Arlington Eats: Legal Draft Beer Co. Adds Excitement to Downtown

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Come along for a mouthwatering ride and catch The American Dream City’s cultural diversity and unique cuisine with Arlington Eats on MyArlingtonTV. In this month’s edition of Arlington Eats, host Andrew Tanielian visits Legal Draft Beer Company, the first production brewery in The American Dream City. Located at Urban Union (500 E…
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Arlington Water Adds How-To Videos for Account-Related Questions

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Residents wanting to access their water utilities account online can now find help navigating the process on the City of Arlington YouTube page. A trio of short videos has been added for Arlington Water Utilities customers who are using the department’s online payment portal, called WebConnect. The first video will help…
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Pizza, Gourmet Hot Dogs and More! Food Truck Fridays Returns to River Legacy Parks

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays dinner series launches this week in north Arlington. This event will take place from 6 p. m. to 10 p. m. every Friday until June 16 at River Legacy Parks Elm Grove Pavilion, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd. Each Friday will feature…
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Arlington to Host Paper Shred Event as United Way Tarrant County Fundraiser

Community, News
The City of Arlington is hosting a special event next month to raise funds for United Way Tarrant County and to help citizens dispose of documents simply and securely. A community Paper Shred Event is scheduled from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. Monday, June 12 at the Central Express Library, 200…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Collie & Smokey

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet CollieThis eight year old female Terrier Mix is tan and white in color and weighs 23 pounds. Don’t get the wrong idea—Collie is not a collie but a terrier mix. Collie’s previous owner described her as loving dog who will play with anyone. She’s quite energetic and…
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Build a Better World with Arlington Public Library’s Summer Reading Club

Headlines, Library, News
Arlington residents of all ages are invited to Build a Better World with the Arlington Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Club. This year’s construction-themed program begins June 3 and runs until July 29. The Arlington Public Library is always working to make a better Arlington by promoting quality education, building strong…
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Art on the Greene Festival Once Again Draws Crowds to Arlington’s Entertainment District

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
While there’s a long list of arts and cultural festivals hosted throughout the year across North Texas, Art on the Greene in Arlington has established a name for itself with art aficionados and outdoor lovers alike.“It’s relaxing,” said Grand Prairie resident Kevyn Reed. “You’re here under the trees. Each artist…
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Closures at Westbound Interstate 30 and SH 360/Six Flags Drive Announced for Overnight June 1

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of the project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated…
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Union Pacific Continues Legacy of Building Towns with Downtown Library Donation

Library, News
Union Pacific has donated $25,000 to Arlington’s new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The new library building, which is currently under construction just south of the train tracks running through downtown Arlington, will provide state-of-the-art technology and services. Dan Harbeke of Union Pacific looks forward to watching this donation benefit Arlington…
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Transportation Advisory Committee’s Next Meeting: June 1, 2017

Headlines, News, Transportation
Arlington’s Transportation Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, at City Hall, 3rd Floor, 101 W. Abram St. in downtown Arlington. Residents can find a complete schedule of upcoming meetings and other key information about the Transportation Advisory Committee at www. arlington-tx. gov/TAC. Time…
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Arlington Celebrates Opening of Julia Burgen Park along Johnson Creek

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
As young children laughed and played on the swings and slides nearby, more than 150 residents and community leaders gathered Thursday morning to celebrate the opening of the new Julia Burgen Park in central Arlington. The 66-acre linear park, located at 1008 Ruby Street, is a dream that has been years…
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May 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Kie Lancaster

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Kie Lancaster, senior for Lamar High School’s baseball team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for May 2017. As both a position player and number one starting pitcher, Lamar head coach Paul Kino has relied on Kie’s leadership on the field and never doubts his…
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Early Voting for June 10, 2017, Runoff Election Begins Tuesday

Elections, Headlines, News
Early voting for Arlington’s June 10, 2017, Runoff Election begins Tuesday, May 30, and will continue through Tuesday, June 6. Voters will decide the District 3 and District 5 Arlington City Council representatives. The candidates for the open District 3 seat, vacated by Councilman Robert Rivera, are Roxanne Thalman and Marvin Sutton.…
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Memorial Day Closings and City Service Schedules

Government, Headlines, News
Many local government administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017, for Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington as scheduled. What’s Closed Monday, May 29, 2017 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court All…
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Arlington Memorial Day Weekend Buzz: May 25-29, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 6th Annual Art on the Greene Arts FestivalThe 6th annual art festival, scheduled for May 26 to May 28 at Richard Greene Linear Park, will feature more than 100 national,…
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Arlington is Home to First Tesla Supercharger Station in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Government, Headlines, News
Arlington’s world-class Entertainment District is now even more electrifying. The city is home to Tesla’s first urban Supercharger station in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The station, which opened recently at the Arlington Convention Center, has 10 Superchargers available to the public 24 hours a day. The station, built by the City in…
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Dream Builders: H.O.P.E. Tutoring Helping Students Achieve Academic Success

Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
“Dream Builders” is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest episode focuses on the H. O. P. E. Tutoring Center, which has served more than…
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Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar Set to Open in Downtown This Summer

Business, Economic Development, News
Do you enjoy starting your morning with a mocha and later mellowing out with a merlot? Greet the dawn with a cappuccino and finish the day with a cabernet? Get the best of both worlds at a new coffee and artisan wine bar set to open in Downtown Arlington later…
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Food Truck Fridays Dinner Series Launches at River Legacy Parks This Week

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays dinner series launches this week in north Arlington. This event will take place from 6 p. m. to 10 p. m. every Friday until June 16 at River Legacy Parks Elm Grove Pavilion, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd. Each Friday will feature…
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Green Oaks Boulevard Repair Project Wraps Up $2.6 Million Under Budget

Headlines, News, Public Works, Transportation
After nearly a year of construction, the 2016 Green Oaks Concrete Repair and Resurfacing project is complete and approximately $2.6 million under budget. This project, which is funded by the voter-approved Street Maintenance Sales Tax Fund, consisted of three phases. Phases I and II included the sections of Green Oaks Boulevard between…
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Community Improvements Highlighted in Latest ‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newletter

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” remains a main 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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‘Enhance Regional Mobility’ Newsletter Spotlights Innovative Transportation Technology

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
From autonomous shuttles in the Entertainment District to a new app designed to help traffic flow more smoothly, the City of Arlington is committed to remaining on the forefront of transportation technology. In March, the City Council approved a lease agreement with EasyMile for the use of two low-speed autonomous shuttles…
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Bad Königshofen, Randol Mill Pools and Splash Pads Open Memorial Day Weekend

News, Parks & Recreation
Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center, Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center, and Splash Pads will open this Memorial Day weekend!Memorial Day Weekend Pool Hours: Saturday, May 27 from noon – 7 p. m. Sunday, May 28 from 1 – 6 p. m. Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day) from noon – 6 p. m. Splash Pad Hours: Splash…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Root Beer & Lazarus

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet Root BeerThis seven-year-old male Pit Bull Terrier mix is chocolate and white in color, and weighs 64 pounds. Root Beer is a playful dog with a lot of curiosity. He walks well on a leash. His favorite pastime in being on the receiving end of a…
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Community Group Distributes Thousands of Free Books to Arlington Youth

Community, News
For students to succeed when they go back to school in the fall, they need to make reading part of their summer plans. That’s where the annual CAPO Book Carnival comes in. The sixth annual event was held on May 6 at Arlington ISD’s Thornton Elementary. CAPO, or Community Advocating for…
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Overnight Lane Closures for Eastbound, Westbound Interstate 30 Expected this Week

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of the project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated…
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Arlington Celebrates National Public Works Week May 21-27

News, Public Works
What do police and fire responding to an emergency, checking out a book at the library, driving to a recreation center, weekly trash collection, and safely walking your child to school all have in common? They are all made possible, in part, by the City of Arlington’s Department of Public…
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Texas Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday Set for May 27-29

Government, News
Thinking about buying mulch, soaker hoses or a rain barrel to help conserve water in your landscaping? You can save some money by purchasing those and other select items during Texas’ Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday, which runs Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29. The Texas State Legislature created the…
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Save on Energy Efficient Appliances During State’s Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

Government, News
During Memorial Day weekend, Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales and use taxes on purchases of certain energy efficient products. The 2017 ENERGY STAR sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a. m. on Saturday, May 27 and ends at 11:59 p. m. on Monday, May 29. The products qualifying for…
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Abram and Mesquite Intersection Reopening Delayed

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Downtown Arlington road closures and detours are expected to continue through next week related to work on the new 101 Center mixed-use development project. Temporary closures of sections of Mesquite, Center and Abram streets near City Hall and the City of Arlington Municipal Office Tower began April 20 and were expected to be…
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General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant Celebrates Construction Milestone

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
The General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant, which is undergoing a $1.4 billion expansion to meet the global demand of their full-size, sports utility vehicles, celebrated a major milestone Friday. During Friday’s ceremony, construction teams, plant employees and GMs leadership took turns signing the final steel beam required for the paint shop…
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Businessman Dan Dipert is Namesake for Arlington ISD’s New Career and Technical Center

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees has officially named the Arlington ISD Career and Technical Center the Arlington ISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center. The Arlington ISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center will offer state-of-the-art courses in career and technical fields to all district high schools. It will accommodate…
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Athletes to Compete in Special Olympics Texas Summer Games in Arlington May 25-28

Community, Headlines, News
Special Olympics Texas’ 48th annual Summer Games will return to The University of Texas at Arlington and surrounding area venues from Thursday, May 25 to Sunday, May 28. The four-day event is SOTX’s largest competition of the year, featuring nearly 3,000 athletes from all around the state of Texas. All events…
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Arlington CVB: 7 Facts to Know about the Art on the Greene Arts Festival

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Billed as an “art lover’s paradise” by festival organizers, Art on the Greene Art Festival has been bringing a top-quality art show to the Arlington Entertainment District each spring for the last six years. One aspect that sets the show apart from other art festivals, according to festival founder Steve…
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20 Years After Being Elected, Former Mayor Elzie Odom Reflects on his Arlington Dream

Community, Headlines, News
20 years ago this month, Elzie Odom was elected mayor of Arlington on May 3, 1997. Today, he continues to live his American Dream in Arlington with his wife and former first lady, Ruby. They have two adult children and six grandchildren. Born in Burkeville, Texas, on May 10, 1929, Elzie…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: May 18-21, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Levitt Pavilion’s 2017 Summer Concert SeriesThe annual summer concert series kicks off Friday, May 19 with Grammy award-winning artists Rebirth Brass Band. Visitors will be able to attend a free…
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Registration Open for 2nd Annual Homeownership Fair

Community, Headlines, Housing, News
Thinking about buying a new home? Register now for the City of Arlington’s 2nd annual Homeownership Fair to learn more about buying a home in today’s real estate market, down payment assistance programs, credit repair and other topics. The Homeownership Fair is scheduled from 8:30 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday, June 24 at…
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May 22-26 Declared Texas Flood Awareness Week

News, Public Safety, Public Works
While dangerous floods and flash floods are possible throughout the year, they have a higher frequency during spring and summer thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes. Intense rainfall or slow-moving storms that track over the same areas can cause a rapid rise of water and flash floods can develop within minutes. Both…
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Arlington Water Utilities Strengthens Infrastructure Using Technology

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities is joining leaders across the U. S. this week to raise awareness about the need for investing in critical infrastructure as part of National Infrastructure Week 2017. The national campaign is organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and other leading business and…
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Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation Announces Summer Learning Loss Prevention Initiative

Education, News
The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation has announced the launch of its new baseball themed educational course, Summer Slugger. The interactive course, a partnership with Major League Baseball and digital learning innovator EVERFI, is aimed at preventing students from losing critical math and literacy skills during the summer months. The program is…
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Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series Wraps Up This Week in Downtown

News, Parks & Recreation
Don’t miss out! This is the last week of the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. this Friday at Founders Plaza, 100 W Abram Street. The park is located next to the Levitt Pavilion,…
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New Downtown Library to Feature Imagination Playground Thanks to Grant

Headlines, Library, News
The Arlington Public Library has been awarded an Imagination Playground in a Cart, an innovative playground equipment system, thanks to a grant provided by Target and KaBOOM!. KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through play, is working with Target to increase access to play…
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Learn Safety Tips and More at June 2 National Night Out/Project 365 Kickoff Event

News, Police, Public Safety
Stop by the South Police Station early next month for family friendly activities, safety tips and more as part of the Arlington Police Department’s National Night Out/Project 365 Kickoff event. The event is scheduled from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Friday, June 2 in the Community Room of the station, located…
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Six Flags Over Texas’ Newest Coaster, The Joker, Opens May 20

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Get ready, thrillseekers! The Joker free-fly coaster opens to the public at Six Flags Over Texas on Saturday, May 20. The Joker, the newest addition to the Gotham City section, is the Arlington park’s 13th and most wicked roller coaster yet, park officials said. After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, riders flip…
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Culture Buzz: Art on the Greene Arts Festival to Return to Entertainment District

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
The newest “Culture Buzz” segment on MyArlingtonTV takes a journey to Arlington’s Entertainment District, which will soon showcase paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more as part of the annual Art on the Greene Arts Festival. The 6th annual art festival, scheduled for May 26 to May 28 at Richard Greene Linear Park,…
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Public Meetings Set This Week on Proposed Health and Sanitation Ordinance Amendments

Government, News
The City of Arlington has scheduled public meetings this week to discuss proposed Health and Sanitation Ordinance amendments that would affect child care centers, public swimming pools, and food establishments. Food EstablishmentsThe proposed amendment to Health and Sanitation Ordinance, Article IV, Regulation of Food Establishments, is an effort to update the…
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Pledge to ‘Doo the Right Thing’ and Enter Your Pup in a Calendar Contest

Community, News, Public Works
We’re calling on dog owners in City of Arlington to help protect our local waterways and the community by pledging to Doo the Right Thing. Owners who pledge to Doo the Right Thing and pick up after their dogs can enter them in the annual North Central Texas Council of…
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Southeast Branch Library to Enhance Beginning Readers Collection with $2,500 Grant

Library, News
The Texas Book Festival has awarded the Southeast Branch Library a $2,500 collections enhancement grant that will be used to provide Beginning Readers for youth. These books help children transition from picture books, which rely on illustrations to tell a story, to chapter books, which rely primarily on text. Beginning Readers…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Reeses & Schubert

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News
Dog of the Week – Meet ReesesThis seven and half month old male Rottweiler mix is brown and tan in color and weighs 47 pounds. Reeses was recently owner surrendered to the shelter. His pet guardian indicated he was friendly with all age groups, young and old. His energetic style would do…
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Arlington Fifth Graders Attend Art Tour, Reception at AT&T Stadium

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Gene and Jerry Jones family recently hosted a reception at AT&T Stadium for student ambassadors representing the 2016-17 class of fifth grade students of the Arlington Independent School District and their parents. Over the course of the school year, more than 4,000 Arlington fifth grade students enjoyed a docent-guided tour with their…
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Backstage Arlington at the East Main Street Arts Festival in Downtown

Entertainment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
MyArlingtonTV is taking a trip across The American Dream City to showcase some of the diverse musical acts happening in Arlington’s schools, restaurants, churches and neighborhoods. Hosted by Tika Cook, “Backstage Arlington” highlights some of the different music acts and performing venues that exist in Arlington. The newest episode features Arlington Proud‘s…
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Golden PAWS – Meet Samson

Golden Paws, News
Samson is a staff and volunteer favorite at Animal Services. This sweetheart is a 57 pound, eight-year-old male, Brindle (black and tan) Terrier, Pit Bull mix that seems younger than his years. He is reported to whine for attention as he eagerly awaits human interaction and affection. Samson loves to…
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Discover Your Family History at Library’s Your Story Workshops

Library, News
Your family history goes deeper than the names written on a genealogy chart, or in a family tree. Documents like marriage certificates, immigration records, military photographs, or other artifacts only scratch the surface. The stories and memories passed between generations give a much fuller picture of a family’s history, but…
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Ballpark Way, Interstate 30 Lane Closures Scheduled for Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of the project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated…
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Swedish Fish, Bath Towels and Fine China: Levitt Pavilion Handles Unusual Band Requests

Entertainment, News
The Levitt Pavilion Arlington staff works non-stop raising money, scouting out great artists and negotiating contracts to put together more than 50 free concerts a year for the community. But their efforts don’t end there. The Levitt staff also has to ensure artists have a great experience while performing in The…
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Registration Open for Dallas Cowboys Football, Cheerleading Youth Summer Camps

Community, News, Sports
Dallas Cowboys Youth Summer Camps will soon kick off at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The 2017 Football Academy is available for campers from 2nd grade to 8th grade. The program includes three days of drills and skills with former NFL coaching staff and players. Campers will also receive two bowl seat tickets…
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Speed Limit Reductions Coming to Abram Street, Center Street and UTA Boulevard

News, Public Works, Transportation
Beginning soon, drivers in Downtown and east Arlington will notice decreased speed limits along portions of Abram and Center streets and UTA Boulevard. Recent developments in Downtown Arlington and record-setting enrollment at The University of Texas at Arlington have resulted in a dramatically increased number of pedestrians in and around the…
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Arlington City Council Adopts More Comprehensive Smoking Ordinance

Government, Headlines, News, Public Health
The Arlington City Council approved changes Tuesday, May 9, designed to create a more comprehensive citywide smoke-free ordinance. Arlington will now prohibit smoking at bars, billiard halls, sexually oriented businesses, bowling centers and other private work places where smoking had been allowed under an exemption in the current ordinance. As a…
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Food Truck Friday Lunch Series Continues This Week at Founders Plaza

News, Parks & Recreation
Leave your lunchbag at home this Friday! The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series continues in Downtown Arlington this week. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until May 19 at Founders Plaza, 100 W Abram Street. The park is located…
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City Council Approves Agreements that Move Rangers Ballpark Closer to Reality

Government, Headlines, News
Months before the heavy construction equipment is set to move in, the Arlington City Council continues laying the groundwork necessary to make the future Texas Rangers retractable-roof ballpark a possibility. On Tuesday, the City Council approved two agreements with the team. The first is a non-relocation agreement that commits the Texas…
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Arlington Museum of Art Preparing for New Photography Exhibit

Entertainment, News
Social studies was always Amanda Hively’s favorite subject. As an adult, she’s passed along that adoration to her three daughters, including her oldest Aftyn Wilson.“I wanted my love of social studies to rub off on my daughters to make them more aware of the world around them,” Hively said. Aftyn Wilson…
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Volunteers Needed to Serve on Arlington Boards, Commissions 4

Government, News
The City of Arlington is accepting applications for interested residents who would like to serve on a Board or Commission. Members of boards and commissions assist the Mayor and City Council by making recommendations on general policy matters impacting the city. Most boards and commissions function in advisory capacities and some have final decision-making…
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Helping Restore Ability Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Benefit Fashion Show

Community, News
Mallory Tyler walked into the room with a smile on her face and did a twirl before striking a pose to show off her purple top and floral print skirt. Mallory, a student at The Green Oaks School in Arlington, is one of seven North Texans who will rock the runway…
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Library’s Courtyard Celebration Showcases Diversity of East Arlington

Library, News
Where can you see a fire-breathing dragon, hear music from horns more than 10 feet long, and enjoy a snack while you’re watching? Come to the East Arlingtpn Branch’s annual Courtyard Celebration this weekend to experience this and more.“This will be an evening of long horns, mariachi, lions dancing, stepping, song and dance,”…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Rosebud & Ziva

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet RosebudThis eight month old female is a black and red Torbie. Rosebud is a sweet cat who prefers being in your lap over playing with toys. She is prone to leaning into your face looking for attention. When ignored, she meows for your attention… Rosebud is…
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East Main Street Arts Festival Returns Downtown for a Second Year

Entertainment, News
The 2nd annual East Main Street Arts Festival took place this past weekend, bringing more music and more art-filled vendor booths to the Downtown Arlington scene. Arlington Proud’s festival, which was free and open to the public, was held Saturday, May 6 in the area between Division Brewing, Lester’s Backyard and Garage,…
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Arlington Voters Decide Three of Five Council Races, Approve Two Propositions

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Arlington voters re-elected three incumbent City Council members but a run-off election will be necessary next month to determine the winners of the District 3 and District 5 council seats. Voters also approved two propositions on the May 6, 2017, Joint General and Special Elections ballot. The first proposition was whether…
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Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games Draws Crowds From Near and Far

Community, News
Dressed in plaid skirts, sisters Rhone and Ione Brown explored sights and sounds familiar to their home country this weekend during the 31st annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highlands Games in Arlington. The young lasses and their parents, Jamie and Jana Brown, recently moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth region from Fife,…
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HL RadioTV 106.5FM Celebrates Grand Opening in Arlington

Business, Community, Economic Development, News
Dallas Vietnamese Radio celebrated its new location and new name this month. The station, now known as HL RadioTV 106.5 FM and 30.6 TV, bills itself as the first FM RadioTV station to serve the Vietnamese community in North Texas 24/7. Community leaders and members attended the grand opening Friday, May 5 at the station’s new…
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Right, Outside Lane of Westbound I-30 Near SH 360 to be Temporarily Closed on Thursday

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of the project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated…
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Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive Aims to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ 1

Community, News
Want to help the hungry? The National Association of Letter Carriers’ 25th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will take place on Saturday, May 13. This event, started in 1993, is designed to give something back to the community by helping replenish local food banks. Last year, the food…
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Texas Trust Credit Union Invites Public to Headquarters Grand Opening Celebration

Business, Economic Development, News
Texas Trust Credit Union invites the public to come out Saturday to celebrate the grand opening celebration of its headquarters in south Arlington. The family friendly event, which is free and open to all ages, is set from 11:30 a. m. to 3 p. m. Saturday, May 6 at 5850 W. Interstate 20. Activities include…
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Foster Care and Adoption 101 Workshop Offered

Library, News
Are you interested in making a difference in a child’s life? Have you ever considered foster care or adoption? When children can’t live safely at home and no appropriate non-custodial parent, relative, for close family friend is willing and able to care for them, you can help. Learn more at…
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Arlington CVB: 5 Mother’s Day Specials in The American Dream City

Business, Entertainment, News
Mother’s Day is coming up soon – Sunday, May 14 to be exact. Don’t wait until the last minute or risk forgetting to get Mom something special. The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau has complied this list of options to help you find the perfect way to show your mother how…
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UTA Spotlight: Basketball Player Dreams of Professional Career After Graduation

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the eleventh installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. Among this week’s top stories: Students pursuing careers in healthcare fields…
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On the Clock: Behind-the-Scenes at the Arlington Convention Center

News
“On the Clock” is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. The episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at the Arlington Convention Center,…
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Arlington Celebrates Drinking Water Week

Government, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities is teaming up with River Legacy Living Science Center and the Arlington Public Library to celebrate Drinking Water Week, starting on Saturday, May 6. The American Water Works Association and its members across the country have celebrated Drinking Water Week for more than 40 years as a way…
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Artifacts from Interurban Line Unearthed During Downtown Construction

Government, News
For more than 80 years, a piece of Arlington’s transportation history has lain hidden beneath Abram Street. That’s until late last month, when construction crews excavating near City Hall unearthed a rusty wheel and a section of track – relics from the “Interurban” electric trolley service that once ran between Fort…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: May 4-7, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Parks & Recreation’s Food Truck FridaysThe Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington is back again this Friday, May 5. This event will…
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Live! by Loews Set to Bring Upscale Hospitality to Arlington’s Entertainment District

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Loews Hotels & Co., The Cordish Companies, and the Texas Rangers announced their vision today for the hotel and convention center at Texas Live!, the $250 million world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality destination being developed in partnership between The Cordish Companies, Texas Rangers and City of Arlington in Arlington, TX.…
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Ryan Dodson’s American Dream: Helping to Revitalize Arlington’s Downtown

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Ryan Dodson’s Arlington Dream continues to build on a family legacy and rich history of development in The American Dream City. Dodson Companies have been active in the real estate business since C. B. Dodson, Ryan’s grandfather, built his first building in the 1940’s. Ryan’s father, Jerry Dodson, along with C. B., continued investing, building…
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Food Truck Friday Lunch Series Continues at Founders Plaza

News, Parks & Recreation
Craving some quesadillas this Cinco de Mayo? Holy Frijole is one of several food trucks that will be on hand during the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington this week. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until…
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What to Know: Protect Yourself During a Flood Event

News, Public Safety, Public Works
The recent storms in North Texas are a reminder that severe weather season is upon us. While tornados do pose a substantial risk, residents are reminded that flash flooding is actually the leading cause of weather related deaths in the country and occur more frequently during the spring and summer months.…
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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Opens for Season May 6-7

Entertainment, News
From thrilling slides to relaxing pools, Arlington residents and visitors will be happy to hear that Hurricane Harbor’s opening weekend has finally arrived. The water park in Arlington’s Entertainment District will be open both Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7 from 10:30 a. m. to 6 p. m. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor features 47 acres of…
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May Volunteer of the Month: Janet DeGray-Norman

Animal Services, News
Congratulations to our Janet DeGray-Norman, our Volunteer of the Month for May. DeGray-Norman has only been with Animal Services for couple of months now, but she has already proven to be a dedicated and highly respected asset to our volunteer team. Recently promoted to a volunteer coordinator position, DeGray-Norman comes in at…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Zya & E.T.

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet ZyaThis two year old female Australian Shepherd mix is black and brown in color and weighs 51 pounds. Although Zya is somewhat cautious around strangers, she appears to be a loving dog with a high level of energy. Australian Shepherds are characterized by being intelligent and…
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Historic Cemeteries Restoration Project Fundraiser Set for Sunday

Community, News
The Arlington Historical Society and the Lucretia Council Chapter of the DAR are hosting a community fundraiser this weekend to help pay for fencing and gravestone repairs at the Historic Cemeteries located on Arkansas Lane. The Spring Fling is set from noon to 4 p. m. Sunday, May 7 at the Arlington…
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Annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highlands Games Kicks off Friday

Entertainment, News
Whether you’re mad for plaid, admire the soulful sounds of bagpipes or you’ve always wanted to sample some haggis, the 31st Annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games has something to offer everyone. The weekend event, which will be held Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7 at the University of Texas…
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Arlington Approves Nearly $161,000 in Neighborhood Matching Grants

Headlines, News, Planning & Development Services
Neighborhood entrance signs, a butterfly garden and playground enhancements are just a few of the projects that will receive funding this year through the City of Arlington’s Neighborhood Matching Grant program. On April 25, the Arlington City Council approved nearly $161,000 in grant funds for 12 projects proposed by neighborhoods across…
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Arlington Public Library Appreciates its Dedicated Volunteers

Library, News
This National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 23-29, the Arlington Public Library showed volunteers how valued and important they are. The library is lucky to have dedicated volunteers of all ages who work at all locations as well as out in the community. In today’s world, it’s getting difficult to retain consistent and…
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Delivering Dreams: Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
A decade ago, the Arlington City Council had the foresight to ensure the economic windfall associated with the natural gas drilling activity on city owned lands would benefit the community for generations to come. In May 2007, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation was born with the clear mission: Contribute to a thriving…
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Arlington Water Utilities’ 2016 Water Quality Report Released

News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities’ 2016 Water Quality Report went online Monday, May 1 to give residents details on how the public utility provides billions of gallons of safe, high-quality water throughout the year. The report, which is available at www. arlingtontx. gov/water/ccr, is filed each year with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Some…
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New Interstate 30, SH 360 Lane Closures Announced for Interchange Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of the project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated…
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Transportation Advisory Committee’s Next Meeting: May 4, 2017

Headlines, News
Arlington’s Transportation Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at City Hall, 3rd Floor, 101 W. Abram St. in downtown Arlington. Residents can find a complete schedule of upcoming meetings and other key information about the Transportation Advisory Committee at www. arlington-tx. gov/TAC. Time…
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