May 2015 Volunteer of the Month: Bob Flores

News
The Arlington Police Department is pleased to announce that Bob Flores has been named Volunteer of the Month for May 2015.. Bob Flores has been a volunteer with the East District Criminal Investigations Unit for two years. Known for showing up with breakfast tacos to surprise the staff, Bob consistently brings…
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Municipal Airport Hosting Open House June 30, 2015

News
Area residents can hear details about the Arlington Municipal Airport’s work on a Development Plan during an open house on Tuesday, June 30. This meeting offers a chance for residents to see how this important planning document, which provides a snapshot of current airport conditions and serves as a roadmap for…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Ross & Houdini

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Dog of the Week – Meet RossThis handsome dog is looking for a new best friend. Ross, the Dog of the Week is a male Chocolate Lab that is four years old, and weighs about 90 pounds. Ross could be described as laid back, calm and super sweet. He’s certainly…
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Arlington Public Library Awarded a ProLiteracy National Book Fund Grant

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The Arlington Public Library is pleased to announce it has received a $1,991 award for materials and online courses from ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund. The National Book Fund provides adult education and literacy programs throughout the United States with grant awards to help purchase high-quality educational materials and resources needed…
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Parking Information for Arlington’s 50th Fourth of July Parade

Community, News
Arlington’s iconic Fourth of July Parade — the largest in Texas — turns 50 Saturday. More than 50,000 spectators decked out in red, white and blue are expected to line several streets in Downtown Arlington. We want to help you make it a fun-filled day by sharing some important parking and traffic…
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Construction Briefing Meeting Notice: June 30

Highlights, News
The City of Arlington’s Department of Public Works and Transportation anticipates starting construction on the following streets and location in July 2015:Concrete Street Rebuild, Water Line and Sanitary Sewer Line Renewal Alice Street (Browning Drive to Sharon Street) Highland Drive (Sharon Street to Ruth Street) Hillcrest Drive (Glenhaven Street to…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV

Fire, News
The City of Arlington has confirmed its first positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample of the season, collected from a trap in the following area: Stagetrail Drive near Hwy 287 (Click here to view map) As a result, the City will begin targeted ground spraying following recommendations from the…
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City of Arlington Receives 2015 Livability Award

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has received the U. S. Conference of Mayors 2015 City Livability Outstanding Achievement Award, Honorable Mention, for the Arlington: The American Dream City brand campaign. Launched in 2014, a committee featuring all of the major brands in Arlington helped develop a brand that tells Arlington’s complete story, one that’s synonymous…
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FEMA to Conduct Damage Assessments in Arlington

News, Public Safety
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced they will be conducting damage assessments of homes in the City of Arlington affected by the severe weather and flooding in May. The damage assessment team will consist of representatives from the Arlington Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management, Tarrant County, the State…
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Culture Buzz: CATS Summer Camp Trains Young Stars

Community, Headlines, News, Videos
One of the summer’s most action-packed camps is held at CATS (Creative Arts Theatre and School), located right here in The American Dream City. Led by Executive Director Heather Simmons, CATS entertains audience members of all ages year-round. Each summer, CATS hosts three, two-week camps for kids dreaming of performing on the…
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Rev. Norman L. Robinson: I’m Just a Preacher with a Dream

Headlines, News, Community
Under the leadership of Senior Pastor Norman Robinson, Mount Olive Baptist Church has grown to become one of the most well-known institutions in the city, if not, the region. Rev. Robinson, 94, began pastoring the church 49 years ago with only 17 attending members. Now the church membership has grown to…
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Yahoo! Donates 480 Servers to UT Arlington

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Video Credit: UT Arlington Yahoo! Labs delivered 480 computer servers to the UT Arlington College of Engineering on Wednesday, June 24, to further research led by mechanical engineering professor Dereje Agonafer into more efficient systems for cooling essential network equipment.“We cannot express how excited we are to finally receive these servers,” Agonafer said. “Many…
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Vocal Trash Hits the Big Stage

Highlights, Library, News
Cleaning up the environment has never been so fun!Vocal Trash, the musical band dedicated to teaching kids about the environment and about the responsibility of recycling, showed up at Barnes and Noble Tuesday to give a preview of their Levitt Pavilion appearance. As a way of teaching kids about living green…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 26-28, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Pink Floyd Laser Show at UT Arlington Planetarium The music of legendary rock band “Pink Floyd” combines forces with amazing visual effects this Saturday, June 27 at UT Arlington Planetarium! This incredible…
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Vantage Energy Gas Well to Reopen June 25

Fire, Highlights, News, Public Safety
The Arlington Fire Department has completed its investigation of the LABC gas well incident that occurred April 11, 2015. All safety and operational systems on the site were inspected. Investigators have determined that the leak was caused by equipment failure in a frac adaptor mandrel that was improperly manufactured. This piece…
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Arlington Community Remembers Charleston Victimsf

Community, Headlines, News
It was a time for mourning for some and an opportunity for reconciliation for others at Monday night’s prayer vigil held at the College Park Center at UT Arlington for the nine shooting victims at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Singing songs of praise and old hymns, those…
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City of Arlington Top Winner at TAMIO Awards

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington was honored to receive 10 awards at the annual Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) conference in Houston last week. The awards recognize outstanding communication by Texas communities in a variety of categories including website, social media, video production and publications. Judging is conducted by non-TAMIO…
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Mexico and Argentina Take Over AT&T Stadium for 2015 U.S. Tour

Highlights, News, Sports
Argentina and Mexico will meet for the first time since the 2010 FIFA World Cup to battle in the U. S. World Tour. The match will be held at Arlington’s $1.15 billion AT&T stadium on September 8 at 9:00 p. m. The teams last played on June 27, 2010 with La Albiceleste (Argentina)…
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Construction Briefing Meeting Notice: Channel Improvements

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington’s Department of Public Works and Transportation anticipates starting construction on the referenced project in June 2015. Improvements include rebuilding the concrete channels at two locations. First location is east of Forestwood Drive, about 600 feet north of the intersection of Forestwood Drive and NE Green Oaks Boulevard.…
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Martin High School Students Living the Dream in Germany

Education, Headlines, News
Students from James Martin High School in Arlington are living the dream on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Germany to two sister cities.Under the direction of Juliann Warner, retired social studies teacher from Martin High School and member of the Arlington Sister Cities group, students are visiting Bad Konigshofen and Rothenburg. The Mayor of…
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Pop-Up Art Show Coming to Arlington

Arts & Culture, News
Boom! Crack! Pow! The Arlington Pop-Up Art Show is back again, and is coming this 4th of July. Hosted by The Upstairs Gallery and Create Arlington, the art show will showcase local and emerging artists by giving them an opportunity to display their work for the public eye.“This (event) is the…
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Celebrating Teaching Excellence at UTA

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Six faculty members from The University of Texas at Arlington are among University of Texas System educators honored with 2015 Regents Outstanding Teaching Award winners for excellence in the classroom excellence. The UT System professors will share $1.9 million in awards and will be honored during a special ceremony in August…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Saria & Sabrina

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Cat of the Week – Meet SariaAre you looking for a lap cat? Then Saria may be the one for you. This two year old, female Tortie, is black and red in color. This cat loves being in your lap. She purrs loudly and kneads in appreciation. She will even flip…
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UTA’s Stuart Deane Captures E-Z-Go Eastern Championship

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington golf coach Stuart Deane returned to the top of the leaderboard by capturing the E-Z-Go Eastern Championship on Tuesday at the Dallas Athletic Club. Deane fired a 2-under-par 70 in the second round to solidify his victory, including stringing together four consecutive birdies on the back nine. Deane finished…
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Channeling the Inner Superhero at ArlingCon

Headlines, Library, News
View the galleryComic, anime and science fiction enthusiasts found common ground at the first annual ArlingCon, Saturday at the University Center at UT Arlington. The Arlington Public Library hosted the comic convention in collaboration with Wild West Comics and Games and the UT Arlington Library. More than 500 visitors attended the event,…
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How to Water Your Lawn This Summer

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington area water customers will go into the summer season with no water restrictions for the first time since June 2013 thanks to the record rainfall that filled area lakes. Water levels at Lake Arlington has reached 100 percent capacity, thanks to recent storms in the area. According to the Tarrant County Water…
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Remembering Juneteenth: 150 Years

Highlights, Library, News
On Saturday, June 13, 2015, Arlington’s Southeast Branch Library hosted over 100 members of the community coming together to remember and commemorate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth. Dr. Geoffrey Mitchell kicked off the event with his presentation of “Beyond Juneteenth: From Plantation to Presidency”. The event was emceed magnificently by Chris…
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Arlington CVB Offers Segway Tours

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The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau has partnered up with Segway Fort Worth to offer Arlington visitors and residents two ultimate treks around some of the city’s most popular attractions. Senior Director of Marketing for the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau says this is another exciting option for visitors and residents…
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Tour S.M.A.R.T. Safety Fair is June 27

News, Police, Public Safety
Just in time for summertime travel and fun, the Arlington Police Department will host an event that puts the focus on tourism safety and prevention. On Saturday, June 27, the Entertainment District Tourism Unit will host a free Tour SMART Safety Fair. From 2 p. m. to 4:30 p. m., vendors from many sectors…
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Light Up Arlington Expands The Fun, July 3rd 2015

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Bigger Means Better at This Year’s Light Up ArlingtonLight Up Arlington has changed the overall layout due to high attendance in the past few years, but don’t worry the night will still feature great food, awesome music and fireworks!The Parks and Recreation Department has decided to extend the venue with…
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Arlington Teen Turns Lemons Into LemonAID

Community, Headlines, News
What does summer vacation mean for most 14-year-olds? Hanging out, staying up late and sleeping-in?Well, for Carson Bold, it means the chance to give back to the community by helping children in need with the proceeds he earns from his annual lemonade stand. Every year around Father’s Day, Carson sells lemonade…
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Living the American Dream: Decorated UTA Sprinter on a Mission

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
One step closer to realizing his dream of becoming an Olympic sprinter, UT Arlington’s Clayton Vaughn is preparing for his final race of the season at the USA Track and Field Championships taking place June 25-28 in Eugene, Oregon. One of the most decorated athletes in school history, Clayton finished his storied collegiate…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 19-21, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Public Library’s 1st Annual ArlingConComic book fans in Arlington rejoice! The first ever ArlingCon comes to the Hereford University Center on the University of Texas at Arlington campus this…
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Changes Coming to Some Arlington Storefront Properties

Business, Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
In an effort to beautify the city, reduce visual clutter and provide consistency, the Arlington City Council recently adopted an ordinance that will bring changes to storefront signs. All new developments, as well as additions and/or change of use in tenant spaces in existing structures, will trigger compliance with this Sign Code Update.…
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Arlington Mayor & City Council Recognize Jim Brothers as Volunteer of the Year

Community, Headlines, News
Arlington Mayor and City Council opened Tuesday night’s Council Meeting (June 16, 2015) to recognize several outstanding volunteers for their great work throughout The American Dream City. Click here to see pictures from the City of Arlington Volunteers Reception. Jim Brothers, Director of Marketing & Entertainment at Six Flags Over Texas/Hurricane Harbor…
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Arlington Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
KaBOOM!, in partnership with the Humana Foundation, announced 241 cities and towns across the United States as 2015 Playful City USA honorees. These communities are leaders in playability – the extent to which a city makes it easy for kids to get balanced and active play – and are making…
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Flood Safety Tips to Remember for People Living in Arlington

News, Weather
The City of Arlington wants people to prepare for the possibility of more flash flooding. Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department has prepared the following tips related to emergency preparation, flood safety and awareness reminders: Create a family emergency plan which includes an emergency safety kit and evacuation plan. Don’t forget to include the family…
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Center Street Bridge Project Reaches Next Phase

Headlines, News, Public Works
The Center Street Bridge Project, providing access across Interstate 20 on Center Street, is progressing. The next phase of the project involves the Texas Department of Transportation installing bridge beams over I-20 mainlanes and frontage roads. Beginning this weekend, drivers traveling Interstate 20 in Arlington should expect several closures and planned…
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Road Construction Boom Continues in Arlington

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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 to our success. Read the latest edition of the Enhance Regional Mobility newsletter to learn more about the Metro…
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Major Road Construction Project’s Completion Celebrated

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works, Transportation
The City of Arlington is pleased to announce the completion of a significant road project designed to rebuild and repair streets and sewer in various areas. According to the project engineer, the 2012 Residential Rebuilds Project cost nearly $3.1 million. Construction began February 2014 and was completed in June 2015 and is tied to…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Barkley & Braydon

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Dog of the Week – Meet BarkleyThis week’s Dog of the Week is a real cutie. Barkley is a four month old, male Chihuahua mix that is black and tan in color, and weighs about five pounds. Barkley was abandoned at the shelter and would love to find a “furever”…
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Young Eagles Dream Big and Soar High

Aviation, Government, Headlines, News
Interested youth got the chance to fly above the city on June 13, all thanks to the Young Eagles Rally held at Arlington Municipal Airport by the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).“It was one of the best experiences ever,” said Young Eagle Aaron when he returned from…
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Heavy Rainfall Could Bring More Flash Flooding to Arlington

Headlines, News
Arlington’s Office of Emergency Management is monitoring a tropical disturbance in the west central Gulf of Mexico, which is expected to move through central and northern Texas Tuesday and Wednesday. This system is likely to produce heavy rain and flash flooding will be a major threat Tuesday through Wednesday morning. The primary window for…
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UTA’s Summer Movie Series in The American Dream City

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Looking for free stuff to do in Arlington this summer?UTA’s Excel Campus Activities is hosting a free outdoor movie experience almost every week this summer. The outdoor movies will be shown on Thursdays at 9 pm outside the Maverick Activities Center on 500 W. Nedderman Dr. Not only is the movie free…
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Arlington’s ‘Make a Splash for Water Safety’ Event is Back

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Grab your swimsuit and towel and head to Allen Bolden Pool on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 9-11:30 a. m. for a fun-filled day of activities and education. EVENT DETAILS:WHAT: Make a Splash for Water Safety WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 9-11:30 AM WHERE: Allen Bolden Pool PRICE: FREEThe Make…
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Pet Grooming Academy a Splash of Fun and Learning

Animal Services, News
There was a whole lot of shaking going on…and laughter. The 2015 Youth Pet Grooming Academy at the Arlington Animal Services (AAS) center is proving to be another series of fun, educational events. Saturday, June 6, AAS volunteer Diane Greytak brought her pet therapy animals to participate in bathing and…
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Architect Mojy Haddad Turning Dreams into Reality, One Design at a Time

Business, Headlines, News, Videos
Iranian-born Mojy Haddad, president and founder of CHS Architects in Arlington, is proud to call Arlington home. It is where he lives his dream as a registered architect and leader of one of the most acclaimed architectural firms in the region. An avid traveler, Haddad’s designs are inspired by his love for…
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Arlington Woman Receives ‘Outstanding Advocate for Older Americans’ Award

Community, Highlights, News
Arlington resident Elva Roy recently received the 2015 “Outstanding Advocate for Older Americans” award from the United Way and Tarrant Area Agency on Aging. The award is given in May of each year to a Tarrant county citizen of any age who exemplifies dedication to improving the quality of life for…
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Give the Gift of Golf or Tennis to Dad this Father’s Day

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Are you tired of getting your dad socks and ties for every holiday? Gifts that pile up in the back of a closet grow tiresome. Visit one of Arlington’s four golf courses or Arlington Tennis Center to get your father a gift he will actually use. ATC offers gift certificates that…
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MLB Draft Offers AISD, UTA Students Chance to Realize American Dream

Headlines, News, Sports
A group of high school and college athletes in Arlington will get the chance to realize their dream of becoming professional baseball players after being selected by various teams in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft. Seguin High School graduate Antonio Santillan was selected 49th overall in the 2nd round by the Cincinnati…
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PetSmart Cat Adoptions are Purring Along

Animal Services, News
More adoptable cats are finding homes, thanks to a growing partnership with PetSmart. This new innovative way to adopt shelter cats began on May 2. This is purr-fect timing with June being Adopt-a-Shelter Cat month. The Arlington Animal Services (AAS) team is excited to work with Arlington Highlands PetSmart and PetSmart…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 12-14, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Remembering Juneteenth: 150 YearsJoin together as Arlington Public Library commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth, and learn more about the history and significance of this important Texas Holiday. The event…
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Living the Dream: Arlington Kids Rub Shoulders with Superheroes

Headlines, Library, News
Reading is paying off for Arlington kids this summer. Superheroes met with young book lovers at Arlington’s public libraries Wednesday to celebrate their accomplishments. When participants of the Summer Reading Club complete the reading for their age group, they are awarded a prize. If a child reads extra books, they are entered…
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Living Out Your Summer Dreams in Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
The sun is shining and the kids are out of school, which makes for some of the best times for traveling. And you don’t have to leave the city limits to have a great vacation. Recently, The American Dream City was ranked as one the best cities for summer travel by…
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Arlington Announces May 2015 Property of the Month Winners

Code Compliance, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington Code Compliance Services has adopted a brand new program that spotlights properties that embody the idea of living in the American Dream City. Each month, a panel of judges comprised of citizens and city employees chooses two properties — one residential and one multi-family/commercial — in each…
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Dallas Cowboys Youth Academy Helps Local Kids ‘Dream Big’

News, Sports
Campers took over AT&T Stadium this week as the Cowboys hosted a youth football camp at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The 2015 football academy, which is being attended by first through sixth graders, includes three days of skills and drills with former NFL players and coaches. Practicing on the same field Tony…
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Dream Come True: UTA Lady Mavs in Preseason WNIT

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
After having the largest turnaround in NCAA Division I this past season, UT Arlington was selected to participate in the 2015 Preseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament. The 16-team field was announced Tuesday.“Just the opportunity it presents for our program and girls is something I was not expecting this early, but it says a lot…
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The American Dream of Homeownership is Still Alive

Headlines, Housing, News
June is National Homeownership Month and the City of Arlington, in collaboration with the Arlington Board of Realtors, wants prospective home buyers to know there are several helpful mortgage products to help them achieve their dream of homeownership. This and every month, the following home buying resources are available–from traditional 30-year fixed rate…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Margo & Oreo

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Cat of the Week – Meet MargoThis Pet of the Week is a two-year old female Domestic Short-hair Brown Tabby mix. The name Margo means “pearl” and what a pearl of a cat this is! This lovable and loving cat is a pro at purring and kneading. She will also…
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East Branch Library Rearranges Picture Book Collection in Favor of Bookstore Feel

Highlights, Library, News
Arlington’s East Branch Library is now offering a new experience in the picture book section for parents and children. Patrons can now find books organized by themes. In a recent library patron survey, 55% of parents and 45% of children selected picture books based on themes. The new theme-based organization of picture books will…
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How to Prevent West Nile Virus After Heavy Rains

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
The increase of flooding and heavy rain during the month of May also increased the opportunity for standing water and additional habitats for egg laying mosquitoes that can become potential carriers of viral disease: i. e. West Nile Virus (WNV) and St. Louise Encephalitis (SLV). The City of Arlington is urging…
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Junior PGA Championship Dreams Realized in Arlington

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation, Sports
Golfers ages 12 to 18 competed in the third event of the 20th PGA Junior Series at Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington June 5-7. More than 50 boys and girls contended in the series to gain a spot in the 40th Junior PGA Championship in August. The Junior Series is significant…
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Culture Buzz: Toulouse Lautrec Exhibit Drawing Record Crowds

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
The “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Post Impressionists” exhibition is bringing record crowds to the Arlington Museum of Art, and the numbers are expected to grow before the exhibit closes August 16. Built around the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, this expansive exhibit features nearly 200 prints, drawings and posters from some of the era’s most…
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National Night Out Project365 Kickoff Increases Awareness of Domestic Violence

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
National Night Out in The American Dream City is getting an early start this weekend with a community celebration for a good cause. At the Project365 Kickoff event tomorrow, the Arlington Police Department plans to raise awareness about domestic violence and collect items for families affected by this crime. We…
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Arlington’s Housing Choice Voucher Program Accepting Applications

Headlines, Housing, News
As a way of helping some low-income families achieve the American Dream of homeownership, the City of Arlington’s Housing Authority (AHA) will accept applications from persons interested in participating in its Housing Choice Voucher program. Applications will be accepted during the open enrollment period beginning Thursday, June 18, 2015, at…
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Arlington Ranks at Top of Dallas Business Journal’s Economic Development Deals List

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
As far as economic development deals go, 2016 was a home run for the City of Arlington. With $1.55 billion worth of business deals done, Arlington scored the top spot on the Dallas Business Journal’s latest list of North Texas economic development deals ranked by value. The City of Arlington’s Economic…
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‘Ask Arlington’ Features Tips to Prevent West Nile Virus

Fire, Headlines, News
Ready to learn more about what’s happening in your city? Want expert answers from some of Arlington’s city departments and partner organizations? The City of Arlington has the perfect show for you!“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week,…
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Local Students Find Power Through Poetry

Highlights, Library, News
Arlington Public Library hosted an estimated 80 people at the Improv in south Arlington to celebrate the culmination of the library’s 12-week poetry workshop. The Teen Lit Poetry Slam allowed teens to experience first-hand how to grace the stage to perform a work of classical poetry and an original work of their…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 5-7, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. National Night Out Kickoff PartyYou are cordially invited to join Arlington Police and Fire for this weekend’s National Night Out Project 365 Kickoff Party! The event takes place on Saturday,…
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Cindy Dao’s American Dream: Where I’m At Now

Community, Headlines, News
Without speaking or understanding English, Cindy Dao first arrived in the United States when she was 7 years old as a refugee. Her family – her mother and nine siblings – landed in Houston during the Vietnam War, having lost everything. She had to adapt to a new culture and learn…
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Library Foundation Receives Two Grants to Boost Literacy in Arlington

Headlines, Library, News
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded The Arlington Public Library Foundation a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy and a $1,500 grant to support Summer Reading Club.“Grant funding, like that received from Dollar General, enables the Arlington Public Library to offer programs that impact lives within our community. We…
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Parents Encouraged to Take 25 Minutes to Talk Safety

Community, Highlights, News, Police, Public Safety
In the same 25 minutes it takes some people to drive home, watch their favorite television show, or enjoy a meal, a child could learn the tools needed to stay safe. The Take 25 program was created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Every year, the Arlington Police…
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Arlington to Widen Stadium Drive to Six Lanes

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Stadium Drive project will move ahead after the Arlington City Council approved nearly $5.5M to widen the street from four to six lanes to improve traffic flow through the entertainment district. Stadium Drive, one of the gateways to the entertainment district and a link to I-30, will be widened between Division…
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May 2015 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

Headlines, News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
The May issue of the On Call newsletter takes a closer look at the new classes of Arlington citizen police academy graduates. In this issue, read more about water safety and officers making a positive difference. Find crime prevention highlights from police districts, community accolades, calendar items and more. Read it.…
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Arlington Creates Cowboyless Rodeo

Animal Services, Headlines, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington is hosting a free, one-of-a-kind “Vehicle Rodeo,” which will feature a diverse selection of vehicles from various city departments and Bob Marley-inspired musician Aaron Nigel Smith. This unique rodeo will allow citizens and city employees to take a peak at the vehicles, technology and people that…
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Future Engineers, Scientists Show Off Skills During GM Visit

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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. Check out the latest edition of the “Invest…
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Living the Dream: Dallas Cowboys Offering Summer Camps for Boys and Girls

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This year’s Dallas Cowboys Youth Summer Camp will soon touch down at AT&T Stadium. The 2015 Football Academy is available for campers from 1st grade to 6th grade. The program includes three days of drills and skills with former NFL coaches and players. Campers will also receive two tickets to a Cowboys…
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Arlington Making Dreams Come True for Disabled Veterans

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The City of Arlington is making dreams come true for disabled veterans throughout the community. A ribbon cutting was held Friday, May 29, 2015 in Arlington to announce the availability of two new singe-family homes for veterans with disabilities. This comes one month after U. S. Air Force veteran Dina Kaswatuka realized her American Dream…
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Help Eliminate Litter in Arlington Through ‘Adopt-a-Spot’ Program

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Keep Arlington Beautiful (KAB), in association with the Arlington Parks Department is announcing a campaign for the removal of litter from public right-of-ways such as parks, streets, and trails with a pilot program that promotes monthly clean-up events through an Adopt-a-Spot Program. Under KAB’s plan, civic groups, schools, business, neighborhood…
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Arlington Housing Inspector Saves a Woman and Her Kids

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Chana Claude and her children recently experienced every home owner’s worst fear—a house fire. Thanks to the preventative actions taken only days before, however, everyone made it out of the fire alive and well. Housing Code Compliance Inspector Jeanette Culwell noticed the rental home was not up to fire code during a…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Stallone & Tyberius Gryffindor

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet StalloneThis handsome male, three year old Boxer mix is tan and white in color, and weighs about 67 pounds. Stallone’s former caregiver was moving and unable to take him with them. He was described as friendly with adults and children. He walks well on…
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Kid-Friendly Movies on a Budget in Arlington

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Need an air conditioned escape for your kids this summer?Studio Movie Grill in the Arlington Highlands is hosting its Children’s Summer Series Monday through Friday for $3. The Children’s Summer Series will run every week through August 21. The movies change on a weekly basis but include several classic movies such…
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Dry Week Ahead, Recent Rainfall Still Impacting City Parks

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The rain is finally clearing up, but it will be a few days before the impact of these past storms has gone away. Experiencing flooding and fallen debris, the following parks have been closed until clean-up crews can clear away remains and the water level recede. The parks included are Richard Simpson…
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Several UTA Track & Field Athletes Head to NCAA Championships

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Four UT Arlington athletes will be heading to the NCAA Championships after three days of competition at the NCAA West Preliminary Round. The Mavericks, who had two relay teams and three individuals in action Saturday, failed to add additional qualifiers on the final day. The highlight of the last day…
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