Category Archives: Community

Articles Parks 08-01-14(2)

Are You Ready for Some Footgolf?

  The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will “kick off” its new FootGolf course at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course with FREE green fees from 12:00-6:00 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 2. FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. Instead of golf clubs and golf balls, the game is played with a soccer ball and a 21-inch diameter cup. The rules mostly correlate with the rules of golf. While FootGolf is played throughout the world, it is estimated there are only 180 courses across the United States. The Meadowbrook Park Golf Course is the second course to open in Read more…

Articles Arts 07-30-14

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: August 1-3

How to Do Business with the City If you are interested in learning about contracting opportunities with the City of Arlington, stop by the Central Library on Friday, August 1 at 11 a.m. and learn about our Supplier Portal registration. You can pick up a How-to-do-Business packet. The City’s Purchasing Division will also be available to meet with vendors and hand out registration information and instructions. Arlington Museum of Art Presents – Ansel Adam: MasterWorks This is your last chance to see Ansel Adams’ artwork! This exhibition opened May 3 and closes Sunday, August 3. Come and see an extraordinary Read more…

Articles VolunteeroftheMonth 07-30-14

Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Month – August

The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that Mr. Bob Stachow been selected as the volunteer of the month! Over the past six months, Bob has volunteered in our administrative office, supporting staff members by compiling, organizing, and editing our practices in preparation for our CAPRA certification submittal. The Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) recognizes park and recreation agencies at a higher level for excellence in service and operation. The application process was extensive and work space was somewhat confined, however Bob came in with a smile daily. Even with multiple document files, paper Read more…

Articles PicOfTheWeek 07-30-14

I love Arlington Pic of the Week

Congratulations to Brongsky Pombuena for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week!  This is a gorgeous shot of the full moon over Globe Life Park in Arlington.  July’s full moon (on Friday the 13) was the first of three summer supermoons! The next and closest supermoon of 2014 will be on August 10. Share your great Arlington pics here:

Articles Business 07-30-14

New Storefront Helps Arlington Food Co-op Expand

What started as a hobby soon turned into a business for owners Krista and Micah Grant. After two years of operating from their garage, the Grant’s recently opened the Farm to Fork natural food co-op’s store at 2001 W. Mayfield Road. Farm to Fork began when the Grants saw the need to find healthier meat after watching a documentary depicting the meat industry. They started by finding a rancher who would deliver beef to their house if they met a minimum order. They asked friends to order with them in order to meet the requirement. After a few months, they Read more…

Articles Sports 07-28-14

Local Golfer Taking His Talents to Another Level

The road of life is paved with challenges, but for golfer and Arlington resident Stuart Deane, no challenge is too difficult. His golf career began in 1988 at age 16 when he discovered the game through a high school physical education program in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia. By 1989, Deane was playing the amateur ranks and winning tournaments. Always intent on playing golf for a living, he launched his professional career in 1991 by qualifying for the Asian PGA Tour.  After a successful tour in Asia, Deane qualified for the Australasian PGA Tour, playing alongside some of the sport’s Read more…

Articles Cat of the Week 07-28-14

Cat of the Week – Meet Tux

Arlington Animal Services is proud to feature “Tux” as our Cat of the Week. Looking for a new best friend, someone to listen to you, who will cat-chat and love on you? Tux is your man! This friendly young male is a little gentleman who loves to cuddle and to be petted. A handsome Black and White Bi-Color, Tux is estimated to be 10 months old, and weighs approximately 6.8 pounds. He has his tux on – is very social and enjoys meeting new people. Once he is comfortable with you he will not be shy about “chatting” with you or Read more…

Articles Community 07-28-14(2)

Tax-Free Weekend a Huge Benefit for Arlington Residents and Businesses

In Texas, August not only brings scorching heat, but thanks to the Texas state government, it also means sizzling savings just in time for back-to-school shopping. From Friday, Aug 8 through Sunday, Aug 10, the Tax Free Weekend law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, thus saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The tax exemption also applies to layaways if the customer places the qualifying merchandise on layaway during the holiday or makes the final payment during the holiday. Customers can also use a rain check no Read more…

Articles Dog of the Week 07-28-14

Dog of the Week – Meet Hunter

“Hunter” is our featured Dog of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. A beautiful tri-colored female Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix, Hunter is a sweet girl who loves affection and attention. Well behaved, Hunter listens well on a leash and loves to please people. With affection and positive reinforcement while being trained she enjoys playing fetch with stuffed animals and balls. Approximately three years old, Hunter weighs approximately 60 pounds and is considered a large-sized dog. Known to be wonderful family dogs, Coonhounds have loads of energy and enjoy an active lifestyle. This girl is no exception, with her favorite “hobby” Read more…

Articles Parks 07-28-14

Arlington Parks and Recreation Department Continues to Win Awards

The mission of the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) is to provide quality facilities and services that are responsive to a diverse community and sustained with a focus on partnerships, innovation and environmental leadership. With more than 4,700 acres of parks, recreation facilities, open spaces, natural trails, and playgrounds, there are many opportunities for open play and exercise. Four divisions manage these resources, including Park Operations and Planning, Community Programs, Enterprise Programs and Business Services. The department received a number of national, state, regional and individual awards in 2013 and 2014. NATIONAL HONORS The APRD received top honors Read more…