Arlington Celebrates Beginning of Abram Street Rebuild Project

Headlines, News, Public Works, Videos
Several Arlington officials and community partners gathered in East Arlington Thursday morning to celebrate the beginning of the $22 million dollar Abram Street Rebuild Project with a ceremonial groundbreaking. Drivers, residents and business owners will enjoy the revitalized roads, underground drainage, water and sanitary renewals, streetlights and landscaping once construction is…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: August 1-3

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, News
How to Do Business with the CityIf you are interested in learning about contracting opportunities with the City of Arlington, stop by the Central Library on Friday, August 1 at 11 a. m. and learn about our Supplier Portal registration. You can pick up a How-to-do-Business packet. The City’s Purchasing Division…
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Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Month – August

Headlines, News, Volunteer, Volunteer of the Month
The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that Mr. Bob Stachow been selected as the volunteer of the month!Over the past six months, Bob has volunteered in our administrative office, supporting staff members by compiling, organizing, and editing our practices in preparation for our CAPRA certification submittal. The…
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UT Arlington Appoints New Vice President of Student Affairs

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari has announced the appointment of Timothy Quinnan, an expert in student success and leadership education, as UT Arlington’s new Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Quinnan currently serves as associate vice president for campus life at San Diego State University, a leading public…
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New Storefront Helps Arlington Food Co-op Expand

Business, Headlines, News, Urban Eats
What started as a hobby soon turned into a business for owners Krista and Micah Grant. After two years of operating from their garage, the Grant’s recently opened the Farm to Fork natural food co-op’s store at 2001 W. Mayfield Road. Farm to Fork began when the Grants saw the need…
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Get Ready for Levitt Pavilion’s Fall Concert Series

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Highlights, News
Fall is near and what better way to enjoy evening sunsets and leaves changing colors than an outdoor concert at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Arlington. This year’s fall concert series features ten artists from different genres, with something for everyone. The free concerts start at 8 p. m. from Aug. 29…
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Local Golfer Taking His Talents to Another Level

Community, Golf, Headlines, News
The road of life is paved with challenges, but for golfer and Arlington resident Stuart Deane, no challenge is too difficult. His golf career began in 1988 at age 16 when he discovered the game through a high school physical education program in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia. By 1989, Deane…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Tux

Cat of the Week, News
Arlington Animal Services is proud to feature “Tux” as our Cat of the Week. Looking for a new best friend, someone to listen to you, who will cat-chat and love on you? Tux is your man! This friendly young male is a little gentleman who loves to cuddle and to…
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Tax-Free Weekend a Huge Benefit for Arlington Residents and Businesses

Business, Community, Education, Headlines, News
In Texas, August not only brings scorching heat, but thanks to the Texas state government, it also means sizzling savings just in time for back-to-school shopping. From Friday, Aug 8 through Sunday, Aug 10, the Tax Free Weekend law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Hunter

Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
“Hunter” is our featured Dog of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. A beautiful tri-colored female Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix, Hunter is a sweet girl who loves affection and attention. Well behaved, Hunter listens well on a leash and loves to please people. With affection and positive reinforcement while being…
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Arlington Parks and Recreation Department Continues to Win Awards

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The mission of the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) is to provide quality facilities and services that are responsive to a diverse community and sustained with a focus on partnerships, innovation and environmental leadership. With more than 4,700 acres of parks, recreation facilities, open spaces, natural trails, and playgrounds,…
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Arlington Chamber of Commerce Gets New Member

Business, Headlines, News
Partnership Supported by Pantego Town Council Provides Expanded Resources for Development and Retention of Local Businesses Both the Pantego Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) and the Pantego Town Council unanimously voted to officially join the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. The investment in becoming part of the Chamber’s President’s Advisory Council (PAG) will…
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The Nation’s Premier Luxury Home Tour is Coming to Arlington

Community, Headlines, News
Have you ever driven past a gorgeous home and wondered what it would look like inside? Well, your chance to view new luxury homes in Arlington is coming this fall. The 22nd Kaleidoscope of Homes tour benefiting Mission Arlington opens October 3 at Viridian, a $2 billion master-planned community in North Arlington…
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New Manufacturing Facility Gives Energy Efficiency a Boost

Business, Headlines, News
Standing in the only facility of its kind in the world, officials with Demilec USA joined Arlington city leaders and customers from across the country on Thursday to unveil its new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant.“This plant is a testament to the investment we are making here today,” Demilec CEO Zain Mahmood…
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Arlington ISD to Offer Free and Reduced-price Meals

Arlington ISD, Community, Education, Headlines, News
The Arlington Independent School District announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for qualifying students under the current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request. On July 28, Arlington ISD Food &…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: July 25-27

Headlines, News, Texas Rangers
Here’s a look at some great things happening in Arlington this weekend. Enjoy!Household of Faith hosts its Annual Outdoor “Summer Music Festival”Enjoy a family date night this Friday at the Summer Music Festival hosted by the Household of Faith Church, 5001 New York Avenue. This family orientated event will include…
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UT Arlington Big Data Team Wins $600,000 NSF Grant

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
A UT Arlington computer science and engineering professor with an expertise in big data and bioinformatics has won a three-year National Science Foundation grant worth more than $600,000 to develop an interactive database of gene expressions of the fruit fly. Heng Huang, an associate professor, will lead the project with…
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UTA Hosts Power Sports Clinic

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
This past Saturday UT-Arlington helped continue its tradition of offering sports that are accessible to everyone in UT-Arlington`s first Power Wheelchair Sports Day. The Movin’ Mavs Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program, in collaboration with USA Power Soccer Association and Camp Craig Allen, helped bring a day of exciting activities for people…
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Four AISD Principals Selected for Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Program

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
Four Arlington ISD principals have been selected to be among the 50 participants for this summer’s Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Program at Harvard University. Mary Helen Burnett from Dunn Elementary, Selina Elizondo from Goodman Elementary, Mark Kammlah from Williams Elementary and Joshua Leonard from Blanton Elementary will attend a weeklong professional development course…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Socks!

Cat of the Week, News
Snuggle me, hold me, purr with me! A lovable and adorable little guy, Socks is everything a family could want in a kitty. We couldn’t help but pick this friendly one year old for our featured Cat of the Week here at Arlington Animal Services. Socks loves people and enjoys…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Copper

Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
C’mon, let’s play! Looking at his sweet face, full of smiles and love we couldn’t help but pick Copper as the Dog of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. His friendly disposition and handsome smile are waiting to welcome you home each and every day! Copper is a social dog who…
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Six Officers Saluted During Promotional Ceremony

Government, Headlines, News, Police
In a promotional ceremony in the Council Chamber on Friday afternoon, the Arlington community celebrated more outstanding achievements in service and public safety. Jim Lowery, who has been acting as Assistant Chief, and LaTesha Watson, who has been assigned to North District Patrol, were both promoted to Deputy Chief. Lowery…
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City Urges Residents to Prevent Water Contamination

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
As summer heats up, City of Arlington Water Utilities is urging residents to keep their water clean by preventing cross connections and backflow. A cross connection is a connection between the drinking water supply and substances which could contaminate the drinking water supply. Backflow is when a contaminant is sucked or…
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New Partnership Provides Book Delivery to Homebound Seniors

Headlines, Library, News
The Arlington Public Library Foundation and Groupon Grassroots (http://grassroots. groupon. com), the philanthropic arm of Groupon, recently announced the launch of a local campaign to help the Arlington Public Library provide monthly delivery of library materials to participating homebound seniors. The Books on Wheels campaign will be available on the Fort Worth…
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Arlington to Host Largest Asian Business Expo in Southwest

Business, Headlines, News
Register today for the August 15 Asian Business Expo being held at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. Connect with some of the country’s best and brightest Asian American entrepreneurs and key decision-makers from Fortune powerhouses, the federal, state and local governments, and large non-profit organizations. Exchange highly-sought contract and contact…
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2014 Hall of Fame – Arlington Golf Classic – Sept 9

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation, Sports
You still have to register for the 2014 Hall of Fame Arlington Golf Classic being held September 9 at the beautiful Tierra Verde Golf Club. Several Hall of Famers are scheduled to play in this tournament, so sign up today! EVENT INFORMATION DATE/LOCATION Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Tierra Verde Golf Club…
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Clarence Foster Park Gets a Facelift

Clarence Foster Park Gets a Facelift

Community, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department recently began a renovation project at Clarence Foster Park in west Arlington. The 15-acre park, named after the former Arlington City Council member and Water Commissioner when Lake Arlington was built, is beginning to look better than ever. The project, slated to be completed…
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Action Center Improves Its Service

Community, Headlines, News
Since 2008, the City of Arlington’s Action Center has served residents as a non-emergency call center for questions regarding Municipal Court, Code Compliance and Animal Services. It serves as a central point of contact for key service-oriented operations. Employees work hard to resolve issues and concerns efficiently and in a…
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UTA’s Gerlich to be Inducted into SCW Hall of Fame

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington women’s basketball coach Krista Gerlich is one of ten Texas Tech student-athletes who will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame this fall. “I was quite surprised when Gerald Myers called me to tell me about the induction,” Gerlich said. “I am so honored and humbled to be…
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Arlington is Getting a Brazilian Steakhouse

Business, Community, Highlights, News
Arlington will experience the Brazilian steakhouse craze when Chamas do Brazil opens on July 21 at 4606 S. Cooper St. Brazilian steakhouses are known for their all-you-can-eat style, tableside waiters, with a meat-heavy menu at one fixed price. Chamas do Brazil features a wide variety of meats such as beef, pork, lamb…
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New Hospital to Have Significant Impact on Region

Business, Headlines, News
Arlington is getting a new hospital just off Interstate 20 near The Parks at Arlington. Construction on the $16 million Texas Rehabilitation Hospital is currently underway, and is expected to be completed next June. The 48,000-square-foot, 40-bed hospital will be dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: July 18-21

Arts & Culture, Headlines
iLive Girls’ and Women Wellness and Lifestyle Expo: Women of all ages are invited to experience DFW’s ultimate wellness and empowerment expo for women and girls on Saturday, July 19 at UT Arlington’s E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First Street. This one-day expo gives attendees a one-stop opportunity for…
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Lacrosse Explosion in Arlington

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation, Sports, Videos
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the country, and the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Dallas-based Bridge Lacrosse to bring this amazing sport to Arlington. Thanks to a series of clinics held this week at Arlington Recreation centers, more than 100 boys and girls were…
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Arlington Public Library to Celebrate Summer Reading Club at Globe Life Park

Community, Headlines, Library, News
Participants in My Summer Reading Club are invited to a final celebration at the Texas Rangers Globe Life Park Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 2, 3-5:30 p. m. This family friendly event is for all ages. There will be activities on three floors of this exciting venue at 1000 Ballpark…
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CANCELED – Summer Soul Celebration to Benefit Arlington Scholarship Program

Headlines, News
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELEDNew Life Fellowship Church in Arlington will come alive on Friday, July 25 as the Arlington Animal Services Center (AASC) hosts a summer soul celebration featuring 80s R&B/Soul duo Yarbrough & Peoples with a stellar supporting cast performing tributes to Al Green, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross,…
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Enthusiasm and Excellence Rewarded

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Emmanuel Fordjour, a University of Texas at Arlington undergraduate majoring in biology and microbiology, has won one of just 15 UNCF Merck Science Research Scholarship Awards for 2014, which comes with up to $25,000 in scholarship money for tuition, housing and billable fees. UNCF, or the United Negro College Fund,…
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Junior League of Arlington Honored for Excellence

Community, Headlines, News
The Junior League of Arlington received honors for its turnaround at the 92nd annual Conference of the Association of Junior Leagues International at St. Louis in May. JLA is a women’s organization that serves the community by volunteering and participating in annual events. It hosts the Back-to-School Fair for low-income AISD…
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Don’t Miss the Beauty of Ansel Adams

Arts & Culture, Headlines, News
Art lovers still have time to catch the popular Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit at the Arlington Museum Art, 201 West Main Street. This extraordinary exhibit contains 48 photographs that Adams considered to be his best work. Printed by the artist, himself, these images will be on display through August 3, 2014. Visit the…
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Tickets for Doobie Brothers Benefit Concert Now on Sale

Arts & Culture, Headlines, News
Tickets for Doobie Brothers Benefit Concert Now on SaleThe Doobie Brothers will be “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and “Takin’ It to the Streets” to rock Arlington October 4, and tickets are on sale now! Tickets to the concert at College Park Center at University of Texas Arlington range in price…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Dexter

Dog of the Week, News
Meet Dexter, our special Dog of The Week! Dexter is a little shy and afraid when he first meets you, but warms up very quickly when you show him affection. It’s very difficult for Dexter when he is around a bunch of noisy dogs and in a strange environment. He would…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Oscar

Cat of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Meet Oscar, the chosen Cat of the Week. Oscar is a two month old male, and weighs two pounds. He is a brown and black tabby. Even at his young age, Oscar has already been introduced to a dog and another cat in his previous home! Even though Oscar is…
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Asian American Business Expo Set for August 15

Business, Headlines, News
Charting the Course…Expanding Business Horizons is this year’s theme for the Asian Business Expo in Arlington, the largest in the Southwest Region. This one-day event is Friday, August 15, from 9:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m., at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. The goal of the expo is to bring together Asian American…
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Understanding the Pledge

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Students across the nation begin their school day with the familiar words “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.” But for all its history and symbolism, many middle and high school students may not understand the concepts or purpose of the pledge, a UT Arlington…
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O.S. Gray Pecan Tree Roundup Underway

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Friends of the O. S. Gary Natural Area in Arlington are conducting a round-up of pecan trees associated with the former O. S. Gray Nursery, which operated from 1948 to 1978 on Division Street in Arlington. Oscar Gray Sr. was known as the “Johnny Appleseed” of pecans because of his significance in the cultivation of pecan trees…
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June 2014 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

Highlights, News, On Call - Inside The Blue
The June issue of the On Call newsletter takes a closer look at APD programs that keep our youth safe and informed during the summer months. Also in this issue, meet Homicide Detective Caleb Blank. Crime prevention highlights from police districts, promotions, community accolades, calendar items and more. Read it.…
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Students will Travel to Spain for Collaborative Effort

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
A three-year, $250,000 National Science Foundation grant will match six undergraduate students with a Spanish technical institute so they can learn how to prepare civil infrastructure for natural, manmade and accidental disasters and how to recover quickly from such events. Nur Yazdani, professor of civil engineering, was recently awarded an…
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Six-Year-Old Honored for Being a Hero

Community, Fire, News
Claire Sullivan was beaming as the Arlington Fire Department recognized her bravery. The six-year-old recently called 911 to save her grandmother’s life.“My Mimi! It’s like she’s dead,” the six-year-old said in the heartfelt 911 call.“What’s your address, honey?” the dispatcher Lari Tillar asked in the 911 call. Claire did not know…
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Parents Reunite with Son on Independence Day

Community, News
This week, a mother is counting her blessings after recovering from one of the best surprises she has ever received. During the Arlington 4th of July parade, event organizers teamed up with Katie Parenteau to surprise her parents with her brother’s trip home from the Navy. Petty Officer 2nd Class…
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LPGA Hopefuls Come to Arlington

Community, Golf, News
The Texas Women’s State Open has been a North Texas tradition from 1935 to 1955. During that time, the event was held in Fort Worth and was conducted by the Fort Worth Women`s Golf Association. The North Texas Pro Golfers Association brought back the tournament in 2001 in an effort…
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UTA Top Choice for Transfers

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington ranks first among the top 10 U. S. colleges and universities with the most new transfer students, according to the U. S. News & World Report Short List. The list, based on data collected during the fall 2012 semester by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, looked at…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Lily

Cat of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Looking for a wonderful and calm lap kitty? If so, Lily, the Animal Services’ Center’s featured Cat of the Week is a great choice! This gorgeous Domestic Shorthair, weighing 5.4 pounds is a little shy at first, but is very much a snuggle bug that enjoys affection. Lily is female…
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Arts Festival Returns to Downtown Arlington

Arts & Culture, Highlights, News
The South St. Art Festival returns this fall for its second year. This festival has become a major part in developing a new art scene in the middle of Downtown Arlington. There will be a wide array of booths featuring a number of different artworks from jewelry to photography and…
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UT Arlington Mavs to Face Kentucky Wildcats Nov. 25

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington will return to Rupp Arena to face Kentucky as part of the 2014-15 nonconference men’s basketball schedule. The Mavericks face the Wildcats on Tuesday, Nov. 25.UT Arlington played Kentucky for the first time last season, losing to the fourth-ranked Wildcats 105-76 on Nov. 19 in Lexington.“Playing in legendary…
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Photos of APD Officer and Dog Go Viral

Government, Headlines, News, Police
Arlington Police Sergeant Gary Carter never expected to be cast into the international spotlight as he responded to a residential alarm on Thursday morning. As he arrived on scene and unrelated to the original alarm call, Sgt. Carter was advised by several citizens that a “pit bull” was following and…
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July 4th Closings and City Service Schedules

Government, Headlines, News
Many City of Arlington municipal offices will be closed for Independence Day on Friday, July 4. In Arlington, there will be no garbage and recycling collection. Service will resume on next regular collection days. What’s Closed Friday, July 4 City Hall City Tower Arlington Municipal Court Arlington Animal Services Center Central Library and…
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Arlington Welcomes Push America/Journey of Hope Cyclists

Community, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
View the flyerA team of cyclists participating in Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will arrive in Arlington today as a stop on their 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities Thursday, July 3. This summer marks the 18th consecutive year…
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Fourth of July Events in Arlington: “The American Dream City”

Headlines, News
It’s that time of year – celebrating our freedom to create our own American Dream. Here’s a list of patriotic events scheduled for this holiday weekend. Light Up Arlington!When: Thursday, July 3; 6:00 p. m. – 11:00 p. m.;fireworks begin at 9:45 p. m. Where: Levitt Pavilion, 100 West Abram StreetMore info: naturallyfun. org/light-up-arlingtonCost: FreeThousands of people will…
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Who is Riding the MAX?

Community, MAX, News, Transportation
During the early morning hours of August 19, 2013, the City of Arlington successfully rolled out the Metro ArlingtonXpress, or MAX, allowing the city to shed the label of being the largest U. S. city without public transportation. MAX is two-year pilot program. The commuter bus service travels between UT Arlington and…
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Arlington’s Field of Dreams Expands

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
A lack of members hasn’t been a problem for the Arlington Southwest Little League, which, at almost 2,000 annual players, ranks among the largest Little Leagues in the world. But the sports complex where the young athletes play lacks adequate parking and field space. Little League organizers long have pleaded their…
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City Breaks Ground on $16 Million Project

Headlines, News, Public Works
Officials from the City of Arlington and Mansfield ISD gathered at Carol Holt Elementary School in south Arlington this morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of the $16 million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project. During this project, crews will complete several water, sanitary sewer, storm water drainage, street lighting and street pavement improvements. City…
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