Written by Phil Cerroni
According to healthcare provider Texas Oncology, more than 100,000 Texans will be diagnosed with cancer during 2013. Although there are many treatment options available to them including radiation therapy, chemotherapy and proton therapy, residents of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex do not have access to all the treatment options and must travel hundreds of miles to either Austin or Houston to receive proton therapy. In fact, Dallas is the largest metropolitan area in the United States that does not have a facility dedicated to this form of treatment.
This is set to change. Last year, Texas Oncology announced it would build a state-of-the-art Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving at Hwy 161 and Royal Lane. On May 15, the company broke ground alongside guests, cancer survivors and representatives from the City of Irving.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 15:40
Written by Jess Paniszczyn
Members of the public joined police officers, state troopers, firefighters and a variety of uniformed personnel in Coppell’s City Hall Plaza to honor fallen officers during Metrocrest Law Enforcement’s 2012 Memorial Service on May 15. The morning’s ceremony included a rendition of The Green Hills of Tyrol presented by the Coppell Fire Department’s Pipe and Drum Team, a 21-gun salute, Taps performed by Coppell High School Soloists and remarks made by the Police Chiefs of the cities of Coppell, Carrollton, Addison and Farmers Branch.
“In 2013 we are continually reminded of the call to serve and the potential sacrifice that comes with that call,” Coppell Police Chief Mac Tristan said. “From Boston to West, Texas men and women who wear the uniform, who have taken an oath to serve, to run to the danger as opposed to running away all to protect the lives of others. They display the ultimate act to lay down one’s life for another’s.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 15:35
Written by Amanda Casanova
Residents and their four-legged canine friends will have a dog park to visit this fall.
The Coppell City Council voted unanimously on May 14 to approve a $288,984 contract with HQS Construction to build the long-awaited dog park.
Construction at the MacArthur Park could take up to 100 days and a grand opening will be scheduled in the fall when the dog park opens, according to Brad Reid, director of parks and recreation.
“We’ve been talking about this dog park for a lot of years,” Reid said. “We’ve had a number of groups approach us and staff to request this item for a number of years.”
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 14:59
Written by Staff
May 18, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
National Run-A-Mile Day
Celebrate the mile and join us for a festive event that promotes running as an important aspect of health and well-being at Lively Pointe, 909 N. O’Connor Road. There will be vendor booths on site and games for the kids. Runners of all ages, but especially students in elementary and middle school, are encouraged to participate in this event which was founded and produced by the American Running Association. Participation is free, but registration is required. For more information, call (972) 721-8090, or register online at www.cityofirving.org/livelypointe/.
May 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
DCCCD Teaching Job Fair
Each of the seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District will hold an adjunct faculty job fair to find qualified persons interested in teaching part time. Bring copies of your resume and transcripts to the college where you would like to interview. Individuals who want more information should call the college where they plan to apply.
May 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Home Energy Saving Class
Are energy bills weighing you down? Home Energy Savings will teach you how to make more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices in your home. The class will discuss ways attendees can transform their homes to be more sustainable and energy efficient based on LEDD Platinum standards. The class is free of charge and registration is not required and will be held at Fire Station 3 Training room, 133 Parkway Blvd, Coppell, TX.
May 18, 5:00 p.m.
Special Needs Planning Workshop
Special needs families face many challenges such as financial planning and saving money. This course is designed to help families understand that the special needs planning process will provide personal, financial, and emotional security for a loved one, as well as peace of mind for the parents and family. $10 individual/$15 couple. Brent Woodall Foundation, 3021 Gateway Drive, Suite 295, Irving, TX, 75063. Register at woodallkids.com .
Wear Red Saturday
HP Byron Nelson Championship officials are asking patrons to "Be a Part of the Heart" at the 2013 tournament in support of the at-risk kids served by Salesmanship Club. For every patron who wears red, HP will donate $1 to Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers. The Club, which has two Dallas campuses, offers education and therapeutic programs to more than 7,000 kids and family members each year.
May 19, 2:30 p.m.
A River of Music
The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving concludes its 2013-13 season at the Irving Arts Center The performance includes two great works of mainstream classical music: Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major, and Bedrich Smetena’s “The Moldau.” The afternoon is also the occasion for the orchestra’s silent auction, its major fundraiser of the year. During the auction, audience members can bid on a variety of items, including tickets to concerts, theater, and museums.
May 19, 20, 22
Auditions for ICT MainStage’s Bells are Ringing
If you want to be part of ICT MainStage’s newest production, prepare 16 bars of a classic, up tempo Musical Theatre song, but be prepared to finish the song if asked, and come to the Irving Arts Center on May 19 or 20 to audition. To book an audition, call 972-594-6104. Please bring headshot/resume or updated photo and resume.
May 23, 7:00 p.m.
Creative Writing Circle
Heritage Senior Center hosts a Creative Writing Circle on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. The group shares excerpts from their work and discusses ideas. Bring your writing and join them. For more information call 972 721-7313.
May 23, 7:00 p.m.
City Budget Hearing
Planning for the city’s 2013–14 fiscal year budget is under way. Residents have the opportunity to provide input on the budget during public hearings. Comments can be made to the City Council on any aspect of the budget including property tax rates, water and sewer rates and sanitation fees at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. The city’s budget year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. The current year’s budget is available for review on the city’s website and a public input form is available under the “Public Input” tab at cityofirving.org.
Register Alarm Systems with City
Nationwide, 98.4 percent of the time when police are dispatched for an alarm call, it is false. The City of Irving is no different. A relatively low number of business and residential addresses generate the vast majority of repeat false alarm calls.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 13:44
Written by Staff
By Will Jukes
In 1 Corinthians 11:1, Saint Peter says “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” The passage is an instruction on witnessing, the Christian doctrine of sharing their faith and spreading the word of God. And historically, it has been accomplished through charity, uprightness, and evangelizing. Now, though, there are some that think the word of God may be best conveyed with a pile driver to the face.
“If they don’t know Jesus Christ as their personal savior, we want them to leave here tonight knowing him,” said Rob Vaughn, Founder and President of the Christian Wrestling Federation. The organization has been around for a while, working out of Rockwall to bring the gospel to North Texas in a novel way.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 13:32
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