Arlington Receives Two Awards for its Financial Reporting

Arlington Receives Two Awards for its Financial Reporting

Community, Government, Highlights, News
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is recognizing Arlington’s Popular Annual Financial Report for its outstanding achievement for the fifth year in a row. The Popular Annual Financial Report, also known as the PAFR, is a citizen friendly financial report that uses narrative and art to explain the information found in the Comprehensive Annual Financial…
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Top Stories on MyArlingtonTx.com in 2012

Top Stories on MyArlingtonTx.com in 2012

Environment, Fire, News, Police, Tornado Recovery
2012 has come and is almost gone, but some of the things that have taken place will linger in the collective memory of the city, particularly the April tornado. Here we have compiled a list of the top 5 most read stories on MyArlingtonTX. com. How we did it: We referenced our…
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Volunteer Profile: Lance Gallegos, Arlington Reads

Volunteer Profile: Lance Gallegos, Arlington Reads

News, Volunteer
For decades, Lance Gallegos’s work as an airline professional helped thousands of people ascend into the clouds. As a retiree, he’s engaged in much the same effort, since his weekly volunteer service for three community programs often helps people’s dreams of a better future take flight.“I travelled for a month…
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Feral Hog Roundup Brings Home the Bacon

Feral Hog Roundup Brings Home the Bacon

Highlights, News
Arlington has been trapping feral hogs for years, but has recently taken a different approach that is saving taxpayers some serious bacon.”Every time we caught the hogs, we had to euthanize it,” said Ray Rentschel, Animal Services field supervisor. “After sedating the hogs with dangerous drugs, we’d haul them off…
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Aggies to Take Over Downtown Arlington

Aggies to Take Over Downtown Arlington

Highlights, News, Sports
Are you ready for some great college football? Fans of the Texas A&M Aggies are planning to take over Downtown Arlington on Friday, Jan. 4, as the Aggie Network hosts its official Cotton Bowl Classic Game Day Headquarters at J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill. Be sure to welcome the Aggie and Sooner fans…
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Find Alternate Route for Railroad Crossing Closures

Find Alternate Route for Railroad Crossing Closures

Headlines, News
Joseph Anson drives north on Cooper Street from his south Arlington townhome with little to no traffic snarls and doesn’t expect much delay around Jan. 18 when the five railroad grade crossings – including Cooper near Main, which Anson uses to get to I-30 – are shut down for construction. His
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Fast Facts About the TRT 909, Union Pacific Railroad’s Track Renewal Train

Fast Facts About the TRT 909, Union Pacific Railroad’s Track Renewal Train

News
In just a few weeks, Union Pacific’s impressive track renewal train — the TRT-909 — will roll into North Texas to renew approximately 31 miles between Fort Worth and Dallas. The TRT 909 will start on January 3rd in east Fort Worth and is scheduled to arrive in Arlington on Wednesday, January 16. Expect the project…
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Holiday Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

Holiday Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

News
NEW YEAR Recycling make up day for residents with Tuesday, December 25, collection is Saturday, December 29. Monday, December 31, 2012Please note that: George W. Hawkes Central Library and all branch libraries close early at 6 p. m. Cliff Nelson and Dottie Lynn Recreation Centers – open at 7:00 a. m. and close…
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Texas Rangers Fan Fest January 11-12 at Convention Center

Texas Rangers Fan Fest January 11-12 at Convention Center

Highlights, News, Texas Rangers
Texas Ranger’s Fan Fest will take place from January 11-12 at the Arlington Convention Center. It’s a great event for families and Rangers fans that will include player autographs, interactive games, and lots of fun activities. Fans can purchase a day-pass for $25 adults/$15 for children or a two-day pass $40…
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UTA Parking Garage Features Solar Panels

UTA Parking Garage Features Solar Panels

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
From atop two parking garages at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park development, the sun beamed in a cloudless blue sky. Such days of bright sunlight do more than warm the cross-campus commute of UTA students. They also generate power from the special solar tiles installed on top of…
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Arlington Sees White Christmas

Arlington Sees White Christmas

Highlights, News
Dreams of having a White Christmas became a reality when the snow began falling before noon on December 25, to the delight of kids and adults alike. Check out some of our favorite sites from around the city. If you would like to share your best photo, please complete our form and attach…
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Handitran Running Full Schedule on Dec. 26

Handitran Running Full Schedule on Dec. 26

News, People with Disabilities
Although some areas of Arlington are experiencing icy road conditions, Handitran plans to run a full schedule today, Wednesday, December 26. Handitran offers service anywhere within the city limits of Arlington and up to a mile and a half outside of the Arlington city limits for medical and social services trips. There is
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Reading Brings the Best of Two Worlds Together

Reading Brings the Best of Two Worlds Together

Arlington ISD, Library, News
Victoria “Tory” Clinton, 25, is a long way from her hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Many of the young kids she mentors each week wish they had a home to go to. What brings them all together every Tuesday and Thursday at Crow Elementary is a love for reading. Clinton is a…
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New German Bowling Alley Features Ode to Arlington

New German Bowling Alley Features Ode to Arlington

Highlights, News, Sports
Bowling is growing in popularity around the world, and our friends in Germany are a perfect example of the sport’s rise in that region. Arlington’s sister city, Bad Königshofen, has successfully converted a kegeling facility into new bowling facility called a Bowlingbahn. So far, the two-lane microbowl has been a huge hit. In September, a group…
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Rangers Ballpark to Host 2013 DFW International Boat Show

Rangers Ballpark to Host 2013 DFW International Boat Show

Highlights, News, Texas Rangers
10-day event to run from February 1-10 in parking lot ARangers Ballpark in Arlington will be the site of the 2013 DFW International Boat Show, it was announced today. The new show, which will feature over six acres of all types of recreational watercraft and boating equipment, will run from February…
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President & CEO of Experience Arlington Resigns

President & CEO of Experience Arlington Resigns

Entertainment, Highlights, News, Press Releases
Jay Burress, President & CEO of Experience Arlington (formerly the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau) announced his resignation on Friday. Burress is leaving to accept the President & CEO position with the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.“Jay has done a terrific job during his tenure here in Arlington and…
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Public Open House: New York Avenue Corridor Strategy

Public Open House: New York Avenue Corridor Strategy

Community, News, Planning & Development Services
The New York Avenue Corridor Strategy is an effort by the City of Arlington to generate ideas that will encourage reinvestment and redevelopment along New York Avenue between Abram Street and Arkansas Lane. Come give us YOUR opinions and ideas about the Corridor! Interpreters will be available. Visit the website…
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Animals and Environment Volunteers of UT Arlington Show Dedication

Animals and Environment Volunteers of UT Arlington Show Dedication

Animal Services, News
This bright team of volunteers is described as having strong work ethics and dedication It is always a great day at Arlington Animal Services when the team of UT Arlington Animals and Environment Committee volunteers are present. On Saturday, December 1, 2012, a total of 23 students arrived…
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Two Arlington Locations to Accept Recycled Trees

Two Arlington Locations to Accept Recycled Trees

Environment, Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News
After the holidays are over, residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle Christmas trees. Two free drop-off locations are available from Dec. 26, 2012 through Jan. 12, 2013: South Arlington Calloway’s Nursery 4940 S. Cooper St. 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. daily 817-465-2838 North Arlington Arlington Sanitary Landfill 800 Mosier…
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AISD-TV News for the week of December 17, 2012

AISD-TV News for the week of December 17, 2012

Arlington ISD, News
Stories: Lamar HS Soar Art Club students visit Oakwood Nursing Johns ES 3rd graders field trip Fitzgerald ES Career Day Bryant ES – Food Drive & tape principal to wall Speer ES using technology Dunn ES bang drums AISD Coat Drive – Morton ES Arlington HS FCA volunteer with Habitat
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Help Fill Santa’s Sack

Help Fill Santa’s Sack

News
Santa’s Sack is up and running in three locations from Dec. 12 – Dec. 22, 2012. The annual festive holiday program offered by SafeHaven of Tarrant County ensures that families protected by the battered women’s shelter have Christmas despite their tragic situation. You may drop off toys, books, clothes, gift
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Volunteer Profile: Linda Graves, Arlington Police Department

Volunteer Profile: Linda Graves, Arlington Police Department

Highlights, News, Volunteer
Even in retirement, Linda Graves is not one to sit and watch the world go by. So it’s not surprising that she raised her hand for a volunteer gig that’s more like a full-time job. Graves, an Arlington native, became the volunteer administrator for the Arlington Police Department’s database of volunteers…
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Holiday Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

Holiday Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

News
CHRISTMAS Monday, December 24, 2012What’s Closed: City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court Arlington Animal Services Center George W. Hawkes Central Library and all branch libraries Parks and Recreation Department administrative offices Handitran office and Handitran special transportation services Senior Recreation Center – New York Lake Arlington operations Arlington Tennis…
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UT Arlington Research Institute launches Assistive Robotics Lab

UT Arlington Research Institute launches Assistive Robotics Lab

News, UT Arlington
Fueled by gifts of high-tech robots from industry leaders, The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute announces its new Assistive Robotics Lab aimed at advancing robotics for healthcare, first-responder and other applications. Read the complete story
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PetSmart Holiday Weekend Brings Cheer

PetSmart Holiday Weekend Brings Cheer

Animal Services, News
The Iams® Home 4 the Holidays® event, in partnership with PetSmart Charities® helps adoptable pets find holiday bliss Santa Claws and homeless pets from Arlington Animal Services (AAS) were feeling jolly on Saturday, December 8. A total of 21 adoptable animals found new…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Venus

Cat of the Week – Meet Venus

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Venus! She is the Arlington Animal Services Cat of the Week! Venus is a female, black kitten, that is only four months old, who was surrendered to the shelter on December 8. Venus is nothing short of amazing! This little gal entertains all the staff, volunteers and customers on…
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Police Looking for Elderly Woman with Alzheimer’s Disease

Police Looking for Elderly Woman with Alzheimer’s Disease

News, Police
The Arlington Police Department is actively looking for a missing 82-year-old woman who shows signs of having Alzheimer’s disease and has a history of becoming easily confused. Maria Arrocha was last seen by family members on Tuesday around 9 a. m. at her home in the 1800 block of Arbor Lane…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Buddy

Dog of the Week – Meet Buddy

Dog of the Week, News
Hi everyone! Look at me, my name is Buddy, and I am the handsome Arlington Animal Services “Dog of the Week!” I am a seven month old American Blue Heeler mix, and I would love nothing more than to have a home of my own for the holiday season. My previous…
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Brand-Aid Conference Partners With Clear Marketing Concepts

Brand-Aid Conference Partners With Clear Marketing Concepts

News, Parks & Recreation
The Brand-Aid Marketing and Social Media Conference coordinators are proud to announce that Clear Marketing Concepts has joined the program as a title sponsor. Clear Marketing Concepts is an innovative audio marketing company, producing products such as Neptune and Splash Radio designed for conference and college marketing.“It is with great…
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Arlington Housing Authority Renovates 2500th Home in Time for Christmas

Arlington Housing Authority Renovates 2500th Home in Time for Christmas

Community, Headlines, Housing, News
Home for the holidays will have special meaning this year for one Arlington family who just had a major home renovation completed by the Arlington Housing Authority. Gene and Janis Gameson’s home was built in 1957 and the couple has lived there for the past 20 years. Their home was in…
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DWI Education and Enforcement Combine to Stop Impaired Driving

DWI Education and Enforcement Combine to Stop Impaired Driving

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department has an important holiday message for motorists.“If you’re planning to celebrate the holidays with alcoholic beverages, plan your travels in advance by designating a sober driver or calling a cab,” said Sgt. Steve Chao who heads up the DWI Unit. The fines, penalties and medical expenses far…
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Opinions Wanted: Check Your Mailbox or Email for City Survey Invitation

Opinions Wanted: Check Your Mailbox or Email for City Survey Invitation

Headlines, News
The City of Arlington is partnering with Decision Analyst, an Arlington-based independent market research company, to conduct the Citizen Satisfaction Survey—an anonymous and confidential online survey designed to gather resident’s opinions about city services. The City has conducted this survey for more than 10 years. Residents selected at random from zip…
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K9 Unit receives grant funding from Roethlisberger Foundation

K9 Unit receives grant funding from Roethlisberger Foundation

Animal Services, News, Police
The Arlington Police Department has been awarded a grant for the agency’s K9 Unit, which provides support for patrol officers and detectives in the search for violent offenders, armed suspects and narcotics. The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation/The Giving Back Fund made the funding announcement today. The Arlington Police Department is the…
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Mayor Cluck Hosts Holiday Luncheon for Seniors

Mayor Cluck Hosts Holiday Luncheon for Seniors

Community, Highlights, Mayor & Council, News
Esther Fernandez has lived in the U. S. for 39 years but any time she hears even the slightest twinge of a melody “the Cuban comes out of me” and she has to shake, rattle and roll. On Thursday during the annual Mayor’s Holiday Luncheon at the Senior Recreation Center Eunice,…
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Great Holiday Shopping in Arlington

Great Holiday Shopping in Arlington

Business, Community, Highlights, News
If you’re looking for unique gifts or overall crowd-pleasers this holiday season, some of the city’s best shopping establishments have you covered. From the accessories mecca Sam Moon Trading Company, which opened a new location near The Parks at Arlington mall, to the low-key Shoppes at Brownstone Village nestled along West…
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Union Pacific Rail Renewal Detour Map

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Detour Map

News, Traffic Update
The initial phase of the Union Pacific Rail Renewal Project will force the simultaneous closings of grade crossings between Davis Street and Mesquite Street beginning January 17, 2013. As the project moves east toward Dallas, crossings will open as others are closed. The best way to minimize the impact of this project
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Arlington MLK Announces Art and Essay Winners

Arlington MLK Announces Art and Essay Winners

Community, News
The Arlington Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is proud to announce the winners of the “Sharing the Dream” Art and Essay competitions. This year, $4,500 in cash and scholarships will be distributed among six Arlington area youths whose essays and artwork best represent the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King,…
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City Launches 12th Annual Arlington Animal Essay Contest

City Launches 12th Annual Arlington Animal Essay Contest

Animal Services, Headlines, News
The annual competition that inspires Arlington students to pen essays on topics relating to responsible pet ownership officially kicked off Monday, Dec. 10 and runs through Friday, Jan. 18 at 5 p. m. The contest is open to all public, private, and home school students in grades 3rd – 6th residing within Arlington city…
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All You Need to Know About Track Renewal

All You Need to Know About Track Renewal

News, Traffic Update
The planned Union Pacific rail renewal project will impact your commute beginning mid-January. Find answers to your questions at www. myarlingtontx. comFor the latest information on the UP track renewal project and updated maps of the roadways as they are closed, follow us on Twitter @CityOfArlington #TrackRenewal, sign up for email updates at MyArlingtonTx. com or visit www. MyArlingtonTx. com/UP.
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Arlington Fire Department Donates Fire Engine to the AISD

Arlington Fire Department Donates Fire Engine to the AISD

Arlington ISD, Community, Fire, News, Press Releases
The AISD Board of Trustees is set to accept the donation of a fire engine for use in the AISD Fire Academy program as part of a regularly scheduled board meeting Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p. m. at the AISD Administration Building, 1203 W. Pioneer Parkway. The Arlington Fire Department is…
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“Grease for Greens” Event Sees Impressive Turnout

“Grease for Greens” Event Sees Impressive Turnout

Environment, Golf, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department and Water Utilities Department teamed up to hold the first annual “Grease for Greens”. On Saturday, December 1, 2012, residents were able to donate their leftover holiday grease to be turned into bio-fuel. A grand total of 135 gallons of used cooking oil
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Students from Green Oaks School Give Back to the Community

Students from Green Oaks School Give Back to the Community

Animal Services, Highlights, News
Green Oaks School has a brilliant program for their students, benefiting the animals of Arlington Animal Services (AAS) and the community. Adult Learning Teacher with Green Oaks School, Rachel Shaw says “the interaction with the shelter Pets of the Week and the interaction with staff has been wonderful for the students”. Students Nicholas and Erica look
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Cat of the Week – Meet Lelah

Cat of the Week – Meet Lelah

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Lelah, Arlington Animal Services Cat of the Week! Lelah is a two and a half year old female, Tabby that is already spayed, so when you adopt her, you can take her home the same day! She was surrendered by her previous owners on November 24, because of personal…
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Police Joint Tweetalong Crosses State Lines

Police Joint Tweetalong Crosses State Lines

Government, News, Police, Press Releases
Arlington Police Department joins Baltimore (MD) Police Department in first-ever joint tweetalong across state linesThe Arlington Police Department is proud to announce the first-ever joint tweetalong between the Baltimore (MD) Police Department and APD. Tweetalongs have become a regular occurrence for APD over the past year. The first tweetalong occurred…
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Santa Cop Party Delivers Hundreds of Gifts to Arlington Children, Families

Santa Cop Party Delivers Hundreds of Gifts to Arlington Children, Families

Community, Highlights, News, Police
When the doors to an Arlington Convention Center ballroom opened this weekend, hundreds of children swarmed into the room. Some were urgently pulling parents along behind them and others scanned the hall in awe of seeing Santa, boxes of toys and police officers. More than 1200 children received an early
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Final Week of Arlington Christkindl Market

Final Week of Arlington Christkindl Market

Community, News
This is it. You only have a few days to enjoy the authentic Gluhwein, snap a photo with an Angel, or find a handcrafted German gift at second annual Arlington Christkindl Market near Rangers Ballpark. Don’t forget about the great German food. This year’s market closes Saturday, December 15 at 9 p. m. Christkindl markets are a…
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Training for Success On the Track and In Life

Training for Success On the Track and In Life

Highlights, News, Sports
Latricia Milligan was a natural born sprinter, but it wasn’t always easy.“My biggest challenge was running Varsity Track in the ninth grade at Houston’s Forest Brook High School,” the former track star said. “The older girls who didn’t make the varsity team always teased me about running against older, more experienced…
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UP Rail Renewal Signs Posted

UP Rail Renewal Signs Posted

Headlines, News, Traffic Update
All signs point to a major traffic challenge for Arlington drivers next month when a Union Pacific track renewal project makes its way east from Fort Worth to Dallas. Drivers will be dealing with unprecedented detours and road closures in January for approximately eight days. The rail improvement project requires the simultaneous closure of
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Dog of the Week – Meet Jordan

Dog of the Week – Meet Jordan

Dog of the Week, News
Are you looking for a loving and thoughtful Christmas present? Well, look no more. Come to Arlington Animal Services and meet “Jordan,” our current “Dog of the Week!” Jordan is a male, adult, Jack Russell Terrier Mix who wants nothing more than a home for the holidays! He is a
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It’s Getting Cold… Know What to Do!

It’s Getting Cold… Know What to Do!

News, Press Releases, Water Utilities, Weather
With freezing temperatures in the forecast, the City of Arlington wants residents to know what to do to be safe, and how to keep your pets safe. Preparing for Freezing Temperatures Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning device inside a home…
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Dr. Cavazos Takes the Helm at AISD

Dr. Cavazos Takes the Helm at AISD

Arlington ISD, News
It’s finally official. With the stroke of a pen to sign his new contract during Thursday night’s Arlington ISD board meeting, Dr. Marcelo Cavazos can now say he’s the new Arlington school superintendent. Applause rang out through the Mac Brown Professional Development Center room once the board of trustees unanimously approved
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Christkindl Angel Spreads Cheer During Children’s Lantern Parade

Christkindl Angel Spreads Cheer During Children’s Lantern Parade

Community, Highlights, News
Kids had a great time following the Christkindl Angel during the inaugural Children’s Lantern Parade held at the Arlington Christkindl Market near Rangers Ballpark. The beautiful fairy-like being — featuring blonde hair and angelic wings — was dressed in gold and white. View photos of the event
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The Tradition of the Christkindl Angel

The Tradition of the Christkindl Angel

Community, Headlines, News
Arlington’s Christkindl is about authenticity and there’s nothing more authentic than the Christkindl Angel. In many European homes, it is the beautiful Christkindl Angel who arrives to decorate the tree and leave presents. It is tradition for children to be ushered out of the room before she arrives. After her
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AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland

Aviation, Business, News
City leaders had a chance to see AgustaWestland’s latest helicopter take a demo flight this week over Arlington Municipal Airport. AgustaWestland is expanding its flight activities in the U. S. with the addition of the AW189, an eight-ton class twin-engine helicopter program following the AW609 Tilt Rotor. Robert LaBelle, Managing Director for…
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Holiday Half Price Pet Adoptions

Holiday Half Price Pet Adoptions

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Arlington Animal Services Teams Up with Iams® Home 4 the Holidays® and PetSmart Charities® to Help Find Homes & Feed Homeless AnimalsArlington Animal Services has teamed with thousands of animal organizations from around the world to participate in the annual Iams® Home 4 the Holidays® pet adoption campaign, founded by…
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Experience the Art of Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit Now at AMA

Arts & Culture, News
Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright may be best known for his iconic Fallingwater home built in rural Pennsylvania in 1935, but it was the design of the Samara house in 1954 that first defined his work as green. The Samara house, still occupied by the original owner in Indiana, was named…
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Shelter Pooch Trains for Her Debut Role

Shelter Pooch Trains for Her Debut Role

Animal Services, News, Theatre
Don’t miss Zu’s debut as Sandy at Theatre Arlington’s Production of Annie through December 16, 2012! Read the remarkable story of Zu, a wonderful and talented dog adopted from Arlington Animal Services, as told by Marketing Director of Theatre Arlington, Emmy Klein:“When Zu was adopted from Arlington Animal Services
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Citizens Make the Grade in Community Policing

Citizens Make the Grade in Community Policing

News, Police
When Class #52 of the Citizens Police Academy graduates Thursday night, Arlington will have more residents who are professionally trained to guide, inform and assist in community oriented policing efforts. Twenty-two adults and 13 high school students have successfully completed a program that provides instruction aimed at helping the public understand…
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UTA Homecoming Offers Spirit, Surprise

UTA Homecoming Offers Spirit, Surprise

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
As the Homecoming parade prepared to march down the street, Mayor Robert Cluck unveiled a small surprise to University of Texas at Arlington President James D. Spaniolo. A street. The university requested a portion of Pecan Street which runs through College Park District be renamed Spaniolo Drive. The stretch is marked with…
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Arlington Ranked 5th in U.S. for National Night Out

Arlington Ranked 5th in U.S. for National Night Out

Headlines, News, Police
Arlington received a 5th place national ranking for 2012 National Night Out among cities with more than 300,000 residents. News of the ranking was announced this week and the Arlington Police Department is very proud of this achievement as the only North Texas community to place in the top 5. Each…
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YMCA of Arlington Names Roberto E. Aguirre as New President and CEO

YMCA of Arlington Names Roberto E. Aguirre as New President and CEO

Community, News, Press Releases
The board of directors of the YMCA of Arlington is pleased to announce, after a nationwide search through the YMCA of the USA, that Robert E. Aguirre has accepted the position of president and CEO. Aguirre comes to Arlington from the YMCA of Abilene (TX) where he served as President and…
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Katya Saves Fluffy

Katya Saves Fluffy

Animal Services, News
Four year old with fortitude, Katya saves up for a shelter pup Katya is synonymous with pure; pure of heart, and purely wanting a dog of her very own. Katya is starting out her life by setting goals and achieving them. About three months ago, Katya expressed an interest in adopting…
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Golden Paws December Senior Pet of the Month – Meet KC!

Golden Paws December Senior Pet of the Month – Meet KC!

Golden Paws, News
Meet KC!! The Arlington Animal Services Golden Paw of the Month!! KC is no lightweight when it comes to loving his owner, but allergies unfortunately dealt a knock-out blow to his previous living arrangement. He’s not ready to throw in the towel yet though, so why not give him another
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Training the Trainer: Learning to Claim Earned Tax Benefits

Training the Trainer: Learning to Claim Earned Tax Benefits

News
Here’s a sad but true fact: Each year millions of working American families forgo valuable income when they fail to claim tax credits for which they qualify. Tax credits from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) provide a financial boost to families struggling to make…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Leah

Dog of the Week – Meet Leah

Dog of the Week, News
Look at the most adorable girl in the world! Meet Leah, the current Arlington Animal Services “Dog of the Week!” You just cannot resist Leah with her brindle coloring and soulful, heart grabbing eyes. She would be a perfect Christmas addition to any family! Leah was out looking for a home,…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Raven Claw

Cat of the Week – Meet Raven Claw

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Raven Claw (real name), the Arlington Animal Services Cat of the Week! Raven Claw is a ten pound, long-haired, Calico female who is both altered and micro-chipped, so she’s ready to come home with you today! Raven Claw was dropped off at the shelter because her owner was going…
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Potager: Organic Eating, A Better Choice

Potager: Organic Eating, A Better Choice

Business, Community, News, Urban Eats
Walking into Potager’s Café, you immediately get the sense that you are not at a traditional restaurant. The utensils, glasses and furniture are mismatched. The menu changes every week and you pay a “suggested” price for your food. The menu is as eclectic as the restaurant itself. Roasted sweet potato
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First Volksmarch Attracts Hundreds for a Stroll

First Volksmarch Attracts Hundreds for a Stroll

Community, Highlights, News
Patricia Collier has never heard of an organized group walk in which she didn’t want to partake, so naturally she turned up Saturday at the Christkindl Market 10K/5K Volksmarch – all the way from her home in San Antonio. The morning before Collier was at a run/walk in Waxahachie, a Dallas…
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Holiday Lights Parade a Family Tradition for Many

Holiday Lights Parade a Family Tradition for Many

Community, Headlines, Highlights, News
Just as the sky grew dark, 6-year-old Dania Thompson spotted Santa Claus’ illuminated sleigh.“There he is,” the Arlington girl told her mom, Melissa, pointing her finger. “I see him.”The Thompsons were among the thousands who lined Abram Street in downtown Arlington on Saturday night to get a glimpse of Santa
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New Entry Signs in Arlington Parks

New Entry Signs in Arlington Parks

News, Parks & Recreation
As part of a series of beautification projects, the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department has been replacing older park entry signs as certain facilities are renovated or the existing signs deteriorate. Five signs were replaced in 2011, and an additional six signs are currently being installed at the following locations:…
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Cavazos to Become AISD Superintendent

Cavazos to Become AISD Superintendent

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
Dr. Marcelo Cavazos is slated to become the next superintendent of the Arlington ISD. Cavazos, who has served as interim superintendent since June, will officially take the top post during a December 6 school board meeting. Cavazos will continue to lead the 64,380-student district, which is 42 percent Hispanic, 26 percent Anglo and
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December Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

December Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue
The December issue of On Call goes inside Cowboys Stadium for First Responder Appreciation Day. More than 600 first responders from across the state will be honored by the NFL and Cowboys on Sunday, Dec. 2. Also in this issue, highlights from each Police District, news and calendar items. Read the On
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Let the Christkindl Shopping Begin!

Let the Christkindl Shopping Begin!

Community, News
Christkindl Market Open Now Through Dec. 15. With a puff of fireworks and blessing from an ethereal Christkindl Angel, Arlington launched its second annual German holiday market on Thursday beginning a 17-day run. The outdoor market, inspired by the Christkindlmarkt in Germany, was created last year and brings an intimate feel of…
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City of Arlington Golf Courses Ranked Among Best In Metroplex

City of Arlington Golf Courses Ranked Among Best In Metroplex

Golf, News, Parks & Recreation
Tierra Verde Golf Club named DFW’s top premium public golf course by Avid Golfer All three City of Arlington 18-hole golf courses were recently ranked in the Top 60 public golf courses in Dallas-Fort Worth by Avid Golfer magazine, including top honors for Tierra Verde Golf Club, which was named…
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Eagle Scout Helps People and Animals

Eagle Scout Helps People and Animals

Animal Services, News, Volunteer
Rand Barrett achieves Eagle Scout while helping the community Rand Barrett approached Animal Services manager Chris Huff for direction and oversight on his Eagle Scout project. Barrett was happy when Huff signed-off on projects to help enhance the operations of the Animal Services Center. Barrett formed and led a team…
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Recognizing Officer Craig Gordon Story

Recognizing Officer Craig Gordon Story

News, Police
First responders regularly go into dangerous situations and make personal sacrifices for the safety of others. In recognition of their hard work, hundreds of police officers, firefighters, and officials from state and federal agencies will be honored this weekend at First Responders Appreciation Day at Cowboys Stadium. During pre-game and
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Recognizing Officer Jillian Michelle Smith

Recognizing Officer Jillian Michelle Smith

News, Police
Law enforcement and other first responders will receive special recognition at this Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys game against the Philadelphia Eagles. On Sunday, December 2, 2012, hundreds of local police officers, firefighters, and officials with state and federal agencies will participate in First Responders Appreciation Day at Cowboys Stadium. The event…
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Lights at Interlochen Set to Sparkle

Lights at Interlochen Set to Sparkle

Headlines, News, Police
One of the largest holiday lights displays in north Texas continues to shine bright in Arlington. Interlochen starts Friday, Dec. 13 and continues through Christmas Day. This year, the popular holiday attraction is 12 days of bright lights and holiday-theme displays involving more than 200 homeowners. Admission into the area is…
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Volunteer Gets to Blend Two Life Passions

Volunteer Gets to Blend Two Life Passions

Community, News
For Christine Gutierrez, volunteering at the Levitt Pavilion is an opportunity to blend two passions—music and community service.“I first went to see a concert there in 2010 and I loved the whole vibe,” said Gutierrez, who works as a secretary for an engineering firm. “In looking for the concert calendar…
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Miracle League Facilities Reconstruction Underway at Randol Mill Park

Miracle League Facilities Reconstruction Underway at Randol Mill Park

Community, News, Parks & Recreation
Almost two years after a restroom fire at Randol Mill Park destroyed those facilities and equipment for the DFW Miracle League, work is underway to rebuild. The fire happened early one morning in November of 2010 and the restroom facility burned to the ground. The community rallied around and stepped forward…
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Dallas Cowboys Host First Responders Appreciation Day

Cowboys, Fire, News, Police
The Dallas Cowboys are gearing up for more than a football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. From a pre-game ceremony to honor fallen officers to a half-time show with hundreds of law enforcement and first responders from around the state, Sunday December 2 is officially First Responders Appreciation
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Christmas Tree Ready for December 1 Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree Ready for December 1 Lighting Ceremony

Community, News
Workers are putting the finishing touches on the Chesapeake Energy Christmas Tree in front of City Hall on Abram Street. When it is complete, more than 3,000 lights, colorful ornaments and other decorations will adorn the 48-foot blue spruce from Marion, Michigan. Don’t miss the official lighting ceremony immediately after the 2012 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade on Saturday,…
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Police Officer Bryan Graham Named Grand Marshal of 2012 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

Police Officer Bryan Graham Named Grand Marshal of 2012 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

Community, Highlights, Police, Press Releases
The holiday season gets off to a colorful start in downtown Arlington on Saturday December 1 at 6 p. m. with the 2012 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade and lighting of the tree. Arlington Police Officer Bryan Graham, who was shot on duty earlier this year, will preside over the festivities as
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Dog of the Week – Meet Wendy

Dog of the Week – Meet Wendy

Dog of the Week, News
Are you looking for a super sweet girl? Well, stop by Arlington Animal Services and meet this sweet, sweet girl who is our current “Dog of the Week, Wendy!” Wendy is a young, unaltered, Terrier/Pit Bull mix who is looking for her forever home. Wendy is a medium-sized gal, weighing…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Oliver

Cat of the Week – Meet Oliver

Cat of the Week, News
My name is Oliver, and I am the Arlington Animal Services, Cat of the Week! My owner’s surrendered me to the shelter on November 11, because they were allergic to me. I have been trying to find my fur-ever home, ever since. I am seven years old (or should I…
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Controlling King Ranch Bluestem Weeds

Controlling King Ranch Bluestem Weeds

Environment, News, Parks & Recreation
Have you noticed the lanky grass on the medians above the grass line? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why won’t the city cut our grass more often?” The answer isn’t that simple. What you’ve noticed is the King Ranch Bluestem weed – a weed the entire state has been
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The Prince of North Arlington

The Prince of North Arlington

Business, News, Urban Eats
In 2009, the lunch crowd at Prince Lebanese Grill, 502 West Randol Mill Rd, just east of Cooper Street, was beginning to pick up. “We serve authentic Lebanese food, cooked the same way my mom cooked it. Most of my recipes are originally mom’s cooking,” said Francis Kobty, the owner. Mom’s…
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Arlington Water Utilities Renames Pump Station

Arlington Water Utilities Renames Pump Station

Highlights, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities paid tribute to its former manager at a dedication ceremony on November 16. The Green Oaks Pump Station was renamed the Charles F. Anderson Pump Station. Anderson was the former Director of Water Utilities department from 1996 until 2003. Anderson, who retired in 2005 after a 33-year career…
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Parks & Recreation Presented With Gold Leaf Award

Parks & Recreation Presented With Gold Leaf Award

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department was awarded the 2012 Gold Leaf Award, on November 21, 2012, by Courtney Blevin of the Texas Forest Service. The Gold Leaf Award is designed to recognize individuals, organizations, or municipalities for outstanding Arbor Day programs or community landscape projects that provide…
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Texas-Sized Community Photo Project Coming to Cowboys Stadium

Texas-Sized Community Photo Project Coming to Cowboys Stadium

Community, Highlights, News, Press Releases
Chances are you’ve heard the saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” This will certainly be true when Rochester Institute of Technology’s longtime community photography project known as the Big Shot captures a spectacular nighttime photograph of Cowboys Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The…
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Dedication for College Park District Draws Hundreds

Dedication for College Park District Draws Hundreds

News, UT Arlington
University and community leaders gathered Monday night to dedicate the new College Park District, hailing the urbane new development as transformative for the University of Texas at Arlington and revitalization of downtown Arlington.“College Park District will forever change UTA and the region,” university President James D. Spaniolo said, adding that…
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Where to Shop in Arlington for Black Friday

Where to Shop in Arlington for Black Friday

Business, Community, News
Get your boots ready to start walking this Friday as shoppers descend upon shopping centers across the City of Arlington. Click on the following links for your guide to: Parks Mall Lincoln Square Arlington Highlands The Shoppes at Brownstone Village Decorator’s Warehouse Saturday, November 24, 2012 is also Small Business Saturday®…
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Golfers Turn to the Greens to Beat Black Friday Lines

Golfers Turn to the Greens to Beat Black Friday Lines

Community, Golf, News, Parks & Recreation
The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest day on the greens in ArlingtonWith sunny skies and temperatures forecast in the 70s through Sunday, don’t be surprised to see some Arlington residents turn to golf instead of the mall once again this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Black Friday has become the busiest…
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10 & Under Tennis a Hit in Arlington

10 & Under Tennis a Hit in Arlington

News, Parks & Recreation
On Sunday, November 11, the City of Arlington celebrated the grand opening of six 10 and under youth tennis courts at the Arlington Tennis Center. The facility’s expansion was made in partnership with USTA’s program, 10 and Under Tennis, which provides the resources needed for youth tennis programs that teach…
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Arlington Officers Undergo Training to Prevent Fatal Dog Shootings

Arlington Officers Undergo Training to Prevent Fatal Dog Shootings

Animal Services, News, Police
The Arlington Police Department instituted a mandatory training program this past June to assist officers in dealing with dogs that are encountered during daily activities. “The goal is to provide training to officers about non-lethal options for handling dogs and gather a better understanding on dog behavior,” said Sgt. Christopher…
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UP Rail Project to Cause Significant Crossing Closures in January

UP Rail Project to Cause Significant Crossing Closures in January

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Arlington drivers will be dealing with unprecedented detours and road closures in January, when a Union Pacific track renewal project moves eastward from Fort Worth to Dallas. This is a major railway improvement project which will require the simultaneous closure of four to five railroad crossings in Arlington for several…
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Now Accepting Nominations for MLK “Sharing the Dream” Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for MLK “Sharing the Dream” Awards

Arlington ISD, Community, News, UT Arlington
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Sharing the Dream” Awards. This annual program is open to all Arlington residents, businesses, groups, schools and churches who are making a positive impact in our community. This awards program includes three categories: Education, Government and…
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Christmas Tree Arrives in Downtown Arlington

Christmas Tree Arrives in Downtown Arlington

News
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Arlington. The Chesapeake Energy Christmas Tree, a 48-foot blue spruce from Marion, Michigan, arrived on a flatbed truck around 10:00 a. m. Tuesday morning. Soon thereafter, workers and a crane helped raise the 50-year-old tree into a stand right on the steps…
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