The Best of the Best – Arlington Animal Services Volunteers

Animal Services, Headlines, News
One thing is certain. Animal Services Volunteers are dedicated to saving lives and making the community a better place for people and animals. Arlington Animal Services is honored to be the recipient of “The Best of the Best” award for the 2014 “Best Place to Volunteer” as voted by the readers…
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Car Dealership Provides Backpacks to Children in Need

Community, Headlines, News
When Joe Johnson learned that foster children often move into a new home with nothing but a trash bag full of belongings, he immediately wondered how Patterson Kia of Arlington could help. On Tuesday, the car dealership found a way. Patterson Kia’s “Drive for Hope” campaign donated 300 backpacks full of…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Gracey & Duke

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet GraceyMeet Gracey—the chosen Cat of the Week! Gracey is a female, blue & white Domestic Short-hair cat that is about three years old. She has a unique, full set of white fur socks – with two short socks on the front paws, and two…
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North Texans Ready for Popular Kaleidoscope of Homes Tour at Viridian

Community, Highlights, News
Be part of an exclusive and unique home show as the Kaleidoscope of Homes at Viridian opens October 3 and is expected to attract thousands of visitors looking to explore elegant estates. This four-weekend show will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The insightful event will display products…
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UTA Places 49 Student-Athletes on SBC Commissioner’s List

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
Forty-nine UT Arlington student-athletes earned sports on the Commissioner’s List during the 2013-14 school year. The Sun Belt Conference announced the academic awards for student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.5 or above as well as the SBC Academic Honor Roll. “It is the student-athlete committing themselves to graduating…
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Find a Treasure at the 44th Annual Eunice Craft Fair

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Get your holiday shopping done early this year! Find for homemade crafts, special gifts and even receive door prizes at the 44th Annual Eunice Craft Fair. Fifty vendors will have their items on display for purchase. The FREE event will take place on October 4, from 9 a. m. – 4 p. m.,…
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Traffic Update: Contractors to Repair Asphalt on Shorewood Drive

News, Traffic Update
Beginning October 1, drivers planning to use Shorewood Drive near Pelican Court will have to find an alternate route. City of Arlington contractors will repair the asphalt in an area damaged by last month’s water main break. One lane will be open at all times. Signage will be placed along Shorewood Drive, Townlake Circle and…
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Arlington Public Library Receives $58,610 in Grants

Headlines, Library, News
The Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded funding to the Arlington Public Library under three grant programs: Impact, Library Cooperation, and Texas Reads. TSLAC awards competitive grants annually, as funding allows. For the 2015 fiscal year, which runs from September 1, 2014, to August 31, 2015, TSLAC…
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UTA Students Get Real World Experience

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington’s Center for Metropolitan Density has teamed with internationally recognized architects HKS Inc. to embed graduate students in an Advanced Design Studio within the firm’s downtown Dallas headquarters. “The collaboration gives architecture students a true feel for what the professional world will be like,” said Michael Buckley,…
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AISD Board of Trustees Named Tops in the State

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees was today named 2014 Outstanding School Board of Texas by the Texas Association of School Administrators. The program honors one school board from the state’s 1,027 independent school districts that has demonstrated dedication to student achievement and makes every effort to put students first.“Our…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV 1

Fire, News
The City of Arlington has detected four new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples in the following locations: E. Road to Six Flags near Ballpark Way E. Mayfield Road near New York Avenue Douglas Court near N. Cooper Street Forestwood Drive near NE Green Oaks Boulevard The City will…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: Sept. 26-28

News
South Street Art Festival This three-day festival features roughly 75 artists from across the country. Don’t miss 10 prominent local bands and all the cool atmosphere of a downtown art festival. Hours: Friday, Sept. 26, from 5-11 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a. m. to 11 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 28,…
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UTA Spotlight: Oozeball Tournament Brings Students Together

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss the third installment 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: – The UTA news studio gets a fresh look– See what it’s like to be one of the students to wear…
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Naturally Fit Expo to Offer Tips on Leading a Healthy Life

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Jump start your annual New Year’s Resolution to get fit at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center Naturally Fit Expo! The event will be held Saturday, October 4, 9-11 a. m. at the Cliff Nelson Recreation Center. ABOUT THE NATURALLY FIT EXPOSITION On October 4, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the…
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Don’t Miss These Events at the Literacy House

Education, Headlines, Library, News
The Arlington Public Library’s Literacy House hosts several great events throughout the year. Here are a few to add to your calendar:Literacy House Open House Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6-8 pm Literacy House 101. E North Street, Arlington, TX 76010Come out and learn more about the programs, services, and resources the Arlington Public Library provides to the…
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American Dream City: Chevy Suburban Turns 80

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
This month, the Chevy Suburban turns 80 years old. According to NBC News, that makes the Suburban the “oldest, longest running automobile nameplate in the world.”Arlington’s General Motors plant is the sole production facility in the country for the Suburban and all of the other SUVs the company produces including…
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September Volunteer of the Month: Kathryn Delaney

News, Volunteer, Volunteer of the Month
The Arlington Public Library is pleased to announce Kathryn Delaney as the September Volunteer of the Month for the Library! Kathy came to us in April of 2011 and has 581 volunteer hours and counting. She can average up to 20 hours a week and volunteers at both the Central…
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Register Today for Upcoming Family Fun Campout

News, Parks & Recreation
Spend quality time with your family enjoying a night of camping out in the park. Join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department on Oct. 10-11, from 4 p. m. – 7 a. m. for the annual Family Fun Campout at Veterans Park!Games and family entertainment will be provided. Activities will include tent decorating,…
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Courtyard Celebration at East Arlington Library – Oct. 11

Headlines, Library, News
Celebrate the cultural diversity of the East Arlington community at this annual event for the whole family! Entertainment will include musical and dance performances by area artists and talent from local schools and organizations. This year’s lineup includes the Bowie High School Ballet Folklorico,Rankin Singers,Tu Dam Lion Dance Group, Thornton…
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UTA Spotlight: Lady Movin’ Mavs Welcome Paralympian to Team

Education, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Don’t miss the second episode of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news. Here are the top stories: The Lady Movin’ Mavs welcome one of the program’s most notable freshmen, Rose Hollerman. Students, faculty and staff check out the Cornerstone Cafe, a…
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Grant Helps Grace Lutheran Church Expand its Reach

Community, Highlights, News
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation recently gave a $100,000 grant to Arlington’s Grace Lutheran Church’s Good Neighbor Revitalization Project. The primary vision of the Good Neighbor project is to fix broken family homes by forming and strengthening relationships in the Arlington community and allowing mentorship to take place, said Pastor Russell Hildebrandt.“We…
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Drug ‘Take Back Day’ Offers Safe Disposal of Prescription Meds

Headlines, News, Police, Water Utilities
Got drugs? You have a chance to turn in your unused or expired medication for anonymous, safe disposal on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a. m. – 2 p. m. Collection sitesNorth Police District 620 W. Division Street 817.459.5803Walgreen’s Pharmacy 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817.563.0142East Police District 2001 New York Ave.…
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Youth Volleyball Leagues Forming in Arlington

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Volleyball League is designed to teach players the fundamentals of the game in a fun, non-competitive environment. Sportsmanship, skill progression and teamwork are emphasized. Note: League Registration Ends September 30. ABOUT OUR YOUTH VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM Forming Your Team: All players are registered individually for the…
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Arlington Public Library to Host Career Advancement Series

Headlines, Library, News
Whether you’re just starting out, looking to re-enter the workforce or wanting to switch careers, the Arlington Public Library has the answer. WHAT:Career Advancement Program (CAP)WHEN: 1-3 p. m. Wednesdays, October 8, 15 & 22WHERE:George W. Hawkes Central Library, 101 E. AbramWHO:Adults who are seeking career guidanceFact: You spend 80,000+ hours…
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Industry Experts to Help AISD Develop New Fine Arts Programs

Education, News, Arlington ISD
To advance toward the district’s vision of being a premier school district, the Arlington ISD is collaborating with industry experts to help develop the programming and facilities for the dual language/fine arts academies included in the 2014 bond program. Industry experts participating in the planning labs for these academies include individuals…
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Railroad Crossing at Davis Drive to Close Sept. 21

News
Drivers planning to use the railroad crossing at Davis Drive on Sunday, Sept. 21 will have to find an alternate route.Union Pacific Railroad is scheduled to perform track repairs on that day. Look out for the static signs will be set out on Abram Street and Division Street to detour traffic…
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Organizers, Students and Parents Prepare for Youth Education Success Summit

Highlights, News, Police
On Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m., more than 300 students and their parents are expected to attend the 11th Annual Youth Education Success Summit at UT Arlington. The YES Summit will take place in Nedderman Hall. This event is sponsored by the Xi Theta Omega Chapter…
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UTA Recognized as Leader in Diversity

Education, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has named The University of Texas at Arlington its 2014 Outstanding HACU-Member Institution for the school’s contributions to Hispanic higher education. The award comes as the HACU and UT Arlington prepare for an Oct. 31 summit at UTA focused on preparing Latino students for…
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Recycle Your Electronics at Ecofest Arlington

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
The largest, eco-friendly event of the year is upon us. Ecofest Arlington kicks off at Levitt Pavilion/Founders Plaza in Downtown Arlington on Sept. 20, 2014, from 10 a. m. – 10 p. m. The festival features a wide variety of family-friendly activities ranging from: live entertainment, eco-classes, kids activities, a free tree giveaway…
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Alex Celebrates His Tenth Birthday at Arlington Animal Services

Animal Services, Highlights, News
A special birthday celebration took place at the Animal Services Center (ASC) on Saturday, September 13. Alex Chinappi was the first to celebrate his 10th birthday party at this new, exciting party destination. When asked what Alex enjoyed most about his party, like most 10 year olds, he stated it was…
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South Street Art Festival Comes to Downtown Arlington

News
Seventy-five artists from across the country will be featured in the 2nd Annual South Street Art Festival September 26- 28, 2014. It will be held on South St. between Mesquite St. and Mary St. and will last for three days, presenting fine art in different mediums. There will be ceramic art,…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: September 19-21

News, Parks & Recreation
Here is what’s happening in Arlington this weekend:2014 Ecofest at Levitt PavilionThis free, family-friendly event helps raise a sense of community, stimulates environmental awareness and promotes stewardship across North Texas. Meet vendors showcasing green products and practical do-it-yourself solutions for home improvement and maintenance. EcoFest, which runs from 10 a. m.…
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Arlington Museum of Art to Use $50,000 Grant for New Exhibit

Arts & Culture, Headlines, News
The Arlington Museum of Art is excited to announce receiving a $50,000 lead grant from the Women Inspiring Philanthropy (WIP) in support of the Museum’s public art exhibit entitled “Art of Business”. The project will celebrate one of Arlington’s largest employers, General Motors, as it marks its 60th year in operation…
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Local Charities Get Monetary Boost During Arlington Gives!

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, News
Thursday was a day of giving in Arlington as members of the nonprofit community watched River Legacy Park, Covenant House and Arlington Museum of Art walk away with grants totaling $70,000 during the first-ever Arlington Gives! event, which helped commemorate North Texas Giving Day. Things got off to a rousing start…
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New Business Finds Home in Arlington

Business, Headlines, News
Arlington residents sipped fine wines and shared snacks Wednesday evening at the soft opening of the city’s newest business. Boasting more than 20,000 square feet of space, Total Wine & More, 981 W. Interstate 20, carries more than 8,000 wines, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 kinds of beers.“We are happy to be…
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Arlington City Council Approves $410 Million Budget

Government, Headlines, News
Tuesday, the Arlington City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which supports the Council’s four new priorities: Support Quality Education, Enhance Regional Mobility, Invest in Our Community and Championing Great Neighborhoods. The total budget is $410 million, with a $212 million dollar General Fund budget. Police and Fire account for…
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Runners Support Literacy Programs in Arlington

Headlines, Library, News
Congratulations to all participants who made the 2014 Book-It for Literacy 5K/1 Mile Fun Run in Arlington a huge success. This annual fundraiser took place on September 6, 2014.Up at dawn, almost beating the sun, participants arrived at River Legacy Park to run for literacy. In total, an estimated $6,000…
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Food Trucks Roll Into Arlington for Lunch and Dinner Series

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) has finalized plans to host the “Food Truck: Fall Series”, beginning September 16 and ending October 24, at Founders Plaza/Levitt Pavilion and Stovall Park. Following two wildly successful, five -week series – Food Truck Fridays at Founders Plaza and Food Truck Friday Nights at River Legacy…
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Tees and Trees Golf Tournament Support City Programs

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
There’s still time to kick off Ecofest Arlington with the 2014 Tees & Trees Golf Tournament at Tierra Verde Golf Club! Now in its ninth year, the tournament is held in conjunction with Ecofest Arlington and supports Arlington Golf’s work to highlight environmental initiatives and fund sustainable programs. TOURNAMENT DETAILS: When: Friday, Sept. 19, 2014…
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Arlington Hosts First Giving Day Rally To Support Local Nonprofits

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, News
The Arlington community is coming together to stand behind the city’s nonprofit sector on Thursday, Sept. 18, as part of North Texas Giving Day.“We want to celebrate the Arlington nonprofit community and show them we appreciate the things they do day in and day out for our city,” said Carolyn…
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Operation Graduation Volunteers Change Lives With Education

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News
A couple hundred Arlington teachers, administrators and community members gathered across seven high schools Saturday morning on a mission: help AISD students graduate.“Today we have the opportunity to change someone’s life,” AISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos told volunteers at Bowie High School before they set out for the day. As part…
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‘Putting Texans Back to Work’ Job Fair Sept. 17

Community, Government, Headlines, News
If you are looking for a new job or need to plan a career move, be sure to attend the “Putting Texans Back to Work” job fair presented by Cumulus DFW Media. The job fair takes place at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, on Wednesday, September 17 from 9 a. m. –…
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UT Arlington Volleyball Picks Up its 1,000th Program Victory

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington made program history on Saturday, claiming the school’s 1,000th win in a 3-0 sweep over Houston Baptist on the final day of the Hilton Maverick Invitational.“Getting our 1,000th program win is a big tribute to the former and current coaches and players,” UT Arlington coach Diane Seymour said. “It’s great…
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Arlington Library Wants Your Feedback

Headlines, Library, News
Our latest upgrade of our online catalog software provides library cardholders with the ability to check availability, place holds and check out Overdrive eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from the catalog! You will also be able to see digital items listed alongside the physical items you have checked out in your…
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Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for WNV

Fire, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has detected one new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample, bringing the total to seven positive mosquito samples this season in Arlington. The trap was located on Park Hill Drive near Mossy Oak Street in Northwest Arlington. As a result, the City will begin targeted…
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Grant Helps Arlington Senior Centers Get New Bus

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation donated $100,000 to provide a bus for senior citizen outings, Executive Director of Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Carolyn Mentesana, said. According to their website, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s mission is to contribute to Arlington by providing support for the causes which are of importance and benefit to the citizens…
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Eco-Man Returns in Two-Part Sequel

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s (APRD) superhero, Eco-man, has returned for the first of two sequels to Eco-man: The Beginning. “Last year, the department created a short video promo for Ecofest Arlington in which a green-friendly superhero, Eco-man, was introduced. The plot consisted of an everyday citizen rising up to lead the fight…
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Arlington Pays Tribute To Fallen Heroes

Fire, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Keith McAndrew was 11 when his firefighter father died and 22 when 343 firefighters perished in the September 11 Terrorist Attacks in Lower Manhattan, so the idea of missing a memorial honoring the fallen is utterly unthinkable. McAndrew and his mother, Jacky, arrived early Thursday morning to the community room…
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Get Advice, Answers to Your Pet Health Questions

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Have a pet question or concern and need expert advice?Drop by the Arlington Animal Services Center Community Room, 1000 S. E. Green Oaks Boulevard, on Friday, September 19, from 2:00-5:00 p. m. for the engaging “Ask Dr. Jenkins” session. This is a great opportunity to have Dr. Joseph Jenkins — renowned veterinarian — look…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: September 12-14

News
5K Race to Break the Silence on Ovarian CancerJoin the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter at their 14th Annual 5K Run/Walk to Break the silence on Ovarian Cancer. Located at Globe Life Park, this event includes a scenic 5K running course and a 1-mile family fun run.…
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EcoFest Returns to Arlington Sept. 20

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The sixth annual Ecofest Arlington will take over the streets of Downtown Arlington on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a. m. – 10 p. m. This free, family-oriented event will take place at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram Street. Ecofest Arlington helps build a sense of community, stimulates environmental awareness and promotes stewardship across…
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Arlington to Expand Efforts After Second Human Case of WNV

Fire, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington is reporting another human case of West Nile Virus, the second in the city for the 2014 WNV season. The resident was diagnosed with West Nile Fever (WNF), which is also known as non- neuroinvasive. For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, the City of Arlington does…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Pywacket

Animal Services, Cat of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Meet Pywacket, the esteemed Cat of the Week! Pywacket has a unique name to go along with her super cool, laid back personality. Named after the cat in the movie Bell, Book and the Candle, this friendly cat is ready to find her new forever home. She is a gorgeous…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Batman

Animal Services, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Meet Batman, selected as a superhero Dog of the Week! This cutie is a short coat, chocolate and white bicolor male Chihuahua mix, and a staff favorite. Batman weighs only 4.8 pounds and is seven years old. Do not let his size, or age intimidate you…This dog has a huge…
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UTA Spotlight: Campus Sees Renovations, Bike Lanes

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
Thanks to an ongoing partnership between the City of Arlington and UT Arlington Department of Communication, Arlington residents can learn more about the university by viewing new episodes of UTA Spotlight. Students in the Broadcasting sequence at the university will tape a weekly news update that will include information about events, projects,…
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Operation Graduation: Encouraging AISD Students to Re-enroll

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News
Keeping students in school is integral to their lifelong success as well as the continued prosperity of the Arlington community. For this reason, the Arlington ISD will host an Operation Graduation Walk Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. The walk is a community effort with the goal of…
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Find a Great Bargain at the Library Friend’s Fall Book Sale

Headlines, Library, News
Looking for a great book to read?Stop by the Friends of the Arlington Public Library Book Sale to find a bargain and support your library too. The sale is expected to have over 50,000 items. Be sure to stop by the Unique Treasures Area to find a real treasure!Friends of…
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Arlington Offering Free Car Seats to Eligible Families

Headlines, Municipal Court, News
Need a car seat?Thanks to a state grant the City of Arlington’s Municipal Court is offering free child safety seats and booster seats September 14-20 to income eligible parents, foster parents and legal guardians of children who reside in Arlington. If you cannot afford to purchase a car seat or would…
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Job Fair to Offer Thousands of Job Openings

Business, Headlines, News
Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, ArlingtonAnswers. com, the City of Arlington and The Church on Rush Creek are partnering together to host our annual Community Job Fair in Arlington on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. This year we are excited to have more than 14 area resource agencies and 85 employers on hand…
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‘Author Alley’ to Benefit the Arlington Public Library

Headlines, Library, News
Author Alley, an event organized by Progressive Rising Phoenix Press and hosted by Barnes & Noble at their store in The Parks at Arlington (3881 South Cooper Street), will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10 a. m. until 4 p. m. A percentage of sales made at the store…
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UTA Mavericks Volleyball Looking to Continue Fast Start

News, Sports, UT Arlington
Coming off of a weekend that propelled them to their best start since the 2004 season, UT Arlington (7-1) will look to continue their winning ways as they play host to Baylor (4-2) on Tuesday with the match set to begin at 6 p. m. The Mavericks will come into Tuesday’s…
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Bob Costas Appearance at UT Arlington Postponed

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The scheduled Maverick Speakers Series appearance of NBC sportscaster Bob Costas on Thursday, Sept. 25, at The University of Texas at Arlington has been postponed. Costas notified the University that his network has assigned him to call legendary shortstop Derek Jeter’s final home game in Yankee Stadium. His UT Arlington…
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I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Community, News
Congratulations to Bongsky Pombeuna for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week! This stunning photo of AT&T Stadium at night was taken over-looking Mark Holtz Lake in the picturesque Richard Greene Linear Park located in Arlington’s Entertainment District. This year, the Cowboys play their sixth season in AT&T Stadium. The world-class stadium has played host to…
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Arlington Gives on North Texas Giving Day

Government, Headlines, News
Arlington rally kicks off North Texas Giving Day with $60,000 in grants awarded to Arlington charitiesTwo lucky charitable organizations will walk away with sizable checks on Thursday, Sept. 18, when Arlington kicks off North Texas Giving Day at the Levitt Pavilion in Downtown Arlington. Arlington’s Women Inspiring Philanthropy will announce…
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Viridian Elementary Opens to Acclaim

Education, Headlines, News
The newest elementary school in Arlington will offer Spanish immersion, an acclaimed music program and instruction in several world languages and cultures. Viridian Elementary School opened its doors Aug. 25 to 540 youngsters. On Saturday, city leaders gathered with community members for a ceremonial grand opening, ribbon cutting and tours.“We are…
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Small Earthquake Hits Arlington

Community, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
At 4 a. m. Sunday the City of Arlington felt a small earthquake. The US Geological Survey reports that the quake was 2.4 in magnitude, centered in the Pecan Street and Main Street area of downtown Arlington. The City’s 911 Call Center received numerous inquiries from residents about houses shaking, but at this time…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus

Community, Fire, Headlines
The City of Arlington has detected three new positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples in the following locations: Douglas Court near Cooper Street Mansfield Webb Road near Stephie Ann Court; and E. Mayfield Road near New York Avenue The City will begin targeted ground spraying on Monday, September 8,…
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Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: September 5-7

News
Mariners vs. RangersNow that the Texas Rangers are officially eliminated from the playoffs, the team is playing the role of spoiler down the stretch. That should make for some entertaining baseball, fans. First up: the Seattle Mariners, who are fighting for one of the two wild cards. Sept. 5 – 7:05…
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Hugh Smith Pool Closed Until Sept. 15

Community, Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Hugh Smith Indoor Pool will be closed for about a week beginning Monday, September 8th through Sunday, September 14th for pool maintenance. The Aquatics Division plans to reopen by Monday, September 15. Signs are posted on location. During this closure, the department will attend to pipe leaks, repaint the safety line…
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Dallas Cowboys Call ‘The American Dream City’ Home

Cowboys, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys will kick off their 2014 season at AT&T Stadium in Arlington against the San Francisco 49ers. This will be the Cowboys sixth season playing in AT&T Stadium. Construction on the stadium started in late 2006 after Arlington voters approved a bond referendum totaling $325 million to help…
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UT Arlington Connecting Freshmen and Research

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington’s College of Science has launched a new program to connect freshmen science majors and authentic research experiences with the goal of igniting a passion for inquiry and charting a path to a career in the STEM fields. Achieving Success through Undergraduate Research and Engagement, or ASSURE, begins this…
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Food Trucks Return to Arlington for Fall Lunch and Dinner Series

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) has finalized plans to host the “Food Truck: Fall Series”, beginning September 16 and ending October 24, at Founder’s Plaza/Levitt Pavilion and Stovall Park. Following two wildly successful, 5-week series – Food Truck Fridays at Founder’s Plaza and Food Truck Friday Nights at River Legacy Parks – the…
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Cat of the Week – Meet Puffin

Cat of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Meet Puffin, featured as the Cat of the Week! Puffin is a six year old brown, black and white male Tabby. While people are sometimes said to wear their heart on their sleeve, this cat wears his heart on his nose. This adorable guy has the distinctive shape of a…
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Dog of the Week – Meet Franc

Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Meet Franc! Franc is a handsome one year old brown, black and white Shepherd/Boxer mix. He is a male weighing about 36 pounds. Franc is a young dog who will sit for treats and he does well on a leash. At his young age he would benefit from structured training sessions.…
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Arlington’s Public Works & Transportation Department Receives APWA Re-Accreditation

Headlines, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington’s Department of Public Works and Transportation has recently been awarded a prestigious American Public Works Association (APWA) Re-Accreditation. The APWA Re-Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry, as contained in the…
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UTA Begins Road Schedule with Sweep over Abilene Christian

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
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Read the Latest ‘Enhancing Regional Mobility’ Newsletter

Headlines, Mayor & Council, 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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New Program Allows Students to Plan Their Career as Future Police Officers

Education, Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety, UT Arlington
Imagine returning to school after a long summer break and finding the Police Chief in your classroom. This is exactly what happened this week at Martin High School when Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson arrived on campus. He welcomed students who are preparing this year to become the future of the…
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Arlington to Expand Efforts Following First Human Case of WNV

Community, Fire, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington is reporting one human case of West Nile Virus, the first in the city for the 2014 WNV season. The resident lives in the 76018 zip code and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuro-Invasive Disease. For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, the City of Arlington does…
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Prescription Drug Recycling Event – Sept. 27

Community, Headlines, News, Police
Turn in your unused or expired medication for anonymous, safe disposal Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 a. m. – 2 p. m. Collection sites: North Police District 620 W. Division Street 817.459.5803 Walgreen’s Pharmacy 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817.563.0142 East Police District 2001 New York Ave. 817.459.5803 South Police District…
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