Arlington Opens Neighborhood Matching Grant Program November 1, 2017

Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
The City of Arlington is pleased to announce another Neighborhood Matching Grant call for projects. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is available to fund improvement projects that will beautify and enhance the public spaces in neighborhoods throughout The American Dream City. Neighborhoods can apply for up to $25,000 for neighborhood projects.…
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Arlington Parks and Recreation Wins National ‘Excellence in Operations Management’ Award

News, Parks & Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department’s Asset Management Team was awarded the 2016-2017 “Excellence in Operations Management” award by Cartegraph at its National Conference earlier this month. This award recognizes local government organizations becoming more effective, efficient, and productive for their citizens through the use of modern technology. Cartegraph recognized Arlington Parks and…
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UTA Kicks Off Homecoming 2017 Festivities this Sunday

Education, News, UT Arlington
Maverick pride will cover the community as The University of Texas at Arlington celebrates Homecoming 2017 Nov. 5-12.UTA’s network of more than 200,000 alumni, 65 percent of whom live in North Texas, as well as families, friends and supporters are invited to join in the festivities all week long. The schedule…
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Arlington Eats: From Nigeria to Texas, PastaMasta Owner Living His Dream

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 PastaMasta, a pasta bar restaurant located at 620 W. Park Row, Arlington, TX 76010. The owner, Dun Badejo, opened the restaurant in Arlington late…
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Culture Buzz: UTA’s Maverick Dance Company Prepares for Via Dance!

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News, Theatre, UT Arlington
The newest Culture Buzz segment on MyArlingtonTV visits with The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Dance Company, sponsored by UTA’s Department of Theatre Arts. Each semester, the Maverick Dance Company presents a series of dance works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers at their formal dance concert, Via Dance, which…
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Fortune 500 Company D.R. Horton Celebrates New Corporate Headquarters in Arlington

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
City and community leaders joined hundreds of D. R. Horton employees Monday to celebrate the opening of the Fortune 500 company’s sleek new headquarters, located in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Construction on the four-story corporate headquarters, home to more than 400 employees, was recently completed on a six-acre campus on the north side…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Kelsey & Jules

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet KelseyThis six and half month old female Pit Bull Terrier Mix is white, brown and brindle in color and weighs 38 pounds. Kelsey is a very active young dog that moves fast and loves to play. After expelling her energy playing, she can be coaxed into…
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SH 360 Frontage Road Road, Ave J Lane Closures Planned Today for 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 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 anticipated traffic…
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Water Main Break Causes Temporary Matlock Road Lane Closures in Southeast Arlington

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities crews are working to repair a 42-inch water main break Saturday that closed a section of Matlock Road in Southeast Arlington and caused low water pressure for some residents and businesses in the area. The water main break happened at approximately 6 a. m. near Matlock Road and Nathan…
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UTA Spotlight: Lady Mavs Volleyball Team Dons Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories: Students weigh in on studies that say…
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Final Trees Planted for Arlington’s Pioneer Parkway Green Ribbon Project

News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington was awarded a Green Ribbon Grant by the Texas Department of Transportation for landscaping and irrigation improvements to the central median of Pioneer Parkway/State Highway 303. Pioneer Parkway/Spur 303 functions as an important east-west transportation corridor within Arlington. The project includes a 10-mile span of construction to enhance the aesthetic…
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Arlington Animal Services Recognizes Volunteers, Names Volunteer of Year

Animal Services, News
What an amazing year for the Arlington Animal Services volunteers!The City recently hosted an appreciation lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse for more than 70 volunteers, celebrating their service and accomplishments at the Arlington Animal Services Center during the past fiscal year. Animal Services also named its Bill McCart Volunteer of the…
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Eden Road Park in Southeast Arlington Now Open

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Eden Road Park in Southeast Arlington is now open!The new park, located at 1860 Mansfield Road, includes a group picnic pavilion with grill, a playground, an open play space, picnic tables and benches. Visitors can also enjoy viewing wildflower meadow areas from the looped walking trail. The park also features…
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Recycle Unwanted Electronics November 4 at Arlington’s Annual Computer Roundup

Environment, Garbage & Recycling, Government, News, Public Works
Arlington residents are invited to recycle their unwanted computers, cell phones and other select electronics for free during Arlington’s annual Computer Roundup on Saturday, November 4. The drop-off event is scheduled from 8 a. m. to noon in the parking lot at the southeast corner of Mitchell and Cooper streets on the…
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Meet the Neighbors’ Debut Episode Highlights Friendliness of Emerald Park Neighborhood

Community, Headlines, News
The rain fell hard and fast just minutes after residents in the quiet Emerald Park neighborhood finished setting the outdoor tables and lawn chairs for the annual National Night Out Party. Drenched by the sudden downpour, neighbors scooped up pizza boxes, plates of tasty desserts and other snacks and made a…
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Inaugural Arlington Heroes Parade to Honor Veterans, Active Military Members and First Responders

Community, Headlines, News
Arlington residents are invited to attend the inaugural Arlington Heroes Parade, featuring American Wife author Taya Kyle as grand marshal, this Veteran’s Day in Downtown Arlington. The parade, which begins at 1 p. m. Saturday, November 11, aims to honor Arlington’s veterans, active military members and first responders, said Chris Pettitt, Arlington Heroes Parade…
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Tiny Spaces, Big Fun at Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree in Arlington

Community, News
Get ready to explore more than 60 tiny living structures, from yurts to bus conversions, learn from the experts and find unique simple living products at the Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree this weekend at the Arlington Convention Center. Tickets are still available for the world’s largest tiny house event,…
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Arlington Halloween Weekend Buzz: Oct. 26-31, 2017

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. South Patrol Service Center Truck or Treat — Oct. 31Bring the whole family to meet with officers, take a tour of police cars, and receive a plethora of candy at this year’s Truck…
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UTA, City of Arlington Helped Actor Lou Diamond Phillips Pursue His Dream

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Theatre, UT Arlington
Celebrated actor, director, and producer Lou Diamond Phillips, a 1985 graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, developed his dream right here in The American Dream City. Phillips received his big break when he was cast as Ritchie Valens in the smash hit La Bamba, which led to many more memorable performances in…
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2017 ‘Hiring Red, White & You!’ Event to Help Veterans Find Jobs

Community, News
Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, the Texas Veterans Commission and Texas Workforce Commission is gearing up for the 6th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair for veterans, scheduled from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Nov. 9, 2017 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. TWC’s Hiring Red, White & You!…
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Arlington Police’s Walmart Restorative Justice Initiative Results in 3 International Awards

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department was honored as a recipient of three prestigious awards for efforts related to the Walmart Restorative Justice Initiative. During the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Philadelphia, PA, several representatives were on hand to formally receive the awards on behalf of the…
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Arlington Women’s Golf Association Celebrates 65th Anniversary

News, Parks & Recreation
Have you ever wondered why some organizations last and some don’t? For businesses, it’s based on need – the company offers an amazing product line or truly remarkable customer service that evolves with the needs of the customer. For non-profits, it’s typically wants – people get behind the important services…
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October 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Keelan Chilton

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, Sports
Keelan Chilton, senior for Martin High School’s football team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for October 2017. According to Head Coach Bob Wager, Chilton continues to display high character and a unique passion on and off the football field.“Keelan Chilton is the model that…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Milky Way & Jello

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet Milky WayThis one year old Domestic Shorthair is a Black and Red Tortoiseshell. Milky Way is an active and lovable cat waiting to entertain you. Before the camera started rolling, she was actively playing with a feather, spinning in circles and demanding attention by head…
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Various Lane Closures Planned This Week 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 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 anticipated traffic…
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UTA Spotlight: The University of Texas at Arlington Celebrates 122nd Birthday

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories: The University of Texas at Arlington celebrates…
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Arlington Public Library’s Medieval Arts Festival Brings Middle Ages to Life

Headlines, Library, News
This fall, Downtown Arlington will be treated to the sights and sounds of a medieval tournament during the Arlington Public Library’s Medieval Arts Festival. Swords will ring and sunlight flash on the elaborate costumes of lords and ladies as history comes alive for an afternoon. This free event has something for…
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Value of Water Contest Draws Entries from More Than 500 Arlington Students

Arlington ISD, Education, Mansfield ISD, News, Water Utilities
Arlington students showed their appreciation for water this fall in Arlington Water Utilities’ Value of Water coloring contest. More than 500 elementary school-aged kids entered the competition by completing the sentence “Because I have water, I can …” with an illustration. The entries demonstrated students are aware of how much…
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Dream Builders: Miracle League a Home Run for Children with Disabilities

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
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 the Miracle League of DFW, which provides an…
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Arlington’s Popular Leaf Recycling Program Returns November 21, 2017

Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News
Back by popular demand, and in an effort to improve our community and the environment, Arlington’s leaf recycling program returns November 21, 2017, and runs through February 21, 2018. The City of Arlington encourages residents to be a part of this year’s free leaf recycling program. Get your friends, family and neighbors…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: October 19-22, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington’s 9th Annual Ecofest EventWhether you’re interested in the latest “green” products and services or you just enjoy nature and the outdoors, mark your calendar now for the City of Arlington’s…
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Mayor Unveils Arlington Dream Team Digital Ambassador Program at State of the City

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Become a member of our Dream Team and show your hometown pride! The City of Arlington is proud to launch its Dream Team Digital Ambassador Program to help spread the message about events and news happening in our great community.“With people getting their news from so many different sources these…
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Made in Arlington: 2017 State of the City Address

Government, Headlines, News
From small businesses and restaurants to our manufacturing plants and major entertainment venues, great things are being made in Arlington. That’s the message Mayor Jeff Williams delivered at the 2017 State of the City address, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce at the Arlington Convention Center on October 18. A few of…
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Cowboys, City of Arlington to Host 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium

Cowboys, Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
The NFL Draft is headed to The American Dream City. The Cowboys will be the hosts of the 2018 NFL Draft, which will take place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The league announced the move to Arlington on Wednesday. This will mark the third different venue for the NFL Draft…The NFL Draft is headed to The American Dream City. The Cowboys will be the hosts of the 2018 NFL Draft, which will take place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The league announced the move to Arlington on Wednesday. This will mark the third different venue for the NFL Draft…
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Interstate 30, SH 360 Frontage Road Lane Closures Announced 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 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 anticipated traffic…
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Don’t Pack a Brown Bag Lunch! Make Plans for Food Truck Fridays in Downtown

News, Parks & Recreation
Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington returns this Friday, October 20. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until November 3 at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram Street. The park…
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A Spooky Evening with Author Rachel Caine at the Southeast Branch Library

Headlines, Library, News
Average housewife Gina Royal’s life was unremarkably happy, until the day a car accident revealed her husband’s secret life as a serial killer. With her husband in jail, a horde of online conspiracy theorists on her trail, and her two traumatized sons having a hard time adapting, Gina transforms. As…
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Tiny Tots Halloween Party - Oct. 25

Parks & Recreation, News
Join us for fun games, treat decorating, and a costume parade at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center on October 25th!
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Latest ‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter: High-Tech Inspection of Roadway Conditions

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, 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 Continues Support for Cultural Arts Tourism Grant Program

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News, Theatre
Film festivals, art exhibits, plays and community concerts do more than provide rich cultural opportunities for Arlington’s residents to enjoy – they also help attract visitors from across the state, country and even the world to spend their time and money here. Nearly 14 million visitors spent $1.4 billion in Arlington…
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Ask Arlington: Community Relations Commission’s Kindness Initiative

Community, 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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Arlington Public Library to Host Genealogy Lock-In on Friday

Library, News
Get ready for a full day of family history and genealogy workshops! The Arlington Public Library is offering another Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, October 20 from 11 a. m. to 9:30 p. m. Celebrate Family History Month as the Library remotely joins the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library for their live…
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Will Velasco Named Arlington’s Purchasing Manager

Budget, Government, News
For the past five years, Will Velasco in the City of Arlington’s Finance Department has helped the City get the best value at the lowest price on its contracts, such as keeping the medians mowed, the municipal buildings clean or the police cruisers, fire engines and other fleet vehicles running…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Sheena & Tina

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet SheenaThis ten and a half-month-old female Pit Bull Terrier mix is fawn and white in color and weighs 48 pounds. Sheena, aka the Queen of the Jungle, is a lively dog that likes to play fetch even though she doesn’t always return the ball to…
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Bumble the Bunny Hops Away with First Place in Animal Services Pet Calendar Contest

Animal Services, News
Bumble, a Lion Head Bunny hopped away with first place honors and onto the cover of the 2018 Arlington Animal Services Pet Calendar. Bumble’s proud owner is Arlington Animal Services Volunteer and Board member Judith Flynn, who also volunteered with the City of Arlington as a board member for Teen Court…
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Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Grant Will Help Levitt Pavilion Arlington Add Restrooms

Community, Headlines, News
Levitt Pavilion Arlington will get a big – and much needed – present for its upcoming 10th birthday!Thanks to a generous donation of $500,000 from Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital at Arlington and an equally generous grant of $500,000 from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, the Levitt Pavilion will add bathrooms…
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2017 State of the City will be Broadcast Live on Facebook

Government, Multimedia, MyArlingtonTV, News
The City of Arlington’s Facebook account will livestream Mayor Jeff Williams’ State of the City address on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The 11th annual address, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the Arlington Convention Center starting at 11:30 a. m. The livestream can be accessed on the City…
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Friends and Families Enjoy Music, Arts and More at South Street Arts Festival

Community, News
Festivals are by definition events that celebrate something. Those who attended the 5th annual South Street Art Festival this past weekend in Downtown Arlington celebrated for different reasons. The three-day festival, presented by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, featured more than 50 artist booths, a wine tasting experience, live music and…
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Expect Delays Tuesday During I-30 Westbound Lane Closure Between Ballpark Way, SH 360

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 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 anticipated traffic…
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Celebrate Energy Action Month with a New Showerhead

Environment, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities is celebrating National Energy Action Month during October by providing WaterSense-labeled showerheads to residents wanting to make the switch to a more water efficient shower. Showering accounts for nearly 17 percent of residential indoor water use, or about 30 gallons of water per household, per day. During October,…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Oct. 15-16

News, Public Health
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: Pioneer Parkway at Carter Street Map Caliente Drive at Commander Court Map Park Hill Drive at Mossy Oak Street Map Arkansas Lane at Lakewood…
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University of Texas at Arlington Launches Bike-Share Program

News, Transportation, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new bike-sharing program for the campus community in UTA University Center Mall. The program strengthens the University’s commitment to sustainability and enabling the modern megacity.UTA Bike Share will allow Maverick students to cruise to class on forty Zagster 8 bikes, located at seven…
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UTA Spotlight: NFL Player Michael Sam Was Keynote Speaker During Pride Week 2017

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories: NFL player Michael Sam, a keynote speaker…
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Arlington Rocks: Join this Hidden Community Art Project

Library, News
Have you found a brightly painted rock hidden in a flowerbed or tucked in the corner of a parking lot? Chances are that wasn’t a happy accident. You may have found someone’s Arlington Rocks project: a hand-painted piece of art made to hide around town, brightening people’s day when it’s…
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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop Set for Oct. 24 at Southeast Branch Library

Library, News
While everyone’s story is unique, we have all heard or experienced firsthand some of the challenges that dementia or Alzheimer’s can have on a family. Whether you have received the diagnosis or are a caregiver, learn what you need to know to live your best life at Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.…
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Arlington’s Annual Ecofest Event Offers Free Trees, Ecofriendly Exhibitors and Education

News, Parks & Recreation
Whether you’re interested in the latest “green” products and services or you just enjoy nature and the outdoors, mark your calendar now for the City of Arlington’s 9th annual EcoFest on October 21. This free eco-friendly festival aims to raise environmental awareness while providing fun for the whole family. Activities include…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: October 12-15, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. South Street Art Festival — Oct. 13-15 Returning for its fifth year, the South Street Art Festival aims to give artists, musicians and brewers a place to find their audience. The three-day festival, presented by…
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Bond Tracker: Rush Creek Dog Park Offers Seven Acres of Tail-Wagging Fun

Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Parks & Recreation
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. This month’s episode features the new Rush Creek Dog Park, located at 1900 Valleywood Drive off West Pioneer Parkway. The…
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Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series Returns to Downtown This Week

News, Parks & Recreation
Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington starts back up again this Friday, October 13. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until November 3 at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram…
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South Street Art Festival to Bring Music, Artists and Brewers Downtown October 13-15

Community, News
Returning for its fifth year, the South Street Art Festival aims to give artists, musicians and brewers a place to find their audience. The three-day festival, presented by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, is scheduled from 4 p. m. to 10 p. m. Friday, October 13, 11 a. m. to 10 p. m. Saturday, October…
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Families Have Fun While Learning about Nature at After Dark in the Park Fall Festival

Community, News
As the sun began to set last Friday afternoon, hayrides filled with princesses, pirates, super heroes and other costumed children made their way to the lighted nature trails of River Legacy Foundation’s 21st annual After Dark in the Park Fall Festival. At the start of the Nature at Night Trail, kids…
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Arlington Police, Water Utilities Host Drug Take-Back Event October 28

Community, News, Police, Water Utilities
Got drugs? Residents are encouraged to turn in their expired and unused medications for anonymous, safe disposal between 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. Saturday, October 28, 2017. Collection sites North Police District, 620 W. Division Street 817-459-5600 Walgreens Pharmacy, 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817-563-0142 East Police District, 2001 New York Ave. 817-459-5803 South Police District, 1030…
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Support Quality Education’ Newsletter Highlights Mayor’s Youth Commission Contributions

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, 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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October Volunteer of the Month: Bev Carpenter

Animal Services, Golden Paws, News
Arlington Animal Services has named Bev Carpenter as the City’s Volunteer of the Month. Carpenter became a volunteer this past July and since that time she has already logged more than 182 hours at the Arlington Animal Services Center. As an active member of senior ladies group, The Golden Paws, Carpenter made more than 30 blankets…
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UTA Receives $1.3 Million Grant to Continue Veteran Success Program

Education, News, UT Arlington
The U. S. Department of Education awarded a five-year, $1.3 million grant to The University of Texas at Arlington to renew funding for the University’s highly successful Veterans Upward Bound program. Veterans Upward Bound is an effort to improve college readiness and degree completion for those who served active duty in the…
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Arlington’s Traffic Management Project Aims to Reduce Congestion on SH 360 Frontage

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works, Transportation
The Public Works and Transportation Department continues to pave the way in the use of innovative, smart city technology to improve traffic management within the City of Arlington. State Highway 360 is used by thousands of drivers daily to move through Arlington, but when an incident occurs that causes traffic delays,…
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Library’s Free Touch-a-Truck Event Allows Children to Explore Community Vehicles

Library, News
Huge rolling beasts with shining eyes, loud honks, and colorful sides stretching all the way to the sky—once you’ve grown up, it’s hard to remember just how strange and wonderful trucks can be. Cars, trucks and other vehicles are commonplace for anyone old enough to drive, but children find them…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Leona & Steeler

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cats of the Week – Meet LeonaThis two-year-old female Domestic Shorthair is a brown, black and white Tabby. Leona is a word used to describe a “lioness” but in this case, the description falls short. This Leona is a calm, lovable cat desiring your attention. While she shows a modest interest…
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More National Night Out Highlights and Award-Winning Crime Bulletin in This Month’s Issue

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
Residents can read more about this year’s National Night Out event in the October issue of the On Call newsletter. Also in this issue, the Arlington Police Department updates the community on Senate Bill 4, a crime bulletin wins an international analytical competition and Mentoring Arlington Youth at Workman Junior High…
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Enchant Christmas Makes Its U.S. Debut at Globe Life Park in Arlington Nov. 24

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Texas Rangers
The American Dream City and the Lone Star State are about to get a whole lot brighter with the United States debut of Enchant Christmas. Unwrap new holiday traditions at the most scenic wonderland in Texas. Get lost in the world’s largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree…
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Copeland Between Six Flags & 360 Southbound Frontage Road Closed Starting Oct. 13

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 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 anticipated traffic…
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Mike Hunter Named Arlington Convention Center Director

Business, Government, Headlines, News
From overseeing full-service event planning and catering operations to making sure the hand soap in the restrooms smells nice for guests, Mike Hunter pays attention to the details large and small that ensure Arlington Convention Center clients have the best experience possible. Hunter was recently named director of the Arlington Convention…
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GM Arlington Awards $100,000 in Grants in Support of STEM Education

Arlington ISD, Business, Education, Mansfield ISD, News
General Motors Arlington Assembly awarded more than $100,000 in grants Thursday to local organizations and school districts that are investing in educational initiatives for youth, especially in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.“Thank you to these organizations for your dedication to enriching our community through STEM-focused initiatives,” said Raul…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Oct. 8-9

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: Stagetrail Drive at Highway 287 Map Douglas Court at North Cooper Street Map Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington…
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Easy Rider: Electric Bikes Now Available for Rent at River Legacy Parks

News, Parks & Recreation
Electric bicycles are now available for rent to use at River Legacy Parks, one of Arlington’s most visited amenities. Arlington Parks and Recreation recently granted Adventure Electric Bicycles, LLC a permit to rent electric bicycles to visitors at River Legacy Parks, a 1,300-acre park with more than 10 miles of hard surface trails. The north…
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New Aerial Photos Highlight Progress of $233 Million I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The Texas Department of Public Transportation has released new aerial images showing the latest progress on the construction of the $233 million Interstate 30/State Highway 360 Interchange Project in Arlington. City, county and state leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the major construction project in March 2016. The interchange, designed to reduce…
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Five Ways Seniors Can Stay Active in The American Dream City

News, Parks & Recreation
From line dancing to embarking on a new adventure, the City of Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Departments offers numerous ways for seniors to stay active throughout the year, no matter what the weather looks like outside. Here’s a list of five fun ways to stay healthy and active in The…
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Library’s Fall Book and Author Luncheon Fundraiser Tickets On Sale Now

Library, News
The Book and Author Luncheon is back with another elegant occasion this fall. Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library on October 26, 2017, for this semiannual fundraiser, which gives attendees the chance to meet local authors. This fall’s featured writers are Clay Small and Joyce Roach…
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Downtown Arlington Management Corporation Names Aldo Fritz New President and CEO

Business, News
The Downtown Arlington Management Corporation (DAMC) recently announced its new president and CEO Aldo Fritz at the organization’s 2017 annual meeting and luncheon.“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with our board and lead the only organization focused on making Downtown Arlington the premier place to live, work, dine…
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Register Now for Arlington’s Family Fun Campout at Veterans Park

News, Parks & Recreation
Spend quality time with your family enjoying a night of camping out in Veterans Park on Friday, October 20. Activities will include tent decorating, s’mores, family friendly entertainment and festive games! Decorate your tent and hand out treats while your kids “tent or treat.” This event kicks off at 4 p. m.…
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Arlington Animal Services Volunteers Assist SPCA with Pets Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

Animal Services, News
Arlington Animal Services volunteers recently assisted the SPCA of Texas in Dallas by providing care for family pets temporarily relocated here from communities affected by Hurricane HarveyThough the hurricane recovery process is in full swing, some families have not returned to their home or have no home for them or…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: October 5-8, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Parks & Recreation’s Food Truck Friday Dinner SeriesIt’s your last chance to enjoy food truck eats and treats at Stovall Park this fall! Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Food Truck Fridays dinner series wraps…
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Despite the Rain, Arlington Police’s National Night Out Continues to Shine

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
Despite the heavy rainfall, neighbors stepped out Tuesday night to celebrate community.“We are thrilled to have the rain and to see so many of our neighbors come out,” said Barrie Page-Hill, the organizer of her neighborhood’s first National Night Out gathering at Julia Burgen Park. With hot dogs on the grill,…
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Food Truck Friday Dinner Series Wraps Up This Week at Stovall Park

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
It’s your last chance to enjoy food truck eats and treats at Stovall Park this fall! The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays dinner series wraps up this week. This Friday night’s food truck line up includes Yummy Pizza, Rollin-Stone, Mardi Gras Canjun Cuisine, Chicago Taste & More, Holy Frijole, Rockin…
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UTA Spotlight: Ramen Noodles, Competitive Video Games and Smartphone Updates

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories: Students discuss the positives and negatives of…
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Mansfield ISD Celebrates Opening of Anderson Elementary, Jerry Knight STEM Academy

Education, Mansfield ISD, News
The Mansfield Independent School District held dedication ceremonies on Saturday for the new Charlotte Anderson Elementary School and The Jerry Knight STEM Academy. Charlotte Anderson Elementary School is the last of five elementary schools to be rebuilt under MISD’s 2011 bond package. The two-story school uses Mansfield ISD’s newest elementary prototype providing…
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97,000 Truck Loads of Dirt: Crews Begin Excavating Globe Life Field Site in Arlington

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News, Sports
The excavation for the future Globe Life Field began on Monday on the eastern part of the project site, which is located in what was formerly the Lot B parking lot. The excavation is being overseen by Manhattan Construction Company, the general contractor of the project. Crews will work 24 hours…
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Arlington Historical Society Will Honor Morgan Woodward at November Fundraiser

Community, News
The Arlington Historical Society will honor Arlington native Morgan Woodward, an award-winning actor whose résumé includes films such as Cool Hand Luke and television shows such as Gunsmoke and Dallas, during a fundraising event in November. Every year the Arlington Historical Society honors individuals or organizations who have played key roles…
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On the Clock: Putting Technology to Work with the City’s Data Collection Van

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Works, Transportation
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 how the Public Works &…
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Annual Eggroll Festival Brings Community Together to Celebrate Asian Culture

Community, News
Martin Thompson and his mother Patricia danced in their seats to the beating drums and rhythms of the traditional Dragon Dance at Ben Thanh Plaza in East Arlington. The Arlington residents were among hundreds who turned out Saturday to attend the Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce’s annual Eggroll Festival,…
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Record Number of Arlington Neighborhoods Register for National Night Out 2017

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
A new record has been set in Arlington. As of Monday, Oct. 2, Arlington residents have registered 217 National Night Out gatherings with the Arlington Police Department. The record to beat was 196 set in October 2016. This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 3. The APD Crime Prevention Unit…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Major & Roger

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet MajorThis two year old male Shepherd Mix is red in color and weighs 75 pounds. Need an active, friendly dog in your life? Come check out Major. He loves to play fetch and knows the command of “sit”. He appears to be dog-friendly and would probably do well…
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Annual Front Street Festival Highlights Arlington’s History and Heritage

Community, News
Attendees at the 13th annual Front Street Festival in Downtown Arlington experienced a sample of the city’s rich history and heritage through demonstrations ranging from blacksmithing to woodturning and by touring a one-room school house built in 1909. Festivalgoers were also able to shop for unique handcrafted wares, such as blown glass…
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Nightly Closures Set This Week for Six Flags Drive, Lamar Boulevard/Ave H and Copeland Road

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 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 anticipated traffic…
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