Pets of the Week – Meet Sherlock & Cornbread

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet SherlockThis week’s Cat of the Week, Sherlock, is a three month old, male, Domestic Shorthair that is black and white in color. He was owner surrendered by his guardian along with this housemates, Fred and George. Sherlock was described as friendly with children and…
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APD Victim Services Coordinator Appointed to Texas Board of Criminal Justice

Headlines, News, Police
Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has appointed Victim Services Coordinator Derrelynn Perryman to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. She becomes one of nine members whose mission is to oversee the functions of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The TDCJ provides confinement, supervision, rehabilitation, and reintegration of the state’s…
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FEMA Honors Achievement in Community Preparedness

Community, Headlines, News
The Arlington Christian Disaster Network (ACDN) was awarded Honorable Mention for the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award in “Excellence in Volunteer Sustainability” at a luncheon Monday afternoon. ACDN, a coalition of Arlington faith-based organizations, has partnered with Arlington’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in providing emergency relief since the tornado…
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Library to Host Kindergarten Kickoff Storytime

Highlights, Library, News
Arlington Public Library is starting its Second Saturday Storytime series with a special event for children just entering school for the first time. Southeast Branch Library, 900 SE Green Oaks Blvd., will host a Kindergarten Kickoff Storytime on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10:30-11:30 a. m. The event will celebrate Kindergarten as…
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Mia Farrow, Daymond John Open 2015-16 UTA Maverick Speakers Series

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Award-winning actress and humanitarian Mia Farrow opens UT Arlington’s 2015-2016 Maverick Speakers Series on Oct. 8 for a season that also includes entrepreneur and investor Daymond John, political leaders and a famed animal behavior researcher. Former Congressman and leading Libertarian Ron Paul, political strategist and commentator Donna Brazile and primatologist Jane…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV – Aug. 31 & Sept. 1

News
The City of Arlington has confirmed one new positive West Nile Virus mosquito sample (WNV). As a result, the City will begin targeted ground spraying in the following location: Southwood Boulevard @ S. Davis Drive Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public…
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Marshall the Miracle Dog Visits The American Dream City

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Marshall is no less than amazing. He is known as the miracle dog in the compelling and award winning children’s book Marshall the Miracle Dog written by author Cynthia Willenbrock. Marshall, a three-legged rescue dog with a cause, and his owner, Willenbrock, made a special visit to Arlington on August 6,…
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Clear the Shelters Day Made Dreams Come True

Animal Services, Highlights, News
The shelter was down to one lone doggie in the window, and then its dream came true… a photo captured the excitement of shelter staff, volunteers and the new adopters with this last dog adopted on Clear the Shelters Day, August 15, 2015. At the end of the day, 66…
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UTA Mavs Open Volleyball Season with Maverick Classic

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington will open the 2015 campaign Friday without some of its most impactful starters and leaders after graduation. However, the fairly young team has already taken the initiative to fill those missing positions and redefine its identity.“Our team personality is going to be different this year because of those…
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Plan Your Next Party by Renting a Park Pavilion

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
This fall, help make someone’s dream come true by hosting a gathering at one of Arlington’s pavilions. Arlington’s parks are home to over 25 pavilion sites which are the perfect place to host a family event or child’s birthday party. Pavilions vary in size for the accommodation of small and large…
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‘Ask Arlington’ Features Ways to Beautify The American Dream City

Code Compliance, Headlines, News
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll do…
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‘The American Dream City’ is Ideal Home for Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys, Economic Development, Headlines, News, Sports
Are you ready for some professional football?On Saturday, the Dallas Cowboys will play their first home preseason game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington against the Minnesota Vikings. This will be the Cowboys’ seventh season playing in AT&T Stadium, which has become of the best home-field advantages in the NFL. Thanks to the…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 28-30, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Advocates for Special People, Inc 15th Annual Bowling TournamentAdvocates for Special People, Inc in Arlington will host its 15th Annual Bowling Tournament this Saturday, August 29, 2015 at AMF Spare…
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Arlington to Pursue Enterprise Project Designation for MCA Expansion

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
As a way of supporting job creation in The American Dream City, the Arlington City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday night nominating Columbia Medical Center of Arlington, parent company to Medical Center of Arlington (MCA), as an Enterprise Project for designation by the state under the Texas Enterprise Zone Program. The Texas Enterprise Zone…
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UTA Mavericks Welcomed Back at Letterwinner Awards Ceremony

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington student-athletes were welcomed back to campus on Tuesday as they came together at the Welcome Back Luncheon and Letterwinner Awards Ceremony. The event, held at College Park Center, signified the start of the 2015-16 academic year for the athletes with action beginning on Friday with UTA volleyball taking the…
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Code Compliance Graffiti Removal Helps Keep Arlington Beautiful

Code Compliance, Community, Headlines, News
Employees with City of Arlington’s Code Compliance Services are working to keep Arlington beautiful in a number of ways, including its successful graffiti removal program. Code Enforcement Technician Kirk Coppedge, who is retiring this week after being with the department since 2006, is one the people who has played a vital…
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Food Truck Friday: Fall Series Returns Sept. 4, 2015

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Ladies and gentlemen: it’s back!The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays will return to the City of Arlington beginning September 4, 2015. Opening day’s line-up will include Whats Cook-N Chef, Rockin Ricks, Say Kimichi, Samsons Dogs, Toadally Ice, Cup Cakin and Steel City Pops. EVENT DETAILS:FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY LUNCHWHEN:…
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Help AISD Students During Operation Graduation

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
Keeping students in school is integral to their lifelong success as well as to the continued prosperity of the Arlington community. For this reason, the Arlington ISD will host an Operation Graduation walk from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. The walk is a collaborative effort that…
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Arlington City Council Approves Comfort Suites Hotel

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
A new suite hotel near Interstate-20 will move forward with construction in The American Dream City, offering visitors another place to stay for leisure or business travel. Arlington City Council has approved a development plan for a Comfort Suites hotel off of I-20 at 351 Westway Place, east of Centreway Place. The hotel…
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Read the Latest ‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newsletter

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” continues to be a key priority for the work of our City. Great neighborhoods contribute to a higher quality of life and greater investment in our economy. Every part of our corporation contributes to our overall success and vitality…
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UTA, AISD Join Forces to Create New STEM Academy

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Video produced by UT ArlingtonMonday was not only the first day of school for thousands of students in Arlington Independent School District (AISD), but for a select group of incoming freshmen, it was a uniquely special day.UT Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari and AISD Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos signed an agreement…
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Community Leaders Help UTA Students on Move-In Day

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News, UT Arlington
The muggy heat didn’t stop incoming freshman and their parents from hauling in clothes, computers, school supplies, dorm refrigerators and other must-have items during UT Arlington’s Move-in Day event on Monday.“We’re excited that the day is finally here,” said Cheri Rion, who was helping move in her daughter Halie.“We had…
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Ecofest Coming to Downtown Arlington September 19, 2015

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The American Dream City is gearing up for the 2015 Ecofest, a free, family oriented event that helps stimulates environmental awareness and promotes stewardship across North Texas. The ultimate goal is to help create a sense of community for all residents. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department invites local businesses to showcase…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Ollie & Earl

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet OllieOllie, our chosen Cat of the Week, is a five year old male, red Domestic short-haired Tabby. This real “live” cat is a wonderfully calm cat. He was owner surrendered due to the owner’s travels. Ollie loves sitting in your lap as the center…
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Residents Invited to Attend FY 2016 Budget Town Hall Meetings

Budget, News
Visit the Budget & Business Plan websiteIf you want to get an idea what the City of Arlington’s proposed budget for FY 2016 is all about, there are two opportunities for citizen participation. City Manager Trey Yelverton will present the proposed budget and answer questions from those in attendance. To learn more about…
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Hundreds Help Dedicate AISD’s New Diane Patrick Elementary

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
AISD officials, community leaders and guests commemorated the opening of the state-of-the-art Diane Patrick Elementary School with a dedication ceremony and open tour Saturday. The elementary school houses 47 general classrooms, two STEM labs, three fine arts rooms and a broadcast studio among other facilities. The school will house pre-kindergarten through sixth…
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New World Class Championship Wrestling Exhibit Opens at UTA

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The wrestlers. Their extravagant costumes. Overly exuberant fans yelling for their favorites. The referee who wasn’t entirely necessary. The old-time arenas that smelled of sweat. It’s the staple of World Class Championship Wrestling, and the focus of a new exhibit at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Special Collections debuting Monday,…
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Culture Buzz: Levitt Pavilion Offers World-Class Experience

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Free music returns this fall to Downtown Arlington with Green Mountain Energy’s 2015 Fall Concert Series Sept. 4 through Oct. 11 at Levitt Pavilion Arlington. Catch an eclectic line-up featuring 16 concerts that range from Austin songwriting artistry to opera and Celtic rock to jazz plus an annual benefit concert featuring Kenny…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV – Aug. 24-25

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed four new positive West Nile Virus mosquito samples (WNV). As a result, the City will begin targeted ground spraying in the following locations. E. Road to Six Flags @ Ballpark Way Stagetrail Drive @ Hwy. 287 Eden Road @ Lynn Creek Drive E. Pioneer…
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Hot, Dry Conditions Cause Taste & Odor Producing Algae Growth in Lake Arlington

Government, Headlines, News, Press Releases, Water Utilities
Condition is temporary and quality tests indicate the water remains safeBeginning this week, water quality technicians for City of Arlington began noticing that the water from Lake Arlington had an “off” taste and odor. The City’s Pierce Burch water treatment facility receives 100% of the water it treats for its…
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UT System Board of Regents Approves Deal to Bring WNBA Team to Arlington

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
The WNBA is officially coming to The American Dream City!Earlier this week, the University of Texas System Board of Regents approved an agreement that will enable the WNBA team relocating from Tulsa, Okla. to play the next five seasons at The University of Texas at Arlington College Park Center beginning…
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Keep Arlington Beautiful Searching for New Board Members

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
If you are willing to serve, Keep Arlington Beautiful Board (KAB) is searching for board members. Applicants should believe in the organization’s mission and must be willing to be active in their governance roles. The Board is recognized as a Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful Gold Star Affiliate. KAB…
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Arlington ISD Expands Pre-K/Day Care Partnership

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
The Arlington ISD is expanding its community partnership effort to reach children in full-time child care by adding 14 new prekindergarten classes to seven local day care centers. Highly qualified and fully certified AISD teachers will be onsite at these locations, just as they are at the 15 existing sites throughout…
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UT Arlington Adds Doctoral Degree Program in Kinesiology

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington will soon welcome doctoral students into a new kinesiology program designed to elevate the excellence of the institution’s research in physiology, movement science, healthy living and other health science disciplines. The UT System Board of Regents’ Academic Affairs Committee today authorized UT Arlington to…
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Oncor Explains How to Spot an Imposter

Community, Highlights, News
Beware of a scam going on in Tarrant County, where thieves are impersonating Oncor workers to gain access to homes so they can steal money, jewelry and credit cards. Oncor urges customers to practice safety and beware of anyone claiming to be from Oncor who either calls requesting a payment to…
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UTA Men’s Basketball Team Touring Bahamas, Listen to Games Online

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Maverick fans can listen to all four games of UT Arlington’s men’s basketball Summer Tour 2015 in the Bahamas for free on UTAMavs. com starting with Thursday night’s game against the Atlantis All-Stars. Fans wishing to access the four games can do so through Mavericks All-Access. Links are available on theUTAMavs. com homepage…
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Library Program Helps Young Filmmakers Dream Big

Highlights, Library, News
In an effort to create a new generation of talented filmmakers, the Arlington Public Library held an introductory filmmaking workshop called Video Boot Camp in July. Arlington teens were given the opportunity to dive into the craft, learning basic technical skills and terms that they can apply on a live film set.…
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Arlington Eats: La Blue Casa Serves Up Authentic Mexican Cuisine

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Arlington Eats: La Blue Casa Serves Up Authentic Mexican Cuisine
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 20-23, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Mobile Pet Adoption EventAfter the recent success of the “Clear the Shelter” event in Arlington, join Arlington Animal Services for another tail-wagging, family-friendly, pet-saving community event this Saturday, August 22! Adorable…
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CATS Relocates to the Arlington Museum of Art

Entertainment, Highlights, News
CATS (Creative Arts Theatre & School) has a long history of providing a variety of performing arts classes to children and youth in The American Dream City. The children’s theatre’s home has been in transition after a fire destroyed its building on Randol Mill Road in 2012. Most recently the nonprofit operated…
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AISD Celebrates Day of Service in Lieu of Convocation

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
The Arlington ISD will forego the traditional beginning of the year convocation event and instead celebrate its teachers and their commitment to students with the AISD Day of Service from 8:30 to 11:30 a. m. on Aug. 20. Non-campus employees for the district, which includes those working in finance, curriculum, human resources,…
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More Than 8,000 Arlington Readers Participate in Library’s Summer Reading Club

Highlights, Library, News
This summer, superheroes took over The American Dream City, with many of these caped crusaders getting their powers from the library. The Arlington Public Library’s 2015 superhero-themed Summer Reading Club encouraged children, teens and adults from across Arlington to log the time they spent reading for a chance to earn prizes. A…
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UT Arlington Men’s Basketball to Face Texas, Memphis & Ohio State

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington men’s basketball coach Scott Cross has assembled the most challenging nonconference schedule of his tenure for the 2015-16 season. The Mavericks’ slate includes games against Ohio State, Texas, Memphis, UTEP and Louisiana Tech.“It will definitely be one of the most challenging schedules we’ve had up to this point,”…
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Everyone Comes Together to Get Students Ready for School

Highlights, News, Police, Public Safety
It’s back to school time in Arlington. Across the city, the community is pitching in everywhere to help make the 2015-2016 school year one of the best. At Saturday’s Back to School Kickoff at AT&T Stadium, Arlington officers spoke with thousands of kids about driver safety. Officers Stacie Brown and Kimberly…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Happy & Lucky

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet HappyMeet Happy, Happy is our chosen dog “stand-in” for Pet of the Week. What an appropriate name for this white Poodle! This cute dog “stand-in” is “happy” about the fact that 66 dogs were adopted out during the “Clear the Shelters” event. Small dogs,…
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Several Water Main Repairs Complete, Roads Open

News, Water Utilities
The City of Arlington has announced that all lanes on Waterview Drive are open to traffic now that crews have finished repairing a water main break on that street. Crews spent the weekend working on several projects this weekend. All lanes on Tennessee Trail and Mintwood Place were opened Friday after…
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Trammell Crow Appointed by Arlington as Developer of 18+ Acre Site

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The City of Arlington has partnered with one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate developers and investors to recruit regional, national or international corporate headquarters to the entertainment district. Trammell Crow Company has entered into an agreement with the City of Arlington to serve as the developer of an 18+…
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97 Animals Adopted as Arlington Animal Services Clears the Shelter

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Watch a special “Clear the Shelters” video Arlington Animal Services Center enjoyed a successful day at this year’s Clear the Shelters event on Saturday, August 15, 2015. A total of 97 animals found a dream home in Arlington and more than 700 people visited the shelter during the event. During last year’s inaugural event,…
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AISD Back to School Kickoff Draws Thousands

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
Seven-year-old Chayton Lowe sat perfectly still in the barber’s chair, tufts of blonde hair falling around him.“You’ll look so handsome for the first day of school,” said Chayton’s aunt, Elizabeth Lowe, standing nearby. Chayton was among the 15,000 Arlington school children who filled AT&T Stadium in The American Dream City on…
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Arlington Red Light Camera Program Officially Shuts Down

Community, Headlines, News, Police
Arlington’s red light camera program officially ended Aug. 11. The decision to shut down the red light camera program came after Arlington residents approved a charter amendment during the May 9 election, roughly eight years after the program was activated. City leaders immediately terminated the contract with vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS),…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV – Aug. 17-18, 2015

News, Public Safety
The City of Arlington has confirmed six new positive West Nile Virus mosquito samples (WNV) and one positive human case. As a result, the City will begin targeted ground spraying in the following locations. Park Hill Dr. @ Mossy Oak St. Douglas Ct. @ N. Cooper St. Yaupon Dr. @…
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Inaugural AISD Back to School Kickoff August 15, 2015

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Inaugural AISD Back to School Kickoff – a community effort to help 10,000 Arlington ISD students and their families prepare for the upcoming school year – will be from 8 a. m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The event will feature a short…
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Friday, Aug. 14 Update: Water Safe to Drink

Headlines, News, Public Works
Arlington crews are still working to repair some of the water lines impacting West Arlington, which means drivers should expect delays while traveling in the affected areas. For the next month, traffic on W. Pleasant Ridge Rd. from Old Dominion Dr. to Pleasant Oaks Ct. will be restricted to one lane…
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UTA Expansion Accelerates Health Science Exploration

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington is advancing plans for a new six-story Science, Engineering Innovation and Research building to help meet increasing student demand and to further the University’s emerging concentration in health science initiatives. The 200,000-square-foot building will feature a structural steel and glass atrium; be located southeast…
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Energy Alert Issued for Texas: Aug. 13, 2015

News
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, has announced an Energy Emergency Alert and is asking electric consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible during the 3-7 p. m. peak demand hours today.“Although we set new peak demand records without needing to issue…
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Crews Repairing Six Water Main Breaks, Some Outages Expected

News, Water Utilities
Arlington water customers should be aware that crews are currently working on six water main breaks in the following locations: W. Pleasant Ridge Rd. near Pleasant Oaks Ct. (42-inch water main) W. Green Oaks Blvd. near W. Pleasant Ridge Rd. W. Pleasant Ridge Rd. near Sangre Trail Waterview Dr. near…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 14-16, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Clear the Shelters Event (Aug. 15)Arlington Animal Services Center believes every shelter animal will find its dream home during this year’s Clear the Shelters event scheduled from 10 a. m. to…
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AISD to Hold Back to School Kickoff at AT&T Stadium This Weekend

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
Representatives from a multitude of Arlington organizations announced Thursday that together they will host the inaugural AISD Back to School Kickoff on Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The event will help 15,000 Arlington ISD students and their families get the supplies and resources they need to…
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Play a Round of Golf With Pro Football Hall of Famers

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Ever dream of playing a round of golf with a sports legend?Don’t miss an opportunity to play 18 holes of championship golf with members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the 2015 Hall of Fame – Arlington Golf Classic at the prestigious Tierra Verde Golf Club on Thursday, September 10. The…
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Arlington Announces July 2015 Property of the Month Winners

Code Compliance, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington’s Code Compliance Services Division is proud to announce our July 2015 Property of the Month award winners. The properties chosen for this month exemplify residents and owners who have gone above and beyond to make Arlington a better place to live, work and play. This month, there is…
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Residential Street Rebuild Project in East Arlington Moving Forward

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works
The 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Residential Street Rebuild Project will move ahead after the Arlington City Council approved nearly $1.3M to rebuild Barton Drive in East Arlington. Beginning this September, crews will rebuild Barton Drive from Sherry Street to Kent Drive as a concrete street with water and sanitary sewer renewals. The…
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New Partnership Offers Pre-Med Students Unique, First-Hand Hospital Experience

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States, are collaborating to offer undergraduates pursuing medical careers a unique opportunity to experience a physician’s work first-hand. The Pre-Medical Student Preceptorship Program began as a pilot project in…
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Drivers Enjoying Smoother Ride on E. Lamar Boulevard

Community, Highlights, News, Public Works
Drivers are enjoying the smoother commute along E. Lamar Boulevard in the Entertainment District, thanks to the new and improved roadway. According to the project engineer, Lamar Boulevard was fully reconstructed and widened from a four lane asphalt roadway to a six lane concrete roadway from Collins Street to Ballpark Way. Additional…
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UTA Volleyball Opens Practice for 2015 Season

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington held its first official practices of the 2015 season with a two-a-day at College Park Center on Monday.“It always feels good at the start of the season to be back in the gym with lots of returners,” UT Arlington coach Diane Seymour said. “We also have some new faces…
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Dr. Carter is a Dream Come True for Shelter Animals, Staff and Community

Highlights, News
Veterinarian Dr. Nancy Carter is celebrating five years with Arlington Animal Services. She is dedicated to saving animal lives and making Arlington safer for its people and furry friends. Dr. Carter oversees the care of the shelter animals and works hard with staff to make sure the animals coming into, and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Bobo & Summer

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet BoboLooking for lovable and whimsical? Bobo, the Cat of the Week is sure to please. This male, black and white, Domestic medium-haired cat is 2 years old. What a lovable cat! Bobo is not shy about head butting you or arching up to meet…
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Magical Moment: Every Princess Deserves Her Day

Business, Entertainment, Highlights,News
Have your child step into their very own magical storybook surprise with a party at A Moment in Time, 406 W. Main Street in Arlington. Owner Jana Holland, an Arlington resident, is passionate about creating memories for young girls living in Arlington and surrounding areas. Adults can host a princess tea party, birthday party, girls’ day…
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Mayor Williams Releases Community Letter About Shooting of Christian Taylor

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Arlington Residents,I want to communicate directly to you about an incident that happened in our city last week. On Friday August 7th, Arlington Police Department officers were called for a break-in at the Classic GMC Buick Dealership on I-20. Once there, officers found that a vehicle had been driven through the…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV – Aug. 10-11, 2015

Fire, News
The City of Arlington has confirmed three new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples in the following locations: Mansfield Webb Rd. at Ballweg Rd. Sublett Rd at S. Bowen Rd. Stagetrail Dr. at Hwy 287 As a result, the City will begin targeted ground spraying following recommendations from the…
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Dream Come True: Arlington Student Plays in USSSA Championship Game

Community
A 12-year-old from Arlington realizes his dream of playing baseball on the national stage. Arlington’s own Trevor Packan was selected to play for the USSSA All-American 12U baseball team this week (August 2-7) for the 2015 USSSA All-American Games in Orlando, Florida. Trevor is one of just 15 kids selected from the Midwest…
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Arlington ISD Announces 2015 Accountability Ratings

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
The Texas Education Agency rated the Arlington ISD Met Standard in its release of ratings under the state’s accountability system, which utilizes four indices – student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. This year, there were increased target scores in Index 1 and significant changes in…
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YMCA of Arlington Giving Backpacks to AISD, MISD Students in Need

Community, News
In the month of August, the YMCA of Arlington runs its annual membership promotion to help kids in need in the Arlington and Mansfield communities. By purchasing a $20 YMCA backpack at any of the three YMCA of Arlington Family Centers, the organization will waive the joining fee, and new members…
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Wheels are Rolling in The American Dream City

Community, Highlights, MyArlingtonTV, News
As the days of summer begin to wind down, there are still many fun things to do here in Arlington. Leading tours each week, the Fort Worth based company, Segway Fort Worth, takes adventurers through select tours of trails in and across the Arlington area. The trails which are offered allow…
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UT Arlington Libraries Deliver Healthcare Learning, Mobile FabLab to Young Hospital Patients

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A new partnership between The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth will mean new high-tech healthcare learning opportunities for pediatric patients. Thanks to an Emerging Technology Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, UTA Libraries will be…
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July Edition of On Call Newsletter Now Available

Highlights, News, Public Safety
This month’s On Call newsletter takes readers inside the Records Unit, the central repository for Arlington police documents. Read how this unit is providing a valuable service to the public. Also in this issue, public safety highlights from Police districts, good police work, community calendar events and more!On Call is published…
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Arlington Needs Public Input on US 287 Corridor Plan

Community, Highlights, News
The City of Arlington is developing the US 287 Corridor Strategic Plan, and we want hear from you!“Focus287” will feature a comprehensive vision for cohesive, high quality development in the South Arlington corridor. This strategy will build on the special residential character and recreational assets in the general area. There will be…
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Texas Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

Business, News
Retail stores throughout Arlington are preparing for the state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday, held this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 6-9, 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 Book It For Literacy 5K & 1 Mile Fun RunFor the 6th year in a row, the Arlington Public Library is coordinating the Book It For Literacy…
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D.R. Horton Moving Headquarters to Arlington, Bringing 500 Jobs

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council on Tuesday approved a development agreement for D. R. Horton, Inc. that will assist the nation’s largest builder with its corporate relocation to the city. This move will bring an expected 500 jobs to Arlington. According to city leaders, the site has some development challenges which is why…
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New ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter Available

Education, Highlights, Mayor & Council,News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” continues to be a key priority for the work of our city. Public education that produces graduates who are prepared for future success provides the foundation for a strong Arlington community. In this latest Support Quality Education newsletter, residents can…
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City Council Adds New Priority: Put Technology to Work

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council has approved “Put Technology to Work” as a new priority for fiscal year 2016. According to city leaders, technology touches all parts of the city life — the organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities: Invest in Our Economy,…
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Arlington City Manager Unveils $427 Million Budget Proposal

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Visit the Budget & Business Plan websiteThe City of Arlington unveiled its proposed $427 million budget for Fiscal Year 2016 during the August 4 work session of City Council. According to City Manager Trey Yelverton, as the economy continues to improve across the region, state and nation, the need for services and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Randy & Beau

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet RandyThis is one good-looking fella! Our chosen Dog of the Week, Randy, is a seven month old, male, blond and white Lab mix that weighs about 36 pounds. Randy is a handsome, lively dog. He loves to play with ball and rope toys. He sometimes…
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Teen’s Dream of Attending UTA Becomes Reality

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Photo credit: Make-A-Wish FoundationAn Arlington teenager’s wish came true when he learned that he will be attending the University of Texas at Arlington this fall. Tane Johnson, a 17 year-old Martin High School student, has faced a life threatening neural condition since he was 11. His condition forced him to miss…
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August Volunteer of the Month: Cynthia Nguyen

Government, News
The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that Cynthia Nguyen has been named Volunteer of the Month for August 2015. Cynthia Nguyen has been a volunteer with the Community Programs division from May 2015- July 2015. While she hasn’t been with the department as a volunteer…
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Clear the Shelters Campaign Waives Adoption Fee Aug. 15, 2015

News
Arlington Animal Services Center believes every shelter animal will find its dream home during this year’s Clear the Shelters event scheduled from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., Aug. 15. The idea hatched in 2014 when shelters representatives across North Texas gathered to discuss participating in a unified campaign. Within a few…
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Creative Arts Theatre & School Looking for a New Home

Arts & Culture, Community, Highlights, News
CATS (Creative Arts Theatre & School) has been a staple of the Arlington community since 1978, but in July of 2012, a fire destroyed the children’s theatre’s long-time home on Randol Mill Road. Since that time, CATS has leased a building in downtown Arlington on South Street, and maintained a rigorous class…
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UTA’s Alfonzo Receives All-Academic Honors

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington distance runner Gabriela Alfonzo is among those who have received All-Academic honors from the U. S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization has announced.“This is a very well-deserved honor for Gabriela,” UTA coach John Sauerhage said. “She had an incredible year, and this is…
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