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Nexstar Extends Perry A. Sook’s Contract As CEO Through March 2026

Nexstar Media Group’s Board of Directors has extended the employment agreement of CEO Perry A. Sook, through March 31, 2026. In addition to his responsibilities as CEO, Mr. Sook also serves as the company’s chairman and he remains a top shareholder of the Company. Sook founded Nexstar Media Group in 1996 and has served as […]

Kimberly-Clark Appoints Former Toyota Exec Into Newly Created Executive Role

Irving-based Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has announced the appointment of Zack Hicks in the newly created role of Chief Digital and Technology Officer, according to a news release. The announcement comes after the recent news of Hicks’ retirement from Plano-based Toyota North America after 26 years of leadership and was the company’s first Chief Digital […]

Irving Will Require Short-Term Rentals to Register With City, Pay Annual Fee

Short-term rentals in Irving will be required to register and pay an annual fee as part of an effort by the city to regulate properties listed on Airbnb, VRBO and other platforms. The changes come as some neighbors in cities across North Texas have complained of noise, parties and poor maintenance, among other issues, at […]

Irving Families Can Track Their Child’s School Bus This Year Using an App

Irving families will be able to track their children’s school buses this year through an app. Irving ISD is launching Smart Tag, a software program that provides real-time location information, ridership activity and alerts to parents and guardians. On its website, Smart Tag says it improves safety, security, visibility and communications for school bus transportation. […]

NewcrestImage Acquires 135-Room TownePlace Suites Dallas Las Colinas Hotel

Locally based hospitality owner-operator NewcrestImage has acquired the 135-room TownePlace Suites Dallas Las Colinas Hotel in Irving. The Marriott-branded property, which offers studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, opened in 1998 and was last renovated in 2014. Amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness center. NewcrestImage plans to expand upon those capital improvements with additional […]

House Passes CHIPS and Science Act

The House of Representatives last week passed a long-awaited bill aimed at increasing semiconductor production in a bid to increase American competitiveness, a bipartisan achievement that will send tens of billions of dollars into American manufacturing and scientific research. The final vote was 243-187. Twenty-four Republicans crossed over to join Democrats in backing the bill, […]