Redevelopment Will Launch New Irving Business Park Near Old Texas Stadium Site

A major redevelopment of an industrial park is planned at Irving’s front door. The project will repurpose a handful of office and industrial buildings along State Highway 114 near the old Texas Stadium site. Owner Hickory Pointe LLC, an Iowa-based investor, plans to revamp the almost 120,000-square-foot business park into new commercial space. The owner […]

Irving Exhibit Explores Tragic History of American Indian Boarding Schools

Beginning in the 1870s, the U.S. government forcibly removed thousands of Native Americans from their homes and sent them to government-operated boarding schools. The schools aimed to educate and assimilate the children, who were all ages and from different tribes. That tumultuous period is the subject of a new traveling exhibit — Away from Home: […]

Irving ISD’s Suzie Oelschlegel named to UIL’s top 100 coaches list

MacArthur High School girls basketball coach Suzie Oelschlegel was named to the UIL’s top 100 high school basketball coaches of all time. Oelschlegel has coached for 34 years, all at Irving’s MacArthur High School, where she is now head coach. She has a career record of 847 wins, and in 2011 led her team to […]

North Texas Realtors Plan for New Headquarters

North Texas’ largest real estate organization — the MetroTex Association of Realtors — is moving ahead with plans for its new headquarters in Irving. Last summer the real estate trade association, which represents more than 20,000 North Texas real estate agents, purchased 10 acres just south of Interstate 635 as the location for a new […]

Irving Women’s Shelter Evacuated After Burst Pipes Collapse Ceiling

An Irving women’s shelter was forced to evacuate families after burst pipes caused the ceiling to collapse at one of its facilities. The shelter, Brighter Tomorrows, said no one was injured, but that it was unsafe for families to remain in the building. “It’s unfortunate that these women and children who have already been uprooted […]

Irving-Las Colinas Named One of the Best Cities for Black Residents

In a study released February 5 in conjunction with Black History Month, personal finance website SmartAsset puts Grand Prairie in a tie with Virginia Beach, Virginia, as the place where Black Americans fare best economically. SmartAsset took into account six factors in analyzing 129 of the largest U.S. cities: median Black household income, Black homeownership […]