Category Archives: People with Disabilities

Arlington to Welcome Push America/Journey of Hope Cyclists

A team of cyclists participating in Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will arrive in Arlington today as a stop on their 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities Friday, July 12. This summer marks the 17th consecutive year the City of Read more…

City of Arlington Employee Honored with Governor’s Trophy for Work in Employment of Disabled

The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities has named Stephen Booher, Organizational Development Specialist for the City of Arlington, a top 2012 Lex Frieden Employment Award winner. The award recognizes employers who go above and beyond the legal requirements in hiring, training and maintaining positive working relationships with employees with Read more…

Arlington Settles Lawsuit over Americans with Disabilities Act

The City of Arlington has negotiated a settlement in a 2005 lawsuit involving a group of Arlington residents who claimed the City failed to ensure its sidewalks were accessible to people with disabilities. The City reached a settlement based upon a review of all locations listed in the plaintiffs’ complaint and an Read more…

Arlington Teen Builds Visitors’ Guide for People with Disabilities

Chad Williams searched months for the perfect Eagle Scout project, something that would provide long-lasting benefits and affect change. By all accounts, Williams succeeded. On Friday, the 17-year-old senior at Arlington High School unveiled his project to City leaders and earned a certificate of recognition for his work, presented by Read more…

North Texas Day of Giving brings big rewards

Arlington charities and nonprofits got a big boost this week as part of North Texas Day of Giving. Donors gave $14.4 million to more than 900 nonprofits across the region. In Arlington, donations will help fund innovative lesson plans for school children, free community concerts, meals for the elderly, books Read more…

September 13 is North Texas Giving Day 2012

North Texas Giving Day 2012 is an opportunity for you to partner with several City of Arlington community partners and non-profits. • Arlington I S D Education Foundation • Arlington Public Library Foundation • Arlington Urban Ministries • Boys & Girls Club of Arlington, Inc. • Girls Inc. • Levitt Pavilion Arlington • Meals On Wheels, Read more…

TxDOT Launches Ramp Improvements

Arlington is slated to receive $3.4 million in improvements along several TxDOT roadways within the city—Division Street, Interstate 20, Interstate 30 and State Highway 360. Road crews from the Texas Department of Transportation will be working throughout Arlington to update or construct curb ramps to make street crossings and other Read more…

The Treehouse You Always Wanted is at River Legacy Park

Playscape is First of Its Kind in United States  Were you that lucky kid on the block? You know, the one with a treehouse? Even if  you were, chances are it was nothing like what you will now find at River Legacy Park.  The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department has just opened a one-of-a-kind Read more…