Author: Carol Stoddard

Writer, organizer, support staffer, baby boomer. Lover of the DFW Metroplex and its history. When I’m not working, I’m writing or chasing my cat off the counter. I love to explore new places and try new area restaurants. The best keep popping up in Irving. Peace out. 

Full Weekend Ahead

Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Come early and stay late. If ever that sounded like a good idea, now is the time.  No longer does your evening out include just a concert, just a movie, or just a bite to eat.  With so much to do around Irving, you can fill your plate with a whole lot of fun.

Are You Ready For Some Weekend?

Friday, February 2, 2018 12:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Get ready for a SUPER weekend in Irving with so many things to see and do.  Tonight is First Friday Date Night in the Heritage District which offers dining, shopping and live music. So grab your honey and enjoy a pre-Valentine's date night in historic downtown.  This weekend you can catch a live show, join in a Super Bowl party, enjoy cultural events ... with so much going on, there's something for everyone.  Be sure to visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com for additional area events.

New Year, New You?

Friday, December 29, 2017 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Are you feeling the urge to self-inventory and create a "new you" list for 2018?  Here's a suggestion, take time to get out and have fun! If it's permission you're looking for, then I freely give it.  If it's the ability to carve out extra time, then you're on your own. I struggle with that too. But don't you hate that feeling of finding out after the fact there was something fantastic going on right in your own backyard, and you missed it?  That, I can help you with. Check out these events below or visit our website for more - www.irvingtexas.com. Be sure to tag us on those photos!  #VisitIrving  And don't forget to bundle up 'cause baby it's cold (and possibly icy) out there.

Holiday Shopping in Irving, TX

Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Do you know that after this weekend there are only seven more shopping days until Christmas!?! Oh boy, not enough time to order something online and get that free shipping discount.  Let me see, where can you shop for last minute gifts? You're in luck! I've scoured the city for some great ideas on unique holiday gifting. Check these out . . . 

Weekend Events in Irving, TX

Friday, December 8, 2017 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

During the holidays, it seems like there's a song in my heart all the time.  Joy fills the air from shiny lamp post decorations to the brisk chilly weather to the songs of the season.  Around here, we don't have to go far to find a wide array of live music.  In fact, I've lined them up here for you.  And remember, you can always find more at www.irvingtexas.com

It's a Home Town Holiday Weekend

Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

It's that most wonderful time of the year. We've got chili pots cooking, and people parading, and lights on the tree.  Irving's the hap, happiest place to be. 

I hope the season's festivities call to you like they do to me.  I want to drink cocoa, trim the tree, go shopping, and soak up this great weather.  Please join me and your neighbors this weekend at the Historic District of Irving where there's plenty of Christmas joy to go around. I hear the parade this year is about twice as long as before, and you know what that means . . . more candy!  And "You-Know-Who" might make an appearance too. Be sure to tag us on any photos you take. #VisitIrving

By Any Other Name

Friday, October 6, 2017 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

LIZ ROSE

When: Saturday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
Cost: VIP tickets $20.00; General admission $15.00

The name of Liz Rose may not be as well known as her music, but heard through many other names, her music is just as sweet! This Dallas-born, Irving-raised hitmaker has co-written some of the biggest country songs of the 21st century. Because of her Texas ties, she’s donating memorabilia and performing this weekend at one of Irving’s hidden gems, the Music Garden at the Texas Musicians