Category Archives: News

I Love Arlington Pic of the Week

Congratulations to Sally Mander for the I Love Arlington Pic of the Week!  This photo, taken at the Park Plaza Shopping Center Mural project in east Arlington, says it all: We are Arlington proud! Our city is fortunate to have a proud community that dares to dream and come together to create initiatives that enhance our neighborhoods. Do you have great Arlington pics? Share them here on Facebook:

Articles UTA 08-20-14

Bob Costas Opens 2014-15 Maverick Speakers Series at UT Arlington

Defending national champion Florida State is looking to make history right here in Arlington. Not only do the Seminoles open their season August 30 against Oklahoma State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the team is favored to be one of the two teams playing in the inaugural first ever College Football Championship Game being played January 12, 2015 at the same venue. As the city prepares to host this historical event, it’s only appropriate that the University of Texas at Arlington to  have legendary sportscaster Bob Costas kick off  the 2014-15 Maverick Speakers Series on Sept. 25 at College Park Center. Tickets available Read more…

Articles Parks 08-20-14

Catch a Movie in the Park This Fall

Looking for an affordable family outing for an upcoming Friday night? Look no further. The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with the Arlington Southwest Little League to bring you six weeks of FREE movies in the park at the Martin Luther King Jr Sports Center! Map to the park: 7100 Golf Club Drive, 76001 Movies will begin at dusk on a movie screen that will be set up just north of the playground. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the great outdoors with your family and friends. Refreshments will be available at the concession Read more…

Articles Animals 08-19-14

Arlington Joins Area Cities for Empty the Shelter Day

When cities come together for a cause, we often witness a level of success that can’t be matched when they stand alone. A prime example of this success is the Empty the Shelter Day event on Saturday, Aug 16 when 38 North Texas cities, including Arlington, waived the adoption fees in their animal shelters. “This was an incredible day for homeless animals across the Metroplex,” said Susan Waits, Kennel Supervisor with the Animal Services Department. “The City of Arlington Animal Services had lines waiting at the door before opening. All of our adoptable cats were adopted and we only had 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 Parks 07-21-14

Play Golf with Pro Football Hall of Famers

Don’t miss an opportunity to play a round of golf  with members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the 2014 Hall of Fame – Arlington Golf Classic at the prestigious Tierra Verde Golf Club on Tuesday, September 9 . The tournament will kick off with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $250 per player or $1,500 for a six-person team and includes green fees, cart, breakfast and lunch, and a post-tournament awards reception with cocktails on the patio. For more information or complete the registration form, visit the tournament website. Five Pro Football Hall of Famers will join golfers for Read more…

Articles Parks 08-19-14

APRD Summer Camps Attract Record Numbers

Today’s summer camp activities are a long way from making a duct tape wallet and singing “Kumbaya.” Campers today can enjoy everything from rock wall climbing to cooking classes to tennis clinics and beyond. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) hosted a record number of campers this summer, which is a testament not only to the exciting mixture of offerings on their camp roster, but also to the way that APRD promoted these programs. “Through week 8 of 11 we’ve had 3,640 camp registrations in our five day camps,” said Ryan Hegreness, Marketing and Enterprise Development Manager. “This [number] Read more…

Articles Library 08-18-14

Library Sets Record with Summer Reading Program

A record number of kids, and adults for that matter, took part in the Arlington Public Library’s My Summer Reading Program (SRC). The program culminated with a celebration for participants at the Texas Rangers Globe Life Park Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 2. “We had an estimated 5,900 participants from birth to grade 12 and 1,130 adult participants,” said Yoko Matsumoto, Program Management and Community Engagement Administrator. One of the reasons for the record numbers was the proactive way in which staff marketed the program. “Where’s David? and the 2014 Geocaching Challenge were both designed to add to the Read more…

Articles Parks 08-18-14

Vandergriff Park Construction Continues

Vandergiff Park is once again under construction; adding to a list of recent projects to renovate this beloved City park. In spring 2014, construction was completed at Vandergriff Skatepark which was unveiled during a highly-anticipated grand opening ceremony. In addition, a new terrace at the Bob Duncan Center was constructed in 2013 along with a new road and improved parking the previous year. The newest project, which is currently underway, includes the addition of: Two new ball fields Expanded playground Loop trail around the perimeter of the park. “Trails are consistently our number one requested park amenity. This trail will connect to Read more…