Tag Archives: Support Quality Education

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…

Achieving the Dream: Former AISD Students Land Lockheed Martin Jobs After Internships

When Austin Smith started his Lockheed Martin internship his senior year in 2014 at Martin High School, the hope was that it would lead to a full-time job.“That was kind of the dream of mine,” said Smith, who will start his senior year at the University of Texas at Arlington next month…

MyArlingtonTV Tours the New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library: Third Floor

Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto is taking residents and visitors on a tour of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in a three-part series for MyArlingtonTV showcasing each floor. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of Arlington City Hall, opened to the public on June 16,…

Former, Current UTA Formula Racing Students to Compete in Great Britain

Former and current University of Texas at Arlington formula racing students are traveling to the United Kingdom to participate this week in the 20th anniversary of the inaugural Formula Student United Kingdom event at Silverstone Circuit. During the event, set for July 13-15, former FSAE students will race the original 1998 car…

Woodland West Library to Close Temporarily During Renovations

Beginning August 1, 2018, the Woodland West Branch Library will close temporarily while the building is renovated. The branch’s front doors, façade and other areas will be updated. Library service will be unavailable at Woodland West during construction, which is expected to be complete in November. The renovation will feature improvements…

MyArlingtonTV Tours the New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library: Second Floor

Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto is taking residents and visitors on a tour of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in a three-part series for MyArlingtonTV showcasing each floor. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of Arlington City Hall, opened to the public on June 16,…

Back-to-School Events Scheduled for Arlington and Mansfield ISD Students

Both the Arlington and Mansfield independent school districts will host their annual back-to-school events next month to help students prepare for the  upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Arlington ISD Back-to-School Kickoff 2018When: 8 a. m. to noon Saturday, August 11Where: AT&T StadiumWhat to Know:  Eligible AISD students must pre-register to receive backpack…

More than 3,100 Attend Library’s ArlingCon Pop Culture Convention

More than 3,100 people, many dressed in their favorite cosplay creations, attended this year’s ArlingCon at the University of Texas at Arlington. ArlingCon is the Arlington Public Library’s free annual pop culture convention that celebrates fandoms and interests across many genres.  This family-friendly event,  held in conjunction with UTA Libraries, is designed to…

Texas Rangers Share Special Storytime at Arlington’s Downtown Library

Dozens of children gathered at the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library on Tuesday afternoon for a special storytime with Texas Rangers pitcher Chris Martin and Eric Nadel, Hall of Fame radio broadcaster and voice of the Texas Rangers. The storytime was part of the 18th annual Texas Rangers Summer Reading Club,…