CANCELED: New York Avenue Closed at SH 360 Bridge This Saturday for Construction

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Editor’s Note: The planned closure of New York Avenue between the SH 360 frontage roads this Saturday as part of the Drive 360 South project has been canceled. Construction work on the SH 360 South project could affect some drivers in South Arlington on Saturday. New York Avenue will be closed between the SH…
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Martin, TCU Grad Jaden Oberkrom’s Kicking Academy Helping Students Dream Big

Arlington ISD, Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Jaden Oberkrom, the Big 12 Conference’s all-time leader in field goals made, is helping students pursue their dream of kicking at the next level right here in The American Dream City. Oberkrom, who graduated from AISD’s Martin High School and went on to have a successful career at TCU, turned down…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: November 30 – December 3, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Olde Town Christmas Craft Fair at Dottie Lynn Recreation CenterCome out and bring the whole family to Dottie Lynn Recreation Center’s annual Olde Town Christmas craft fair this weekend. Taste homemade goodies…
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Ask Arlington: AISD Superintendent Updates Residents on the 2014 Bond Package

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, 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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Texas Rangers Holding Cowboy Santas Toy Drive at Ballpark From Dec. 1-18

Community, News
The Texas Rangers announced details of the team’s participation in the 2017 Cowboy Santas Toy Drive, the seventh consecutive year in which the organization has been involved in the holiday initiative. The Cowboy Santas Toy Drive results in the collection of thousands of new, unwrapped toys that are distributed to children…
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Save the Date: Arlington’s Annual Aging Well Expo Set for March 21

News, Parks & Recreation
If you are an adult who wants to learn more about health, wellness, volunteering, and housing in Arlington, the Aging Well Expo is for you! Mayor Jeff Williams and Commissioner Andy Nguyen invite you to learn more about the services, professionals and programs available in Arlington and beyond. Save the date! The 2018…
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$4.2 Million Project Aims to Reduce Neighborhood Flooding along Perkins Road

News, Public Works, Water Utilities
Public Works and Transportation, in partnership with Water Utilities, has nearly completed a $4.2 million project to reduce neighborhood flooding and improve streets, water mains and sanitary sewer systems along a section of Perkins Road in West Arlington. The Laguna Vista Drainage Improvements project, which began in September 2016, aims to…
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Mayor’s Holiday Pajama Storytime Offers Festive Family Fun

Library, News
Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and the Arlington Public Library invite you to this year’s Mayor’s Holiday Pajama Storytime, December 13 at 6:30 p. m. at the Southeast Branch Library. Join us for a festive evening of stories, songs, and a special craft. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite cozy pajamas…
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City of Arlington Accepting Applications for Citizens Bond Committee

Government, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington is now accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on the Citizens Bond Committee, which will begin meeting next spring to review and recommend projects for a bond program that could be presented to voters in November 2018. Committee members, who will be ap pointed…
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‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newsletter Highlights Matching Grant Program

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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Meet the Neighbors: Tiffany Woods Residents Remain United After Sign Project

Community, Headlines, News
The stately brick and stone Tiffany Woods entry sign along Perkins Road is more than just a neighborhood marker. It’s the catalyst that residents in the West Arlington neighborhood say brought them closer together. Tiffany Woods, built in the mid-1980s, is a small community of about 80 homes on five streets…
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Olde Town Christmas Craft Fair at Dottie Lynn Rec Center This Weekend

News, Parks & Recreation
Come out and bring the whole family to the Dottie Lynn Recreation Center’s annual Olde Town Christmas craft fair this weekend. Taste homemade goodies and concessions, enjoy Arlington High Show Choir performances and browse a variety of vendors to find special gifts for your friends and loved ones. The fair is scheduled from…
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Schedule Your Free Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle, on December 15

Community, News, Transportation
Interested in catching a ride on a self-driving shuttle? Come try out Milo and provide the City of Arlington with feedback about your experience. The City of Arlington is now booking free rides between 2 p. m. and 4 p. m. on Friday, December 15 to provide the public an opportunity to check out…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Domino & Pudge

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet DominoThis four-year-old female is a Blue Domestic Shorthair. Create a domino effect of calmness in your household by adopting this cat. Domino will lie by your side content to be petted. Her purring and kneading can create the same calming effect on you. She will engage in play…
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City of Arlington’s Risk Manager Recognized as Top in His Field

Government, News
Robert Warren, the City of Arlington’s Risk Manager, was recently recognized as the top in his field by the Texas Chapter of the Public Risk Management Association. Warren, whose career in Arlington began in 2014, accepted the prestigious 2017 Risk Professional of the Year award earlier this month at the association’s…
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November 2017 Student-Athlete of the Month: Cade Cunningham

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Sports
Cade Cunningham, sophomore for Bowie High School’s basketball team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for November 2017. According to Head Coach Allen Gratts, Cunningham continues to impress with his leadership skills at such a young age. He’s currently ranked as Rivals. com’s 20th best prospect in…
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Medical City Arlington Now Offers World’s Smallest Pacemaker

Business, News
Medical City Arlington is now offering the world’s smallest pacemaker for cardiology patients. The Micra® pacemaker is a new type of heart device that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. Medical City Arlington is the first hospital in southeast Tarrant County,…
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Culture Buzz: Enchant Christmas Lights Up Arlington’s Entertainment District

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
The newest Culture Buzz segment on MyArlingtonTV visits Enchant Christmas, which debuts this year in Arlington’s Entertainment District. With more than two million twinkling lights and brilliantly lit sculptures, families will create memories that will last beyond the holiday season. Based upon the delightful children’s story “The Adventures of Enchant: The Great Search,” written by…
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Arlington Police Department Announces 2017 Holiday Traffic Map

News, Public Safety, Traffic Update
The Arlington Police Department encourages drivers to be safe and to use caution this holiday season as traffic increases on the roads. The department has published its 2017 Holiday Traffic map for residents and visitors to look at before shopping for family, friends and loved ones in the Parks Mall and…
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City of Arlington Joins NTTA’s Red Thumb Anti-Texting Campaign

News, Police, Public Safety
Just in time for the busiest travel days of the year, the North Texas Tollway Authority has added 15 new partners, including the City of Arlington, to its Red Thumb safety program aimed at eliminating texting while driving. It’s now against the law in Texas to send a text while…
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Arlington Music Hall’s Christmaspectacular! Opens Dec. 1, 2017

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
After an enormously successful opening last December, the Arlington Music Hall invites residents and visitors to once again experience Christmaspectacular! this holiday season. This holiday musical adventure opens Friday, Dec. 1 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Downtown Arlington. Christmaspectacular!, written and created by Disney veteran Claud Smith III, is directed this year by…
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UTA Leads Texas in Serving Military Veterans

Education, News, UT Arlington
Military Times once again ranked The University of Texas at Arlington the No. 1 four-year institution in Texas for veterans and their families to earn a college degree. Nationally, UTA ranked No. 12 on the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 list. UTA is the only four-year Texas school in the top 20, moving up…
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Arlington Ranked No. 2 in National Night Out Participation

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The National Association of Town Watch, the lead organizer of National Night Out, has released its 2017 awards. According to their published rankings of U. S. cities who participated in National Night Out in 2017, Arlington was ranked #2 in Category 1, which is designated for large cities with populations greater…
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Christmas Tree Arrives at City Hall Ahead of 2017 Holiday Lights Parade

Community, News
The holiday season has officially arrived in The American Dream City. An approximately 50-foot blue spruce Christmas tree made its way from Michigan to City Hall on Tuesday morning, November 21, 2017. In keeping with tradition, the official lighting ceremony will be Saturday, December 9, 2017, immediately after the annual Arlington Holiday Lights Parade. This…
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The Eagles, Chris Stapleton Coming to AT&T Stadium Next June

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
The Eagles and Chris Stapleton have announced a June 23, 2018, concert date at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Eagles, who have been awarded six Grammy awards, have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame in 1998. Tickets for the Arlington concert go…
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2017 Thanksgiving Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

News
Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Residential garbage and recycling collection will not occur on Thanksgiving Day. Collection will resume on the following regular collection day. Friday collections will occur as usual. Regular office hours and service…
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Mission Arlington, Community Making Dreams Come True on Thanksgiving Day

Community, Headlines, News
Ushering in the season of giving and displaying the kindness in our community, thousands of volunteers will once again come together in Downtown Arlington to help families in need enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. It’s an annual effort by Mission Arlington to make the holiday special for families in the Metroplex, focusing primarily on Arlington…
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Arlington Thanksgiving Weekend Buzz: Nov. 23-26, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Enchant ChristmasThe American Dream City is about to get a whole lot brighter with the U. S. debut of Enchant Christmas. Get lost in the world’s largest light maze. Take photos around the…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Alice Faye & Cara

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet Alice FayeThis one and a half-year-old female Domestic Medium Hair is a brown and black Tabby. Alice Faye is a very shy cat looking for a new forever home. She was owner surrendered to the shelter and we’re told she prefers to be the only animal…
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Bond Tracker: Newly Renovated Fire Station 12 Set to Open in December

Fire, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Public Safety
The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections. This month’s episode features the newly renovated Fire Station 12, located at 5050 South Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76018. The $1.9…
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Wetlands Help Arlington Provide Safe, High-Quality Drinking Water

Government, News, Water Utilities
About 90 miles from Arlington, nature is helping ensure the city’s more than 380,000 residents have safe, high-quality drinking water. The George W. Shannon Wetlands near Corsicana was built by the Tarrant Regional Water District, Arlington’s raw water supplier, to help meet the growing demands for water in Tarrant County…
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Grease for Greens: Drop Off Used Cooking Oil at Tierra Verde Golf Club Dec. 9

News, Parks & Recreation, Water Utilities
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Eco-Man and Arlington Water Utilities want to remind residents to prevent backed-up sanitary sewers and clogged pipes by properly disposing of fats, oils, and grease. A great way to do this that also benefits the city is to bring your used cooking oil* to Grease for…
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Arlington Hosts European Aviation Delegation Exploring U.S. Market Opportunities

Business, Economic Development, Government, News
Earlier this week, the City of Arlington hosted a delegation of aviation and aerospace companies from Europe who are interested in expanding their market opportunities in the United States. Representatives from five German aerospace companies met with Arlington city and community leaders, local economic development staff, as well as Arlington aviation and aerospace…
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UTA’S Online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Ranked Best in Country

Education, News, UT Arlington
College Choice recently named The University of Texas at Arlington’s online master of education in curriculum and instruction the best in the country in its list of the nation’s top 35 programs. The independent online college ranking publication measured quality, reputation, affordability, value and student satisfaction. College Choice’s methodology includes an analysis of the U. S. Department…
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Arlington Water Utilities Cost Saving Initiatives Add Up for Residents

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities works to find operating efficiencies and reduce controllable costs all year long. In Fiscal Year 2017, that meant $2.7 million in savings for Arlington residents through a variety of initiatives. Here’s a look at some of the FY 2017 savings from those cost-saving moves and the initiatives’…
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October 2017 Property of the Month Winners Announced

News
The City of Arlington’s Code Compliance Services Division is proud to announce the October 2017 Property of the Month award winners District 1 Commercial: 2225 E. Randol Mill Road District 2 Residential: 2126 Preakness Court District 2 Commercial: …
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Section of New York Avenue Closed This Saturday for SH 360 South Bridge Construction

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Construction work on the SH 360 South project could affect some drivers in South Arlington on Saturday. New York Avenue will be closed between the SH 360 frontage roads on Saturday, November 18 from 5 a. m. to 5 p. m. as crews pour a concrete bridge deck. Drivers should expect delays in this area…
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Dream Builders: Mother-Daughter Team Up for Arts & Crafts YouTube Show

Entertainment, 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 Dream Builders episode focuses on DIY With Ollie, an arts, crafts and cooking…
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: November 16-19, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over TexasHoliday in the Park is back for select days beginning Friday, November 17 at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington’s Entertainment District. From festive shows to an…
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November 30, 2017 Public Meeting: Rush Creek Trail Extension

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Make your voice heard! Please join the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for an upcoming public meeting Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 p. m. at the West Arlington Police Station (2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76013). The purpose of this meeting is to solicit public feedback and to provide information about extending the…
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UTA Spotlight: Maverick Theatre Company Set to Open a Shakespeare Favorite

News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest 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. This week’s stories: UT Arlington’s men’s basketball team opens up…
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Arlington Animal Services Offering Discounted Adoption Fee on Senior Pets

Animal Services, News
If you’ve been considering adding a dog or cat to your family, now is a great time to visit the Arlington Animal Services Center! The shelter has reduced the adoption fee to $25 each for all dogs and cats that are ages six years or older between November 15 and November 30. The…
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On the Clock: Green Initiatives at Arlington Parks & Rec’s Tierra Verde Golf Club

Environment, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Parks & Recreation
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. This month’s episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at how the Arlington Parks…
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Acts of Kindness: Youth Surprise Fire Station 16 Crew with Thank You Cards and Treats

Community, Fire, News
Youth involved in a local nonprofit organization recently dropped off cards and tasty treats for the crew at Fire Station 16 in south Arlington as a way of say thanks for all they do to make the community safer. The group of students who brought the gifts participate in Communities Building…
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UTA Launches Emotional Robotics Living Lab

Education, News, UT Arlington
How can we develop robots that humans can trust and respond to as companions and caregivers?The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new Emotional Robotics Living Lab to investigate what our future will look like with robots and how they can be integrated into the home to provide…
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Important Tips on Recycling in Arlington in Honor of America Recycles Day

Community, Headlines, News, Public Works
Wednesday, November 15 is America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. Arlington’s most recent participation rate survey showed that 90 percent of Arlington households actively participate in curbside recycling and divert 23 percent of all residential household waste from the landfill by recycling. Last year, Arlington residents recycled…
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Merry and Bright: Holiday in the Park Returns to Six Flags Over Texas

Business, Entertainment, News
Holiday in the Park is back for select days beginning Friday, November 17 at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington’s Entertainment District. It’s the most magical time of the year filled with enchanting experiences that will help create those special family fun outings again and again. The park’s breathtaking winter wonderland features a…
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Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour Coming to AT&T Stadium in Arlington

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News
Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour will make a stop in Arlington next October. Swift’s first round of tour dates, which includes an Oct. 6 show at AT&T Stadium, were announced Monday. Tickets for the North American leg of the tour go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, December 13. General…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Loc & Quinn

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet LocThis one-year-old male American Bulldog, Pit Bull Terrier Mix is tan and white in color and weighs 75 pounds. Loc is a gentle giant waiting here at the shelter to be adopted. He likes to lean against your leg to “connect” with you while being…
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Butler Elementary Kindness Club Models Kindness In and Beyond School

Arlington ISD, Education, News
A few years ago, Butler Elementary faced a challenge: students who were dropped off early for the day had time to kill before school started, and they weren’t always being nice to each other during those unsupervised hours before the bell rang. But instead of imposing restrictive rules or doling…
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Community Celebrates Inaugural Arlington Heroes Parade in Downtown

Community, News
Taya Kyle, widow of U. S. Navy SEAL veteran and sniper Chris Kyle, made her way down east Abram Street in Downtown Arlington as grand marshal for the inaugural Arlington Heroes Parade on Veteran’s Day. At 1 p. m. Saturday, the sounds of police, ambulance and fire truck sirens filled the air to…
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Arlington’s Action Center Provides New Callback Service to Save Residents Time

Government, Headlines, News
Arlington residents calling the city with questions about Arlington Water Utilities or other services have a new option starting this week – a callback service to save them time on hold when call volumes are high. About 12,000 calls each month are received through the Arlington Water Utilities Customer Care line…
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City of Arlington Celebrates 2017 Texas Municipal Courts Week

Government, Municipal Court, News
The City of Arlington uses Texas Municipal Courts Week as an opportunity to help spread traffic safety education to those entering the City Tower as an employee or visitor. To try and instill safe habits at a young age, children receive coloring books, story books, crayons and stickers about seatbelts, bicycle helmets, and…
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10 Easy Ways to Spread Kindness in The American Dream City

Community, News
The City of Arlington is participating in the #ChooseKind City initiative and encourages residents and visitors to participate in acts of kindness leading up to World Kindness Day on Monday, November 13. Here are 10 easy ways to spread kindness across The American Dream City: Give a compliment on social media Write a kind…
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Arlington to Light up the City Blue for World Kindness Day, November 13

Government, News
Arlington will light up the city blue this Monday, November 13, in celebration of World Kindness Day. That includes one of Arlington’s newest landmarks, the Interstate 30 gateway monument that welcomes drivers as they enter our Entertainment District. The 20-foot tall monument, located north of Randol Mill Park near the Fielder Road…
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Santa’s Toy Factory Opens at The Parks at Arlington on Saturday

Business, Entertainment, News
Santa and his elves have set up an outpost of their North Pole Factory at The Parks at Arlington and they are requesting your help to test and build some exciting new toys for the holiday. The Parks Mall has partnered with Mattel to offer this all-new attraction, which opens to the…
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UTA Spotlight: Students Raise Awareness About Mental Health Services

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest 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. This week’s stories: The UTA community aims to bring…
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Acts of Kindness: Spreading Kindness at Pearcy Elementary Through ‘Wonder’ Novel

Arlington ISD, Education, News
“When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.”These words, a precept from the middle grade novel Wonder by R. J. Palacio, have become part of the everyday language at Pearcy Elementary School this year. With its varied character perspectives and memorable precepts and quotes, Pearcy principal Codi…
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Arlington Veterans Day Weekend Buzz: November 9-12, 2017

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. Veterans Day Commemorative CeremonyThe Arlington Great Southwest Rotary Club invites the community to attend the Veterans Day Commemorative Ceremony at 11 a. m. Friday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Park Memorial, 3600 W.…
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Camp Wisdom/Sublett Area Closures Set This Weekend for SH 360 South Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Construction work on the SH 360 South project could affect some drivers in South Arlington over the weekend, starting Friday morning. Contractors working at the Camp Wisdom/ Sublett and SH 360 area will be closing a lane on both of the eastbound and the westbound detours between the SH 360 frontage roads from…
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Save on Hugh Smith Pool Admission Through ‘Two Can Swim’ Canned Food Drive

News, Parks & Recreation
Join Arlington Aquatics for “Two Can Swim,” a canned food drive being held this month to benefit Mission Arlington. Every Friday throughout the month of November, bring two canned food items and receive two pool admissions for the price of one during family swim. Family Swim is from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m. …
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City Council Approves Rideshare Pilot Program to Provide Transportation Alternative

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News, Transportation
Arlington will launch a new, innovative transportation pilot project this December to help residents, workers, students and visitors get around the city by booking a shared ride for a flat-rate fee. On Tuesday, the Arlington City Council approved a contract with Via to develop and operate an on-demand rideshare program that…
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Arlington Eats: Mercury Chophouse Offers Fine Dining in the Entertainment District

Business, Community, Economic Development, 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 the all-new Mercury Chophouse, located at 2221 E. Lamar Blvd. Suite 910, Arlington, TX 76006. Co-owners Jim Ross and Zack Moutaouakil are excited to offer Arlington residents a…
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Acts of Kindness: New Day Arlington Ensures Students Don’t Go Hungry on Weekends

Community, Headlines, News
There are many questions that run through a child’s mind on a daily basis. Wondering where his or her next meal is coming from should never be one of them, and New Day Arlington is working to ensure that no student in the community is left hungry when the doors…
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Enhance Regional Mobility’ Newsletter Highlights Transportation Advisory Committee

City Council Priorities, Headlines, Mayor & Council, News
From exploring emerging transportation technology to improving mile after mile of neighborhood streets, Arlington continues to strategically invest in projects designed to improve mobility across The American Dream City. In the latest edition of the Enhance Regional Mobility newsletter, readers can learn more about the Transportation Advisory Committee’s recommendation to City Council, the completion…
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Acts of Kindness: Arlington Water Employees Raise Money for Hurricane Relief

Government, News, Water Utilities
When Arlington Water Utilities employee Juleah Sessom heard about the devastation Hurricane Harvey was causing, she wanted to help the victims. So, she and others at the Arlington Water Utilities South Service Center went right to work. The result was a biscuits and gravy breakfast on two dates for field operations…
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Richard Simpson Park Improvements Underway Near Lake Arlington

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Construction preparation on phase one improvements to Richard Simpson Park in West Arlington began late last month with the installation of a green wire construction fence and job trailer. Richard Simpson Park is a 9-acre city park on the shoreline of Lake Arlington. It is one of only two Arlington parks that provide…
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Help Arlington Golf Drive Away Hunger This Month

News, Parks & Recreation
Help Arlington Golf drive away hunger with a canned food drive supporting Mission Arlington. Bring in three canned goods to any Arlington Golf facility between November 1 and November 22, 2017, and receive a 20 percent discount on your next round of golf (green fee and cart). Non-golfers can donate three canned goods…
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Arlington Joins City of Kindness, Lionsgate and Participant Media as a #ChooseKind City

Community, Headlines, News
Today, the City of Arlington announced its participation in the #ChooseKind City initiative—a campaign in partnership with City of Kindness, Lionsgate and Participant Media that invited people in cities across the country to participate in kind acts leading up to World Kindness Day on Monday, November 13. As part of the…
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Westbound I-30 Main Lane Closure Near 360 Planned Tuesday 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 traffic…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Charlie & Mickey

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet CharlieThis one and half-year-old female is a brown and black Domestic Shorthaired Tabby. All that is needed to keep this young cat entertained is a feather. Charlie really enjoys playing with a feather and “chortling” (or talking) to it. She excels by leaps and bounds,…
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UTA’s Veterans Business Outreach Center Sponsoring Symposium and Resource Fair

Community, News, UT Arlington
The Veterans Business Outreach Center at The University of Texas at Arlington is sponsoring its first Veterans Business Symposium and Resource Fair from 7:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. Saturday, Nov. 18. The symposium and fair features a free keynote lunch with veteran entrepreneurs and HGTV’s Ashley and Andy Williams, new stars of…
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More Examples of Great Community Policing In the November On Call Newsletter

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
In this issue of On Call, Arlington officers provide training at Youth Education Summit. Also in this issue, APD remembers an officer who made a positive impact on traffic safety and see what we’re doing to crack down on aggressive driving. On Call is produced monthly by the Arlington Police…
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All Library Branches Closed for [re]Brary Day, Friday, November 10

Headlines, Library, News
[re]Brary Day provides Staff Development on November 10 Library staff from all seven branches will come together on Friday, November 10 for [re]Brary Day, the Arlington Public Library’s annual staff development day. With a team of more than 100 employees leading programs, cataloging books, working at service desks, and more throughout…
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Six Events to Celebrate Veterans in Arlington

Community, News
Arlington residents are invited to celebrate the community’s veterans during a series of events planned over the next week. Veteran’s Day is Saturday, November 11, 2017. Here are a few activities scheduled across The American Dream City. Veteran Round UpVeteran’s Day festivities in Arlington will kick off with the 2nd annual…
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UTA Spotlight: Men’s Basketball Charity Event Raises Money for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Education, News, UT Arlington
Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest 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. This week’s stories: The president of Young Americans for Freedom…
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Daylight Savings: Remember to Change Clocks, Smoke Detector Batteries This Weekend

Fire, Headlines, News, Public Safety
The Arlington Fire Department is once again reminding residents to change batteries in smoke detectors when rolling clocks back one hour this weekend. Daylight-saving time ends at 2 a. m. Sunday, Nov. 5, which fire officials say is a good cue to switch out smoke detector batteries. Smoke detectors save lives, but they require…
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Schedule Your Free Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle, This Month

Community, News, Transportation
Interested in catching a ride on a self-driving shuttle? Come try out Milo and provide the City of Arlington with feedback about your experience. The City of Arlington is now booking rides on two upcoming dates to provide the public an opportunity to check out the Milo autonomous shuttle service. Arlington is leasing two of…
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Sublett Road, New York Avenue Closures Set This Weekend for SH 360 South Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Construction work on the SH 360 South project could affect some drivers in South Arlington over the weekend, starting Friday morning. Below are the anticipated closures for the latest construction phase. Visit www. drive360south. com for more information. Sublett/Camp Wisdom at SH 360The contractors working at the Camp Wisdom/Sublett and SH 360 area will be closing a lane…
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Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Awards Nearly $1.7 Million in Grants in 2017

Community, News
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation awarded 19 grants worth more than $1.6 million to enhance city services and support charitable causes, according to the charitable endowment’s 2017 annual report. The grants ranged from $12,000 to Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County to provide home-delivered meals in Arlington to $750,000 to support the Arlington Life Shelter’s plans …
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Arlington Weekend Buzz: November 2-5, 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 Medieval Arts FestivalThis fall, Downtown Arlington will be treated to the sights and sounds of a medieval tournament during the Arlington Public Library’s Medieval Arts Festival. Swords will ring…
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Former Mayor Robert Cluck Receives ACVB’s Inaugural Arlington Visionary Award

Community, Headlines, News
The Honorable Mayor Jeff Williams and the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau presented the inaugural Arlington Visionary Award to former Arlington Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck, M. D., at the 2017 Arlington CVB Annual Meeting. The Arlington Visionary Award was created to honor those citizens who have provided visionary direction for the tourism…
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Arlington Celebrates Groundbreaking of $150 Million Live! by Loews Flagship Hotel

Business, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Loews Hotels & Co, The Cordish Companies and Texas Rangers officially broke ground Wednesday on the new $150 million flagship Live! by Loews hotel and convention center at Texas Live!Executives from the development team were joined by Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, former Texas Rangers Catcher Ivan Rodriguez, Arlington City Council and community…
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November Volunteer of the Month: Kenneth Koenig

News
The Arlington City Manager’s Office is pleased to announce that Kenneth Koenig has been selected as the volunteer of the month for November 2017! He has been offering his time at the Information Desk since October of 2012. We all look forward to Fridays and having Ken at the Information Desk…
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Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series in Downtown Arlington Wraps Up This Week

News, Parks & Recreation
Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington wraps up this Friday, November 3. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram Street. The park is located next…
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