All posts by Susan Schrock

Volunteers Sought for Upcoming Lake Arlington Cleanup

Want to help keep Arlington beautiful? Volunteer registration is underway for the annual Lake Arlington spring cleanup. The event is scheduled from 8:30 a. m. to 11:30 a. m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Richard Simpson Park, 6300 W. Arkansas Lane. The goal is to improve the appearance of Lake Arlington and increase public…

Annual Statewide Warrant Roundup Begins

Got warrants? Now’s the time to pay up to avoid arrest. Arlington will join more than 300 law enforcement jurisdictions from across the state for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins Friday, February 19, 2016 and runs through Sunday, March 13, 2016. The roundup is designed to target thousands of individuals with…

Longtime Public Works Leader Announces Retirement

Keith Melton, Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation director since 2011, has announced his retirement. During his 32-year career with the city, Melton played a major role in transportation planning and mobility improvements that benefited not only Arlington but the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Melton’s accomplishments include overseeing the creation and implementation of  Traffic…

City Uses Pre-Chlorinated Pipe Bursting Method To Replace Aging Water Mains

A neighborhood water main replacement project typically means weeks of noisy construction equipment, torn up streets and intermittent water shut offs for affected residents. But that may be a thing of the past for Arlington neighborhoods thanks to an alternative water main replacement technique known as pre-chlorinated pipe bursting that is…

Arlington Housing Authority Leader Re-Appointed to National Association Board

David Zappasodi, Executive Director of the Arlington Housing Authority, was recently reappointed to another two-year term on the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials’ Board of Governors. The professional membership organization comprises about 20,000 housing and community development agencies and officials throughout the country who administer affordable housing and community…

Arlington Water Treatment Plants Undergoing $14 Million Upgrade

The City of Arlington is in the midst of a $14 million, multi-phase project as part of its commitment to provide customers with high-quality, great-tasting drinking water. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, the Arlington City Council approved a $7.3 million contract with Archer Western Construction to install new water purifying equipment at…