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Texas Leaders Unite To Urge Passage Of A Permanent Legislative Solution For DACA Recipients

Today, the Texas Business Immigration Coalition (a member of the American Business Immigration Coalition) and the Texas Business Leadership Council, along with more than thirty Texas leaders in business and higher education launched the Texas Opportunity Coalition, a new initiative that promotes and supports targeted immigration reform. The Texas Opportunity Coalition is dedicated to securing […]

Here’s How Elderly Irving-Las Colinas Residents Can Get Free Help With Their Tax Returns

Moderate- and low-income seniors in Irving can receive free assistance with their taxes, but it will look a little different this year thanks to COVID-19. Volunteers trained by the IRS and AARP will provide assistance at Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. Appointments are required, with no walk-ins permitted. Staff will start scheduling meetings […]

Irving-Based Apartment Developer Names New President

Irving-based JPI has promoted Payton Mayes to divisional president and managing partner — a new role that comes amid a strong growth for the most active multifamily developer in Dallas-Fort Worth. Mayes will oversee and lead all components of JPI’s multifamily regional operations — including site acquisition, development, design management, construction, capital markets, portfolio management […]

Two Irving-Based Companies Make World’s Most Admired List

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, San Antonio-based USAA and Westlake-based Charles Schwab are among the world’s most admired companies in Fortune’s 2021 ranking. Southwest scored highest among Texas companies, ranking 14th overall. USAA was 27th, and Schwab came in 44th. Apple topped the list for the 14th year in a row. Fourteen other Texas-based companies made the […]

Irving ISD Launches College and Careers Program

Parents and guardians, looking to help their kids get to college can now get help from the Irving ISD. The district is offering a program called “Path to College and Careers.” The eight-part virtual series will help parents prepare kids for graduation. There’s a 1 p.m. and a 6 p.m. session every Tuesday through March […]

Irving Among Best Cities for Black Women to Flourish Financially

Black women serve a critical role in the American economy, contributing $3.8 billion to the GDP annually. Often the breadwinners for their families, they have the highest labor force participation rate for women and make up 21% of all women-owned businesses. Even with these significant contributions, Black women live at the intersection of multiple barriers […]

Irving ISD Makes Home Visits to Connect with Students

In a time when connecting with kids is more challenging, Irving ISD is going the extra mile to check on students who aren’t showing up to their online classes. Members of the district’s campus operations team are working to break the stigma that a visit from an attendance officer is for disciplinarian reasons. In an […]