November 2018 Student-Athlete of the Month: Giorgia Zarate Rodriguez

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Giorgia Zarate Rodriguez, a junior on Sam Houston High School’s girls wrestling team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for November 2018. Zarate Rodriguez, a two-time co-captain, finished second in the district during her sophomore year and finished top eight in the region. She also…
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Code Compliance Educating Students How to Champion Great Neighborhoods

Code Compliance, Community, News
Parents get ready. You may begin to see elementary school age children wanting to become more actively involved in helping keep properties clean, attractive and code compliant in The American Dream City. Brian Daugherty, Code Compliance field operations manager is reaching out to Arlington elementary schools on a mission to teach…
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Dream Builders: Metro Sports FieldHouse Combines Fitness & Educational Enrichment

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 features Metro Sports Fieldhouse, a unique sports, fitness, health, and educational enrichment based…
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Stormwater Pollution and Prevention Presentation Set Dec. 4 at Lake Arlington Library

Community, News
The Public Works and Transportation Department’s environmental education specialist is inviting residents to learn about stormwater pollution and its effects on water quality. This presentation will provide prevention tips that can help protect our local waterways. The presentation is scheduled from 6:30 p. m. to 8 p. m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the…
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Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, Enchant Partner to Support Young Athletes

News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers and The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation launched their end-of-year giving campaign this week. This year, Enchant has partnered with the Rangers Foundation, contributing a dollar-for-dollar matching gift for all funds raised up to $20,000 as part of the campaign. Enchant, which features the world’s largest Christmas light maze,…
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10 Magical Holiday Events to Enjoy in The American Dream City

Community, Headlines, News
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas across The American Dream City! Make memories with your family and friends at these magical holiday events scheduled throughout December. Enchant ChristmasWhen: Nov 23 – Dec 30, 2018 (Click here for daily hours) Where: Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way What: Enchant…
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Culture Buzz: Enchant Christmas Offers Holiday Excitement at Globe Life Park

Entertainment, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest Culture Buzz segment on MyArlingtonTV visits Enchant Christmas and its World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market inside Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas 76011. Last year, more than 250,000 people unwrapped a new holiday tradition at the most scenic wonderland in Texas. This year’s event includes an all-new ice skating…
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Get on the Nice List! Register for Breakfast with Santa at Cliff Nelson Rec Center

News, Parks & Recreation
He’s making a list, and checking it twice. He’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s stopping by Cliff Nelson Recreation Center. Santa will be enjoying more than just milk and cookies this Christmas season. Come eat breakfast with Santa and enjoy other holiday…
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City Completes Wimbledon Drainage Project to Alleviate Neighborhood Flooding

Government, News, Public Works
The Wimbledon Drainage project to alleviate flooding in a southwest Arlington neighborhood has completed major construction two months ahead of schedule. This $1.7 million project is part of the City’s efforts to identify and mitigate flooding concerns throughout The American Dream City. While construction primarily focused on the installation of new…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Olde Town Christmas at Dottie Lynn Recreation CenterJoin Arlington Parks and Recreation for the Annual Christmas Craft Fair at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center November 30 & December 1. It will be a…
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Rangers Unveil Globe Life Field Sales Center, New Ballpark Roof Details

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
While construction crews and towering cranes are busy building the Texas Rangers’ new retractable-roof ballpark, die-hard fans can already check out model suites, choose their seats and explore other stadium features at the newly opened Globe Life Field Sales Center. The Rangers unveiled the Globe Life Field Sales Center, which is…
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Landmark Partnership Brings Mexican National Team to AT&T Stadium

Cowboys, Headlines, News, Sports
The Dallas Cowboys, Federación Mexicana de Fútbol, MLS’ FC Dallas, and the Dallas Sports Commission announced today a landmark sports partnership that will bring the popular Mexican National Team U. S. Tour to North Texas through 2022. The agreement, facilitated by FMF’s U. S. partner for the past 16 years, Soccer United Marketing…
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City of Arlington Approves New Vision for a Vibrant Downtown

Government, Headlines, News
Sidewalk cafes, a dog park, public art and landscaping, and more housing, retail and entertainment options are part of the City’s vision for a vibrant Downtown Arlington. Over the past 10 months, the City and the Downtown Master Plan Advisory Committee gathered extensive public input to establish a strategic framework and…
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Enjoy Art, Dancing and Frybread at UTA Native American Heritage Month Celebration

Education, News, UT Arlington
The Native American Students Association at the University of Texas at Arlington invites the community to attend its Native American Heritage Month Celebration this week. This event, which is open to the public and kid-friendly, is scheduled from 7 p. m. to 10 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at the University Center Bluebonnet…
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U.S. Census Bureau Begins Jobs Recruiting for 2020 Census

Community, News
The U. S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census Jobs website allows applicants to apply for a range of positions, including recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, census field supervisors and census takers. The positions will be…
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Arlington Recognized Nationally for Great Parks, Affordable Living and More

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Arlington celebrated several milestones recently that further confirm what our residents already know — our community is a great place to live, work, play and learn!Our latest Champion Great Neighborhoods newsletter highlights just a few of these accolades, including the Parks and Recreation Department bringing home the 2018 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence…
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Arlington Police to Activate Special Event Parking for Woodbrook Zone Nov. 29

News, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department will activate the Special Event Parking Ordinance in the Woodbrook Zone for the Dallas Cowboys football game scheduled for 7:20 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Enforcement will begin three hours prior to the start of the event. What does this mean? The area identified in the Woodbrook Zone, which…
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Know Your H2O: New Feature Allows Arlington Customers to Monitor Daily Water Usage

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
The Arlington Water Utilities online account page has a new look and several updated features to let you “Know Your H2O” like never before. For residents with remote read meters, the updated website now includes access to daily water usage totals. Slightly more than half, almost 60,000, of the city’s water…
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Big 12 Conference, CYP Foundation Complete $70,000 Berry Elementary Library Makeover

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
The Big 12 Conference, in partnership with the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers (EYFT) initiative, and Dr Pepper, recently completed a makeover of the library at Berry Elementary in Arlington. Through a grant in the amount of $70,000, Berry Elementary, one of the oldest elementary schools in…
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Arlington Police Department Awarded First Place in National Night Out Campaign

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department was awarded first place in the national awards program that honors communities for participation in the National Night Out Campaign. The National Association of Town Watch released the 2018 award standings on Monday, November 26, 2018. In early October, Arlington PD hosted National Night Out with…
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Tickets on Sale for UTA Maverick Dance Company’s VIA DANCE Dec. 7-9

Community, News
Maverick Dance Company presents VIA DANCE, a collection of new, entertaining, and progressive dance works running December 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2018. The concert title, VIA DANCE, is based on a perspective that, through dance, we can communicate what is often challenging to put into words and that dance can simultaneously speak…
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Arlington Well-Positioned as GM Accelerates Investment in the Future of Mobility

Business, Headlines, News
General Motors announced today that it is repositioning itself to better focus on compelling growth opportunities in mobility needs of the future, which includes doubling investment in self-driving and electric vehicle options that are rising in popularity across North Texas and beyond. GM will continue building its world-class trucks and full-size sports…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Donatello and Frankie

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet DonatelloThis six year old male Seal Point Snowshoe is cream and blue in color. Donatello is a beautiful, serene cat that enjoys being petted. He responds by quietly purring and kneading. Snowshoes are known for being unique sweet natured cats. They are very mellow, enjoy humans and are…
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Nighttime Lane Closures Set for SH 360 Between Kingswood, Mayfield

Community, Headlines, News
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project and the SH 360 Widening Project. Closures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. For more information, please visit the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in…
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Support Arlington Animal Services by Visiting Enchant Christmas

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Enchant Christmas will once again illuminate Texas skies this holiday season, this time inside Globe Life Park and with an all-new maze experience! Join Enchant Christmas for Paws N’ Claus nights on Wednesday Nov. 28 and Thursday Dec. 27 with your dog for a night of walks, treats, and beautiful…
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Bring Out the Kids Saturday for Arlington’s Touch-a-Truck Event

Library, News
Huge rolling beasts with shining eyes, loud honks, and colorful sides stretching all the way to the sky—once you’ve grown up, it’s hard to remember just how strange and wonderful trucks can be. Cars, trucks and other vehicles are commonplace for anyone old enough to drive, but children find them…
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Shop Arlington During Small Business Saturday

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please support your favorite small businesses across The American Dream City this holiday shopping season. An estimated 108 million shoppers in communities across the country, including here…
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Acts of Kindness: Mission Arlington Making Dreams Come True on Thanksgiving

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Ushering in the season of giving and displaying the kindness in our community, thousands of volunteers will once again come together at Mission Arlington in Downtown to help families enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. It’s an annual effort by Mission Arlington to make the holiday special for families throughout the Metroplex, focusing primarily on Arlington…
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Thanksgiving Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in Arlington

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Redskins vs. Cowboys at AT&T StadiumThe Dallas Cowboys (5-5) host the Washington Redskins (6-4), their bitter division rival on Thanksgiving Day at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. NFL football on Thanksgiving has…
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UTA Researchers Win $1 Million Grant from U.S. Energy Department

Education, News, UT Arlington
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have won a $1 million grant from the U. S. Department of Energy to build a detector that may offer a key insight into the lingering mystery of the universe’s matter-antimatter imbalance. The new detector will be integrated into an international physics experiment called…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Wero & Camilla

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet WeroThis one year old male Dalmatian mix is white and black in color and weighs 57 pounds. Wero is a friendly, playful dog willing to please. He likes to chase toys and run around investigating the territory. He walks well on a leash but would probably…
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November 2018 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, Police, Public Safety
In this issue, APD is at the 8th Annual Jillian Smith Gala! 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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Santa’s Toy Factory Open at The Parks at Arlington

Business, Entertainment, News
Santa and his elves have set up an outpost of their North Pole Factory at The Parks at Arlington and they are once again requesting your help to test and build some exciting new toys for the holiday. The Parks Mall has partnered with Mattel to offer this attraction, which is open…
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Arlington Police to Activate Special Event Parking for Woodbrook Zone Nov. 22

News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department will activate the Special Event Parking Ordinance in the Woodbrook Zone for the Dallas Cowboys football game scheduled for 3:25 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 22. Enforcement will begin three hours prior to the start of the event. What does this mean? The area identified in the Woodbrook Zone, which…
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Christmas Tree Arrives in Downtown Arlington Ahead of Holiday Lights Parade

Community, Headlines, News
It’s beginning to look more like Christmas in The American Dream City. On Monday, a 54-foot Blue Spruce from Michigan arrived at Arlington City Hall ahead of the popular Arlington Holiday Lights Parade. Make plans now to bring out the family to enjoy the parade, which begins at 6 p. m. Saturday,…
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Esports Stadium Arlington Debuts as Esports’ Largest Venue in North America

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest gaming and esports events facility in North America, celebrates its grand opening with FACEIT’s Esports Championship Series Season 6 Finals. This $750,000 prize pool tournament, scheduled to coincide with Thanksgiving Weekend, offers esports enthusiasts a new fan experience to complement the iconic football festivities of…
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2018 Thanksgiving Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

News
Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Residential and commercial garbage and recycling collection will not occur on Thanksgiving Day. Collection will resume on the following regular collection day. Friday collections will occur as usual. Regular office hours…
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Various SH 360 Lanes Between Division and Kingswood Closed for Widening Project

Community, Headlines, News
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project and the SH 360 Widening Project. Closures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. For more information, please visit the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in…
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Arlington’s Texas Christkindl Market at Texas Live! Opens Nov. 23

Community, Headlines, News
Arlington’s beloved Texas Christkindl Market returns for its eighth season starting Friday, Nov. 23!From Nov. 23 to Dec. 23, The Plaza at Texas Live! will transform into a unique holiday shopping experience. Modeled after Arlington’s sister Christmas city, Rothenberg ob der Tauber, this cozy version of an Arlington favorite will offer beautiful holiday decorations…
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Valerie Kelton, Daughter of Tom Vandergriff, Living Her Dream at Six Flags

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
More than 50 years ago, in 1961, Valerie Kelton was 2 when her father, former Arlington Mayor Tom Vandergriff, was at the podium for the opening of Six Flags Over Texas in The American Dream City. Today, she is living her American Dream as the executive assistant to Steve Martindale, the park…
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Spence Vs. Garcia Fight Announced for March 16, 2019, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

Entertainment, News, Sports
FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions today announced eight televised world title fights in the first three months of a new deal, featuring eight world champions and more than two dozen of the world’s best boxers going toe-to-toe. The schedule includes the blockbuster showdown between welterweight champ Errol Spence Jr.…
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Arlington Cultural Tourism Council Accepting Art Grant Program Applications

Community, News
The Arlington Cultural Tourism Council is now accepting applications for its competitive arts grant program. The Arlington Cultural Tourism grants are for events within The American Dream City with the potential of attracting overnight visitors who are interested in history, arts, music, life/heritage and other cultural offerings. Recent recipients include Frame 4 Frame,…
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United Way of Tarrant County Launches TXServes-North Texas Program

Community, News
United Way of Tarrant County, through its Mission United initiative, has launched TXServes-North Texas, a coordinated network of public, private and nonprofit organizations serving active duty military, veterans and their families in the North Texas region. The new program, which was announced at Arlington City Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, will…
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Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation Honored for Supporting Arlington Youth

News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers organization has been named recipient of the 2018 Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence, Major League Baseball announced earlier today at the quarterly Owners Meetings. The honor recognizes the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation’s efforts to support Arlington youth through the Texas Rangers Richard Greene Scholars program…
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Arlington City Councilwoman Selected to Serve on National Task Force on Housing

Government, News
Arlington City Councilwoman Lana Wolff is among 18 elected city leaders from across the country selected to serve on a newly created national task force that aims to address how communities can better respond to the growing challenge of housing availability, affordability, investment and quality. The National League of Cities Task Force on…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for Nov. 16-18, 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. Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over TexasSix Flags Over Texas’ brightest holiday celebration kicks off in The American Dream City on Friday, Nov. 16. At this exclusive seasonal event,…
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Arlington’s Grease for Greens Cooking Oil Collection Set for Dec. 1

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Water Utilities
Want to protect your sanitary sewer pipes and maybe win a free round of golf? Arlington residents have an opportunity to do both this holiday season as part of the 2018 Grease for Greens event. Participating is easy. Bring in used cooking oil for disposal from 8 a. m. to 12 p. m.…
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UTA Spotlight: Homecoming 5K Race a Huge Success

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 include: UTA’s Homecoming 5K Race was a…
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Public Meeting Set Nov. 15 on Proposed Updates to Bowman Springs Park

News
Make your voice heard! Please join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department at a public meeting this week to solicit feedback and provide information regarding proposed development updates to Bowman Springs Park. The public meeting will be held at 6:30 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the cafeteria of Miller Elementary School, 6401…
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Arlington to Host Public Meeting Nov. 19 on Short-Term Rental Standards

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington will host an open house meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 to gather public input for drafting short-term rental standards/regulations. This come-and-go meeting is scheduled from 4 p. m. to 7 p. m. at the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 Center St. Please click here to RSVP if you plan to attend. Whether…
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Arlington Receives National Recognition for Innovative Self-Driving Shuttle Service

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
From exploring emerging transportation technology to improving mile after mile of neighborhood streets, Arlington continues to strategically invest in projects designed to improve mobility across The American Dream City. Our latest Enhance Regional Mobility newsletter highlights activities and projects that support the City Council’s goal to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Arlington’s transportation connections…
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Texas Society of Architects Tours Arlington’s State-of-the-Art Downtown Library

Library, News
The City of Arlington’s state-of-the-art George W. Hawkes Downtown Library was among 30 tour sites selected as part of the Texas Society of Architects’ recent 79th annual Conference and Design Expo. Architects from across the state explored the three-story, 80,000-square-foot stone and glass library, which opened next to City Hall in June.…
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UTA Becomes First Economics Association Partner in Texas

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington is the first Texas university to offer students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in economics and a National Association for Business Economics Certified Business Economist® or CBE professional certification simultaneously.UTA, the University of Maryland and the University of Connecticut are joining six…
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Tickets on Sale Now for Arlington Parks’ Daddy/Daughter Dance

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Tickets are on sale now for the Arlington Parks and Recreation’s 18th annual Daddy/Daughter Dance!This year’s theme is “The World Awaits.” The Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St., will be transformed into a world-class ballroom for dancing and making memories. Individual tickets include a corsage, refreshments, dessert, parting gift/keepsake for…
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DAR Lucretia Council Cochran Chapter Honors WWI Veterans in Arlington

Community, News
Sunday, Nov. 11 marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Across Tarrant County, 66 Daughters of the American Revolution chapters commemorated the signing of the Armistice by conducted ceremonies at local cemeteries, including Arlington, to honor those who served in the Great War. In Arlington, 34 members of…
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Sprinkler Evaluations Save Arlington Homeowners Water and Money

Government, News, Water Utilities
A sprinkler system that is not working as efficiently as possible impacts water usage and bills. In a hot, dry summer – like North Texas experienced in 2018 – sprinkler maintenance or operating issues can become even more costly. To help Arlington residents use water efficiently, Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant…
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Arlington Eats: Cultural Diversity on Display at TCC’s Potluck Republic Exhibit

Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Tarrant County College
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 Tarrant County College for the debut of the exhibit, “Potluck Republic: The State of Gastrodiplomacy” at the Southeast Campus, located at 2100 Southeast…
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UTA Homecoming Week Wraps Up with Parade, Men’s Basketball Team Victory

Education, News, UT Arlington
Homecoming at the University of Texas at Arlington is all about traditions that bring alumni, students and community members flooding back to Maverick Country to honor the past and get excited for the future. The campus showed its Maverick Pride last week during Homecoming Week festivities, which included a parade Saturday…
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Protecting Your Pets, Plants and Property During Below-Freezing Temperatures

Community, Headlines, News
With below-freezing temperatures in this week’s forecast, the City of Arlington wants to remind residents to be safe at home and on the road. Here’s a handy check list on how to protect your property, pipes, plants and pets during these chilly days and nights. And help keep our streets…
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Lamar Exit/Entrance Ramps at Southbound SH 360 Permanently Closed

Community, Headlines, News
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project and the SH 360 Widening Project. Closures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. For more information, please visit the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in…
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Arlington Code Compliance Presents to Real Estate Investment Group

Code Compliance, Government, News
Partnerships are growing, strengthening, and making Arlington an even greater place to call home. Code Compliance was invited to speak at Dallas Real Estate Investment Group (REIG)’s meeting on the first of November. This active real estate professional group, led by founder-investor-coach Joe Boston is focused on providing education, training and…
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National Competition Recognizes Arlington Fire Department, Water Utilities

Fire, Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
The Arlington Fire Department and Fire Chief Don Crowson recently received a Route Fifty 2018 Navigator Award for the Community Paramedic Program. Route Fifty is a digital publication dedicated to covering innovation in best practices in state and local government. The Navigator Awards, which are divided into five categories, honor innovative individuals…
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Rangers Unveil Logo to Commemorate Final Season at Globe Life Park

Entertainment, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers unveiled a special logo to commemorate the team’s final season at Globe Life Park in Arlington in 2019. The logo, which incorporates the exterior façade of Globe Life Park, will be worn as a patch on the right sleeve of both the team’s white and red home jerseys…
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Remembering One of Arlington’s Great Women: City Marshal Carrie Rogers

Community, News
Carrie Rogers celebrated her 15th birthday when the first Texas and Pacific train pulled into Arlington on July 19 in 1876. The Civil War had destroyed her family economically. By the time she showed up in Arlington to live with her grandfather, both her mother and father had died.Undeterred by…
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7 Things to Do at Six Flags Over Texas’ Holiday in the Park

Entertainment, News
Six Flags Over Texas’ brightest holiday celebration kicks off in The American Dream City on Friday, Nov. 16. At this exclusive seasonal event, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate the most wonderful time of year. Holiday in the Park is available on select dates from Nov. 16 through Dec.…
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Data Detox with the Arlington Public Library’s Glass Room Experience

Library, News
What is personal data in an age when websites, social media, apps and smart devices all collect information on their users? The Glass Room Experience at the Arlington Public Library offers a way for patrons to take control of their online life, data, and smart devices. The Glass Room Experience…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for Nov. 9-11, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Arlington Heroes RunThe Arlington Heroes Run hosted by the Rotary Club of Arlington will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Veterans Park, 3600 W. Arkansas Ln. The 5K race and…
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Arlington Again Ranked Among Top 10 ‘Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers’

Community, Headlines, News
Finding employment and a place to call home can be a challenging task for the thousands of veterans who transition back into civilian life each year. That’s why the City of Arlington is pleased to be included once again in Veterans United Home Loan’s Top 10 “Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers” list. Veterans United…
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UTA Spotlight: Movin’ Mavs Basketball Team Captain Shares Story

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 include: Fabian Romo is the captain of…
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Arlington Recognizes Corey Academy Students for Acts of Kindness

Education, Headlines, News
To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, Arlington’s Community Relations Commission has partnered with local businesses and launched a program that rewards students for their kind hearts. During a pep rally Friday, Nov. 2 at Corey Academy in Arlington, the Commission surprised two students, Santiago Boor…
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Arlington Seeks Public Input on 2017 Residential Rebuild Project at Nov. 14 Meeting

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
The City of Arlington is seeking input from residents about Phase II of the 2017 Residential Rebuild project. A design public meeting will be held from 6 p. m. to 7 p. m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in [re]Brary Room A on the first floor of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 S.…
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Arlington Voters Approve City’s $189 Million Bond Program, Term Limits

Community, Headlines, News
Arlington residents approved the City’s proposed $189 million bond program and a citizen-led initiative to establish term limits for the Mayor and Arlington City Council, according to unofficial voting results. The five-year bond program, listed as Propositions A, B, C, and D on the Nov. 6, 2018, Joint Bond and Special…
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Residents Create Special Projects at Downtown Library’s Innovative Makerspace

Library, News
On the second floor of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, the whirring sounds of machines can be heard throughout the Makerspace. This space was designed to let individuals learn and create projects using 3-D printing machines, a Carvey Milling Machine, Serger, Cricut vinyl and paper cutting and other…
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Arlington’s Popular Leaf Recycling Program Returns Nov. 21, 2018

Community, Headlines, News
Back by popular demand, and in an effort to improve our community and the environment, Arlington’s leaf recycling program returns November 21, 2018, and runs through February 21, 2019. The City of Arlington encourages residents to be a part of this year’s free leaf recycling program. Get your friends, family and neighbors…
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Register Now for the 9th Annual Arlington Turkey Trot

Community, News
Kick off your Thanksgiving Day in The American Dream City by participating in the 9th annual Arlington Turkey Trot. This event, which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County, includes a 1-mile “Puffin’ for Stuffin’” fun run and a USATF-certified 5k. Turkey Trots have been a part of American…
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Traffic Alert: Interstate 30 Closure in Arlington This Weekend

Community, Headlines, News
The Texas Department of Transportation’s I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project is reaching a major milestone early this month. Traffic will be shifted onto the new SH 360 southbound frontage road bridge over Interstate 30 on Thursday, Nov. 8. Following that traffic switch, the contractor will remove the existing SH 360 southbound frontage…
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Honk for Homecoming: UTA Students Show Maverick Pride at Spirit Event

Education, News, UT Arlington
Students at the University of Texas at Arlington kicked off Homecoming Week on Monday at a “Paint Your Ride” spirit event, where their cars were decorated with cheers such as “Honk for Homecoming,” Go UTA!” and “Maverick Pride.”“Paint Your Ride” is the first of many Homecoming Week events that aim to…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Moxie & Redd

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet MoxieThis four-year-old female Domestic Shorthair is a black, red and white Torbie. Due to a change in lifestyle, Moxie was owner surrendered to the shelter. She is looking for a new pet guardian to help her get her “moxie” back. While she can be wary of new…
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Global Entrepreneurship Week Offers Workshops, Discussions and Networking

Community, News
Global Entrepreneurship Week is back after a five-year hiatus. The week, which begins Thursday, Nov. 8 and concludes Friday, Nov. 16, inspires, connects and engages the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the North Texas region and across the world. Each November, Global Entrepreneurship Week reaches millions of people of all ages and backgrounds…
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Friends, Family, Maverick Spirit Highlight UTA’s Homecoming Celebration

Education, News, UT Arlington
Homecoming is all about traditions that bring alumni, students and community members flooding back to Maverick Country to honor the past and get excited for the future. During Homecoming week, keep up with the latest and greatest Maverick Homecoming Style at the Mav Swap tents and the Maverick Mum Mania, and…
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City of Arlington, Texas is Now an Enabled Skill for Amazon Alexa Devices

Garbage & Recycling, Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
“Ask City of Arlington” is now a skill for all Amazon Alexa enabled devices! Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audio books, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and news updates. Arlington residents can ask basic…
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Daylight Saving Time: Remember to Change Clocks, Smoke Detector Batteries Nov. 4

Community, News
The Arlington Fire Department is once again reminding residents to change batteries in smoke detectors when rolling clocks back one hour this weekend. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a. m. Sunday, Nov. 4, which fire officials say is a good cue to switch out smoke detector batteries. Smoke detectors save lives, but they…
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Keep Your Sewer Charges Lower by Using Less Water This Winter

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Each year, Arlington Water Utilities averages every residential customer’s water usage during the fall and winter to establish a maximum wastewater charge for the following October through September. It is also known as Average Winter Consumption (AWC). That process starts in November. Here’s what you need to know. How is AWC…
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Recycle Unwanted Electronics Nov. 10 at Arlington’s Annual Computer Roundup

Community, News
Arlington residents are invited to recycle their unwanted computers, cell phones and other select electronics for free during Arlington’s annual Computer Roundup on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. The drop-off event is scheduled from 8 a. m. to noon in the parking lot at the southeast corner of Mitchell and Cooper streets on the University…
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Street Tracker: Introducing a Mobile Friendly Website for Residents

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News. Streets
The City of Arlington has launched a regular Street Tracker segment on MyArlingtonTV to provide transparency and up-to-date information on both current and proposed street maintenance and construction projects. This month’s episode highlights how the City is putting technology to work to offer residents a more mobile-friendly Street Tracker webpage. While the page has been…
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Arlington Opens Neighborhood Matching Grant Program Nov. 1, 2018

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington is pleased to announce another Neighborhood Matching Grant call for projects. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program is available to fund improvement projects that will beautify and enhance the public spaces and stengthen neighborhoods throughout The American Dream City. Neighborhoods can apply for up to $25,000 for neighborhood…
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Book Your Free Ride on a Drive.ai Self-Driving Shuttle to the Nov. 5 Cowboys Game

Community, Headlines, News
Heading to the Cowboys home game on Monday, Nov. 5? Park for free and test out the City of Arlington’s new self-driving shuttle service to get to AT&T Stadium for game day. Arlington, who has partnered with Drive. ai for this innovative public transportation pilot program, is the first Texas city to…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for Nov. 2-4, 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. Arlington Public Library’s Medieval Arts FestivalOld is new, as it’s time for our 16th annual Medieval Arts Festival. Visitors to Arlington’s George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 S. Center St.,…
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