2015 Good Friday Closings and Service Schedules in Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 3, for Good Friday. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Monday, April 6. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in the City as scheduled. What’s Closed Friday, April 3 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court All Public Library…
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Arlington Releases 2014 Digital Popular Annual Financial Report

Government, Headlines, News
Want to see how your tax dollars were spent last year? Interested in the major project accomplishments made in Arlington? Curious about the city’s plans for the future?If so, check out Arlington’s 2014 Popular annual financial report (PAFR). It’s the city’s version of an annual report, condensed to a few…
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Arlington Offering Home Repair Assistance to Eligible Homeowners

Headlines, Housing, News
The City of Arlington’s Housing Rehabilitation Program helps homeowners and revitalizes neighborhoods by rehabilitating sub-standard owner occupied housing. The Program is funded by federal grants received by the City of Arlington. The City allocates a portion of their Community Development Block Grant and HOME grant funding received from the U. S.…
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UTA’s Butler Takes Fourth at Texas Relays

News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington closed a busy week at the 88th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with more strong showings on Saturday, led by Quentin Butler’s effort in the 100 meters. Butler placed fourth in a world-class 100m with a personal-best time of 10.18. It ranks fifth on the school’s all-time list and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Honey Bun & George

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet Honey BunThis week’s Cat of the Week is absolutely gorgeous! Honey Bun is a female 10 year old Domestic Longhair, that is solid gray in color. She is described as very affectionate and loving by her previous owner. She is a big fluffy, soft…
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Arlington Parks: Easter Events for the Little Ones

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Easter Bunny’s Workshop: Pastel colors, lots of chocolate bunnies and confetti everywhere. Ring a bell? Easter is creeping up on us! Easter is the perfect time to test your creativity and spend quality time with loved ones. Join us for our Easter Bunny Workshop where we’ll decorate eggs, create some…
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Growing Animal Advocates in the American Dream City

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Arlington Animal Services was filled with energy as the 2015 Animal Essay Contest winners’ attended a reception to read their essays, tour the shelter, and slip next door to the Southeast Branch Library for a lesson in how to use their new Kindle Fires. Listening to the animal essays being…
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Improvements Coming to River Legacy Park Trail

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Several areas along the existing River Legacy Park Trail between mile markers four and six are currently being repaired and reconstructed due to erosion repairs. Expected closures will occur until construction completion estimated at the end of summer 2015. Please be aware of trail closure signs during this time. “Due…
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Movin’ Mavs Head Coach Honored by Texas Governor

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Coach Doug Garner continues to be an example of an educator and coach helping students achieve their dreams in Arlington. His passion has even caught the eye of the Texas Governor. The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities has named Garner, head coach of The University of Texas at…
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Help Arlington Dispatcher Win National Contest

Community, Fire, Headlines, News
An Arlington dispatcher’s heroic, life-saving act is being recognized by the fourth annual Smart Telecommunicators Awards, and you have a chance to help her win a national contest. Thanks to Lari Tillar, a dispatcher for the Arlington Fire Department, an unresponsive stroke victim was saved through communications provided to the young…
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Rep. Veasey Introduces Bill to Continue Handitran Operation in Arlington

Government, Headlines, News
Today, Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, unveiled H. R. 1645, the Transportation for Elderly and Disabled Americans Act that would reinstate an allowance for cities such as Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Mesquite, Texas to use federal transit funding for operation and maintenance costs for transit services for the elderly and disabled.“As the…
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Arlington: The Place That Gave Life To Kay Webb’s American Dream Story

Community, Headlines, News
When Kay Webb looks at the City of Arlington, she sees a sea of opportunities for all residents. Having moved to here in 1969, when the population was less than 50,000, she has witnessed many dreams transform into reality.“Who would have ever thought that Arlington would be the home of…
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Food Trucks Return to Levitt Pavilion

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking for some good lunchtime eats?Head over to Levitt Pavilion in downtown Arlington today for another installment of the Food Truck Friday Lunch Series. This week, What’s Cook-N Chef, Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Yummy Pizza, Not Just Q, Maui Wowi and Cup Cakin will be on hand to serve the lunchtime…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 27-29

News
UT Arlington’s Annual Glass Art Show & SaleNearly 1,000 exquisitely crafted works of glass art go on sale to the public Saturday, March 28, at The University of Texas at Arlington’s annual Glass Art Show and Sale at the Studio Arts Center, located at 810 S. Davis St. The work,…
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Improvements on the Horizon for City of Arlington

Government, Headlines, News
Last fall, Arlington voters approved $236 million worth of improvements to streets and roadways, libraries, parks and fire facilities. Work will begin this year on that project list, which includes four major categories and represents all areas of the City. The bond package was the largest in Arlington’s history and it…
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AISD Students Enjoy Fun and Games with Pet Therapy Dogs

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Some students from Arlington ISD’s ABLE program at Dunn Elementary were able to unwind Tuesday as two adorable pet therapy dogs partnering with Arlington Animal Services Center paid them a visit. For the fifth consecutive year, students in Amy Yancey’s class hosted Deacon the gentle giant of a golden retriever and…
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50th ACM Awards in The American Dream City: Q&A with CEO Bob Romeo

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Bob Romeo, Director of the Academy of Country Music Awards and Chief Executive Officer, talked to the City of Arlington about this year’s 50th ACM Awards at AT&T Stadium in The American Dream City. What special activities do you have planned for this being the 50th ACM Awards? “We’ve got…
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Levitt Pavilion Announces 2015 Summer Schedule

Entertainment, Highlights, News
Warmer temperatures are returning to the area, and that means one thing: It’s almost time for free summer concerts at the Levitt Pavilion! This year’s Green Mountain Energy 2015 Summer Concert Season kicks off May 22 with the fourth annual Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival — three evenings of music and…
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Registration Underway for Lake Arlington Litter Cleanup

News, Parks & Recreation, Volunteer
Registration still underway for the Lake Arlington Litter Clean-Up. The registration deadline is 5 p. m., Thursday, March. To register contact Samantha Crossnoe at Samantha. Crossnoe@arlingtontx. gov. This annual event takes place from 8 a. m. to noon Saturday, March 28th. The goal is to improve the appearance of Lake Arlington and increase public awareness about…
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Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project Nears Half-Way Mark

Headlines, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington’s $16 million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project is nearly 50% complete and remains on schedule and on budget. Since the project started in June 2014, crews have completed approximately $6 million of the $16 million project. Arlington’s Public Works Department expects the project to wrap up by next summer. Crews are improving…
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Annual Glass Art Show Reveals UTA Students’ Creativity

Arts & Culture, News, UT Arlington
Nearly 1,000 exquisitely crafted works of glass art go on sale to the public Saturday, March 28, at The University of Texas at Arlington’s annual Glass Art Show and Sale at the Studio Arts Center, located at 810 S. Davis St. The work, designed by students, faculty and staff in the…
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Step Inside the Easter Bunny’s Workshop

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Pastel colors, lots of chocolate bunnies and confetti everywhere! Ring a bell? Easter is creeping up on us! Easter is the perfect time to test your creativity and spend quality time with loved ones. Join us for our Easter Bunny Workshop where we’ll decorate eggs, create some magical crafts and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Buddy & Fuzzy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet BuddyCute, cute, cute! Buddy, the chosen Dog of the Week is a male, white Miniature Schnauzer/Poodle mix. He is four years old and weighs about 20 pounds. Need a new “best bud”? Come and see if Buddy fits the bill. This energetic dog has…
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UTA’s Softball Celebrates Big Day with Impressive Wins

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Photo Credit: UTA AthleticsThe UT Arlington softball team kicked off its Sun Belt Conference home-opening three-game series Saturday against Georgia Southern by rededicating Allan Saxe Stadium. Prior to the game, family, alumni and supporters gathered at the Justin D. Wilson Batting Facility for a luncheon and ribbon-cutting ceremony. They toured the new…
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Popular ‘Dog Days at the Library’ Returns March 28

News
The Arlington Public Library’s popular children’s reading program is back! Head over to the Southwest Branch Library on Saturday, March 28 from 10:30 a. m. to noon for this regularly scheduled program. It brings trained therapy dogs, especially trained to listen to young readers, to our library. The event will begin with a “Doggie…
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Arlington Tennis Center Celebrates 20 Years

News, Parks & Recreation
Tennis lovers, it’s that time of year again. Head over to the Arlington Tennis Center this Saturday as the center celebrates its 20th anniversary with a USTA Block Party for the entire family. This fun event will run from 2-4 p. m. on March 28 at the Arlington Tennis Center, 500 Mayfield Road. There…
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Arlington Parks Offers Memorial Bench Program

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Memorial Bench Program allows the Arlington community to commemorate a special person, or occasion, through the dedication of a park bench. The program helps enhance Arlington’s parks while telling the story of our community to park visitors. The cost of the program varies depending on the location and other…
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New Food Trucks Roll Into Arlington

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New Food Trucks Roll Into Arlington
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Henry Cisneros to Speak at UT Arlington March 26

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Tickets are still available to see Henry Cisneros at the next University of Texas at Arlington Maverick Speakers Series event. He will speak on “Smart Growth: Developing the Economy, Infrastructure, and a Sustainable Future” at 7:30 p. m. Thursday, March 26, at Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive. A four-term mayor of San Antonio, Cisneros also served…
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Miss Persis: Dance Inspires the American Dream

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, News
Over the past several months, MyArlingtonTx. com has shared a number of American Dream Stories featuring people with ties to this great city. This week, we’d like to highlight Miss Persis Dance Studio, which began in 1954 in a three-story house. Now it’s an Arlington institution located downtown. The woman behind the dance studio…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 20-22

News
Ford EcoBoost ChallengeFord Motor Company’s EcoBoost Challenge Tour rolls into AT&T Stadium this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday, March 21 from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. It’s completely free to register. All you have to do is head over to ecoboostdrive. com. The event offers five unique driving experiences…
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Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau Unveils ACM Awards Contest!

Entertainment, Headlines, News
With the Academy of Country Music Awards arriving in The American Dream City on Sunday, April 19, the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau wants to give you the chance to go to some of country music’s biggest parties!You can enter for your chance to attend the 50th Annual Academy of…
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City Council Approves Updated Comprehensive Plan, ’99 Square Miles’

Government, Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
For the first time in several years. the City of Arlington has an updated vision for the future. The Arlington City Council approved the updated version of the city’s comprehensive plan, “99 Square Miles,” at its regular meeting March 17. Council approved the plan by a 7-0 vote.99 Square Miles is now the official…
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Viridian to Host Arlington’s ‘Back to Pool Event’

News, Parks & Recreation
Come join the 2015 Swim Safe Campaign at the Viridian Lake Club and learn different ways to be safe around the pool this summer. This event welcomes the whole family and will have many games and activities for your kids to enjoy, including bounce houses and food trucks. There will…
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Library’s Video Contest Uncovers New Talent

Highlights, Library, News
Every summer, libraries around the world participate in Summer Reading Club which encourages everyone to continue to read throughout the summertime. The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) challenges teens to create a 30 to 90-second video at the public library and include their interpretation of the 2015 CSLP teen slogan “Unmask.”This past…
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UTA Spotlight: Spring Break a Time for Studying

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:– How some UTA students used spring break to catch up on studying– Meet one of the leaders of the UTA baseball team– The Career Center…
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Read the Latest ‘Enhance Regional Mobility’ Newsletter

Headlines, News
As many of you know, “Enhancing Regional Mobility” continues to be a priority of the Arlington City Council. Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Arlington’s transportation connections within and beyond our borders is critical because of our central location within the region and important to growing our economy. To learn more about…
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Additional Traffic Webcams to Ease Arlington Congestion

Headlines, News, Transportation
Drivers can keep their commute on track each day by visiting the City of Arlington’s interactive map featuring an expanded list of traffic cams to view. Now you don’t have to think twice before heading out. You can use the interactive map to access 60 cameras that will provide up-to-the-minute Arlington traffic.…
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Globe Life Park to Host UT Arlington, Texas Clash

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Free tickets, t-shirts and burgers for students are just part of the fun for the first-ever baseball game between UT Arlington and Texas at Globe Life Park. The Mavericks and Longhorns are meeting for the first time in Arlington at the home of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday at 6 p. m.…
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Viridian Achieves Gold Signature Certification

Community, Highlights, News
via: ViridianDFW. comViridian is a 2,000-acre community that includes Viridian Elementary School, and the viridian Lake Club, which offers an array of family-focused swimming and entertainment programs. Viridian is now an award-winning, master-planned community in North Arlington. It has been named as a “Certified Gold Signature Sanctuary” by Audubon International. Audubon International is…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Artie & Mia

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet ArtieLooking for an easygoing dog? Meet Artie. This chosen Dog of the Week is a male, three year old, Basset Hound mix. He is black and white in color and weighs 32 pounds. Basset Hounds are known for being pleasant natured and easygoing, and…
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March 2015 Volunteer of the Month: Floyd Wine

Highlights, News, Volunteer, Volunteer of the Month
The Arlington Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce that Floyd Wine has been named volunteer of the month. After retiring from Bell Helicopter in December 2007 after more than 38 years of service, Floyd began volunteering at both Tierra Verde Golf Club and Lake Arlington Golf Course the following…
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Senior Citizens, Students Use Entertainment to Strengthen Bonds

Highlights, Library, News
More than 20 Greenfield Senior Living residents recently spent an entertaining hour of fun and games with Sam Houston High School National Honor Society students and Arlington Public Library staff members. The program demonstrated that you are never too old to learn new things, as the residents taught each other how to…
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Arlington Flips the Switch on LED Lights

Headlines, News, Public Works
Arlington is set to launch the largest streetlight conversion project in the southwest, retrofitting 10,500 lights with high performing LED technology that will cut energy costs substantially. The LED retrofit is part of a comprehensive energy program partnership with OpTerra Energy Services, a move that will help the City of Arlington…
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Pam Roach’s American Dream Story: Nothing Will Stop Me

Community, Headlines, News
Pam Roach is an accomplished entrepreneur, expert executive public relations consultant and active community member. Among her involvement and accolades, she was appointed to serve on the Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Board of Directors and was recognized as Arlington’s 2009 Volunteer of the Year. But her journey wasn’t easy. After moving…
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Transforming the Family Dinner Table One Recipe at a Time

Highlights, Library, News
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thirty-four percent of Hispanics in Texas are considered overweight or obese. Children ages 15 and under are the highest amongst all obese groups, leading to higher risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure as they…
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City of Arlington Experts to Present Research at International Conference

Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
Two City of Arlington experts will present at the Environmental Systems Research Institute’s 2015 International User Conference (Esri UC), scheduled for July 20-24 in San Diego. Esri UC is the world’s largest event dedicated to Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, and features more than 600 GIS user presentation sessions, 300 exhibitors and 275…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 13-15

News
Food Truck Friday: Spring SeriesThe Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off its spring “Food Truck Fridays” series for people hankering for some awesome food truck eats and treats. “Food Truck Fridays” will start Friday, March 13 and continue through Friday, April 3 at Founders Plaza, located at 100…
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On the Basketball Court, the Winning Streak Continues

Headlines, News, Police
For the past 16 years, Miller Elementary School has been the home of an intense rivalry between six grade students and Arlington police officers and firefighters. That competitive spirit brought the two teams together on March 6 for an afternoon of rivalry and showmanship. The gymnasium was packed with crowds of cheering…
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New Program is Making Dreams Come True

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Congratulations to the first Animal Services Heritage Program winners! This year-long team effort culminated in an evening of informative and moving presentations at the Animal Services Center on March 6, delivered by seven aspiring students destined for success. The students’ performances were judged on professionalism, the accuracy of the depiction…
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Students Take the Hardwood Against Police, Firefighters

Fire, Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
An Arlington tradition event continued Friday, March 6 at Miller Elementary School when Arlington police officers and firefighters met several young students on the basketball court for the 16th time. Players say the game was an opportunity to have fun and strengthen bonds with the youth and the community. Once…
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Don’t Miss This Spring Break Puppet Bonanza!

Highlights, Library, News
Looking for a fun, free, local event to take the kids during Spring Break? Look no more. The East Arlington Branch Library invites children and parents to join them as they present Marionette-Inspired Hip-Hop Dance by Studio 74. Arlington libraries would like to introduce young children to different and fun styles…
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UT Arlington’s Van Dijk Named SBC Freshman of the Year

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington freshman center Rebekah Van Dijk was named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year, the league announced on Tuesday. Van Dijk, one of just two players in the conference averaging a double-double, earned the program’s fourth Freshman of the Year award in UTA history, and the first since…
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Arlington Masons to Honor Firefighters, Paramedics

Fire, News
A Masonic Lodge in Arlington will honor several City firefighters and paramedics Tuesday, March 10 for their quick action on Nov. 20 which saved the life of a 61-year-old woman after being overcome by smoke inhalation. Arlington Masonic Lodge No. 438, located at 1415 W Abram Street, will present the inaugural…
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New Summer Camp & Aquatics Guide Available

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) has released a digital version of the department’s annual spring/summer publication. This document is available for download at www. naturallyfun. org/documents. The publication combines both summer camps and aquatics events and programs into a comprehensive guidebook for Arlington residents. If you’re looking for something fun
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Pets of the Week – Meet Chelsea & Tank

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet ChelseaChelsea is a female, four year old, black and tan Tortoise Shell cat. Torties are characterized by being talkative and this cat is no exception! Chelsea responds to your meows and “chortles” in kind. She also loves to head butt and purrs easily when…
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Learn more about the adoption process

Community, Headlines, News
Arlington: the American Dream City will be home to the 2015 Spring Job Fair for those seeking a new job, or tips and techniques from the experts on career building. ArlingtonAnswers. com, City of Arlington, Workforce Solutions and Grace Community Church are hosting the event. All who are looking for employment are…
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City Finishes Willow Bend-Thousand Oaks Drainage Project

Headlines, News, Public Works
A nearly $6.3 million project in the Willow Bend-Thousand Oaks neighborhood is finished, according to the City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department. Twenty-two homes within the two subdivisions had reported flooding. Crews extended and enlarged the existing underground storm drain system and regraded ditches to eliminate, or minimize, flooding within these…
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Arlington Launches Website for 2015 ACM Awards

Entertainment, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington and Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau have partnered to launch a special webpage, Arlington-Tx. gov/ACM/, as the primary source of information for residents, visitors, volunteers and fans for the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which take place April 19 at AT&T Stadium. The ACM Party for…
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Career Fair to Offer Thousands of Job Openings

Community, Headlines, News
Arlington: the American Dream City will be home to the 2015 Spring Job Fair for those seeking a new job, or tips and techniques from the experts on career building.ArlingtonAnswers.com, City of Arlington, Workforce Solutions...
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March 2015 Student-Athlete of the Month: Ossiel Maldonado

Education, Headlines, News
Ossiel Maldonado, a senior for the Lamar High School boy’s soccer team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for March. He currently carries a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, with math being Ossiel’s favorite subject. According to his head coach, many of his teammates…
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American Dream Story: Steve Martindale Helps Bring Joy to Millions

Headlines, News
This weekend, Six Flags Over Texas will open, kicking off its 54th year in Arlington: The American Dream City. Dreams are closely tied to Six Flags, which was founded in Arlington back in 1961 by Angus Wynne, Jr. Since that time, the theme park has grown and so has its parent…
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‘Food Truck Fridays’ Return to Downtown Arlington

Headlines, News
Food truck lovers, circle March 13 on your calendars. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off its spring “Food Truck Fridays” series for people hankering for some awesome food truck eats and treats.“Our food truck series allows people to join friends or colleagues for a good time eating tasty…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 6-8

News
2015 Nastia Liukin Cup & AT&T American CupIt’s a gymnastics filled weekend in The American Dream City! The 2015 Nastia Liukin Cup will take place March 6 at 7:00 p. m. at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and will be broadcast live on on Universal Sports. Tickets can be purchased online…
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New Group to Bring Arlington’s Brightest Minds Together

Community, Highlights, News
Interested in learning about the startup scene in The American Dream City?As a way of expanding the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the city, the Downtown Arlington Open Coffee Club was created to bring some of the area’s brightest business owners, engineers and designers together. According to Tony Rutigliano, president and CEO of Downtown…
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Mom & Son Lock-In Scheduled for April 24

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Moms, bring your favorite little man for an evening of epic adventure! The night will be filled with a hotdog dinner, friendly Mom & Son competitions, crafts and a movie on the big screen. Bring your sleeping bags, cot, blow-up mattress and anything else you need to be comfy for…
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Arlington City Offices to Open Thursday at 10 AM

News, Weather
Updated: Thursday, March 5 at 8:20 a. m. According to Arlington officials, city government facilities will open Thursday 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. Handitran operations are closed Thursday, March 5, 2015. According to Republic Services, all trash and…
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Arlington Prepared for Another Round of Winter Weather

News, Weather
Arlington residents will have to wait a bit longer for spring weather conditions to stick around the city. According to the National Weather Service, more winter weather is being forecasted for the Arlington area. Precipitation is expected to begin Wednesday evening and run through Thursday morning. City of Arlington and TxDOT crews are out…
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery March 8

Community, Fire, News
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a. m. Sunday on March 8. Moving clocks forward one hour means an increase in daylight hours through the fall. It also means it’s time to not only change your clock but your smoke detector batteries.“Smoke detectors help save lives,” said Stephen Lea, assistant fire marshal. “We suggest making…
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Arlington Launches WeatherBug to Provide Local Weather Information

Headlines, News, Weather
As another winter storm bears down on North Texas, the City of Arlington is pleased to offer a new way for people to keep tabs on the current weather conditions in our community. Today, Arlington launched its WeatherBug to provide residents, businesses, visitors and community partners with a quick and reliable source…
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UTA Spotlight: Spring Enrollment Shows Record Diversity

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:– Spring enrollment at UT Arlington shows record diversity– Students kick back and relax during “Thursday Game Night”– The UTA Lady Mavs play their final…
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City Launches New State-of-the-Art Television Studio

Government, Headlines, News
Arlington: The American Dream City launched a new, digital TV studio to provide enhanced communication tools to reach Arlington residents, businesses and visitors with vital information about what’s happening in our community. After nearly 10 years of planning, Arlington now has a 1,316 square-foot facility located on the third floor of City…
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2015 Animal Essay Contest Winners Recognized

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Arlington’s 2015 Animal Essay Contest winners were recognized at the evening session of City Council for March 3, 2015. The winners were also recognized at a reception with refreshments before the evening City Council meeting by Arlington Council Member Sheri Capehart. Last month, Council member Capehart, with an entourage of city officials, made…
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New ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter Available

Government, Headlines, News
Since the City Council adopted a new comprehensive economic development strategy in 2014, the City of Arlington has implemented several key initiatives that support The American Dream City’s economic development efforts. The goal is to ensure that the entire Arlington community continues to thrive. Read the new “Invest In Our Economy” newsletter…
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Arlington Wins 2015 Best Tasting Water Award

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington’s water has once again been recognized for being among the best tasting in the biz, following a win in the “best tasting surface water in Texas” category at the Texas Water Utilities Associations Annual School Best Tasting Water contest, sponsored by the Laboratory Analyst Section of the Texas Water…
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Construction Begins for New Arlington Fire Station #5

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
As we told you last month, Fire Station #5 at 2921 East Randol Mill has officially closed for reconstruction after Arlington City Council approved the final demo and reconstruction contract. Fire Crews and equipment will be relocated to Fire Station #11 until the new Fire Station #5 is complete in 2016. Residents…
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‘Two Steps, One Sticker’ System Changes Windshields in Arlington

Community, Headlines, News, Transportation
Get ready for a change when you go to get your vehicle inspected. New vehicle registration stickers that are affixed to the lower left corner of an automobile’s windshield will serve double duty as the inspection sticker as well. Now through February 29, 2016, drivers can renew their registration if they have a…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Lilo & Obi

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet LiloThis chosen Dog of the Week is a female Australian Shepherd mix that is about nine months old. She is black and tan in color and weighs 38 pounds. Lilo is a very friendly and active dog. She likes to play ball. A good…
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First Annual ‘Arlington Mayor’s 5K’ Set to Launch in April

Headlines, News, Sports
Runners lace up, as Arlington is proud to announce the Arlington Mayor’s 5K: Run the American Dream City. The 5K is part of a new partnership between the City and Ability Connection Texas. The inaugural “Arlington Mayor’s 5K” race will be on Sunday, April 26 starting at Levitt Pavilion in downtown…
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Enhancing Regional Mobility: How Two Roadway Projects Will Impact Arlington

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works
Two big road construction projects are set to start in 2015/2016 and both will have significant impacts on traffic in Arlington, bringing improved safety, mobility and traffic flow. Both multimillion dollar projects support the Arlington’s City Council’s priority of “Enhancing Regional Mobility” and will dovetail with the $80 million worth of projects the…
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Sheryl Osborn Receives USTA Texas Service Award

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Tennis Center facility manager Sheryl Osborn has been named the most recent recipient of the USTA Texas Section Community Service Award. Inaugurated in 1989, this award honors a person who has provided outstanding contributions in promoting and conducting recreational tennis programs for adults and/or juniors. The award further signifies the…
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