Arlington’s Professional Sports Teams Assist Hurricane Harvey Victims

Cowboys, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
All of Arlington’s professional sports teams are joining the rest of our community from nonprofit groups, City of Arlington Fire and Police personnel, churches and residents, in stepping forward to assist the communities along the Gulf Coast region as they struggle with the catastrophic aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey. Texas RangersThe Texas…
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CLOSED: City of Arlington Seeks Public Comment on Draft Open Data Policy

Government, Headlines, News
Editor’s note: Thank you for your input regarding the City of Arlington’s draft Open Data Policy. We will review and consider all comments as we finalize the Policy for review and consideration by the Mayor and City Council in their meetings on October 10 and October 17, 2017. Please stay tuned for…
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Arlington Labor Day Weekend Buzz: August 31 – September 4, 2017

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s Fall Concert SeriesLive music will return to the Levitt Pavilion Arlington this Labor Day Weekend for the 2017 fall concert series in Downtown! This weekend’s lineup includes Brave Combo on Friday, Bob…
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Use Outdoor Swim Season Passes at Hugh Smith Indoor Pool in September

News, Parks & Recreation
Keep the summer fun going a little longer and use your outdoor swim pass from this summer at Hugh Smith Indoor Pool. Swim passes will be valid during Open Swim hours through September. Check the chart below for the open swim schedule. OPEN SWIM HOURSMonday | 1:15 p. m. – 2:30…
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Goodwill Interns Find Real-World Experience at Arlington Animal Services

Animal Services, News
Goodwill is more than just a thrift store. Just ask the shelter staff at Arlington Animal Services. The Goodwill “Summer Earn & Learn” program provided a mutually rewarding experience for five dedicated student interns and the staff and animals at the center. Goodwill is the largest employer of people with disabilities…
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Arlington Fire Department Sends Additional Crews for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
On Wednesday, the City of Arlington deployed additional first responders to assist southeast Texas communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. At the State Operations Center’s request, the City of Arlington joined other regional fire departments in sending fire engines and crews to provide help to hard-hit areas in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, which…
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Community Shows Big Heart with Outpouring of Support for Hurricane Victims

Community, News
Arlington nonprofits, businesses and individuals are displaying overwhelming generosity and support for fellow Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey and the devastating floods that hit the coast. Monday morning the Junior League of Arlington put a call on their Facebook page for items needed at the Dallas Convention Center mega-shelter. By that…
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Ask Arlington: Hurricane Harvey Response and Relief

Fire, Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and…
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Arlington Will Relocate Two Time Capsules Set to be Opened in 2076

Community, News
Two time capsules originally buried near City Hall are being relocated this summer to Founders Plaza in Downtown Arlington, where they are expected to remain until Arlington’s 200th birthday in 2076. In 2016, the time capsules were dug up and stored for safekeeping because of downtown construction. The Centennial-Bicentennial Time Capsule was…
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Arlington Eats: Sugar Bee Sweets Designing Delectable Treats for All Occasions

Business, Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Come along for a mouthwatering ride and catch The American Dream City’s cultural diversity and unique cuisine with Arlington Eats on MyArlingtonTV. In this month’s edition of Arlington Eats, host Andrew Tanielian visits Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery, located at Urban Union in Downtown Arlington. In addition to creating custom designs for wedding…
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Carl Knox, Jr. Park Features New Playground Equipment

News, Parks & Recreation
Carl Knox, Jr. Park in central Arlington now features a new, upgraded playground area for small children. The equipment replaces a section of the playground at 1200 Susan Drive that was destroyed last December after being set on fire by vandals. The playground area designed for children ages 5 to 12…
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Arlington Prepares to Shelter Hurricane Harvey Evacuees if State Requests

Government, Headlines, News, Public Safety
The City of Arlington, in conjunction with local faith-based organizations and the American Red Cross, is prepared to open an emergency shelter to serve evacuees affected by Hurricane Harvey and the historic flooding left in its aftermath. On Tuesday, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams also signed a declaration of local disaster.“The City…
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Library’s Tummy Time Programs Support Infant Learning and Development

Library, News
New babies are sponges for information. Parents and caregivers with newborns know that their babies still need to learn everything! Infants have a lot of work to do before they read, talk, walk, crawl, or hit other milestones. Brain and body development are both important as babies learn skills like…
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Learn about Arlington’s Proposed $478 Million Operating Budget Aug. 31

Budget, Government, Headlines, News
Residents have another chance this week to learn about the City of Arlington’s $478 million proposed Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget. The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting at 6:30 p. m. Thursday, August 31 at Arlington City Hall, 3rd Floor Council Briefing Room, 101 W. Abram St. Proposals for next fiscal year, which…
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Section of Westbound I-30 Left Lane Closed for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of Augthe project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated traffic…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Tigger & Katie

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet TiggerTigger is our chosen cat of the week. This one and half-year old male domestic short hair is a brown and black tabby. Unlike his bouncy namesake, this Tigger is quiet and laid back. One’s patience will be rewarded by allowing him time to…
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Texas Rangers Secure Funding for New Ballpark in Arlington

Economic Development, Entertainment, Headlines, News, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers announced this week that it will fund at least $100 million more than initially expected for the new Rangers ballpark, which now has a total estimated cost of $1.1 billion. On August 21, the Rangers secured a loan for its contribution toward the public-private project approved by Arlington…
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Mansfield ISD’s Dr. Vaszauskas in Top 5 for State Superintendent of the Year Award

Education, Headlines, Mansfield ISD, News
Mansfield ISD Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas is a top five finalist for the state’s Superintendent of the Year award. The award, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards, recognizes exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership. Dr. Vaszauskas won the regional award in July. He is in the remaining five public…
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Hurricane Harvey: Where You Can Donate to Help Disaster Relief and Recovery

Community, Headlines, News
With unprecedented rains and historic flooding, Hurricane Harvey has caused widespead damage in several Texas communities. Here are some ways you can provide support to help families and communities rebuild in the aftermath of this devastating storm:Donations:▪ American Red Cross: To donate, visit redcross. org, call 800-REDCROSS or text “HARVEY” to 90999…
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Dream Builders with Mission Arlington’s Rainbow Express Program

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
“Dream Builders” is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest Dream Builders focuses on Mission Arlington’s Rainbow Express Program, a positive outlet…
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City of Arlington Assisting Gulf Coast Communities Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

Fire, Government, Headlines, News, Police
From deploying highly trained first responders to providing parking space for buses bringing evacuees to the safety of North Texas shelters, the City of Arlington stands ready to help Houston and Gulf Coast communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Since Friday, the Office of Emergency Management has been in close communication with…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus August 27-28

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed three positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Forest Edge Drive at W. Park Row Drive Map Park Hill Drive at Mossy Oak Street Map Jake Langston Park at Woodside Drive Map…
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Drury Plaza Hotel Approved for Entertainment District

Business, Economic Development, News
A new full-service hotel is slated for Arlington’s growing Entertainment District. Earlier this month, the Arlington City Council approved a development plan for a nine-story, 268-room Drury Plaza Hotel. The proposed hotel would be located in the 100 block of West Road to Six Flags, west of the Lincoln Square Shopping…
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Number One Overall: Arlington Martin Grad Myles Garrett Takes his Dream to the NFL

Arlington ISD, Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Arlington native and Martin High School graduate Myles Garrett is taking his football dreams to the next level, as he prepares for his rookie season in the NFL as a member of the Cleveland Browns. The star linebacker was selected as the number one overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 24-27, 2017

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Raiders vs. Cowboys at AT&T StadiumThe Cowboys host the Oakland Raiders for the team’s fourth pre-season game this Saturday, August 26. This will be the final pre-season home game before the…
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Milo Autonomous Shuttle Service Begins Saturday

Headlines, News, Transportation
The City of Arlington’s new autonomous shuttle service, Milo, rolls out in the Entertainment District this weekend. Fans attending the Dallas Cowboys pre-season home game on Saturday, August 26, will be among the first to ride the Milo shuttles as part of the City’s innovative transportation pilot program. The self-driving Milo shuttles,…
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Abram and Collins Intersection Rebuild Targeted for October Completion

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The complete rebuild of the Abram and Collins streets intersection is expected to be finished by October. The contractor underestimated the construction time for the rebuild, which started in June and was originally projected to be complete by August. The time extension on the project, which is part of the nearly $16…
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Tickets on Sale Now for Sept. 2 Taste of Arlington

Entertainment, News, Theatre
Tickets are on sale now for Taste of Arlington!This annual fundraising event unites restaurants, specialty beverages and gourmet food stores in the heart of Downtown Arlington. This year’s outdoor event is scheduled from 2 p. m. to 7 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 2 at 305 W. Main Street in Arlington’s Cultural Arts District. Taste…
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Arlington’s Splash Pads Open Through September

News, Parks & Recreation
Pools may be closing soon for the 2017 season, but splash pads around the city are open through September. Arlington’s public splash pads are free, kid-friendly fountains and spray areas that are a great way to beat the summer heat. The splash pads are open every day from 10 a. m. to 8 p. m.…
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Southbound Lanes of Little Road North of Interstate 20 Closed Through Friday

News, Traffic Update, Transportation, Water Utilities
Emergency repairs on an 18-inch water main at 4408 Little Road will require closure of the southbound lanes of Little Road just north of Interstate 20 through Friday. Arlington Water Utilities crews worked through the night on Monday to repair damage to the underground concrete water main. The repaired 18-inch main…
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On the Clock: One Start Development Center

Government, Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
“On the Clock” is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. The episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at the One Start Development Center, which…
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Residents Invited to Attend FY 2018 Budget Town Hall Meetings

Budget, Government, Headlines, News
Residents can learn more about the City of Arlington’s $478 million proposed Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget at two upcoming town hall meetings. Proposals for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, include significant investments in public safety and technology, expenses related to the reopening of Ditto Golf Course and the…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Charmed & Joy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet CharmedCharmed is our chosen cat “stand-in” for Cat of the Week. This charming, un-animated white and tan cat is very content to be the “stand-in” for Cat of the Week. A total of 28 cats were adopted on Clear the Shelters Day on Saturday, the…
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Schedule Your Free Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle

Headlines, News, Transportation
Interested in being among the first to catch a ride in a self-driving shuttle? Come try out Milo and provide the City of Arlington with feedback about your experience. The City of Arlington is now booking rides on four upcoming dates to provide the public an opportunity to check out the Milo…
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Arlington Animal Services Achieves 57 Adoptions During Clear the Shelters Initiative

Animal Services, News
On Saturday, 57 dogs and cats at the Arlington Animal Services Center found new homes as part of the national Clear the Shelters initiative. More than 900 shelters from across the country participated in the initiative and waived adoption fees to help match animals with caring families. More than 67,150 pets were adopted…
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Friday Night Skate Returns to Elzie Odom Athletic Center

News, Parks & Recreation
It’s back! Join us at Elzie Odom Athletic Center every Friday night from 7 to 10 p. m. for Friday Night Skate, ages 13 and under. This event offers exciting skating games, prizes and fun music to skate and boogie along with. Parents can sign their child in and drop them off or stay and…
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Lamar Boulevard/Ave H Lane Closures Planned for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of Augthe project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated traffic…
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Arlington Police Provide Tips, Programs for a Safe School Year

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Arlington Police Department wants the first day back to school to be safe for everyone. Safety should be an everyday habit,” said Lt. David Stevens, the APD Youth Services Commander. “We want our students to exercise good safety habits on the first day of school, throughout the year and for…
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Southeast Recreation Center Design Begins

News, Parks & Recreation
Planners have begun the design phase of the new Southeast Recreation Center that will be located at Webb Community Park. Funding for the project is provided by the 2014 Bond Funds and will serve the southeast Arlington community.“The new recreation center in southeast Arlington is an amenity that the community has…
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Volunteers Sought for River Legacy’s After Dark in the Park

Community, News
Volunteers are being sought for an upcoming River Legacy Living Science Center event in Arlington. Volunteers are needed for setup, breakdown, festival hospitality and facilitation of family friendly games, activities and crafts at the 21th Annual After Dark in the Park. The annual fall festival, scheduled for Oct. 6-8, combines the best of…
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Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus August 20-21

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed two positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Forestwood Drive at Arbor Oaks Drive Map Forest Edge Drive at West Park Row Drive Map Additionally, the Town of Pantego has…
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New Neighborhood Watch Group Eager to Participate in National Night Out

News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department recently profiled the newly formed Julia Burgen/College Oaks Neighborhood Watch in its latest edition of On Call, a community news publication shared on the department’s website.6:30 P. M. SUNDAY, JUNE 28Neighbors began leaving their homes, walking to the Julia Burgen Linear Park in central Arlington. Barrie and her…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 17-20, 2017

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Dallas Cowboys vs. Indianapolis Colts at AT&T StadiumThe Dallas Cowboys return to action at AT&T Stadium in Arlington’s Entertainment District for the NFL preseason against the Indianapolis Colts. Kickoff for the game…
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Bob Findlay Linear Park Trail Substantially Complete

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The construction of the new and improved trail at Bob Findlay Linear Park in North Arlington is now substantially complete and open for public use. Over the next four to six weeks, the contractor will continue to repair, clean up and establish all disturbed areas. All areas affected because of construction activity…
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Backstage Arlington: “Reload” Playing Rock’s Greatest Hits in The American Dream City

Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
MyArlingtonTV is taking a trip across The American Dream City to showcase some of the diverse musical acts happening in Arlington’s schools, restaurants, churches and neighborhoods. Hosted by Tika Cook, “Backstage Arlington” highlights some of the different music acts and performing venues that exist in Arlington. The newest episode features Reload, a…
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Ex-Texas Ranger Ellis Valentine: Making a Difference through Counseling, Volunteering

Community, News
What do I do now? For many retirees, it can be a daunting question. But for many professional athletes who retire with most of their lives still ahead of them, it can be a crippling one.“It took me a good three years to get my head on straight and figure…
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Smooth Ride: Arlington Increases Investment in Street Maintenance, Repairs

Headlines, News
There’s little doubt about the impact technology has on our daily lives. We see it everywhere we look; our phones, cars, TVs, refrigerators and road maintenance. Yes, even the upkeep of the roads you drive is affected by technology. Since the mid-1990s, the Public Works and Transportation Department has conducted an…
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Transportation Advisory Committee to Present Recommendations Next Month

Headlines, News, Transportation
Enhancing regional mobility is a key City Council priority, so much so that a Transportation Advisory Committee was created in 2016 with the sole purpose of studying Arlington’s present, near-term and future transportation needs. This group, made up of 31 Arlington residents and stakeholders, has spent the past year diligently researching…
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Next to Nolan Ryan, Pudge’s Jersey Number is Right Where it Belongs in Arlington

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the No. 7 jersey number of Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez was retired at a pre-game ceremony in front of 47,306 people at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Rodriguez is the third Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the club, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan…
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New Arlington Water Utilities Line Will Serve Johnson and Tarrant Counties

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Construction is set to begin soon on a new pipeline that will bring tap water treated in Arlington to Burleson and several unincorporated areas of Johnson and Tarrant counties. The water transmission line is part of an agreement that will allow Bethesda Water Supply Corporation to purchase treated water from Arlington…
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Arlington Housing Authority to Accept Applications for 2017 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Headlines, Housing, News
Update: The deadline for applications is now closed. The Housing Authority of the City of Arlington (AHA) will accept applications from persons interested in participating in its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program only during the Open Enrollment period, which begins at 9 a. m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, and ends at 9…
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Ask Arlington: Clear the Shelters Day on August 19

Animal Services, Headlines, News
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Diamond & Willow

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet DiamondThis four year old female American Pit Bull Terrier Mix is tan in color and weighs thirty-five pounds. Diamond is a dog ready to shine with a new pet guardian. This quiet, sweet natured dog loves to be the center of attention. She could be described…
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SH 360 Project to Cause Overnight Closures for Camp Wisdom Bridge Aug. 15-17

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Construction work related to the SH 360 South project will affect Arlington drivers starting next week. The construction for the Camp Wisdom bridge over the new SH 360 Toll road has progressed to the point that the bridge beams need to be placed. This will mean the temporary closure of the current existing eastbound…
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2018 Arlington Animal Services Calendar to Feature Pets from City Volunteers

Animal Services, News
Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Sept. 7, 2017, to reflect the new contest deadline and the waiver of the $5 entry donation. Arlington Animal Services Center is calling all city volunteers picture perfect pets to show off their dog or cat style for a chance to be featured in…
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I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project Update for Week of Aug. 14, 2017

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of Augthe project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated traffic…
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Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus August 13-14

Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed six positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Jake Langston Park at Woodside Drive Map Forestwood Drive at Arbor Oaks Drive Map Yaupon Drive at Bristlecone Drive Map Arkansas Lane at…
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Nuts About Nature: 5 Facts About River Legacy Living Science Center

Community, News
From its interactive animal exhibits to its scenic nature trails, the River Legacy Living Science Center in North Arlington has encouraged an appreciation of nature through education and interaction with the natural world for two decades. The Living Science Center, located in River Legacy Parks and part of the River Legacy…
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Call 811 Before You Dig: It’s the Law!

Community, News
Did you know that, before you dig, it is required by law to call 811 to have all buried utility lines located and marked? Atmos Energy wants to thank homeowners and excavators alike for observing the law and keeping our communities safe by always calling 811 before digging. Since 2008, Atmos Energy has…
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Arlington to Roll Out Milo Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Program August 26

Government, Headlines, News, Transportation
The City of Arlington will soon launch Milo, a free autonomous shuttle service that will operate on select off-street trails in the Entertainment District before and after major events at AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington. Fans attending the Dallas Cowboys pre-season home game on Saturday, August 26, will…
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Arlington Tennis Center Set For Next Event After Successful USTA Tournament

News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Tennis Center successfully hosted another USTA Zone Team Championships Boys’ & Girls’ 14s tournament late last month. The nearly week-long tournament began at check in on Wednesday, July 26 with around 300 players and guests arriving in Arlington. This marked the eighth year that Tournament Director Sheryl Osborn and…
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Swim Season Winding Down for City’s Outdoor Pools

News, Parks & Recreation
Four of Arlington’s smaller public pools will close for the season at the end of this weekend, but swimmers can still enjoy the summer poolside a few weeks longer at the Randol Mill and Bad Konigshofen family aquatic centers. The Allen Bolden Pool, Helen Wessler Play Pool, Howard Moore Play Pool…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 10-13, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Pudge’s Jersey Retirement & the Astros-Rangers SeriesThe Houston Astros come to Globe Life Park in Arlington for a three-game series this weekend. The Rangers will hold a ceremony before Saturday’s…
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Texas Live!, New Rangers Ballpark Construction Requires Utilities Relocation

Headlines, News, Public Works, Texas Rangers, Water Utilities
Crews will dig a hole nearly four stories deep this summer in preparation for the Texas Rangers’ new $1 billion retractable roof ballpark. But before they do, a massive sanitary sewer line that runs through the Entertainment District and serves more than one-quarter of the city will need to move. The…
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Welcome to Arlington! City Celebrates New Interstate 30 Gateway Monument Sign

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Welcome to The American Dream City! On Thursday morning, city and community leaders celebrated the dedication of the City of Arlington’s first Gateway Monument sign on Interstate 30. The monument, located north of Randol Mill Park near the Fielder Road exit, stands 20 feet tall and reflects the City of Arlington’s star…
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Register Now for Arlington City Open Junior Championship

News, Parks & Recreation
Juniors, get ready to tee up! Boys and girls ages 6-18 will have the opportunity to test their skills against their fellow junior golfers in this year’s Arlington City Open Junior Championship on August 14-15 at the award-winning Tierra Verde Golf Club, Lake Arlington Golf Course, or Meadowbrook Park Golf…
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A Boy with a Dream, Rangers Great Pudge Rodriguez is now a Hall of Famer

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
On July 30, 2017, Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez cemented his legacy as one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game, after he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a Texas Ranger.“This is such an incredible honor for me,” Rodriguez said in Cooperstown. “A little kid…
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Latest ‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter: New Tesla Supercharger Station Opens in Arlington

Government, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology to Work” as a priority. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities: Invest in Our Economy, Support Quality Education, Enhance Regional…
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Arlington City Manager Unveils $478 Million Budget Proposal for 2018

City Council Priorities, Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council took its first look Tuesday at the proposed $478 million Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget, which includes a property tax rate reduction for the second year in a row. Proposals for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, include significant investments in public safety and technology, expenses…
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Free Pet Vaccines and Microchips Available August 18

Animal Services, News
The nonprofit group Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) is offering a free dog and cat vaccination clinic Friday, August 18 at Arlington Animal Services. The vaccination services, which are available to the first 50 pets brought to the clinic, are free with the purchase of a $7 city pet license.…
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Medical City Arlington Celebrates Start of Construction for $60 Million Women’s Hospital

Business, Economic Development, News
Women in Tarrant County and surrounding cities in North Texas will soon have a luxurious and spacious option to receive high level, specialized healthcare for a comprehensive range of women’s services. Medical City Arlington today celebrated the start of construction for a Women’s Hospital, which will include more than 125,000…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Joey & Max

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet JoeyThis four year old female Domestic Short-haired Calico is white, tan and black in color. Calicos are generally described as having sweet and endearing personalities and as being warm-hearted, affectionate and intelligent. Once Joey becomes acquainted with you she does exhibit some of these characteristics. She appreciates…
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Ask Arlington: Downtown Development on the Rise in The American Dream City

Business, Community, Economic Development, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…
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City of Arlington to Declare Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez Day

News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The City of Arlington will declare Tuesday, August 8 as Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez Day in honor of the former Texas Rangers catcher, whose No. 7 jersey will be retired by the club on August 12, 2017 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The proclamation will take place during the evening session…
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Westbound I-30 Right Outside Lane Closures Planned August 7-10 for Bridge Construction

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of Augthe project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated traffic…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus August 7-8

News, Public Health
Editor’s note: Because of inclement weather, targeted ground spraying previously scheduled for August 6-7 was rescheduled to August 7-8. The City of Arlington has confirmed four positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Saddle Ridge Road at Yacht Club…
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Arlington Grants Manager Elected to National Executive Board

Government, Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
Sheryl Kenny, Grants Manager for the City of Arlington, has been elected to serve as an executive officer for the National Community Development Association. The nonpartisan, nonprofit association represents local government around the country and supports affordable housing and economic development to better communities especially for low and mid-income residents. Kenny said…
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Texas Health Resources and Athlete Training and Health Collaborate to Open Athletic Center

Business, Economic Development, News
Athletes and weekend warriors across North Texas now have access to orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation for injuries, and performance training in one convenient location. The Texas Health Resources facility opened in south Arlington on Tuesday, August 1, and services will continue to be added through the end of the year.“Texas Health…
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Be a Model Driver: 8 Tips for Parents of Teens in the Driver Seat

News, Public Safety
Teen drivers are three times likelier to be in a fatal crash than older drivers. Driver inexperience is the number one cause of teen crashes. This is true no matter how well a teen drives, how well they do in school, or how responsible they are. So, it’s important to make…
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Texas Sales Tax Holiday Next Weekend

Business, Headlines, News
Retail stores throughout Arlington are preparing for the state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday, which will be held Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced less than $100 from sales and use tax, which could save shoppers…
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Theatre Arlington Opens 45th Season with ‘Bus Stop’

Entertainment, News, Theatre
Tickets are on sale now for upcoming productions at Theatre Arlington, which is celebrating 45 years of live theater this season. Theatre Arlington, which is one of the largest community theatres in the country, will open its anniversary season with Bus Stop, an American classic comedy/drama. Other scheduled shows from September…
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River Legacy Living Science Center Undergoing $2.5 Million Renovation

Community, Headlines, News
The River Legacy Living Science Center is transforming to feature an updated, interactive Exhibit Hall, bringing nature and nature lovers together in the same place. The $2.5 million renovation of the Exhibit Hall will allow learners of all ages to see ecosystems change through four seasons, touch riverbank burrows and play…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: August 3-6, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Einstein: A Stage Portrait at Theatre ArlingtonThis one-man play by Willard Simms presents the private, personal, and deeply human side of Albert Einstein, the reluctant celebrity who changed forever the way we…
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Medical City Arlington Adds Web Cameras to NICU

Business, News
Parents of sick babies can view their little ones, even when they are away, thanks to new web cameras in the Medical City Arlington Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The cameras are mounted above each of the 23 beds in the NICU. A live video stream enables parents to see their…
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New Bond Tracker Series Keeps Residents Updated on Voter-Approved Projects

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The City of Arlington has launched a new regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections. The first episode features the new Julia Burgen Park in central Arlington. The 66-acre linear park, located at 1008 Ruby Street,…
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UTA Maverick Speakers Series Lineup Includes Lou Diamond Phillips, Gretchen Carlson

Education, News, UT Arlington
Two outstanding UTA alumni – a critically acclaimed Hollywood actor and a highly respected American economist – will return to their alma mater to join an exceptionally strong lineup for the 10th anniversary season of The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Speakers Series, a premier venue for the nation’s best…
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Arlington’s Pet Adoption Fees Reduced to $20 All Month

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Dog and cat adoption fees at the Arlington Animal Services Center are reduced to $20 during the month of August. The discounted fee is offered as part of the Best Friends Summer to Save Them All pet adoption special. Regular adoption prices are $90 for cats and kittens and $100 for dogs and puppies.…
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Registration Ends August 5 for Library’s English as a Second Language Classes

Library, News
Every semester, English language learners are excited to sign up for classes with Arlington Reads. Spaces are now available for free English as a Second Language classes in fall 2017. Online registration is required, or call Arlington Reads at (817) 460-2727 for more information. English is a valuable skill that open…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Asia & Stephen

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet AsiaThis one year old female Retriever Mix is tan and cream in color and weighs 29 pounds. Asia is a very active dog who exhibits the “squirrel” syndrome—otherwise known as having one’s attention easily diverted. She is constantly interested in checking out everything going on…
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August Volunteer of the Month: Steve Marks

News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington is honored to nominate Coach Steve Marks for the Volunteer of the Month Award based on his ongoing volunteerism in our youth soccer program and due to the significant difference he has made in the lives of countless young men and women. Coach Marks, who has served…
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