Wings Fans: Plan for Downtown Street Closures During July 3 Game for Light Up Arlington

Community, News
Before the City of Arlington’s spectacular fireworks show in Downtown, the Wings are prepared to light up the court at UTA’s College Park Center on Tuesday, July 3. Wings fans traveling to College Park Center for Tuesday’s 7 p. m. game against the Chicago Sky are encouraged to plan their route ahead…
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Best Friends Animal Society Partnership Helping More Feral Cats in Arlington

Animal Services, News
Arlington feral cats are making their way – one by one, and some in pairs – to participate in grant funded TNR clinics made possible by Best Friends Animal Society, Arlington Animal Services center, and shelter volunteers. A total of 31 free-roaming community cats were treated at the first clinic…
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Street Tracker: Matlock Road Maintenance Project Creates Smoother Ride

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Works, Transportation
The City of Arlington has launched a regular Street Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to provide transparency and up-to-date information on both current and proposed street maintenance and construction projects throughout The American Dream City. This month’s episode features the Matlock Road Street Maintenance Project north of Interstate 20, which wrapped up construction in May 2018. The $544,000, two-month project…
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Looking Back to Our Past: Arlington’s 4th of July Celebration of 1877

Community, News
Arlington’s popular 4th of July festivities, which draw tens of thousands of people to Downtown over a two-day period, are lot flashier than how Arlingtonians celebrated Independence Day 140 years ago. Arlington Historical Society member Stephen Barnes recently transcribed an account about Arlington’s first known 4th of July celebration, which was…
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Arlington’s Milo Autonomous Shuttle Marks 100th Public Event

Government, News
Doris and Jerry McNamara invited their grandkids out on Thursday for an unforgettable ride experience in Arlington’s Entertainment District – but it wasn’t at a theme park. Instead, the McNamaras and their four grandchildren booked a free ride on Milo, the City of Arlington’s driverless shuttle. The family climbed aboard the…
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Meet the Neighbors: East Arlington Renewal Champions Revitalization Efforts

Community, Headlines, News
Members of East Arlington Renewal recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Bel Air, a redevelopment project that will transform the site of what was once a dilapidated apartment complex near the General Motors Assembly Plant into affordable, quality housing for nearly 50 families. The non-profit Housing Channel’s Bel Air development on East…
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July 4th: Drive Safely, Stay Hydrated and Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

Fire, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police and Fire departments encourage the public to make smart decisions behind the wheel, stay hydrated and leave the fireworks displays to the professionals while celebrating Independence Day next week. Arlington Police offer these reminders: Don’t drink and drive. Designate a driver who will stay sober. Give them your…
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2018 4th of July Holiday Closings and Service Schedules

Government, Headlines, News
Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4. Residential and commercial garbage and recycling collection will not occur on July 4. Collection will resume on the following regular collection day. What’s CLOSED Wednesday, July 4 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal…
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Texas Rangers Hall of Fame Catcher Announces Pudge’s Pizza to Open at Texas Live!

Business, Economic Development, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Hall of Fame catcher Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez unveiled exciting details today for his first restaurant, Pudge’s Pizza, which will open within Texas Live! in Arlington’s Entertainment District. The vision for the concept and a sampling of featured menu items were shared by Rodríguez at an exclusive media event at Globe Life…
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Culture Buzz: Light Up Arlington & Arlington 4th of July Parade

Community, Headlines, News
Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Arlington with live music, kid-friendly activities and a spectacular firework display on Tuesday, July 3 followed by a red, white and blue, fun-filled parade the next day. Festivities start at 6 p. m. July 3 at Parks and Recreation Department’s 12th annual Light Up Arlington. This year’s celebration,…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus June 27-28

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has confirmed one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following location: East Mayfield Road at New York Avenue Map Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County…
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Texas Rangers to Host Annual Blood Drive with Carter BloodCare at Ballpark on July 2

Community, News
If you are a Texas Rangers Baseball fan, there is no better time of year than summer. Hot outside or not, Globe Life Park in Arlington is the place you want to be. Bring your family and friends with you to the ballpark from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. on…
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Arlington to Supplement Mowing, Litter Clean Up Along Highways and Interstates

Government, Headlines, News
For a third year in a row, the City of Arlington will supplement the Texas Department of Transportation’s regularly scheduled mowing and litter clean up along interstates and highways to help keep The American Dream City beautiful and welcoming for residents and visitors alike. TxDOT has jurisdiction of the grounds maintenance…
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Bond Tracker: New Lake House at Richard Simpson Park Near Lake Arlington

Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Parks & Recreation
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 new Lake House at Richard Simpson Park, part of phase one of park redevelopment…
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Texas Rangers Share Special Storytime at Arlington’s Downtown Library

Headlines, Library, News
Dozens of children gathered at the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library on Tuesday afternoon for a special storytime with Texas Rangers pitcher Chris Martin and Eric Nadel, Hall of Fame radio broadcaster and voice of the Texas Rangers. The storytime was part of the 18th annual Texas Rangers Summer Reading Club,…
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington and Greater Fort Worth to Consolidate

Community, News
The boards of directors of two of the nation’s most successful Boys & Girls Clubs voted earlier this month to consolidate into one organization, making them the largest single Boys & Girls Club in Texas. By joining forces, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth and the Boys &…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Monkey & Sam

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet MonkeyThis two-year-old female domestic shorthair is a blue and tan tortoiseshell. Even though this cat’s name is Monkey, you won’t find her swinging from tree to tree. She’s more likely to just sit back and chill—a good thing during these hot summer months! She…
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Arlington Public Library’s Annual Pop Culture Convention, ArlingCon, Returns Saturday

Library, News
Superhero capes may not be something you typically see as standard attire at the University of Texas at Arlington, but on Saturday, June 30, you will see everything from Godzilla stomping through the halls, to magical girls stopping evil by moonlight. ArlingCon is the Arlington Public Library’s free annual pop culture convention,…
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Ask Arlington: Downtown Development, Master Plan, Abram St. Rebuild & More

Business, Community, Economic Development, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Works, Transportation
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. This week’s show features Downtown Arlington Management Corporation President/CEO Aldo Fritz and Lyndsay Mitchell, Planning Manager for the City of Arlington, to answer your questions about Downtown development, the new Master Plan and…
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MyArlingtonTV Tours the New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library: First Floor

Headlines, Library, MyArlingtonTV, News
Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto is taking residents and visitors on a tour of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in a three-part series for MyArlingtonTV showcasing each floor. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of Arlington City Hall, opened to the public on June 16,…
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Arlington Music Hall to Install New Seating, Offers Original Theater Seats for Sale

Entertainment, News
The Arlington Music Hall has a rich history and has always been ‘the place to go’ for entertainment. Opening in 1950 as a movie theatre, the feature film ‘Sea Biscuit’ starring Shirley Temple. The movie premier was followed by a memorable on stage performance by a local band ‘The Flying Ranch…
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Nighttime SH 360 Main Lane Closures Scheduled in Arlington This Week

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Two Projects Added to Closures UpdateWork began in June on two new projects in the SH 360 corridor. The lane closures for the new projects will be included on the I-30/SH 360 Interchange project website. The first project is a highway resurfacing project between the Trinity River and Ave J. This project will…
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UT Arlington Esports Club Competes with Thousands at DreamHack 2018

Entertainment, News
Earlier this month, UT Arlington Esports Club members joined 30,000 gamers of all ages and backgrounds for a weekend of competition, live music, and fun at DreamHack Austin 2018. The three-day festival was set in the sprawling expo hall at the Austin Convention Center and showcased esports tournaments, the latest gaming…
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UTA’s Kevin Hervey Selected in 2018 NBA Draft, First Maverick Since 1982

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Former UT Arlington forward Kevin Hervey became the highest NBA Draft selection in program history when he was selected in the second round with the 57th pick overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The selection marks a dream come true moment for the Arlington native. The selection was announced by Deputy…
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Arlington Deputy City Manager Appointed to VantageTrust Board Position

Government, News
The City of Arlington congratulates Deputy City Manager Gilbert Perales on his recent appointment to the VantageTrust Board of Directors. The VantageTrust Company Board of Directors advises ICMA Retirement Corporation on its investments for retirement accounts with more than 1,000,000 public sector participants and 9,000-plus retirement plans. Perales, who serves on the…
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Register Now for Parks’ Screening of Moana at Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center

News, Parks & Recreation
Lounge in and around the pool with friends and family while enjoying a family-friendly feature on the big screen — Moana!Arlington Parks’ Dive In Movie is Friday, July 13 from 8:30 p. m. to 10:30 p. m. at Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center, 1924 Randol Mill Rd. Admission is $6 for all guests.…
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City of Arlington Names New Water Utilities Director

Government, News, Water Utilities
The City of Arlington named its new Water Utilities director today, promoting Assistant Director Craig Cummings to the leadership role. Cummings, with decades of experience in the water utilities industry, has served as the assistant director of water treatment for Arlington since 2014. After a nationwide search, Cummings’ extensive experience and…
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Dream Builders: First Fridays at First United Methodist Church of Arlington

Community, 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 First Fridays, a ministry of First United Methodist Church for…
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June 2018 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
In this issue, UNIDOS kicks off the summer with a party! On Call is a community newsletter published monthly by the Arlington Police Department Media Office. Click here to read the newsletter.
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for June 22-24, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. George W. Hawkes Downtown Library Bring the family out to enjoy the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library this weekend, with multiple events planned for all ages! Children ages 0-5 years…
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Texas Live! Grand Opening in Arlington’s Entertainment District Aug. 9-12

Economic Development, Entertainment,
The Texas Rangers, The Cordish Companies and the City of Arlington announced today that the Grand Opening celebration for Texas Live! will take place Thursday, August 9 to Sunday, August 12 in Arlington’s Entertainment District. One of the largest and most exciting sports-anchored developments in the country, the $250 million world-class…
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Storytime with Texas Rangers at Arlington’s Downtown Library June 26

Library, News
The 2018 Texas Rangers Summer Reading Program is now underway with the participation of the local libraries in 25 municipalities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This is the 18th year of the Rangers Summer Reading Program. Rangers Hall of Fame broadcaster Eric Nadel is serving as the honorary chairman of the…
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Arlington ISD, Dan Dipert Partner for Fine Arts Center Piano

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
The Arlington ISD has formed a partnership with Dan Dipert to provide $135,000 in funding for a piano to be located at the AISD Fine Arts Center, scheduled to open in fall 2020. The Steinway Spirio Model B Grand Piano will be located in the pre-function space of the Fine Arts…
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Arlington Parks, Library Team Up to Offer Splash Pad Storytime on June 29

Library, News
Bring the family to enjoy a special storytime full of splashes, stories, and songs from Arlington Public Library at Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Splash Pads!The wonderful Literacy LiNK will be available for book check-outs and library card sign-ups following storytime. Splash Pad Stoytime will take place from 10 a. m. to 10:45 a. m. Friday,…
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Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle Service, Milo, Booking Rides for 100th Event

Community, Headlines, News, Transportation
The City of Arlington’s autonomous shuttle service, Milo, is marking a big milestone next weekend. Arlington is planning for the 100th operation of the self-driving shuttle, which first rolled out in Entertainment District last August. The City is operating these electric shuttles on off-street trails in the Entertainment District as part…
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City of Arlington Invites Companies to Test Robotic Sidewalk Delivery Technology

Government, Headlines, News
Need some lunch, a package or important papers brought to your home or office? Companies may send an autonomous robot to make that delivery to your door one day soon thanks to the innovation and forward thinking of the City of Arlington. The Arlington City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday,…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus June 20-21

Community, Headlines, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has confirmed one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following location:South Cooper Street at West Lovers Lane Map Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and…
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Attention Thrillseekers: Six Flags Over Texas’ New Harley Quinn Spinsanity Opens July 14

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington’s Entertainment District will debut its newest ultimate super-villain thrill ride — Harley Quinn Spinsanity — on Saturday, July 14. Harley Quinn Spinsanity features a unique futuristic triple box design that allows the gondola to spin around three separate axes while rotating forward, backwards and sideways simultaneously at…
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Free Water Safety Lessons and Activities Offered at Make A Splash This Saturday

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Make A Splash is a national, child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department, with the help of Mid-Cities Arlington Swim Team, is spreading the word about water safety by offering a morning of free water safety lessons and activities. Grab your swimsuit, towel, and bike and…
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Arlington-Mansfield Area Ham Operators to Participate in Amateur Radio Week

News, Public Safety
Even in the age of internet, cell phones and email, incidents such as tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables can leave communities without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. These radio…
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Prophets and Outlaws Kick Off Weekend Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion

Entertainment, News
Looking for a fun, free activity for the family this weekend? Make plans to visit Levitt Pavilion Arlington in Downtown for free movie or concerts under the stars! Friday, June 21Family Movie Night at 8 p. m. Thursday, June 21, is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, presented by Jim Austin Online.…
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‘Home Plate Update’ Spotlights Troy Aikman’s Restaurant, Globe Life Field Progress

Entertainment, Headlines, News
In the latest edition of our award-winning Home Plate Update, you can work up an appetite while reading about Cowboys legend Troy Aikman’s new restaurant that will feature live music, gourmet burgers, specialty margaritas and other favorites when it opens at Texas Live! this summer. Curious about the progress at Globe…
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Arlington Water Embraces Technology, Begins In-House Pipe-Bursting

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Two recent Arlington Water Utilities projects are demonstrating the value created by trenchless water main replacements and gaining attention from communities interested in following Arlington’s lead. The two main renewal projects were planned in areas for Arlington’s water distribution system with a history of water main breaks. In early June, Arlington…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Katie & Squirt

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet KatieThis three-year old female Shepherd, American Blue Heeler Mix is black and brown in color and weighs 47 pounds. K-K-K-Katie, beautiful Katie, you’re the only g-g-g-girl that I adore. What a delightful dog! Katie is an extremely friendly dog waiting to be adopted. She really appreciates…
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Sign Up for Goat Yoga at Arlington’s Gene Schrickel, Jr. Park

News, Parks & Recreation
Join North Texas Goat Yoga every Saturday in June for Yoga at Gene Schrickel, Jr. Park, 4500 Park Springs Blvd, in South Arlington. Goats will be bouncing, grazing and hanging out with (or on) you as you enjoy the benefits of yoga. They offer a fun relaxing yoga experience for all levels with the…
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SH 360 Main Lane Closures Scheduled Nightly Through Friday

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Two Projects Added to Closures UpdateWork began in June on two new projects in the SH 360 corridor. The lane closures for the new projects will be included on the I-30/SH 360 Interchange project website. The first project is a highway resurfacing project between the Trinity River and Ave J. This project will…
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Public Meeting Set July 2 for Belvedere Street Rebuild Project

Government, News
The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department anticipates starting construction on the 2018 Community Development Block Grant Residential Street Rebuild Project in July 2018. This project consists of rebuilding Belvedere Street, from South Collins Street to East Mitchell Street, with 7-inch concrete pavement, drainage improvements, sewer renewals, street lights,…
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Arlington Eats: A Cajun-Style Cookout with Boudreaux’s Crawfish Boils

Business, Entertainment, 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 Legal Draft Beer Co. in Downtown Arlington for a Crawfish Boil event from Boudreaux’s Crawfish Boils. Founded in 1986, Boudreaux’s is a catering business…
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Buddy, Molly or Coco? Play This Game to Guess the Most Popular Dog Names in Arlington

Animal Services, Library, News
Have you ever wondered how your dog’s name matches up with other pets in Arlington? How many Mavericks, say, compared to Busters or Rockys compared to Rangers? Thanks to a talented team of teen coders who recently participated in the Arlington Public Library’s Coding with Robots Program, there’s now an…
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City Celebrates New Chapter With Opening of George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

Headlines, Library, News
Hundreds gathered in the City Center plaza Saturday morning to celebrate the next chapter of the Arlington Public Library, the long-awaited opening of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.“Generations of Arlington citizens are going to be entering these doors and pursuing their dreams and what a difference that is going…
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Arlington Christian Disaster Network Recognized by City for Act of Kindness

Community, News
Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson has recognized the Arlington Christian Disaster Network (ACDN) for outstanding community service. Formed in 2012, ACDN is a network of Arlington faith-based organizations that fill a variety of roles in our community, such as staffing and managing post-disaster Volunteer Reception Centers, disaster cleanup and recovery, and…
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Five Arlington Police Officers Honored Friday at State Capitol

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
Five Arlington Police Officers were honored today at the State Capitol in Austin by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for a variety of outstanding police work. Deputy Chief Tarrick McGuire received the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Achievement Award for Public Service. Lieutenant Kyle Dishko received the Texas Commission on…
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Texas Rangers Players Mazara, Choo Help Install First Steel Column at Globe Life Field

Entertainment, Headlines, News
The Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington celebrated the installation of the first structural steel column for the future $1.1 billion, retractable roof Globe Life Field. Texas Rangers outfielders Nomar Mazara and Shin Soo Choo took turns helping to bolt the 48-foot-tall, 9,200-pound column in place during a media event…
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Supporting Education: Order of Omega’s International Headquarters in Arlington

Education, News
The International Headquarters of Order of Omega, an organization whose mission for the past six decades has been to recognize and encourage outstanding leadership in fraternity and sorority communities, is located right here in The American Dream City. Order of Omega, established in 1959 at the University of Miami and, has…
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Local Crafters Donate Handmade Toys to Arlington Police Department

Community, News, Police
Thanks to the kindness of local crafters, Arlington police have dozens of new handmade stuffed animals to provide comfort to children suffering from a traumatic event. Earlier this week, members of the Eunice Craft Club gifted more than 40 smiling teddy bears and colorful octopus plush toys to the Arlington Police…
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City, Housing Channel Break Ground on East Arlington Housing Development

Community, Headlines, Housing, News
City and community leaders gathered Thursday in a vacant East Arlington lot to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Housing Channel’s new townhome construction project, Bel Air on Abram. In response to Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams’ appeal for new housing market initiatives in East Arlington, non-profit partner Housing Channel participated in the…
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Weekend Buzz: 15 Events in Arlington for Father’s Day Weekend

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. George W. Hawkes Downtown Library Grand OpeningThe public is invited to come out this weekend and explore the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which will officially open its doors…
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Arlington Code Compliance Officer Hailed for Actions During House Fire

Code Compliance, Fire, Government, News
It started out as a routine day working in the field for Code Compliance Officer Gabriel Sanchez. Today, he is hailed by his code comrades as the West Side Hero. Sanchez’ response in an emergency led to being presented a Letter of Commendation from Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Management Don Crowson…
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For Dan & Linda Dipert, Arlington is Truly The American Dream City

Arlington ISD, Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, UT Arlington
For Dan and Linda Dipert, Arlington truly represents a place where the couple has been able to live their American Dream. The Dipert family formed the Dan Dipert Family Fund to benefit causes throughout The American Dream City. The fund currently supports the AISD Education Foundation, where Dan helped establish an…
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Arlington’s Food Truck Friday Dinner Series Wraps Up This Week

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s fabulous Food Truck Fridays dinner series wraps up this week in north Arlington. The final dinner series event will take place from 5 p. m. to 10 p. m. this Friday night at the River Legacy Parks Elm Grove Pavilion, 701 N. W. Green…
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Arlington CVB’s Top 4 Reasons to Visit International Folk Art Market This Week

Entertainment, News
The world’s largest International Folk Art Market is making its return to Arlington for the second year this week, bringing with it global folk art, international cuisine, live entertainment, family friendly activities, VIP events, and more. Click here to read more about the event, scheduled Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June…
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Celebrate Arlington’s Downtown Library Grand Opening This Saturday

Headlines, Library, News
The public is invited to come out this weekend and explore the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, which will officially open its doors at 10 a. m. Saturday, June 16, 2018. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of City Hall, will provide access, knowledge, and resources through…
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Learn More About City’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

Business, City Council Priorities, Economic Development, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The City of Arlington recently competed with some of the most innovative communities in the country to attract Amazon’s future HQ2 to The American Dream City. During this highly competitive process, the City was able to showcase its vision for a repurposed Globe Life Park, home to the Texas Rangers, and…
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X-treme Teen Campers Enjoy Fishing, Kayaking and More at Lake Arlington

News, Parks & Recreation
Campers participating in Arlington Parks and Recreation’s X-treme Teen Camps at the Dottie Lynn and Cliff Nelson recreation centers enjoyed fishing, kayaking, archery and more at Lake Arlington today. X-Treme Teen Camp is perfect for those too old for regular camp, but who still want to be have a structured, adventure-filled…
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Texas Live! Goes Social Ahead of Opening This Summer in Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Texas Rangers
Texas Live! is going social ahead of its opening later this summer in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Follow these new Texas Live! social media accounts if you want to keep up with the latest news and announcements for the $250 million entertainment complex, which will offer visitors to The American Dream City…
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Enchant Christmas Returns to Arlington Nov. 23, Moves Inside Globe Life Park

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Texas Rangers
Back by popular demand, Enchant Christmas will once again illuminate North Texas skies with its World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market. Last year, more than 250,000 people unwrapped a new holiday tradition at the most scenic wonderland in Texas. This year, the family tradition will move inside Globe Life Park…
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DHS Law Enforcement Hiring Event Set June 26-27 in Arlington

Community, News
Looking for a career opportunity? The Department of Homeland Security will host a DHS Law Enforcement Recruitment and Hiring Event in Arlington later this month to fill mission critical positions in law enforcement. The recruitment and hiring event is scheduled from noon to 8 p. m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and from 8…
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Dreaming of a New Home? Register for Arlington’s 3rd Annual Homeownership Fair

Community, Headlines, Housing, News
Thinking about buying a new home? Register now for the City of Arlington’s 3rd annual Homeownership Fair to learn more about buying a home in today’s real estate market, down payment assistance programs, credit repair and other topics. The Homeownership Fair is scheduled from 8:30 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday, July 21 at the Arlington…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Tommy & Pattie

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet PattieThis two year old female Pit Bull Terrier, Retriever Mix is white and brindle in color and weighs 64 pounds. The dog days of summer are here upon us and what a great time to adopt a furry companion. Pattie is ready to go to a…
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City of Arlington Receives State Best 13 TAMIO Awards at 2018 Conference

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington was honored to receive a state best 13 awards at the annual Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) conference in Georgetown on June 7, 2018. This year follows up a strong campaign in 2017, where the Office of Communications took home nine awards at the TAMIO…
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Alexus Henry: First UTA Female to Win Individual National Championship

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Junior Alexus Henry became the first UT Arlington woman ever to win an individual national championship, taking the title in the women’s high jump at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday evening at historic Hayward Field. The milestone caps off a junior season filled with a number of dream…
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UT Arlington Granted 23 Patents as Part of UT System’s No. 3 World Rank

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington was granted 23 U. S. patents in 2017, a success that contributed to UT System’s overall No. 3 ranking in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U. S. Utility Patents in 2017. These rankings, compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association,…
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Welcome Downtown: The Downtown Library’s Third Floor

Headlines, Library, News
The Downtown Library’s third floor, full of books and quiet places to read, is the most traditional space in the building. The third floor holds the entire fiction collection for adults as well as a large amount of the non-fiction books. Patrons can work or study in a variety of…
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New SH 360 Lane Closures Announced in Arlington for Next Week

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Two Projects Added to Lane Closures UpdateWork began last week on two new projects in the SH 360 corridor. The lane closures for the new projects will be included on the I-30/SH 360 Interchange project website. The first project is a highway resurfacing project between the Trinity River and Ave J. …
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Construction of Fire Station 12 Wins State Award for Project Management

Fire, Government, Headlines, News, Public Works
The Construction Management Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department has been awarded a 2018 American Public Works Association Texas Chapter Project of the Year award for their work on Fire Station 12. This project was the first major renovation of the station, which is adjacent to the Arlington Municipal…
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Tickets On Sale for the 2018 AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

Entertainment, News, Sports
Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 AdvoCare Classic between the University of Miami and Louisiana State University on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Tickets can be purchased online at SeatGeek. com. Prices begin at $100 per ticket for the matchup, with variable prices for other…
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Arlington Working to Help Residents Save Money on Flood Insurance Premiums

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works
Arlington residents can save money on their flood insurance premiums thanks to the efforts led by the City’s Public Works and Transportation Department. Starting now, Arlington residents who have homes in a floodplain designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can receive an additional 5%, up to a maximum of…
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Give the Gift of Golf or Tennis to Dad This Father’s Day

News, Parks & Recreation
Are you tired of getting your dad socks and ties for every holiday? Gifts that pile up in the back of a closet grow tiresome. Visit one of Arlington’s municipal golf courses (Tierra Verde Golf Club, Lake Arlington Golf Course or Meadowbrook Park Golf Course) or the Arlington Tennis Center…
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Hot Weather and Pets: American Red Cross Offers Steps to Keep Pets Safe

Community, News
When temperatures soar, the hotter weather can pose a danger to family pets. The American Red Cross has steps to take to ensure your pet stays safe this summer: Hot Cars are Deadly for PetsPet owners should not leave their animal in the car – even for a few minutes – when…
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Ask Arlington: The New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library Opens June 16

Headlines, Library, MyArlingtonTV, News
“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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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for June 8-10, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Downtown Arlington Music FestFrom June 8-10, seven downtown venues will offer original music artists, including headliners on the Levitt Pavilion Arlington stage. The Downtown Arlington Music Fest features Texas State Musician Joe Ely,…
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Arlington’s Food Truck Friday Dinners Continue This Week at River Legacy

News
Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s fabulous Food Truck Fridays dinner series continues this week in north Arlington. This dinner series will take place from 5 p. m. to 10 p. m. every Friday night at the River Legacy Parks Elm Grove Pavilion, 701 N. W. Green Oaks Blvd., until…
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Applications Available July 1 for Parks’ Build A Dream Scholarship Program

News, Parks & Recreation
Whether running the bases or learning ballet, the City of Arlington wants its youth to be able to enjoy the wide variety of sports and recreational programming offered In The American Dream City. The Build A Dream Scholarship Program is a scholarship program for children, ages four months to 16 years…
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Internationally Renowned Engineer Robert Schafrik Joins UT Arlington

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
National Academy of Engineering member Robert Schafrik, an internationally renowned expert in materials and manufacturing, has joined The University of Texas at Arlington, strengthening the university’s programs around manufacturing, materials, and aerospace engineering. Schafrik’s recruitment received support from Gov. Greg Abbott’s Governor’s University Research Initiative and the University of Texas System…
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Hurricane Harbor’s Summer Dive-In Movies Series Starts June 8, 2018

Entertainment, News
The summer season is here and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in North Texas, is offering guests the perfect summer combination—water thrills and movies. Join Hurricane Harbor in The American Dream City this Friday, June 8 through August 10, 2018, as the water park plays your favorite films on…
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On the Clock with the City of Arlington’s Water Utilities Tower Maintenance

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Water Utilities
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 Water Utilities Department’s…
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Arlington ISD, Mansfield ISD Offer Free Summer Meal Options for Kids

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, Mansfield ISD, News
Mansfield ISD Student Nutrition Services and the Arlington Independent School District are both offering free meals to ensure that local students can continue having healthy meals this summer. Now through August 3, 2018, Mansfield ISD Student Nutrition Services is providing all students 18 and younger with a free breakfast and lunch.…
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Joe Ely, Bowling for Soup & More at This Week’s Downtown Arlington Music Fest

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Once a year, several of Downtown Arlington’s restaurants and live music venues come together to celebrate music! This year, that weekend is June 8-10, with seven downtown venues offering original music artists, including headliners on the Levitt Pavilion Arlington stage. Headlining the Downtown Arlington Music Fest this year is Texas State…
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Enjoy Fabulous Food and Fantastic Views at Arlington’s Ventana Grille

News, Parks & Recreation
Trade in the typical parking lot views of other restaurants for Ventana Grille, which offers diners the sights and sounds of the scenic Tierra Verde Golf Club in southwest Arlington. The City of Arlington’s Tierra Verde Golf Club — the first Audubon Signature Sanctuary golf course in Texas — is where…
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Connect with Arlington Water’s Customer Service Improvements

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities employees work to make sure residents have a positive experience whether they’re signing up for new service, getting new water lines on their street, or paying their monthly balance. Later this year, the department will begin several new initiatives to enhance customer service and provide more ways…
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Sculptor Art Fairchild Puts Big Dreams on Display in Arlington, North Texas

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Arlington resident Art Fairchild continues to dream big as a unique sculptor utilizing wood, metal, stone and glass to create dynamic and visually captivating works of art across The American Dream City and the North Texas region.“I’ve always been intrigued with having ideas that seem simple in form, but require…
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‘Neighborhood Network News’ Features Downtown Library, Bond Projects & More

Community, Headlines, News
In this Neighborhood Network News edition, you’ll learn more about the ongoing efforts to update the Downtown Arlington Master Plan, check out the newest Meet the Neighbors episode, and find out details about bond-funded street rebuild projects, the Downtown Library’s grand opening and much more. Downtown Master Plan: The second of…
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Arlington Churches Spreading Kindness Through Mobile Food Pantry

Community, Headlines, News
On the second Saturday of each month, volunteers from churches across Arlington come together to distribute fresh fruits, vegetables and other meal staples to families and individuals in need. The monthly Mobile Food Pantry, which is made possible by the Tarrant Area Food Bank and as many as 10 local congregations,…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Lacey & Dustin

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet LaceyThis eight month old female Catahoula Leopard Mix is a black and blue Merle and weighs 35 pounds. Lacey is on the hunt for a new “furever” home with a securely fenced yard along with plenty of human companionship. She is partial to giving her human…
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Second Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting Set June 13

Community, Headlines, News
The second of a series of public meetings to help shape the City of Arlington’s Downtown Master Plan is scheduled for 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Wednesday, June 13 at Legal Draft Beer Co., 500 E. Division Street. In January, the City of Arlington began work on a comprehensive update designed…
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Arlington’s Cat Adoption Fees Only $25 During the Month of June

Animal Services, News
If you’ve been considering adding a feline to your family, now is a great time to visit the Arlington Animal Services Center! The shelter has reduced the adoption fee to $25 for all cats and kittens during the month of June. The cat adoption fee, which is normally $90, includes spay…
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New Lane Closures Announced for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project in Arlington

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Two Projects Added to Lane Closures UpdateWork begins this week on two new projects in the SH 360 corridor. The lane closures for the new projets will be included on the I-30/SH 360 Interchange project website. The first project is a highway resurfacing project between the Trinity River and Ave J. …
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New Lake House at Richard Simpson Park Continues to Take Shape

News, Parks & Recreation
Progress continues at Richard Simpson Park as the new Lake House structure really starts to take shape. The concrete building foundation is complete along with the installation of the vertical walls. The waterline cut across Arkansas Lane is also complete. The project as a whole is approximately 35 percent complete. Over…
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