Public Open House: Unified Development Code

Public Open House: Unified Development Code

Code Compliance, Government, Highlights, News
The City of Arlington has been working on a rewrite and update of the zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations. All updated ordinances will be incorporated into a new unified development code (UDC), which is a combined document featuring development regulations for zoning requirements, subdivision regulations, and other design and development…
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UT Arlington Graduating Record Number of Students

UT Arlington Graduating Record Number of Students

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A record 4,561 students are planning to collect their degrees this spring at The University of Texas at Arlington. More than 3,400 of that preliminary figure will earn their undergraduate degrees. More than 1,000 will earn their master’s degrees. And about 120 students plan to take home their doctorate…
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Exhibit of Ansel Adams Photos Coming to Arlington

Exhibit of Ansel Adams Photos Coming to Arlington

Arts & Culture, News
Ansel Adams' magnificent photographs of the American wilderness are recognized an admired around the globe. Known for his black-and-white landscapes, Adams is credited with helping shape photography as a fine art. An exhibit featuring some of Adams' favorite photos is coming to downtown Arlington. Ansel Adams: Masterworks, a collection of more the 45 photos Adams personally selected from his catalogue, opens May 3 at the Arlington Museum of Art (AMA), 201 W. Main Street. These images will be on display for three months this summer at the museum.
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, News
Congratulations to Angelica Paul for the I Love Arlington pic of the week! Everyone knows that Arlington is a playful city; we have some of the best parks, recreation centers and entertainment options in the region! Arlington is a great place for families and we are proud to call it home. So take time to disconnect from the busy world and get…
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Flying the Friendly Skies

Flying the Friendly Skies

Aviation, Highlights, News
Several plane enthusiasts took a joy ride on the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress during Tuesday’s Aluminum Overcast tour at the Arlington Municipal Airport. The flying, which was co-hosted by Harrison Aviation and the Arlington Municipal Airport , featured a beautiful B-17 bomber originally built in the 1930’s. The Boeing B-17 is…
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Festive Cinco de Mayo Event Heads to Downtown Arlington

Festive Cinco de Mayo Event Heads to Downtown Arlington

Community, News, Parks & Recreation
With AT&T Stadium, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Six Flags, and Arlington Music Hall, Arlington has a long list of venues that have hosted a wealth of events. The city is adding to that list with a new event to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, which started as a way to commemorate…
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Beautify Your Yard with Water Conserving Plants

Beautify Your Yard with Water Conserving Plants

News, Water Utilities
The City of Arlington, Texas SmartScape, The Home Depot and Weston Gardens have partnered to offer Arlington residents special deals and great savings on select varieties of low-water-use plants that will thrive in the Texas heat. Head over to the Home Depot located at 201 Road to Six Flags on May…
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Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games Coming to Arlington

Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games Coming to Arlington

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Many people discover they’re a wee bit Scottish at the TEXAS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES, now celebrating its 28th anniversary and scheduled for May 2-3-4, 2014. Renowned for its outstanding entertainment, the Festival again hosts top Scottish musicians, professional athletes, and champion highland dancers. An exciting array of food,…
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Pet Therapy: Helping AISD Students with Disabilities

Pet Therapy: Helping AISD Students with Disabilities

Animal Services, Highlights, News
During Pet Therapy sessions, it’s awfully hard these days to tell who’s more delighted: elementary-aged students pumped about seeing dogs or the dogs enthralled with the idea of playing with pint-sized students. The students in Amy Yancey’s alternative curriculum class at Dunn Elementary played host to Deacon the gentle giant…
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Cardboard Boat Regatta a Lot of Laughs

Cardboard Boat Regatta a Lot of Laughs

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Hundreds of brave souls spent their Saturday racing corrugated cardboard boats at Hurricane Harbor–all in the name of charity. Proceeds from the April 26 event will benefit River Legacy Living Science Center and River Legacy Parks. Check out the sights and sounds from the 25th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.
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Dog of the Week – Meet Coco

Dog of the Week – Meet Coco

Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
This is Coco, Arlington Animal Services’ featured Dog of the Week. Coco is one of the sweetest little girl’s to come into the shelter directly from one of our Foster Care Program Volunteer’s. She is very playful and loves to dance on her back legs! She also likes to cuddle…
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Texas Food Truckin’ Fest A Huge Hit

Texas Food Truckin’ Fest A Huge Hit

Entertainment, Highlights, News, Texas Rangers
Food trucks from around Texas drew massive crowds by serving local and cultural cuisines at the second annual Texas Food Truckin’ Fest at Globe Life Park in Arlington this past weekend. The food truck fest was a cooperative event hosted by Rangers Enterprises and the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau, From…
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Hiring Our Heroes: Job Fair for Veterans

Hiring Our Heroes: Job Fair for Veterans

Community, Highlights, News
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with the U. S Chamber of Commerce Foundation and several other partners to host a “Hiring Our Heroes” job fair on May 12 for military veterans and their spouses. More than 50 companies from across the region are expected to participate. The job fair will…
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New Gene Patrick Plaza Extends Footprint of Downtown

New Gene Patrick Plaza Extends Footprint of Downtown

Community, Highlights, News
Longtime former Arlington City Council member Gene Patrick devoted much of his career to driving the revitalization of downtown Arlington. On Sunday, his efforts continued to pay off. Members of First United Methodist Church of Arlington, along with city and community leaders, gathered to celebrate the opening of the renovated North Street…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Starla

Cat of the Week – Meet Starla

Cat of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Starla is our special Arlington Animal Services’ Cat of the Week. She is a brown and black short-haired Tabby, about a year old and weighs six and a half pounds. Starla is very inquisitive and loves to play with her toys. You can get her motor purring by placing her…
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Naturally Fun Magazine Summer 2014 Now Available

Naturally Fun Magazine Summer 2014 Now Available

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
It’s that time of year again: new programs, events, and news concerning what’s upcoming in Arlington, for the summer months. The summer 2014 Naturally Fun Magazine is now officially available to the public in digital and print format. Printed copies of the magazine are available at the Arlington Parks and…
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Local Band Releases Debut Album

Local Band Releases Debut Album

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News
Long-time performers in the local music scene, the Brandon Steadman Band dropped their debut album on April 22 following a release party at J. Gilligan’s new South Street Patio last Friday. Brandon Steadman played his first gig in DFW at the very same location with an acoustic performance at a Sigma…
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First United Celebrates Completion of North Street Project

First United Celebrates Completion of North Street Project

Community, Highlights, News
The First United Methodist Church of Arlington will unveil a safer North Street and a new plaza with a grand opening ceremony Sunday. Through the restoration project, the church created walkways, added handicap parking spaces and landscaped the area. The new Gene Patrick Plaza will serve as a tribute to the former…
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April 2014 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

April 2014 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

Highlights, News, On Call - Inside The Blue
Inside the April issue of the On Call newsletter, the whole world was watching when Arlington hosted to NCAA Final 4 Championship games on April 5 and 7 at AT&T Stadium. See the highlights on Page 1. Also in this month’s issue, crime prevention highlights from Police Districts, accolades from the…
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Learn About Arlington’s Street Maintenance Sales Tax Program

Learn About Arlington’s Street Maintenance Sales Tax Program

Government, Highlights, News
en español | vietnamese Election Day is Saturday, May 10, 2014 – Polls open at 7 a. m. and close at 7 p. m. on Election Day. Click here for a complete listing of Early Voting and Election Day polling locations. When voters head to the polls, they will consider a Street Maintenance Sales Tax on…
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Arlington Council Selects New City Auditor

Arlington Council Selects New City Auditor

Government, Highlights, News
The Arlington City Council has chosen Lori Brooks, CPA, CIA, CGAP, CRMA as the City’s new City Auditor. Brooks has more than 30 years of auditing and accounting experience, including 16 years in government internal auditing. She is a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, certified government auditing professional, and holds a…
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Early Voting Begins April 28

Community, Elections, Highlights, News
Early voting begins Monday, April 28, 2014 for the General and Special elections. The polls will open at 8 a. m. and close at 5 p. m. Extended hours, including weekends and a temporary early voting site at UT Arlington, are also available. Election Day is Saturday, May 10, 2014. In Arlington,…
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Float or Sink? Watch Teams Compete in 25th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Float or Sink? Watch Teams Compete in 25th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Entertainment, News, Parks & Recreation
The Cardboard Boat Regatta challenges amateur boat builders to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard. Come and enjoy the fun as you watch the masterful maneuvers of boats braving the waves at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor on April 26 from 9 a. m. – 4 p. m.2014 Admission Prices General…
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Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day at Arlington Public Library

Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day at Arlington Public Library

Library, News
Preschoolers from the Arlington Independent School District will enjoy a special field trip to the George W. Hawkes Central Library on Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1. They will be celebrating El Día de los niños/ El Dia de los libros. Children’s Day/Book Day is a worldwide effort to introduce…
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Prescription Drug Collection Event is April 26

Community, Government, News, Police, Public Health, Water Utilities
Got drugs? Arlington residents can safely dispose of any unused prescription medications at the National Prescription Take-Back Initiative on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. The event is conducted in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which will ultimately discard whatever medications the city collects. Turn…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: April 25-27

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: April 25-27

Arts & Culture, News, Parks & Recreation
25th Annual Cardboard Boat RegattaSink or swim? That is the question. See some brave souls build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard at Hurricane Harbor’s Wave Pool this Saturday. A children’s area with Hula-Hoop contests and mini pinewood Regatta will also be available. The cost to enter a…
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UT Arlington Senior Named to National NAACP Search Committee

UT Arlington Senior Named to National NAACP Search Committee

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
When the search for a new leader to head the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) began last December, a UTA student was among the distinguished group of NAACP leaders tasked with identifying a replacement for outgoing president and CEO Benjamin Jealous.UT-Arlington senior, Michael Coleman II was…
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Final Spring Episode of UTA Spotlight

Final Spring Episode of UTA Spotlight

News, UT Arlington
Final Spring Episode of UTA Spotlight
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New AISD School Aims to Increase Graduation Rate

New AISD School Aims to Increase Graduation Rate

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
No one story is the same: Their family needed the money so they must work instead of going to school. They fell behind in class work and couldn’t catch up. They struggled with learning in a traditional classroom setting. While their reasons for staying out of school may vary, the students…
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Arlington Eatery Gets A New Vibe and Locale

Arlington Eatery Gets A New Vibe and Locale

Highlights, News, Urban Eats
Donnie’s Hot Dog Shop and Philly Steak Supper Club will cut the ribbon Thursday at their new location in North Arlington. Donnie’s is a family owned and operated eatery offering American food with an east coast flair. Philly Cheese Steak, Bratwurst, Corn Beef, Gyros, Pastrami and Polish are not typical Southern…
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Arlington Public Library Receives Texas Book Festival Grant

Arlington Public Library Receives Texas Book Festival Grant

Education, Highlights, Library, News, Press Releases
The Texas Book Festival has awarded the Arlington Public Library a Collections Enhancement Grant of $2,494.33. The grant will be used to expand the Spanish Language collection at the East Branch Library. All titles purchased will be available to any Arlington Public Library patron upon request. Every year, public libraries across…
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-17 ‘Aluminum Overcast’ Heading to Arlington

-17 ‘Aluminum Overcast’ Heading to Arlington

Aviation, Community, Highlights, News
Get a glimpse into a flight on Aluminum Overcast:Visit the Arlington Municipal Airport, 5000 S Collins Street, Tuesday, April 29 for an unforgettable experience aboard one of the few remaining airworthy B-17s in the world. Watch history come alive by climbing aboard the 65,000-lb. B-17 bomber and step back in time to…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Environment, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Sally Mander for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week! What a great image to share on Earth Day 2014! Sally took this photo at River Legacy Living Science Center during their Earth Day festivities on April 12. The center features interactive exhibits, aquariums, terrariums, environmental education programs,…
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Roemer Selected as Member of UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Kenneth Roemer, a celebrated UT Arlington English professor, is one of five faculty members who will be inducted this year into the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Roemer is an expert in American Indian and Utopian literatures who was honored in 2011 with the UT System Regents’…
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Arlington Recognizes Family Through Home

Arlington Recognizes Family Through Home

Community, Highlights, News
The Arlington Landmark Preservation Commission recognizes a recently repurposed home for its historic roots. The Thornton Inn is a downtown Arlington bed and breakfast that occupies the same building that was once home to the Thornton family. The Thorntons were a prominent early Arlington family that migrated to Texas from Tennessee.…
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Spots Still Available for this Weekend’s Mother-Son Overnight Lock-in

Spots Still Available for this Weekend’s Mother-Son Overnight Lock-in

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Bring your sleeping bag, cot, blow-up mattress and anything else you need to be comfy for the night. The sleepover will include dinner, friendly mom and son competitions, crafts, activities and more. So leave the chores to dad and the rest of the family at home while you enjoy some…
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Arlington Fire Department Charity Renders More Aide

Arlington Fire Department Charity Renders More Aide

Community, Fire, Highlights, News
The inaugural Arlington Firefighters Random Acts of Kindness Ball, held this year at UT Arlington’s College Park Center on Saturday, April 12, raised $5,300 to help families in need.“We appreciate the community’s support, which will allow us to continue fulfilling the organization’s purpose: to perform random acts of good in…
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Arlington Housing Authority to Accept Applications for 2014 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Arlington Housing Authority to Accept Applications for 2014 Housing Choice Voucher Program

News
The Housing Authority of the City of Arlington (AHA) will resume accepting applications for its Housing Choice Voucher program. Applications will be accepted for two weeks during the open enrollment period beginning May 5, 2014, at 8:30 a. m., through Friday, May 16, 2014, at 1:00 p. m. The AHA will only accept…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Ralo

Dog of the Week – Meet Ralo

Dog of the Week, News
Ralo is the featured Dog of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. Ralo is a one year old Terrier Mix who is looking for his forever home. He is black and white and weighs about 12 pounds. Ralo has a really cute face and is very playful. While he likes…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Whiskers

Cat of the Week – Meet Whiskers

Cat of the Week, News
Arlington Animal Services is delighted to announce Whiskers as our Cat of the Week. Whiskers is a beautiful Brown/Red Torbie Mix and is approximately six pounds. This darling little girl is estimated to be one year old and she has the sweetest personality. Lovable and gentle, Whiskers is sure to…
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AT&T Eyes Arlington for Ultra-Fast Fiber Network

AT&T Eyes Arlington for Ultra-Fast Fiber Network

Community, Highlights, News
AT&T has announced a major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. Arlington is among the cities on the planned network expansion. This initiative continues AT&T’s ongoing commitment to economic development in these communities, bringing jobs,…
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New Arlington Collegiate High School Set to Open in August

New Arlington Collegiate High School Set to Open in August

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News, Tarrant County College
Arlington ISD and Tarrant County College District officials signed a memorandum of understanding Monday at the TCC Southeast Campus Ballroom creating a new school, the Arlington Collegiate High School at TCC Southeast Campus, which will open in the fall of 2014. Arlington Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos and TCC Chancellor, Erma Johnson Hadley,…
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The Texas Food Truckin’ Fest is Back with a Bite!

The Texas Food Truckin’ Fest is Back with a Bite!

Highlights, News, Texas Rangers, Urban Eats
From Australian Meat Pies to Korean Fusion to cupcakes sure to impress…the 2nd Annual Spring Texas Food Truckin’ Fest Globe Life Park in Arlington is for all kinds of foodies with more food trucks than ever! Forty gourmet food trucks will be featured at this year’s Texas Food Truckin’ Fest, which…
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Meet Our Student Athlete of the Month: Amber Buechele

Meet Our Student Athlete of the Month: Amber Buechele

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News, Sports
Amber Buechele, a senior hitter for the Lamar High School volleyball team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s April 2014 Student-Athlete of the Month. Buechele, an honor roll student, currently carries a 3.66 overall GPA on 4.0 scale. During her high school career, Amber has been a member…
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ATC Block Party Great for Tennis Lovers

ATC Block Party Great for Tennis Lovers

Community, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Residents are invited to the ATC Block Party at the Arlington Tennis Center (ATC) from 1-4 p. m. on Saturday, May 3. The center is located at 500 Mayfield Rd. This free event will be one to bring the entire family to. Activities on the court will include food, door prizes…
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Register Today for AISD Parent University

Register Today for AISD Parent University

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News
Arlington ISD Parent University is offering a free educational opportunity for the parents/guardians of AISD students as a way of discovering skills to support their children in school. Through a series of workshops and videos designed to refine specific student-support skill sets, Arlington ISD Parent University participants will acquire knowledge…
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Seeking a Cancer Solution

Seeking a Cancer Solution

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A University of Texas at Arlington physicist working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection may have instead happened upon an advance in photodynamic cancer therapy. Wei Chen, professor of physics and co-director of UT Arlington’s Center for Security Advances Via Applied Nanotechnology, was testing a…
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Good Friday Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

Good Friday Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

Community, News
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 18, for Good Friday. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Monday, April 21. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in the city as scheduled. What’s Closed Friday, April 18 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court All Public…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: April 18-20

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: April 18-20

Arts & Culture, News, Sports
Food Truck FridaysDon’t miss the final Food Truck Fridays event on April 18 at Founders Plaza, 100 West Abram Street, from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. Some come for the food, others enjoy the gourmet shakes, and others just want to mingle. No matter the reason people choose to come,…
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Arlington Pipe-Tapping Team Takes on the Best

Arlington Pipe-Tapping Team Takes on the Best

Highlights, News, Water Utilities
Pipe Tapping is a high-energy contest involving a race against time to drill into a cement-lined, ductile iron pipe and install a tap. This process usually takes around thirty minutes; however, the team can complete the process in about two minutes. Texas holds the largest regional pipe tapping competition in the…
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MAX: How Some Students are Using the Service

Community, MAX, News, Transportation
Since launching August 19, 2013, the Metro ArlingtonXpress, or MAX, has served a wide range of commuters — from college students to North Texans and tourists on their way to special events. MAX currently connects downtown Arlington to the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort/DFW Station. Buses currently operate from about 5:30 a. m.…
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St. Joseph’s Students Give Back

St. Joseph’s Students Give Back

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and St. Joseph’s Catholic School spent the day at Johnson Creek in Arlington’s Entertainment District planting trees in support of the City’s commitment to the environment. More than 90 student volunteers and parents helped plant 400 trees in Richard Greene and Dr Robert Cluck…
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Receiving the Gift of Nature

Receiving the Gift of Nature

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Children from the YWCA Arlington Child Development Center welcomed the spring season with a gift of 10 trees earlier this month from the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. The donation will bring greenery, birds and shade to the center’s playground, which provides a holistic setting to lean, play, observe…
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UTA Spotlight: Episode 9 is Here

UTA Spotlight: Episode 9 is Here

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this week’s episode of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are this week’s top stories: Students celebrate cultural and social diversity at UT Arlington during International Week An exhibit gives a voice to men and women impacted by…
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Now’s Your Chance to Serve on a Board or Commission

Now’s Your Chance to Serve on a Board or Commission

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington is accepting applications for interested residents who would like to serve on a Board or Commission. Members of boards and commissions assist the Mayor and City Council by making recommendations on general policy matters impacting the city. Most boards and commissions function in advisory capacities and some have final…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Sue Sessums for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week! There’s nothing like the feel of a beautiful day at the Lake Arlington Golf Course. Did you know the City of Arlington operates four diverse courses that offer a variety of amenities? Book a tee time today and…
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Tickets for ACM Awards in Arlington Sell Out in Minutes

Tickets for ACM Awards in Arlington Sell Out in Minutes

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News
It took all of 18 minutes for to sell out the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show being held April 19, 2015 at AT&T Stadium and the ACM Party for a Cause: 50 Years of Music of Memories April 17-18, 2015 at nearby Globe Life Park. Blake Shelton and…
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MAX: How Some Commuters Use the Service

MAX: How Some Commuters Use the Service

Community, MAX, News, Transportation
Have you had a chance to ride Metro ArlingtonXpress, Arlington’s first commuter bus service?MAX, which connects downtown Arlington to the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort/DFW Station, is designed to serve a wide range of commuters – from college students to North Texans and tourists on their way to special events around…
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Opinions Wanted: Housing Surveys Provide Valuable Feedback

Opinions Wanted: Housing Surveys Provide Valuable Feedback

Government, Headlines, News
Opinions Wanted: Housing Surveys Provide Valuable Feedback
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Citizens’ Bond Committee Needs Your Input

Citizens’ Bond Committee Needs Your Input

News
Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council formed the Citizens’ Bond Committee (CBC), a group of 19 citizens who are charged with reviewing and recommending projects to city council members for a potential November 2014 bond election. The (CBC) is asking the public for its input as it continues to…
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‘The Barber of Seville’ Simulcast Introduces Diverse Audience to Opera

‘The Barber of Seville’ Simulcast Introduces Diverse Audience to Opera

Arts & Culture, Headlines, News
A tale of romance and comedy captured an attentive audience during the Dallas Opera 2014 simulcast featuring Italian composer Gioachino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” at AT&T Stadium Friday. Children of various ages watched Elmer Fudd chase Bugs Bunny as Warner Brothers Classics’ “Rabbit of Seville” preceded the main show on…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Lolly

Cat of the Week – Meet Lolly

Cat of the Week, News
Arlington Animal Services Cat of the Week is “Lolly”, a Domestic Shorthair mix. Lolly has a beautiful soft blue and white coat and loves to be petted all over. This precious little girl is approximately six months old and weighs almost four pounds. Lolly is a very social kitty who…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Trixie

Dog of the Week – Meet Trixie

Dog of the Week, News
Dog of the Week – Meet Trixie
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Arlington Water Utilities Prepares for State Water Competitions

Arlington Water Utilities Prepares for State Water Competitions

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Ten incredible employees from Arlington Water Utilities will be representing City of Arlington and competing for a chance to go to London at the state pipe-tapping and Top Ops competitions on Wednesday. Adam Stark, Adam Wagner, Taw Woolford, and Mathew Manson volunteered to be the first pipe-tapping team Arlington Water Utilities…
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Save $20 on Your Next Water Bill

Save $20 on Your Next Water Bill

Highlights, News, Water Utilities
Did you know using a smart phone to pay a water bill could help you save money?If you are one of the 101,000 customers served by Arlington Water Utilities, you can pay a bill using the Check app and get $20 off instantly. How does this work? Simply go to check. me/arlington on…
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Students at Swift Elementary Get New Playground

Students at Swift Elementary Get New Playground

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News
Some young Students at Swift Elementary in Arlington now have the playground of their dreams. Thanks to a $15,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, pre-Kindergarten students at Swft Elementary are enjoying the new early childhood playground, which features a musical wall, small four-seat teeter, a talk tube and…
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AISD Earns ‘Best Communities for Music Education’ Designation

AISD Earns ‘Best Communities for Music Education’ Designation

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
The Arlington Independent School District has earned the 2014 Best Communities for Music Education designation as a part of the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education Program. AISD is one of 376 school districts nationwide to earn the designation, and only one of 32 in the…
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Coursework Leads to Certification

Coursework Leads to Certification

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington announces a new unmanned vehicle systems undergraduate certificate for students interested in careers in one of the nation’s most exciting engineering fields. A student works on the quad-rotor unmanned aerial system at the UT Arlington Research Institute. The program is a collaboration between the…
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Pinwheel Display Raises Awareness About Child Abuse and Prevention

Pinwheel Display Raises Awareness About Child Abuse and Prevention

Community, Highlights, News, Police
For the second consecutive year, the Arlington Police Department recognized Child Abuse Prevention Month by hosting a pinwheel display at the North Police Station to increase awareness. Officers and volunteers placed 423 pinwheels in the front lawn of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building on April 6, 2014. Each…
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Food Truck Fridays Growing in Popularity

Food Truck Fridays Growing in Popularity

Arts & Culture, Community, Highlights, News, Urban Eats
Hundreds of people are expected to visit Founders Plaza in downtown Arlington today for Food Truck Friday. After last week’s overwhelming response, organizers have added more food trucks to satisfy the taste buds of people who visit, work and go to school in downtown Arlington. The following food trucks will be parked…
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Moving with MAX: Check Out Fort Worth’s Main Street Festival

Moving with MAX: Check Out Fort Worth’s Main Street Festival

News
If you’re think about going to Fort Worth’s annual Main Street Arts Festival, one of the largest in Texas, try using MAX!It’s great for attending the festival on Friday, which is open from 10 a. m. to 11 p. m.. The festival features beautiful original art, food, music, and entertainment. To get there,…
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Swift Elementary Gets New Playground Thanks to $15,000 Grant from Lowe’s

Swift Elementary Gets New Playground Thanks to $15,000 Grant from Lowe’s

Arlington ISD, News
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $15,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to Swift Elementary for an early childhood playground. A ribbon cutting ceremony, which was originally scheduled for March 27 but postponed due to inclement weather, will be held at 2 p. m. on Friday, April 11,…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: April 11-13

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: April 11-13

Arts & Culture, News, Texas Rangers
Astros vs. RangersEnjoy a weekend of baseball at the Globe Life Park in Arlington as the Houston Astros come to town for a three-game series. Yu Darvish is scheduled to take the mound in Friday’s game. Opening pitch is 7:05 p. m. Saturday game begins 7:05 p. m.; Sunday’s game begins at…
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AmeriCorps VISTAS Recognized for Dedicated Service

AmeriCorps VISTAS Recognized for Dedicated Service

Highlights, Library, News
Members of the AmeriCorps VISTA team serving with the Arlington Reads program at the Arlington Public Library were recognized for their dedication to community service during the April 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Robert Cluck proclaimed April 1, 2014 as “National Service Recognition Day” while recognizing and thanking the VISTA…
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UTA Spotlight: Episode 8 is Now Available

UTA Spotlight: Episode 8 is Now Available

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this week’s episode of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are this week’s top stories: See how some UTA students are preparing for next month’s commencement Research students present their work during a friendly competition for scholars A…
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NFL Player, Arlington Standout Helps Hometown Kids Realize Their Dreams

NFL Player, Arlington Standout Helps Hometown Kids Realize Their Dreams

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
Luke Joeckel, standout left tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars, has donated $125,000 to his former high school, Arlington High School. Joeckel, 22, is a 2010 graduate of the school. Arlington helped Joeckel achieve his dreams and now he wants to give back to the community. According to school officials, $50,000 will go…
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A Show of Support for Vandergriff Skatepark

A Show of Support for Vandergriff Skatepark

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The weekend of April 4-6 was a busy one for the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. Multiple events were held around the City such as the Naturally Fit Exposition and River Legacy Kite Festival. However, the grand opening of Vandergriff Skatepark was an event for the record books. Vandergriff Park in the heart of Arlington,…
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L-3 Communications Moving to Arlington

Business, Highlights, Mayor & Council, News
One of the leading companies in the aircraft simulation and training industry is expanding its current operations in Arlington. Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link), a division of L-3 Communications has initiated a project in Arlington that will bring about 150 new jobs to the city. New incentives approved by the Arlington…
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Lake Arlington to Host 2014 Cabela’s Bass Tournament

Lake Arlington to Host 2014 Cabela’s Bass Tournament

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and Lake Arlington are excited to announce the date for the Second Annual Lake Arlington Cabela’s Bass Tournament. The tournament, scheduled to take place on April 12, 2014, will kick-off at 7 a. m. with a weigh-out to take place at 4 p. m. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS…
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Citizens’ Bond Committee Seeks Public Input

Citizens’ Bond Committee Seeks Public Input

Government, Headlines, News
Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council formed the Citizens’ Bond Committee (CBC), a group of 19 citizens who are charged with reviewing and recommending projects to city council members for a potential November 2014 bond election. The (CBC) is asking the public for its input as it continues to…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Gerardo Vasquez for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week taken at the Art on the Greene Festival March 21-23 at Richard Greene Linear Park. Who doesn’t like classic cars? Especially when they are kept in mint condition like this vintage 50’s Buick. The antique car show at the art…
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UConn Huskies Crowned National Champs in Arlington

UConn Huskies Crowned National Champs in Arlington

Final Four, Highlights, News
It was epic. Final Four MVP Shabazz Napier and his UConn Huskies withstood a furious rally to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. It was the team’s fourth national championship. Napier and his teammate Ryan Boatright continued to apply defensive pressure, this time collecting six steals between…
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Final Four Frenzy Reaches Peak

Final Four Frenzy Reaches Peak

Final Four, Highlights, News
The Final Four frenzy reached its peak hours before Monday night’s championship game between Kentucky and UConn, with energized fans from both teams partying at the Tip-off Tailgate just outside AT& T Stadium. These Final Four fans sure know how to party.
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Dog of the Week – Meet Miss Haley

Dog of the Week – Meet Miss Haley

Dog of the Week, News
Arlington Animal Services’ is proud to introduce Haley, our featured Dog of the Week. Miss Haley is an eight month old Terrier/Corgi Mix female. This little girl weighs approximately 17 pounds and is expected to be a medium-sized dog when fully grown. Haley has a soft brown and black fur coat…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Sue

Cat of the Week – Meet Sue

Cat of the Week, News
Sue is our special Pet of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. Although we do not know much about Sue’s former life, we do know that she came to our shelter as a stray and believe her to be approximately five years “young”. Miss Sue is a bit shy at…
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Fifty UTA Student-Athletes Honored at Academic Achievement Luncheon

Fifty UTA Student-Athletes Honored at Academic Achievement Luncheon

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington student-athletes were honored Monday afternoon in College Park Center’s Hospitality Suite for their academic achievements at the Academic Achievement Luncheon.“I truly believe that we are student-athletes because we graduate the majority of our kids and they’re here for school and athletics,” Director of Athletics Jim Baker said. “Seeing this group…
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Reaching New Heights: Dreams Come True

Reaching New Heights: Dreams Come True

Headlines, Highlights, News, Police
In 1986, Lauretta Hill was a 15-year-old usher leading people to their seats at the NCAA Final Four games in Dallas. Fast forward 28 years, and Lauretta Hill is seeing many of her dreams come true in Arlington. Lauretta Hill is the chair of the 2014 Regional Public Safety Planning Committee where she oversees the security operations for one of the largest sporting events…
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UT Arlington’s College of Nursing Selects New Dean

UT Arlington’s College of Nursing Selects New Dean

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington has named Anne Bavier, a nationally recognized health care leader who has held posts at top ranked universities and at the National Institutes of Health, as the new dean of the College of Nursing. Bavier previously served as dean of the University of Connecticut…
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UConn Wins First Final Four Game in Arlington

UConn Wins First Final Four Game in Arlington

Final Four, News
The first Final Four game ever played in Arlington was a slugfest. After falling behind 16-4 in the first half, the UConn Huskies stormed back to beat the top-seeded Florida Gators 63-53 Saturday night. The Huskies are headed to the national championship game, the fourth appearance in the program’s history. The Huskies…
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Arlington Kids Shine During Final Four Youth Clinic

Arlington Kids Shine During Final Four Youth Clinic

Final Four, Highlights, News
Dreams happen right here in Arlington. That was evident when hundreds of young boys and girls headed to the Elzie Odom Recreation Center in Arlington Saturday to learn new basketball skills from college players and coaches during one of three Coco-Cola Youth Clinics happening in the metroplex. MyArlingtonTx. com was fortunate enough to…
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Final Four Youth Clinic Teaches Basketball, Life Skills

Final Four Youth Clinic Teaches Basketball, Life Skills

Final Four, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Local youth ages 8 to 14 years old hustled, dribbled and practiced drills at the Elzie Odom Athletic Center in Arlington during one of three Coca-Cola NCAA Youth Clinics in North Texas Saturday. College coaches from across the country visited the clinic to teach boys and girls fundamental basketball skills and…
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Wisconsin Fans Take Over Convention Center

Wisconsin Fans Take Over Convention Center

Final Four, Highlights, News
Wisconsin pride was on full display Saturday as happy Badger fans filled the Arlington Convention Center for a huge pep rally before the team’s Final Four game against the Kentucky Wildcats. Thousands of fans ate some great food, danced, watched highlights of the team’s quest to the Final Four, and took…
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Arlington Businesses Ready for Huge Final Four Crowds

Arlington Businesses Ready for Huge Final Four Crowds

Final Four, Headlines, News
NCAA Final Four weekend kicked off Friday, and local businesses are preparing to pack in crowds. Around 80,000 spectators will descend on AT&T Stadium for four days of events, tailgating and basketball. To sidestep parking and driving in traffic, guests can hop on the Arlington Trolley, catch a ride on the…
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Devoted Fans Cheer on Final Four Teams

Devoted Fans Cheer on Final Four Teams

Final Four, Headlines, News
Whether you’re cheering for the Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats, UConn Huskies or Wisconsin Badgers, this Final Four is sure to be historic. Organizers are expecting to set a new attendance record before the Final Four is done, plus a new national champion will be crowned in ArlingtonWho will cut down…
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Mayor Cluck Welcomes Final Four Fans to Arlington

Mayor Cluck Welcomes Final Four Fans to Arlington

Final Four, Highlights, News
Mayor Robert Cluck welcomes the thousands of fans who are pouring into Arlington this weekend for Final Four.
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Fans, Teams Enjoying The Final Four Experience in Arlington

Fans, Teams Enjoying The Final Four Experience in Arlington

Final Four, Highlights, News
Watching basketball fans pour into AT&T Stadium in Arlington Friday afternoon to watch UConn, Kentucky, Florida and Wisconsin practice on the hardwood was a sight to behold. There were fans of all ages, dressed in school colors, cheering for their favorite players. Thousands of fans traveled — far and near — to…
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2013 Volunteer of the Year Bob Meister is a Winning Leader

2013 Volunteer of the Year Bob Meister is a Winning Leader

Animal Services, News, Volunteer
We are proud to recognize Robert (Bob) Meister as the 2013 Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year for Arlington Animal Services. Bob continually goes above and beyond offering his service and expertise volunteering with dedication and enthusiasm. As a Lead Volunteer, Bob serves as a trainer for new volunteers, and is…
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It Doesn’t Take Much To Drown

It Doesn’t Take Much To Drown

Fire, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreations partnered with water safety agencies to perform a drowning simulation at the Allen Bolden Pool in Vandergriff Park. The Arlington Fire Department’s Dive team performed the simulation as an April Pool’s Day event. April Pool’s Day is a national pool safety program that stresses the importance of water…
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