All posts by Susan Schrock

UTA Spotlight: NFL Player Michael Sam Was Keynote Speaker During Pride Week 2017

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: NFL player Michael Sam, a keynote speaker…

Arlington’s Annual Ecofest Event Offers Free Trees, Ecofriendly Exhibitors and Education

Whether you’re interested in the latest “green” products and services or you just enjoy nature and the outdoors, mark your calendar now for the City of Arlington’s 9th annual EcoFest on October 21. This free eco-friendly festival aims to raise environmental awareness while providing fun for the whole family.  Activities include…

Mike Hunter Named Arlington Convention Center Director

From overseeing full-service event planning and catering operations to making sure the hand soap in the restrooms smells nice for guests, Mike Hunter pays attention to the details large and small that ensure Arlington Convention Center clients have the best experience possible. Hunter was recently named director of the Arlington Convention…

New Aerial Photos Highlight Progress of $233 Million I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

The Texas Department of Public Transportation has released new aerial images showing the latest progress on the construction of the $233 million Interstate 30/State Highway 360 Interchange Project in Arlington. City, county and state leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the major construction project in March 2016.  The interchange, designed to reduce…

Arlington, Texas Rangers Celebrate Groundbreaking of Future Globe Life Field

The City of Arlington and Texas Rangers on Thursday celebrated the groundbreaking of a $1.1 billion retractable-roof ballpark that will draw tens thousands of fans to the Entertainment District year-round and keep the Texas Rangers playing here for decades to come. Mayor Jeff Williams and Arlington City Council members, Texas Rangers…

Transportation Advisory Committee Presents Recommendations to City Council

From on-demand ridesharing services available today to futuristic pods that could shuttle passengers high above busy city streets, the Transportation Advisory Committee presented recommendations Tuesday on how to address Arlington’s present, near-term and future transportation needs. The City Council-appointed committee, made up of 31 Arlington residents and stakeholders, has spent the…

GM Logistics Center, Drury Plaza Hotel Highlighted in ‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter

Earlier this summer, General Motors and the City of Arlington celebrated the groundbreaking of the future Arlington Automotive Logistics Center. The $250 million redevelopment project, being constructed on the former Six Flags Mall site at Division Street and State Highway 360, is expected to bring hundreds of new, good-paying jobs to…

Latest ‘Home Plate Update’ Features New Texas Rangers Ballpark Renderings

A week before officially breaking ground on Globe Life Field, the Texas Rangers and HKS released revised renderings of the $1.1 billion ballpark planned for Arlington’s Entertainment District. Featured in the latest edition of Home Plate Update, these renderings offer glimpses of architectural design elements such as the retractable roof, soaring…