Lost in the Wild: Alexandra’s Story

Lost in the Wild: Alexandra’s Story

Community, Highlights, Parks & Recreation
By Naturally Fun Author: Mark Fadden Have you ever had a pet that meant the world to you? If so, you might personally relate to this story. How would you feel if the animal you love suddenly disappeared for days on end – would you lose hope of finding them? This…
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City Council Approves Construction Contract for Tri-Schools Road Project

City Council Approves Construction Contract for Tri-Schools Road Project

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works
The Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project will move ahead after the Arlington City Council approved nearly $16M for street improvements that include underground storm drainage, sidewalks, street lights, water and sanitary sewer pipes. The following streets are being rebuilt: Ledbetter Road between Curry Road and Russell Road Russell Road between Ledbetter Road…
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Park Place to Open Mercedes-Benz Dealership in Arlington

Business, Highlights, News
Dallas-based Park Place Dealerships is expanding its presence in Tarrant County. During Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony, the company introduced plans to build a two-story, 91,000 square foot Mercedes-Benz dealership in Arlington. It will be located at Interstate 20 and Beltway Place on a 16-acre site. The dealership, Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, is a…
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UTA’s College Park Center to Host Volleyball Championships

UTA’s College Park Center to Host Volleyball Championships

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington’s College Park Center was selected to host the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Championship, as announced by the conference office. The Sun Belt Championship will be the first postseason volleyball tournament on the UT Arlington since hosting the Southland Conference Tournament in 1999 at Texas Hall. “It is really…
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Lacrosse Coming to Arlington

Lacrosse Coming to Arlington

Highlights, Parks & Recreation
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the country. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is looking to gauge interest in having this sport become a permanent offering from Arlington Athletics.“Considered the fastest game on grass, Lacrosse is growing in neighborhoods throughout Fort Worth, Southlake, Plano, Dallas,…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: May 30-June 1

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: May 30-June 1

News
Free Concerts at Levitt Pavilion Friday: Dawn & Hawkes Concert Enjoy a night of signature harmonies with Indie/folk sound for free. Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes, who appeared on NBC’s “The Voice” earlier this season, met dancing at a blues bar in Austin, Texas. After learning they were both songwriters…
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UTA Wants to Double Number of Students Studying Abroad

UTA Wants to Double Number of Students Studying Abroad

Highlights, News
The University of Texas at Arlington has pledged to join the Institute of International Education’s new Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. Texas is among the top 10 states with institutions participating in the Generation Study…
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Arlington ISD Partners with Raise Your Hand Texas for Emerging Leaders Program

Arlington ISD Partners with Raise Your Hand Texas for Emerging Leaders Program

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
Beginning this summer, selected Arlington ISD employees interested in future campus leadership positions will participate in the Emerging Leaders Program. Raise Your Hand Texas is investing $1.3 million over three years into the program, conducted by New Leaders, a national nonprofit that develops transformational school leaders and designs effective leadership…
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Great Lineup Scheduled for Food Truck Friday Night

Great Lineup Scheduled for Food Truck Friday Night

News
After two successful weeks, the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) has expanding its roster of food options for Food Truck Friday Nights at River Legacy Parks’ Elm Grove Pavilion. There are only three weeks left in this popular series: May 30 and June 6 and 13. Great food and beverages will be served from 5-10 p. m.…
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Read the Latest ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter

Read the Latest ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter

Education, Government, Highlights, Mayor & Council, News
Business leaders, city officials and stakeholders continuously work hard to make Arlington a great place to live, go to school, work and play. In the latest edition of the “Support Quality Education” newsletter, read about the Arlington ISD Dropout Prevention Program, the City of Arlington’s internship programs, and an Arlington teen…
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UTA Early Admission Program Expands to Grand Prairie, Mansfield

UTA Early Admission Program Expands to Grand Prairie, Mansfield

Headlines, Mansfield ISD, News, UT Arlington
The welcome mat of UT Arlington continues to expand. After partnering with Arlington ISD for an early admissions program aimed at increasing the number of high school students who earn college degrees, Mansfield and Grand Prairie school districts are now on board as well. Memorandum of understanding signing events occurred Tuesday…
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May 2014 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

Community, Headlines, News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police
Inside the May issue, the Arlington Police Department highlights its participation in Next Door, sharing time-sensitive safety information in an online forum especially for neighborhoods. Also in this issue, highlights from Police Memorial Week, the Citizens Police Academy graduation, crime prevention success stories in Police Districts, calendar items and more. On Call…
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Celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Club

Celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading Club

Headlines, Library, News
The annual Summer Reading Club is ready to fizz, boom, spark, and whir into action starting at the kickoff event on Saturday May 31 at the Arlington ISD Professional Development Center, 1111 W Arbrook Blvd. When the doors open at 10:30 a. m., families will be welcomed in to pick up reading…
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Arlington City Council Approves Funding to Rebuild Central Library

Arlington City Council Approves Funding to Rebuild Central Library

Headlines, Library, News
The Arlington City Council on Tuesday approved spending $24.9 million to replace the current Central Library in downtown with a new building just north of City Hall. Council members unanimously agreed to a resolution that would amend the City’s FY 2014 capital budget to fund the project, which also would include…
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Arlington Student Wins 2014 Texas Summer Reading Program Teen Video Challenge

Arlington Student Wins 2014 Texas Summer Reading Program Teen Video Challenge

Headlines, Library, News
Every year, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) hosts a national video challenge competition, the CLSP Teen Video Challenge, in an effort to encourage teens to get involved with reading, videography and, of course, their library’s summer reading program. This year, twenty-six states participated and one winner was selected from…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Penelope

Cat of the Week – Meet Penelope

Cat of the Week, News
Penelope is already a star! She has appeared on CBS Channel 11 and was selected as the APD featured feline. She is our featured Cat of the Week. She is a brown, red and white Torbie, about three months old and is as cute as a button. Too young to…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Jazz

Dog of the Week – Meet Jazz

Dog of the Week, News
Here is your opportunity to make beautiful music with “Jazz”, our featured Dog of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. Jazz is a two year old, 62 pound, female Shepherd mix looking for her fur-ever home. She is very friendly with people and loves to please you, whether it be…
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UT Arlington Professor May Have Discovered New Cancer Treatment

UT Arlington Professor May Have Discovered New Cancer Treatment

Community, News, UT Arlington
Some of the greatest discoveries in history have been made by accident. The pacemaker, Post-It Notes, and the microwave oven were all created when their inventors were trying to create something else. Dr. Wei Chen, who is a physics professor and director of the Center for Security Advances via Applied…
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Community Transforms Graffiti Into Work of Art

Community Transforms Graffiti Into Work of Art

Community, News
You could say one man’s trash is another person’s art. This weekend, community members came together to improve the Park Plaza Shopping Center in the Plaza Heights neighborhood of Arlington near New York Avenue and Park Row Drive. Creative minds worked to cover the graffiti that tainted the building with…
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Tri-Schools Road Project: Public Meeting is May 29, 2014

Tri-Schools Road Project: Public Meeting is May 29, 2014

Headlines, Mansfield ISD, News, Traffic Update
The Tri-Schools Road Project is close to becoming a multi-million dollar project featuring water, sanitary sewer, storm water drainage, street lighting and street pavement improvements. During this project, crews will improve the following roads: Calender, Curry, Ledbetter and Russell. Ledbetter, Russell and Calendar are narrow, two-lane asphalt roadways with ditch drainage…
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Aging Parking Deck Closes Forcing Visitors to Find Alternative Parking

Aging Parking Deck Closes Forcing Visitors to Find Alternative Parking

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works
For safety reasons, the City of Arlington has closed the entire upper deck of the parking garage near the Municipal Office Tower, 101 S. Mesquite Street, due to structural problems. According to Steve Cooke, Assistant Director of Public Works and Transportation, the parking garage is expected to be demolished in the…
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City Improvements: Melear Drive Road Closure

City Improvements: Melear Drive Road Closure

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works
Due to the construction of the Arbrook-Melear Drainage Project, Melear Drive from Point Trail to Treetop Trail will be closed Tuesday, May 27 through Tuesday, August 29. Residents living near the Arbrook-Melear drainage project will need to reroute their commutes. During this project, crews will widen the culvert openings at Arbrook Boulevard and…
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Traffic Update: South Bowen Road

Traffic Update: South Bowen Road

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Latest update as of Tuesday, May 27 at 5:00 p. m. —Bowen Road has completely reopened and returned to routine traffic. Here is the latest on the water leak repair on South Bowen Road (as of Friday, May 23 at 11:30 a. m.):According to the Water Utilities Department, crews finished backfilling and compaction…
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City Council Member to Hold First Walking Town Hall May 31

City Council Member to Hold First Walking Town Hall May 31

Community, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Grab your sneakers and join District 2 City Council Member Sheri Capehart at S. J. Stovall Park on May 31 as she hosts the City of Arlington’s first walking town hall meeting. Residents, business owners and interested parties will be able to share ideas and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. The walk is scheduled to…
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Water Main Break Repair Impacts South Bowen Road Traffic

Water Main Break Repair Impacts South Bowen Road Traffic

News, Traffic Update, Water Utilities
Water Utilities crews are making progress on the 16-inch water main break repair currently underway near the intersection of Bowen Road and West Pleasant Ridge in Arlington. Crews are conducting density tests for compaction and moisture as they complete the backfill process. This compaction is taking longer than previous repairs…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: May 23-25

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: May 23-25

News
Live Music Returns to Levitt PavilionDowntown Arlington is going to be buzzing again this weekend as The O’s and Bob Schneider kick off the 2014 Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival. People from across the Metroplex continue to enjoy these free concerts, so bring your lawn chair and join the…
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Allan Saxe Field Renovations Underway

Allan Saxe Field Renovations Underway

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The team will have clubhouses and training facilities worthy of a world-class, collegiate program by January 2015 as a result of a $5.5 million softball/baseball complex expansion and renovation plan.UT Arlington athletics has begun construction at Allan Saxe Field with the demolition of the dugouts. The team will have clubhouses…
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Memorial Day Closings and City Service Schedules

Government, News
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Tuesday, May 27. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington as scheduled. What’s Closed Monday, May 26 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Housing Authority Arlington Municipal Court Arlington…
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UTA Baseball Wins Sun Belt Championship Opener

UTA Baseball Wins Sun Belt Championship Opener

News, UT Arlington
Timely hitting and clutch pitching lifted No. 2 UT Arlington to a solid 8-4 victory Wednesday night over No. 7 South Alabama in the first round of the Sun Belt Championship. The Mavericks (31-25) will face No. 6 Troy (25-30) on Thursday at 7:30 p. m. at Stanky Field. UTA went 2-1…
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Police Corporal Bids Farewell to 35 Years of Service

Police Corporal Bids Farewell to 35 Years of Service

Headlines, News, Police
Corporal Duane Utt entered the Main Station Wednesday as he did in 1979, wearing the brown vintage police uniform, hat and gun belt from an era long gone by. His last day on patrol was this week. After 35 years with the Arlington Police Department, Corporal Utt has officially retired. The uniform…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Highlights
Congratulations to Eric Anthony Rogers for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week! This silhouette photo of the Superman ride and tower at Six Flags Over Texas is a beauty. Standing at 325 feet in the air, the SUPERMAN Tower of Power is not only the highest structure in the park,…
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Public Meeting on Abram Street Project Draws a Crowd

Public Meeting on Abram Street Project Draws a Crowd

News, Public Works, Traffic Update
Arlington residents and business owners attended a public meeting Tuesday night at the Arlington Convention Center to learn more about the City of Arlington’s options for the proposed plans to rebuild and enhance Abram Street — from Cooper Street to Collins Street. The purpose of the public meeting was to present…
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Arlington Updating Housing Strategy

Arlington Updating Housing Strategy

Headlines, Housing, News
The amount and type of housing within a city can serve as a snapshot of what it’s like to live there. City planning officials are hoping to learn more about the kinds of housing available in Arlington and what residents and local stakeholders think could be done differently or improved. The…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Highlights
Congratulations to Eric Anthony Rogers for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week! This silhouette photo of the Superman ride and tower at Six Flags Over Texas is a beauty. Standing at 325 feet in the air, the SUPERMAN Tower of Power is not only the highest structure in the park,…
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Boys & Girls Club Youth Winner Vows to Finish Strong

Boys & Girls Club Youth Winner Vows to Finish Strong

Arlington ISD, Community, Highlights, News
For Joseph Saenz, it’s not where you start. It’s where you finish. So far he’s moving along quite nicely. The sophomore at Lamar High School was named Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of Arlington, an honor bestowed upon members who display leadership and mentorship attributes while logging…
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Sunny Days Signal Start of ‘My Summer Reading Club’

Sunny Days Signal Start of ‘My Summer Reading Club’

Education, Highlights, Library, News
Everyone is invited to get a jumpstart on summer fun by attending the 2014 Kick-Off Celebration of My Summer Reading Club on Saturday, May 31, 10:30 a. m.-12 p. m. at the Arlington ISD Professional Development Center, 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd. The Arlington Public Library is working with community businesses, organizations and…
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Food Truck Friday Nights Back This Week With Some New Choices

Food Truck Friday Nights Back This Week With Some New Choices

Community, News
If’ you’re looking for some great food, head on over to River Legacy Parks’ Elm Grove Pavilion for the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Friday Nights series: May 23, 30 and June 6 and 13. The event runs from 5-10 p. m. In addition to the five trucks scheduled to be on-site…
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Abram Street SH 360 Construction Briefing Meeting is June 3

Abram Street SH 360 Construction Briefing Meeting is June 3

Community, Highlights, News, Public Works, Traffic Update
The City of Arlington’s Department of Public Works and Transportation anticipates starting construction on Abram Street between SH360 and the east City Limits (Great Southwest Parkway) in July 2014. Improvements include rebuilding the street to a concrete 6 lane divided thoroughfare with median landscaping, streetlights, sidewalks, storm drainage, and water…
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UT Arlington Introduces New Tuition Plan

UT Arlington Introduces New Tuition Plan

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington has an innovative offer for full-time students who earn their degree in four years: lock in today’s tuition rate, receive rebates each year and save $2,000 or more off the cost of an undergraduate degree. The Guaranteed Tuition Plan is distinct from many other…
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Indy 500 Winner, Local Dignitaries Tackle New Hurricane Harbor Ride

Indy 500 Winner, Local Dignitaries Tackle New Hurricane Harbor Ride

Entertainment, Fire, Highlights, News, Police
Bragging rights were on the line Tuesday when IndyCar driver and defending Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan raced a group of local dignitaries on the new Wahoo Racer water slide at Hurricane Harbor. According to Hurricane Harbor, the new ride is the tallest slide complex of its kind. The slide…
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Read the Latest Edition of the ‘Enhance Regional Mobility’ Newsletter

Read the Latest Edition of the ‘Enhance Regional Mobility’ Newsletter

Highlights, Mayor & Council, News
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Day Camp Open House – May 29

Day Camp Open House – May 29

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will host their annual “Day Camp Open House” event on May 29, from 6-8 p. m. Meet the camp leaders and receive a 10% discount on camp and class registrations at Cliff Nelson, Dottie Lynn, and Hugh Smith recreation centers (discount available all day).…
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Arlington ISD and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital Partner to Expand Clinical Education Courses

Arlington ISD and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital Partner to Expand Clinical Education Courses

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
High school students interested in the health professions will be able to participate in expanded clinical rotations, classroom labs and instruction through a collaboration between the Arlington ISD and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. The partnership would provide hospital space for students enrolled in clinical rotations classes at Bowie and Lamar…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Charlie

Dog of the Week – Meet Charlie

Dog of the Week, News
Hello, my name is Charlie and I am the featured Dog of the Week for Arlington Animal Services. I am a male, four year Terrier Mix. My coat is reddish-gold, short and smooth, and I weigh about 32 and a half pounds. I am a fun fellow looking for a…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Marble

Cat of the Week – Meet Marble

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Marble! Marble is the chosen Cat of the Week for Arlington Animal Services. This beautiful adult, female black and orange Domestic Shorthair/Mix is gorgeous. She has silky fur with very unique markings, and the most dreamy green eyes you have ever seen! Beautiful in every way, Marble is a…
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Parked Cars are Death Traps for Dogs

Parked Cars are Death Traps for Dogs

Animal Services, Highlights, News, Police
Every year, dogs suffer and die when their owners make the mistake of leaving them in a hot car. While these stories are tragic, they are preventable. The inside temperature can quickly swell to dangerous levels and lead to deadly consequences for your furry friend. Members of the Arlington Police Department…
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New Construction Management Degree Answers Industry, Student Needs

New Construction Management Degree Answers Industry, Student Needs

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Beginning in fall 2014, The University of Texas at Arlington will offer a new Master of Construction Management degree with an option to take courses online to help meet industry demand, especially in the thriving North Texas region. UT Arlington is scheduled to start a new Master of Construction Management…
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Open House: Citizens’ Bond Committee Seeks Your Input

Open House: Citizens’ Bond Committee Seeks Your Input

Mayor & Council, News
Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council formed the Citizens’ Bond Committee (CBC), a group of 19 citizens who are charged with reviewing and recommending projects to city council members for a potential November 2014 bond election. After completing their work over the last two months, the CBC is inviting…
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Keeping A Sharp Mind

Keeping A Sharp Mind

Health, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
via: AreYouAWellBeing. com While puzzles and games are great ways to keep your brain active, stepping out of your comfort zone and taking on new tasks is another way to help you stay alert. According to Harvard University research, one of the most valuable things you can do to keep your brain…
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Town Hall Meeting: City Center/Central Library Project

Town Hall Meeting: City Center/Central Library Project

Library, News
Arlington residents interested in discussing the vision for the City Center/Central Library proposed for downtown Arlington are encouraged to attend the May 21 town hall meeting that will be sponsored by City Council Member Lana Wolff. The meeting will be 6 p. m. in the Council Briefing Room on the third floor of…
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Students Learn About Bullying from an Unlikely Source

Students Learn About Bullying from an Unlikely Source

Animal Services, Highlights, News
Nothing quiets 400 plus elementary students quicker than showing a picture of a cute dog in distress, with bandages and looking pitiful, as if someone had beaten the poor thing and left it to die. Which was the case with Turtle, a sleepy-eyed Pit Bull, who was rescued from the shelter…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: May 16-18

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: May 16-18

News
Food Truck Friday Nights at River Legacy ParkAfter a successful Food Truck Friday Nights series at Levitt Pavilion, the Arlington Parks & Recreation Department has decided to expand its offering. Now you can enjoy Food Truck Friday Nights at River Legacy Park beginning Friday from 5 p. m. – 10 p. m. The…
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Food Truck Friday Nights Begin May 16

Food Truck Friday Nights Begin May 16

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will host the Food Truck Friday Nights series at River Legacy Parks’ Elm Grove Pavilion, from 5-10 PM, beginning May 16. Five trucks will be on-site at the park , with Adult Beverages available from Ventana Cantina, on May 16, 23, 30 and June 6 and 13. The…
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Arlington Wins 2014 Best Tasting Water Contest

Arlington Wins 2014 Best Tasting Water Contest

Highlights, News, Water Utilities
Arlington’s water has once again been recognized for being among the best tasting in the biz, following a win in the “best tasting surface water” category at the North Central Texas Regional School Best Tasting Water contest, sponsored by the North Texas Laboratory Analyst Section of the Texas Water Utilities…
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Arlington Celebrates National Bike Month

Community, MAX, News, Transportation
With spring in the air, the City of Arlington, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) and the League of American Bicyclists, the national organization of bicyclists, announce that May is National Bike Month and Friday, May 16 is Bike to Work Day. The City of Arlington is pleased to partner…
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City Council Priorities: Support Quality Education Newsletters Available

City Council Priorities: Support Quality Education Newsletters Available

Highlights, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” is a key priority for the work of our city. A successful community requires a variety of support systems and an environment that enables educational opportunities to flourish. Residents, students and families seeking a community to invest in desired choices…
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Three UT Arlington Kinesiology Faculty Earn National Honors

Three UT Arlington Kinesiology Faculty Earn National Honors

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Three University of Texas at Arlington kinesiology faculty members will be honored for their work in the field of athletic training at the June meeting of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Paul Krawietz and two other UT Arlington kinesiology department faculty have earned national honors. Cynthia Trowbridge, an associate professor,…
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Arlington Business Report: GM Foundation Gives Grants to Five Charities

Business, Highlights, News
Regena Taylor is grateful for every bit of food that is donated to the Fort Worth food bank she operates with her husband. But without money to pay the electricity bill, it’s sometimes difficult to keep giant refrigerators running that store perishable items.“We’re feeding 450 families a day. It’s a…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Marissa Jokisch for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week!Marissa took this photo during a walk with her husband at the Caelum Moor sculptures at Richard Greene Linear Park after the Texas Food Truckin’ Festival in April at nearby Globe Life Park. It was the “perfect date,…
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Arlington Puts Its Best Foot Forward for Final Four

Arlington Puts Its Best Foot Forward for Final Four

Final Four, Highlights, News
Fans, the media and NCAA officials alike have praised Arlington for being one of the best host cities for the NCAA Men’s Final Four. The tournament set a new record with 158,682 fans attending the three tournament games, 9,006 more than last year in Atlanta. This strong showing has AT&T Stadium…
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Energy Efficient Homes for First-time Homebuyers

Energy Efficient Homes for First-time Homebuyers

Community, Highlights, Housing, News
The City of Arlington’s non-profit homebuilder is experimenting with structural insulated panels (SIPS) to build an affordable single-family home on Biggs Terrace in East Arlington. The Tarrant County Housing Partnership (TCHP) has teamed up with the City of Arlington to build one of the city’s first homes using an energy-efficient Structural…
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Williams Sonoma Bringing Regional Distribution Center to Arlington

Business, Highlights, News
One of the leading retailers offering specialty home furnishings and gourmet cookware is bringing its new regional distribution center to Arlington. Williams Sonoma Direct, Inc. — parent company to all Pottery Barn lines, West Elm, Rejuvenation and Williams Sonoma — is putting its 821,502 sq. ft facility at the newly developed Arlington…
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Arlington Business Report: Gov. Perry Touts GM Plant as Place Where ‘Dreams Are Made’

Business, Highlights, News
The slick black 2015 Cadillac Escalade that Gov. Rick Perry screeched across the General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant floor was a far cry from the vintage Pontiac Chieftain that the plant first rolled out in 1954. But present and the past converged on Tuesday as Perry joined local, state and congressional…
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Quick Test Can Help Spot Depressed Teenagers

Quick Test Can Help Spot Depressed Teenagers

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A few minutes spent filling out a widely accepted mental health assessment in a health care provider’s waiting room could make a big difference for some teenagers suffering from depression, according to new study from a UT Arlington nursing researcher. Sharolyn Dihigo, a nurse practitioner and clinical assistant professor in…
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Grab Your Swimsuit, Head to a ‘Dive-In Movie’

Grab Your Swimsuit, Head to a ‘Dive-In Movie’

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Grab your swimsuit and join us for a Dive-In Movie at Randol Mill Pool! Lounge in and around the pool with your friends and family while enjoying a family-friendly feature on the big screen! This year’s Dive-In Movie will feature Disney’s Frozen! This year’s Dive-In Movie is brought to you by…
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Register Today for Water-Efficient Property Management Class

Register Today for Water-Efficient Property Management Class

News, Water Utilities
The City of Arlington is hosting a workshop to help property managers learn how to conserve water. What: “Water-Efficient Property Management”When: Thursday, May 15, 3-5 p. m. Where: Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St. Cost: FREE Homeowners are learning how to conserve a precious Texas resource – water – in many ways, sharing…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Dexter

Cat of the Week – Meet Dexter

Cat of the Week, News
Dexter is a gentleman in every sense of the word. Sweet and loving, Dexter worked his way into the hearts of everyone at Arlington Animal Services which is why we chose him as our featured Cat of the week. Playful and fun, Dexter loves his toys, his favorite are strings…
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Voters Renew Sales Tax for Street Projects, Approve Historic Bond Package

Voters Renew Sales Tax for Street Projects, Approve Historic Bond Package

Highlights, Mayor & Council, News
Arlington residents cast their ballots Saturday, and the results are in. With a majority vote, residents approved a $663.1 million school bond package for Arlington ISD. The package includes new facilities such as science labs and fine art spaces. Grand Prairie resident Kecia Mays won a position on the AISD School Board…
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Arlington Convention Center to Host Rare Coin and Currency Show

Arlington Convention Center to Host Rare Coin and Currency Show

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News
The Texas Numismatic Association (TNA) is bringing its annual Coin & Currency Show to the beautiful Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ball Park Way. A major attraction at the May 16-18 show will be a portion of the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency on loan from the SMU DeGolyer Library. The…
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UTA Men’s Track Team Completes Triple Crown

UTA Men’s Track Team Completes Triple Crown

Highlights, Sports, UT Arlington
The UT Arlington men’s track and field team completed its mission, winning the program’s first-ever “triple crown” on Sunday at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Mavericks had previously won both the cross country title in November and the indoor championship in February in the school’s…
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Voters Approve 2014 Bond Package

Voters Approve 2014 Bond Package

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
Voters approved the $663.1 million bond election earlier today. Proceeds of the bond issue will be used to build new facilities, upgrade and renovate existing facilities, address safety and security districtwide, upgrade technology infrastructure and equipment, provide fi¬ne arts equipment, and address transportation.“We are pleased that the voters supported this…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Buddy

Dog of the Week – Meet Buddy

Dog of the Week, News
Everyone needs a great companion, and Buddy’s name says it all. Buddy is a handsome male Pomeranian Mix who is the featured Dog of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. Approximately six years young, Buddy is as friendly as can be, loves to be with people and truly takes the saying…
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Cowboys NFL Party a Huge Hit with Fans, Players

Cowboys NFL Party a Huge Hit with Fans, Players

Cowboys, Highlights, News
Heading into Thursday night’s NFL, some experts had Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel falling to the Dallas Cowboys. As the world waited to see if owner/general manager Jerry Jones would actually draft the dynamic signal caller, the buzz inside inside AT&T Stadium during the Cowboys Draft Party was electric, and MyArlingtonTV was…
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THR to Host Shredding Event May 17, 2014

THR to Host Shredding Event May 17, 2014

Community, Garbage & Recycling, Highlights, News
If you need to shred some important papers, Texas Health Resources (THR) is hosting a free community shredding event, “Earth Day ShredFest,” from 9 a. m.-noon on May 17, 2014 at several THR facilities across the Metroplex. A THR representative and truck from Shred-it will be outside each of the seven facilities.…
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UT System Regents Award UT Arlington Student for Creative Writing

UT System Regents Award UT Arlington Student for Creative Writing

Education, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A University of Texas at Arlington student has earned The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Student Award in Arts and Humanities for her creative writing. Samantha J. Jones, a senior majoring in English, is among just 3 students from a UT System institution that will be recognized…
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Food Truck Friday Nights Coming to River Legacy Park

Food Truck Friday Nights Coming to River Legacy Park

Community, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will host the Food Truck Friday Nights series at River Legacy Parks’ Elm Grove Pavilion, from 5-10 PM, beginning May 16. Five trucks will be on-site at the park , with Adult Beverages available from Ventana Cantina, on May 16, 23, 30 and June 6 and 13. The…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: May 9-11

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: May 9-11

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News, Texas Rangers
Theatre Arlington presents NunsenseTheatre Arlington continues its 41st anniversary season with the hilarious musical comedy and second-longest-running Off-Broadway show in history, Nunsense, by Dan Goggin. Nunsense is about a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook,…
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Citizens’ Bond Committee to Host Open House

Citizens’ Bond Committee to Host Open House

Community, Highlights, News
Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council formed the Citizens’ Bond Committee (CBC), a group of 19 citizens who are charged with reviewing and recommending projects to city council members for a potential November 2014 bond election. After completing their work over the last two months, the CBC is inviting…
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Beating the Daily Grind

Beating the Daily Grind

Community, Health, Highlights, News
via: AreYouAWellBeing. com Well-being is a combination of five interrelated elements that, when balanced, lead to a fuller, healthier existence. This is a part of a special series on the Five Elements of Well-being, a healthy life initiative from Texas Health Resources. Do you wake up every day with something you look forward to doing? Do…
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Arlington Receives Platinum Leadership Award

Arlington Receives Platinum Leadership Award

Government, Highlights, News
The Texas Comptroller’s office has named Arlington as one of only eleven municipalities in Texas to achieve their new Platinum award in the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle for financial transparency. This is the newest and highest level of transparency a city can achieve from the state comptroller. The award recognizes…
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Arlington Voters Decide Four City Council Seats

Elections, News
The polls closed at 7 p. m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, for the joint general and special elections. Ballots are now being counted. Arlington voters cast ballots for four Arlington City Council seats, two of which were contested. Here are unofficial early voting results: District 1Charlie Parker – 924 votes, 70.16 percent Kelly Canon – 393 votes,…
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Arlington Voters Head to Polls for May 10 Election

Elections, News
Arlington voters head to the polls Saturday, May 10, 2014 to decide on a number of races and tax propositions. Polls open at 7 a. m. and close at 7 p. m. Arlington City Council representatives for Single-Member Districts 1 and 2 and At-Large Districts 6 and 7 will be elected. Sample ballots, candidate…
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Build A Dream Scholarship Registration – May 8

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.“The department will only be accepting 160 applications and once we have accepted those…
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Renowned Particle Physicist David Nygren to Join UT Arlington

Renowned Particle Physicist David Nygren to Join UT Arlington

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
David Nygren, a renowned physicist and member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been appointed Presidential Distinguished Professor in the UT Arlington College of Science and will join the University this fall. Nygren is known for inventing the Time Projection Chamber, or TPC, used worldwide for over three decades in…
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Arlington Honors Fallen Heroes

Arlington Honors Fallen Heroes

Highlights, News, Police
Fellow Arlington police officers jokingly called Craig Story “the machine.”“He did not let heat, cold, thirst or hunger get in the way of his job,” said his wife, Danielle Story. “He was a cop, and he loved it.”Officer Story was chasing a speeding vehicle on Jan. 13, 2010 when his…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Ally

Cat of the Week – Meet Ally

Cat of the Week, News
Miss Ally, the current Cat of the Week at Arlington Animal Services is a beautiful female calico who is estimated to be approximately 3 years old. This medium size girl is very social and loves to greet our visitors daily. Ally is a lovable girl who has silky soft fur…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week 3

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week 3

Community, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Congratulations – and thank you – to Gerardo Vasquez‎ and his family for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week! This photo is the epitome of why we love Arlington: people and organizations are out there every day doing big things. They have big hearts and big dreams. They like to have fun and are…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Pupps

Dog of the Week – Meet Pupps

Dog of the Week, News
Little “Pupps” is an adorable male 7 month old German Shepherd mix puppy who is looking for his fur-ever home. A bundle of energy, Pupps loves to play fetch with tennis balls and is even learning to bring the ball back and sit for the next “throw”. This intelligent little…
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Summit High School Ranked Well by U.S. News & World Report

Summit High School Ranked Well by U.S. News & World Report

Education, Highlights, News
Hard work and dedication by students and staff at an area high school earned it a silver ranking in the U. S. News & World Report’s rating of the Best High Schools in the nation. Mansfield Summit High School received a Silver Medal, and is the 127th best high school in Texas,…
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May Volunteer of the Month: Steve & Mary Kunkel

May Volunteer of the Month: Steve & Mary Kunkel

Highlights, News, Volunteer, Volunteer of the Month
Steve and Mary Kunkel have volunteered with the Arlington Animal Services for nearly five years. Steve is a dependable volunteer who will come in on Saturdays to assist with group volunteers and tours. Steve also is the “fix-it man” around the shelter and is called upon when we need something…
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Stage 1 Drought Watering Restrictions Still in Effect

Stage 1 Drought Watering Restrictions Still in Effect

Community, Highlights, News, Water Utilities
The City of Arlington implemented Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management Plan last June in response to Tarrant Regional Water District’s (TRWD) decision to begin watering restrictions. Lake levels have not recovered over the last year because of below average rainfall. Today, the overall water supply…
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Protect Yourself During West Nile Virus Season

Protect Yourself During West Nile Virus Season

Fire, Highlights, News, Public Health
The weather is starting to heat up, and thousands of people will be enjoying the outdoors this weekend. The City of Arlington is testing mosquito samples for any sign of West Nile Virus as we head toward summer. We caught up with our Environmental Services Manager, Barbara Martindale, to find…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Congratulations – and thank you – to Gerardo Vasquez‎ and his family for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week! This photo is the epitome of why we love Arlington: people and organizations are out there every day doing big things. They have big hearts and big dreams. They like to have fun and are…
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Fallen Officers to Be Remembered, Honored at Hroes Park

Fallen Officers to Be Remembered, Honored at Hroes Park

Community, Headlines, News, Police
In the more than 100-year history of the Arlington Police Department, eight Arlington officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. In recognition for the officers who died in the line of duty, each year the community comes together along with police employees and family to honor these officers and their heroic…
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Public Input Meeting: Abram Street Project

Public Input Meeting: Abram Street Project

Highlights, News, Planning & Development Services, Public Works
Arlington residents and businesses will soon have a chance to weigh in on the City of Arlington’s plans to rebuild and enhance Abram Street — from Cooper Street to Collins Street. A project briefing meeting will be held Tuesday, May 20 at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way (map it) to…
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The Impact of Community Life

The Impact of Community Life

Health, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
via: AreYouAWellBeing. com Well-being is a combination of five interrelated elements that, when balanced, lead to a fuller, healthier existence. This is the fourth of a five-part series on the Five Elements of Well-being, a healthy life initiative from Texas Health Resources. RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR COMMUNITY What’s the difference between a good life and a great…
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Arlington Boy’s Adventure Hits the Big Screen

Arlington Boy’s Adventure Hits the Big Screen

Community, Highlights, News, Police
A little boy’s adventure becomes part of a major motion picture, thanks to the Arlington Police and Fire Departments. Back in April of 2012, you might recall a seven-year-old child by the name of Kye Sapp, who had been diagnosed with leukemia and became the spotlight in our hometown. His wish was…
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Rare Coin and Currency Show Coming to Arlington

Rare Coin and Currency Show Coming to Arlington

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News
The Texas Numismatic Association (TNA) is bringing its annual Coin & Currency Show to the beautiful Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ball Park Way. A major attraction at the May 16-18 show will be a portion of the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency on loan from the SMU DeGolyer Library. The collection…
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