All posts by Susan Schrock

Arlington Continues Support for Cultural Arts Tourism Grant Program

Film festivals, art exhibits, plays and community concerts do more than provide rich cultural opportunities for Arlington’s residents to enjoy – they also help attract visitors from across the state, country and even the world to spend their time and money here. Nearly 14 million visitors spent $1.4 billion in Arlington…

UTA Spotlight: NFL Player Michael Sam Was Keynote Speaker During Pride Week 2017

Greetings from The American Dream City! Be sure to tune into the newest installment of UTA Spotlight, a weekly news update featuring broadcasting students reporting on events, projects, announcements and other key news and happenings on the university campus and around Arlington. This week’s stories: NFL player Michael Sam, a keynote speaker…

Arlington’s Annual Ecofest Event Offers Free Trees, Ecofriendly Exhibitors and Education

Whether you’re interested in the latest “green” products and services or you just enjoy nature and the outdoors, mark your calendar now for the City of Arlington’s 9th annual EcoFest on October 21. This free eco-friendly festival aims to raise environmental awareness while providing fun for the whole family.  Activities include…

Arlington’s Traffic Management Project Aims to Reduce Congestion on SH 360 Frontage

The Public Works and Transportation Department continues to pave the way in the use of innovative, smart city technology to improve traffic management within the City of Arlington. State Highway 360 is used by thousands of drivers daily to move through Arlington, but when an incident occurs that causes traffic delays,…

Mike Hunter Named Arlington Convention Center Director

From overseeing full-service event planning and catering operations to making sure the hand soap in the restrooms smells nice for guests, Mike Hunter pays attention to the details large and small that ensure Arlington Convention Center clients have the best experience possible. Hunter was recently named director of the Arlington Convention…

New Aerial Photos Highlight Progress of $233 Million I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

The Texas Department of Public Transportation has released new aerial images showing the latest progress on the construction of the $233 million Interstate 30/State Highway 360 Interchange Project in Arlington. City, county and state leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the major construction project in March 2016.  The interchange, designed to reduce…

Arlington, Texas Rangers Celebrate Groundbreaking of Future Globe Life Field

The City of Arlington and Texas Rangers on Thursday celebrated the groundbreaking of a $1.1 billion retractable-roof ballpark that will draw tens thousands of fans to the Entertainment District year-round and keep the Texas Rangers playing here for decades to come. Mayor Jeff Williams and Arlington City Council members, Texas Rangers…

Transportation Advisory Committee Presents Recommendations to City Council

From on-demand ridesharing services available today to futuristic pods that could shuttle passengers high above busy city streets, the Transportation Advisory Committee presented recommendations Tuesday on how to address Arlington’s present, near-term and future transportation needs. The City Council-appointed committee, made up of 31 Arlington residents and stakeholders, has spent the…