Arlington Weekend Buzz: New Year’s Edition

News
Zingerz Comedy Club Presents… New Year’s Eve Laff Party!Looking for some laughs to ring in the New Year? You can head over to Fox & Hound Sports Tavern for a professional comedy show featuring Las Vegas Headliner Patrick DeGuire (from NBC, Comedy Central, & HBO). After the show, patrons are…
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Union Pacific Track Renewal Project Returns to Arlington 1

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Drivers should expect minor detours and road closures when the next phase of the Union Pacific track renewal project returns to Arlington in January. This project is expected to begin in Dallas on January 2 and Union Pacific estimates the track renewal project should reach Arlington on January 16 and last…
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Protect Yourself During Flu Season

Headlines, Health, News
With the U. S. officially surpassing the “epidemic” threshold with this season’s flu virus, local health officials encourage area residents to aggressively protect themselves to help minimize risk for infection. Check out the Arlington Fire Department’s video featuring several easy-to-follow flu prevention tips for you and your family.
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Lady Mavs Win Sun Belt Opener 64-52

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
A career-high 19 points from senior Chaun Williams helped UT Arlington win its Sun Belt Conference opener, 64-52, against Georgia Southern on Tuesday at College Park Center. The Lady Mavericks (7-3, 1-0) won their fourth consecutive game had three score in double digits. UTA used a late rally to help pull…
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Baylor, Michigan St. Ready for Cotton Bowl in Arlington

News
Baylor head coach Art Briles and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media today as both teams prepare for this Thursday’s Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. This marks the second visit this season for Briles and the Baylor Bears to AT&T Stadium. Earlier this…
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AT&T Stadium’s Bag Policy in Effect for Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

Headlines, News, Sports
Fans attending the 79th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic featuring Michigan State vs. Baylor on Thursday, January 1 are reminded that the AT&T Stadium bag policy will be in effect. In an effort to enhance public safety, AT&T Stadium has modified its security policy by limiting the size and style of bags…
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Literacy Program Helps Parents and Children Bond

Headlines, Library, News
Arlington Public Library’s “Life Through Literacy” program was created specifically to aid teenage parents in the Arlington Public School District. These student participants are taught that reading, singing, and speaking to their babies will better prepare their children for school and work in the future. Many of these young parents do…
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Arlington’s Top 5 Videos of 2014

Community, Headlines, Multimedia, MyArlingtonTV, News, Videos
As we prepare to ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back on some of the most popular videos of 2014 in Arlington, TX. These are ranked by the total number of views on our City of Arlington YouTube channel. A special thank you to the Arlington community for an…
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New Year Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington 2

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New Year’s Eve – Wednesday, December 31, 2014What’s Open: City Hall City Office Tower Lake Arlington Operations Arlington Municipal Court Arlington Animal Services Center All branch libraries – close at 6:00 p. m. Handitran office and Handitran special transportation services Parks and Recreation Department administrative offices All municipal golf courses Arlington Tennis Center…
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UT Arlington Opens Season Against Georgie Southern

Headlines, News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington takes a three-game winning streak into Tuesday night’s Sun Belt Conference opener against Georgia Southern. Tip is scheduled for 7:15 p. m. at College Park Center. The Mavericks finished the nonconference portion of the regular season with a 6-4 record. UTA has posted a winning nonconference record three times in…
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Popular Children’s Book Author Visits Arlington

Headlines, Library, News
Have you ever seen 500 preschoolers quietly sitting together, fully engaged during a 45-minute presentation? The Arlington Public Library has!Earlier this month, the Arlington Public Library hosted more than 1,100 AISD preschool students and their families for a special visit from children’s book author Will Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand entertained the students…
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Still Time to Register for Archery Program at Dottie Lynn

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Learn to shoot like Katniss Everdeen at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center’s Archery Program. Young archers from across Arlington are invited to sharpen their skills at holding a bow, aiming an arrow, and shooting it safely at the bulls-eye of a target at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center. PROGRAM DETAILS WHAT: Archery Program WHEN: Thursdays from…
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Play in a Winter Sports League

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
You still have time to register for one of the Winter Sports Leagues being offered by Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. Don’t miss out on your chance to play your favorite sport, and create long-lasting friendships. This winter’s lineup includes softball, volleyball, flag football, basketball and inline hockey. Whether you’re…
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Tell Us Your American Dream Story in Arlington!

Community, Headlines, News
We want to hear how you are living the American Dream in Arlington, TX!All you have to do is go to the American Dream City section of the home page and fill out a few sentences telling us your story. The American Dream Wall submission form is located at the bottom…
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Research, Enrollment Records Highlight Year at UT Arlington

Education, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Compelling research stories dominated the news at The University of Texas at Arlington in 2014, a year that saw the University reach record enrollment numbers. UT Arlington enrollment climbed to nearly 35,000 students during the fall semester, a 65 percent increase since 2001. Gains in engineering, education and nursing primarily…
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Mavericks post school record grade point average

Education, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Six UTA programs recorded above a 3.0 GPA for the first time in school history.UT Arlington student-athletes performed better than ever in the classroom during the fall semester, as the Mavericks’ athletic department posted a school-record 3.073 grade point average for the recently completed fall semester.“We are so proud of…
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Atmos Energy Urges Customers to Prepare for Winter Today

Community, Headlines, News, Weather
Lessons Learned from the 2013-14 Winter Heating SeasonAtmos Energy is urging its customers to prepare today for what could be another bone-chilling winter. The United States faced extreme temperatures and record-setting natural gas consumption during the 2013-2014 winter heating season and according to industry leaders, the same may hold true…
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Officers Remind Drivers to Have a Safe Holiday Season

Headlines, News, Police
Expect to see Arlington police officers through the New Year working high-visibility traffic enforcement along area roadways to locate signs of impaired drivers. The Arlington Police Department is conducting a “NoRefusal” operation, which starts this evening and continues through the early morning hours of Friday, January 2, 2015. During this time…
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Arlington Launches Website for CFB National Championship Game

Headlines, News, Sports
The City of Arlington has launched special webpage, www. arlington-tx. gov/cfp, is the primary source of information for residents, visitors, volunteers and fans for the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship game, which takes place Monday, January 12 at AT&T Stadium. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:45 p. m. CST. A record-setting…
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Bringing Christmas Cheer to Some Arlington Residents

Headlines, News, Police, Weather
Arlington police officers are helping to ensure that more residents are warm this winter. Tuesday, officers from one of our local associations — the African American Peace Officers Association — delivered nearly 150 coats to the Arlington Life Shelter. This effort was led by Officer Courtney White and included an assortment…
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Arlington Holiday Buzz: Christmas Edition

Arts & Culture, News
The Lights at InterlochenOne of the largest holiday light displays in north Texas continues to shine bright in Arlington. More than 200 homes in this Arlington neighborhood participate and have been enchanting visitors with Christmas lights, decorations and displays for more than 35 years. Enter the Interlochen neighborhood from Westwood…
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Arlington Police Chief Hosts 2nd Annual Holiday Jingle Contest

Highlights, News, Police, Public Safety, Uncategorized
Arlington Police Chief Will D. Johnson hosted a holiday contest inviting officers to write a holiday safety jingle. The rules were simple. Come up with a message for a holiday jingle that addressed a community issue and reinforced holiday safety. Officers had several weeks to be creative as this contest…
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Homeschool PE Programs in Arlington

Highlights, News, Parks & Recreation
Dottie Lynn Recreation Center (DLRC) offers a great selection of homeschool programs for children to become more active and involved; one of the most popular being “Homeschool PE”. In DLRC’s Physical Education (PE) program, children form long last relationships in a fun-filled atmosphere. By enrolling your child in the PE class, they will…
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Turning a Page: George W. Hawkes Central Library Shutting Its Doors

Headlines, Library, News
After serving patrons of all ages for the past 40 years, the George W. Hawkes Central Library will close its doors Tuesday, Dec. 23 to make way for a new downtown development. Once engineers determined the facility’s existing conditions hindered its ability to accommodate the future needs of the City, plans…
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How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Garbage & Recycling, Headlines, News
After the holidays are over, residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle Christmas trees. Two free drop-off locations are available from beginning Dec. 26 through January 12th: South Arlington Calloway’s Nursery 4940 S. Cooper St. 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. daily 817-465-2838 Christmas trees should be loaded into one of the…
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Holiday Closings and City Service Schedule in Arlington

News
Many City of Arlington municipal government offices will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Friday, Dec. 27. Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24, 2014What’s Closed: City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court Arlington Animal Services…
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Cowboys Back in Playoffs for First Time Since 2009

Community, Cowboys, News
The Dallas Cowboys are back in the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2009 after defeating the Colts at home on Sunday, 42-7. During the game, current Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo passed Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman to become the franchise’s all-time passing leader. The Cowboys (11-4) not only clinched…
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Arlington Prepares for Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports
The City of Arlington is preparing to host the 79th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on New Year’s Day. This year’s matchup features one Texas team, the No. 5 ranked Baylor Bears (11-1) from the Big 12. The Bears will face off against No. 8 Michigan State Spartans (10-2) from…
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Meet Our Student-Athlete of the Month: Eduardo Avalos

Education, Headlines, News, Sports
Eduardo Avalos, a senior defender for the Arlington High School soccer team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for December. Avalos, who plans to be a civil engineer, currently carries a 3.98 overall GPA on 4.0 scale. His success extended outside the classroom as well.…
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UT Arlington Hires New Development Leader

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington has named Michael K. Kingan, a former senior vice president and chief development officer for The University of New Mexico Foundation with more than two decades of success in advancement positions, as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. Kingan brings a breadth of…
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Gift Ideas for the Young Scientist

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
A neuroscience researcher in the UT Arlington College of Education has developed a holiday gift guide that can help parents engage children ages 5 to 10 in science, technology, engineering and math concepts. Among other benefits, the gifts on the Neuroscience Primer list help young children create new memory traces,…
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UTA Mavs Close Out Nonconference Schedule Against Howard Payne

News
UT Arlington completes the nonconference part of its schedule with Saturday’s visit by Howard Payne. Tipoff is set for 2 p. m. at College Park Center. The Mavericks (5-4) are 2-1 at home and riding a two-game winning streak. With a victory, UTA would clinch a winning nonconference record for the third…
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Mission Arlington Provides Special Holiday for Local Families

Community, Headlines, News
The Mission Arlington Christmas Store is in full swing once again this year, helping families in need have a special holiday season. The store first started in 1987 with one ball and one coat in Executive Director Tillie Burgin’s office. Today, it’s a fully operational Christmas Store, with hundreds of toys…
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Touring Lights at Interlochen

Community, Headlines, News
An annual tradition in one Arlington neighborhood is bigger and better than ever. As a way of getting into the festive mood, cars from across the region started lining the streets of the Interlochen neighborhood Wednesday night to check out the unique Christmas displays featured on more than 200 homes. For nearly 40…
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Making Traffic Work Zones Safer

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington’s Public Works Institute in the Division of Enterprise Development received a $486,234 Texas Department of Transportation contract to train city and county work crews on working in traffic safety zones. Institute Director Bryan Sims said work zone safety is crucial in Texas with the…
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How Arlington is Investing in the Local Economy

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council identified “Invest in Our Economy” as a vital component of the effort to ensure that our community continues to thrive. As Arlington strengthens its position as a key city in the North Texas region, we will develop a systematic approach that directs our future,…
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Mode Salon Co-Founders Living the American Dream

News, Videos
For the past four years, Arlington native Eduardo Guajardo and Alex Acero, co-founders of Mode Salon, have strived to give customers the best hair experience possible. The stylists offer a wide range of services, including haircuts, coloring, waxing, and more. After receiving training in Los Angeles under the legendary hair stylist…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: December 19-21

News
The Lights at InterlochenOne of the largest holiday light displays in north Texas continues to shine bright in Arlington. More than 200 homes in this Arlington neighborhood participate and have been enchanting visitors with Christmas lights, decorations and displays for more than 35 years. Enter the Interlochen neighborhood from Westwood…
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Lady Mavs Win by 57 Points

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Freshman Rebekah Van Dijk won the opening tip and UT Arlington never looked back as it routed McMurry 82-25 at College Park Center on Wednesday night in nonconference play. The Lady Mavericks (5-3) opened the game with a 19-0 run and had a near record-breaking performance in the opening half. UTA…
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How to Register Your Child for Winter Break Camp

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Did you know Winter Break Camp is the perfect way to provide your children with a fun and safe environment over the holiday break?Winter Break Camp will begin Monday, December 22, 2014 and go through Friday, January 2, 2015. DOTTIE LYNN WINTER BREAK CAMP When: December 22 -26 from 7 a. m.…
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Patrons Participate in Final Chapter of Library’s History

Headlines, Library, News
It’s not often that citizens walk into their local library to be greeted by live music, a table of cakes and coffee, a photo booth, and an offer to tour the innermost rooms of the building, but that is exactly what patrons got at the Turning a Page Celebration at…
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Fielder House Celebrates 100-Year Milestone

Community, Headlines, News
Members of the community experienced a time capsule of Arlington’s history during the 100th birthday celebration of the historic Fielder House on the corner of Fielder and Abram streets Sunday. Live piano playing in the house’s parlor echoed as guests mingled and took refreshments on the first floor. Upstairs, onlookers viewed…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Gypsie & Eden

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet EdenLook who is smiling for the camera! This friendly female Chocolate Labrador mix is seven years old and weighs about 60 pounds. Eden is described as a mellow laid back gal. Not only is she attractive with her shiny coat, she is smart and…
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Arlington ISD Awarded $10,000 Grant to Promote Healthy Habits

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News
The Arlington ISD has been awarded the Fuel Up to Play 60 Hometown Grant of $10,000 from the Dallas Cowboys and local dairy council, Dairy MAX. The $10,000 grant by the Cowboys includes Fuel Up to Play 60 Playground Stencils, paint and supplies to Arlington ISD. Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, Arlington ISD…
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December Volunteers of the Month Saved Time and Money

Headlines, News, Police, Volunteer, Volunteer of the Month
A team effort that’s estimated to have saved the City of Arlington time and money is being recognized in a special way this month. Jude Plauche, Danielle Wallace and Cheryl Fisher are December Volunteers of the Month. The project they recently completed for the Arlington Police Department also resulted in recognition at…
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German Mayor Enjoys Sights, Sounds of Texas Christkindl Market

Entertainment, Headlines, News
The Lord Mayor of Rothenburg, Germany experienced the merging of American and German heritage along with Arlington residents and visitors at the Texas Christkindl Market Saturday and Sunday. As guests crowded the market to purchase authentic German cuisines, beverages and handmade goods, country music singer, Charla Corn, sang lyrics reminiscent of…
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Mayor Robert Cluck Rings Bell for Salvation Army Challenge

Community, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Mayor Robert Cluck and members of City Council were out this past Saturday, December 13 to help raise money for those in need this holiday season at the Salvation Army Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge. The challenge started in 2009 with the mayors from Arlington, Mansfield, Dalworthington Gardens, Pantego, and Kennedale facing…
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Spring Edition of Naturally Fun Magazine Now Available

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Spring 2015 is right around the corner and the spring edition of Naturally Fun Magazine has officially been released. The Naturally Fun Magazine offers lots of information that you may find useful, such as: athletic schedules, information about all sorts of camps, event listings and center and program information. Naturally…
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14th Annual Animal Essay Contest

Animal Services, Headlines, News
You could win!Charlotte Anderson Elementary school received a special visit on Monday, December 8, when Council member Sheri Capehart enthusiastically kicked off the annual Animal Essay Contest. She recognized winners of last year’s contest and encourages all third through sixth grade students living in Arlington to participate in this year’s…
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Clergy Members Lead Peace Vigil for Police

News, Police
Members of the Arlington Clergy and Police Partnership gathered today on the front lawn of the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building to pray for peace, wisdom and encouragement for men and women police officers in Arlington and around the U. S. . ACAPP President Charles Richardson, a lead organizer of today’s vigil,…
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Arlington Clergy and Police Partnership Gives Back to the Community

Community, Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
A young man with a developmental disability recently had his basketball goal stolen from his from yard in Arlington. The Arlington Police Department was never originally notified of the offense, but it came to our attention at a recent community meeting. Crime Prevention Officers Natalia Kuehling and Kim Fretwell heard…
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Eco-man Joins CASA’s Superhero Run

News
Arlington’s “Eco-man” to participate in CASA of Tarrant County’s Inaugural Superhero RunEco-man will be participating in the CASA Superhero Run this Saturday, December 13, 2014, beginning at 8 a. m., located at Globe Life Park in the heart of Arlington’s entertainment district. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Tarrant County is hosting the…
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UTA Track Heading to Indoor Meet for First Time in 20 Years

Highlights, News, Sports, UT Arlington
For the first time in his nearly two decades as head track and field coach, UT Arlington’s John Sauerhage will take his Mavericks to an indoor meet during the fall semester, as the men’s and women’s teams head to the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational on Saturday.“This is something we’ve never done, and…
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It’s Rothenburg Weekend at Texas Christkindl Market

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
After a second consecutive Saturday of record visitors at Texas Christkindl Market, the City of Arlington prepares to host Walter Hartl, the Lord Mayor of Rothenburg, Germany this Saturday and Sunday, December 13-14. The public will be able to meet with the Lord Mayor Saturday from 4-6 p. m. and Sunday from…
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Home 4 the Holidays Event was a Home Run for Shelter Pets

Animal Services, News
Council member Sheri Capehart with AFD Fire Prevention in support of the Home 4 the Holidays eventOver 38 animals have a “Home 4 the Holidays” thanks to the mega special event held at Globe Life Park (Texas Rangers) on Saturday, December 6. Partnerships with several animal shelters from neighboring cities and…
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New Engineering Internship Program Helps AISD Students Soar

Arlington ISD, Education, Highlights, News
The AISD Engineering Internship program is proud to have Lockheed Martin as a partner. Seniors in the district can gain hands-on experience in the engineering field with this double-blocked course. This year, five outstanding students are completing a paid internship with Lockheed Martin, which is deeply committed to inspiring the next…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: Dec. 12-14

Entertainment, News
Texas Christkindl MarketThe Texas Christkindl Market is underway in Arlington for its fourth year and is open for people to visit until December 21. Road to Six Flags on the north side of Globe Life Park in Arlington has been transformed into a European holiday village, featuring a variety of…
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UTA Hires New Director for Pre-Law and Legal Studies Center

Education, Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington has hired a North Texas attorney to serve as the new director of its Pre-Law and Legal Studies Center. Amber White has served at law firms with the U. S. government and as a sole practitioner. Most recently, she served as an account executive at Robert Half…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Teddy & Victoria

Animal Services, Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet TeddyThis fun Terrier/Basset Hound mix was named Dog of the Week because he is a staff favorite. Teddy is tan in color and weighs 54 pounds. He is eight years old, and a smart boy. Teddy was an owner surrendered animal and described as…
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American Dream City: UTA Professors Help Put Arlington on the Map

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington, one of the fastest-growing colleges in the country, has been helping professors and students live the American Dream in Arlington for decades. Jung-Chih Chiao, an electrical engineering professor, and Smitha Rao, a research associate, are perfect examples of people achieving their dreams right here in Arlington. The two professors joined forces…
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UT Arlington Receives National Recognition for Community Service

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The honor roll, which includes 800 schools, is the federal government’s top award for community service in higher education and includes four categories of recognition: general community service, interfaith community service,…
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YMCA of Arlington to Offer One Month Free in December

Community, Highlights, News
When dealing with life’s daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported and receive help in trying times. A place where adults can find life balance; children can reach their full potential; seniors can be active and find camaraderie; and families can connect and strengthen…
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Holiday Lights Parade Illuminates Arlington

News
A procession of multicolored sparkling lights, ornate floats and festive locals kicked off the Christmas season during the 2014 Holiday Lights Parade Saturday night in “The American Dream City.”Guests sat on lawn chairs and blankets, which they placed along the curbs of Abram Street and Main Street. Children waved glow-in-the-dark…
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Mayor’s Holiday Party for Children Fosters Community

Library, Mayor & Council, News
Local children seized a chance to meet the mayor of Arlington and welcome the Christmas season amid book readings, live music and dance performances during the Mayor’s Holiday Party for Children at the George W. Hawkes Central Library Dec. 6. Children sat cross-legged as members of Symphony Arlington read “The Remarkable…
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City of Arlington Launches New Tool to Engage Residents

Community, Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
The City of Arlington is taking online citizen engagement to a new level with the launch of a new website called “Speak Up Arlington,” giving residents a new way to connect with their city. The Speak Up Arlington site, which launches Tuesday, December 9, will allow residents to ask questions, post…
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Bob Costas Appearance at UT Arlington Set for April 13

Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The Maverick Speakers Series appearance of NBC sportscaster Bob Costas has been rescheduled for April 13, 2015 from the original date of Sept. 25, 2014. Costas’ appearance on Sept. 25 was postponed due to his network assigning him to call legendary shortstop Derek Jeter’s final home game in Yankee Stadium.…
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Arlington Gearing Up for Cotton Bowl Matchup

Headlines, News, Sports
The city of Arlington is ready to roll out the turf for fans attending the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on Jan. 1, 2015, when the No. 5 Baylor Bears (11-1) will play No. 8 Michigan State Spartans (10-2). The game will kick off at 11:45 a. m. CST on ESPN. Big 12…
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‘The Sea’ is Ashore for Repairs

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Chester Ditto Golf Course in North Arlington has been the home of “The Sea” for a number of years. The piece was completed by sculpture, Otello Guarducci, (1922-2012) in 1980. Currently, the artwork is in need of restoration and has been transported to Schaeffer Art Bronze Casting on Collins Street in…
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Carter JHS Site of First DFW-Area Science Program

Arlington ISD, Headlines, News
AISD’s Carter Junior High, in partnership with the General Motors Foundation and LULAC National Education Services Centers, will be the site for the first DFW-area Science Corps program that will encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields by exposing them to real-world STEM applications and problems. Students…
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CFP: One Team’s Dream Will Come True in Arlington

Headlines, News, Sports
Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State are the four teams selected to participate in the inaugural College Football Playoff, leaving Baylor and TCU, Big 12 co-champs, on the outside looking in. Here are the semifinal matchups: No. 1 Alabama will play No. 4 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl and…
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Register Today for ‘My Little Sweetie Charm Class’

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Prepare for the Daddy Daughter Dance by attending My Little Sweetie Charm Class at the Cliff Nelson Recreation Center on January 24, 2015.“My Little Sweet Charm Class is specifically for the Daddy Daughter Dance,” Recreation Facility Manager Krissy Crosier said. “However, even if you’re not attending the Daddy Daughter Dance, the class is open…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: December 5-7

News
Holiday Lights ParadeBring your friends and family to Downtown Arlington for the Annual Holiday Lights Parade on Saturday, December 6. It’s an American Dream City tradition dating back to 1993. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year’s event, which ends with the lighting of the Christmas tree on…
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Arlington Awarded Fourth Place for 2014 National Night Out

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
This week, the Arlington Police Department was awarded 4th place in the national rankings for 2014 National Night Out festivities hosted throughout the city. This is the highest ranking of any city in the North Texas region, and an improvement over last year’s standings. For the past two years, Arlington…
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Fielder House Celebrating 100 Years

Headlines, News
It has been almost exactly 100 years since the first brick home in Arlington was built–the historic Fielder House. According to Geraldine Mills, Director of the Historical Society, the Fielder House will celebrate its 100th birthday by providing tours, refreshments and live entertainment available from 2:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. on…
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New College Football Playoff Rankings Released

News
The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship game in Arlington, TX could feature a team just 25 minutes away from the American Dream City in Fort Worth. The TCU Horned Frogs football team surprised some people around the country last night by jumping Florida State to the number three spot in…
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UTA Professor Receives International Honor

Highlights, News, UT Arlington
Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta, UT Arlington’s Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the highest membership distinction in the international organization of 430,000 engineers, scientists and other professionals. Dasgupta is recognized worldwide for his pioneering work in ion chromatography, the…
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Do Some Christmas Shopping, Support Local Seniors

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Find homemade crafts, special gifts and even receive door prizes at the 12th Annual Senior Craft Fair. This FREE event will take place on December 4, from 10 a. m. – 2 p. m., at the Senior Recreation Center New York in Arlington, Texas. “This craft fair…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Linus & Muffin

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet LinusLinus, the fabulous Cat of the Week, is a one year old male orange and white Tabby that weighs 10 pounds. Linus is a really lovable boy. He loves to roll around on your shoes and claim you as his own. He loves to…
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Read the First ‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newsletter

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council determined that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” would be a priority for the work of our City. Great neighborhoods contribute to a higher quality of life and greater investment in our economy. Every part of our corporation contributes to our overall success and vitality as we…
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Community Feedback Needed on Proposed Improvements to I-30

News
Residents interested in learning more about the proposed improvements to Interstate 30 — from Cooper Street to SH 161 — are invited to attend a public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 6-8 p. m, at the Hilton Arlington Hotel, 2401 E. Lamar Boulevard. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, this meeting will…
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Give the Gift of a Sober Ride This Holiday Season

Headlines, News, Traffic Update
As holiday festivities get into full swing, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to stay safe and sober when traveling to and from parties and other celebrations. “We want drivers to have fun over the holidays, but more importantly, we want them to celebrate responsibly,” said TxDOT Executive Director…
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UTA Mavs Travel to Austin to Take on No. 6 Texas

News, Sports, UT Arlington
UT Arlington (3-3) at No. 6 Texas (6-0) Tuesday | 7 p. m. CT | Erwin Center Longhorn Network | KKGM 1630 AM UT Arlington returns to the road Tuesday night with another tall task at hand with the sixth-ranked Texas Longhorns on tap. The nonconference matchup between system schools is being…
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Health Insurance Information Sessions Available

Community, Health, News
United Way of Tarrant County wants residents to know they may be eligible for affordable health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can attend an information session or request one-on-one attention to find out more about your healthcare options and they will help you sign up for coverage if you…
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Arlington Counting Down to CFB National Championship Game

Headlines, News, Sports
When the 12-member College Football Playoff selection committee meets Tuesday in Grapevine to evaluate and rank the top 25 teams, expect Alabama, Oregon and Florida State to claim the top three spots. The fourth spot, however, is up for grabs. After Mississippi State’s loss on Saturday, the fourth spot should come down to…
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Mega Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Event Coming to Texas Rangers Globe Life Park

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Join us at the Texas Rangers Globe Life Park for a family-friendly mega pet adopt-a-thon just in time for the holidays! Saturday, December 6 – 10 a. m. – 3 p. m. Texas Rangers Globe Life Park Parking Lot AThe Arlington Animal Services’ Mobile Pet Adoption unit, along with other participating cities and…
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Turning a Page: A New Chapter of Arlington’s Central Library

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Past and present friends and patrons of the George W. Hawkes Central Library are invited to Turning a Page: A New Chapter of Arlington’s Central Library on Saturday, December 13, 2-6 p. m. This is an opportunity for the public to celebrate the history, experience the present, and imagine the future…
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Magical Texas Christkindl Market Opens With Another Strong Start

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The Road to Six Flags just north of Globe Life Park in Arlington has once again transformed into the magical holiday village known as the Texas Christkindl Market. It’s not hard to see why the event, now in its fourth year, has flourished when you consider the scrumptious food, top-notch entertainment, variety…
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