UT Arlington Researcher Shows Music Industry Building Walls to Limit Data

UT Arlington Researcher Shows Music Industry Building Walls to Limit Data

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Major record labels have capitalized on iTunes to maintain the same advantages that they held previously through physical media distribution networks, a recently published paper by a UT Arlington assistant professor says. David Arditi, assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in the School of Urban and Public Affairs, argues major record labels are as powerful…
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Arlington Animal Services to Honor Sandy Hook Victim

Arlington Animal Services to Honor Sandy Hook Victim

Animal Services, Highlights, News
On Saturday, Nov. 2, a memorial brick will be placed by the Arlington Animal Services Center for Catherine Hubbard, a six year old who lost her life during the Sandy Hook Massacre eleven months ago. The brick, paid for by donations, will be placed in front of the Arlington Animal Services Center . Catherine…
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Affordable Care Act: White House Grants Extension to Enroll

Affordable Care Act: White House Grants Extension to Enroll

Health, Highlights, News
As many of you know, being Mayor of Arlington isn’t the only hat I wear. I am also a doctor, having worked at Arlington Memorial Hospital for four decades. So, you can imagine that I have a great interest in medical issues and how those concerns intersect with government. One of…
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Taste of Arlington Brings Community Together for a Night of Food & Fun

Taste of Arlington Brings Community Together for a Night of Food & Fun

Community, Highlights, News
On Oct. 22, hundreds of Arlington citizens and members of surrounding communities gathered at the Arlington Convention Center for the 31st Taste of Arlington. For as little as $35, attendees gained access to a four-hour, all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of the best food and beverages that local restaurants and gourmet food stores have…
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Keep Safety In Mind, Make Halloween Spook-tacular!

Keep Safety In Mind, Make Halloween Spook-tacular!

Community, Entertainment, News
Halloween is Thursday, October 31, and the City of Arlington encourages everyone to be safe out there. The Arlington Police Department offers the following safety reminders for trick-or-treaters and motorists: As a safer alternative to trick-or-treating, consider attending a carnival or haunted house. If trick-or-treating, travel in groups and carry…
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Remembering JFK: 50 Trees for 50 Years

Remembering JFK: 50 Trees for 50 Years

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
November 22, 1963 is a special date for most Americans – and especially for Dallasites. Fifty years ago next month, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on the streets of downtown Dallas. JFK was not only a well-known leader; he was also a lover of the natural environment and passionately…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Sapphire

Cat of the Week – Meet Sapphire

Cat of the Week, News
It’s Spooktacular! Sapphire is the Cat of the Week at the Arlington Animal Services’ Center! Sapphire is a Domestic Short Hair solid black, female young adult. She is approximately 10 months old and she arrived at the shelter on October 15 as a stray. Her devilish good looks charm all…
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UT Arlington Offering In-Depth Health Assessments to Public

UT Arlington Offering In-Depth Health Assessments to Public

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington is offering high-tech aerobic fitness and body composition assessments to the public and the campus community as part of a new program to encourage health and wellness and give students hands-on experiences. MavFit will provide various levels of fitness testing for the public and UT Arlington community. Through…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Kerwin

Dog of the Week – Meet Kerwin

Dog of the Week, News
Happy October! Did you know that October is National Adopt a Dog Month? How lucky am I to be chosen as one of the special dogs for Arlington Animal Services “Dog of the Week”! My name is Kerwin and I am approximately one year old. I am a Blue Heeler/Pit…
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Exciting New Changes Coming to MAX

Community, MAX, News, Transportation
Commuters riding the new Metro ArlingtonXpress, or MAX, between College Park Center on the campus of UT Arlington and the Trinity Railway Express’ CentrePort/DFW Airport Station will soon have another travel option. Beginning Monday, November 4, MAX buses will stop on Collins Street, just south of Andrews Street in the Entertainment…
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Epic Cones Brings Creative Cuisine to Arlington

Epic Cones Brings Creative Cuisine to Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
As the ice cream cone revolutionized the way Americans eat ice cream, the “Epic Cone” might just change the way we eat…well, anything. Epic Cones incorporates unique ingredients with a patented cone recipe, similar to pizza crust, to create anything: pizza cones, burger cones, breakfast cones and even the creative curry…
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ESPN Co-Founder Reflects on Innovation

ESPN Co-Founder Reflects on Innovation

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
During his appearance at UT Arlington, ESPN co-founder Bill Rasmussen — one of television’s greatest innovators — shared how he created one of the leading global brands and how he proved his detractors wrong in the process. Rasmussen spoke Thursday night in the second installment of the Maverick Speaker Series. In 1979,…
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Celebrating an Arlington Legend

Celebrating an Arlington Legend

Community, News
After 40 years of dedicated service, legendary Scoutmaster Doctor Craig “Doc” Poindexter will salute the members of Boy Scout Troop 68 one last time during a special Court of Honor ceremony this Sunday from 2-4 p. m. This emotional ceremony is expected to be Poindexter’s final meeting as scoutmaster for the…
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Weekend Buzz: Five Cool Activities in Arlington

Weekend Buzz: Five Cool Activities in Arlington

News
Fall Festival at Country Day School of ArlingtonThis Sunday, stop by Country Day School of Arlington, 1105 Randol Mill Rd., for this family event catering to children ages 12 months-12 years old. Enjoy great food, crafts, bounce houses, carnival games and more. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5…
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Learning About the Perils of Poverty

Learning About the Perils of Poverty

Community, Headlines, News
Shortly after participants in Tuesday’s Understanding Poverty workshop finished dinner – turkey, roast beef, green beans, rolls and sugar cookies for dessert – they learned this: a number of people in Arlington would not be eating quite as well that evening. Nor would some of them return to a home with…
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Get Your Grub On at the 2nd Texas Food Truckin’ Festival

Get Your Grub On at the 2nd Texas Food Truckin’ Festival

Community, News
Prepare yourself once again for the finest food trucks Arlington has to offer during the second Texas Food Truckin’ Festival at the Rangers Ballpark October 25-26. About 40 trucks, including Doughboys Pizza Truck, My Cupcake Garden and Oink N’ Moo, will offer delectable cuisine during this two-day event. Due to the…
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At State of the City Address, Mayor Discusses Arlington’s Thriving Economy

News
Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck delivered his annual State of the City address Tuesday, October 22 at the Arlington Convention Center, outlining the city’s accomplishments, the City Council’s updated priorities, and Arlington’s future course. Mayor Cluck discussed topics such as the City’s thriving economy and quality of life, public safety, development…
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Season and Single Game Basketball Tickets Now on Sale

Season and Single Game Basketball Tickets Now on Sale

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Single game tickets for UT Arlington men’s and women’s basketball are now on sale for the 2013-14 season. Tickets for all men’s and women’s games in sections 101, 103, 108, 110 are priced at $10. Other lower level seats, located in sections 104 and 107, are just $5, which is a…
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Gates Foundation Grant Helps UT Arlington Host Online Education Conference

Gates Foundation Grant Helps UT Arlington Host Online Education Conference

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington will host an international conference Dec. 5 and 6 where scholars focused on Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs will bring their most up-to-date research and connect with policy makers and consumers. A December conference at UT Arlington is funded by a $97,200 Bill…
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Arlington’s First Preserve Officially Open After Years In the Making

Arlington’s First Preserve Officially Open After Years In the Making

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington residents no longer have to travel to Dallas or Fort Worth to visit a nature preserve, as the City’s first is officially open after being in the works for years. City leaders, staff and residents celebrated with a ribbon-cutting event full of activities on Oct. 19 at the Southwest…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Tiger Girl

Cat of the Week – Meet Tiger Girl

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Tiger Girl, Arlington Animal Services’ Cat of the Week! Tiger Girl is a three month old Torbie female kitten with gorgeous fur markings of brown, orange, black, with a little bit of white mixed in. She was surrendered to the shelter on October 10. From the first day she…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Perry

Dog of the Week – Meet Perry

Dog of the Week, News
Meet “Perry”, Arlington Animal Services’ Dog of the Week. Perry is a one year old Terrier Pit Bull Mix who found himself at the shelter after being lost in our big city. A little gentleman, Perry walks well on a leash and takes treats gently. Perry enjoys belly rubs, ear…
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National Science Foundation Funds STEM Studies at UT Arlington

National Science Foundation Funds STEM Studies at UT Arlington

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A new $623,608 National Science Foundation S-STEM grant to the UT Arlington Mathematics Department will help undergraduates with up to $10,000 in stipends, tuition and fees as they pursue their future in teaching, research or other math-based professions. Members of the SURGE team and students (from top left, clockwise): Professor…
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Spooky Swamp Swim at Hugh Smith Recreation Center

Spooky Swamp Swim at Hugh Smith Recreation Center

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
On Friday, Oct. 25, join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department staff for the Spooky Swamp Swim at Hugh Smith Recreation Center, which will feature all the spooks and chills your ghouls and boys can handle. Games and frightening fun will be available for the whole family, and for only $2.50…
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2014 MLK Competitions Now Open

2014 MLK Competitions Now Open

Community, Highlights, News
The Arlington Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is looking for the best artwork and scribes the city has to offer. The 2014 MLK “Sharing the Dream” Student Art and Essay Contest is now open!This annual competition is for students attending Arlington schools or residing within the city limits of…
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Build A Dream Scholarship Assists Arlington Families

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Build a Dream Scholarship program offers scholarships that can be used to register a child for any Arlington Parks and Recreation Department structured youth program. Because of this program, the APRD was able to issue issue $27,998.50 in scholarship funds to 451 children, in August…
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Arlington to Dedicate Southwest Nature Preserve Oct. 19

Arlington to Dedicate Southwest Nature Preserve Oct. 19

Community, News, Parks & Recreation
The time is almost here, and many south Arlington residents have been waiting a very long time for this one. After five years in the making, the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will dedicate the newly renovated Southwest Nature Preserve this weekend, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at 10 a. m. You won’t want…
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Weekend Buzz: Five Cool Activities in Arlington1

Weekend Buzz: Five Cool Activities in Arlington1

Library, News, Sports
Largest Guitar Show Comes to ArlingtonAmerica’s oldest, biggest and best consumer guitar show, Guitararlington 2013, is coming to the Arlington Convention Center. Check out new and vintage guitars, amps, banjos, mandolins, drums, violins, sound gears, records, accessories, and other parts from all over the world. Hours: Saturday, October 19, and…
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Grand Prairie to Ground Spray for West Nile Virus

Grand Prairie to Ground Spray for West Nile Virus

News, Public Health
The City of Grand Prairie reports one West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample. This brings the total to 15 positive mosquitoes samples this season in Grand Prairie. The City’s Environmental Services Department will ground spray the following area for two consecutive nights on Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18,…
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Medieval Arts Festival Invades Arlington

Medieval Arts Festival Invades Arlington

Library, News
Experience the Middle Ages as history comes to life at the 11th annual Medieval Arts Festival on Saturday, October 26, at the George W. Hawkes Central Library. The fun begins at noon and events continue until 5 p. m. The library is located at 101 E. Abram in downtown Arlington. Exhibits of…
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Guitarlington 2013! World’s Largest Guitar Event Returns Oct. 19-20

Guitarlington 2013! World’s Largest Guitar Event Returns Oct. 19-20

Business, Community, Entertainment, News
The Arlington Guitar Show at the Arlington Convention Center is one of the oldest, biggest and best consumer guitar shows in America. This ultimate musical extravaganza brings together varied exhibitors of musical instruments from guitars, amps, banjos, mandolins, drums, violins, sound gears, records, accessories, parts from all over the world.…
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Arlington Public Library Foundation Sponsors Downtown Fall Crawl

Arlington Public Library Foundation Sponsors Downtown Fall Crawl

Highlights, Library, News, Press Releases
Enjoy an entertaining evening in Downtown Arlington and help support literacy! The Arlington Public Library Foundation invites you to join friends and neighbors on Saturday, October 19, for the Fall Crawl. Travel from one downtown restaurant to another throughout the evening, enjoy special discounts, and raise needed funds for library…
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Arlington Voters to Soon Decide on Hard Liquor Sales

News
Arlington residents will go to the polls starting Monday with early voting to decide a Nov. 5 ballot item that could for the first time allow hard liquor sales within the City. The proposition was brought to the citywide vote through a petition filed this spring that seeks to expand wine…
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Arlington ISD Recognized for Energy Management Efforts

Arlington ISD Recognized for Energy Management Efforts

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News, Press Releases
The Arlington ISD’s energy management efforts were highlighted at the World Engineering Conference in Washington, DC. Conference attendees learned about the successes of the AISD Energy Committee and how to replicate similar programs in other school districts, governmental entities and businesses across the country. On Sept. 5, the Board of Trustees…
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Parents a Focal Point for YES! Summit

Parents a Focal Point for YES! Summit

News, UT Arlington
Roland Jones is starting early. His son is just weeks into his seventh grade year at Bailey Junior High School and Jones is already preparing him for college. On Saturday, Jones attended a workshop entitled “College Prep 101” which went step by step through what parents can do to steer…
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GM Opens New Stamping Facility to Fanfare

GM Opens New Stamping Facility to Fanfare

Business, Headlines, News
With heavy thuds and the steady roar of machinery in the background, General Motors unveiled a new $200 million stamping facility Monday in Arlington. As the crowd looked on, a 1.5-million pound press transformed flat sheets of metal into car doors and hoods. Two more presses are being built and…
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Youth Education Town is Open for Business

Youth Education Town is Open for Business

Community, Education, Headlines, News
The North Texas Youth Education Town (YET) opened its doors – officially – on Monday, with a lavish grand opening that featured mayors, Hall of Fame football players, a legendary NFL owner, the NFL’s Commissioner, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Cowboys mascot Rowdy, dozens of kids itching to get started and enough…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Snoopy

Dog of the Week – Meet Snoopy

Dog of the Week, News
Introducing “Snoopy”, Arlington Animal Services’ Dog of the Week! Snoopy is a small size dog that weighs approximately 13 pounds. Snoopy is a handsome, young, male Welsh Corgi Mix who is estimated to be around 1-2 years old. He is an intelligent young dog that is energetic and very treat…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Tink

Cat of the Week – Meet Tink

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Tink, Arlington Animal Services’ Cat (kitten) of the Week! Poor Tink and her sibling and mama were all brought into the shelter as an owner surrender on October 10 because their owner couldn’t afford them anymore. The staff and volunteers have since been taking very good care of them.…
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Southwest Nature Preserve Dedication Oct. 19

Southwest Nature Preserve Dedication Oct. 19

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The time is almost here, and many south Arlington residents have been waiting a very long time for this one. After 5 years in the making, the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will dedicate the newly renovated Southwest Nature Preserve this weekend, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at 10 a. m. You won’t want…
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Family Fun Campout Provides Safe Bonding Experience for Families

Family Fun Campout Provides Safe Bonding Experience for Families

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Veterans Park transformed into an active campsite Friday, Oct. 11, as Navy veteran Lonmontre Washington hammered his tent stakes into the ground. The Arlington resident was one of 160 people setting up his tent at the City’s Family Fun Campout, an overnight event full of kid-friendly activities. The campout, hosted by…
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Parents, Community Encouraged to Attend Capital Needs Community Dialogue Session

Parents, Community Encouraged to Attend Capital Needs Community Dialogue Session

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Arlington ISD Capital Needs Steering Committee is hosting four community dialogues to solicit feedback from community members. Individuals who attend the dialogue sessions will complete questionnaires that will help the Capital Needs Steering Committee provide recommendations to the Board for prioritized future capital needs in the areas of facilities,…
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UT Arlington Engineers Making Batteries Safer, Cooler

UT Arlington Engineers Making Batteries Safer, Cooler

Headlines, News, Press Releases, UT Arlington
Two UT Arlington engineering faculty members have won a $152,077 Office of Naval Research grant to study the thermal properties of lithium-ion batteries and devise better designs for cooling and operating them safely on Navy ships and planes. David Wetz, electrical engineering assistant professor, and Ankur Jain, aerospace and mechanical engineeringassistant professor, are working...
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Weekend Buzz: Enjoy These Five Activities

Weekend Buzz: Enjoy These Five Activities

Arts & Culture, News
River Legacy’s 17th Annual After Dark in the ParkThis family-friendly fall festival features storytelling, karaoke, pumpkin patch, animal encounters, bounce houses and a variety of children’s games, crafts and activities. All proceeds benefit the environmental education programs of River Legacy Living Science Center. Concessions and some activities have additional costs.…
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Arlington Resident Death Associated with West Nile Virus

Arlington Resident Death Associated with West Nile Virus

Fire, Highlights, News, Public Health
The City of Arlington has been informed by Tarrant County Public Health of Arlington’s first citizen death associated with West Nile Virus (WNV). The individual had underlying medical conditions. The City has been closely monitoring mosquito traps located strategically throughout Arlington since March. City staff, along with vector control contractors,…
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Maggie’s Home! Officers Reunite Stolen Bull Dog with Arlington Family

Maggie’s Home! Officers Reunite Stolen Bull Dog with Arlington Family

Headlines, News, Police
It’s rare that a burglar takes the family pet, but it happened about four months ago. A robbery suspect entered a north Arlington home, taking televisions, computers, jewelry and coins before grabbing Maggie, the family’s English Bull Dog puppy, who was resting in her kennel. What happens next is another good example…
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Message from the Mayor: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Message from the Mayor: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Headlines, Health, Mayor & Council, News, Police
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to shine a light on a problem that continues to grow nationally and statewide. The Texas Council on Family Violence (http://www. tcfv. org/) has some startling statistics of domestic violence rates. In 2011, the Council reported 102 women killed in domestic violence and an…
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Arlington Police and AISD Join Forces on International Walk to School Day

Arlington Police and AISD Join Forces on International Walk to School Day

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News, Police
Every October, thousands of schools across the nation and around the world come together to celebrate International Walk to School Day. The Arlington Police Department joined forces with Berry Elementary School to show support for the annual event on October 9, 2013. Students, teachers and families rallied at a designated…
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UT Arlington to Honor Seven Distinguished Alumni During Oct. 19 Gala

UT Arlington to Honor Seven Distinguished Alumni During Oct. 19 Gala

News, UT Arlington
The 48th Annual Distinguished Alumni Gala will honor the achievements of seven alumni at 7:30 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the E. H. Hereford University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom. Tickets and sponsorships are available through the UT Arlington Alumni Association. Proceeds support scholarships for UT Arlington students. Visit www. utaalumni. org for more information or call 817-272-2594. Honorees…
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Arlington Animal Services Celebrates National Pit Bull Awareness Day in Style

Arlington Animal Services Celebrates National Pit Bull Awareness Day in Style

Animal Services, Highlights, News
The event aims to show the softer side of the misunderstood breed on October 26, 2013. The month of October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Saturday, October 26th is National Pit Bull Awareness Day. Arlington Animal Services is hoping to bring awareness to the often feared, misunderstood dog breed…
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Gander Mountain to Build Store in Arlington

Gander Mountain to Build Store in Arlington

Business, Highlights, News
Gander Mountain, the popular outdoor specialty store for firearms, hunting, fishing, camping and marine products and services, is coming to Arlington. The Minnesota-based retailer has filed permits to build a 52,000-square-foot store at 3901 S. Center St. on an undeveloped 7.1-acre tract just east of Costco. The estimated cost of construction…
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Senior Recreation Center 2014 Trips: Experience the U.S.

Senior Recreation Center 2014 Trips: Experience the U.S.

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Join us as we tour some of the great hot spots of the United States:Bush LibraryMay 8, 2014; 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Fee: $25.00Come join us for a trip to the President Bush Library. We’ll see lot’s of history, documents, personal items and many gifts given to him during his…
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October Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

October Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue
National Night Out was one of the best celebrations on record with more than 143 participating Arlington neighborhoods. See the highlights in this month’s issue. Also in the October issue, meet new Assistant Police Chief Lauretta Hill, see highlights from last month’s promotional ceremony and crime prevention highlights from Police…
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Golden Paws October Senior Pet of the Month – Meet Captain Jack

Golden Paws October Senior Pet of the Month – Meet Captain Jack

Golden Paws, News
Meet Captain Jack! The Arlington Animal Services’ Center Golden PAWS Pet of the Month! Captain Jack is a seven pound male Tuxedo who is approximately nine years of age. Though none can say what wind blew Captain Jack toward Arrr-lington, you can bet your booty that he brought a load…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Miss Milou

Dog of the Week – Meet Miss Milou

Dog of the Week, News
Meet Arlington Animal Services’ Dog of the Week Miss “Milou”. This precious little girl is a Terrier mix and weighs approximately 17 pounds. Considered a small-sized dog, Miss Milou would be suitable for apartment living or a home with a small yard. She is approximately four years old and requires little…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Samantha

Cat of the Week – Meet Samantha

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Samantha, the Arlington Animal Services’ Center’s Cat of the Week! Samantha and her brother were owner surrendered on September 21, for no fault of their own. Samantha’s brother was saved already by a wonderful rescue group, so now its Samantha’s turn. She has been searching for her new fur-ever…
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Culture Buzz: Catch ‘Women of Baseball’ Exhibit

Culture Buzz: Catch ‘Women of Baseball’ Exhibit

Arts & Culture, Headlines, News, Sports
Here’s a little-known fact: women have been playing baseball since the mid-1800s. Their impact on the game and American society is brought to light in the traveling exhibit “Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball” at the Arlington Museum of Art. The Arlington Museum of Art has excess of 48…
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City of Arlington Unveils ‘Play Trails’ at River Legacy Park

City of Arlington Unveils ‘Play Trails’ at River Legacy Park

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation, Press Releases
The City of Arlington and UnitedHealthcare celebrated the completion of the new River Legacy Parks ‘Play Trail’ today with a ribbon-cutting event at the park that included elected officials, community leaders, corporate VIPs, local families and volunteers. UnitedHealthcare’s funding for the Play Trail included two new play pods installed along…
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Arlington Fire Department Officially Welcomes 26 New Members to the Family

Arlington Fire Department Officially Welcomes 26 New Members to the Family

Fire, Headlines, News
Fire trucks lined the parking lot of Arlington’s Mac Bernd Professional Center as the City’s Fire Department celebrated the graduation of Basic Training School XXII. The 26 new first responders were the top 1.8% of their applicant pool, earning coveted jobs in the City’s fire houses. The graduate class, referred to…
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National Night Out 2013 a Huge Success

National Night Out 2013 a Huge Success

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News, Police
Across the city Tuesday night, neighbors united for a purpose: To celebrate the good work being done in their neighborhoods to keep them safe from crime. Organizers and participants called National Night Out 2013 a huge success. Arlington recorded more than 143 registered neighborhood activities, a record for the city. Here are…
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Experience Asian Culture: Egg Roll Festival & Business Expo Coming to Arlington

Experience Asian Culture: Egg Roll Festival & Business Expo Coming to Arlington

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News
Are you a fine connoisseur of Asian food and near eastern culture? Then the Egg roll Festival, Health Care and Business Expo might be just the event for you! This Saturday from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., the Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church Hall will host this event with the intent…
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Cancer Prevention Study Needs Volunteers

Cancer Prevention Study Needs Volunteers

Headlines, Health, Mayor & Council, News
Arlington Martin High School student Taylor Helland was 14 years old when her severe abdominal pains mystified doctors. When she was eventually diagnosed with colon cancer, she was told again and again that her type of cancer is rare in children. But the disease found her anyway. Taylor twice fought its aggressive…
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Firefighter Touched by Cancer Spurs T-Shirt Sale

Firefighter Touched by Cancer Spurs T-Shirt Sale

Fire, Headlines, News
Paul Jackson still remembers the moment he learned his mother was diagnosed with breast and bone cancer. He felt sick.“My mom was always there for me. She is perfect, loving, everything a mom should be,” said Jackson, an Arlington firefighter. “As a man, you want to protect your mom.”Jackson realized he…
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Around Town: Enjoy These Great Events in Arlington

Around Town: Enjoy These Great Events in Arlington

Arts & Culture, News
Award-Winning Broadway Play Hits Arlington Stage“You Can’t Take it With You,” the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy by George Kaufman and Moss Heart, is coming to Arlington. Lamar High School’s Blue Curtain Productions is presenting a three-night engagement for the entire family at Lamar Auditorium, 1400 Lamar Blvd. See Alice Sycamore…
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South Street Art Festival Debuts In Downtown Arlington

South Street Art Festival Debuts In Downtown Arlington

Arts & Culture, News
After Downtown Arlington has grown during the last few years with the addition of the Levitt Pavilion and University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center, artist Steve Moya thought it was a good time to introduce a new event for art lovers in the heart of the City: the South Street Art Festival. Moya,…
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Move with MAX: UTA Students Love the New Service

Community, MAX, News, Transportation
Ridership remains steady on the Metro ArlingtonXpress, or MAX, buses cruising down Arlington streets, and that has city leaders excited about the future. The service currently connects the College Park District on the campus of UT Arlington to the Trinity Railway Express’ CentrePort/DFW Station, allowing passengers to head over to Fort…
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Get Your Stretchy Pants Ready for a Fall Edition of Texas Food Truckin’ Fest!

Get Your Stretchy Pants Ready for a Fall Edition of Texas Food Truckin’ Fest!

Health, Highlights, News, Press Releases, Sports, Texas Rangers
Get your stretchy pants out! Eating your heart out will be easy when Arlington rolls out an even bigger plethora of food trucks at the Fall Edition of the popular Texas Food Truckin’ Fest on October 25 and 26, 2013 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Texas gourmet food trucks, live bands…
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Helping Seniors Stay Happy by Getting a Pet

Helping Seniors Stay Happy by Getting a Pet

Animal Services, Highlights, News
Pet ownership can really be a positive force to an elderly person, especially those living in senior living facilities. Many of the senior citizens living in Arlington facilities want to own a pet, but are unable to afford the pet deposit at the facility. Thanks to the Arlington Animal Services…
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NASA Awards Aerospace Engineering Student $135,000 Fellowship

NASA Awards Aerospace Engineering Student $135,000 Fellowship

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A UT Arlington aerospace engineering doctoral student from Flower Mound has been awarded a prestigious NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship that will allow her to pursue her research into efficient jet engines in conjunction with the space agency. Ezgihan “Izzy” Baydar and her adviser, Frank Lu, professor in the Mechanical and…
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Higher Penalties for Traffic-Related Violations

Higher Penalties for Traffic-Related Violations

Headlines, Municipal Court, News, Police, Traffic Update
Starting this fall, penalties will substantially increase for Arlington drivers who do not stop for school buses or who fail to provide proper safety restraints for young children. Fines for those who don’t stop for a school bus nearly doubled from $400 to almost $900. The penalty for those ticketed with…
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Wanted: Electronic Waste – Dead or Alive!

Wanted: Electronic Waste – Dead or Alive!

Community, Highlights, News
On Saturday, Nov. 23, celebrate Texas Recycles Day in Arlington by disposing of unwanted computers, televisions, or even cell phones. The annual Computer Roundup is from 8 a. m. to noon in the parking lot at the southeast corner of Mitchell and Cooper streets on the UT-Arlington campus. And it’s free. Arlington residents can…
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Arlington to Host Annual Heart Association Golf Tournament at Tierra Verde

Arlington to Host Annual Heart Association Golf Tournament at Tierra Verde

Headlines, Housing, News, Sports
Join us for the City of Arlington’s Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 4 at the beautiful Tierra Verde Golf Club located at 705 Golf Club Drive in Arlington. This fun event is open to the public. The tournament will help the City of Arlington meet this year’s $60,000…
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Arlington Gets Ready for National Night Out 2013

Arlington Gets Ready for National Night Out 2013

Community, News, Police
On National Night Out, hundreds of Arlington residents are expected to gather outdoors to celebrate police and community partnerships. At block parties and social gatherings on Tuesday night, residents will join together to heighten awareness and support for local crime prevention efforts. Most neighborhood activities will begin around 6 p. m. National…
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