All posts by Susan Schrock

Traffic Update: Green Oaks Boulevard Repaving Project Begins

Arlington drivers can soon look forward to smoother ride on Green Oaks Boulevard between Pioneer Parkway and Arkansas Lane and between Pleasant Ridge Road to Interstate 20. Construction to repair Green Oaks in those sections is expected to begin Wednesday, June 1 and be complete by December. Little Road from Green…

Memorial Day Closings and City Service Schedules

Many local government administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume at 8 a. m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Garbage and recycling pickups will occur in Arlington as scheduled. What’s Closed Monday, May 30, 2016 Arlington City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Housing Authority Arlington…

City Council Chamber Slated for Demolition, Final Council Meeting There Tuesday

Tuesday night will be the final time Arlington City Council holds its evening meeting in the City Council Chamber. The Chamber will be demolished this summer as part of the new $30 million George W. Hawkes Central Library construction project. In addition to an 80,000-square-foot library, which will be located north…

Four Arlington City Council Members to be Sworn in May 24

Newly elected District 7 Councilwoman Victoria Farrar-Myers and newly re-elected members of the Arlington City Council will be sworn into office at 6:30 p. m., Tuesday, May 24, at Arlington City Hall. In addition to Farrar-Myers, City Council members Charlie Parker (District 1), Sheri Capehart (District 2) and Robert Shepard (District 6) will also be sworn in…

Nighttime Closures Scheduled for Intersection of Abram and East Streets in Downtown

Drivers should anticipate one week of night-time street closures at the intersection of Abram Street and East Street in Downtown Arlington as infrastructure is put into place for the 101 Center project. The intersection will be closed from Monday, May 23 to Monday, May 30, but only between the hours of 7 p. m.…

Texas Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday Set for May 28-30

Thinking about buying mulch, soaker hoses or a rain barrel to help conserve water in your landscaping? You can save some money by purchasing those and other select items during Texas’ Water-Efficient Products Sales Tax Holiday, which runs Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. The Texas State Legislature created the…

Arlington Increases Goals for MWBE Participation in City Contracts

The City of Arlington continues striving to increase opportunities for disadvantaged, minority and women-owned business enterprises, known collectively as MWBE, to be awarded contracts for goods, services, construction and professional services. The Local and Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise Policy, adopted in 2013, originally set a 20 percent aspirational goal for all…

Arlington Will Expand Parking at Popular Veterans Park

Work will soon begin to increase concrete parking at the popular Veterans Park in west Arlington. The 103-acre park at 3600 W. Arkansas Lane features numerous amenities, including a playground, a hike and bike trail, disc golf, equestrian trails, practice fields, xeriscape garden, a rental pavilion and an outdoor performing arts…