Levy Restaurants Named Exclusive Food, Beverage Vendor for Arlington Convention Center

Business, News
Levy Restaurants has been named the exclusive food and beverage vendor for the Arlington Convention Center. The Arlington City Council recently approved a three-year contract with Chicago-based company to provide catering, concession and beverage services for trade shows, banquets, conventions and other events hosted at the Convention Center.“Levy will bring new energy and…
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No Scheduled Main Lane Closures for I-30/SH 360 Interchange to Accommodate Holiday Traffic

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
To accomodate holiday traffic, there are no scheduled non-emergency main lane closures from noon September 2 through noon September 6 as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. I-30 TEXpress LanesFrom August 6 through fall 2020, the westbound Interstate 30 TEXpress lane west of SH 161 will be closed.…
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Residents Can Use Outdoor Swim Season Passes at Hugh Smith Indoor Pool in September

News, Parks & Recreation
As summer comes to an end, the pools will be closing for the season. However, if you purchased an outdoor, season pass for city pools then you can still use it through September at Hugh Smith Indoor Pool. Keep summer going after school starts with open swim hours every day…
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ATC's weekend recap

Parks & Recreation, News
Arlington Tennis Center hosted two events this past weekend in prep for back to school and fall tennis: Dog Days Play Day and Arlington Police and Fire Departments' Back to School Bash.
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Culture Buzz: Frame4Frame Festival Celebrates the Arts in Arlington

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest “Culture Buzz” segment on MyArlingtonTV previews the inaugural Frame4Frame Festival in Arlington from September 15-18, 2016. Frame4Frame will provide a first of its kind, musical and visual arts forum dedicated to raising cultural awareness and appreciation for the diverse creative population that exists throughout The American Dream City. The festival…
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AT&T Stadium to Host Kickoff Tailgate Prior to AdvoCare Classic Sept. 3

Cowboys, News, Sports
AT&T Stadium will host a Kickoff Tailgate prior to the start of the AdvoCare Classic on Saturday, Sept. 3, when the University of Southern California Trojans will face off against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide in each team’s first game of the season. The game will be the two programs’…
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Downtown Library Gets Boost from Whole Foods Community Giving Day

Library, News
Want to support a community project and get your grocery shopping done at the same time? Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day will let you do just that at the end of August!On Wednesday, August 31, Whole Foods Market on E. Lamar Blvd. will donate five percent of its sales to…
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Deaver Park Renovations To Open Up Park, Rebuild Pond Overlook

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Deaver Park, a 15.2-acre neighborhood park, includes almost everything a family could want – two playground sets, an irrigated soccer field, a basketball court, an informal ball field, picnic stations and a 10-foot wide trail. But the 20-year-old park needs replacements for its dated playground equipment, and the pond overlook at…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Trunx & Faith

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet TrunxThis one year old, male Domestic Shorthair is red and white in color. Trunx is a sweet cat and very inquisitive of his surroundings. While he’s not much of lap cat he does enjoy being petted. With encouragement, he’ll play with toys as well. Owner…
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Volunteers Keep O.S. Gray Natural Area Trails Looking Great

News, Parks & Recreation
More than 50 students, faculty and staff from the University of Texas at Arlington helped spread mulch to refresh the trails throughout the O. S. Gray Natural Area on Saturday as part of UTA’s Super Service Saturday. The 20-acre O. S. Gray Natural Area, 2021 W. Abram Street, is located west of UTA…
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Residents Can Learn about Proposed $471 Million Operating Budget at Sept 1 Town Hall

News
Residents have another chance this week to learn about the City of Arlington’s $471.8 million proposed Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget. The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting scheduled from 7 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. Thursday, September 1 at the Arlington Convention Center, Salon A, 1200 Ballpark Way. Proposals for…
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Library Helps Families Get Arlington Students Registered for New School Year

Library, News
For many parents, registering for school online is a convenience that allows them to check an item off the to-do list from the comfort of home. But for those without a home computer or Internet service, the required online registration can be a burden. To help those who needed access or…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus August 29-30

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed three positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations:Jake Langston Park at Woodside DriveHelen Drive at Hadley DriveStagetrail Drive at U. S. Highway 287Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington…
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UTA Physicists Awarded $1 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Energy

Education, News, UT Arlington
Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have been awarded a new $1.06 million grant from the U. S. Department of Energy to upgrade the software that runs on the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee to support extremely data-heavy scientific applications such as advanced biology…
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Build A Dream Fall Scholarship Allows About 380 Kids to Participate in Parks and Recreation Activities

News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreation Department held its fall 2016 Build A Dream Scholarship registration August 25, 2016. Scholarship funds came through a Community Development Block Grant awarded in July 2016 as well as monetary donations received from the community. The Build A Dream program provides scholarships for Arlington youth, giving them…
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All the Things You Didn’t Know About Your Library

Library, News
You know there’s a library in Arlington. Of course you do. You probably even know where a few – maybe all? – of the branches are located around town. But do you really know what your library system has to offer? We’ve compiled a list of some things at or…
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Six Flags to Unveil Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality on Shock Wave Coaster

Entertainment, News
Six Flags Over Texas has announced it will introduce Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality on the Shock Wave roller coaster during this year’s Fright Fest.Using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, riders are transported into the incredibly immersive world of virtual reality and become pilots of an Apache-style helicopter and…
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Interns See Arlington Water Utilities Up Close

News, Water Utilities
Not a lot of high school students get the chance to find out firsthand where their water comes from and what goes into making it safe. Natalie Hada and Esequiel Ventura got to go even further – by becoming a part of the process that brings water to Arlington taps. The two,…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 25-28, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Burgers & Brews at Ventana GrilleJoin Arlington Parks and Recreation and Ventana Grille for a variety of hand-formed angus burgers in unique combinations. Their Burgers and Brews event will be 11 AM…
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Summit Racing Announces $82 Million Warehouse Facility, Retail Super Store Will Open in Arlington

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Summit Racing Equipment, which bills itself as the world’s largest direct marketer of performance automotive parts and accessories, has announced that it will open a new $82 million warehouse facility, retail super store and customer support center in Arlington. The 700,000-square-foot facility, which would be Summit Racing Equipment’s fourth United States…
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UTA Unveils New State-of-the-Art Career Development Center

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Graduates of The University of Texas at Arlington will have a critical advantage over their job-seeking competition as the University’s new Career Development Center begins serving their needs in a revolutionary way.“Where talent meets opportunity” is the guiding principal of UTA’s new state-of-the-art facility that officially opened its doors Tuesday,…
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UTA Men’s Golf Season Kicks Off With Annual Fundraising Tournament

News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington men’s golf team kicks off its season September 22 at the annual Maverick Open fundraising tournament. The regular season begins on Sept. 25 at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational in Erie, Colo. in a three-day tournament.“Maverick golf is looking forward to the start of our season with…
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Construction of $30 Million Downtown Library Underway

Headlines, Library, News
Construction of the $30 million future Downtown Library is underway. The 80,000-square-foot, three-story library is expected to open in June 2018 just north of Arlington City Hall. Work began earlier this month on what was previously the public parking lot for City Hall. The future George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, whose design…
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Enhance Regional Mobility Newsletter: Focus 287 Strategic Plan Sets Vision for Future Growth

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News
It’s time to keep your eyes on the road and focus in on this edition of the Enhance Regional Mobility newsletter where the closing of Johnson Creek Bridge on Abram Street, the adoption of the FOCUS 287 Corridor Strategy and the completion of the Tri-Schools Road Project are discussed. Though Johnson Creek…
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On the Clock: City Efforts to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Code Compliance, Fire, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Safety
“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. The episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, highlights the effort of multiple departments across the City of…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Sissy & Hollis

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet SissyThis one year old, female Shepherd mix is brown and wheaten in color, and weighs 39 pounds. Sissy is a lively young dog looking for a new “fur-ever” home. Her happy go lucky nature and desire to play makes her a good choice for an…
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Tex Moton & YUMS Bring Innovative Fashion to The American Dream City

Business, Community, Headlines, News
Already established in the art community as an innovator and talented graffiti artist, Howard “Tex” Moton began to implement his style and take off in the world of fashion when he founded YUMS in 2007. In 2015, Moton made the decision to bring his thriving business to Downtown Arlington with President…
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Northbound Inside Lane of SH 360 Closed During Overnight Hours Through September 10

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane changes have been announced this week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. I-30 TEXpress LanesFrom August 6 through fall 2020, the westbound Interstate 30 TEXpress lane west of SH 161 will be closed. TEXpress lane traffic will be directed onto the I-30 westbound general main lanes…
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New Arlington WinCo Foods Grocery Store Hiring, Planning September Grand Opening

Business, Headlines, News
WinCo Foods, a 24-hour supermarket, is expected to open in Arlington in late September. The 86,000-square-foot store, located at 4620 S. Cooper Street next to Hobby Lobby, has scheduled a grand opening for Thursday, Sept. 29. WinCo Foods is known for bringing organic, specialty and regular products all together under one roof. Shoppers…
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Volunteers Sought for River Legacy’s After Dark in the Park, W.A.T.E.R. Festival

Community, News
Volunteers are being sought for two upcoming River Legacy events in Arlington. Volunteers are needed for setup, breakdown, festival hospitality and facilitation of family friendly games, activities and crafts at the 20th Annual After Dark in the Park. The annual fall festival, scheduled for Oct. 7-9, combines the best of the…
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Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus August 22-23

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed five positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations (see attached maps):Mansfield Webb Road at Ballweg RoadSouth Cooper Street at Lovers LaneSaddle Ridge Road at Yacht Club DriveForestwood Drive at Arbor Oaks…
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12 Key Proposals from the FY 2017 Operating Budget

Government, Mayor & Council, News
The public is invited to attend town hall meetings set for August 25 and September 1 on the City of Arlington’s proposed $471.8 million Fiscal Year 2017 operating budgetProposals for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, include significant investments in public safety and technology as well as the first…
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Dream Builders: Special Olympics Summer Games a Dream Come True Event

Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports, UT Arlington
“Dream Builders” is a 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 a behind-the-scenes look at the 47th annual Special Olympics Texas…
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Friday Night Skate Returns to Elzie Odom Athletic Center1

News, Parks & Recreation
It’s back! Join us at Elzie Odom Athletic Center every Friday night from 7 to 10 p. m. for Friday Night Skate, ages 13 and under. There will be exciting skating games, prizes and fun music to skate and boogie along with. Parents can sign their child in and drop them…
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Residents Invited to Attend FY 2017 Budget Town Hall Meetings

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Residents can learn more about the City of Arlington’s $471.8 million proposed Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget at two upcoming town hall meetings. Proposals for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, include significant investments in public safety and technology as well as the first year of a three-year plan to…
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Volunteers Help AISD Teachers Get Ready for the First Day of School

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Arlington ISD skipped the traditional beginning of the year convocation event for the second year in a row Thursday and instead celebrated its teachers and their commitment to students with the AISD Day of Service. Non-campus employees for the district, which includes those working in finance, curriculum, human resources, educational support…
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MISD Student Achievement Exceeds State Averages in STAAR Tests

Education, Mansfield ISD, News
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the results for the 2016 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam, and Mansfield ISD outperformed state averages in all categories. MISD exceeded the state’s average passing rates for the STAAR test (grades 3-8). Students in those grades were tested in reading, math,…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 18-21, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Dolphins vs. Cowboys at AT&T StadiumThe Dallas Cowboys return to action at AT&T Stadium in Arlington’s Entertainment District for week two of the NFL preseason against the Miami Dolphins of…
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Visit Ventana Grille at Tierra Verde Golf Club for Fun Dining Experiences

News, Parks & Recreation
Join Ventana Grille at the award winning Tierra Verde Golf Club for some fun upcoming dining experiences. Friday Night Fish FryFriday, August 19 from 5 p. m. to 9 p. m. The cost is $9.95 per person. Menu: Fried Fish French Fries Coleslaw Hush PuppiesReservations are required. Call 817-548-5047. Burgers and BrewsFriday and…
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Arlington Eats: Let Your Imagination Run Wild at Crunch Donut Factory

Business, Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Come along for a mouthwatering ride and catch The American Dream City’s cultural diversity and unique cuisine with Arlington Eats on MyArlingtonTV. In this month’s edition of Arlington Eats, host Andrew Tanielian visits Crunch Donut Factory, a 24-hour self-serve doughnut factory located at 3200 S. Cooper St #104, Arlington, TX 76015. Crunch Donut…
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Six Flags Over Texas Holds Open Auditions Saturday for Fright Fest Characters

News
Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, is gearing up for the scariest Halloween event in North Texas—Fright Fest. Casting is currently underway for those who are willing to channel their most evil side to join our seasoned freaks, zombies, and ghouls as part of the Entertainment Scare Team. Auditions…
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Arlington ISD Announces 2016 Accountability Ratings

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Texas Education Agency rated the Arlington ISD Met Standard in its release of ratings under the state’s accountability system, which utilizes four indices – student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. District scores improved over 2014-2015 in all four indices and still seem to be very positive with the…
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Arlington Fire Department Recognizes 10-year-old Girl for 911 Call

The Arlington Fire Department recently recognized a 10-year-old girl whose decision to call 911 helped an elderly neighbor in need. Fire Department officials presented Chloe Minnis with a Letter of Commendation during a special ceremony Friday at Fire Station No. 14. She also got a chance to meet Velejah Jackson, the…
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East Arlington Branch Library Reopens

Headlines, Library, News
After fumigation and cleaning, the East Arlington Branch Library reopened to patrons this morning. The popular library branch, located at 1624 New York Avenue, was closed Friday because of evidence of bed bugs. Last Thursday morning, a patron notified branch staff that she was bitten by a bug while sitting in a…
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TxDOT Reminds Motorists to be Extra Alert When Driving Through School Zones

Headlines, News, Public Safety
The end of summer means millions of Texas children will soon return to school. The Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be extra cautious as school zones become more active and be aware of school bus safety. The most common factors contributing to crashes in Texas school zones are driver inattention,…
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Arlington Parks and Recreation Splash Pad Guide

News, Parks & Recreation
Pools may be closing for the 2016 season, but splash pads around the city are open through September. Splash pads are FREE, kid-friendly fountains and spray areas that are a great way to beat the summer heat. The splash pads are open every day through Labor Day (September 5th) from 10…
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UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation to Offer Doctoral Degree in Kinesiology

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation will begin offering a doctoral degree in kinesiology in the fall, in response to soaring demand for healthcare scientists and faculty. The degree, which combines elements of curriculums of kinesiology and nursing, will have three tracks: movement and rehabilitation…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Rex & Pugsley

News, Animal Services
Cat of the Week – Meet RexRex is our chosen cat of the week. This five month old male is an orange and white tabby. We’ve all heard of “plug and play”—well this cat is “purr and play”. His favorite pastime is playing with a catnip mouse, purring the entire…
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Portions of Interstate 30 Main Lanes Near SH 360 Will be Closed for Overnight Work

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane changes have been announced this week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. I-30 TEXpress LanesFrom August 6 through fall 2020, the westbound Interstate 30 TEXpress lane west of SH 161 will be closed. TEXpress lane traffic will be directed onto the I-30 westbound general main lanes…
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Public Invited to Dedication of Glenn Harmon Elementary, MISD’s Newest Campus

Education, Mansfield ISD, News
The public is invited to attend the upcoming dedication of the Mansfield Independent School District’s newest campus, the Glenn Harmon Elementary School. A dedication ceremony and public tour is scheduled for 2 p. m. Sunday, August 21 at the school, located at 5700 Petra Drive in Arlington. The nearly $16 million bond-funded campus…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus August 15-16

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed three positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations:North Cooper Street at Douglas CourtWest Arkansas Lane at Lakewood DriveHelen Drive at Hadley DriveTargeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington…
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East Branch Library Closed Because of Evidence of Bed Bugs

Library, News
The East Arlington Branch Library has been closed and will remain closed until next week because of what the City’s Facility Services believes is the presence of bed bugs. On Thursday morning, a patron notified branch staff that she was bitten by a bug while sitting in a chair the day before.…
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Make a Difference’ Website Highlights Transformative Development Projects

Business, Government, News, Planning & Development Services
The Community Development and Planning Department’s “Make a Difference” website features articles that highlight transformative redevelopment and renovation projects within our city. These projects include facelifts to building facades, new sign packages, updated landscaping, total site redevelopment, and many other private reinvestment projects. Articles on the site include before and after…
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Arlington Deputy Police Chief LaTesha Watson Among IACP’s ’40 Under 40′ Winners

News, Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) announced the winners of the first 40 Under 40 Award. The 40 Under 40 Award was developed to recognize 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world that demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession. The 40…
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Arlington Storm Wrestling Club Places at AAU Junior Olympic Games

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Congratulations to members of the Arlington Storm Wrestling Club, which recently competed and placed in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston. Arlington Storm Coach Henry Harmoney said 19 wrestlers participated in dual and individual wrestling matches. The club, which includes students from Arlington High, Sam Houston High and area schools,…
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AISD Seeking Applicants for Citizen Bond Oversight Committee

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Arlington ISD is accepting applications for positions on the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee. The committee is established to provide transparency and enhance public confidence in the use of proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by Arlington ISD voters on May 10, 2014. The purpose of the Committee is to…
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Charean Williams Living Her Dream Covering Olympic Games & America’s Team

Community, Headlines, News, Sports
Arlington resident Charean Williams has covered the National Football League for 22 seasons, the past 16 chronicling the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She also covers the Olympics for the Star-Telegram and has attended the past seven Olympic Games, both winter and summer. Charean is currently covering the 2016…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 11-14, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. End of Summer Pool Hours and ClosuresFriday, August 12 is the last day to enjoy Allen Bolden, Helen Wessler, Howard More and Woodland West pools. After Friday, these four pools…
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Vote Now for 2017 ‘Doo the Right Thing’ Dog Calendar Contest Winners

News
Voting for North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) 2017 Doo the Right Thing Dog Calendar is now open to Arlington residents. Thank you to all the Arlington dog owners who took the Doo the Right Thing pledge and submitted their dogs’ photos for the North Central Texas Council of…
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End of Summer Pool Hours and Closures

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Friday, August 12 is the last day to enjoy Allen Bolden, Helen Wessler, Howard Moore and Woodland West pools. After Friday, these four pools will be closed for the 2016 season. Bad Königshofen and Randol Mill will remain open through Labor Day, but will be operating under new pool hours. Starting Monday,…
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Additional Mowing, Litter Cycles to Improve Arlington’s Highway Aesthetics

News, Parks & Recreation
A new program aimed at keeping Arlington beautiful has kicked off. Funding allocated in the 2016 fiscal year budget is going to improve the aesthetics of major highways across the city by adding two additional mowing and litter cycles. The cycles are being added to TxDOT’s current three cycles on Interstate-20,…
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UTA Expands Recruiting Efforts Targeting Exceptional Latino Students With ApplyUTA

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington recently announced ApplyUTA, an initiative to identify and assist exceptional college-ready students in the Latino community interested in enrolling at UTA for the 2016-17 school year. Maria Martinez-Cosio, UTA assistant vice provost for Faculty Affairs, addresses members of the news media as ApplyUTA is announced…
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July 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 July 2016 Property of the Month award winners: 1050 Lone Ivory Trail 2100 Northeast Green Oaks Boulevard 5703 Memorial 4701 West Sublett Road 1729 Deer Crossing Drive 4451 South Collins Street 4125 Kingsferry Drive 4400 West Pleasant Ridge Road…
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July 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. Read about the tribute to Arlington’s first fallen K9 and highlights from Class 50 Graduation Ceremony. This newsletter celebrates great police/community partnerships. On Call is published monthly by the Arlington Police Department Media…
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Arlington Animal Services Receives National Recognition

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Arlington Animal Services was recently named the ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ award winner for a municipal shelter by Best Friends Animal Society, the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Arlington shares this national honor with the City of…
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Sanitary Sewer Main Replacement to Save Treatment Costs

News, Water Utilities
The City of Arlington Water Utilities Department will use a new $2.4 million “green” award from the Texas Water Development Board to increase sanitary sewer line efficiency and save future wastewater treatment costs. A $359,700 portion of the loan from the Texas Water Development Board’s Clean Water State Revolving Plan…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Isaac & Angel

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet IsaacThis handsome, nearly five month old male is a Domestic, medium-haired cat that is blue in color. The name Isaac means “one who makes me laugh” and this Isaac is no exception. He loves, loves, loves to play with toys almost to the point of exhaustion. Once…
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Library’s Summer Reading Club Concludes With Celebration at Globe Life Park

Library, News
Several hundred people – kids and adults alike – flocked to Globe Life Park on Sunday afternoon to collect their prizes and take part in festivities as a reward for achieving goals in the annual Summer Reading Club, which ended July 30. The library designed the program to encourage children to…
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East Arlington Branch Library Offers AISD Pre-Registration Help

Arlington ISD, Library, News
With the new school year just around the corner, AISD parents around Arlington are getting ready to pre-register their children online. For those who need a little help navigating the process, the Arlington Public Library is offering help sessions August 8-12 at the East Arlington Branch Library, 1624 New York…
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Design Work to Begin on East Arlington Recreation Center/Branch Library Project

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
An indoor swimming pool and robotics center for teenagers. Exercise rooms for yoga and zumba and an expanded section for children’s books. These are among the features of the City’s innovative new venture: a combined state-of-the-art library branch and recreation center that will serve thousands of residents in East Arlington. The $26…
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Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus August 8-9

News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed eight positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations:South Cooper Street at Lovers LanePark Hill Drive at Mossy Oak StreetSaddle Ridge Drive at Yachtclub DriveStagetrail Drive at U. S. Highway 287East Pioneer Parkway…
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Tarrant County College Board of Trustees Selects Diane Patrick to Fill Vacancy

Education, News, Tarrant County College
The Tarrant County College Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Diane Patrick, Ph. D., to fill the District 3 seat recently vacated by Kristin Vandergriff. Patrick will take the oath of office at the Aug. 18 board meeting. District 3 covers north and central Arlington and part of Euless. Patrick’s…
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Arlington Brought in Nearly 14 Million Visitors in 2015, New Study Shows

Business, Headlines, News
Nearly 14 million visitors spent an estimated $1.4 billion in Arlington last year, with more than half of those visitors staying overnight, according to a study by Longwoods International. The report, prepared for the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, provides an overview of Arlington’s domestic tourism business in 2015, including information…
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Memorial Service Held for Arlington Police K9 Mojo

News, Police
Area police officers, K9 handlers and community members attended a memorial service Friday morning for Mojo, the first Arlington police K9 to die in the line of duty. Police Chief Will Johnson, Mayor Jeff Williams, Chaplain Harold Elliott and Officer Vince Ramsour, who was Mojo’s handler the past six years, spoke…
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Texas Medicaid Will Pay for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika

News, Public Health
Texas Medicaid will cover the cost of mosquito repellent for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant, HHS Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announced this week. The decision is in response to the possibility of local transmission of the Zika virus, which is spread primarily by mosquito…
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Workshop Offers Private Water Well Testing, Tips to Improve and Protect Water Quality

Community, News
The Tarrant County AgriLife Extension and Trinity River Authority invite you to attend the Texas Well Owner Network Workshop for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed. This workshop is for anyone interested in private water well management and for those interested in learning about ways to improve and protect their community’s water resources. The…
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2017 Arlington Animal Services Center Calendar Contest Open Through Aug 31

Animal Services, News
Show off your adorable dog or a cat for a chance to be featured in an upcoming calendar and to help support the Arlington Animal Services Center’s educational programs. Arlington Animal Services Center’s annual photo contest, one of the shelter’s biggest fundraisers to help protect animals in the community and find…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 4-7, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Star of Texas ChallengeNow’s your chance to check out Arlington’s newest public art, get your picture on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages and win a prize pack all at the same…
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AISD Awarded $30,000 Grant for InSideOut Character Education Program

Arlington ISD, Cowboys, Education, News, Sports
The Arlington ISD has been awarded nearly $30,000 from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation to support a character training initiative for 375 AISD secondary coaches with Joe Ehrmann, former NFL Colts player and co-founder of the InSideOut Initiative™ and Jody Redman, InSideOut Initiative co-founder and Minnesota…
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Library to Host Summer Reading Club Final Celebration at Globe Life Park

Library, News
More than 9,780 children, teens, and adults participated in the Arlington Public Library’s Summer Reading Club, which came to a close July 30. To celebrate another successful year, the Library has an all-ages celebration planned for this coming weekend. Families and children are invited to Globe Life Park from 2 p. m.…
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City Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Mission Arlington with Proclamation

Community, News
Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams proclaimed July 31, 2016, as “Mission Arlington Day,” highlighting the downtown charity’s 30th year of operation under the leadership of Executive Director Tillie Burgin. Mission Arlington was started on August 1, 1986, after Burgin and her family served as missionaries in South Korea and returned home with…
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Charity Donates $60,000 to Add Senior Exercise Equipment to Parks

News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington seniors will be able to step, pedal and balance their way to enhanced health and wellness at two Arlington public parks in the near future. The North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) Charitable Fund is donating $60,000 worth of Xccent fitness equipment to Clarence Foster and Wimbledon parks in an effort to…
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Arlington City Manager Unveils $471.8 Million Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 17

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council took its first look Tuesday at the proposed $471.8 million Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget, which could include a possible property tax rate reduction for the first time in 17 years. Proposals for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, include significant investments in public safety and…
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Mindy Carmichael Named New Public Works and Transportation Director

Headlines, News, Public Works, Transportation
After a national search, the City of Arlington has named Mindy Gowdy Carmichael as its new Public Works and Transportation Director. Carmichael began her career with Arlington nearly 19 years ago as a civil engineer and worked her way through the ranks to become Operations Assistant Director, where her responsibilities included…
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Arlington Dispatch Services Once Again Awarded CALEA Accreditation

Fire, News, Public Safety
Arlington Dispatch Services has maintained the status of an accredited public safety communications center with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 2004. CALEA granted Arlington Dispatch Services re-accreditation on July 31, 2016 following a hearing by the Commission. CALEA accreditation is recognized as the gold standard…
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AirCheckTexas Funds Available for Vehicle Repair or Replacement

Government, News
The AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program continues to accept applications for replacement vouchers after the Texas Legislature restored full funding to what has become one of the most successful air quality programs in Dallas-Fort Worth. Currently, approximately $16 million is available to North Texas vehicle owners. Administered locally by the…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Lucky & Antigone

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet LuckyThis male 21 month old Shepherd, Pit Bull Terrier mix is red and white in color, and weighs 62 pounds. Described as friendly with children and adults both, this lovable dog is looking for a new “fur-ever” home. Lucky may seem clownish at times due…
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Westbound I-30 TEXpress Lane West of SH 161 Closed Through Fall of 2020

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane changes have been announced this week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. I-30 TEXpress LanesFrom August 6 through fall 2020, the westbound Interstate 30 TEXpress lane west of SH 161 will be closed. TEXpress lane traffic will be directed onto the I-30 westbound general main lanes…
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August Volunteer of the Month: Scottie Gordon

News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks Department has partnered with Mission Continues volunteer, Scottie Gordon. The Mission Continues organization empowers veterans who are adjusting to life after the military to find purpose through community impact. Veterans are deployed on new volunteer missions within the community to inspire future generations. Scottie has been volunteering with…
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Texas Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

Business, Headlines, News
Retail stores throughout Arlington are preparing for the state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday, held this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 5-7. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every…
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Get Half Price Pool Admission with a Donated School Supply Item Aug. 1-12

News, Parks & Recreation
Make a splash in your local community by donating a new school supply item and get half price admission at any Arlington outdoor pool from August 1st to 12th. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department sets out collection buckets at each of the City’s six outdoor pools to collect supplies for Mission Arlington. The Parks Department’s school…
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