Category Archives: News

Articles WestNile 08-22-14

Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus

The City of Arlington has detected two new West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples, one in a trap located on E. Road to Six Flags near Ballpark Way, and another trap located at S. Cooper near Lovers Lane. The City will begin targeted ground spraying following recommendations from the City Of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here to view map covering S. Cooper near Lovers Lane. Click here to view map covering E. Road to Six Flags near Ballpark Way. Contractors will conduct targeted ground spraying on Tuesday, September Read more…

Articles Sports 08-29-14

Crowning a Champion in Arlington

The beautiful new College Football Playoff National Championship trophy made a grand appearance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Friday morning – but it won’t be its last. Look for the 2-foot-tall, gold, football-shaped trophy to be the center of attention Saturday night when the Florida State Seminoles, defending national champs and preseason No. 1, take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Advocare Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium. The final appearance will be Jan. 12 in Arlington, when a national champion is crowned at the conclusion of the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship game. While crews were still preparing Read more…

Articles Entertainment 08-28-14

Six Flags Introduces Justice League: Battle for Metropolis

Get ready for a new ride at Six Flags Over Texas. “Justice League: Battle for Metropolis,” a 3D interactive ride experience featuring the ultimate superheroes adventure mission, will debut in the spring of 2015.  Match wits against Lex Luthor, The Joker and his henchmen as you join the Justice League Reserve team. Traveling in six-passenger vehicles, riders try to outsmart Lex Luthor and The Joker and save the city of Metropolis. The ride features lifelike animatronics, cutting edge special effects, 3D video, eye-popping graphics, real-time gaming and mind-tingling soundscape make this journey to justice and utterly interactive experience. JUSTICE LEAGUE: Read more…

Articles UTA 08-28-14

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: August 29-31

UTA Volleyball: Maverick Classic Check out one of the fastest games in town when the UT Arlington volleyball team opens the season Friday in the College Park Maverick Classic at College Park Center. The Mavericks face Incarnate Word at 7 p.m.  The two-day tournament runs through Aug. 30 and includes Denver and Jackson State. Single game tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for UTA students. Visitutatickets.com or call 817-272-9595 to purchase. Live Music Returns to Levitt Pavilion Bring your lawn chair and enjoy free music this weekend at Levitt Pavilion, as the Everything Energy Fall Concert Series Read more…

Articles AISD 08-27-14

The American Dream City: AISD Graduate Soars to New Heights Through Academics

Tens of thousands of students across the area went back to school this week. And one of them was Lea Sandoval. Lea is a 2014 graduate of Sam Houston High School in Arlington where she was selected to be a TCU Scholar, a program that will provide her a full ride to college valued at $250,000. This is an American Dream come true. Lea immigrated to the United States from El Salvador when she was six years old. Her family moved to Arlington and bought their first home here so that their children would be afforded better opportunities. “College has Read more…

Articles UTA 08-27-14

Online Learning Decoded

  The new Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge, or LINK, Research Lab at The University of Texas at Arlington has announced a full slate of fall events to begin a conversation on digital learning that includes experts from the around the globe. “UT Arlington is joining some of the nation’s most prestigious campuses in establishing a hub for examining the role of online learning in the present and the future of education,” said George Siemens, executive director of the LINK lab. “The future is digital and we have to understand what role we play in that. We also want to Read more…

Articles Government 08-27-14

Labor Day Closings and City Service Schedules

Many City of Arlington municipal government offices will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 1 (complete list is below). There will be no garbage and recycling pickups on Labor Day. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2. What’s Closed Monday, Sept. 1 City Hall City Office Tower Arlington Municipal Court Animal Services Center Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Offices Handitran Office and Handitran special transportation services Hugh Smith Indoor Pool George W. Hawkes Central Library and all branch libraries Meadowbrook Recreation Center Cliff Nelson Recreation Center Dottie Lynn Recreation Center Elzie Odom Athletic Center Read more…

Articles Housing 08-25-14

Arlington to Host Fifth Annual Heart Association Golf Tournament at Tierra Verde

Join us for the City of Arlington’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 3 at the beautiful Tierra Verde Golf Club located at 705 Golf Club Drive in Arlington. This fun event will begin with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. The registration fee is $80 per golfer and includes range balls, registration bag, green fees, cart, opportunity for prizes, free massage by World of Wellness, dinner by Blue Mesa Grill and live music by the Silver Rail Band. The tournament will help the City of Arlington meet this year’s $75,000 fundraising goal to go toward American Heart Association Read more…

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 Sports 08-26-14

Florida State, Oklahoma State Clash Begins New Era in College Football

Good bye, BCS. Hello, football playoff season. The 2014 college football season begins and ends in Arlington as the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Advocare Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium. The season will wrap up in Arlington as well, when AT&T Stadium hosts the first ever College Football Championship Game on Monday, January 12, 2015. Saturday’s primetime game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. Florida State is ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.  Oklahoma State is expected to finish fifth in the Big 12 this season. Be Read more…