Category Archives: Government

Soak Up Some Sprinkler Knowledge at Upcoming DIY Sprinkler Expo

Before your lawn shrivels in the sun, learn how to use your sprinkler system to benefit the environment and your budget. All are welcome to attend the first-ever DIY Sprinkler Expo, hosted by the Tarrant Regional Water District and the cities of Arlington, Fort Worth, Frisco and Mansfield. The free event…

City Council Approves Key Documents Related to Future Texas Rangers Ballpark

The Arlington City Council approved several key legal documents Tuesday related to the Texas Rangers current lease agreements for Globe Life Park as well as the financing and development of the future retractable roof ballpark. In May 2016, the Arlington City Council unanimously approved a master agreement that outlines the public-private…

Residents Invited to Attend Public Meeting on Proposed Ordinance Updates

Code Compliance Services periodically reviews property maintenance ordinances for current applicability, congruency with state statutes, opportunities to improve voluntary compliance, and trending issues  identified by residents or the Arlington City Council. The City is currently considering these updates: An ordinance creating the Garage Sales Chapter Proposed amendments to the Nuisance Chapter,  Definition…

FEMA Updates Fish Creek and Cottonwood Creek Flood Insurance Maps

The City of Arlington participates in the National Flood Insurance Program which offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if the community agrees to adopt and enforce regulations that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding. From time to time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

City to Begin North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Repair in East Arlington

Construction for the first phase of the North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Repair project will soon be underway to address the failing channel that runs adjacent to the L’Atrium on the Creek apartment complex in East Arlington. The main purpose of this $1.4 million project is to replace the existing concrete…

Swearing In Ceremony Set June 27 for District 3 and 5 Council Representatives

The Arlington City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, June 20 to canvass results for the District 3 and District 5 run-off elections. Lana Wolff was re-elected during the June 10, 2017 run-off election to serve as the District 5 City Council representative. Roxanne Thalman will join the Arlington City…

Crossing the Bridge: Arlington Police Officers Build Trust and Partnerships

The 3400 block of Sherry Street is where the relationships grew. Last summer, neighbors came together to paint a mural to cover up unsightly graffiti underneath a bridge. Everyone pitched in to help, including Arlington police officers, a Home Depot and a real estate firm who donated the paint, brushes and…

Application Withdrawn for Proposed Saltwater Disposal Well Near Lake Arlington

The Texas Railroad Commission has notified the City of Arlington that BlueStone Natural Resources has withdrawn its application to construct a saltwater disposal well on the Fort Worth side of Lake Arlington. The Commission issued an order dismissing the application without prejudice on Thursday, following a request from the Oklahoma company.…

City Council to Canvass Election Results for District 3, District 5 Races on June 20

Arlington voters re-elected Lana Wolff to the District 5 Arlington City Council seat in the June 10, 2017, run-off election, according to unofficial vote totals. In the open District 3 race, the unofficial voting results show Roxanne Thalman received 925 votes while Marvin Sutton received 922 votes. Sutton has requested a recount,…