News Flash

Irving: Investing in Our Future

Posted on: April 7, 2022

Irving Unveils ‘Ramiro Lopez Way’

Family of late Ramiro Lopez at the unveiling of "Ramiro Lopez Way" street sign.

Photo: The family of the late Ramiro Lopez and Mayor Rick Stopfer unveil the new "Ramiro Lopez Way" street sign.

The City of Irving unveiled a new Ramiro Lopez Way street sign during a ceremony on March 4 at Briery Yard, the city's service center, located at 128 N. Briery Road. The signage honors the late former Assistant City Manager Ramiro Lopez, who served Irving for 12 years focusing on public works, including the Capital Improvement Program, Traffic and Transportation, Water Utilities, Solid Waste Services and Fleet Operations departments. Before coming to Irving, Lopez worked for the City of Dallas for 35 years.

“Ramiro’s heart and soul was in the public works departments, especially in Fleet,” said Irving City Manager Chris Hillman. “He worked hard to keep the public works divisions and infrastructure projects moving forward. He did a wonderful job and left a lasting impact on the community. Naming the entryway to Briery after him is a very appropriate way to recognize his contributions to the City of Irving.”

During his tenure, Lopez helped solidify DART Rail Orange Line transit through Irving, established the Road to the Future program, worked with the Green Advisory Board and the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and streamlined clean fleet policies and procedures, which resulted in several awards for the proactive measures. Additionally, Lopez was instrumental in environmental initiatives, energy negotiations and fuel procurement and management.  

“Former Assistant City Manager Ramiro Lopez was one of those people you could depend on and lean on because he always figured out a way to get the job done,” said Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer. “He had so many experiences in Dallas that he knew how to cut around the red tape and really make things happen. It was amazing to see how he could work through the issues the city was dealing with, and how he was always able to mend and build bridges. In a city that has been involved with numerous projects throughout the years, we are so proud that Ramiro played a vital role in seeing those projects to fruition and helping shape the Irving we see today.” 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Irving: Investing in Our Future

Heavy equipment removes silt and debris from a drainage channel.

Keeping Storm Drains in Good Shape

Posted on: November 1, 2023
Aerial shot of Keeler Park

Keeler Park Improvements Underway

Posted on: July 1, 2023
Irving Parks and Recreation employee stands in front of work truck.

Irving Puts Technology to Work

Posted on: May 4, 2023
The original Central Fire Station and City Hall building in 2022.

Red Doors in the Heart of Heritage

Posted on: August 4, 2022
A crew places fresh asphalt on Rock Island Road.

Summer Overlay Project Kicks Off

Posted on: May 6, 2022
Lower Delaware Creek channel walls rebuilt at Grauwyler Road.

Delaware Creek Drainage Update

Posted on: April 1, 2022
A worker carefully sandblasts part of the sculpture to restore it to its original state.

Williams Square Plaza Renovation Progress

Posted on: February 23, 2022
Artist rendering of the finished Irving Boulevard, with a bike lane and wider sidewalks.

Nov. 9, 2021, Stakeholder Meeting Update

Posted on: November 12, 2021
Artist rendering of aerial view of the finished Williams Square.

Williams Square Plaza Update

Posted on: November 1, 2021
Little girl plays in the new Paws Colinas dog park with three dogs.

Paws Colinas Dog Park Now Open

Posted on: July 13, 2021
Bridge over a creek on Campion Trail.

Campion Trail Usage Soars

Posted on: June 1, 2021
A slide at the newly renovated West Park.

West Park Opens to the Public

Posted on: March 5, 2021
Monument sign at the entrance of Levy Event Plaza.

Levy Event Plaza Ready for Its Big Debut

Posted on: November 10, 2020
IPL FAQ Newsflash

Libraries to Open Makerspaces in 2021

Posted on: November 1, 2020
The sun rises behind the new Irving Signature Bridge.

Irving's Signature Bridge Nears Completion

Posted on: September 29, 2020
A repaved pathway in Mountain Creek Preserve, designed for walking and biking.

Mountain Creek Preserve Improvements

Posted on: August 11, 2020
Aerial view of a portion of the proposed new Delaware Creek Trail.

Delaware Creek Trail Construction Begins

Posted on: February 26, 2020
Monument sign at Irving's new Fire Station 4 location.

Fire Station 4 Construction Update

Posted on: January 14, 2020
Remodeled Senter Park fitness room.

Senter Park Recreation Center Now Open

Posted on: January 1, 2020
MacArthur extension at Levee Crossing into Champions Park.

Connecting to Irving

Posted on: November 1, 2019
Man hits a golf ball on the Irving Golf Club course, standing near water.

Irving Golf Club Opens

Posted on: September 5, 2019
Nighttime view of the new Main Street Plaza in downtown Irving.

Main Street Plaza Opens

Posted on: August 23, 2019
People picnicking at Levy Event Plaza during a recent festival.

Levy Event Plaza Development Ahead

Posted on: August 2, 2019
New Irving Golf Club sign with three mustang heads carved above the name.

Watch: Irving Golf Club Preview

Posted on: July 10, 2019
City Hall, Irving, Texas

Crews Repair Major Water Main Failure

Posted on: January 18, 2019
Architectural rendering of the proposed new Fire Station #4 in Irving, Texas.

Fire Station #4 Design Unveiled

Posted on: October 19, 2018
Runners along North Campion Trail in Irving, Texas.

Campion Trail Expansion Update

Posted on: July 24, 2018

Irving Golf Club Progress

Posted on: July 19, 2018
Remodeled Luzon Park, Irving, Texas

Luzon Park Reopens With All-New Features

Posted on: December 1, 2017
City of Irving elected officials and staff, as well as Dallas County and Grand Prairie officials, op

MacArthur Boulevard Ribbon Cutting

Posted on: March 1, 2018
An Irving Texas playground.

Irving Parks Playground Inspections

Posted on: February 6, 2018

Georgia Farrow Expansion Plans

Posted on: January 29, 2018
Construction equipment and workers at Luzon Park, Irving, Texas.

Luzon Park Construction Underway

Posted on: January 16, 2018
Traffic detour on Irving Boulevard, Nov. 11, 2021, for the reconstruction project.

Dec. 14, 2021, Stakeholder Meeting Update

Posted on: December 27, 2021
The restored bank on the east side of Delaware Creek, after the main installation.

Feb. 8, 2022, Stakeholder Meeting Update

Posted on: February 22, 2022