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Posted on: October 15, 2021

National Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 23

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Oct. 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Irving residents can dispose of unused or expired prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day in the parking lot at the Irving Police Department stations: 305 N. O’Connor Road and 6800 N. MacArthur Bl...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Early Voting Runs Oct. 18-29; Election Day is Nov. 2

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Early voting for Dallas County in the 2021 Constitutional Amendment and Joint Election runs Oct. 18-29. Registered Dallas County residents voters can cast a ballot at any county early voting polling location. Irving has four early voting locations:

  • Bear Cr...
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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

It's a Bug's Life

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Insects are essential if you want to invite wildlife into your yard. Birds, toads and lizards like insects for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dallas County is located in the Blackland Prairie ecological region. Collectively, communities can structure their ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Join American Red Cross Blood Drive at Irving Arts Center Oct. 28

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The American Red Cross will accept blood donations Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd. October donors will receive a free Zaxby’s Signature Sandwich by email or a $5 e-gift card and limited-edition Give Y...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Parkland Hospital Hosts Free Flu Vaccine Drive Oct. 21

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Parkland Hospital will host a flu vaccine drive Thursday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Irving Health Center, 1800 N. Britain Road. Flu vaccines are free, and available for adults and children 6 months and older. No appointment required and visitors sho...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Little girl trick-or-treating at home decorated with spiders and webs for Halloween.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

ICTN Premiers New 'Irving In Depth' Show Oct. 12

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ICTN's newest show, Irving In Depth, debuts Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. with a celebration of ICTN's 40th anniversary. Irving In Depth brings together on-air and online audiences to provide a deeper look at subjects, issues and topics in the City of Irving. The fir...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 17, 2021

ICTN Plans Future Programming - Take the Survey

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Irving Community Television Network (ICTN) has created video content about Irving for Irving for nearly 40 years. From coverage of local news and high school sports to City Council meetings to concerts, arts and community events, ICTN has provided award-w...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Irving Boulevard Construction Begins Nov. 15

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The 1-mile Irving Heritage District project between Sowers Road and Strickland Plaza aims to reenergize the downtown center.

After years of planning, design and public input meetings, the Irving City Council awarded a construction contract for $22.2 millio...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

October Features Big Dog Adoptions

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Adopt a life-long companion during the Petflix adoption event at the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane. All Irving dogs 40 pounds and up are free during the month of October at the campus.

Oftentimes larger dogs are overlooked in shelters be...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Traffic Alert: Irving Drivers will be Impacted by Coppell's Belt Line Road Project

The City of Coppell will start a multiyear reconstruction of Belt Line Road, from Interstate Highway 635 (IH-635) to Denton Tap Road. This project is expected to impact traffic on Belt Line near the Irving-Coppell border, as well as IH-635 and nearby stre...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Grab a Little STEAMers Backpack from the Library

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The Irving Public Library has launched a new resource for young learners and caregivers, Little STEAMers Backpacks!

Each backpack kit is an early literacy tool geared for children ages 3-6 and their families that incorporates STEAM — Science, Tec...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Fun and Fright Returns for Eerie Irving Oct. 30

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Looking for things that go bump in the night? Come out to Eerie Irving Oct. 30 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Trinity View Park, 2221 E. State Highway 356. Irving Parks and Recreation has invited the city’s ghouls, ghosts and not-so-scary monsters to thrill, shock ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Pollution Prevention: Only Rain Down the Drain

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Blowing grass clippings, leaf debris and other yard waste into a nearby storm drain can have a catastrophic effect on both water quality and quantity. Nutrients in fertilized grass and turf are a key contributor to the development of harmful algae blooms ...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Volunteers Make KIB's 2021 Trash Bash a Success

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Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hosted its 30th Annual Trash Bash, the organization’s signature cleanup event, at T.W. Richardson Grove Park on Sept. 25. A total of 350 volunteers of all ages came out to help pick up litter and keep it out of the nearby Trini...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Traffic Signal Battery Backup Program Keeps Drivers, Emergency Services Safe on Irving Roads

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During the February winter storms in Texas, the City of Irving’s Traffic and Transportation Department used proactive measures to keep hazardous road conditions to a minimum for drivers and emergency personnel. The city was instrumental in extending traff...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

City Hall Building Repairs Continue

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In preparation of painting City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd., and the adjacent parking garage, repairs to the exterior walls of each building continue. The parking garage repairs and painting does affect available parking, as some spaces are blocked off to f...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Heritage Park Will Bring New Energy to South Irving

Restored original water tower at the Irving Heritage Park.

Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St., will set the vibe for the Irving Heritage District. Irving's Parks and Recreation and Capital Improvement Program Departments have redeveloped the space to incorporate new features and technology while maintaining the park’...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Irving Neighborhood Associations Foster Community Spirit

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Community. Neighbors. Friends.

Neighborhood associations build stronger neighbor relationships, advocate for positive change in the area and establish an organized voice in city government.

Currently, Irving has 73 registered neighborhood associations withi...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Trash, Recycle Bag Prices Increase

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Effective Oct. 1, the price of trash and recycling bags sold by the City of Irving will increase due to higher production costs. The price increases are a result of increasing resin costs from the material supplier of the city’s bag vendor. The new price ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Learn How to Toss Like a Boss

Irving Solid Waste Services Director Travis Switzer.

Solid Waste Services Director Travis Switzer stopped by ICTN to discuss Irving's Curbside Recycling program.

Learn more about the items that can/can’t be recycled and what to do with special items like medical needles and electronics.

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See the list of recyclables City of Irving News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Irving Ranked #2 Most Culturally Diverse City in U.S.

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The Dallas Morning News reports the City of Irving is the second most culturally diverse city in the country. The report cites a study from personal finance website Finder. Factors of cultural diversity included sex, race, ethnicity, age, language, place ...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

2021 Road to the Future Progress Report – Maintenance Operations Only

Members of City Council's Transportation and Natural Resources Committee heard an update on Sept. 2 from the Traffic and Transportation Department, Street Division, regarding the annual Summer Asphalt Overlay Program, as part of the Road to the Future pro...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Delays Continue for Brush/Bulky Waste, Recycling Collections

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The City of Irving Solid Waste Services Department continues to experience a staffing shortage that impacts recycling, brush and bulky collection services. Irving has proactively recruited for months to fill the necessary positions for solid waste collect...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Irving City Council Adopts Annual Budget

Irving City Council and staff at the Budget Retreat Aug. 19 2020.

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On Sept. 16, Irving City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 (FY22) budget with a tax rate of $0.5941/$100 valuation, which marks the eighth year in a row that the City of Irving’s property tax rate ha...

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