Category Archives: Government

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! Event CANCELED due to weather

Kick off a new year of Naturally Fun Neighborhood (NFN) programs with us on Saturday March 10 at River Legacy Parks with the 5th Annual Kite Festival at River Legacy Parks. This family fun event, planned in partnership with the River Legacy Foundation, includes kite building workshops, stunt demonstrations and contests for kites of…

Water on the road: Turn Around, Don’t Drown

With heavy rains and strong winds moving through portions of Texas last week, the National Weather Service and the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety continue to urge Texans to avoid low water crossings and driving on flooded roadways. Many flood-related injuries and deaths could be avoided if…

Black History Month Festival

Celebrate African-American history and culture at an all-day event featuring exhibits, dance and musical performances, lectures, classes, crafts, and more. Arlington Public Library: George W. Hawkes Central Library, 101 E. Abram Saturday, Feb. 25, 10am – 5pm         Gayle Hanson teaches African-American Genealogy, 10 a. m.-12 p. m. Dr. Geoffrey Mitchell, University of Texas…

Police Sergeants Attend Supervision Training

Earlier this week, 15 Sergeants graduated from the School of Police Supervision, an Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) course. This is the only independent four-week school in the nation for police supervisors and recognizes the importance of supervision as a major management function in law enforcement. The curriculum focuses on…

Police Twitter Event

This week the Arlington Police Department will host another live Twitter event. On Friday, February 10, 2012, from 6:30 – 10:00 p. m., the Department is going to have a “Street Tweet” on Twitter to focus on what it takes to be a Citizens on Patrol Mobile member for the Police Department. The “Street…

Police Graduate 18 Recruits

A new class of officers were welcomed to the Arlington Police Department on Monday, February 6. The graduation for Class #44 was held at the MetroCenter of Fielder Road Baptist Church, where 18 recruits graduated. The group included recent college graduates, teachers, and other professional careers. After successfully completing 28 weeks of extensive…

Animal Services Center New Manager

The Arlington Animal Services Center is full of new-found energy under the leadership of Chrishandra (Chris) Huff, appointed as the new Animal Services Manager as of January 23. Huff has an impressive list of accomplishments and achievements.   She was recently recognized as a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.…

College Park Center is Officially Open

City leaders joined UT Arlington officials in officially opening the College Park Center on Wednesday. A double-header featuring the UT Arlington’s men’s and women’s basketball teams against UT San Antonio served as the public’s first chance to get a look into the $78 million, 7,000-seat arena. Victories over the Roadrunners were hardly…

City Launches MyArlingtonTx.com

When a twin-engine aircraft alerted the Arlington Municipal Airport control tower on Jan. 18 of a potential nose gear problem, local media quickly dispatched personnel to the scene. Not long after the plane landed safely, Arlington residents knew all was well because Airport Manager Bob Porter said so – though not…