City of Irving News Releases 2021 All Archives

Oct. 21, 2021: Eerie Irving Park Returns As Halloween Walk-Through Experience Oct. 21, 2021: Eerie Irving Park Returns As Halloween Walk-Through Experience
City of Irving ghouls, ghosts and not-so-scary monsters are back this year to thrill, shock and entertain visitors at Eerie Irving Park, a Walk-Thru Experience. The fun begins Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 10 p.m., at Trinity View Park, 2221 E. State Highway 356. The event is free and open to the public, but capacity is limited.
Sept. 23, 2021: First 2021 West Nile Virus Death Reported in Irving Sept. 23, 2021: First 2021 West Nile Virus Death Reported in Irving
Dallas County Health and Human Services notified the City of Irving on Sept. 23 that an 83-year-old Irving resident died due to complications from West Nile Virus (WNV). The man, who had underlying health conditions, began experiencing symptoms on Aug. 29, was subsequently hospitalized on Aug.31 and died on Sept. 3. Irving Code Enforcement will conduct ground spraying on Sept. 23 in a targeted area as a measure to prevent further potential human infections in the vicinity.
Aug. 24: Irving Public Library to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Aug. 24: Irving Public Library to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Irving Public Library has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the 8th Annual North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF) to be held March 2022. Irving Public Library’s NTTBF project is among 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that was selected during the second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding.
Aug. 20, 2021: Shop Talk Community Program Spurs Neighborhood Beautification Aug. 20, 2021: Shop Talk Community Program Spurs Neighborhood Beautification
The Irving Police Department’s nationally-recognized Shop Talk program is generating more than honest conversations among its residents and businesses. Through generous donations by Irving’s business community, the program’s first participating barber shop location is receiving a much-needed renovation and improvements to its surrounding neighborhood.
Aug. 5, 2021: Innovative Tech Solution ‘Sparks’ Alternate Ways to Celebrate Aug. 5, 2021: Innovative Tech Solution ‘Sparks’ Alternate Ways to Celebrate
Thousands of patriots enjoyed Irving’s Independence Day Celebration and fireworks show from the comfort of their electronic devices this year thanks to cutting-edge technology and a solid partnership between the city and Verizon Public Sector. For those celebrating at home or from an alternate viewing location, livestream options were made available in addition to the in-person event celebration at Levy Event Plaza July 4. The technology deployed for the city’s July 4 event is the first successful implementation of on-site broadband connectivity for public livestreams.
July 14, 2021: City of Irving Recognized as One of the Best American Cities Using Data to Improve July 14, 2021: City of Irving Recognized as One of the Best American Cities Using Data to Improve
City of Irving Recognized as One of the Best American Cities Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives: The City of Irving is one of three cities in Texas that has been awarded the 2021 What Works Cities Certification, which is the national standard of excellence in data-driven city governance. What Works Cities Certification evaluates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making.
June 10, 2021: Irving ‘Brings Back the Spark’ with a Two-Day Independence Day Celebration June 10, 2021: Irving ‘Brings Back the Spark’ with a Two-Day Independence Day Celebration
The City of Irving Brings Back the Spark this year with weekend-long celebrations for Independence Day. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department kicks off the festivities on Saturday, July 3 with the traditional parade in downtown Irving followed by live music and a fireworks show on Sunday, July 4 at Levy Event Plaza.
April 20, 2021: City of Irving to Host Minority/Women Owned Business Workshop April 27 April 20, 2021: City of Irving to Host Minority/Women Owned Business Workshop April 27
The City of Irving will host a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise “Partnership Process and Checking Your Pulse” workshop at 2:30 p.m. on April 27 via ZOOM.
March 10, 2021: Grand Prairie, Irving Joint COVID-19 Vaccination Site Reopens March 10 March 10, 2021: Grand Prairie, Irving Joint COVID-19 Vaccination Site Reopens March 10
The joint Grand Prairie/Irving COVID-19 vaccination facility at The Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 (Belt Line Road just north of Interstate 30 next to Lone Star Park), will reopen March 10 to administer 2,000 first dose Moderna vaccines and 1,000 second dose Moderna vaccines allocated from Dallas County.
March 2, 2021: Grand Prairie and Irving Joint COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens March 3 and 4 March 2, 2021: Grand Prairie and Irving Joint COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens March 3 and 4
The joint Grand Prairie/Irving COVID-19 vaccination facility at The Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 (Belt Line Road just north of Interstate 30 next to Lone Star Park), will reopen March 3 and 4 to administer a shipment of 2,500 first dose Moderna vaccines and 500 second dose Moderna vaccines.
Feb. 2, 2021: Grand Prairie and Irving Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location Feb. 3 Feb. 2, 2021: Grand Prairie and Irving Open COVID-19 Vaccination Location Feb. 3
The cities of Grand Prairie and Irving have partnered to operate a new COVID-19 vaccination provider location in west Dallas County at The Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 (Belt Line Road just north of Interstate 30 next to Lone Star Park).
Jan. 14, 2021: City of Irving Recognized by EPA for Renewable Energy Efforts Jan. 14, 2021: City of Irving Recognized by EPA for Renewable Energy Efforts
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the City of Irving at the Jan. 14 City Council Work Session meeting for the city’s commitment to doubling the use of renewable energy to 100% by 2023. This announcement elevated Irving’s designation in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership to the organizational level.