February 2014 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

Highlights, News, On Call - Inside The Blue
In this issue of On Call, Arlington police reunite a woman with a class ring lost more than 20 years ago. This and other great examples of good police work inside the On Call newsletter. On Call is published monthly by the Arlington Police Department – Community Support Bureau. Read the On…
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Top-Seeded UT Arlington Hosts 2014 National Wheelchair Basketball Championship

Top-Seeded UT Arlington Hosts 2014 National Wheelchair Basketball Championship

Community, Education, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
For the first time in three years, The University of Texas at Arlington men’s wheelchair basketball team will host the sport’s pinnacle event, the 2014 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Championship. Movin’ Mavs players Richardo Lucien, left, and Ruben Mauricio, right, hope to capture the team’s 8th national championship title. UT…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: February 28-March 2

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: February 28-March 2

News, UT Arlington
Professional Bull Riding Built Tough SeriesWatch 24 of the world’s best bull riders as they go head-to-head until only one rider remains. Saturday’s event at AT&T Stadium is a test of endurance as riders may get on as many as six bulls in two hours. Country singer Justin Moore will perform at…
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Vought Aircraft’s Arlington Move

Vought Aircraft’s Arlington Move

Business, Highlights, News
One of the leading companies in the aerospace industry has come to Arlington. Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division’s Arlington Move has relocated its engineering services operations, including aerospace product development, as well as its division management and shared services to a 100,000 square foot facility at 1401 Nolan Ryan Expressway.…
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Climbing Water Towers? All in a Day’s Work!

Climbing Water Towers? All in a Day’s Work!

Community, Highlights, News
Don’t try this without a safety harness…. When problems “rise up,” City of Arlington Water Utilities employees rise to meet them!Elevated storage tanks (AKA water towers) play a vital role in the daily operations of the water utility; not only do the water towers provide storage and help treatment operators handle…
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Six Flags Over Texas to Host ‘Wags and Flags’ Event for Pooches

Six Flags Over Texas to Host ‘Wags and Flags’ Event for Pooches

Animal Services, Community, Highlights, News
The Arlington Animals Services Center would like to invite area dog owners to bring their four-legged friends to Six Flags Over Texas on Saturday, March 1 for the park’s first ever Wags and Flags event. The walk is from 8 a. m. to 9:30 a. m. Guests will have the unique opportunity to bring…
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Meet Our Student-Athlete of the Month: Alyssa Alvarado

Meet Our Student-Athlete of the Month: Alyssa Alvarado

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News, Sports
Junior Alyssa Alvarado, a member of the cross country and cheer teams at Juan Seguin High School, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s February Student-Athlete of the Month. Alyssa, who currently holds a 3.9 GPA (on a 4 point scale), said her great organizational skills have helped her succeed…
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‘UTA Spotlight’ Takes a Look at Military Veterans Adjusting to College Life

‘UTA Spotlight’ Takes a Look at Military Veterans Adjusting to College Life

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this week’s episode of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are this week’s top stories: Learn how UTA helps military veterans transition to campus life Cultivate your love for reading at UTA’s library More students are using Reddit…
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Center Street Extension Promises to Connect North and South Arlington

Business, Highlights, News, Public Works
The Arlington City Council gave the go-ahead to continue the Center Street extension project, which is scheduled to go to bid in April. Construction on a new extension of Center Street, which will include a four-lane bridge over Interstate 20, could begin as early as this summer. Besides extending Center Street…
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UTA Men’s Track Smashes Way to Sun Belt crown

Highlights, Sports, UT Arlington
The UT Arlington men’s indoor track and field team picked up its first league team title since 2000 by taking the crown at the Sun Belt Conference Championships in record-setting fashion. It was the ninth indoor league title in school history. The Mavericks scored 185 points to easily outpace two-time defending…
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Youth Health Organizations Join Forces

Youth Health Organizations Join Forces

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
When discussion centers around health and wellness, the news is not always good. It’s downright scary. Especially for children, who often return home from school and plop down on the couch, remote in hand, and stay put until summoned for dinner. No wonder three out of eight children in North Texas…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Headlines
Congratulations to Wynn Winberg for this enchanting I Love Arlington Pic of the Week!With the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1876, the first of many trains came through Arlington. Numerous towns sprang up along the tracks, but not all of them survived and flourished as Arlington did.…
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Register Today for Learn and Grow Fair

Register Today for Learn and Grow Fair

Highlights, News, Water Utilities
The Arlington Water Utilities Department and Arlington Public Library have partnered to bring you free family fun and educational activities designed to increase understanding of the urban environment and promote healthier choices. Get ready for Spring at the Learn and Grow Fair!Saturday, March 1 9:00 am – 12:00 pmSouthwest Branch Library Community RoomActivities…
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Meadowbrook Park Receives Lone Star Legacy Designation

Meadowbrook Park Receives Lone Star Legacy Designation

Community, Golf, Highlights, Parks & Recreation
Meadowbrook Park Receives Lone Star Legacy Designation
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UTA to Expand Assistance to Veterans

UTA to Expand Assistance to Veterans

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Veteran enrollment at UT Arlington has more than tripled since the 2006-2007 school year, and the Student Veteran Project helps these veterans as they transition into the role of students. The program will expand for the fall semester thanks to a $122,000 grant from JP Morgan Chase, which is part of…
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Discover the Very Best Arlington Has to Offer

Discover the Very Best Arlington Has to Offer

Community, Highlights, News
The Downtown Arlington Management Corp. has a new entertainment guide to help locals and visitors know what’s happening in Arlington. The guide displays information about an array of local bars and restaurants to visit, such as The Grease Monkey Burger Shop and Social Club, The Tin Cup and restaurant506 at The…
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Five Food Truck Fridays at Founders Plaza

Five Food Truck Fridays at Founders Plaza

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Say the title of this article out loud five times as fast as you can. Quick, turn to the person next to you and challenge them to see who can say it the fastest! Now that you’re in the mood for some more fun, and the outdoor temperatures are climbing,…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Nadia

Cat of the Week – Meet Nadia

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Nadia! Nadia is the chosen Cat of the Week for Arlington Animal Services. This beautiful adult orange and white Tabby has the softest fur, stunning copper eyes and the most gorgeous tail you have ever seen! Beautiful in every way, Nadia is a real “cuddle-bug” and is so polite.…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Susie

Dog of the Week – Meet Susie

Dog of the Week, News
Meet Susie! Susie is the featured Dog of the Week for Arlington Animal Services. Susie has gorgeous blue eyes that are sure to melt your heart. Silly, playful and fun are a few words that describe Susie’s personality. Even though she has a silly side, this young two year old…
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Reminder: Great Texas Warrant Roundup Begins March 1

Headlines, Municipal Court, News, Police
Arlington will join more than 250 law enforcement jurisdictions from across Texas for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins Saturday, March 1 and runs through Sunday, March 9. The roundup is designed to target thousands of individuals with traffic, parking, city ordinance and penal code violations. This roundup is…
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Super Sprowtz to Invade Levitt Pavilion

Super Sprowtz to Invade Levitt Pavilion

Arts & Culture, Community, Highlights, News
Colby Carrot, Brian Broccoli and Erica Eggplant bring their fun, interactive Super Sprowtz tour to the Levitt Pavilion at 2 p. m. on Sunday, March 9! Everyone is invited to the free, 45-minute interactive show as Roger and the Super Sprowtz lead the audience through super hero training camp featuring songs,…
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Track and Pay Water Bill with New Mobile App

Track and Pay Water Bill with New Mobile App

Community, Highlights, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities has partnered with Check to provide Arlington water customers with the ability to pay and track their bills using Check’s mobile app on their smartphones. Serving 101,000 customers, the utility company already offers an impressive number of payment options to customers. For several years, automated methods of making…
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Enjoy Dog Days at the Library

Enjoy Dog Days at the Library

Animal Services, Community, Library, News
The Arlington Public Library’s popular children’s reading program is back after a brief break! Head over to the Southwest Branch Library on Saturday, February 22 from 10:30 a. m. to noon for this regularly scheduled program. It brings trained therapy dogs, especially trained to listen to young readers, to our library. We…
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 Firefighters Pay it Forward

Firefighters Pay it Forward

Community, Fire, Highlights, News
The Arlington Fire Department training school will have the AFD flag with them as they run the Cowtown 5K as a team this Saturday. Past recruit classes and other fire departments will join AFD firefighters for the race. Arlington Firefighters Random Acts is an organization that is affiliated with a…
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Celebrate Black History Month at the Central Library

Celebrate Black History Month at the Central Library

Community, News
Members of the Arlington community will celebrate African-American history and culture on Saturday, February 22 with an afternoon filled with exhibits, musical and dance performances, lectures, film, storytelling, crafts and more at the George W. Hawkes Central Library, 101 E. Abram Street. Arlington Public Library’s annual Black History Month Festival features excerpts…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: February 21-23

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: February 21-23

Arts & Culture, News, UT Arlington
Theatre Arlington Presents: Disney’s Mulan Jr. This 1998 film stage adaptation will take you back to the legendary, action-packed story days of ancient China. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p. m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p. m. Admission is $10. Lap seats and children under three are not permitted.…
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Arlington Continues to Help Hannah Smile

Arlington Continues to Help Hannah Smile

Community, Highlights, News
A rare condition leaves one Arlington teenager wondering if she will ever have a smile, so a group of residents determined to give her one. Hannah Ferris, 14, has Ectodermal Dysplasia, a genetic disease that prevents her from growing adult teeth. Hannah said she understood her condition at age 10.“I felt like…
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‘UTA Spotlight’ Takes a Look at the Benefits of Playing Video Games

‘UTA Spotlight’ Takes a Look at the Benefits of Playing Video Games

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this week’s episode of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are the top stories: Learn more about the therapeutic benefits of playing video games The UTA Career Center helps students prepare for today’s workforce Looking for a twist…
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Learn the Sport of Pickleball

Learn the Sport of Pickleball

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Get ready for your next obsession. The Dottie Lynn Recreation Center is now offering Beginners Pickleball classes! This addicting sport is a mix of ping pong and tennis in which participants use a solid paddle to hit a whiffle ball over a net. While similar to tennis, the court is…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Spence

Dog of the Week – Meet Spence

Dog of the Week, News
Hello, my name is Spence and I am the chosen Dog of the Week for Arlington Animal Services. I am a young two year old male Terrier Pit Bull Mix who is full of energy and lots of love. I enjoy playing with stuffed animals, chasing balls and taking walks…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Gloria

Cat of the Week – Meet Gloria

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Gloria! Gloria is the Arlington Animal Services’ Cat of the Week! Smart, beautiful, and sweet are a few words to describe Gloria and what makes her stand out as the chosen Cat of the Week! Gloria is a medium to longhair silver/grey Tabby with pretty yellow eyes. Gloria is…
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Arlington Firefighters and Police to Face Off in Annual Grudge Match

Arlington Firefighters and Police to Face Off in Annual Grudge Match

Community, Fire, Headlines, Police
The Arlington Police and Fire Departments will face off in the annual Guns and Hoses charity hockey game on February 22. All proceeds will benefit Random Acts of Kindness, a national organization of firefighters that raises money for the communities they serve. According to Arlington Fire Paramedic Rob Constantine, “the Guns…
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Arlington Goes High-Tech with New Automated Water Meter Readers

Arlington Goes High-Tech with New Automated Water Meter Readers

Community, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Water meter readers are a common site in Arlington as they move through the city’s neighborhoods on foot. Recently, about 17,000 residential and commercial water customers in the city received new high-tech wireless water meters that will make meter reading more accurate. The new meter reading system also is expected…
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Tickets Available for Sanjay Gupta Lecture at UT Arlington

Tickets Available for Sanjay Gupta Lecture at UT Arlington

Headlines, Health, News, UT Arlington
Tickets to see neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta speak as part of UT Arlington’s Maverick Speakers Series are now available. Gupta will present “Medicine and Media” at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday, March 18 in College Park Center, 601 Spaniolo Drive. Tickets are available to UT Arlington faculty, staff, students…
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Year of the Horse Celebration Draws Crowd

Year of the Horse Celebration Draws Crowd

Highlights, Library, News
There were some very special guests at the Year of the Horse: Vietnamese and Chinese New Year Celebration held held at the Southeast Branch Library on Saturday, January 25. Jerry Dao of the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association shared information about the celebration with the audience and gave out special red…
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CATS Presents a Child’s Introduction to Shakespeare: Robin Goodfellow

CATS Presents a Child’s Introduction to Shakespeare: Robin Goodfellow

Arts & Culture, Community, Highlights, News, Theatre
Robin Goodfellow, an enchanting fantasy by Aurand Harris and William Shakespeare, is a felicitous blend of slapstick, suspense, music, dancing and Shakespeare’s lyric poetry. Directed by Dr. Dennis Maher, UTA theatre’s venerated professor and dramaturg, the play will be a wonderful way to welcome a (hopefully?) early spring. With a tight…
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UT Arlington Wins NASA Grant to Study of Space Weather Effects

UT Arlington Wins NASA Grant to Study of Space Weather Effects

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
University of Texas at Arlington physicist Yue Deng will receive more than $500,000 from NASA to study how space weather events such as solar flares drive vertical winds to affect electrodynamics in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Deng’s work could one day help operators of near-earth satellites, air traffic radar and…
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Show Expected to Draw Thousands of Reptile Lovers

Show Expected to Draw Thousands of Reptile Lovers

Community, Highlights, News
If you’re into reptiles, then Arlington is the place to be this weekend! Colorful lizards, hard-shell turtles and tortoises and a collection of scaly serpents are in the spotlight when the North American Reptile Breeders Conference (NARBC) opens this weekend at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. Open to the public, this…
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Great Backyard Bird Count at O.S. Gray

Great Backyard Bird Count at O.S. Gray

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The Friends of the O. S. Gray Natural Area invite you to join them on Saturday, February 15 from 9 – 11 AM at the O. S. Gray Natural Area for the Great Backyard Bird Count 2014. The volunteer group will have a guided bird walk led by an experienced birder. Guests are…
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GM Reaches 60 Years of Auto Manufacturing in Texas

Business, Headlines, News
Launch of all-new SUVs marks Arlington Assembly Plant’s anniversary Much has changed since the first car – a four-door black Pontiac Chieftain – rolled off its production line in 1954, but the General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant continues to stand the test of time, contributing economically to its community, the State…
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Couple’s Love Endures at the Senior Center

Couple’s Love Endures at the Senior Center

Community, News, Parks & Recreation
Bonnie and Don Adams said they hope everyone will find the kind of love they have. The couple met four years ago at the Arlington Senior Recreation Center on New York Avenue. They saw each other at events and often played games at the same table, Don Adams said. He asked Bonnie…
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“I Love Arlington” Pic of The Week

“I Love Arlington” Pic of The Week

Community, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Sally Mander for the “I Love Arlington” One Year Anniversary Pic of the Week! We love this photo of the iconic public art piece in Vandergriff Park at sunset. What a lovely place to take a stroll with your sweetheart. To celebrate one year of beautiful Arlington pics, we…
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Winners for 13th Annual Animal Essay Contest Announced

Winners for 13th Annual Animal Essay Contest Announced

Animal Services, Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
On the day Animal Essay Contest winners are revealed, an entourage of proud parents, contest sponsors and Arlington Animal Services representatives led by City Council Member Sheri Capehart drop in on each school to announce who won what, which can often be up to 10 schools. Butler Elementary, in North Arlington,…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Honey

Dog of the Week – Meet Honey

Dog of the Week, News
Meet Honey, a beautiful Boxer/Shepherd mix chosen as the Arlington Animal Services Center’s Dog of the Week. Honey is a darling young lady who was brought to our shelter as a stray. Estimated to be around four years old, this precious lady has quite the personality. Fully grown, she weighs…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Lilo

Cat of the Week – Meet Lilo

Cat of the Week, News
Hello, my name is Lilo, and I am the Cat of the Week, for Arlington Animal Services! I am a Domestic Short Hair grey and black neutered male Tabby. I am seven months old, and weigh about seven pounds. I was brought into the shelter as a stray on January…
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Icy Conditions Expected to Continue in Arlington

Icy Conditions Expected to Continue in Arlington

Headlines, News, Public Safety, Weather
The City of Arlington Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor weather conditions across the city today. The National Weather Service reports that freezing drizzle/rain will be in Arlington until 6:00 p. m. tonight (Tuesday) with a possibility of snow. We may see around 1/10 of an inch of ice on roads in…
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Rush Creek Flood Mitigation Project: Trail/Street Light Electrical Disruption

Rush Creek Flood Mitigation Project: Trail/Street Light Electrical Disruption

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation, Public Works
Recent construction for the Rush Creek Mitigation project will cause electrical disruptions to existing trail lights and some street lights according to project contractors. The parks planning division has notified residents through sign placements near the construction area.“We expect the lights to be out for several months and the new…
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Expert Says Millennials Play a Key Role In Future Design

Expert Says Millennials Play a Key Role In Future Design

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Futurist and economist Rebecca Ryan recently told an attentive group of Arlington officials, design professionals, residents and UT Arlington students and faculty that cities in the U. S. are going through an economic winter. Ryan, who is also the founder of Next Generation Consulting, told the audience that cities should plan with…
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AISD Gets an ‘A’ for First Parent University

AISD Gets an ‘A’ for First Parent University

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
At times Julie Langston isn’t sure who runs the household: her or her second grade daughter. No computer can mean a temper tantrum. No after dinner dessert results in a cold stare. And let’s not talk limits on TV time. No wonder when Langston attended Parent University held at Arlington High…
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Partnership Designed to Combat Heartworms in Animals

Partnership Designed to Combat Heartworms in Animals

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Arlington Animal Services is offering a special opportunity to help save heartworm positive dogs coming into the shelter. Oftentimes these dogs are not adopted due to the cost of medical care. Once a dog gets heartworm disease, it can be difficult to treat, painful for the pet, and extremely costly. Thanks…
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New Year Introduces New Directors in Arlington

New Year Introduces New Directors in Arlington

Government, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington is announcing several staffing changes and hires. At the end of 2013, two of the City’s long tenured department directors retired, CFO April Nixon and Parks and Recreation Director Pete Jamieson. City Manager Trey Yelverton commended Nixon and Jamieson’s service, saying, “Both April and Pete made…
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More Commuters Boarding MAX

Community, MAX, News, Transportation
January was a productive month for MAX, with monthly ridership reaching a new record of 289 average trips per day in January on the commuter bus service. This reflects a 18 percent increase over September 2013, the first full month of service. The overall average trips per day in September…
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February Volunteer of the Month: Lea Ann Hirth

February Volunteer of the Month: Lea Ann Hirth

Highlights, News, Volunteer, Volunteer of the Month
Congratulations to February Volunteer of the Month for Fire/CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Lea Ann Hirth. Lea Ann has been on staff with Grace Community Church for over 15 years. As the Director of Community Services, she leads efforts to reach out to the community. This ministry encompasses outreaches to the…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: February 7-9

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: February 7-9

Arts & Culture, News
Football: US vs. CanadaFootball returns to Arlington as 500 high school and junior high school athletes from the U. S. Canada compete in the 2014 International Bowl at UT Arlington’s Maverick Stadium, 1307 W. Mitchell Street, this Friday and Saturday. General admission is $10; kids 12 and younger and UTA students…
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Apply Today for Build A Dream Scholarship Program

Apply Today for Build A Dream Scholarship Program

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Build A Dream Scholarship Program offers scholarships that can be used to register a child (four months to 16 years of age) for many Arlington Parks and Recreation Department youth programs. Qualification for the scholarship is based upon federal income guidelines and is available to Arlington residents only. Applications…
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AISD After-School Activities Canceled

AISD After-School Activities Canceled

Arlington ISD, News
All Arlington ISD after-school activities are canceled for Thursday, Feb. 6. On-campus after-school care provided by Arlington Parks and Recreation, the Boys and Girls Club, Tarrant County Kids and the YMCA will continue as scheduled. Tonight’s board meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 13.
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Watch the Latest Episode of ‘UTA Spotlight’

Watch the Latest Episode of ‘UTA Spotlight’

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss the second episode of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are some of the highlights from this week’s show: U. S. News & World Report includes UTA in one of its recent polls Researchers continue to study ways…
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Rangers’ Home Gets New Name

Rangers’ Home Gets New Name

Community, Highlights, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers and Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company have entered into a ten year partnership establishing Globe Life Park in Arlington as the new name for Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The name change is effective immediately.Under the agreement, the McKinney-based company will be the Official Life Insurance Partner…
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2014 Daddy Daughter Dance a Sweet Success

2014 Daddy Daughter Dance a Sweet Success

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Daddy Daughter Dances provided a perfect opportunity for fathers and daughters to dress up and spend quality time together during an evening of dancing and fun. The three separate, Paris-themed dances were held at the Bob Duncan Center in Arlington, Texas from Jan. 31 – Feb 1, 2014. CHECK…
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Register Today for a Coca Cola Youth Clinic During Final Four Weekend

Register Today for a Coca Cola Youth Clinic During Final Four Weekend

Final Four, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation, Sports
The NCAA Final Four is coming to Arlington and you, too, can get in on the fun. There are several exciting fan and community events happening throughout North Texas during the week of the Final Four, so if you don’t have a ticket to see the on-court action, you can still…
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UTA Baseball Holds Media Day

UTA Baseball Holds Media Day

Highlights, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington baseball held its 2014 media day Tuesday afternoon. Seniors Matt Shortall and Brad Vachon joined UTA coach Darin Thomas in a press conference to discuss the upcoming season.UTA went 31-27 last year, earning a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular season title. The Mavs will compete as a member of the Sun Belt…
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Unique Program Connects APD and Hispanic Community

Unique Program Connects APD and Hispanic Community

Office of Communication
The Arlington Police Department is offering a a program designed to help improve the quality of life for Spanish-speaking residents.Unidos is a quarterly meeting that covers areas of relevance to the Hispanic community and focuses on being a resource center to meet their needs. It’s also a great way for…
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Glass Slipper Boutique: Helping Every Princess Find the Perfect Dress

Glass Slipper Boutique: Helping Every Princess Find the Perfect Dress

Community, News
The Junior League of Arlington (JLA) is pulling out the stops to make sure some high school girls are able to make the high school prom this year. JLA created the Glass Slipper Boutique several years ago to help girls shop for the proper attire – dresses, accessories and shoes –…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Faith

Dog of the Week – Meet Faith

Dog of the Week, News
Dog of the Week – Meet Faith
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Arlington Neighborhood Gets New Street Light

Arlington Neighborhood Gets New Street Light

Community, Highlights, News, Public Works
To an Arlington resident’s delight, crew members of the Arlington Department of Public Works and Transportation responded to a dark situation near his community. Alan Rowe, chairman of the architectural control for the Lago Vista Homeowners Association, said he was appreciative of the responsiveness of the Arlington Department of Public Works…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Alayna

Cat of the Week – Meet Alayna

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Alayna, Arlington Animal Services Cat of the Week! Alayna is a six month old female kitten with gorgeous long, black shiny fur. She has piercing bright yellow eyes. She weighs approximately six pounds. Alayna was brought into the shelter as a stray on January 21, 2014. She was shy…
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New TV Show to Highlight UT Arlington

New TV Show to Highlight UT Arlington

Community, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The City of Arlington and UT Arlington Department of Communication are excited to announce a new partnership to better showcase the university’s news to Arlington residents. Students in the Broadcasting sequence at the university will tape a weekly news update that will include information about events, projects, announcements and other relevant…
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Opinions Wanted: City Surveys Provide Valuable Feedback

News
The City of Arlington is calling for participation in the Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The anonymous and confidential online survey is designed to gather resident’s opinions about city services. The City has conducted this survey for more than 10 years in partnership with Decision Analyst, an Arlington-based independent market research company. Those…
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DFW Asians Celebrate the Year of the Horse in Southeast Arlington

DFW Asians Celebrate the Year of the Horse in Southeast Arlington

Arts & Culture, Community, Highlights, News
Sunday was a big deal for many reasons. It was Super Bowl Sunday. It was Groundhog Day. And for many people of Asian descent across the world, it marked an essential day of the Lunar New Year Celebration.“It’s like Christmas and New Year’s combined,” said Peter Dao, Public Relations Director…
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Reading is SNOW much FUN at the Arlington Public Library

Reading is SNOW much FUN at the Arlington Public Library

Highlights, Library, News
Thanks to a Texas Literacy Initiative (TLI) grant, Arlington Public Library staff and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers hosted a Reading is SNOW much FUN celebration featuring a lively crowd of students, child care staff, and families at the George W. Hawkes Central Library on Saturday, January 25. Participants engaged in a morning…
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