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Articles arts 07-29-14(2)

Get Ready for Levitt Pavilion’s Fall Concert Series

Fall is near and what better way to enjoy evening sunsets and leaves changing colors than an outdoor concert at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Arlington. This year’s fall concert series features ten artists from different genres, with something for everyone. The free concerts start at 8 p.m. from Aug. 29 through Sept. 20 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Polka band Brave Combo hits the Levitt Pavilion stage Aug. 29 for a free concert, a fan favorite since first playing the Levitt when the venue opened in 2008. Also performing will be pop/rock band Ambrosia (Aug. 30), Americana music’s coolest Read more…

Articles Sports 07-28-14

Local Golfer Taking His Talents to Another Level

The road of life is paved with challenges, but for golfer and Arlington resident Stuart Deane, no challenge is too difficult. His golf career began in 1988 at age 16 when he discovered the game through a high school physical education program in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia. By 1989, Deane was playing the amateur ranks and winning tournaments. Always intent on playing golf for a living, he launched his professional career in 1991 by qualifying for the Asian PGA Tour.  After a successful tour in Asia, Deane qualified for the Australasian PGA Tour, playing alongside some of the sport’s Read more…

Articles Cat of the Week 07-28-14

Cat of the Week – Meet Tux

Arlington Animal Services is proud to feature “Tux” as our Cat of the Week. Looking for a new best friend, someone to listen to you, who will cat-chat and love on you? Tux is your man! This friendly young male is a little gentleman who loves to cuddle and to be petted. A handsome Black and White Bi-Color, Tux is estimated to be 10 months old, and weighs approximately 6.8 pounds. He has his tux on – is very social and enjoys meeting new people. Once he is comfortable with you he will not be shy about “chatting” with you or Read more…

Articles Community 07-28-14(2)

Tax-Free Weekend a Huge Benefit for Arlington Residents and Businesses

In Texas, August not only brings scorching heat, but thanks to the Texas state government, it also means sizzling savings just in time for back-to-school shopping. From Friday, Aug 8 through Sunday, Aug 10, the Tax Free Weekend law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, thus saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The tax exemption also applies to layaways if the customer places the qualifying merchandise on layaway during the holiday or makes the final payment during the holiday. Customers can also use a rain check no Read more…

Articles Dog of the Week 07-28-14

Dog of the Week – Meet Hunter

“Hunter” is our featured Dog of the Week at Arlington Animal Services. A beautiful tri-colored female Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix, Hunter is a sweet girl who loves affection and attention. Well behaved, Hunter listens well on a leash and loves to please people. With affection and positive reinforcement while being trained she enjoys playing fetch with stuffed animals and balls. Approximately three years old, Hunter weighs approximately 60 pounds and is considered a large-sized dog. Known to be wonderful family dogs, Coonhounds have loads of energy and enjoy an active lifestyle. This girl is no exception, with her favorite “hobby” Read more…

Articles Parks 07-28-14

Arlington Parks and Recreation Department Continues to Win Awards

The mission of the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department (APRD) is to provide quality facilities and services that are responsive to a diverse community and sustained with a focus on partnerships, innovation and environmental leadership. With more than 4,700 acres of parks, recreation facilities, open spaces, natural trails, and playgrounds, there are many opportunities for open play and exercise. Four divisions manage these resources, including Park Operations and Planning, Community Programs, Enterprise Programs and Business Services. The department received a number of national, state, regional and individual awards in 2013 and 2014. NATIONAL HONORS The APRD received top honors Read more…

Articles Business 07-28-14

Arlington Chamber of Commerce Gets New Member

Partnership Supported by Pantego Town Council Provides Expanded Resources for Development and Retention of Local Businesses  Both the Pantego Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) and the Pantego Town Council unanimously voted to officially join the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. The investment in becoming part of the Chamber’s President’s Advisory Council (PAG) will provide significant new resources. As an active member of the Arlington Chamber’s PAG investors, the PEDC will become fully integrated into the Chamber, while maintaining a unique identity. The Chamber will expand its marketing and communications tools to further elevate the Pantego business community and deliver unique services for Read more…

Articles Community 07024-14

The Nation’s Premier Luxury Home Tour is Coming to Arlington

Have you ever driven past a gorgeous home and wondered what it would look like inside? Well, your chance to view new luxury homes in Arlington is coming this fall. The 22nd Kaleidoscope of Homes tour benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital opens October 3 at Viridian, a $2 billion master-planned community in North Arlington near the Trinity River.  The event will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. Organizers expect this year’s luxury home tour to attract more than 30,000 visitors from surrounding cities including Grapevine, Fort Worth, Southlake, Hurst, Euless, Keller, Park Cities and North Richland Hills. “The Read more…

Articles Business Demilec 07-25-14

New Manufacturing Facility Gives Energy Efficiency a Boost

Standing in the only facility of its kind in the world, officials with Demilec USA joined Arlington city leaders and customers from across the country on Thursday to unveil its new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. “This plant is a testament to the investment we are making here today,” Demilec CEO Zain Mahmood said. “Long after some of us have moved on, this building will still be here.” Headquartered in Arlington, Demilec has been a pioneer in the spray foam industry for more than 25 years. The company develops numerous spray foam insulation products to meet the growing demand for energy efficient Read more…

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…