Arlington Issues Proclamation Regarding Private Lake Dam

Fire, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
Prestonwood Lake Dam is part of a private lake system and is located north of Lamar Boulevard and south of Northwest Green Oaks Boulevard in north Arlington. City of Arlington staff were notified of erosion around the dam and visited the site to assess the dam’s condition. It appears failure of the spillway may…
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Thank Our Veterans at the Arlington Heroes Parade, Run and Other Events

Community, Headlines, News
Arlington residents are invited to celebrate the community’s veterans during a series of events planned between Nov. 3 and Nov. 14, 2018. Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11. Here are some activities scheduled across The American Dream City. Texas Veteran Round UpThe 3rd annual Texas Veteran Round Up will be held…
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October 2018 Student-Athlete of the Month: Tucker Thompson

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Tucker Thompson, a senior on Arlington High School’s football team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for October 2018. Thompson, a cornerback for the Colts, is among the leaders in the DFW metroplex with six interceptions on the season. His efforts on the field have…
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UTA Spotlight: Deaf Student-Athlete Lands Spot on Track Team

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: Gareth Ashton, a student-athlete who has…
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Dream Builders: Singing Sensation Luke Chacko Performs at Arlington Music Hall

Entertainment, Headlines, 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 features an update on YouTube viral video sensation Luke Chacko. Chacko’s singing talents were…
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Traffic Alert: SH 360 and Abram Street Closures in Arlington This Weekend

Community, Headlines, News
Bridge work related to the Texas Department of Transportation’s SH 360 Widening Project in Arlington will result in the complete closure of the Abram Street underpass as well as the closure of a section of SH 360 this weekend. To ensure driver and TxDOT worker safety during the bridge work, northbound…
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Daddy Daughter Dance 2019

Daddy Daughter Dance 2019

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Arlington Taps Technology to Replace Water Mains, Prioritize Street Maintenance

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
From replacing aging water mains in neighborhoods to deciding which streets need to be rebuilt or repaired, the City of Arlington puts technology to work every day to make The American Dream City a better place to live, learn, work and play. All quarterly City Council priority newsletters are now produced…
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Esri Recognizes Arlington’s Dangerous & Substandard Structures Program Story Map

Code Compliance, Government, News
Code Compliance is Putting Technology To Work through an Esri powered Geographic Information System (GIS) application. Esri, deemed the world’s most powerful mapping and analytics software, recently recognized Arlington’s Dangerous and Substandard Structures (DSS) Program interactive story map in their global newsletter.“The creation of the City of Arlington’s DSS story…
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Honoring Our Past: Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds

Community, Headlines, News
The Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds (AHMG), located in the 600 block of W. Arkansas Lane, is owned and maintained by the Arlington Historical Society (AHS). Although the AHMG is one sacred space, it is actually comprised of three independently established cemeteries: Middleton Tate Johnson Family Cemetery, the Mill Branch Cemetery,…
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New Lane Closures Announced for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project in Arlington

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 Police to Activate Special Event Parking for Woodbrook Zone Nov. 5

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 7:15 p. m. Monday, November 5. Enforcement will begin three hours prior to the start of the event. What does this mean? The area identified in the Woodbrook Zone,…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Marley & Rachel

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet MarleyThis seven-year-old female Border Terrier mix is solid tan in color and weighs 39 pounds. Marley is a sweet-tempered dog looking for a new pet guardian and a new “furever” home. She prefers being showered by attention than with playing with toys. She does know the command…
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Innovative Transportation Solutions on Display at Texas Mobility Summit in Arlington

Government, Headlines, News
Driverless cars, personal delivery robots and smart intersections designed to reduce traffic congestion and collisions – those may sound like futuristic transportation initiatives, but they are happening now, and they are happening in North Texas. In the wake of rapid growth and urbanization, cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and across…
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Traffic Alert: Full Closure of Interstate 30 in Arlington Set Nov. 9-12

Community, Headlines, News
The Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project is reaching a major milestone early next month. Traffic will be shifted onto the new SH 360 southbound frontage road bridge over I-30. Following that traffic switch, the contractor will remove the existing SH 360 frontage road bridge over the interstate. To safely perform this…
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Bell Unveils Expanded Flight Research Center in Arlington

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
City and community leaders had the opportunity to see the experimental Bell V-280 Valor aircraft in action during a ceremony Thursday to celebrate the company’s expanded Flight Research Center in south Arlington. This state-of-the-art facility near the Arlington Municipal Airport houses many of the company’s newest technology and innovations, including the Bell V-280…
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Two Volunteers Receive Animal Services’ 2018 Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year Award

Animal Services, News
Arlington Animal Services volunteers are amazing! Altogether, nearly 300 active volunteers devoted 15,576 hours of lifesaving service helping homeless shelter animals over the past year. These remarkable volunteers, the lifeline of shelter operations, were recognized at a recent Volunteer Appreciation celebration. Animal Services is excited to announce two recipients of the…
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‘Neighborhood Network News’ Features City’s Flood Response, Self-Driving Cars and More

Community, Headlines, News
In this Neighborhood Network News edition, you can learn more about the City of Arlington’s response to recent flooding, read how we continue to be a leader when it comes to exploring innovative transportation technology and see how our students are making a difference through acts of kindness. Flooding Response: Heavy…
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For John & Mary Hibbs, the American Dream is Giving Back to the City of Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
For John and Mary Hibbs, Arlington: The American Dream City continues to be a dream place to live, learn, work and play. Mary Hibbs continues to work closely with Arlington’s youth at Camp Thurman and helped start the Jiggle Butt Run, a 5K run and walk that benefits SafeHaven of Tarrant…
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Arlington Charities, Handitran Partner to Help Seniors Visit Food Pantry Monthly

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington’s Handitran transportation service and the nonprofit Arlington Charities have teamed up to help residents in two retirement communities have better access to free groceries each month. As part of a pilot program, Arlington Charities is paying for a small number of residents at Arlington New Beginning and the Magnolia…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for Oct. 26-28, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Arlington Library’s Día de los MuertosDía de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday honoring family and friends who have passed on. On Saturday, Oct. 27, come to the…
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Parks’ Food Truck Fridays Lunch Continues in Downtown on Oct. 26, Nov. 2

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Friday’s forecast calls for sunshine! We hope that means we’ll see you at the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s popular Food Truck Fridays series in Downtown this week. The Food Truck Friday Lunch events are held between 11 a. m. and 2 p. m. at Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St. The final two lunch…
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Esports Stadium Arlington Opens its Doors Thanksgiving Weekend

Entertainment, 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, a $750,000 prize pool Counter Strike tournament. The ECS Season 6 Finals are scheduled to coincide with Thanksgiving Weekend on November 24-25, offering esports and…
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Arlington Receives APA Award for Innovative Transportation Initiatives

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington is honored to receive recognition from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter for its comprehensive Transportation Advisory Committee Report and innovative transportation initiatives. The Transportation Advisory Committee Report, presented to City Council in September 2017, was named among the state’s best planning projects for 2018 at the APA’s Texas Planning…
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Celebrate and Honor Loved Ones at the Arlington Library’s Día de los Muertos

Library, News
This October, the Arlington community is invited to commemorate their departed loved ones at the Arlington Public Library’s Día de los Muertos celebration. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday honoring family and friends who have passed on. Join the library for activities including crafts…
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On the Clock: Flooding Response with Arlington’s Public Works & Transportation

Government, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Works
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’s response to…
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Traffic Alert: Abram Street Closed at SH 360 Nov. 2-5 for Bridge Work

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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Texas Health Arlington Memorial Celebrating 60 Years of Serving the Community

Business, Community, News
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital is celebrating 60 years of serving Arlington and the surrounding communities. The hospital at 800 W. Randol Mill Road opened in 1958. Dwight Eisenhower was president and Elvis Presley was King. A gallon of gas was 25 cents and the median cost for a home in…
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Medieval Arts Festival Returns for 16th Year at the Arlington Public Library

Library, News
Old 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., can experience the Medieval world from noon to 5 p. m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Return to the days of knights, chivalry and castles and experience the…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Byron & Forrest

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet ByronThis two year old male Domestic Shorthair is cream and brown in color. Byron is a mellow fellow who appreciates being on the receiving end of attention. He will gaze at you with his tabby looking face and entice you to pet him. He responds with a…
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Arlington Parks and Recreation Receives Three Regional Honors

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreation was the recipient of three awards at the 2018 Texas Recreation & Park Society’s (TRAPS) North Region Conference, held on Friday, Oct. 19, in Rockwall. The department took home top honors in the Arts & Humanities Programming (Stars of Texas Project), Communications/Marketing (annual social media plan) and…
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Scare Up Some Family Fun at These Arlington Halloween Events

Community, News
Looking for a scary good time this Halloween? There are countless spooky events for all ages in The American Dream City, and you certainly don’t want to miss out. Here is a list of some of Arlington’s most “Spooktacular” Halloween events for your family! Dottie Lynn Recreation Center Tiny Tots Halloween…
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Applications Being Accepted for Term Limit Special Committee

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington is now accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on a newly created Term Limit Special Committee. The Arlington City Council approved the formation of this committee at its Oct. 16 meeting to research term limits for the Mayor and City Council seats. Applications will be…
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Arlington Eats: Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine at Thuy Nguyen Cafe

Business, 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 Thuy Nguyen Cafe, located at 100 W Pioneer Pkwy, Ste 100B, Arlington, TX 76010 in East Arlington. Huy Nguyen, a longtime Arlington resident, opened…
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Gather Expired and Unused Medication for Arlington’s Oct. 27 Drug Take Back Event

Community, News
Arlington residents can turn in unused or expired medication for anonymous, safe disposal from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the Arlington Police Department and Arlington Water Utilities, will be held at the following locations: North Police…
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SBA Offers Assistance to Texas Businesses and Residents Affected by Flooding

Community, Headlines, News
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding in Ellis, Sutton and Tarrant counties that occurred Sept. 21‑23, 2018, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U. S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to written…
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Petmate Spreading Kindness to Shelter Dogs on National Fetch Day, Sat. Oct. 20

Animal Services, News
A special treat is in store for anyone who adopts a dog at Arlington Animal Services this Saturday, the 20th of October. The shelter is celebrating a new holiday established by Petmate and on this, the inaugural year of Chuckit! National Fetch Day, Petmate is providing every adopter of a…
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2018 ‘Hiring Red, White & You!’ Event to Help Veterans Find Jobs

Community, Headlines, News
Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, the Texas Veterans Commission and Texas Workforce Commission is gearing up for the 7th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair for veterans, scheduled from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Nov. 8, 2018 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. TWC’s Hiring Red, White & You!…
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Leaf Recycling, Computer Roundup, Drug-Take Back and More Upcoming Events

Community, Headlines, News
Thursday, November 15 is America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. Take a look at some of Arlington’s current recycling programs and upcoming fall events that serve to help encourage environmental stewardship in the Arlington community. Last year, Arlington residents recycled more than 24,000 tons through the curbside single-stream…
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Arlington, Drive.ai to Roll Out On-Demand, Self-Driving Shuttle Service to Public

Community, Headlines, News
Driverless cars have arrived in The American Dream City! Thanks to a partnership with Drive. ai, the City of Arlington is the first Texas city to offer an on-demand, self-driving shuttle service available to its residents, employees and visitors. As part of a one-year pilot program, the City and Drive. ai are rolling out a…
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Arlington to Increase Gas Well Case Notification Area

Government, News, Planning & Development Services
The Arlington City Council, at its Oct. 16 meeting, directed staff to increase the resident notification distance for future natural gas well case public hearings from 600 feet to 1,320 feet, or a quarter-mile. This action is intended to increase awareness to residents on natural gas well activities in their areas and to…
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Public Meeting Scheduled Oct. 23 for California Lane Drainage Improvement Project

Government, Headlines, News
The Stormwater Management Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department is hosting a public meeting to gather information about drainage concerns around California Lane. The meeting will be held from 3 p. m. to 6 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the Bob Duncan Recreation Center, 2800 S. Center St. The…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for Oct. 19-21, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Food Truck Friday Lunch SeriesJoin the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department this Friday for Food Truck Lunches between 11 a. m. and 2 p. m. at Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St.…
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October 2018 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, Police, Public Safety
In this issue, the south district was asked to participate in Ashworth Elementary’s annual Pinwheel of Peace celebration! 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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Department of Education Grant to Increase UTA Doctoral Students

Education, News, UT Arlington
A University of Texas at Arlington computer science professor has received a $1.2 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education, supplemented with $300,000 in UTA matching funds, that will significantly increase the number of doctoral students, especially among women and minorities. Ishfaq Ahmad, UTA professor in the Department of Computer…
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Arlington Developing Process to Consider Short-Term Rentals on a Case-by-Case Basis

Community, Headlines, News
After affirming at Tuesday night’s meeting that short-term home rentals are not currently authorized by existing city code, the Arlington City Council directed staff to create a pathway that would allow for short-term rentals on a case-by-case basis through a public process. The Council’s action comes after a long, deliberate process,…
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UTA Spotlight: Volleyball Team Celebrates Consecutive Wins

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 Volleyball celebrated two consecutive 3-0…
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Early Voting for Arlington’s Nov. 6, 2018, Bond and Special Election Begins Monday

Community, Headlines, News
Early voting for the City of Arlington’s Nov. 6, 2018, Bond and Special Election begins Monday, Oct. 22 and will continue through Friday, Nov. 2. Click here to read the sample ballot for the City of Arlington bond and special election. Click here to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions…
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Arlington Ranked No. 10 in ‘Most Affordable Cities for Early Retirement’ List

Community, Headlines, News
Who doesn’t want to retire early? If retiring in your 50s or early 60s is something you’ve always dreamed of, The American Dream City may be the place to spend your golden years. SmartAsset recently ranked the City of Arlington in the No. 10 spot on its list of 25 Most Affordable…
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Arlington Water Utilities Completes Lead and Copper Testing

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities recently completed required lead and copper tap water testing and the news is great for residents. Results gathered this summer showed zero samples reading above the EPA-mandated action level for lead or copper. The City is required under federal and state regulation to collect lead and copper analysis samples every three years and submit them to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). In…
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Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Seeking Advisory Committee Members

Community, News
Residents who are interested in community causes and philanthropic activities designed to make the city a better place for all are encouraged to apply to serve on the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s Advisory Committee. Since its inception in 2007, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation has contributed $21 million to almost 400 projects and…
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Feral Cat Sundays Are Back for Arlington Feral and Community Cats

Animal Services, News
Arlington residents and business owners with feral cats roaming their properties may participate in upcoming Feral Cat Sunday events scheduled on Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, 2018. These free clinic events for Arlington residents are made possible by grant funding from City of Arlington partner Best Friends Animal Society. Each clinic will accept the first 20 feral/community cats to arrive in a…
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Meet the Neighbors: Shorewood Estates Celebrates National Night Out

Community, Headlines, News
Carrying containers filled with their favorite desserts and potlucks dishes, dozens of families gathered for an evening of laughter, games and conversation during the Shorewood Estates’ annual National Night Out block party on Bridle Path Lane. Rhoda Bushee, who brought her twice-baked mashed potatoes, said she and her husband John haven’t…
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You’re Invited! Arlington Public Library Branches to Host Open House Events

Headlines, Library, News
This October, the Arlington Public Library branches invite patrons to a series of Branch Open Houses! Library branches are always open to the public, but these open houses are great opportunities to meet library staff, tour the building, discover lots of free things to do in the community, get a…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Lonnie & Galaxy

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet LonnieThis one and half-year-old male black Mouth Cur is red and black in color and weighs 47 pounds. Lonnie is a lively dog that believes he’s a lap dog. Eager to be on the receiving end of attention, he will try to get on your lap. While…
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2018 NFL Draft Generates Record $125.2 Million in Economic Impact for Region

Cowboys, Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
The first NFL Draft hosted at an NFL stadium proved to be a rousing success in both economic impact and attendance as the 2018 NFL Draft held April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington posted record numbers. According to the economic impact report compiled by VisitDallas, utilizing Destinations International’s economic impact…
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Make A Rain Barrel, Get Fall Gardening Advice at Upcoming Classes in Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
Arlington Water Utilities and the Arlington Public Library are hosting a series of classes this fall to help residents learn more about how to boost the water efficiency of their outdoor spaces. The classes are co-sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Water District, the City’s wholesale water provider. Other program partners…
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Annual Progress Report on Arlington’s Repetitive Loss Area Analysis Plan Available

Government, News, Public Works
In 2016, the City of Arlington prepared a plan to identify and evaluate areas of the city with properties experiencing repetitive property losses due to flood damage. The Repetitive Loss Area Analysis Plan was adopted by Arlington City Council on Feb. 23, 2016, and it describes repetitive loss areas found…
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Acts of Kindness: Arlington’s Morton Elementary Students Receive New Shoes, Socks

Community, Headlines, News
As soon as her laces were tied, third grader Jakylee Edwards was on her feet and making plans for all the fun things she would do in her stylish new pair of pink and blue striped shoes.“I’m going to run. I’m going to exercise more. I’m going to jump on…
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Section of River Legacy Parks Hike and Bike Trail Temporarily Closed

News, Parks & Recreation
A segment of the River Legacy Parks paved hike and bike trail will be temporarily closed effective Oct. 12, 2018, due to continued erosion from the Trinity River that has made the trail unsafe for use. The trail will be shut down from Snider Creek Bridge eastward to mile marker…
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Book Your Free Ride Now on Arlington’s Drive.Ai Self-Driving Shuttle for Oct. 19-20

Community, Headlines, News
Self-driving cars are here in Arlington, and you can be one of the first people to ride in one! Sign up now to experience the City of Arlington’s new driverless shuttle service with Drive. ai next week. Starting Friday, Oct. 19, Arlington will become the first Texas city to offer an on-street,…
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Tony Rutigliano Living His Small Business Dream at Urban Alchemy in Downtown

Business, Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Tony Rutigliano is living his American Dream as the owner of Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar, a coffee and artisan wine bar in Downtown Arlington. Rutigliano, who previously served as the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation CEO and President, has partnered with his wife, Nicole Rutigliano, to make this dream a reality.“I started dreaming about…
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General Motors Arlington Assembly to Run on 100 Percent Clean Wind Energy

Business, News
General Motors Arlington Assembly has earned a spot on the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 List of the largest green power users, the company announced this week. The plant’s No. 76 ranking in the Green Power Partnership recognizes GM’s efforts to power all its global facilities with 100…
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Arlington Police Department Wins State Award for ‘Bridge Kids’ Program

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department was presented with the 2018 Texas Municipal League Excellence Award for The Bridge Kids project in the Public Safety Category. The department received the award on Wednesday, October 10 at the TML Municipal Excellence Award Presentation in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The Bridge…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for Oct. 12-14, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. 6th Annual South Street Art FestivalThe 6th annual South Street Art Festival is returning to Downtown Arlington this weekend, offering visitors the change to enjoy handcrafted arts, wine and brews. The free, three-day…
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Acts of Kindness: Little Elementary’s ‘Buddy Bench’ Brings New Friends Together

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
When you walk onto the J. B. Little Elementary School playground in south Arlington, you are greeted with the familiar sights and sounds of children swinging, running, and playing soccer together. A child sits alone on a green bench in the middle of the playground, but before long he’s welcomed…
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UTA Spotlight: Campus Participates in Annual National Night Out

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: A new on-campus apartment complex, 848 Mitchell,…
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Arlington Water’s Value of Water Contest Draws 516 Entries

Government, News, Water Utilities
More than 500 Arlington students entered this year’s Arlington Water Utilities Value of Water Coloring Contest, which concluded on Oct. 1. Six winners, in grades pre-k through 4th grade, will be recognized Oct. 16 at the Arlington City Council meeting. Each entry completed the sentence “Because I have water, I can…
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Arlington Police Chief Sworn In As IACP Vice President at Large

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson was officially sworn in as Vice President at Large for the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, during the IACP Annual Banquet. Chief Johnson becomes the first Arlington police chief in the 125 year history of IACP to hold such a…
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Arlington Police to Activate Special Event Parking for Woodbrook Zone Oct. 14

News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department will activate the Woodbrook Zone for the Dallas Cowboys football game that is occurring at 3:25 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. What does this mean? The area identified in the Woodbrook Zone, which is north of AT&T Stadium and is roughly bounded by Road to Six Flags…
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Arlington Public Library’s Genealogy Lock-In Offers Live Streaming Workshops

Headlines, Library, News
Get ready for a full day of family history and genealogy workshops! The Arlington Public Library is offering another Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Oct. 19 from 10 a. m. to 9 p. m. at the Downtown Library. Celebrate Family History Month with a live videos, streamed all day long from different locations around…
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Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Flash Flood Warning in Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
Public safety officials are reminding drivers to be extra cautious after additional rain showers this morning resulted in temporary flooding at some Arlington streets and intersections. With rain on Monday night and Tuesday morning, some commuters found neighborhood streets flooded. Arlington closed sections of 10 roads: 1900 block of S. Davis…
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6th Annual South Street Art Festival Returns Downtown This Weekend

Community, Headlines, News
The 6th annual South Street Art Festival is returning to Downtown Arlington this weekend, offering visitors the change to enjoy handcrafted arts, wine and brews. The free, three-day festival, presented by Moya Art Events, is scheduled to run: 4 p. m. to 9 p. m. Friday, Oct. 12 11 a. m. to 9 p. m.…
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Arlington Recognizes Thornton Elementary Students for Acts of Kindness

Arlington ISD, 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 at Thornton Elementary School in Arlington, the Commission surprised two students, Analisa Dena and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Veronica & Zander

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet VeronicaThis three-year-old female domestic shorthair is a black and brown tabby. Veronica is on the search for a new living situation A. K. A. a new “furever” home. She’s quite friendly and likes to make “air biscuits” on the floor as she walks. Her loud purr…
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L3 Technologies Unveils Newly Expanded Pilot Training Center in Arlington

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
L3 Technologies’ newly expanded multi-purpose training center in Arlington provides world-leading simulation and instruction for both military and commercial pilots and state-of-the-art classroom facilities. The multi-purpose training center expansion added approximately 40,000 square feet, more than doubling the size of the high bay facility at the L3 Arlington facility. The new facilities…
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Traffic Alert: New SH 360 Frontage Road Closures Announced in Arlington

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project 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 Tomorrow Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant to Green Oaks School

Community, Headlines, News
In 2000, Green Oaks School in Arlington opened with a mission to serve and educate students with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. It grew from just four students in its first year to more than 100 students from 47 zip codes. Now, the school is poised to expand. Green Oaks plans…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for Oct. 5-7, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Food Truck Friday Dinner SeriesJoin Arlington Parks and Recreation this Friday, October 5 between 5:30 p. m. and 10 p. m. for Food Truck Dinners at Stovall Park, 2800 W. Sublett Road. Each…
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$21.7 Million Residential Street Rebuild Bond Program Nearly Complete

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
The Arlington Public Works and Transportation Department is proud to announce that road improvements being made under the 2014 Residential Rebuild program are nearing completion. To reconstruct the greatest number of roadways in the shortest amount of time possible, this $21.7 million project was split into four phases. In addition to…
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On the Clock with the Arlington Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team

Fire, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Safety
On the Clock is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. This month’s episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at the Arlington Fire Department’s Technical…
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A Look Back: From ‘Vandergriff’s Folly’ to ‘Miracle Lake’

Community, News
Though Lake Arlington has now entered its sixth decade of existence, it remains the focus of a persistent urban history myth: That flooding rains in April of 1957 inundated the then-new reservoir so quickly from Village Creek runoff that all kinds of construction equipment had to be abandoned and remains…
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Executive Vice Dean of Duke School of Nursing Selected as UTA Dean

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Elizabeth Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CoNHI) at The University of Texas at Arlington. Merwin is currently serving as the Duke University School of Nursing’s executive vice dean and the Ann Henshaw Gardiner Professor of Nursing and as professor…
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Arlington Neighborhoods Celebrate National Night Out 2018

Community, Headlines, News
Neighborhoods across The American Dream City celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Some neighborhoods, such as Shorewood Estates near Lake Arlington, celebrated the 35th anniversary of National Night Out with block parties featuring potluck dishes, children’s activities and the chance to meet with Arlington public safety officials. Residents at…
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UTA Spotlight: Students Make Memories at Oozeball, Texas Autocross Weekend

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: On Friday, Sept. 28, UTA held its…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus Oct. 3-4

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has confirmed two positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Park Hill Drive at Mossy Oak Street Map South Bowen Road at Buffalo Drive Map Targeted ground spraying will occur following the…
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UTA Festival of Ideas Explores Immigration, Survival and Refugee Experience

Education, News, UT Arlington
“Migration, Immigration, and the Art of Survival” is the theme of The University of Texas at Arlington College of Liberal Arts’ Fall 2018 Festival of Ideas. The event is 10 a. m. to 1 p. m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. The festival is free and…
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Globe Life Field Construction: 12 Months Down, 18 to Go

Business, Economic Development, Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
One year ago, Rangers representatives joined the City of Arlington and MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred to break ground on the future home of the Texas Rangers. In the 12 months since the groundbreaking, the site has been transformed from a parking lot into the shell of the future home of…
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River Legacy Foundation’s After Dark in the Park Festival is Fall Fun for the Family

Community, News
Enjoy fall fun for the whole family at River Legacy Foundation’s 22nd annual After Dark in the Park from 5 p. m. to 9 p. m., Oct. 5-7. This family-friendly fall festival and fundraiser featuring bounce houses, temporary tattoos, photo booth, pumpkin patch, balloon artists and a variety of unique games, crafts and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Ivan & Jazz

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet IvanThis ten and a half month old male Domestic Shorthair is a brown and black Tabby. While history has its Ivan “the terrible”, this kitten is anything but terrible. A constant purring of contentment can be heard from this young one. He also likes to make “air…
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Bikes, Dances and Drums: Dallas Cowboys Encourage Arlington Youth to be Active

Cowboys, Headlines, News, Sports
The Dallas Cowboys encouraged kids to get up and active last week through a weeklong celebration of PLAY that included youth football and outreach events in Arlington, Dallas, Frisco. The Dallas Cowboys outreach efforts highlighted NFL Play Football and NFL PLAY 60 programs and utilized Cowboys rookie players, alumni, cheerleaders, dance…
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Shake it, Shake it! Buttermaking and More at Front Street Festival

Community, News
Visitors to the 14th annual Front Street Festival at Knapp Heritage Park this past Saturday enjoyed live music, local artisans, and the chance to make butter and cornhusk dolls while learning about Arlington’s early days. The annual festival aimed to give residents a glimpse into pioneer life on the Texas Plains. Visitors watched historical re-enactments…
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Hundreds Attend Annual Eggroll Festival at Ben Thanh Plaza in East Arlington

Community, News
Hundreds of people gathered at Ben Thanh Plaza this weekend to enjoy colorful costumed dancers, music and other activities as part of the Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce’s annual Eggroll Festival, Business Expo, and Health Care event. The festival, held on Saturday, Sept. 29, celebrated Asian-American businesses and culture…
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APD Crime Lab/Crime Scene Unit Recieves Prestigious Accreditation

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
After a very rigorous inspection, the Arlington Police Department’s Crime Laboratory/Crime Scene Unit accreditation was renewed by the ANAB/ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board. This is a renewal of one of the highest levels of forensic investigation and laboratory work in the nation. This type of accreditation is granted only after a thorough…
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