Downtown Library, City Council Chamber Projects Nearing Completion

Library, News, Public Works
After nearly 17 months of construction, two major projects that will transform the face of Downtown Arlington are nearing completion. The $30 million Downtown Library, which sits on land previously used as the public parking lot for City Hall, is on target to complete construction in February. Installation of the furniture,…
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Bond Tracker: Residential Rebuild Progressing in East & North 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 Public Works and Transportation’s 2016 Residential Rebuild project, as work is progressing to rebuild…
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Meet the Neighbors: Park Place Residents Enjoy Life on the ‘Monopoly Streets’

Community, Headlines, News
They didn’t pass Go and they didn’t collect $200, but the neighbors who landed at Linda and Roy Dean’s Oriental Avenue home earlier this month enjoyed an evening filled with food, friendship and laughter. The annual Wine and Cheese night is just one of numerous events planned throughout the year for…
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Texas Rangers Job Opportunities Available for 2018 Season

Entertainment, News
Want to work for the Texas Rangers? There’s still time to apply for the 2018 season at Globe Life Park in Arlington!Applications are being accepted for ball girls, parking and toll attendants, Kid’s Zone attendants, customer service representatives, valet drivers, parking security, concession staff and much more. Click here to review…
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‘Put Technology to Work’ Newsletter Highlights Via On-Demand Rideshare, UTA’s Robots

City Council Priorities, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology to Work” as a priority. Technology is an essential aspect of daily life and has quite the impact on our organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities: Invest in Our Economy, Support Quality Education, Enhance Regional…
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Arlington Using Data to Connect with Community, Support Economic Development

Government, News
The Arlington City Council and senior city staff have identified five key priorities to help shape policy and investments in The American Dream City. One of these priorities is “Put Technology to Work,” which commits the City to deliver better services to its residents and other stakeholders by improving access to…
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Free Tax Assistance Available for Eligible Arlington Residents

Community, News
Need help with your income taxes? Arlington residents whose individual or household income is less than $56,000 annually may be eligible for free income tax assistance. Three community tax center locations will be open through April 18, 2018, in Arlington to provide free tax preparation assistance by IRS-certified volunteers. No appointment is needed.…
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On the Clock with Arlington Animal Services Employees & Volunteers

Animal Services, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
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. This month’s episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at the Arlington Animal Services…
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Arlington Parks to Host ‘My Little Gentleman Etiquette Class’ This Saturday

News, Parks & Recreation
Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for its first boys-only etiquette class, scheduled from 9:30 a. m. to 11:30 a. m. Saturday, February 3 at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center. Participants ages 5-12 will learn good manners and etiquette for any formal occasion. This class will help you start creating habits of good…
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Dream Builders: Arlington Mom, Daughter Win $15,000 Cooking Contest

Community, Headlines, Mansfield ISD, MyArlingtonTV, News
Dream Builders is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest Dream Builders episode focuses on Arlington mother Luciana Malkomes and her daughter Gabby, a 5-year-old student…
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Spot the Signs: You Can Do Something about Human Trafficking

News, Police, Public Safety
Did you know that on average there are 313,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas and approximately 79,000 of those victims are minors?According to the polarisproject. org, human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that affects members of the communities we work and live in. It’s the exploitation of a…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Justin & Onyx

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet JustinThis handsome two year old male American Pit Bull Terrier/Shepherd Mix is black and red in color and weighs 55 pounds. Justin is an active dog that likes to engage in playtime. While his fetching leaves something to be desired, he does like to play with…
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Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Public Library Offer Spring Gardening Classes

Community, News
Arlington Water Utilities is hosting a series of classes this spring to help residents learn more about how to boost the water efficiency of their outdoor spaces. The classes, which start March 22, are co-sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District, the City’s wholesale water provider. Other program partners include…
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L3 Technologies Announces Plan to Expand Arlington Training Center

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
L3 Technologies has announced an expansion plan for its Link Training & Simulation multi-purpose pilot training center facility in Arlington.Under this plan, L3 will add approximately 40,000 square feet, more than doubling the size of the high bay site at L3 Link’s headquarters. The training center provides simulation and instruction…
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Enrollment Open for American Legion’s Boys State Program for High Schoolers

Education, News
Enrollment is now open for Arlington high school boys who are interested in participating in The American Legion’s annual Boys State education program, set for June 10-15 in Austin. American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is…
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I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project Continues Progress in Arlington

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…
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New Sports Medicine, Athlete Training Facility Open in South Arlington

Business, News
Athletes and weekend warriors across North Texas now have access to orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation for injuries, and performance training in one convenient location. Texas Health Sports Medicine, Athlete Training and Health, and Sideline Orthopedics and Sports celebrated opening of its Arlington location earlier this week with tours and introductions to…
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January 2018 Student-Athlete of the Month: Timia Jefferson

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Timia Jefferson, junior for Sequin High School’s girls basketball team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for January 2018. According to Head Coach Courtney Phillips, Timia’s passion for the game of basketball is contagious with her teammates. She’s been a captain for the last two…
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Opinions Wanted: Check Your Mailbox or Email for City Survey Invitation

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington is calling for participation in the annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The anonymous and confidential online survey is designed to gather resident’s opinions about city services. The City has conducted this survey for 15 years in partnership with Decision Analyst, an Arlington-based independent market research company.“The information obtained…
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2nd Annual Arlington Musical Festival Set for Feb. 8-10 in Downtown

Entertainment, News
The Arlington Music Hall, along with Jim Austin Online, will host the 2nd Annual Arlington Music Festival on February 8, 9 and 10, 2018 in Downtown Arlington. This year’s event features three jam-packed evenings of the best blues, jazz and R&B in the country. The festival kicks off Thursday night with an…
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Pilot Program Provides Arlington Neighborhood with Tools to Deter Egret Nesting

Animal Services, News
Some may describe Egrets as lovely and soothing, but residents living under a canopy of their nests may choose other words to describe these creatures as they wreak havoc in their North Arlington neighborhoods. Hundreds of Egrets begin migrating to Arlington each year beginning in February in search of a favorable…
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Protect Your Property: Learn about Flood Risks, Responsible Building and More

Community, News
The Stormwater Management Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department is announcing a monthly presentation program to inform our residents about Flood Safety Topics and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Methods. Topics will include flood insurance, property protection, common urban pollutants, building responsibly and much more. Beginning in February, the Stormwater Education…
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Built on Can-Do Spirit: Former Mayor Richard Greene’s American Dream Story

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
After leaving behind a rich legacy and long list of accomplishments as mayor of Arlington, Richard Greene continues to live his American Dream in Arlington alongside his wife, Sylvia.“Sylvia and I have enjoyed pursuing the American Dream here in The American Dream City for 50 years,” Greene said. “There’s been…
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Weekend Buzz: 12 Events in The American Dream City for Jan. 26-28, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Jiggle Butt Run 5KRegistration is still open for the 12th annual Jiggle Butt Run 5K run and walk, set for 9 a. m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the University of…
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Students at The Oakridge School in Arlington Participating in Acts of Kindness

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Oakridge School in Arlington joins thousands of public and private schools for The 2018 Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) this week. Leaders hope to create and celebrate a culture of kindness around the world.​“Our goal is that we make this week our happiest week of the year as our students…
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Rapid Reference Guide Aims to Answer Arlington Residents’ Code Compliance Questions

Code Compliance, Government, Headlines, News
Curious if your grass is too high, what to do about an old appliance that you need to dispose of, or what time trash should be placed curbside? Welcome to the City of Arlington’s Single-Family Rapid Reference Guide. Answers to these and many other common code-related questions are a simple click…
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TxDOT to Host Public Meeting on Proposed Spur 303 Pedestrian Improvements

Headlines, News, Transportation
All interested citizens are invited to attend a public meeting for Spur 303 (Pioneer Parkway) pedestrian improvements on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Senior Recreation Center at New York Avenue, located at 1815 New York Avenue in Arlington. The public meeting, set for 6 p. m. to 8 p. m., will be an open house format,…
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Arlington’s River Legacy Parks Hike and Bike Trail Extension Soon Under Way

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Construction of Arlington’s portion of the hike and bike trail linking Dallas to Fort Worth along the Trinity River will soon be under way. The $1.3 million, half-mile trail connection, expected to be complete by mid-September, will fill in one of the gaps in what will eventually become a 60-mile-long trail…
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Ask Arlington: Arlington CVB Reunion Planning Workshop, Feb. 24

Community, Headlines, News
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…
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Let’s Go Rangers! 2018 Fan Fest Offers Autographs, Tours and Much More

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Thousands of baseball fans attended the 2018 Texas Rangers Fan Fest at Globe Life Park in Arlington last Saturday, where they were able to grab autographs, tour the ballpark and take photos with current and former Rangers players. The 2018 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani also featured interactive question and…
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River Legacy Living Science Center’s New Discovery Room Opens Jan. 29

Community, Headlines, News
Thanks to the generosity of donors, supporters and community, the transformation of River Legacy Living Science Center’s Exhibit Hall is now complete!Guests can experience the amazing transformation when the new River Legacy Discovery Room opens to the public on Monday, Jan. 29. Admission to The Discovery Room will be $3 for…
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Arlington Police Department Recognizes Officers During Biannual Awards Ceremony

News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department recognized several officers Tuesday for their great work in the field as well as their service to the department and community. During the biannual department awards ceremony, Police Chief Will Johnson awarded the Medal of Valor, Purple Heart, Life Saving Award, Distinguished Service Award and the Medal…
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Design Chosen for Future East Arlington Recreation Center and Library Project

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington is proud to announce the selection of a design for the future East Arlington Recreation Center and East Arlington Branch Library. The project, which is a collaborative effort between the Parks and Recreation, Libraries, and Public Works and Transportation Departments, is the first of its kind in…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Kirri & Dexter

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet KirriThis ten-month-old male Domestic Shorthair is a brown and black Tabby. Kirri is a typical active cat that enjoys playtime. Burning off energy by playing with feathers definitely agrees with his personality. Given a choice of lap sitting or playtime, Kirri will definitely choose playtime. A new pet…
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Arlington Water Utilities Enhances Customer Communication with Email Alerts

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Providing reliable water service to Arlington residents and visitors is a top priority for Arlington Water Utilities. However, necessary main renewal projects and emergency repairs can sometimes cause interruptions to water service. A new feature introduced by Arlington Water this week will automatically send emails to account holders with on-file email…
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Learn More about Upcoming Water, Sanitary Sewer Improvement Projects

Government, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities will hold two meetings later this month to give residents more information about water and sanitary sewer service improvements in their area. Engineers and construction professionals will be on hand to provide information about construction schedules and project timelines. The High Point Sanitary Sewer Renewal project is…
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Arlington ISD Awarded $75,000 Grant for Innovative Health Science Course Equipment

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Arlington ISD has been awarded $75,000 by the Texas Education Agency’s Perkins Reserve Grant to purchase an anatomage table – a technologically advanced anatomy visualization system – for the district’s health science students. The grant will help the district’s nearly 2,900 students enrolled in Career and Technical Education health science courses…
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SH 360 Frontage Road Lane Closures Near Six Flags Drive Scheduled This Week

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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Learn More About 2018 Lake Arlington Permits and Fee Increases

News, Parks & Recreation
Planning a day at Lake Arlington? 2018 Boat Permits are in and ready for pick up. As a reminder, no person shall place, operate, or keep any boat or other craft on Lake Arlington without first having obtained a permit. This includes all rowboats, canoes, kayaks, motorboats, sailboats, barges, personal watercrafts,…
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UTA Maverick Speakers Series to Feature Best-Selling Author Michael Pollan

Education, News, UT Arlington
Tickets are available now to hear best-selling author and sustainable food advocate Michael Pollan as part of The University of Texas at Arlington’s 10th annual Maverick Speakers Series. Over the past 20 years, Pollan has written books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture,…
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PBR Iron Cowboy Competition Returns to Arlington Feb. 24, 2018

Entertainment, News
Standing on the sidelines of a practice facility three years before AT&T Stadium would become a reality in Arlington, former Professional Bull Riders CEO Randy Bernard and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talked about the continued growth of the PBR and the general excitement that surrounds America’s original extreme sport. Jones…
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Texas Rangers Announce New Painting Classes at the Ballpark

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
The Texas Rangers have announced a series of painting classes to be hosted at the ballpark in the coming months, with the first offering slated for Friday, January 26. The painting classes are the first in a series of new experiences that will be hosted at Globe Life Park in the…
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East Arlington Branch Offering New Spaces for Library Programs

Library, News
From open to close, the East Arlington Branch is full of people, activities and sounds. Visit this branch to hear keyboards clacking on the public computers, robot engines whirring during technology workshops, librarians singing in bilingual storytimes, and now, more laughter and learning in programs and workshops. The East Arlington…
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Arlington Eats: Ben Thanh Plaza a Reflection of the City’s Cultural Diversity

Business, Community, Economic Development, 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 Ben Thanh Plaza, located at 1818 E Pioneer Pkwy #100 in East Arlington. David Dang bought the property in 2011 and saw an immediate…
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Weekend Buzz: 11 Events in The American Dream City for Jan. 19-21, 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. 2018 Texas Rangers Fan FestThe 2018 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Saturday, January…
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Ask Arlington: Arlington Police Department’s Body-Worn Camera Program

Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Police, Public Safety
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…
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Expect Detours Along Six Flags Drive Near Copeland Road 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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Learn About Arlington’s Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

Community, Headlines, News
Want to learn more about the City of Arlington’s Neighborhood Matching Grant program? An information is scheduled for 6:30 p. m. Thursday, January 18 in the Community Room of the South Police Station, 1030 SW Green Oaks Blvd. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is available to fund improvement projects that will beautify…
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Preparing Your Taxes at the Arlington Public Library

Headlines, Library, News
Winter has only been here a few weeks, but it’s brought frigid temperatures, a New Year, and the announcement of this year’s federal tax season. According to the IRS, this year’s tax season will run from January 29 to April 17, 2018. Preparing taxes can be intimidating, but the Arlington…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Hazel & Milo

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet HazelThis one year old female Australian Cattle Dog is brown and white in color and weighs 49 pounds. Hazel is a young active dog desirous of lots of attention. Australian cattle dogs are considered a bold and athletic breed requiring lots of exercise. Hazel does live up…
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Arlington’s Via Rideshare Rolls Out Longer Hours, Larger Service Area

Government, Headlines, News, Transportation
The City of Arlington’s new Via on-demand rideshare service is now available earlier in the day and in even more areas of The American Dream City. The expanded rideshare service area now extends north of Interstate 30 to Lamar Boulevard and south to Arkansas Lane in east Arlington. The service area…
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More than 500 Volunteers Participate in Annual Arlington MLK Day of Service

Community, Headlines, News
More than 500 volunteers honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by participating in the Arlington MLK Day of Service on Monday. The registration line at Mission Metroplex snaked through the building and down the sidewalk outside, with groups and individuals bundled against the cold as they prepared to help…
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Ave J Closures Planned This Week Near SH 360 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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Grow Your Small Business with Free Workshops at Arlington Public Library

Library, News
For small business owners, each day is full of excitement and opportunities. In the third quarter of 2017, small businesses in Arlington and the rest of the DFW Metroplex saw a 24 percent increase in sales! Entrepreneurs have the freedom to set their own goals and schedules as they grow…
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Martin Luther King, III, Launches Arlington’s MLK Celebration with Challenge to Leave World a Better Place

Community, Headlines, News
Hundreds gathered in UT Arlington’s University Center Friday night to kick off the four-day Arlington MLK Celebration with the “Advancing the Dream” Awards Banquet. This year’s theme was “Change Begins With Me.”At center stage was civil rights advocate Martin Luther King, III, the oldest living child of icon Dr. Martin…
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City of Arlington, Texas Rangers Announce New Texas Rangers Golf Club

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington and Texas Rangers announced a new partnership Friday to create the world’s only Major League Baseball-branded golf course — the Texas Rangers Golf Club — which is scheduled to open in 2019. The City and the Rangers announced details about the historic rebranding agreement for the former…
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State Water Professionals Recognize Arlington Water Utilities Operator

News, Water Utilities
The Texas Section of the American Water Works Association recently chose Brandon Lacy, an operator in Arlington Water Utilities’ treatment division, to receive the One AWWA Operator Scholarship. The award is given to one water treatment operator in the state each year. It provides a $2,000 scholarship that can be…
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North Texas MLK Parade Has Not Obtained Permit From City of Arlington

News
After organizers for Monday’s planned Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in the Entertainment District failed to meet event planning and security-related funding requirements, the City of Arlington has declined to issue a permit for the advertised event. A permit is required for parades on public streets, public parks or other…
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Arlington’s Judith Rodriguez Dazzling Area Audiences as a Lyric Soprano

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Judith Rodriguez is living her dream right here in Arlington as a lyric soprano with Timeless Concerts and a Spanish music specialist performing all across the DFW Metroplex. Rodriguez has appeared in concerts and shows on many stages throughout Europe, Mexico and Texas. The lyric soprano discovered her passion for Zarzuela, a Spanish…
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Arlington Public Library’s Free Citizenship Classes Begin This Saturday

Library, News
It’s back to school time for Arlington residents working to achieve their dream of becoming American citizens. Free Citizenship Classes are available through Arlington Reads on Saturdays from January 13 to March 3. Dedicated Arlington Reads staff and volunteers are eagerly looking forward to the start of citizenship class season. This…
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Weekend Buzz: 11 Events in The American Dream City for Jan. 12-15, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Arlington’s MLK ‘Advancing the Dream’ CelebrationThe annual Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Advancing the Dream” Celebration is set for January 12-15, 2018. As one of the largest celebrations in the…
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Arlington’s 2018 Animal Essay Contest Winners to be Announced Feb. 2

Animal Services, News
Editor’s Note: Winners of Arlington’s 2018 Animal Essay Contest will be notified on Feb. 2 and recognized by Arlington City Council on March 6. The deadline for 2018 Animal Essay Contest entries is quickly approaching! Essay entries from third through sixth graders from Arlington, Mansfield, and Kennedale Independent School Districts, public,…
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Texas Rangers Announce Home & Road Game Times for 2018 Season

Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers today announced the club’s 2018 home game times at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The club also released road game times after the schedule was released by Major League Baseball. Regular home game times in 2018 will once again be 7:05 p. m. CT for night games; 1:05 p. m.…
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Panera Bread Opens as Downtown Arlington’s Latest Dining Option

Business, News
Downtown Arlington has a new dining option, perfect for those craving a buttery croissant or freshly made chicken panini. Panera Bread, whose menu offerings include sandwiches, soups, freshly baked breads and pastries, recently opened at 593 S. Pecan Street at The University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park District.“We’re excited to…
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Alternate I-30 Main Lanes Near Baird Farm to be Closed Overnight Jan. 11 for Restriping

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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Schedule Your Free Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle, on January 19

Community, 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 p. m. and 4 p. m. on Friday, January 19 to provide the public an opportunity to check out…
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Arlington Library Programs a Great Resource for Homeschooling Families

Library, News
Homeschooling families, start off the new year with classes and events to enhance your family’s learning. Every student is different, so the Arlington Public Library offers programs for a range of interests and ages. Whether your homeschool kids are interested in STEM, crafts, stories, or just meeting new friends, there…
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Six Flags Over Texas Hosts Annual Job Fair This Month

Community, News
This month, Six Flags Over Texas will host its job fair for the 2018 season. The job fair will take place on Saturday, January 13 and will continue on Saturday, January 20. The multiple weekend hiring event will mark the largest job fair of the year for the park and…
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City Launches Survey, Holds Public Meetings About Short-Term Rentals

Government, Headlines, News
In addition to hosting a series of town hall meetings, the City of Arlington has launched an online survey to gather positive and negative feedback from residents and homeowners about the short-term rental industry in our community. Click here to participate in the survey, which will be available through Jan. 31.…
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MLK Jr. Holiday Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

Government, Headlines, News
Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Residential garbage and recycling collection will occur as scheduled on Monday, January 15. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Tuesday, January 16. What’s Closed: City…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Minerva & Buster

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet MinervaThis two-year-old female Domestic Shorthair is a brown and black Tabby. Minerva was recently owner surrendered to the shelter due to her pet guardian being allergic to her. Upon first encounter, Minerva takes a lot of time to check out her surroundings. Once she has relaxed…
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Culture Buzz: Dali Exhibit Open Through Jan. 21 at Arlington Museum of Art

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest Culture Buzz segment on MyArlingtonTV visits the Arlington Museum of Art for the Salvador Dali: Visions of Eternity exhibit, which is open to the public in Downtown through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibition features Dali’s full series of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, for which each of the lithographs presented required as many as…
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Arlington ISD to Host Two Upcoming Job Fairs

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Arlington Independent School District will host two upcoming job fairs, one for hourly and paraprofessional positions and one for teachers. The school district is seeking to fill several positions, including secretaries, clerks, classroom assistants, food service, bus drivers/attendants, custodial, security, maintenance and more. A job fair for paraprofessional and hourly…
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New Lane Closures Announced for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of 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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2nd Annual ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ Art Contest Now Open

Education, News, Public Works
Get out your art supplies, it’s contest time! The Public Works and Transportation Department invites third graders from across the city to help raise public awareness about flood safety through art. The 2nd annual “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest, which kicks off January 8 and runs through March 31, 2018,…
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2018 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Set for January 20 at Globe Life Park

Entertainment, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The 2018 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Saturday, January 20. Tickets for Fan Fest are on sale at texasrangers. com/fanfest or by calling 972. RANGERS.2018 Fan Fest Presented by Dasani will feature autograph sessions with current Texas Rangers players…
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UTA Associate Vice Provost Receives Ford’s Mujeres Legendarias Award

Education, News, UT Arlington
Maria Martinez-Cosio, associate vice provost for faculty development at The University of Texas at Arlington, was one of just four North Texas women honored by Ford Motor Company with a Mujeres Legendarias Award. Martinez-Cosio, who also is a UTA associate professor of sociology, was honored for leading efforts that resulted in…
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Weekend Buzz: 9 Events in The American Dream City for Jan. 5-7, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over TexasHoliday in the Park is open for select days through January 7, 2018 at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington’s Entertainment District. From festive shows to an…
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Nighttime Bowen Road Lane Closures Near I-20 Begin Jan. 4

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The Texas Department of Transportation’s work to install new, safer bridge railing on Interstate 20 in south Arlington will result in daily Bowen Road lane closures, weather permitting, over the next two weeks. The left lane of northbound Bowen Road will be closed daily between 9 p. m. and 3 a. m. from…
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Time-Lapse Camera for Globe Life Field Construction Site in Operation

Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers fans will be able to watch the construction progress of the team’s new ballpark, Globe Life Field, through the lens of a time-lapse camera that became operational today. The camera feed, which is programmed on a delayed basis, can be viewed 24 hours a day at texasrangers. com/globelifefield. Fans will…
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Taylor Swift’s reputation Tour Adds Another Arlington Concert Date

Entertainment, News
Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour announced additional shows for 2018, including a second concert date in Arlington. Swift will now perform Oct. 5 at AT&T Stadium in addition to the previously announced Oct. 6 concert date. Tickets for the additional shows will go on-sale to the general public at 10 a. m. Jan. 31.…
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Homeless Prevention Funds Available for Arlington Residents

Community, Housing, News
Beginning January 10, 2018, Arlington residents who are homeless or in imminent danger of becoming homeless can apply for assistance through the City’s Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP). The City will utilize HHSP funding in the amount of $208,788, provided by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, in…
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Meet Your 2018 Fitness Goals with Parks and Recreation Specials

News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreation can make a huge difference in keeping that New Year’s resolution to stay fit. With more than 90 parks in Arlington, numerous adult and youth sports programs, four recreation and athletic centers and two active adult centers, we are proud to play a part in helping…
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Born to Stand Out: A Special Needs Storytime

Library, News
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. SeussThe Arlington Public Library’s Born to Stand Out storytime, which launched last year, offers a welcoming atmosphere for children of all ages and abilities. Come explore this “choose-your-own-adventure” type of storytime through hands-on, sensory-friendly activities as well as…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Picasso & Tensa

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet Picasso This 16 month old male American Pit Bull Terrier Mix is black and white in color and weighs 56 pounds. Recently owner surrendered to the shelter, this active guy is looking for a new “furever” home. As a friendly fella he seeks attention and can…
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City Council to Host Town Hall Meetings About Short-Term Rentals

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Arlington City Council members will host a series of community town hall meetings this month to discuss the short-term rental industry. The purpose of these meetings will be to present data about the current situation in Arlington, take public comment about community concerns, and learn how other cities are balancing…
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Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington Draws Record TV Ratings

Cowboys, Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
The Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic once again placed The American Dream City in the national spotlight, with a Nielsen-reported audience of more than 9.4 million viewers. The game, which saw Ohio State defeat USC at AT&T Stadium, delivered a 5.9 overnight TV rating. That number marks the highest-rated non-College Football Playoff Cotton…
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January 2018 Volunteer of the Month: Larry Cummings, Jr.

Municipal Court, News
Moving from Germany to Arlington in 1966, Larry Cummings, Jr. quickly realized that rules are in place to keep us safe. After having to appear before a judge for speeding, racing, and causing too much noise that resulted in the revocation of his driver license, Larry changed his ways. Larry read…
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Splash in the New You: Great Deals on Indoor Swim Passes Available

News, Parks & Recreation
Splash into the New Year with savings this entire month! The Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Aquatics division is offering great deals on annual indoor swim passes at the Hugh Smith Recreation Center. Splash in the New You Discounts and Promos 15 percent off annual swim passes Buy 2 months, get 1…
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Nighttime Closures of Ave J Near SH 360 Planned This Week

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. The City of Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the best experience possible to get around town.…
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