Category Archives: Mayor & Council

‘Star of Texas’ Art Project, Block Party Trailer Featured in Champion Great Neighborhoods Newsletter

Articles Champion Great Neighborhoods 05-24-16

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” continues to be a key priority for the work of our City. Great neighborhoods contribute to a higher quality of life and greater investment in our economy. Every part of our corporation contributes to our overall success and vitality…

City Council Chamber Slated for Demolition, Final Council Meeting There Tuesday

Articles City Council Chamber 05-23-16 02

Tuesday night will be the final time Arlington City Council holds its evening meeting in the City Council Chamber. The Chamber will be demolished this summer as part of the new $30 million George W. Hawkes Central Library construction project. In addition to an 80,000-square-foot library, which will be located north…

City of Arlington Considers Public-Private Partnership with Texas Rangers for New Ballpark

Articles Ballpark 05-20-16

 The Arlington City Council will consider designating a venue project and authorizing a master agreement for a public-private partnership with the Texas Rangers at its Tuesday, May 24 evening meeting. If approved, the Council action will allow the City of Arlington to begin the steps required to hold an election this…

Four Arlington City Council Members to be Sworn in May 24

Articles City Council 05-21-15

Newly elected District 7 Councilwoman Victoria Farrar-Myers and newly re-elected members of the Arlington City Council will be sworn into office at 6:30 p. m., Tuesday, May 24, at Arlington City Hall. In addition to Farrar-Myers, City Council members Charlie Parker (District 1), Sheri Capehart (District 2) and Robert Shepard (District 6) will also be sworn in…

Students Tackle Pet Homelessness In ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter

Articles-Support-Quality-Education-5-10-16

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” continues to be a key priority for the work of our city. Public education that produces graduates who are prepared for future success provides the foundation for a strong Arlington community. In the latest Support Quality Education Newsletter, residents can…

Federal Grants Help Improve Housing, Other Opportunities for Low-to-Moderate Income Residents

Articles Federal Grants Housing 04-27-16

Thanks to $4.6 million in grants from the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, more dreams will be realized in Arlington for low-to-moderate income residents. The Arlington City Council voted Tuesday to approve the proposed Program Year 2016 Action Plan. Subject to HUD’s approval, the Program Year 2016 Action Plan describes how the…

Put Technology to Work: Public Library Program Increases Teen Digital Literacy

Articles-Put-Technology-To-Work-4-26-16

The Arlington City Council has identified “Put Technology To Work” as a priority. Technology touches all parts of the city life – our organization, residents and businesses. It is also integral in achieving the City’s other four priorities including investing in our economy, supporting quality education, enhancing regional mobility and championing…

Traffic Update: Johnson Creek Bridge on Abram Street Closed for Reconstruction from May to January

Articles Abram Street 04-21-16

Drivers who regularly travel east Abram Street between Collins Street and Stadium Drive will need to plan alternate routes during reconstruction of the bridge over Johnson Creek. The bridge, located east of Collins Street near Meadowbrook Park, will be closed starting May 15 and isn’t expected to reopen until January 2017.…

City, Mansfield ISD Celebrate Completion of $18 Million Tri-Schools Road Project

Articles TriSchools 04-08-16 03

On Friday, Arlington and Mansfield city and school leaders celebrated the completion of the $18 million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project in southwest Arlington. The project, part of the 2008 bond program, consists of street, sidewalk, drainage, water and sanitary sewer improvements to Calender, Ledbetter and Russell roads near Carol Holt Elementary…

Arlington Prominently Showcased in ‘REDNews’ Magazine

Articles RedNews 04-07-16

Arlington: the American Dream City is prominently showcased in the latest edition of REDNews, a commercial real estate marketing publication. The April 2016 edition’s cover is an image of Arlington’s Entertainment District, showing Six Flags Over Texas, Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium. The picture was taken in October 2015 as…