City of Irving to Host Minority/Women Business Enterprise Workshop

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The City of Irving will host a Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) workshop to help qualifying businesses learn how to do business with the City of Irving. The workshop called, “Submitting Qualifications for Architectural and Engineering Projects” will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 23  at Irving City Hall, City Council Chambers, 825 W. Irving Blvd. [...]

New Census data shows Americans are slowly climbing out of poverty

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Poverty decreased slightly—by 0.5 percent—last year, according to new data released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. It is the first time a decrease has been seen since 2006. The bureau announced that 14.5 percent of Americans lived in poverty in 2013. Additionally, child poverty declined for the first time since 2000, from 21.8 percent to [...]

NFL Domestic Abusers Get Tap on Wrist


By George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long – has imposed a lifetime ban on Ray Rice yet rarely disciplines other brazen offenders. And when a team takes the rare action of disciplining [...]

Del Taco introduces new bowls for only $4

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Del Taco is launching three new Fresca Bowls: premium, made-to-order bowls loaded with fresh ingredients and offering guests a “bowlful of fresh tastes” in every bite. Fresca Bowls, the latest addition to the Del Taco menu, are packed to the rim with fresh, flavorful, high-quality ingredients and are the ideal choice for guests looking for [...]

Black invention could help solve classroom behavior problems

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  Digibots is a unique concept created by African American Dyke Robinson, who developed his innovative toy and publishing company to address inappropriate behaviors in the classroom for school-age children. Inappropriate classroom behaviors are the leading cause why classroom instruction does not occur. He goal is make his product accessible to every child on the [...]

Commemorative Air Force to Host Education Day for North Texas Students

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  The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will host a free Education Day for students across North Texas on Thursday, Oct. 2 at Dallas Executive Airport as part of the CAF WWII Air Expo. The CAF WWII Air Expo’s Education Day will offer a full day of interactive programs and activities, including the CAF Rise Above exhibit. Special guests including [...]

Free Original Queso today at On The Border on Tuesday


With free chips and salsa every day, its’ always a celebration at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. On The Border wanted to do a little more for its guests on Mexico’s Independence Day. So, on Tuesday, September 16, guests at OTB will enjoy a cup of the restaurant’s signature Original Queso, featuring fresh-chopped jalapeno, tomato, onion, poblano & [...]

Carrollton Reports Positive Mosquito Trap; Spraying Will Continue Tuesday


Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed another two mosquito traps testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton this week. The traps were collected from mosquito management areas 1A and 7A. These areas include the neighborhoods located between Broadway Street, Keller Springs Road, Josey Lane and Belt Line Road and the area [...]

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