Athletes Compete at Special Olympics Texas Summer Games in Arlington
05/31/2016
The 47th annual Special Olympics Texas Summer Games offered more than 2,800 athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to compete on a state-wide scale at the University of Texas at Arlington and surrounding venues May 26-29.“This is the most amount of sports we put on in one weekend, at one…
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Arlington Celebrates Groundbreaking of $30 Million Downtown Library
05/31/2016
After years of planning and public input, city and community leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the $30 million George W. Hawkes Dowtown Library in downtown Arlington on Tuesday. The 80,000-square-foot library, whose design was guided by the Central Visioning project that the City launched in 2009, is designed to provide cultural,…
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Traffic Update: Green Oaks Boulevard Repaving Project Begins
05/31/2016
Arlington drivers can soon look forward to smoother ride on Green Oaks Boulevard between Pioneer Parkway and Arkansas Lane and between Pleasant Ridge Road to Interstate 20. Construction to repair Green Oaks in those sections is expected to begin Wednesday, June 1 and be complete by December. Little Road from Green…
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Arlington ISD to Host Paraprofessional/Auxiliary Job Fair on June 7
05/31/2016
The Arlington ISD Human Resources department will host a Paraprofessional/Auxiliary Job Fair from 5 p. m. to 8 p. m. on Tuesday, June 7, in the Martin High School cafeteria. Martin is located at 4501 W. Pleasant Ridge in Arlington. At the job fair, the AISD is looking for teacher assistants, clerks, custodians,…
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Pantego, Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus June 1
05/27/2016
Editor’s note: Targeted ground spraying originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 31 has been cancelled because of severe weather. Ground spraying will occur as scheduled on Wednesday, June 1, weather permitting. The Town of Pantego has confirmed a positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample from a trap located in the area of…
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Community Invited to Central Library Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tuesday
05/27/2016
The community is invited to join the City of Arlington next week to celebrate construction of a new downtown library. A groundbreaking ceremony for the future George W. Hawkes Central Library is set for 1:30 p. m. Tuesday, May 31 at Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram Street. An on-site reception will…
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Officers Conducting “No-Refusal” Enforcement for Memorial Holiday Weekend
05/27/2016
Drivers can expect to see Arlington police officers this weekend working high-visibility traffic enforcement along area roadways looking for signs of impaired drivers. The Arlington Police Department is participating in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office countywide “No Refusal” operation, which starts this evening and continues through the early morning hours…
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Texas Cancer Research Grant Helps UTA Recruit Promising Young Biology Researcher
05/27/2016
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded The University of Texas at Arlington an $823,067 grant to recruit star cell biology researcher Mark Pellegrino from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Pellegrino will join the UTA College of Science as an assistant biology professor in August.…
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Seniors Enjoy a Dose of Pet Therapy
05/27/2016
Lively visitors from the Mansfield Senior Lifestyles program enjoyed a day at the Animal Services Center on May 11 for a meet and greet with Golden People are Willing and Sharing (PAWS) senior volunteers at the shelter. They enjoyed a tour and pet therapy with Diane Greytak’s pet therapy animals,…
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Memorial Day Closings and City Service Schedules
05/27/2016
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington as scheduled. What’s Closed Monday, May 30, 2016 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Housing Authority Arlington…
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Registration Open for Inaugural Tiny Tots Triathlon in Arlington
05/26/2016
Editor’s Note: Tiny Tots has been postponed to Saturday, August 20th. If you have questions or need to inquire about a refund, please call Elzie Odom Athletic Center at 817-459-6434 or the Parks and Recreation Department’s main office at 817-459-5474. Now everyone can get in on the action with Elzie Odom Athletic Center’s…
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AT&T Stadium to host all 2016 Football Championship Games
05/26/2016
All University Interscholastic League football state championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the next two years, the UIL announced Thursday. The 11-man and six-man football championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, with a new schedule placing all 12 games in a four-day…
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Traffic Update: Abram Street Closure Near SH 360 on Saturday
05/26/2016
Abram Street will be closed between Sherry Street and State Highway 360 on Saturday, May 28 from 12:01 a. m. to 2 p. m. The closure is necessary for construction of the General Motors Pedestrian Bridge, which crosses over Abram Street.
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Library Summer Reading Club Begins June 4
05/26/2016
On your mark, get set … read! With a theme focused on sports and activity, the Arlington Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Club begins June 4. Kickoff celebrations will be held that day at library branches around the city from 10 a. m. to noon. As in years past, the Summer Reading…
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Councilwoman Visits Capitol Hill with Other NLC Members to Urge Infrastructure Investment
05/26/2016
Arlington Mayor Pro Tempore Sheri Capehart was among leaders from across the country who attended meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill last week urging Congress to make infrastructure investment a priority. As part of Infrastructure Week 2016, Capehart and other members of the National League of Cities advocated for priority issues…
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Bad Königshofen, Randol Mill Pools and Splash Pads Open Memorial Day Weekend
05/26/2016
Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center, Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center, and Splash Pads will open this Memorial Day weekend!Memorial Day Weekend Pool Hours: Saturday, May 28 from 12 – 7 PM Sunday, May 29 from 1 – 6 PM Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) from 12 – 6 PMSplash Pad…
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Arlington Memorial Day Weekend Buzz: May 26-30, 2016
05/26/2016
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music FestivalThe Levitt’s 2016 Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital Summer Concert Season kicks off May 27-29 as the centerpiece of the Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music…
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Amigos En Azul to Host 3rd Annual End of School Year Bash on June 2
05/25/2016
Amigos En Azul, Arlington Police Department’s Hispanic Police Officer Association, is hosting a free party for families to celebrate the end of the school year. The 3rd Annual End of School Year Bash, which will include food, a bounce house, snow cones, dunk booth, clowns and face painting, is set from…
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Six Flags Over Texas Opens Newly Expanded Gotham City Section
05/25/2016
Six Flags Over Texas, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, has announced the opening of an expansion to the Gotham City section of the park with the addition of three villainous rides—THE RIDDLER Revenge, CATWOMAN Whip, and HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity.“Each season our goal is to provide a…
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‘Dinner by the River’ Food Truck Fridays Start This Week
05/25/2016
Join Arlington Parks and Recreation this week as they kick off their Food Truck Friday “Dinner by the River” series at River Legacy Parks (Elm Grove Pavilion) at 701 NE Green Oaks Blvd. Join them each Friday (May 27-June 17) from 5 p. m. to 10 p. m. Each week they will feature…
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Summer Meal Program Offered at Three Arlington Library Branches
05/25/2016
When school ends for summer vacation, many families whose children rely on the free lunch program during the year may find themselves in a tight spot when it comes to providing meals throughout the day. Beginning Monday, June 6, three branches of the Arlington Public Library will serve as Food…
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Farrar-Myers Sworn in as New District 7 Arlington City Councilwoman
05/25/2016
Victoria Farrar-Myers was sworn in Tuesday as the new at-large District 7 Council Representative during the evening City Council meeting at City Hall. The event was held in front of family, friends and supporters. District 1 Councilman Charlie Parker, District 2 Councilwoman Sheri Capehart and at-large District 6 Councilman Robert Shepard were also…
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Arlington City Council Approves Public-Private Partnership with Texas Rangers for New Ballpark
05/24/2016
The Arlington City Council unanimously approved a master agreement Tuesday that outlines a public-private partnership with the Texas Rangers for possible construction of a new retractable-roof ballpark and supporting development in the Entertainment District. With approval of the master agreement, the City of Arlington will begin the steps required to hold…
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Ask Arlington: New Central Library Set to Break Ground
05/24/2016
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Storm & Pepper
05/23/2016
Dog of the Week – Meet StormThis handsome five year old male Shepherd mix is smoke and black in color, and weighs 91 pounds. Unlike his name, Storm is a quiet, laid back dog. Identified as being “sweet”, he appears to be less interested in active play than being petted. Storm…
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Arlington Police Chosen to Lead Efforts in Advancing Policing Practices Around the Country
05/23/2016
The United States Department of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) has selected the Arlington Police Department to be one of fifteen law enforcement agencies nationwide that will serve as an exemplary implementation model for the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams,…
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Xi Theta Omega Sorority Helps Beautify Bowman Springs Park
05/23/2016
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department would like to extend a huge thank you to Xi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members. On Saturday May 21, 2016, as a part of the Chapter’s 1908 Playground Mobilization Day, 75-plus members volunteered to host a park beautification project at Bowman…
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Dallas Wings Win Home Opener Against Stars at UTA College Park Center
05/23/2016
The Dallas Wings defeated the San Antonio Stars 82-77 in a sellout inaugural home opener on Saturday, May 21.“It felt great,” said Odyssey Sims, who scored 23 points for the night. “I was very excited to play. It’s the home opener and I know that everyone was looking forward to it,…
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Arlington Students Get Hands-On Experience at General Motors
05/23/2016
Clutching a remote control, 18-year-old Simba Chinomona directed a small robot to lift a domino and place it on the target. Chinomona’s task was not unlike the work being done at General Motors Arlington Assembly, which builds about 1,200 cars a day, including the line’s full-size-sports-utility vehicles. Chinomona, a senior at Lamar…
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Lamar Boulevard Lane Changes Announced as Part of I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project
05/23/2016
New lane closures have been announced as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Today and tomorrow, May 23 and May 24, various eastbound and westbound lanes of Lamar Boulevard/Ave H approaching SH 360 will be closed as crews work in the median. Beginning May 24, all eastbound and westbound…
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City Council Chamber Slated for Demolition, Final Council Meeting There Tuesday
05/23/2016
Tuesday night will be the final time Arlington City Council holds its evening meeting in the City Council Chamber. The Chamber will be demolished this summer as part of the new $30 million George W. Hawkes Central Library construction project. In addition to an 80,000-square-foot library, which will be located north…
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Community Book Carnival Gives Away More Than 16,000 Books to East Arlington Families
05/23/2016
For students to succeed when they go back to school in the fall, they need to make reading part of their summer plans. That’s where the annual CAPO Book Carnival comes in. The fifth yearly event was held on May 21 at Arlington ISD’s Thornton Elementary. CAPO, or Community Advocating for…
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City of Arlington Considers Public-Private Partnership with Texas Rangers for New Ballpark
05/20/2016
The Arlington City Council will consider designating a venue project and authorizing a master agreement for a public-private partnership with the Texas Rangers at its Tuesday, May 24 evening meeting. If approved, the Council action will allow the City of Arlington to begin the steps required to hold an election this…
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The Polyphonic Spree Kicks Off Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival May 27
05/20/2016
The Levitt’s 2016 Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital Summer Concert Season kicks off May 27-29 as the centerpiece of the Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival, featuring six free concerts at the Levitt and a variety of music artists in restaurants surrounding the pavilion. The Levitt’s summer season starts with the…
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Four Arlington City Council Members to be Sworn in May 24
05/20/2016
Newly elected District 7 Councilwoman Victoria Farrar-Myers and newly re-elected members of the Arlington City Council will be sworn into office at 6:30 p. m., Tuesday, May 24, at Arlington City Hall. In addition to Farrar-Myers, City Council members Charlie Parker (District 1), Sheri Capehart (District 2) and Robert Shepard (District 6) will also be sworn in…
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UTA Scientists Use Planetarium’s Advanced Software to Date 2,500 Year-Old Lyric Poem
05/20/2016
Physicists and astronomers from The University of Texas at Arlington have used advanced astronomical software to accurately date lyric poet Sappho’s “Midnight Poem,” which describes the night sky over Greece more than 2,500 years ago. The scientists described their research in the article “Seasonal dating of Sappho’s ‘Midnight Poem’ revisited,” published…
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Nighttime Closures Scheduled for Intersection of Abram and East Streets in Downtown
05/20/2016
Drivers should anticipate one week of night-time street closures at the intersection of Abram Street and East Street in Downtown Arlington as infrastructure is put into place for the 101 Center project. The intersection will be closed from Monday, May 23 to Monday, May 30, but only between the hours of 7 p. m.…
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Arlington Regains 50th Most Populous City Title, According to U.S. Census Estimates
05/19/2016
Arlington has rejoined the list of the 50 most populous cities, displacing Cleveland, according to estimates released today by the U. S. Census Bureau. Arlington’s estimated population exceeds 382,000 people, according to the Census website.“Arlington offers so many reasons for families to choose to make the city their home. Our neighborhoods, which…
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Construction Detour To Begin for Broad Street at SH 360
05/19/2016
Weather permitting, construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 6, on the Broad Street intersection at SH 360 as part of the SH 360 South Project. To allow for construction of the new crossover bridge, crossover access at Broad Street will be closed at SH 360. Traffic will be detoured…
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Vivian Maier Photography Exhibit Opens Saturday at Arlington Museum of Art
05/19/2016
This summer, the Arlington Museum of Art will feature work from an obscure but posthumously emerging American photographer, Vivian Maier. The subject of the 2013 documentary, Finding Vivian Maier, this artist was an enigma not only in the photographic art community, but also in relation to the world stage. The primary…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: May 19-22, 2016
05/19/2016
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 5th Annual Art on the Greene Art FestivalThe 5th Annual Art on the Greene Art Festival returns to Richard Greene Linear Park in Arlington on its new dates of May…
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Backstage Arlington Meets The Beatles at Arlington Music Hall
05/18/2016
MyArlingtonTV is taking a trip across The American Dream City to showcase some of the diverse musical acts happening in Arlington’s schools, restaurants, churches and neighborhoods. Hosted by Tika Cook, “Backstage Arlington” highlights some of the different music acts and performing venues that exist in Arlington. The newest episode features Strawberry Fields,…
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Entertainment District Sculpture Trail Dedication: Sat. May 21, 2016
05/18/2016
Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and Art on the Greene for the celebration of the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail – Phase 2 on Saturday, May 21st at 11 a. m. A total of nine sculptures have been installed in Richard Greene Linear Park between Randol Mill Road and Cowboys…
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Arlington Named Finalist for 2016 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation
05/18/2016
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, recently announced Arlington Parks and Recreation as a finalist for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in…
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Texas Residents Can Save on Energy Efficient Appliances During Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday
05/18/2016
During Memorial Day weekend, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales and use taxes on purchases of certain energy efficient products. The 2016 ENERGY STAR sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a. m. on Saturday, May 28 and ends at 11:59 p. m. on Monday, May 30. The products qualifying for…
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Catch Fish, Make Memories at Father and Son Adventure Day This Saturday
05/17/2016
Adventure awaits! Fathers, create memories with your son at the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Father and Son Adventure Day at Lake Arlington. There will be many great activities for you to enjoy together at the event, scheduled from 9:30 a. m. to 11:30 a. m. Saturday, May 21. Take a boat ride around…
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Athletes to Compete in Special Olympics Texas Summer Games in Arlington
05/17/2016
More than 2,900 athletes from across Texas are scheduled to compete in the Special Olympics Texas summer games at the University of Texas at Arlington and surrounding venues May 26-29. The competition, the largest statewide event for Special Olympics Texas, gives athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to compete on a…
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April 2016 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available
05/17/2016
Inside this month’s On Call newsletter, more public safety news and information from the Arlington Police Department. This newsletter celebrates great police/community partnerships. On Call is published monthly by the Arlington Police Department Media Office. Read it. Print it. Share it. Click here to read the newsletter.
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5th Annual Art on the Greene Festival Kicks Off Friday
05/17/2016
The 5th Annual Art on the Greene Art Festival returns to Richard Greene Linear Park in Arlington on its new dates of May 20-22. Art on the Greene features 100 national, regional and local artists showcasing and selling their work in one of 14 different categories. Stroll through the park and…
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Texas Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday Set for May 28-30
05/17/2016
Thinking about buying mulch, soaker hoses or a rain barrel to help conserve water in your landscaping? You can save some money by purchasing those and other select items during Texas’ Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday, which runs Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. The Texas State Legislature created the
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Pets of the Week – Meet Poindexter & Hunter
05/16/2016
Cat of the Week – Meet PoindexterThis two and a half month old, male Domestic Short Hair is red and white in color. While the name Poindexter usually refers to a “nerdy” type personality, this kitten is anything but “nerdy”. Lively like most kittens, he likes to play with toys.…
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On the Clock: Keeping Arlington Beautiful with Parks & Recreation
05/16/2016
“On the Clock” is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. During each show, we will go “on the clock” with a different Arlington department to highlight the work…
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Highland Games, Traditional Food and Dance on Display at Texas Scottish Festival
05/16/2016
Feet planted on the grass, Patricia Carrington bent her knees and hurled a 10-pound burlap sack into the air using a pitchfork. The straw-filled sack sailed over the 18-foot horizontal bar, a personal record for Carrington in the sheaf toss, an old Scottish sport. Carrington was among thousands who crowded into the University…
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TransferUTA initiative to Increase Resources, Support for Undergraduate Students
05/16/2016
The University of Texas at Arlington has announced “TransferUTA,” a major initiative to ensure that students who begin their academic careers at a two-year college move seamlessly through the University and have a clear path toward earning a bachelor’s degree. TransferUTA unites recruiting, admissions, orientation and support services for transfer students…
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Free Spay/Neuter Clinic for Feral and Outdoor Community Cats Set for May 20
05/13/2016
Two free spay/neuter clinics for feral and outdoor community cats that live in Arlington ZIP codes 76010 and 76014 are scheduled for the coming weeks. Arlington feral and community cats dropped off at the events will be vaccinated, spayed or neutered and ear-tipped to show that they have been sterilized when…
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9 Major Films & Television Shows Filmed in Arlington
05/13/2016
Recently, the City of Arlington announced it is now a Film Friendly certified community recognized by the Texas Film Commission. The Film Friendly Texas program provides training and ongoing guidance to statewide community representatives on how to effectively market their communities as filming destinations and how to accommodate on-location filming activity. The City’s…
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UT System Approves Design for UTA’s Science and Engineering Innovation and Research Building
05/13/2016
The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved the design for a new University of Texas at Arlington Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, a space that will support the significant growth of students in areas of workforce need and provide the basis for enhancement in research…
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UTA Examines Past Events to Gain Insight into Current Climate Change
05/13/2016
A team of scientists led by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington is examining global warming events that happened millions of years ago in order to gain new insights into present-day climate change. The National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences has awarded a $403,114 grant to Arne Winguth,…
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Private, Nonprofit Schools Can Learn About Federal Educational Services at Arlington Meeting
05/12/2016
Federal Educational Services, authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, may be available for eligible students who live within the Arlington ISD boundaries and who attend private non-profit schools serving grades PK-12. Private non-profit schools interested in learning more about federal educational services are invited to attend an…
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Arlington Increases Goals for MWBE Participation in City Contracts
05/12/2016
The City of Arlington continues striving to increase opportunities for disadvantaged, minority and women-owned business enterprises, known collectively as MWBE, to be awarded contracts for goods, services, construction and professional services. The Local and Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise Policy, adopted in 2013, originally set a 20 percent aspirational goal for all…
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Arlington Will Expand Parking at Popular Veterans Park
05/12/2016
Work will soon begin to increase concrete parking at the popular Veterans Park in west Arlington. The 103-acre park at 3600 W. Arkansas Lane features numerous amenities, including a playground, a hike and bike trail, disc golf, equestrian trails, practice fields, xeriscape garden, a rental pavilion and an outdoor performing arts…
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Dream Builders: Students Showcase Creativity with Destination Imagination
05/12/2016
“Dream Builders” is a new show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest episode features students from Arlington ISD’s Little Elementary, Butler Elementary and Shackelford…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: May 12-15, 2016
05/12/2016
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 30th Annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highlands GamesWhether you’re mad for plaid, admire the soulful sounds of bagpipes or you’ve always wanted to sample some haggis, the 30th Annual Texas Scottish…
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Nominations Being Accepted for May 2016 Property of the Month
05/11/2016
Do you know a yard that is the envy of the neighborhood? Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Arlington’s Property of the Month Program. The program, which launched last year, recognizes residential, multi-family and commercial properties that exemplify residents and owners who have gone above and beyond to…
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Fitch Significantly Upgrades Arlington’s AT&T Stadium Bond Rating
05/11/2016
The City of Arlington once again received high marks for its financial strength in April following a review by the three major credit rating agencies. Additionally, Fitch significantly upgraded the City’s AT&T Stadium debt, which rose three notches from A+ to AA+. City Treasurer Ethan Klos said the upgrade is a…
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Driverless Vehicles on the Horizon
05/11/2016
Some day in the near future, your morning commute could look like this:Open an app, call for a ride and hop in a self-driving car that shuttles you across town to your destination.“Autonomous cars are coming,” Drew Campbell, Senior Partner of Capitol-Insights, told Arlington city leaders this week. “The technology…
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Johnson Creek Bridge on Abram Street Closes for Nine Months Starting Sunday
05/11/2016
The Johnson Creek bridge on Abram Street will be closed starting Sunday, May 15 and isn’t expected to reopen until January 2017. Drivers who regularly travel east Abram Street between Collins Street and Stadium Drive will need to plan alternate routes during reconstruction of the bridge, which is located near Meadowbrook…
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Arlington Unveils New Neighborhood Block Party Trailer
05/10/2016
Planning a neighborhood block party? The City of Arlington has a new Block Party Trailer filled with picnic tables, ice chests, games and other party needs available for free to registered neighborhood groups. The goal of the Block Party Trailer is to advance community engagement goals in the American Dream City…
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Students Tackle Pet Homelessness In ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter
05/10/2016
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” continues to be a key priority for the work of our city. Public education that produces graduates who are prepared for future success provides the foundation for a strong Arlington community. In the latest Support Quality Education Newsletter, residents can…
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30th Annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highlands Games Kicks off Friday
05/10/2016
Whether you’re mad for plaid, admire the soulful sounds of bagpipes or you’ve always wanted to sample some haggis, the 30th Annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games has something to offer everyone. The weekend event, which will be held May 13-15 at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Stadium, typically…
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FOCUS 287 Strategic Plan Defines Long-Term Vision for U.S. 287 Corridor
05/10/2016
FOCUS 287, a new US 287 Corridor Strategic Plan adopted by the Arlington City Council, defines a long-term vision for the area that includes future growth and reinvestment in existing neighborhoods and businesses. The plan to create a one-of-a-kind destination also incorporates natural spaces, rural character and lower density neighborhoods valued…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Boomer & Mickey
05/09/2016
Dog of the Week – Meet BoomerLooking for a new best friend? Boomer may be just the furry friend for you! Boomer is a young, playful, energetic dog that makes friends with everyone. He appears to be kid friendly and would probably enjoy a family that would provide lots of…
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Inaugural East Main Street Arts & Music Festival Deemed Success
05/09/2016
It was one of those blink and you might miss it type of events. But if you did, then you missed one heck of a good time. Tucked back on East Main Street in Arlington between Mary Street and Mavericks Bar and Grill, the inaugural East Main Street Art & Music…
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Young Robot Enthusiasts Compete in 2nd Annual GEAR Tournament
05/09/2016
Weeks of planning, practice and patience paid off for young robotics enthusiasts Saturday, May 7 at the Get Excited About Robotics, or GEAR, tournament hosted by the Arlington Public Library. The teams, about 20 in all, started building their NXT and EV3 LEGO Mindstorm robots in March. Each team is composed…
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Voters Return Three Council Incumbents, Elect New At-Large Representative
05/09/2016
Arlington voters re-elected three incumbent City Council members and elected a new representative to fill the open District 7 seat that Councilmember Jimmy Bennett decided not to seek re-election for in the May 7 election. Victoria Farrar-Myers won the at-large District 7 seat with 73.19 percent of the vote, according to unofficial voting totals.…
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River Legacy Living Science Center Offers Discounted Hurricane Harbor Tickets
05/09/2016
River Legacy Living Science Center has a limited number of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor admission tickets available for a discounted price. The daily admission passes are $22 each if purchased at the Living Science Center. That’s a savings of $13 off the gate price. Tickets are valid for any day of the…
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UTA, Tarrant County College District launch Early Transfer Identification Program
05/06/2016
Tarrant County College District and The University of Texas at Arlington announce an innovative and collaborative partnership designed to strengthen the workforce by increasing the number of North Texans who have a college degree. The Early Transfer Identification Program, or E-TIP, enables the two institutions to identify potential transfer students…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus May 9-10
05/06/2016
The City of Arlington has confirmed its first positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample of the season. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following West Arlington area:Saddle Ridge Road at Yacht Club DriveTargeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant…
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UTA Spotlight: Interview with Second Baseman Darien McLemore
05/06/2016
Don’t miss this installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news happening in The American Dream City. Here are this week’s top stories: – UT Arlington and the Arlington Public Library celebrate El día de los niños. – An interview…
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River Legacy Living Science Center Hosts Free Summer Class Preview May 13
05/06/2016
Beat the summertime boredom blues with daily doses of fun at the River Legacy Living Science Center! Check out a world of summer fun options available during a FREE Summer Preview from 6 to 8 pm, Friday, May 13. Meet River Legacy’s live animal ambassadors, enjoy a sampling of classroom activities and…
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Community Invited to Attend Panel Discussion with Author Dr. John Perkins on Race Reconciliation
05/06/2016
The public is invited to attend an upcoming panel discussion in Southeast Arlington with Dr. John Perkins, a renowned author, speaker and leader of issues on race reconciliation, community empowerment and civil rights. The free event is scheduled from 6:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. Monday, May 9 at Cornerstone Baptist Church,…
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Girls Who Code Redefines the Role of Girls in Computer Science Fields
05/05/2016
Think computer science and all its technical details are only interesting to boys who love to play computer games? You obviously haven’t met the Girls Who Code, a nationwide program that has brought high-quality computer science education to more than 84,000 girls to date. On March 2, the Arlington Public Library…
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Arlington Water Utilities Conducts Tabletop Exercise to Prepare for Emergency Scenarios
05/05/2016
The Arlington Water Utilities leadership team, in conjunction with the Arlington Fire Department Office of Emergency Management, recently conducted an Emergency Management Tabletop Exercise to help better plan for disasters and identify and address potential weaknesses. Arlington Water Utilities utilized subject matter experts from within its department as well as the…
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Culture Buzz: East Main Street Art & Music Festival is May 7!
05/05/2016
The newest “Culture Buzz” segment on MyArlingtonTV heads to Downtown Arlington for the inaugural East Main Street Art & Music Festival, hosted by Arlington Proud. The latest episode features special guest Mark Joeckel, the executive director and founder of Arlington Proud. The East Main Street Art & Music Festival will celebrate its inaugural…
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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Opens for Season May 7-8
05/05/2016
From thrilling slides to relaxing pools, Arlington residents will be happy to hear that Hurricane Harbor’s Opening Weekend has finally arrived. The water park will be open both Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8 from 10:30 a. m. to 6 p. m. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features 47 acres of water wonderland…
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Texas Health Hosts Free Shredding Event in Arlington, Other Cities on May 7
05/05/2016
Seven Texas Health locations will host a free, secure shredding event from 9 a. m. to noon on Saturday, May 7. The trucks will be at these locations:Texas Health Headquarters, 612 East Lamar Blvd. in Arlington Texas Health Fort Worth, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. in Fort Worth Texas Health Dallas, 8200 Walnut Lane in Dallas…
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Arlington Mother’s Day Weekend Buzz: May 6-8, 2016
05/05/2016
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Food Truck Fridays 2016The good times and great food are rolling into Arlington, Texas once again for spring 2016! The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays series continues on…
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Levitt Pavilion Offers Free Mobile App for Concert, Movie Night News
05/05/2016
The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Arlington now has a free mobile app to keep residents up-to-date on concerts, Family Movie Nights and more. NotificationsSign up for notifications about weather alerts, your favorite music genre or alerts about the Levitt, like the best place to park or that…
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Pizza, Latin-Infused Cuisine Among Fare Offered at This Week’s Food Truck Friday Lunch
05/04/2016
Are you ready for Food Truck Friday at the Levitt Pavilion?The four food trucks lined up for this week are BellaTrino’s, which serves Neapolitan pizza, What’s Cook-N Chef, which does Latin-infused cooking, Gandolofo’s, a New York Delicatessen on wheels, and Steel City Pops, which offers gourmet popsicles. The Arlington Parks and…
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Culture Buzz: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Bankhead Highway
05/04/2016
The newest “Culture Buzz” segment on MyArlingtonTV celebrates the 100th anniversary of Bankhead Highway, now known as Division Street in Arlington. The latest episode features special guest O. K. Carter, a longtime Arlington columnist and former publisher of the Citizen-Journal. The Bankhead Highway was one of the nation’s earliest transcontinental highways. Its path crossed…
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American Dream City Draws About 10 Million Visitors Each Year
05/04/2016
There’s no doubt that the American Dream City has tourism in its DNA. From bringing Major League Baseball here 44 years ago to the opening of AT&T Stadium in 2009, tourism has had an impact on our City. Arlington, the 7th largest city in Texas, is home to Six Flags Over…
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UTA Men’s Tennis Returns to NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2006
05/04/2016
UT Arlington men’s tennis faces No. 11-seed Oklahoma on May 13 or 14 in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament. The Mavericks, winners of a program-record 18 matches, return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006 after winning the Sun Belt Championship, their seventh conference title all-time.“I didn’t have…
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Do It For Durrett Foundation Seeks Video Submissions for Upcoming Talent Competition
05/04/2016
Think you’ve got talent?The Do It For Durrett Foundation is holding a talent competition 7 p. m. June 23 at the Cholula Porch overlooking Globe Life Park in Arlington. The foundation, which is dedicated to honoring how sports reporter Richard Durrett lived, is asking the public to send in 30-second video clips of…
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Parks Department Offers Ventana Grille Brunch, Free Swim Session to Celebrate Moms
05/04/2016
The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two events this weekend to celebrate moms. Though the 11 am. event is booked, reservations are still being taken for the 1 p. m. Mother’s Day Brunch at Ventana Grille on Sunday, May 8. Reservations will be taken until 5 p. m. Thursday, May 5 or when all seats…
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Ask Arlington: Zika Virus & Mosquito Breeding Prevention
05/03/2016
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…
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Library’s Small Business Network Hosts Evening Franchising Meeting
05/03/2016
Small business owners in Arlington who are interested in growing their skills and networking with other entrepreneurs have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of franchising on Thursday, May 5. The Arlington Public Library’s Small Business Network will host its May meeting from 6-7 p. m. in the Parks and…
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Arlington Honors Police Service, Salutes Sacrifice
05/03/2016
Arlington will remember its fallen law enforcement officers at a special ceremony at 10 a. m. Thursday, May 5 at Heroes Park. The Arlington Police Memorial Service is held in conjunction with celebrations across the nation that pay tribute to peace officers who have died in the line of duty. National Police Week…
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CMA Entertainer of Year Luke Bryan Heads to AT&T Stadium in Arlington this October
05/03/2016
Luke Bryan, two-time Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year, is coming to AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Oct. 22. Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Dustin Lynch and DJ Rock are special guests as part of Bryan’s Kill the Lights Tour. Tickets go on sale at 10 a. m. Friday, May 6. Click here to buy…
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