Back-to-school bash at BoomerJack’s in Murphy

BoomerJack’s Grill & Bar in Murphy will host a Back-to-School Bash and school supply drive from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The event, which benefits Wylie is HOPE, is open to all families and will take place in the parking lot between BoomerJack’s and Wal-Mart, 158 W. FM 544. Families will enjoy free food, […]

Disney Around the World

Disney Around the World

A trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., is an essential part of the American experience for many families. However, Disney is very much a global enterprise, and you can also visit Disney parks in Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and soon in Shanghai. Tokyo Disneyland, part of the Tokyo […]

Supplies for Success Drive in Irving

Help provide school supplies to Irving ISD children from low-income families by donating to the Supplies for Success Drive, sponsored by Irving mayor and Irving Fire Department. School supply donations are being accepted at any Irving fire station through Aug. 7. Financial contributions may be made by check to Irving ISD; mail to PO Box […]

Apply now for Allen’s Citizens Police Academy

Anyone 18 years or older who lives or works in the City of Allen may apply to participate in the free Citizens Police Academy, a 12-week course that begins Thursday, Sept. 9 and covers everything from criminal law and patrol tactics to surveillence. The course is presented twice a year by the Allen Police Department’s Community Relations Unit […]

New networking group promotes small business

Join Lakeside Biz, a new Rockwall-area professional networking group, as they meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Hilton Bella Harbor, 2055 Summer Lee Drive on Lake Ray Hubbard.  The cost is only $3. The Mistra offers lunch specials for attendees. To learn more, visit lakesidebizz.com. To […]

Royse City Chamber Casino Night set for Aug 12

Buffet-style dinner, bar, gaming, contests and a live auction await those attending the Royse City Chamber’s Casino Night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at Occasions at Stone River, 1250 FM 2453. The cost is $35. The dress is resort casual. Proceeds benefit the Chamber’s Community and Business Development budget. To register, call the […]

Fort Worth Chamber golf classic tees off Sept 19

The Fort Worth Chamber’s 25th Anniversary Golf Classic is expected to draw more than 300 players to Ridglea Country Club on Monday, Sept. 19. The annual golf tournament includes lunch and awards dinner, as well as the opportunity to network with Fort Worth business leaders. To share your news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com.

ExxonMobil Foundation donates $500,000 to combat malaria

Irving-based ExxonMobil Foundation recently donated $500,000 to build a malaria diagnostic laboratory for the HopeXchange Medical Center at its health facility inKumasi,Ghana. The contribution will provide HopeXchange, an institution dedicated to malaria prevention and treatment, with resources to to improve malaria diagnosis. The center will also serve as a site for clinical trials of anti-malarial […]

Pepco Energy establishes Texas headquarters in Irving

Pepco Energy Services, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc., recently established its Texas headquarters at 1200 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 1300,  in Irving. Pepco Energy will serve its prospective client base comprising federal, state, municipal and local government agencies, as well as commercial and industrial customers. To share your news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com.

South Irving welcomes Farmers Boy’s Market

Irving residents can enjoy farm-fresh vegetables from Farmers Boy’s Market, open Mondays through Saturdays at 1216 Rock Island at MacArthur Blvd. The market, owned by Frankie Elmore and his daughter Amanda, opens at 8 a.m. and closes when items are sold out. Elmore plans to expand the market to include even more products and fresh foods […]