Arlington ISD’s Dr. Marcelo Cavazos Named Region 11 Superintendent of the Year

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, superintendent of the Arlington ISD, has been selected as the Region 11 Superintendent of the Year for 2016 by a selection panel this week. The Superintendent of the Year Award, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards, honors outstanding Texas administrators for achievement and excellence in public school administration. Cavazos…
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Fourth of July Events in Arlington: “The American Dream City”

News
It’s that time of year – celebrating our freedom to create our own American Dream. Here’s a list of patriotic events scheduled for this holiday weekend. Light Up Arlington!When: 6 p. m. to 10:30 p. m., Sunday, July 3. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p. m. Where: Downtown Arlington More info: naturallyfun. org/light-up-arlington Cost: Free Thousands of people will pack…
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Four Reasons To See the Vivian Maier: Lost and Found Exhibit

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau’s blog has captured some of the most enticing reasons below why you should venture to the Arlington Museum of Art now through August 21 to see mysterious, breathtaking and honest works of the mysterious Vivian Maier, whose work was discovered very shortly after her death at…
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4th of July Weekend Buzz: June 30-July 4, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 10th Annual Light Up ArlingtonCome downtown and celebrate the Parks and Recreation Department’s 10th annual Light Up Arlington with great food, awesome music and fireworks this Sunday, July 3! This year’s event has…
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Arlington Fire Honors 3 Citizens Who Help Save Cardiac Arrest Patient’s Life

Fire, News, Public Safety
The Arlington Fire Department recently honored three citizens who helped save the life of a man who collapsed at a gym in April. On April 18, a 54-year-old man went into cardiac arrest and fell unconscious at a 24-Hour Fitness location in Arlington. A gym employee and two nearby patrons immediately…
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2016 Volunteer of the Year: J. Robert “Bob” Hester, Jr.

Mayor & Council, News
The City of Arlington is always extremely appreciative of the many volunteers who help keep the American Dream City moving forward. This year, the City recognized one particular volunteer, J. Robert “Bob” Hester, Jr., for his long-standing efforts to do just that. On Tuesday night, the Arlington City Council presented Hester with a…
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Downtown Turns Red, White and Blue Monday for Arlington’s Iconic 4th of July Parade

News
On Monday morning, thousands of spectators dressed in red, white and blue will line the streets of downtown for the iconic Fourth of July Parade, the oldest, longest running event in Arlington. The theme for this year’s parade is “America the Beautiful.” The parade, which begins at 9 a. m. and ends…
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Put Technology to Work: Driverless Vehicles on the Horizon

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology To Work” as a priority. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on 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,…
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No New Lane Closures for I-30/SH 360 During July 4th Weekend

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
To help ease Fourth of July weekend traffic congestion, no new short-term lane closures – except for emergency closures – are scheduled between noon July 1 and noon July 5 as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. From now until Friday, the southbound outer shoulders of the SH…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Jude & Dallas

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet JudeThis male, blue and white Domestic Shorthair is one year old. Hey, Jude—don’t make it bad—If you open your heart, this Jude will begin to make it better. Jude is a rather shy guy; however, once he warms up to you he will be…
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Pardon Our Dust, But These Downtown Improvements Will be Game Changers

Government, Headlines, News
With the construction of 101 Center and work about to commence on the new George W. Hawkes Central Library, exciting things are happening in downtown Arlington. But with that progress comes temporary inconveniences. In early July, construction will start on the new $30 million downtown library and the new City Council…
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For Some, Owning a Home in the American Dream City is the Ultimate Dream

Headlines, Housing, News
Charnice Turner has a plan. Within the next year, Turner wants to purchase a home in Arlington, the American Dream City.“I want this for my kids,” Turner said, gesturing to her 2-year-old twins, Ayden and Aniyah. “I want them to have space to run around and grow up.”So Turner attended…
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Volunteers Beautify Arlington Dog Park as Part of United Way’s Day of Action

News, Parks & Recreation
Volunteers spent a few hours last Thursday morning mulching and raking Arlington’s public dog park. The beautification project at Tails ‘N Trails Dog Park was part of United Way of Tarrant County’s annual Day of Action on June 23, where volunteers select projects around the county to benefit their communities. Other area projects…
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Texas Health Your Health Center in Arlington Tailors Services to Underserved Senior Population

Community, News, Public Health
A new type of clinic in Arlington is designed to provide more convenient and personalized primary health care for seniors. Late last year, Texas Health Resources and Texas Health Physician’s Group (THPG) launched a new clinic model called Texas Health Your Health Center. These clinics aim to help address the growing…
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Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus June 27-28

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed four positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations:East Mayfield Road at New York AvenueEden Road at W. Lynn Creek DriveSaddle Ridge Road at Yacht Club DriveS. Cooper Street at Lovers LaneAdditionally,…
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Informative Meeting for Owners and Managers of Rental Property in Arlington

Government, Housing, News
The Arlington Housing Authority (AHA) manages the Housing Choice Voucher program, a highly successful rental housing assistance program, that benefits owners and managers of rental property in Arlington. Through this program, the AHA currently assists approximately 1,000 property owners and 4,000 tenant households. The AHA will host an informative meeting at…
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UTA Offers New American Sign Language Course

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington is introducing its first ever American Sign Language course. The offering supports the institution’s mission statement of embracing diversity and public service, as well as a longstanding commitment to serving students with disabilities. “The Dallas/Fort Worth area is home to a thriving Deaf community that…
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Three Ways to Drain Your Swimming Pool Correctly

News, Public Works, Water Utilities
The City of Arlington’s Stormwater Management Division maintains the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or storm drain system. It was designed to divert excess rainwater to the many creeks and streams found in the City of Arlington. Because this system connects our streets, driveways and other impervious surfaces directly to our…
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Library Program Encourages Parents to Write Their Own Stories

Library, News
Every family has stories to pass down to future generations, and for parents who’ve had struggles, such as finding their way in a new country, those stories can provide a window from the past to the future. Stories to Our Children gives voice to parents, allowing them to express their passion and love…
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Arlington Assistant City Attorney Receives State Recognition for Outstanding Public Service

City Attorney, Government, News
The Texas City Attorney’s Association recently recognized the work of Arlington Assistant City Attorney David Barber. Barber, who has worked with the City Attorney’s Office for nearly 28 years, received the association’s Galen Sparks Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Assistant City Attorney. The award, granted each year to an assistant attorney…
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TPWA Names Arlington’s $3.2 Million Drainage Improvement as Project of the Year

News, Public Works, Water Utilities
The Texas Public Works Association named the City of Arlington’s Royce Drive/Chimney Court Drainage Improvements Project as its Project of the Year. Project Manager Amy Cannon, a Stormwater Civil Engineer, received the award June 17 at the 2016 TPWA Annual Conference in McAllen. Six homes in the area had reported flooding due…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 23-26, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 2016 Party on the Patio by Arlington Parks and RecreationArlington Parks and Recreation’s Party on the Patio 2016 at Tierra Verde Golf Club kicks off this Friday, June 24 with…
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Animal Services Manager Helps Dreams Come True at Ben Barber Career Tech

Animal Services, News
An exemplary educator that is inspirational, highly driven, compassionate…these are only a few words to describe Arlington’s Animal Services Manager Chris Huff. Programs designed to help all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life in the community are her target, in addition to helping homeless animals. Huff’s initiatives with staff to achieve…
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Dream Builders: Tiara and Tyra Lewis are Twins Making a Difference

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, UT Arlington
“Dream Builders” is a new show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest episode features Tiara and Tyra Lewis, twin sisters and Seguin High…
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Hurricane Harbor Offers Dive-In Movies

Entertainment, News
The summer season is officially here and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in North Texas, is offering guests the perfect summer combination—water thrills and movies. Beginning this Thursday, June 23, through Thursday, August 18, guests can lounge on a beach chair, float on an inner-tube, or dip their…
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Party on the Patio Back at Tierra Verde Golf Club

News, Parks & Recreation
Party on the Patio is back at Tierra Verde Golf Club!Come enjoy an evening out with the entire family or make it a date night. The evening will be filled with food and drink specials, live music and lots of fun! Feel free to bring blankets or lawn chairs for…
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Bigger Means Better at 10th Annual Light up Arlington Fireworks Show

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Come downtown and celebrate the Parks and Recreation Department’s 10th annual Light Up Arlington with great food, awesome music and fireworks!This year’s event has been extended north and south of City Hall to make room for activities. With overflowing crowds and heavy pedestrian traffic, the expansion will help alleviate crowd flow and smooth transportation for…
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Three UTA Baseball Players Join the Pro Ranks

News, Sports, UT Arlington
Three University of Texas at Arlington baseball players have signed this year with Major League Baseball teams. On June 10, Centerfielder Matt McLean was selected in the ninth round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox. McLean, a senior from Plano, Texas, hit .307 after starting in all of the Mavericks’…
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July 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Elizabeth Wick

News, Police
Elizabeth Wick works in the Victim Services Unit. Elizabeth is an extremely helpful volunteer and is always willing to assist victims and staff with any need. She works well with the victims and always offers compassion and support in order to help them through their difficult time. Elizabeth recently has taken on…
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Play Ball Summer Initiative Encourages Fun, Fitness for Arlington Youth

Community, News
Participants in Saturday’s District Little League Baseball Tournament had more than friends and family on the sidelines cheering them on. Before the young athletes took the field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Complex in southwest Arlington, Mayor Jeff Williams and other city leaders offered their own little pep talk.“Welcome to…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Tubs & Oliver

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet TubsThis six and a half year old, male, American Bulldog mix is white and brown in color, and weighs 123 pounds. Tubs came to us at the shelter due to a military transfer of his pet guardian. Tubs could be called a “gentle giant”.…
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‘Doo the Right Thing’ Dog Photo Calendar Contest Ends Soon

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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Comic Book, Sci-Fi Fans Have Super Time at 2nd Annual ArlingCon

Library, News
Growing up, Suzanne Rusher devoured one comic book after another. So the Arlington woman has happily introduced her 4-year-old son, Cameron, to some of the stories she once loved. Rusher and her son were among the hundreds on hand Saturday for ArlingCon, the city’s own comic book and science fiction convention. Dressed…
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Traffic Update: Portions of SH 360 Shoulder Closed During Overnight Hours Next Week

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New closures have been announced as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. During overnight hours from June 20 to June 24, the northbound and southbound outer shoulders of the SH 360 main lanes will be closed between Ave J and Ave K for asbestos abatement. From now until…
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City to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus June 20-21

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed a positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following North Arlington location:Douglas Court at Cooper StreetTargeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and the Centers…
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Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Annual Benefit Concert Features B-52s

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Known as “The World’s Greatest Party Band,” the B-52s will bring their party rock to Levitt Pavilion Arlington Saturday, Oct. 8, for the pavilion’s annual benefit concert that raises funds for more than 50 free concerts a year. Tickets for Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital presents The B-52s go on sale…
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Backstage Arlington Stops by the Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series

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” highlights some of the different music acts and performing venues that exist in Arlington. The newest episode features the Levitt…
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Abram Street Lane Closures Through Downtown Extended by Two Weeks

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Due to an unexpected conflict with other utilities, lane closures on Abram Street in downtown Arlington will last longer than originally anticipated. Westbound lanes on Abram Street between East Street and Elm Street will remain closed to drivers through July 1, about two weeks longer than scheduled. The two westbound lanes and the…
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Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor Announce Wage Increase

Business, News
Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor in Arlington announced a wage increase affecting more than 90 percent of its team members. The increase from $7.25 per hour to up to $9 per hour went into effect on Monday, June 13.“Our team members are our most important asset,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over…
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New ‘Business Over Breakfast’ Event Focuses on Overcoming Workforce Issues

Business, News
Local businesses can learn about available workforce resources and best practices in workforce management at the upcoming Business Over Breakfast event in Arlington. The City of Arlington, TMAC, and Workforce Solutions are hosting the event, which will focus on overcoming workforce issues. The breakfast will take place at 7:30 a. m. on Thursday,…
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‘The Sea’ is Latest Addition to Meadowbrook Sculpture Garden

News, Parks & Recreation
After eighteen months of rehabilitation and fabrication, “The Sea” has hit high tide and landed in Meadowbrook Park Sculpture Garden. It was sculpted in 1980 by Otello Guarducci (Italy), and donated to the city for public display by the Perard family.“The Sea” was formerly housed at Chester W. Ditto Golf Course,…
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Creative Aging Class Participants’ Paintings on Display at Southwest Branch Library

Library, News
On Saturday, June 11, a reception was held for participants of the Arlington Public Library’s Creative Aging painting classes. The paintings are currently on display at the Southwest Branch Library. In several locations across the city this year, senior adults have been picking up their paintbrushes to tell the stories of…
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Arlington Father’s Day Weekend Buzz: June 16-19, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Public Library’s 2nd Annual ArlingConThe second annual ArlingCon will take place this Saturday, June 18, from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. at the University of Texas at Arlington’s University…
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Dallas Horseshoe Project to Affect Eastbound I-30 Traffic from Arlington

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Drivers who take east Interstate 30 toward downtown Dallas should be aware of some upcoming traffic lane shifts this weekend that could affect their commute. Starting Saturday evening and continuing overnight, traffic will be shifted along eastbound I-30 coming from Arlington as part of the Dallas Horseshoe Project. Traffic will remain in the right…
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Grace Atherton, namesake of Arlington’s Atherton Elementary, Dies at Age 103

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Mrs. Grace Atherton, a former teacher and one of Arlington Independent School District’s first female principals, passed away just months after celebrating her 103rd birthday at the elementary school named for her and her late husband, Bob. Mrs. Atherton was a teacher at Speer Elementary and also the first female principal at the…
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Arlington, Mansfield Groups Offer Free Summer Meal Options for Kids

Library,News
Arlington and Mansfield schools and the Arlington Public Library are among organizations providing free, nutritious meals this summer for children under the age of 18. No paperwork or registration is required at any of the summer meal sites but the meals must be consumed on site. The Arlington Independent School District is…
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Registration Open for Inaugural Homeownership Fair

Housing, News
Thinking about buying a new home? Register now for the City of Arlington’s inaugural Homeownership Fair to learn more about buying a home in today’s real estate market, down payment assistance programs, credit repair and other topics. The Homeownership Fair is scheduled from 8:30 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday, June 25 at…
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Second Annual ArlingCon Features Workshops, Panels and Cosplay for All

Community, Library, News
The second annual ArlingCon will take place this Saturday, June 18, from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. at the University of Texas at Arlington’s University Center. Hosted by the Arlington Public Library and UTA, this free event features a full day of fun for all ages, including workshops, panel discussions…
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Main Street Antique Junk Fest in Downtown Arlington This Saturday

Community, News
If you missed the Main Street Antique Junk Fest in downtown Arlington in March, not to worry. The summer show is this Saturday, June 18. The outdoor flea market-style event boasts only vintage and antique items for your junkin’ pleasure.“If it’s made in China, then it just has no place here,”…
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Historic Fielder House Offers Free Monthly Butterfly Presentations, Garden Tours

Community, News
Do you love butterflies? Learn about the host and nectar native plants that feed our local butterflies during a guided garden tour at the Historic Fielder House this Thursday, June 16. Master naturalists Josephine Keeney, Charley Amos and Jane Ousterhaus will conduct a Butterfly Workshop during the third Thursday of each…
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Floating Robot Helps Arlington Examine Underground Sewer Pipes, Identify Potential Problems

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News, UT Arlington, Water Utilities
A new robot exploring miles of Arlington’s underground sanitary sewer lines is outfitted with high-tech sensors designed to detect structural flaws and obstructions before they create expensive problems for the City. Fortunately, the nearly $500,000 device doesn’t also have a sense of smell. On Monday, Arlington Water Utilities engineers and UTA Civil…
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With City’s New Block Party Trailer, Neighborhoods Have All They Need to Get The Party Started

Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
LaKeshia Walker wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary when she organized her Echols Street neighborhood block party for for the sixth year in a row. She’d assigned various tasks to neighbors and had chosen the theme for this year’s event – favorite football teams – a long time ago. But when Walker went…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Spark & Mary Anne

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet SparkThis curious four and a half month old, male Tabby is red and white in color. Need a spark of love today? Then this kitten is the one for you. Spark does not seem to stop purring in his quest for your affections. He likes being…
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Arlington Genealogical Society Donates $5,000 to DREAM: CENTRAL

Headlines, Library, News
Arlington Genealogical Society members presented the Arlington Public Library Foundation with a donation of $5,000 for the new George W. Hawkes Central Library on Friday, May 27. The donation comes during the public phase of the library’s capital campaign, DREAM: CENTRAL. The campaign is seeking to raise the final $4 million…
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Traffic Update: Section of SH 360 Northbound Shoulder to be Closed During Nighttime Hours

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New closures have been announced as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. On June 13-17, during the overnight hours of 9 p. m. to 5 a. m., the northbound outside shoulder of the SH 360 main lanes will be closed between Ave J and Ave K for asbestos abatement. From now until…
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Arlington Launches Website to Explore Apartment Complexes, Extended Stay Properties

City Council Priorities, Code Compliance, Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington recently launched a new website aimed at providing tenants and property owners with inspection scores, how to report or address common code violations and other useful information related to apartment complexes and extended stay properties within the American Dream City. The Rapid Reference Guide, which took about…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus June 13-14

News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed two positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following North Arlington and Southwest Arlington areas:Park Hill Drive and Mossy Oak StreetCaliente Drive and Commander CourtTargeted ground spraying will occur following the City of…
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City of Arlington Receives 8 TAMIO Awards at 2016 Conference

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington was honored to receive eight awards at the annual Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) conference in Arlington on June 10, 2016. This year follows up a strong campaign in 2015, where Arlington took home 10 awards at the TAMIO conference in Houston. The awards recognize outstanding communication…
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Applications Open for Arlington ISD School Health Advisory Council

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The School Health Advisory Council has provided the AISD Board of Trustees with valuable input from the district’s stakeholders. The primary role of the SHAC is to assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district’s health education instruction. The Board believes the function of…
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Tickets on Sale Now for CATS ‘We are Monsters’ Children’s Musical

Entertainment, News
Tickets are on sale now for CATS (Creative Arts Theatre & School) and Stars on the Rise Camp’s upcoming children’s musical, “We are Monsters.”According to the school’s website, “We Are Monsters” is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous…
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KERA Spotlights Arlington’s Temporary Downtown Library Location

Library, News
It will be nearly two years before the new $30 million George W. Hawkes Central Library opens but residents still have a place to check out books and work on public computers downtown. KERA recently spotlighted the City of Arlington’s transformation of an old water utilities building on Cooper Street into…
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Aquatics Division’s Annual ‘Make a Splash for Water Safety’ Event is Back

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
There are approximately 10 drowning deaths per day in the United States. Make A Splash is a national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department, with the help of Mid-Cities Arlington Swim Team, is spreading the word about water safety by offering a morning…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 9-12, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert SeriesThe Levitt’s Summer Concert Season runs through July 17. Concerts are on Thursday through Sunday nights at 8 p. m. until July 7, when concerts begin later…
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Dalworthington Gardens Celebrates 80th Anniversary This Weekend

Community, News
The City of Dalworthington Gardens will celebrate its 80th anniversary this weekend with a outdoor dinner, bands, softball tournaments and other festivities. Dalworthington Gardens, which is home to more than 2,000 residents today, was established in 1936. Click here to read about the city’s history. Friday, June 10The Oldtimers Gathering Dinner,…
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Arlington Eats: Authentic Indian Cuisine on the UT Arlington Campus

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, UT Arlington
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 the Lutheran Student Center on The University of Texas at Arlington campus where every Thursday night Sabir Bashir…
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UTA, UNTHSC Researchers Seeking Children to Participate in Motor Skills Study

Education, News, UT Arlington
UTA and UNTHSC researchers are seeking children aged 8-16 to participate in a study on the development of motor skills. The researchers welcome a variety of children, including those with no developmental issues as well as those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder. The children will need to make at…
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UTA’s Free Summer Movie Series in The American Dream City

News, UT Arlington
Looking for free stuff to do in Arlington this summer?UTA’s Excel Campus Activities is hosting a free outdoor movie experience almost every week this summer. The outdoor movies will be shown on Thursdays at 9 p. m. outside the Maverick Activities Center on 500 W. Nedderman Dr. Not only is the movie…
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Rangers Public-Private Partnership & More in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

City Council Priorities, Economic Development, Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Last month, the Arlington City Council unanimously approved a master agreement outlining a public-private partnership with the Texas Rangers for possible construction of a new retractable-roof ballpark. The new stadium, if approved by Arlington voters this November, could bring an annual economic impact of $77.5 million for Arlington and $137.6 million for…
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May 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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Registration Closes Wednesday for Arlington Best Ball Golf Tournament

News, Parks & Recreation
Think you and your golfing buddy are the best duo in the DFW area? Prove it on June 11th & 12th at the award-winning Tierra Verde Golf Club located at 7005 Golf Club Dr., 76001. The Arlington Best Ball Championship entry fee is $175 per person. Entry fee includes green,…
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May 2016 Property of the Month Winners Announced

Code Compliance, Government, News
The City of Arlington’s Code Compliance Services Division is proud to announce our May 2016 Property of the Month award winners: 1001 Wayland Dr. 2550 Legacy Point Dr. 1802 Wimbledon Oaks Ln. 6420 Nellie Dr. 1350 Debbie Ln. 3022 Norwood Ln. 4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy. 401 Sunset Ct. 806 W. Abram…
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Sorority Bands Together to Help Keep Arlington Beautiful

News, Parks & Recreation
The ladies from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Xi Theta Omega Chapter have risen to the calling of Adopt-A-Spot in Arlington that helps them accomplish their mission to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college-educated women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning…
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UT Arlington Freshman Alexus Henry to Compete in NCAA Championship

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Freshman Alexus Henry is the first women’s high jumper from UT Arlington to ever advance to the NCAA Championships. Henry finished fifth in the high jump on May 27 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She will compete in Eugene, Ore. on…
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City Council Evening Meetings Moved to 3rd Floor of Arlington City Hall

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Residents who plan to attend the Tuesday, June 7 Arlington City Council evening meeting should come to the City Council Briefing Room on the third floor of Arlington City Hall. The final City Council evening meeting in the City Council Chamber was held on May 24. The 35-year-old Chamber will be demolished…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Sadie & Sleeping Beauty

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet SadieThis fun-loving female, one and half year old, Terrier mix is tan and white in color, and weighs about 28 pounds. The name Sadie means “princess” and do we have a princess for you. This energetic dog loves to play and would do well…
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Women Inspiring Philanthropy Awards $100,000 in Grants to Arlington Nonprofits

Community, News
Women Inspiring Philanthropy (WIP), a local philanthropic group of women, announced two new Community Partners who will receive $100,000. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington was awarded $50,000 for a new Arlington ISD STEM curriculum that will be implemented at each branch. This program will improve test scores with hands-on learning. Though this type…
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Kid-Friendly Movies on a Budget in Arlington

Entertainment, News
Need an air-conditioned escape for your kids this summer?Studio Movie Grill in the Arlington Highlands is hosting its Children’s Summer Series Monday through Friday for $1. The Children’s Summer Series will run every week through Sept. 2. The movies change on a weekly basis but include several classic movies such as…
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Dallas Cowboys Summer Camps Let Boys and Girls Live Out Football, Cheerleading Dreams

News, Sports
This year’s Dallas Cowboys Youth Summer Camp will soon touch down at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The 2016 Football Academy is available for campers from 2nd grade to 8th grade. The program includes three days of drills and skills with former NFL coaching staff and players. Campers will also receive two bowl…
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Family of Fallen Fire Captain Joins City in Celebrating Opening of Station 5

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
Fallen firefighter Ron McAndrew’s widow, children and grandchildren were among community members who helped the City of Arlington celebrate the opening and dedication of Fire Station No. 5 on Friday morning. The new station, located at 2921 E. Randol Mill Road in the Great Southwest Industrial District, includes a memorial to…
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Get Your Dog or Cat Licensed and Vaccinated at Responsible Pet Ownership Day Saturday

News
Is your pet licensed? Join the City of Arlington for free micro chipping, low-cost vaccinations and to purchase a city license for your dog or cat during a Responsible Pet Ownership Day event. The event is scheduled from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. Saturday, June 4 at Arlington Animal Services Center,…
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Community Invited to Learn Tourism Safety Tips and More at Summer Safety Expo

News, Police, Public Safety
The public is invited learn about vehicle safety, burglary prevention and other useful tips at the Arlington Police Department Entertainment District Tourism Unit’s 2nd Annual Summer Safety Expo. The TOUR S. M. A. R. T. (Safety Means Always Remember to Think) expo is scheduled from 2 p. m. to 5 p. m. on Saturday, June 18 in Downtown Arlington. Activities,…
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UTA Civil Engineer Creates Phone App to Gather Public Input on Flash Flooding Conditions

Education, News, UT Arlington
D. J. Seo wants you to be his eyes on the weather – and more specifically to be watching for flash floods. The University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of civil engineering has launched a new Android cell phone app called iSeeFlood to encourage the public to file timely reports when…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 2-5, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Public Library 2016 Summer Reading Club KickoffThis weekend, the six main branches of the Arlington Public Library system will host simultaneous kickoff events to celebrate the start of the…
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City Partnerships and Programs Bring Youth and Seniors Together

Animal Services, News
High school seniors from Mansfield’s Ben Barber Career and Technology Academy wrapped up their last day of an internship with Arlington Animal Services in a stirring experience. On May 20, these thoughtful senior students along with pet therapy super star canines Leroy Brown and Deacon, brought joy to the residents of…
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Kickoff Summer Reading at Library Branches Across Arlington

Headlines, Library, News
This weekend, the six main branches of the Arlington Public Library system will host simultaneous kickoff events to celebrate the start of the 2016 Summer Reading Club. The East Arlington, Northeast, Woodland West, Lake Arlington, Southwest, and Southeast branches will each hold come-and-go kickoff events from 10 a. m. to noon on…
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Section of Westbound Abram Street Through Downtown Closed to Traffic

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Starting today, drivers will not be able to travel westbound on Abram Street between East Street and Elm Street through downtown Arlington. The two westbound lanes and the center turn lane in this section of Abram Street, just east of the Arlington Municipal Court, will be closed for approximately three weeks…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Bonnie & Batman

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet BonnieThis female Tabby is brown and black in color, and a little over a year old. One might say “my Bonnie lies over the ocean” but in this case your Bonnie is here at the shelter. This sweet natured, laid back cat loves to…
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Community Invited to Celebrate Grand Opening of Fire Station No. 5 Friday, June 3, 2016

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
The community is invited to help the City of Arlington celebrate the opening of Fire Station No. 5 this Friday, June 3, 2016. A grand opening and dedication ceremony is scheduled from 9:30 a. m. to 11 a. m. at the station, located at 2921 E. Randol Mill Road in the Great Southwest…
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New Website Offers Information about Proposed Texas Rangers Ballpark Project

Government, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Last week, the Arlington City Council unanimously approved a master agreement that outlines a public-private partnership with the Texas Rangers for possible construction of a new retractable-roof ballpark and related infrastructure in the Entertainment District. A new website has been created to answer residents’ questions about the proposed ballpark project. The…
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Arlington Fifth Graders Attend Art Tour, Reception at AT&T Stadium

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Gene and Jerry Jones family recently hosted a reception at AT&T Stadium for more than 200 student ambassadors representing the 2015-16 class of fifth grade students of the Arlington Independent School District and their parents. Over the course of the school year, more than 4,000 Arlington fifth grade students enjoyed a docent-guided…
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