Category Archives: Government

Two Arlington Police Department Employees Honored for Work with Youth

Investing in the lives of the next generation is something the Arlington Police Department takes to heart. The APD works with many groups throughout the city to make that impact. This week, the Arlington Alliance for Youth along with First Rate Living honored Officer Jeff Lee and Sharon Jones of…

City Completes North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Phase I Repair in East Arlington

The Stormwater Engineering Operations division of Public Works and Transportation recently completed the first phase of the North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Repair project. This $1.4 million project completely reconstructed a failing channel that runs adjacent to the L’Atrium on the Creek complex between Park Row and Carter Drives in…

Public Meeting Set May 29 for Greencove Drainage Improvements

The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department anticipates starting construction on the Greencove Drainage Improvements with Water and Sanitary Sewer Renewals Project next month. A construction briefing meeting is scheduled from 5:30 p. m. to 6:30 p. m. on Tuesday, May 29 in the Council Briefing Room, located on the 3rd…

Helen Moise Sworn in as New District 1 Arlington City Council Representative

Helen Moise was sworn in Tuesday as the new District 1 Council Representative during the evening City Council meeting at City Hall. District 2 Councilwoman Sheri Capehart, District 6 At-large Councilman Robert Shepard and District 7 At-large Councilwoman Victoria Farrar-Myers, joined by friends and family, were also sworn in for two-year terms…

City Celebrates Success of Arlington Highlands, Ends TIRZ Seven Years Early

A Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone established to pay for public infrastructure to support the Arlington Highlands shopping center is being terminated seven years early because of the south Arlington development’s success. The Arlington City Council voted Tuesday, May 22 to end TIRZ No. 4., which has collected property tax revenue generated…

What to Know: City of Arlington’s Updated Smoking Ordinance

The Arlington City Council has adopted a more comprehensive citywide smoke-free ordinance that will mean changes for smoking customers at bars, bowling alleys and billiard halls. The City’s Smoking Ordinance, first adopted in 1985, already prohibits smoking in most public places and places of employment, such as restaurants, retail shops, schools…

Homeownership Fair Highlights and More in ‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newsletter

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” remains a main priority for the work of our City. Great neighborhoods contribute to a higher quality of life and greater investment in our economy. Every part of our corporation contributes to our overall success and vitality as we make…

Arlington Celebrates Accomplishments During National Public Works Week

Each year, during the third full week of May, the nation celebrates National Public Works Week. The theme of this year’s campaign, held May 20-26, is “The Power of Public Works” and is meant to highlight to the importance of public works by calling attention of the value of the contributions…

Arlington’s Via Rideshare Program Records 24,000 Rides in First 6 Months

When Ben Aghapour’s car was ready to be picked up from the repair shop earlier this week, he didn’t want to bother his friends by asking them for a ride all the way to Dallas from the University of Texas at Arlington. Instead, Aghapour picked up his phone and within…