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IRVING
North Dallas Gazette

Vistra strengthens commitment to provide laptops to low-income students

Irving-based Vistra (NYSE: VST) announced this week it has capped-off a summer giving campaign to provide laptops to low-income students ahead of the 2020-21...

Irving police complete pledge to improve response to mental illness cases

The ­­­­­­­­­­Irving Police Department announced it is the first police department in Texas to complete a pledge taken to improve its response to those...

Irving steps up its Covid financial assistance to residents and businesses

By Fatema Biviji NDG Special Contributor The City of Irving held a Work Session meeting on August 20, 2020 in which updates on Covid-19 and the...

Irving cancels Special Bond Election on $560 million in proposals

By Fatema Biviji NDG Special Contributor The City of Irving held a Special City Council Meeting on August 13, 2020. In an unexpected turn of events,...

Dawoodi Bohras to observe Ashara Mubaraka at home in 2020

The Dawoodi Bohras of Dallas - Ft. Worth are preparing to observe Ashara Mubaraka - one of the most significant events in the Bohra...

Irving tackles budget as parking issues reemerge; honors John Boyle

By Fatema Biviji NDG Special Contributor July 30, 2020 marked a full day of meetings for Irving’s City Council. The day started with a Budget and...

Irving investing in Parks and Recreation options for residents

By Fatema Biviji NDG Special Contributor Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer began the July 16 Irving City Council meeting by proclaiming the month of July as National...

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...

GARLAND
North Dallas Gazette

Garland NAACP partners with Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery

By Gwendolyn H. Daniels NAACP Garland Historian The NAACP Garland, Texas Unit has a new corporate sponsor who owns their family business in the city square...

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...

PLANO
North Dallas Gazette

Vistra strengthens commitment to provide laptops to low-income students

Irving-based Vistra (NYSE: VST) announced this week it has capped-off a summer giving campaign...

PCCLA, a long-time child resource in Plano, seeks help from the public

The Plano Child Care Learning Academy (PCCLA) Annual Fundraiser will celebrate 50 years of...

Teens to be honored at drive-by parade for Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program on Monday

While the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing the traditional end-of-summer luncheon celebrating the Plano Mayor’s...

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas honors 172 with Gold Award

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

CARROLLTON
North Dallas Gazette

Vistra strengthens commitment to provide laptops to low-income students

Irving-based Vistra (NYSE: VST) announced this week it has capped-off a summer giving campaign to provide laptops to low-income students ahead of the 2020-21...

CFBISD sets guidelines for free and reduced school meals

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program & School Breakfast...

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

Norma’s Cafe celebrates Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving

This year, Norma’s Cafe, Dallas’ dining icon that has served DFW home cooking for more than 64 years, continues a 32-year-long tradition to help...

South Dallas toy drive revs up for 17th year in honor of Larry Tutson, Jr.

The Larry Tutson, Jr. Foundation’s annual toy drive and give-away began to honor of a man who lost his life while helping a dear...

DeSoto Mourns the Passing of Mayor Curtistene McCowan

On Oct. 29 the City of DeSoto released the following notice of the passing its municipal leader: It is with profound sadness and deep regret...