All posts by Susan Schrock

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…

March 2018 Student-Athlete of the Month: Nate Kopetsky

Nate Kopetsky, a junior midfielder for Sam Houston High School’s soccer team, has been selected as the City of Arlington’s Student-Athlete of the Month for March 2018. Nate, who has three goals and 12 assists for the year, was named 1st Team All-State Midfielder in 2017 by the Texas Association of…

UTA Spotlight: Student Gaming Community Excited for Proposed Esports Stadium Arlington

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 include: Students involved in the esports community…

Free Autonomous Shuttle Rides Available During Rangers Games This Week

Heading out to the ballpark to root for the Rangers this week? It’s also a great time to check out Arlington’s autonomous shuttle service, known as Milo. Milo will be operating in the Entertainment District for the Texas Rangers’ Opening Day, which starts at 2:40 p. m. Thursday, as well as the…

Join Arlington’s Dog Walker Watch Program and Help Keep Our Neighborhoods Safe

Are you a dog owner and an active walker or jogger who cares about your neighborhood? Dog Walker Watch may be a great volunteer opportunity for you!Dog Walker Watch is an awareness program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and coordinated locally by law enforcement agencies and community…