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Articles AISD 07-23-14

Arlington ISD to Offer Free and Reduced-price Meals

The Arlington Independent School District announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for qualifying students under the current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request. On July 28, Arlington ISD Food & Nutrition Services will begin mailing letters to students’ households about eligibility benefits and any actions that must be taken to apply for these benefits. Applications also are available beginning Aug. 4 at 1206 W. Arkansas Ln. or at www.schoollunchapp.com. Criteria for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits The following criteria Read more…

Articles Rangers 07-23-14

Arlington’s Weekend Buzz: July 25-27

Here’s a look at some great things happening in Arlington this weekend. Enjoy! Household of Faith hosts its Annual Outdoor “Summer Music Festival” Enjoy a family date night this Friday at the Summer Music Festival hosted by the Household of Faith Church, 5001 New York Avenue. This family orientated event will include food trucks, merchant vendors, musical performances by Bryan Popin and other special guests. Admission and parking will be free. Please bring your own seating. Athletics vs. Rangers It’s another fun night at the Globe Life Park in Arlington as the Oakland A’s take on your Texas Rangers in Read more…

Articles UTA 07-23-14

UT Arlington Big Data Team Wins $600,000 NSF Grant

A UT Arlington computer science and engineering professor with an expertise in big data and bioinformatics has won a three-year National Science Foundation grant worth more than $600,000 to develop an interactive database of gene expressions of the fruit fly. Heng Huang, an associate professor, will lead the project with professor Chris Ding, also of the UT Arlington Computer Science and Engineering department. Scientists are compiling and studying data related to the insects because a large number of genes involved in fruit fly development are commonly found in humans and other species. Research efforts into the spatial and temporal characteristics Read more…

Articles UTA 07-22-14

UTA Hosts Power Sports Clinic

This past Saturday UT-Arlington helped continue its tradition of offering sports that are accessible to everyone in UT-Arlington`s first Power Wheelchair Sports Day. The Movin` Mavs Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program, in collaboration with USA Power Soccer Association  and Camp Craig Allen, helped bring a day of exciting activities for people in power wheelchairs. “Our program here at UTA is a historic program started by Coach [Jim] Hayes as a way to encourage people with disabilities to look beyond their disability and basically be all they can be,” said Movin` Mavs Head Coach Doug Garner. The camp showcased the sports Read more…

Articles AISD 07-22-14

Four AISD Principals Selected for Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Program

Four Arlington ISD principals have been selected to be among the 50 participants for this summer’s Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Program at Harvard  University. Mary Helen Burnett from Dunn Elementary, Selina Elizondo from Goodman Elementary, Mark Kammlah from Williams Elementary and Joshua Leonard from Blanton Elementary will attend a weeklong professional development course at Harvard after going through a highly competitive and selective application process. These principals will be taught by the world-class faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on one of three topics: Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership; Leadership: An Evolving Vision; or Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness. After participating in Read more…

Articles Cat of the Week 07-21-14

Cat of the Week – Meet Socks!

Snuggle me, hold me, purr with me! A lovable and adorable little guy, Socks is everything a family could want in a kitty. We couldn’t help but pick this friendly one year old for our featured Cat of the Week here at Arlington Animal Services. Socks loves people and enjoys giving and receiving love from everyone. His little “purr motor” is always  revved up and ready for attention. Socks is a sweet orange and white Tabby male weighing six pounds, with  unusual tabby markings along with some spots of white on his sides and belly. Come visit him and see Read more…

Articles-Dog-of-the-Week-07-21-14

Dog of the Week – Meet Copper

C’mon, let’s play! Looking at his sweet face, full of smiles and love we couldn’t help but pick Copper as the Dog of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. His friendly disposition and handsome smile are waiting to welcome you home each and every day! Copper is a social dog who loves being around people and enjoys being outside playing fetch with balls and ropes. Young and energetic, Copper loves to please and is very toy motivated. Copper was previously “crate trained” knows several commands including sit, wait, potty, and outside. Copper is a Catahoula Mix and is approximately five months Read more…

Articles Police 07-21-14

Six Officers Saluted During Promotional Ceremony

In a promotional ceremony in the Council Chamber on Friday afternoon, the Arlington community celebrated more outstanding achievements in service and public safety. Jim Lowery, who has been acting as Assistant Chief, and LaTesha Watson, who has been assigned to North District Patrol, were both promoted to Deputy Chief.  Lowery will assume command of the South Police District and Watson will assume command of the East Police District on Monday, July 21. During Friday’s ceremony, Donald Fulbright and Kimberly Harris were each promoted to Lieutenant and Dylan Eckstrom and Megan Eilrich were promoted to Sergeant. Police Chief Will Johnson shared Read more…

Articles Water 07-21-14

City Urges Residents to Prevent Water Contamination

As summer heats up, City of Arlington Water Utilities is urging residents to keep their water clean by preventing cross connections and backflow. A cross connection is a connection between the drinking water supply and substances which could contaminate the drinking water supply. Backflow is when a contaminant is sucked or pushed back into the drinking water supply due to changes in water pressure. “The most common cross connection is a garden hose dropped into a swimming pool or bucket of chemicals,” says Chad McGowan, Utilities Environmental Analyst with Arlington Water Utilities, “Sprayers which mix pesticides or soap with water Read more…

Articles Library 07-21-14

New Partnership Provides Book Delivery to Homebound Seniors

The Arlington Public Library Foundation and Groupon Grassroots (http://grassroots.groupon.com), the philanthropic arm of Groupon, recently announced the launch of a local campaign to help the Arlington Public Library provide monthly delivery of library materials to participating homebound seniors. The Books on Wheels campaign will be available on the Fort Worth Groupon Grassroots page beginning on Monday, July 21 and running through Sunday, July 27. Utilizing Groupon Grassroots’ collective action model, Groupon subscribers can pledge support for the Books on Wheels initiative in increments $10. Reading or listening to books for recreation and information can engage and stimulate the mind, but Read more…