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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Nov. 8, 2017: Martin Gomez, Solid Waste Services

From left - Brenda Haney, Ernesto Guillen, Sergio Almodovar, Chris Hillman

On Oct. 24, Solid Waste Services Lead Senior Heavy Equipment Operator Martin Gomez was back-dragging the working face of the landfill when he noticed what appeared to be a wallet pop out from underneath the blade of the equipment. 

Martin got out ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Nov. 8, 2017: Ernesto Guillen and Sergio Almodovar, Solid Waste Services

From left - Brenda Haney, Ernesto Guillen, Sergio Almodovar, Chris Hillman

Ernesto Guillen and Sergio Almodovar of Solid Waste Services were assigned the duty of building and preparing the resident drop-off recycling center at the Hunter Ferrell Landfill. The construction required placing nearly 70 wall panels that staff had nev...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017: Animal Services, Building Services and City Secretary’s Office

From left: Corey Price, Jennifer Phillips for Beth Batista, Tanna Roadhouse, Misael Gutierrez, Dudle

The Irving Animal Care Campus suffered damage from flooding which occurred overnight on March 27. The flood was discovered at 6 a.m. by Felix Pitones, the Animal Services custodian, who jumped into action and immediately contacted Building Services.&n...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017: Marcie Inman

Feb. 1, 2017 - From Left - Todd Hawkins, Marcie Inman, Chris Hillman.

Irving Arts Center staffer Marcie Inman was recognized for her outstanding work on the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art, held last fall. 

The exhibition featured 68 works of art by artists from 23 states and 9 countries. Th...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Jan. 11, 2017: Stephanie Gimble, Diego Mendoza, Lorenza Beltran, Jesse Castillo

Jan. 11 2017 - from left - Marianne Follis, Diego Mendoza, Lorenza Beltran, Jesse Castillo, Stephanie Gimble, Chris Hillman

A Spanish-speaking patron entered the East Branch Library with his dog on a leash. The gentleman asked Library employee Diego Mendoza, in Spanish, about the immunization clinic next door, but the clinic was closed. After a little more discussion in Spanis...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Jan. 11, 2017: Bill Sangster and Robert Salinas

In late December 2016, a resident called Solid Waste Services, asking for assistance. He stated that his wife had accidentally thrown away his wallet. 

The collection vehicle was pulled off its route and sent directly to the landfill, where the re...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Sept. 21, 2016: Miguel Sotelo

From left - Teresa Adrian, Miguel Sotelo, Chris Hillman.

Many employees have talents and skills that are sometimes unknown or underutilized. Miguel Sotelo works in Human Resources and is an amazing artist. Anyone strolling by HR during the holiday season might see his handy work along the Human Resources Depart...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

July 6, 2016: Parks and Recreation Staffers

 From left - Chris Hillman, Ramiro Lopez, Brian Reeves, Steve Draper, Charlie Wilson, Jose Del Cid, Jorge Argueta, Carlos Fuentes, Ken Cook, Randy Royal, Mitch Barker, Ray Cerda and Nathan Frettoloso.

The Cimarron Family Aquatic Center experienced a significant leak on May 25, just days before the scheduled summer season opening.

As contractors were unable to begin work on the project for several days, staff took initiative to take on the major rep...Read on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016: Planning, Fire, Traffic, CIP, Inspections departments

Pictured L to R Front row: Maria Sanchez, Jessy Hulm, Steve Reed, Christine Hadley, Amie Burden, Mik

In recognition of a significant milestone achieved by the multi-departmental plan review team . . . 2016 in 2016. On Thursday, June 23, the continuous "winning streak" of meeting the six-day plan review KPI will reach 2016 consecutive days in th...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016: Vicki Ebner, Trina Johnson, Sara P. Ramirez, Chris Garza

From left - Chris Hillman, Steven Reed, Ramiro Lopez, Vicki Ebner,  Trina Johnson and Chris Garza. Not pictured - Sara P. Ramirez.

Members of the Planning and Community Development Staff, as well as Risk Management, we recognized for their exceptional efforts in providing assistance to residents of the apartment complex that was impacted by a water main break.

 

From left: Chr...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

April 27, 2016: Jose Rivera and Raul Benavidez

From left - Chris Hillman, Damon Lindsey, Brenda Haney, Raul Benavidez and Jose Rivera.

On March 28, Solid Waste Services Equipment Operators Jose Rivera and Raul Benavidez were working their refuse collection route when Rivera noticed a cellphone case and wallet combination laying on the ground. He picked up the items and immediately contac...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

March 30, 2016: Marcos Gomez, Steven Becerra, Jeffrey Johnson and Tony Gonzalez

From left - Chris Hillman, Chris Hooper, Marcos Gomez, Jeffrey Johnson, Steven Becerra and Tony Gonzalez.

On Feb. 26, a water line break serving the West Library was discovered near the library building at approximately 7:30 a.m. Water Utilities Operations Manager David Canady was contacted, and he immediately dispatched a Water Utilities technician. Although...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

March 30, 2016: Vicki Ebner, Galen Price and Sara P. Ramirez

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On Jan. 13, the last of 27 new homes on Tudor Lane was sold, bringing to conclusion a redevelopment initiative that began in 2008. Although many city staff members were involved at one time or another, Vicki Ebner, Galen Price and Sara P. Ramirez were inv...Read on...

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Posted on: January 13, 2016

Jan. 13, 2016: Ken Bloom, Troy Wynne

On-the-Spot Award Jan 13 2016 - From Left - Steve Reed, Chris Hillman, Ken Bloom and Troy Wynne

Ken Bloom and Troy Wynne of the Planning and Community Development Department led the city staff working with Irving's Comprehensive Plan consultants Fregonese Associates to rezone approximately 1,000 acres of land around the former Texas Stadium site and...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2015

Dec. 9, 2015: Karen Brophy

From left - Michael Morrison, Karen Brophy, Chris Hillman

One constant with the Irving Music Factory project has been the work of Karen Brophy. As with any great attorney, Brophy has been a staunch advocate for the city’s interests, while working tirelessly to ensure the completion of the entertainmen...Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

Oct. 21, 2015: Shirley Smith

From left - Casey Tate, Shirley Smith, Chris Hillman .

The City of Irving recently received recognition as a Scenic City from Texas Municipal League (TML) for its ongoing efforts to improve the aesthetic nature of the built environment. This is Irving’s second time to be named a Scenic City, and th...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

Oct. 7, 2015: Carla Morgan

From left - Chris Dobson, Chris Hillman, Carla Morgan, Judge Laura Anderson.

Library Services Coordinator Carla Morgan responded to a plea from Judge Rodney Adams who asked the library for assistance in mentoring juvenile offenders and giving them a second chance before sentencing. Morgan enthusiastically accepted the challenge, c...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Sept. 2, 2015: Corey Price and Meribeth Sloan

From left - Chris Hillman, Corey Price, Meribeth Sloan, Chief Larry Boyd

Animal Services Manager Corey Price and Communications Manager Meribeth Sloan teamed up to organize the second annual “Clear the Shelter” event. The 2015 event went beyond last year’s local event to become a nationwide campai...Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015: Dale Fifer and Billy Martin

Photo, from left - Brenda Haney, Dale Fifer, Billy Martin, Chris Hillman, Roger Barron.

Solid Waste Services (SWS) Heavy Equipment Operator Dale Fifer and Equipment Operator Billy Martin were picking up brush at a stop on May 29. As Dale worked, he noticed a resident who had fallen while exiting his carport to bring his trash to the curb and...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015: Jeff Sawyer, Robert Hurtado and Jason Lile

Jeff Sawyer, Robert Hurtado and Jason Lile

Jeff Sawyer, Robert Hurtado and Jason Lile from Water Utilities came up with a plan to stop the sewer discharge into Lake Carolyn. The three worked nights for two days for two days to take advantage of the lower nighttime sewer flows.
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Posted on: June 3, 2015

June 3, 2015: Teresa Adrian, Lawrence Crow and James Hawthorne

pictured L to R - Chris Hillman, Teresa Adrian, James Hawthorne and Lawrence Crow

The mayor and city manager received a letter from the Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT) praising the work of Lawrence Crow, James Hawthorne and Teresa Adrian of the city's Code Enforcement Department for their inspection work of more...Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015: Joanna Fuentes and Lidia Ochoa

On-the-Spot Award April 1, 2015 - Joanna Fuentes and Lidia Ochoa

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, a water polo match was under way when a player was kicked in the back, submerged and had trouble returning to the surface. Lifeguard staff members Lidia Ochoa and Joanna Fuentes were already in the water as they were participa...Read on...

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015: Juan Lopez and Jeffrey Davis

March 4 2015 On The Spot Award

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Solid Waste Services Equipment Operators Jeffery Davis and Juan Lopez were working their recycling route during a winter storm that had covered the roads and sidewalks with ice. At 8:15 a.m., the crew saw a resident fall on the sidewa...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014: Mark Massey and Joe Lepera

From left - Chris Hooper, Chief Victor Conley, Joe Lepera, Mark Massey, Chris Hillman

Reserve fire-fighting apparatus is stored at the Briery Road complex with no utility power available within the vicinity of the storage area. The batteries of the fire equipment will eventually discharge, possibly ruining the life of the batteries and lea...Read on...

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