcase different historical milestones for the city, from the arrival of the first settlers, the day the city was founded, to the construction of the Irving Arts Center.
April 17, 2017: Music, Dancing and a Whole Lot of Fun Just for Kids April 17, 2017: Music, Dancing and a Whole Lot of Fun Just for Kids
A new concert series is coming to Irving, but this one has a height restriction. Calling all mini music lovers ages 5 years and younger, get your parents to bring you out to the Irving Concert Series 4 Kids! The first show is April 27; the other two shows will take place May 25 and June 22.
April 17, 2017: City of Irving to Hold Minority Women/Business Vendor Workshop April 17, 2017: City of Irving to Hold Minority Women/Business Vendor Workshop
The City of Irving has scheduled a Minority Women/Business vendor workshop April 27 to ensure vendors and contractors interested in doing business with the city are informed and understand how to do business with the city. The city will focus on e-procurement for goods and miscellaneous services.
April 10, 2017: Dance, Eat and Celebrate Culture at Canal Fest April 10, 2017: Dance, Eat and Celebrate Culture at Canal Fest
There’s only one place in North Texas where you can celebrate culture from all over the world, diversity and art, Canal Fest. Canal Fest is returning for another year to the Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22 and there is so much to do this year!
April 3, 2017: The Irving Concert Series Infuses Creole Flavor April 3, 2017: The Irving Concert Series Infuses Creole Flavor
The Irving Concert Series is returning and this time we’re bringing beats straight from the bayou! The series runs April 14 through June 23 and will highlight several genres with a New Orleans influence including jazz, big brass, Cajun and more. Food vendors will serve up dishes with flavors straight from NOLA.
March 27, 2017: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza March 27, 2017: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Thousands of toy and candy-filled eggs, a petting zoo and other activities are planned for the Citywide Egg Hunt. Everyone is invited, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., April 8 at Heritage Park, 217 Main Street. Make sure you pack a camera, we’ll have a bunny there too. You’ll definitely want to get a picture.
March 3, 2017: Irving City Manager Recommends Jeff Spivey as Irving’s Next Chief of Police March 3, 2017: Irving City Manager Recommends Jeff Spivey as Irving’s Next Chief of Police
Irving City Manager Chris Hillman announced today that he is recommending current Irving Assistant Police Chief Jeff Spivey as the new Irving Chief of Police. The recommendation is contingent on the Irving City Council’s confirmation during its regularly scheduled March 23 council meeting.
Feb. 27, 2017: Moody’s Investors Service, S&P Affirm/Upgrade Irving Bond Ratings Feb. 27, 2017: Moody’s Investors Service, S&P Affirm/Upgrade Irving Bond Ratings
Moody’s Investors Service affirmed the City of Irving’s Aaa rating on its General Obligation Bonds, making Irving one in just seven Texas cities to receive a Aaa rating from Moody’s in this category. Irving has earned top ratings for its General Obligation Bonds from Moody’s every year since 1986.
Feb. 17, 2017: City of Irving Narrows Police Chief Search to Four Candidates Feb. 17, 2017: City of Irving Narrows Police Chief Search to Four Candidates
The City of Irving has identified four candidates of interest for the Irving Chief of Police position, vacated Dec. 30 when Chief Larry Boyd retired.
Feb. 16, 2017: North Texas Teen Book Festival – Bigger, Better than Ever Feb. 16, 2017: North Texas Teen Book Festival – Bigger, Better than Ever
It’s that time of year again, the North Texas Teen Book Festival is back! March 3 and 4, more than 10,000 students, parents and educators are expected to pack the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas for the massive event.
Feb. 2, 2017: Irving’s Tudor Lane Transformation Earns National Recognition Feb. 2, 2017: Irving’s Tudor Lane Transformation Earns National Recognition
The National Community Development Association (NCDA) has announced its decision to award the 2017 Audrey Nelson Community Development Award to the City of Irving, Texas for the redevelopment of Tudor Lane.
Jan. 4, 2017: Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Jan. 4, 2017: Martin Luther King Jr. Observance
The City of Irving will celebrate the life and triumphs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The annual observance of the humanitarian and civil rights leader’s legacy will feature a radio show tribute including the news, pop culture, politics, sports and history of the 1960s.