Oprah Cast to play Madam in Richard Pryor’s Biopic


Oprah posted this picture with director Lee Daniels and actor/comedian Mike Epps on Instagram and confirmed that she will play Richard Pryor’s Grandmother in the highly anticipated biopic chronicling the life legendary comedian and actor Richard Pryor.   Richard Pryor often spoke in interviews about being raised in a brothel in Peoria, Illinois by his [...]

Do you know the L.A. Bandit

LA Bank Robber

Take a good look at the man that the Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Garland police have dubbed as the “L.A. Bandit”.  According to a statement by Katherine Chaumont of the Dallas FBI, the man in this picture entered Chase Bank in the 5200 block of North Garland Avenue, a few miles from [...]

Helping daughters feel good about their bodies


As a parent or guardian of a girl, you want her to take good care of her body. Of course, it’s not always easy to get girls to eat right, exercise, stay safe, and develop other healthy habits. You’ve taken a great first step by looking for helpful information. This section of girlshealth.gov covers questions about girls’ bodies [...]

Irving Main Street Festival Sept. 19-20


The annual street festival in the heart of the Irving Heritage District celebrates the hometown feel of Irving. Opening night features live music, great food and a free Fun Zone for children. Saturday the festivities expand to include the Manifolds on Main Street Car Show, a Children’s Stage, and a wide selection of vendors in [...]

LEGO KidsFest in Dallas August 29-31


The award-winning LEGO KidsFest returns to Texas – this time at the Dallas Convention Center — from August 29-31. Those who attended the previous show can once again expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. The show only makes seven North [...]

Groundbreaking scheduled for Irving Music Factory on Aug. 30


North Carolina-based ARK Group has announced it will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Music Factory Entertainment Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. The ceremony will take place on the future site of the project (300-380 W. Las Colinas Blvd.), next to the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. The event is free and [...]

Americans feel upbeat about job market in their region

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NEW YORK, N.Y.  – The economy’s a funny thing, as it exists – and can be perceived differently – at so many levels. From world to nation to region, all the way down to your own household, reading economic tea leaves can have a great deal to do with where you’re standing. Turning to the [...]

State of Emergency declared following earthquake in Napa, California


NAPA, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown of Caifornia declared a state of emergency for southern Napa on Sunday after a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 hit the region, causing scores of injuries and damage and knocking out power to thousands of people across the region. The governor, in his statement, said his emergency [...]

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