State of the City 

Partnerships Help Fuel Arlington's Rising Economy   

A thriving entertainment district, new commercial and residential development, and conservative spending by City leaders have shielded Arlington from the worst of the country's economic woes, Mayor Robert Cluck said. In his annual State-of-the-City address, Cluck credited the City's strong partnerships for spurring the revitalization of downtown, luring high-profile events to the City, and helping to create a climate for businesses to succeed, all of which have generated new tax revenue and created jobs. "We are always looking for good investments and new opportunities," Cluck said. "We have learned we have to have partners to be really successful." Read more.

Teens and Technology 
Students to Gain Skills at New Technology Center Teens and Technology

St. Maria Goretti Catholic School 7th grader Taylor Glover is among the thousands of students who will benefit from the new Gene and Jerry Jones Youth Technology Center at the East Branch Library in Arlington. Students, parents, and Arlington residents got a firsthand glimpse recently at the grand opening and ribbon cutting. With a focus on science and engineering, the East Branch Youth Technology Center provides access to laptops, desktops, iPads, Lego Mindstorms, PicoCricket kits, programming languages and professional software, including AutoCAD. Read more and watch video.

A Little Shade, A Big Help 

Community Garden Now Has a Shaded StructureCommunity Garden Shade Structure
Volunteers from Arlington's Sunrise Rotary Club have turned a pile of cedar lumber into a welcoming spot to rest or conduct outdoor classes at the Community Garden at UT Arlington. The arbor is a final piece of the garden's development, which opened in March on the campus' western edge at Summit Ave. and UTA Blvd. Kurt Beilharz, a City of Arlington parks project manager, aided in the arbor construction and praised the work of club members, who have also helped construct other park structures throughout the city. Read more.
Green Youth 
Applications Available for Green Youth Awards  Green Youth Awards

Sara Gerges' idea to reduce waste was simple: persuade fellow students at Park Row Christian Academy to bring lunch in reusable containers. Students at Nichols Junior High School created an outdoor classroom where students now explore and learn about living systems.These environmental projects were just two recognized in last year's Mayor's Youth Green Awards, the annual campaign promoting natural resource awareness among young people by recognizing outstanding environmental projects conceived and implemented by Arlington youth. Read more.

Excellent Honor  

Purchasing Division Wins National Award - AgainPurchasing Award

The City of Arlington's Purchasing Division has been awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) for 2011 from the National Purchasing Institute (NPI). What makes this honor recognizing organizational excellence within the procurement function significant is that this is the eighth consecutive year the City has been selected. "What the Purchasing staff has done in earning this award is nothing short of astonishing," said Purchasing Manager Debra Twinam. "What it means is that Arlington has developed policies and procedures that keep us on the cutting edge." Read more.

E-Pic Of The Week  


One of the Smallest (and Biggest) Fans


Libby Deakyne may only be two years old, but she knows that she likes baseball. And she just loves the Texas Rangers. The little fan won the City's "Biggest Rangers' Fan in Arlington" contest that was launched through a special World Series Facebook campaign.
Pictured here with Libby is mom, Jeannie and dad, Will.

Read more.

 Daylight saving time fallback 

It's that time of year. Rolling clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov 6, for daylight saving time is a cue for changing batteries in smoke detectors, according to the Arlington Fire Department. The good news:

we gain an hour.  


APD Patch and Logo 

 Violators are being urged to clear any outstanding warrants and avoid arrest. The Arlington Warrant Roundup began 

Oct. 31 and ends Friday, Nov. 4. The City wants to clear about 140,000 warrants. Details.



The Arlington City Council meets Tuesday, Nov. 1 at City Hall. Agenda.


The Housing Authority of the City of Arlington (AHA) has resumed accepting applications for its Housing Choice Voucher program as of Nov. 1. This is a rental assistance program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Details. 


Come celebrate the George W. Hawkes Central Library at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5. Enjoy food, music, and have an opportunity to give feedback on expansion or renovation of the facility. Read more.


 Planning and Zoning meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at City Hall.  


The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS, will take place at 1 p.m. on Nov. 9. The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the system in alerting the public. More information.


Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will host Children's author, Andrea Davis Pinkney as part of the 2011-12 Texas Rangers Foundation Storybook Series on Thursday, Nov. 10

Event Details.


Recycle old computers and other electronics at Arlington's Computer Roundup from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the UTA parking lot at Cooper and Mitchell streets. See flier. 


Ticket to Travel: Taste of the South at Ventana Grille. Saturday, Nov. 12, from 5-9 p.m. Details.


Homeowners can now replace older, high water-use toilets with new high-efficiency WaterSense´┐Ż toilets. See if you qualify for Arlington's Go With the Flow Residential Toilet Distribution Program. Applications accepted online or call Dustan Compton at 817-459-6628.

As leaves turn colors and begin to fall, Arlington will morph into its new look. Take some time to visit some of the City's more natural areas, such as River Legacy, Veterans Park, or any of the other public parks



Paw Print


Adopt-A-Dog Month was October, but Arlington Animal Services is offering fee adjustments for dog adoptions until Nov. 19. More details.


Ousley Junior high

students donated over 100 stuffed animals to support Animal Service's Pet Therapy program.

Read More.



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