Posts from April 2012

IRVING, Texas (April 26, 2012) - The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) board of directors elected Chris Arrington as chairman and Jack Spurlock as vice-chair to new terms which began immediately upon their election this January.

Through his history on the ICVB board since December 2007, Arrington lead under various roles including chair of the board's Community Relations Committee, vice-chair of the board's Development Committee, and most recently served as vice-chair, prior to appointment as ICVB board chair, following past chair

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Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas Receives
Two First Place Distinguished Building Awards
TEXO honors excellence in construction at annual Distinguished Building Awards Competition

IRVING, Texas (April 24, 2012) - TEXO, the largest commercial contractors association in Texas, honored the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (ICCLC) as

IRVING, Texas (April 13, 2012) - The Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS (LSRFA) partners with the City of Irving to present the 12th annual LSRFA cycling event on Sept. 29 - 30, 2012. More than 400 bicyclists and supporting crew are expected to participate in the 150-mile ride purposed to raise funds for three North Texas HIV/AIDS service organizations - AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD), AIDS Outreach Center of Tarrant County (AOC) and Resource Center Dallas (RCD).

LSRFA launches this year's ride with a celebration on April 29 at the Irving Convention

Las Colinas Facts

Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:00 AM by Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau

Profile of Las Colinas

IRVING, Texas - Founded in 1973 by Ben H. Carpenter, Las Colinas is known worldwide for its upscale quality and uniqueness. The 12,000-acre master-planned business and residential area is not a city in its own right, but actually a community located within the city limits of Irving, Texas.

Until the early 1970s, Las Colinas was the Carpenter family's Hackberry Creek Ranch. The opening of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was the basis for the development of Las Colinas. When Carpenter unveiled his vision for Las

IRVING, Texas - Travelers stopping in Dallas are discovering that layovers don't have to be lackluster. With a layover of more than an hour at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport or Love Field, visitors can turn delay into delight in Irving, Texas, immediately adjacent to DFW Airport and only a 15-minute cab ride from Love Field. The numerous attractions Irving offers require no reservations, very little cost and are quick and familiar locations for cabs. These sights include a recreational greenbelt; Gondola excursions along European

IRVING, Texas - Nestled snugly between Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving, Texas, combines the cosmopolitan flair of a big city with the ambience of a small town. Immediately adjacent to DFW International Airport, Irving offers the best in accommodations to the traveler, with 75-plus hotels ranging from economy to five-diamond resort, all within a few minutes of the airport. The city's central location also provides easy accessibility to a world of entertainment and excitement in Dallas and Fort Worth. Irving itself is home to some of Texas' most

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IRVING
, Texas (April 1, 2012) - Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas achieved designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Rusty Wilson, Golf Course Superintendent, has led the effort to obtain sanctuary status on

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IRVING, Texas - Newly opened in January 2011, the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas changes the way meeting planners look at convention center space.

"We're setting a new standard," said Maura Gast, executive director for the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau. "The Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas creates an environment made for business."

With an iconic

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Irving, Texas: Where Accessibility Meets Possibility

In the center of the United States and in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth, as well as immediately adjacent to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, Irving, Texas, is a city where accessibility meets possibility, and where transportation meets transformation. With an at-your-service attitude for providing VIP

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FAST FACTS ABOUT IRVING, TEXAS

City Profile:
Irving was founded in 1903 by surveyors J.O. Schultz and Otis Brown as a rail link between Dallas and Fort Worth. The city of Irving was officially incorporated April 14, 1914, with Brown serving as Irving's first mayor. Local historians believe that Irving co-founders decided to name the city after Mrs. Brown's favorite author.