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IRVING
North Dallas Gazette

Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce selects Sam Reed as new Chairman

Sam Reed has been elected FY2020-2021 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce (Chamber). Reed will assume...

Mesquite teacher honored as 2020 International Educator of the Year Award

Greg Hill, a teacher at Mesquite ISD’s Dr. John D. Horn High School since 2001, has been named 2020 International Educator of the Year...

Billy Skinner Named MacArthur Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach

Billy Skinner, who has coached for more than a decade, has been named athletic coordinator and head football coach at MacArthur High School. He...

Amazon pledges to hire 1,000 jobs in Irving

The online giant Amazon is going to hire 1,000 workers for their new large distribution center in Irving. The facility is reportedly a 1...

Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce is launching a Bridging the Talent Gap for Dallas County

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported unemployment is at a record low and in the North Texas market, there are more job...

Empoy seeks to expand the vision of Irving youth

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Some people talk about making a difference; others roll up their sleeves and take action. Parents and members of the...

St. Mark’s students spruce up Shelton’s Bear Creek Cemetery for MLK Day Service Project

By: Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle set an example of celebrating MLK Day by spending the day volunteering...

Charles Jones transitioned from the TCU football field to the pulpit

By: Andre T. Johnson FORT WORTH, Texas — There’s nothing like a praying mother. If anyone can greatly attest to this notion, it’s Charles Jones. Consider, for...

GARLAND
North Dallas Gazette

VA North Texas Health Care System Officially Acquires Former Garland-Baylor, Scott & White Facility

The VA North Texas Health Care System has officially taken possession of the former Garland-Baylor, Scott & White Health hospital located at 2300 Marie...

Garland, Richardson and Plano applaud PUC decision to review water rates

The Cities of Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, and Plano applaud the Public Utility Commission (PUC) for its decision to conduct a review of water rates...

Garland ISD celebrates the 2020 Spelling Bee English and Spanish winners

By Caren Rodriguez, Garland ISD This year’s Garland ISD Spelling Bee featured fierce competitors, proud parents, and four first-place winners. The number of winners isn’t...

Garland ISD high school students selected as Dell Scholar semifinalists

Thirteen Garland ISD AVID students are vying for a chance to receive $20,000, a laptop, textbook credits, and ongoing educational support. The high schoolers...

Massive Rotaract club inaugurated in Garland

International Leadership of Texas Garland High School inaugurated the first Interact Rotaract Club on Jan. 22. This inauguration is believed to be one of...

Garland NAACP 31st Annual Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and events weekend announced

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Garland, Texas Unit will host its 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade...

Garland selects new Animal Services Director

Art Munoz will officially join the City as the Animal Services Director on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Art has spent the last 15 years...

Garland High School closed due to gas leak

Garland ISD has issued a notice that Garland High School is closed today due to a gas leak. ATMOS is working on...

PLANO
North Dallas Gazette

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas honors 172 with Gold Award

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) recently announced 172 local Girl Scouts who have...

New Walmart COVID-19 testing site in McKinney

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is opening May 4 and will be available for...

Minnie’s Food Pantry robbed during Easter weekend

Upon returning to the office on Monday morning to resume services after the Easter...

Texas National Guard helping the North Texas Food Bank feed those in need locally

Heroes on the Front Lines to Fight Hunger Members of the Texas National Guard arrived...

CARROLLTON
North Dallas Gazette

City of Carrollton Receives ‘AAA’ Long-Term Ratings on Bonds

S&P Global Ratings (S&P) and Fitch Ratings, Inc. independently assigned a “AAA” long-term rating to the City of Carrollton for a $24 million ($20.94...

Carrollton approves new centerpiece office at the new DART Trinity Mills station

Carrollton City Council unanimously approved an agreement for a 125,000-square foot, six-story Class A office structure to serve as the marquee building within the...

RICHARDSON
North Dallas Gazette

Richardson reopens library with limited services

The Richardson Public Library reopened its doors with limited access and modified operating hours on Tuesday, May 5. By way of Executive Order (GA-18) issued...

Richardson to Temporarily Suspend Recycling

Beginning Thursday, April 9 recycling services in the city will be suspended and trash collection will be temporarily reduced from twice to once-per-week due...

City of Richardson announce closures and service changes due to COVID-19

In an effort to continue to provide mission-critical services, while also responding to the needs to limit public exposure to COVID-19, the City of...

Southern Dallas
North Dallas Gazette

DeSoto ISD Launches April Town Hall Series

DeSoto ISD invites the community to engage with the upcoming Town Hall Tuesdays at Noon series, a new weekly, mid-day virtual dialogue set to take...

PHOTO: DeSoto resident gaining culinary experience serving in the U.S. Navy

ARABIAN SEA - Culinary Specialist Seaman Jason Roque, from DeSoto, pours vegetables into serving pans in the aft galley aboard the aircraft carrier USS...

DeSoto City Councilwoman announce she has no plans to resign

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Candice Quarles held a brief press conference at the offices of her attorney and made it very clear she is...

COMMUNITY & SURROUNDING CITIES
North Dallas Gazette

Dentistry office offers grocery giveaway in Bishop Arts on Saturday

MINT dentistry’s goal of putting smiles on people’s faces doesn’t stop during a pandemic: To help a community in need, the dentistry practice is...

North Texas Food Bank, Fair Park First and others hosting free food giveaway on Thursday

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), in conjunction with the Texas National Guard, Fair Park First, Spectra, and In the City for Good, is...
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