Pets of the Week – Meet Marsha & Clayton

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet ClaytonThis two year old male Chihuahua mix is brown and white in color and weighs eight pounds. What a treat! Even though Clayton is a little shy, he is a friendly fella. He walks well on a leash and shows a curiosity of his surroundings. Provide…
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October 2016 Student-Athlete of the Month: Surprise Gilman

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, Sports
Surprise Gilman, senior linebacker for Bowie High School’s football team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for October 2016. Lloyd Bryant, Bowie’s Linebackers Coach/Defensive Coordinator, raved about Surprise both as a student and as a football player. Coach Bryant said that Surprise is constantly relied on for…
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Arlington Public Library’s Star Wars Extravaganza Returns Nov. 5, 2016

News
The Arlington Public Library’s 2nd annual Star Wars Extravaganza will return from 12-2 p. m. on Saturday, November 5th at the Southwest Branch Library in Arlington. The event is family friendly and free to all who attend. Morgan Brickey, the library’s community outreach and programming librarian let me in on how this…
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Arlington PD Selected as Finalist for 2016 Herman Goldstein Award

News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department was selected as a Finalist for the 2016 Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing for the organization’s work on the Walmart Restorative Justice Initiative. This recognition was given during the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing Conference in Tempe, Arizona on October 26, 2016. Assistant Police Chief…
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Culture Buzz: Star of Texas Challenge Combines Public Art & Family Fun

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest “Culture Buzz” segment on MyArlingtonTV takes a journey across The American Dream City with the Star of Texas Challenge, a social media event inviting residents to take pictures with all 20 stars included in the Arlington Museum of Art‘s “Star of Texas” project.“The Star of Texas” project, officially unveiled…
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New Lane Closures Scheduled for the I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

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. Closures are subject to changes due to weather. Interstate 30 Main Lanes Continuously, from 9 p. m. Oct 28 to 3 p. m. Oct 30, the westbound I-30 right, outside lane will be closed between Six Flags…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Nov. 1-2

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following location: U. S. Highway 287 at Eden Road Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and…
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Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Advisory Committee Accepting Applications

Community, News
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation is now accepting applications for an opening on its five-member Advisory Committee. Created by the Arlington City Council in 2007, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation is a permanent charitable endowment with a mission to contribute to a thriving Arlington. Since its creation, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation has awarded nearly…
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Beautify Arlington Through Leaf Recycling Starting Nov. 1, 2016

Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News, Public Works
Back by popular demand, Arlington’s leaf recycling sites return November 1, 2016 and runs through January 1, 2017. The City of Arlington encourages residents to be a part of this year’s free leaf recycling program. Get your friends, family and neighbors to join in. This united effort helps clear our neighborhoods of leaves…
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4 Things You May Not Know About the Arlington PD Property Room

News, Police, Public Safety
It takes the hard work and can-do spirit of several departments across the City of Arlington to create a true American Dream City. The Arlington Police Department has many men and women trained to protect and serve our community, but there’s one component of this department you may not know…
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Get Rid of Your Old Computers, Electronics: Nov. 12, 2016

Community, Garbage & Recycling, News
On Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, residents are invited to celebrate Texas Recycles Day in Arlington by disposing of unwanted computers, televisions, or even cell phones. The annual Computer Roundup is from 8 a. m. to noon in the parking lot at the southeast corner of Mitchell and Cooper streets on the UT Arlington…
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Ask Arlington: Putting Technology to Work with AMI Meters

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…
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UT Arlington’s SEIR Building One Step Closer to a Dream Come True

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Dreams get done here in The American Dream City and The University of Texas at Arlington’s Science and Engineering Innovation and Research (SEIR) Building moved one step closer to becoming a reality after today’s groundbreaking ceremony in Downtown. The $125 million state-of-the-art research and teaching facility will house interdisciplinary research neighborhoods that will enhance collaboration…
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Arlington Halloween Weekend Buzz: October 27-31, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Food Truck Friday Lunch SeriesThe good times and great food are rolling into Arlington, Texas once again for fall 2016! Starting Friday, October 21, 2016, join Arlington…
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Food Truck Friday Lunch Series Continues This Week in Downtown

News
Looking to enjoy lunch outdoors? Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series continues this Friday, October 28, 2016 at Founders Plaza/Levitt Pavilion from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. This Friday’s food truck lineup includes K. B. Brats, What’s Cooking Chef and Sandwiches Around the World. If you need a sweet treat after lunch, stop by the Steel…
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404 Border Apartments Brings Urban Innovation to Downtown Arlington

Business, Community, Economic Development, Headlines, News
While 404 Border Apartments has been home to many Arlington residents for a few months, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held today, October 27, 2016, to make it official.Dodson Development & Carleton Residential Properties have partnered to build a brand new urban style multi-family community in The American...
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Medieval Arts Festival Draws Hundreds to Downtown Arlington

Library, News
More than 850 people gathered at the Levitt Pavilion in Downtown for the Arlington Public Library’s 14th annual Medieval Arts Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Attendees browsed representative displays of textiles, needlework, jewelry, calligraphy, handmade soap, and armor and weaponry. More than 40 members of the Society for Creative Anachronism attended wearing…
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‘Live in Arlington’ Website Invites Homebuyers to Discover The American Dream City

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has launched a new website titled “Live in Arlington” for new home buyers looking to call The American Dream City their place of residence. In its latest edition, Money magazine has named Arlington as the “Best Big City” in the South. Forbes also ranks Arlington (along with Fort…
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Arlington Animal Services Hosts 5th Annual Volunteer Appreciation

Animal Services, News
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Arlington Animal Services hosted its 5th Annual Volunteer Appreciation event. This is a special year for Animal Services volunteers as the Arlington Citizen-Journal’s “Best of the Best” contest recognized the animal shelter in three categories, “Best Place to Volunteer” and runner-up for “Best Customer Service” and…
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UTA Spotlight: FabLab Helps Students Get Ready for Halloween

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: A UT Arlington professor uses a common home appliance in the research of cancer. The UTA…
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Sewer Line Repair Agreement Yields Savings for Arlington Residents

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
A one-year-old agreement with Service Line Warranties of America is delivering the expected cost savings for Arlington Water Utilities customers. Arlington Water and Service Line Warranties signed an agreement last year for the company to begin managing repairs to sanitary sewer laterals in the public right-of-way in October 2015. The purpose…
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APD Recruiting Program Continues to Fulfill Dreams of Local Students

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, Police
High school students interested in law enforcement continue to have an opportunity to train with some of The American Dream City’s best. The Arlington City Council approved a one-year agreement with the Arlington Independent School District to provide a Hometown Recruiting Officer for the 2016-17 school year. The agreement was approved at the…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Pebbles & Ranger

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet Pebbles This four-year-old female is a black and bronze tabby. Pebbles was owner surrendered to the shelter with her house mates Bam Bam and Algi. All three of them are now looking for a new “furever” home and their ideal wish is to be adopted…
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Put Technology to Work: New Electric Supply Contract to Save City Millions

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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Arlington Opens Neighborhood Matching Grant Program Nov. 1, 2016

Government, Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
The City of Arlington is pleased to announce the Neighborhood Matching Grant Call For Projects. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is available to fund improvement projects that will beautify and enhance the public spaces in neighborhoods throughout The American Dream City. Project examples include public art, beautification, landscaping, sidewalks, traffic calming,…
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AISD Recognized for Efforts to Close Achievement Gaps in Advanced Courses

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Arlington ISD was recently recognized by White House Cabinet Secretary and My Brother’s Keeper Taskforce Chair Broderick Johnson at a celebration hosted by Equal Opportunity Schools and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, for its work to ensure that historically underrepresented students have the opportunity to succeed in challenging high…
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Backstage Arlington: Encouraging Dreams of Radio Broadcast Hopefuls

Entertainment, Headlines, 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 Fishbowl Radio…
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2017 Daddy Daughter Dance Early Registration Opens Nov. 1, 2016

News, Parks & Recreation
Join Arlington Parks and Recreation for a Once Upon a Time themed Daddy Daughter Dance Friday February 10 and Saturday February 11 at Bob Duncan Center!The Parks Department will have a magical night for you and your daughters to spend an evening together. Bob Duncan Center will be transformed for dancing and enchanting.…
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A Look Ahead at Lane Closures for the I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

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. Closures are subject to changes due to weather. Interstate 30 Main Lanes Continuously, from 9 p. m. Oct 28 to 3 p. m. Oct 30, the westbound I-30 right, outside lane will be closed between Six Flags…
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Arlington Police Department Receives Donation for New K9

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
After mourning the loss of Police Service Dog Mojo over the summer, the Arlington Police Department has received a donation for the purchase of a new K9. Tarrant County Blue made the donation to the Arlington Police Foundation, as part of their mission to support local law enforcement agencies. On July…
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Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams Delivers 2016 State of the City Address

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Arlington continues to build on success, with several major economic announcements providing a special momentum for The American Dream City heading into 2017. That’s the message Mayor Jeff Williams delivered at the 2016 State of the City address, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce at the Arlington Convention Center on October 24,…
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All Library Branches Closed for [re]Brary Day, Friday, October 28

Headlines, Library, News
If you’re planning a trip to the library this week, mark your calendar: all branches will be closed on Friday, October 28 for a staff development day. The one-day closure, affectionately named [re]Brary Day, is an opportunity for library staff from all branch locations to gather together for professional development and…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Oct. 24-25

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following location: Stagetrail Drive at U. S. Highway 287 Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and…
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AISD to Host BEST Robotics State Qualifying Tournament Oct. 22

Arlington ISD, News
The Arlington ISD will host a Boosting Engineering Science and Technology – or BEST – Robotics tournament on Oct. 22, 2016 as schools vie to qualify for the first-ever UIL Robotics: BEST Division state championship.22 teams from the Tarrant County-area will compete from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Saturday…
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Historic Webb Baptist Church Dedicated as Arlington Landmark

Community, News
Members of the Arlington City Council, the Landmark Preservation Commission, Webb Masonic Lodge #1454 and members of the community celebrated the dedication of the historic Webb Baptist Church as an Arlington local landmark on September 24, 2016. In 1906, the citizens of Webb, a small farm community in Southeast Tarrant County,…
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2016 ‘Hiring Red, White & You!’ Event to Help Veterans Find Jobs

Community, News
Workforce Solutions, the Texas Veterans Commission and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is gearing up for the 5th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair for veterans on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way in Arlington. The event will run from 9:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. TWC’s…
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2016 State of the City Will Be Broadcast Live on Periscope

Multimedia, MyArlingtonTV, News
The City of Arlington’s Periscope account will be livestreaming Mayor Jeff Williams’ State of the City address on Monday, October 24, 2016. The address, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the Arlington Convention Center starting at noon. The live stream through Periscope can be accessed on the…
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Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Coming to Texas Live! in Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies are excited to announce an exciting new addition to Texas Live! when it debuts in the Spring of 2018. National award-winning chef and TV personality Guy Fieri will join previously announced anchor venues, Rangers Republic, Live! Arena and Arlington Backyard, within the $250…
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September 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. In this edition, On Call highlights National Night Out 2016 and many other police/community collaborations. On Call is published monthly by the Arlington Police Department Media Office. Read it. Print it. Share it. Click here to…
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Food Truck Friday Lunches Return Oct. 21 at Founders Plaza

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to enjoy lunch outdoors? Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series returns this Friday, October 21, 2016 at Founders Plaza/Levitt Pavilion from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. This Friday’s food truck lineup includes What’s Cooking Chef, Chez Flo and Rockn’ Rick’s. If you need a sweet treat after lunch, stop by the Steel City Pops truck…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: October 20-23, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 14th Annual Medieval Arts FestivalFor one day only, the Middle Ages will come to life in downtown Arlington when the Arlington Public Library presents the 14th annual Medieval Arts Festival…
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UT Arlington Selected As Favorites To Win Sun Belt Men’s Basketball Title

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Featuring a lineup that returns all five starters from last year’s team that won a program-high 24 games, the UT Arlington men’s basketball team was installed as the preseason favorite to win the Sun Belt Conference title in a poll of league coaches. Junior forward Kevin Hervey was named the league’s…
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September 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 September 2016 Property of the Month award winners: 709 Bowie Street 1300 W. Abram Street 1703 N. Peyco Drive 8006 Summerleaf Drive 2200 S. E. Green Oaks Boulevard 7407 Lake Whitney Drive 2912 Little Road 5802 Wester Way 815…
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Martha Walker Park Officially a Dream Come True in Arlington

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department unveiled the new construction of Martha Walker Park during a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, October 20, 2016.City officials and members of the community gathered for the dedication and ribbon cutting of Martha Walker Park, another example of a dream project...
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Construction for First Phase of Texas Live! to Commence Week of Oct. 24

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Texas Rangers
Construction for the first phase of Texas Live! will commence next week at the project site located in between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.“We were obviously hoping that a few more October games would delay this for a little longer,”…
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Dream Builders: PGA Junior League a Dream Come True for Young Golfers

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
“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 the kids participating in the PGA Junior Golf League at…
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UTA Spotlight: Checking in with the Lady Movin’ Mavs

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: One student’s 24-hour journey for the perfect mini burger/slider. The Lady Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team…
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L.E.A.F. Program Tree Giveaway: November 5, 2016

News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington has been a part of Tree City, USA for over ten years now. The L. E. A. F. program aims to increase the canopy cover in Arlington by offering trees for neighborhoods, homeowners, and businesses to plant. On November 5, 2016 the L. E. A. F. program will be giving away 200…
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5 Arlington Parks & Rec Events to Look Forward to This Fall

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Here are five events you need to know about from Arlington Parks and Recreation in the weeks ahead this fall! 1. Monster SmashEnjoy a night of tennis, music and refreshments this Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 5-8 p. m. All levels of adults will play short matches and games for prizes. Children can…
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Arlington Animal Services Receives Best Place to Volunteer Award

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Are you looking for an award-winning place to volunteer? Those interested will find a rewarding experience at Arlington Animal Services (AAS) where there is an awesome team of animal loving volunteers from youth to senior adults.These devoted individuals logged almost 13,000 hours of service during the...
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Transportation Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting Oct. 20

Government, Headlines, News, Transportation
The Arlington City Council recently appointed a 31-member Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), which will hold its first meeting later this month. The committee, whose members represent a broad and diverse cross-section of the community, will study Arlington’s transportation-related needs and present recommendations to the City Council next fall. Enhancing Regional Mobility,…
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Howl-o-ween Spooktacular Brings Together Animal Loving Nonprofits

Animal Services, News
Animal loving nonprofits came out to greet the community at the 5th Annual Howl-o-ween Spooktacular sponsored by Arlington Animal Services and Sponsor Adoptions at River Legacy Park on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The event serves as the year’s largest fundraiser event for Sponsor Adoptions, a nonprofit that assists animals from the Arlington shelter with…
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Second Annual Touch-a-Truck Delights Thousands

Library, News
Hundreds of little hands got a big treat on Saturday when the Arlington Public Library invited children of all ages to experience the sights and sounds of the second annual Touch-a-Truck event just north of downtown Arlington. More than 2,500 attendees of all ages explored a larger-than-life playground made up of…
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Dr. Mark Pellegrino Dreaming Big with Cancer Research at UTA

Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, UT Arlington
Dr. Mark Pellegrino continues to dream big with his biology research and has many important new research projects planned at The University of Texas at Arlington. Pellegrino’s studies on mitochondrial stress are of growing interest because of the implications for multiple conditions such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease and bacterial infections. Earlier this…
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FEMA Recognizes Arlington Christian Disaster Network for Second Year in a Row

Community, Fire, Headlines, News
For the second year in a row, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has recognized the efforts of the Arlington Christian Disaster Network to make our community safer, better prepared and more resilient in the face of disaster. The Arlington Christian Disaster Network, a group of 16 local faith-based organizations that are trained to…
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14th Annual Medieval Arts Festival Features Entertainment for All Ages

Library, News
Hear ye, hear ye! For one day only, the Middle Ages will come to life in downtown Arlington when the Arlington Public Library presents the 14th annual Medieval Arts Festival on Saturday, October 22, from noon to 5 p. m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Featuring exhibits of medieval arts and sciences, live…
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Arlington Animal Services Holding Feral Cat Friday Event Oct. 21

Animal Services, News
The City of Arlington Animal Services Department is holding a Feral Cat Friday event this Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Arlington Animal Services Center, 1000 S. E. Green Oaks Boulevard. Another event will also be held on Friday, November 18, 2016. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) improves their lives and yours. Trap-Neuter-Return feral cats are vaccinated and ear…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Molly & Red

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet RedThis lovable ten and a half month old is a male, red and white Tabby. In this case, Red means “stop”, as in stop by the shelter and see this handsome boy. From the distinctive white spot on his back to his never ending purring—Red is…
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Medical Center Arlington Celebrates Major Facility Expansion & Renovation

Headlines, News, Public Health
Medical Center Arlington recently completed construction on two projects totaling $30 million, part of a $100 million facility expansion and renovation investment. The latest completions include a suite for a 3-D Biplane, leading edge technology which allows for 360-degree radiological imaging, and an expansion of the existing intensive care unit (ICU).…
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Arlington PD Receives 2016 IACP Michael Shanahan Award

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department received the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police Michael Shanahan Award for Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships. The Mentoring Arlington Youth (MAY) Program was selected for this prestigious honor. The idea behind the Mentoring Arlington Youth program began years ago when Police Lt. Tarrick McGuire was a…
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South St. Art Festival a Cultural Hit with Residents & Visitors in Downtown

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
More than 50 art, food and craft beer vendors lined South Street for the fourth annual South Street Art Festival last weekend in the American Dream City, with visits from various musicians each evening to round out the free, three-day event.“It gives people of the city a chance to be…
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Junior League to Compete for World Record with Cornhole Tournament

Community, News
The Junior League of Arlington (JLA) is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for the largest cornhole tournament on October 23 at The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Stadium. The tournament will also include a family fun festival open to the public. Cornhole is also known as bean toss and…
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Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Oct. 17-18

Headlines, 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 locations: W. Sublett Road at S. Bowen Road W. Arkansas Lane at Lakewood Drive Additionally, the Town of Pantego has confirmed one positive West Nile…
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UTA Spotlight: Male Students “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” for a Good Cause

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: Male students participate in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event to help raise awareness…
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City of Arlington Honored with Heart Safe Community Designation

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
The North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (NCTTRAC) has designated Arlington as a Heart Safe Community, recognizing the City’s commitment to increasing the chances of residents surviving a sudden cardiac arrest. This designation also represents the Arlington City Council’s priority to Champion Great Neighborhoods. Arlington is the first large city in Texas to receive…
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Lane Closures Scheduled for Center Street Bridge Construction

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Arlington drivers should be aware of scheduled lane closures for the I-20 Center Street Bridge Project next week. Starting on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at midnight, the westbound frontage road from Collins Street to just west of Center Street, will be closed so the contractor can pour the bridge deck. The lanes will reopen…
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Arlington Police, Water Utilities Host Drug Take-Back Event Oct. 22

News, Police, Water Utilities
Got drugs? Residents are encouraged to turn in their expired and unused medications for anonymous, safe disposal between 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. Saturday, October 22, 2016. Collection sitesNorth Police District 620 W. Division Street 817-459-5600 Walgreen’s Pharmacy 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817-563-0142 East Police District 2001 New York…
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Tickets on Sale Now for Theatre Arlington’s Upcoming ‘Blithe Spirit’

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Tickets are on sale now for Theatre Arlington’s upcoming performance of Blithe Spirit, which opens October 21. Blithe Spirit is a classic comedy about a fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine who has remarried but is haunted by the ghost of his first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who was called…
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Early Voting Begins October 24 Through November 4, 2016

Elections, Government, Headlines, News
Early voting for the Presidential General Election and the Arlington Special Election for the proposed Texas Rangers Ballpark Project begins Monday, October 24 and runs until Friday, November 4, 2016. Voters have six locations in Arlington in which to cast their early ballot: South Service Center, 1100 SW Green Oaks Blvd., 76017…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: October 13-16, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. South Street Art FestivalReturning for its fourth year, the South Street Arts Festival aims to give artists, musicians and brewers a place to find their audience. The three-day festival is scheduled from…
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Last Weekend to Catch Fall Food Truck Friday for Dinner at Stovall Park

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays dinner series wraps up at Stovall Park this week. This Friday night’s food truck line up includes Butchers Son, Rockn’ Ricks, Rollin’ Stone, K. B. Brats and Sandwiches Around the World. If you need a sweet treat after dinner, stop by Steel City Pops…
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Martha Walker Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Oct. 20

News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department plans to unveil the new construction of Martha Walker Park during a park dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony set for 2 p. m. October 20. Martha Walker Park, 7509 Sharon Lee Dr., is located in southwest Arlington. The 13-acre, heavily wooded site is now open and ready…
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Tickets on Sale Now for Sixth Annual Jillian M. Smith Masquerade Charity Gala

News, Police
Tickets are on sale now for the African American Peace Officers Association of Arlington’s Sixth Annual Jillian M. Smith Masquerade Charity Gala. The gala is set for Friday, October 21 at the Cacharel Restaurant and Grand Ballroom, 2221 E. Lamar Blvd. in Arlington. October is also Domestic Violence Month and this gala will put…
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HOV Lanes to Close in Arlington as Part of Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Contrary to an earlier update from TxDOT, the agency now says the eastbound HOV and main lane closure is proceeding as scheduled. The westbound HOV will be reopen by Saturday morning. We apologize for the confusion. For project and closure information, visit https://www. keep30360moving. org/. Previous story:The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will close the…
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Ask Arlington: Federal Grant Funds for Community Services

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…
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Residents Contribute Thousands of Dollars for Charitable Causes Through Water Bill

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington residents have given almost $130,000 to charitable causes over the past four years while paying their Arlington Water Utilities bill in person, by mail or online. The Partnerships for Arlington multiple donations program was established in 2005. It allows citizens to make donations through water utilities billing on a one…
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2016-17 Richard Greene Scholars Recognized in Latest ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” continues to be a key priority for the work of our city. Public education that produces graduates who are prepared for future success provides the foundation for a strong Arlington community. In the latest Support Quality Education Newsletter, residents can read…
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Arlington Parks and Rec Recognized as Finalist for 2016 National Gold Medal Award

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), honored Arlington Parks and Recreation as a finalist for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management at the NRPA Conference in St. Louis, MO, on…
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Urban Design Center Helps Businesses, Gives UTA Graduate Students Real-World Experience

Business, News, UT Arlington
Designer Robert Peters once said that “Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”The idea that design can and does impact a city’s future was given credence inside Arlington’s City Hall when a small space on the first floor was repurposed in 2009 as the Arlington Urban Design Center…
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Arlington Receives $879,000 Federal Grant to Reduce Home Flooding

News, Public Works
The City of Arlington is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This FEMA-funded grant is administered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management. The grant project includes the purchase and demolition of six homes located within the Sublett Creek floodplain,…
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Get Your Pets Ready for the 5th Annual Howl-o-ween Spooktacular

Animal Services, News
Dress your pooch as a pumpkin or pirate and come out for some family fun this weekend! Sponsor Adoptions, an Arlington-based active animal welfare agency, and Arlington Animal Services are hosting the fifth annual Howl-o-ween Spooktactular. The event is scheduled from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Saturday, October 15 at River Legacy…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Fluffy & Princess

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet FluffyThis one year old female enjoys affection. Fluffy is a Domestic Short Haired Ticked Tabby that is brown and black in color. She has some of the softest fur of any cat we’ve seen. Definitely a lap cat, she is content to be by your…
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Limited Edition Library Card Supports Downtown Library Campaign

Library, News
Want to support the new Downtown Library and get some cool swag at the same time?Beginning today, the Arlington Public Library is offering a limited edition Dreams Begin Here library card that supports the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Current cardholders can swap their card for a $1 replacement…
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South Street Arts Festival to Bring Music, Artists and Brewers Downtown October 14-16

Community, Headlines, News
Returning for its fourth year, the South Street Arts Festival aims to give artists, musicians and brewers a place to find their audience. The three-day festival is scheduled from 4 p. m. to 10 p. m. Friday, October 14, 11 a. m. to 10 p. m. Saturday, October 15 and 11 a. m. to 5 p. m. Sunday,…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus October 10-11

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:Mansfield Webb Road at Stephie Ann CourtEast Mayfield Road at New York AvenueForest Edge Drive And West Park Row DriveTargeted ground spraying will occur following…
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Bell Helicopter Signs Long-Term Lease at Arlington Municipal Airport This Week

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Bell Helicopter, which has conducted flight testing, research and development at the Arlington Municipal Airport for nearly 50 years, signed another long-term lease with the City this week.“Bell Helicopter is a world-class company on the forefront of vertical lift. Their decision to remain and reinvest in Arlington does more than…
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UTA Spotlight Highlights Senior Tennis Player from Paraguay

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: UTA students weigh in on a proposed new Texas Rangers ballpark with a retractable roof. Multicultural Affairs…
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Arlington’s Master Composters Program Wins Texas Environmental Leadership Award

Government, News, Public Works
2016 Texas Environmental Leadership Award – STAR (State of Texas Alliance for Recycling)1st Place – Outstanding Compost Program – Arlington Master Composter ProgramThe City of Arlington’s Master Composters are proud to be the first place winner in the 2016 Texas Environmental Leadership Awards, Outstanding Compost Program category. The award recognizes…
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[re]Brary Day to Bring Library Employees Together

Library, News
With seven branch locations across Arlington and 98 employees working together to bring materials, programs, and services to the community, there are many moving parts that come together to keep the Arlington Public Library running at full speed. In order to keep each of the individuals involved in this valuable…
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APD Community Service Manager Named Texas Social Worker of the Year

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
Stephanie Gillespie, the Community Services Manager for the Arlington Police Department, has been named the 2016 Texas Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers. Stephanie has served as APD’s Community Services Manager for seven years. She has volunteered with Mission Arlington for 16 years and…
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Live Music, Good Eats at Stovall Park for This Week’s Food Truck Friday Dinner

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays series continues week at Stovall Park. This Friday night’s food truck line up includes What’s Cooking Chef, Rockn’ Ricks, Bellatrino’s Neapolitan Pizzeria, Chez Flo and K. B. Brats. If you need a sweet treat after dinner, stop by…
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City of Arlington Eligible for $150,000 in Rebates from TXU Energy

Government, News
TXU Energy has announced that the City of Arlington will have $150,000 available starting next year to help make energy-efficient upgrades as part of the electric provider’s GreenBack Rebate Program. The GreenBack program provides reimbursement funding for qualified energy efficiency investments made by large TXU Energy commercial customers. In addition to funding,…
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On the Clock: Inside the City of Arlington Woodshop

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
“On the Clock” is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. The episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at the City of Arlington…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: October 6-9, 2016

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Blue Jays vs. Rangers ALDS Playoff Games at Globe Life Park in ArlingtonYour Texas Rangers are ready to start their postseason journey in the American League Division Series this Thursday and…
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Property Renewal Program Helps Residents Who Cannot Afford to Bring Homes Up to Code

Code Compliance, Government, News
An Arlington resident who had been out of work the past four years found that she couldn’t keep up with the maintenance and repair needs at her aging Park Row Drive home. A storm had blown down trees and large limbs throughout her three-quarter acre yard, which was waist high in…
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Arlington Police Department Recognized with Texas Municipal League Award

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the Arlington Police Department was presented with the 2016 Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award for Project “RAISE” (Risk Assessment Intervention Safety Engagement) in the Public Safety category. The project consists of a multidisciplinary team of social service, community and criminal justice agencies partnering together…
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Second Annual Touch-a-Truck to Feature Community Vehicles of All Sizes

Library, News
If you have a child whose eyes light up at the sights and sounds of big trucks, then you don’t want to miss the Arlington Public Library’s second annual Touch-a-Truck!From 10 a. m. to noon on Saturday, October 15, as many as 20 different big vehicles will fill the parking lot…
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Nearly 200 Neighborhoods Participate in National Night Out This Year

News, Police, Public Safety
Whether with hot dogs and cold drinks or bounce houses and colorful balloons, nearly 200 neighborhoods across Arlington gathered outdoors late Tuesday to celebrated National Night Out. Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson, along with other city and community leaders, visited several of the parties to chat with residents and answer questions. This year’s…
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