Category Archives: Grant Highlights

Helping People Get Places Since 1986

More than 40 volunteers filled the office of Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex on the evening of June 24. The reason? They were attending a training session to learn how to operate one of the three brand new 25-passenger buses the nonprofit bought after receiving a $150,000 grant from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.“The need for…

Ready, Set… Beep!

Remember the excitement of an Easter egg hunt?  Anxious children.  Empty baskets.  Colored eggs teasing from behind a distant tree. Close your eyes and imagine not being able to see those eggs. A citizen’s suggestion to a City Council member sent the City of Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department scrambling on its…

CSI for Animals

A badly injured dog comes in. The initial fear: gunshot wounds.  Using a radiograph machine, which works much like an X-ray, Shelter Veterinarian Dr. Nancy Carter rapidly rules otherwise. The Arlington Animal Shelter is like a Crime Scene Investigation unit for animals.“It cuts down significantly on the time it would take…

Fish Tales

Lake Arlington Branch Library closed August 2011 to undergo a $164,000 thematic transformation. Renovations had a water-based theme … blue carpet with swirl patterns … aquatic artwork … a mini-ecosystem of Texas fish and plants in the 200-gallon freshwater aquarium … an undersea image applied to windows creating an underwater view between…

A Trail You Have to Paddle to Enjoy

Five years ago, Arlington residents had no safe way to access the Trinity River if they wanted to go kayaking or canoeing.  That changed in 2008 when the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation awarded a $23,000 grant to the River Legacy Foundation. The grant, combined with other donations and gifts, helped the River Legacy Foundation and…

Getting In Touch With Your Inner Child

At four years old, Matthew would scream at restaurants, throw objects and hurl himself off furniture. Leaving the house became a terrifying chore for his parents, Tonya and Jay Rosenberger. When administrators at Matthew’s private pre-school said he required more care than they could offer him, the Rosenbergers felt hopeless. The Arlington…