Arlington Native and UTA Junior Kevin Hervey Earns All-America Recognition

News, Sports, UT Arlington
Kevin Hervey, an Arlington native, became the second UTA men’s basketball player to earn All-America recognition this week when he was named an honorable mention selection by the Associated Press. Hervey, the Sun Belt Player of the Year, is the only player from the Sun Belt Conference and one of just four…
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Arlington Releases FAQs for May 2017 Propositions

Government, Headlines, News
Arlington voters will consider two propositions on the May 6, 2017, ballot. Early voting begins April 24. Proposition 1Proposition 1 is whether $45 million in general obligation bonds should be spent to build an Active Adult Center. The City of Arlington produced the following Frequently Asked Questions to provide voters with information…
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What to Know: Texas Rangers’ April 3 Home Opener

Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
It’s baseball season once again in The American Dream City!The Texas Rangers’ home opener begins at 6:08 p. m. Monday, April 3, versus the Cleveland Indians. But before you head out to Globe Life Park in Arlington for food, fun and baseball, here are some important things fans should know:TICKET AVAILABILITY: All…
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Animal Services Manager Recognized as 2017 Finer Womanhood Honoree

Animal Services, News
High standards and hard work pay off again for Animal Services Manager Chris Huff when the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated – Omicron Beta Zeta Chapter recently recognized her as a 2017 Finer Womanhood Honoree at Rolling Hills Country Club. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded in 1920 on the principles…
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Capture Your Bluebonnet Family Photos at Arlington’s Beautiful Parks

News, Parks & Recreation
A sure sign that spring has arrived are the patches of lovely bluebonnets in bloom across the Lone Star State. For many, taking pictures with the state flower is a family tradition. Luckily, Arlington residents don’t have to travel far from home to find a safe location for the perfect picture.…
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UTA Spotlight: Tri Delta Sorority Raises Money For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. Among this week’s top stories: Tri Delta Sorority hosted its second annual Delta…
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New Parking Changes Announced for Texas Rangers’ 2017 Season

Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Exciting new developments in the Entertainment District, including Texas Live!, which broke ground this week, and the new ballpark, set to open in 2020, are already bringing about parking lot changes for the Texas Rangers’ 2017 regular season. Those changes include new cash parking lots, a partnership with ParkHub, and a new…
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Texas Rangers Unveil New Ballpark Fare – Including $27 ‘Most Valuable Tamale’

News, Sports, Texas Rangers
How do you keep traditional baseball fare fun and exciting? Combine it with other baseball fare, of course!From a hot dog wrapped inside a tamale to shredded brisket deep fried in funnel cake batter and topped with powdered sugar, Globe Life Park in Arlington unveiled several concession and club menu items…
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Arlington Eats: Indian & Pakistani Fusion at Halal Grill

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 Halal Grill, located at 3701 S Cooper St #135, Arlington, TX 76015. Halal Grill specializes in Indo-Pak and Mediterranean…
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Library’s Inaugural Building A Dream Gala Featured Arlington Bestselling Author Sandra Brown

Library, News
More than 130 library supporters enjoyed an elegant evening at the Arlington Museum of Art on March 25, 2017, for the Arlington Public Library’s inaugural Building A Dream Gala. Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author and long-time Arlington resident, was the series’ first featured guest. The evening included live music, heavy…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 30-April 2, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Ronnie Milsap at Arlington Music HallRonnie Milsap ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. Milsap provided country music with one of its most important voices, as…
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Arlington Celebrates Texas Live! Groundbreaking

Business, Economic Development, Entertainment, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington, the Texas Rangers and the team’s development partner, The Cordish Companies, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Texas Live! entertainment complex on Wednesday. The milestone ceremony for the $250 million world-class development was held on the project site in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Texas Live! will house more than…
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UTA’s Annual Glass Art Sale and Show Set for Saturday

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News, UT Arlington
The annual Glass Art Show is scheduled from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Saturday, April 1, at UTA’s Studio Art Center, 810 South Davis Drive. This free event is open to the public and will showcase more than 1,000 handmade creations from the UTA faculty, staff and students in the…
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City Coordinates Response Efforts To Storm Damage

Arlington ISD, Aviation, Community, Fire, Headlines, Mansfield ISD, News, Tarrant County College, Tornado Recovery, Weather
Editor’s Note, added on April 4, 2017:Collection of debris from last week’s storm continues. Please remember that limbs and fence panels should be cut into 4 foot sections or smaller and stacked curbside in manageable piles. We are not requiring that limbs be bundled at this time. After April 10th,…
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Arlington City Council Approves Economic Incentives for UPS Regional Hub

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council has approved tax incentives to help United Parcel Service, Inc., open a regional hub in early 2019, a move that would bring an estimated 1,400 full-time jobs and fill one of the city’s largest warehouse/industrial spaces.UPS will lease approximately 1 million square feet of space under construction at…
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Driverless Shuttle Pilot Program to Roll Out in Arlington’s Entertainment District

Headlines, News, Transportation
Not looking forward to that long trek from the parking lot to the ballpark this summer? As part of an innovative transportation pilot program, visitors to Arlington’s Entertainment District may soon be able to catch a free ride on a driverless shuttle to help make getting from their vehicles to…
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New ‘Home Plate Update’ Keeps Citizens Informed on Rangers Ballpark, Texas Live!

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Home Plate Update is a quarterly publication dedicated to informing citizens about everything happening with the new Texas Rangers ballpark and Texas Live! development in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Last November, the residents of Arlington overwhelming approved an extension of the City’s sales tax to cover half of the $1 billion Texas Rangers…
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Arlington ISD Education Foundation’s Annual Celebration Benefits Schools

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Titan, Mr. Freeze, Batman, Superman – these are just a few of the rides you can take a turn on during the Arlington ISD Education Foundation’s fourth annual AISD Education Celebration!The Arlington ISD Education Foundation is teaming up with Six Flags Over Texas again this year to host an education…
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On the Clock: New Downtown Arlington Library Construction

Headlines, Library, 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 construction for the new…
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Stripe-A-Zone’s Generous Donation Supports Future Downtown Library

Library, News
Stripe-A-Zone and the David Sargent family have donated $50,000 to the Dream: CENTRAL capital campaign for the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. With three Texas locations, Stripe-A-Zone is an industry leader in pavement marking and road striping. The company has been locally owned by the Sargent family since 1997. David Sargent,…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Sharpie & Sassy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet SharpieThis sleek six and half month old male Domestic Medium hair is solid back in color. Make note—Sharpie has two white whiskers. He has a quiet purr and likes to head butt. He will sit quietly in your lap as long as you are petting him. Mildly…
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Registration Deadline April 10 for River Legacy’s Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Community, News
Does cardboard float? It can for crafty boat builders participating in River Legacy’s 28th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, scheduled for Saturday, April 22 at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Register your boat by April 10 to set sail in this wildly fun event and to get creative with cardboard. Registration fees range…
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Watch for I-30 Eastbound, Westbound Lane and Ramp Closures This Week for Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week 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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Arlington City Council Discusses Proposed Amendments to Smoking Ordinance

Government, News, Public Health
The Arlington City Council discussed proposed amendments to the Smoking Ordinance during the afternoon work session on March 7, 2017. The proposed amendment discussions will continue at the March 28, 2017 work session. The proposed changes would expand the existing smoking ban to include bars, billiard halls, bingo parlors, sexually-oriented businesses and…
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Culture Buzz: 2017 Arlington ISD Youth Art Month

Arlington ISD, Arts & Culture, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest “Culture Buzz” segment on MyArlingtonTV takes a journey to the Arlington Museum of Art in Downtown for Arlington ISD Youth Art Month!Each spring, the Arlington Museum of Art collaborates with AISD to give students the opportunity to display their pieces. Linh Nguyen, the Visual Arts Coordinator for AISD, says…
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Levitt Announces Full Lineup for Summer Concert Season, Family Movie Nights

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Summer is fast approaching, and luckily so is the Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital 2017 Summer Concert Season at the Levitt Pavilion Arlington!The Levitt is stretching its concert season out a little more this year, running it May 19 through July 23. Visitors will be able to attend a free…
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When Caring for Lawns and Gardens, Help Keep Our Local Waterways Clean and Healthy

News, Public Works
It’s springtime and many residents are beginning to work in their yards and gardens. Therefore it’s time to remind our residents that common landscape practices and the overuse of pesticides and fertilizers can harm our local waterways. As spring rains flow over yards and impervious surfaces like driveways, streets, roofs and…
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MISD to Host Community Informational Meetings on 2017 Bond

Education, Mansfield ISD, News
Mansfield ISD will host two community informational meetings about the MISD 2017 Bond. The presentation will include information on the district’s bond election, scheduled for May 6, 2017, and provide an opportunity to ask questions. About 40 percent of the students who attend schools in the district live in Arlington. Mansfield ISD…
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Backstage Arlington: Youth Acting Classes at Theatre Arlington

Arts & Culture, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Theatre
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 youth…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 23-26, 2017

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Chubby Checker at Arlington Music HallIn June of 1959, Chubby recorded “The Twist”. Bernie Lowe, president of Cameo Parkway records was not initially impressed with Chubby’s recording and felt it may…
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Arlington ISD Announces Location & Architect for Fine Arts Center

Arlington ISD, Arts & Culture, Education, Headlines, News, Theatre
The AISD fine arts center, along with a districtwide athletics complex, will be built on property near Division and Collins, the former site of the Eastern Star Home. The property was acquired by the district in December and will place both facilities in the Arlington Entertainment District.“We are excited to…
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Summer Science Camp Geared for Middle School Students Available at UTA

Education, News, UT Arlington
Applications for the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at the University of Texas at Arlington are now open. The camp will run from June 11 to 23 for middle school students aspiring to study science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and experience college life at the same time. Students will…
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Arlington Launches Texas Rangers Ballpark, Texas Live! Websites

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Ballpark architecture, barbecue, and mechanical bulls – Arlington’s Entertainment District is generating lots of buzz with announcements related to the future $1 billion Texas Rangers retractable-roof, climate-controlled stadium and the adjacent Texas Live! entertainment complex. Keep up with all the news happening on these transformative projects, including key announcements like HKS,…
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Arlington Exploring Innovative Transportation Technology

Headlines, News, Public Works, Transportation
Love that feeling when you catch more than one green light in a row? The City of Arlington is exploring innovative transportation technology that would allow drivers to experience that thrill more often while also helping to keep streets safer and less congested. As part of its Smart Cities initiative, the…
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H.O.P.E. Tutoring Annual Fundraiser Helps Center Continue Educational Mission in Arlington

Community, News
H. O. P. E. Tutoring Center volunteer Tina Paulk said she’s seen more than just an improvement in math and spelling grades for the young bilingual girl she’s tutored the past two years. The long-time Arlington resident, who spends an hour each week with the Crow Elementary student, said she’s also watched the little…
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GEAR Up for Library’s Robotics Tournament with Kickoff Event this Saturday

Library, News, UT Arlington
What happens when budding young engineers are given a robot and a challenge? The GEAR Tournament aims to find out. GEAR, which stands for Get Excited About Robots, is a fast-paced robotics competition featuring NXT and EV3 LEGO Mindstorm robots. Small teams of players between 8-years-old and the eighth grade build…
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New 2016 Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results Released

Government, News
The City of Arlington recently released the results of its annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey. Since 2000, The American Dream City has conducted this annual survey among city residents to measure and track satisfaction with city services such as public safety, roads, libraries and communication. It was designed to help city officials…
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Medical Center Arlington is Now Medical City Arlington

Business, News
Big changes, including a new name, are underway at the hospital many know as Medical Center Arlington. Signs inside and outside the hospital at 3301 Matlock Road near Interstate 20 have already started to change to reflect the new name, Medical City Arlington (MCA). The renaming is part of a unifying name…
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Lockheed Martin Donation to Fuel Career Development at UTA

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
A $1.5 million gift from Lockheed Martin will help enhance The University of Texas at Arlington’s focused strategic approach to career development and preparation of skilled and accomplished graduates for high demand fields such as engineering. In recognition of the gift, UT Arlington announced this week the naming of the Lockheed Martin…
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Arlington Mayor to Throw Out First Pitch at Texas Rangers’ Home Opener

Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers today announced the details of the pre-game ceremonies for the club’s 2017 home opener on Monday, April 3 versus the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers’ 46th opener in Arlington will begin at 6:05 p. m. Highlights of the opening day ceremonies:CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: Arlington Mayor…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Francois & Thomas

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet FrancoisThis handsome 11 month old male Rottweiler mix is black and tan in color and weighs 71 pounds. Parlez-vous francais? Well, Francois probably doesn’t speak French either, but he does know the commands of the sit, speak and shake hands. He seems to respond well to…
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Arlington Releases 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report

Government, Headlines, News
Want to see how your tax dollars were spent last year? Interested in learning about major economic development deals, infrastructure projects and new programs and initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life in The American Dream City?If so, check out the City of Arlington’s 2016 Popular Annual Financial…
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Upward Bound TRIO Program Brings Students, Seniors Together to Help Animals

Animal Services, Arlington ISD, News, UT Arlington
Nimble hands worked together and friendships formed when students in the Upward Bound Program recently met with Golden PAWS senior volunteers to craft colorful blankets for homeless animals at the Arlington Animal Services Center.Upward Bound, a Federal TRIO Program at the University of Texas at Arlington, received a grant from the…
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Watch for Eastbound I-30 Lane Closures Near Ballpark Way for Interchange Project

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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Division Brewing, Arlington’s First Locally Owned Brewery, is a Dream Come True

Community, Headlines, News
Division Brewing founders Wade Wadlington and Sean Cooley are living the American Dream after opening the first locally owned and operated brewery in the City of Arlington. The brewery first opened in December 2015 and is located at 506 E. Main St, Arlington, TX 76010 in Downtown. Wade, Sean and the rest of the…
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Arlington Aquatics Annual ‘April Pool’s Day’ Event to Offer Water Safety Tips

News, Parks & Recreation
Join Arlington Aquatics at the annual “April Pool’s Day” event next month and learn how to keep you and your family safer around water this summer. This event, free and open to the public, is set for 10 a. m. Saturday, April 8 at Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center, 2800 W. Sublett…
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Arlington Named Among Top 10 ‘Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers to Live’

Community, News
Finding employment and a place to call home can be a challenging task for the thousands of veterans who transition back into civilian life each year. That’s why the City of Arlington is pleased to be included in Veterans United Home Loan’s new Top 10 “Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers to…
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Concours d’Elegance of Texas Vintage Car Celebration Rolls in Next Month

Concours d’Elegance of Texas Vintage Car Celebration Rolls in Next Month

Does the sight of a vintage Shelby 289 Cobra Dragonsnake or a Chevrolet Corvette Roadster make your heart race? Then mark your calendars for the Concours d’Elegance of Texas’ annual three-day vintage car celebration, set for April 21-23, 2017, in Arlington’s Entertainment District. The Concours d’Elegance of Texas is one of…
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21 Cool Things to do in Arlington You Might Not Know About

Entertainment, News
Sure, you know all about the roller coasters at Six Flags Over Texas and Texas Rangers. But do you also know about all of the other cool things to do in Arlington that might be hidden in plain sight or just a few yards off the beaten path?From nature preserves to…
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Arlington Water Utilities Offers Money-Saving Tips for Fix a Leak Week

News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities is encouraging residents to take part in Fix a Leak Week, March 20-26, with a few simple steps that could save water and utility costs. Fix a Leak Week is a yearly event that is part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense campaign for efficient water use and…
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Dream Builders: Lamar High Theater Student Advances to National Finals

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
An Arlington student will soon be performing on Broadway after advancing in a recent regional finals competition for the national August Wilson Monologue Competition. Stakiah Washington, a senior at Lamar High School, won 2nd place out of 19 students from Dallas-area high schools during the February 20 competition at Southern Methodist University.…
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Reserve the City’s Block Party Trailer for Your Next Neighborhood Gathering

Community, Headlines, News
Already planning your next neighborhood gathering? The City of Arlington has a Block Party Trailer filled with picnic tables, ice chests, games and other party needs available for free to registered neighborhood groups. The goal of the Block Party Trailer is to advance community engagement goals in The American Dream City…
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Young Readers Play with Puppets During Library’s Spring Break Story Bonanza

Library, News
Children at the Lake Arlington and East Arlington branch libraries enjoyed an imagination-fueled afternoon of storytelling and fun as part of the Arlington Public Library’s Spring Break Story Bonanza. Puppet Hour, held Thursday at those two branch libraries, was designed for children ages 0 to 6.“We know the children love puppets. So…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 16-19, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Asian Olympics 2017 at UTAThis year’s Asian Olympics will be held at The University of Texas at Arlington from March 17-19, 2017! This multi-sport tournament for Asian Americans is a Texas…
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Spring FootGolf Kicks Off at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course This Saturday

News, Parks & Recreation
Bring the whole family and learn all about FootGolf at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course‘s Spring FootGolf Kickoff on Saturday, March 18th! Times available starting at 1 p. m. and 3 p. m. During the event, players (ages 6+) will be paired in groups of six and play a 9-hole round of FootGolf. It’s…
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Dallas Horseshoe Project to Affect Eastbound I-30 Traffic from Arlington

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Drivers who take east Interstate 30 toward downtown Dallas should be aware of some upcoming traffic lane shifts this weekend that could affect their commute. As part of the Dallas Horseshoe Project, new roadway sections along Interstate 30 will open in the Dallas Mixmaster. The new direct connector from eastbound I-30 to southbound…
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Arlington to Host Brand-Aid Marketing Conference

News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will host the sixth-annual Brand-Aid Marketing Conference on April 4-5 at the Bob Duncan Center. The award-winning conference has evolved from a niche parks marketing event into the can’t-miss marketing and branding conference for government employees, small businesses and non-profits since its inception in 2012. Though…
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Annual Tents and Tales Campout Offers Family Fun, Movie Under the Stars

News, Parks & Recreation
Pack your tents, flashlights and sleeping bags as we set out for the wilderness right here in The American Dream City! Join Arlington Parks and Recreation for a night under the stars for a campout at River Legacy Parks, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd. The annual Tents and Tales Campout is set from…
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Library’s ‘Born to Stand Out’ Storytime Allows Children of All Abilities to Explore, Enjoy Books

Headlines, Library, News
As Librarian Ashley Wyche led storytime at the Arlington Public Library one morning, she noticed a small girl having trouble sitting still and staying quiet like the other young listeners. Wyche said she wasn’t bothered that the energetic girl talked and ran happily about the room during the story but she…
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K9 Memorial Monument Planned for Arlington Police, Fire Service Dogs

Animal Services, Fire, News, Police, Public Safety
A City of Arlington initiative aims to honor retired and deceased police and fire service dogs. Nearly $30,000 in private donations have been collected to date for the planned K9 Memorial Monument, which would feature a Labrador Retriever to represent Arlington Fire Department service dogs and a Belgian Malinois to represent…
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Inaugural Chalk the Walk Art Contest at O.S. Gray Natural Area Set for March 25

News, Parks & Recreation
Remember the days spent drawing hopscotch, four-square and doodles on the sidewalk in chalk? Does your child enjoy drawing all over your driveway with chalk? If so, join the Friends of O. S. Gray Natural Area for the inaugural Chalk the Walk art contest from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday, March…
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Registration Open for Lone Star Half Marathon, Mayor’s 5K and Para Invitational

Community, Headlines, News
Calling all runners! Lace up your tennis shoes and race through downtown Arlington during the annual Lone Star Half Marathon, Mayor’s 5K, and Para Invitational. Race weekend will be kicked off with the Para Invitational Saturday, April 22, followed by the Lone Star Half Marathon and Mayor’s 5K on Sunday, April…
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UT Arlington Lady Mavs Headed To WNIT, Will Face Tulane

News, Sports, UT Arlington
UTA women’s basketball returns to the postseason for the first time since 2009, earning a bid to the Women’s NIT. The Lady Mavericks will take on Tulane in New Orleans on Thursday night with a tipoff time to be determined. The Lady Mavericks (22-8) have made four appearances into the postseason…
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February 2017 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
In this issue, see highlights from the APD Annual Awards Ceremony, read the highlights from police districts and learn how the Safe Exchange Zone is helping more people conduct online transactions in a safe environment. Read it. Print it. Share it. On Call is published monthly by the APD Media Office. Click…
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UTA Mavericks Men’s Basketball Headed to BYU for NIT First Round

News, Sports, UT Arlington
The Sun Belt Conference regular season champion UTA men’s basketball team will face BYU Wednesday in Provo, Utah in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The Mavericks, making the third NIT appearance in program history, are seeded sixth in their region, while BYU is a No. 3 seed. Tipoff…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Daisy & Riley

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet DaisyThis beautiful two year old female Domestic Shorthair is a brown and black tabby. Daisy is a typical cat having a mind of her own. She exhibits an inquisitive attitude towards her surroundings and seems mildly interested in playing with toys. On her own terms, she will come…
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Section of Southbound SH 360 Frontage Road Closed 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…
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Youth Art Month Returns to Arlington Museum of Art

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Each spring, the Arlington Museum of Art collaborates with the Arlington Independent School District to give students the opportunity to display their pieces.“Youth Art Month is time where schools across the nation come together to display artwork in a show of solidarity for arts education,” said Linh Nguyen, AISD Visual…
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‘One Paw at a Time’ Event Aims to Benefit Homeless Animals

Animal Services, News
Lamar High School student Katrina Lowther aims to bring awareness about stray and abandoned dogs and cats that end up in the shelter through her “One Paw at A Time” service project. This event, held in partnership with Arlington Animal Services, is scheduled from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday, March 18 at…
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State Honors Mansfield ISD for Innovative Energy Efficiency Program

Education, Mansfield ISD, News
Mansfield ISD’s energy efficiency program was recognized by the Office of the Governor and The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with their Innovative Operations/Management award, the state’s highest environmental honor given by the commission. MISD is the only school district in Texas to earn this distinction at the 25th annual Texas…
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UTA Spotlight: 22nd Annual Pow Wow Celebrates Native American Culture

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the sixth installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s top stories include: The Native American Student Association…
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River Legacy Living Science Center Offers Spring Break Activities for Nature Lovers

Community, News
Are you planning a stay-cation this Spring Break but still looking for fun and affordable things to do with the family? Then stop by River Legacy’s Living Science Center for a week of family fun starting Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17. A tree hike will kick off Spring Break…
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Expect Detours for Construction of SH 360 South Crossover Bridge at Sublett/Camp Wisdom

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Construction is scheduled to begin on Saturday, March 11 on the Sublett Road/Camp Wisdom Road crossover bridge at SH 360. As construction begins, Sublett Road/Camp Wisdom Road crossover traffic will be switched to detour routes directly outside the current lanes of traffic. North and southbound SH 360 drivers will continue to…
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Ruthie Brock and Allan Saxe Among Generous Donors Supporting Downtown Library

Library, News
The Arlington Public Library has received a $25,000 donation from Dr. Allan Saxe and Ruthie Brock in support of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Dr. Saxe and Ms. Brock are long-time library supporters who are excited to continue their advocacy as the library grows. Dr. Allan Saxe learned to love…
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Levitt Pavilion Announces Fundraising Concert Featuring Robert Earl Keen

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Tickets will go on sale later this month for the Levitt Pavilion’s fundraising concert featuring Robert Earl Keen. Like its major fund-raising concert in the fall, proceeds from the June 23 Robert Earl Keen concert will help the Levitt offset the costs of producing more than 50 free concerts a year…
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Ask Arlington: Aging Well Expo Thursday, March 30 at Bob Duncan Center

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
“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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Nearly $22 Million Residential Street Rebuild Program Targets 33 Aging Roads

Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update, Transportation
Sections of 33 aging streets in Arlington are being rebuilt as part of the 2014 Residential Rebuild project. In order to rebuild the greatest amount of roads in the shortest time possible, this $21.7 million dollar project has been split into four phases. Each phase includes rebuilding the streets with concrete…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: March 9-12, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 2017 Spring Break at Six Flags Over TexasRelieve the stress of homework and the daily grind during Spring Break at Six Flags Over Texas in The American Dream City from March…
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Arlington GM Assembly Set to Become First Plant Operating Entirely on Wind Energy

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Arlington’s General Motors Assembly is set to become the first plant operating entirely on wind energy. By 2018, the plant’s dream of meeting all of its electricity needs with wind power will be complete. Business leaders from General Motors and the U. S. wind energy industry met in Arlington in February to mark…
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery March 12

Fire, News
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a. m. Sunday, March 12. Moving clocks forward one hour means an increase in daylight hours through the fall. It also means it’s time to not only change your clock, but your smoke detector batteries. The Arlington Fire Department says now is also a good time to the…
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Celebrate Spring Break at Six Flags Over Texas: March 9-19, 2017

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Relieve the stress of homework and the daily grind during Spring Break at Six Flags Over Texas in The American Dream City from March 9-19, 2017. Galactic Attack Virtual Reality Coaster, the park’s newest virtual reality coaster, will also make its debut to the general public for spring break on Thursday, March 9. As…
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City Council Approves Hiring of Attorneys to Oppose Proposed Saltwater Disposal Well

Government, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, March 7 to hire outside attorneys and an industry expert to oppose a proposed saltwater disposal well on the Fort Worth side of Lake Arlington. The City of Arlington and the City of Fort Worth have both filed letters with the Texas Railroad Commission protesting BlueStone Natural…
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Building a Dream Gala, Featuring Author Sandra Brown, Supports New Downtown Library

Headlines, Library, News
As the structure of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library takes shape in the heart of Arlington, residents are invited to support the project and share in the excitement at the first Building a Dream Gala, an elegant evening of entertainment featuring New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. Hosted…
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City Council Honors Animal Essay Contest Winners

Animal Services, Headlines, News
City officials visited various schools last month to surprise the 12 winning students of the 16th annual Arlington Animal Essay Contest, but the excitement for these students and their accomplishments didn’t stop there. The Arlington City Council also recognized these students for their exceptional essays Tuesday, March 7, following a special…
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Studio Movie Grill Among New Businesses Highlighted in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

Headlines, News
With food, drinks and fun, Studio Movie Grill celebrated the grand opening of its newest crowd-pleasing theater complex in January at Arlington’s Lincoln Square shopping center. SMG Lincoln Square marks the Dallas-based chain’s 25th location nationwide and its 13th in Texas, further expanding the industry-leading company’s brand and track record of creating an ongoing…
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Library’s Annual Black History Month Festival Features Community Partners and Performances

Library, News
Community members came together to celebrate Black History Month at the Arlington Public Library’s sixth annual Black History Month Festival. More than 600 attendees enjoyed entertaining and educational performances by local organizations and schools. The event was kicked off with a discovery of the Forgotten Images of Arlington’s African American Past,…
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UT Arlington Mavericks Take Home Top Sun Belt Conference Honors

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
The Sun Belt Conference champion UTA men’s basketball program claimed the league’s top two honors today as the conference player and coach of the year each reside in Arlington. Junior forward Kevin Hervey was named the Sun Belt Player of the Year, while 11th year coach Scott Cross was selected as…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Oreo & Brother Gray

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet OreoI love belly rubs! This two year old female Labrador Retriever mix is white and black in color and weighs 71 pounds. Oreo knows some basic commands like “sit” and “roll over”. She loves attention and is partial to a good belly rub. Oreo is ready for…
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Bridge Construction for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project to Cause Various Lane Closures

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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March Volunteers of the Month: North Texas Sweethearts

News
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is very excited to announce that the North Texas Sweethearts have been selected as the Volunteers of the Month for March 2017! The North Texas Sweethearts are beginning only their fifth year at the University of North Texas. The group was phenomenal helping with food…
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Volunteers Needed March 11 at Randol Mill Park Tree Farm

News, Parks & Recreation
Do you go nuts for pecan trees? Do you pine for pines? Do you love trees? If so, the Randol Mill Park tree farm needs your help!Volunteers are needed for a come-and-go work day at the Randol Mill Park tree farm from 8 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday, March 11.…
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City Council Considers Hiring Outside Attorney, Industry Expert to Oppose Saltwater Disposal Well

Government, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council will consider hiring outside attorneys and an industry expert to oppose a proposed saltwater disposal well on the Fort Worth side of Lake Arlington. The City of Arlington and the City of Fort Worth have both filed letters with the Texas Railroad Commission protesting BlueStone Natural Resources’ application to…
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Arlington Selects Bond Underwriters for Future Rangers Ballpark Transaction

Government, News
The City of Arlington has selected a skilled team of bond underwriters to assist with the complex financial and legal transaction for the future Texas Rangers ballpark.Under the public-private partnership with the Texas Rangers, the City’s contribution for the proposed $1 billion air-conditioned, retractable roof stadium is capped at $500…
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Zagat Names ’13 Reasons to Drive to Arlington’

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Unique and culturally diverse food is nothing new to The American Dream City, but it’s always nice to have our talented chefs and tasty treats in the spotlight. Zagat. com recently featured some of the mouth-watering meals, craft beers and creative cocktails available here in the article “13 Reasons to Drive to…
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Center Street Bridge Over I-20 Opens Friday

Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update, Transportation
Nearly three years after construction began, the new $11 million Center Street bridge over Interstate 20 opened to drivers Friday afternoon. The bridge, paid for by the City of Arlington and built by the Texas Department of Transportation, extends Center Street south of Highlander Boulevard, over the interstate and south to…
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UTA Spotlight: New Director Named for Center for African American Studies

News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the sixth installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update on events and happenings around Arlington. Among this week’s top stories: Dr. Jason Shelton was recently named the new director of the university’s Center for African American Studies. Dr. Shelton hopes to grow…
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Arlington Parks and Recreation Offers Affordable, Fun Spring Break Camps

News, Parks & Recreation
Don’t forget Arlington’s Recreation Centers, Tennis Center and Tierra Verde Golf Course if you are looking for fun activities to keep your children entertained during Spring Break. The Parks and Recreation Department offers Spring Break camps at the Cliff Nelson Recreation Center, the Elzie Odom Athletic Center, the Dottie Lynn Recreation Center…
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Eastbound I-30 Reduced to One Lane This Weekend

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
As part of the Interstate 30/State Highway 360 interchange project, eastbound I-30 will be reduced to one lane from Ballpark Way to SH 360 this Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5, nightly, 9 p. m. through 5 a. m. for bridge construction, weather permitting. Drivers should expect delays, and alternate routes…
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