APD wins “Best of Texas” Award for Third Straight Year

News, Police
The Arlington Police Department was recognized for our tourism based policing philosophy that is employed throughout the city and at our entertainment venues. Officers can regularly be seen interacting with visitors and fans in an informal, friendly manner. It’s no surprise that the agency was named the 6th Most Friendly…
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Power Up Arlington Benefits Community

Community, Headlines
The City of Arlington and Everything Energy announce Power Up Arlington, a green electricity plan that gives residents a way to give back to the community. The City and company have a two-year agreement to offer a green electricity plan that also provides additional revenue for City services. Arlington residents still…
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July is Parks and Recreation Month

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Win weekly prize packs from Arlington Parks During the month of July, Arlington Parks is challenging everyone to get out and visit our community parks and recreation locations during National Park and Recreation Month. Nearly three in 10 U. S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of…
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Parks and Recreation Department Honored

Headlines, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreation has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management program. The award is handed out by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The Gold…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: June 27-29

Entertainment, News, Parks & Recreation
Party on the PatioParty on the Patio at Tierra Verde Golf Club is the place to be Friday evening! Come enjoy 80s cover Scant Band and plenty of food from three food trucks and a buffet served by Ventana Grille. Available food trucks are The Taste of Cuba, The Great…
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Taking a Look at Gender and Journalism

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Despite decades of progress by women in the nation’s newsrooms, female writers are still a rarity on the opinion-editorial pages that help drive important public discourse, a UT Arlington assistant communication professor has found. Dustin Harp’s newly published study found that while two-fifths of female-penned columns at the top U. S.…
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Welcome to Arlington, TX: The American Dream City

Government, Headlines, News
On Tuesday, the City of Arlington and the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced the City’s official brand “Arlington: The American Dream City.” This brand marks the first time in which the City and the CVB have aligned in developing an identity for Arlington. The City and CVB worked closely…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Casey

Dog of the Week, News
Meet Casey—Arlington Animal Services chosen dog of the week! She is a very playful sweetheart and would love to have a permanent home. This 13 pound brown, white and black female Shepherd mix is about three and a half months old and came into the shelter as a stray. What…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Leah

Cat of the Week, News
Leah is an adorable three month old, female Tortoiseshell kitten. She came to our shelter with four other siblings and spent her early days in our Foster Care Program. She is now old enough to be adopted. She is a constant source of entertainment. Leah loves to purr – so…
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Light Up Arlington Returns July 3

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Most American Man in the WorldThe City of Arlington’s number one festival and firework show returns to the streets of Downtown Arlington, July 3, from 6-11 PM. Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for Light Up Arlington and enjoy food truck food, fun, and fireworks!For more information on entertainment, activities and what…
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Arlington Named ‘Most Livable’ City

Animal Services, Headlines, Mayor & Council
Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck has been awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2014 City Livability Awards Program during The U. S. Conference of Mayors’ 82nd Annual Meeting in Dallas. The award recognized the creative programs offered through Arlington’s Animal Services Department. This is the 35th year in which cities have competed…
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Gala Honoring Fallen Arlington Officer to Raise Money for Scholarships

Gala Honoring Fallen Arlington Officer to Raise Money for Scholarships

Headlines, News, Police
The fourth annual charity gala to raise scholarship funds in memory of fallen Arlington police officer Jillian M. Smith will take place June 27 at Cacharel Restaurant and Grand Ballroom. Officer Smith was killed in the line of duty by gunfire during a domestic disturbance call in December 2010.“We host this…
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UTA’s Shortall Named Rawlings All-American

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
2014 All-American teamUT Arlington designated hitter Matt Shortall was named Rawlings/ABCA Second Team All-America by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Shortall was also named to the ABCA 2014 All-Central Region first team.“This is fantastic recognition for the season that Matt had for us,” UT Arlington coach Darin Thomas said. “In my opinion, the Rawlings…
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City Spends $80M to Improve Infrastructure

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works
Since last summer, drivers throughout Arlington have witnessed the results of a citywide road construction boom not seen in decades. From street repairs to new bridges and sidewalks, improved sewer and water lines to widened roadways, these projects are funded by previous bond elections combined with some federal grants and state…
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New Arlington Business Helps You Get Fit

Business, Highlights, News
Motivation is the key to achieving, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the newly opened Fit Body Boot Camp in Arlington is committed to providing this to its clients. Each workout takes place in a group setting led by a certified personal trainer. This makes the atmosphere more fun and supportive,…
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A Big Win for Arlington Means a Bigger Win for the Community

A Big Win for Arlington Means a Bigger Win for the Community

Community, Headlines, News
When it comes to awards, images of the Heisman Trophy, the Stanley Cup and the Tour De France yellow jersey are sure to come to mind. But what about the John A. Sasso National Community Development Week Award?While the other awards mentioned above may get better name recognition, the Sasso…
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Update: City Office Tower & Municipal Court Parking

Update: City Office Tower & Municipal Court Parking

Government, Headlines, News
If you will be making a trip to the City Office Tower and Municipal Court in the next couple of weeks, please take note of construction in that area. Beginning this week, crews will tear down the second level parking structure at this building, impacting parking availability.“Parking will be a struggle…
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Public Meeting: Chester Ditto Golf Course Master Plan

Public Meeting: Chester Ditto Golf Course Master Plan

Community, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Chester Ditto Golf Course is seeking public input for its Master Plan of the golf course and clubhouse. We recognize that your input and your ideas are vital to providing an exceptional golf experience for all ages and ability levels. Arlington Golf will host two public meetings to identify community…
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Learning Hands-Only CPR Can Save a Life

Learning Hands-Only CPR Can Save a Life

Fire, Headlines, News
The CPaRlington program offered by Arlington’s Fire Department continues to grow, with more than 1,000 residents recently undergoing training in Hands-Only CPR. This is an easier and faster way of learning CPR. Hands-Only CPR is just what it sounds like. The CPaRlington program teaches residents how to properly use your hands…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Gracie

Cat of the Week – Meet Gracie

Cat of the Week, News
Gracie is a super sweet and special kitty in need of a loving and caring home. Chosen as the Animal Services Center’s Cat of the Week, Gracie is a gorgeous adult, grey and white, female Domestic Long Hair who is a big bundle of love. This precious baby was fearful…
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UT Arlington to Offer its First EdX Course This Fall

UT Arlington to Offer its First EdX Course This Fall

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington will offer its first edX online course in Fall 2014, making it the second UT System institution to team with the provider of free Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. The new, nine-week course – called “Data, Analytics and Learning” – will begin Oct.…
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UTA’s Vaughan, 4×100 Relay Team Earn All-America Honors

UTA’s Vaughan, 4×100 Relay Team Earn All-America Honors

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
The U. S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday the list of Division I student-athletes who earned USTFCCCA All-America accolades for the 2014 outdoor track and field season, and four UT Arlington sprinters were among those honored. Junior Clayton Vaughn led the way with First-Team All-America honors in…
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APD Volunteer of the Month Enjoys Helping Others

APD Volunteer of the Month Enjoys Helping Others

Highlights, News, Volunteer of the Month
When police officers and staff see Diane Kiel at the East Police Service Station, it’s hard to tell she’s a volunteer.“She interacts well with everyone, works hard and always has a smile,” said Office Coordinator Zipporah Slater, who nominated Diane Kiel for City of Arlington Volunteer of the Month recognition. Since…
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Stage One Drought Restrictions Still in Effect

Stage One Drought Restrictions Still in Effect

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington is currently under Stage 1 Drought Water restrictions because the overall water supply system is below 75% and drought conditions are expected to persist over the summer. The goal of Stage 1 is to prohibit non-essential water use and save 5% of current consumption through savings from outdoor irrigation. It is estimated…
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Public Library Receives Dollar General Grant

Public Library Receives Dollar General Grant

Education, Headlines, News
Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced two grant awards to benefit literacy programs of the Arlington Public Library. The library’s adult literacy program will receive $10,000 and the Summer Reading Club will receive $2,000.“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,”…
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Arlington Named 2014 Playful City USA Community

Arlington Named 2014 Playful City USA Community

Community, Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
KaBOOM!, in partnership with the Humana Foundation, announced 212 cities and towns across the United States as 2014 Playful City USA honorees. These communities are leaders in playability – the extent to which a city makes it easy for kids to get balanced and active play – and are making…
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July Football Classic Features Native American Student-Athletes from Across U.S.

July Football Classic Features Native American Student-Athletes from Across U.S.

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
The Native All-Star Football Classic (NASFC) returns to the University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) Maverick Stadium at 7 p. m., July 5th. Admission is $10 per person and includes free parking. Food and beverage concessions will be open, along with official NASFC souvenir booths offering hats, jerseys, t-shirts, sweatshirts and…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: June 13-15

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: June 13-15

News
Free Concerts at Levitt Pavilion Friday: Somebody’s DarlingEnjoy a night of alternative/country roots rock served with Southern hospitality for free. “Somebody’s Darling” was the name given to unidentified dead soldiers in the Civil War. It is a name that resonates with this young alternative/country band’s appreciation of what came before them.…
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Gander Mountain Tagged Fish Contest

Gander Mountain Tagged Fish Contest

Community, Highlights, Parks & Recreation
The new Gander Mountain in Arlington has teamed up with the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department to give away prizes for a lucky angler who catches one of our tagged fish. There are currently several tagged fish in Lake Arlington, including a 7 pound largemouth bass. Also, a giant 9.63 pound bass…
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H.O.P.E. Tutoring Offers Enriching Volunteer Experiences

H.O.P.E. Tutoring Offers Enriching Volunteer Experiences

Education, Headlines, News
Two years ago, Ed Macleod was searching for a volunteer position, and not just any opportunity would do. The retired lawyer was on a quest for intellectually stimulating work that helped children. He wanted to find a nonprofit that would leverage his passion for empowering kids through education. At the time,…
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Former UT Arlington President Jack R. Woolf Dies at 90

Former UT Arlington President Jack R. Woolf Dies at 90

Highlights, News, Press Releases, UT Arlington
Jack R. Woolf, former president of UT Arlington predecessor Arlington State College, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Arlington. He was 90. Dr. Woolf served as president of Arlington State College from 1959 to 1968. He was named acting president of Arlington State College in 1958 after the sudden death of…
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Rangers’ Soto Reads to Children at Arlington Public Library

Rangers’ Soto Reads to Children at Arlington Public Library

Education, Highlights, Library, News
“¡Jonron!” exclaimed Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto as he read from fellow baseball player Alex Rodriguez’s book to more than 25 eager kids who packed the Children’s Area at Arlington Public Library during his bilingual storytime.¡Jonron! is Spanish for Out of the Ballpark or what we commonly yell at a…
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Pledge to Doo The Right Thing!

Pledge to Doo The Right Thing!

Highlights, News, Public Works, Water Utilities
Did you know scooping up your dog’s waste can make a difference in stormwater pollution? Now you can do your part. The North Central Texas Council of Government’s (NCTCOG) Public Education Task Force is asking residents in the Arlington area to take the Pledge to Doo the Right Thing!Part of their…
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Travel Texas with Chet Garner, Host of ‘The Daytripper’

Travel Texas with Chet Garner, Host of ‘The Daytripper’

Community, Headlines, Library, News
Texas travel expert and star of The Daytripper television program, Chet Garner, will make an Arlington appearance on Friday, June 20, at 7:30 p. m. at the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 South Center Street. Garner has traveled Texas from the tip of the Panhandle to the Piney Woods to the Rio Grande…
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Mayor’s Youth Commission Welcomes New Leadership

Arlington ISD, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Thirteen students were recognized as newly elected officers during the Officer Crossover Ceremony held by the Mayor’s Youth Commission on June 5. Seven officers and six junior officers were selected by the Mayor’s Youth Commission, including a new president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. The Mayor’s Youth Commission is a youth-led…
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New “Enhance Regional Mobility” Newsletter Available

New “Enhance Regional Mobility” Newsletter Available

Community, Government, News
As you may know, 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…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week 5

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week 5

Community, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Wynn Winberg for the I Love Arlington pic of the week of a beautiful summer sunset at Lake Arlington. Have you heard the story behind Lake Arlington? In 1954 Arlington had 40,000 residents and water was in short supply. Droughts in previous years forced city leaders to call a bond election…
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Food Truck Friday Night Series Coming to a Close

Food Truck Friday Night Series Coming to a Close

News, Parks & Recreation
If you haven’t made plans for this Friday, check out the final installment for the popular Food Truck Friday Night series at River Legacy Park’s Elm Grove Pavilion. Friday’s event is being held 5-10 p. m. Six trucks will be on-site serving mouth-watering cuisine, with adult beverages being served by Ventana Grille. The Arlington…
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Six UTA Mavericks Selected in MLB Draft, Setting New Record

Six UTA Mavericks Selected in MLB Draft, Setting New Record

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington had three players selected on the final day of the 2014 MLB Draft on Saturday to bring the overall total to a record-breaking six draftees. Outfielders Ryan Bottger and Derek Miller joined pitcher Jess Amedee as Mavericks taken on the final day of the draft. UTA’s all-time draft total was raised to 48 overall with…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, Headlines, News
Congratulations to Wynn Winberg for the I Love Arlington pic of the week of a beautiful summer sunset at Lake Arlington. Have you heard the story behind Lake Arlington? In 1954 Arlington had 40,000 residents and water was in short supply. Droughts in previous years forced city leaders to call a bond election…
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UTA Hires Acclaimed Behavioral Researcher from Yahoo!

UTA Hires Acclaimed Behavioral Researcher from Yahoo!

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Kay-Yut Chen, a renowned behavioral and experimental researcher from Yahoo! and Hewlett-Packard, will join The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Business in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department in the fall. Chen’s research merges the classroom and the boardroom. He expects to continue to work with Yahoo…
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Public Meeting: Chester Ditto Golf Course – June 25

Public Meeting: Chester Ditto Golf Course – June 25

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Chester Ditto Golf Course is seeking public input for its Master Plan of the golf course and clubhouse. We recognize that your input and your ideas are vital to providing an exceptional golf experience for all ages and ability levels. Arlington Golf will host two public meetings to identify community…
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Tri-Schools Road Project Set to Begin

Tri-Schools Road Project Set to Begin

Headlines, News, Public Works
This week, city crews are scheduled to begin the Tri-Schools Road Project, a multi-million dollar project featuring water, sanitary sewer, storm water drainage, street lighting and street pavement improvements. During this project, crews will improve the following roads: Calender, Curry, Ledbetter and Russell. Ledbetter, Russell and Calendar are narrow, two-lane asphalt…
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George Strait’s Final Concert Breaks Attendance Record

George Strait’s Final Concert Breaks Attendance Record

Entertainment, Headlines, News
George Strait’s final show in Arlington was big…really big. More than 105,000 people — a North American indoor concert record — packed AT&T Stadium Saturday night to say goodbye to the King of Country, who dazzled the crowd with a series of duets with some of the biggest names in country music. Fans…
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Get Fit For Summer

Get Fit For Summer

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The heat is here and that means it’s the time of year we all quietly fear – swimsuit season. Not to worry, this year Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital has your back with some insight into weight loss. A lot of people struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced…
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Deciphering the Code

Deciphering the Code

Code Compliance, Headlines, News
City codes differ from city to city. Here’s how to make sure you’re compliant with Arlington’s city codes. You probably already knew that parking vehicles in your front yard or letting weeds and grass get too high are two big no-nos in terms of Arlington’s code compliances. But what about other…
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Sheryl Osborn Receives USTA Texas Service Award

Sheryl Osborn Receives USTA Texas Service Award

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Tennis Center facility manager Sheryl Osborn has been named the 2014 recipient of the USTA Texas Section Community Service Award. Inaugurated in 1989, this award honors a person who has provided outstanding contributions in promoting and conducting recreational tennis programs for adults and/or juniors. The award further signifies the vital…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: June 6-9

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: June 6-9

News
Wii Sports FridayEvery Friday during the summer, the George W. Hawkes Central Library will host Wii Sports Friday from 3 p. m. – 6 p. m. in The Studio. The program is for teens in grades 7th to 12th. Games such as Wii tennis, Wii bowling, Wii boxing, Wii golf and Wii…
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Animal Services Center Sees Increase in Adoption Rates

Animal Services Center Sees Increase in Adoption Rates

Animal Services, Headlines, News
If you are looking to add a dog or cat to your family, the Arlington Animal Services Center (AASC) can be a great place to find your dream pet. Since February 2012, hundreds of adorable dogs and cats have been adopted by responsible pet owners, and the number is growing. The…
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Kids, Parents Enjoy Summer Reading Club Kickoff Event

Kids, Parents Enjoy Summer Reading Club Kickoff Event

Headlines, Library, News
The Summer Reading Club (SRC) Kickoff event launched participants on their reading adventure with a bang on May 31. The theme of the SRC this year focuses on science and the kickoff helped inspire toddlers, children, teens, and adults to both read and explore. Over the course of the hour…
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Pre-register Your Child for Pre-K in Arlington ISD

Pre-register Your Child for Pre-K in Arlington ISD

Arlington ISD, Highlights, News
The AISD is implementing online pre-registration for the 2014-2015 school year for currently enrolled or new students who will be entering prekindergarten next year. Through our secure online enrollment system, families are able to enter their child’s information prior to on-campus registration, thus cutting down on wait times and paperwork…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Sonic

Dog of the Week – Meet Sonic

Dog of the Week, News
Looking for a super dog to fit your active family’s lifestyle? Look no further! Arlington Animal Services featured Dog of the Week is “Sonic”, a gorgeous brown/white bi-color Boxer Mix. Estimated to be two years old, this delightful girl is a true gem. Sonic is full of energy, but easily settles…
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Arlington Named Finalist for National Gold Medal Award

Arlington Named Finalist for National Gold Medal Award

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. This year’s proud sponsor of the Gold Medal Awards program is Musco Lighting LLC. Founded…
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Register Today for Camp Kitsu at Lake Arlington

Register Today for Camp Kitsu at Lake Arlington

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Join us for an outdoor adventure along the bank of Lake Arlington at Richard Simpson Park. Camp Kitsu offers a safe and fun outdoor experience for kids with a focus on developing outdoor skills and conservation, while having the most memorable summer possible. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is…
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Food Truck Friday Nights are Heating Up

Food Truck Friday Nights are Heating Up

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation, Urban Eats
You only have two more chances to check out the great food being offered during Food Truck Friday Nights (FTFN) at River Legacy Parks’ Elm Grove Pavilion–June 6 and 13. Hundreds of people head to River Legacy Parks’ Elm Grove Pavilion each week to experience mouth-watering cuisine. Great food and beverages are served every Friday from…
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Arlington ISD to Launch Summer Food Service Program

Arlington ISD to Launch Summer Food Service Program

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News
The Arlington Independent School District will kick off its Summer Food Service Program next week to provide meals to children from low-income families living in the city. Beginning Monday, June 9, meals will be provided to all children, ages 1 through 18, without charge at various schools. Meals are the same…
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Citizens’ Bond Committee Recommendations Being Reviewed by City Council

Citizens’ Bond Committee Recommendations Being Reviewed by City Council

Fire, Headlines, Library, Mayor & Council, News, Parks & Recreation, Public Works
After a series of meetings, numerous tours, exhaustive document reviews, public input and public forums, the Citizens’ Bond Committee (CBC) has ranked $192 million worth of projects as the highest priorities for a potential November 2014 bond election. The 19-member Citizens’ Bond Committee was charged to assess the short-term capital needs…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Bianca

Cat of the Week – Meet Bianca

Cat of the Week, News
Inquisitive and full of fun, Bianca loves to entertain and play. This adorable little girl is estimated to be two years old; however, she still has lots of “kitten” left in her. A bit shy at the shelter, Bianca takes a few minutes to come out of her “shell” but once she…
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Mexico, Ecuador Thrill Record Crowd at AT&T Stadium

Mexico, Ecuador Thrill Record Crowd at AT&T Stadium

Community, Headlines, News, Sports
A record crowd filled AT&T Stadium Saturday afternoon for an international showdown between Mexico and Ecuador during a World Cup warm-up match. Pavel Pardo, one of the most iconic players in Mexican history, joined the pro-Mexico crowd to cheer on his fellow countrymen. In a bruising game televised by ESPNews and Univision,…
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The King of Country is Coming to Arlington

The King of Country is Coming to Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, News
If you are a country music fan and want to see the”King of Country” perform, then you better hustle down to AT&T Stadium on Saturday, June 7 to catch George Strait. Standing room only tickets are still available at StubHub. This show — the last date for Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour…
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East Abram Street Project Set to Begin

East Abram Street Project Set to Begin

Headlines, News, Public Works
Three major roadway reconstruction projects are scheduled for East Abram Street between Collins Street and Great Southwest Parkway. The first, from SH 360 to Great Southwest Parkway received the green light from Arlington City Council on Tuesday. Council approved the contract with RKM Utility Services, Inc. of Dallas for $8,481,419.90. The…
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Summer Basketball Camps Set for UTA’s College Park Center

Summer Basketball Camps Set for UTA’s College Park Center

Community, Headlines, News, Sports
Scott Cross and the UT Arlington men’s basketball coaching staff are hosting four basketball camps this summer at College Park Center. Registration is available online at www. scrossutamensbballcamp. com.“These camps are the perfect opportunity for your kids to improve their basketball skills in a great environment with our top-notch coaches and with…
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UT Arlington Researchers Examining Water Quality in North Texas

UT Arlington Researchers Examining Water Quality in North Texas

Highlights, UT Arlington
The North Texas Groundwater Conservation District is teaming with a group of University of Texas of Arlington researchers to conduct a groundwater quality-testing program that will include at least 100 samples from private wells. Inform Environmental LLC, a private firm that works with UT Arlington, is looking for volunteer landowners…
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Elzie Odom Athletic Center Offers Great Birthday and Sports Party Packages

Elzie Odom Athletic Center Offers Great Birthday and Sports Party Packages

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to book your next birthday party adventure? Give us a call at the Elzie Odom Athletic Center for a party to remember. We offer party services for sports, skating, rock climbing and archery (the archery party is for ages 9 and up). Don’t worry if you are not very “sportsy” we…
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