All posts by Susan Schrock

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…

Arlington Celebrates Start of Downtown Abram Street Rebuild

The transformation of Abram Street through Downtown Arlington is under way. City, community and business leaders celebrated the start of the two-year rebuild project Monday morning with a groundbreaking ceremony near City Hall. The $26 million project will not only bring much-needed roadway and utilities improvements to Abram between Cooper and…

Arlington’s Via On-Demand Rideshare Service Area Continues to Grow

Arlington: the American Dream City, is in partnership with Via, is excited to be among the first cities in the nation to offer on-demand ridesharing as an innovative public transportation solution. Via rideshare, which launched in December 2017, is designed to provide affordable transportation to key areas of Arlington, allowing riders…