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SBA Offers Assistance to Texas Businesses and Residents Affected by Flooding

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding in Ellis, Sutton and Tarrant counties that occurred Sept. 21‑23, 2018, announced Administrator Linda McMahon of the U. S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to written…

Leaf Recycling, Computer Roundup, Drug-Take Back and More Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 15 is America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. Take a look at some of Arlington’s current recycling programs and upcoming fall events that serve to help encourage environmental stewardship in the Arlington community. Last year, Arlington residents recycled more than 24,000 tons through the curbside single-stream…

Arlington, Drive.ai to Roll Out On-Demand, Self-Driving Shuttle Service to Public

Driverless cars have arrived in The American Dream City! Thanks to a partnership with Drive. ai, the City of Arlington is the first Texas city to offer an on-demand, self-driving shuttle service available to its residents, employees and visitors. As part of a one-year pilot program, the City and Drive. ai are rolling out a…

Arlington to Increase Gas Well Case Notification Area

The Arlington City Council, at its Oct. 16 meeting, directed staff to increase the resident notification distance for future natural gas well case public hearings from 600 feet to 1,320 feet, or a quarter-mile. This action is intended to increase awareness to residents on natural gas well activities in their areas and to…

Public Meeting Scheduled Oct. 23 for California Lane Drainage Improvement Project

The Stormwater Management Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department is hosting public meeting gather information about drainage concerns around California Lane. The meeting will be held from 3 p. m. to 6 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the Bob Duncan Recreation Center, 2800 S. Center St. The California Lane…

Arlington Developing Process to Consider Short-Term Rentals on a Case-by-Case Basis

After affirming at Tuesday night’s meeting that short-term home rentals are not currently authorized by existing city code, the Arlington City Council directed staff to create a pathway that would allow for short-term rentals on a case-by-case basis through a public process. The Council’s action comes after a long, deliberate process,…

Early Voting for Arlington’s Nov. 6, 2018, Bond and Special Election Begins Monday

Early voting for the City of Arlington’s Nov. 6, 2018, Bond and Special Election begins Monday, Oct. 22 and will continue through Friday, Nov. 2. Click here to read the sample ballot for the City of Arlington bond and special election. Click here to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions…

Arlington Ranked No. 10 in ‘Most Affordable Cities for Early Retirement’ List

Who doesn’t want to retire early? If retiring in your 50s or early 60s is something you’ve always dreamed of, The American Dream City may be the place to spend your golden years. SmartAsset recently ranked the City of Arlington in the No. 10 spot on its list of 25 Most Affordable…