Texas Rangers Unveil New Ballpark Fare – Including $27 ‘Wicked Pig’ Sandwich

Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Whether you prefer standard ballpark fare, like hotdogs and nachos, or have a more adventurous appetite, Globe Life Park in Arlington offers something for just about every baseball fan’s tastes. On Thursday, the Texas Rangers unveiled several new concession and club menu items for the 2016 season.“If you are here for…
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WWE Superstars Visit Children at the North Texas Youth Education Town in Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Just days away from taking the stage at WrestleMania 32, a handful of WWE Superstars played games, ate pizza and signed autographs with children at the North Texas Youth Education Town in Arlington. Dallas Cowboys players and cheerleaders joined WWE Superstars Mark Henry, Darren Young, Goldust and Jack Swagger during the…
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Volunteers Make Arlington Public Library’s Book Sale A Success

Library, News
The Friends of the Arlington Public Library Spring Book Sale opened March 30 and runs through Sunday, April 3. More than 60,000 items are available for sale throughout the weekend at Meadowbrook Recreation Center. Transforming the empty gym into a busy book market is a big task, but the Friends are ready. A…
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‘U.S. News’ Ranks More Than 20 UTA Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
U. S. News & World Report has ranked more than 20 graduate programs at UTA among the nation’s best in the magazine’s 2017 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” released this month.UTA has top 100 graduate programs in seven colleges and schools including engineering, nursing, science, architecture, planning and public affairs, and…
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March 2016 Student-Athlete of the Month: Alan Braxton

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, Sports
Alan Braxton, a senior on Arlington High School’s track team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for March 2016. Alan has exceeded expectations with outstanding performance both on the field and in the classroom. Scott Peach, Arlington High School athletics coordinator, says Alan deserves the recognition for both the value he places…
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New 2015 Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results Released

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington recently released the results of its annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey. Since 2000, The American Dream City has conducted this annual survey among city residents to measure and track satisfaction with city services like public safety, roads and communication. It was designed to help city officials better understand…
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Traffic Update: Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update
New lane closures have been announced as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Starting at 8 a. m. April 2nd, eastbound and westbound Lamar Boulevard/Avenue H approaching and through State Highway 360 will be reduced to one through lane and will maintain a shortened left turn lane for median crossover construction and…
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The Riddler Revenge Ride Nearly Complete At Six Flags Over Texas

Entertainment, Headlines, News
The construction crew for the expansion of the Gotham City section of Six Flags Over Texas placed the final pieces of THE RIDDLER Revenge today. Three cranes were strategically placed within 100 feet of one another to assist with the intricate process of raising the frame of the ride to…
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River Legacy Living Science Center Earth Day Celebration

Community, News
Pledge to help “Heal the Earth” and discover fun and simple ways to do so during River Legacy Living Science Center’s Earth Day celebration from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, April 9 at the Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard. This free event is fun for the whole family and features…
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Arlington Eats: Oh My BBQ

Headlines, Multimedia, MyArlingtonTV
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 visits Oh My BBQ at 901 E. Arkansas Lane to check out owner Harvey Washington’s specialties, including smoked meats, homemade sauce and stuffed…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Lola & Felix

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet LolaThis adorable two year old female Chihuahua mix is blond and white in color and weighs about seven pounds. Lola is a lively little dog that likes to get her exercise by running and jumping. She knows the command of “sit” and will come…
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Caelum Moor Audio Walking Tour Now Available

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Have you ever wondered about the towering pink granite sculptures in Richard Greene Linear Park between AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington?The next time you’re in the Entertainment District park, you can watch this City of Arlington video for a guided audio tour of the sculpture known as…
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Library Hosts Teddy Bear Carnival

Library, News
Attention children! Grab your favorite stuffed animal buddy and get ready for a day of fun in the sun! Children and teddy bears are invited to the Arlington Public Library’s Teddy Bear Carnival from 10 a. m. to noon Saturday, April 2!The lawn of the Southwest Branch Library, 3311 SW Green…
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Ask Arlington: Water Conservation Tips

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
“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…
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Arlington Once Again Recognized for Traffic Safety Programs

Headlines, News, Public Safety
In 2015, 22 people were killed or fatally injured on Arlington roadways. Thirteen drivers, seven pedestrians, a bicyclist and a 5-year-old passenger lost their lives in traffic accidents. Many of those deaths could have been prevented. The drivers involved were intoxicated, distracted or driving aggressively in all but two of…
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Mayor Issues Proclamation Recognizing AmeriCorps VISTA Service at the Library

Library, News
Crowded on a colorful rug in the community room of the Arlington Public Library’s Southeast Branch, a group of elementary-age children spent Monday evening listening to a storytime from the mayor of Arlington. Mayor Jeff Williams visited the library during Reading Corps, a volunteer-based program that offers one-on-one reading tutoring for…
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Beautify Your Yard with Water Conserving Plants 1

Community, News
Searching for the best plant candidates for your landscape?This spring, Texas SmartScape plants hope to win your vote. These plants are native or adapted to North Central Texas, so they can thrive—come rain or shine—with little to no pesticides or fertilizers and less water. This means you can save money and…
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Spring Cleaning Disposal Tips

Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News
Looking to spring clean your home? The City of Arlington has the ultimate spring cleaning tips to make your cleaning efforts more productive. Here are some things you need to know:Household Trash & Leaves: Must be secured in a plastic bag. Maximum weight: 50 lbs. per bag Must be placed curbside…
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Enjoy Wine, Beer and Doggie Treats at Inaugural Yappy Hour Dog Walk

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Pups and their human parents are invited to EngAGE Arlington’s inaugural Yappy Hour Dog Walk, which will feature Texas wine and beer tastings, doggy treats, music and other “paw-some” entertainment. Dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds are welcome to the event, which is scheduled from 6 p. m. to 9 p. m.…
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Culture Buzz: Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series Preview

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest “Culture Buzz” segment on MyArlingtonTV heads to the Levitt Pavilion in Downtown Arlington for a preview of this year’s Summer Concert Series!The Levitt Pavilion kicks off the Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital 2016 Summer Concert Series May 27 with a three-day Downtown Arlington music festival, a new Family…
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Grammy Award Winning Composer Michael Daugherty to Perform at UTA

News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington will welcome Grammy-Award winning composer Michael Daugherty to campus as the Department of Music’s 2015-16 Artist-in-Residence from April 25 to 30. During that time, Daugherty will teach faculty, staff and student musicians, and premiere one of his own pieces at an orchestra, choir and wind symphony. Daugherty…
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Who is on Your Roof? Tips to Pick a Roofing Contractor

Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
The Insurance Council of Texas estimates the hail storm that hit Tarrant County on March 17 will result in $600 million in auto and property claims. Over the coming weeks, Arlington residents may receive a knock on their door from roofing contractors offering to repair damaged shingles or replace the roof. Because choosing a roofing contractor can be…
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‘Star of Texas’ Project Inspires Arlington Residents to Dream Big

Arts & Culture, Community, News
You may have noticed stars popping up across The American Dream City, and each one is part of an exciting project called “The Star of Texas.”“The Star of Texas” project, officially unveiled by the Arlington Museum of Art as an exhibit back in November 2015, celebrates the city’s brand, Arlington: The American Dream…
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Turner Warnell Lane Closure Expected for Sewer Line Installation

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The westbound lane in the 700 block of Turner Warnell Road in south Arlington will be closed for two days starting at 9 a. m. Thursday, March 24 for the installation of a sewer line. Flaggers will guide traffic in both directions during the lane closure.
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Arlington Easter Weekend Buzz: March 24-27, 2016

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Easter Brunch at Ventana GrilleBring the entire family out to Ventana Grille for an Easter brunch that will include a tasty buffet for all ages to enjoy! 11:00-11:30 AM &…
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WrestleMania 32 Projected to Bring $42 Million Economic Impact to Region

Entertainment, Headlines, News
WWE’s Wrestlemania 32 will bring more than the top wrestling stars to America’s Dream City. The week-long event will also to deliver a whopping economic impact – projected in excess of $42 million – for Arlington and the North Texas region. On April 4, an estimated 100,000 wrestling fans will flock to…
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Register Now for the 4th Annual Arlington Bass Classic

News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will host the 4th annual Arlington Bass Classic at Lake Arlington on April 9, 2016. The tournament start time is 7 a. m. with angler check-in beginning at 5:30 a. m. at the Lake Office in Richard Simpson Park. The Bass Classic will end at 3…
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2016 Good Friday Closings and Service Schedules in Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Friday, March 25, 2016 for Good Friday. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Monday, March 28. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington on Friday, March 25, as regularly scheduled. What’s CLOSED Friday, March 25 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court…
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Enhancing Regional Mobility: I-30/SH-360 Interchange Breaks Ground

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News
City, county and state leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the $233 million Interstate 30/State Highway 360 Project in Arlington earlier this month. The multi-year construction project, designed to reduce traffic congestion on both high-volume highways and to improve public safety, is the largest Proposition 1 funded project in the state. Read more…
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Outreach Program Helps Youth Understand Water Pollution Prevention

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Even kids can also play a role in keeping Arlington beautiful and clean. The Stormwater Management Division’s education outreach program provides stormwater pollution and prevention presentations to our local elementary school age students. This program provides elementary school age students with information on the function of the City’s Storm Drain system and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Toby & Raider

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet TobyThis attractive male is a one and half year old, red, white and cream Tabby mix. Toby is one of the sweetest, friendliest cats you’ll come across. He loves sitting in your lap and he purrs loudly. He also likes to climb up to…
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Police Department Launches City-wide Taskforce to Address Robberies

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson has ordered the initiation of a city-wide task force to address a spike in robberies that have been occurring. The taskforce will consist of department personnel from specialized units and patrol resources. Intelligence sharing with field personnel will be enhanced so officers have the most…
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Eastbound Lane Temporarily Closed for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures have been announced as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. From today to Tuesday, March 22, the eastbound Interstate 30 right lane and shoulder will be closed between Ballpark Way and SH 360 as crews place a concrete safety barrier. Closures are in effect from 9 a. m.…
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Backstage Arlington Highlights Diverse Music of The American Dream City

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
MyArlingtonTV is taking a trip across The American Dream City to showcase some of the diverse musical acts happening in Arlington’s schools, restaurants, churches and neighborhoods. Hosted by Tika Cook, “Backstage Arlington” will highlight some of the different music acts and performing venues that exist in Arlington. The first episode features…
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Why Is My Creek Green? Fertilizers Could be to Blame

Community, News, Water Utilities
Fertilizers contain large amounts of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous that can wash into ponds, lakes, streams and other local waterways leading to eutrophication. This causes the overgrowth of aquatic plants primarily in the form of an algae bloom turning our creeks and streams green. The rapid increase in unwanted…
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Upgrades Underway at John Kubala Water Treatment Plant

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
The John Kubala Water Treatment Plant will be temporarily offline for the next few weeks during the installation of a new ozone generator, which is designed to help Arlington continue providing its customers with high-quality, great-tasting drinking water. The Pierce Burch Water Treatment Plant will serve all Arlington customers during the…
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Learn Lawn and Landscaping Tips at Water Conservation Classes

Community, News
Want your lawn and flower beds to look their best? Mark your calendar for these free water conservation classes being held next month in Arlington. 6-7:30 p. m. April 7: Learn and Grow with Tarrant County Master Gardeners – Landscape Design for Water Efficiency. Location: Southwest Branch Library, 3311 S. W. Green…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 17-20, 2016

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. St. Patrick’s Day Events in ArlingtonThursday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day in The American Dream City and the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau website has a number of events…
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Arlington Families Have Fun at Library’s Puppet Petting Zoo

Library, News
Nearly 100 people attended the “Puppet Petting Zoo” at the Southeast Branch Library on Tuesday. The event was part of the Arlington Public Library’s first-ever Spring Break Week of Play, which runs through Saturday. Click here to see a list of upcoming Week of Play activities.
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Julia Burgen Park Construction Set to Start Next Month

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Featuring a shaded playground and a concrete hike and bike trail along Johnson Creek, the long-anticipated Julia Burgen Park in central Arlington is set to open next spring. Construction of the Phase I park improvements are expected to begin next month. The 66-acre linear park, which could open as soon as next…
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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Headlines, Library, News
Clear some space on those bookshelves, it’s time for the Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FAPL) Spring Book Sale at Meadowbrook Recreation Center!With more than 60,000 items available, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and records, there is something for everyone, and all proceeds support the Arlington Public…
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Will WrestleMania 32 Set Attendance Record in Arlington?

Headlines, News, Sports
Will the WWE break its own WrestleMania attendance record when the pop-culture extravaganza comes to Arlington next month?Several media outlets, including Forbes, ESPN and the Dallas Morning News are citing Wrestling Observer journalist Dave Meltzer’s report that the April 3 event at AT&T Stadium has broken the WWE record for number of tickets sold.“As of…
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Levitt Pavilion Kicks Off Summer Concert Series May 27

Entertainment, Headlines, News
The Levitt Pavilion kicks off the Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital 2016 Summer Concert Series May 27 with a three-day Downtown Arlington music festival, a new title sponsor, a new Family Movie Night and some musical heavy hitters in its free concert line-up. Summer concerts open with the annual Downtown Arlington…
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UTA Assistant Art Professor Among Winners of Prestigious Smithsonian Portrait Competition

Arts & Culture, Community, News, UT Arlington
A University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor of art has been named among seven award winners of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016 hosted by The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Huckaby, an assistant professor of painting in the Department of Art and Art History, joined UTA in 2009. Sedrick…
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Presentations Available On Stormwater Flooding and Pollution Prevention

Government, News, Water Utilities
Want to learn how to keep the City’s storm drains and creeks pollution free?The Stormwater Management Division is providing educational presentations about the City’s Storm Drain system and its function in reducing flooding. This outreach program, aimed at homeowners associations, civic and community groups, parent-teacher associations and apartment complex management and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Bama & Kato

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, Highlights, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet BamaThis adorable two year old, female, Pit Bull Terrier mix is tan, white and brindle in color, and weighs 51 pounds. Bama is a favorite here at the shelter. She is a really sweet, mellow dog. Bama will sit on command and walks well…
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Fitch Awards City of Arlington Highest Possible Rating For 2nd Year

Budget, Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington received high marks for its financial strength in February following a review by the three major credit rating agencies. For the second year in a row, Fitch awarded the City’s General Obligation debt with the highest possible rating: AAA. In its rating report, Fitch praised the long-term planning…
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UTA Teams Up with Cancer Foundation For Life to Help Cancer Patients

Community, News, Public Health, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has teamed up with Cancer Foundation for Life to bring an exercise program to the University campus that helps cancer patients return to full health. Mark Haykowsky, professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Moritz Chair…
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Main Street Antique Junk Fest Set For March 19

Community, News
Love antique furniture, hand-crafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind home décor? You’ll find all of that and more on Saturday, March 19 at the Main Street Antique Junk Fest in downtown Arlington. The outdoor flea market-style event, which will feature about a dozen vendors with antique, vintage, vintage-inspired or handmade wares, is scheduled…
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Students Explore Technology Through Arlington Public Library’s Teen Tech Week

Library, News
Students participating in the Arlington Public Library’s Teen Tech Week this week received hands-on experience with computers, software and internet tools. On Thursday, March 10, the Library and the University of Texas at Arlington’s Fabrication Lab (FAB Lab) introduced some new technologies to teens through interactive demonstrations designed to be fun as well as educational. Teen Tech Week is…
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Take a Virtual Tour of Arlington’s Historic Buildings

Arts & Culture, Community, News
Do you love history? Then take a few moments to explore City of Arlington’s rich and storied past. From the arrival of the first train in 1876 to explosive growth that ranks the City among the 50th most populous in our country today, Arlington has undergone numerous transitions in its 150-plus…
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Three New Sculptures Enhance Arlington’s Entertainment District

Arts & Culture, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Visitors to Arlington’s Entertainment District have even more public art to enjoy with the addition of three new sculptures in Richard Greene Linear Park. Nine sculptures total are now on display along Johnson Creek between AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington, with plans to add another one in the…
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery March 13

Fire, News
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a. m. Sunday, March 13. Moving clocks forward one hour means an increase in daylight hours through the fall. It also means it’s time to not only change your clock, but your smoke detector batteries. The Arlington Fire Department says now is also a good time to the…
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Arlington Helps Residents Become Master Composters

News, Public Works
The annual Master Composter Workshop took place at UTA’s Sweet Center and the adjacent compost area this past weekend. This two-day workshop is free for Arlington residents ($20 for non-residents) and provides attendees with free composting books, a composting thermometer and a zero waste lunch. Class participants receive classroom instruction followed by…
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Keep Arlington Beautiful Adopt-A-Spot Program

Community, Headlines, News
Last June, Keep Arlington Beautiful and the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department announced a volunteer campaign to clean up litter from public right-of-ways, such as parks, streets, and trails. The Adopt-A-Spot program is up and running and off to a strong start. Organizations, businesses, teams and families have come together adopting spots…
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$18 Million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project Completed Early

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update
The $18 million Tri-schools road project in southwest Arlington is expected to be substantially complete by April, about five months earlier than scheduled. It’s another example of dreams getting done in the American Dream City. Although some minor work still remains to be done, all sections of Ledbetter Road, Calender Road and Russell…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 10-13, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Teen Tech Week Maker CompetitionTeens in grades 6-12 are invited to bring their friends and ideas to solve challenges and create something TECH-tacular this Saturday at the East Arlington Branch…
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A Spring Break Week of Play at the Library

Library, News
For parents and caregivers working to fill their calendars with spring break activities, the Arlington Public Library is ready to entertain young and old with its first-ever Spring Break Week of Play. The week-long program will kick off Saturday, March 12, with a Messy Play Storytime at the Southeast Branch. Programs…
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Traffic Update: Lane Closures Ahead for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Drivers should expect lane closures as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Beginning Friday night, westbound Copeland Road from Six Flags Drive to just east of Ballpark Way will be permanently closed. Only eastbound Copeland Road traffic will be allowed between Ballpark Way and Six Flags Drive. Next…
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UTA Spotlight: Campus Health Fair Offers Free Screenings & Giveaways

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: – UTA’s Health Services sponsor a health fair for a safe spring break. – The Campus Recreation…
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Home Depot Stores Offering Free Fix A Leak Workshops on March 19

Government, News, Water Utilities
Your leaky faucet may be costing more than just your sanity. Nationwide, household leaks have the potential to waste as much as 1 trillion gallons of water every year and require homeowners to repair major problems caused by small leaks. Home Depot stores across 15 counties in North Texas, including Tarrant…
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UTA’s Annual Glass Art Sale And Show Set For April 2

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News, UT Arlington
Hundreds of glass vases, platters, paperweights and other art pieces delicately handcrafted by students and faculty will be on sale Saturday, April 2 during the University of Texas at Arlington’s popular annual Glass Art Sale and Show. The sale is scheduled from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m., or until merchandise runs…
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Water On The Road? Turn Around, Don’t Drown

News, Weather
With heavy rains and strong winds moving through portions of Texas this week, it’s a good time to remind drivers to avoid low water crossings and driving on flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown, or TADD, is a NOAA National Weather Service campaign to warn people of the hazards of walking or…
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Linh Nguyen Helping Students Find Their Dreams Through Artwork

Arlington ISD, Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, News
Linh Nguyen is the visual arts coordinator for Arlington ISD schools, where he continues to positively influence the lives of students by teaching innovation and creative thinking through exploration and production of visual art. His family left Vietnam for the United States in 1975 after the Fall of Saigon when Linh was…
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Spring Break Family Fun Planned At River Legacy Living Science Center

Community, News
Staying close to home for Spring Break next week? Plan a stop at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington for a week full of daily, family-fun activities!The Science Center has affordable activities planned daily from 10 am to 3 pm including nature walks, animal explorations, and nature art projects…
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Accreditation Assessment Team Wants Your Feedback On Dispatch Services

Fire, News, Public Safety
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive April 2, 2016, to examine all aspects of the City of Arlington Dispatch Services Division’s policy and procedures, management, and operations. Verification by the team that Arlington’s Dispatch Services Division meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art…
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Levitt Pavilion Launches Children’s Summer Concert Series in June

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
The Levitt Pavilion will kick off its free Children’s Summer Concert Series in June and is also introducing new family movie nights. The concert series features award-winning children’s artists, such as The Boogers and Big Bang Boom, which have proven to be a big hit with audiences of all ages. All…
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Arlington CVB Holds WWE Championship Belt Contest

Entertainment, Highlights, News
The Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau is giving you the chance to win your very own WWE World Championship belt in time for WrestleMania 32 in The American Dream City! See the contest details below: WRESTLEMANIA 32 IS COMING UP FAST. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN FEEL LIKE A CHAMP IN…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Sophia & Chippy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet SophiaThis gorgeous female, cream and black Siamese cat is about one year old. Sophia looks like she’s dressed for a masquerade ball complete with her mask and beautiful blue eyes. She may be small in stature, but she is big on affection. She likes to rub…
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AISD, UTA Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Teacher Academy

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The Arlington ISD and The University of Texas at Arlington announced the creation of an innovative Teacher Academy for aspiring young educators. AISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos and UTA President Dr. Vistasp Karbhari made this partnership official with the signing of a memorandum of understanding Monday, March 7, 2016. The Teacher Academy…
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TxDOT: Cooper Street Improvements Set For Summer Completion

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) assures drivers it’s on track to complete Cooper Street improvements in Arlington by this summer. Crews are working to finish the raised curb medians between Interstate 20 and Mitchell Street near the University of Texas at Arlington by the end of spring, said Val Lopez,…
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GM, Arlington Commons Named Finalists in ‘Best Real Estate Deals’ List

City Council Priorities, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Two Arlington businesses were named finalists Friday in the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals of 2015. General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant, which announced a $1.4 billion investment last year, was the sole finalist for the Community Impact Deal honor. Arlington Commons was one of two finalists named for the Suburban…
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SH 360 South Project Update Meeting Set For March 8

Community, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Mobility improvements are underway for drivers in North Texas on SH 360 south of Interstate 20 to U. S. 287. As progress continues on the $330 million project, the SH 360 South team will host a project update meeting on Tuesday, March 8 to inform the public about ongoing construction. This project update meeting, which will be a…
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City Names John M. Dugan Community Development & Planning Director

Government, Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
The City of Arlington has named John M. Dugan its new Community Development and Planning Director. Dugan comes to Arlington from San Antonio, where he has directed long-range planning, community development and redevelopment, downtown planning, urban design, federal grants administration and other responsibilities since 2012. The seasoned professional planner has more than…
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February 2016 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
Inside this month’s On Call newsletter, more public safety highlights made possible by good Arlington community/police partnerships. On Call is published monthly by the Arlington Police Department Media Office. Click here to read the newsletter.
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Six Flags Over Texas Opens For 55th Season This Saturday

Community, Entertainment, News
Six Flags Over Texas open for its 55th season on Saturday, March 5. For opening weekend only, guests can purchase a discounted online ticket for $19.99, plus tax. The park’s operating hours during opening weekend are from 11 a. m. to 7 p. m. The park will then re-open from March 10 through March 20 for…
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Host Your Child’s Next Birthday Party At Arlington Animal Services

Animal Services, News, Volunteer
The first Animal Services birthday party of 2016 was held on Saturday, January 30 for Mariah Hanlon. Mariah turned 10 years old and wanted to celebrate at Arlington Animal Services with her family and friends. Mariah is a huge animal lover and asked her guest to bring donations for the shelter…
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Arlington Municipal Court Provides Many Options for Resolving a Class C Citation

Government, Municipal Court, News
The Arlington Municipal Court wants citizens to know they have a variety of options for resolving their Class C Misdemeanor citations, including payment plans and community service.Under Texas law, Class C Misdemeanor crimes are punishable by fine only. A judge or jury may not assess jail time as punishment for…
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On the Clock: Behind the Scenes with Arlington Municipal Airport

Aviation, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
“On the Clock” is a 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 the work…
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WNBA’s Dallas Wings Announce Preseason Schedule For Inaugural Season

News, Sports, UT Arlington
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. UTA presents EchosmithEchosmith is an American indie pop band formed in February 2009 in Chino, California. The group is set to set to bring their dance-rock influenced sounds to The University…
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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Job Fair Set For March 12-13

Community, News
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in North Texas, is hiring 500 seasonal employees for the 2016 season, which begins May 7. The park’s annual job fair is scheduled from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. March 12 and March 13 at Harbor Center, 1800 E. Lamar Boulevard in Arlington. The…
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Leaders Celebrate Groundbreaking on $233 Million I-30/SH 360 Interchange

Headlines, News, Transportation
City, county and state leaders celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday of the $233 million Interstate 30/State Highway 360 Interchange Project in Arlington. The interchange, designed to reduce traffic congestion on both high-volume highways and improve safety for the traveling public, is the largest Proposition 1 funded project in the state.“This is a…
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Human Resources Staff Helps UTA Students Explore Careers With City of Arlington

Government, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington held its Spring 2016 job fair at the Maverick Activities Center on Tuesday, March 1 with more than 1,500 students in attendance. Potential employers had the opportunity to engage in discussion with underclassmen, graduating seniors, graduate students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time and internship opportunities. Tasha…
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Police Awards Ceremony Salutes the Best

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department Awards Ceremony at the Arlington Convention Center on Feb. 24 was a tribute to service excellence. This event was sponsored by the Arlington Police Foundation and the John V. and Jeri McMillan Memorial Fund. Awards were presented to those whose exemplary service contributed to the overall success of…
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Texas Live!, Champions Park Featured in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

City Council Priorities, Economic Development, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Exciting news came in December when the City and the Texas Rangers announced plans 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. That same month, Greenway Investment Company broke ground…
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Water Main Break Closes Mansfield Road at Nathan Lowe Road in South Arlington

News, Traffic Update, Transportation, Water Utilities
Starting at 9 a. m. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Mansfield Road will be closed at Nathan Lowe Road in South Arlington because of a broken 30-inch water main. The affected section of Mansfield Road, located west of Cooper Street and south of Southwest Green Oaks Boulevard, is expected to be opened by…
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Summer Swim Class Registration Now Open

News, Parks & Recreation
Registration for outdoor aquatic programs will begin on Tuesday, March 1. Private and group lessons will be offered at Allen Bolden, Bad Konigshofen, and Woodland West outdoor pools, as well as the Hugh Smith Recreation Center’s indoor pool. Classes will be offered for those ranging from 6 months of age through…
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March 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Herb Soehlig

News, Parks & Recreation
After retiring as an over the road trucker for 40 years, Herb Soehlig began working at various golf courses to fill his time. Herb started volunteering at Lake Arlington Golf Course four years ago and has been a valuable asset ever since. Herb volunteers 12 hours a week and takes on extra…
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