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Petmate Spreading Kindness to Shelter Dogs on National Fetch Day, Sat. Oct. 20

A special treat is in store for anyone who adopts a dog at Arlington Animal Services this Saturday, the 20th of October. The shelter is celebrating a new holiday established by Petmate and on this, the inaugural year of Chuckit! National Fetch Day, Petmate is providing every adopter of a…

Acts of Kindness: Arlington’s Morton Elementary Students Receive New Shoes, Socks

As soon as her laces were tied, third grader Jakylee Edwards was on her feet and making plans for all the fun things she would do in her stylish new pair of pink and blue striped shoes.“I’m going to run. I’m going to exercise more. I’m going to jump on…

Acts of Kindness: Little Elementary’s ‘Buddy Bench’ Brings New Friends Together

When you walk onto the J. B. Little Elementary School playground in south Arlington, you are greeted with the familiar sights and sounds of children swinging, running, and playing soccer together. A child sits alone on a green bench in the middle of the playground, but before long he’s welcomed…

Arlington Recognizes Thornton Elementary Students for Acts of Kindness

To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, Arlington’s Community Relations Commission has partnered with local businesses and launched a program that rewards students for their kind hearts. During a pep rally Friday at Thornton Elementary School in Arlington, the Commission surprised two students, Analisa Dena and…

Acts of Kindness: Arlington Woman Warming Hearts One Colorful Scarf at a Time

Ever spot a colorful, crocheted scarf wrapped around a tree or light pole in Downtown? For the past four years, longtime Arlington resident Sherry Hall has lovingly created nearly 100 of these handmade gifts and distributed them with the help of her son to bring a bit of warmth and…

Adventures of Tuco: Former Arlington Shelter Dog Now Modeling, Living His Best Life Ever

Tuco’s transformation from a neglected, underweight pet to a charismatic Instagram model with a global following is a story that’s pretty dog-gone amazing. Life for the Japanese Mastiff mix began looking up after an Arlington Animal Services officer picked him and brought him to the shelter in February 2017. Shelter staff…

School Supply Drive: Arlington ISD Alumni’s SLAMfest Event Aims to Fill 100 Backpacks

When it comes to spreading kindness through the community, the Arlington ISD Alumni SLAMfest and Back to School Supply Drive is a slam dunk. This annual basketball tournament and fundraiser, set for 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., Saturday, August 11, aims to collect enough school supplies to fill 100 backpacks for…

Kindness Grows Here: Arlington’s Community Garden Supports Mission Arlington

Summer is the season of fresh fruits and vegetables. Many North Texans enjoy maintaining a backyard garden. Thanks to a collaboration between the City of Arlington and the University of Texas at Arlington, even those with a small  yard or no yard can also grow their own produce. Arlington Today recently…

Arlington Christian Disaster Network Recognized by City for Act of Kindness

Arlington Christian Disaster Network

Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson has recognized the Arlington Christian Disaster Network (ACDN) for outstanding community service. Formed in 2012, ACDN is a network of Arlington faith-based organizations that fill a variety of roles in our community, such as staffing and managing post-disaster Volunteer Reception Centers, disaster cleanup and recovery, and…

Local Crafters Donate Handmade Toys to Arlington Police Department

Thanks to the kindness of local crafters, Arlington police have dozens of new handmade stuffed animals to provide comfort to children suffering from a traumatic event. Earlier this week, members of the Eunice Craft Club gifted more than 40 smiling teddy bears and colorful octopus plush toys to the Arlington Police…