Bond Tracker: Eden Road & Timberlake Drive Street Rebuild Projects

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Transportation
The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections. This month’s episode features the Eden Road and Timberlake Drive street rebuild projects, which are both part of…
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Four Arlington Students Surprised with Scholarships for Acts of Kindness

Community, Headlines, News
Kindness paid off for four Arlington high school students who were each surprised with $1,000 scholarships while being recognized for their volunteer work on and off campus. The City of Arlington’s Community Relations Commission, which is championing the City’s Kindness Initiative, presented each of the deserving students with an award Wednesday…
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Levitt Pavilion Arlington Announces Fundraising Concert Featuring Barenaked Ladies

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
After 30 years together, Barenaked Ladies can predict how they will be introduced whether it’s live or on TV or radio: They’re not naked, and they’re not ladies. With their senses of humor fully intact, the Toronto-based Barenaked Ladies will bring their harmony-rich hybrid of folk and pop/rock mixed with…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for June 1-3, 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. Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 2018 Concert Series2018 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…
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Head Out to River Legacy Parks for Arlington’s Food Truck Fridays Dinner Series

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
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., from…
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Arlington’s Via Rideshare Provides Affordable Transportation for UTA Students

Community, Headlines, News
Marvin Tran doesn’t own a car, so the 23-year-old marketing major relies on public transportation to get to his classes at the University of Texas at Arlington from his home in Dallas. Tran’s daily commute includes taking a train to the TRE CentrePort Station, where he then pulls out his smart…
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New Lanes Closures Announced for Abram Street Rebuild in Downtown

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update, Transportation
Below are the current planned lane closures for the Abram Street Rebuild through Downtown Arlington. To stay up-to-date on this transformative, two-year construction project between Cooper Street and Collins Street, visit the new Abram Street Rebuild webpage, www. ArlingtonTX. gov/Abram. New or updated items will be indicated in bold. Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject…
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Beat the Heat with Kid-Friendly Movies on a Budget in Arlington

Community, News
Looking for a fun way to escape the summer heat? These theatres in Arlington are offering family-friendly movies for cheap!Studio Movie Grill, which has locations in the Arlington Highlands and the Lincoln Square shopping centers, is hosting its Children’s Summer from now through August 31. The $1 Children’s Summer Series offers…
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Arlington Police Department’s Unidos to Host Fiesta de Verano This Friday

News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department’s Unidos Summer Party, or Fiesta de Verano, is set from 6 p. m. to 9 p. m. Friday, June 1 at Bob Cooke Park, 2025 Craig Hanking Dr. Besides valuable information about City services, this free family-friendly community event will feature food, face painting, games and more. The Hispanic…
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Pets of the Week – Meet India & Daisy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet IndiaThis one year old female Domestic Medium Hair is white, blue and cream in color. Looking for a star to shine in your life—come check out India. India is looking for a new “purr”ever home where she can reign supreme. While not a lap cat she does…
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May 2018 Student-Athlete of the Month: Caleb Hicks

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
Caleb Hicks, a senior on Lamar High School’s golf team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for May 2018. Hicks, a two-time state qualifier, finished third his sophomore year and 12th in his senior year. He is also graduating from Lamar as a three-time District…
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Alabama Crimson Tide to Rematch USC Trojans in 2020 Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium

Cowboys, Entertainment, News, Sports
The 2020 AdvoCare Classic will feature a rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the University of Southern California Trojans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, September 5, 2020. This will mark the ninth faceoff between these two powerhouses bringing great college football history to AT&T Stadium on Labor…
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I-30/SH 360 Interchange: Lane Closures Announced for Frontage Road 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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Free Summer Meals Returning to the Arlington Public Library June 4

Library, News
The Arlington Public Library is a place to feed more than just a child’s mind: this summer, youth ages 1-18 can receive a free lunch every weekday at three library branches. The Library joins CitySquare Food on the Move and other Arlington institutions to provide free meals to children from…
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Sugar Bee Sweets in Downtown Arlington to Appear on Food Network Show

Business, News
Brides, parents and party-planners across North Texas will tell you: If you want a dream-come-true cake or other spectacular confection, turn to Heidi Allison and her team at Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery in Arlington. Now Heidi’s wildest creations — and wildest dreams — will be making their debut on the…
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Two Arlington Police Department Employees Honored for Work with Youth

News, Police, Public Safety
Investing in the lives of the next generation is something the Arlington Police Department takes to heart. The APD works with many groups throughout the city to make that impact. This week, the Arlington Alliance for Youth along with First Rate Living honored Officer Jeff Lee and Sharon Jones of…
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Texas Trust Credit Union Awards 87 Scholarships to Arlington Graduates

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The 87 inaugural graduates of the Arlington Collegiate High School have each received a $1,000 scholarship from Texas Trust Credit Union. The students received the scholarships for earning their associate degree while simultaneously earning a high school diploma. Texas Trust awarded the scholarships at a student family event May 19 held…
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Texas Rangers Answer Fans’ Questions about Future Globe Life Field

Entertainment, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers recently hosted a Q&A for fans about construction of the $1.1 billion, retractable-roof Globe Life Field in Arlington. Rob Matwick, Texas Rangers vice president of business operations, and Jack Hill, senior vice president of project development, answered all the questions surrounding the construction of the ballpark, which is…
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City Completes North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Phase I Repair in East Arlington

Government, News, Public Works
The Stormwater Engineering Operations division of Public Works and Transportation recently completed the first phase of the North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Repair project. This $1.4 million project completely reconstructed a failing channel that runs adjacent to the L’Atrium on the Creek complex between Park Row and Carter Drives in…
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Ask the Experts with Texas Live! Chief Operating Officer Jim Watry

Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The City of Arlington’s Office of Communication recently talked to Texas Live! Chief Operating Officer Jim Watry about the excitement surrounding the $250 million entertainment complex, set to open later this summer in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Watry brings more than 20 years of experience in the dining, entertainment and hospitality industry to…
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Memorial Day Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in Arlington for May 25-28, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 2018 Concert Series2018 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…
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Public Meeting Set May 29 for Greencove Drainage Improvements

Government, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department anticipates starting construction on the Greencove Drainage Improvements with Water and Sanitary Sewer Renewals Project next month. A construction briefing meeting is scheduled from 5:30 p. m. to 6:30 p. m. on Tuesday, May 29 in the Council Briefing Room, located on the 3rd…
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Discover Your Story: Get Ready for Summer Reading Club

Headlines, Library, News
Days are getting warmer, the school year is coming to close, and the Arlington Public Library is gearing up for another season of Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme, Discover Your Story, invites readers of all ages and interests to explore the world around them—both with stories and books, and…
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Food Truck Fridays Dinner Series Returns to River Legacy Parks This Week

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s fabulous Food Truck Fridays dinner series kicks off 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.,…
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Helen Moise Sworn in as New District 1 Arlington City Council Representative

Mayor & Council, News
Helen Moise was sworn in Tuesday as the new District 1 Council Representative during the evening City Council meeting at City Hall. District 2 Councilwoman Sheri Capehart, District 6 At-large Councilman Robert Shepard and District 7 At-large Councilwoman Victoria Farrar-Myers, joined by friends and family, were also sworn in for two-year terms…
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Arlington Eats: Healthy, Homegrown Food at Squishy Squash Edible Landscapes

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Come along for a mouthwatering ride and catch The American Dream City’s cultural diversity and unique cuisine with Arlington Eats on MyArlingtonTV. In this month’s edition of Arlington Eats, host Andrew Tanielian visits Emily and Larry Parker of Squishy Squash Edible Landscapes, a mobile vegetable garden installation business serving Arlington and surrounding communities. The Parkers’ dream started in…
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Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Emergencies During Flood Awareness Week

Community, News
While dangerous floods and flash floods are possible throughout the year, they have a higher frequency during spring and summer thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes. Intense rainfall or slow-moving storms that track over the same areas can cause a rapid rise of water and flash floods can develop within minutes. Governor…
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City Celebrates Success of Arlington Highlands, Ends TIRZ Seven Years Early

Business, Economic Development, Government, Headlines, News
A Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone established to pay for public infrastructure to support the Arlington Highlands shopping center is being terminated seven years early because of the south Arlington development’s success. The Arlington City Council voted Tuesday, May 22 to end TIRZ No. 4., which has collected property tax revenue generated…
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What to Know: City of Arlington’s Updated Smoking Ordinance

Government, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council has adopted a more comprehensive citywide smoke-free ordinance that will mean changes for smoking customers at bars, bowling alleys and billiard halls. The City’s Smoking Ordinance, first adopted in 1985, already prohibits smoking in most public places and places of employment, such as restaurants, retail shops, schools…
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2018 Memorial Day Closings and City Service Schedules

Government, Headlines, News
Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington on Monday as scheduled. What’s Closed Monday, May 28, 2018 Arlington City Hall…
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Homeownership Fair Highlights and More in ‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newsletter

City Council Priorities, Headlines, 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 make…
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Randol Mill, Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Centers Open This Weekend

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Kick the summer off right by visiting Randol Mill or Bad Königshofen family aquatic centers this Memorial Day weekend. Get a jump start on the summer and spend time with family and friends. All six outdoor City pools open for the Summer 2018 season on Saturday, June 2. Our Splash pads…
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Southeast Neighborhood Summit Set June 2 at Bob Duncan Community Center

Community, News
Meet District 3 City Council representative Roxanne Thalman and discover many services the City of Arlington has to offer residents at the upcoming Southeast Neighborhood Summit. This community event is scheduled from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday, June 2 at the Bob Duncan Community Center, 2800 S. Center St. Admission…
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Texas Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday Set for May 26-28

Community, Headlines, News
Thinking about buying mulch, soaker hoses or a rain barrel to help conserve water in your landscaping? You can save some money by purchasing those and other select items during Texas’ Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday, which runs Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. The Texas State Legislature created the…
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Save on Energy Efficient Appliances During State’s Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

Community, News
During Memorial Day weekend, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales and use taxes on purchases of certain energy efficient products. The 2018 ENERGY STAR sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a. m. on Saturday, May 26 and ends at 11:59 p. m. on Monday, May 28. The products qualifying for…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Beau & Prince Harry

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet BeauThis thirteen month old male American Pit Bull Terrier Mix is black and white in color and weighs 45 pounds. An energetic dog in the form of Beau is waiting here at the shelter for a new pet guardian to adopt him. Partial to stuffed…
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Former Council Member Julia Burgen’s Dream of Keeping Arlington Beautiful

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Former Arlington City Council member Julia Burgen is well-known for her environmental activism in The American Dream City. When her family moved to Arlington in the 1980s, Burgen returned to school at The University of Texas at Arlington to get a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on biology…
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SH 360 Frontage Road, Road to Six Flags Lane Closures Planned This Week

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of the project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the…
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Arlington Celebrates Accomplishments During National Public Works Week

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works
Each year, during the third full week of May, the nation celebrates National Public Works Week. The theme of this year’s campaign, held May 20-26, is “The Power of Public Works” and is meant to highlight to the importance of public works by calling attention of the value of the contributions…
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First United Methodist Church of Arlington Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Community, News
Sunday was an extra special day for the congregation at First United Methodist Church of Arlington, which celebrated the Downtown church’s 140th anniversary. In 1878, a group of Methodists met in the Shults’ lumberyard at Mesquite and Front streets and organized the first church in Arlington’s original township. The Centenary Methodist…
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TxDOT Begins $53 Million Project to Widen SH 360 in Arlington Next Month

Community, Headlines, News
The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work next month on two projects designed to improve travel on SH 360 through Arlington. In north Arlington, TxDOT will make concrete repairs and resurface the main lanes of SH 360 to improve traction and reduce roadway noise for drivers traveling between the Trinity…
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Rangers to Host Globe Life Field Q&A During May 22 Game on Hilti Observation Deck

Community, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Are you heading to the Texas Rangers game on Tuesday, May 22? Don’t miss the Globe Life Field Information Session at the Hilti Observation Deck. Rob Matwick, Rangers executive vice president of business operations, and Jack Hill, senior vice president of project development, will answer questions at 6 p. m. The…
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Arlington’s Via Rideshare Program Records 24,000 Rides in First 6 Months

Government, Headlines, News
When Ben Aghapour’s car was ready to be picked up from the repair shop earlier this week, he didn’t want to bother his friends by asking them for a ride all the way to Dallas from the University of Texas at Arlington. Instead, Aghapour picked up his phone and within…
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DAR Arlington Chapter’s Art Receives National Recognition

Community, News
Exceptional originality, creativity and craftsmanship describe qualities of three winning works of art from the DAR Lucretia Council Cochran Chapter of Arlington. The art work has been selected for recognition by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution this summer in Washington D. C. Two of the pieces have been…
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Welcome Downtown: The Downtown Library’s First Floor

Library, News
When the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library opens to the public on June 16, it will be a welcoming hub for all members of the Arlington community. The new library is designed to meet the technological and educational needs of a vibrant, modern society. With three levels, 80,000 square feet of…
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Arlington’s Free Splash Pads Open Memorial Day Weekend

News, Parks & Recreation
Splash pads across The American Dream City open Saturday, May 26 just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Splash pads are free, kid-friendly fountains and spray areas that are a great way to beat the summer heat. The splash pads are open every day through Labor Day (September 3rd) from 10 a. m. to…
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UTA Study Finds Art Therapy Helps Veterans Cope With Trauma

Education, News, UT Arlington
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have found that 98 percent of veterans participating in the University’s Artopia program consider that art therapy helped them cope with service-related trauma or disability. An equal percentage reported that art therapy helped them cope with everyday life.“Texas has one of the…
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Meet the Neighbors: Waterwood Estates Neighborhood Association

Community, Headlines, News
Residents in Waterwood Estates recently gathered at their neighbor’s home for tasty tacos and nachos, cold drinks and great conversation as part of southwest Arlington neighborhood association’s Spring Fling. The well-attended event was more than just a night of food and fun. It was one of many activities planned throughout the…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for May 18-20, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 2018 Concert Series2018 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…
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Public Meeting Set May 24 for Proposed Division Street Pedestrian Improvements

Government, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department and the Texas Department of Transportation will be hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 24 to discuss proposed pedestrian enhancements along Division Street (SH 180) from Cooper to Collins streets. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss plans to address…
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Vendor Spots, Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Light Up Arlington

News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation’s spectacular Light Up Arlington is right around the corner!This year’s Independence Day celebration is set from 6 p. m. to 10:30 p. m. Tuesday, July 3 in Downtown Arlington, with a fireworks display at 9:45 p. m. Light Up Arlington will include multiple stages with free entertainment from some…
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Matlock Road Street Maintenance Project Complete

Government, News, Public Works
The construction barricades are gone and a section of the highly traveled Matlock Road north of Interstate 20 is now smoother for drivers. The City of Arlington recently wrapped up a $544,000, two-month project to replace the worst of the broken concrete panels on the stretch of Matlock Road between I-20…
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Culture Buzz: Levitt Pavilion Arlington Kicks Off 10th Year of Free Music

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
The newest Culture Buzz segment on MyArlingtonTV previews Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 2018 concert series, which kicks off this Friday with a performance by award-winning Texas troubadour, Ray Wylie Hubbard.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…
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City of Arlington Awards $90,000 in Neighborhood Matching Grants

Community, Headlines, News
Neighborhood entrance improvements, additional lighting and playground enhancements are just a few of the projects that will receive funding this year through the City of Arlington’s Neighborhood Matching Grant program. On April 24, the Arlington City Council approved just over $90,000 in grant funds for nine projects proposed by neighborhoods across…
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Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series Wraps Up This Week in Downtown Arlington

News, Parks & Recreation
Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s fantastic Food Truck Fridays lunch series wraps up in Downtown Arlington. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. Friday at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St. The park is located next to the Levitt Pavilion,…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Leo & Sophia

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet LeoThis one year old male Domestic Shorthair is black and white in color. Leo is a friendly cat willing to be held and petted. He appreciates any and all attention paid to him. For a big guy, Leo has a very quiet purr. He kneads showing his appreciation…
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City of Arlington Releases Details of Amazon HQ2 Proposal

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, 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. Arlington was among the cities from across the Dallas-Fort Worth region who submitted proposals to Amazon last year. Due to the compelling vision Arlington presented,…
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Free CPR Training Offered at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 23

Fire, News, Public Safety
In a medical emergency, every second counts. Do you know basic CPR or medical assistance techniques that could save someone’s life?On Wednesday, May 23, the community is invited to learn compression-only CPR and how to stop bleeding in an emergency at the four main entrances at Globe Life Park in…
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Museum’s Exhibit to Feature Costumes from Pirates of Caribbean, Phantom of the Opera

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Discover the glamour, luxury and artistry of cinematic couture at the Arlington Museum of Art’s upcpming exhibition. The Cut! Costume and the Cinema exhibit, which starts Saturday, May 19 and runs through Sunday, August 12, allows visitors to step onto the movie set with 43 costumes from 27 period films. Covering five…
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Use Waze App to Navigate I-30/SH 360 Interchange Lane Closures

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
No 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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Register Now for Arlington Parks and Recreation’s Tiny Tots Triathlon

News, Parks & Recreation
Your little one doesn’t need a 12-week training course to finish this triathlon. Children ages 3-10 will bike a 1/4 mile, run 200 yards, and water slide their way to the finish line at Arlington Parks and Recreation’s 2018 Tiny Tots Triathlon. The triathlon is set for 9 a. m., Saturday,…
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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Opening of Long-Awaited 360 Tollway

Community, Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The wait is over! After decades of planning and more than two years of construction, the North Texas Tollway Authority and state, regional and local leaders celebrated the opening of the 360 Tollway during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning. Connecting Ellis, Johnson and Tarrant counties, the 360 Tollway is a 9.7-mile…
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Record Number of UTA Students Earn Degrees This Spring

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington will confer nearly 6,400 degrees in commencement ceremonies May 10-12 at College Park Center on the UTA campus. This graduating class represents the largest number of graduating class in the University’s history, an approximate 11 percent increase in degree conferrals over the 5,773 degrees awarded…
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Arlington Named Finalist for 2018 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation department (APRD) has been named a finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, announced by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), on Thursday. Founded in…
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Pledge to ‘Doo the Right Thing’ and Enter Your Pup in a Calendar Contest1

Community, News, Public Works
We’re calling on the dog owners in City of Arlington to pledge to Doo the Right Thing! Owners who take the pledge to pick up their dog’s doo can enter their dog(s) in the 2019 Calendar Contest. That means your dog could be featured in next year’s calendar!Why pick up…
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Dream Builders: Underdog Success Story of Seguin High School’s Swim Team

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Dream Builders is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest Dream Builders episode focuses on student-athlete Gerald Hodges and the true underdog success story of…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in Arlington for Mother’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. 7th Annual Art on the Greene Arts Festival The 7th Annual Art on the Greene Arts Festival is scheduled for May 11-13, 2018 at Richard Greene Linear Park in Arlington’s Entertainment District. For…
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Acts of Kindness: Volunteers Organize 26 Teacher Appreciation Weeks Across Arlington

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
Brigitte Meeks and Gara Hill, PTA leaders from two Arlington elementary schools, have teamed up with local businesses and school volunteers to organize Teacher Appreciation Week at 26 elementary campuses across the city that don’t have organized PTAs. Meeks, Pope Elementary PTA First Vice-President and mother of three boys, said she…
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AT&T Stadium in Arlington to Host 2018, 2019 UIL Football Championship Games

Headlines, News, Sports
All University Interscholastic League football state championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The 11-man and six-man football championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium, with a schedule placing all 12 games in a four-day span. The 2018 championship games will…
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Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Texas’ Annual Summer Games at UTA May 24-27

Community, News
Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) 48th annual Summer Games will return to the University of Texas at Arlington and surrounding area venues from Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, May 27. All events are free and open to the public. The four-day event is SOTX’s largest competition of the year, featuring more than…
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Public Meeting Set May 16 for Wimbledon Drive Improvement Project

Government, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
Later this month, Public Works and Transportation’s Stormwater Engineering Division will begin construction of a $1.7 million project to mitigate flooding and make infrastructure improvements on Wimbledon Drive in south Arlington. Planned improvements include the installation of stormwater drains and structures, water and sanitary sewer renewals, roadway repairs, concrete alley with…
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On the Clock with the City of Arlington’s Street Light Maintenance Crew

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Works, Transportation
On the Clock is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. This month’s episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at the City of Arlington’s…
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Grab Some Lunch Downtown at Arlington Park’s Food Truck Fridays Event

News, Parks & Recreation
Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s fantastic Food Truck Fridays lunch series continues in Downtown Arlington. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until May 18 at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram St. The park is located next to…
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Winners Announced in Second Annual “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Art Contest

Government, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department’s Stormwater Management Division congratulates winners of the 2018 “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Flood Safety Art Contest. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and the City Council presented awards to these talented students during the Tuesday, May 8, 2018, evening meeting.1st Place: Selah Mosely Powell from…
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APD Officers Reiterate the Power and Value of Reading to Young Students in the April On Call Newsletter

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police
In this issue, read how, APD officers reiterate the power and value of reading to young students. 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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‘Enhance Regional Mobility’ Newsletter Spotlights Launch of Abram Street Rebuild

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News, Transportation
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 launch of the two-year Abram Street rebuild through Downtown,…
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Texas Live! Entertainment Complex on Pace to Open in Arlington This Summer

Business, Economic Development, Entertainment, Headlines, News
The Entertainment Capital of Texas is about to get even bigger, as another dream project is closer to being realized in The American Dream City. The $250 million Texas Live! entertainment complex is on pace for a summer grand opening, offering visitors to Arlington’s Entertainment District exciting new options for…
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Culture Buzz: Arlington’s Art on the Greene Arts Festival Showcases Local Artists

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest Culture Buzz segment on MyArlingtonTV previews the 7th Annual Art on the Greene Arts Festival, scheduled for May 11-13, 2018 at Richard Greene Linear Park in Arlington’s Entertainment District. For three days, Richard Greene Linear Park will host more than 100 regional and local artists. Art lovers and collectors can purchase work in ceramic,…
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Troy Aikman Announces New Restaurant to Open at Texas Live! in Arlington

Cowboys, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Cowboys Legend Troy Aikman unveiled exciting details today for his first restaurant and entertainment concept — Troy’s — that will open later this summer at Texas Live! in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Plans for the venue were shared by Aikman as part of an exclusive first look at the construction progress of Texas Live!, the…
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Citizens Bond Committee to Present Recommendations to Public at May 17 Meeting

Community, Headlines, News
The Citizens Bond Committee will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 17 to present its recommendations to the public on proposed capital improvement projects that could be included in a potential November 2018 bond package. The meeting is scheduled from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. in the Council Briefing Room…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Abby & Jason

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet AbbyThis nine-year-old female Boston Terrier mix is brindle and white in color and weighs 34 pounds. While Abby would be considered a senior dog her activity level would not indicate that. She walks well on a leash and knows the commands of sit and stay.…
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Arlington Voters Elect New Councilwoman, Re-Authorize Street Maintenance Sales Tax

Government, News
Arlington voters elected a new District 1 City Council representative, returned three incumbent council members and overwhelmingly re-authorized the Street Maintenance Sales Tax during the May 5, 2018, Joint General and Special Elections. Helen Moise won the open District 1 seat with 56 percent of the vote, according to unofficial voting…
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Volunteers Needed to Serve on Arlington Boards, Commissions

Government, Headlines, News, Volunteer
The City of Arlington is accepting applications for interested residents who would like to serve on a Board or Commission. Members of boards and commissions assist the Mayor and City Council by making recommendations on general policy matters impacting the city. Most boards and commissions function in advisory capacities and some have final decision-making…
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Southbound SH 360 Frontage Road Lane Closure Near Six Flags Drive Continues

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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East Main Arts Festival Offers More Music, More Food, More Art Than Ever Before

Community, News
While some festivals begin to show their age after a few years, the third annual East Main Arts Festival is just getting started. Saturday’s event in Downtown Arlington featured 96 vendors – 11 more than last year – selling of all kinds of art from booths lining both sides of the…
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WalletHub: Arlington Ranks as 2018’s 10th Most Diverse City in the U.S.

Community, Headlines, News
The American Dream City was named 2018’s 10th Most Diverse City in America in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub. com. To determine the most diverse cities in the United States, WalletHub compared the profiles of more than 500 of the largest cities across five major diversity categories: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household and religious. Arlington…
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Schedule Your Free Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle, on May 15

Community, News
Interested in catching a ride on a self-driving shuttle? Come try out Milo and provide the City of Arlington with feedback about your experience. The City of Arlington is now booking free rides between 2 p. m. and 4 p. m. on Tuesday, May 15 to provide the public an opportunity to check out…
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Arlington Police and Fire Team Up with American Red Cross to Install Smoke Detectors

News, Police, Public Safety
“Sound the Alarm, Save a Life” is the slogan being used by the American Red Cross to help spread a very important message. Smoke alarms save lives. The Arlington Police Department teamed up with the American Red Cross to help spread that message along with free smoke detectors throughout neighborhoods…
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Arlington Water Utilities Invites Residents to Explore 2017 Water Quality Report

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities’ yearly Consumer Confidence Report is now available online for residents interested in learning more about the quality of their water, where it comes from and how it gets to their tap. The report is compiled each year as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and is…
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Sidewalk Temporarily Closes Near City Hall for Abram Street Rebuild

Government, News
The sidewalk on Abram Street between Center and Pecan streets will be temporarily closed starting Wednesday, May 9 through September 2018. This sidewalk closure is needed due to the ongoing construction activities on the Abram Street Rebuild project for the south City Hall Plaza area and also for pedestrian safety. Sidewalk…
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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Season Opens in Arlington Saturday

Entertainment, News
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest waterpark in North Texas, is kicking off another action-packed season of Bigger, Better, Wetter thrills for the entire family. New for 2018, Splashwater Beach — offering 40 different state-of-the-art water play functions — joins Hurricane Harbor’s already impressive lineup of thrilling rides, slides, and…
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Arlington Animal Services, Best Friends Animal Society Partner to Improve Cats’ Lives

Animal Services, Headlines, News
In Arlington, people dream big and the idea of dramatically increasing the lifesaving efforts for animals is an achievable goal in The American Dream City. Arlington Animal Services (AAS) received grants from national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society to increase the number of cats humanely trapped, spayed or neutered…
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Job Fair Scheduled May 15 at Church on Rush Creek in Arlington

Community, News
Looking for new job opportunities? The ArlingtonAnswers. com Job Fair will be held from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Tuesday, May 15 at the Church on Rush Creek at 2350 SW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington. This year’s event includes job-related workshops and a photobooth where participants can get their picture taken…
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Arlington Parks Offers Ventana Grille Brunch and Free Swim Session to Celebrate Moms

News, Parks & Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two events to celebrate moms. Make your reservations now for the Mother’s Day Brunch at Ventana Grille on Sunday, May 13. Time slots are available from 10:30 a. m. to noon and 12:30 p. m. to 2 p. m. The brunch will feature a vast array of food items…
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Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on May 12 Aims to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

Community, News
Want to help the hungry? The National Association of Letter Carriers’ 26th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will take place on Saturday, May 12. This event, started in 1993, is designed to give something back to the community by helping replenish local food banks. Last year, the food…
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#1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Sandra Brown Proud to Call Arlington Home

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Sandra Brown has been living her American Dream as a #1 New York Times best-selling author of more than 70 novels and is proud to call herself a long-time Arlington resident. Some of her most popular novels include Mean Streak, Deadline, Low Pressure, Lethal, Rainwater, Tough Customer, and Smash Cut, all of…
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Auction of DeMarcus Ware Autographed NFL Draft Helmets Benefits AISD Art Programming

Arlington ISD, Education, News
Want to bring home a unique piece of NFL Draft history? Bidding is still open for 10 football helmets, decorated by Arlington ISD junior high art students, that were displayed in the Dallas Cowboys’ war room during last month’s NFL Draft. The students who participated in the helmet decorating competition were the…
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UTA Spotlight: Racing Team Builds Formula Cars From Ground Up

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories: The 2017 captain of the Formula SAE…
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