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� Will Irving Libraries Regulate Books? + 2021 DFW Food Trends

Happy Tuesday, neighbors! Let’s get you all caught up on what’s happening locally to start today off on an informed note.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and milder. High: 60 Low: 39.

Here are the top five stories in Irving today:

> Irving residents are doing more complaining about books these days , according to reporters Allyson Waller and Kevin Reynolds. Some say that the interest in closer regulation of library shelves stems from the late October investigation into school library reading materials initiated by state Representative Matt Krause . Learn how various counties are responding to the rejuvenated interest in censorship at the Texas Tribune .

Check out the top ten DFW food trends in 2021 , gathered by Angie Quebedeaux at the Dallas Observer . Edible trends included the influx of Hawaiian cuisine, birria tacos and alcohol to go. Less delicious trends were staffing shortages and the end of ‘the customer is always right’ mentality.

Looking to upgrade your career? Click over to Irving Patch for a list of jobs that are available locally . There are some sweet-looking gigs to be had — for instance, Menu Pros is looking for a contract Client Relationship Manager to visit restaurants and give away swag.

If winter has got you down, check out this list of drive-through neighborhood lights in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from candysdirt.com . Sparkly things make people happy!

DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field just got $80 million from an infrastructure bill . Get the details from The Dallas Morning News ( subscription required ).

Today’s Irving Daily is brought to you in part by our friends at Ring, the home security company . Ring does a lot more than doorbells: check out their full suite of smart home products at Ring.com . And thank you Ring for helping to make local news happen in Irving! Find out what’s happening in Irving with free, real-time updates from Patch.

Let’s go! Today in Irving: Winterfest: Color Me Calm for Kids – Pre-K through Grade 5 kiddos are invited to the South Irving Library Program Room for seasonal music, coloring crafts and hot cocoa! ( 2:00 PM )

Tuesday Evening Run – Join runners of all skill levels and the Irving Running Club and get your endurance on at Sam Houston Park. Click the link for updates/meet-up instructions. ( 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM )

Will Ferrell Movies Trivia – Flying Saucer Cypress Waters (3111 Olympus Boulevard, Coppell) invites you to showcase your knowledge about one of America’s funniest humans. ( 7:00 PM and 9:15 PM ) Irving Writers Salon – Irving Public Library welcomes adult writers to log in via Zoom for inspiration, feedback and more. ( 7:00 PM ) From my notebook: FYI from the City of Irving: "There will be no trash, recycling or brush/bulky waste collection Dec. 23 and 24. Solid Waste Services also may experience delays as a result of the no collection days. Residents are asked to leave […]

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