Tag Archives: Champion Great Neighborhoods

Homeownership Fair Highlights and More in ‘Champion Great Neighborhoods’ Newsletter

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Champion Great Neighborhoods” remains a main priority for the work of our City. Great neighborhoods contribute to a higher quality of life and greater investment in our economy. Every part of our corporation contributes to our overall success and vitality as we make…

Southeast Neighborhood Summit Set June 2 at Bob Duncan Community Center

Meet District 3 City Council representative Roxanne Thalman and discover many services the City of Arlington has to offer residents at the upcoming Southeast Neighborhood Summit. This community event is scheduled from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday, June 2 at the Bob Duncan Community Center, 2800 S. Center St. Admission…

Former Council Member Julia Burgen’s Dream of Keeping Arlington Beautiful

Former Arlington City Council member Julia Burgen is well-known for her environmental activism in The American Dream City. When her family moved to Arlington in the 1980s, Burgen returned to school at The University of Texas at Arlington to get a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on biology…

Arlington Celebrates Accomplishments During National Public Works Week

Each year, during the third full week of May, the nation celebrates National Public Works Week. The theme of this year’s campaign, held May 20-26, is “The Power of Public Works” and is meant to highlight to the importance of public works by calling attention of the value of the contributions…

Meet the Neighbors: Waterwood Estates Neighborhood Association

Residents in Waterwood Estates recently gathered at their neighbor’s home for tasty tacos and nachos, cold drinks and great conversation as part of southwest Arlington neighborhood association’s Spring Fling. The well-attended event was more than just a night of food and fun. It was one of many activities planned throughout the…

City of Arlington Awards $90,000 in Neighborhood Matching Grants

Neighborhood entrance improvements, additional lighting and playground enhancements are just a few of the projects that will receive funding this year through the City of Arlington’s Neighborhood Matching Grant program. On April 24, the Arlington City Council approved just over $90,000 in grant funds for nine projects proposed by neighborhoods across…

Arlington Named Finalist for 2018 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

The Arlington Parks and Recreation department (APRD) has been named a finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management,  announced by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), on Thursday. Founded in…

WalletHub: Arlington Ranks as 2018’s 10th Most Diverse City in the U.S.

The American Dream City was named 2018’s 10th Most Diverse City in America in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub. com. To determine the most diverse cities in the United States, WalletHub compared the profiles of more than 500 of the largest cities across five major diversity categories: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household and religious. Arlington…

What to Know: Avoiding High Weeds & Grass Violations

It’s time to tune up that lawnmower. The arrival of warm, rainy springtime days means tall grass and overgrown weeds can quickly become an issue for property owners and their neighbors. High weeds and grass not only contribute to blighted conditions in neighborhoods, they can harbor rodents, snakes, and other pests…

Dream Builders: Lamar High School’s NFL Draft Service Project at Sherrod Elementary

Dream Builders is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults. The latest Dream Builders episode focuses on the NFL Draft Community Ambassadors service project conducted by Lamar…