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 […]

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter, Hot Rocks rolls in

(Rockwall) Make plans to ride in the Rockwall Rotary Club’s 25th annual Hot Rocks Bicycle Race and Ride on Saturday, Aug. 13. Children, families, beginners and avid cyclists are expected to participate in the event that includes 13.5, 43 and 57 mile courses. The race will start and finish at 1201 TL Townsend Drive in Rockwall, at […]

Annual Congressional Forum to discuss legislation affecting Dallas businesses

(Dallas) The Dallas Regional Chamber and members of the North Texas Congressional Delegation will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 in the Landmark Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Dallas, for the Annual Congressional Forum. Federal issues and legislation impacting businesses in the region will be discussed. Congressional members will offer short remarks, followed […]

Irving Mayor, City Council to host Town Hall meetings

Irving Mayor, City Council to host Town Hall meetings

(By Irving Chamber/IrvingChamber.com) Irving residents are encouraged to come out and meet with newly elected Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne and City Council members from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at one of three upcoming Town Hall meetings: July 27, Heritage Senior Center, 200 S. Jefferson St. Aug. 2, Irving Mall, 3880 Irving Mall (lower level, […]

In-Sync rescues exotic cats from dying owner

  (Wylie) Just days before her death, an exotic cat owner in Poetry, TX signed over more than 20 lions, cougars and tigers to In-Sync Exotics, a wildlife rescue and education center in Wylie. Some of the rescued cats are in need of urgent care after being confined to waste-ridden horse stalls with little or […]

Meet Martin, Blue Ribbon’s adoptable pet of the week

(Rockwall) Can you see through that thicket of hair? There’s an adorable little dog in there waiting to get out. If Martin is this cute already, you can imagine what he’ll look like after he’s been bathed and groomed. He also has a winning personality. Meet Martin at the Rockwall Animal Adoption Center at 1825 […]

Free haircuts, supplies at Wylie ISD Back-to-School Fair

Free haircuts, supplies at Wylie ISD Back-to-School Fair

(Wylie) Free school supplies, hair cuts and vision screening are available for Wylie ISD students during the Back-to-School Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the First Baptist Event Center in downtown Wylie. Students must attend the fair in order to receive supplies, and pre-registration is recommended. Because supplies are limited, Wylie […]

School fairs prepare kids for class, but are parents ready?

I remember the first time my son went fishing and discovered that cleaning a fish did not mean giving it a bubble bath. It rocked his world. Then we took a family trip to San Antonio, to visit the Alamo. My son cried in disappointment, because he thought we were there to see Elmo.  As […]