UTA Spotlight: Exhibit Dives Into UT Arlington’s History

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 legal battle that could possibly have huge implications for Texas immigrants. – How UT Arlington
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GM, Arlington Commons Receive Top Honors at ‘Dallas Business Journal’ Awards Banquet

Business, Headlines, News
Two Arlington businesses were named winners Thursday night 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, won the Best Community Impact Deal honor. The overhaul, one of GM’s largest single investments in a U. S. manufacturing facility, will expand the Arlington plant…
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Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive Aims to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Community, Headlines, News
About 49 million Americans are food insecure, which means they may not always have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. But you can help provide meals by participating in the 24th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 14th. The process is simple. All you have to…
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Straumann, Global Leader in Dental Prosthetics, Doubles Its Arlington Production Site

Business, Headlines, News
Straumann Manufacturing, a global leader in dental prosthetics, recently completed expansion of its only North American production facility, located right here in Arlington. Besides agreeing to add 12 new jobs, the dental implant manufacturing company doubled its facility. Straumann now leases the entire 27,000-square-foot building at 916 113th Street in the Great…
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Backstage Arlington Journeys Back in Time to the Origins of Rock Music

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” highlights some of the different music acts and performing venues that exist in Arlington. The newest episode features Mike DeLoach…
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City of Arlington Hosts Fair Housing Symposium

Government, News
The City of Arlington hosted a Fair Housing Symposium Wednesday at the Arlington Board of REALTORS part of National Fair Housing Month. The symposium provided attendees with information on fair housing as well as helped raise awareness about how to inquire about and file fair housing complaints within the City of Arlington. A…
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Junior League of Arlington’s Spring Fling on the Green Set for May 13

News, Parks & Recreation
Editor’s Note: This event was originally scheduled for Friday, April 29 but was rescheduled for May 13 because of inclement weather. The Junior League of Arlington proudly presents their 14th Annual Spring Fling on the Green at Tierra Verde Golf Club!The 2016 Spring Fling on the Green, set for Friday, May…
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Street Closures Set in Downtown Arlington Next Month for 101 Center Project Infrastructure

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Drivers should anticipate some street closures in Downtown Arlington next month as infrastructure is put into place for the 101 Center project. The intersection at East Street and South Street will be closed from May 2 to May 9. Then, the section of East Street between Abram Street and South Street…
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April 2016 Student-Athlete of the Month: Eric Walker

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Eric Walker, senior for Martin High School’s baseball and football teams, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for April 2016. With a 7-2 record on the mound in 2016 and a 0.40 ERA, Walker has been a leader for the Warriors and was an integral…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 28-May 1, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Food Truck Fridays 2016The good times and great food are rolling into Arlington, Texas once again for spring 2016! The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays series will…
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Dallas Wings Ready for Start of Inaugural Season in Arlington

Headlines, News, Sports
With a new basketball court and practice underway, the Dallas Wings are ready for their inaugural season in Arlington. The WNBA team’s first preseason home game at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center is at 1:30 p. m. Sunday, May 8 against the Connecticut Sun. The Wings’ first regular…
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Early Voting Runs Through May 3

Elections, Headlines, News
Early voting for the Arlington May 7, 2016 election started Monday, April 25 and will continue until Tuesday, May 3. Voters have six locations in Arlington in which to cast their early ballot: City of Arlington – South Service Center, 1100 SW Green Oaks Blvd., 76017 Tarrant County College SE Campus EMB…
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Federal Grants Help Improve Housing, Other Opportunities for Low-to-Moderate Income Residents

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Thanks to $4.6 million in grants from the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, more dreams will be realized in Arlington for low-to-moderate income residents. The Arlington City Council voted Tuesday to approve the proposed Program Year 2016 Action Plan. Subject to HUD’s approval, the Program Year 2016 Action Plan describes how the…
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Volunteers Needed to Serve on Arlington Boards, Commissions

Government, News
The City of Arlington is accepting applications for interested residents who would like to serve on a Board or Commission. Members of boards and commissions assist the Mayor and City Council by making recommendations on general policy matters impacting the city. Most boards and commissions function in advisory capacities and some have final decision-making…
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Put Technology to Work: Public Library Program Increases Teen Digital Literacy

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology To Work” as a priority. Technology touches all parts of the city life – our organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities including investing in our economy, supporting quality education, enhancing regional mobility and championing…
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East Main Street Arts & Music Festival Launches May 7

Community, News
The East Main Street Art & Music Festival will celebrate its inaugural event from noon to 8 p. m. May 7 at 601 E. Main Street. Event organizers and sponsors, which include Division Brewing, Mavericks Bar and Grill, Arlington Proud and Create Arlington, say they hope to bring an event to Arlington…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Delilah & Tali

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet TaliThis pretty three and half year old female Domestic Shorthair is a brown, red and black Torbie. Tali can be a little shy at first but she warms up quickly. She participates in the PSK philosophy—purr, squint, knead. She really likes to be held…
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Celebrate Literacy at Dia!

Library, News
On Saturday, April 30, the Arlington Public Library, in partnership with UTA Modern Languages Department, presents Dia! a celebration of children, families, and reading at the UTA Maverick Activity Center Soccer Gym. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 2 p. m. to 5 p. m.…
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City Urges Boaters to Help Prevent Introduction of Invasive Plants in Lake Arlington

News, Parks & Recreation
Despite four months having passed since the initial confirmation of giant salvinia at Lake Fork, which lies roughly 90 miles east of Arlington, the battle continues with this invasive species. Since November, two herbicide treatments have been performed with another one scheduled sometime this April. During growing season, giant salvinia can…
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Fun and Sun Aplenty at 27th Annual River Legacy Cardboard Boat Regatta

Community, Headlines, News
Seth Su and Dan Lahtaw hoisted Argo, the trim, royal blue boat they built themselves, and raced out of the water. Quickly, they turned the boat to its side and began sopping water with towels.“We named her Argo, the Greek word for swift,” Su said. “And it fits. She is very…
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Lone Star Half Marathon and Mayor’s 5K Draws About 700 Participants This Year

Community, Headlines, News
Runner and race director Shea Needham dreams big. Her goal is to host the largest road race for people with mixed abilities, with a particular focus on providing a welcoming event for athletes with physical challenges. Needham doesn’t want to host the largest race in the Metroplex or even the largest…
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Annual Health and Wellness Fair Includes Free Screenings, Fitness Demonstrations

News, Parks & Recreation
Make 2016 the year a focus on health and well-being! The annual Health and Wellness Fair is scheduled from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Friday, April 29 at the Eunice Activity Center, 1000 Eunice Street. The free event is open to adults and offers a variety of health screenings and wellness demonstrations. This…
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Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series Returns This Week to Levitt Pavilion

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The good times and great food are rolling into Arlington, Texas once again for spring 2016! The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays series will start back up on April 29th!Starting April 29th, join us for lunch at the Levitt Pavilion between 11 a. m. and 2 p. m. Each…
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Enter to Win a Composting Startup Kit at Upcoming Backyard Composting Classes

Parks & Recreation, News
In honor of International Compost Awareness Week in May, the City of Arlington Master Composters will be giving away one Composting Startup Kit at their May 7 and May 14 Backyard Composting Classes. Class participants at each location will enter…
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Naturally Fun 5: April 25 - May 1, 2016

Parks & Recreation, News
Here are the five things you need to know about Arlington Parks and Recreation for this week!
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German Shepherd is Latest Family Pet Saved Thanks to Fire Department’s Pet Oxygen Masks

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
Fire trucks in Arlington, Texas carry a variety of lifesaving equipment, from fire hose and axes to defibrillators and medications. One piece of equipment you may not have known about is the pet oxygen mask. In 2006, the Dog Scouts of America, Troop 119 donated 10 pet oxygen mask kits to…
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Chamber of Commerce Announces Small Business of the Year Recipients

Business, Headlines, News
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce announced today the recipients of the 2016 Arlington Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Awards. FOR-PROFIT CATEGORYMahrouq Enterprises International, Inc. (MEI) – Having started as an auto export business in 1999, MEI has grown to serve multiple business segments including: auto sales, auto…
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Dallas Cowboys Host Free NFL Draft Parties at AT&T Stadium April 28-30

Community, News
Updated April 26, 2016: Please note that all events on all three days of the NFL Draft Parties (April 28-30) will now be indoors and on the field. Parking will still be at Lot 10 and general admission entry will be through Entry H. The Dallas Cowboys will host three days of…
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Arlington Skate Parks Offer Features for Skaters of all Ages, Skill Levels

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Vandergriff Skate Park in Arlington offers numerous features designed for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Located between the Bob Duncan Center, tennis court complex and Allen Bolden Pool, the 21,000-square-foot skate park includes stairs, ledges, banks, rails and other street features for anyone in the community to enjoy. Since…
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Water Gun Battle Aims to Set World Record, Raise Money for Military Veteran Charity

Community, News
Navy veteran Kolton Krottinger wants the community to support the charity Hope for the Warriors and have a blast while doing it. Krottinger is organizing a water gun battle from 6 p. m. to 9 p. m. June 25 at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Stadium to raise money for charity…
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Arlington Parks and Recreation Announces New Camp Viridian

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
A brand new adventure awaits at Camp Viridian this summer! This will be the inaugural year for this outdoor adventure Summer Day Camp and it is kicking off with a bang. Camp Viridian offers a safe and fun program that focuses on the development of outdoor skills through activities, field trips,…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 22-24, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Lone Star Half-Marathon & Mayor’s 5KRunners will once again get the chance to run The American Dream City on Sunday, April 24, 2016! The Lone Star Half Marathon and Mayor’s 5K…
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Traffic Update: Johnson Creek Bridge on Abram Street Closed for Reconstruction from May to January

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Drivers who regularly travel east Abram Street between Collins Street and Stadium Drive will need to plan alternate routes during reconstruction of the bridge over Johnson Creek. The bridge, located east of Collins Street near Meadowbrook Park, will be closed starting May 15 and isn’t expected to reopen until January 2017.…
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Arlington Excited to Help Make Dreams Come True for Filmmakers

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Lights, camera, action in The American Dream City! The City of Arlington is proud to announce it is now a Film Friendly certified community recognized by the Texas Film Commission. The Film Friendly Texas program provides training and ongoing guidance to statewide community representatives on how to effectively market their communities…
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UT Arlington, Women’s Basketball Coach Krista Gerlich Agree on Contract Extension

News, Sports, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington and women’s basketball coach Krista Gerlich have agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. Additional contract terms were not disclosed.“We’re pleased to have Coach Gerlich extended for an additional two years,” UT Arlington Athletic Director Jim Baker said. “She and her…
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UT Arlington’s Lady Movin’ Mavs are National Champs

News, Sports, UT Arlington
UTA’s successful men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball programs are a point of pride for the university. On March 12, 2016 the Lady Movin’ Mavs, in just their second year of competition, won the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.UTA’s 2016 Spirit Week ended with a university-wide pep rally. Watch to see…
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Texas Rangers Women’s Club Pitches in to Keep Arlington Beautiful

News, Parks & Recreation
The Keep Arlington Beautiful Board is excited to have the Texas Rangers Women’s Club as a participant of the Adopt-A-Spot Program in Arlington. With their commitment and enthusiasm, they will be excellent ambassadors for Keep Arlington Beautiful. The Texas Rangers Women’s Club was organized in 1974 under the direction of Phil Jason, a member…
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River Legacy’s 27th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta Makes a Splash Saturday

Community, News
River Legacy Living Science Center will be closed Saturday, April 23 for River Legacy’s 27th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Admission tickets can still be purchased in advance for $6 at the Science Center, 703 N. W. Green Oaks Blvd., until 4 p. m., Friday, April 22. Tickets will…
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Residents Shave Off Their Hair to Raise Awareness, Money for Pediatric Cancer

Community, News
Jim and Secret Kunkle will part with their hair for the second year in a row to make life more liveable for children battling pediatric cancer. The Arlington couple participated in One Mission’s Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer event last year and said they are looking forward to once again…
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Grammy-Award Winning Singer B.J. Thomas Finds Happiness in Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, News
B. J. Thomas, a five-time Grammy and two-time Dove Award winner is a proud resident of Arlington: The American Dream City. Thomas has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years. His recording of “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”…
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2nd Annual Viridian Bioblitz Set for May 20-21

Community, News
The upcoming 2nd Annual Viridian Bioblitz is an opportunity for residents of Arlington to discover the local ecosystem and its biodiversity and to become engaged as citizen scientist. A bioblitz is an intense period of exploration and discovery where scientists and community members work together to document and learn about the…
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Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Preparedness Supplies This Weekend

Headlines, News, Public Safety
With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 23-25.“The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for…
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‘Watch UR BAC’ Program Focuses on Impaired Driving Education and Prevention

Headlines, News, Police
The Arlington Police Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service “Watch UR BAC” program have joined together to spread an important safety message to the public about intoxication and drug abuse. The Watch UR BAC program focuses on education and prevention of all impaired driving issues whether from alcohol…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Empress & Rascal

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet EmpressThis beautiful solid black cat is a one year old, female Domestic Shorthair. A friendly cat, Empress is one out to impress. She does the endearing things that cat people like: purring, kneading, head butting, and burrowing her head in your hand. She likes…
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UTA Professors Awarded Fellowships in Prestigious UT System Academy

Education, News, UT Arlington
Two University of Texas at Arlington professors have been honored as 2016 Fellows of the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers in recognition for their leadership in education and commitment to improving learning across the University of Texas System. Kevin Schug, Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, and Barbara Shipman, associate professor…
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Traffic Update: Lamar Boulevard/Ave H Lane Closures Announced for I-30/SH 360 Interchange

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures have been announced this week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. From now until later this fall, westbound and eastbound Lamar Boulevard/Ave H will be reduced to one lane approaching SH 360 for construction of a new southbound frontage road intersection. From now through summer 2017,…
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Enter to Win a Composting Startup Kit at Upcoming Backyard Composting Classes

Community, Garbage & Recycling, News, Public Works
In honor of International Compost Awareness Week in May, the City of Arlington Master Composters will be giving away one Composting Startup Kit at their May 7 and May 14 Backyard Composting Classes. Class participants at each location will enter their names for the drawing at the beginning of the class. A Master…
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UTA All-Sports Banquet Tickets Now on Sale

Education, News, UT Arlington
The 2016 UT Arlington All-Sports Banquet presented by Texas Trust is Wednesday, May 4 at College Park Center. The keynote address will be delivered by Emily Jones, a longtime media fixture in Dallas-Fort Worth who is currently the Texas Rangers field reporter and host of Rangers Insider. The All Sports Banquet recognizes…
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Be Flood Aware!

News, Public Safety
There are three primary types of flooding in Texas: Riverine flooding occurs when rivers, streams, creeks and lakes overflow their banks due to extended periods of continuous rainfall. Urban or localized flooding is usually caused by issues such as poor lot grading, inadequate drainage infrastructure or blocked drainage structures in…
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Michigan State’s Aerial Powers Headlines Wings 2016 Draft

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
The Dallas Wings selected Aerial Powers from Michigan State in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2016 WNBA draft as they enter their inaugural season in Arlington.“We are very pleased with our 2016 draft class,” said General Manager Greg Bibb. “We achieved our objectives of adding talent and depth to…
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Police Department Publishes 2015 Annual Report

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
This week, Police Chief Will Johnson released the 2015 Arlington Police Department Annual Report. The Annual Report includes crime trends and strategic goals along with public safety success stories and accomplishments from the past year. The report also spotlights a number of community investments made by the department in 2015 to…
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Section of Overhill Drive to Close Until January for Abram Street Rebuild Project

Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update, Transportation
Overhill Drive between East Abram Street and Ruth Street will be closed beginning Friday, April 22 and will remain closed at least through January 2017. This closure is required for the installation of a deep double-box culvert that is included in the 2008 bond-funded Abram Street reconstruction project. This section of Overhill Drive…
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Pledge to ‘Doo the Right Thing’ and Enter Your Pup in a Calendar Contest

Community, News
We’re calling on the dog owners in Arlington to protect our waters and community by pledging to Doo the Right Thing. Owners who pledge to Doo the Right Thing and pick up after their dogs have the chance to enter them in the North Central Texas Council of Governments Public Education…
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Dallas Opera to Present Free Simulcast of ‘Show Boat’ at AT&T Stadium

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News, Theatre
The Dallas Opera will present a FREE simulcast of Show Boat at AT&T Stadium in Arlington at 7:30 p. m. Saturday, April 23. Introduce friends and family to the magic of musical theater with this spectacular production. The groundbreaking 1927 masterpiece by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II is set in the 1880s and…
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Abram Street Closures Scheduled for GM Pedestrian Bridge Construction

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Abram Street will be closed between Sherry Street and State Highway 360 from 12:01 a. m. and 8 a. m. on these four consecutive Saturday nights/Sundays mornings:April 17 April 24 May 1 May 8The closures are necessary for construction of the General Motors Pedestrian Bridge, which crosses over Abram Street.
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 14-17, 2016

Arts & Culture, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Orioles vs. Rangers 4-Game SeriesThe Texas Rangers return home to The American Dream City after a west coast trip that saw the team travel to Anaheim and Seattle. The AL…
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On the Clock: Maintaining Arlington’s Award-Winning Water Quality

Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Water Utilities
“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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UTA Spotlight: Organization Balances Stress with Deep Thinking

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 group is devoted to helping others with concepts such as simple living. – Students react…
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Sections of Green Oaks Boulevard, Little Road Scheduled for Repair

News, Public Works, Traffic Update
Arlington drivers can soon look forward to smoother ride on Green Oaks Boulevard between Pioneer Parkway and Arkansas Lane and between Pleasant Ridge Road to Interstate 20. Construction to repair Green Oaks in those sections is expected to begin June 1 and be complete by December. Little Road from Green Oaks Boulevard to…
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Free Arlington Golf Demo Day Set for Saturday

News
Test out the latest clubs from Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland/Srixon, Nike, Ping, TaylorMade, Titleist, and TourEdge at our FREE Arlington Golf Demo Day from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday, April 16 at Tierra Verde Golf Club. Rather than swinging into a net like the big box retailers, you’ll be able to test…
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Public Feedback Sought for Proposed Lynn Creek Trail Extension

News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington is interested in citizen feedback regarding the hike and bike trail extension from Buttercup Ln. to New York Ave. along Lynn Creek Linear Park. A public meeting is scheduled from 6:30 p. m. to 8 p. m. April 19 at Ousley Junior High, 950 Southeast Pkwy. For more information, contact…
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Symposium Aims to Promote Fair Housing Choice

Government, News
The City of Arlington will host a Fair Housing Symposium on April 27 at the Arlington Board of REALTORS part of National Fair Housing Month. The City invites residents, lenders, real estate companies, landlords, apartment managers, non-profit housing agencies, title companies, appraisers, state and federal agencies, interest groups, apartment associations and other…
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Cooper Street Nighttime Lane Closures Expected

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Cooper Street lane closures could begin as soon as this week, weather permitting, so Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews can begin paving work. Now that installation of the raised curb medians are complete, the state will add an asphalt overlay to the entire stretch of Cooper Street between Interstate 20 and Mitchell…
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Need Assistance with Home Repairs? Housing Rehabilitation Program May Be Able to Help

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington’s Housing Rehabilitation Program helps homeowners and revitalizes neighborhoods by rehabilitating sub-standard owner-occupied housing. The Program is funded by federal grants received by the City of Arlington. The City allocates a portion of their Community Development Block Grant and HOME grant funding received from the U. S. Department of…
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March 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 news and information from the Arlington Police Department. This newsletter celebrates great police/community partnerships. On Call is published monthly by the Arlington Police Department Media Office. Read it. Print it. Share it. Click here to read the newsletter.
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Volunteers Lend Big Hand to Arlington through UTA ‘Big Event’ Program

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department, Arlington Master Composters and University of Texas at Arlington volunteers spent the day Saturday at various locations to clean-up the community. The University’s effort was a result of the “UTA Big Event” program, which is dedicated to a day of service and outreach.…
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AISD Breaks Ground on Career and Technical Center

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
The Arlington Independent School District broke ground and kicked off the construction phase of the new Career and Technical Center last week. The districtwide facility is part of the district’s $663.1 million bond program approved by voters in 2014. The Career and Technical Center (CTC) will serve students from all district high schools,…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Sophie & Furr Ball

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet SophieThis fun-loving eleven month old female is a brown and white Merle Catahoula Leopard dog mix that weighs 62 pounds. Sophie’s choice is to find a new “fur-ever” home. This playful pup loves attention. She’s also curious about her surroundings. “Sit” is one of…
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RECAP: 2016 Arlington Bass Classic

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
A tournament record of forty-nine fishing teams gathered at Lake Arlington last Saturday to take part in the Arlington Bass Classic hosted by the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. At the end of the day, the team of Kurt Floyd and Tyler Woods weighed-in an impressive five-fish stringer of 25.6 pounds…
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UTA Spotlight: Organization Helps Students Relieve Stress Through Meditation

UTA Spotlight: Organization Helps Students Relieve Stress Through Meditation

Education, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news happening in The American Dream City. Here are this week’s top stories:– An organization helps college students relieve stress and find inner happiness through chanting and other meditation techniques.– The…
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Ironman heart transplant recipient, renowned sports cardiologist speak at UTA

Ironman heart transplant recipient, renowned sports cardiologist speak at UTA

Education, News, UT Arlington
For most of his adult life, Elmar Sprink was a competitive triathlete, running, cycling and swimming in meets across his native Germany and around the world. Sprink competing in the 2014 Ironman 70.3 in Mallorca, Spain. But a 2010 diagnosis of an enlarged heart interrupted his passion for exercise. He…
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Former Arlington High School Athlete Heading to Olympics Again

Former Arlington High School Athlete Heading to Olympics Again

News, Sports
A former Arlington High School athlete is in the news for securing a trip to the Rio Olympics this summer. NBC 5 aired a story this weekend on Tervel Dlagnev, a former wrestler for Arlington who earned his ticket to Rio Saturday night at the U. S. Olympic trials in Iowa. Dlagnev was one…
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Arlington, Dalworthington Gardens Celebrate Drinking Water Sales Agreement

Arlington, Dalworthington Gardens Celebrate Drinking Water Sales Agreement

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
With the ceremonial turning of a valve, Arlington and Dalworthington Gardens city leaders on Friday celebrated the connection of a new drinking water service line between the two cities. Through an agreement reached last year, Dalworthington Gardens is the first municipality to begin buying drinking water from the City of Arlington.…
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Arlington Students, Teacher Embrace City Efforts to Promote Animal Awareness

Arlington Students, Teacher Embrace City Efforts to Promote Animal Awareness

Animal Services, Headlines, News
It all started with a community service project embraced by students of Turning Point Junior High school and their teacher Ms. Kandy Scaramuzzo. In effect, they were able to turn a $500 grant into $2,500 worth of gift donations. Their efforts and generosity will help shelter cats housed at Arlington Highlands…
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City, Mansfield ISD Celebrate Completion of $18 Million Tri-Schools Road Project

City, Mansfield ISD Celebrate Completion of $18 Million Tri-Schools Road Project

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News, Public Works, Traffic Update
On Friday, Arlington and Mansfield city and school leaders celebrated the completion of the $18 million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project in southwest Arlington. The project, part of the 2008 bond program, consists of street, sidewalk, drainage, water and sanitary sewer improvements to Calender, Ledbetter and Russell roads near Carol Holt Elementary…
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WrestleMania 32 in Arlington Continues to Smash Records

WrestleMania 32 in Arlington Continues to Smash Records

Entertainment, Headlines, News
WrestleMania 32 continues to smash records. The pop culture phenomenon, held April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, set an attendance record of 101,763 fans and was the highest-grossing live event in WWE history at $17.3 million, according to a WWE report released today. But WrestleMania also broke records for digital and social media engagement,…
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TRUE Talk Event Aims to Help Teens Make Informed Decisions Regarding Their Futures

TRUE Talk Event Aims to Help Teens Make Informed Decisions Regarding Their Futures

News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington’s first ever TRUE Talk will be held on Saturday, April 16th. TRUE Talk for families and teens is designed to better equip junior high and high school students, as well as their parents, to make better informed decisions regarding their future endeavors. This is a free event but you must…
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Several New Lane Closures Announced for Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project

Several New Lane Closures Announced for Interstate 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 now until later this summer, the following roads will be affected:Avenue F from Avenue E to 111th Street – east and westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction and shifted to the south…
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Arlington Prominently Showcased in ‘REDNews’ Magazine

Arlington Prominently Showcased in ‘REDNews’ Magazine

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News
Arlington: the American Dream City is prominently showcased in the latest edition of REDNews, a commercial real estate marketing publication. The April 2016 edition’s cover is an image of Arlington’s Entertainment District, showing Six Flags Over Texas, Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium. The picture was taken in October 2015 as…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 7-10, 2016

Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 7-10, 2016

News, Parks & Recreation
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 4th Annual Arlington Bass ClassicThe 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…
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Global Youth Service Day is April 16

Global Youth Service Day is April 16

Community, News
Saturday, April 16, is Global Youth Service Day in Arlington and across America. Locally, the Arlington Alliance for Youth serves as the lead agency that is mobilizing hundreds of youth in service throughout their community. Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world. It is the only…
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Volunteers Clean Up 171 Bags of Trash From Lake Arlington

Volunteers Clean Up 171 Bags of Trash From Lake Arlington

News, Parks & Recreation
Nearly 170 volunteers picked up 171 bags of trash on April 2 during the annual Lake Arlington spring cleanup. Volunteers also removed 34 tires as well as chairs, boards, fuel cans, recycling bins and other debris littering the lake and lake shore during the clean up event at Richard Simpson Park. The…
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Outdoor Siren Test Scheduled for Noon Today

Outdoor Siren Test Scheduled for Noon Today

News
The outdoor siren test, previously scheduled for 1 p. m. today, will occur an hour earlier in an effort to prevent alarming individuals attending the Texas Rangers game. The siren test will now be conducted from noon to 12:30 p. m. The City’s outdoor weather warning system has 53 sirens that alert people who are…
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Families Play Games, Enjoy Stories at Arlington Public Library Teddy Bear Carnival

Families Play Games, Enjoy Stories at Arlington Public Library Teddy Bear Carnival

Library, News
With stuffed animals in hand and a helpful parent not too many steps behind, children of all ages enjoyed playing games, listening to stories and meeting new friends last Saturday morning at the Arlington Public Library’s Teddy Bear Carnival. The Southwest Branch Library lawn featured fun-filled activity stations and decorations. Participants…
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New Show ‘Dream Builders’ Puts Arlington Kids Front and Center

New Show ‘Dream Builders’ Puts Arlington Kids Front and Center

Education, Headlines, News
MyArlingtonTV is traveling across The American Dream City to showcase kids in Arlington who are working to achieve their dreams.“Dream Builders” will highlight the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve...
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Arlington Tennis Center to Host Free Block Party and Carnival

Arlington Tennis Center to Host Free Block Party and Carnival

News, Parks & Recreation
Join us this Saturday at the Arlington Tennis Center Block Party and Carnival. The event, set for 2:30 p. m. to 4 p. m., is free to the public and designed for all ages. Activities include tennis drills and games for adults and children, face painting, snow cones, door prizes and tennis discounts. The…
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Library Invites Community to Help Build the Dream

Library Invites Community to Help Build the Dream

Headlines, Library, News
Beginning today, Arlington residents have the unique opportunity to help shape a major piece of the community landscape that will be at the heart of the American Dream City for generations to come: the new George W. Hawkes Central Library. DREAM: CENTRAL is the public phase of the Arlington Public Library’s capital…
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Texas Rangers Home Opener A Smash Hit With Fans

Texas Rangers Home Opener A Smash Hit With Fans

Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
It’s baseball season once again in Arlington. On a sunny spring day, fans filled Globe Life Park in Arlington to celebrate the Texas Rangers home opener against the Seattle Mariners. In addition to introducing fun new fares such as Flamin’ Hot Cheetos hot dogs and a $27 massive pork sandwich named the…
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UTA Spotlight: International Students, a Scholarship Pageant and Safe Relationships

UTA Spotlight: International Students, a Scholarship Pageant and Safe Relationships

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 relationship between UTA and it’s international students. – A local sorority holds a pageant for…
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Arlington Fire Stations ‘Go Blue’ for Autism Awareness in April

Arlington Fire Stations ‘Go Blue’ for Autism Awareness in April

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
April is Autism Awareness Month and the “Light It Up Blue” campaign seeks to shine a light on Autism. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 68 people fall somewhere in the Autism Spectrum. This translates to approximately 37 to 40 City of Arlington employees, 5,600 residents of Arlington and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Dixie & Scooter

Pets of the Week – Meet Dixie & Scooter

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet DixieThis pretty one year old, female Tabby is brown and black in color. Dixie and a pet friend were abandoned recently in the shelter parking lot. She is a very loving young cat and appreciates your attention while lying in your lap. She purrs to…
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April 9 Events Commemorate Arlington Downs, Bankhead Highway and Top O’ Hill Terrace

April 9 Events Commemorate Arlington Downs, Bankhead Highway and Top O’ Hill Terrace

Community, Headlines, News
Decades ago, the Arlington Downs racetrack and Top O’ Hill Terrace casino were prominent entertainment destinations in Arlington. Both were located off the Bankhead Highway, a transcontinental highway that cuts through the city. On April 9, Arlington city and community leaders will honor these three landmarks and revisit their glory days…
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Fans From Around the World Come to Arlington for WrestleMania 32

Fans From Around the World Come to Arlington for WrestleMania 32

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Fans from across the country and across the oceans packed AT&T Stadium in Arlington Sunday for WrestleMania 32. Some came dressed in flamboyant costumes and wigs to honor their favorite WWE Superstars. Others wore massive, blinged-out championship belts wrapped around their waists or thrown over their shoulders as they made their…
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Community Welcomes a New Class of Mentoring Arlington Youth Students

Community Welcomes a New Class of Mentoring Arlington Youth Students

Headlines, News, Police
At Workman Junior High School, the community gathered Thursday to welcome a new class of Mentoring Arlington Youth seventh-graders. Arlington police officers, AISD teachers and community members who are serving as mentors met their mentees for the first time during the MAY Program kick off in the school’s library. Participants were joined…
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Job Fair Set For April 5 at Arlington Convention Center

Job Fair Set For April 5 at Arlington Convention Center

Community, News
Looking for new job opportunities? The ArlingtonAnswers. com Job Fair will be held from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. Tuesday, April 5 at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way in Arlington. This year’s event is open to people ages 16 and up and includes job-related workshops and a photobooth where participants…
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April 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Dale Cardwell

April 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Dale Cardwell

Library, News
Congratulations to Dale Cardwell as the April Volunteer of the Month! Dale has volunteered with the Arlington Public Library since 2013 at the Southeast Branch. He has donated more than 780 hours as a Book Doctor, Book Wrangler and Program Helper. Dale moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Texas with his Priscilla in 1983.…
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UTA’s Lady Movin’ Mavs Win First National Championship

UTA’s Lady Movin’ Mavs Win First National Championship

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The second-seeded Lady Movin’ Mavs brought an unstoppable game plan to win the team’s first Women’s National Championship, defeating the No. 1 seed University of Illinois 65-51 in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association intercollegiate tournament in Edinboro, Pa. Rose Hollermann, a 2012 U. S. Paralympian and the 2015-16 NWBA Collegiate Player of…
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