Category Archives: Mayor & Council

Mayors Join Forces for Regional Water Conservation Plan

Watering lawns twice a week may no longer be a drought-related restriction. It could very well be a permanent fixture. Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Irving Mayor Beth Van on Wednesday publicly and ceremoniously put their support behind the maximum twice-per-week watering…

Mayor Pro Tempore Shows Importance of Meal Deliveries

Mayor Pro Tempore Kathryn Wilemon delivered meals to nine Arlington residents on Friday as part of the Meals on Wheels’ Mayors for Meals event. Wilemon joined ten other mayors from across Tarrant County as they delivered meals in their community.“This event allows the mayors to witness first-hand the needs of the…

Council Passes Gas Well Preparedness Plan Unanimously

The Arlington City Council unanimously passed a Natural Gas Well Preparedness and Response Plan at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. The plan, which was first presented to the council on Feb. 7 by Fire Chief Don Crowson, calls for a system approach of three elements to be addressed: oversight, inspection, and…

Trey Yelverton Named City Manager

The Arlington City Council has chosen Trey Yelverton as the city’s new City Manager. Yelverton has served as Deputy City Manager since 2006 and has been with the City of Arlington since 1993.  He currently oversees Neighborhood Services which includes oversight of the Police Department, Fire Department, Parks and Recreation, libraries and…

Cluck Attends Let’s Move Celebration with First Lady Michelle Obama

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck joined First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday to combat childhood obesity and celebrate the second anniversary of the Let’s Move campaign. Contestants from Bravo’s Top Chef battled it out to prepare healthy, delicious meals, with the help of student sous-chefs. Obama, along with Top Chef Host Tom…

Skate Facilities Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Arlington is one step closer to providing skate facilities for its estimated 18,000 skaters. After City Council awarded New Line Skateparks the consultant contract on Feb. 7 to design the master plan for the citywide skate park at Vandergriff Park, Arlington can move forward in the planning process. Besides the larger park…

Fire Chief Presents Gas Well Preparedness Plan

Fire Chief Don Crowson presented a Natural Gas Well Preparedness and Response Plan to the City Council on Tuesday during their afternoon work session. The chief told the council a gas well plan is needed due to the unique challenges for public safety, the rapid growth of drill sites, and the…

Mayor Proclaims Feb.1 UT Arlington Day

Mayor Robert Cluck at the Tuesday, Jan. 24 council meeting presented UT Arlington President James Spaniolo with a special Proclamation. Mayor Cluck, on behalf of the Arlington City Council, proclaimed Feb. 1 as UT Arlington Day.  He invited all citizens and employees in Arlington to wear Blue and Orange on Feb.…