Category Archives: Community

Articles AISD 07-23-14

Arlington ISD to Offer Free and Reduced-price Meals

The Arlington Independent School District announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for qualifying students under the current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request. On July 28, Arlington ISD Food & Nutrition Services will begin mailing letters to students’ households about eligibility benefits and any actions that must be taken to apply for these benefits. Applications also are available beginning Aug. 4 at 1206 W. Arkansas Ln. or at www.schoollunchapp.com. Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits The following criteria Read more…

Articles Cat of the Week 07-21-14

Cat of the Week – Meet Socks!

Snuggle me, hold me, purr with me! A lovable and adorable little guy, Socks is everything a family could want in a kitty. We couldn’t help but pick this friendly one year old for our featured Cat of the Week here at Arlington Animal Services. Socks loves people and enjoys giving and receiving love from everyone. His little “purr motor” is always  revved up and ready for attention. Socks is a sweet orange and white Tabby male weighing six pounds, with  unusual tabby markings along with some spots of white on his sides and belly. Come visit him and see Read more…

Articles-Dog-of-the-Week-07-21-14

Dog of the Week – Meet Copper

C’mon, let’s play! Looking at his sweet face, full of smiles and love we couldn’t help but pick Copper as the Dog of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. His friendly disposition and handsome smile are waiting to welcome you home each and every day! Copper is a social dog who loves being around people and enjoys being outside playing fetch with balls and ropes. Young and energetic, Copper loves to please and is very toy motivated. Copper was previously “crate trained” knows several commands including sit, wait, potty, and outside. Copper is a Catahoula Mix and is approximately five months Read more…

Articles Library 07-21-14

New Partnership Provides Book Delivery to Homebound Seniors

The Arlington Public Library Foundation and Groupon Grassroots (http://grassroots.groupon.com), the philanthropic arm of Groupon, recently announced the launch of a local campaign to help the Arlington Public Library provide monthly delivery of library materials to participating homebound seniors. The Books on Wheels campaign will be available on the Fort Worth Groupon Grassroots page beginning on Monday, July 21 and running through Sunday, July 27. Utilizing Groupon Grassroots’ collective action model, Groupon subscribers can pledge support for the Books on Wheels initiative in increments $10. Reading or listening to books for recreation and information can engage and stimulate the mind, but Read more…

Articles Parks 07-21-14

2014 Hall of Fame – Arlington Golf Classic – Sept 9

You still have to register for the 2014 Hall of Fame Arlington Golf Classic being held September 9 at the beautiful Tierra Verde Golf Club. Several Hall of Famers are scheduled to play in this tournament, so sign up today! EVENT INFORMATION: DATE/LOCATION Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Tierra Verde Golf Club 7005 Golf Club Dr. Arlington, TX 76001 PRICE $250/player or $1,500 for 6-Person Team ENTRY INCLUDES 18-Holes of Championship Golf Practice Range use prior to round Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar on the Range Complimentary Beverage Cart Service Full Breakfast Mixed Grille Lunch Tee Gift Awards Reception w/ Cocktails Read more…

Clarence Foster Park Gets a Facelift

The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department recently began a renovation project at Clarence Foster Park in west Arlington. The 15-acre park, named after the former Arlington City Council member and Water Commissioner when Lake Arlington was built, is beginning to look better than ever. The project, slated to be completed in August 2014, will include a new 8-foot-wide, concrete “Hike & Bike Trail” that circles the park, with 5 new benches along the route. The lighted trail also ties into existing trails in Kelley Park and Rush Creek Linear Park. In addition, the Clarence Foster Park will have a new, Read more…

Articles Government 07-18-14

Action Center Improves Its Service

Since 2008, the City of Arlington’s Action Center has served residents as a non-emergency call center for questions regarding Municipal Court, Code Compliance and Animal Services. It serves as a central point of contact for key service-oriented operations. Employees work hard to resolve issues and concerns efficiently and in a timely manner. The Action Center receives about 300,000 calls per year, but some of these calls are abandoned. An abandoned call is any call where the person hangs up before the Action Center has an opportunity to answer. Since 2010, the Action Center has successfully lowered the Hispanic abandonment calls Read more…

Articles Business 07-18-14

Arlington is Getting a Brazilian Steakhouse

Arlington will experience the Brazilian steakhouse craze when Chamas do Brazil opens on July 21 at 4606 S. Cooper St. Brazilian steakhouses are known for their all-you-can-eat style, tableside waiters, with a meat-heavy menu at one fixed price. Chamas do Brazil features a wide variety of meats such as beef, pork, lamb and chicken slowly cooked and specially grilled to preserve its juices and flavors. It will also include a unique salad bar with over 50 different choices of vegetables, traditional side dishes, seafood, imported cheeses, and 150 domestic and traditional wines. At the table guest will be served fried Read more…

Articles Parks 07-17-14

Lacrosse Explosion in Arlington

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the country, and the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Dallas-based Bridge Lacrosse to bring this amazing sport to Arlington. Thanks to a series of clinics held this week at Arlington Recreation centers, more than 100 boys and girls were introduced to the sport by Bridge Lacrosse coaches and players. Bridge Lacrosse is a small sports-based youth development nonprofit serving the urban communities of North Texas.