A Look Back on the Life of Mount Olive Baptist Church Senior Pastor N.L. Robinson

Community, Headlines, News
Dr. Norman Lee Robinson’s congregation was only 17 members total when he began pastoring Mount Olive Baptist Church in 1966. But under his decades of vision and leadership, the Downtown Arlington church grew to more than 12,000 members strong and launched dozens of ministries that helped make Mount Olive a…
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April 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Carli McDonald

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Carli McDonald, junior for Bowie High School’s track and field team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for April 2017. Both a long jumper and a member of the girls’ relay teams at Bowie, Carli advanced to the UIL regional competition, hosted by The University…
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Enter to Win a Composting Startup Kit at Upcoming Backyard Composting Classes

Community, Garbage & Recycling, News
In honor of International Compost Awareness Week in May, and to raise awareness regarding the many benefits of composting, the City of Arlington Master Composters will be giving away one Composting Startup Kit at their May 6 and May 13 Backyard Composting Classes. Class participants at each location will enter their names…
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Partnership Helping Homeownership Dreams Come True in Arlington

Government, Housing, News
Arlington residents Sarah and Rudy Rosales have been busy these past few weeks, unpacking boxes, arranging furniture and deciding where to hang pictures in their new Sanford Street home. These tasks mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the couple, who became first-time homeowners in March after years of…
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‘An Ultimate Sacrifice’: Local Artist Creates Public Art Piece Honoring Arlington Police

News, Police, Public Safety
Thanks to a local artist, the Arlington Police Department has a star to call its own. The public art piece, which has been titled “An Ultimate Sacrifice,” was installed last week on the front lawn of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building on Division Street in Downtown Arlington. It is one of…
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Backstage Arlington: Mixing Genres of Music at Sunshine Bar

Entertainment, 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 Sunshine Bar,…
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Culture Buzz: Kansas to Headline Levitt Pavilion’s Benefit Concert This Fall

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Music will soon return to the Levitt Pavilion Arlington for summer and fall. The annual summer concert series kicks off Friday, May 19 with Grammy award-winning artists Rebirth Brass Band. Visitors will be able to attend a free concert under the stars three nights a week, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through…
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Find Beautiful Blooms, Gardening Advice at the Fielder Plant Festival this Saturday

Community, New
Come explore the wonders of gardening and find some beautiful blooms for your flowerbeds at the upcoming Fielder Plant Festival. The festival is hosted by the Arlington Garden Club in conjunction with Master Naturalists of Arlington and the Arlington Historical Society. This year’s event, free and open to the public, is…
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Water Utilities Infrastructure Financing to Save Residents $1.6 Million

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
The Arlington City Council recently approved an agreement between Arlington Water Utilities and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) that will provide funds for needed sanitary sewer upgrades throughout the city and save residents more than $1.6 million. The Water Development Board selected Arlington to receive a $5.6 million loan for…
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Nearly $8 Million in Residential Street Rebuild Projects Began This Month

Headlines, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
Work is underway to rebuild sections of seven residential streets in north and east Arlington as part of the Public Works and Transportation’s 2016 Residential Rebuild project. In addition to smoother roads, residents on the selected streets can look forward to improved water and sanitary sewer line renewals. This project is…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 27-30, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Parks & Recreation’s Food Truck FridaysThe Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington starts back up again this Friday, April 28. This…
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Hearing Loops: New Downtown Library to Feature Assistive Listening Technology

Headlines, Library, News
On April 25, the Arlington City Council approved the addition of hearing loops to the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. This assistive listening technology broadcasts sound directly into modern hearing aids, allowing patrons with hearing loss to wirelessly and automatically participate in Library programming. Hearing loops magnetically transfer microphone sound signals…
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Ask Arlington: Mosquito-Borne Illness Prevention & Awareness

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Health
“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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Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series Returns to Downtown This Week 1

News, Parks & Recreation
Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington starts back up again this Friday, April 28. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until May 19 at Founders Plaza, 100…
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UTA Students Use 3D Printer to Create Prosthetic Arm for 8-Year-Old Boy

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Students are using 3D printers at the University of Texas at Arlington’s FabLab for more than just class projects. Some are using the state-of-the-art technology to help make dreams become reality for others. Recently, students there surprised 8-year-old Garrett Clark with a custom-built prosthetic arm created at the lab. Garrett Clark, who…
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Latest ‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter: City Exploring Apps to Improve Drivers’ Commute

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology to Work” as a priority. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities: Invest in Our Economy, Support Quality Education, Enhance Regional…
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East Main Street Arts Festival Brings Music, Artists and More to Downtown on May 6

Community, News
Mark your calendars for Arlington Proud’s second annual East Main Street Arts Festival on Saturday, May 6. The event, free and open to the public, is scheduled from noon to 8 p. m. at 601 E. Main Street between Division Brewing, Lester’s Backyard and Garage, and Mavericks Grill in Downtown Arlington. The…
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Arlington Public Library Celebrates Children and Books at Día’s 20th Anniversary

Library, News
As Arlington’s population continues to become more diverse, the Arlington Public Library will join hundreds of libraries in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The library will showcase a variety of multicultural programs and services for children and families from 1…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Crowley & Savannah

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet CrowleyThis handsome 19 month old male Domestic Shorthair is solid back in color. Crowley exudes the Texas trait of being friendly. He loves, loves, loves attention and responds with a loud purr. While he is not particularly lap loving, he does like being petted and will stretch…
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Traffic Alert: Eastbound Interstate 30, Lamar Boulevard Closures Announced

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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What to Know: Spring Storm Debris Cleanup Efforts Wrapping Up

Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News, Public Works
Spring time in Texas is no stranger to severe weather. Late March brought with it heavy winds resulting in damaged trees and fences for many Arlington property owners. Since then, crews with the City of Arlington Public Works and Transportation Department and Republic Services have been hard at work to provide…
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MasterChef Junior Challenge Features Blue Apron

Business, News
Arlington residents who tuned in to watch Fox’s “MasterChef Junior” this past week might have noticed a familiar brand hidden under the contestants’ “Mystery Box.”Blue Apron, which has a fulfillment center in Arlington, teamed up with Endemol Shine North America to create a Mystery Box Challenge featuring fresh winter vegetables,…
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WNBA Dallas Wings to Unveil Mascot, Hold Open Practice This Weekend

News, Sports, UT Arlington
UPDATE: The Mascot Reveal scheduled for today, April 22, has been cancelled due to last night’s rain. The Wings will reschedule for a later date. The team will still hold an open practice this Sunday, April 23 at College Park Center at UT Arlington, located at 600 S. Center St…
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Early Voting for May 6, 2017, Joint General and Special Elections Begins Monday

Elections, Headlines, News
Early voting for Arlington’s May 6, 2017, Joint General and Special Elections begins Monday, April 24, and will continue through Tuesday, May 2. In Arlington, voters are electing a mayor and City Council representatives for Districts 3, 4, 5 and 8. Voters will also consider two propositions. Proposition 1 is whether $45…
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6th Annual Art on the Greene Festival Returns May 26-28

Community, News
The annual Art on the Greene Art Festival returns to Arlington’s Entertainment District next month. The 6th annual art festival, scheduled for May 26 to May 28 at Richard Greene Linear Park, will feature more than 100 national, regional and local artists showcasing and selling their work. Visitors are invited to take…
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Brad Cecil and Associates Support the New Downtown Library

Library, News
Brad and Sue Cecil of Brad Cecil and Associates are breaking down barriers in Arlington through their support of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The fundraising consulting firm has donated $25,000 towards the new building, which is scheduled to open to the public in summer of 2018. The Cecils…
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Arlington Eats: The Creative New Concession Items at Globe Life Park

Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
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 Globe Life Park in Arlington for a look at the creative food options available for Rangers fans in 2017. From…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 20-23, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Lone Star Para Invitational Half Marathon & Mayor’s 5KThe Lone Star Para Invitational is the only Pre-K through 12 UIL competitive track and field meet for children with physical disabilities…
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Four Arlington ISD Schools Named 2016 Texas Honor Roll Schools

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Arlington Collegiate High School, Shackelford Junior High, and Duff and Little elementaries were named 2016 Texas Honor Roll Schools for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time and reduction in achievement gaps. Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education identified these four…
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CANCELED: Reserve Your Spot Now for Ventana Grille’s Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil

News, Parks & Recreation
Update on April 24, 2017: Due to low reservation numbers, the Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil scheduled for April 25 at Ventana Grille has been canceled. Love mudbugs but not the work to put together a backyard crawfish boil? Call now to reserve a spot for you and friends at Ventana Grille’s…
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Micro Houses: UTA Student Project Aims to Reduce Residential Footprint

Education, News, UT Arlington
In the shadows of much larger construction projects like the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research Building and residence hall-dining hall-parking garage projects on the west side of campus, a smaller development is taking shape that molds student minds as they head out into the professional world. Students from the College…
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Viridian Artisan Market Kicks Off Saturday

Community, News
Besides your favorite fruits and veggies, you’ll be able to find local brews, handmade salsa, delightfully scented candles and more at the Viridian Artisan Market. Viridian Artisan Market returns to Overlook Park at Viridian for its second season starting at at 8 a. m. this Saturday, April 22. Each market will feature tastings from…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Desiree & T-Bone

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet DesireeDesiree is our chosen cat of the week. This two-year-old female domestic short hair is a blue, tan and white dilute calico. Desiree is a very shy young cat who is looking for a quiet new “furever” home. A home with all adults and…
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Arlington Fire Chief Named Tarrant County 9-1-1 District’s Board Chairman

Fire, News, Public Safety
Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson has been named chair of the Tarrant County 9-1-1 Emergency Assistance District’s board of managers. Crowson, who has served as a member of the Tarrant County 9-1-1- board of managers for nearly seven years, was elected as chair by the seven-member board during a special meeting last month. Crowson,…
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Emmitt Smith to Speak at The Salvation Army’s Inspiring Hope Fundraising Luncheon

Community, News
Emmitt Smith will be keynote speaker at The Salvation Army’s Annual Inspiring Hope fundraising luncheon on Wednesday, May 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The NFL’s all-time leading rusher and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer has a record that only few players can match. And it’s no secret he won three Super Bowl…
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Neighborhood to Host Community Autism Awareness Event on Saturday

Community, News
Arlington resident Brenda Denton said having a strong relationship with her neighbors paid off when her teenage son, who is on the Autism spectrum, recently wandered away from home for a second time. The first time Matthew left his home without permission three years ago, it took Denton more than four…
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Temporary Closures Planned for Abram, Mesquite Streets in Downtown Starting This Week

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Drivers in Downtown Arlington should expect a few more detours and road closures in the coming weeks as work continues on the new 101 Center mixed-use development project. Temporary closures of both Mesquite Street and Abram Street near City Hall and the City of Arlington Municipal Office Tower are planned…
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Enjoy Pupcorn, Bark-A-Lattes and Other Treats at 2nd Annual Yappy Hour Dog Social

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Bone appetit! What better way to spend time with your favorite canine pal than with live music, local beer and dog-themed food?Dog owners and dog lovers are invited to engAGE Arlington’s 2nd annual Yappy Hour Dog Social, scheduled from 6 p. m. to 9 p. m. on Friday, April 28 at Vandergriff…
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Meet Sphero, the Arlington Public Library’s Newest Robots

Library, News
The Arlington Public Library was awarded the Best Buy Community Development grant in 2016 and has used these funds to purchase 24 Sphero robots. Sphero robots look like no other robot you have ever seen; they are created by the same company who brought us the adorably personable BB-8 from the…
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March 2017 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
Inside this issue, Police Chief Will Johnson presents the “State of the Arlington Police Department,” highlighting the operational challenges and successes of 2016. Also in this issue, severe weather preparedness tips, crime prevention highlights from Police Districts and some important information to help you avoid becoming a victim of a…
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Arlington Once Again Recognized for Traffic Safety Programs

Municipal Court, News
Arlington was among 18 cities across the state recently recognized by the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center for its traffic safety programs. The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center’s Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives grant, funded by the Texas Department of Transportation, sponsored the traffic safety awards competition to recognize municipal courts that have demonstrated…
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Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Preparedness Supplies This Weekend

News, Public Safety
With the potential for severe weather this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain supplies tax-free during the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, April 22-24.“The severe weather, fire and flooding we had last year provided a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for any…
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Traffic Alert: Section of Eastbound I-30 Reduced to One Lane Tuesday and Wednesday

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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Spectrum Internet Assist Offers Low-Cost, High-Speed Internet for Qualified Households

Business, Community, News
Arlington residents may be eligible for low-cost, high-speed internet through Charter’s new Spectrum Internet Assist (SIA) program. Charter is offering the fastest internet speeds (30/4 Mbps) at a $14.99 per month rate for qualified customers in an effort to make broadband more affordable for low-income families and seniors. A recent Federal Communication Commission report…
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Arlington Chamber of Commerce Announces Small Business of the Year Awards

Business, News
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce announced this week the recipients of the 2017 Arlington Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Awards. Recipients will be honored at the May 4 “Spirit of America: 2017 Salute to Small Business” luncheon hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the U. S. Small Business Administration, The…
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Arlington Celebrates Unity Arch, Newest Addition to Sculpture Trail

News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington recently held a dedication ceremony for the Unity Arch, the newest public art addition to Entertainment District Sculpture Trail. The Unity Arch, designed by renowned artist Owen Morrel, was selected out of 21 proposals as the best representation of the community spirit. Facts about the sculpture include:…
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Event Showcasing Affordable Homes in Arlington Set for April 20

Community, Housing, News
Owning a home in The American Dream City can be a reality. The Development Corporation of Tarrant County (DCTC) has partnered with the City of Arlington to increase homeownership by constructing quality, affordable single-family workforce homes. Since 2011, 10 such homes have been constructed through the partnership. As part of National Community…
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UTA Spotlight: Students Talk about How Pell Grants Help Make College Dreams Affordable

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the ninth 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. Here are this week’s top stories include: UTA students reflect…
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A Library is Brewing Fundraiser Set for April 23

Library, News
A Library is Brewing! Join the craft brew revolution with Legal Draft Beer Company at this fundraiser for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library on Sunday, April 23 from noon to 6 p. m. The afternoon features great drinks including root beer, live music, arts and crafts, and games for the…
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Arlington Easter Weekend Buzz: April 13-16, 2017

Weekend Buzz
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington CVB Easter Events ListHead over to the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau website for a list of several Easter-related events happening throughout The American Dream City! From photo opportunities…
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Arlington Organizations Highlight Community Projects at United Way Luncheon

Community, News
The American Dream City is filled with individuals and organizations working tirelessly to help better the community and support those in need.United Way of Tarrant County, for example, has 4 partner agencies based in Arlington and another 19 with offices or programs serving Arlington; all working to improve the lives…
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Medical City Arlington Completes ER Renovation and Expansion

Business, News
Medical City Arlington has completed construction on its emergency department, part of a $100 million facility expansion and renovation investment. The recent project includes several initiatives to increase efficiency and care within the ER.“Medical City Arlington is committed to being the healthcare leader in the Arlington community and surrounding area,”…
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UTA Spotlight: Men’s Basketball Team Reflects on History-Making Season

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the eighth 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. Here are this week’s top stories: After 21 years of operation,…
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Global Youth Service Day is April 22

Community, News
“Global Youth Service Day brings schools, faith-based organizations and youth groups together to make a positive impact in the world,” said Craig Wietz, president of Arlington Alliance for Youth. In Arlington, most project planning began in January on the MLK Day of Service. Community service projects address a wide assortment of…
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Dream Builders: Mariachi Band at AISD’s Sam Houston High School

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
“Dream Builders” is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest episode focuses on the mariachi band at Arlington ISD’s Sam Houston High…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Phantom & Silas

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet PhantomPhantom is our chosen cat of the week. This eleven-month-old male domestic short hair is blue and white in color. Most phantoms are transparent and ghostlike. This Phantom is nothing like that. Playful, inquisitive, loves attention—this cat has all the good qualities. He loves…
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Arlington Youth Shine in Latest Edition of ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” continues to be a key priority for the work of our city. Public education that produces graduates who are prepared for future success provides the foundation for a strong Arlington community. In the latest Support Quality Education Newsletter, residents can read…
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2017 Good Friday Closings and Service Schedules in Arlington

News
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 14, 2017, for Good Friday and on Sunday, April 16, 2017, for Easter. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Monday, April 17. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington on Friday, April 14, as regularly scheduled. What’s CLOSED Friday, April 14 Arlington…
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Event Friday Offers Free Pet Vaccines, Microchipping with Purchase of City License

News
Due to recent storms, the City of Arlington saw an increase in dogs and cats arriving at the shelter. Many of these family pets were returned home the same day thanks to pet identification. Arlington Animal Services would like to help families make it easier for their pets to be…
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H&M Among New Stores Coming to The Parks at Arlington

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
H&M, a fast-fashion retailer known for its affordable clothing, is just one of the many new exciting additions at The Parks at Arlington mall. The nearly 20,000-square-foot store is expected to open in August, just in time for back-to-school shopping, said Lorie Lisius, the mall’s Senior General Manager. H&M, which is…
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No New Short-Term Lane Closures Planned for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Over Easter Holiday

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
To accomodate Easter holiday traffic, no new short-term lane closures, excluding emergency closures, are planned for the Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project between 6 p. m. Thursday, April 13 through 9 a. m. Monday, April 19. Below is a list of the anticipated and ongoing lane closures for the project. More information can be…
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Texas Talking Book Program Delivers Books for Free to Qualified Patrons

Library, News
The Arlington Public Library is expanding its low-vision resources by becoming a Texas Talking Book Program demonstration site. We want every person to find books they enjoy, but regular-print books aren’t a good fit for all readers. We offer materials in large print, audio format, and Braille, and now, the…
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Volunteers Spruce up Arlington Parks During UTA Big Event

News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and The University of Texas at Arlington volunteers spent Saturday, April 8, 2017, at various locations cleaning up our community. More than 1,000 student volunteers and other partnered with the community to serve others in The American Dream City. The effort was a result…
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AISD Celebrates Groundbreaking of Future Agricultural Science Center

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
School and community leaders, students and guests on Friday celebrated the groundbreaking of the Arlington Independent School District’s future Agricultural Science Center. This center, set to open next school year at 3210 West Pioneer Parkway, will feature two classrooms, a metal construction lab, an animal exercise area and flexible-fencing pens housing…
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Urban Union Celebrated as New Downtown Hot Spot

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Dodson Development broke ground a little more than one year ago on his Urban Union project, transforming a collection of dilapidated businesses along Front Street into new hot spot in downtown Arlington. On Thursday, Arlington community and business leaders and a few hundred customers celebrated the grand opening of the Urban…
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Annual Book Sale at Meadowbrook Recreation Center Continues Through Sunday

News
Katie Browning stood, arms full of books, as her three children browsed the neatly organized tables for even more good reads at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center on Friday afternoon. This was Browning’s first trip to the annual Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library’s annual spring book sale. But after…
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March 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Garrett Hawes

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
Garrett Hawes, senior for Martin High School’s archery team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for March 2017. Last month, Garrett won the state championship, defeating a three-time state champion from Marcus High School. He will compete at the National Archery in the Schools Program National Championship…
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Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Support Downtown Library

Library, News
Texas Health Resources and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital have made a long-term investment in Arlington’s health by donating a combined $50,000 to the campaign for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Community giving is a vital piece of the public-private partnership that funds the Downtown Library project, but it’s also…
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Shirley Patterson is Living Her Dream of Making Arlington a Better Place to Live

Community, Headlines, News
Shirley Patterson continues to live her American Dream of making the City of Arlington a better place to live, learn, work and play. She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington and is a retired corporate research librarian. Shirley currently serves as a member of the Senior Library Advisory Council. A resident of…
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Texas Health Resources to Host Free Shredding Event in Arlington on April 15

Community, Garbage & Recycling, News
Whether it’s dusty stacks of credit card statements, old receipts, or even last year’s tax forms, the threat of identity theft doesn’t provide comfort in parting ways with sensitive documents. That’s why Texas Health Resources is inviting the community to participate in Shredfest, a free, secure shredding service provided by Iron…
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UTA Biologist Coral Species Disease Research Highlighted at Earth Day Event

Education, News, UT Arlington
Laura Mydlarz, an associate professor of biology at the University of Texas at Arlington, is leading a new study to quantify how susceptible coral species are to disease through a series of experiments and approaches. The project, titled “Immunity to Community: Can Quantifying Immune Traits Inform Reef Community Structure?” is funded by…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: April 6-9, 2017 1

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in ArlingtonThe Texas Rangers host a division foe at Globe Life Park in Arlington for the first home weekend series…
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Rolling Hills Country Club’s Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Mission Arlington

Community, News
Tee up and swing away to support Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex. Rolling Hills Country Club is hosting its inaugural charity golf tournament to benefit Mission Arlington on Monday, May 1, 2017. This tournament, open to men and women, will be a two-person team scramble with an entry fee of $150 per person. Entry…
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In the Spotlight: ‘Arlington Proud’ Founder Mark Joeckel

Community, News
Mark Joeckel is passionate about Arlington. His “Arlington Proud” campaign started out simply as a Facebook page in 2012 but has since grown into a social media network with 40,000 followers. The positive community response inspired Joeckel to also start his own radio program, The Mark Joeckel Show, which celebrated its…
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Start Planning Your Vacation with Library’s Free Travel Workshops

Library, News
Springtime in Texas: the days grow longer, the sun is high in sky, and it’s the perfect time to start planning your vacation. Arlington Public Library wants to help you with your vacation plans by offering four programs in April and May all about travel. Whether its group tours, day…
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Bardin Road Bridge Over SH 360 Reopens

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The Bardin Road bridge over State Highway 360 in Arlington has reopened to drivers, the Texas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. TxDOT thanked drivers and area residents for their patience during emergency repairs to the bridge, which was severely damaged by fire last November. The state awarded a $1.2 million emergency contract…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Bandit & Astro

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet BanditBandit is our chosen cat of the week. This two-year-old male domestic short-haired tabby is brown and black in color. Bandit is a rather timid cat who wants to get to know you his terms. He would probably do best in a quiet home…
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April Volunteers of the Month: Becky and Troy Gillispie

Library, News
We are proud to showcase Becky and Troy Gillispie as our dynamic Library volunteer duo for the City of Arlington in April! This married couple splits their time up between two branches, Becky is a Book Wrangler at the Lake Arlington Branch while Troy helps with programming at the Southwest…
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From Parks to Streets, City of Arlington Investing $169 Million in Infrastructure

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
From replacing bumpy neighborhood streets to building a new recreation center/branch library on the east side of town, the City of Arlington plans to invest more than $169 million in infrastructure over the coming year. The Arlington City Council adopted this year’s $68.8 million capital budget, $84.4 million water utility capital…
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Dreams Come True for Seven Sam Houston High School Seniors

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Sam Houston High School senior Kris Le burst into tears of joy Tuesday morning as she and a small number of fellow classmates were escorted into the crowd-filled auditorium decorated with purple and silver balloons. As the crowd cheered and applauded, Le and six other Sam Houston High School seniors learned…
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Fans Ready to Celebrate Rangers’ Home Opener with Food, Fun and Family

Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Thousands of fans filled Globe Life Park in Arlington early on Monday for the Texas Rangers’ home opener. Hours before the game started, MyArlingtonTV asked Rangers fans what their walk up song would be if they were a baseball player. Check out the video above for their fun answers!Opening day ceremonies will include the official raising of…
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Transportation Advisory Committee’s Next Meeting: April 6, 2017

Headlines, News
Arlington’s Transportation Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Thursday, April 6, 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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Book Lovers, Rejoice! Annual Spring Sale Returns This Week to Meadowbrook Rec Center

Library, News
The Spring Book Sale is almost here! Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library for their book sale from April 5-9 at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center. Book sale shoppers can get great deals on books, DVDs, and other items while supporting the Arlington Public Library. The Book Sale…
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Arlington Water Utilities Announces Changes to Credit/Debit Card Payments

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
As part of its commitment to cost reduction, Arlington Water Utilities recently reviewed payment options it offers to residents. Results were presented to the Arlington City Council in January. Two payment methods topped all others in terms of expenses – payments at customer care locations and online credit/debit card payments. Arlington…
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New Interstate 30 Lane and Ramp Closures Planned 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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