Sheryl Osborn Named One of the Nation’s Top Tennis Tournament Directors

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The American Dream City is home to one of the best tennis tournament directors in the country. Five of the nation’s top tennis tournament directors were selected by a subcommittee of the United States Tennis Association’s Junior Competition Committee to be named the first class of “Blue Ribbon” tournament directors. The…
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UTA Spotlight: Lunar Eclipse Event Brings Out Moon Lovers

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 happening in The American Dream City. Here are this week’s top stories:– Students talk about the importance of academic integrity during exam season.– People flock to the UTA Planetarium for an…
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A Call for Entries: It’s Time to Enter the MLK Art and Essay Competitions

Education, Highlights, News
Every year, the Arlington MLK Celebration Committee searches for the very best in original art and literature. Cash prizes and scholarships are awarded to the winning submissions. This year’s theme is “The Strength to Love: Tough Minds. Tender Hearts,” and is derived from the book, The Strength to Love, published…
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Abram Street Rebuild Project to Improve Mobility in Arlington, Region

Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update
What is now a minor inconvenience could spur major benefits in the future as Arlington is undergoing significant road work to make the area more pedestrian-friendly. This portion of the Abram Street Rebuild Project, which costs $8.1 million, is set to ultimately enhance mobility in the area, drivers should expect delays…
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UTA Professor Wins Grant to Research Efficient Computer Modeling

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Optimizing power and efficiency in electric machines requires the testing of physical models during the design stage, which often requires significant time, knowledge and computational resources. Led by Ali Davoudi, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, the team will use a $285,000 grant from the National Science Foundation…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 29-October 2, 2016

Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 29-October 2, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Food Truck Friday Dinner SeriesLooking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays series continues week at Stovall Park. This Friday night’s…
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APD Receives First Place International Award for Annual Report

Headlines, News, Police
The Arlington Police Department was awarded First Place honors in the 2015 Annual Report Design Contest by the International Association of Law Enforcement Planners (IALEP). The department publishes an annual report to keep the community connected and engaged with the organizational efforts to make Arlington safer. Partnerships with the community…
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‘Innovation Day @ UTA’ to Celebrate Bright Minds

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Dreaming big often leads to greater innovation. As a way of celebrating innovative and entrepreneurial excellence, UT Arlington will host its annual “Innovation Day @ UTA” event October 22, 2015 at College Park Center in The American Dream City. College and high school students, faculty and researchers will join community members during this…
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Tickets Available for 2015 Taste of Arlington

Entertainment, Highlights, News
In its 33rd year, the Taste of Arlington is looking to expand. “This year’s Taste of Arlington is going to be bigger, better, and brighter than ever,” Theatre Arlington Executive Director Valerie Galloway said. The event will feature the theme “Tastes of the American Dream City,” with more than 40 vendors…
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How Using Technology Has Improved Arlington’s Storm Cleanup Efforts

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation is now using a new software called Cartegraph to keep track of all its assets and projects in real time via an iPad app. The app allows the department to enter assets into the system. Anything as big as a park to as small an item…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Sox & Kyo

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet SoxThis week’s Cat of the Week, Sox, is a one year old, male, Domestic Short Hair that is black and white in color. Sox has very distinctive markings. From his white socks to his white moustache he is quite the dashing figure and such…
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On Call Newsletter Highlights What’s New in Public Safety

Headlines, News, Police
Inside this issue, neighborhoods around the city are getting ready for National Night Out 2015. Read how one neighborhood association won a party platter for the big night. Also in this issue, officers joined the community last month for a daylong mentoring training program for young males. The On Call newsletter…
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Airport Storytime with Arlington Library: Oct. 10, 2015

Highlights, Library, News
On Saturday, October 10, 2015, the Arlington Public Library will partner with the Arlington Municipal Airport for the library’s Second Saturday Storytime program series. Children and families will have the chance to experience storytime at the airport. Attendees will enjoy listening to stories and songs about airplanes while gazing out of…
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Actress Mia Farrow Coming to The American Dream City

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Tickets to see actress and activist Mia Farrow for the UT Arlington Maverick Speakers Series are still available. Farrow will speak on “What Falls Away: One Woman’s Journey to Fulfillment” at 7:30 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive. An audience question-and-answer session will follow the lecture. She is perhaps best known for…
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Arlington Welcomes DREAM, Downtown’s First Public Art Piece

Community, Headlines, News
The American Dream City is showing off its initial public artwork, the DREAM sculpture. Five letters – each measuring 12 feet tall, 4 feet deep and up to 10 feet wide – made of heavy sheet-metal steel form the word “dream” at 200 West Abram Street.“You may love it or…
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TCAACC Eggroll Festival, Business Expo & Health Fair Oct. 3, 2015

Community, Headlines, News
The Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce is providing community members preventative healthcare screenings, networking opportunities, and Asian cultural entertainment, all under one roof. This year’s Eggroll Festival, Business Expo., and Health Fair will feature ethnic dances and music performances, flu shots, business exhibits, and a dessert contest, TCAACC Vice…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Sept. 28 & 29

Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has confirmed one new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following location: W. Arkansas Lane at Lakewood Drive Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and…
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DREAM Sculpture Makes Its Arlington Debut Sept. 25, 2015

News
Big dreams are nothing new for the people of Arlington and there will be a 54-foot long, 12-foot tall metal DREAM sculpture to perfectly highlight that sentiment starting Friday, September 25, 2015.“The selection of the word ‘dream’ for the sculpture happened organically, right here in Arlington. It was inspired by the City of…
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UTA Spotlight: The Impact and Achievements of Dr. Allan Saxe

Education, Highlights, News
Don’t miss this installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news happening in The American Dream City. Here are this week’s top stories:– A look at the impact and achievements of UT Arlington political science professor Dr. Allan Saxe, an…
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REMINDER: APD to Host Drug Take-Back Event Sept. 26, 2015

News, Police, Water Utilities
Arlington residents have a chance to turn in unused or expired medication for anonymous, safe disposal this Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10 a. m. – 2 p. m. Collection sitesNorth Police District 620 W. Division Street 817.459.5600Walgreen’s Pharmacy 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817.563.0142East Police District 2001 New York Ave. 817.459.5803South…
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Arlington Parks Accepting Submissions for Phase Two of “Exhibition Arlington”

Arts & Culture, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreation is now accepting submissions to complete phase two of Exhibition Arlington, the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail at Richard Greene Linear Park. Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, the sculpture trail will feature eight pieces leased by the city from local artists between Randol Mill Road…
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Arlington Library Kicks Off School Year for New Kindergarten Students

Highlights, Library, News
Smiling and eager new Kindergarten students and their families entered the colorfully decorated “mini classroom” at Southeast branch library on Saturday, September 12, 2015 for a special school-themed event. Brand-new backpacks in tow, the students came for a special storytime to celebrate the start of school. The families enjoyed the stories,…
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AMR Subscription Program Helps Reduce Cost of Ambulance Transports

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
American Medical Response (AMR) is the City of Arlington’s exclusive contracted ambulance service. AMR operates as a “fee based service” meaning no tax dollars are utilized to subsidize the service. As a result, all costs related to ambulance transports are paid by those who utilize the service. In order to minimize costs to…
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Arlington High School Grad Luke Joeckel Living His Dream in the NFL

Community, Headlines, News, Sports
23-year-old Luke Joeckel is living his American Dream as a standout left tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the National Football League. However, his incredible journey to professional football all started at Arlington High School in The American Dream City, where he was a 2010 graduate. After graduating from Arlington High School,…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 25-27, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. South St. Art FestivalLocated in the heart of Downtown Arlington, South Street Art Festival is a major part of maintaining an exciting art scene in the downtown district! The South Street Art…
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Phillips Pet Food & Supplies Celebrates Grand Opening and Makes Grand Donation

Animal Services, Business, Community, Headlines, News
There is great news for pet stores, feed and farm stores, and local veterinarians – Phillips Pet Food & Supplies is in town! An entourage of city officials welcomed the family-owned and operated business to Arlington at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, grand opening and tour of the facility on September 17, 2015…
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Arlington Eats: Epic Cones Brings Unique Style to The American Dream City

Headlines, Multimedia, MyArlingtonTV, News
Come along for a mouthwatering ride and catch The American Dream City’s cultural diversity and unique cuisine with Arlington Eats on MyArlingtonTV. In this month’s edition of Arlington Eats, host Andrew Tanielian checks out Epic Cones, a local restaurant that incorporates unique ingredients with a patented cone recipe, similar to pizza crust,…
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3rd Annual South Street Art Festival Arrives in Arlington This Weekend

Arts & Culture, News
Located in the heart of Downtown Arlington, South Street Art Festival arrives in The American Dream City this weekend!The event is a major part of maintaining an exciting art scene in the downtown district. The South Street Art Festival is a free three-day art festival from September 25-27, 2015 that will…
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Animal Services Offers Free Rabies Vaccine to 1st 50 Pets Sept. 28, 2015

Animal Services, Headlines, News
In honor of World Rabies Day, community partner Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) will be at Animal Services next Monday, September 28, 2015 between 10 a. m. – 12 p. m. offering low-cost pet vaccines. In fact, the first 50 rabies vaccinations are free!World Rabies Day was officially launched in 2007, and aims…
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UTA FabLab Gives New Option to Kids in Need of Prosthetic Hands

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The UTA FabLab, operated by The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, offers new hope to families in need of low-cost artificial hands by joining Enabling the Future (e-NABLE), a network of providers offering access to 3-D print technology. The move will allow visitors to customize and fabricate prosthetic hands…
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APD Crime Scene Unit Earns Significant Accreditation from National Board

Headlines, News, Police
The Arlington Police Department earned an international certification in Forensic Inspection after successfully completing all the requirements from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – American Society for Quality (ASQ) National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides accreditation services to public safety…
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Arlington Road Closure: Hillcrest Drive

Headlines, News, Public Works
Hillcrest Drive will be closed between Brookshire Street and E. Mitchell Street until December 31, 2015. The closure is for the construction of the Miscellaneous Channel Improvements Project (Hillcrest Drive and Forestwood Drive locations). Click here to view the project map. The box culverts that are under Hillcrest Drive are being removed and replaced…
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UT Arlington Division for Enterprise Development Creates Two Masonry Schools

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington’s Division of Enterprise Development has partnered with more than 20 companies and an industry council to create two masonry schools that will address a shortage of masons. Acme Brick has donated $50,000 to start the schools. Contractors and manufacturers from across the state, along with…
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International Association of Law Enforcement Planners to Convene in Arlington

Highlights, News, Police, Public Safety
Close to 100 registered participants are expected to convene in The American Dream City for the International Association of Law Enforcement Planners Conference, Sept. 21-25, 2015. The IALEP consists of people working in the area of planning and research for criminal justice agencies. This organization has close to 1,000 members…
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Record Crowd Expected at Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

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Reserved and Club Seats Are Sold Out For the College Football Playoff Semifinal. Classic Opens Up Standing-Room-Only Ticket Sales. The College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will be played in front of a packed house on New Year’s Eve. The Classic announced today that the 80th Goodyear…
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City Council Approves Brown Blvd. Sewer Renewal, Road Surface Replacement

Headlines, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
Arlington City Council has approved a contract with Gra-Tex Utilities of Arlington to work on the water and sanitary sewer main renewal along Brown Boulevard between Ballpark Way and North Watson Road (SH 360). The project was approved at the most recent City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. The funding…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Max & Bender

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet MaxThis week’s Dog of the Week is a 13 pound, male, cream colored Terrier that is about two years old. Although he may look a little “rough around the edges,” Max is described as being friendly with both children and adults. He likes to…
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UT Arlington’s Gehre and de los Rios Claim Doubles Title in Midland

News, Sports, UT Arlington
Angeles de los Rios and Astrid Gehre highlighted UT Arlington’s weekend as the pair claimed the doubles championship at the Midland Fall Invitational. The pair went 5-0 in the tournament, winning the championship match 6-3 over Texas Tech’s Sabrina Federici and Felicity Maltby. In singles, de los Rios advanced into the…
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Six Flags Over Texas Gears Up for Annual “Fright Fest” This Weekend

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Four new fright zones and terrifying attractions will be open to fear-seekers in The American Dream City this weekend at Six Flags Over Texas!Fright Fest Presented by Snickers begins Saturday, September 26, and continues each weekend throughout the month of October until November 1, 2015. Once the clock strikes 7 pm,…
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AISD College Night at UTA on Sept. 24

Arlington ISD, News
here is still time to register for the Arlington ISD College Night being held at UTA’s Maverick Activities Center (500 W. Nedderman Dr.) on Thursday, Sept. 24. Financial aid presentations and a college fair will be available. The financial aid presentations will begin at 6:30 p. m.; the college fair is from 7-9 p. m. Students…
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UT Arlington Men’s & Women’s Basketball Season Tickets on Sale

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Season tickets for UT Arlington men’s and women’s basketball are on sale for the 2015-16 season. The men open their 15-game home schedule Nov. 14 against Fordham at 7:30 p. m. The women’s first scheduled home game is Nov. 24 against Seton Hall. The Lady Mavericks could have another home game prior…
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Arlington Communication Department Wins 7 Awards

Headlines, News
The City of Arlington received seven awards from the national organization, City-County Communications: Marketing Association, or 3CMA, for outstanding work done by the Office of Communications and Parks and Recreation marketing team. The American Dream City was one of the top award winners in the nation for 2015 said Jay Warren,…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Sept. 21 & 22

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
The City of Arlington has confirmed three new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Park Hill Drive @ Mossy Oak Street Eden Road @ Highway 287 Ventnor Court @ Boardwalk Court To date the City has seven confirmed…
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Arlington Gives! and North Texas Giving Day Fruitful For the City’s Nonprofits

Headlines, News
North Texas Giving Day, an annual online giving event, helped 2,022 nonprofits in the metroplex raise a total of $33.1 million on Sept. 17, 2015. It is the largest amount donated in the seven-year history of the event and the largest amount contributed in the history of any “giving day”…
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UT Arlington and City Leaders Welcome New UTA Bookstore Starbucks

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Downtown Arlington can now boast about its newest addition, a full-service Starbucks in the UT Arlington Bookstore on the north edge of campus at 400 Spaniolo Drive.UT Arlington officials, students, City Council representatives and chamber members gathered Thursday, Sept. 17, for the grand opening of what is a great step…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 18-20, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. EcoFest ArlingtonEcoFest is back celebrating its seventh year this Saturday in Downtown Arlington at Founders Plaza. The free, fun event for the whole family lasts all day, with festivities kicking off…
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Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Rallies Behind City’s Nonprofits at Arlington Gives!

Headlines, News
More than a thousand people celebrated North Texas Giving Day in the American Dream City at the Arlington Gives! Rally held on September 17 at the Levitt Pavilion, where the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation awarded $31,000 in bonus grants to qualified Arlington-based nonprofits in attendance. The Foundation awarded of $50,000 to organizations before…
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Arlington Museum Unveils New “Star of Texas” Art Project

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, News
isten to artist Karen Foster talk about the “Star of Texas” art projectThe Arlington Museum of Art unveils an exciting new art project in The American Dream City today, September 17, titled “The Star of Texas.”The unveiling took place at the Levitt Pavilion in Downtown Arlington during the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s North Texas Giving Day. The…
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Dry Weather Conditions Impacting Water Usage in Arlington

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
During the Arlington City Council’s Sept.15 meeting, Director of Water Utilities Buzz Pishkur made a presentation that addressed multiple customer concerns about summer consumption. Pishkur noted that during the summer months, water usage generally goes up, which means people will have higher bills. However, July and August of 2015 were unusually dry months…
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Head to Downtown Arlington for Family Fun at Ecofest This Saturday

News
Ecofest, the popular annual event from the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department, will be taking over the heart of the American Dream City on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a. m. to 10 p. m. Conservation groups and local businesses offering practical green products and services will line the streets around Founders…
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September 2015 Student-Athlete of the Month: Brooke Fearka

Education, Highlights, News
Brooke Fearka, a senior for Arlington High School’s girls volleyball team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for September 2015. After last season, Brooke was named to the all-district teams for volleyball and academics. A natural leader on the court, Brooke thinks her team has…
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UTA Spotlight: Pokémon Go Helps Students Stay Healthy

Education, 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 happening in The American Dream City. Here are this week’s top stories: UTA’s campus construction displaces students living in affordable housing. UTA Health Services kickoff party educates student…
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Culture Buzz: ‘The Star of Texas’ Project a Dream Come True for Local Artists

Entertainment, Headlines, News
A new and exciting art project coming to The American Dream City is creating a buzz throughout North Texas. Sponsored by the Arlington Museum of Art, “The Star of Texas” exhibit will feature 20 fabricated fiberglass stars positioned throughout Arlington’s Cultural Arts District, Downtown and Entertainment District. The sculptures are individual
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UT Arlington Enrollment of Texas-Based Students Exceeds Expectations

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington enrollment rose 6.1 percent to a record 37,008 Texas-based students this fall, up more than 2,100 students compared with fall 2014, according to preliminary census reports released Tuesday. College of Engineering enrollment exceeded 7,000 students this fall for the first time, a 16.4 percent increase compared with fall…
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Center Street Bridge Project Is On Schedule, Budget

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
As many of you know, “Enhancing Regional Mobility” continues to be a priority of the Arlington City Council. Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Arlington’s transportation connections within and beyond our borders is critical because of our central location within the region and important to growing our economy. Click here to read…
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UTA Spotlight: Students Weigh In On 2016 Presidential Election

Education, Highlights, News
Don’t miss this installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news happening in The American Dream City. Here are this week’s top stories:– A popular author talks about some environmental issues communities around the nation are facing.– One student organization…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Kismet & Chief

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet KismetThe chosen Cat of the Week, Kismet, is a one year old, female, Domestic Shorthaired Tabby that is brown, black, and white in color. Kismet refers to “fate” or “destiny”, so it must be “kismet” that she was chosen as pet of the week.…
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Mayor Jeff Williams Declares Arlington Medicare Education Week

Government, Highlights, News
Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams has officially proclaimed Sept. 15 through 21 as Arlington Medicare Education Week, recognizing the importance of helping baby boomers and older adults learn more about Medicare. The timing of the week is significant, as it begins exactly one month before the start of the Medicare Open…
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UTA Moves Up National Rankings

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington saw two of its premier colleges advance in stature and placement on the annual U. S. News and World Report Best Colleges lists released this week. The College of Engineering moved to No. 98 on the 2016 list of 165 ranked undergraduate engineering programs at colleges offering doctoral degrees,…
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Arlington Announces August 2015 Property of the Month Winners

Code Compliance, Headlines, News
View the August 2015 WinnersThe City of Arlington’s Code Compliance Services Division is proud to announce our August 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…
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Local Organization to Host Annual Veterans 2K Walkathon

Community, Highlights, News
The Family Outreach Coalition and Veterans Thrift Store is hosting its first Veterans 2k Walkathon October 17 from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. at UT Arlington’s Maverick Stadium. The organization’s goal is to raise $50,000 through the event. Randolph and Mieke Brown opened the thrift store in Pantego in 2013 after a…
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Fall Classes and Camps for Kids in Arlington

Entertainment, Highlights, News
Various organizations throughout Arlington are gearing up for fall classes, camps, and other extra curricular activities for kids after school. Here are just a few opportunities for kids to get creative, stay active, or try something new this fall. Creative Arts Theatre & School (CATS)CATS is a creative arts school offering classes…
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City of Arlington Alarm Permit Application Now Online

Headlines, News, Police
As of September 1, Arlington commercial and residential alarm permits can be applied for online. Any location with a working burglar alarm system, whether monitored by an alarm company or not, is required to obtain and renew a permit each year. Diane Collier, IT project manager for the City of Arlington, said…
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Operation Graduation Brings Students Back to School

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
Some Arlington ISD students are one step closer to achieving their academic dreams, thanks to some caring individuals. For the sixth-straight year, volunteers and AISD administrators participated in Operation Graduation last weekend, encouraging students who were enrolled in school last spring but have not returned this fall to re-enroll. According to Arlington…
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Find a Literary Treasure at Annual Fall Book Sale

Highlights, News
Looking for a great book to read? Stop by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library Book Fall Sale to find a literary treasure or an old favorite. More than 60,000 items will be available at this year’s event, which is being held Sept. 16-20, 2015 at Meadowbrook Recreation Center, 1400 Dugan Street, Arlington, TX…
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2015 Hall of Fame Arlington Golf Classic Results

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Some golfers had their dreams come true last week when Tierra Verde hosted the 2nd annual Hall of Fame Arlington Golf Classic on September 10, 2015. Four great hall of fame members joined many other players for a day of golf and fun. The Hall of Fame members who played were…
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City to Start Sidewalk, Curb Upgrades to Improve Access

Headlines, News, Public Works
Arlington residents and visitors are going to benefit from projects during FY 2016 to upgrade city sidewalks, curbs, gutters and driveways now that the Arlington City Council has approved more than $4 million to hire contractors. Arlington’s Concrete & Handicap Ramp ProgramThis project provides for miscellaneous concrete repairs and is performed in conjunction…
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Pay Your Warrants Online

Community, Headlines, Municipal Court, News
City councilmembers have given the green light to continue Arlington’s participation in the Electronic Warrant Payment Program, which allows jailed individuals to pay and clear warrants for multiple jurisdictions at one time and in real time. Back in 2013, the City of Arlington began partnering with NCTCOG and several cities, including Carrollton,…
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Arlington Fire Department Christens New Rescue Vessel

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
The Arlington Fire Department christened a new boat on Friday that will help the AFD better serve The American Dream City. The “Tillie” boat was named after Mission Arlington’s Tillie Burgin, a long-time Arlington resident, teacher, missionary and advocate for the citizens of Arlington. Fire Chief Don Crowson and other members of the Arlington
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
The City of Arlington has confirmed two new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. Pantego has one positive WNV sample located near the Arlington border. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended spray area extends into Arlington city limits, meaning this area will also receive…
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Arlington Remembers 9/11 Victims

Fire, Headlines, News
Watch the entire ceremony held at Heroes Park in Arlington. The mournful sound of bagpipes could be heard in southwest Arlington Friday morning, when community members gathered to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that touched a nation. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Fire Chief Don Crowson and Police…
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Maverick Club Tees Off Season at Inaugural Maverick Open

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Teeing off the 2015-16 Maverick Club season, the UT Arlington athletic department held the inaugural Maverick Open at Texas Star Golf Course on Thursday. The record-breaking event featured 136 participants, six groups of UTA’s athletic teams and VIP’s scattered throughout the course. Competitors included Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, former UTA President James…
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Touch-a-Truck Event Coming to Downtown Arlington

Highlights, Library, News
On Saturday, September 26, the Arlington Public Library will host “Touch-a-Truck,” a free family event that gives kids the opportunity to explore and learn about different vehicles. See fire trucks, police cars, construction vehicles, and more. Children of all ages will enjoy learning about different forms of transportation and getting to…
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Arlington ISD holding Operation Graduation Walk to Encourage Students to Re-Enroll

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
Keeping students in school is integral to their lifelong success as well as the continued prosperity of the Arlington community. For this reason, the Arlington ISD will host an Operation Graduation Walk Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. The walk is a community effort with the goal…
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Arlington Gives! Rally and Lunch Kicks off NTX Giving Day in Arlington

Government, Headlines, News
Join us for lunch at the Levitt as we celebrate North Texas Giving Day in Arlington!North Texas Giving Day is an annual online giving event, coordinated by the Communities Foundation of Texas, to encourage north Texans to make charitable contributions to the nonprofit organizations of their choice. All contributions made…
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Six Flags Over Texas Hosts Job Fair This Saturday

Community, Highlights, News, Press Releases
Ever dream of working at Six Flags Over Texas? The amusement park will turn into the Fright Capital of Texas beginning September 26 as the park transforms into the habitat for every ghoul, zombie, and scary creature. In advance of opening for the scariest Fright Fest ever, the park will host a job fair…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 11-13, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. NFL Returns: Dallas Cowboys vs. New York GiantsThe Cowboys, who won the NFC East crown last season, will begin their quest for a sixth Super Bowl trophy this Sunday at…
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UTA Tennis to Open Season this Friday in Corpus Christi

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Hoping to build off a successful 2014-15 season, the men’s and women’s tennis teams raise the curtain on a new season on Friday in Corpus Christi.UT Arlington begins play at the Marco & Co. Catering Islanders Open hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a three-day tournament.“They are really excited and are looking forward to…
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Food Trucks Roll Through Arlington

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
City employees, students, and families alike filled the lawn of the Levitt Pavilion Friday afternoon for the return of Parks and Recreation’s Food Truck Friday: Fall Series. Last week’s vendors were Whats Cook-N Chef, Rockin Ricks, Say Kimichi, Samson’s Dogs, Toadally Ice, Cup Cakin, and for the first time, Steel City…
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Two New Historical Sites Approved by Arlington City Council

Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
Two new historical markers will soon be added to the Arlington landscape after city council members approved a resolution designating the Old Mayor’s House, 814 East Abram Street, and Vaught House, 718 West Abram Street, as places in Arlington with significant historical value. At the direction of City Council, the Landmark Preservation Commission…
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Arlington Public Library Introduces Early Literacy iPads

Highlights, Library, News
When it comes to learning how to read, there is a world of activities and tools that parents can use to help their children develop literacy skills. The Arlington Public Library has long provided traditional offerings such as storytime programs and children’s shelves stocked with colorful and engaging picture books.…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Oscar & Herby

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet OscarThis week’s Dog of the Week is a male, seven month old, tan and blond Terrier mix that weighs about 10 pounds. Well this Oscar is no “grouch”! He’s quite active and very playful. Give him a toy to play with and he’s a…
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UTA Planetarium Introduces New 3-D Show About NASA’s SOFIA Mission

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A new active stereo 3-D show at The Planetarium at UT Arlington will transform learning for students and planetarium visitors interested in exploring the mysteries of our galaxy and beyond. The Planetarium, which is part of the UT Arlington College of Science, soon will begin public showings of “SOFIA 3-D,”…
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6th Annual AHA Golf Tournament is October 2 at Tierra Verde

Headlines, Housing, News, Sports
There is still time to register for the City of Arlington’s 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament being held on Friday, October 2, 2015, at the beautiful Tierra Verde Golf Club, 705 Golf Club Drive. The fundraiser will help the City of Arlington meet this year’s goal of raising $40,000 for the…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV

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The City of Arlington has confirmed two new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Eden Road @ Lynn Creek Drive Forestwood Drive @ Arbor Oaks Drive To date the City has five confirmed human cases…
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Learn How to Take Better Pictures from Photographer Don Smarto

Highlights, Library, News
Arlington Public Library is offering a unique event for photography enthusiasts; The Story Behind the Photos with Don Smarto. Award-winning photographer, author, and radio host Don Smarto has taken photos around the country, meeting interesting people along the way. Now he’s coming to the Southwest branch library on Saturday, September…
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2015 Labor Day Closings and City Service Schedules

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Many City of Arlington municipal government offices will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7 (complete list is below). There will be no garbage and recycling pickups on Labor Day. No makeup days are scheduled. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8. What’s Closed Monday, Sept.…
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Enjoy Free Wi-Fi at Levitt Pavilion in Downtown Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
Beginning this weekend, music lovers visiting Levitt Pavilion Arlington will have a chance to enjoy a variety upgrades designed to improve the fan experience. Levitt Pavilion Arlington has partnered with Time Warner Cable to provide WiFi service on concert days and every day. With fans in mind, “TWCWiFi” is designed to deliver…
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Shaunda Poster’s American Dream: Seizing Arlington’s Endless Opportunities

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Shaunda Poster, born and raised in Arlington, will tell you she was preparing for her broadcast communication career her whole life and didn’t know it. The 2013 UT Arlington graduate entered college with the intention of pursing a life in interior decorating. A little more than three years in, she realized…
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Save the Date: September 17 is North Texas Giving Day

Community, Headlines, News
Arlington Tomorrow Foundation to award $50,000 in grants to local charities throughout the day and during the rallyFor the second year in row, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation will host an Arlington Gives! rally at the Levitt Pavilion in Downtown Arlington in support of North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, Sept. 17. Several charitable organizations…
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How Arlington Maintains, Rebuilds Its Roads

Headlines, News, Public Works
If you’ve driven around Arlington lately, no doubt you have noticed a lot of street construction. But all of those street projects signify progress, residents’ tax dollars at work and a commitment to consistent improvement and maintenance. And, it’s evidence of the City Council’s priority of improving regional mobility. Some Public Works…
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Arlington Labor Day Weekend Buzz: September 4-7, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 2015 AdvoCare Classic: Alabama vs. Wisconsin#20 Wisconsin takes on #3 Alabama in the 2015 AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium in The American Dream City this weekend! The game kicks off at…
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Goodyear Blimp is Returning to Arlington

Highlights, News, Sports
As fans across the country celebrate the start of another college football season, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will celebrate its own college football tradition —60 years of aerial broadcast coverage from the Goodyear Blimp. The Goodyear Blimp first provided stunning aerial views of the 1955 Rose Bowl, revolutionizing the…
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Six Flags Over Texas Announces Major Expansion with 3 New Rides

Entertainment, Headlines, News
The American Dream City is getting a new attraction. Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, today announced plans for an impressive expansion to the GOTHAM CITY section of the park that will include three new rides in 2016.…
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September Volunteer of the Month: Cathy Dietz

Library, News
The Arlington Public Library is proud to announce that Cathy Dietz, is the September Volunteer of the Month for the City of Arlington. She joined the Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FAPL), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Arlington Public Library System in 1993, and volunteered to help sort…
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New Arlington Museum Exhibit Showcases Evolution of Rock & Roll

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Beginning Saturday, September 5, 2015, the Arlington Museum of Art will allow fans in The American Dream City to relive the evolution of the Mississippi Delta blues into rock and roll and country music, and the role advertising and media played in the movement. The “Rock and Roll Wall of Fame” will simultaneously…
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UTA Volleyball Plans to Build on Opening Weekend Success

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
After going 2-1 in the opening weekend of the 2015 season, UT Arlington plans to build on the strong start when it hosts North Texas on Wednesday night at College Park Center.“It was really good for us to get to know everyone’s personality and kind of see how people will…
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Arlington’s Development Boom Featured in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

Highlights, Mayor & Council, News
Since the City Council adopted a new comprehensive economic development strategy in 2014, the City of Arlington has implemented several key initiatives that support The American Dream City’s economic development efforts. The goal is to ensure that the entire Arlington community continues to thrive. In the latest edition of the “Invest In Our…
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