Posted on: May 13, 2017

Military, Vets Invited to Find New Companions

Military, Vets Invited to Find New Companions

Irving Animal Services, along with its partner DFW Humane, is waiving adoption fees for pets adopted by military personnel May 23 through 27 at the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane, to thank them for courageously serving our coun...

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Aquatics

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Spotlight: North Lake Natatorium Gets Facelift

North Lake Natatorium 2017 remodel - artist's rendering

The North Lake Natatorium has served the Irving community well for more than 30 years. The facility opened in 1985 as the first indoor pool to serve Irving residents, the Irving Independent School District (IISD) and North Lake College.

The 50-meter pool i...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Learn to Swim This Summer at Irving Pools and Aquatic Centers

Children learning to swim in pool.

Learn great swimming skills to get ready for trips to the beach or pool, or for a day on the water at a lake. Irving has easy access to neighborhood pools and welcoming aquatics staff. Fun for the whole family, learning to swim is an investment in life th...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Release Your Inner Shark

Competitive swimmer in a pool lane.

Irving Sharks is a fun and challenging swim team program offered by the City of Irving Aquatics Division for swimmers 7 years and older. Sharks participants have the opportunity to compete in Texas Amateur Athletic Federation League swim meets.

Team member...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Irving Aquatics Hiring Lifeguards for Summer Employment

Irving lifeguards stabilize a man on a board during training.

Interested in fun and flexible employment? The Parks and Recreation Department Aquatics division is looking for lifeguards for its summer pools and aquatic centers.

Help Wanted

The Parks and Recreation Department has open part-time positions for service-ori...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Students Learn Water Safety Through SwimSafe Program

Young boys in a pool, learning to swim at the Irving Parks and Recreation Department's SwimSafe program.

Since its debut in 2012, the Parks and Recreation Department’s SwimSafe program has offered life-saving education to children across Irving. In 2016, the program reached a new milestone by equipping 2,250 second grade students in Irving Independ...

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Budget

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Budget Hearings Set for June 8 and 22 at City Hall

Serve Your City

Planning for the city’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget is underway. Residents have the opportunity to provide input on the budget during upcoming public hearings. Comments can be made to the City Council on any aspect of the budget including property tax rate...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Three Irving Pools to Close June 3 for ISD Graduations

Irving Aquatics Only Opening Two Pools June 6

The City of Irving’s Parks and Recreation department will close three aquatics facilities on June 3 due to the large number of Irving Independent School District (ISD) graduating seniors who serve as summer lifeguards.

Pools closed on June 3:

  • Lee Park...
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Posted on: May 21, 2017

Military, Vets Invited to Find New Companions

Military, Vets Invited to Find New Companions

Irving Animal Services, along with its partner DFW Humane, is waiving adoption fees for pets adopted by military personnel May 23 through 27 at the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane, to thank them for courageously serving our coun...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Residents Encouraged to Fight the Bite

Irving Fights the Bite

The City of Irving takes mosquito control very seriously. Trapping has begun across the city’s 27 trap and spray locations. When mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus or Saint Louis encephalitis, Irving’s vector control te...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Irving Honors Independence Day

Girl on water slide.

Join Irving for the Fourth of July parade and fireworks celebration.

Patriotic Parade 

This year, the annual parade will begin at 9 a.m. July 4 in downtown Irving and will loop around Irving Boulevard beginning at Sowers Road. The parade will be follow...

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Submit Online Parade Application
Posted on: May 17, 2017

View Georgia Farrow Rec Center Expansion Plans

Georgia Farrow Recreation Center - Facility Upgrade Artist Rendering

Residents recently attended a Community Meeting at Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Drive, to provide input and ideas about a proposed update and expansion of the facility.

Located in West Park, Georgia Farrow Recreation Center is a vital asset ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Irving Music Factory Construction Update: May 2017

Irving Music Factory site - May 2017

ICTN’s "City Source" provides an update on the Irving Music Factory’s construction, including an aerial view of the progress on the site.

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Posted on: May 14, 2017

City Holiday/No Trash Collection May 29

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In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection May 29. In addition, the following facilities will be closed:

  • City Hall
  • Heritage and North Lake aquatic centers
  • Hunter Ferrell Landfill
  • Irving Arts Cente...
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Posted on: May 14, 2017

Construction Underway on Convention Center Hotel

Irving Convention Center Hotel - Artist Rendering

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, City Manager Chris Hillman and other city leaders officially broke ground on the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel at Las Colinas on March 27. Construction is now underway on the $113 million headquarters hotel. It is the ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Police Patrol for Pennies to Support Special Olympics

Schoolchildren and Irving Police raise money to support Special Olympics Texas.

Photo: Schoolchildren and Irving Police raise money to support Special Olympics Texas in 2016.

The Irving Police Department and Irving Public Schools are teaming up once again for a penny drive to support Special Olympics Texas. For several weeks, Irving s...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Enthusiastic About Art? Docent Opportunities Available!

Man discussing artwork with woman.

Love art and like to share enthusiasm with others? Join the Irving Arts Center’s docent program! 

Docents are trained to provide educational and informative tours of the arts center’s exhibitions. Free tours are offered to the public a...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Live Nation Calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

Music Factory - Artist Rendering - Irving TX

Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldw...

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Learn more about the project
Posted on: May 7, 2017

Time-of-Day Influences Water Conservation

Water flowers using a hand-operated nozzle.

To promote good water use habits, minimize water waste and preserve Irving’s water supply, the city enforces time-of-day irrigation restrictions. These limits make it a violation of city ordinance to water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1 through O...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Irving Day at Texas AirHogs Game to Benefit KIB

Texas AirHogs Baseball - Logo

Help Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hit a home run. Happening June 9, the Texas AirHogs are holding “Irving Day,” and $3 of every online ticket sold will go to benefit Keep Irving Beautiful.

KIB works hard to do just that, keep Irving shining. Through communi...

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Purchase Tickets
Posted on: February 3, 2017

Welcome Home to Irving, Texas

Family in front of home - Welcome Home to Irving, TX

Irving is a city with a rich heritage, a city with passion and purpose, and a future of unbridled potential. 

Welcome home to Irving, Texas.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

City of Irving Offers Sanitation Service Discount

City of Irving sanitation worker on truck picks up trash.

The City of Irving provides 20 percent discount on single family residential sanitation service for senior citizens (65 years of age and older) and residents who collect Social Security disability.

A senior citizen must provide the following:

  • Birth date.
  • Dri...
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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Live Nation Calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

Music Factory - Artist Rendering - Irving TX

Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldw...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Cranes, Trains and Automobiles: Irving hits 30-year construction record

Water Street artist rendering - Irving TX

Photo: Water Street artist rendering.

While most people see them as concrete strips ? highways and runways glimmer gold to investors and developers.

The state’s strong economy, combined with Irving’s numerous transportation assets, are translating to a mass...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Irving's Year in Review: 2016

Lake Carolyn, Las Colinas, Irving, TX

Since the adoption of the city’s first strategic plan, the value of strategic thinking has been proven. Resident satisfaction with code enforcement, the appearance of the city, quality of life and other indicators of success have risen. Irving continues t...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Water Street Offers Updated View with Drone Video

A recently released drone video captures the progress the Gables Water Street development has made on construction. The a mixed-use community project, located in Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn, will showcase more than 60,000 square feet of re...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Irving Convention Center Hotel Update

Irving Convention Center - Irving Texas

The Irving City Council has unanimously approved the proposed Irving Convention Center Hotel master development agreement, paving the way for design to begin. The convention center’s headquarters hotel will provide 350 guest rooms and more than 16,000 squ...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Housing Development to Be Built Near Irving Historic Downtown District

The Delaware at Heritage Crossing home option - Irving TX

Photo: Rendering of a home option that will be available at The Delaware at Heritage Crossing development that will be built near downtown Irving.

Empty nesters, young professionals, or those looking to downsize their yard without sacrificing a spaciou...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

Music Factory - Irving TX - Artist Rendering of Finished Site

Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, l...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Watch: Emergency Management Presents Preparedness Tips at Library

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Watch Irving Office of Emergency Management's Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator Alyson Barrow review tips for staying prepared in the event of an emergency during a program at South Irving Library.

Being prepared for natural disasters and oth...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Emergency Management Offers Preparedness Guide

Emergency Preparedness Guide

An Emergency Preparedness Booklet is available at CityofIrving.org/Emergency-Management to assist residents in preparing for potential disasters. The booklet includes information about the most threatening natural and man-made disasters in North Texas. By...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Residents Encouraged to Register for iALERT

Residents Encouraged to Register for iALERT

The city’s iALERT notification system provides residents with critical information during emergencies or critical situations. It allows public safety officials to notify some or all of the city’s population about gas leaks, boil water notices, power outag...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Fall Prevention Safety

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***According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for almost 9 million visits to the emergency department and resulting in more than 30,000 fatali...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – The Eladio Martinez Story

Irving-Specials

Watch the touching story of Eladio Martinez, a soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Monday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – City Source

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New plaques commemorate the history of Irving. On this episode of “City Source,” see the dedication ceremony, and learn about how the plaques were made. Also, the LPGA returns to Irving. We’ll look at the fun and the impact i...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Saturday, May 27 at 10 p.m. – ICTN 1 – A Night at the Movies

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Enjoy a classic movie the whole family will love. Join us this weekend for "Amazing Adventure" from 1936, starring Cary Grant.

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Best of the GOW: Girls High School Softball Nimitz vs Irving

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The Lady Tigers and Lady Vikings squared off in district softball action in a game we first brought you in March. Repeats: Monday at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday at 4 .m., Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 4 p.m., Friday at noon, and Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Remembering World War II

Irving-Specials

Irving veterans recount their memories of World War II. Repeats: Friday at 4 p.m., and Saturday at 3 p.m.

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Tuesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. – 2017 Irving Police Department Awards Banquet

Irving-Specials

ICTN was there as the department honored their finest during the 21st annual Police Awards banquet. Repeats: Wednesday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. – ICTN 1 – Open Line: Mosquitos

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This is the time of year to make sure you are protecting you and your loved ones from mosquitos. On this  edition of “Open Line,” experts from the City of Irving and Dallas County share the best tips for self-protection, and e...

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

ICTN 3 - Game of the Week Classics Network

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Bringing you cross town match-ups, post season playoff showdowns and classic contests from more than 30 years of Game of the Week. Watch ICTN 3: •AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network •Spectrum Commun...

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

Channel Guide

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Watch ICTN 1:

  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
  • Spectrum Communications Channel 16
  • Frontier Channel 30

Watch ICTN 2:

  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
  • Spectrum Communications Channel 95
  • Fr...
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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Centennial Park Plaques Unveiled

Woman looking at newly installed black granite plaques in Founders Plaza - Irving TX.

Irving leaders recently gathered at Centennial Park to re-dedicate Founder’s Plaza and unveil new plaques. The black granite plaques showcase significant moments in the first hundred years of Irving history.

The new plaques these took the commissioned arti...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Irving Music Factory Construction Update: May 2017

Irving Music Factory site - May 2017

ICTN’s "City Source" provides an update on the Irving Music Factory’s construction, including an aerial view of the progress on the site.

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View more news and information about Irving’s Infrastructure investments by searching #IrvingInvests.

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

View Georgia Farrow Rec Center Expansion Plans

Georgia Farrow Recreation Center - Facility Upgrade Artist Rendering

Residents recently attended a Community Meeting at Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Drive, to provide input and ideas about a proposed update and expansion of the facility.

Located in West Park, Georgia Farrow Recreation Center is a vital asset ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Construction Underway on Convention Center Hotel

Irving Convention Center Hotel - Artist Rendering

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, City Manager Chris Hillman and other city leaders officially broke ground on the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel at Las Colinas on March 27. Construction is now underway on the $113 million headquarters hotel. It is the ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Live Nation Calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

Music Factory - Artist Rendering - Irving TX

Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldw...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Converge, Collaborate, Create

The Study: Irving’s Innovation Center - Irving TX

City of Irving, Indigo Group to unveil Business, Innovation Center in Heritage District

Beginning in May, business and community innovators will have the opportunity to soak in a 180-degree view of downtown Irving while leveraging support and professional ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Colony Drive Bridge Reopens with Ribbon Cutting

Colony Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting - Irving TX

Members of the Historic Hospital District Neighborhood Association joined Irving city leaders to celebrate the opening of the new Colony Drive bridge. Crews replaced the bridge as part of a major drainage improvement project on several South Irving channe...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Irving Music Factory Site Progresses

Site construction at the Music Factory, June 2016.

The Irving Music Factory is primed to be an all-in-one dining and entertainment destination for North Texas. The $165 million project’s centerpiece will be the Pavilion at the Music Factory, a $40 million high-tech music venue that converts from a 4,000-s...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

New Plaques Installed in Centennial Park

New plaques being installed at Founders Plaza in Centennial Park, Irving, Texas.

The plaques chronicling the history of Irving at Founders Plaza in the city's downtown Centennial Park, 444 W. Second Street are currently being replaced with new versions constructed out of black granite. 

The new plaques these took the commissi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Watch: Irving Convention Center Hotel Groundbreaking

Irving Convention Center Hotel - Artist Rendering

City leaders break ground on the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel in late March, taking its next step closer to reality. The $110-million project is scheduled to open in late 2018. 

The $110 million convention center hotel will mark the completio...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Infrastructure Explained

Worker operates heavy machinery to dig up old pavement.

The City of Irving is renewing its focus on infrastructure. But what does that mean to residents, businesses and visitors? Learn more from this piece produced by ICTN. Get the answers to common questions, and find out why leaders believe infrastructure is...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

City of Irving Plans for Long-term Flood Control, Drainage Improvements

Brockbank Channel wall construction near Lane Street, Irving, Texas.

Photo: Brockbank Channel wall construction near Lane Street.

By 2019, the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will help protect 229 structures south of State Highway (SH) 183 by building new drainage channels that will contain a 100-year flood...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Watch: Drainage Projects Update

Newly paved drainage channel in Irving, Texas.

As part of a special focus on infrastructure called "Investing in Our Future," ICTN takes a look at drainage projects in Irving. Get an update on Delaware Creek-related projects, and find out why drainage is expected to be an even bigger priorit...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Watch: New Exercise Equipment Installed at Sunrise Park

A City of Irving employee installs new exercise equipment along the newly installed trail at Sunrise

Photo: A City of Irving employee installs new exercise equipment along the newly installed trail at Sunrise Park, 1809 E Union Bower Road.

In this excerpt from ICTN’s “City Source,” get a look at the new workout equipment just installed at Irving’s Sunrise...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Watch: New Playground Opens at Senter Park

New equipment installed at Senter Park's playground - March 2017 - Irving TX

Irving's Senter Park has a new playground full of fun and colorful features. Watch to learn more about the improvements, paid for with Community Development Block Grant funds.

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Live Oak Road Bridge at Delaware Creek Reopens

Live Oak Road Bridge, at Delaware Creek, post-construction - Irving, TX

After a 13-month project, the Live Oak Road bridge crossing at Delaware Creek has reopened with a new bridge and infrastructure improvements. Work also included reconstruction of the drainage channel to deepen it with vertical walls, as well as the instal...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Watch: Irving Music Factory Under Construction

The Irving Music Factory construction progressing. December 2016

Construction on the Irving Music Factory is progressing fast! Get a look inside the site to see some of the features coming together. The Irving Music Factory will feature restaurants, an outdoor plaza, a movie theater and a state-of-the-art live music ve...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

View Heritage Park Redevelopment Proposal Concept

Artist's concept of redesigned Heritage Park, Irving, Texas.

Irving looks to the past while embracing the future for new generations. 

Heritage Park celebrated its 30th birthday in July 2016, and now the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the Parks and Recreation departments are looking to bre...

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View the Artist Drawings of the Proposed Park
Posted on: March 3, 2017

North Campion Completely Open: Repairs Completed

Joggers and cyclists enjoy Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

Photo: Joggers and cyclists enjoy the repaired Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

The City of Irving is pleased to announce that the entire northern section of Campion Trail is open for joggers, cyclists and nature lovers t...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

March 5 "City Source" Features Campion Trail, Sunrise Park

City workers put the finishing touches on the new trail at Sunrise Park.

Photo: City workers put the finishing touches on the new trail at Sunrise Park. Work is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2017.

This edition of "City Source" features Investing in our Future stories covering the repairs to North Campi...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Renovations Continue at Senter Park Playground

Artist rendering of new play equipment at Senter Park - Irving TX - February 2017

Residents will be excited with new playground improvements at Senter Park, 901 S. Senter St., funded by Community Development Block Grants. Work continues to install a new playground system at Senter Park, 901 S. Senter St. The playground area will be clo...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Watch: Infrastructure Presentation to Irving City Council - Feb. 26 2017

Water tower with Irving, TX logo.

Todd Reck, Irving Water Utilities director, provides the Irving City Council with an update on projects involving a water tank and sewer line cleaning.

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Irving’s Tudor Lane Transformation Earns National Recognition

New Tudor Lane home in Irving, Texas.

The National Community Development Association (NCDA) has announced its decision to award the 2017 Audrey Nelson Community Development Award to the City of Irving for the redevelopment of Tudor Lane.

Tudor Lane, once one of Irving’s highest crime...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Investing in Irving’s Infrastructure: Maintaining Quality Services for Residents

City staff works to construct and maintain a variety of infrastructure projects every day.

City staff works to construct and maintain a variety of infrastructure projects every day that help ensure residents receive the quality services they have grown to expect from the City of Irving.

Capital Improvement Program Department

The Capital Improveme...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Watch: Irving Places New Elevated Water Storage Tank

Royal Ridge Water Supply Tank Raising - January 2017 - Irving TX

As new neighborhoods develop, the City of Irving is adding a new elevated water storage tank at Royal Lane and Royal Ridge Parkway. This tower will help ensure adequate water pressure. Watch to see the hoisting of the storage tank — a process th...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Cranes, Trains and Automobiles: Irving hits 30-year construction record

Water Street artist rendering - Irving TX

Photo: Water Street artist rendering.

While most people see them as concrete strips ? highways and runways glimmer gold to investors and developers.

The state’s strong economy, combined with Irving’s numerous transportation assets, are translating to a mass...

Read on...

Posted on: January 1, 2017

Irving's Year in Review: 2016

Lake Carolyn, Las Colinas, Irving, TX

Since the adoption of the city’s first strategic plan, the value of strategic thinking has been proven. Resident satisfaction with code enforcement, the appearance of the city, quality of life and other indicators of success have risen. Irving continues t...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Sunrise Park Trail Improvements Begin Dec. 19

Sunrise Park Welcome Sign - Irving TX

Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, trail replacement work will begin at Sunrise Park, 1809 E. Union Bower Road. This project is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2017. 

All existing asphalt trail will be replaced with 9-foot wide concrete pavement...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Water Street Offers Updated View with Drone Video

A recently released drone video captures the progress the Gables Water Street development has made on construction. The a mixed-use community project, located in Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn, will showcase more than 60,000 square feet of re...

Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2016

CDBG Funds Fuel Improvements to Parks, Rec Centers, Sidewalks

Hurwitz Park - Irving TX

The City of Irving is using $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to improve parks, recreation centers and sidewalks in Irving neighborhoods. These improvements were designed to help the Irving Parks and Recreation Department promote a...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Twin Wells Golf Course Closed for Renovations

Twin Wells Golf Course

Beginning Oct. 1, Twin Wells Golf Course will be closed for renovations. Enhancements will include a new irrigation system, tee boxes, putting greens and clubhouse facilities. These improvements will prepare the golf course for future enjoyment. Completio...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

Irving Convention Center Hotel Update

Irving Convention Center - Irving Texas

The Irving City Council has unanimously approved the proposed Irving Convention Center Hotel master development agreement, paving the way for design to begin. The convention center’s headquarters hotel will provide 350 guest rooms and more than 16,000 squ...

Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Housing Development to Be Built Near Irving Historic Downtown District

The Delaware at Heritage Crossing home option - Irving TX

Photo: Rendering of a home option that will be available at The Delaware at Heritage Crossing development that will be built near downtown Irving.Empty nesters, young professionals, or those looking to downsize their yard without sacrificing a spacious ho...

Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

Music Factory - Irving TX - Artist Rendering of Finished Site

Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, long in the making, i...

Read on...


Posted on: May 12, 2017

Irving Music Factory Construction Update: May 2017

Irving Music Factory site - May 2017

ICTN’s "City Source" provides an update on the Irving Music Factory’s construction, including an aerial view of the progress on the site.

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View more news and information about Irving’s Infrastructure investments by searching #IrvingInvests.

Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Live Nation Calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

Music Factory - Artist Rendering - Irving TX

Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldw...

Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2017

Irving Music Factory Site Progresses

Site construction at the Music Factory, June 2016.

The Irving Music Factory is primed to be an all-in-one dining and entertainment destination for North Texas. The $165 million project’s centerpiece will be the Pavilion at the Music Factory, a $40 million high-tech music venue that converts from a 4,000-s...

Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2017

Watch: Irving Music Factory Under Construction

The Irving Music Factory construction progressing. December 2016

Construction on the Irving Music Factory is progressing fast! Get a look inside the site to see some of the features coming together. The Irving Music Factory will feature restaurants, an outdoor plaza, a movie theater and a state-of-the-art live music ve...

Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

Music Factory - Irving TX - Artist Rendering of Finished Site

Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, long in the making, i...

Read on...


Posted on: May 18, 2017

Book Clubs for Adults

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It’s almost summertime and the kids, or grandkids, will soon be out of school. Let’s face it, after a few days, you may need a mental break from the kids. Now is the time to start planning your summer escapes. Reading is a great way to...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Discover Podcasts

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I love listening to stories, and I bet if your reading this article, you do too. When I’m in the car, I often listen to my favorite programs on KERA 90.1 or slip an audiobook into the CD player. But there are times when the news is too depressin...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

The Friends of Irving Public Library Annual Book Sale

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Is your love of reading only surpassed by your love of saving money? Indulge in both of your passions this year at the Friends of the Irving Public Library Annual Book Sale from June 1-4 at the Friends Warehouse, 3000 Rock Island Road.  

The sale begi...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Weathering the Storm: Parent Edition

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Gone are the days when a person could count on tornado “season” being only a springtime phenomenon. Unfortunately, tornadoes can occur at any time when the conditions are right, including an EF4 tornado in Rowlett, TX in December of 20...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Volunteering at the Library

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Are you looking for volunteer opportunities this summer?

Irving Public Libraries are seeking student volunteers for the upcoming summer season. High School students, ages 16 and up, can apply beginning May 1 by printing the online application, and returnin...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Irving Day at Texas AirHogs Game to Benefit KIB

Texas AirHogs Baseball - Logo

Help Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hit a home run. Happening June 9, the Texas AirHogs are holding “Irving Day,” and $3 of every online ticket sold will go to benefit Keep Irving Beautiful.

KIB works hard to do just that, keep Irving shining. Through communi...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Explore North Texas with the Teen Field Trip Series

Teen girl prepare to mount rock climbing wall.

Teens can get out of the house this summer and enjoy fun area attractions by registering for one of the weekly field trips sponsored by Lively Pointe Youth Center. With a variety of trip options, teens can test their skills at indoor rock climbing, learn ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Summer Splash Camp Registration Continues

Irving Summer Splash Camp attendees enjoy an outing.

City recreation centers will continue registration for the Summer Splash Camp as space allows. 

Five, two-week sessions will be offered beginning June 5. Campers will participate in gym games, arts and crafts, and field trips in a supervised environme...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Learn to Swim This Summer at Irving Pools and Aquatic Centers

Children learning to swim in pool.

Learn great swimming skills to get ready for trips to the beach or pool, or for a day on the water at a lake. Irving has easy access to neighborhood pools and welcoming aquatics staff. Fun for the whole family, learning to swim is an investment in life th...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Irving Aquatics Hiring Lifeguards for Summer Employment

Irving lifeguards stabilize a man on a board during training.

Interested in fun and flexible employment? The Parks and Recreation Department Aquatics division is looking for lifeguards for its summer pools and aquatic centers.

Help Wanted

The Parks and Recreation Department has open part-time positions for service-ori...

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Posted on: January 21, 2015

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Programs

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Classes

Looking to join an exercise class or register your child for day camp? Recreation center patrons must register for programs online using ActiveNet. The new online registration service eliminates the need to stand in lines at recreation centers on registra...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

View Georgia Farrow Rec Center Expansion Plans

Georgia Farrow Recreation Center - Facility Upgrade Artist Rendering

Residents recently attended a Community Meeting at Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Drive, to provide input and ideas about a proposed update and expansion of the facility.

Located in West Park, Georgia Farrow Recreation Center is a vital asset ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

View Heritage Park Redevelopment Proposal Concept

Artist's concept of redesigned Heritage Park, Irving, Texas.

Irving looks to the past while embracing the future for new generations. 

Heritage Park celebrated its 30th birthday in July 2016, and now the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the Parks and Recreation departments are looking to bre...

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View the Artist Drawings of the Proposed Park
Posted on: March 2, 2017

North Campion Completely Open: Repairs Completed

Joggers and cyclists enjoy Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

Photo: Joggers and cyclists enjoy the repaired Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

The City of Irving is pleased to announce that the entire northern section of Campion Trail is open for joggers, cyclists and nature lovers t...

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Posted on: September 29, 2016

Twin Wells Golf Course Closed for Renovations

Twin Wells Golf Course

Beginning Oct. 1, Twin Wells Golf Course will be closed for renovations. Enhancements will include a new irrigation system, tee boxes, putting greens and clubhouse facilities.

These improvements will prepare the golf course for future enjoyment. Comple...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Canoe Launch Closed at T.W. Richardson Park

canoe launch under water

The canoe launch at T.W. Richardson Park, as well as the sidewalk along the area, will be closed indefinitely. Due to continued heavy rainfall this year, the Trinity River has washed away much of the embankment along this section of Campion Trail. This er...Read on...


Posted on: May 5, 2017

Police Patrol for Pennies to Support Special Olympics

Schoolchildren and Irving Police raise money to support Special Olympics Texas.

Photo: Schoolchildren and Irving Police raise money to support Special Olympics Texas in 2016.

The Irving Police Department and Irving Public Schools are teaming up once again for a penny drive to support Special Olympics Texas. For several weeks, Irving s...

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Posted on: July 8, 2014

2015 Annual Report

The Irving Police Department proudly presents the 2015 Annual Report. As with any annual report, the pages are full of facts and details, but the results were created by the dedicated and exceptional work performed.

2015 Annual Report

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Las Colinas Boulevard, from Fuller Drive to O’Connor Boulevard

Beginning 9 a.m. May 19, the northbound lanes of Las Colinas Boulevard will be closed for main lane paving operations through May 22, weather permitting. In addition, the median area at Promenade Parkway will be affected. Two-way traffic will be maintaine...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Las Colinas Boulevard, at Wingren Drive

Various north- and southbound lanes of Las Colinas Boulevard will be closed at Wingren Drive 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily, through June 2 for the relocation of a telecommunications line. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project.

Motorists are a...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Wildwood Drive, from Sixth Street to Trinity Park

Beginning May 3, Atmos Energy will be replacing a gas main from the west side of Wildwood under the road along Sixth Street to Trinity Park. Various lanes of Wildwood Drive will be closed throughout the project, but two-way traffic will remain in place. W...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Las Colinas Boulevard, from Promenade Parkway to O’Connor Boulevard

Beginning at 9 a.m. April 27, the two-way traffic lanes of Las Colinas Boulevard from Promenade Parkway to O’Connor Boulevard, will switch to the southbound lanes. The existing northbound lanes will be demolished in order to install new pavement...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Cabell Drive, from Esters Road to Belt Line Road

Beginning 9:30 a.m. March 15, eastbound Cabell Drive between Esters Road and Belt Line Road will be closed to through traffic until further notice. Eastbound Cabell Drive will be open to local traffic only from Esters Road to the Forward Air facility driv...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Royal Ridge North Supply Water Line

The installation of a new water line will cause various lane closures and traffic delays on Regent Boulevard, between Royal Crossing and Belt Line Road. This line will supply water to the new elevated water storage tank being built at Belt Line Road and R...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Lane Street Bridge, at Brockbank Channel

Beginning the week of Oct. 10, Lane Street will be closed at the bridge crossing the Brockbank Channel, between Cypress Drive and Betsy Lane, to allow the demolition of the bridge and provide better access for construction crews rebuilding a deeper and wi...

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Anderson, Stafford, McCarthy and Metker Streets; Posey Drive; Chisholm Trail

Water and/or wastewater lines will be replaced on Anderson, Stafford, McCarthy and Metker streets, as well as Posey Drive and Chisholm Trail from May 2016 to July 2017. As a result, one-way traffic will be in place adjacent to the areas ...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Las Colinas Boulevard, between Promenade Parkway and Fuller Drive

The outside (right) lane of southbound Las Colinas Boulevard, between Promenade Parkway and Fuller Drive, is closed for the duration of the work taking place at the Irving Music Factory construction site.

The construction is anticipated to be completed in ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Road to the Future Presentation: April 21, 2017

Casey Tate, director of Capital Improvement Program, provides an update to residents and council on

The City of Irving Capital Improvement Program Director Casey Tate and Traffic and Transportation Director Dan Vedral provided an update at the April 21, 2017. It includes an explanation of the process to evaluate all 1,400 lane miles of roadway in the ci...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Infrastructure Explained

Worker operates heavy machinery to dig up old pavement.

The City of Irving is renewing its focus on infrastructure. But what does that mean to residents, businesses and visitors? Learn more from this piece produced by ICTN. Get the answers to common questions, and find out why leaders believe infrastructure is...

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Posted on: November 11, 2016

City Plans 'Road to the Future'

Road to the Future - Irving TX

City of Irving staff presented the "Road to the Future" project to the City Council members Nov. 10, 2016. This project funds $100 million for road improvements and reconstruction over the next five years without raising the tax rate.

The City of Irving Ca...

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Pavement Assessment Presentation

Posted on: May 22, 2017

City Holiday/No Trash Collection May 29

The U.S. Flag

In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection May 29. In addition, the following facilities will be closed:

  • Hunter FEerrel Landfill
  • City Hall
  • Heritage and North Lake aquatic centers
  • Irving Arts Cente...
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Posted on: November 28, 2016

City of Irving Offers Sanitation Service Discount

City of Irving sanitation worker on truck picks up trash.

The City of Irving provides 20 percent discount on single family residential sanitation service for senior citizens (65 years of age and older) and residents who collect Social Security disability.

A senior citizen must provide the following:

  • Birth date.
  • Dri...
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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Irving Concert Series 4 Kids Continues May 25

Big Bang Boom 2

Photo: Big Bang Boom takes the stage at the Irving Concert Series 4 Kids on May 25.

The City of Irving continues its newest concert series at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25. Enjoy a high energy show by Big Bang Boom, a rockin' three-piece power pop b...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Irving Honors Independence Day

Girl on water slide.

Join Irving for the Fourth of July parade and fireworks celebration.

Patriotic Parade 

This year, the annual parade will begin at 9 a.m. July 4 in downtown Irving and will loop around Irving Boulevard beginning at Sowers Road. The parade will be follow...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Sample the Sounds of New Orleans at the Irving Concert Series

Big Brass Band 2

Photo: The Big $ Brass Band will take the stage May 26.

Sample the sights and sounds of New Orleans during the Irving Concert Series at Whistlestop Plaza, 123 W. Irving Blvd. Irving’s annual concert series showcases live music performances by musicians fro...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Vendors Invited to Apply for Spots at Irving Special Events

2013 IMSE vendors_thumb.jpg

The application for vendors to sell food, crafts and other items at Irving's 2017 citywide special events is now available online. Vendor spaces are available at several events throughout the year, including Canal Fest, the Taste of Irving and th...

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2017 Irving Special Event Vendor Application

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop June 3

Water coming from downspout to rain barrel.

Water is a precious natural resource, and conservation is vital. Students will learn about the importance of water conservation through the harvesting of rainwater, as well as techniques to use the harvested rain. 

Students will be shown how to build ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Certify Your Garden for Wildlife on June 10

Butterfly among red flowers

The Irving Be Green team is hosting a free workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10 at Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail,  designed to help residents build the garden of their dreams that attracts pollinators and wildlife. Learn about the Irving...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Keep North Texas Skies Clear and Bright

Flowers in front of a tall building.

Spring weather in Texas can be beautiful, with sunny skies and seemingly clear air. But that bright sunshine masks what we don't always see - ozone forming in the atmosphere.

Take Care of Texas, a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Enviro...

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Learn more about Air Quality in North Texas
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Take a Spin Around Irving During Bike Month

Bike parked in front of a boutique.

With so many reasons to ride, what's yours?

Whether you bike to work or school, ride to save money or time, pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment, or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to cel...

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Learn more about bicycling in Irving
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Proper Grease, Oil Disposal Keep Sanitary Sewer Lines Clean

Sewer line clogged with fats, oils and grease.

The majority of sanitary sewer overflows are due to grease buildup from homes and apartments. Help prevent costly sewer overflows by following a few steps.

Do:

  • Put oil and grease in collection containers; remove oil and grease from kitchen utensils, equipme...
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Posted on: April 30, 2017

Recycling In Irving

Blue recycling bags and flattened cardboard boxes await collection at the curb.

Photo: Blue recycling bags and flattened cardboard boxes await collection at the curb.

Irving has been recycling since the early 1990s, and over the years, what can and can’t be recycled has changed. But the city’s commitment to divert ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Storm drain clogged with leaves.

Stormwater is water from rain, ice and snow that does not soak into the ground. It flows from rooftops, over paved areas, bare soil and sloped lawns into storm drains that empty directly into neighboring waterways. As it flows, it can collect and transpor...

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Posted on: April 23, 2017

WaterMyYard.org Promotes Smart Irrigation

Watering flowers with a handheld hose and sprayer.

The City of Irving wants to help residents by taking the guesswork out of watering their lawns. Residents and businesses are encouraged to set up an account at the WaterMyYard.org website, which will send weekly updates with the exact amount of time neede...

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Posted on: April 16, 2017

Get Greener With Classes, Workshops

Hand holding globe with butterfly on it.

Register for these and other Irving Think Green Be Green classes, workshops and activities. Visit the Classes and Events page for more information.

May 9 | Backyard Composting Short Class

6 to 8 p.m. | Max G. Greiner Environmental Center, Conflans Road...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

City Takes Leadership Position With “Green” Initiatives

West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Photo: West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Irving continues to embrace environmental stewardship and promote conservation. Notable actions help it remain a leader in North Texas:

  • The West Irving Library is a...
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Posted on: April 30, 2017

Proper Grease, Oil Disposal Keep Sanitary Sewer Lines Clean

Sewer line clogged with fats, oils and grease.

The majority of sanitary sewer overflows are due to grease buildup from homes and apartments. Help prevent costly sewer overflows by following a few steps.

Do:

  • Put oil and grease in collection containers; remove oil and grease from kitchen utensils, equipme...
Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2017

Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Storm drain clogged with leaves.

Stormwater is water from rain, ice and snow that does not soak into the ground. It flows from rooftops, over paved areas, bare soil and sloped lawns into storm drains that empty directly into neighboring waterways. As it flows, it can collect and transpor...

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Posted on: April 9, 2017

WaterMyYard.org Promotes Smart Irrigation

Watering flowers with a handheld hose and sprayer.

The City of Irving wants to help residents by taking the guesswork out of watering their lawns. Residents and businesses are encouraged to set up an account at the WaterMyYard.org website, which will send weekly updates with the exact amount of time neede...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Time-of-Day Influences Water Conservation

Water flowers using a hand-operated nozzle.

To promote good water use habits, minimize water waste and preserve Irving’s water supply, the city enforces time-of-day irrigation restrictions. These limits make it a violation of city ordinance to water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1...

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

2015 Water Quality Report Summary Available Online

2014 Water Quality Report Summary

In accordance with Congress’ 1996 amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the City of Irving Water Utilities Department and other community systems must provide customers with an annual report on drinking water quality. Each year, the T...Read on...

Read the 2015 Water Quality Report