All posts by Susan Schrock

Texas Rangers Select Manhattan Construction Co. as Ballpark General Contractor

The Texas Rangers selected Manhattan Construction Company as the general contractor for the new ballpark. Manhattan Construction Company first worked for the Rangers organization in 1994 when it built the Texas Rangers’ current home, Globe Life Park in Arlington. Since that time, the company completed five renovation/upgrade projects on the ballpark.…

Arlington Music Hall to Host Art Exhibit, Free Screening of Signs of Humanity

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and special guests are hosting a free public screening of Signs of Humanity and a We are All  Homeless art exhibition on September 28, 2017, at Arlington Music Hall. Texas artist/filmmaker and Southern Methodist University professor Willie Baronet will display signs Baronet bought from the homeless when…

Important Information about Hurricane Harvey Donations, Volunteer Efforts

The overwhelming generosity of the public is greatly appreciated, however the influx of donated items exceeds the needs of the impacted communities at this time. Therefore, the State of Texas is asking that you please do not donate unsolicited goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or perishable foodstuffs at this time. As…

CLOSED: City of Arlington Seeks Public Comment on Draft Open Data Policy

Editor’s note:  Thank you for your input regarding the City of Arlington’s draft Open Data Policy. We will review and consider all comments as we finalize the Policy for review and consideration by the Mayor and City Council in their meetings on October 10 and October 17, 2017. Please stay tuned for…

Arlington Fire Department Sends Additional Crews for Hurricane Harvey Relief

On Wednesday, the City of Arlington deployed additional first responders to assist southeast Texas communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. At the State Operations Center’s request, the City of Arlington joined other regional fire departments in sending fire engines and crews to provide help to hard-hit areas in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, which…

Arlington Will Relocate Two Time Capsules Set to be Opened in 2076

Two time capsules originally buried near City Hall are being relocated this summer to Founders Plaza in Downtown Arlington, where they are expected to remain until Arlington’s 200th birthday in 2076. In 2016, the time capsules were dug up and stored for safekeeping because of downtown construction. The Centennial-Bicentennial Time Capsule was…

Arlington Prepares to Shelter Hurricane Harvey Evacuees if State Requests

The City of Arlington, in conjunction with local faith-based organizations and the American Red Cross, is prepared to open an emergency shelter to serve evacuees affected by Hurricane Harvey and the historic flooding left in its aftermath. On Tuesday, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams also signed a declaration of local disaster.“The City…

Learn about Arlington’s Proposed $478 Million Operating Budget Aug. 31

Residents have another chance this week to learn about the City of Arlington’s $478 million proposed Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget. The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting at 6:30 p. m. Thursday, August 31 at Arlington City Hall, 3rd Floor Council Briefing Room, 101 W. Abram St. Proposals for next fiscal year, which…

Hurricane Harvey: Where You Can Donate to Help Disaster Relief and Recovery

With unprecedented rains and historic flooding, Hurricane Harvey has caused widespead damage in several Texas communities. Here are some ways you can provide support to help families and communities rebuild in the aftermath of this devastating storm:Donations:▪ American Red Cross: To donate, visit redcross. org, call 800-REDCROSS or text “HARVEY” to 90999…