All posts by Susan Schrock

TxDOT Begins $53 Million Project to Widen SH 360 in Arlington Next Month

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin work next month on two projects designed to improve travel on SH 360 through Arlington. In north Arlington, TxDOT will make concrete repairs and resurface the main lanes of SH 360 to improve traction and reduce roadway noise for drivers traveling between the Trinity…

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Opening of Long-Awaited 360 Tollway

The wait is over! After decades of planning and more than two years of construction, the North Texas Tollway Authority and state, regional and local leaders celebrated the opening of the 360 Tollway during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning. Connecting Ellis, Johnson and Tarrant counties, the 360 Tollway is a 9.7-mile…

Volunteers Needed to Serve on Arlington Boards, Commissions

The City of Arlington is accepting applications for interested residents who would like to serve on a Board or Commission. Members of boards and commissions assist the Mayor and City Council by making recommendations on general policy matters impacting the city. Most boards and commissions function in advisory capacities and some have final decision-making…

Auction of DeMarcus Ware Autographed NFL Draft Helmets Benefits AISD Art Programming

Want to bring home a unique piece of NFL Draft history? Bidding is still open for 10 football helmets, decorated by Arlington ISD junior high art students, that were displayed in the Dallas Cowboys’ war room during last month’s NFL Draft. The students who participated in the helmet decorating competition were the…

City, Texas Rangers Partner for Pearcy Elementary Acts of Kindness Event

The City of Arlington’s Kindness Initiative continues to grow thanks to the generous hearts of the community’s children. To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, the City’s Community Relations Commission has launched a new program with the help of local businesses to reward participating students. Thanks…

Meet the Neighbors: Residents Embrace Community Spirit in Viridian

Mindy and Brent Smart love living in Viridian so much that they’ve recruited two friends and their children’s grandmother to also buy homes in the scenic north Arlington community. Besides being surrounded by nature and close to work, great schools and recreational amenities, the Smart family says they enjoy the numerous…

Arlington Fire Department’s Annual Report Celebrates Accomplishments

From faster response times to earning the Insurance Service Office’s elite designation for exemplary fire protection, the Arlington Fire Department has much to celebrate. Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson recently presented the department’s annual report to the City Council, highlighting proactive fire prevention efforts, emergency preparedness and Homeland Security planning, public…

Innovation Committee Tasked With Making City’s Data More Accessible

After adopting an open data policy last October, the City of Arlington established a Data Governance and Innovation Team tasked with increasing access to valuable data by both city employees and the community. This cross-departmental team meets monthly to review the data generated by individual departments, ranging from the most common…

Arlington Resident Collects Teddy Bears to Bring Comfort to Hospitalized Children

Friends, family and neighbors helped Arlington resident Dave Butler celebrate his 46th birthday with a giant pile of teddy bears, unicorns, giraffes and other cuddly creatures. More than 200 stuffed animals were donated Saturday during Dave’s 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Party at Viridian’s Lake Club. Families stopped by to stuff their…