All posts by Susan Schrock

4th of July Holiday Closings and Service Schedules

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed for Independence Day on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. Residential and commercial garbage and recycling collection will not occur on July 4. Residential collection will resume the next regular collection day (July 7 for trash and July 11 for…

Bell Helicopter Signs Another Long-Term Lease with Arlington Municipal Airport

Bell Helicopter, which has conducted flight testing, research and development at the Arlington Municipal Airport for nearly 50 years, recently agreed to another long-term lease with the City. On Tuesday, the City Council approved a new ground lease agreement with the company for nearly 54 acres at the airport, located in…

Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus June 27-28

The City of Arlington has confirmed four positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations:East Mayfield Road at New York AvenueEden Road at W. Lynn Creek DriveSaddle Ridge Road at Yacht Club DriveS. Cooper Street at Lovers LaneAdditionally,…

Three Ways to Drain Your Swimming Pool Correctly

The City of Arlington’s Stormwater Management Division maintains the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or storm drain system. It was designed to divert excess rainwater to the many creeks and streams found in the City of Arlington.  Because this system connects our streets, driveways and other impervious surfaces directly to our…

Arlington Assistant City Attorney Receives State Recognition for Outstanding Public Service

The Texas City Attorney’s Association recently recognized the work of Arlington Assistant City Attorney David Barber. Barber, who has worked with the City Attorney’s Office for nearly 28 years, received the association’s Galen Sparks Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Assistant City Attorney. The award, granted each year to an assistant attorney…

City to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus June 20-21

The City of Arlington has confirmed a positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following North Arlington location:Douglas Court at Cooper StreetTargeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and the Centers…

Abram Street Lane Closures Through Downtown Extended by Two Weeks

Due to an unexpected conflict with other utilities, lane closures on Abram Street in downtown Arlington will last longer than originally anticipated. Westbound lanes on Abram Street between East Street and Elm Street will remain closed to drivers through July 1, about two weeks longer than scheduled. The two westbound lanes and the…

Grace Atherton, namesake of Arlington’s Atherton Elementary, Dies at Age 103

Mrs. Grace Atherton, a former teacher and one of Arlington Independent School District’s first female principals, passed away just months after celebrating her 103rd birthday at the elementary school named for her and her late husband, Bob. Mrs. Atherton was a teacher at Speer Elementary and also the first female principal at the…