Alabama Defeats Michigan State in CFP Semifinal Game

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
Alabama is headed to the College Football Playoff National Championship game after defeating Michigan State in the 80th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, 38-0. The game’s attendance of 82,812 is the second largest turnout for the College Football Playoff Semifinal, the 4th highest attendance in Cotton Bowl…
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Alabama, Michigan St. Fans Arrive at the Cotton Bowl in Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
Prior to Thursday’s 80th Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, thousands of Michigan State and Alabama fans flocked to AT&T Stadium and tailgates in the Entertainment District to cheer on their team’s quest for a National Championship appearance. The 80th Cotton Bowl Classic will serve as the College Football Playoff Semifinal game…
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Arlington Announces Opening of Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

City Council Priorities, Community, Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
The City of Arlington is pleased to announce the Neighborhood Matching Grant Call For Projects. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is available to fund improvement projects that will beautify and enhance the public spaces in neighborhoods throughout The American Dream City. Sample projects include: public art, beautification, landscaping, sidewalks, traffic…
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Arlington New Year Weekend Buzz: 2016 Edition

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Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Public Library is Ringing in the NOON Year!Ringing in the New Year is a fun tradition carried out worldwide, but our youngest family members often get left out. This…
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New Year Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

News
New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31, 2015What’s Open: City Hall City Office Tower Lake Arlington Operations Arlington Municipal Court Arlington Animal Services Center All branch libraries – close at 6:00 p. m. Handitran office and Handitran special transportation services Parks and Recreation Department administrative offices All municipal golf courses Arlington Tennis Center…
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FAST Act Reinstates Funding for Arlington’s Handitran Services

Government, Headlines, News, Transportation
Arlington’s Handitran once again has federal operational funding, thanks to new legislation approved by Congress in December. Handitran offers safe and reliable door-to-door transportation services to senior citizens and residents with disabilities throughout The American Dream City. For years, cities like Arlington were allowed to use Federal Transit Administration capital assistance grants to cover significant portions of…
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City of Arlington’s Top 5 YouTube Videos of 2015

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
As we prepare to ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back on some of the most popular videos of 2015 in The American Dream City. These are ranked by the total number of views on our City of Arlington YouTube channel. A special thank you to the Arlington community…
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Arlington Public Library is Ringing in the NOON Year!

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Ringing in the New Year is a fun tradition carried out worldwide, but our youngest family members often get left out. This year, the Arlington Public Library is counting down to 12 p. m. NOON instead of Midnight and the whole family is invited!Starting at 11 a. m. on Thursday, December 31,…
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How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Arlington

Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News
Residents can recycle Christmas trees December 26, 2015 through January 11, 2016 in the City of Arlington. To recycle a Christmas tree, drop it off at Calloway’s Nursery, 4940 S. Cooper St., or at the public convenience center at the Arlington Landfill, 800 Mosier Valley Rd. All ornaments, lights, tree stands, and…
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Arlington Holiday Weekend Buzz: Dec. 23-27, 2015

Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Interlochen Holiday Lights 2015Interlochen, one of the largest holiday light displays in north Texas celebrates its 40th anniversary this year in The American Dream City. The Arlington Police Department can…
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One Year Later: Central Library Project Approaches Groundbreaking Ceremony

Headlines, Library, News
The passing of time is not always readily apparent in physical structures, but downtown Arlington saw one particularly big change during 2015 that regular commuters on Abram Street likely took note of: the demolition of the George W. Hawkes Central Library building. One year ago today, on December 23, 2014, the…
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6 Major Economic Announcements for Arlington in 2015

Business, Government, Headlines, News
It’s been a momentous year for the Arlington economy, with several major announcements taking place throughout 2015. Here are six examples, in chronological order, of the Arlington City Council’s priority to “Invest in Our Economy.” GM Invests $1.4 Billion in Arlington Assembly PlantGeneral Motors will invest $1.4 billion for an expansion at the…
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UTA Celebrates Record Number of Graduates with Dec. 2015 Commencement

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
More than 6,500 students received their degrees during winter commencement exercises Dec. 17-19, 2015 at The University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center – and UTA is on its way to another record-breaking year for graduates. December ceremonies are tailored for graduates who complete their degrees in summer or fall. They…
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Karen Borta Living Her American Dream as Anchor for CBS 11 News

Community, Headlines, News
One of the most recognizable faces on TV in North Texas, Karen Borta is living her American Dream as an anchor for the morning news on CBS 11, the affiliate for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She recently celebrated her 20th year anniversary with the station back in October 2015. The veteran journalist joined CBS…
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2015 Holiday Closings and City Service Schedule in Arlington

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Many City of Arlington municipal government offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24, 2015What’s Closed: City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court Arlington Animal…
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National Academy of Inventors Names Three UTA Top Researchers as Fellows

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Three more leading University of Texas at Arlington faculty have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, bringing the total number of UTA Fellows to 13, the highest number for a Texas university and the second-highest number in the nation. Within Texas, the only other institutions to receive three…
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Council Approves Advance Funding Agreement for IH-20/Bowen Rd. U-Turn

Headlines, News, Public Works, Transportation
The Arlington City Council has approved an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for construction of a Texas U-Turn for westbound to eastbound Interstate Highway 20 (IH-20) at Bowen Road in the amount of $43,112. This agreement was approved at the evening City Council meeting on Tuesday,…
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8 Videos That Will Help You Get to Know Arlington’s Departments

Government, Headlines, News
Get to know your City employees with these eight videos that give residents a behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities each department has to ensure the best quality of life for people living in The American Dream City. You can check out more videos featuring city departments and many other people living in…
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Martha Walker Park Development Breaks Ground in Arlington

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
City officials and members of the community gathered today, December 17, 2015, for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Martha Walker Park Development, another example of a dream project getting done in Arlington. Martha Walker Park is a 13-acre, heavily wooded site, located in southwest Arlington. It is surrounded by single family housing…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: December 18-20, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Interlochen Holiday Lights 2015Interlochen, one of the largest holiday light displays in north Texas celebrates its 40th anniversary this year in The American Dream City. The Arlington Police Department can…
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Rangers, City Unveil Texas Live! Complex & Hotel/Convention Facility

Business, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Dreams get done in Arlington: The American Dream City. Plans were unveiled today, December 16, 2015, for the 100,000 square foot Texas Live! Entertainment Complex, along with plans for a 300 room upscale hotel with 35,000 square feet of convention space near Globe Life Park. This project is another example of a dream come true for Arlington…
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UTA Commencement Ceremonies Streaming Live Dec. 17-19, 2015

News
For the first time ever, December 2015 commencement ceremonies at UT Arlington will be streaming live online from Dec. 17-19, 2015. At each School or College ceremony, two large video screens on either side of the stage provide an unobstructed and close-up live view of the event. However, for family and friends who are…
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Council Approves Entertainment Complex & Hotel/Convention Facility

Business, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Arlington continues to build on its economic momentum and Entertainment District, approving an economic development project that will include a 100,000 square foot entertainment complex near Globe Life Park in Arlington. The $200 million project is a public-private partnership between the City of Arlington and the Texas Rangers, with the City…
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Arlington City Council Approves Three Parks & Recreation Projects

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington City Council approved three Parks and Recreation construction projects at the evening session on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. These improvements will enhance outdoor recreation for residents in The American Dream City for years to come: Unity Arch Plaza Construction — The Arlington City Council approved a construction contract with Raydon, Inc. of Breckenridge,…
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Arlington Teens Find Their Voices in Poetry Workshop

Highlights, Library, News
It takes a lot of courage to talk about the joys, pains, insecurities, and observations of teen life. It takes even more courage to create a poem and then speak those words in front of a live audience, but that is exactly what a group of students from Nichols Junior…
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Enhancing Regional Mobility: City Launches Street Tracker Website

Government, 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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Arlington Helps Raise Big Money for Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign

Community, Headlines, News
Mayor Jeff Williams and Council Member Charlie Parker were out this past Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Walmart on Randol Mill to help raise money for those in need this holiday season. Mansfield topped area cities in the friendly Red Kettle Mayoral Challenge to raise money for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. However,…
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Pets of the Week – Meet China and Gizmo

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet ChinaThis 2-year-old female terrier mix is black and brown in color and weighs about 39 pounds. In the shelter environment, China is a mellow, laid back dog that likes to be petted. At the top of China’s holiday wish list is a home with…
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Arlington Eats: Christkindl Market Offers Authentic German Cuisine

Entertainment, Headlines, 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 the Texas Christkindl Market presented by the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau. This family-friendly holiday market offers a unique…
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UT Arlington Wins Sun Belt Conference Community Service Award

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UTA student athletes are winning on and off the court. The men’s basketball team is on a roll with big upsets on the road and big wins at home – plus the Sun Belt Conference already has named Sophomore Kevin Hervey student-athlete of the week twice this season. The winning ways continue off the court. This week,…
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Council to Consider Mixed-Use Development Near Globe Life Park

News
On December 15, 2015, the Arlington City Council will consider a mixed-use economic development project that would include approximately 100,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and entertainment venues near Globe Life Park in Arlington. The proposed agreement also includes plans to develop a hotel with a minimum of 300 rooms and…
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Blue Bloods Challenging UTA Lady Mavs to Compete at Higher Level

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
When high school student-athletes graduate, many are forced to hang up old uniforms and put away equipment for a sport they dedicated four years of their lives to. The UT Arlington women’s basketball team offers a unique experience for some former high schoolers to lace up the basketball shoes once more…
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9 Easy Tips from Arlington PD for Safe Online Transactions This Season

News, Police
As more consumers choose to do their shopping online and use Internet sites to sell personal items, local police departments noticed a trend of criminals capitalizing on the vulnerabilities of doing business with a stranger. Here are nine quick and easy tips from Arlington Police Department to make sure you and…
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Register for 2016 Adult Winter Sports Leagues in Arlington

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington is looking for dependable adults to participate in our adult sports leagues this winter. You must be willing to sweat buckets and be somewhat aerobically fit. However, no prior experience is necessary other than truckloads of motivation. After all, why leave all those exhilarating highs and…
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Champions Park Breaks Ground at Northeast Corner of I-30 in Arlington

Business, Headlines, News
City officials and members of the Arlington community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony today, December 10, 2015, for the 14-acre Champions Park mixed-use development located at the northeast corner of Interstate 30 and Collins Street in the Entertainment District. Greenway Investment Company broke ground today to mark the start of construction for…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: December 11-13, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Salvation Army Red Kettle ChallengeArlington Mayor Jeff Williams and members of City Council will be ringing the red bell Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Walmart on Randol Mill for the Salvation…
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Salvation Army Red Kettle Challenge: Dec. 12, 2015

News
Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and members of City Council will be ringing the red bell Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Walmart on Randol Mill for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Challenge. Mayor Williams will be ringing the bell from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Saturday. The challenge started in 2009 and…
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On the Clock: Behind the Scenes of Arlington’s Handitran Services

Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, People with Disabilities, Transportation
“On the Clock” is a brand new show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. During each show, we will go “on the clock” with a different Arlington department to highlight…
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TxDOT Urges Drivers to Plan Sober Rides This Holiday Season

Highlights, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign urges party goers to plan for a sober ride this holiday season. The campaign runs through Jan. 1, 2016 and coincides with an increase in DUI patrols and enforcement.“The holidays are a time of celebration and family, but they also…
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UTA Spotlight: Finding Animals a Dream Home in Arlington

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:– DFW community comes together to honor those lost in the Paris terrorist attacks.– Arlington Animal Services Center…
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Watershed Protection Plan Public Meeting: Dec. 10, 2015

News, Public Works
The Lake Arlington-Village Creek Watershed Protection Plan will be presented publicly to begin the process of gathering input to help guide the development of strategies to help protect the water quality in Lake Arlington and Village Creek. The WPP is a voluntary, non-regulatory approach to achieve water quality goals through…
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15th Annual Animal Essay Contest Kicks Off in The American Dream City!

Animal Services, Headlines, News
You could win the 15th annual Animal Essay Contest!Each year, the contest regularly draws over 1,000 entries. All students residing within Arlington city limits in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades that attend public, private, or home school are encouraged to submit an original, thoughtful, and creative essay. The essay…
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Happy Holidays Gift Market at Arlington Museum of Art: Dec. 12-13, 2015

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News
Where: Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main Street, Arlington, Texas 76010When: Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 from 1 pm – 5 pmGifts galore await you at the Happy Holidays Gift Market, brought to you by 817ArtsAlliance at the Arlington Museum…
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UTA Maverick Dance Company Presents: Via Dance

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News, Theatre, UT Arlington
Maverick Dance Company presents VIA DANCE, a collection of new, entertaining and progressive dance works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. Artistic Director, Amanda Jackson, and Associate Artistic Director, Meredith Knight, are joined by Dallas-based guest choreographer, Danielle Georgiou, internationally recognized guest sound designer, John Osburn, and student choreographers, Bri…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Duchess & Alicia

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet DuchessBring joy to your world with Duchess, our chosen Dog of the Week. This one year old, female, American Blue Heeler/Retriever mix is tan and yellow in color, and weighs 46 pounds. Duchess loves to be petted. She’s described as friendly with adults, children,…
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Safe Exchange Zone Provides Secure Place to Meet After Online Purchases

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
As more consumers choose to do their shopping online and use Internet sites to sell personal items, local police departments noticed a trend of criminals capitalizing on the vulnerabilities of doing business with a stranger. To combat that issue, the Arlington Police Department has created a Safe Exchange program where people…
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Holiday Lights Parade Draws Enthusiastic Crowd in Downtown Arlington

Community, News
A beautiful clear night greeted parade-goers for the annual Arlington Holiday Lights Parade in Downtown on Saturday, December 5, 2015. An enthusiastic crowd of more than 12-thousand were estimated to be lining the streets to watch the 100 entries in this year’s parade. Volunteers organize the parade and it has drawn bigger…
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Alabama vs. Michigan St. Announced as 2015 Cotton Bowl Matchup

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
The College Football Playoff committee has announced that #2 Alabama and #3 Michigan State will matchup for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on December 31, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Alabama defeated Florida, 29-15 to win the SEC Championship. Michigan State came back late to…
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December 2015 Volunteer of the Month: Tom Mulkerin

Government, News
Tom Mulkerin has been volunteering with the City of Arlington for over 20 years. He started his journey with our city by completing the Arlington Citizen Police academy in 1994. After graduating from this community program Tom joined the Arlington Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association to give back to his…
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Celebrate the Season at the Holiday Lights Parade: Sat. Dec. 5, 2015

News
Get ready to turn on the lights in The American Dream City!Arlington’s annual Holiday Lights Parade is Saturday, December 5 at 6 p. m. The fun all starts hours before the parade at 2 p. m., with live entertainment, food, and vendors in Downtown. Then the parade begins at 6 at the corner of…
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The Force Awakens … at Your Arlington Library Dec. 12, 2015!

News
The newest installment in the Star Wars saga is just within reach, and Arlington residents can begin celebrating early at the Arlington Public Library’s Star Wars Extravaganza, Saturday, December 12, from 12 – 2 p. m., at the Southwest Branch Library. Fans young and old are invited to come in costume and…
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Mission Arlington Christmas Store Opens Dec. 12, 2015

Community, Headlines, News
Mission Arlington is gearing up for its annual Christmas Store, which opens for families in need this holiday season on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 400 W. South Street. The store first started in 1987 with one ball and one coat in Executive Director Tillie Burgin’s office. Today, it’s a fully…
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Bowie Hogg Living His American Dream as Member of AISD Board

Community, Headlines, News
Bowie Hogg is a life-long Texan and resident of Arlington, and is currently serving as a member of the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees. Hogg, an Arlington High School graduate, holds the distinct honor of being chosen as one of 16 young executives out of 216,000 applicants to appear on the inaugural season…
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UT Arlington Police CALEA Assessment Public Notice

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve re-accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of the art…
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Spend the Holidays with River Legacy Living Science Center

Community, Headlines, News
River Legacy Living Science Center (703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006) has a number of fun-filled events planned for families this holiday season. Here’s a look at some of the activities you can look forward to you in December and January: First up is River Legacy Living Science Center’s Parent’s Night Out…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: December 4-6, 2015

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Holiday Lights Parade Arlington’s annual holiday parade will be Saturday, December 5 in the Downtown/University District. The fun starts at 2 p. m. with live entertainment, food, and vendors. The parade…
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Council Approves Cottonwood Creek & Fish Creek Flood Protection Plan

Headlines, News, Public Works
The Arlington City Council approved the adoption of the Cottonwood Creek and Fish Creek Flood Protection Plan performed by Espey Consultants, Inc. at the evening session on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. The Cottonwood Creek and Fish Creek Flood Protection Plan was developed to update the Cottonwood Creek and Fish Creek technical data…
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City Moves to Next Phase of LED Streetlight Conversion Project

Headlines, News, Public Works
The Arlington City Council is putting technology to work, approving the next phase of the LED streetlight retrofitting throughout the city with OpTerra Energy Services. Back in March of 2015, the Arlington Public Works and Transportation Department launched the largest streetlight conversion project in the southwest, retrofitting 10,500 lights with high performing…
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City Council Approves Public Safety Upgrades for Fire, Police

Fire, Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington City Council has approved significant public safety upgrades for both the fire and police departments. At the evening session on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the City Council approved the purchase for two new fire engines to replace two existing front-line fire engines that have reached the end of their service life. The new…
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October 2015 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
On Call is published monthly by the APD Media Office to highlight police and public partnerships for a safer community. Inside this month’s On Call newsletter, we celebrate good police work, public partnerships and more. Click here to read the newsletter.
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City, UTA Engineers Use High-Tech Tools to Evaluate Sewer Pipelines

Headlines, News, UT Arlington, Water Utilities
After decades of ferrying water and wastewater, drought, floods and changing soil conditions, sewer lines can begin to crack and fail. This happens across the country and Arlington is no exception. Replacing them all would cost millions. But leading civil engineers from The University of Texas at Arlington’s Center for Structural…
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101 Center Project Set to Transform Downtown Arlington

Economic Development, Government, Headlines, 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 “Invest in Our Economy” Newsletter, read…
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December 2015 Student-Athlete of the Month: Josh Parrish

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
Josh Parrish, senior for Seguin High School’s basketball team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for December 2015. Parrish excels both on the court and in the classroom. After receiving offers from Arkansas, Fresno State, Rice, SMU, VCU, and TCU, the four-star shooting forward signed…
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Arlington Announces October 2015 Property of the Month Winners

Code Compliance, Highlights, News
The City of Arlington’s Code Compliance Services Division is proud to announce our October 2015 Property of the Month award winners: 3101 W. Shadow Dr. 201 N. Mesquite St. 2704 Cabernet Lane 8011 S. Cooper St. 6701 Victory Crest Dr. 2002 Deer Path Dr. 3711 W. Green Oaks Blvd. 1314 Darlene…
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