UTA Spotlight: Students Make Muddy Memorial During Annual Oozeball Tournament

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. This week’s stories: To help people affected by Hurricane Harvey,…
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Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Eggroll Festival This Saturday

Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Eggroll Festival This Saturday

Community, News
Come experience a taste of Asian culture and cuisine this Saturday at the Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce’s annual Egg Roll Festival, Business Expo and Health Care. The festival is scheduled from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. September 30 at Ben Thanh Plaza, 1818 E. Pioneer Pkwy in Arlington.…
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Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Oct. 1-2

News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed two positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Normandy Drive at Wilmette Drive Map Park Hill Drive at Mossy Oak Street Map Additionally, the Town of Pantego has confirmed one positive…
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Arlington CVB: 4 Reasons to Check Out Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree 2017

Community, News
The world’s largest tiny house event is coming to Arlington! The Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree, set for October 27-29 at the Arlington Convention Center, will play host to the latest and greatest in tiny houses, simple living, and sustainability trends. Our friends over at the Arlington Convention & Visitors…
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Six Flags Over Texas Voted Best Theme Park Halloween Event In the State

Business, Entertainment, News
After a month of spirited voting, USA TODAY readers have name Six Flags Over Texas’ Fright Fest as the Best Theme Park Halloween Event in the state of Texas. Six Flags Over Texas was one of the country’s first theme parks to host a Halloween celebration beginning in 1976. As Halloween…
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Arlington, Texas Rangers Celebrate Groundbreaking of Future Globe Life Field

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The City of Arlington and Texas Rangers on Thursday celebrated the groundbreaking of a $1.1 billion retractable-roof ballpark that will draw tens thousands of fans to the Entertainment District year-round and keep the Texas Rangers playing here for decades to come. Mayor Jeff Williams and Arlington City Council members, Texas Rangers…
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Summit Racing Equipment Opens in Arlington to Car Enthusiasts’ Delight

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Rain couldn’t stop the celebration of Summit Racing Equipment’s newest facility Thursday. The ribbon cutting marked the opening of the company’s fourth and largest location, and Arlington’s facility is outfitted with warehouse space, a retail super store and a customer support center. Mechanics and car enthusiasts have been waiting with eager…
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From Vietnam to Arlington, David Dang Embodies the American Dream

Business, Community, Economic Development, Headlines, News
David Dang left Vietnam in 1978 to pursue his American Dream. After spending some time in New York and California, Dang arrived in Texas in 1997. Dang bought Ben Thanh Plaza in 2011 and saw an immediate opportunity to expand the property to create something special for East Arlington.“East Arlington Renewal…
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Youth Sporting Equipment Donations Being Collected for Schools Affected by Hurricane Harvey

News, Parks & Recreation
Youth Sporting Equipment Donations Being Collected for Schools Affected by Hurricane Harvey
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 28 – October 1, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Historical Society’s Front Street FestivalShop for handcrafted items, enjoy live music and experience a bit of Arlington’s early history at the 13th annual Front Street Festival at Knapp Heritage Park next…
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Arlington Eats: Tarrant County College’s Culinary Arts Program

Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Tarrant County College
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 Tarrant County College’s Culinary Arts Program at the Southeast Campus in The American Dream City. The program is designed…
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BBQ, Cajun Cuisine and More Available During Food Truck Friday at Stovall Park

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays dinner series continues at Stovall Park this week. This Friday night’s food truck line up includes Cook-N-Chef, Mardi Gras Canjun Cuisine, Yummy BBQ, Fast Furious Express, Holy Frijole and Steel City. Food Truck Fridays are scheduled from 6 p. m. to 10 p. m. each…
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Transportation Advisory Committee Presents Recommendations to City Council

Government, Headlines, News, Transportation
From on-demand ridesharing services available today to futuristic pods that could shuttle passengers high above busy city streets, the Transportation Advisory Committee presented recommendations Tuesday on how to address Arlington’s present, near-term and future transportation needs. The City Council-appointed committee, made up of 31 Arlington residents and stakeholders, has spent the…
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GM Logistics Center, Drury Plaza Hotel Highlighted in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

Business, City Council Priorities, Economic Development, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Earlier this summer, General Motors and the City of Arlington celebrated the groundbreaking of the future Arlington Automotive Logistics Center. The $250 million redevelopment project, being constructed on the former Six Flags Mall site at Division Street and State Highway 360, is expected to bring hundreds of new, good-paying jobs to…
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Latest ‘Home Plate Update’ Features New Texas Rangers Ballpark Renderings

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
A week before officially breaking ground on Globe Life Field, the Texas Rangers and HKS released revised renderings of the $1.1 billion ballpark planned for Arlington’s Entertainment District. Featured in the latest edition of Home Plate Update, these renderings offer glimpses of architectural design elements such as the retractable roof, soaring…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Elsa & Matilda

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet ElsaThis two-year-old female is a light red Siamese point mix. Need a furry companion to warm your heart? Come meet Elsa to see if she is the one. Even though she is an inquisitive cat by nature, she does like to chill in your…
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Schedule Your Free Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle, in October

Headlines, News, Transportation
Interested in catching a ride on a self-driving shuttle? Come try out Milo and provide the City of Arlington with feedback about your experience. The City of Arlington is now booking rides on four upcoming dates to provide the public an opportunity to check out the Milo autonomous shuttle service. Arlington is leasing two of…
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Arlington Named Among ‘Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas’

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
With nearly 100 parks, rich cultural and educational opportunities and access to well-paying jobs, it’s not surprising that The American Dream City is considered as one of the “best places to raise a family in Texas.”The City of Arlington landed the No. 3 spot on Elite Personal Finance’s recently published…
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Arlington Named Among ‘Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas’

Community, News
With nearly 100 parks, rich cultural and educational opportunities and access to well-paying jobs, it’s not surprising that The American Dream City is considered as one of the “best places to raise a family in Texas.”The City of Arlington landed the No. 3 spot on Elite Personal Finance’s recently published…
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Book Lovers, Rejoice! Annual Fall Sale Returns to Meadowbrook Rec Center

Library, News
It’s time for another Fall Book Sale, opening September 27, 2017! The Friends and the Foundation of the Arlington Public Library are back with their twice-yearly book sale. FFAPL members and volunteers have been busy for months to sort, store, price, and arrange thousands of items. Their behind-the-scenes work all…
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Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Sept. 24-25

Headlines, News, Public Health
Editor’s Note: Because of mechanical issues, the contractor was unable to conduct targeted ground spraying in the area at Douglas Court and North Cooper Street on Monday, September 25. Targeted ground spraying for that area has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 26 between the hours of 9 p. m. and 5…
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Step Back in Time During Arlington Historical Society’s Front Street Festival

Community, News
Shop for handcrafted items, enjoy live music and experience a bit of Arlington’s early history at the 13th annual Front Street Festival at Knapp Heritage Park next weekend. The annual festival, hosted by the Arlington Historical Society, aims to give residents a glimpse into pioneer life on the Texas Plains. Visitors…
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Texas Rangers, HKS Release Revised Renderings of Globe Life Field

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers and HKS released revised renderings of the new $1.1 billion Globe Life Field, providing glimpses of design elements such as the retractable roof, soaring brick arches that line the concourse and seating configurations that place fans even on the upper decks closer to the field. The renderings, which…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 21-24, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 2nd Annual Frame4Frame FestivalDedicated to raising cultural awareness and appreciation for the diverse creative population in the Arlington area, the second annual Frame4Frame Festival is set for Thursday, Sept. 21,…
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Arlington City Councilwoman Lana Wolff Receives Dream Builder Award

Business, News
Long-time Arlington City Council member and community leader Lana Wolff has received the Dream Builder award from the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation and DAMC premier partner, Texas Trust Credit Union. DAMC Board Member Debi Knoblock, Assistant Vice President of Relationships and Opportunity at Texas Trust, presented the Dream Builder award to Wolff. Texas Trust conceived…
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August 2017 Property of the Month Winners Announced

Code Compliance, Government, News
The City of Arlington’s Code Compliance Services Division is proud to announce the August 2017 Property of the Month award winners: District 1 Residential: 2305 Crown Colony Drive District 1 Commercial: 1900 Ballpark Way District 2 Residential: …
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Enjoy Some Fall Family Fun at River Legacy Living Science Center’s After Dark in the Park

Community, News
Enjoy fall fun for the whole family at River Legacy Foundation’s 21st annual After Dark in the Park from 5 p. m. to 9 p. m, Oct. 6-8. This family-friendly fall festival and fundraiser featuring bounce houses, temporary tattoos, karaoke, pumpkin patch, balloon artists and a variety of unique games, crafts and activities…
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Six Flags Over Texas’ Scariest Fright Fest Ever Starts This Saturday

Entertainment, News
Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, will turn into the Fright Capital of Texas offering the Scariest Fright Fest Ever with an all-new scare zone, eye-catching and thrilling performance, plus a unique event that is appropriate for the holiday season. This year’s Halloween festival will have a…
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Food Truck Dinner Series Continues This Friday at Stovall Park

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays dinner series continues at Stovall Park this week. This Friday night’s food truck line up includes Chicago’s Taste & More, Chez Flo, Holy Frijole and Mardi Gras Cajun Cuisine. If you need a sweet treat after dinner, stop by Rockin…
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Backstage Arlington: 2017 Taste of Arlington Brings Live Music to Downtown

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 Taste of…
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A Call for Entries: It’s Time to Enter the MLK Art and Essay Competitions

Community, News
Every year, the Arlington MLK Celebration Committee searches for the very best in original art and literature. Cash prizes and scholarships are awarded to the winning submissions. This year’s theme is “Continuing The Dream: Moving Toward Unity, Justice and Peace.”“The Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is looking forward…
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Mentoring Arlington Youth Program Kickoff to Include Female Participants

Arlington ISD, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department and its community partners have launched the 2017-18 Mentoring Arlington Youth program at Workman Junior High School. A kickoff held September 13 paired adult mentors with seventh and eighth grade students. This year, the Mentoring Arlington Youth Program expanded to include girls. Their first meeting will…
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Arlington Refinances AT&T Stadium Debt, Expects to Save $138 Million

Budget, Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington refinanced its remaining AT&T Stadium debt this month as part of a financial strategy that will allow it to simultaneously pay for its $500 million contribution to the Rangers ballpark. Even though the debt will now be repaid by the original 2034 maturity date instead of an…
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Pets of the Week – Meet DJ & Ziggy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet DJThis five and a half-month-old female calico tabby domestic shorthair is white brown and red in color. DJ’s are known for being entertaining and this one is no exception. She seems to be happiest perched on your shoulder or neck, rubbing up under your…
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Ask Arlington: Enjoy National Night Out with Arlington Police on Oct. 3, 2017

Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Police, Public Safety
“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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Culture Buzz: Frame4Frame Festival Returns to Arlington Sept. 21-24, 2017

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Dedicated to raising cultural awareness and appreciation for the diverse creative population in the Arlington area, the second annual Frame4Frame Festival is set for Thursday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 24. The festival will feature film at Studio Movie Grill in Arlington Lincoln Square, art at the Arlington Museum of…
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Matthew McConaughey’s Foundation, Rangers Celebrate 6th Year of Fitness Partnership

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports, Texas Rangers t
The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and Matthew McConaughey’s just keep livin foundation celebrated the sixth year of their partnership with a special event featuring just keep livin participants on September 13, 2017.60 students from three program high schools, Sam Houston High School (Arlington), Pinkston High School (Dallas), and Eastern Hills…
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Harley Quinn Spinsanity Arrives at Six Flags Over Texas in Spring 2018

Entertainment, News
Harley Quinn Spinsanity, a ride that will feature a futuristic square design that allows the gondola to spin on three separate axes in a continuous movement, arrives at Six Flags Over Texas in Spring 2018. According to Six Flags Over Texas, Harley Quinn Spinsanity will have intense and continuous movement, delivering a dizzying…
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Interchange Update: Eastbound I-30 Left Lane Closed Near 360 Through Sept. 20

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 traffic…
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Emerald Park Neighborhood Watch is Ready for National Night Out

News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department recently profiled the Emerald Park Neighborhood Watch in its latest edition of On Call, a community news publication shared on the department’s website. In this quiet, south Arlington neighborhood, residents watch out for one another. It’s been this way since 1987 when a hand full of homeowners organized the…
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Arlington-Based Charities Collect More Than $1.3 Million During North Texas Giving Day

Community, Headlines, News
Residents donated a record-setting $1.34 million to Arlington-based nonprofits Thursday during the 9th annual North Texas Giving Day event. More than 5,645 donors made a financial gift to Arlington charities during the 18-hour annual fundraising event, which is coordinated by the Communities Foundation of Texas. That exceeds last year’s giving totals, where…
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Rangers Announce Street, Parking Closures Due to Globe Life Field Construction

Headlines, News, Texas Rangers
With the excavation on the new Globe Life Field expected to begin in early October, the Texas Rangers announced the following closures effective Friday, September 15. Nolan Ryan Expressway is now closed from south of Randol Mill Road to Cowboys Way. In addition, the majority of Tundra Parking Lot B…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Sept. 17-18

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following location: Saddle Ridge Road at Yacht Club Drive Map Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health…
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UTA Schools of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs to Celebrate History

Education, News, UT Arlington
John Connally was Texas governor. Preston Smith was lieutenant governor. Ben Barnes was speaker of the house. Those giants in Texas history formed the backdrop for the establishment of the Institute of Urban Affairs, The University of Texas at Arlington’s link to cities, counties and entities seeking help in urban issues. The Texas Legislature…
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City Council Approves $478 Million Operating Budget, Reduced Property Tax Rate

Budget, Government, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council approved the $478 million Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget, which includes a property tax rate reduction for the second year in a row. The new budget includes significant investments in public safety and technology, expenses related to the reopening of Ditto Golf Course and the opening of…
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Ask the Experts: Cordish Companies Chairman David Cordish Talks Texas Live!

Business, Economic Development, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
The City of Arlington’s Office of Communication recently talked to The Cordish Companies Chairman David Cordish about the $250 million Texas Live! entertainment complex under construction in The American Dream City. Texas Live!, anchored by the Live! by Loews hotel, is part of a $4 billion vision for the Arlington Entertainment…
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Arlington Nonprofits Among Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation Grant Recipients

News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation announced this week it has awarded grants to eight non-profit organizations in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma to support youth baseball and softball programs. The Globe Life Texas Rangers Baseball and Softball grants were presented Tuesday at Globe Life…
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Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Awards $50,000 in Grants During Arlington Gives Event1

Community, Headlines, News
After making an online donation to their favorite charity during North Texas Giving Day, friends Paula Sylvester and Phil Barrick leashed up their pups, grabbed their lawn chairs and headed to Levitt Pavilion Thursday night to catch the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s free community concert. Sylvester said she chose to support to…
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Arlington Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Meeting and Star Awards Dinner

Business, News
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce announced the Star Award recipient for 2017 would be prominent business-leader, Ralph B. Shelton, II. Shelton will accept the award at the Arlington Chamber’s Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the Arlington Convention Center. The Arlington Chamber’s Star Award is the highest…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 14-17, 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 Friday Dinner SeriesJoin Arlington Parks and Recreation for Food Truck Dinners at Stovall Park, 2800 W. Sublett Rd. from 6 p. m. to 10 p. m. every Friday between…
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Veterans Resources Fair September 23 to Showcase Area Services, Resources

Library, News
This September, veterans, service members, and their families have a chance to learn more about resources and service organizations available to them locally. A Veterans Resources Fair will be held on Saturday, September 23, from 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. at the Southwest branch library.“Veterans and service members are an…
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September 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Haneen Elsharif

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Haneen Elsharif, senior for Lamar High School’s volleyball team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for September 2017. According to Head Coach Heather Woodman, Haneen has become a leader on the volleyball team, serving as a positive influence and role model for her teammates through…
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Arlington Shelter Seeking Homes for Cats Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

Animal Services, News
Arlington Animal Services is still working to find homes for three remaining cats who were relocated from southeast Texas shelters because of Hurricane Harvey. The SPCA of Texas transferred 10 cats to the Arlington shelter earlier this month and seven of those cats have since been adopted. One of those lucky kitties…
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University of Texas at Arlington Tops in Nation for Least Student Debt

Education, News, UT Arlington
For the second year in a row, U. S. News & World Report ranked The University of Texas at Arlington the top national public university for graduates incurring the least amount of student debt. The magazine’s “Best Colleges 2018” ranking also lists UTA among the top campuses in the nation for…
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Eunice Activity Center Now Offers Zumba Gold and Chair Pilates

News, Parks & Recreation
Get grooving and moving at your own pace! Begining this month, Eunice Activity Center will be offering two new fitness classes: Zumba Gold and Chair Pilates. Zumba Gold with Ximena is Fridays from 11:30 a. m. to 12:15 p. m. Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance…
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Arlington’s Rush Creek Dog Park Now Open

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington resident Carol Gardner, tossing a tennis ball to her black and white Boston Terrier named Oliver, said she’s been looking forward to playing fetch and other games at the new Rush Creek Dog Park for months. On Saturday, Gardner and her furry pal Oliver were among the first to explore…
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Live Music, Gourmet Burgers and More at Saturday’s Cook Out After Dark

News, Parks & Recreation
Gather your friends, pack your chair or blanket and get ready for a fun and relaxing evening at the beautiful Richard Greene Linear Park. engAGE Arlington’s Cookout After Dark is from 5:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. this Saturday, September 16. The evening will feature live music, electric bike rides, yard games, delectable…
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Rangers to Open 2018 Season with Houston on March 29 at Globe Life Park

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers will host the Houston Astros in the club’s 2018 season opener on Thursday, March 29. The complete 2018 schedule was announced today by Major League Baseball. This will mark the 27th time in 47 seasons that the Rangers have opened at home, the third straight and the eighth…
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Arlington’s Food Truck Dinner Series Returns to Stovall Park This Friday

News, Parks & Recreation
The good times and great food are rolling into Arlington once again for Fall 2017!Join us for Food Truck Dinners at Stovall Park, 2800 W. Sublett Rd. from 6 p. m. to 10 p. m. every Friday between September 15 and October 6. Each week we will feature a new lineup of…
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Dream Builders: Penelope Pencil Book Series Reminds Kids to Use Their Imagination

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 Dream Builders focuses on Penelope Pencil: A Story of Writing Imagination, a children’s…
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$550,000 Grant Helps City of Arlington Enhance Pioneer Parkway Median

News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington was awarded a Green Ribbon Grant by the Texas Department of Transportation for landscaping enhancements to the central median of Pioneer Parkway/State Highway 303. Pioneer Parkway/Spur 303 functions as an important east-west transportation corridor within Arlington. The project includes a 10-mile span of construction to enhance the aesthetic of the…
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Arlington Public Library Awarded More Than $100,000 in Grants

Headlines, Library, News
The Arlington Public Library has been awarded five competitive grants from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This funding will support workshops and events for a wide range of ages and interests. The Library will be working with local partners, including other…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Alvin & Kokoye

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet KokoyeThis one-year-old female retriever pointer mix is white and brown in color and weighs 55 pounds. Kokoye is calm in nature yet exhibits playful tendencies. Mildly interested in toys, she really shows more interest in activities going on around her. She knows the commands…
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City’s Budget Video, On the Clock Series Win Best in Nation at 2017 3CMA’s

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington’s Office of Communication was honored to receive six awards from the national organization, City-County Communications: Marketing Association, or 3CMA, for its video programming, marketing, photography and other community outreach efforts.“It all starts with the response from the Arlington community,” said Marketing Communications Manager Jay Warren. “We’re grateful…
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$3.1 Million Improvement Project Underway Near Rocky Canyon, North Cooper

News, Public Works, Water Utilities
The project currently underway along Rocky Canyon Road is being constructed to address drainage issues in the neighborhood generally bounded by Rocky Canyon to the north, North Cooper Street to the east, and Stafford Drive to the south and west. The City of Arlington has received numerous complaints over the…
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Four Arlington Police Officers Receive Star of Texas Award from Governor

Headlines, News, Police
Four Arlington Police Department police officers were honored by Governor Greg Abbott as they received the prestigious Star of Texas Award on Monday, September 11, 2017, in Austin. The Star of Texas Award honors Peace Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical First Responders who are seriously injured or killed in the…
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Texas Rangers Select Manhattan Construction Co. as Ballpark General Contractor

News, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers selected Manhattan Construction Company as the general contractor for the new ballpark. Manhattan Construction Company first worked for the Rangers organization in 1994 when it built the Texas Rangers’ current home, Globe Life Park in Arlington. Since that time, the company completed five renovation/upgrade projects on the ballpark.…
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Section of Six Flags Drive to be Closed Overnight for I-30/SH 360 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 traffic…
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Hurricane Response, Emerald Park and More Inside The On Call Newsletter

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
Inside this month’s issue, read how two caravans of Arlington police officers have deployed to the Greater Houston Area to assist in Hurricane Harvey Response efforts. The second in a two-part series takes readers inside the Emerald Park Neighborhood Watch who is preparing for National Night Out 2017. Also in…
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Hurricane Harvey Resources Fair on Sept. 11 for Families Staying in Tarrant County

Community, News
If you have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey, it is critical that you contact FEMA to determine what resources are available to you. Please call 800-621-3362 or apply for assistance at: https://www. fema. gov/apply-assistance. For affected families living in the Tarrant County area, immediate access to resources is available. Please attend the Hurricane…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Sept. 10-11

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed three positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Douglas Court at North Cooper Street Map South Cooper Street at West Lovers Lane Map West Sublett Road at South Bowen Road Map Targeted…
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Arlington Music Hall to Host Art Exhibit, Free Screening of Signs of Humanity

Community, News
Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and special guests are hosting a free public screening of Signs of Humanity and a We are All Homeless art exhibition on September 28, 2017, at Arlington Music Hall. Texas artist/filmmaker and Southern Methodist University professor Willie Baronet will display signs Baronet bought from the homeless when…
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Register Your Neighborhood Now for National Night Out

Community, News
National Night Out, held the first Tuesday of October in Texas, promotes crime prevention, police-community partnership and neighborhood camaraderie. It encourages people to turn on their porch lights, step outside, and get to know their neighbors at small block parties. Law enforcement agencies stop by the parties to offer public…
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River Legacy Living Science Center’s W.A.T.E.R. Festival Makes a Splash This Saturday

Community, News, Water Utilities
Come celebrate the wonderful resource of water with The City of Arlington’s Water Utilities as it joins forces with River Legacy Living Science Center to raise awareness for the importance of water education and conservation. The 13th annual Water Awareness through Education and Recreation (W. A. T. E. R.) Festival is scheduled from 10 a. m. to 2…
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Arlington Tomorrow Foundation to Host Free Concert, Award $50,000 in Grants

Community, Headlines, News
North Texas Giving Day, set for Thursday, Sept. 14 , is an annual 18-hour online giving event, coordinated by the Communities Foundation of Texas, that is designed to encourage residents to make a contribution to the nonprofit organization of their choice. All contributions made between 6 a. m. and midnight that…
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Patrick Lane, Founder of Lane Boots, Brings Entrepreneurial Dreams to Arlington

Business, Community, Economic Development, Headlines, News
The American Dream is alive and well for Patrick Lane. He is the founder of Lane Boots, a popular custom made boot manufacturer focused on developing fashion-forward styles and offerings for women. The headquarters for Lane Boots is located at Avenue G in Arlington, along with Mozaic and Endygo, two other…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: September 7-10, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Giants vs. Cowboys at AT&T StadiumThe NFL season gets underway this Sunday, September 10, 2017 with an NFC East showdown between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T…
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University of Texas at Arlington Welcomes Largest Freshman Class Ever

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The first day of classes marked a major milestone for the University of Texas at Arlington, as its freshman class is now the largest in the University’s history, with 3,346 new students joining us from across the U. S. and around the world. This represents a 12 percent increase as compared…
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Important Information about Hurricane Harvey Donations, Volunteer Efforts

Headlines, News
The overwhelming generosity of the public is greatly appreciated, however the influx of donated items exceeds the needs of the impacted communities at this time. Therefore, the State of Texas is asking that you please do not donate unsolicited goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or perishable foodstuffs at this time. As…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Buster & Missy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet BusterThis three year old Pit Bull Terrier mix is a brown and black brindle weighing 36 pounds. Buster is an active dog that loves to play fetch his way. He brings the toy back, drops it by you and keeps on going. While he seems more comfortable…
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September Volunteer of the Month: Stan Hilliard

News
Congratulations to Stan Hilliard as the September Volunteer of the Month! Stan has been volunteering on a regular basis with the City of Arlington since 2014. Since then he has given more than 1,800 hours to the Library and 149 hours to Animal Services. Stan considers himself a naturalized Texan. He…
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Beekeeping, Coffee Cupping and More! Discover New Hobbies at Maker Nights

Library, News
Learn a new skill, meet different people, and experience the library after hours in this fall’s free Maker Night series. This series of workshops offers a different experience at each meeting. Take a break from reading or streaming and get your hands messy!Each Maker Night offers a no-pressure environment where…
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‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newsletter Spotlights New Dog Park and More

City Council Priorities, Headlines, 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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Arlington Water Utilities Launches Value of Water Coloring Contest

News, Water Utilities
Whether it’s for swimming, washing our faces or having a cool glass of lemonade, we all need water. This September, Arlington Water Utilities is encouraging Arlington students to think about the valuable role water plays in their lives and in the environment with the Value of Water Coloring Contest. Students in…
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Transportation Advisory Committee’s Final Meeting: September 7, 2017

Headlines, News, Transportation
Arlington’s Transportation Advisory Committee will hold its final meeting from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Thursday, September 7, 2017, at City Hall, 3rd Floor, 101 W. Abram St. in Downtown Arlington. Last September, the Arlington City Council appointed the 31-member committee to study Arlington’s transportation-related needs. After months of study and discussion, the…
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Lamar Blvd/Ave H Reduced to One Lane Each Direction Near SH 360 Through Sept. 15

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 traffic…
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UTA, Alumnus Lou Diamond Phillips Raising Funds for Students in Harvey’s Path

Education, News, UT Arlington
Thousands of students at The University of Texas at Arlington live in the region impacted by the destructive forces of Hurricane Harvey. Some of these students lost everything they own. While the University is making academic accommodations for the victims, it also recognizes that these students are struggling to meet basic…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Sept. 4-5

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed four positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Stagetrail Drive at Highway 287 Map Forest Edge Drive at W. Park Row Drive Map Greek Row Drive at Kerby Street Map Mansfield…
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Culture Buzz: Celebrating Theatre Arlington’s 45th Anniversary in Downtown

Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest “Culture Buzz” segment on MyArlingtonTV takes a journey to Theatre Arlington in Downtown, which is celebrating 45 years of live theater in The American Dream City. Theatre Arlington, which is one of the largest community theatres in the country, will open its anniversary season on September 22, 2017 with Bus…
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Labor Day Closings and City Service Schedules1

Headlines, News
Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, for Labor Day. Residential and commercial garbage and recycling will not occur on Labor Day. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Tuesday, Sept. 5. What’s Closed Monday, Sept. 4 Arlington City Hall City Office…
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More Arlington Officers to Deploy to Hurricane Harvey Affected Communities

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department’s response to Hurricane Harvey became clearer on Thursday. More officers are needed to join a massive search and rescue effort that includes National Guardsmen from multiple states, thousands of Texas guardsmen, active-duty troops and U. S. Coast Guard air and ground teams. On Friday morning, two dozen additional officers…
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Register for Arlington’s American Heart Association Charity Golf Tournament

Government, News
The City of Arlington is hosting its 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, September 29, 2017, at the beautiful Tierra Verde Golf Club, located at 7005 Golf Club Drive. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death each year in this country. The golf tournament is just one of many…
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