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We’re dedicating this #ThrowbackThursday to some of the famous people who once called Irving home. Several of these superstars you know hailed from the Big I, but a few just might surprise you. As always, for the young and young-at-heart, we’ve included a Hidden Music activity and coloring page in honor of former Irvingites who – like the city itself – keep the beat going on. Click on the image at the bottom of the page to print the color page. Now, let's get started … 

Today’s #FoodieFriday blog falls on Juneteenth. Considering recent events, I have been moved to dig a little deeper into this historical day, and I’d encourage you to do the same. You’re certain to learn something new. Here’s a small serving of what I’ve discovered about the holiday and its culinary traditions, plus black culture and its contribution to some of our favorite foods.

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at one of Irving's most recognizable icons - the Mustangs of Las Colinas.  After the story, you can have fun with the Mustangs of Las Colinas Word Find and Mustang Coloring Page. Simply click on the images below to print it out. Now let's get started! 

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at what our downtown area used to look like, and we’ll concentrate on a favorite eatery – Big State Fountain & Grill. After the story, you can have fun with the Big State Sudoku Puzzle. Simply click on the puzzle below to print it out. Now let's get started! 

Throwback Thursday - Irving's Small Towns

Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at the small towns that were “swallowed up” and became a part of Irving. In other words, you may be living in an area that used to be called a different name.  After the story, you can have fun with the crossword puzzle activity page. Simply click on the puzzle below to print it out. Now let's get started! 

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at an Irving attraction located in the heart of our Heritage District – the Whistle Stop Plaza and Clock Tower.  After the story, you can have fun with the Clock Tower activity and coloring page. Simply click on the page below to print it out. Now let's get started! 

Throwback Thursday - Land for Sale

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at how one of the first groups of people came to live in Irving. The story begins a very long time ago, way back in 1902. After the story, you can have fun putting a puzzle of the Lot Sale together. It's a painting by a Western artist named Guy Deel that gives us an idea of what the Irving "Lot Sale" could've been like. Simply click on the image of the painting below to solve the puzzle online. Now let's get