Tag Archives: Support Quality Education

MISD to Host Community Informational Meetings on 2017 Bond

Mansfield ISD will host two community informational meetings about the MISD 2017 Bond. The presentation will include information on the district’s bond election, scheduled for May 6, 2017, and provide an opportunity to ask questions. About 40 percent of the students who attend schools in the district live in Arlington. Mansfield ISD…

Summer Science Camp Geared for Middle School Students Available at UTA

Applications for the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at the University of Texas at Arlington are now open. The camp will run from June 11 to 23 for middle school students aspiring to study science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and experience college life at the same time. Students will…

H.O.P.E. Tutoring Annual Fundraiser Helps Center Continue Educational Mission in Arlington

H. O. P. E. Tutoring Center volunteer Tina Paulk said she’s seen more than just an improvement in math and spelling grades for the young bilingual girl she’s tutored the past two years. The long-time Arlington resident, who spends an hour each week with the Crow Elementary student, said she’s also watched the little…

GEAR Up for Library’s Robotics Tournament with Kickoff Event this Saturday

What happens when budding young engineers are given a robot and a challenge? The GEAR Tournament aims to find out. GEAR, which stands for Get Excited About Robots, is a fast-paced robotics competition featuring NXT and EV3 LEGO Mindstorm robots. Small teams of players between 8-years-old and the eighth grade build…

Arlington Releases 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report

Want to see how your tax dollars were spent last year? Interested in learning about major economic development deals, infrastructure projects and new programs and initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life in The American Dream City?If so, check out the City of Arlington’s 2016 Popular Annual Financial…

Lockheed Martin Donation to Fuel Career Development at UTA

A $1.5 million gift from Lockheed Martin will help enhance The University of Texas at Arlington’s focused strategic approach to career development and preparation of skilled and accomplished graduates for high demand fields such as engineering. In recognition of the gift, UT Arlington announced this week the naming of the Lockheed Martin…

Upward Bound TRIO Program Brings Students, Seniors Together to Help Animals

Nimble hands worked together and friendships formed when students in the Upward Bound Program recently met with Golden PAWS senior volunteers to craft colorful blankets for homeless animals at the Arlington Animal Services Center.Upward Bound, a Federal TRIO Program at the University of Texas at Arlington, received a grant from the…

Dream Builders: Lamar High Theater Student Advances to National Finals

An Arlington student will soon be performing on Broadway after advancing in a recent regional finals competition for the national August Wilson Monologue Competition. Stakiah Washington, a senior at Lamar High School, won 2nd place out of 19 students from Dallas-area high schools during the February 20 competition at Southern Methodist University.…

Library’s ‘Born to Stand Out’ Storytime Allows Children of All Abilities to Explore, Enjoy Books

As Librarian Ashley Wyche led storytime at the Arlington Public Library one morning, she noticed a small girl having trouble sitting still and staying quiet like the other young listeners. Wyche said she wasn’t bothered that the energetic girl talked and ran happily about the room during the story but she…

Ruthie Brock and Allan Saxe Among Generous Donors Supporting Downtown Library

The Arlington Public Library has received a $25,000 donation from Dr. Allan Saxe and Ruthie Brock in support of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. Dr. Saxe and Ms. Brock are long-time library supporters who are excited to continue their advocacy as the library grows. Dr. Allan Saxe learned to love…