Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Ranked No. 4 Among ‘Most Entrepreneurial Cities of 2018’

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
It’s no secret Arlington continues to provide a business-friendly climate and an environment for cultivating entrepreneurship. That environment is being recognized on a national scale this month as the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area is ranked 4th in the nation for entrepreneurs by FitSmallBusiness. com. FitSmallBusiness. com looked at 40 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the…
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Abram Street Rebuild in Downtown Arlington Starts in March

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update, Transportation, Water Utilities
Have questions about the Abram Street rebuild that will soon begin through Downtown Arlington? The public is invited to attend a construction briefing next week about the start of this important, two-year revitalization project. This public meeting, the first of many that will be held throughout the project’s duration, is scheduled…
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Participate in Online Survey About City’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness

Government, News
Have questions about the Abram Street rebuild that will soon begin through Downtown Arlington? The public is invited to attend a construction briefing next week about the start of this important, two-year revitalization project. This public meeting, the first of many that will be held throughout the project’s duration, is scheduled…
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Progress Continues on New Lake House at Richard Simpson Park

News, Parks & Recreation
The building layout for the new Lake House is starting to take shape as concrete pouring continues at Richard Simpson Park. However, the wet weather has put the construction schedule a few days behind. The contractor will be attempting to catch up with work on the weekends if needed. Over the…
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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor to Host Job Fair This Saturday

Community, News
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in North Texas, is hiring 400 seasonal employees for the 2018 season. The annual job fair will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday, March 3 at the park’s Harbor Center, 1800 E. Lamar Blvd in Arlington’s Entertainment District. The water park is looking for team members to…
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March 2018 is Arlington Warrant Resolution Month

Government, Headlines, Municipal Court, News
The Arlington Municipal Court announces that March 2018 is Warrant Resolution Month. Anyone who has outstanding citations with the Arlington Municipal Court is encouraged to resolve their cases. From now until March 29, 2018, the City of Arlington Municipal Court offers the following incentives: Persons who voluntarily appear and take action…
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Fashion Company, Rent the Runway, to Open Arlington Distribution Center

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Rent the Runway is excited to announce its expansion into the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with the building of a new distribution center in south Arlington to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. The company plans to hire 600 employees over the next 12 months for its new Arlington center and will use the…
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Arlington’s Competitive, Can-Do Spirit Continues to Make Dreams a Reality

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Selected as Money Magazine‘s “Best Big City in the South,” Arlington’s competitive, can-do spirit continues to make dreams a reality. That spirit is showcased in a new video on MyArlingtonTV highlighting Arlington’s world-class Entertainment District, low cost of living, first-rate education options and the innovative spirit the city continues to exude with…
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Park Updates and More in ‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newsletter

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” remains a main priority for the work of our City. Great neighborhoods contribute to a higher quality of life and greater investment in our economy. Every part of our corporation contributes to our overall success and vitality as we…
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Heritage Team: Bright Minds Presenting the Past, Dreaming of the Future

Animal Services, News
Dreams are coming true for students in the Arlington Animal Services Heritage Team Program. This year’s members were awarded $1,400 in scholarship funds for their year-long commitment of volunteering at the Animal Services Center and diligent participation in a contest meant to inspire and educate on African-American heritage. The Heritage Team…
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Arlington Ranks No. 1 on ‘Best Cities to Raise a Family’ List

Community, Headlines, News
Here’s something you probably already knew: Arlington offers high-quality amenities, schools and neighborhoods, job opportunities and city services that make The American Dream City a great place to raise a family. It looks like SmartAsset. com agrees, having just ranked Arlington No. 1 on its Top 10 “Best Cities to Raise a…
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Native American Student Association To Host Benefit Powwow Saturday

Community, News
The Native American Student Association and UTA Honors College will host the 23rd Annual Benefit Pow Wow on Saturday, March 3 at The University of Texas at Arlington. This year’s powwow will include traditional foods, vendors and dancing. The event will be held 10 a. m. to 10 p. m in the E. H.…
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February 2018 Student-Athlete of the Month: Kaily Orr

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Kaily Orr, senior for Arlington High School’s girls soccer team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for February 2018. As the team’s leading scorer, Kaily is a four-year starter for the varsity team and has been selected first-team All District all four years.“Kaily Orr is…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Camille & Buddy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet CamilleThis three-year-old female Domestic Shorthair is a white, red and brown Calico. Camille is a cat with some Tabby showing through as well. Described by her previous owner as lap loving, outgoing and friendly, Camille lives up to these adjectives. She also likes playing with toys and…
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Register Today for Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Spring Break Camps

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking for something to do over spring break? Hang out with the staff at our recreation centers for a fun-filled week with a variety of activities. Or, spend the week perfecting your game at Arlington Tennis Center or our Tierra Verde Golf Club. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department offers spring…
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Former Arlington Fire Chief Bill Strickland Called Visionary

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
Former Arlington Fire Chief Bill Strickland, 84, passed away Friday, Feb. 23 in Los Alamitos, California. Chief Strickland served 25 years with the Los Angeles Fire Department prior to joining Arlington’s Fire Department. While in California, he served in multiple fire suppression assignments and as the Commander of the Fire and…
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Matlock Road Repairs Begin Between Interstate 20 and Mayfield Road

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Does your commute often take you down Matlock Road near Interstate 20? Crews will be working over the next two months on repairs that will make your drive smoother and extend the lifespan of this highly traveled south Arlington roadway. Work to replace broken concrete panels on Matlock Road between Interstate…
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Rush Creek Trail Extension Public Meeting Set March 8

News, Parks & Recreation
Make your voice heard! Please join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for a second public meeting on the proposed Rush Creek Trail Extension. The meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p. m. Thursday, March 8 at the West Arlington Police Station, 2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd. The purpose of this meeting is to solicit public feedback…
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Stay Up-to-Date on the I-30/SH 360 Interchange Construction 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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From Roomier Seats to a Pit 60 Feet Deep: Inside Globe Life Field Construction

Business, Headlines, News
While crews operating heavy machinery have spent the past five months on site excavation and extensive underground utilities work to prepare for the future Globe Life Field, the Texas Rangers have also been weighing decisions on everything from façade colors to fan seating for Arlington’s $1.1 billion retractable-roof ballpark. Across from…
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Inaugural Kayak Bass Classic at Lake Arlington Set for March 31

News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will host the Inaugural Kayak Bass Classic at Lake Arlington on March 31, 2018. The tournament start time is 7:30 a. m. with angler check-in beginning at 7 a. m. at Richard Simpson or Bowman Springs Boat Launch. The tournament will end at noon. Registration is $20. Prizes will be…
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Record Number of Fan Registrations for NFL Draft in Arlington

Entertainment, News, Sports
As of Friday morning, more than 100,000 fans have signed up for the 2018 NFL Draft that will be held in Arlington, according to the Dallas Cowboys. That’s 11 percent more than during the same time last year, making it the highest number of registrations over a three-day period in…
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Theatre Arlington’s Shrek the Musical Jr. Opens This Weekend

Entertainment, News
Theatre Arlington’s all-youth production of Shrek the Musical Jr. opens Friday, February 23 and runs on weekends through March 11. This musical, directed by Cindy Honeycutt, starts at 7:30 p. m. on Fridays, 2 p. m. and 7:30 p. m. on Saturdays and 2 p. m. on Sundays. Click here for ticket information. It’s a “big,…
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Texas Private School Music Educators Association Honors Leader at The Oakridge School

Education, News
The Executive Board of the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) has selected The Oakridge School’s Jon Kellam, Head of School, as the organization’s 2017-2018 Distinguished Administrator of the Year. The announcement came in January at the All-State Clinic and Concert at the Eismann Center Performance Hall in Richardson, where…
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Schedule Your Free Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle, on March 3

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 9 a. m. and 11 a. m. on Saturday, March 3 to provide the public an opportunity to check out…
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Live Music, Pet Contests, Food Trucks and More at 3rd Annual Yappy Hour Dog Social

Community, Headlines, News
Editor’s Note: The Yappy Hour Dog Social has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 28 because of inclement weather. Bone Appetit! What better way to spend time with your favorite canine pal than with live music, local beer and dog-themed food?Dog owners and dog lovers are invited to engAGE Arlington’s 3rd annual Yappy…
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Services Set for Former Arlington City Councilman, Community Volunteer Dan Serna

Community, Headlines, News
Dan Serna, the first Hispanic elected to the Arlington City Council, died Feb. 16 after a six-year battle with cancer and subsequent kidney failure. Mr. Serna, 61, served as a councilmember from 1993 to 1997. Former Arlington Mayor Richard Greene said Mr. Serna’s tenure was during a time when the City faced…
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Weekend Buzz: 20 Events in The American Dream City for Feb. 23-25, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. RFD-TV’s The American & The PBR Iron CowboyBull riding and rodeo fans will once again be treated to the best Western sports stars in the world when the PBR Iron Cowboy…
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U.S. News & World Report: Arlington Helping Lead the Way in AV Technology

Headlines, News, Transportation
Milo, a free autonomous shuttle service from the City of Arlington, is featured in an article by the U. S. News & World Report highlighting The American Dream City and other Texas cities as leaders in AV and driverless technology. The City was recently named an automated vehicle (AV) proving ground and…
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Learn How to Live Your Best Life at Arlington’s 2018 Aging Well Expo

Community, Headlines, News
Make plans to attend Arlington’s annual Aging Well Expo next month to learn important tips and information about how to live your best life here in The American Dream City. The Aging Well Expo is scheduled from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. Wednesday, March 21 at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200…
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Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital: Proud to Help Our Community Age Well

Community, News
As with all aspects of health, your need for orthopedic care changes as you age. Finding expert and compassionate care is critical to successful treatment and a smooth recovery. Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington is uniquely qualified to treat orthopedic and spine disorders and injuries regardless of age,…
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UTA Spotlight: FabLab Workshops Aim to Inspire Students’ Creativity

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: Central Library FabLab holds workshops to inspire…
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Six Flags Over Texas Opens This Weekend, Will Unveil New Ride in Spring

Headlines, News
Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, announces the start of its 57th season. The park will open this weekend for guests to enjoy their favorite coasters and attractions, while preparations continue for the late spring debut of the ultimate Super-Villain thrill ride—HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity. Membership and Season Pass…
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Arlington Water Pressure Plane Expansion Begins

Government, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
An Arlington Water Utilities project that recently kicked off in central Arlington will provide about 2 miles of new water and sanitary sewer mains along South Davis Drive, near The University of Texas at Arlington, and improve water pressure in an area bounded by Cooper Street, Fielder Road, Arkansas Lane,…
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Arlington ISD Education Foundation’s Dream Makers Banquet Set March 5

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Tickets are available for the Arlington ISD Education Foundation’s annual Ann Morris Memorial Dream Makers Banquet, set for March 5. The banquet, which aims to recognize extraordinary teachers and fund innovative ideas in education, will honor 22 grant recipients who received more than $106,000 to improve the education of students in…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Shocka

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet ShockaThis three-year-old male pit bull terrier mix is white and red in color and weighs 73 pounds. BOOM-SHOCKA-SHOCKA…Hear that sound? It’s a young dog looking for a new “furever” home. While a little shy at first Shocka quickly warms up to you. Recently owner…
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$10 ViaPass Now Buys a Whole Week of Via On-Demand Rides

Headlines, News, Transportation
Via is rolling out an entirely new way to pay for rides in The American Dream City. With a weekly ViaPass, customers using the on-demand rideshare service in Arlington can book rides for an entire week for one super low flat-rate fee. The first 200 customers can purchase a ViaPass for…
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Ray Wylie Hubbard to Kick Off Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 10th Year of Free Music

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Award-winning Texas troubadour, Ray Wylie Hubbard, kicks off the Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 2018 concert season on May 18.2018 will be a year of celebration for Levitt Pavilion Arlington as it begins its 10th year of free music. The concert season will be packed with some of the Levitt’s most popular…
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Dream Builders: AISD Students Thriving at New Agricultural Science Center

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 students at Arlington ISD’s Agricultural Science Center, located at 2212…
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Free Ticket Lottery for 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Now Open

Cowboys, Headlines, News, Sports
The free ticket lottery for the 2018 NFL Draft, taking place in Arlington from April 26 to April 28, opens today. This year will mark the first time that the event is hosted at an NFL stadium, creating opportunities to accommodate the most fans in history. By visiting NFL. com/FanMobilePass, fans can…
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Use Waze App to Avoid Traffic Delays During I-30/SH 360 Interchange Construction

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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February Volunteer of the Month: Byron DeVries

News
Bryon DeVries has a mind dedicated to safety and has the drive to learn and serve his community. He has been a member of both the Citizens Police Academy and Arlington Fire’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) since June 2015. Since then, he has completed more than 20 FEMA Independent Study…
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2018 Presidents’ Day Closings and City Service Schedules

News
Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington on Monday as regularly scheduled. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume at 8 a. m. Tuesday, February 20. What’s CLOSED Monday, February 19 City Hall…
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UTA Spotlight: Students Show Love to Their Hearts in February

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: UTA students receive health screenings and receive…
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Lake Arlington Boat Access Limited During Richard Simpson Park Renovations

News, Parks & Recreation
The boat ramps at Richard Simpson Park will be closed beginning February 19, 2018, until further notice due to ongoing park renovations. Limited access to the lake front and docks will remain during this phase of the project. Boat access to Lake Arlington is still available at Bowman Springs Park, 7003 W…
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Weekend Buzz: 15 Events in The American Dream City for Feb. 16-18, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Monster Energy AMA Supercross at AT&T StadiumMonster Energy AMA Supercross – a spectacle that stands alone in the world of motorsports – is returning to AT&T Stadium in Arlington at…
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Arlington Police Celebrate Achievements at Annual Awards Ceremony

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department celebrated achievements at its annual awards ceremony on February 14, 2018. The annual celebration is sponsored by the Arlington Police Foundation and the John V. and Jeri McMillan Memorial Fund. Two citizen-business awards were presented and honors were bestowed on 12 civilian employees and officers whose outstanding…
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UTA Reaches Another Milestone for Enrollment

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington’s remarkable growth continues this spring with almost 43,000 students selecting UTA as their destination for excellent academics, a career-focused education and a valuable college degree in critical workforce areas. This represents a 2.4 percent increase in enrollment over last spring and a record high…
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‘Enhance Regional Mobility’ Newsletter Spotlights Via On-Demand Rideshare Program

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
From exploring emerging transportation technology to improving mile after mile of neighborhood streets, Arlington continues to strategically invest in projects designed to improve mobility across The American Dream City. In the latest edition of the Enhance Regional Mobility newsletter, readers can learn more about the innovative Via on-demand rideshare program, the upcoming Abram Street…
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Multi-Platinum Artist Kirk Franklin Inspiring Others to Dream Big in Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
As one of the biggest stars in contemporary gospel music today, multi-platinum artist Kirk Franklin continues to inspire others to dream big in Arlington, Texas and throughout the country. His debut album, 1993’s Kirk Franklin & the Family, spent 100 weeks on the gospel charts and became the first gospel debut album…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Molly & Oreo

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet MollyThis nine and half-year-old female Beagle mix is tan and white in color and weighs 32 pounds. For an older dog, Molly still has quite a bit of spring in her step. She has bursts of playful energy but she is more interested in “sniffing out”…
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Black History Month Festival Celebrates Community in Arlington and Beyond

Library, News
For the past eight years the Black History Month Festival has highlighted contributions of the African-American community in Arlington and beyond. This year’s festival will be at the Southeast Branch Library on Sunday, February 25, from 2 to 6 p. m. In addition to performances from local arts groups, displays, and…
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Lamar Boulevard/Ave H Lanes Temporarily Reduced 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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Schedule Your Free Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle, on February 15

News, Transportation
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 2:30 p. m. and 4 p. m. on Thursday, February 15 to provide the public an opportunity to check out…
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Arlington Water Utilities Taking Leak Detection to the Next Level

Government, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities employees work hard each day to make sure residents and visitors have water when they need it. For Ric Owens, Arlington’s leak detection specialist, that means making sure precious gallons of treated water aren’t lost on the way to the customer’s tap. Since 2014, the City of…
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Enhanced Landscaping Planned for Southeast Portion of Arlington Landfill

Government, News, Public Works
The southeast portion of the Arlington Landfill, visible from Collins Street, will soon undergo a transformation from towering, dirt-covered mounds into a sloped landscaped area featuring flowering trees, bushes and ornamental grasses. Republic Services announced the landscaping plan, which is part of a significant construction project to cap and beautify the…
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Arlington Museum of Art’s ‘Eat Your Art Out’ Fundraiser Set for Feb. 24

Entertainment, News
The Arlington Museum of Art’s upcoming Eat Your Art Out fundraising event will offer guests a chance to see and taste artistically crafted desserts that are a sweet treat for both the eyes and the palate. Tickets are on sale now for the 7 p. m. February 24, 2018, event at the Arlington Museum…
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WNBA Dallas Wings Announce 2018 Schedule

Entertainment, News
The Dallas Wings will tip off their third season Friday, May 18, when they travel west to face the Phoenix Mercury, as part of the WNBA Tip-Off 2018 presented by Verizon. The game is scheduled for 9 p. m. Following Friday’s game on the road the team will open at home at…
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Annual Statewide Warrant Roundup Begins Feb. 24, 2018

Government, Headlines, Municipal Court, News
Got warrants? Now’s the time to pay up to avoid arrest. Arlington will join more than 300 law enforcement jurisdictions from across the state for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins Friday, February 24, 2018 and runs through Sunday, March 4, 2018. The roundup is designed to target thousands of individuals with…
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Throw Your Pooch a Party at Rush Creek Dog Park

News, Parks & Recreation
Calling all dog moms and dads! Arlington’s newest park, Rush Creek Dog Park, will soon be offering park rentals for dog parties, dog weddings and more. This park is the perfect place to have your dog’s next birthday party or social gathering! Let your dogs run free in the safe…
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NFL Draft Community Programs Aim to Benefit Arlington Youth

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
DeMarcus Ware, along with Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson and Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos kicked off the first of several NFL Draft Community programs during a community meeting at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 8. The group presented two of the outreach…
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‘At the Park with Chuck’ Offers Inside Look at Globe Life Field Construction

Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
At the Park with Chuck is an all-new series on MyArlingtonTV that will offer Rangers fans a behind-the-scenes look at Globe Life Field construction, fan events and the progress being made at the Texas Live! entertainment complex. The show is hosted by Chuck Morgan, the team’s Executive Vice President of…
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Weekend Buzz: 13 Events in The American Dream City for Feb. 9-11, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Arlington Music Festival at Arlington Music Hall — Feb. 8-10The Arlington Music Hall, along with Jim Austin Online, will host the 2nd Annual Arlington Music Festival on February 8, 9…
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Tour Arlington Life Shelter to Learn about Homeless Services, Programs

Community, News
Arlington Life Shelter provides stepping stones to stability to more than 1,000 men, women and children experiencing homelessness here in North Texas each year through emergency shelter, children’s services, and education and employment. Last year, the Downtown Arlington nonprofit launched its Hearts to Homes Capital Campaign so that it can help…
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Celebrate Year of the Dog at Lunar New Year Event in East Arlington

Community, News
Celebrate the Year of the Dog next weekend at HL RadioTV 106.5 FM and 30.6 TV’s 15th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration in Arlington. The celebration, which includes a Dragon Dance, starts at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, outside of the radio station, located in Ben Thanh Plaza, 1818 E. Pioneer…
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Nearly 70 Students Take Their Dreams to Next Level at AISD National Signing Day

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Arlington ISD held its annual district-wide National Signing Day ceremony today for students who have signed or will sign with a college athletic program. Nearly 70 students representing all six AISD high schools signed national letters of intent in nine different sports, as they prepare to take their athletic dreams to the…
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Culture Buzz: River Legacy Living Science Center’s New Discovery Room

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest Culture Buzz segment on MyArlingtonTV visits River Legacy Living Science Center for a tour of the new Discovery Room, located at 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006. The River Legacy Discovery Room features two large aquariums, all new engaging exhibits and a large interactive screen where guests can virtually immerse themselves…
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Texas Rangers Announce Wine Tasting Classes at Ballpark

Entertainment, News, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers today announced a series of wine tasting classes to be hosted at the ballpark in the coming months, with the first offering, Wine 101, slated for 7 p. m. Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Offered with everyone from the wine rookie to the veteran connoisseur in mind, the classes will highlight…
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Lake House Construction Under Way at Richard Simpson Park

News, Parks & Recreation
The building layout for the new Lake House is starting to take shape as concrete pouring continues at Richard Simpson Park in west Arlington. Over the next 30 days, workers will continue constructing foundation concrete beams and begin forming for the building’s concrete floor. The current Lake House building is 1,288 square…
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Arlington Eats: Enjoy a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner at Ventana Grille

Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Parks & Recreation
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 Ventana Grille, located at Tierra Verde Golf Club, 7005 Golf Club Dr, Arlington, TX 76001. Arlington Parks and Recreation invites residents and visitors…
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4th Annual Animal Services Heritage Team Program is Saturday Feb. 17

Animal Services, News
Arlington Animal Services invites everyone to attend an inspirational event on Saturday, February 17, from 9 a. m. to 12 p. m. at 1000 S. E. Green Oaks Boulevard. Members of the Heritage Team will deliver presentations about the lives of celebrated leaders that have touched history on an epic level. Heritage Team members…
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Winners Announced for Arlington’s 2018 Animal Essay Contest

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Congratulations to all the 2018 Arlington Animal Essay Contest winners!Excitement grew as Mayor Pro Tempore Sheri Capehart spoke to Mary Moore Elementary students on February 2, as they eagerly anticipated the announcement of their school’s winners. Mary Moore Elementary School walked away with five of the 12 awards from more…
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UTA Chosen to Lead National Hispanic College-to-Career Initiative

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington was chosen to lead a national initiative aimed at enhancing career readiness for Hispanic students and meeting the labor demands of local and national employers. Michele Bobadilla, UTA’s assistant provost for Hispanic student success, was chosen by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Harley & Calvin

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet HarleyThis three-year-old female Domestic Shorthair is black and white in color. Harley came to the shelter as an owner surrender due to her owner being allergic to cats. She is looking for a new “furever” home where she can live a quiet, comfortable life. Somewhat shy at…
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Flood Mitigation Project Provides Training Opportunity for Fire Department

Fire, Government, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington is committed to continually improving the quality of life for of Arlington residents. Part of that ongoing process includes the flood mitigation efforts of the Stormwater Floodplain Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department. This division is responsible for managing comprehensive studies to accurately identify…
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Wings Sign Australian Superstar Liz Cambage to Multi-Year Contract

News, Sports
One of the top centers in international women’s basketball will call Arlington home this summer as the Dallas Wings have signed Liz Cambage to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The 6-foot-8 Cambage is a three-time Player of the Year, taking two honors…
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Lamar Boulevard/Ave H Lane Closures 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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Arlington Tree Seedling Giveaway Set for February 24

News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreation is excited to announce a L. E. A. F. Program seedling giveaway on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Approximately 1,500 seedlings will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The giveaway is scheduled between 9 a. m. and 11 a. m. at Harold Patterson Park, at the corner of W. Bardin…
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Central Express to Close in Preparation for Downtown Library Opening

Library, News
Central Express, the Arlington Public Library’s temporary downtown location, is closing permanently on Friday, March 29. This closure is in preparation to move into the new Downtown Library, which will open to the public in June. The public computers, books, local history resources, and other items at Central Express will…
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Neighborhood Network News’ Highlights City Construction Projects and More

Community, News
Whether you’re into fitness and recreation or curling up with a good book, the City of Arlington is working on several significant Parks and Recreation and Library projects that aim to better serve our growing community’s needs. In this Neighborhood Network News edition, you can get a first look at the…
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Water Main Break Causes Green Oaks Lane Closures in North Arlington

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
A water main break Thursday morning has caused lane closures at the Collins Street and NE Green Oaks Boulevard intersection in north Arlington. The break happened as Water Utilities crews were performing necessary maintenance on a 16-inch valve under the street. Repairs are expected to cause lane closures near the intersection.…
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City of Arlington to Receive Exemplary ISO Fire Protection Designation

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington will soon receive the Insurance Service Office’s highest Public Protection Classification, an elite designation that may save some homeowners and commercial property owners across the city on insurance premium costs. The ISO’s Class 1 designation represents exemplary fire protection. This classification, which will be officially awarded to…
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UTA Spotlight: Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair Basketball Team Continues Setting High Standards

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: From working harder for better grades to…
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Weekend Buzz: 13 Events in The American Dream City for Feb. 2-4, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Star Party in the Park at O. S. GrayAny astronomy lovers out there? Come and try out a variety of telescopes, look at visible planets and constellations with The Friends of O. S.…
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New Library Phone System Connects Patrons Directly with Branch Staff

Library, News
Beginning Thursday, February 1, residents have new options when calling the Arlington Public Library. The City has updated InfoLive, the library’s automated phone system, based on patron feedback. The Arlington Public Library’s phone number, (817) 459-6900, is not changing. The new options will offer all the same services as the existing…
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