Arlington Wins Big at Greater Fort Worth Builders Association Awards

City Manager, Government, Highlights, News
Thursday night, Arlington: the American Dream City was honored to receive the City Community Spotlight Award from the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association. The Award “recognizes a community who advocates for the homebuilding industry and the consumer.” Specifically, it highlights cities that think creatively to solve problems to community challenges. Arlington City…
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Zac Brown Band to Headline Championship Tailgate in Arlington

Entertainment, Highlights, News, Press Releases, Sports
The acclaimed Zac Brown Band will headline the Championship Tailgate at the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship on January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The band’s three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give and The Foundation, have sold nearly seven million copies total and produced…
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Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

News
Change Your Clocks, Change Your BatteriesThe Arlington Fire Department is once again reminding residents to change batteries in smoke detectors when rolling clocks back one hour this weekend. Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a. m. Sunday, Nov. 2, which fire officials say is a good cue to switch out smoke detector batteries. As…
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Medieval Arts Festival Attracts 1,000+ North Texans

Highlights, Library, News
People came from around the metroplex to enjoy the Arlington Public Library’s presentation of the 12th annual Medieval Arts Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014. More than 1,000 people witnessed George W. Hawkes Central Library turn into a medieval fairground for a day of fun and education for the whole family. Sixteen…
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‘Coffee with the Manager’ Kicks Off November 1

News
City residents can learn more about the Arlington Animal Services Center and ask questions when the Coffee with the Manager series kicks off Saturday, Nov. 1 at 9:00 a. m. Visit with the shelter manager, tour the shelter or adopt a new pet.“A warm cup of coffee and friendly conversation can open minds,” said…
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Is There a Ghost Hanging Around Arlington Music Hall?

MyArlingtonTV, News
For decades, Arlington Music Hall has been famous for being one of the top music venues in the metroplex. In some circles, the hall is just as famous for being haunted by spirits. Are the ghosts friendly?Hear from people who’ve encountered these spirits at Arlington Music Hall.
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Maverick Madness Sets Stage for 2014-15 Season

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
This year’s men’s and women’s intercollegiate basketball teams and Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair teams were introduced Tuesday, Oct. 28, during Maverick Madness at College Park Center. Doors opened for the general public at 6:30 p. m. and students, faculty, friends and family came out to meet the newest Mavericks and their coaches and…
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Legendary Arlington Haunts

News
Thrill- seeking individuals looking for a haunting experience don’t need to travel far; they can find it in Arlington. At Six Flags Over Texas, Halloween themed shows and treats are available for younger guests and families by day. By night, haunting houses open and guests are haunted by by ghouls, goblins…
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UTA Spotlight: Distance Learning with a Twist

Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss the seventh installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Watch host Todd Cruff as he highlights this week’s top stories: – See how UTA is preparing students for the upcoming flu season – A student movement…
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Trick or Treat Safety Tips for Halloween

News, Police
Trick or Treat Safety Tips for Halloween
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UTA Students Build Mobile App to Help Traffic Congestion

Education, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Three University of Texas at Arlington Computer Science and Engineering students have won a $10,000 prize in the NTx Apps Challenge for a smart traffic light network that adjusts traffic light schedules to make traffic flow more efficient. GridLock was developed by Zedd Shmais, James Staud and Nhat Tran. All…
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Patrons Jam to ‘Rocks in My Bed’ at Arlington Public Library

Highlights, Library, News
Noted actor and playwright Cedric Liqueur performed Rocks in My Bed, a music appreciation program on Duke Ellington, during his October 18 appearance at the George W. Hawkes Central Library. Duke Ellington was an African American musician and orchestra leader whose music continues to influence performers worldwide. Children, college students, adults and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Lily & Rowlf

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet LilyMeet Lily, our chosen Cat of the Week. This two year old female Domestic Shorthair is white in color with very soft, luxurious fur. Her eyes are distinctive, one is yellow and one is blue. Lily is a very lovable girl. While timid at…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Headlines, News
Congratulation to Anthony Day for the I Love Arlington pic of the week!“Our kids love playing in the City of Arlington Youth Sports League.” Anthony said. Some may say that the best thing about Arlington is our location, or maybe our world-class entertainment venues. But we think our best feature is our people. This week’s photo is the…
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American Dream Story: UTA Movin’ Mavs

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
The UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs season kicks off this week with a home tournament, as the team pursues its dream of another national championship. The team, which is nationally recognized and has won seven national championships over 26 years, gives students who are in wheelchairs the opportunity to compete in an…
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New Center Street Bridge Project Underway

Headlines, News, Public Works
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in partnership with the City of Arlington, has started the $10.4 million Center Street bridge project over Interstate 20. The project, which will improve mobility, safety and connectivity, will consist of the building of a four-lane bridge with a sidewalk from the existing Center…
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Acclaimed Inventors to Present Research at UTA Symposium

Education, News, UT Arlington
Dozens of UT Arlington inventors will be inducted at a National Academy of Inventors ceremony and reception at 4:45 p. m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at College Park Center, 600 S. Center St. Earlier in the day, from 1 to 4 p. m. a few of those inventors will present their research to…
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Hear Storyteller Tim Tingle Weave Tales of the Choctaw Nation

Headlines, Library, News
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with award-winning Oklahoma Choctaw storyteller and author Tim Tingle during his performance Saturday, November 15 at 4:15 p. m. at the George W. Hawkes Central Library. 101 E. Abram Street. Bring the family to hear captivating tales performed in traditional style at 4:15 p. m. Prior to his…
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Dedication Ceremony for New High Oak Park Scheduled for November

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department has announced plans to unveil the new construction of High Oak Park in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 10 a. m. Event Details Date: Saturday, November 15 Time: 10 a. m. Location: High Oak Park The 12.1 acre undeveloped park site is surrounded by both multi-family and…
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UTA Volleyball Team Records First 20-Win Season Since 2006

Highlights, News, Sports
UT Arlington picked up the program’s first 20-win season since 2006 in a three-set sweep over ULM at Faint-Ewing Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.“It hadn’t happened since 2006 and anybody that knows anything in the world of volleyball knows that now you can tell yourself that you’ve had a successful season…
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‘Hiring Red, White & You!’ Event to Help Veterans Find Jobs

Community, Headlines, News
View the flyer Click here to register for the job fairWorkforce Solutions, the Texas Veterans Commission and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) are hosting a job fair for veterans on Thursday, Nov. 13 at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way in Arlington. The event will run from 9:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. This…
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Finding the Next Great Screenwriter

Headlines, Library, News
The Arlington Public Library launched the Hollywood Screenwriting for Teens workshop a few weeks ago, and it’s been a huge success. The program has been a great opportunity for young creative writers receive a crash course on what it takes to be a writer for Hollywood!On day one, workshop participants started learning the…
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Ask Dr. Jenkins: Get Answers to Your Pet Questions – Oct. 30

Animal Services, Highlights, News
If you have a pet question or concern and need expert advice, drop by the Arlington Animal Services Center Community Room on Thursday, October 30, from 6:00-8:00 p. m. for the “Ask Dr. Jenkins” series. This is a great opportunity to have Dr. Joseph Jenkins — renowned veterinarian — look at your pet…
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Call for Entries – MLK Essay Contest 2015

Highlights, News, Police
Every year, members of the Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee have some big decisions to make. From hundreds of submissions, members must decide which art and essays best exemplify the life and legacy of Dr. King. This year’s theme is “Our Greatness, My Service.” The competitions are open…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: October 24-27

News
Medieval Arts Festival Experience the Middle Ages as history comes to life at the George W. Hawkes Central Library in downtown Arlington. Fascinating exhibits of medieval arts and sciences will be on display this Saturday from noon to 5 p. m. See live demonstrations of ancient weaponry conducted by costumed members of the Society…
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Water Valve Repair to Impact Some Residents

News, Water Utilities
On Friday, Oct. 24, City of Arlington’s Water Utilities crews will be repairing a 16-inch valve on a water main, which will leave some residents in South Arlington without water from 9 a. m.- 4 p. m. Here is a list of the affected streets: 2600-3100 block of W. Sublett Road Wind Drift Trail Dover…
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Italian Exchange Students Enjoy Trip to City Hall

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
Each fall, students from Educandato Statale “Collegio Uccellis” in Udine, Italy, visit Arlington as part of an exchange program with Arlington ISD’s Martin High School. The program has existed since 2009. The 19 students and two teachers who are participating in the program this year visited City Hall and met with…
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Early Voting Begins with Arlington Bond Package on Ballot

Elections, Headlines, News
Arlington residents will go to the polls starting this week with early voting to consider a $236 million bond package that focuses on streets, parks, fire facilities and libraries. Early voting for the Nov. 4, 2014 general election will run through Oct. 31, 2014 and will be held: 8 a. m. to…
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Reducing Waste Through Trayless Dining

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas’s Office of sustainability received an award Tuesday by the Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to reduce food waste. EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment and ensure all Americans are protected from significant health and environmental risks. UT Arlington was one of the…
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UTA Spotlight: Students Learning the Benefits of 3-D Printing

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss the sixth installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Watch host Laura Robertson as she highlights this week’s top stories: – One student launches a petition to bring football back to UTA. – College Park Center is gearing up…
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After the Storm: Debris Removal Continues in Arlington

Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News
Many residents are still waiting for limbs from the October 2 wind storm to be picked up from their curbs. While hundreds of loads of storm debris have been picked up so far, there is still quite a bit of work to be done.“This was a big storm that impacted…
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Arlington Library to Host 12th Medieval Arts Festival

Library, News
Don’t miss this chance to experience the Middle Ages as history comes to life at the 12th annual Medieval Arts Festival. The fun begins Saturday, October 25 at noon, with events running through 5 p. m. Exhibits of medieval arts will be on display, including ancient weaponry and armor, textile arts, such…
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UTA Alum Hunter Pence Back in World Series

News, Sports, UT Arlington
The World Series is becoming old hat for former UT Arlington standout and San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence. Pence is back in the Fall Classic for the second time in the last three years, as the Giants face the Kansas City Royals. Game 1 of the World Series is Tuesday…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Pugslee & Jake

Animal Services, Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet JakeMeet Jake, the chosen Cat of the Week. This male, one and a half year old Abyssinian mix is brown and black in color. Jake has a slender build and a very interesting coat of fur. He is extremely lovable. Jake will finesse you with…
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Early Voting Ends October 31 for General & Special Elections

News
Early voting will run Monday, October 20 through Friday, October 31 for the upcoming Joint General and Special elections. Election day is Tuesday, November 4. In Arlington, residents are voting on a five-year, $236 million bond package that will pay for large capital projects: street improvements, parks & recreation, fire facilities and…
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UTA Launches Textbook Project

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries has launched an on site textbook-lending program to help ease the financial burden of higher education and to ensure the academic success of students. The Textbook Project currently includes 60 books that are needed for courses such as anatomy, biology, chemistry, economics, engineering,…
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Breathe Deep DFW to Raise Money for Lung Cancer Research

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
On Sunday, November 2nd, LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to research for the early detection and treatment of lung cancer, is hosting Breathe DFW, a 1.2 mile walk or 5K walk and fun run, in River Legacy Park. Jane Elterman, a six year survivor, first joined LUNGevity Foundation last…
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UTA Softball Team Holds Blue/Gray Scrimmage

News, UT Arlington
The UT Arlington softball team held its Gray/Blue Scrimmage at the Allan Saxe Intramural Fields on Thursday afternoon, with the Blue team coming up on top 8-2. Marisa Datko led the Blue team with three hits and three RBI, while Haley Henson andBritnea Barilli each had four hits and a combined three RBI. “There…
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Arlington Finalist for National Gold Medal

Headlines, News
As a finalist for the National Gold Medal award, the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina, for awards presentation at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Congress from Oct. 13-16, 2014. Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U. S. that demonstrate excellence in…
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Arlington Chamber of Commerce to Host Governor’s Small Business Forum

Business, Economic Development, News
Arlington Chamber of Commerce will host the Governor’s Small Business Forum (GSBF) at the Arlington at the Convention Center on Wednesday October 29, 2014. GSBF, sponsored by the Texas Governor’s Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Arlington Chamber and local partners, is designed to give entrepreneurs and small businesses valuable tools, skills,…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus 1

News
The City of Arlington has detected a new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample from the following location: Arkansas Lane at Lakewood Drive The City will begin targeted ground spraying on Tuesday, October 21, from 9:00 p. m. to 5:00 a. m., weather permitting. An ultra-low volume application of Permanone RTU,…
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AISD Pre-K Students Bond with Library Staff

Education, Library, News
The Arlington Public Library is very excited to kick-off its AISD Pre-K visits to the Central library!Four year olds from Adams Elementary excitedly arrived at the library this morning for a great storytime about cats and kittens and a tour of the Children’s area. Students and teachers alike were fully enthralled…
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Meet October’s Student-Athlete of the Month: Mason Shaw

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News, Sports
Mason Shaw, a senior wide receiver for the Arlington High School football team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s October 2014 Student-Athlete of the Month. Shaw, who takes several AP courses, currently carries a 4.3 overall GPA on 5.0 scale. During his high school career, Mason has been…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: October 17-19

News
As the temperatures start to cool, things are heating up in Arlington. From sporting events to smooth jazz, Arlington will be the place to be this weekend. CATS Presents: Home FrontCreative Arts Theatre & School kicks off its 35th season with the one-act play Home Front, a story written by local…
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Traffic Update: I-30 Lane Closure Begins Thursday Night

Headlines, News, Traffic Update
Drivers traveling westbound on Interstate 30 should proceed with caution as Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) crews conduct railroad bridge repair from Carrier Parkway to Great Southwest Parkway. Weather permitting, westbound I-30 will have a right lane closed from Thursday, Oct. 16 at 9 p. m. through Sunday, Oct. 19 at 6 p. m. TxDOT appreciates…
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‘Parents Night Out’ Series Begins Oct. 17

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Need some time to yourself? Drop your kids off and have a night just for you. Join us at the Dottie Lynn Recreation Center for Parent’s Night Out, beginning Oct. 17, 2014. Each week will have a different theme and activities planned to keep your kids entertained. Event One: “Halloween Fun” Friday,…
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Symphony Arlington to Celebrate 15 Years with Dynamic Season

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News, Press Releases
One of the city greatest treasures, Symphony Arlington, opens its 15th season Thursday, October 16 at Arlington Music Hall. This season Symphony Arlington will bring you masterworks all in celebration of Italy’s glorious and enduring musical heritage. “The ninety-three virtuoso musicians of Symphony Arlington and I invite you to join us for…
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American Dream Story: Fire Academy Cultivates New Talent

Fire, Headlines, News
A groundbreaking program created in Arlington was recently given statewide recognition. The Arlington Fire Academy Program trains high school students from Arlington’s six high schools on firefighting, emergency medical care and enables graduates to immediately enter the workforce after successfully completing the program, helping these students live their American Dream…
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Podcasting Workshop Series Grooming Future Generations

Headlines, Library, News
GoThe Studio at Arlington’s Central Public Library has an ongoing series of workshops teaching teens how to podcast. The goal with this podcasting series is to empower teens with their own creativity. Participants can gain confidence in their own abilities, build a technological knowledge base, and spark an interest in…
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AISD Needs Parents for Career and Technical Center Planning Lab

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
As the district begins to implement the 2014 bond program, AISD is inviting parents and students to participate in the development of educational specifications for the career and technical center, which will be built on the current Hutcheson Junior High site. Educational specifications illustrate the goals and outcomes, activities to…
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UTA Spotlight: Arlington Police, Students Celebrate National Night Out

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss the fifth installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Watch host Raegan Cardwell as she highlights this week’s top stories: – UTA students try to make a horror film in seven days for an upcoming film festival in…
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UTA Basketball Teams Ready for Showtime

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Could this be the season a championship banner is hung from the rafters at UTA’s College Park Center?Men’s basketball coach Scott Cross thinks his team, which welcomes several key transfers, is ready to contend for its first conference championship since 2012. Krista Gerlich, head coach for the women’s basketball team, is…
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Arlington Receives CAPRA Accreditation

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) recognizes park and recreation agencies for excellence in operation and service. The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department was officially accepted as a CAPRA accredited agency on Oct. 13, 2014 at the NRPA Congress in Charlotte, NC. Arlington is proud to join…
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Debris Removal Continues, Nearly 2,000 Tons Collected

Headlines, News, Public Works
Nearly two weeks after the severe storm on October 2, City of Arlington and Republic Services crews have picked up roughly 2000 tons of storm debris from residents. But, the work is far from done.“This was a big storm that impacted all areas of the City,” said Arlington Public Works and Transportation…
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Library, Community Celebrate Cultural Diversity

Headlines, Library, News
More than a dozen community partners came together on Saturday, October 11, to celebrate the cultural diversity of East Arlington. The 2014 Arlington Public Library’s Courtyard Celebration offered a multitude of exciting sights and sounds. A student choir from Sam Houston High School kicked off the evening with the National Anthem. Performances…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Ava & Jarred

Animal Services, Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet AvaMeet Ava the Cat of the Week! Ava is a beautiful, female, red and white, five year old Domestic Shorthaired cat. Owner surrendered because her guardian had too many animals, Ava lived with other cats and was friendly with them. Small in stature at…
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Recycle Old Computers and Other Electronics

Environment, Headlines, News
On Saturday, Nov. 15, celebrate Texas Recycles Day in Arlington by disposing of unwanted computers, televisions, or even cell phones. The annual Computer Roundup is from 8 a. m. to noon in the parking lot at the southeast corner of Mitchell and Cooper streets on the UT-Arlington campus. And it’s free. Arlington residents can…
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Get Your Grub On at Arlington’s Food Truck Lunch Series

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Who doesn’t love some great street food? Cooked with all that love and handed through a food truck window, you have to admit, it is tastes so good. You still have two more chances to get your grub on at the Food Truck Fall Lunch Series, which takes place every Tuesday, from…
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Helmet Giveaway To Celebrate Hard Hats for Little Heads Month

News, Municipal Court
What: Kids’ Helmet GiveawayWhen: Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a. m. to 12 p. m. Where: Vandergriff Skate Park, 2800 S. Center St., Arlington, TX 76014Wearing a bicycle helmet can prevent almost 85 percent of head injuries, but less than half of all kids ages 5 to 14 wear a helmet, according to…
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City Manager’s Office Volunteer of the Month: Candy Halliburton

Community, News, Volunteer, Volunteer of the Month
Arlington’s City Manager’s Office is happy to announce that Candy Halliburton has been selected as volunteer of the month. Residents can find Candy at the City Hall Information Desk every Monday afternoon, where she helps visitors find the right department, person or form to fill out.“I like the diversity and seeing…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus

Community, Fire, Health, News
The City of Arlington has detected a new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample from the following location: Eden Road near U. S. Highway 287 The City will begin targeted ground spraying on Tuesday, October 14, from 9:00 p. m. to 5:00 a. m., weather permitting. An ultra-low volume application of Permanone…
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Crews Continue to Remove Debris, Promise to Get the Job Done

News
Eight days after last week’s severe storm, City of Arlington and Republic Services crews have picked up 1543 tons (6950 cubic yards) of storm debris from residents. But, the work is far from done.“This was a big storm that impacted all areas of the City,” said Arlington Public Works and…
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Kaleidoscope of Homes at Viridian Kicks Off

Community, Headlines, News
The Kaleidoscope of Homes at Viridian officially kicked off its three week event Friday morning with a ribbon cutting and VIP tour. On hand for the opening event were a host of City leaders including Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck and officials from Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Mission Arlington and the…
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World Animal Day Touched the Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Autumn was in the air at the Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market on Saturday, October 4, when the Animal Services Mobile Pet Adoption vehicle arrived with six adoptable pets on board. Several City departments participated in a City at the Market special event, supporting World Animal Day and the downtown market at 215…
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Fagin, Witzgall Featured Authors at Friends of the Library Fall Event

Community, Library, News
WHAT: Friends of the Arlington Public Library Fall 2014 Book & Author LuncheonWHEN: 11:30 a. m.-1:30 p. m., Friday, October 31, 2014WHERE: Cacharel Restaurant and Grand Ballroom, 2221 East Lamar Blvd, 7th Floor, Arlington, Texas 76006WHO: Authors Stephen Fagin and Mike E. WitzgallJoin the Friends of the Arlington Public Library and their guest authors for stimulating…
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Mayor Cluck’s State of the City Address: We Are The American Dream City

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Arlington is on a roll. That’s the message Mayor Robert Cluck delivered at the 2014 State of the City, which was hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce at the Arlington Convention Center during lunchtime. Instead of a speech, this year’s format was called “A Conversation with Mayor Cluck” with…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: October 10-12

News
After Dark in the Park Family Fun Fall FestivalTaking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday night this weekend from 5 p. m. until 9 p. m. at River Legacy Park, enjoy fall activities like the pumpkin patch, storytelling under the stars, face painting, a maze and more. Gourmet food trucks will be on hand,…
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Kaleidoscope of Homes® Excited To Launch Tomorrow

Community, Headlines, Highlights, News
After the high-wind storm that swept across Arlington on Oct. 2, Kaleidoscope of Homes®, presented by Texas Health Resources, had to postpone their grand opening weekend. But the unique luxury home show will debut this Friday, Oct. 10, at Viridian, a master planned community in North Arlington. The Greater Forth Worth…
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Local Libraries Debut Digital Information Portal

Community, Headlines, Library, News
When fast answers matter, your local library is finding new ways to bring you MORe: more results, more answers, more articles, more eBooks. Four local libraries have come together to implement MORe: Metroplex Online Resources. MORe is an online portal showcasing the electronic resources and databases offered by the library systems…
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18th annual After Dark in the Park Family Fun Fall Festival

Community, Headlines, News
Join the fun Oct. 10, 11 & 12 at the 18th annual After Dark in the Park Family Fun Fall Festival from 5:00 to 9:00 p. m. at River Legacy Park!Enjoy fall activities like the Pumpkin Patch, Storytelling Under the Stars, Karaoke, Face Painting and Pumpkin Roll Maze plus new crafts, games and activities this…
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30 Seconds with Animal Services Volunteer Christine Boe

Animal Services, News
What’s your name? Christine Nick name? Tine How long have you been a volunteer? Since February 2012 Where are you from? Arlington, Texas (born here) What music CD do you like? Yanni Live at the Acropolis What’s the last movie you saw? Think Like a Man Too What’s your favorite…
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Arlington Launches Plan for Beautification

Code Compliance, Government, Headlines, News
Keeping up with safety improvements and clean-up efforts throughout the City, especially in the wake of recent damaging storms, can be a tall order. But Arlington officials have committed to a new citywide beautification plan that will focus on solving common disrepair issues and finding ways to improve the City’s overall…
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City Communities Bond Through National Night Out

Community, Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The weather was fantastic, and life was returning to normal after a high-wind storm disrupted Arlington’s usual routines on Oct. 2. It was perfect timing to celebrate National Night Out (NNO) when Arlington residents and police officials gathered across the City on Oct. 7 at one of more than 190…
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Is Your Gas Service Set Up? Avoid Delays & Get Prepared For Winter Now

Community, Housing, News, Weather
Before temperatures start to drop in North Texas, residents need to do a few things to prepare for colder weather, particularly ensure their gas service is set up. Residents can use gas to power a variety of appliances, including heaters, hot water tanks and gas logs in fireplaces. Last year the…
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Arlington Returning To Normal After Last Week’s Storm

News
Less than a week after high-wind storms descended on Arlington, all City departments are officially returning to normal operations. The Emergency Operation Center has closed, and Oncor restored power to the 36,650 residents whose electricity was cut off from the winds on Oct. 2. All Arlington ISD campuses are open for…
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National Night Out Tradition Continues in Arlington Tonight

Government, Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
Tonight residents across Arlington will participate in National Night Out (NNO), an annual tradition that has grown each year in the City. The nationwide event encourages residents to step outside the house and get to know their neighbors to strengthen crime prevention efforts. This year’s event includes 192 neighborhood parties that…
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Almost All Power Restored Following Thursday’s Storm

News
Arlington has almost completely recovered from the high-wind storm last week. As of Monday afternoon, approximately 50 residents were without power, down significantly from the original 36,650 people without electricity immediately following the storm Oct. 2. Oncor expects to have all power restored by 7 p. m. Monday. As reported earlier, all…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Tubby & Lovey

Animal Services, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet TubbyMeet Tubby, the chosen Dog of the Week. Tubby is a five year old, male, American Bulldog mix. He is brown and white, and a stout guy weighing 133 pounds. Tubby is a shelter favorite. He was also chosen as the Arlington Police Department…
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Golden PAWS – Meet Lilly

Animal Services, Golden Paws, News
One of the cutest Golden PAWS Senior Pets to date, Lilly is sure to make some lucky person happy! Lilly is a sweet, miniature Schnauzer mix that is full of life and vigor. She just celebrated her eighth birthday on September 29, and her one wish is to find a…
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Arlington Earns Another Award for Innovative Fire Academy Program

Arlington ISD, Fire, Government, Headlines, News, Public Safety, Tarrant County College
Earlier this month at its annual conference and exhibition, the Texas Municipal League recognized Arlington for its groundbreaking Fire Academy program with a 2014 Municipal Excellence Award in Public Safety for cities with more than 25,000 residents. The honor distinguishes the City for its efforts, along with local partners, Tarrant…
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City of Arlington Cleanup Efforts Continue, More Power Restored

Community, News
City of Arlington personnel are working around the clock to ensure the city recovers from Thursday’s storm that swept through the area. Here’s a look at the City of Arlington’s emergency response efforts: 2,350 Arlington residents are without power (as of 3:30 p. m.), which is down from 36,650 on Thursday…
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Cleanup Progress Continues

Community, News
Arlington is continuing to make significant progress after Thursday’s storm blew through the area. Oncor crews are working to restore power to all Arlington residents. Here’s a look at Arlington’s latest response efforts as of 8 a. m. Sunday: Approximately 4,000 residents without power, down from 36,650 on Thursday night. Police officers…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV on Oct. 7

Fire, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has detected a new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample from the following location: Park Hill near Mossy Oak The City will begin targeted ground spraying on Tuesday, October 7, from 9:00 p. m. to 5:00 a. m., weather permitting. An ultra-low volume application of Permanone RTU,…
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City Workers Band Together for Arlington’s Recovery

Fire, News, Police
City of Arlington personnel are working around the clock to ensure the city recovers from Thursday’s storm that swept through the area. Here’s a look at the City of Arlington’s emergency response efforts: 9,967 Arlington residents are without power (as of 8:00 p. m.), which is down from 36,650 on Thursday night.…
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Arlington Offers Help to Residents Affected by Thursday’s Storm

News
Arlington residents and businesses spent Saturday cleaning up debris and making repairs after Thursday’s powerful storm that hit the city. Arlington police officers, firefighters and other key personnel could be seen helping those in need. Arlington police officers are providing support at two intersections currently without power. They are SB Watson…
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More Power Restored, Cleanup Continues Following Thursday Storm

News
Arlington residents and businesses continue to cleanup after Thursday’s powerful storm that swept through the City. As of Saturday morning, 20,000 people in Arlington are still without power. That’s down from 36,650 Thursday night. Oncor crews continue to work to restore power as quickly as possible. As of 8 a. m. Saturday…
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City Of Arlington Crews Assessing Damage After Powerful Storm

Fire, News, Police
With many residents cleaning up yards and driveways, City of Arlington crews are out assessing the full extent of the damage caused by Thursday’s powerful storm. As of 2:00 p. m., Oncor is reporting 28,872 people are still without power. Crews are working hard to restore to power as soon as possible. Tree…
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Looking for Gas in Arlington?

Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has been receiving reports from citizens regarding gas stations on the west side of the city not having gas. This is not true, however, the issue at hand is that several gas stations in the area are still without power, which has affected the ability to…
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Here’s What to Do With Storm Debris

Fire, Headlines, News, Police
Republic Services will allow Arlington residents to dump storm debris (tree limbs and fence panels only) free of charge at the Arlington Landfill through Saturday, October 11th only. During this time, no coupon is required. Proof of residency will be required (a current driver’s license or water bill). After October 11th,…
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UT Arlington Closes Friday Due to Partial Power Outage

News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington will be closed Friday, October 3, due to a partial power outage related to Thursday’s severe storms. All classes are canceled, and all offices will be closed. The UT Arlington Fort Worth Center and the UT Arlington Research Institute also will be closed. All daytime activities…
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City of Arlington Continues Cleanup After Storm Response

Fire, News, Police
The morning after a storm rolled through Arlington, uprooting trees, damaging homes, and knocking down power lines, progress is being made for communities affected. Oncor is reporting approximately 31,000 residents are still without power Friday morning. Full restoration is expected sometime Sunday, October 5. Visit the Oncor Storm Center for an…
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Arlington Rolls Up Sleeves and Cleans Up Storm Mess

Fire, News, Police
A powerful thunderstorm passed through Arlington Thursday afternoon, uprooting trees, bringing down power lines and destroying fences in the process. As of 8:30 p. m., approximately 36,000 people were without power. While Oncor crews work to restore power, City of Arlington crews work to clear fallen trees and other debris from roadways.…
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AISD Cancels Thursday Night Events

News
Due to inclement weather, all Arlington ISD after-school activities, including the school board meeting, have been canceled for tonight, Oct. 2.
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Kaleidoscope of Homes’ Opening Weekend Canceled

Community, Headlines, News
According to event organizers, large storms that moved through North Arlington Thursday afternoon collapsed a large event tent, booths and other temporary structures at the Kaleidoscope of Homes® site in Viridian. No injuries have been reported to staff and crew at the event. Opening weekend has been cancelled. Your ticket will be…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: October 3-5

Arts & Culture, Headlines, News
The Doobie Brothers LiveDon’t miss your one chance to see the Doobie Brothers as they take the stage at UT Arlington’s College Park Center, 601 S. Spaniolo Drive, on Saturday, October 4. Dance in the aisles as northern California’s four-time Grammy-winning group brings its propulsive roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style. Doors…
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AISD Hosting Parent University on October 4

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News
The Arlington ISD will host Parent University to help parents and guardians of AISD students develop skills to support their children on Saturday, Oct. 4. Parent University, which will have more than 15 class topics, is from 8:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. at Bowie High School, 2101 Highbank Drive, Arlington, Texas,…
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UTA Spotlight: Grad Student Recognized for Human Rights Essay

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss the fourth installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Watch host Rosa Ramirez as she highlights this week’s top stories: – Meet a UTA graduate student recently honored for his human right essay – An inside look at…
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City of Arlington Bulletin: Ebola Virus Disease

News
The City of Arlington’s Public Health Authority and the Arlington Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management are monitoring the situation that has recently been reported concerning the first human case of Ebola in Dallas County. For more information concerning Ebola, please see the information located at the Tarrant County Public Health…
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