What to Know: Protect Your Pets During the 4th of July Holiday

Animal Services, News
Are you taking special precautions for your pets during the 4th of July holiday? The ASCPA reports that “one in five pets goes missing after being scared by loud noises, so keep them safe in a quiet, secure area at home.”The 4th of July is an especially important time to…
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Updated: Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus

News, Public Health
Editor’s Note: This article was updated July 4 to reflect new spraying times for the Stagetrail Drive location. The City of Arlington has confirmed one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following location: Stagetrail Drive at U. S. Highway 287 Map…
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Arlington Chamber to Host ‘Legends and Leaders’ Dinner at Globe Life Park

Business, News
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the inaugural Legends and Leaders Dinner to be held at the Cholula Porch in Globe Life Park on Tuesday, August 22. The event will honor former Texas Ranger Ballplayer Legends and the Arlington Mayoral Leaders who were instrumental to moving and keeping the Rangers…
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Arlington’s Second Annual Homeownership Fair Draws Nearly 400

Housing, News
In an effort to Champion Great Neighborhoods, the culmination of the City’s month long celebration of National Homeownership Month concluded with the 2nd Annual Homeownership Fair on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The event was held at the Arlington Convention Center with nearly 400 in attendance, including 45 exhibitors and 42 volunteers. …
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13 Tips to Make Your Arlington 4th of July Extra Fabulous

Community, News
With so many things to do in Arlington during the Fourth of July holiday, you’ll need a few tips to help you rock your red, white, and blue good times in comfort and style. Be sure to head Downtown on Monday, July 3 for the annual Light Up Arlington fireworks display…
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4th of July Holiday Closings and Service Schedules

News
Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed for Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4. Residential and commercial garbage and recycling collection will not occur on July 4. Collection will resume on the following regular collection day. What’s CLOSED Tuesday, July 4 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court All…
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Arlington 4th of July Weekend Buzz: June 29 – July 4, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Light Up Arlington — Monday, July 3Festivities start at 6 p. m. July 3 at Parks and Recreation Department’s 11th annual Light Up Arlington. This year’s celebration, which encompasses several blocks north…
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Dream Builders: Martin High School Student’s Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Arlington ISD, Community, 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. In the latest Dream Builders, Kallie Menard, a soon-to-be senior from Martin High School,…
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Transportation Advisory Committee’s Next Meeting: July 6, 2017

Headlines, News, Transportation
Arlington’s Transportation Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. Thursday, July 6, 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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Soak Up Some Sprinkler Knowledge at Upcoming DIY Sprinkler Expo

News, Water Utilities
Before your lawn shrivels in the sun, learn how to use your sprinkler system to benefit the environment and your budget. All are welcome to attend the first-ever DIY Sprinkler Expo, hosted by the Tarrant Regional Water District and the cities of Arlington, Fort Worth, Frisco and Mansfield. The free event…
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City Council Approves Key Documents Related to Future Texas Rangers Ballpark

Government, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council approved several key legal documents Tuesday related to the Texas Rangers current lease agreements for Globe Life Park as well as the financing and development of the future retractable roof ballpark. In May 2016, the Arlington City Council unanimously approved a master agreement that outlines the public-private…
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Thalman Sworn in as New District 3 Arlington City Councilwoman

Mayor & Council, News
Roxanne Thalman was sworn in Tuesday as the new District 3 Council representative during the evening City Council meeting. The event was held in front of family, friends and supporters at City Hall. District 5 Councilwoman Lana Wolff, who won the June 10 run-off election, was also sworn in during Tuesday’s…
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Latest ‘Home Plate Update’ Features HKS Interview on New Rangers Ballpark

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Home Plate Update is a quarterly publication dedicated to informing citizens about everything happening with the new Texas Rangers ballpark and Texas Live! development in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Last November, the residents of Arlington overwhelming approved an extension of the City’s sales tax to cover half of the $1 billion Texas Rangers ballpark…
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Spotlight Random Acts of Kindness in Community Through Ask Arlington App

Community, Headlines, News
Did a stranger lend a helping hand when you were stranded on the side of the road or surprise you by paying for your coffee or dinner? We want to hear about it! The City of Arlington is launching a new initiative aimed at promoting and showcasing kindness in our…
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Residents Invited to Attend Public Meeting on Proposed Ordinance Updates

Government, Headlines, News
Code Compliance Services periodically reviews property maintenance ordinances for current applicability, congruency with state statutes, opportunities to improve voluntary compliance, and trending issues identified by residents or the Arlington City Council. The City is currently considering these updates: An ordinance creating the Garage Sales Chapter Proposed amendments to the Nuisance
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Right Lane of Westbound I-30 Near SH 360 Closed This Week 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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Pets of the Week – Meet Flora

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet FloraThis one and half year old female Shepherd Mix is black and brown in color and weighs 51 pounds. Flora is an energetic and friendly young dog. She enjoys playing with toys and is curious about her surroundings. She walks well on a leash and knows…
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Library’s LEGO Camp Gives Kids Chance to Build Problem Solving, Creative Thinking Skills

Library, News
Arlington children had a blast building during the Arlington Public Library’s LEGO Camp. During the three-day camp, children created and programmed motorized objects using LEGO Wedo kits. These kits include LEGO bricks, motors, sensors, and a USB connection. Students build their projects, then connect them to a computer to bring…
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Celebrate the 4th of July in Downtown Arlington with Concerts, Fireworks, Parade and More

Community, Headlines, News
Celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Arlington with live music, kid-friendly activities and a spectacular firework display on Monday, followed by a red, white and blue, fun-filled parade the next day. Festivities start at 6 p. m. July 3 at Parks and Recreation Department’s 11th annual Light Up Arlington. This year’s celebration, which encompasses…
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Six New Public Art Pieces Installed as Part of Star of Texas Project

Arts & Culture, Community, Headlines, News
The Arlington Museum of Art added six new stars to the public art campaign called the Star of Texas Art Project in The American Dream City. New stars have been installed at Tails ‘N Trails Dog Park at the Arlington Animal Services Center, the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center (two stars), Water Utilities…
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FEMA Updates Fish Creek and Cottonwood Creek Flood Insurance Maps

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington participates in the National Flood Insurance Program which offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if the community agrees to adopt and enforce regulations that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding. From time to time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency…
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Campers at UTA Conduct Experiments with Retired Astronaut Bernard Harris

Education, News, UT Arlington
Some teens spend their summers playing video games, hanging at the mall with friends and pretty much anything other than thinking about school. But middle school students attending the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Camp at the University of Texas at Arlington have been hard at work this month expanding their knowledge…
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City to Begin North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Repair in East Arlington

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works
Construction for the first phase of the North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Repair project will soon be underway to address the failing channel that runs adjacent to the L’Atrium on the Creek apartment complex in East Arlington. The main purpose of this $1.4 million project is to replace the existing concrete…
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Essay Contest Winner Asks for Donations to Help Homeless Animals on Her Birthday

Animal Services, News
Braith Norton celebrated her birthday doing what she loves – helping animals while spending time with friends and family at Arlington Animal Services. Norton chose Animal Services as the party destination for her ninth birthday. Rather than gifts for herself, she requested donations for the homeless animals. Norton’s dream birthday came…
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Arlington Parks and Recreation to Extend Trail Along Trinity River

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Construction of Arlington’s portion of the trail linking Dallas to Fort Worth along the Trinity River is expected to begin late this year. A contract to build the estimated $1 million trail connection, which will take about a year to complete, could be awarded by the Arlington City Council as soon as…
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H&M to Celebrate Grand Opening at The Parks at Arlington Mall

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, will celebrate its grand opening at The Parks at Arlington mall early next month. The nearly 20,000-square-foot store will be located on the lower level of the mall near Macy’s. The Arlington store joins H&M’s 35 locations across the state. The grand opening celebration is scheduled…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 22-25, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Robert Earl Keen at Levitt Pavilion ArlingtonLike its major fund-raising concert in the fall, proceeds from the June 23 Robert Earl Keen concert will help the Levitt offset the costs…
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Community Yard Sale to Support the Downtown Library

Library, News
Early mornings in summer are a busy time for savvy shoppers — it’s yard sale season. Early next month, the Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library is joining the fun with its first Community Yard Sale. The sale will take place on the front lawn and parking lot of…
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UTA’S EXCEL Campus Activities Offering Free Thursday Night Movies

Community, News, UT Arlington
Looking for free stuff to do in The American Dream City this summer?The University of Texas at Arlington’s EXCEL Campus Activities is hosting a free outdoor movie experience nearly every week through early August. EXCEL will show the movies at 9 p. m. on Thursdays in UTA’s Architecture Courtyard, located at 601…
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Swearing In Ceremony Set June 27 for District 3 and 5 Council Representatives

Government, Mayor & Council, News
The Arlington City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, June 20 to canvass results for the District 3 and District 5 run-off elections. Lana Wolff was re-elected during the June 10, 2017 run-off election to serve as the District 5 City Council representative. Roxanne Thalman will join the Arlington City…
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Arlington Seeking Artist Submissions for Entertainment District Sculpture Trail

News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreation is now accepting submissions to complete phase four of the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail at Richard Greene Linear Park. A budget has been set at $140,000 to fund up to three sculptures and associated foundations.Unity Arch, a key centerpiece, was dedicated on April 6, 2017, as the…
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Arlington Eats: Fine Dining with Restaurant506 at The Sanford House

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 Restaurant506 at The Sanford House, located at 506 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011. Executive Chef John Klein leads…
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Crossing the Bridge: Arlington Police Officers Build Trust and Partnerships

News, Police, Public Safety
The 3400 block of Sherry Street is where the relationships grew. Last summer, neighbors came together to paint a mural to cover up unsightly graffiti underneath a bridge. Everyone pitched in to help, including Arlington police officers, a Home Depot and a real estate firm who donated the paint, brushes and…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Shamrock & Molly

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet ShamrockThis eleven and a half-month-old male Domestic short hair is a black and brown Tabby. Shamrock, a. k. a. Angel, is a lively, lovable guy. A favorite pastime of his is playing with toys, especially toy mice. He even “chortles” or talks to them. Loud purring is his response when…
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Local Youth Learn Tips from the Pros at Texas Rangers’ Play Ball Initiative

Community, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers hosted a Play Ball event at their Youth Ballpark in Arlington on Sunday morning, giving local children a chance to participate in baseball-related activities outside the normal confines of recreation leagues and camps. The Play Ball initiative, supported by both USA Baseball and USA Softball, is the sport’s…
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Inaugural Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at Arlington Draws Crowds to Downtown

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
On Saturday, people who stepped onto The Green at College Park in Downtown Arlington were transported to a bustling, global marketplace with traditional crafts, clothing, art and more from 35 countries. Performers from around the world danced to sounds of music from their home countries, while shoppers marveled at the work…
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SH 360 Lane Closures Scheduled This Week 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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GM, Arlington Celebrate Groundbreaking of Automotive Logistics Center

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
General Motors and the City of Arlington on Friday celebrated the groundbreaking of the future Arlington Automotive Logistics Center, a $250 million redevelopment project that will bring hundreds of new, good-paying jobs to the city. NorthPoint Development plans to construct two warehouses with a combined 1.2 million square feet of industrial…
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Application Withdrawn for Proposed Saltwater Disposal Well Near Lake Arlington

Government, Headlines, News
The Texas Railroad Commission has notified the City of Arlington that BlueStone Natural Resources has withdrawn its application to construct a saltwater disposal well on the Fort Worth side of Lake Arlington. The Commission issued an order dismissing the application without prejudice on Thursday, following a request from the Oklahoma company.…
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Eric Nadel with Texas Rangers to Read to Kids Monday at Southeast Branch Library

Headlines, Library, News
Storytime at Southeast Branch gets a change-up June 19. Eric Nadel, announcer for the Texas Rangers, will come for the third year in a row and read for children and greet fans. Nadel has been calling games for the Rangers for more than 30 years, and received the Ford C.…
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In the Market for a New Home? Register Now for Arlington’s Annual Homeownership Fair

Community, 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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Symphony Arlington’s KidsNotes Program Allows Children to Explore Music

Library, News
Libraries are typically thought of as quiet places. But on Thursday, June 8, the Northeast Branch Library was filled with the sounds of happy children tapping drums and playing with a violin, clarinet and trombone as part of Symphony Arlington’s KidsNotes program. Early exposure to music and the arts is crucial…
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City Council to Canvass Election Results for District 3, District 5 Races on June 20

Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Arlington voters re-elected Lana Wolff to the District 5 Arlington City Council seat in the June 10, 2017, run-off election, according to unofficial vote totals. In the open District 3 race, the unofficial voting results show Roxanne Thalman received 925 votes while Marvin Sutton received 922 votes. Sutton has requested a recount,…
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May 2017 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
Inside this issue, Arlington police officers highlight the success of a program they call, “The Bridge Kids.” Also in this issue, a motorist found procedural justice on a traffic stop and the statewide Click It or Ticket Campaign turns 15 years old. Crime prevention highlights, calendar items and more. On…
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Water Service Restored to Six Flags Over Texas After Brief Outage

Headlines, News, Water Utilities
As part of utilities work to facilitate construction of the Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project, the City of Arlington Water Utilities planned to replace two 12-inch water main valves on Ballpark Way today, June 15. The valves were shut off yesterday evening in preparation for the work. A pre-test conducted last…
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Award-Winning Artist Sedrick Huckaby Helping Students Find Their Dreams at UTA

Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, UT Arlington
UT Arlington assistant professor of art Sedrick Huckaby’s large-scale portraits and quilt paintings have become identifiable and celebrated works of art across the country. But while his art career is important to him and his family, he continues to share his journey with students at UTA’s Art & Art History…
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Arlington Father’s Day Weekend Buzz: June 15-18, 2017

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Father’s Day Events by Arlington Convention & Visitors BureauFather’s Day is coming up soon – Sunday, June 18 to be exact. Don’t wait until the last minute or risk forgetting to…
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Parks’ Food Truck Fridays Dinner Series Wraps Up This Week

News, Parks & Recreation
Looking to enjoy dinner outdoors? The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays dinner series wraps up this week in north Arlington. Don’t miss it!This event will take place from 6 p. m. to 10 p. m. Friday, June 16 at River Legacy Parks Elm Grove Pavilion, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd. This week’s…
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Public Memorial Planned for Arlington Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor

Community, Headlines, News
A public memorial service is planned next week for an Arlington sailor killed more than 75 years ago during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Seaman First Class George Anderson Coke, Jr. will be buried with military honors Saturday, June 24, at Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington following a 1 p. m. funeral service…
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Tips for Even Better Water Efficiency This Summer

News, Water Utilities
Summer is here and some Arlington residents may be wondering when it’s time to flip on the sprinklers. One easy answer – not from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. Watering in Arlington isn’t restricted by days of the week, but city ordinance does prohibit irrigation from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m.…
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Backstage Arlington: The Continued Growth of Symphony Arlington

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 Symphony Arlington,…
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Arlington City Council Approves General Motors Parts Supplier Hub

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
The Arlington City Council approved economic incentives to facilitate a $250 million redevelopment project that will transform the former Six Flags Mall site into a General Motors parts supplier hub and bring in hundreds of new workers and $151 million in taxable sales and purchases in the city during the…
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GM, Texas Live! Milestones Celebrated in Latest ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

Business, City Council Priorities, Economic Development, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
Live! by Loews, a new $150 million flagship hotel, was announced as the newest addition to Arlington’s world-class Entertainment District in May. The hotel and convention center will be part of Texas Live!, the $250 million dining, entertainment and hospitality destination being developed in partnership between The Cordish Companies, Texas Rangers and…
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Free Summer Meals at Select Arlington Public Library Locations

Library, News
The Arlington Public Library joins other Arlington institutions to offer free meals to children this summer. Children ages 1-18 can receive a free lunch at the East Arlington, Southeast, Southwest, and Woodland West Branches every weekday from 12:15-1:15 p. m. This is the Library’s second summer providing meals in partnership with CitySquare…
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Summit Racing Equipment to Host Two Upcoming Job Fairs for Arlington Warehouse

Business, Community, News
Summit Racing Equipment, which bills itself as the world’s largest direct marketer of performance automotive parts and accessories, is holding interviews for Arlington warehouse positions at two upcoming job fairs. Construction of the $82 million warehouse facility, retail super store and customer support center is on track for an early fall…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Zader, Tiger & Luna

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet ZaderThis three year old male Labrador Retriever mix is black and white in color, and weighs 85 pounds. Zader is a really friendly young dog who appreciates a good belly rub. While not as interested in playing with toys, he does show an interest in wanting to…
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City of Arlington Receives 9 TAMIO Awards at 2017 Conference

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington was honored to receive nine awards at the annual Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) conference in Lakeway on June 8, 2017. This year follows up a strong campaign in 2016, where the Office of Communications took home eight awards at the TAMIO conference in Arlington. The awards…
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Eastbound, Westbound I-30 Main Lane Closures Near SH 360 Scheduled 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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Annual Code Compliance Workshops Aim to Make Arlington Apartment Communities Safer

Code Compliance, Government, Housing, News
Do you live in an apartment in Arlington? Great news. City ordinance amendments approved by City Council have resulted in the implementation of annual educational workshops held for multi-family property owners and managers. Education specific to code familiarization and crime prevention is the focus. Single adults and families looking for affordable housing,…
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Hurricane Harbor’s Summer Dive-In Movies Series Starts Today

Entertainment, News
The summer season is here and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in North Texas, is offering guests the perfect summer combination—water thrills and movies. Beginning today, June 9, through Friday, August 11, guests can lounge on a beach chair, float on an inner-tube, or dip their toes on…
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Arlington ISD’s Back to School Kickoff Set for August 12

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The third annual AISD Back to School Kickoff – a community effort to help more than 10,000 Arlington ISD students and their families prepare for the upcoming school year – will be from 8 a. m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. At the AISD Back…
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Pantego, Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus June 12-13

Headlines, News, Public Health
The Town of Pantego has confirmed two positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples from a trap located in the areas of Hilltop Lane at Kidd Drive and Shady Valley Drive at Green Tee Drive. Even though the positive trap locations were in Pantego, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends…
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Give the Gift of Golf or Tennis to Dad this Father’s Day

News, Parks & Recreation
Are you tired of getting your dad socks and ties for every holiday? Gifts that pile up in the back of a closet grow tiresome. Visit one of Arlington’s three municipal golf courses (Tierra Verde Golf Club, Lake Arlington Golf Course or Meadowbrook Park Golf Course) or the Arlington Tennis…
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Arlington Aquatics Division’s “Make a Splash for Water Safety” Event June 17

News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department, with the help of Mid-Cities Arlington Swim Team, is spreading the word about water safety by offering a morning of free water safety lessons and activities next weekend. So grab your swimsuit, towel, and bike and come out to the Make A Splash event, scheduled from 9…
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UTA, City of Arlington Partner to Protect Vital Water Utilities Infrastructure

News, UT Arlington, Water Utilities
A University of Texas at Arlington team will inspect 350 concrete manhole shafts for corrosion in the City of Arlington and develop a method to prioritize which manholes need protection from corrosion the most. Melanie Sattler, a UTA associate professor of civil engineering, is leading a UTA team that will evaluate…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 8-11, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music FestivalJoin the Levitt Pavilion June 9-11 for the Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival, featuring Reckless Kelly, Orleans and Black Violin. Arlington-native Dylan Chambers will…
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On the Clock: Arlington Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit

Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Police, Public Safety
“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 Police Department‘s…
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Upcoming Food Truck Friday Features Live Music, Games and Delicious Dishes

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. Live music starts…
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Winners Announced in Inaugural “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Art Contest

Headlines, News, Public Works
The City of Arlington’s Stormwater Management Division would like to congratulate the 2017 “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Flood Safety Art Contest winners. Grand Prize Winner: Evelyn Nguyen – Ditto Elementary School1st Place: Lochlan Hemminger – Ditto Elementary School2nd Place: Melanie Cardenas – Atherton Elementary School3rd Place: Lily Fratangelo – Ditto Elementary SchoolHonorable…
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Mansfield ISD Launches Free Summer Meal Program for Youth This Week

Education, Mansfield ISD, News
To ensure that children can continue having a healthy meal during the summer, Mansfield ISD Student Nutrition Services is excited to continue its federally funded Summer Feeding Program. Starting today, June 7, any child 18 years and younger can receive a free breakfast and lunch. The child does not have to…
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Ask Arlington: Homeownership Fair is Sat. June 24 at Arlington Convention Center

Community, Headlines, News
“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll…
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June Volunteer of the Month: Edward Ricardez

News, Police
Congratulations to our June Volunteer of the Month, Edward Ricardez. Ricardez has been a long time supporter of the Arlington Police Department and devoted volunteer since 2011. As volunteer coordinator for the East police district, Ricardez is responsible for numerous tasks, including tracking volunteer hours, assisting Citizen Police Academy groups and helping…
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Arlington ISD Offers Free Meals to Children Through Summer Feeding Service Program

Arlington ISD, Education, News
The Arlington Independent School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 1 through 18, without charge at various schools. Meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no…
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UTA, Arlington ISD Create New Pathway to Baccalaureate

Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District signed an agreement Monday, June 5 that provides a seamless transition to a four-year university degree for traditionally underserved high school students currently enrolled at Arlington Collegiate High School, located on Tarrant County College’s Southeast Campus. ACHS students can already earn an associate’s…
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Medical City Arlington Celebrates Completion of $12 Million Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Business, Economic Development, News
Medical City Arlington has completed construction on its $12 million, state-of-the-art Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The project is part of an ongoing $100 million facility expansion and renovation investment. The hospital celebrated with a ribbon cutting Monday, June 5.“Medical City Arlington is steadfast in our commitment to increase our capacity, capabilities and efficiency…
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New Lane Closures Announced this Week for I-30/SH 360 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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Pets of the Week – Meet Lola & Zeke

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet ZekeThis one and half year old male Smooth Collie mix is tan and white in color, and weighs 72 pounds. Zeke is a friendly dog that enjoys attention. While he may not be as fast as Ezekiel “Zeke” Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, he does enjoy a…
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Arlington Native Dylan Chambers Returns Home for Center Stage Music Festival Performance

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Put your dancing shoes and head on down this weekend to the annual Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival. The free outdoor festival kicks off Friday, June 9 with country singer Bri Bagwell and Americana band Reckless Kelly. On June 10, the Levitt welcomes The Gibbonses, a husband and wife duo,…
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Pantego, Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus June 5-6

Headlines, News, Public Health
The Town of Pantego has confirmed one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample from a trap located in the area of Miller Lane and Pantego Drive. Even though the positive trap location was in Pantego, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends targeted ground spraying distance from the trap location…
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7 Highlights for Rangers Fans During Remaining Homestand in Arlington

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers homestand continues through June 7, 2017 in The American Dream City, as the team hosts the division-rival Houston Astros for a three-game series this weekend and the New York Mets for a quick two-game series on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here are seven highlights fans can look forward to…
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Santa Fe International Folk Art Market to Bring Artists to Arlington from Around the World

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Arlington resident Linda Dipert loved her experience at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market so much that she decided to bring the event home with her. After two years of planning and working with Santa Fe event organizers, the renowned Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at Arlington is headed…
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Drivers Should Expect Lane Closures During Abram, Collins Intersection Rebuild

Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update, Transportation
Anyone who has driven Abram Street between Collins Street and Stadium Drive is well aware of the nearly $16 million construction project currently underway. As part of this project, the intersection of Abram and Collins will soon undergo a complete rebuild. The intersection will remain open to traffic, but starting…
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Gerald Alley Living His American Dream as Founder of Con-Real LP

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Over the past 30 years, Gerald Alley has been living his American Dream as the President/CEO and founder of Con-Real, the leading African-American-owned construction and real estate firm in the Southwest. Alley has been active in all phases of construction and real estate activities at Con-Real, which is based in Arlington.…
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Arlington’s Outdoor Swimming Pools Open Saturday

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Are you ready to splash into summer?Starting Saturday, June 3, Arlington’s six outdoor public pools open for the swim season. Grab your towels and sunscreen – we’ll see you by the pool in The American Dream City!Allen Bolden Pool, 2800A South Center Street, 817-472-8950 (Closed on Mondays)Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Center, 2800…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: June 1-4, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Arlington Public Library’s Summer Reading Club Kickoff PartiesArlington residents of all ages are invited to Build a Better World with the Arlington Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Club. This year’s…
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Arlington’s Cat Adoption Fees Only $10 During the Month of June

Animal Services, News
If you’ve been considering adding a feline to your family, now is a great time to visit the Arlington Animal Services Center! The shelter has reduced the adoption fee to $10 for all cats and kittens during the month of June. The cat adoption fee, which is normally $90, includes spay…
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