All posts by Susan Schrock

Duluth Trading Co. Creates Buzz with Opening of New Arlington Store

The grand opening of Duluth Trading Co. ‘s new Arlington store  generated a lot of buzz on Thursday — and not just because of the lumberjacks entertaining the crowds with their chainsaw skills. Ax throwing, sawing and log chopping were among the free lumberjack demonstrations held to entertain the crowd shortly after a…

Deaver Park Improvements to Begin Soon in Southwest Arlington

Renovations, which include a longer walking trail and new shaded playground equipment, will soon be under way at Deaver Park in southwest Arlington. The Arlington City Council approved a $411,000 contract in June with Schmoldt Construction, Inc. of Celina for the park’s extensive makeover, expected to be complete by early 2019.…

Texas Live! Announces Partnership with Balcones Distilling

Texas Live! is pleased to announce its partnership with Balcones Distilling as the official Texas-­whisky provider of the $250 million world-­class dining, entertainment and hospitality district opening August 9 in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Originating in Waco in 2008, Balcones Distilling was developed from a passion to create something original and authentic in…

Arlington’s Milo Autonomous Shuttle Marks 100th Public Event

Doris and Jerry McNamara invited their grandkids out on Thursday for an unforgettable ride experience in Arlington’s Entertainment District – but it wasn’t at a theme park. Instead, the McNamaras and their four grandchildren booked a free ride on Milo, the City of Arlington’s driverless shuttle. The family climbed aboard the…

Arlington Deputy City Manager Appointed to VantageTrust Board Position

The City of Arlington congratulates Deputy City Manager Gilbert Perales on his recent appointment to the VantageTrust Board of Directors. The VantageTrust Company Board of Directors advises ICMA Retirement Corporation on its investments for retirement accounts with more than 1,000,000 public sector participants and 9,000-plus retirement plans. Perales, who serves on the…

Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle Service, Milo, Booking Rides for 100th Event

The City of Arlington’s autonomous shuttle service, Milo, is marking a big milestone next weekend. Arlington is planning for the 100th operation of the self-driving shuttle, which first rolled out in Entertainment District last August. The City is operating these electric shuttles on off-street trails in the Entertainment District as part…

City of Arlington Invites Companies to Test Robotic Sidewalk Delivery Technology

Need some lunch, a package or important papers brought to your home or office? Companies may send an autonomous robot to make that delivery to your door one day soon thanks to the innovation and forward thinking of the City of Arlington. The Arlington City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday,…

City Celebrates New Chapter With Opening of George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

Hundreds gathered in the City Center plaza Saturday morning to celebrate the next chapter of the Arlington Public Library, the long-awaited opening of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.“Generations of Arlington citizens are going to be entering these doors and pursuing their dreams and what a difference that is going…

Texas Rangers Players Mazara, Choo Help Install First Steel Column at Globe Life Field

The Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington celebrated the installation of the first structural steel column for the future $1.1 billion, retractable roof Globe Life Field. Texas Rangers outfielders Nomar Mazara and Shin Soo Choo took turns helping to bolt the 48-foot-tall, 9,200-pound column in place during a media event…

Supporting Education: Order of Omega’s International Headquarters in Arlington

The International Headquarters of Order of Omega, an organization whose mission for the past six decades has been to recognize and encourage outstanding leadership in fraternity and sorority communities, is located right here in The American Dream City. Order of Omega, established in 1959 at the University of Miami and, has…