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Food Truck Fridays Lunch Series Returns to Downtown This Week

Leave your leftovers and brown bag lunches at home. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Food Truck Fridays lunch series in Downtown Arlington starts back up again this Friday, October 13. This event will take place from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. every Friday until November 3 at Founders Plaza, 100 W. Abram…

South Street Art Festival to Bring Music, Artists and Brewers Downtown October 13-15

Returning for its fifth year, the South Street Art Festival aims to give artists, musicians and brewers a place to find their audience. The three-day festival, presented by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation,  is scheduled from 4 p. m. to 10 p. m. Friday, October 13, 11 a. m. to 10 p. m. Saturday, October…

Families Have Fun While Learning about Nature at After Dark in the Park Fall Festival

As the sun began to set last Friday afternoon, hayrides filled with princesses, pirates, super heroes and other costumed children made their way to the lighted nature trails of River Legacy Foundation’s 21st annual After Dark in the Park Fall Festival. At the start of the Nature at Night Trail, kids…

Arlington Police, Water Utilities Host Drug Take-Back Event October 28

Got drugs? Residents are encouraged to turn in their expired and unused medications for anonymous, safe disposal between 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. Saturday, October 28, 2017. Collection sites North Police District, 620 W. Division Street 817-459-5600 Walgreens Pharmacy, 4400 W. Green Oaks Blvd 817-563-0142 East Police District, 2001 New York Ave. 817-459-5803 South Police District, 1030…

‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter Highlights Mayor’s Youth Commission Contributions

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 read…

October Volunteer of the Month: Bev Carpenter

Arlington Animal Services has named Bev Carpenter as the City’s Volunteer of the Month. Carpenter became a volunteer this past July and since that time she has already logged more than 182 hours at the Arlington Animal Services Center. As  an active member of senior ladies group, The Golden Paws, Carpenter made more than 30 blankets…

UTA Receives $1.3 Million Grant to Continue Veteran Success Program

The U. S. Department of Education awarded a five-year, $1.3 million grant to The University of Texas at Arlington to renew funding for the University’s highly successful Veterans Upward Bound program. Veterans Upward Bound is an effort to improve college readiness and degree completion for those who served active duty in the…

Arlington’s Traffic Management Project Aims to Reduce Congestion on SH 360 Frontage

The Public Works and Transportation Department continues to pave the way in the use of innovative, smart city technology to improve traffic management within the City of Arlington. State Highway 360 is used by thousands of drivers daily to move through Arlington, but when an incident occurs that causes traffic delays,…

Library’s Free Touch-a-Truck Event Allows Children to Explore Community Vehicles

Huge rolling beasts with shining eyes, loud honks, and colorful sides stretching all the way to the sky—once you’ve grown up, it’s hard to remember just how strange and wonderful trucks can be. Cars, trucks and other vehicles are commonplace for anyone old enough to drive, but children find them…