City Honors Service, Salutes Sacrifice

Headlines, News, Public Safety
Arlington will remember its fallen law enforcement officers at a special ceremony at Heroes Park on May 5. The Arlington Police Memorial Service is held in conjunction with upcoming state and national celebrations that pay tribute to peace officers who have died in the line of duty. The state will honor fallen…
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Learning the Art of Chess

Headlines, Library, News
Afternoons at Southwest Branch Library are a busy time during the school week. This is especially true every second and fourth Monday of the month when eager students arrive for another session of the Chess Club. Children ages 6-16 participate in the Chess Club. Some excited players come early to help set-out…
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Keela & Torrey McGraw’s American Dream: It’s All About Family

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When realtor Keela McGraw first moved to Arlington, convenience and location were driving factors. “And I felt safe,” she says. Then, in 2005 she met her future husband, Torrey, in Atlanta. Within a year, he moved to Arlington and proposed. “It was the best thing he ever did,” Keela says with…
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2015 Arlington Bass Classic Results

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The team of Kurt Floyd and Tyler Woods weighed-in an impressive five-fish stringer of 18.97 pounds to clinch the 2015 Arlington Bass Classic, held Saturday, April 11, at Lake Arlington. The duo earned $950.00 in their City championship win, and split a separate big bass pot with James Hollar, who also…
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Housing Rehabilitation Program Assists Homeowners with Emergency Repairs

Community, Housing, News
The Housing Rehabilitation Program assists low income Arlington home owners with emergency repairs to their home through a federal funded grant of up to $5,000 per household. The emergency must be a condition that occurred within the past 90-days, without warning, that is detrimental to the homeowner’s life, health or…
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Arlington Sixth Graders Headed to Tennessee for International Competition

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
Arlington ISD will be on an international stage next month in Knoxville, Tennessee when two sixth grade teams from Butler Elementary School compete against more than 16,000 students from 48 states and 30 countries May 19 – 24 at the Destination Imagination Global Finals. The teams qualified at the state DI tournament…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 30 – May 3

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Texas History Day at Six Flags Over TexasSix Flags Over Texas provides a special experience with Texas History Day on Friday, May 1 where you’ll be able to visit with characters straight out of our state history! Performers provide a unique first-person perspective of life on the Texas frontier so…
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Air Force Veteran Realizes Dream of Home Ownership

Community, Headlines, News, Videos
U. S. Air Force veteran Dina Kaswatuka realized her American Dream Monday when she received the keys to a new home in Arlington. Dina moved from Africa to the United States in the 1990’s as a teenager. Today, the single mother of one cares for her four teen siblings, all of whom were…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Abagail & Trish

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Dog of the Week – Meet AbagailThis week’s Dog of the Week is a real gem! Abagail is a female, five year old, Tibetan Spaniel mix. She is tan and white in color and weighs about 18 pounds. This really sweet dog would love a companion willing to give her…
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UT Arlington Alumna Named 2015 National Teacher of the Year

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A University of Texas at Arlington alumna has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, America’s oldest and most prestigious honor of its kind. The award is given by the Council of Chief State School Officers and is a first for UT Arlington. Shanna Peeples teaches high school…
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Public is Invited to May 16 High Oak Park Dedication Ceremony

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department plans to unveil the new construction at High Oak Park in Arlington on May 16, 2015, and the public is invited. DEDICATION CEREMONY INFORMATION:Date: May 16, 2015 Time: 10 a. m. Location: High Oak ParkThe 12.1 acre park site is surrounded by both multi-family and single…
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Super Chix Owners are Living the American Dream

Headlines, News
Dreams really do come true in Arlington. It’s been a year since Super Chix, a new chicken concept restaurant developed by Yum! Brands, opened its first location in The American Dream City. Chicken lovers say Super Chix is the spot for delicious chicken tenders, hand-cut fries and fresh-made frozen custard. Head to Super Chix…
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What to Do With Spring Storm Debris in Arlington

Headlines, News, Weather
Spring weather often comes with rain and high winds. If your property has weather-related damage, please make note of the following from the City of Arlington Public Works Department and Republic Services: Tree limbs and fence panels will be picked up curbside on your regular collection days. Please cut in…
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Texas Teen Video Challenge 2015 Winners Hail from Arlington

Highlights, Library, News
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has announced the winners of the 2015 Teen Video Challenge. Arlington Public Library, in partnership with Workman Jr. High’s 8th grade book club, has been named the winners for the state of Texas. Twenty-six states across America participated with over a hundred teens entering the…
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Fitness, Fun Part of 5K Race Through Downtown Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
Two years ago, Candie Garcia was a self-described “couch potato.”On a whim, the Arlington woman started jogging with a friend and soon began to follow the popular Couch to 5K Running Program. On Sunday, Garcia completed the inaugural “Arlington Mayor’s 5K Race: Run The American Dream City,” which was part of…
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Cardboard Boat Regatta Raises Money, Laughs

Headlines, News, Videos
Float, sink or swim?Hundreds of brave souls spent their Saturday racing hand-built cardboard boats at Hurricane Harbor in The American Dream City– all in the name of charity. Proceeds from the April 25 event will benefit River Legacy Living Science Center and River Legacy Parks. Check out some of the sights and…
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Officers Returning Home from Military Service are Thankful for Support

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
Arlington has one of the best re-integration programs in the state for military service men and women, according to the Department of Defense. This week, several police officers agreed with this sentiment, thanking the City of Arlington and the Arlington Police Department for the financial and emotional support they receive as…
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Rental Space Available at Elzie Odom Athletic Center

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Rent & Play: Rental Space AvailableJoin us for basketball practices, spacious birthday parties, or some family bonding time. Our amenities are sure to give your event some sparkle!Now is the time to secure a great deal at Elzie Odom Athletic Center. For a limited time, you can choose from multiple…
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Improve Landscaping with Texas Native Plants

Highlights, News
Plant lovers, mark your calendars for the Texas native plant sale presented by the Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter (NPSOT). This semi-annual sale is being held from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m., May 2 at Redenta’s Garden, 5111 W. Arkansas lane. All plants are locally grown by NPSOT chapter members,…
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Arlington ISD Announces New Instrument Repair Course

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
The Arlington ISD has partnered with Music & Arts, one of the largest school band and orchestra instrument retailers and music lesson providers, to establish a new professional high school course geared toward teaching students the art of band and orchestral instrument repair. The program will help students earn their…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 24-26

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. The Lone Star Race Series: Arlington Mayor’s 5K, 10K & Half-MarathonThe inaugural “Arlington Mayor’s 5K” race will be on Sunday, April 26 starting at Levitt Pavilion in downtown Arlington. It’s…
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Volunteers Needed to Serve on Arlington Boards, Commissions 1

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The City of Arlington is accepting applications for interested residents who would like to serve on a Board or Commission. Members of boards and commissions assist the Mayor and City Council by making recommendations on general policy matters impacting the city. Most boards and commissions function in advisory capacities and some have final…
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Neetu Singhal Living American Dream Of Providing A Better Future For Her Son

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In 2002 India native Neetu Singhal and her husband moved to Arlington to take advantage of a great business opportunity, purchasing the Howard Johnson hotel off I-30 across from Six Flags. The couple could have lived in another city in North Texas but chose to reside in Arlington. “It’s a big…
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How to Deal with Weather-Related Home Repairs

Community, Headlines, News
Heavy storms can sometimes bring about unplanned home repairs. The Community Development & Planning Department would like to offer tips and reminders on selecting a contractor to perform these repairs. If your home or business needs to be remodeled because of storm damage, a building permit is most likely warranted for…
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UTA Spotlight: Students Bare Their ‘Soles’ for Charity

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:– UTA’s Central Library is spending more than $15,000 to make robotic technology available for students.– Some UTA students recently walked barefoot across campus to…
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Traffic Update: Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project

Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update
New traffic detours related to the Tri Schools Street Improvements project are scheduled to begin Friday, April 24, according to Arlington’s Public Works & Transportation Department. Ledbetter Road between Curry Road and Blue Forest Drive will be opened to one-way traffic from Ledbetter Road to Blue Forest Drive. Ledbetter Road between Blue…
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‘Fantasy in Sand’ Makes U.S. Debut in Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Fantasy in Sand featuring The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a unique family experience debuting in The American Dream City on Friday, May 22!It tells the story of characters we all know so well — Dorothy, Toto, the Wizard, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Scarecrow and more —…
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Arlington Police Department’s Military Re-Integration Program Recognized

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
Service and sacrifice come in many forms. In addition to their responsibilities as city employees, there is a group of Arlington Police Officers who also continue to serve our nation in the military Guard and Reserve. The Arlington Police Department works diligently to ensure that these men and women are…
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Arlington Public Library and UT Arlington Celebrate Dia!

Highlights, Library, News
Diversity in Action, or Dia!, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. Arlington: the American Dream City is joining in and celebrating from 2-4 p. m., Saturday, May 2 at the Mavericks Activity Center (MAC), 500 W. Nedderman St. Dia! is an enhancement of…
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Arlington to Host Open House Highlighting Flood Safety Awareness

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
In conjunction with America’s PrepareAthon! Day, the City of Arlington’s Stormwater Management Division will host a Flood Safety and Awareness Open House Thursday, April 30 for residents. This interactive event runs 12 p. m. to 6 p. m. Learn more about your flood risk from stormwater engineers and receive information about being prepared for a…
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Cooper St. Raised Median Work Begins with Nighttime Closures

Headlines, News, Public Works
As part of the TxDOT FM157-Cooper Street construction project, the contractor is scheduled to perform pavement milling operations for all northbound and southbound traffic lanes on FM157-Cooper Street between Mitchell Street and Park Row Drive. Click here for an enlarged view of the map detailing where work will be conducted…
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50th ACMs in Arlington Most Attended Live Awards Show in History

Entertainment, Headlines, News
The Academy of Country Music Awards once again put Arlington on the national stage, just three months after AT&T Stadium hosted the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship in January. Sunday’s 50th annual ACM Awards in The American Dream City featured performances from some of country music’s biggest stars and broke…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Tom & Lizzy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet TomThis week’s featured cat of the week is stunningly handsome. Tom is a three year old, male, blue and white Domestic Long Haired cat. This somewhat shy guy is described as lap loving and relaxed. When first meeting him, he appreciates being held in…
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Arlington Chamber of Commerce to Recognize Outstanding Small Businesses

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Small businesses play a vital role in creating jobs and growth in The Dream City’s economy, and one local organization wants to recognize two local ventures for their efforts. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce recently announced the recipients for the 2015 Arlington Chamber Small Business of the Year Awards. FOR-PROFIT CATEGORY: LBL Architects, Inc.…
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Public Input Needed for Rush Creek Dog Park

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation department will host a May 5 public meeting to solicit public input regarding a new dog park at Woodland Park Blvd and Valleywood Drive. This general public is encouraged to attend this public meeting: DETAILS:WHAT: Dog Park Master Plan WHEN: May 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM WHERE: Arlington…
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ACM Party for a Cause Brings Dream Pairings for Country Music Fans

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Day 2 of the Academy of Country Music’s Party for a Cause continues to be a dream come true for country music fans traveling to Arlington from all over the world. The event will once again feature special collaborations by some of this year’s ACM Award nominees and chart-topping artists. The main…
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Tickets on Sale for UTA’s All Sports Banquet Featuring George Riba

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
All Sports Banquet TicketsThe 2015 UT Arlington All Sports Banquet is set for April 27 at College Park Center. The keynote address will be delivered by George Riba, a legendary former sports anchor at WFAA/Channel 8 and UT Arlington graduate. The All Sports Banquet recognizes and celebrates the successes of UTA…
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ACM Awards: Party for a Cause Starts with a Bang

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Boots, wranglers and country music took over The American Dream City Friday in honor of the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. Kicking off the weekend’s festivities was the two-day annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Life Park. Thousands of cheering country music fans got up close and personal…
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Early Voting Starts April 27, Solution Found to Open South Service Center

Elections, Headlines, News
Early voting for the Arlington May 9, 2015 Joint General and Special Elections begins Monday, April 27, 2015 and will continue until Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Voters now have seven locations in which to cast their ballot: City of Arlington – South Service Center, 1100 SW Green Oaks Blvd. 76017…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 17-19

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Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. ACM Party for a Cause & the 50th ACM AwardsThe Academy of Country Music Awards and Party for a Cause have finally arrived in The American Dream City! Party for…
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HOPE Tutoring Celebrates Another Successful Year

Education, Highlights, News
HOPE Tutoring recently finished another successful year with the Night of HOPE Annual Celebration at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington. Dinner and entertainment was provided by “The Volunteer Voices,” a musical group from Arlington Bowie High School. The students received an enthusiastic send-off for their upcoming competition in Nashville, Tennessee. Board…
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Arlington Celebrates National Volunteer Week

News, Volunteer
National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, is a time to celebrate the role volunteers play at organizations across the nation, and the City of Arlington wants to celebrate those who give back to the community. More than 2,500 volunteers donate their time and skills to provide great services. Without them, certain programs would not…
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Lone Star Race Series: Run The American Dream City Courses Revealed

Community, Headlines, News
The Lone Star Race Series has unveiled its courses for the inaugural Arlington Mayor’s 5K, the 10K run and the half-marathon. You can take a look at each course by clicking on the following enlarged maps: Mayor’s 5K: Run The American Dream City 10K Course Half-Marathon Course The half-marathon takes place…
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ACMs history: An interactive look at every Entertainer of the Year award winner

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
The Academy of Country Music Awards is celebrating its 50th year this year with a bigger-than-ever show at AT&T Stadium right here in North Texas. Though the ACMs have been around for a half-century, its signature award is newer: Entertainer of the Year has been handed out since 1970, when Merle Haggard won…
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Six Flags Announces Opening Date for New Justice League Ride

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis will debut in The American Dream City on Saturday, May 23. Six Flags Over Texas made the announcement official today, meaning residents will only have to wait a little more than a month to journey through the city of Metropolis to save the Justice League and…
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Health and Wellness Expo Features Free Screenings, Demos and More

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Looking for ways to improve your health?Don’t miss the 13th annual Health and Wellness Expo presented by the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. This free event will feature screenings, demonstrations and much more. If you’re trying to keep up with your New Year Resolution to stay in good health or if you’re…
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Property Owners Making a Difference in the American Dream City

Code Compliance, Community, Headlines, News
When you drive to work each morning, do you pass by a beautifully manicured lawn that catches your eye? Do you drive by businesses whose impressive landscaping makes you look twice? Arlington is full of properties with owners that take pride in their homes and businesses. Code Compliance is sponsoring…
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ACM Awards Contest Winners Announced by Arlington CVB

Community, Headlines, News
Kayley Walker is the grand prize winner of the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau ACM Contest, showing off her country songwriting skills on Instagram! You can watch her winning video by clicking here. Kayley re-wrote Eli Young Band’s song “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” to a parody version explaining it…
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Culture Buzz: Theatre Arlington

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Since opening its doors in 1973, Theatre Arlington has been an important cultural institution in The American Dream City. Thousands of talented youth with dreams of performing on the big stage have trained at Theatre Arlington. Some have even gone on to have successful national and international careers in entertainment. Patrons of all ages…
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Championship Boxing Heads to UTA’s College Park Center

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Are you ready to see some championship boxing in The American Dream City?On Saturday, April 18, UT Arlington’s College Park Center will host the “HBO After Dark Rumble” featuring the World Junior Welterweight Championship match between undefeated Terence Crawford — the Boxing Writers Association of America’s 2014 “Fighter of the Year”…
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Register Today for Mother-Son Overnight Lock-In

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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30 Seconds with Animal Services Volunteer Charles Hollis

Animal Services, News, Volunteer
What’s your name? Charles Nick name? Charlie How long have you been a volunteer? Since November 2014 Where are you from? Fort Worth, Texas (raised in Granbury, Texas) What music CD do you like? Anything Country What’s the last movie you saw? Haven’t been to the movie in a long…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Mitri & Harmony

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet MitriThis adorable dog is a staff and volunteer favorite. Mitri is a male, seven month old, Blue Heeler-Terrier mix, that is white and brown in color. He weighs about 39 pounds. Mitri presents himself as a laid back dog. Although he’s young, he’s learned…
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Filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith’s Dreams Coming True, One Film at a Time

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
This week, filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith’s short “One Hitta Quitta” will screen at the Dallas International Film Festival, which continues the filmmakers’s hot streak. Just last month, “One Hitta Quitta” was seen by thousands at South by Southwest in Austin. Ya’Ke, who teaches film at UT Arlington, is a rising voice in…
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UTA Adding Women’s Golf for 2017-18

Education, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Dreams continue to get done in Arlington. The University of Texas at Arlington is adding women’s golf to its Division I intercollegiate sport programs with competition to begin in the 2017-2018 academic year. Jim Baker, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, said the addition allows for increased participation and opportunities for women, while strengthening…
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City Launches ‘Engage Arlington’ Program

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Looking for some adventure or even some physical activity to add to your day? Join EngAGE Arlington to do some fun, lively activities around Arlington with other folks. EngAGE is for adults who will like seek adventure and who like to participate in lively activities. EngAGE Arlington is the prefect…
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GAS WELL INCIDENT: Incident Resolved, Evacuation Lifted

Fire, News
The gas well incident at the LABC site on Little Road has been resolved. At 2:45pm Sunday, crews from Boots & Coots, a well control company, and Vantage Energy, the well operator, were able to seal the well, which had been leaking fracking material since Saturday afternoon. Residents living in an…
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GAS WELL INCIDENT: Evacuation Widened, Another Effort to Control Well at Noon

Fire, News
The City of Arlington has widened the evacuation for people living near the site of a gas well incident in Southwest Arlington. Residents who live within one eighth of a mile of the LABC gas well on Little Road are being asked to evacuate. The attached map shows the impacted streets.…
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GAS WELL INCIDENT: Resident Information Center to Open

Fire, News
The City of Arlington has opened a Resident Information Center to assist people living near the site of a gas well incident in Southwest Arlington. The Center will open at 10 a. m. Sunday at Arlington Fire Training Center at 5501 Ron McAndrew Drive. Saturday afternoon, Vantage Energy, the operator of the LABC…
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GAS WELL INCIDENT: Update

Fire, News
City of Arlington crews, Vantage Energy and Boot and Coots, a well control company, worked through the night to resolve a gas well incident located in the LABC gas well in Southwest Arlington. Boots & Coots well control attempted to re-plug the gas well at 4:00 a. m., but was unsuccessful…
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GAS WELL INCIDENT: Forces Limited Evacuations in Neighborhood

Fire, News
The City of Arlington is calling for a limited evacuation in the following areas: Oak Bourne Drive Englishtown Drive Willowdale Drive Jewell Drive The limited evacuation is due to a gas well incident located at the LABC gas well. Citizens are asked to seek shelter in a location away from…
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APD Salutes Its Volunteers

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department held a special event this week to recognize the outstanding contributions of its volunteers. More than 200 attended the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, April 7, at the Bob Duncan Community Center. Volunteer of the Year Awards were presented to nine honorees for the impact they made…
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Pinwheel Display to Raise Awareness About Child Abuse and Prevention

News, Police
Each April, the Arlington Police Department joins the Alliance for Children in recognizing Child Abuse Awareness Month. Police employees participate in multiple events hosted throughout Tarrant County to raise awareness about our youngest victims. On Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 3 p. m., Arlington police employees will place pinwheels in the front…
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April 2015 Volunteer of the Month: Asher Densmore-Lynn

Library, News
Congratulations to Asher Densmore-Lynn for being named the April 2015 Volunteer of the Month for the City of Arlington. He has volunteered for the Arlington Public Library since 2009 as a Library Advisory Board member and as a Pre-GED/GED tutor specializing in math. Asher was appointed to the Library Advisory Board…
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Arlington Salutes Its Telecommunicators

Community, Headlines, News, Public Safety
In observance of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, the City of Arlington salutes the 9-1-1 operators and dispatchers who answer the calls and save lives every day. The American Dream City and communities across the United States will take time to recognize those who help save lives in times of crisis…
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AISD Seniors Get Full Scholarships to TCU

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
Dreams came true Thursday when representatives from Texas Christian University surprised seven Sam Houston High School seniors with full-ride scholarships to TCU. Each student received a full scholarship worth $250,000 through the TCU Community Scholars program. The scholarship covers four years of undergraduate studies. The seven seniors received a combined $1.75 million in scholarship…
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Former NFL Player Byron Williams: Perseverance Leads To American Dream

Headlines, News
Texarkana-born Byron Williams attended UT Arlington on a football scholarship and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1983. He went on to play 13 professional seasons as a wide receiver in the NFL, CFL and World League. Now, he is a businessman and president of the Former NFL…
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Tickets Selling Fast for AISD Education Celebration!

Arlington ISD, News
Tickets are selling fast for the Arlington ISD Education Foundation’s 2nd annual AISD Education Celebration! The Foundation is teaming up with Six Flags Over Texas to host event on Friday, April 17 from 6-11pm. The proceeds benefit both AISD schools and the Foundation. To purchase tickets, go to aisdeducationcelebration. com and type…
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New 2014 Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results Released

Government, News
The City of Arlington recently released the results of its annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey. Since 2000, The American Dream City has conducted this annual survey among city residents to measure and track satisfaction with city services like public safety, roads and communication. It was designed to help city officials better understand and…
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Test the Latest Golf Technology at April 18 Demo Day

News, Parks & Recreation
Explore the latest technology in the golf world at Arlington Golf’s Demo Day, Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 a. m. – 2 p. m. Tierra Verde Golf Club offers golfers the chance to update their golf game and receive exclusive discounts. Major manufacturers will have gear available for testing, while the…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 10-12

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River Legacy Living Science Center’s Earth Day Celebration!Discover fun and easy ways to help “heal our Earth” during River Legacy Living Science Center’s Earth Day celebration from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. this Saturday, April 11! This free event is one for the whole family to enjoy and features nature…
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Arlington Parks and Recreation Department Recognized for Efficiency

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Dreams continue to get done here in Arlington. The City of Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) recently received the Excellence in Operations Management award from the Cartegraph program. “We’re very excited to receive the Excellence in Operations Management award. Over the past 18 months, our department has worked diligently to implement the…
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Movin’ Mavs Coach Named Texas Trailblazer

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:– Doug Garner, head coach of the Movin’ Mavs, is honored by Governor Greg Abbott.– Some UTA students showcased their talents during the recent Mavs Got…
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Spring Clean Your Home the Easy Way

Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News
Looking to spring clean your home? The City of Arlington has the ultimate spring cleaning tips to make your cleaning efforts more productive. Here are some things you need to know:Household Trash & Leaves: Must be secured in a plastic bag. Maximum weight: 50 lbs. per bag Must be placed curbside…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Poh & Red

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet PohLooking for a cat with wonderfully unique characteristics? Meet Poh. This six year old male is a brown & white Manx/Tabby mix…and what a lovable boy! This large cat weighs in at 17 pounds and his heart is as big as he is. Described…
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Spots Still Available for Arlington Bass Classic

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
One of the biggest fishing tournaments in the region is happening this weekend in The American Dream City. Register today for the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s third annual Arlington Bass Classic at Lake Arlington on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The tournament start time is 7:00 am with angler check-in beginning…
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Drumming Around Arlington

Highlights, Library, News
Drum Roll, please…Introducing Drumming Around Town with Jeromy Bailey! Drumming Around Town is a new monthly library program that gives everyone an opportunity to feel the beat! The monthly drum group will practice outside of a different library location every meeting and feature students from various high schools that are…
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AISD Board of Trustees Names Four Facilities

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees recently announced the names of three new elementaries and one Fine Arts/Dual Language Academy: the new elementary on Timber Oaks Lane will be named in honor of Diane Patrick, the elementary on Baird Farm Road in honor of Eddy and Debbie Peach, the elementary on…
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More Than 100 Volunteers Beautify Lake Arlington

Community, News, Parks & Recreation
On Saturday March 28, 2015, volunteers of all ages picked up over a ton and half of trash from The American Dream City’s Lake Arlington in less than four hours. The clean-up in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’ s Great American Cleanup was a resounding success. The event kicked off at 7:30…
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UTA Spotlight: New Robots Keep Students, Faculty Connected

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:– UTA’s Central Library now has more than books for borrowing. It now has a fleet of 10 robots available for checkout.– A colorful…
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U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey Introduces Legislation to Protect Transit Services

Government, Headlines, News
Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, has introduced a bill to restore federal funding for Handitran and other programs like it that provide transportation services for disabled and elderly residents. H. R. 1645, the Transportation for Elderly and Disabled Individuals Act, would reinstate an allowance for cities such as Arlington, Grand Prairie, and…
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City Releases FAQ on Upcoming Red Light Camera Special Election

Headlines, News
Voters who head to the polls on Saturday, May 9, for the City of Arlington’s municipal elections will find a special election ballot question over red light cameras in Arlington. A proposed city charter amendment that would remove the red light cameras in Arlington is on the ballot. Currently, 23 cameras…
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American Dream Story: Sanford House Inn & Spa

Headlines, News, Community
The Award Winning Sanford House Inn and Spa, a luxurious boutique hotel located in historic Downtown Arlington, started off as a dream for a local family and has developed into a reality for multiple generations of the same family. The hotel features 4 one-bedroom cottage suites, 2 two-bedroom, two-bathroom villas and…
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Arlington Easter Weekend Buzz: April 3-5

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Texas Rangers Exhibition GamesAmerica’s pastime returns to The American Dream City this weekend with a warm-up to the regular season! The Texas Rangers are home at Globe Life Park in…
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New Sergeant Joins Leadership of APD Media Office

News, Police, Public Safety
Arlington Police Sergeant Paul Rodriguez joins the ranks of department leaders who have served stints in the Arlington Police Department Media Office. Starting this week, Sgt. Rodriguez will run the day-to-day operations of the Media Office. He most recently supervised a specialized unit that conducts “hot spot” enforcement in an…
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New Athletic Field Unites the Community

Headlines, News
Arlington community members gathered to celebrate the opening of the Rev. Dr. David and Judy Joeckel Athletic Field with a ribbon-cutting at Grace Lutheran Church and School Wednesday. The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, the YMCA of Arlington and the Grace Lutheran Church and School collaborated to prepare the field for the…
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Six Flags Offers Sneak Peek at New 4D Justice League Ride

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Six Flags Over Texas in The American Dream City will soon unveil its all-new 4D ride titled “Justice League: Battle for Metropolis”. The state-of-the-art dark ride will allow guests to become members of the Justice League Reserve Team and engage in a full-sensory experience as they battle alongside famous DC…
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April 2015 Student-Athlete of the Month: Carla Gonzalez

Education, Headlines, News, Sports
Carla Gonzalez, a junior on the Martin High School girl’s swim team, is the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for April. In just three years at Martin High School, Carla holds school and state records in several events, which helped her qualify for the Pan Am Games being held…
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AT&T Stadium morphing into flashy TV set for awards show

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Workers are tearing AT&T Stadium apart. The turf is gone and the field is littered with heavy equipment as the football arena is transformed into a concert venue for the 50th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards. Continue reading the article at www. dallasnews. com
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UTA’s The Big Event Continues Tradition of Community Outreach

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
More than 700 volunteers are expected to participate in community service and outreach in Arlington and surrounding areas. The Big Event, name given to this year’s volunteer program, is scheduled for April 11 from 9 a. m to 1 p. m. Student, faculty, and staff have made this particular community outreach a…
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