Category Archives: Mayor & Council

Articles Mayor 08-26-14

Arlington City Council Members Take Ice Bucket Challenge

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, all 8 members of Arlington City Council and Arlington City Manager Trey Yelverton took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday at Levitt Pavilion in Downtown Arlington to help raise awareness in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease. AISD challenged City Council to participate. In addition to accepting the challenge, individual donations were made to the ALS Association, a non-profit organization that spreads awareness of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. More than 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. Mayor Cluck called on two great Arlington partners, the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers, to take Read more…

Articles Police 08-19-14

Helping Students Prepare for the New School Year!

Throughout the community, Arlington police officers and citizen volunteers are helping students get ready for a new year. At a Back-to-School, Stay-in-School Rally at Sam Houston High School on Aug. 16, Crime Prevention Officers spoke with students and parents about safety.  Students played safety games with officers and won prizes. The event also included members of Amigos en Azul and the Arlington Hispanic Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association who served as volunteers.  Amigos en Azul , comprised of Arlington officers and their families, donated back packs. More than 3,000 families attended the event. This Back-to-School event also offered workshops for Read more…

Articles Events 08-13-14

Annual Back to School Rally Set for Saturday

On Saturday, August 16, hundreds of Arlington families who are getting ready for a new school year will receive a wealth of free services compliments of the Arlington Branch of the NAACP and a host of community sponsors and supporters. For a second consecutive year, the Arlington branch of the NAACP has teamed up with District 3 Arlington City Councilmember Robert Rivera to host an event that helps Arlington area families get ready for a new school year. This partnership includes a host of community partners including Walmart, Sam’s Club, South Texas Dental, the Retired NFL Players’ Association, Blue Cross Read more…

Articles Bond Election 08-12-14

Arlington City Council Approves 2014 Bond Election

After months of public input, the Arlington City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a package of bond projects that will focus on streets, parks, fire facilities and libraries. The $236 million bond program will go to the voters for their approval in the November 4 municipal election.  Council members have stressed that the projects be paid for without increasing taxes.  The projects  will be accommodated with the current tax rate of 64.8 cents per $100 property valuation. The City Council’s decision was made following a series of meetings, tours, exhaustive document reviews, public forums and extensive study conducted by a Read more…

Articles Education 08-06-14

Latest Support Quality Education Newsletter Available

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” is a key priority for the work of our city. A successful community requires a variety of support systems and an environment that enables educational opportunities to flourish. Residents, students and families seeking a community to invest in desired choices and a culture of achievement. Arlington strives for quality public, private and higher education for our community. This focus will attract new residents and businesses, and prepare a foundation for our future. The synergy between educational institutions, the municipal corporation, the private sector and the community can help ensure Read more…

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Arlington Welcomes Push America/Journey of Hope Cyclists

View the flyer A team of cyclists participating in Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will arrive in Arlington today as a stop on their 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities Thursday, July 3.  This summer marks the 18th consecutive year the City of Arlington will host a team of cyclists from Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. The cyclists will receive a proclamation from Mayor Robert Cluck at 4:30 p.m. at the UTA Maverick Activities Center before they participate in a wheelchair basketball game at 4:30 p.m.  They’ll take on UTA Read more…

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Arlington Named ‘Most Livable’ City

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck has been awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2014 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 82nd Annual Meeting in Dallas. The award recognized the creative programs offered through Arlington’s Animal Services Department. This is the 35th year in which cities have competed for the award, which is sponsored by the Conference of Mayors and Waste Management, Inc., the nation’s largest environmental solutions provider. The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities, focusing on the leadership, creativity, and innovation demonstrated by Read more…

Mayor’s Youth Commission Welcomes New Leadership

Thirteen students were recognized as newly elected officers during the Officer Crossover Ceremony held by the Mayor’s Youth Commission on June 5. Seven officers and six junior officers were selected by the Mayor’s Youth Commission, including a new president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. The Mayor’s Youth Commission is a youth-led organization with goals to help and improve the environment for youth in Arlington.  Members of the Mayor’s Youth Commission are Arlington Independent School District junior and high school students. Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck created the commission in the summer of 2006. The youth leadership plans, organizes and leads all Read more…

Citizens’ Bond Committee Recommendations Being Reviewed by City Council

After a series of meetings, numerous tours, exhaustive document reviews, public input and public forums, the Citizens’ Bond Committee (CBC) has ranked $192 million worth of projects as the highest priorities for a potential November 2014 bond election. The 19-member Citizens’ Bond Committee was charged to assess the  short-term capital needs of the City of Arlington, and to provide a recommendation listing of projects and anticipated capital investment necessary to the City Council. Including renovations to city streets ($118 million), parks and recreation centers ($65 million), fire improvements ($8 million) and library ($395,000), the grand total of the committee’s recommendations is Read more…