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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Smart Irrigation can Save Money on Water Bill

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Water conservation is crucial to ensuring future water supply availability, but it is also helps prevent overspending on water bills. As the temperature heats up and lawns “green” up, the tendency is to increase irrigation. This practi...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

SEWA International Distributes Food at SLPS Community Center

A man wearing a face mask works a food distribution event at the SLPS Community Center.

SEWA International and the SLPS Community Center joined with other partners to provide food and masks to Irving residents in need.  The groups participate in service projects regularly to benefit the community.

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Heritage Park Redevelopment Begins May 26

Architect rendering of the new Heritage Park stage facility.

Photo (right): Architectural rendering of the new Heritage Park entertainment stage building.

Redevelopment of Heritage Park begins May 26. Residents will see safety fencing spring up, and then demolition work and relocation of amenities will occur. Constr...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Mayor's Message: Thanks for All Your Efforts

Irving Animal Services Officer delivers pet food to residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer sends a special message to residents, healthcare workers, first responders, frontline workers and the city’s employees for all their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"I’m proud of the resp...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Governor Abbott, DPS Announce Limited Reopening Of Driver License Offices

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will begin a phased opening of driver license offices starting May 26th with limited service offerings. As part of this opening plan, DPS will launch a statewide driver ...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Irving City Hall Open for Limited Business

Irving, Texas, City Hall

Beginning Monday, May 18, the Irving City Hall lobby will reopen for limited business with modifications in place to keep employees and visitors safe. All public business will be conducted in the west side of the first floor lobby of City Hall adjacent to...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

DART Making Bus Service Changes in June

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Several Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus service changes are scheduled for Monday, Jun. 1. Flex Routes 840, 841, 843 and 870, serving South Irving, the Telecom Corridor, South Plano and East Plano respectively, will become local routes and will no lon...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 17, 2020

Summer Overlay Project Kicks Off Ahead of Schedule

Paving work done on Second Street in Irving, Texas.

Irving residents will see crews rehabilitating roads ahead of schedule as part the city’s Road to the Future Summer Overlay Project. The milling and overlay work on residential streets usually begins in June when the school year ends and runs th...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

High Grass and Weeds are a Violation of City Code

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The City of Irving’s Code Enforcement Department reminds residents about high grass and weeds.

Grass and weeds more than 10 inches in height are a violation of city code. Grass and weeds must be mowed to the edge of the roadway, including any all...

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Mowing Liens: Frequently Asked Questions City of Irving News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

2020 Census Self-Response Phase Extended

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The 2020 Census is underway! In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau extended the period in which people can respond online, by phone or by mail through Oct. 31.

Information collected in the 2020 Census will determine the congressional...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 17, 2020

Recognizing the Importance of Building Safety

Irving Director of Inspections Department Wayne Snell holds proclamation from City Council.

Photo: Director of Inspections Wayne Snell accepted the Building Safety Month proclamation at the April 16 City Council meeting.

Irving has a number of stunning homes and buildings. Hours of planning, design and labor go into each one with the goal of inco...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Defend Irving's Drains

Flushing a toilet.

Wastewater overflows are costly, and residents can assist in preventing clogged drains by following one simple tip:

Flush ONLY toilet paper down the toilet.

 

Flushing wipes, paper towels and other items can cause backups in homes, as well as damage...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Now Enrolling … Summer Art and Theater Camp

Teens paint canvasses during Teen Scene Camp at Irving Arts Center.

This summer, campers can experience the “most excellent“ time travel adventures exploring art and culture throughout the ages with hands-on classes in visual arts, theater, music, creative writing and more.

Irving Arts Center Summer Cam...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Message from Mayor Rick Stopfer

Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer

We will get through this together, Irving.

COVID-19 has greatly affected our community, and the last few months have taken a toll on the residents and businesses in Irving. The Shelter-in-Place Order issued by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in mid-March ...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

The Governor’s Order and Reopening Public Swimming Pools

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Governor Abbott’s Executive Order released on May 5 referenced the reopening of public swimming pools on May 8, if permitted by the local government. When city facilities closed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Irving began...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Irving Launches Back to Business Campaign

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The City of Irving developed the Irving Back to Business Toolkit to help non-essential businesses reopen safely now that the state has issued phase 1 of the Reopen Texas Plan. 

The city wants to help its valued business partners maneuver ...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

2020 Special Collection Events Canceled

Collection of auto battery, tires and other items considered hazardous household waste.

Due to the COVID-19 disaster, Irving Solid Waste Services has canceled its remaining special collection events through Sept. 30, 2020. This includes:

  • May 15 | Shredding and Electronics Collection
  • June 27 | Home Chemical Collection
  • July 10 | Shredding and Ele...
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City of Irving News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Irving Archives and Museum Holds Collecting Initiative for COVID Pandemic

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The Irving Archives and Museum (IAM) is committed to preserving the history of the city and its residents, and the IAM is seeking help to fulfill its mission during this challenging moment. The IAM is launching a collecting initiative to document the expe...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: April 28, 2020

North Campion Trails, Parks Remain Closed

Joggers and cyclists enjoy Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

Parks and sections of north Campion Trail along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River remain closed due to flooding. City of Irving staff continue to monitor parks and trails to ensure the safety of all users.

Parks with closed areas and sections of the trail ...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Hidden Ridge DART Station Construction Begins Soon

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Irving residents and Orange Line passengers can expect construction activity between the North Lake College and Irving Convention Center stations to begin by early May, as DART’s 65th light rail station - Hidden Ridge - begins to take shape. The...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Face Coverings Required at All City Facilities

City Hall, Irving, Texas

Effective April 18, all city facilities that are open or partially open to the public require all individuals over the age of 2 to wear an appropriate face mask or covering for the health and safety of city employees and guests. Facilities include City Ha...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Pay Utility Bills from Home

Water Utilities Website on a Laptop

There are a number of ways residents can pay their utility bills, either by mail, phone or satellite centers. But the easiest and most convenient way is online.

The City of Irving’s Utility Payment website accepts Discover, MasterCard and Visa de...

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City of Irving News