UTA Spotlight: Students Host Food Drive to Benefit North Texas

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:– A new nonprofit organization is bringing more cultural events to UT Arlington.– The 2100 Club is getting…
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WrestleMania 32 Tickets Go On Sale Fri. Nov. 6, 2015

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Tickets to the pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 32, will go on sale Friday, November 6 at 9 a. m. CT. WrestleMania 32 will take place Sunday, April 3, 2016 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington and will be broadcast live around the world on WWE Network. This is the fourth major event to be hosted in…
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UTA Community Celebrates 35th Anniversary of The Bed Races

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:– The UTA Bed Races celebrates 35 years of fun for students and spectators.– A new food delivery…
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Arlington Library Hosts Reading Corps Community Carnival

Highlights, Library, News
On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the Arlington Public Library hosted the Community Reading Corps Carnival at Bob Cooke Park. The event promoted family literacy and specifically, the library’s ongoing Reading Corps program. Activities included a reading station, word-building games, a journaling/coloring station, a book walk, literacy computer games on the…
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Arlington CVB Hosts Dr. Peter Navarro for Annual Meeting Oct. 20, 2015

Community, Headlines, News
The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau is gearing up for this year’s annual meeting and breakfast celebrating the end of another fiscal year, themed “Generation NEXT.”Arlington CVB says each year around 150-200 representatives are in attendance from Arlington attractions, restaurants and hotels to hear about the state of tourism, updates…
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UTA’s VanDijk Named to All-Sun Belt Preseason Team

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
CSM Preseason Sun Belt All-Conference Teams UT Arlington women’s basketball center Rebekah VanDijk was named to the College Sports Madness Preseason Sun Belt All-Conference first team.“This is a great honor for Rebekah,” UT Arlington coach Krista Gerlich said. “I’m happy people are seeing the potential she has on the court. It’s great for her to…
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City of Arlington Launches Street Tracker Webpage

Headlines, News, Public Works, Transportation
Want to find out more about street construction in the City of Arlington?The City has a new webpage that provides transparency and up-to-date information on both current and proposed street maintenance and construction projects throughout Arlington. Residents can visit Arlington’s Street Tracker webpage at www. arlingtontx. gov/streettracker. The webpage features an interactive map, project list, videos,…
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Arlington Proud Launches Mural Initiative in The American Dream City

Arts & Culture, Community, Highlights, News
Mark Joeckel, Executive Director of Arlington Proud, is excited to announce the launch of a Mural Initiative for artists in The American Dream City. Arlington Proud has partnered with Mission Arlington for its first mural that will feature images of the gas station owned by the father of Mission Arlington’s Executive…
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New Dog Park Planned As Part of Rush Creek Mitigation Plan

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington is in the design phase of creating a second dog park within city limits, as part of the Rush Creek Mitigation Plan. The new park will be located on Pioneer Parkway, bordered by Valleywood Drive and Woodland Park Blvd. Park Project Manager and Landscape Architect Eric Seebock says…
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AISD Awarded Principals Path to Leadership Grant

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
Educators with dreams of becoming principals or assistant principals received a big boost this week, thanks to a national grant. The Arlington ISD is one of five organizations nationwide – and the only in Texas – to receive part of a nearly $2.5 million Principals Path to Leadership grant from American Express…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Buttons & Lucy

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Cat of the Week – Meet ButtonsThis week’s Cat of the Week is a six year old, female, Domestic Short Hair that is white and black in color. Button, Button, where is the button—or “Buttons” in this case. This owner surrendered cat is described as friendly with children and adults.…
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Public Hearing Held to Discuss Improvements Along Abram Street

News, Public Works
Click here to view the presentation. About 66 people attended the Oct. 7 public meeting at the Arlington Convention Center to weigh in on the City of Arlington’s plans to rebuild and enhance Abram Street from Collins Street to Cooper Street. City of Arlington engineers answered questions and received public comments on the…
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Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 A Day to Remember in The American Dream City

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
Sunday, October 11, 2015 brought together the Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Six Flags Over Texas, as tens of thousands of residents and visitors poured into Arlington for three major events. First, 80,000 people came out to watch the Cowboys take on the defending world champion New England Patriots at AT&T Stadium,…
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UTA Women’s Tennis Claims Three Titles at SMU Invitational

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington women’s tennis claimed three titles at the SMU Invitational on Sunday, completing the three-day event at the SMU Tennis Complex. The Mavericks doubles parings swept their respective flights with Elizabeth Thoms and Astrid Gehre taking the Red Draw championship, while Angeles de los Rios and Agustina Serio claimed the…
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Public Meetings: Future Recreation Centers in The American Dream City

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington will host three public meetings to collect citizen feedback regarding multiple facilities, including a potential future active adult center (senior center), citywide recreation center and multi-generational recreation center. All feedback will help identify community preferences and priorities as the City updates the Park Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. Meetings…
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Arlington CVB Highlights 5 Haunted Places in The American Dream City

Community, Headlines, News
Author Nikki Stephens, with the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, compiled a list of five hot spots around The American Dream City that are said by some to be haunted: The Screaming Bridge at River Legacy Park Legend goes that one night a car full of kids were driving too fast…
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Join Arlington Parks & Rec. for the 2015 Family Fun Campout

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
CANCELLATION: We regret to announce that Family Day at the Lake has been cancelled. Family Fun Campout October 16-17 is still on and spots are available. Get out your tents and get ready for the great outdoors. Arlington families will have the opportunity to camp, play, and eat at Parks and…
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Get Your Pets Ready for the 4th Annual Howloween Spooktacular

Animal Services
This Halloween season, Sponsor Adoptions and Arlington Animal Services are celebrating more than just spooks and scares. They’re celebrating animal welfare and pet adoption. Sponsor Adoptions, an Arlington-based active animal welfare agency, and Arlington Animal Services are hosting the fourth annual Howloween Spooktactular Saturday, October 17. This is Sponsor Adoptions’
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A Rockin’ Night for a Great Cause in The American Dream City

News
Tickets are still available for the Junior League of Arlington’s “Rock the Night Away” event at the Arlington Museum of Art on Saturday, October 17, from 7-10 p. m. All funds raised will support community programs for women and children impacted by abuse. Discover the art of rock and roll at the exclusive…
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Arlington Animal Services Hosts 4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation

Animal Services, Highlights, News
The 4th Annual Volunteer Appreciation was held on October 3, 2015 for 59 Arlington Animal Services Center volunteers. The event is held once a year and is planned by the City’s Volunteer Administrator, Cheri Colbert, to celebrate each volunteer. Arlington is The American Dream city and the volunteers of Arlington Animal Services…
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How UT Arlington is Improving Health Care

Health, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington and University of Washington researchers are developing a healing glove that delivers needed medicine to an injured hand and speeds up healing so that rehabilitation can start sooner. Caleb Nothnagle, research scientist at the UT Arlington Research Institute, tests the fit of the REHEAL Glove. Dr. Christopher Allan…
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Lone Star Half Marathon & Mayor’s 5K Registration Now Open

News
Runners will once again get the chance to run The American Dream City as registration is now open for the Lone Star Half Marathon & Mayor’s 5K on April 24, 2016. The Lone Star Half Marathon and Mayor’s 5K will start and finish at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Arlington. The race…
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Public Meeting: US 287 Corridor in Southwest Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington’s Community Development and Planning Department continues to develop a strategy for the US 287 Corridor in Southwest Arlington. Now, the department looking for input from residents in the US 287 and surrounding areas to develop a plan that reflects the identity of the community living there. The City will…
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October 2015 Student-Athlete of the Month: Shane Buechele

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News, Sports
Shane Buechele, senior quarterback for Lamar High School’s football team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for October 2015. Shane, who is the son of former Texas Rangers infielder Steve Buechele, excels on the field and in the classroom, where he carries a 3.81 G. P. A.…
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Read the Latest Edition of Arlington ISD Magazine

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
Check out the newest edition of AISD magazine featuring stories happening in Arlington’s schools!This month’s magazine has several new stories to check out including: AISD, Boys & Girls Club partner for after-school center AISD’s new STEM Academy partners with UT Arlington Martin High School’s Biomedical Science Program earns national certification…
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Gene Allen’s Providing Arlington Residents Dream Gifts for 50 Years

Community, Headlines, News
Celebrating 50 years in business, Gene Allen’s Gifts is an Arlington staple. The family-owned business has two locations in neighborhood shopping centers in The American Dream City, one at 1638 W. Randol Mill Rd and one at 255 Southwest Plaza. It all began in March of 1959 when Gene Allen came to Arlington to…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: October 8-11, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Blue Jays vs. Rangers at Globe Life Park in ArlingtonAfter taking home their sixth AL West crown last weekend at Globe Life Park in Arlington, the Texas Rangers host the…
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FM 157-Cooper St. Roadway Milling: Oct. 7-9, 2015

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Arlington drivers should be aware of multi-lane closures on FM 157-Cooper Street between Inwood Drive and Arkansas Lane starting tonight, October 7, 2015 through Friday, October 9 from 9 p. m. to 6 a. m. The contractor will be performing nightly roadway milling operations as part of the $5.3 million FM157-Cooper Street improvements project. Multiple lanes…
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National Night Out Brings Arlington Community Together

Community, Headlines, News, Police
On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, nearly 200 neighborhoods across The American Dream City participated in National Night Out (NNO), an annual event that encourages residents to step outside, get to know their neighbors and take a stand against crime. City officials and police officers made several stops to visit members of the…
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Arlington Public Library Hosts Financial Education Program

Highlights, Library, News
On Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Arlington Public Library hosted What is Credit and Debt?, a financial education program presented by the YWCA of Tarrant County at the Woodland West branch. Financial coach Marina Garcia explored the often confusing world of credit and debt with program participants. Specifically, the group discussed what…
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‘Ask Arlington’ Explains Proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, 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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UTA Spotlight: Ice Hockey Club Dreaming Big This Season

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:– One student organization hosts a successful Adopt-a-Refugee event to raise money for local families in need.– The…
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September’s Take-Back Event Keeps Unused Drugs Off Arlington’s Streets

Headlines, News, Police
Several residents came out to help the Arlington Police Department and Water Utilities Department keep drugs off the streets and out of the City’s water by turning in their unused or expired medication for anonymous, safe disposal on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The City of Arlington’s Drug Take-Back event ranked second in the…
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Arlington Public Library’s TechLINK Rolls Along

Highlights, Library, News
Arlington Public Library’s TechLINK is bringing the book culture and much more to residents across The American Dream City. The impressive TechLINK mobile technology lab is a 39-foot bus that boasts 11 sit-down computer stations and travels throughout the city, providing free classes in technology, ESL, online literacy and other training. TechLiNK can…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Marco & Carson

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet MarcoDo you need a “marco” to your “polo”? This may be the dog for you. Marco is a male, one year old, red and white Spaniel mix that weighs about 32 pounds. Marco starts out with a burst of energy and seems to be…
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Public Meeting: Abram Street Rebuild Project

News
Click here to view the presentation. Here is your chance to help plan the future of Abram Street in the downtown area. The City of Arlington is working on plans to rebuild and enhance Abram Street from Collins Street to Cooper Street, and needs your input. A public input meeting is scheduled for October 7,…
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UT Arlington Getting Ready for 35th Annual Bed Races Event

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Bring the family out for a fun filled night in The American Dream City at the Maverick Stadium!UT Arlington’s 35th annual Bed Races event will kick off this Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p. m. at Maverick Stadium, located at 1307 W. Mitchell St, Arlington, TX 76013. This is one of the “longest…
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Arlington Eats: Festival Celebrates Asian Food, Culture

Community, Headlines, 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 some delicious Asian food, including eggrolls and traditional desserts, at the annual Eggroll Festival, Business Expo and Health…
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5 Memorable Moments in Texas Rangers Playoff History

Headlines, News, Sports
The Rangers are back in the postseason for the first time since 2012, when they lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the first-ever AL Wild Card game, 5-1 in Arlington. This season, the team won the AL West, meaning they will play a best-of-five game series against the Toronto Blue Jays…
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Arlington is Ready for National Night Out

News, Police
On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, neighborhoods across Arlington will take part in National Night Out (NNO), an annual event that encourages residents to step outside, get to know their neighbors and take a stand against crime. To date, close to 180 neighborhood parties have registered their participation with the Arlington…
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Rangers Clinch Sixth Division Title: AL Division Series Schedule

Headlines, News, Sports
The Texas Rangers clinched their sixth division title in club history over the weekend at Globe Life Park in Arlington and are now set to play postseason baseball in The American Dream City. The Rangers also won division titles in 2010 and 2011 and both times went to the World Series. The Rangers…
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Arlington Library Foundation Receives $3,000 Grant to Support Youth Literacy

Headlines, Library, News
Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the Arlington Public Library Foundation a $3,000 grant to support youth literacy.“We are extremely grateful to receive this grant,” said Cary Siegfried, Director of Libraries. “The funds will enable us to enhance the Reading Corps program, which benefit families within our community.”Reading Corps helps…
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UTA Extends Home Winning Streak to Five Games

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
In an intense four-set battle, it was ultimately the energy of UT Arlington that lifted the Mavericks over University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Saturday afternoon at College Park Center.UTA held a small lead majority of the first set and pulled away with a late 7-1 run to win…
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Enjoy After Dark in the Park Festival at River Legacy

Highlights, News
The 19th annual After Dark in the Park is a family-friendly fall festival that features the environmental-education programs of River Legacy Living Science Center. This festival will kick off Friday, October 9, to Sunday, October 11 from 5pm to 9pm each night. This festival will take place at 703 N. W.…
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Baylor Uses Balanced Attack to Defeat Texas Tech 63-35

News, Sports
College football fans from across the region filled AT&T Stadium in The American Dream City Saturday afternoon as Baylor and Texas Tech took the field for the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout. Fifth-ranked Baylor, this year’s home team, started fast and didn’t look back as the Bears used a balanced attack…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV – Oct. 5-6

Fire, News
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: Mansfield Webb Road @ Ballweg Road Boardwalk Drive @ Baltic Avenue To date the City has nine confirmed human cases of…
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UTA Basketball Single Game Tickets on Sale

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Single game tickets for UT Arlington men’s and women’s basketball games at College Park Center are on sale for the 2015-16 season. Tickets for all men’s and women’s games in the baseline sections of 104-107 are priced at $7. Lower-level sideline seats, located in sections 101, 103, 108 and 110, are…
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City of Arlington’s Elaine Dennehy Awarded Important GISP Certification

Government, Headlines, News
Elaine Dennehy, with the City’s Community Development and Planning Department, has learned that she has been successfully awarded GISP certification by GISCI (GIS Certification Institute). Dennehy received notification of this important designation on September 4, 2015. GISCI (GIS Certification Institute) is a is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that provides the geographic information systems (GIS)…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: October 1-4, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. TCAACC Eggroll Festival, Business Expo & Health FairThis year’s Eggroll Festival, Business Expo., and Health Fair will feature ethnic dances and music performances, flu shots, business exhibits, and a dessert…
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Residents Preparing for National Night Out in The American Dream City

News
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, residents across Arlington will participate in National Night Out (NNO), an annual tradition that has grown each year in The American Dream City. This nationwide event encourages residents to step outside the house and get to know their neighbors as a way of strengthening crime prevention efforts. At…
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October 2015 Volunteer of the Month: Larry Glover

Government, News
The Arlington Animal Services Center (AASC) has named Larry Glover its Volunteer of the Month for October 2015. Larry has been a volunteer with AASC since 2013. He was voted the Cat Coordinator by shelter management staff and is responsible for training our regular volunteers on how to clean cat kennels, feed and…
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Touch-a-Truck Event Attracts Fans of all Ages

Highlights, Library, News
On Saturday, September 26, people from across the region flocked to the Arlington Public Library’s Touch-a-Truck 2015 in the First United Methodist Church of Arlington’s parking lot. More than 1,000 people came out to see eleven different community vehicles, including police cars, firetrucks, construction vehicles, a moving van, and a mail…
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