Category Archives: Community

Arlington’s MLK ‘Advancing the Dream’ Celebration: January 12-15, 2018

The annual Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Advancing the Dream” Celebration is set for January 12-15, 2018. As one of the largest celebrations in the state, this four-day event has consistently attracted thousands of Arlington-area residents each year. This will be the 29th year the Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr.…

Dream Builders: Arlington’s Luke Chacko is a Viral Video Singing Sensation

Dream Builders is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest Dream Builders episode focuses on Luke Chacko, a 12-year-old YouTube viral video sensation from…

Arlington Welcomes Children and Families of Fallen Soldiers

More than 200 Arlington residents lined the entrance to Alley Cats Entertainment to form a Walk of Gratitude on Monday, December 11, 2017, to welcome the children and spouses of fallen soldiers to The American Dream City. The Snowball Express, an organization that honors fallen military service members, brought the…

Section of Ave J Closed This Week for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. Aerial photos of the project are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website.  Weekly Lane Closure Look AheadClosures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. Below are anticipated traffic…

Arlington Announces Updated Hours for S.J. Stovall, Richard Simpson Parks

Arlington City Council approved the final reading of an ordinance amending the operating hours of S. J. Stovall and Richard Simpson parks. At both the Nov. 28 (first reading) and Dec. 5 (second reading) meetings, the Council voted unanimously in favor of changing the park closing time to 10 p. m. for…

Via, City of Arlington Launch Innovative, On-Demand Rideshare Pilot Program

The City of Arlington, in partnership with Via, is proud to be among the first cities in the nation to offer on-demand ridesharing as a public transportation solution. The Via rideshare program, which officially launched December 11, 2017, in Arlington, provides affordable transportation to key areas of the city, allowing riders…

Honoring a Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor: Arlington’s George Coke, Jr.

A public memorial service for George Coke, Jr., an Arlington sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, was held on June 24, 2017 at First United Methodist Church. He was buried at Parkdale Cemetary following the funeral service. Today, on the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, MyArlingtonTV…

Arlington Mayor Participating in Salvation Army Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge

The competition is on! With time running out in the annual Salvation Army Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams is encouraging the community to show its support for the nonprofit. Williams is one of seven North Texas mayors participating in the Salvation Army Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge, which started…