All posts by Susan Schrock

Arlington Names Yoko Matsumoto As New Libraries Director

Yoko Matsumoto begins a new chapter this month as Arlington’s newly selected Libraries Director. Arlington tapped Matsumoto to helm the public libraries after the recent retirement of Cary Siegfried, who served as the Director of Libraries and Community Services for the past 11 years and spent 24 years total with the…

Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Awarded $4.8 Million in Grants in 2015

The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation awarded 24 grants worth more than $4.8 million last year to enhance city services and support charitable causes, according to the organization’s 2015 annual report. The grants, both large and small, ranged from a $2.5 million gift toward the future George W. Hawkes Central Library and City…

Developer Breaks Ground On $200 Million Arlington Commons Project

Developers broke ground Friday on the first phase of a 10-year, $200 million project to revitalize Lamar Boulevard in north Arlington and bring high-quality, urban-style apartment living to the city. As part of a public-private partnership with the city, The Nehemiah Company demolished three aging apartment complexes along Lamar Boulevard east of…

12 Winners Announced in Arlington’s Annual Animal Essay Contest

With surprise visits to classrooms, Arlington city officials congratulated twelve students on Friday who penned the winning papers for this year’s Animal Essay Contest. Nearly 1,500 students in public, private, charter and home schools participated in the 15th Annual Animal Essay contest, which is designed to promote responsible pet ownership. The…

Nashville Artist with Arlington Ties Featured in Billboard Magazine

A Nashville singer/songwriter with Arlington ties was featured last month in Billboard Magazine. The article, “Is Maren Morris Nashville’s Next Breakout Pop Star?”, called the artist’s as-yet-untitled Columbia Nashville full-length album “one of 2016’s most anticipated country releases.”Morris, 25, may be a familiar face to some Arlington residents. She’s the namesake of…

Water Main Break Causes Cooper Street Lane Closure in South Arlington

A short section of southbound lane of Cooper Street in far south Arlington is expected to remain closed until Monday, Feb. 8 as city crews work to repair a water main break that occurred early this morning. Because of the broken 20 inch concrete water main, the far right southbound lane of…