Republic Services Will Collect Trash Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

News
According to the City of Arlington, Republic Services will provide trash and recycling collection service on Saturday, Feb. 25. People with Saturday as their trash and recycling collection day should place their trash at the curb. Crews will collect all missed trash and recycling from Friday first, which should be minimal. Then…
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American Dream Story: Lorie Lisius

American Dream Story: Lorie Lisius

Community, Headlines, News
Lorie Lisius is the Senior General Manager at The Parks Mall at Arlington. She shared with us how she’s living her American Dream in the City of Arlington, TX:Arlington is more than just my place of work. It’s my home. I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington and have…
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Annual APD Awards Ceremony Recognizes Excellence

Annual APD Awards Ceremony Recognizes Excellence

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department recently hosted an awards ceremony to honor the dedication and extraordinary accomplishments of police employees. KXAS-TV sports director Newy Scruggs was the emcee at the Feb. 25 celebration held at AT&T Stadium. A deserving group of honorees went above and beyond their job responsibilities during 2014 to…
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Weather Update: Important Area Closings

News
After overcoming an ice storm earlier this week, people in Arlington are dealing with challenging road conditions once again. Friday’s snow is also forcing some places to close early. Here is a quick update on some of the area’s closings. Arlington ISD – all campuses will close at 12:30 p. m. due to inclement…
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AISD Transfer Requests Begin March 2, 2015

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
New transfer requests for Arlington ISD students will begin at 2 p. m. Monday, March 2, using a streamlined online process through infosnap, the online pre-registration site used by the district before the 2014-2015 school year. In order to request a transfer, parents/guardians MUST have a valid email address. Parents/guardians can request transfers online…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: Feb. 27-March 1, 2015

News
Opening Weekend at Six Flags Over TexasYou don’t want to miss the start of the 2015 season at Six Flags Over Texas! Your first chance to return to the park will be this weekend, Saturday, February​ 28 and Sunday, March​ 1. To celebrate Opening Weekend in Arlington, the park is…
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AISD Superintendent Appoints Two Assistant Directors of Athletics

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos has announced the selection of Bruce Chambers and Kim Peach as assistant directors of athletics. Chambers most recently served as an assistant football coach and football recruiting coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin since 1998. Prior to his time at Texas, Chambers was at Carter…
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UTA Track & Field Teams Have Strong Showing at SBC Championships

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Men’s squad misses repeat by slimmest of margins The UT Arlington men came up on the short end of a heart-stopping finish at the 2015 Sun Belt Indoor Track & Field Championships on Tuesday, as the Mavericks finished second to Arkansas State by three points for the men’s team title.…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Willow & Joey

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet WillowWillow is looking for a new “forever” home after being owner surrendered to the shelter. This female, Domestic Shorthair, grey and white feline is about three years old and weighs in at a little over eight pounds. What a lovable kitty! She insists on…
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Center Street Project Update: Three Intersections to Close for Paving

Headlines, News, Public Works
Updated Thursday, February 26The road construction boom happening in The American Dream City features an array of upgrades designed to improve mobility, safety and connectivity throughout Arlington. One such upgrade is the $4.4 million Center Street Project, which features the closing of three intersections along Center Street between Arkansas and Nottinghill. Beginning Monday, March…
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New ‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newsletter Available

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” continues to be a key priority for the work of our City. Great neighborhoods contribute to a higher quality of life and greater investment in our economy. Every part of our corporation contributes to our overall success and…
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New Discussion Topic Added to ‘SpeakUp Arlington’

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has added a new discussion topic to its new online engagement website, “SpeakUp Arlington,” to collect more ideas and opinions from residents. The discussion, which focuses on resources at the new Central Library, is available until March 31. Since its inception in December 2014, SpeakUp Arlington has…
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‘Into the Woods’ Opens at UT Arlington

Entertainment, News
Some UT Arlington theatre students are bringing James Lapine’s book “Into the Woods” to life through a vibrant musical featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It is directed by Andrew Christopher Gaupp. There will be five shows starting Feb. 25 and running through March 1. The story includes characters such…
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Arlington Offices to Open at 10 A.M. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

News
Due to weather-related safety concerns, City of Arlington facilities will open at 10 a. m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015. All non-essential personnel will report to work at 10 a. m. Emergency services will operate without interruption. All trash and recycling collection services have been canceled for Tuesday. No makeup days will be provided. Also, the…
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Arlington Crews Out Clearing Streets, Bridges for Commuters

News
Public Works crews are making every effort to keep city roadways and bridges passable by sanding the streets and using motor graders to remove ice from some bridges. Expect Arlington crews to work on streets and bridges throughout the day, while TxDOT crews treat highways that run through The American Dream City. Over in…
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Register Today for Spring Break Camp

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Don’t let your kids spend their spring break sitting at home in front of the TV and doing nothing all day. Instead register them for a fun-filled spring break camp that Elzie Odom Athletics is hosting. The camp will have many kids from different age groups. The spring break camp…
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Opening of City Offices Delayed Two Hours Today

News
According to Arlington officials, city government facilities will open Monday at 10 a. m. due to inclement weather. All non-essential personnel will report to work at 10 a. m. Emergency services will operate without interruption. All trash and recycling collection services have been canceled for Monday. The Arlington Landfill will be closed the entire…
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Arlington Parks and Recreation Department Announces Delays, Closings

News
Read the latest on City of Arlington delays, closings. Due to anticipated inclement weather in the area, the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department has announced the following delays, closures for Monday, Feb. 23:– Tennis Center: programs have been cancelled. The pro shop will remain open from 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.–…
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Registration for Adult Sports Leagues Underway

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Spring adult sports league registrations are underway. Our lineup includes softball, volleyball, flag football, bubble soccer, kickball, basketball and inline hockey. If you have not played in a while, now is your chance to get back on the field or court and get your game on. Our leagues offer something…
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Healthcare Sign-Up Period Extended Through April

Headlines, Health, News
The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that people can now sign up for affordable health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace through April. The original deadline for Arlington residents was Sunday, February 15, but they now have more than two months to avoid tax penalties for going…
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UTA Professor Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The National Invasive Species Council will honor University of Texas at Arlington professor emeritus of biology Robert McMahon with a Lifetime Achievement Award Feb. 22-28 in Washington, D. C. Officials with the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Interior, which help to direct the Council, will present the award during National…
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Great Texas Warrant Roundup Underway

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Great Texas Warrant Roundup, an annual statewide event that targets people with outstanding warrants, begins Friday, February 20 and runs through Sunday, March 15. See our top 100 offenders. Arlington will join more than 250 law enforcement jurisdictions from across Texas for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup. The roundup is…
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Apply Today for AISD’s STEM Academy

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
In order to provide more cutting-edge learning experiences for students, the Arlington ISD has partnered with the University of Texas at Arlington to form a new STEM Academy focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Students will have the opportunity to earn high school and college credits from UT Arlington along…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: Feb. 20-22

News
Monster JamRacing fans are in luck once again this weekend in The American Dream City! After last week’s Supercross event at AT&T Stadium, this weekend features performers on four wheels. The family-friendly experience features monster trucks that are 12 feet tall and 10,000 pounds! The biggest names in the sport…
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Program Helps Students Further Dream of Becoming Arlington Police Officers

Headlines, News, Police
High school students interested in law enforcement now have an opportunity to train with some of the city’s best. The Hometown Recruiting Program — a unique partnership between the City of Arlington, UT Arlington and Arlington ISD — is helping the Arlington Police Department recruit more homegrown talent to build its…
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Find a Hidden Gem at Annual Spring Book Sale

Headlines, Library, News
Looking for a great book to read?Stop by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library Book Spring Sale to find a bargain and support your library too. The sale is expected to have over 90,000 items. Be sure to stop by the Unique Treasures Area to find a real gem!Friends…
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Colonel Neel E. Kearby Memorial Statue Moving

Community, Headlines, News
The Colonel Neel E. Kearby Memorial Statue and Texas State Historical Marker are moving to a new location in Arlington, part of a new downtown development that includes a new Central Library and a proposed mixed use development on the site of the current library. Demolition of the current library is…
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Retired Lieutenant Commemorates 60 years with APD

Headlines, News, Police
Arlington Police Lieutenant James Long chose a career in law enforcement six decades ago and has continued to serve long after retiring. Lt. Long recently achieved a milestone that he has been ready to celebrate – 60 years of combined service as a police officer and volunteer with the Arlington…
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Have a Blast Playing Golf at Junior Camp

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Golf is proud to introduce SNAG® Golf (‘Starting New At Golf’), a revolutionary approach to teaching the basics of golf in a fun and friendly environment to beginning golfers of all ages. SNAG® contains all the elements of golf but in a modified form, making it an easy and fun way…
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UTA Spotlight: Campus Expands Dining Options

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are this week’s top stories:– New dining options for UTA students– UTA’s Movin’ Mavs take the court– The softball team begins its quest for a national titleThe segments…
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Arlington Celebrates The Life & Work of Dr. Seuss

Headlines, Library, News
Calling all Dr. Suess fans to join in a birthday celebration in honor of an iconic author! Everyone in The American Dream City is invited to this event in which children will be able to read with UT Arlington students, enjoy Dr. Seuss arts and crafts, face paintings, puppet shows,…
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AISD to Host Free College Planning Event

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
Arlington ISD’s Destination Success 2015 is right around the corner! Join inspirED and the Arlington ISD on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Sam Houston High School for a half-day of free college planning events, activities and presentations. The event is open to all high school students and their parents and…
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Naturally Fun Prize Giveaway Underway

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Department Introduces “Naturally Fun Text” Subscription ContestThe Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is giving away hundreds of dollars’ worth of Naturally Fun Prizes!To enter, simply subscribe to Naturally Fun Texts by texting the word “FUN” to 86677. On Friday, April 10 we will randomly select five subscribers to win one of the following…
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Arlington’s Family Fun Campout Returns March 20

Community, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The smell of the fire going, the sound of it crackling…it’s almost that time of year! Tents and Tales Campout is here again, so pack your sleeping bags, flash lights and tents and get ready to have one of the best nights you’ll have this spring!This is a great opportunity…
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AISD Youth Art Month at Arlington Museum of Art

Arlington ISD, Arts & Culture, Education, Headlines, News
The Arlington Museum of Art is giving high school students in The American Dream City the chance to showcase their talents as artists. Each spring, the Arlington Museum of Art works collaboratively with the Arlington Independent School District to give students the opportunity to display their pieces, done in a wide…
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Arlington Fire Station #5 Set to Close This Weekend

Fire, News, Public Safety
Arlington City Council has approved the final demo and reconstruction contract for Fire Station #5 at 2921 East Randol Mill. Fire Station #5 was built in the 1960’s and will officially close this weekend. Residents should know that Arlington Fire Department is taking steps to keep response time impacts to…
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UTA Working on Driverless Vehicle Project for Veterans

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
A University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist is designing a reservation/reminder software system as part of a project that will eventually transport veterans on military bases to doctors’ appointments using driverless cars. Manfred Huber, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is principal investigator on the $100,000…
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Arlington Holiday Weekend Buzz: February 13-16

Arts & Culture, News
Monster Energy AMA SupercrossLooking to do something a little different for Valentine’s Day this year? Then you won’t want to miss Monster Energy AMA Supercross on Saturday, Feb. 14 at AT&T Stadium! This event should provide plenty of adrenaline and excitement the whole family can enjoy in The American Dream…
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UTA Softball to Open New Allan Saxe Field

News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington softball is set to step on to the new Allan Saxe Field for the first time on Thursday night against Incarnate Word at 7 p. m. to begin the Maverick Invitational. The 622-seat facility has been a momentum builder for the Mavericks program and has been a long time coming…
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“Dance! Texas” Showcase Feb. 14-15 at Texas Hall

Arts & Culture, Community, News
The Dance! Texas event weekend includes a dance concert by companies from around the state and a variety of master classes in hip hop, contemporary, tap, jazz, ballet and professional sports team dance. The weekend event will be held on The University of Texas at Arlington campus at Texas Hall this…
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2015 Animal Essay Contest Winners Announced

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Arlington’s 2015 Animal Essay Contest stirred up a lot of excitement with 1,019 contestants vying for the win! Council member Sheri Capehart, with an entourage of city officials, made personal visits to classrooms to surprise and congratulate the 12 winning writers. Competition was intense with Miller Elementary, Ditto Elementary and…
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Mission Arlington’s Tillie Burgin to Speak at J. Gilligan’s

Community, News
Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex Executive Director Tillie Burgin will be the guest speaker this evening for Optimist Club of Arlington. Burgin will speak at 6:30 p. m. inside J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill, located on East Abram Street downtown. The Optimist Club of Arlington has provided athletic, scholastic and community oriented activities for kids…
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UTA Spotlight: New Shows on UTA Radio

News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are this week’s top stories:-Transportation options for UTA students without a car -New shows featured on UTA RadioThe segments run every week during the semester on Arlington’s…
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2015 Presidents’ Day Closings and City Service Schedules

News
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Monday, February 16, for Presidents’ Day. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Tuesday, February 17. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington on Monday, February 16, as regularly scheduled. What’s CLOSED Monday, February 16 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal…
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Find “The One” Valentine’s Day Pet Adoption Special

Animal Services, News
Visit the Animal Services’ Center this Friday or Saturday, February 13-14, to find your perfect match! All dogs and cats are only $10 each to adopt during this special. The center will be open Friday from 10 a. m. – 6 p. m. and Saturday from 10 a. m. – 4 p. m. On Saturday,…
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New ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter Available

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” continues to be a key priority for the work of our city. A successful community requires a variety of support systems and an environment that enables educational opportunities to flourish. Residents, students and families seeking a community to invest…
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Share Your Photos and Become Arlington Pic of the Week!

Arts & Culture, Headlines, News
The American Dream City is bringing back the Pic of the Week Contest on Facebook!Every Friday, we will pick a winner from the submissions on our Arlington Pic of the Week Facebook event page. The winner’s photo will be used as the City of Arlington Facebook cover photo for a week…
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UTA Student Ambassador Nominated for Leadership Award

Community, Headlines, News
UT Arlington international student ambassador Vijay Thakkar has been nominated for a 2015 Green Source DFW’s Sustainable Leadership Award. Thakkar has dedicated more than 300 hours volunteering in the past year for both UT Arlington and has even partnered with the City of Arlington to help beautify The American Dream…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Sergeant & Archie

News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet SergeantThis is one awesome Chihuahua mix that will command your attention. Sergeant is a 10 pound, four year old male that is a sweet and playful dog that loves to run and play. He is fond of having his ears rubbed. When told to “sit”…
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FSAE Racing Helping UTA Students Pursue Their Dreams

Education, Headlines, News
The UT Arlington Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department draws students from across the state and country, eager to live their dream of designing a race car. The University’s Formula SAE racing program started back in 1982. Each year, the students build and compete against peers in a car of their design.…
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Dreams Come True for Pentatonix with 1st Grammy

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
A little less than 18 months ago, Pentatonix, a five-member a cappella group featuring three Martin High School grads, performed at Levitt Pavilion in The American Dream City. Last night, the group took home their first Grammy Award in the Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella category for its medley titled ”Daft…
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UTA Spring 2015 Enrollment Continues to Climb

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Spring enrollment at The University of Texas at Arlington has surpassed 36,000 students residing in Texas for the first time as the institution’s global headcount of students in campus-based and in online degree programs reached 47,977, preliminary census reports show. The spring headcount represents a 4.5 percent increase over fall enrollment…
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Cache In and Trash Out Events: Spring 2015

Community, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Did you miss out on volunteering for our event for “Cache In and Trash Out”?! Here are two more opportunities to join the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD and Keep Arlington Beautiful (KAB) for another two Cache In and Trash out events!Our Naturally Fun Mobile Litter Unit…
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AISD Board of Trustees Honored by H-E-B

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees has been selected as one of five outstanding school boards in the 2015 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program. The school board award highlights the importance of strong leadership at the board level. The district will receive a $5,000 grant along with the award…
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Arlington Welcomes 20th Annual Benefit POWWOW

Community, Headlines, News
The Native American Student Association or NASA will host the 20th Annual Benefit POWWOW on Saturday, February 28. The event will include traditional food, dances, music, singing, raffles, and vendors and a special appearance by Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. “I hope that everyone that attends the Powwow will have a…
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TxDOT Median Project Begins Next Week

Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update, Transportation
Next week, work will begin on the TxDOT Median Project on FM157. Various lanes on Cooper Street between Mitchell and Pleasant Place will be closed for construction. The contractor will close the inside lanes for the median work, and close outside lanes for the sidewalk, ramp, and driveway work. Arlington Public Works…
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Reptile Show at Arlington Convention Center

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, News
The North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show will gather for a one of a kind two-day show featuring reptiles from all over the world including snakes, geckos, and iguanas. This show takes place one time per year in three cities across the country: Anaheim, California, Tinley Park, Illinois…
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Romancing the Stars at UTA Planetarium

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Starting February 13, the UT Arlington Planetarium will host a three-day themed event in honor of Valentine’s Day. Couples will be able to enjoy a live tour of the night sky while revealing stories of love found in the stars. While this event is strictly for couples only, you don’t have to…
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MISD Student Fosters Pet to Good Health and Adoptability

Animal Services, Dog of the Week, Headlines, News
This story began with an urgent call to the Animal Services Center (ASC) about an injured dog. Animal Services Code Compliance Officer Juan Santana responded to a tragic scene, finding a helpless and severely wounded female Chihuahua Terrier mix. Santana quickly transported the animal in need to the ASC, into…
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Six Flags Over Texas Hosts AISD Education Celebration!

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
The Arlington ISD Education Foundation is teaming up with Six Flags Over Texas to host the 2nd annual Education Celebration! event on Friday, April 17 from 6-11 p. m. The proceeds benefit both AISD schools and the Foundation. Event organizers are encouraging attendees to buy their tickets early because there is…
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Arlington Sign Code Open House Feb. 12

Government, Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
Arlington Community Development & Planning will host an open house updating residents on the Sign Code project next Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6-7:30 p. m. in the Council Briefing Room, which is located on the third floor of City Hall (101 W. Abram Street). The goal of the Sign Code Update project…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: February 6-8

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, News
Blake Shelton & Usher at The Unite Forever Gala Presented By Kimberly-ClarkFour-time Country Music Award winner, Blake Shelton will take the stage at AT&T Stadium Friday, February 6 alongside co-host of The Voice, Usher at a concert benefiting United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Since 2011, United Way has invested over…
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United Way Helping Residents with Affordable Healthcare

Community, Headlines, Health, News
United Way of Tarrant County is helping residents sign up for affordable health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Arlington Public Library, in partnership with United Way of Tarrant County, is providing informational sessions about the Affordable Health Care Act and enrollment for health insurance. On Monday, February 9, at…
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UTA Spotlight: Experiencing Different Cultures

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are this week’s top stories:-Opportunities that helps students experience other cultures -UTA students help with drone research -Is riding a bike a norm among students?The segments run…
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Build-A-Dream Scholarship Registration

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
About Build-A-DreamThursday, February 12, 2015 8 a. m. – 5 p. m. 717 W Main St. Arlington, TX 76013 817-459-5474 Download the application English: Click here español: haga clic aquí Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Build a Dream Scholarship program offers scholarships that can be used to register a child for any…
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Jessie J Cancels Feb. 10 Performance at UTA

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
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UTA Community Garden Shifts Management

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Community Garden of UT Arlington has yielded more than 5,000 pounds of food, to be donated to local food banks, since the project’s inception in 2011. Organizers say the project has strengthened the University’s bonds with the surrounding community while encouraging healthy, sustainable food options for local Arlingtonites. The garden…
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Dreams Come True at AISD’s National Signing Day

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, Sports
The Arlington ISD held its annual districtwide National Signing Day ceremony for students who have signed or will sign with a college athletic program today at the Professional Development Center, 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd. More than 65 students representing all six Arlington ISD high schools made their American Dream come…
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American Dream Wall T-Shirt Giveaway Extended!

Community, Headlines, News
We want to hear more of your stories about how you’re living the American Dream in Arlington, TX!And now, you can simply share your stories in the comments section of the City of Arlington Facebook post. You can also go to the American Dream City section of the home page and…
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East Arlington Residential Street Projects Finished

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works, Transportation
Lovers Lane Before & AfterArlington Public Works & Transportation has finished work on two residential street projects in The American Dream City, enhancing mobility for drivers in the City. Lovers Lane was fully reconstructed with concrete pavement from Collins Street to Wynn Terrace. Lackland Drive was also fully reconstructed with concrete pavement…
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Dave Walker Named AFD Volunteer of the Month

Fire, News
The Arlington Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has named Dave Walker as February’s Volunteer of the Month. Walker has been involved with the Arlington Fire Department for over 10 years. He is a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member and brings excellent knowledge as an amateur radio operator. He…
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UTA Holds Hall of Honor Ceremony

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington hosted its Hall of Honor ceremony this past Friday in the Bluebonnett room on campus, inducting Val Whitfield-Dunn, Elston Cawley, Hunter Pence, Mike Stamps, and the 1996-2000 Men’s Track and Field teams. The night, which included video tributes to each inductee, was also attended by several past inductees…
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Arlington Joins New Texas Recycling Campaign

Community, Garbage & Recycling, News, Public Works
Electronic Recycling will announce a new marketing campaign with eight North Texas Communities tomorrow to increase awareness of the importance of recycling electronics such as computers and televisions. It will take place Wednesday, February 4 from 10-11 a. m. at the Garden Room inside Goodwill Industries in Fort Worth, TX. Arlington is one…
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Victor Vandergriff Tells Story of Dad’s American Dream

Business, Headlines, News, Community
Victor Vandergriff learned about the American Dream in Arlington by watching his father, former mayor Tom Vandergriff. For more than two decades, Vandergriff’s father played a critical role in the growth of Arlington, luring General Motors and the Texas Rangers to our city, creating Lake Arlington, and helping to build UT…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Garfield & Ally

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet GarfieldGarfield is the chosen Cat of the Week. He is an adorable eight week old, medium-haired Red Tabby that weighs about two and a half pounds. Like most kittens, Garfield has an inquisitive nature and loves to play with toys. While he is not…
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College Gridiron Showcase Finds Success in Arlington

Community, Headlines, News, Sports
This past Saturday, January 31, the first-ever College Gridiron Showcase took place at UTA’s Maverick Stadium in The American Dream City. College athletes from all around the country came together to show scouts from the NFL, CFL and AFL what they can do on the field, hoping to one day…
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Meet Our Student-Athlete of the Month: Elizabeth Rodriguez

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
Elizabeth Rodriguez, senior for the Bowie High School girl’s soccer team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for February. When meeting this young dynamo, it’s easy to see why Elizabeth is the unquestioned leader of the team. Not only is she an avid student of the game,…
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New Partnership with MISD Aims for Lifelong Impact on Students and Animals

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Animal Services is growing an exciting new partnership with Ben Barber Career and Technical Academy with the Mansfield Independent School District. Animal Services Center (ASC) staff and community partners are providing hands-on education to 105 students with a common goal of helping animals. Animal Services Manager Chris Huff and Volunteer…
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Register Today for Adult Softball League

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Has the winter held you hostage long enough? Are you tired of those cold grey days? Then it is time to get back in the swing of livin’. Find your glove and bat and PLAYBALL! The New Year has just begun as well as the spring season. If you’re looking…
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Victor Vandergriff Tells Story of Dad’s American Dream

Business, Headlines, News
Victor Vandergriff learned about the American Dream in Arlington by watching his father, former mayor Tom Vandergriff. For more than two decades, Vandergriff’s father played a critical role in the growth of Arlington, luring General Motors and the Texas Rangers to our city, creating Lake Arlington, and helping to build UT…
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