Oct. 27, 2020: Irving Archives & Museum Named 2020 Obelisk Award Honoree for Collaboration with Thi
Business Council for the Arts has awarded the Irving Archives & Museum (IAM) with its annual Obelisk Award Honoree for ‘New Initiatives – Small’ for IAM’s India a la Art project. The IAM public programming and exhibition project, India a la Art, was a partnership with thinkIndia, a local cultural nonprofit organization. The thinkIndia foundation is focused on bringing communities together through the power of arts and culture.
Oct. 14, 2020: City of Irving Offers New Eerie Irving Park Halloween Event
et ready for a Halloween-filled fun time with goblins, witches, ghosts and more during Eerie Irving Park, A Drive-Thru Experience. The inaugural view-from-your-car event is free and will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Trinity View Park, 2221 E. State Highway 356.
Oct. 9, 2020: Irving Expands Emergency Business Assistance Funding Program
Thanks to CARES ACT funding, the City of Irving is expanding its program aimed at helping Irving businesses suffering from the effects of COVID-19. Sole proprietors and home-based businesses can apply, and independently owned franchises are now invited to the pre-application process.
Sept. 22, 2020: City of Irving Maintains Top Ratings From Ratings Agencies
Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global both affirmed the City of Irving’s triple A General Obligation ratings for 2020. This is the 24th consecutive year Irving has received the highest credit rating from both national credit rating agencies.
Sept. 15, 2020: Irving Community Television Network Wins 11 National Awards
For Irving residents who want to know what is going on in their city, all they have to do is tune to Irving Community Television Network (ICTN). ICTN is the city’s video production department that produces an array of quality news programing, arts and entertainment features and informational videos.
Aug. 28, 2020: Irving Emergency Childcare Payment Assistance Program
The City of Irving has launched a fourth CARES Act program; this one helps working parents and guardians pay for childcare. Applications will be accepted online beginning Aug. 28.
Aug. 19, 2020: Irving Providing Emergency Business Assistance Funding
Thanks to additional CARES ACT funding, the City of Irving will offer a new program aimed at helping Irving businesses suffering from the effects of COVID-19. Sole proprietors and home-based businesses can apply as well. The program will provide up to $50,000 in forgivable loans. The businesses must be physically located and operating within the city.
Aug. 11, 2020: The City of Irving is Scouting Local Comedians
As in past years, the city is asking local comedians to submit a 3-minute video of their standup. The most entertaining comedian will be chosen to make a guest appearance during the virtual Laughs by the Sofa event, Aug. 28.
July 28, 2020: Calling All Sleuths: Let’s Play Clue With the City Of Irving!
Join the City of Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department for an interactive Clue event beginning July 31 and wrapping up Aug. 16 and help discover “Who is responsible for the demise of Dr. COVID with what weapon and where?”
June 30, 2020: City of Irving Helps Coordinate Dallas County Covid-19 Testing Site
Beginning July 1, a new Dallas County COVID-19 testing site will open in the City of Irving. The site will be located at the University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Dr. in Lot B. the testing is drive-thru and will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
June 26, 2020: City of Irving Welcomes New Assistant City Manager
he City of Irving has named Orlando Sanchez as the Assistant City Manager for Public Works. As Assistant City Manager over Public Works, Sanchez will oversee Traffic and Transportation, Streets, Solid Waste Services, Capital Improvement Program and Water Utilities Departments.
June 23, 2020: City of Irving Plans Nostalgic Virtual July 4
Get Ready for a Virtually Fun-tastic #IrvingJuly4! See old friends or maybe even a younger you. Due to COVID-19, community safety is the city’s No. 1 priority this year, so the Irving Independence Day Parade, Reception and Fireworks Show is transitioning from live to virtual with the Irving Virtual Fourth of July.
June 17, 2020: Irving Chalk the Block
The City of Irving invites residents, businesses and community organizations to grab some chalk, go outside and draw brilliant summer scenes during Irving Chalk the Block June 20 and 21.
June 2, 2020: Irving Parks and Recreation, Public Libraries Reopening Select Facilities
The City of Irving plans a limited number of parks, recreational and library facility openings beginning June 1, with additional openings June 8. The City of Irving requests that residents follow all CDC health recommendations, including social distancing, wearing a face mask that covers the mouth and nose, and frequent hand washing. Please be advised that facility operations are subject to change and are limited to Irving residents only.
May 7, 2020: OpEd: Our Communities Need Your Help: A United Call to Action from Texas Mayors
Our Communities Need Your Help: A United Call to Action from Texas Mayors for More Federal Assistance: Even as some states take steps to reopen businesses, our nation continues to simultaneously face public health, economic and fiscal crises that could endure for some time. These crises are neither “red” nor “blue”; they are red, white, and blue. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) does not distinguish between Democrats or Republicans or between “blue” states and “red” states, nor do its economic and fiscal impacts.
May 7, 2020: City of Irving Teams with Other Cities to Seek Pilot Proposals for Economic Dev
The 2020 Community and Economic Development Innovation Cohort is actively seeking pilot proposals in community and economic development solutions, as well as in remote provision of governance services and other emergency response solutions for COVID-19. The deadline to submit is May 13.
April 9, 2020: DFW Animal Shelters Encourage Residents to Develop a COVID-19 Emergency Plan for Pet
Feb. 6, 2020: Irving to Hold Public Meetings to Address City Housing Needs
Meetings will Discuss and Help Recommend City Housing Needs for the Next Two Decades
Jan. 7, 2020: City of Irving Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 19
City Recognizes the Life and Achievements of Dr. King with “Keep Moving Forward” Observance