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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 Business 07-28-14

Arlington Chamber of Commerce Gets New Member

Partnership Supported by Pantego Town Council Provides Expanded Resources for Development and Retention of Local Businesses  Both the Pantego Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) and the Pantego Town Council unanimously voted to officially join the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. The investment in becoming part of the Chamber’s President’s Advisory Council (PAG) will provide significant new resources. As an active member of the Arlington Chamber’s PAG investors, the PEDC will become fully integrated into the Chamber, while maintaining a unique identity. The Chamber will expand its marketing and communications tools to further elevate the Pantego business community and deliver unique services for Read more…

Articles Business Demilec 07-25-14

New Manufacturing Facility Gives Energy Efficiency a Boost

Standing in the only facility of its kind in the world, officials with Demilec USA joined Arlington city leaders and customers from across the country on Thursday to unveil its new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. “This plant is a testament to the investment we are making here today,” Demilec CEO Zain Mahmood said. “Long after some of us have moved on, this building will still be here.” Headquartered in Arlington, Demilec has been a pioneer in the spray foam industry for more than 25 years. The company develops numerous spray foam insulation products to meet the growing demand for energy efficient Read more…

Articles Police 07-21-14

Six Officers Saluted During Promotional Ceremony

In a promotional ceremony in the Council Chamber on Friday afternoon, the Arlington community celebrated more outstanding achievements in service and public safety. Jim Lowery, who has been acting as Assistant Chief, and LaTesha Watson, who has been assigned to North District Patrol, were both promoted to Deputy Chief.  Lowery will assume command of the South Police District and Watson will assume command of the East Police District on Monday, July 21. During Friday’s ceremony, Donald Fulbright and Kimberly Harris were each promoted to Lieutenant and Dylan Eckstrom and Megan Eilrich were promoted to Sergeant. Police Chief Will Johnson shared Read more…

Articles Water 07-21-14

City Urges Residents to Prevent Water Contamination

As summer heats up, City of Arlington Water Utilities is urging residents to keep their water clean by preventing cross connections and backflow. A cross connection is a connection between the drinking water supply and substances which could contaminate the drinking water supply. Backflow is when a contaminant is sucked or pushed back into the drinking water supply due to changes in water pressure. “The most common cross connection is a garden hose dropped into a swimming pool or bucket of chemicals,” says Chad McGowan, Utilities Environmental Analyst with Arlington Water Utilities, “Sprayers which mix pesticides or soap with water Read more…


Arlington to Host Largest Asian Business Expo in Southwest

Register today for the August 15 Asian Business Expo being held at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. Connect with some of the country’s best and brightest Asian American entrepreneurs and key decision-makers from Fortune powerhouses,  the federal, state and local governments, and large non-profit organizations. Exchange highly-sought contract and contact information, and form lucrative teaming partnerships that lead to real opportunities. Verizon and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company are this year’s EXPO Title Sponsors.  Emma Stevens from Lockheed Martin and Jesse Crawford of Verizon are serving as Co-Chairs of the EXPO.  The EXPO’s Signature Sponsor is Wells Fargo. The Asian Read more…

Articles Business 07-18-14

Arlington is Getting a Brazilian Steakhouse

Arlington will experience the Brazilian steakhouse craze when Chamas do Brazil opens on July 21 at 4606 S. Cooper St. Brazilian steakhouses are known for their all-you-can-eat style, tableside waiters, with a meat-heavy menu at one fixed price. Chamas do Brazil features a wide variety of meats such as beef, pork, lamb and chicken slowly cooked and specially grilled to preserve its juices and flavors. It will also include a unique salad bar with over 50 different choices of vegetables, traditional side dishes, seafood, imported cheeses, and 150 domestic and traditional wines. At the table guest will be served fried Read more…

Articles Business 07-17-14

New Hospital to Have Significant Impact on Region

Arlington is getting a new hospital just off Interstate 20 near The Parks at Arlington. Construction on the $16 million Texas Rehabilitation Hospital is currently underway, and is expected to be completed next June. The 48,000-square-foot, 40-bed hospital will be dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced the debilitating effects of an acute injury or illness. This state-of-the-art facility will offer specialized treatment programs for patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury or similar medical conditions. “The Texas Rehabilitation Hospital is a great addition to the overall medical healthcare industry that Read more…


Asian American Business Expo Set for August 15

Charting the Course…Expanding Business Horizons is this year’s theme for the Asian Business Expo in Arlington, the largest in the Southwest Region. This one-day event is Friday, August 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way. The goal of the expo is to bring together Asian American suppliers, government agencies and major corporations under one roof for the purpose of doing business together. Some of the highlights include: Opportunities to connect with several corporate and private sector exhibitors “A View from the Top Summit” panel discussion featuring top executives from Fortune 500 companies One-on-One business Read more…

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June Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

The June issue of the On Call newsletter takes a closer look at APD programs that keep our youth safe and informed during the summer months. Also in this issue, meet Homicide Detective Caleb Blank. Crime prevention highlights from police districts, promotions, community accolades, calendar items and more. Read it. Share it. Print it. On Call is published monthly by the APD Community Support Bureau/Office of Communication. A new On Call newsletter is now available.