🌱Weekend Shootings In Arlington, Oak Cliff + SMU Scholarship – Patch

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Good, neighbors! It’s me again, Ash DeMello, your host of the Irving Daily.

First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny and very warm. High: 82 Low: 65.

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Here are the top five stories today in Irving:

  1. An individual was killed in an Oak Cliff apartment complex shooting on March 26, police say. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they discovered Cameron Dukes, 19, injured in the parking lot. He died later at a local hospital. Witnesses say suspects are possibly two males in their late teens or early 20s, and police are on the lookout for 2018 dark colored Nissan Altima that the suspects seem to have stolen from the scene. (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)
  2. Another shooting occurred on Friday, March 25, this time in an Arlington park. Police responded to Craven’s Park after hearing gunshots while at a local police station. Police say the victim was a 24-year-old male who is listed in serious condition at a local hospital. (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)
  3. In happier news, ten Dallas County students received full four-year tuition scholarships from SMU. Ephraim Sun and Jorge Vazquez, both seniors at Dallas ISD’s Townview Science and Engineering School, were identified as two of the recipients. The Mustang Scholarship is awarded yearly based on academic and financial need criteria. (NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth)
  4. Irving ISD is offering yet another reminder about registering your littles for PreK. Registration opens April 1, and spots are limited. If you’d like to learn more about the programs, click over to the Press Release Desk to find out how to join a March 29 info session.
  5. Looking to buy a home? Take a look at some of the newest properties in the area to hit the market at the Irving Patch.

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Today in Irving:

  • STEM Clinic: Earth Science – Cimarron Park Recreation Center invites students to explore the wonders of nature! $30 per attendee. (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM)
  • Book Lovers Happy Hour Book Club – Adults are welcomed to the South Irving Library to discuss the latest reads. There is also a Zoom login for those who prefer to attend virtually. Click the link to find out how to get the Zoom meeting info. (6:00 PM)
  • Mama’s Party – Launch your week with an online showcase of some of DFW’s best singers and theatre casts every Monday. $10. (7:35 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Spring represents newness for many folks — new flowers, new opportunities… even new books! Irving Public Library invites you to check out the new Spring Display at the West Irving Library. (Instagram)
  • The City of Irving, Texas, offers a chance to brush up on pedestrian/cyclist safety with an upcoming class: Walking and Biking Safety: What You Need to Know. Register to attend at the South Irving Library on April 2. (Facebook)

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