Latest ‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newletter Highlights Ask Arlington App, Unity Arch Sculpture

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” remains a main priority for the work of our City. Great neighborhoods contribute to a higher quality of life and greater investment in our economy. Every part of our corporation contributes to our overall success and vitality as we…
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On the Clock with the City of Arlington’s 911 Dispatch Services

Government, Headlines, 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’s…
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Library’s Spring Break Story Bonanza offers Events for All Ages

Library, News
“Once upon a time…” These four simple words hold a multitude of possibilities. From March 11 through March 16, Arlington Public Library celebrates the art of storytelling with Spring Break Story Bonanza, 16 programs for a variety of ages. These events are created to inspire and empower, as everyone is a…
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Arlington Police, Water Utilities Host Drug Take-Back Event April 29

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, April 29, 2017. Collection sites North 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 Ave. 817.459.5803…
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Culture Buzz: UTA Planetarium’s Spring Lineup Invites Residents to Dream Big

Education, MyArlingtonTV, News, UT Arlington
The newest “Culture Buzz” segment on MyArlingtonTV takes a journey to the Planetarium at The University of Texas at Arlington for its spring lineup of shows running through May 28, 2017. The Planetarium at UT Arlington is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and special occasion space. Open to the public for shows,…
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First Bridge Beam Installed as Part of $233 Million I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The first bridge beam was installed late last week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. The beam will be part of the new SH 360 southbound frontage bridge, which when complete will span from just south of Lamar Boulevard to just north of Six Flags Drive…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Onyx & Corduroy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet OnyxThis sleek two-year-old male Domestic Short Hair is black in color. Onyx is a solidly built cat like the stone onyx. As a large cat, he likes to play with toys and demonstrates a natural curiosity of his surroundings. He also has a fondness for purring and…
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Transportation Advisory Committee’s Next Meeting: March 2, 2017

Headlines, News
Arlington’s Transportation Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at City Hall, 3rd Floor, 101 W. Abram St. in downtown Arlington. Residents can find a complete schedule of upcoming meetings and other key information about the Transportation Advisory Committee at www. arlington-tx. gov/TAC. Time…
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Public Meeting Set March 2 for Future South Arlington Recreation Center

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Make your voice heard! The City of Arlington want to hear from you about a future recreation center in Webb Community Park. Please join us at our upcoming public meeting Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. at the Imogene Gideon Elementary School, 1201 Mansfield Webb Road, Arlington,…
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Theatre Arlington’s Spring Break Camp Offers Youth a Chance to Hone Acting Skills

Theatre Arlington’s Spring Break Camp Offers Youth a Chance to Hone Acting Skills

Community, News
Does your child like to act, sing or dance? What better way to keep them entertained during this Spring Break than with Theatre Arlington’s Spring Break Camp!Theatre Arlington invites children ages 6 to 12 to enhance their acting and team building skills through a week-long program that ends with a…
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February 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Binh Vu

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, Sports
Binh Vu, junior for Juan Seguin High School’s men’s tennis team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for February 2017. Kristi Hall, the head coach of Seguin’s tennis teams, continues to be impressed with Binh’s work ethic both on the court and with his studies.…
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New ‘Flood Safety’ Art Contest Announced for Arlington 3rd Graders

Community, News, Public Works
Get out your art supplies, it’s contest time! The Public Works and Transportation Department invites third graders from across the city to help raise public awareness about flood safety through art. The inaugural “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest, which runs through April 28, 2017, is part of the City’s outreach…
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La Tropa F, The Drifters Among Performers Announced for Levitt’s Summer Concert Series

La Tropa F, The Drifters Among Performers Announced for Levitt’s Summer Concert Series

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
It’s nearly time to break out those lawn chairs and ice chests – the Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concert Season is just around the corner!The Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital 2017 Summer Concert Season will begin May 19 and run through July 23, with concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Concerts…
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Justin Shipley, Newly Named Executive Chef at Arlington Convention Center, Realizes Dream

Business, News
Justin Shipley knew from a young age he wanted to become an executive chef. Now after years of experience at Dallas-Fort Worth area restaurants and hotels, Shipley has realized his dream as the newly announced Executive Chef at the Arlington Convention Center. Shipley graduated in 2004 from The Art Institute of Dallas, where…
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Learn How to be the ‘Source of Change’ During Library’s Teen Tech Week

Library, News
From robotics classes to hands-on science experiments, the Arlington Public Library will offer a variety of ways for teens to explore, create and share content in a learning environment outside the classroom as part of Teen Tech Week. Arlington will join thousands of libraries and schools across the country in celebrating…
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Arlington Officers Honored During Police Department’s Annual Awards Banquet

News, Police, Public Safety
At the Arlington Convention Center, some of Arlington Police Department’s best officers met up with citizens and business leaders for an afternoon of awards and special honors. More than 450 guests were seated for the annual ceremony on February 22. This event is made possible by the Arlington Police Foundation and a…
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U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce-Southwest Recognizes Community, Business Leaders

Business, Community, News
The U. S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce-Southwest recently recognized local community and business leaders, including many from Arlington, at its 16th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Grace McDermott, President of USPAACC-SW, honored Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams with the Legacy Visionary Award for his efforts to keep the Texas Rangers in…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: February 23-26, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Opening Weekend at Six Flags Over TexasSix Flags Over Texas reopens this weekend, February 25 and 26! Residents and visitors don’t want to miss a minute of the fun as Six…
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Study Ranks Arlington 15th Among ‘Most Culturally Diverse’ Large Cities

Community, News
The City of Arlington was named 2017’s 15th Most Culturally Diverse Large City by a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub. com. WalletHub’s data team took a snapshot of America’s current cultural profile — comparing 501 of the largest U. S. cities across three key indicators of cultural diversity —…
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UTA Spotlight: Campus Events Celebrate Black History Month

News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the fourth installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update on events and happenings around Arlington. Among this week’s top stories: Various organizations hold events on-campus to celebrate Black History Month. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority hosted a sickle cell forum, while the…
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Hundreds of Budding Young Scientists, Engineers Showcase Work at Fair in Arlington

Education, News, UT Arlington
More than 500 students from across the North Texas region gathered in Arlington this week to demonstrate their science and engineering experiments for a chance to win cash prizes and a spot at state and national competitions. Students in sixth through 12th grade, representing a mix of public, private and home…
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Backstage Arlington: Choir Essential to Service at Grace UMC Arlington

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
MyArlingtonTV is taking a trip across The American Dream City to showcase some of the diverse musical acts happening in Arlington’s schools, restaurants, churches and neighborhoods. Hosted by Tika Cook, “Backstage Arlington” highlights some of the different music acts and performing venues that exist in Arlington. The newest episode features the choir…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Oliva & Kala

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet KalaThis one year old female domestic shorthair is a brown and black Tabby. Kala is a rather timid cat who will warm up to you. Her interests seem to be in lap loving as opposed to playing with toys. Laying in your lap and purring while…
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Register Now for New EngAGE Weekly Walking Program at Elzie Odom Athletic Center

News, Parks & Recreation
Come launch engAGE Arlington‘s weekly walking program on Elzie Odom Athletic Center’s indoor track with an evening of health and wellness! The kickoff is Thursday, February 23 from 6 to 8 p. m.. This event is FREE and for adults 21+. Elzie Odom is located at 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd, 76006. Pre-Registration…
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Right, Outside Lane of Eastbound I-30 between Ballpark Way and SH 360 to be Closed Temporarily

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next two weeks as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of the project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are…
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Dream Builders: United Sound at Arlington High School

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
After just a few rehearsals, the “new musicians” practicing in the orchestra hall at Arlington High School were making music together, with accurate notes, proper timing and much enthusiasm. The students are part of a new program, the first of its kind in Texas, that pairs orchestra students with special…
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Arlington Celebrates National Engineers Week

Headlines, News, Public Works, Transportation, Water Utilities
If you’ve driven on an Arlington street, walked inside a brand new grocery store or flushed your toilet lately, you can bet a City of Arlington engineer helped make it happen. Engineers provide numerous services to residents, from designing safe roadways to ensuring reliable transport of water, wastewater and storm…
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Discover Arlington’s African-American Past at Black History Month Festival

Library, News
Do you know the first African-American business owners in Arlington, including a women who said she always kept a gun on her hip to keep her male pool hall customers in line?Have you heard about “The Hill,” an early African-American business & residential community in central Arlington? What about the…
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Metallica to Rock AT&T Stadium in Arlington During WorldWired Tour

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Take my hand, we’re off to Arlington, Texas-land. That’s right, Metallica will be coming to The American Dream City on Friday, June 16 during their WorldWired tour this summer. This concert will take place at AT&T Stadium with Avenged Sevenfold as the opening act. Every ticket purchased will include a free physical…
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Flagship PBR Country Bar Latest Announcement for Texas Live!

Business, Economic Development, Entertainment, Headlines, News, Texas Rangers
The Cordish Companies, Texas Rangers and Professional Bull Riders (PBR) announced today the flagship PBR country bar in the United States will open in Texas Live! in Arlington in 2018. The announcement was made at AT&T Stadium, where PBR’s Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy event will take place on Saturday for the eighth consecutive…
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Arlington Historical Society Raising $60,000 to Restore City’s Oldest Cemetery

Community, News
With toppled headstones, a partially collapsed fence and trash strewn about, it will take more than a little maintenance to repair years of vandalism and neglect at the Arlington Historic Cemetery. That’s why the Arlington Historical Society has turned to the public for help with its $60,000 fundraising campaign to restore…
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New Community Relations Commission Aims to Promote Kindness in Neighborhoods

Community, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council recently relaunched the Community Relations Commission, now a 15-member group representative of the growing diversity of The American Dream City.“I love this city because its diversity is apparent everywhere I go,” says Devan Allen, who serves as Commission Chairperson. The City Council will work with the Commission to…
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2017 Presidents’ Day Closings and City Service Schedules

Government, Headlines, News
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017, for Presidents’ Day. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Tuesday, February 21. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington on Monday, February 20, as regularly scheduled. What’s CLOSED Monday, February 20 City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court…
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Section of Mesquite Street through Downtown to Close Temporarily

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
A section of Mesquite Street in downtown Arlington is set to be closed temporarily this weekend. As part of ongoing work on the 101 Center development project, the one-way street will be closed between Border and Front streets from 7 p. m. Friday, February 17 until 6 a. m. Saturday, February 18. The City of Arlington…
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Arlington Presidents’ Day Weekend Buzz: February 16-20, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. RFD-TV’s The American & The PBR Iron CowboyBull riding and rodeo fans will once again be treated to the best Western sports stars in the world when the PBR Iron Cowboy…
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Library’s Born to Stand Out Storytime Welcomes Children of All Abilities

Headlines, Library, News
One of our favorite things at Arlington Public Library is storytime, but sometimes the traditional storytime setting is not the perfect fit for our families with special needs. The sounds may be too loud, the lights may be bright or it may be difficult to sit still for a series…
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Theatre Arlington’s School of Rock: Youth Production Opens Friday

Entertainment, News, Theatre
Arlington, are you ready to rock?Tickets are still available to attend School of Rock: Youth Production, opening this Friday at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St. This musical involves more than 30 children in cast and crew roles. All of the participants are under the age of 18 and most are…
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Arlington Eats: Family Recipes on Display at Local Church Potluck

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Come along for a mouthwatering ride and catch The American Dream City’s cultural diversity and unique cuisine with Arlington Eats on MyArlingtonTV. In this month’s edition of Arlington Eats, host Andrew Tanielian visits the United Methodist Church of the Covenant, located at 3608 Matlock Rd, Arlington, TX 76015, for a quarterly…
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UTA Spotlight: Korean Culture Association Creates Handmade Cards to Cheer Hospital Patients

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the third installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update on events and happenings around Arlington. Here are this week’s top stories: • After six years of inactivity, the Liberal Arts Constituency Council returned to campus. The organization will help…
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Arlington City Council Calls for State Civil Service Special Election

Government, Headlines, News
In response to a petition filed by the Arlington Professional Fire Fighters Association, Arlington voters will be asked to approve or reject the adoption of the State Civil Service for the Arlington Fire Department during a special election this spring. The Arlington City Council voted Tuesday, February 14 to place the…
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Arlington Water Helps Students Learn Water Efficiency

Arlington ISD, News, Water Utilities
More than 200 Arlington ISD fifth graders are getting lessons in ways to be water efficient this winter, along with the tools to make a difference in their homes. The WaterWise program is an annual partnership between Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District that distributes classroom materials aligned with…
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New Ask Arlington App Highlighted in Latest ‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News
The new Ask Arlington app makes notifying the City about problems, ranging from barking dogs to burnt out street lights, quick and easy for citizens. Read more about the free app, which the City of Arlington launched earlier this year, in the newest “Put Technology to Work” newsletter. The newsletter also highlights Arlington’s Automated…
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Autonomous Vehicles, High Speed Rail Highlighted in Latest ‘Enhance Regional Mobility’ Newsletter

Headlines, News, Transportation
From autonomous vehicles to high speed rail, the City of Arlington is interested in transportation solutions that could make streets safer and less congested. Last month, Arlington was named among select Texas communities chosen as a national test site for the research and development of self-driving vehicles. The U. S. Department of Transportation…
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Registration Open for Asian Olympic Games at UTA

News, Parks & Recreation, UT Arlington
Registration is open for this year’s Asian Olympic Games, scheduled for March 18 at the University of Texas at Arlington. This multi-sport tournament for Asian Americans is a Texas tradition that began in 1980 at the University of Texas in Austin. The games rotate between UT Austin, UT Arlington and Texas A&M. The…
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AT&T Stadium to Host 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Knockout Round July 22

Entertainment, News, Sports
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has announced that AT&T Stadium in Arlington will host a CONCACAF Gold Cup Knockout Round on July 22. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting February 22. AT&T Stadium has hosted the confederation’s championship tournament in three previous…
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New Hilton Garden Inn Opens Near Arlington Highlands

Business, Economic Development, News
Business travelers and South Arlington residents seeking hotel accommodations for out-of-town friends and family have a new option along Interstate 20. A 135-room Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Arlington South opened January 31, 2017, near the Arlington Highlands shopping center, west of Collins Street. The Hilton Garden Inn hotel features The Garden Grille &…
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Six Flags Over Texas to Unveil Galactic Attack Virtual Reality Coaster

Entertainment, News
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the “Official Technology Partner” of the world’s largest regional theme park company, have announced their renewed collaboration on virtual reality roller coasters with the unveiling of a bold, innovative twist on the experience at Six Flags parks. Last spring, the two companies…
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Arlington Water to Offer Free Landscape Classes

Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Three upcoming classes hosted by Arlington Water Utilities and the Tarrant Regional Water District will give residents a chance to learn more about water efficient practices for their lawns and gardens, just in time for spring. Arlington Water and TRWD have teamed up with the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Twinkle & Turner

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet TwinkleTwinkle is a six-month-old female domestic shorthair is a brown and white tabby. Sure to be a hit—Twinkle is a quiet young cat who loves attention. She likes to rub up against you and climb up to your shoulder. She might even give you…
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River Legacy Foundation’s Open House is Feb. 25

Community, News
Explore River Legacy Foundation’s wonder-full learning opportunities first-hand at a free Open House from 10 a. m. to noon, Saturday, February 25 at River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington. Current families can come to share in their children’s special world, while interested families can get a…
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UTA Spotlight: Baseball, Softball Teams Hope for Another Successful Season

Education, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss the second installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news happenings in The American Dream City. Here are this week’s top stories: Student balance work and classes through UTA’s work-study program. UTA’s baseball and softball teams hope…
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Tarrant County College SE Art Exhibit Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Education, News, Tarrant County College
An exhibit at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus aims to help the public understand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and accomplishments through art. As part of Black History Month, TCC Tarrant County College Southeast Campus is honoring the civil rights leader through a visual timeline. The campus is also hosting…
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Annual Statewide Warrant Roundup Begins February 10, 2017

Headlines, Municipal Court, News, Police
Got warrants? Now’s the time to pay up to avoid arrest. Arlington will join more than 300 law enforcement jurisdictions from across the state for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins Friday, February 10, 2017 and runs through Sunday, March 05, 2017. The roundup is designed to target thousands of individuals with…
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Free River Legacy Festival Adds Feathered Fun to Annual Bird Count

Community, News
Become a citizen scientist for the day and discover who might be showing their feathers by participating in River Legacy’s Great Backyard Bird Count free Family Festival on Saturday, February 18. River Legacy Living Science Center will lead guided bird walks and host a family-friendly festival as part of the 20th…
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TxDOT Awards $1.2 Million Emergency Contract to Repair Bardin Road Bridge

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The Texas Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it has awarded a $1.2 million emergency contract to SCR Civil Construction, LLC, to repair the Bardin Road bridge in Arlington. The Bardin Road bridge (over State Highway 360 near the city limits of Arlington and Grand Prairie) was severely damaged by fire last…
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Linebarger Goggan Donates $50,000 to New Downtown Library

Library, News
Featuring state-of-the-art technology, the future George W. Hawkes Downtown Library will provide invaluable experiences, services and learning opportunities to residents of all ages. Supporting quality education for the community was one of primary reasons partners at Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson chose this year to contribute $50,000 toward the $30 million…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: February 9-12, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington CVB Valentine’s Day GuideLooking to plan a special Valentine’s Day for your loved one either this weekend or on Tuesday, February 14? Head over to the Arlington Convention & Visitors…
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City of Arlington Receives Exemplary Recognition for Keeping Employees Safe on the Roads

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington was one of 15 Texas employers recently recognized by the National Safety Council for proven commitment to traffic safety. Nine employers will receive the prestigious Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Awards, presented in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation. The City of Arlington is one…
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Author Sandra Brown Featured Guest at Building a Dream Gala for New Library

Library, News
Please join us for the first Building a Dream gala to support the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2018. The first Building a Dream will benefit the Friends & Foundation’s DREAM: Central – Building the Library of Tomorrow campaign. …
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Tough Test Awaits UT Arlington Softball in 2017 Season Opener

News, Sports, UT Arlington
It’s a new season and new team taking the field as UTA opens its season on the road at the Kajikawa Classic hosted by Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.“We’re really excited,” UTA coach Kristie Fox said. “The girls are just ready to play against some competition that’s someone other than themselves.…
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Lockhart Smokehouse Announced for Texas Live! in Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Another exciting concept will debut at Texas Live! when the project opens in 2018. Texas barbecue icon Lockhart Smokehouse will join recently announced Rangers Republic, Live! Arena, Arlington Backyard, Guy Fieri, and Revolver Brewing within the $250 million world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality district.“We are so excited to announce such an iconic local brand for Texas Live!,” commented Texas Rangers Executive Vice President…
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Temporary Taste, Odor Issues With Drinking Water Linked to Algae in Lake Arlington

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
UPDATE 3 p. m. 3/6/2017 — Arlington Water Utilities has completed planned upgrades to its ozone disinfection system at the John F. Kubala and Pierce-Burch Treatment Plants. The Kubala plant was placed back in service late last week, after one month offline. The Kubala plant receives its water from reservoirs in…
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UTA Spotlight: Students Working to Realize Their Dreams Through Graduate Degrees

News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss the first 2017 installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news happenings in The American Dream City. Here are this week’s top stories: A look at how undergraduate students transition into graduate degree programs. Artist Adriana Coral…
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Library’s Virtual Reality Experience Gives Teens Their First Look at a New World

Library, News
It’s 2017 and virtual reality, or VR, is here. You may have seen commercials full of people wearing headsets, but have you tried it out? The Arlington Public Library is giving teens and tweens the chance to try VR firsthand at Virtual Reality Experience. Virtual reality is a digital simulation of…
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Winners Announced in 16th Annual Arlington Animal Essay Contest

Animal Services, Headlines, News
With surprise visits to classrooms, Arlington city officials congratulated 12 students on Friday who penned the winning papers for this year’s Arlington Animal Essay Contest. Approximately 1,320 students who attend public, charter and home schools participated in the 16th Annual Animal Essay Contest, which is designed to promote responsible pet…
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Register Now for Arlington’s Aging Well Expo

News, Parks & Recreation
New year, new you? Start this year off right by learning ways to improve your health and lifestyle at the Arlington Aging Well Expo. This free event takes place from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. on Thursday, March 30 at the Bob Duncan Center and will feature a variety of informative…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Ginger & Maggie

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet GingerThis pretty eight year old female Domestic medium hair is a black, orange and white Calico. Ginger is a very shy cat who loves a good chin massage. As an older cat she’s not as interested in toys and is more interested in a good pet…
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Mortgage Credit Certificates Offer Qualified Homebuyers an Annual Tax Credit

Housing, News
The dream of home ownership is becoming a reality for families across the state thanks to Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCCs). MCCs offer qualified home buyers an annual tax credit of up to $2,000 per year—just for owning their home. The Arlington Housing Finance Corporation’s MCC Program is a federal income…
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Arlington Ranked No. 4 on SmartAssets.com’s ‘Best Cities to Raise a Family’ List

Community, News
From affordable homes to quality schools, Arlington offers plentiful opportunities and amenities that make our community an ideal place to live, work, play and learn. A new survey by SmartAssets. com agrees, naming The American Dream City as one of its 10 “Best Cities to Raise a Family.” Arlington ranked No. 4…
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Students from Arlington, Area High Schools Show Off Inventions at UTA’s Innovation Day

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Martin High School sophomore Ozioma Mgbahurike nervously rehearsed his pitch and made a couple last minute tweaks before presenting his team’s wireless cell phone charger idea Monday to a panel of judges at the University of Texas at Arlington’s annual Innovation Day. Mgbahurike was one of 27 students from Arlington ISD’s…
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Arlington Animal Services Receives ‘People Love Us On Yelp’ Recognition

Animal Services, News
Arlington Animal Services was recently recognized for its paw-sitive reviews on Yelp. The shelter has currently garnered 4 out of 5 stars on the popular rating website and now proudly displays a “People Love Us On Yelp” sticker on its front door for all visitors to see. Arlington Animal Services adopted out…
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Section of Westbound I-30 Left Lane Closed Feb. 11-15 for Bridge Construction

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next two weeks as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of the project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated…
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New Abram Street Bridge Over Johnson Creek Opens to Traffic

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
A new Abram Street bridge over Johnson Creek opened to traffic on Friday. The former bridge, located east of Collins Street near Meadowbrook Park, was closed last May and demolished as part of the Abram Street rebuild project. The new bridge is about nine feet higher than the old bridge to…
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UT Arlington Dept. of Music Performs Special Concert at City Hall

Entertainment, News, UT Arlington
The sounds of music filled Arlington City Hall as the The University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Music performed a special concert in the first lobby today, Feb. 3, 2017. The concert was streamed live and can be seen the City’s Facebook page. The concert was held as part of a…
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Ask Arlington: Arlington CVB Reunion Planning Workshop, Feb. 18

Community, 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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Children Ages 8-12 Invited to Join Library’s Scribblers Print Society Writing Club

Library, News
Do you know any daring young writers? Creative 8-12 year olds are invited to join Scribblers Print Society, a unique writers club meeting this spring in immersive environment that provide new, exciting experiences each week. Scribblers meets from 4:30 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. Wednesday afternoons beginning February 8. Each meeting takes…
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Tickets On Sale for Library’s Spring Book and Author Luncheon

Library, News
Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library for their Spring Book and Author Luncheon on February 23, 2017 at the Shady Valley Country Club. This annual event is a great opportunity to enjoy an elegant meal and conversation with other book lovers. Tickets are required and are…
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Arlington to Host 5th Annual Bass Tournament with $25,000 in Grand Prizes

News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will host the 5th annual Arlington Bass Classic at Lake Arlington on April 8, 2017. The tournament start time is 7 a. m. with angler check-in beginning at 5:30 a. m. at the Lake Office in Richard Simpson Park. The Bass Classic will end at 3…
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February Volunteer of the Month: Terry Meyer

Fire, News
Terry Meyer is a volunteer with the Arlington Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Meyer has volunteered more than 105 hours total since joining the Arlington CERT in 2011. He participates monthly in the Arlington Outdoor Warning Siren test as a siren observer in addition to attending monthly Continuing Education meetings. During…
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Arlington Residents Explore Driverless Transportation Technology

Headlines, News, Transportation
The public, community leaders and Arlington City Council got a first-hand look at the future of transportation technology Thursday morning by taking a trip in a self-driving transit shuttle. Those who climbed aboard marveled as the small, battery-powered EasyMile shuttle made a slow loop between Arlington Convention Center parking lots, able…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: February 2-5, 2017

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Monster Jam at AT&T StadiumMotorsport fans and adrenaline junkies can rejoice this Valentine’s Day weekend, as Monster Jam arrives at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at…
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Arlington Water Utilities’ Ozone System Upgrades Nearly Finished

News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities is nearing completion of a $14 million, multi-phase project to replace ozone generators and other equipment at the Pierce-Burch and John F. Kubala Water Treatment Plants. The Arlington City Council approved the project with the understanding that the replacement of the aging equipment will help Arlington continue to…
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Low-Cost Pet Vaccines and Microchips Available February 18

Animal Services, News
Does your pet need a microchip, vaccination, or heartworm testing?The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) will be at the Hugh Smith Recreation Center from 10 a. m. to noon on Saturday, February 18 to provide low-cost vaccinations and services for pets. Free rabies vaccinations, made possible by Best Friends Animal Society,…
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Arlington Museum of Art’s Eat Your Art Out Fundraiser to Feature Cake Sculptures

Community, News
The Arlington Museum of Art’s upcoming Eat Your Art Out fundraising event will offer guests a chance to see and taste artistically crafted desserts that are a sweet treat for both the eyes and the palate. Tickets are on sale now for the 7 p. m. February 18, 2017 event at the…
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Work Begins to Rebuild Aging Residential Streets in East Arlington Neighborhood

Headlines, News, Public Works
A $4.8 million project is under way to rebuild decades-old streets in a section of east Arlington. The 2015 Residential Street Rebuild Phase II project targets six deteriorating streets in an area bordered by Park Drive to the north, Sherry Street to the east, Pioneer Parkway to the south and Daniel…
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Arlington’s Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery Makes TV Debut Tonight on Cake Hunters

Business, Community, Headlines, News
Arlington’s own Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery will be making its TV debut at 9 p. m. tonight on Cooking Channel’s Cake Hunters. In the episode, the owner of custom bike shop, Strokers Dallas, is throwing a big party to celebrate 20 years in business. Sugar Bee Sweet Bakery, which recently relocated to…
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Dream Come True Moment: AISD National Signing Day 2017

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, Sports
The room was full of dream come true moments for several student-athletes today, as Arlington ISD held its annual district-wide National Signing Day ceremony for students who have signed or will sign with a college athletic program. More than 60 students representing all six Arlington ISD high schools signed national letters of…
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New Entertainment District Stop, New Schedule Announced for MAX Bus Riders

Headlines, MAX, News, Transportation
Commuters riding the Metro ArlingtonXpress, or MAX, between College Park Center on the campus of UT Arlington and the Trinity Railway Express’ CentrePort/DFW Airport Station will soon have another travel option. Beginning Monday, February 6, MAX buses will stop at Randol Mill Road and Six Flags Drive, near Six Flags Over…
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Arlington Police Currently Accepting Applications for New Lateral Transfer Academy

News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department is currently accepting applications for a Lateral Transfer Academy for certified Texas Police Officers with a minimum of two years patrol experience. The 11-week abbreviated academy is anticipated to begin in April 2017.“The department is always looking for ways to enhance our recruiting strategies. With the regional…
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Find Your Furry Valentine During Arlington Animal Services’ February Adoption Special

Animal Services, News
Find love this Valentine’s Day by adopting a new pet at a discounted price. Arlington Animal Services is running a $14 adoption special in partnership with Best Friends Network from Wednesday, February 1 to Tuesday, February 14. Cats and dogs are eligible for this promotion. A list of adoptable pets can be…
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