What to Know: Avoiding High Weeds & Grass Violations

Code Compliance, Government, Headlines, News
It’s time to tune up that lawnmower. The arrival of warm, rainy springtime days means tall grass and overgrown weeds can quickly become an issue for property owners and their neighbors. High weeds and grass not only contribute to blighted conditions in neighborhoods, they can harbor rodents, snakes, and other pests…
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April 2018 Student-Athlete of the Month: Tatum Henderson

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Tatum Henderson, a senior for Martin High School’s girls basketball and track teams, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for March 2018. Tatum is a two-time 1st Team All-District basketball player and was selected as Team Captain for both her junior and senior seasons.“Her work…
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Southbound SH 360 Frontage Road Lane Closure This Week for 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. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the…
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Some Services, Materials Temporarily Unavailable Until Downtown Library Opens

Library, News
As the grand opening of the Downtown Library gets closer, library staff are preparing to move in to the building. Items and resources from around throughout the library system are coming home to Downtown and will be available there once the building opens on June 16. The entire moving process…
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The Market at Knapp Heritage Park in Downtown Brings Past and Present Together

Community, News
As they strolled in and out of some of Arlington’s most historic buildings, enjoyed a cold drink, and browsed the artistic and culinary wares of a handful of local Texas artisans, a small crowd of visitors discovered downtown Arlington’s newest treat on Saturday morning: the Market at Knapp Heritage Park. The…
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City, Texas Rangers Partner for Pearcy Elementary Acts of Kindness Event

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Texas Rangers
The City of Arlington’s Kindness Initiative continues to grow thanks to the generous hearts of the community’s children. To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, the City’s Community Relations Commission has launched a new program with the help of local businesses to reward participating students. Thanks…
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Dream Come True: AISD High Schools Take the Stage at the 2018 NFL Draft

Arlington ISD, Cowboys, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Football captains from six Arlington ISD schools took the stage alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to represent the Dallas Cowboys during the team’s 1st round pick at the 2018 NFL Draft in The American Dream City. Below is the list of AISD high schools whose football players were represented on Thursday,…
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Arlington Eats: Dan Dipert Career & Technical Center’s Culinary Program

Arlington ISD, Education, 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 with students enrolled in the Culinary Program at the Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center, located at 2101 Browning Dr, Arlington, TX 76010. According to…
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Dream Builders: Lamar High School’s NFL Draft Service Project at Sherrod Elementary

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Dream Builders is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest Dream Builders episode focuses on the NFL Draft Community Ambassadors service project conducted by Lamar…
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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Information Available May 1 at Woodland West Library

Community, News
Arlington residents are invited to learn more about how to prevent stormwater pollution and minimize the impact on local waterways at a free presentation Tuesday, May 1 at the Woodland West Branch Library. The Public Works and Transportation Department’s Environmental Education Specialist Melissa Walker is offering the Stormwater Pollution Prevention presentation…
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UTA Spotlight: Student Organization’s Event Honors ‘Sisters on Campus’

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 Collection of Brothers organization recently held…
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NFL Legacy Project: Arlington ISD to Receive $1.8 Million Football Field Renovation

Arlington ISD, Cowboys, Education, Headlines, News, Sports
The City of Arlington, Dallas Cowboys, Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation, NFL Foundation and Hellas Construction teamed up Wednesday to ensure that the legacy of the NFL Draft extends far beyond the week’s festivities in a groundbreaking ceremony at Workman Junior High School. At the ceremony, the Gene…
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‘Neighborhood Network News’ Features Street Rebuild Projects, Homeownership Fair, More

Community, News
In this Neighborhood Network News edition, you’ll learn more about the upcoming Homeownership Fair, check out the newest Meet the Neighbor episode, and find out details about this year’s residential rebuild program. Residential Rebuild Program: Work to replace aging roadways and water and sanitary sewer infrastructure continues in east and…
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State Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Preparedness Supplies Runs April 28-30

News, Public Safety, Weather
With the potential for severe weather approaching this spring, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, from April 28 to April 30.“The severe weather we had last year — particularly Hurricane Harvey — was a…
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‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter Shines a Light on Innovation Throughout Arlington

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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Students Celebrate Health and Wellness at Fuel Up to Play 60 Event at AT&T Stadium

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, Sports
Nearly 500 students from Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area elementary schools visited AT&T Stadium on Tuesday for a youth health and wellness celebration hosted by the Dallas Cowboys, Dairy MAX, NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60. The celebration honored schools and students that have achieved Touchdown status with Fuel Up to Play…
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What to Know: NFL Draft Event Traffic and Parking

Headlines, News, Police, Transportation
With an estimated quarter million football fans coming to Arlington for NFL Draft festivities this weekend, drivers may want to keep a few tips in mind whether they are headed to AT&T Stadium or just trying to get around the Entertainment District. Only one street closure – AT&T Way between Randol…
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Bookworms Wanted! Volunteers Sought to Unpack, Shelve Books in New Downtown Library

Library, News
Volunteer opportunities are now available for the move into the new Downtown Library! The Arlington Public Library is searching for enthusiastic volunteers to help unpack and shelve books between May 17 and 27. Click here to see available shifts and to sign up online. Together with Library staff, volunteers will help…
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Catch a Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle, During NFL Draft

Cowboys, Government, News, Sports
Heading out to AT&T Stadium for the NFL Draft Experience this weekend? Here’s your chance to also experience a ride on the transportation technology of the future. The City of Arlington is offering free rides on the Milo autonomous shuttle on a first-come, first-serve basis during the NFL Draft event, set…
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NFL Draft Leaves a Lasting Legacy at Arlington’s Brantley Hinshaw Park

Cowboys, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation, Sports
Long after the football fans are gone, this weekend’s NFL Draft event will leave a permanent green footprint behind in Arlington. Local school children, volunteers from Verizon and Arlington Parks and Recreation employees joined together Monday to plant 35 trees at Brantley Hinshaw Park. The event, part of a project coordinated…
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Texas Live! Hiring Event Set at Globe Life Park in Arlington This Thursday

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
A hiring event for Texas Live! is scheduled to be held from 2 p. m. to 7 p. m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The event will take place Inside All You Can Eat Porch, which is located at the top of the Right Field Home Run Porch. Guests…
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Arlington Excited to Host Largest NFL Draft Experience This Week

Cowboys, Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
The NFL Draft is heading to Arlington this week! Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson and NFL Senior Vice President of Events Peter O’Reilly hosted a press conference Monday morning to preview the free and family-friendly activities occurring throughout the week. Starting on Thursday, April 26, the…
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International Folk Art Market to Return to Arlington in June

Community, Headlines, News
The International Folk Art Market will return to Arlington for its second year, where more than 40 master folk artists from 30 different countries will exhibit and sell their handmade artworks. The three-day Market, set for June 14-16, will be held The Green at College Park on the University of…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Riley & Willie

Animal Services, Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet RileyThis three-year-old female pit bull terrier mix is blue and white in color and weighs 46 pounds. Riley, or Reilly—no matter how you spell it this dog will cast a spell on you. She’s very friendly with a tail that doesn’t stop wagging. She…
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Are You Getting All the Tax Discounts You’re Eligible for in Arlington?

Government, Headlines, News
Received your 2018 Notice of Appraised Value from the Tarrant Appraisal District recently? Now is the time to ensure you are receiving all the property tax exemptions you are eligible for within the City of Arlington. The Arlington City Council has authorized a variety of residential property tax exemptions, which include…
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SH 360 Southbound Frontage Road Lane Closure Set This Week for 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. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the…
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Naturally Fun 5: April 23-29

Parks & Recreation, News
Here are the five things you need to know about Arlington Parks and Recreation for this week!
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Early Voting for May 5, 2018, Joint General and Special Elections Begins Monday

Government, Headlines, News
Early voting for the City of Arlington’s May 5, 2018, Joint General and Special Elections begins Monday, April 23, and will continue through Tuesday, May 1. In Arlington, voters are electing City Council representatives for Districts 1, 2, 6 and 7. Only the District 1 and District 6 seats are contested. Voters…
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Commit to Taking Your Recycling Habits to the Next Level This Earth Day

Community, News
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the Arlington Landfill team is encouraging our community to commit to taking our recycling habits to the next level. By adopting #1MORE act of environmental responsibility to reduce contamination of the recycling waste stream, we can all do our part. Recycling contamination can…
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Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series Returns to Downtown Arlington on April 27

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s fantastic Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington returns on Friday, April 27. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until May 18 at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St.…
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Artistic Dreams and Creativity Flourishing at UT Arlington’s Glass Art Program

Arts & Culture, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, UT Arlington
The Glass Art Program at The University of Texas at Arlington is not only providing students a place to explore artistic dreams and creativity, it’s also becoming a well-recognized component of Arlington’s flourishing arts and culture community. According to UT Arlington’s website, the glass facilities provide students a world class state…
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Arlington High School Senior Committed to Spreading Kindness in Community

Arlington ISD, Fire, News, Public Safety, UT Arlington
The Arlington Fire Department would like to recognize Arlington High School senior Hannah Farris as an outstanding community member of The American Dream City. Hannah is co-chair on the FEMA Region VI Youth Preparedness Council, a mentor on the Texas Youth Preparedness Council and a member of the National Youth Preparedness Council,…
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City of Arlington Works to Help Community Be Mosquito Free

Community, Headlines, News, Public Health
April showers bring forth more than just May flowers. The warm, wet weather also kicks off the start of mosquito season and the City of Arlington wants to help residents and visitors Be Mosquito Free. The most effective strategy focuses on keeping down the mosquito population. From April through November, the…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for April 20-22, 2018

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Concours d’Elegance of Texas 2018The 7th Annual Concours d’Elegance of Texas, one of the state’s largest vintage motoring and luxury lifestyle events, rolls into Richard Greene Linear Park and Arlington’s Entertainment…
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Arlington Parks & Recreation’s Summer Camps Fill Your Days with Fun

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
School’s (ALMOST) out for summer! The Arlington Parks & Recreation Department is gearing up for a great summer to help fill those weeks with fun. Registration is now under way for full-day summer camps at all our recreation centers. We also have an excellent X-Treme Teen and Elevate Camps for those older campers, as…
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City, UTA and Housing Channel Collaborate to Build Affordable Home in East Arlington

Community, Headlines, Housing, News, UT Arlington
On a windy, sunny Wednesday, nearly every sector of the community gathered at 820 Truman Street to celebrate an inventive and unique housing collaboration, known as Casa Cortile, that is bringing new affordable homeownership to Arlington. The house construction site, not far from AT&T Stadium, is a symbol of teamwork, hands-on…
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Culture Buzz: Concours d’Elegance of Texas in Arlington’s Entertainment District

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest Culture Buzz segment on MyArlingtonTV previews the 7th Annual Concours d’Elegance of Texas, one of the state’s largest vintage motoring and luxury lifestyle events located at Richard Greene Linear Park and Arlington’s Entertainment District. During the special three-day weekend celebration, scheduled from April 20 through April 22, participants can from flying down…
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AISD Students Paint Football Helmets to be Displayed During NFL Draft in Arlington

Arlington ISD, Arts & Culture, Cowboys, Education, Headlines, News
Arlington ISD junior high art students are anxiously awaiting news about which school’s decorated football helmet will be selected this week to be displayed in the Dallas Cowboys’ war room on the opening night of the NFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys have posted photos of all 10 helmets on Facebook to…
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Sesame Street Pop Up Tour: F is for Friends is Coming to Arlington

Library, News
Abby Cadabby and Elmo want to meet you at Arlington’s Southeast Branch Library! Come to the library on Friday, April 20 at the following times to get in line and meet your favorite characters: 2-2:30 p. m. 3-3:30 p. m. 4-4:30 p. m. Attendees will participate on a first come, first-served basis. The Meet and…
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Globe Life Field’s Lower Concourse Starting to Take Shape

Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Concrete was poured this week for the first elevated structural deck for the new Globe Life Field in Arlington’s Entertainment District. The work began on the southeastern portion of the site, on what will be the future lower level concourse. About 500 cubic yards of concrete will cover 11,100 square feet…
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Arlington Chamber of Commerce Announces Outstanding Small Businesses of the Year

Business, Community, News
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2018 Arlington Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Awards.“We are proud to recognize the significant accomplishments of our award recipients,” said Michael Jacobson, President and CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. “Our businesses of the year…
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Musical Guests Announced for Free NFL Draft Experience in Arlington

Cowboys, Entertainment, Headlines, News
The following artists will perform at the NFL Draft Experience presented by Oikos Triple Zero®, which is free and open to the public. No tickets are required, and fans may view the performances at the Music Stage located in Lot 4 of AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Friday, April 27: 5 p. m.…
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Enjoy Live Music, Local Crafts and More at The Market at Knapp Heritage Park

Community, News
A great new family-friendly event is coming to Downtown Arlington! Enjoy live music and local crafts, learn about the City’s pioneer past, and participate in activities such as lawn games, weaving, butter making and more at The Market at Knapp Heritage Park. The first few market events will be held from…
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Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander to Speak at Southeast Branch Library

Library, News
Hear Newbery-Medal winning author Kwame Alexander as he tells us about his new book, Rebound. Rebound is a prequel and companion novel to the action-packed, critically acclaimed book, The Crossover. Kwame Alexander will be at the Southeast Branch from 5 to 6 p. m. on April 24. In Rebound, before he is Chuck…
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Meet the Neighbors: Residents Embrace Community Spirit in Viridian

Community, Headlines, News
Mindy and Brent Smart love living in Viridian so much that they’ve recruited two friends and their children’s grandmother to also buy homes in the scenic north Arlington community. Besides being surrounded by nature and close to work, great schools and recreational amenities, the Smart family says they enjoy the numerous…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Mindy & Charlotte

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet MindyThis eleven month old female short coat Chihuahua is black, white and tan in color and weighs seven pounds. “Who’s tripping down the streets of the city, smiling at everybody she sees?” Everyone knows it’s Mindy. High energy is a good description for this dog. While she…
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Arlington’s Street Maintenance Sales Tax Up for Renewal

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works
Arlington voters will consider renewing the City’s Street Maintenance Sales Tax in a special election this spring. Polls open at 7 a. m. and close at 7 p. m. on Election Day, which is May 5, 2018. Click here for a complete list of Early Voting and Election Day polling locations. Arlington’s Public Works…
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Lane Closure on Southbound SH 360 Frontage Road Set for This Week

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. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the…
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Arlington Recognized with IDC Smart Cities North America Award

Government, Headlines, News
Arlington’s innovative operations and asset management system, used by the Parks and Recreation Department, Public Works and Transportation and Water Utilities, received one of the IDC Government Insights’ inaugural Smart Cities North America Awards this week. These new awards were designed to recognize the progress North American communities have made in…
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Arlington Continues Tree Plantings to Beautify Green Oaks Boulevard

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Over the winter, Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department continued beautification efforts for its Green the Oaks initiative. As part of the project, 82 trees were planted along a 1.2-mile stretch of Green Oak Boulevard between Kelly Elliott Road and Overridge Drive in southwest Arlington. An additional 76 trees were planted on…
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New York Avenue Closed at SH 360 Bridge This Saturday for Construction

Community, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Construction work on the SH 360 South project could affect some drivers in South Arlington on Saturday. New York Avenue will be closed between the SH 360 frontage roads on Saturday, April 14 from 7 a. m. to 5 p. m. for construction activities on and around the bridge. Drivers should expect delays in this…
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Find Beautiful Blooms, Gardening Advice at Upcoming Fielder Plant Sale

Community, News
Find some beautiful native blooms for your flowerbeds and learn handy gardening tips at the Arlington Garden Club’s upcoming Fielder Plant Sale. The Arlington Garden Club will offer a variety of plants for sale during the event, set for 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. Saturday, April 21 at the Fielder House…
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$9 Million Residential Street Rebuild Project Begins Next Month

Community, Government, Headlines, News
Work to replace aging roadways and water and sanitary sewer infrastructure continues in east and central Arlington. Over the next two years, 10 street sections will be rebuilt as part of the Public Works and Transportation Department’s 2017 Residential Rebuild Program.Using a rating system that measures the extent and severity…
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Arlington Fire Department’s Annual Report Celebrates Accomplishments

Fire, News, Public Safety
From faster response times to earning the Insurance Service Office’s elite designation for exemplary fire protection, the Arlington Fire Department has much to celebrate. Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson recently presented the department’s annual report to the City Council, highlighting proactive fire prevention efforts, emergency preparedness and Homeland Security planning, public…
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Arlington Police Gives Thanks to Department’s 345 Active Volunteers

News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department held its annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon to honor the work and support from the 345 active volunteers in the organization. Police Chief Will Johnson and Mayor Jeff Williams both spoke on the value, importance and difference all the volunteers are making within our community. At the luncheon,…
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Arlington Organizations Highlight Community Projects at 2018 United Way Luncheon

Community, News
United Way of Tarrant County’s Arlington sector held its annual report to the community luncheon this week. The luncheon celebrated United Way’s engagement and accomplishments specific to the Arlington community. In addition, local partnerships that advance the education, financial stability, and the health were highlighted. Special guest speakers in attendance included:…
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Bond Tracker: Abram Street Rebuild Project in Downtown Arlington

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Works, Traffic Update, Transportation
The City of Arlington has launched a 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 two-year Abram Street Rebuild Project in Downtown. Arlington voters approved funding for the project…
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Design for Arlington’s New Active Adult Center Begins in 2019

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington voters approved general obligation bonds in the amount of $45 million in a special election on May 6, 2017, to build an Active Adult Center. Current plans call for the facility to be across the street from the West Police Station, and located on the southwest corner of the…
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Save the Date: Arlington’s Annual Homeownership Fair Set for July 21

Community, News
Need information about buying a home in The American Dream City? Mark your calendars now for the City of Arlington’s 3rd annual Homeownership Fair, scheduled for July 21 at the Arlington Convention Center. This event, free and open to the public, provides valuable information about city services and programs as well…
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Arlington’s Texas Live! Project Named Dallas Business Journal’s Best Deal of the Year

Business, Economic Development, Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington’s world-class Texas Live! development, set to debut in the Entertainment District later this year, was named the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Real Estate Deal” of 2017. Arlington also received two other highly competitive awards Wednesday night during the Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals of 2017 event. The DBJ program highlights the very…
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Arlington Police, Water Utilities Host Drug Take-Back Event April 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, April 28, 2018. Collection sites North Police District, 620 W. Division Street 817-459-5600 Lake Arlington Branch Library, 4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817-478-3762 East Police District, 2001 New York Ave. 817-459-5803 South…
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Register Now for Eunice Activity Center’s Ark Encounter Trip

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking for a big adventure? Spots are still available for the Eunice Activity Center’s upcoming trip to The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum trip. The trip, scheduled from June 10-16, 2018, includes transportation, meals, lodging and admission to The Ark Encounter, the Creation Museum, the Newport Aquarium and the Cincinnati Zoo…
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Arlington Library’s Teddy Bear Carnival Returns with Early Literacy Fun

Library, News
Teddy Bear Carnival is back this spring! Stuffed animals and their favorite children are invited to the Southwest Branch Library on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a. m. to noon for a morning of teddy bear-themed activities. This outdoor event will meet on the grassy lawn outside the branch, so dress for…
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Read These 6 Tips Before Working in Your Yard and Garden This Spring

Community, News, Public Works
It is springtime and many residents are beginning to work in their yards and gardens. Therefore, it’s time to remind our community that common landscape practices and the overuse of pesticides and fertilizers can harm our local waterways. As spring rains flow over yards and impervious surfaces like driveways, streets, roofs…
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Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s $1 Million Grant Aids Science Center Transformation

Community, News
Tucked into the rolling hills and wetlands of River Legacy Park, the Living Science Center is the gateway to the park’s urban oasis. The center’s odd shaped rooms and dated exhibits, however, kept the park from reaching its full potential. But with help from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, the center has undergone…
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Arlington ISD to Open Second Early College High School Campus

Arlington ISD, Education, News, Tarrant County College
The Arlington ISD is set to open a second early college high school in partnership with Tarrant County College Southeast Campus. The district was recently notified that its Early College High School Planning Year application for 2018-2019 has been approved by the Texas Education Agency. After successfully completing the planning year,…
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‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter: City Providing Career Training, Skills to Youth

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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Schedule Your Free Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle, This Friday

Community, News
Interested in catching a ride on a self-driving shuttle? Come try out Milo and provide the City of Arlington with feedback about your experience. The City of Arlington is now booking free rides between 2 p. m. and 4 p. m. on Friday, April 13 to provide the public an opportunity to check out…
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Innovation Committee Tasked With Making City’s Data More Accessible

Government, News
After adopting an open data policy last October, the City of Arlington established a Data Governance and Innovation Team tasked with increasing access to valuable data by both city employees and the community. This cross-departmental team meets monthly to review the data generated by individual departments, ranging from the most common…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Kaye & Moonbeam

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet KayeThis one year old female Domestic Shorthair is a black and red Tortoiseshell. Kaye is a lovable young cat looking for a new “furever” home. She is quite adept at making “air biscuits” and has a quiet purr. She prefers lying by your side as opposed…
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Arlington Resident Collects Teddy Bears to Bring Comfort to Hospitalized Children

Community, News
Friends, family and neighbors helped Arlington resident Dave Butler celebrate his 46th birthday with a giant pile of teddy bears, unicorns, giraffes and other cuddly creatures. More than 200 stuffed animals were donated Saturday during Dave’s 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Party at Viridian’s Lake Club. Families stopped by to stuff their…
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Capital Campaign for New Downtown Library is Nearing Completion

Headlines, Library, News
The capital campaign for the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library is nearing completion, with $7,214,032 of the $8,000,000 goal raised to date. Only $758,968 remains in order to fully fund and equip the new, state-of-the-art library. The Downtown Library is scheduled to open to the public on Saturday, June 16. The…
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Lamar Boulevard Closure Near SH 360 Scheduled 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. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the…
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National Work Zone Safety Week Reminds Drivers to Slow Down

Community, News, Public Works
Detours and barricades and orange cones, oh my! Anyone who has driven through Arlington recently has no doubt encountered a construction work zone. The Public Works and Transportation and Water Utilities Departments are working diligently to make necessary improvements to the City’s transportation and water infrastructure; however, with this progress…
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What to Know: Storm Debris Cleanup in Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
Spring time in Texas brings the potential for severe weather, including heavy rain, hail and strong winds that can damage trees and fences at Arlington homes and businesses. We want to make sure our citizens are prepared when this happens. Here’s some important information you should know if you end up with…
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UT Arlington Names New Men’s Basketball Head Coach

News, Sports, UT Arlington
A new era of UT Arlington men’s basketball begins today with the appointment of former Big 12 and Southeastern Conference assistant Chris Ogden as the eighth head coach in program history. A native of Seminole, Texas, Ogden played for head coach Rick Barnes and served on his staff for 13 seasons…
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Arlington’s Yappy Hour Dog Social Rescheduled for April 28

News, Parks & Recreation
Dog owners and dog lovers are invited to engAGE Arlington’s 3rd annual Yappy Hour Dog Social, which is now scheduled from 5:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Rush Creek Dog Park, 1900 Valleywood Drive. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 7, was posted postponed because of…
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Culture Buzz: UTA Theatre Department Presents Heal the Divide On Campus

Arts & Culture, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Theatre, UT Arlington
The newest Culture Buzz segment on MyArlingtonTV visits The University of Texas at Arlington for the Maverick Theatre Company’s HEAL THE DIVIDE ON CAMPUS, written and performed by students on April 4, 2018 in the Architecture Courtyard. The pieces focused on topics that directly concern and impact or speak to the millennial generation, such as…
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Register Now for Mom & Son Overnight at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center

News, Parks & Recreation
Calling all moms! Grab the sleeping bags, air mattresses, and anything else you need to be comfy for a night with your son and get ready for our fun Mom & Son Overnight at the Rec!The night will include a hot dog dinner, games with friendly mom & son competitions, fishing,…
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Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week April 9-13 With Arlington Public Library

Headlines, Library, News
Take part in Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams’ Kindness Initiative during Random Act of Kindness Week with the Arlington Public Library!Every day from April 9 to 13, meet at 4:30 p. m. at different library locations throughout Arlington to spread kindness, good cheer and the library’s giving spirit. These programs are open to…
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New KAABOO Texas Festival to Debut in May 2019 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
KAABOO Texas, a collaboration between KAABOO and the Jerry Jones Family, will debut at AT&T Stadium in Arlington next year. Together, the Jones family and KAABOO are shifting the live entertainment paradigm and creating a new festival set to revolutionize the fan experience. KAABOO Texas will take place May 3-5, 2019 with…
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Learn More about Downtown Library’s Sustainability Features at Community Event

Headlines, Library, News
Bibliophiles and bookworms will soon be able to browse and check out sustainable features and materials at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in Arlington, thanks to a partnership between the City and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. Due to open in June, the brand-new three-story facility will feature stacks of…
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Citizens Bond Committee Seeks Public Input During April 17 Meeting

Community, Headlines, News
The Citizens Bond Committee will host a public meeting on Tuesday, April 17 to gather input on proposed capital improvement projects that could be included in a potential November 2018 bond package. The meeting is scheduled from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. in the Council Briefing Room on the third floor…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for April 6-8, 2018

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in ArlingtonThe Texas Rangers host the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Park in Arlington this weekend for the second…
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UTA’s Annual Glass Art Sale and Show This Saturday

Community, News
Paperweights, goblets, jewelry, abstract sculptures and more pieces of art created by students and faculty from The University of Texas at Arlington’s Art and Art History program will be up for sale at the annual Glass Art Sale and Show on Saturday, April 7. The show, held at the Studio…
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Construction Briefing Meeting Set April 16 on Residential Street Rebuild Project

Government, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
The City of Arlington will soon begin work to rebuild three east Arlington roadways. A construction briefing meeting is set for 6 p. m. to 7 p. m. Monday, April 16, 2018, to describe work planned for the 2017 Residential Street Rebuild, Phase I project. The purpose of this meeting, which will be…
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Concours d’Elegance of Texas Rolls Into Arlington April 20-22

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Organizers for the 7th Annual Concours d’Elegance of Texas, one of the state’s largest vintage motoring and luxury lifestyle events, is revving up for an outstanding 2018 program in Arlington’s Entertainment District. During the special three-day weekend celebration, scheduled from April 20 through April 22, participants can from flying down a…
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AISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos Helping Arlington’s Youth Dream Big

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
With a population of more than 61,000 students, Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos relishes his job and the school district’s mission to help students articulate and achieve their dreams in The American Dream City.“I’m living my American Dream and this has been an aspiration and dream for me to…
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UTA Spotlight: Outfielder Pursuing His Baseball Dreams with UTA Mavs

Education, News, University of Texas at 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 City of Arlington recently celebrated the…
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Arlington ISD Education Foundation’s Six Flags Over Texas Event to Benefit Schools

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Arlington ISD Education Foundation is teaming up with Six Flags Over Texas again this year for its annual AISD Education Celebration. Participants will get to enjoy a private party at the park open to only those celebrating with AISD and the Arlington ISD Education Foundation!This event, set from 6 p. m. to…
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Interactive Water Playground to Open at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in May

Entertainment, News
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest waterpark in North Texas, has announced plans for a thrilling, new interactive water playground, set to open in May. Splashwater Beach will have nearly 40 state-of-the-art water play features for little explorers, all themed with a tropical island look and feel. The vibrant, new…
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April Volunteer of the Month: Bobby Vines

News, Volunteer, Volunteer of the Month
The Arlington Public Library is proud to announce Bobby Vines as the Volunteer of the Month for the City of Arlington in April. Bobby has volunteered for the library since 2014 after retiring from a long, successful career as an electrical engineer. His career spanned over 45 years, beginning with Howard…
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CANCELED: Arlington Water Kicks Off National Drinking Water Week with Public Tour

Community, News, Water Utilities
Editor’s Note: The May 5 tour is has been canceled. Please email Traci Peterson at traci. peterson@arlingtontx. gov to be put on the waiting list or to be notified about future tours. Thank you for your interest!Residents will get a first-hand look at what goes into making Arlington’s award-winning tap water in…
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Rangers, Cordish Companies Announce Hiring Fair for Texas Live! in Arlington

Business, Community, Economic Development, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers, The Cordish Companies and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County are excited to come together to begin hiring initiatives for Texas Live!, one of the largest and most exciting sports-anchored developments currently under construction in the Arlington Entertainment District. Scheduled to open late summer/early fall of this year,…
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Arlington Public Library’s Spring Book and Author Luncheon Set for April 19

Library, News
Join the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library for the Spring Book and Author Luncheon. This semiannual fundraiser, which will take place Thursday, April 19 at the Shady Valley Country Club, gives attendees the chance to meet local authors Roger Broom and Joe Wilkins. Tickets are required to attend and…
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Eastbound I-30 Main Lane Closures Set This Week for Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
INew 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. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the…
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Celebrate Diversity and Literature at El Día in the Courtyard This Saturday

Headlines, Library, News
El Día in the Courtyard is a fun-filled Arlington Public Library event to celebrate diversity and literature. Everyone is invited to this new program at the East Arlington Branch from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. on Saturday, April 7. El Día in the Courtyard will promote the importance of literacy for children…
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Ask Arlington: Abram Street Rebuild Project Underway in Downtown

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update, Transportation
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each month, 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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