Category Archives: Government

Arlington’s StormTalkers Presentations Available for Elementary Schools

The Public Works and Transportation Department’s Stormwater Management Division would like to welcome all our students and teachers back for another school year and wanted to remind our educators that Stormwater staff provides elementary schools and their students with short 45-minute hands on presentations through the StormTalkers Education program. These programs…

‘Invest in Our Economy’ Newsletter: Texas Live! Wowing Visitors

Thousands turned out this summer for the grand opening of Texas Live!, a dream years in the making for Arlington’s already vibrant Entertainment District. In addition to the new world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality district, the City also recently celebrated the opening of a Duluth Trading Company retail store off Interstate…

‘Home Plate Update’ Celebrates Texas Live! Opening, Ballpark Milestones

The latest edition of the national and state award-winning Home Plate Update celebrates the grand opening of Texas Live!, construction milestones for the $1.2 billion Globe Life Field as well as the stories of the talented people who are helping Arlington and the Texas Rangers turn the dream of these…

Entertainment District Parking Ordinance Aims to Protect Neighborhoods

Earlier this year, the Arlington City Council adopted an Entertainment District Parking Ordinance designed to protect neighborhoods within the Entertainment District from cut-through traffic and other nuisances that stem from special event guests who park on neighborhood streets instead of in designated paid parking lots. The ordinance, which the City will begin enforcing…

City Council Approves $500 Million Operating Budget, Reduced Property Tax Rate

The Arlington City Council approved on Thursday the $500 million Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget, which includes a property tax rate reduction for the third year in a row. The new budget includes significant investments in public safety and technology, an expansion of the Via on-demand rideshare pilot program, grant funding…

Public Works and Transportation Crews Key in City’s Storm Response Efforts

While many Arlington residents spent Saturday, September 8, indoors and out of the heavy rains, a small group of Public Works and Transportation employees spent the day responding to storm-related calls across the city. Twenty two employees spent nine hours responding to storm-related incidents at 19 separate locations. The heavy rains…

Two Arlington Police Officers Honored by Governor with Star of Texas Award

The Arlington Police Department was recognized on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in the State Capitol by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Two APD Officers received the prestigious Star of Texas Award in Austin. This distinguished award honors Peace Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical First Responders who are seriously injured or killed…

City’s Home Plate Update, Parks Magazine Win Best in Nation at 2018 3CMA’s

The City of Arlington was honored to receive 13 awards from the national organization, City-County Communications: Marketing Association, or 3CMA, for its video programming, marketing, photography and other community outreach efforts.“We’re fortunate to have such a diverse community that gives us so many remarkable stories to tell,” said Jay Warren,…

City of Arlington Recognizes FEMA’s National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. This month was created to raise awareness about emergency preparedness. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with state and local governments, want to ensure that our citizens have the skills to protect themselves and their families when an emergency happens. Each week will focus on…

Arlington Water Utilities Helps Students and Families Become More Water Wise

More than 650 Arlington ISD fifth graders received lessons and activities in ways to become more water efficient during the 2017-2018 school year, along with tools to make a difference in their homes. The WaterWise program is an annual partnership between Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District that distributes…