Tag Archives: Downtown Arlington

Construction of $30 Million Downtown Library Underway

Construction of the $30 million future Downtown Library is underway. The 80,000-square-foot, three-story library is expected to open in June 2018 just north of Arlington City Hall. Work began earlier this month on what was previously the public parking lot for City Hall. The future George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, whose design…

City Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Mission Arlington with Proclamation

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams proclaimed July 31, 2016, as “Mission Arlington Day,” highlighting the downtown charity’s 30th year of operation under the leadership of Executive Director Tillie Burgin. Mission Arlington was started on August 1, 1986, after Burgin and her family served as missionaries in South Korea and returned home with…

Get Half Price Pool Admission with a Donated School Supply Item Aug. 1-12

Make a splash in your local community by donating a new school supply item and get half price admission at any Arlington outdoor pool from August 1st to 12th. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department sets out collection buckets at each of the City’s six outdoor pools to collect supplies for Mission Arlington. The Parks Department’s school…

Levitt Pavilion Announces Fall Concert Series

Levitt Pavilion Arlington begins the last segment of its free concert season Sept. 2, when a Levitt tradition continues for the eighth year and Grammy Award-winners Brave Combo perform their mosh-pit polka at 8 p. m. The Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital 2016 Fall Concert Season continues with free music on Friday,…

Pokémon Go: Gotta Catch ‘Em All in the American Dream City

Are you a Pokémon Go trainer? From your neighborhood park to the Six Flags Over Texas theme park, you don’t have to look too hard in Arlington to find Pokéstops, gyms and Pokémon to capture. The goal of this hit game, already being called a worldwide phenomenon, is to travel around…

Deep Blue Something Closes Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concert Series July 17

Deep Blue Something blasted out of Denton in 1995 when their hit, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” slowly began to dominate radio. At the time, there was a DIY attitude among bands, and that’s what Deep Blue Something did — start making records and hitting the road with an Indie budget, Indie…

Abram Street Lane Closures Through Downtown Extended

Due to a combination of an unexpected conflict with other utilities, soil conditions and inclement weather, lane closures on Abram Street in downtown Arlington will last longer than originally anticipated. Westbound lanes on Abram Street between East Street and Elm Street, which were expected to reopen to drivers on July 1, will continue to…

Downtown Arlington Seeks Cultural District Designation from Texas Commission on the Arts

From the colorful sculptures on display along busy streets to the diverse mix of concerts, shows and art exhibits offered year-round, it’s easy to identify downtown Arlington as a growing cultural arts destination within the city. Now, the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation has its fingers crossed that the state will make…

13 Must-Know Tips for 4th of July in Arlington

With so many fabulous things to do in Arlington, TX during the Fourth of July weekend, our friends over at the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau have compiled some useful tips to help you rock your red, white, and blue good times in comfort and style:LIGHT UP ARLINGTON Sunday, July 3 Downtown…