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Arlington Animal Services Center Achieves 101 Adoptions During Clear the Shelters Initiative

One hundred and one adoptions provided empty kennels and happy smiles during the annual Clear the Shelters event Saturday at the Arlington Animal Services Center. More than 700 shelters from across the country, including about 70 in the Metroplex, participated in the national Clear the Shelters initiative and waived adoption fees to…

Journey of Hope Team Stops in Arlington to Raise Awareness About Disabilities

Members of the Pi Kappa Phis organization, The Ability Experience, competed in an amateur-vs-expert showdown against the University of Texas at Arlington’s prominent Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team Saturday to help foster an understanding of people with physical disabilities. The basketball game at UTA’s Maverick Activity Center was part of a cross-country…

Play Ball Summer Initiative Encourages Fun, Fitness for Arlington Youth

Participants in Saturday’s District Little League Baseball Tournament had more than friends and family on the sidelines cheering them on. Before the young athletes took the field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Complex in southwest Arlington, Mayor Jeff Williams and other city leaders offered their own little pep talk.“Welcome to…

Athletes to Compete in Special Olympics Texas Summer Games in Arlington

More than 2,900 athletes from across Texas are scheduled to compete in the Special Olympics Texas summer games at the University of Texas at Arlington and surrounding venues May 26-29. The competition,  the largest statewide event for Special Olympics Texas, gives athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to compete on a…

Hundreds Help Dedicate AISD’s New Diane Patrick Elementary

AISD officials, community leaders and guests commemorated the opening of the state-of-the-art Diane Patrick Elementary School with a dedication ceremony and open tour Saturday. The elementary school houses 47 general classrooms, two STEM labs, three fine arts rooms and a broadcast studio among other facilities. The school will house pre-kindergarten through sixth…

Channeling the Inner Superhero at ArlingCon

View the galleryComic, anime and science fiction enthusiasts found common ground at the first annual ArlingCon, Saturday at the University Center at UT Arlington. The Arlington Public Library hosted the comic convention in collaboration with Wild West Comics and Games and the UT Arlington Library. More than 500 visitors attended the event,…