Arlington Elementary Step Team Heads to Chicago

Arlington Elementary Step Team Heads to Chicago

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
Thanks to an outpouring of community support, the step team at Arlington ISD’s Goodman Elementary was able to raise the money needed to travel to Chicago for a national competition. While AISD was able to pay for transportation and lodging, the GES Steppers still needed money for food. The GES Steppers,…
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UConn, Florida, Kentucky & Wisconsin Heading to Final Four

UConn, Florida, Kentucky & Wisconsin Heading to Final Four

Final Four, Headlines, News
So, how is your bracket looking?This year’s tournament began with 68 teams. Now there are four teams fighting for the right to be called “National Champion.” After two exciting weeks of NCAA Tournament action, the Florida Gators, Kentucky Wildcats, UConn Huskies and Wisconsin Badgers are the heading to the 2014…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Headlines
Congratulations to Greg Pearce for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week! It’s Opening Day and even the garden gnomes are ready for some Texas Rangers baseball! Go Rangers!Share your great Arlington pics in the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week Contest on Facebook!
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Meet our Student-Athlete of the Month: Michael Gray

Meet our Student-Athlete of the Month: Michael Gray

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News, Sports
Michael Gray, captain and quarterback for the Arlington High School football team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s March Student-Athlete of the Month. Michael, who received several Player of the Week honors during the regular season, also maintains a 4.25 GPA (on a 5 point scale). He says he…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: March 28-30

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: March 28-30

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Bead Fest is BackLearn how to make jewelry from the pros at Bead Fest. Bead Fest is a bead and jewelry making event presented by Interweave, the publisher of Beadwork and Handcrafted Jewelry. The event features more than a 100 classes and workshops taught by some of the nation’s top instructors. Bead Fest couples as…
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Free Job Fair Coming Up

Business, Community, Headlines, News
Looking for a new job? The City of Arlington wants to help!ArlingtonAnswers. com, the City of Arlington, Grace Community Church and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County will host a job fair 9:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m., Thursday, April 3, at Grace Community Church, 801 W. Bardin Road. What You Can Expect at the…
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‘APB’ stands for All Pigs Bulletin in East Arlington

‘APB’ stands for All Pigs Bulletin in East Arlington

Animal Services, Headlines, News, Police
A thrill-seeking pig named Bacon has been reunited with its owner after catching the attention of some alert Arlington police officers.“We got an animal ordinance call at 11 a. m. Friday morning and officers responded to a residence in East Arlington to find a pot-bellied pig rooting around in the garage,”…
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March 2014 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

Highlights, News, On Call - Inside The Blue
In the March issue of On Call, we highlight more good examples of great police work in community. See highlights from the Annual Police Awards Luncheon and learn about a new program especially for high school students who are considering a career in law enforcement. Police district crime prevention highlights, community…
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More Food Trucks Heading to Founders Plaza

More Food Trucks Heading to Founders Plaza

Community, Entertainment, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
After last week’s overwhelming response to Food Truck Friday, organizers have added two more food trucks to satisfy the taste buds of people who visit, work and go to school in downtown Arlington. Last week, hundreds of customers poured out of nearby offices and UT Arlington and walked over to buy…
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UT Arlington Taxation Program One of the Best in the Nation

UT Arlington Taxation Program One of the Best in the Nation

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington Master of Science in Taxation program ranks in the top 10 for the third year in a row, according to a national online network for tax professionals. Rachel Croson, UT Arlington College of Business dean TaxTalent. com surveyed 143 heads of corporate tax departments across the…
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Arlington Releases Digital Version of 2013 Popular Annual Financial Report

Arlington Releases Digital Version of 2013 Popular Annual Financial Report

Government, Headlines, News
Continuing its increased focus on making government transparent to citizens, the City of Arlington has released the 2013 Popular Annual Financial Report, also known as the PAFR. The PAFR is a citizen friendly financial report that uses narrative and art to explain the information found in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or…
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Make Plans to Attend Health and Wellness Expo

Make Plans to Attend Health and Wellness Expo

Community, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Make 2014 the year you focus on health and wellness. Be sure to attend the 12th Annual Health and Wellness Expo scheduled for April 25 at the Eunice Activity Center, 1000 Eunice Street in Arlington, Texas. The event will run from 9 a. m. 1 p. m. This free event will feature spinal screenings,…
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Register Today for NCAA Final Four Dribble

Register Today for NCAA Final Four Dribble

Community, Final Four, Headlines, News
Downtown Dallas will be bouncing with activity on April 6 as thousands of youths 18 years old and under dribble free basketballs from City Hall to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center to commemorate the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four. Registration is still open for the Final Four Dribble on Sunday, April…
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Mock Drowning Event Aims to Teach Pool Safety

Mock Drowning Event Aims to Teach Pool Safety

Community, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
In celebration of Water Safety Month, members of the Arlington Fire Department’s Station 7 Dive Team will perform a mock drowning during an April 1 event at the Allen Bolden Outdoor Pool. SafeKids of Tarrant County and Mothers of Preschoolers International are teaming up to produce this Mock Drowning demonstration event,…
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UTA Spotlight: Episode 6 Now Available

UTA Spotlight: Episode 6 Now Available

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this week’s episode of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are this week’s top stories: UT Arlington’s Maverick Speaker Series brings another renowned journalist to Arlington The recent Women in Leadership Conference teaches students about protecting their personal…
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CATS Presents ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

CATS Presents ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

Arts & Culture, Community, Highlights, News
Happiness is two kinds of ice cream, sharing a secret…or reliving the sweet innocence of youth with Charlie Brown and Snoopy. CATS closes its 2013-2014 season with the celebrated characters of Charles Schulz’s comic strip as they present the classic musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in 6 fantastic…
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Swift Elementary Receives $15,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant

Swift Elementary Receives $15,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News, Press Releases
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $15,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to Swift Elementary for an early childhood playground. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a. m. on Thursday, March 25, on the new playground at Swift Elementary, 1101 S. Fielder Road in Arlington. The…
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Art on the Greene Shapes Arlington’s Cultural Scene

Art on the Greene Shapes Arlington’s Cultural Scene

Arts & Culture, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
White tents, funnel cakes, rock music and an array of artwork gave residents and Arlington guests a reason to come out to the 3rd annual Art on the Greene Art Festival at Richard Greene Linear Park, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Artists from around Texas showcased black and white portraits, landscape paintings,…
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Little Caped Crusader Gets His Wish

Little Caped Crusader Gets His Wish

Highlights, News, Police
The Arlington Police Department made a huge assist Friday, partnering with Make-A-Wish North Texas to grant 5-year-old Edgar Campos a magical wish: to have a meet-and-greet birthday celebration with superheroes and local police officers. Little Edgar, who is battling a life-threatening medical condition, wanted like to share his love of superheroes…
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Volunteers Beautify O.S. Gray Natural Area

Volunteers Beautify O.S. Gray Natural Area

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Tucked away behind the train tracks, the bustle of downtown Arlington and UT Arlington commuter traffic, the O. S. Gray Natural Area offers 20 acres of trees and trails to explore. Paula Harbour, a member of the Friends of O. S. Gray, said the group is trying to preserve the natural area and…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Highlights
Congratulations to Wynn Winberg for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week! Wynn has a great eye for art, as seen here in his pic of Southwood Blvd in Arlington on a wintry morning. (Click on the image to see the full width.)Please share your great pics in the I Love…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Sweetie

Cat of the Week – Meet Sweetie

Cat of the Week, News
“Sweetie” is the chosen Cat of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. This girl was given her name for her sweet disposition. Sweetie is a lap kitty who loves to crawl in your lap and just lay with you. This precious little girl is a domestic short hair mix Torbie who…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Sandy

Dog of the Week – Meet Sandy

Dog of the Week, News
Hello! I’m “Sandy”, the chosen Dog of the Week for Arlington Animal Services. I’m a lovely beige Blue Heeler Mix with soft, medium long hair. A good girl on the leash, volunteers believe I would be dog friendly because I get so excited to see the other dogs when I’m outside.…
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Crowds Enjoy Indian Culture During Three-Day Festival

Crowds Enjoy Indian Culture During Three-Day Festival

Arts & Culture, Community, Highlights, News
Some of the best art and entertainment was on display during the 25th annual Texas Indian Market and Southwest held March 21-23 at the Arlington Convention Center. The three-day festival showcased Indian culture and heritage, including traditional Indian jewelry, Wildlife and Western decor, pottery, paintings and sculptures.
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Downtown Arlington’s First Food Festival a Huge Success

Downtown Arlington’s First Food Festival a Huge Success

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Hundreds of people flocked to Founders Plaza in downtown Arlington for the inaugural Food Truck Friday event on March 21. Bombay Chopstix brought the aromas, flavors and exotic recipes of Indian Chinese cuisine, while Holy Frijoles dished out upscale, authentic Mexican on non-plastic. Maui Wowi brought some delicious coffee and…
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Update on Rush Creek Mitigation Project

Update on Rush Creek Mitigation Project

Community, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington unveiled plans in 2011 to acquire weather-damaged homes near the Rush Creek area, and transform the lots into public park land. Chronic flooding from Hurricane Hermine in 2010 presented an opportunity for the City of Arlington to purchase affected homes and condominiums. These properties would be demolished…
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Get Your Grub on During ‘Food Truck Friday’

Get Your Grub on During ‘Food Truck Friday’

Community, News, Parks & Recreation
Are you ready to embrace the food truck craze that’s sweeping the nation?Head on over to Founders Plaza, located at 100 West Abram Street, Friday, March 21 from 11 a. m to 2 p. m. to taste the great cuisine being served by Holy Frijoles, Bombay Chopstix and Maui Wowi.“The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department…
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Flood Safety Awareness Week: After the Flood

Flood Safety Awareness Week: After the Flood

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works
Wait until it is safe to return Monitor NOAA Weather Radio or local television and radio stations. Do not return to flooded areas until authorities indicate it is safe to do so. Do not visit disaster areas following a flood. Your presence may hamper urgent emergency response and rescue operations.…
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Working to Make Arlington Pets and People More Healthy and Safe

Working to Make Arlington Pets and People More Healthy and Safe

Animal Services, News
Arlington Animal Services is championing Responsible Pet Ownership with community partnerships A grant in the amount of $44,250 was awarded by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation. As a result, over 1,300 veterinarian services have been provided to pets in neighborhoods shown to have the highest numbers of loose and aggressive animals. During fiscal…
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UTA Spotlight: Episode 5 Now Available

UTA Spotlight: Episode 5 Now Available

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this week’s episode of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are this week’s top stories: UTA, AISD and the Arlington Police Department create a pipeline for aspiring police officers The Movin’ Mavs’ quest for an eighth national title…
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Flood Awareness Week: Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Flood Awareness Week: Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Community, Highlights, News, Public Works
Turn Around Don’t Drown, or TADD, is a NOAA National Weather Service campaign to warn people of the hazards of walking or driving vehicles through flood waters. Why is Turn Around Don’t Drown® So Important?According to the Centers for Disease Control, over half of all flood- related deaths occur when a…
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Volunteers Needed to Help Reverse Litter on Lake Arlington

Volunteers Needed to Help Reverse Litter on Lake Arlington

Community, News, Water Utilities
Don’t forget to add “fight litter,” “ride a boat,” and “protect the drinking water” to your weekend to-do list. The eighth annual Lake Arlington Litter Cleanup is Saturday, March 22, from 8 a. m. to noon, and the City of Arlington is inviting you to volunteer. This annual event will bring together…
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Office of Emergency Management Receives National Accreditation

Office of Emergency Management Receives National Accreditation

Fire, Government, Highlights, News, Police
The City of Arlington is proud to announce the Office of Emergency Management recently received a national accreditation. Every year, emergency managers from across the United States evaluate various emergency management centers to see if they comply with 64 standards. Often times, municipalities partner with their respective counties to achieve…
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Mayor Cluck’s Final Four Picks Revealed

Mayor Cluck’s Final Four Picks Revealed

Final Four, Highlights, News, Sports
Mayor Robert Cluck made his Final Four picks for the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Tuesday, and he has two of the top seeds failing to make it to Arlington. Cluck predicted that Florida, Louisville, Michigan State and Arizona would make the Final Four, which will take place at AT&T Stadium…
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Art on the Greene Festival Returns to Arlington

Art on the Greene Festival Returns to Arlington

Arts & Culture, News
Richard Greene Linear Park, home of Art on the Greene, could not be in a more perfect place. Tree lined paths, the Caelum Moor sculptures, a lake on the north side, Rangers Ballpark on the east and Cowboys Stadium on the west…. truly a breath taking site!When you stand inside the…
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Food Truck Fridays’ Begin March 21

Food Truck Fridays’ Begin March 21

Community, News, Parks & Recreation
The food truck craze that continues to sweep across the nation has officially hit the DFW Metroplex and your Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. The APRD has created a way for residents and really anyone who is hankering for some awesome food truck eats and treats to get your fill.“We…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Headlines
Congratulations to Surge Era for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week! As you can tell, Surge has artfully adjusted the colors in this pic, creating a dream-like scene of these two world-class venues sitting like jewels in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Share your great pics in the I Love Arlington Pic…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Moon

Dog of the Week – Meet Moon

Dog of the Week, News
“Moon” is our chosen Dog of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. Moon is a young male American Blue Heeler/Hound Mix who is approximately two years old. This young boy is a medium sized dog who weighs approximately 39 pounds and is full of energy and fun! Moon loves to…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Obi-Won

Cat of the Week – Meet Obi-Won

Cat of the Week, News
Are you a Star Wars fan? We have the purrr-fect cat for you! Meet “Obi-Won”, the Cat of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. Obi-Won is a domestic medium hair Tabby with beautifully soft orange and white fur. This young man is approximately one and a half years old and…
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Arlington ISD Teachers Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Arlington ISD Teachers Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News
The Arlington Masonic Lodge honored several Arlington ISD teachers during a March 7 ceremony with “Teacher of Excellence” awards. The awards recognize teachers who take extra steps to encourage their students inside and outside of the classroom. Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, AISD Superintendent, served as keynote speaker. Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck also…
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It’s Springtime in Texas, Be Prepared

It’s Springtime in Texas, Be Prepared

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works
Flooding and other severe weather events can occur at any time in Texas, so it is important for you to be prepared and stay alert!Items for emergency supply kit: Drinking water Food that requires no refrigeration or cooking Cash Medications and first aid supplies Clothing and toiletries Battery-powered radio Flashlights…
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Arlington Launches Website for 2014 Men’s Final Four

Arlington Launches Website for 2014 Men’s Final Four

Community, Final Four, News, Sport
The City of Arlington has launched special webpage, www. myarlingtontx. com/finalfour, is the primary source of information for residents, visitors, volunteers and fans for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four, which takes place April 5 and 7 at AT&T Stadium. Final Four activities, including the Reese’s® Final Four Friday® at AT&T Stadium,…
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Lake Arlington to Host Second Annual Cabela’s Bass Tournament

Lake Arlington to Host Second Annual Cabela’s Bass Tournament

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and Lake Arlington are excited to announce the date for the Second Annual Lake Arlington Cabela’s Bass Tournament. The tournament, scheduled to take place on April 12, 2014, will kick-off at 7 a. m. with a weigh-out to take place at 4 p. m. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS…
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Arlington Named 2013 Tree City by Arbor Day Foundation

Arlington Named 2013 Tree City by Arbor Day Foundation

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington was named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The community also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement and higher level of tree care. Arlington achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the…
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Arlington Promotes Flood Safety Awareness Week

Arlington Promotes Flood Safety Awareness Week

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works
Floodwaters can be swift, powerful and, at times, deadly. Floods are the most frequent and costly natural disaster in the United States. Advanced planning can help protect lives and minimize property losses due to flooding. With the spring approaching, Arlington is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the…
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UTA Student Honored for Research on Antibiotic Resistant Infection

UTA Student Honored for Research on Antibiotic Resistant Infection

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington student Emmanuel Fordjour was a sophomore when he sought out Julian Hurdle, an assistant professor of biology, and asked if he could help research ways to fight a dangerous, hospital-acquired disease called Clostridium difficile infection or CDI. Just two years later, Fordjour’s work with Hurdle has put him in…
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“Fix a Leak Week” is March 17 – 23

“Fix a Leak Week” is March 17 – 23

Community, Highlights, News, Water Utilities
As part of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ongoing water conservation initiatives, this year’s “Fix a Leak Week” encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is March…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: March 14-16

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: March 14-16

Arts & Culture, Community, News
J. Gilligan’s Celebrates St. Patrick’s DayGet ready for St. Patrick’s Day by the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Block Party sponsored by J. Gilligan’s on Saturday at 11 a. m. There will be plenty of food, fun, drinks and music on three stages. Expect a $6 cover after 6 p. m. For Kicks and…
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Touring Arlington’s Landfill

Touring Arlington’s Landfill

Environment, Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News
For about 50 years a vast land has rested on the outskirts of Arlington on Mosier Valley Road. There, activity takes place – unbeknownst to many, but vital to the city. Spanning for about 790 acres, this land makes up the Arlington Landfill. On a cloudy day, the landfill’s light brown terrain…
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Texas Indian Market and Southwest Showcase Celebrates 25 Years

Texas Indian Market and Southwest Showcase Celebrates 25 Years

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
The 25thannual Texas Indian Market & Southwest Showcase returns to the Arlington Convention Center on Friday, March 21 and runs through Sunday, March 23, 2014. This colorful three-day event features beautiful artwork, live dance and concert performances, a food court with delicious cuisine, and special attractions like the Hawkquest Love Birds Show. More…
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Mayor Cluck and AISD Superintendent to Attend National Education Event

Mayor Cluck and AISD Superintendent to Attend National Education Event

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
Arlington mayor Robert Cluck and Arlington Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos will attend the “Mayors in Education Convening” this Thursday and Friday in Washington, D. C. The event — co-hosted by the U. S Conference of Mayors and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — will include topics about education initiatives,…
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New Acceleration Lane on IH-30 Improves Traffic Flow

New Acceleration Lane on IH-30 Improves Traffic Flow

Highlights, News, Public Works
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently completed the extension of the Lamar Blvd entrance ramp/acceleration lane on westbound IH-30, which has eased congestion on the highway. The previous acceleration lane forced traffic to merge onto the main lanes just east of the Davis Drive bridge which created a bottleneck…
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Black History Education Continues at Arlington Animal Services

Black History Education Continues at Arlington Animal Services

Animal Services, Highlights, News
The Arlington Animal Services Center (AASC) is launching a new Black History Volunteer Team giving Arlington students the opportunity to live, laugh and learn about animals. The focus group includes students in grades 7-12. The deadline to apply for this program is April 1, 2014. Members of the new Black History…
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Get Ready for the 2014 Kite Festival at River Legacy Parks

Get Ready for the 2014 Kite Festival at River Legacy Parks

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, April 5 for some high-flying fun at the annual Kite Festival at River Legacy Parks, in north Arlington. Bring the whole family to this exciting event. The department will have kite contests, kite building workshops, face painting, stunt demonstrations, bounce house, concessions, and…
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Bridal Show Wows Arlington Crowd

Bridal Show Wows Arlington Crowd

Community, Highlights, News
Wedding vendors and bridal parties from around the Metroplex came to Arlington Sunday for the first ever bridal show hosted by Globe Life Park in Arlington. Guests from around North Texas entered the doors of the ballpark by the hundreds, submitting raffle tickets to receive prizes such as facial scrubs and…
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Spots Still Available for CD Hovercraft Competition

Spots Still Available for CD Hovercraft Competition

Education, Highlights, Library
The Arlington Public Library is offering teens an opportunity to learn the mechanics of building a hovercraft on a down-scaled version by reusing items found at home. Register today for the Southwest Branch Library’s Launch It: CD Hovercraft Competition on Friday, March 14. The event will run from 2:00 to 3:00 p. m. While you…
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New “Enhance Regional Mobility” Newsletter Available

New “Enhance Regional Mobility” Newsletter Available

Government, Highlights, News
The Arlington City Council is leading the charge to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transportation connections within and beyond the City’s borders. As a way of updating residents, the City of Arlington publishes the Enhance Regional Mobility quarterly newsletter to track progress, measure achievements and highlight what the City…
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UTA’s Brandon Edwards Wins Player of the Week Honors

UTA’s Brandon Edwards Wins Player of the Week Honors

Highlights, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington senior forward Brandon Edwards was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week for March 2-8. Edwards averaged 25.5 points on 61.5-percent shooting and 13.5 rebounds as UTA split road games at Troy and South Alabama to finish its first season in the Sun Belt tied for fifth place at…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Willie

Dog of the Week – Meet Willie

Dog of the Week, News
Hello! My name is Willie and I am the chosen Dog of the Week for Arlington Animal Services. I have been at the shelter for a while now because my previous owners said they were coming to pick me up; however, they never came. Lucky for you I am now…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Dori

Cat of the Week – Meet Dori

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Dori, Arlington Animal Services Center’s Cat of the Week! Dori is an eight month old, medium hair, brown/black female Tabby. She weighs seven pounds. She was owner surrendered to the shelter for no fault of her own on March 1. She has been such a fun, outgoing kitten since…
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Spring Harvest at the Community Garden of UT Arlington

Spring Harvest at the Community Garden of UT Arlington

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The Community Garden of UT Arlington is available to new gardeners in preparation for the 2014 spring harvest. The garden is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between University of Texas at Arlington and the City of Arlington. Organizers say the project has strengthened the University’s bonds with the surrounding community while encouraging healthy, more sustainable food options. Program Details:…
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Volunteers Still Needed for NCAA Final Four

Volunteers Still Needed for NCAA Final Four

Final Four, Highlights, News, Sports
There’s still time to volunteer for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four, so register today. AT&T Stadium will host one of college basketball’s greatest events April 5 and 7, and you will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get involved. Both games are expected to draw record Final Four crowds. Thousands of volunteers…
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Support Quality Education: An Ongoing Priority

Support Quality Education: An Ongoing Priority

Community, Highlights, Mayor & Council, News
Business leaders, residents, students and families all seek an environment that is rich with opportunities and has a culture of achievement. A successful community requires a variety of support systems and resources that enables the educational system to flourish. In an effort to be more integrated in the learning and educational…
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery March 9

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery March 9

Community, News, Public Safety
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a. m. Sunday, March 9. Moving clocks forward one hour means an increase in daylight hours through the fall. It also means it’s time to not only change your clock, but your smoke detector batteries.“Smoke detectors help save lives,” said Stephen Lea, assistant fire marshal. “We suggest making…
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Arlington One of the Best Cities to Find a Job

Business, Community, Highlights, News
Sometimes the grass truly is greener on the other side of the fence. The financial turmoil of the past few years certainly lends credence to that notion, as the Great Recession’s disproportionate impact on local economies spawned a 24-point unemployment rate difference between the most and least bountiful major U. S.…
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Park Row Drive Improvements Complete

Park Row Drive Improvements Complete

Community, Highlights, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington’s project to redevelop Park Row Drive, from Watson Road (SH-360) to the east City Limits, is being noticed by residents and visitors alike. According to Stu Bauman, project engineer, completed work includes Park Row Drive being fully constructed with concrete pavement by McMahon Contracting, LP. This four-lane arterial…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: March 7-9

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: March 7-9

Arts & Culture, News, Sports
AISD Youth Art Month at AMAA variety of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other student artwork is on currently on display at the Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main Street. Students representing Martin High School and Bowie High School submitted their artistic creations for the annual AISD Youth Art Month.…
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Dogs, Owners Stroll for Good Cause

Dogs, Owners Stroll for Good Cause

Animal Services, Community, Highlights, News
Arlington residents and their dogs strolled along the paths of Six Flags, taking pictures with cartoon characters and receiving health and wellness tips at the Wags N’ Flags event Saturday morning . At the start of the walk, residents donated food and money towards pet adoption, and special coupons were given…
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Homeless Woman Saved by Prompt Action, Coordination and Care

Homeless Woman Saved by Prompt Action, Coordination and Care

Community, Highlights, News, Police
When Homeless Assistance Specialist Trelisha Ratliff arrived to work last month, she discovered a suitcase and a note written by someone with plans to end their life. What happened next involved a quick and coordinated response effort from the Arlington Police Department, social service providers and UT-Arlington Police.“A human life is…
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UT Arlington’s Movin’ Mavs Go for Eighth National Title

UT Arlington’s Movin’ Mavs Go for Eighth National Title

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Did you know one of the nation’s most dominant wheelchair basketball programs plays right here in North Texas?UT Arlington’s Movin’ Mavs, winners of seven national titles, are gearing up for another title run. Bring your spirit as UT Arlington hosts the annual National Wheelchair Basketball Association National Championships March…
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UTA Spotlight – Episode 4 Now Available

UTA Spotlight – Episode 4 Now Available

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss this week’s episode of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are this week’s top stories: Researchers try to improve data usage in radar technology A new website recognizes the efforts of students, faculty and staff See how one…
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2500 Pounds of Pet Food Donated

2500 Pounds of Pet Food Donated

Animal Services, Highlights, News
Tuesday was a great day for the staff and pets at the Arlington Animal Services Center. That’s when a truck carrying 2,500 pounds of pet food being donated by Six Flags pulled into the parking lot. Several staff members and volunteers helped carry the bags of food inside the building.“We are…
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New Initiative Takes Advantage of Hometown Talent

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News, Police, UT Arlington
Connor Volomering, a junior at Martin High School, said he knew he wanted to be a police officer at a very young age.“I’ve always loved helping people, and I want to be there to help make bad situations better,” he said. The Hometown Recruiting Program, the result of a partnership between…
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery March 9

Community, Fire, News
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a. m. Sunday on March 9. Moving clocks forward one hour means an increase in daylight hours through the fall. It also means it’s time to not only change your clock but your smoke detector batteries.“Smoke detectors help save lives,” said Stephen Lea, assistant fire marshal. “We suggest making…
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Animal Essay Contest Winners Recognized at City Council Meeting

Animal Essay Contest Winners Recognized at City Council Meeting

Education, Highlights, News
Excitement and pride filled City Hall Tuesday as Arlington Animal Services hosted a reception honoring the 12 winners of the annual Animal Essay Contest.“It’s such a joy to see them all excited,” said Cheri Colbert, Animal Services’ volunteer and marketing coordinator, who headed the project this year. Each winter the…
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Arlington Police Department Unveils 2013 Annual Report

Arlington Police Department Unveils 2013 Annual Report

Highlights, News, Police, Public Safety
The Police Department released their 2013 Annual Report before City Council on Tuesday, March 4. The Annual Report highlights the great accomplishments and hard work that the hundreds of men and women complete every day. For the fourth consecutive year, crime numbers continued to trend downward. Each year, the department…
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Golden PAWS March Senior Pet – Meet Ruthie

Golden PAWS March Senior Pet – Meet Ruthie

Golden Paws, News
Our featured Golden PAWS Senior Pet is Ruthie. She is a small Poodle, approximately seven years old and weighs 11 pounds. One of the sweetest little Poodles – ever! Ruthie is very quiet and well behaved. She loves to be held and is looking for a warm lap to curl…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Angelica Paul for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week!Everyone knows Arlington is a playful city and our pets love to play too. This sweet Starfox Pomeranian looks as happy as a child swinging at Dottie Lynn park. Spring is around the corner, but even cold weather doesn’t keep…
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UT Arlington, Four Jordan Institutions to Establish Exchange Program

UT Arlington, Four Jordan Institutions to Establish Exchange Program

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Students attending the University of Texas at Arlington will soon have an opportunity to study in Jordan. Representatives from UT Arlington recently signed initial agreements Monday with four Jordanian institutions in a first step toward establishing student and scholarly exchanges and research collaborations with a key U. S. ally in the Middle East.…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Pedro

Cat of the Week – Meet Pedro

Cat of the Week, News
Meet Pedro, Arlington Animal Services’ Cat of the Week! Pedro came to the shelter as a stray with an injured leg with severe nerve damage. On February 4, the shelter Veterinarian Dr. Nancy, had to amputate his leg to prevent infection and further injury. After recovering a couple days at…
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Bruce Springsteen, Tim McGraw Highlight Free Final Four Music Festival

Bruce Springsteen, Tim McGraw Highlight Free Final Four Music Festival

Entertainment, Final Four, Highlights, News
One of the hottest music festivals is coming to North Texas next month–and it’s free. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will join Tim McGraw, The Killers, Fun and Jason Aldean as the featured acts at the three-day festival, which is being held April 4-6 at Reunion Park in Dallas.…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Sarah

Dog of the Week – Meet Sarah

Dog of the Week, News
Hey everyone, meet Sarah! She is a great looking Pit Bull mix young lady. Sarah is approximately six months old and weighs 34 pounds. She will get a little bigger as she fills out. Sarah is very playful and loves her toys. She would enjoy a big backyard to run…
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Dr. Seuss Turns 110, Arlington Kids Celebrate

Dr. Seuss Turns 110, Arlington Kids Celebrate

Highlights, Library, News
The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 danced and played with local children Saturday at the 4th annual Blaze Through Reading, celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday.UT Arlington Leadership Center, UTA Volunteers and Freshman Leaders on Campus sponsored the celebration, which took place at the Bluebonnet Ballroom at…
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Book Donation Fosters a Love of Books

Book Donation Fosters a Love of Books

Arlington ISD, Community, Education, Highlights, News
Children at Foster Elementary lined up Feb. 21 to get their hands on a brand new, free set of books ranging from Dr. Seuss’ Hop on Pop to the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Each of the nearly 800 students received four books from KPMG LLC, an international tax,…
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Golf Volunteer of the Month: Gary McCue

Golf Volunteer of the Month: Gary McCue

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation, Volunteer, Volunteer of the Month
The March Volunteer of the Month, Gary McCue, is one of the guest services attendant for Arlington Golf. He started volunteering at Ditto Golf Course in July of 2013. Gary, a retired plant manager from Tyson and Farmland Foods, has always enjoyed a nice day out on the links. His work…
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Arlington ISD Hosting Auxiliary Career Fair

Arlington ISD Hosting Auxiliary Career Fair

Arlington ISD, News
Arlington ISD will host an Auxiliary Career Fair Thursday, March 6 from 4:00-7:00 p. m. at the Mac Bernd Professional Development Center, 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd. Positions needed include custodians, HVAC technicians, HVAC EMS foremen, general maintenance, plumbers, bus drivers/attendants and security guards. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED accredited…Arlington ISD will host an Auxiliary Career Fair Thursday, March 6 from 4:00-7:00 p. m. at the Mac Bernd Professional Development Center, 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd. Positions needed include custodians, HVAC technicians, HVAC EMS foremen, general maintenance, plumbers, bus drivers/attendants and security guards. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED accredited…
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Annual APD Awards Ceremony Recognizes Police Employees’ Achievements

Annual APD Awards Ceremony Recognizes Police Employees’ Achievements

Community, News, Police
Each year the Arlington Police Department hosts an awards ceremony to honor the dedication and extraordinary accomplishments of our police employees. WFAA-TV sports anchor Dale Hansen hosted the lunchtime celebration, which occurred at HighPoint Church yesterday. This deserving group of honorees – both nominees and award recipients – went above…
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