Category Archives: Community

2018 Thanksgiving Closings and City Service Schedules in Arlington

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Residential and commercial garbage and recycling collection will not occur on Thanksgiving Day. Collection will resume on the following regular collection day. Friday collections will occur as usual. Regular office hours…

Various SH 360 Lanes Between Division and Kingswood Closed for Widening Project

New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project and the SH 360 Widening Project. Closures are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. For more information, please visit the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in…

Arlington’s Texas Christkindl Market at Texas Live! Opens Nov. 23

Arlington’s beloved Texas Christkindl Market returns for its eighth season starting Friday, Nov. 23!From Nov. 23 to Dec. 23, The Plaza at Texas Live! will transform into a unique holiday shopping experience. Modeled after Arlington’s sister Christmas city, Rothenberg ob der Tauber, this cozy version of an Arlington favorite will offer beautiful holiday decorations…

Valerie Kelton, Daughter of Tom Vandergriff, Living Her Dream at Six Flags

More than 50 years ago, in 1961, Valerie Kelton was 2 when her father, former Arlington Mayor Tom Vandergriff, was at the podium for the opening of Six Flags Over Texas in The American Dream City. Today, she is living her American Dream as the executive assistant to Steve Martindale, the park…

Arlington Cultural Tourism Council Accepting Art Grant Program Applications

The Arlington Cultural Tourism Council is now accepting applications for its competitive arts grant program. The Arlington Cultural Tourism grants are for events within The American Dream City with the potential of attracting overnight visitors who are interested in history, arts, music, life/heritage and other cultural offerings. Recent recipients include Frame 4 Frame,…

United Way of Tarrant County Launches TXServes-North Texas Program

United Way of Tarrant County, through its Mission United initiative, has launched TXServes-North Texas, a coordinated network of public, private and nonprofit organizations serving active duty military, veterans and their families in the North Texas region. The new program, which was announced at Arlington City Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, will…

Arlington to Host Public Meeting Nov. 19 on Short-Term Rental Standards

The City of Arlington will host an open house meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 to gather public input for drafting short-term rental standards/regulations. This come-and-go meeting is scheduled from 4 p. m. to 7 p. m. at the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 Center St. Please click here to RSVP if you plan to attend. Whether…

Texas Society of Architects Tours Arlington’s State-of-the-Art Downtown Library

The City of Arlington’s state-of-the-art George W. Hawkes Downtown Library was among 30 tour sites selected as part of the Texas Society of Architects’ recent 79th annual Conference and Design Expo. Architects from across the state explored the three-story, 80,000-square-foot stone and glass library, which opened next to City Hall in June.…