Learn How to Ride2Work

Learn How to Ride2Work

Business, Community, Government, Headlines, News
Not having a vehicle doesn’t have to be an impediment to getting to a job or finding work thanks to an Arlington program that provides weekday transportation for low- and moderate-income residents. Through Ride2Work, which runs transport vans throughout the city each weekday from 7 a. m. to 5:30 p. m., those without…
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UPRR to Begin Construction of Quiet Zone at Collins Street

UPRR to Begin Construction of Quiet Zone at Collins Street

Headlines, News, Press Releases, Public Works
On June 4, Union Pacific will begin construction to complete the Collins Street quiet zone, installing new signals and gates across Collins, just north of Abram Street. Once the construction is complete, there will no longer be a need for the trains to sound their horns. All three lanes will…
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Arlington Parks Releases New, Innovative Website Design

Arlington Parks Releases New, Innovative Website Design

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Over the past 6-months, the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department has been working on a new website design to better fit the needs of their users. With more people accessing content digitally, the department recognized the need for a more efficient means of communicating online. In 2012, a new marketing team…
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Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Arlington

Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Arlington

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
June 1-2Library Celebrates 90th Birthday & Summer Reading KickoffCome to a birthday party to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Arlington Public Library! The celebration takes place Saturday, June 1, at 11:30 a. m. on the Patio at the George W. Hawkes Central Library, 101 E. Abram. Meet Read, the bookworm, listen…
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“I Love Arlington” Pic of the Week

“I Love Arlington” Pic of the Week

Arts & Culture, Community, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Sally Mander for the “I Love Arlington” pic of the week!This week’s theme was “My Neighborhood” and we started wondering what depicts a neighborhood? Is it the lawns or the stately trees; is it the curb appeal or the size of the homes? No, it’s what dwells inside them……
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Library Celebrates 90th Birthday & Summer Reading Kickoff June 1

Library Celebrates 90th Birthday & Summer Reading Kickoff June 1

Headlines, Library, News
Come to a birthday party to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Arlington Public Library! The celebration takes place Saturday, June 1, at 11:30 a. m. on the Patio at the George W. Hawkes Central Library, 101 E. Abram. Meet Read, the bookworm, listen to hit music of the decades, and…
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AISD Students Are Ready to Move with the Mayor

AISD Students Are Ready to Move with the Mayor

Community, Headlines, Health, News
Ready to move? Munasar Yusuf certainly is. His goal for the summer: “Fifty million steps!”It’s doable. Last year Mayor Robert Cluck came to Bryant Elementary to congratulate Skylar Searcy, who jumped, skipped, trotted, glided and rolled her way to an eye-popping 62 million steps. Took her pedometer everywhere. In her backyard,…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Fuzzy

Cat of the Week – Meet Fuzzy

Cat of the Week, News
My name is Fuzzy and I am the Arlington Animal Services’ Center’s Cat of the Week! They don’t hand out the Cat of the Week title to just anyone – I am special! Not only am I gorgeous, but I am told I have an amazing personality, too! I was…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Gabriel

Dog of the Week – Meet Gabriel

Dog of the Week, News
Happy Memorial Day! “Gabriel”, Arlington Animal Services’ Dog of the Week is showing his gratitude to all our veterans past and present by wearing his patriotic bandana. Found in our city as a stray, Gabriel was brought to the shelter to be cared for until his owners could be found, however…
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Parents Encouraged toTake 25 Minutes To Talk Safety With Children

Parents Encouraged toTake 25 Minutes To Talk Safety With Children

Community, Highlights, News, Police, Public Safety
A lot can happen in 25 minutes – a quick workout, cleaning a room, or preparing an easy meal. Parents can also take that same 25 minutes to talk with their children about safety, said the Arlington Police Department. In honor of National Missing Children’s Day, APD and the Arlington Independent…
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New York Avenue Corridor Strategy – Final Public Meeting

New York Avenue Corridor Strategy – Final Public Meeting

Headlines, News
After two successful public meetings, the final recommendations for the New York Avenue Corridor Strategy will be presented to the public on Saturday, June 1, 2013. The recommendations were formed from input received at the two previous public meetings and the project survey. The project is intended to generate ideas and…
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New Recycling Carts Delivered to South Arlington Homes

New Recycling Carts Delivered to South Arlington Homes

Community, Environment, Garbage & Recycling, Highlights, News
The City’s new wheeled recycling carts began being delivered this week to south Arlington homes at a rate of about 5,000 per day, ushering in the citywide switch away from the current open-top bins. Arlington officials said that while the wheeled carts will be easy and more convenient to use, residents…
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Texas SkyScreamer Unveiled at Six Flags Over Texas

Texas SkyScreamer Unveiled at Six Flags Over Texas

Entertainment, Headlines, Highlights, News
Media and VIP guests watched eagerly as Steve Martindale, Park President of Six Flags Over Texas, declared the parks newest attraction, the Texas SkyScreamer, officially open. The Texas SkyScreamer is now the park’s tallest attraction at 400 feet and will hold a world record title as the tallest tower swing ride…
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West Nile Virus – Fight the Bite!

West Nile Virus – Fight the Bite!

Headlines, News, Public Health
The weather is starting to heat up, and thousands of people will be enjoying the outdoors this holiday weekend. The City of Arlington is testing mosquito samples for any sign of West Nile Virus as we head toward summer. We caught up with our Environmental Services Manager, Barbara Martindale, to…
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Texas Heat Requires Extra Safety Inside Vehicles

Texas Heat Requires Extra Safety Inside Vehicles

Animal Services, News, Police
Heat is a leading weather-related killer in the U. S. Every summer, children and pets die from hyperthermia because they were left inside of parked vehicles. Friday, May 24, is National Heat Safety Awareness Day. This summer, the Arlington Police Department has teamed with Code Compliance Services to remind parents, caregivers and…
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Clean, Drain, and Dry this Memorial Day Weekend

Clean, Drain, and Dry this Memorial Day Weekend

News, Parks & Recreation
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is asking anyone transporting a vessel that has been used on Lakes Texoma, Ray Roberts, Lavon or Lewisville to another water body to take the following precautions: Clean all vegetation, mud, algae and other debris from the boat and trailer. Drain all water from the…
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Memorial Day Closings and City Service Schedules3

Memorial Day Closings and City Service Schedules3

Government, News
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Tuesday, May 28. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington as scheduled. What’s Closed Monday, May 27 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Housing Authority Arlington Municipal Court Arlington…
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At City-Wide Garage Sale, Bargain Hunters Search for Hidden Treasures

At City-Wide Garage Sale, Bargain Hunters Search for Hidden Treasures

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Anna Ramirez sorted through tables of baby clothes, women’s dresses and kitchen ware, on a mission to find a bargain.“I love shopping, and this is a guilt-free way of doing it,” said Ramirez, her arms overflowing with clothes. “You never know what you’ll find.”Ramirez was among the hundreds who browsed…
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Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Arlington

Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Arlington

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
May 24Special Pet Adoption Discount On Friday, May 24 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm get a special discount when you adopt a pet! $50 for dogs, $45 for cats , $25 urgent list animals Why? To find good homes for, and save the lives of adoptable shelter pets! Choose to Adopt! View…
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“Remember Turtle” Mantra Teaches Youth Not to Bully

“Remember Turtle” Mantra Teaches Youth Not to Bully

Animal Services, News
Turtle the Painting Pit Bull is Reaching Youth in a Profound WayA growing number of youth are committing to remembering Turtle’s story and pledging not to bully. Since October 30, 2012 almost 2,000 students have been educated in anti-bullying. Shelby Wallace, 4th grade student at Little Elementary heard about Turtle the…
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Boys & Girls Club of Arlington Crowns its Champions for Kids

Boys & Girls Club of Arlington Crowns its Champions for Kids

Community, Highlights, News, Volunteer
Most people know Russell Maryland as the first player chosen in the 1991 NFL draft, winner of two NCAA football championships and three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys, All-American, All-Pro, College Football Lineman of the Year and a defensive tackle so huge stopping him was a little like wrestling…
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It’s Time To Get Ready! How To Transition Your Yard

It’s Time To Get Ready! How To Transition Your Yard

Community, News, Water Utilities
Preparing Your Yard Now for Impending Water Restrictions Could Protect It… And Save You Money The Tarrant Regional Water District will initiate stage 1 of the drought plan on Monday, June 3, 2013. Stage 1 requires mandatory water restrictions. Once the water restrictions are in place, Arlington residents will be…
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Arlington Provides Tips for Tree Care During Drought

Arlington Provides Tips for Tree Care During Drought

Community, News, Water Utilities
Arlington officials are keeping a close eye on a large inventory of city maintained trees, particularly those not watered by an irrigation system. The Parks and Recreation Department is utilizing watering trucks and personnel to water these trees by hand. Property owners are encouraged to do the same. Officials want residents…
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Stage 1 Watering Restrictions Begin June 3, 2013

Stage 1 Watering Restrictions Begin June 3, 2013

News, Water Utilities
The City of Arlington will implement Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency and Emergency Water Management Plan on Monday, June 3, 2013, in response to Tarrant Regional Water District’s (TRWD) decision to begin watering restrictions. The overall water supply system is close to 75 percent capacity and drought conditions are…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Mindy

Dog of the Week – Meet Mindy

Dog of the Week, News
Meet “Mindy” (real name), the esteemed Dog of the Week. She is a precious Chihuahua mix that was owner surrendered because her owners could no longer keep her. This precious six pound little darling is sure to win your heart as she did ours! A bit on the shy side in…
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Ventana Grille to Host “Paella Night”

Ventana Grille to Host “Paella Night”

News, Parks & Recreation, Urban Eats
Arlington’s award-winning restaurant Ventana Grille, known for its affordable savory fare and unique dining events, will host “Paella Night” on Sat., May 25, 2013, from 5-9 p. m. The event is the second of four in the 2013 “Paella Series”, hosted by Chef Luigi Cinelli at Ventana Grille. Dinner guests won’t want…
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PetSmart® Adoptions Beginning of the Legacy – Volunteers Recognized

PetSmart® Adoptions Beginning of the Legacy – Volunteers Recognized

Animal Services, News, Volunteer
These dedicated volunteers are the beginning of a legacy to carry on for generations Smiles, cheers, and applause filled Arlington’s Animal Services’ Center as the PetSmart® Adoption Team Volunteers were recognized on Saturday, May 4. Animal Services Manager Chris Huff recognized the 2012/2013 PetSmart® and Pretty Pooch Team…
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Donated Rain Barrel Catches Cash and Water for Local Preschool

Donated Rain Barrel Catches Cash and Water for Local Preschool

Highlights, News, Water Utilities
Students and teachers at First Presbyterian Preschool recently created a work of art using a rain barrel donated by Arlington Water Utilities. After one of the assistant teachers for the two year-olds class painted the barrel, the little artists joined in the fun, making different animals and insects using their…
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Arlington Parks & Recreation Department Begins Renovations at Pirie Park

Arlington Parks & Recreation Department Begins Renovations at Pirie Park

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Earlier this week, construction began at Pirie Park in north Arlington. The park is currently being renovated to improve playground conditions and equipment. During the construction, Pirie Park will be closed to park-goers. A new 6-foot-wide concrete trail loop with wheelchair access from the street will be part of the new…
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Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Arlington

Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Arlington

Entertainment, Highlights, News
May 17A Closer Walk With Patsy ClineJenny Thurman stars in this tribute to the life and spirit of the legendary country music artist Patsy Cline. This play traces her journey from small-town waitress to Grand Ole Opry stardom. “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” offers an intimate look at the…
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“I Love Arlington” Pic of the Week

“I Love Arlington” Pic of the Week

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Jason Waite winner of the “I Love Arlington” Pic of the Week!We can see that Jason is no amateur photographer. This photo of UT Arlington’s College Park District is positively stellar with the golden hues of the fresh facade and the composition of perspective, clouds and sky. He has perfectly captured a…
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Picture Our Parks Survey Closes May 19!

Picture Our Parks Survey Closes May 19!

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington wants to hear from you!We are currently in the process of updating Arlington’s Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan, and would like your feedback on parks and recreation facilities and services. It should take less than 10 minutes to provide your valuable input. The final question is…
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Honor, Respect, Remember: Arlington’s World War II Experience

Honor, Respect, Remember: Arlington’s World War II Experience

Library, News
Join the Arlington Historical Society and the Arlington Public Library on May 18 to salute local heroes on Armed Forces Day. Enjoy an an afternoon of lectures and military exhibits at the George W. Hawkes Central Library, 101 E. Abram Street. A special highlight is the unveiling of Arlington’s new World…
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High Demand for Library’s GED Program

High Demand for Library’s GED Program

Headlines, Library, News
On May 8, the Literacy House hosted a registration drive for men and women interested in taking GED preparation classes through the Arlington Public Library’s literacy program, Arlington Reads. The program has become so popular there was a line of people spilling out the doors and onto the sidewalk. Fifty people…
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Arlington Elementary School Student Wins Ruthe Jackson Youth Leadership Award

Arlington Elementary School Student Wins Ruthe Jackson Youth Leadership Award

Education, Highlights, News
Arlington’s very own Lauren Hammonds won first place in the elementary school category in the distinguished Ruthe Jackson Youth Leadership Award. The award recognizes the outstanding efforts made by youth whose accomplishments are bringing about cleaner, more beautiful campuses, parks and communities, thus making Texas a better place to live. A nature…
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Arlington Water Utilities Wins Statewide Award

Arlington Water Utilities Wins Statewide Award

News, Public Works, Water Utilities
The accolades keep pouring in for Arlington Water Utilities. The department recently received the 2013 workforce development award from the Texas Section of the American Water Works Association (TAWWA) during the recent Texas Water Conference in Galveston. Arlington Water Utilities partnered with Arlington ISD in 2011 to develop a work study…
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Music Festival Kicks Off Levitt Summer Concert Series

Music Festival Kicks Off Levitt Summer Concert Series

Entertainment, Headlines, Highlights, News
Don’t miss the Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival and opening weekend of the 2013 Texas Power Summer Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion, May 24-26. Free music by up-and-coming stars with some of the best musical artists North Texas has to offer, plus food from Downtown Arlington restaurants, including J. Gilligan’s, MountainTop…
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Incumbents Win Arlington Election

Elections, Highlights, News
Arlington voters in Saturday’s municipal election returned Mayor Robert Cluck and four incumbent City Council members to office. Arlington residents re-elected Cluck, who first took office in 2003, to his sixth, two-year term as mayor. Voters also again elected City Council representatives Robert Rivera, Kathryn Wilemon, Lana Wolff and Michael Glaspie. The Arlington…
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New Recycling Carts Coming!

New Recycling Carts Coming!

Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News
A change to Arlington recycling is coming soon as new wheeled recycling carts will begin arriving at south Arlington homes on May 20.Using the 65-gallon carts will be the sole way that residents can take part in the city’s curbside recycling program. Residents should begin using the new carts as…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Mr. Tinkles

Cat of the Week – Meet Mr. Tinkles

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Mr. Tinkles, the Animal Services’ Center’s Cat of the Week! Mr. Tinkle’s owner brought him to the shelter because of allergies. Mr. Tinkles is a solid white, short hair, neutered, three year old cat, weighing around 12 pounds. Initially, Mr. Tinkles was very shy, because he was missing his…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Ruger

Dog of the Week – Meet Ruger

Dog of the Week, News
Arlington Animal Services is proud to announce the Dog of the Week, “Ruger”. A beautiful German Shepherd Mix, this young boy came to the shelter as a stray with his sister. Ruger is considered a large size dog. Weighing in at approximately 68 pounds, this boy is estimated to be around…
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Intersection Temporarily Closed After Fatal Accident

Intersection Temporarily Closed After Fatal Accident

News, Public Works
The Arlington Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred this morning. At about 7:30 a. m. Monday, May 13, 2013, a SUV traveling northbound on Fielder Road entered the intersection and struck a car that had been in the southbound lanes and was turning left across the northbound lanes…
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MOTHER’S Day at Ventana Grille

MOTHER’S Day at Ventana Grille

Entertainment, News
Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12. Let’s help make this Mother’s Day extra special by bringing Mom to Ventana Grille, Tierra Verde Golf Club for a brunch she will never forget. The Grille will be offering a full brunch menu including: Carving station with Beef Tenderloin, Honey Ham and…
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UT Arlington’s Martin Claims Another Conference Title in Decathlon

UT Arlington’s Martin Claims Another Conference Title in Decathlon

Headlines, Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington decathlete Romain Martin cruised to his third consecutive outdoor conference decathlon championship, this time taking top honors during the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Maverick Stadium. Martin kicked off Thursday morning’s events with a first-place showing in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.49.…
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Travel & Tourism Healthy in Arlington

Travel & Tourism Healthy in Arlington

Business, Headlines, Highlights, News
As hundreds of cities, states and businesses across the country continue to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, the City of Arlington wants everyone to understand the economic benefits of travel and tourism in our wonderful city. Arlington is home to some of the best attractions in the region – Six…
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Congratulations, 2013 UTA Graduates!

Congratulations, 2013 UTA Graduates!

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Before the University of Texas at Arlington awards a record number of degrees on Saturday and Sunday, graduates will have a chance to celebrate in style during tonight’s Graduation Celebration at College Park Center, 601 Spaniolo Drive (formerly Pecan Street). Graduation Celebration begins tonight at 7:30 p. m., with live music, free…
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UT Arlington Graduation Celebration Featuring Kal Penn Moves to College Park Center

UT Arlington Graduation Celebration Featuring Kal Penn Moves to College Park Center

News, UT Arlington
Graduation Celebration, UT Arlington’s annual celebration of the graduating class, will take place inside the College Park Center, 601 Spaniolo Drive (formerly Pecan Street) in Arlington tonight at 7:30 p. m. Originally planned outdoors at Levitt Pavilion, the event is moving indoors because heavy rains have saturated the pavilion grounds and more inclement weather is predicted…
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City-Wide Garage Sale is May 18

City-Wide Garage Sale is May 18

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Spring cleaning is in the air! Clean out your closets and come sell your stuff at our City-wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 18 from 7am-3pm. The garage sale will take place at Meadowbrook Recreation Center, 1400 Dugan St., 76010, and feature both indoor and outdoor booth rentals. Booth rental fees…
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UT Arlington Professor Earns National Award for Contributions to Social Work Education

UT Arlington Professor Earns National Award for Contributions to Social Work Education

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The Council on Social Work Education has chosen University of Texas at Arlington professor Beverly Black to receive its 2013 Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education Award. The award honors significant and broad contributions to social work education in scholarship, pedagogy and organizational leadership. Black serves as director of the…
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Saturday, May 11 is Election Day

Elections, Highlights, News
Arlington voters will be going to the polls on Saturday, May 11, 2013. The polls will open at 7 a. m. and close at 7 p. m. Sample ballots and polling locations are available at www. Arlingtontx. gov/election. According to the City Secretary’s Office, Arlington has 182,214 registered voters and 5,984 cast ballots during the Early Voting…
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Arlington Honors Fallen Heroes

Arlington Honors Fallen Heroes

Headlines, News, Police
Just before the sun set, families, uniformed police officers and community members gathered Wednesday at Heroes Park to pay respects and remember the city’s fallen heroes. The fallen were fathers/mothers and sons/daughters, husbands/wives and brothers/sisters, best friends and uncles/aunts. They were bound by an oath to serve.“There is no greater gift…
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Fun Things to Do In Arlington This Weekend

Fun Things to Do In Arlington This Weekend

Animal Services, Arts & Culture, Elections, Highlights, News
May 10 Low-Cost Pet SterilizationArlington Animal Services is partnering with Texas Coalition for Animal Protection to provide low-cost pet sterilization and vaccination services. You may take your pets to Arlington Animal Services, 1000 SE Green Oaks Blvd. Call 866-310-7387 to schedule an appointment or for additional information. May 11Book Making Classes…
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UT Arlington Art Student Wins Regents Award

UT Arlington Art Student Wins Regents Award

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A University of Texas at Arlington student has received The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Student Award in Arts and Humanities for his exceptional work in the visual arts. Bryce Bennett was recognized for outstanding two-dimensional work for his photographic series, Beneath andInside Out. Bennett is a senior photography…
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Mayor Cluck Proclaims Drinking Water Week

Mayor Cluck Proclaims Drinking Water Week

Highlights, News, Water Utilities
Mayor Robert Cluck read a proclamation Tuesday that recognized the week of May 5-11 as Drinking Water Week in Arlington. Mayor Cluck presented the drinking water proclamation to Walter “Buzz” Pishkur, Director of Water Utilities; Dustan Compton, Conservation Program Coordinator; and Darryl Westbrook, Assistant Director of Water Utilities, noting the importance…
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Enjoy Shopping and Jazz During ‘A Walk in the Parks’ on May 9

Enjoy Shopping and Jazz During ‘A Walk in the Parks’ on May 9

Business, Highlights, News
The Parks at Arlington is hosting a shopping event on May 9 that is sure to be a soothing experience. “A Walk in the Parks” will feature the sounds of some of DFW’s favorite jazz ensembles. Walk through the shopping center from 6:00-9:00 p. m. to hear the ensembles located in…
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Arlington Among 217 “Playful City USA” Communities

Arlington Among 217 “Playful City USA” Communities

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
With research proving play is critical to the overall well-being of children, 217 cities and towns, including Arlington, earned recognition from national non-profit KaBOOM! as 2013 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to give children the childhood they deserve by providing ample opportunities for play. This is the sixth…
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“I Love Arlington” Pic of the Week

“I Love Arlington” Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Congratulation to Ashlee Eason Mathis winner of the “I Love Arlington” pic of the week!Ashlee sent in this photo of Team JADE, a dance company at Jane’s Academy of Dance Excellence in south Arlington who performed at the Cinco de Mayo celebration at Six flags Over Texas on May 5th. Watch out, those smiles are…
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UTA to Host WAC Track & Field Championships May 8-11

UTA to Host WAC Track & Field Championships May 8-11

Headlines, Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
The 2013 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championship is heading to Arlington for the first time in meet history. The meet will be held May 8-11 at UT Arlington’s Maverick Stadium, 1307 W. Mitchell Street. Last year’s champions, Idaho (men) and Utah State (women) look to defend…
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APD Welcomes a New Class of Citizen Leaders

APD Welcomes a New Class of Citizen Leaders

Headlines, News, Police
Congratulations! Thirty residents are beginning a new journey as graduates of the Citizens Police Academy. The class includes 13 adults and 17 high school students. On May 6, the graduates of Class #53 were recognized for completing an 11-week program that focuses on public safety and law enforcement. Assistant Chief Jaime…
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More Than 1,200 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Collected

Headlines, News, Police, Water Utilities
Arlington police say residents turned in nearly 1300 pounds of prescription medications during the annual Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) Drug Take-Back Initiative. Arlington police said Tuesday that last month’s take-back netted exactly 1278 pounds—the city’s largest since the DEA Drug Take-Back Initiative began. This was a 78% increase in total boxes…
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Thousands Enjoy Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Thousands Enjoy Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Arts & Culture, News, UT Arlington
People from across the Metroplex enjoyed the Scottish Festival & Highland Games held May 3-5 at Maverick Stadium on the campus of UT-Arlington. The three-day festival is the largest cultural event of its kind in Texas and the Southwest. This year’s festival featured Scottish Highland Dancing, Bagpiping, Drumming, Scottish Folk Music,…
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Arlington is Celebrating National Drinking Water Week

Arlington is Celebrating National Drinking Water Week

News, Water Utilities
Low-Flow Showerhead Exchange Highlights Arlington Observances The City of Arlington is partnering with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to sponsor National Drinking Water Week , which is celebrated May 5-11 as a way of increasing public awareness of drinking water. The AWWA, with more than 60,000 members, is the oldest…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Cathy

Dog of the Week – Meet Cathy

Dog of the Week, News
My name is “Cathy” and I am the Arlington Animal Services’ Center Dog of the Week. I am a lovely female, Australian Cattle Dog mix, weighing about 28 pounds. One day, I decided to take a walk through my neighborhood and got lost, but a nice Code Compliance Officer picked…
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Is Yu Darvish Baseball’s Best Pitcher?

Is Yu Darvish Baseball’s Best Pitcher?

News, Sports, Texas Rangers
It’s very early in the season, but Yu Darvish is dominating opposing teams. He currently has 5-1 record and 2.56 ERA, along with a league-leading 72 strikeouts in 45 innings. Yu’s starts have become must-see TV, both in the Metroplex and around the country.[
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May 8 Ceremony at Heroes Park to Remember, Honor Fallen Officers

May 8 Ceremony at Heroes Park to Remember, Honor Fallen Officers

Headlines, Highlights, News, Police
In the more than 100-year history of the Arlington Police Department, eight Arlington officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. In recognition for the officers who died in the line of duty, each year the community comes together along with police employees and family to honor these officers and their heroic…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Bella

Cat of the Week – Meet Bella

Cat of the Week, News
Hello, my name is beautiful Bella, and I am the Arlington Animal Services Center’s Cat of the Week! I arrived on April 16 as a stray, and now my time is ticking to find a fur-ever home! I am a female adult, Tortoiseshell kitty, and I weigh just over 7…
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Fonzworth Bentley Encourages UTA Students to Set High Goals

Fonzworth Bentley Encourages UTA Students to Set High Goals

Headlines, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins was the keynote speaker at the Center for African American Studies inaugural conference, which began Thursday night with a reception. Watkins, who held a special session, on etiquette met the students who are a part of the Emerging Scholars Program. Watkins said he really wanted to hit home…
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May Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

May Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue
On Call has public safety news and information you can use! Inside the May issue, read what Arlington is doing to enhance traffic safety and discover why APD Social Media is among the best in the U. S. Also in this issue, highlights from police districts, calendar items, APD community accolades…
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Police Chief Will Johnson Receives Prestigious Gary P. Hayes Memorial Award

Police Chief Will Johnson Receives Prestigious Gary P. Hayes Memorial Award

Headlines, News, Police
Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson received the 2013 Gary P. Hayes Memorial Award on Friday, May 3 from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). The award honors the memory of PERF’s first executive director, who helped lead a major wave of improvements in American policing. It is presented annually to…
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Arlington Golf to Host Demo Day This Saturday

Arlington Golf to Host Demo Day This Saturday

Highlights, Parks & Recreation, Sports
In the market for a new driver or iron set, but tired of “testing it out” by hitting it into a net five yards away at the big box retailers? Come to our FREE Arlington Golf Demo Day on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a. m. – 3 p. m. at Tierra…
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Thousands Take Exam to Become Arlington Firefighter

Thousands Take Exam to Become Arlington Firefighter

Community, Fire, Headlines
On April 20, the Arlington Fire Department administered the extensive written exam portion of the 2014 hiring process at the Arlington Convention Center. More than 1,000 men and women showed up to take the competitive written exam. This the first step of the process to become an Arlington firefighter. The top…
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Arlington Tennis Center to Host USTA Block Party

Arlington Tennis Center to Host USTA Block Party

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Join the USTA (United States Tennis Association) in celebrating May as National Tennis Month. The Sixth Annual Arlington USTA Block Party will be held at the Arlington Tennis Center on Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 1-4 p. m.“The USTA Block Party is one of our most exciting events of the year,…
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Golden Paws May Senior Pet of the Month – Meet Carli!

Golden Paws May Senior Pet of the Month – Meet Carli!

Golden Paws, News
Meet Carli, the Golden PAWS Senior Pet of the Month! Carli is an absolute sweetheart, but she’s proof that you don’t have to be a hound dog to sing the blues. Her song hit a sour note when she strayed from home, but with your help she’s got a chance…
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“I Love Arlington” Pic of the Week

“I Love Arlington” Pic of the Week

Community, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Sally Mander for the “I Love Arlington” Pic of the Week!Sally is no stranger to the pic of the week contest; she was one of our first winners in February. Sally’s passion for photography is evident and she routinely posts great pics in the contest. This week’s theme was…
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This Week on Inside APD – Meet Our School Resource Officer Unit

This Week on Inside APD – Meet Our School Resource Officer Unit

News, Police
Inside APD takes viewers into the School Resource Officer Unit. In this episode, see the commitment and dedication of Arlington officers focused on student safety and success in schools. This week’s Guest Host: Officer Cornelius Gibson.
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UTA Wishes Spaniolo Farewell

UTA Wishes Spaniolo Farewell

Headlines, UT Arlington
Nine years ago, a new UTA president, James Spaniolo, attended a reception to welcome him and bid farewell to his predecessor. He hardly knew anyone then, he said Tuesday.“But today, being in this room with you, I feel like I know you all,” Spaniolo paused, “in a very personal way, because…
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First Texas Food Truckin’ Fest Delights

First Texas Food Truckin’ Fest Delights

News, Sports
On the last weekend of April, the premiere destination for local foodies was definitely the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, where about two dozen restaurants-on-wheels set up shop for the first-ever Texas Food Truckin’ Fest. The event drew big crowds of adults and kids eager to get their nosh on and…
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Race in Context Conference to Feature Hip Hop Artist, TV Host Fonzworth Bentley

Race in Context Conference to Feature Hip Hop Artist, TV Host Fonzworth Bentley

News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington Center for African American Studies presents its inaugural conference Critical Issues in Black Studies: Race in Context next month. The event will be held May 2-3, 2013 in the Rosebud Theatre of the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First Street. Keynote speakers, including political analyst Ivory…
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Volunteers Recognized During Global Youth Services Day Celebration

Volunteers Recognized During Global Youth Services Day Celebration

Community, News
Youth groups from around town turned out to celebrate their contributions to the community at the Global Youth Service Day event on April 27, sponsored by the Arlington Alliance for Youth and the City of Arlington. The celebration included an awards presentation, hot dogs, music and plenty of chances to toss…
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