Dream Builders: MISD Partnership with Arlington Animal Services

Animal Services, Headlines, Mansfield ISD, 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 episode focuses on the partnership between the Arlington Animal Services Center and Mansfield…
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Renovations Under Way at Chester W. Ditto Golf Course in North Arlington

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
A total course renovation, under the direction of famed course architect John Colligan, commenced at Chester W. Ditto Golf Course in mid-December 2016. The total redesign is expected to take approximately 10 months to complete, with a an anticipated re-opening date scheduled for late fall 2017. The renovation will include a…
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Arlington ISD’s National Signing Day Ceremony: Feb 1, 2017

Arlington ISD, Education, News, Sports
The Arlington ISD will hold its annual districtwide National Signing Day ceremony for students who have signed or will sign with a college athletic program at 8 a. m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Professional Development Center, 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd. More than 60 students representing all six Arlington ISD high schools…
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Arlington Chamber Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline is February 17

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Are you a high school senior planning to attend the University of Texas at Arlington or Tarrant County College?The Arlington Chamber Foundation will be awarding $17,500 in scholarships to students graduating from Arlington ISD this year. Scholarships of $2,500 are being offered to one graduating senior from each AISD high school…
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Tell Us A Story Writing Contest Opens at the Arlington Public Library

Library, News
Storytelling isn’t just for scary tales around a campfire. People who don’t think of themselves as writers still use stories every day. Our brains constantly create narratives to explain what we see, feel, and do. If you’ve ever described a dream, explained why you were late, or talked about childhood…
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Some Services Unavailable Tuesday During Library System Upgrade

Library, News
On Tuesday, January 31, the Arlington Public Library is upgrading its records system. The updated software will offer new features that make searching for items even easier. Patrons will be able to compare multiple items, see live updates on item locations, and more. However, some Library resources will be temporarily…
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AISD Celebrates New Peach Elementary School With Dedication Ceremony, Open House

Arlington ISD, Education, News
AISD officials, community leaders and guests commemorated the opening of Peach Elementary School with a dedication ceremony and open tour Saturday. The elementary school, located at 2020 Baird Farm Road, features 46 core classrooms, collaborative spaces for each grade, 2 STEM labs, a media center and more. The 122,000-square-foot campus, which has…
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Six Flags Over Texas Celebrates Construction Milestone of Newest Coaster, The Joker

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Six Flags Over Texas celebrated a major construction milestone on its newest ride, The Joker, on Monday. Six Flags Over Texas President Steve Martindale and Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams signed their names on the final track piece of the 12-story roller coaster moments before it was lifted 120 feet into the air…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Carrie & Yuki

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet CarrieThis handsome two-year-old female Shepherd mix is brown and black in color and weighs 32 pounds. Carrie is an active young dog that displays playfulness and curiosity. She walks well on a leash but doesn’t seem to know any commands. Carrie would probably benefit from some…
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Public Invited to Ride in Self-Driving, Fully Autonomous Transit Vehicle in Arlington

Headlines, News, Government
The public is invited to ride in a self-driving, fully autonomous transit vehicle when the Alliance for Transportation Innovation (ATI21) 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Road Trip arrives in Arlington for demonstrations on Thursday, Feb. 2. Arlington is among the first stops on a cross-country road trip hosted by ATI21 and presented by…
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Transportation Advisory Committee’s Next Meeting: Feb. 2, 2017

Headlines, News, Transportation
Arlington’s Transportation Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at City Hall, 3rd Floor, 101 W. Abram St., Arlington TX 76010 from 6-8 p. m. Residents can find a complete schedule of upcoming meetings and other key information about the Transportation Advisory Committee at www. arlington-tx. gov/TAC. There will be…
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Opinions Wanted: Check Your Mailbox or Email for City Survey Invitation

Government, News
The City of Arlington is calling for participation in the annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The anonymous and confidential online survey is designed to gather resident’s opinions about city services. The City has conducted this survey for 14 years in partnership with Decision Analyst, an Arlington-based independent market research company.“The information obtained…
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TxDOT’s Repair of Bardin Road Bridge Will Begin Next Month

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The Texas Department of Transportation has completed the design for repair of the Bardin Road bridge and will award an emergency contract in early February. The Bardin Road bridge (over State Highway 360 near the city limits of Arlington and Grand Prairie) was severely damaged by fire last November. Repairs will…
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January 2017 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
It’s a new year with a renewed focus on Arlington youth. Inside the January issue of On Call, read what’s new with the Hometown Recruiting and AISD Police Academy. Also in this issue, crime prevention highlights from police districts and see the photo that captured the national spotlight as one…
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UTA Baseball, Softball Season Tickets on Sale Now

News, Sports
Season tickets are now available for the 2017 UTA baseball and softball season. Fans can purchase season tickets for baseball and softball for $75 each. Individual game tickets are $6 and UTA staff, faculty and student tickets are $5. UTA’s game with Texas Tech on March 14 will be played at…
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Treat Your Sweetheart to a Valentine’s Dinner Date at Ventana Grille

News, Parks & Recreation
Treat the special person in your life to a delectable four course meal at Ventana Grille on Tuesday, February 14th. Seating will begin at 6 p. m. and end at 9 p. m. The cost is $45 per person plus tax and gratuity. Dinner reservations are required by 5 p. m. February 10th. For…
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Library’s Stories to Our Children Workshop Helps Parents Write Their Own Books

Library, News
Stories to Our Children returns to the Arlington Public Library this spring. This free seven-week workshop teaches parents to write stories for their children. Every family has its legends, traditions, and stories to pass down. Sharing these between generations promotes a love of reading, but it also creates lasting family…
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Dallas Vietnamese Radio’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration Features Dragon Dance

Community, News
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster this weekend at Dallas Vietnamese Radio’s 14th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration in Arlington. The celebration, which includes a Dragon Dance, starts at 2 p. m. Sunday, January 29 outside of the radio station, located at 2202 New York Avenue Suite 902 in east Arlington. Dallas Viet…
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Backstage Arlington: UTA’s Music Industry Studies Program

Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, UT Arlington
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 The University…
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Traffic Alert: Westbound I-30 Lane Closure Announced as Part of $233 Million Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
As part of the Interstate 30/State Highway 360 interchange project, the westbound I-30 far left lane will be closed from Great Southwest Parkway to SH 360 starting Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 p. m. through Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 a. m. for bridge construction, weather permitting. Construction during this closure includes the…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: January 26-29, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. On Tap’s Grand OpeningOn Tap will be tapping some of the rarest beers this weekend at the Craft Beer Bar’s Grand Opening Extravaganza in Downtown Arlington Texas! On Tap will…
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Free Federal Income Tax Help Available at Arlington Public Library

Headlines, Library, News
Federal income tax season is January 23 to April 18. As Arlington residents get their documents in order and prepare to file, the Library is ready to help. All Arlington Public Library branches offer a variety of tax resources. The Library does not provide financial, tax, or legal advice, but …
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Arlington Honors Late Firefighter Donald Hogg at Fire Station 6

Fire, News, Public Safety
The approach to Fire Station 6 has been renamed in honor of the late Donald E. “Don” Hogg, who served as an Arlington firefighter for 23 years until his line-of-duty death in 2009. Earlier this month, members of the Arlington Fire Department and Hogg’s family gathered in front of the South…
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Arlington Alliance For Youth Grants Support Library Events for Babies, Children and Teens

Library, News
The Arlington Public Library was among local organizations that received grants from Arlington Alliance For Youth on January 20. The Library received six grants in support of programs and events for babies, children, and teens. Craig Weitz, Arlington Alliance For Youth president, drew connections between their dream for youth and the…
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Arlington Among Texas Communities Chosen as Testing Grounds for Automated Vehicles

Headlines, News, Transportation
Arlington is among select Texas communities chosen as a national test site for the research and development of self-driving vehicles. The U. S. Department of Transportation has named Texas a national Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground for the testing of connected and automated vehicle technologies. The designation establishes the state as a
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On the Clock: Arlington’s Stormwater Management Team

Government, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Works
“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 City of Arlington’s…
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UTA’s Integrated Cancer Research Strives to Improve Patient Outcomes, Experience

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington is becoming a major cancer research institute, receiving more than $6 million dollars in new grants in 2016 to strengthen its integrated cancer research program and improve outcomes across the complete spectrum of the patient experience.“UTA’s scientific expertise across basic cancer research, identification and…
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New Open Arlington Website Places Searchable City Data At Citizens’ Fingertips

Government, Headlines, News
Whether you’re curious about code complaints or wondering what’s under construction in your neighborhood, the City’s new Open Arlington website offers a variety of searchable data to help citizens know more about their community. Open Arlington is intended to serve as a central clearinghouse for accessing, visualizing, and interacting with public…
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Texas Rangers to Retire Uniform Number of Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez

News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers recently announced that the club will hold a ceremony later this season to retire the uniform number 7 of catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez. Rodriguez will become the third Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the club, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan’s #34 in 1996…
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January 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Mataio Irving

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, Sports
Mataio Irving, senior for Sam Houston High School’s men’s basketball team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for January 2017. Sam Houston head coach Brandon Keeling says Mataio brings passion, energy, intensity and leadership to the Texans basketball team.“He’s like having a second coach on…
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2nd Annual Mayor’s Community Breakfast Set for February 2

Community, News
The Second Annual Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast will be held at 6:30 a. m. on Thursday, February 2 at the Arlington Convention Center. This event, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, aims to bring together members of the community for an uplifting breakfast. Guests will be able to enjoy a delicious…
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AISD Celebrates New McNutt Elementary School With Dedication Ceremony, Open House

Arlington ISD, Education, News
AISD officials, community leaders and guests commemorated the opening of McNutt Elementary School with a dedication ceremony and open tour Saturday. The elementary school, located at 3609 South Center Street, features 44 general classrooms, 8 collaborative spaces, 2 STEM labs, a media center and more. The 112,000-square-foot campus, which has a…
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UTA Documentary on Fatal Wilberg Mine Fire Premieres Next Month

Education, News, UT Arlington
A documentary produced by the University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Art and Art History will premiere next month.“Remember Wilberg” tells the story of the December 1984 Wilberg Mine fire in Emery County, Utah, that killed 27 coal miners.UTA Students, alumni, and faculty spent more than two years working on…
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More than 6,000 Attend 2017 Texas Rangers Fan Fest

News, Sports, Texas Rangers
More than 6,000 baseball fans attended the 2017 Texas Rangers Fan Fest at Globe Life Park in Arlington last Saturday, where they were able to grab autographs, tour the ballpark and take photos with current and former Rangers players. The 2017 Fan Fest Presented by AT&T also featured interactive question and answer…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Butterfinger & Holly

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet ButterfingerWhat a sweet choice! This three-year-old male is a brown and black Domestic Short-haired Tabby. Not much for toys, Butterfinger loves to cuddle up by your side while you pet him. He will allow you to rub his tummy and responds by “making biscuits” in the air. His…
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Drivers Should Be Aware of Planned Eastbound I-30 Lane Closures During Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next two weeks as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. New aerial photos of the 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…
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Lights, Camera, Action! Studio Movie Grill Opens in Lincoln Square Shopping Center

Business, Headlines, News
With food, drinks and fun, Studio Movie Grill celebrated the grand opening of its newest crowd-pleasing theater complex Thursday night at Arlington’s Lincoln Square shopping center. City and community leaders and hundreds of movie goers attended the studio’s red carpet event, which included showings of the first movie releases of 2017. SMG Lincoln Square marks the Dallas-based…
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Unity Arch is Newest Addition to Entertainment District Sculpture Trail

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Unity Arch, the newest addition to Arlington’s Entertainment District Sculpture Trail, glitters in the sunlight from its hill overlooking Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium. The stainless steel infinity sculpture, installed this week in Richard Greene Linear Park, stands nearly 14 feet tall and 25 feet wide and is covered with a mesh made…
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Homeless Prevention Funds Available for Arlington Residents

Housing, News
Beginning January 30, 2017, Arlington residents who are homeless or in imminent danger of becoming homeless can apply for assistance through the City’s Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP). The City will utilize HHSP funding in the amount of $220,509, provided by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, in furtherance…
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New Social Networking App Aims to Improve College Experience for UTA Students

Education, News, UT Arlington
At the same that researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington are studying the role social networks play in academic performance, a group of students has developed a free mobile app they say will connect UTA students and help them have a better college experience. The newly launched UTA Connection…
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Section of Mesquite Street in Downtown to Close for Repair January 27-29

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
A section of Mesquite Street in downtown Arlington is set to be closed the weekend of January 27-29. The one-way street will be closed between Border and Front streets for construction-related repairs from 7 p. m. Friday, January 27 until 7 p. m. Sunday, January 29. Then from February 4 through February 12, the intersection at…
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Arlington Water Utilities Offers Inspections, Repairs for Irrigation Backflow Preventers

News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities is offering a limited number of Arlington residents the chance to have their irrigation system backflow preventers inspected and repaired for free. Arlington’s will use $26,250 to improve low-hazard backflow assemblies on residential irrigation systems throughout the city. Customers who apply for the program will receive the services…
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Texas Rangers Announce Home & Road Game Times for 2017 Season

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers today announced the club’s 2017 home and road game times. The official 2017 regular season schedule with times was released by Major League Baseball on Thursday. Regular home game times in 2017 will once again be 7:05 p. m. CT for night games; 1:05 p. m. CT for weekday day…
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Summer and Fall Concert Season Dates Announced for Levitt Pavilion

Community, News
Another year of free music is in the works in The American Dream City!Mark your calendars now for the Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concert Season, which will run May 19 through July 23, and for the Fall Concert Season, which will run September 1 through October 22. The Levitt’s new concert days for…
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Arlington Eats: Best Burger Challenge at Division Brewing

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 Division Brewing for the Best Burger Challenge organized by Arlington Foodies on January 9, 2017. A pre-selected panel served as blind judges…
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Get Your Arlington Gear On for 2017

Community, Headlines, News
Looking to get your hands on American Dream City apparel to show your Arlington pride?The City of Arlington is proud to offer Arlington t-shirts, hoodies, long-sleeved fleece sweatshirts and other items online!You can check out our assortment of comfortable items imprinted with Arlington’s new logo and brand in soft rustic white. Quality…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: January 19-22, 2017

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 2017 Texas Rangers Fan Fest2017 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by AT&T will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington this Saturday, January 21 from 9:00 a. m. until 4:00 p. m. 2017…
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UTA’s Alexus Henry Making Her Track & Field Dreams Come True

Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington student-athlete Alexus Henry is looking forward to more dream come true moments as she continues her sophomore year in The American Dream City. As a freshman, Alexus Henry became the first women’s high jumper from UT Arlington to ever advance to the NCAA Championships. The Bridge City, Texas native finished fifth in the…
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Dream Come True: Ivan Rodriguez Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Ivan Rodriguez has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot, it was announced this evening, marking a dream come true moment for the Rangers fan favorite. Rodriguez becomes the 52nd player to be elected by the member of the Baseball Writers Association…
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City of Arlington Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

Headlines, News, Transportation
The City of Arlington today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (http://www. waze. com), the free, real-time crowd-sourced traffic and navigation app powered by the world’s largest community of drivers. Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic information, the Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and…
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Seguin High School, Bailey Junior High Named Finalists for America’s Best Urban Schools Award

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Two Arlington ISD schools – Seguin High School and Bailey Junior High – are among 35 schools nationwide that have been selected as finalists for the 2017 America’s Best Urban Schools Award through the National Center for Urban School Transformation. Through an application process with rigorous award criteria, Seguin and Bailey…
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2017 Texas Rangers Fan Fest is Sat. Jan. 21 at Globe Life Park

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
2017 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by AT&T will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington this Saturday, January 21 from 9:00 a. m. until 4:00 p. m. Tickets for Fan Fest are on sale at texasrangers. com/fanfest or by calling 972. RANGERS.2017 Fan Fest Presented by AT&T will feature autograph sessions with current Texas Rangers…
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Citizens Can Help Police Keep Neighborhoods Safe Through Dog Walker Watch Program

News, Police, Public Safety
Through the Dog Walker Watch program, citizens and their canine companions can help the Arlington Police Department make a difference in the community. Dog Walker Watch is an awareness program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and coordinated locally by law enforcement agencies and community organizations that encourages neighbors…
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Nightly Eastbound I-30 Lane Closures Planned Through Jan 31 for Interchange Project

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

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet TimonLooking for a new best friend? Timon is waiting to meet you! This three year old male Boxer mix is white and black in color and weighs 80 pounds. Timon is a calm guy for being such a large dog. He knows the commands of…
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Public Works Crews Respond to Flooded Roads, Downed Streets Lights During Torrential Rains

News, Public Safety, Public Works, Weather
Earlier this month, light snow and ice kept Public Works and Transportation Field Operation crews busy as they sanded more than 70 locations across Arlington to keep motorists safe. But it wasn’t wintry weather that had the crews back in action this weekend. Sunday night’s severe storm event brought torrential rain, which…
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Arlington Water Awarded $5.6 Million for Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
The Texas Water Development Board has awarded $5.6 million in financial assistance to Arlington Water Utilities for a slate of projects throughout the city to replace 3.6 miles of aging sanitary sewer mains. The funds are a low interest loan through the Board’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund. An $826,861…
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New Downtown Arlington Business Offers Entreprenuers Affordable Work Space

Business, Headlines, News
A new co-working space in Downtown Arlington offers affordable office and meeting space, collaborative opportunities and other support and resources designed to help entrepreneurs and freelancers make their dreams of running a successful business come true. PinnStation, located at 201 E. Abram Street in the Pinnacle Corporation building, offers daily, weekly…
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New Public Art on Display in Downtown Arlington

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
A new piece of public art is on display in The American Dream City. Sator Cube was recently installed in front of the Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse on Abram Street in downtown Arlington. The 1,800-pound steel cube is the work of Arlington resident Art Fairchild, who has two other sculptures, Trio and…
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MLK Celebration Kicks Off With Visit from NAACP National President Dr. Cornell Brooks

Community, Headlines, News
On Friday Dr. Cornell William Brooks, the national President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), helped launch the four-day Arlington MLK Celebration.“He’s a big draw,” said Christina Satcher, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority who greeted guests at the annual awards banquet honoring…
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Cooper Street Lane Closures Near Inwood Drive to Continue Through Monday

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Water Utilities
Unexpected delays in water main work at Cooper Street near West Inwood Drive will require lane closures to remain in place through Monday, January 16. Two interior northbound lanes, one southbound turn lane and one southbound interior lane will be closed to traffic. The construction area will be from just north…
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U2: The Joshua Tree Tour Comes to AT&T Stadium on May 26

Entertainment, News
Live Nation announced this week that U2 will return to select stadiums this year with U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic album. Each show will include a performance of The Joshua Tree in its entirety, with support from one of a number of …
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MLK Jr. Holiday Closings on Monday, January 16, 2017

News
The Arlington City Hall, City Office Tower and many City of Arlington administrative offices will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, 2017. Regular hours of business will resume at 8 a. m. Tuesday, January 17. What’s Closed: City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court…
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Free Tax Assistance Available for Eligible Arlington Residents

Community, News
Need help with your income taxes? Arlington residents whose individual or household income is less than $55,000 annually may be eligible for free income tax assistance. Four volunteer-led community tax center locations will be open from Tuesday, January 17 through Saturday, April 15 in Arlington to provide free tax assistance. The IRS-sponsored tax assistance…
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Ask Arlington: Neighborhood Matching Grant Applications Due Feb. 15

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Planning & Development Services
“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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Registration Opens Next Week for ESL Classes at the Arlington Public Library

Library, News
Speaking English is a valuable skill and the Arlington Public Library is here to help! Sign up for English classes this month with the Arlington Public Library. Classes are volunteer-led and focused on building English vocabulary for beginner to advanced adult learners. Students must register in person on Tuesday, January 17…
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Arlington MLK Weekend Buzz: January 12-16, 2017

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Packers vs. Cowboys NFC Divisional Playoff Game at AT&T StadiumAmerica’s Team is back in the playoffs as they host the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this…
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Some Programs, Events Canceled at Hugh Smith Rec Center Thursday

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington Water Utilities Department has notified the Hugh Smith Recreation Center and Indoor Pool that water service will be shut down in the area from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017, while a repair is made to the water main. Programming at the Hugh Smith…
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Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting Set for Thursday Night

Mayor & Council, News
Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss an upcoming ballot proposition regarding civil service for the Arlington Fire Department. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p. m. January 12, 2017 at Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. Arlington City Council will soon vote to place a…
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New Filtration System to Help With Water Clarity at Bad Königshofen Pool

News, Parks & Recreation
A new filtration system set to be installed at the Bad Königshofen pool early next week is expected to help with water clarity issues at the popular swimming location. Due to a steady increase in pool attendance, the Bad Königshofen pool has struggled with water clarity issues. In order to ensure the…
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Public Works Crews Sanded 71 Locations to Keep Drivers Safe During Friday’s Icy Weather

News, Public Safety, Public Works
Early planning and preparation by the Public Works Field Operations staff last week made traveling Arlington roads safer for drivers during Friday’s arctic blast. Despite the minimal chance of ice forming on roadways per the early weather forecasts, Public Works staff began making preparations early in the week in case the…
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Unity Arch Set to be Installed Jan.19

Parks & Recreation, News
Unity Arch, a key centerpiece of Arlington's Entertainment District Sculpture Trail within Richard Greene Linear Park and Robert Cluck Linear Park, will be installed on January 19, 2017. The piece was designed by famed sculptor Owen Morrel of Coral Gables,…
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Atmos Energy Donates $25,000 to New Downtown Library

Headlines, Library, News
Chris Felan, on behalf of Atmos Energy, presented a $25,000 check to Mayor Jeff Williams and Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto today to benefit the Arlington Public Library’s new Downtown Library. Atmos Energy’s generous gift will fund a teen group study room on the second floor of the new Downtown Library, which…
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Water Rates Stay the Same, Wastewater Rates Increase for Arlington Residents

News, Water Utilities
Arlington residents, who already have some of the lowest water costs in North Texas, won’t see an increase in residential water rates this year. Other rate changes took effect Jan. 1, 2017. The new rates are detailed in a brochure headed to homes and businesses in water utility bills this…
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Second Annual Arlington Homeownership Fair Set for June 24

Government, Housing, News
Arlington is pleased to announce the second annual Homeownership Fair scheduled will take place June 24, 2017, at the Arlington Convention Center. At last year’s successful event, nearly 50 exhibitors provided information on the home-buying process to more than 400 attendees from the Arlington community. This year, the Homeownership Fair will offer…
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New Ask Arlington App Makes it Easier for Citizens to Report Problems

Code Compliance, Government, Headlines, News
Spot a stray dog, a pot hole or litter along the street? The new Ask Arlington app makes notifying the City about these problems quick and easy. The City of Arlington officially launched the app, free for Android and Apple devices, today. Through the Ask Arlington app, users can report common…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Linda & Ranger

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet RangerThis six-year-old male shiba inu mix is tan and white in color and weighs 16 pounds. A shiba inu is described as a high-spirited and strong-willed breed and not typically a lap dog. Ranger is not typical in that he likes being in your lap. …
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Westbound I-30 Near SH 360 Reduced to One Lane Nightly Through January 18

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next two weeks as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. New aerial photos of the 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…
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Friday is Deadline to Enter 16th Annual Animal Essay Contest

News
There’s still time to enter! The deadline for students to submit their entries into the 16th annual Animal Essay contest is 5 p. m. this Friday, January 13. Each year, the contest regularly draws more than 1,000 entries. All students residing within Arlington city limits in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades who attend…
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Additional Lanes of Cooper Street to Close Next Week for Water Project

News, Traffic Update, Water Utilities
A continuation of water infrastructure work on Cooper Street near West Inwood Drive will cause additional lane closures January 9-13. Two interior northbound lanes, one southbound turn lane and one southbound interior lane will be closed to traffic during the week. The construction area will be from just north of the…
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Hugh Smith Rec Center Visitors Encouraged to Plan Ahead Because of Road Construction

News, Parks & Recreation
Swim lessons started this week at Hugh Smith Indoor Pool. In order for participants to keep on schedule, please plan ahead to account for construction traffic on New York Avenue. Also, be mindful of winter weather, pack warm clothes to change into as well as extra towels!Arlington Aquatics offers swim lessons…
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January 2017 Volunteer of the Month: Alex Nervo

Municipal Court, News, Volunteer, Volunteer of the Month
The City of Arlington’s Teen Court Program is an alternative justice program that works within the Arlington Municipal Court and uses youth participation to offer young offenders an opportunity to accept responsibility and make restitution for their offenses. Adult and teen volunteers are essential to the success of the program. The…
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Transportation Advisory Committee’s Next Meeting: Jan. 12, 2017

Government, Headlines, News, Transportation
Arlington’s newly appointed Transportation Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at City Hall, 3rd Floor, 101 W. Abram St., Arlington TX 76010 from 6-8 p. m. Residents can find a complete schedule of upcoming meetings and other key information about the Transportation Advisory Committee at www. arlington-tx. gov/TAC. There…
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HKS Selected to Design New Texas Rangers Ballpark for Arlington

Business, Economic Development, Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
The Texas Rangers today announced that HKS, Inc., has been selected to design the new ballpark to be built in Arlington, as the project moves closer to another dream getting done in The American Dream City. The new ballpark, which is being built as a public-private partnership between the City of Arlington and…
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Allan Saxe: Professor & Philanthropist Continues to Help Arlington Dream Big

Education, Headlines, News, Tarrant County College, UT Arlington
With major contributions to North Texas as an author, philanthropist, television/radio commentator and professor, Allan Saxe continues to wear many hats and his imprint on the City of Arlington is undeniable. Saxe’s mother left him $500,000 upon her death and he has used that money to give back to The American Dream…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: January 5-8, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Pablo Picasso: Ceramics Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art The Arlington Museum of Art in Downtown proudly announces its winter blockbuster exhibit, Pablo Picasso: Ceramics, featuring more than 40 ceramics by renowned artist…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Molly & Patches

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet MollyThis sweetie wants to lean on you! Molly, a one and half year old female Terrier mix is tan and white in color, and weighs 46 pounds. Want help with your New Year’s resolution to adopt a furry companion? Then Molly may be the one for you. This calm…
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Great Deals on Indoor Swim Passes Available Now Through Jan. 15

News, Parks & Recreation
Splash into the New Year with savings this January! The Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Aquatics division is offering great deals on annual indoor swim passes from now through Sunday, January 15.15 percent off annual swim passes Buy 2 Months, Get 1 Free (Valid for: Unlimited Land/Water Monthly Passes, Combo Monthly Passes,…
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Light Wintry Precipitation is Possible for Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex This Week

News, Weather
An artic cold front arriving in North Texas tomorrow could bring light wintry precipitation but isn’t expected to impact roads, bridges and overpasses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to the National Weather Service. Light snow or sleet pellets are possible for much of the Metroplex beginning around midnight Thursday through Friday…
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Registration for GED, High School Equivalency Study Programs Opens Thursday

Library, News
Registration for GED and other high school equivalency study programs offered by Arlington Reads opens Thursday, January 5. Registration is online from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m., or whenever the class is full. Registration is only available online. A high school equivalency diploma like the GED shows that you have high…
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Six Flags Over Texas to Host Annual Job Fair This Month

Business, News
The rides have barely stopped spinning from the 2016 season, but already the park is gearing up for a thrilling season in 2017. With just seven weeks until the fun and adventure begins again, the search for new team members is underway. The job fair will take place on Saturday,…
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Arlington MLK ‘Advancing the Dream’ Celebration: January 13-16, 2017

Community, Headlines, News
The annual Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Advancing the Dream” Celebration is January 13-16, 2017. As one of the largest celebrations in the state, this four-day event has consistently attracted thousands of Arlington-area residents each year. This will be the 28th year the Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee…
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‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter Highlights Library’s Literacy Outreach Efforts

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” continues to be a key priority for the work of our city. Public education that produces graduates who are prepared for future success provides the foundation for a strong Arlington community. In the latest Support Quality Education Newsletter, residents can read…
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Five Council Members Appointed to National League of Cities Policy Committees

Mayor & Council, News
Arlington City Council members Sheri Capehart, Kathryn Wilemon, Lana Wolff, Robert Rivera and Victoria Farrar-Myers have received appointments to National League of Cities (NLC) policy committees for 2017. Capehart has been reappointed to the NLC Information Technology and Communications federal advocacy committee. She was formerly the chair. This committee has the…
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New Interstate Lane Closures Planned for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project Next Week

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated traffic impacts for the coming week. Interstate 30 Westbound Main Lanes (Great Southwest Parkway to SH 360)…
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Section of Center Street in Downtown Scheduled for Closure Jan 6-8

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Arlington drivers should be aware of the upcoming closure of Center Street in Downtown Arlington as part of construction of the new Downtown Library and the 101 Center redevelopment project. Center Street will be closed between Front Street and Abram Street from 7 p. m. Friday, January 6 to 5 p. m. Sunday, January…
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Recognizes Arlington’s Successes1

Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
The City of Arlington recently received an exemplary performance evaluation from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on the administration of $4.7 million in federal housing and community development grant funds. The evaluation report provides an overview of accomplishments by the City of Arlington in the past program…
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Western Michigan, Wisconsin Fans Arrive at the Cotton Bowl in The American Dream City

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
Chants of “Row the Boat” and “Bucky Badger” were loud and proud as fans poured into The American Dream City to see No. 15 ranked Western Michigan and No. 8 Wisconsin in the 81st Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on January 2, 2017. Several tailgaters and fans were enjoying…
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