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Suspicious white powder triggers municipal court lockdown
07/31/2014
The Arlington Municipal Court Building was temporarily locked down Thursday afternoon in response to a hazmat incident. According to Lt. Lee Tovar with the Arlington Fire... More
07/30/2014
A recent survey of riders of Arlington’s bus service, MetroArlingtonXpress (MAX), shows favorable opinion, with room for improvement. In May, the City of Arlington polled 258... More
Vandergriff Skatepark Vandalized with graffiti - Parks and Recreation Arlington
07/28/2014
The City of Arlington has temporarily closed a recently-debuted skate park after it was vandalized with graffiti over the weekend. It took several years of planning and more... More

07/28/2014
The man and woman involved in a murder-suicide Sunday were married, the Arlington Voice has learned. According to police, Hector Acosta, 50, fatally shot his wife Maria... more
07/27/2014
Police say a body discovered in an Arlington creek is likely that of an 84-year-old woman reported missing earlier Saturday. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner... more
UTA's Craig Lautenslager (Photo: UTAMavs.com)
07/26/2014
When Greg Lautenslager finished 10th in the 5,000-meter final of the 1992 Olympic Track and Field Trials, he knew his Olympic dream was over. “I came home and told my... more

News

The City of Arlington has temporarily closed a recently-debuted skate park after it was vandalized with graffiti over the weekend. It took several years of... more
UPDATE: Bob McCuistion was located safely in Haltom City early Thursday morning. Arlington police are asking for help in locating an 87-year-old man reported... more
The mother of an 18-month-old infant killed this past weekend was taken into custody Tuesday night. Alexis Botello, 17, the mother of Tylea Moore, is in... more
An Arlington man is in custody facing a capital murder charge for beating to death his girlfriend’s 19-month-old daughter. Search warrants released by the... more
A small passenger airplane made an emergency landing on a highway flyover ramp late Friday afternoon. The airplane made the emergency landing on a flyover ramp... more

Business

The Arlington Voice Staff
Perhaps no one knew the meaning of the phrase “The show must go on” than local restaurateur Lawrence (Larry) Dino. Dino, 71 -- who passed away last week of... more
► The Texas Oil and Gas Association, the state’s largest and oldest petroleum organization, says it does not want regulators to overhaul the wholesale energy... more
► The EPA correctly followed protocol when it accused a Fort Worth-based driller of contaminating two Parker County water wells, the agency's internal watchdog... more
► A growing number of North Texas mineral owners — including the cities of Arlington and Fort Worth — are suing oil and gas companies, alleging that they have... more
► A land use dispute over a proposed car wash in north Arlington pits people with money and power against other people with money with power. EXCLUSIVE... more

Letters to the Editor

I implore the City of Arlington to appeal the decision by a judge to block its ordinance banning the distribution of literature on our streets. And the Open... more
One of downtown Arlington’s key thoroughfares, Abram Street, will likely be reduced to the capacity of a neighborhood street. I say likely because an “official... more
Some of us in Arlington remember the old Ditto Farm. The Ditto's were kind enough to allow the area Boy Scout Troops to have Fall and Spring Boy Scout... more
The City Council met again this past Tuesday, June 17. This was a special meeting regarding capital projects to put before the voters for this November’s bond... more
I am a volunteer with the AAS Facebook page.AAS. The shelter is currently overwhelmed with owner surrenders and strays. If an owner surrender comes in, they... more
It was brought to my attention that the Council will be voting on a resolution to propose an agreement be reached between the City of Arlington, and Tarrant... more

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Politics

A federal judge ruled Monday that Arlington cannot enforce an ordinance preventing people from handing out pamphlets and political literature to motorists from... more
It takes a lot of manpower and resources to efficiently run a city the size of Arlington. Excluding school district employees, the City of Arlington employs... more
A Texas State Representative and an Arlington City Councilmember are kicking around ideas to combat the number of low-income residents who depend on Payday and... more
Arlington residents with outstanding red-light camera tickets may soon be forced to pay-up through an agreement being considered by the City Council. On... more
A proposal to reduce the number of traffic lanes on Abram Street in downtown Arlington received mixed reviews Tuesday evening at a public workshop hosted by... more

Education

The $663 million bond package for Arlington Independent School District passed with overwhelming support, according to unofficial voting results. Seventy... more
The Arlington Independent School District violated the Texas Election Code when it redacted the street addresses of donors in a campaign finance report for a... more
Four Town Hall meetings covering a variety of Arlington issues will occur next week. North Arlington A Town Hall for North Arlington will occur at Shackelford... more
The Arlington Voice has learned that the $663-million bond package for Arlington ISD is estimated to come with an additional half-billion dollars in interest... more
A $663 million bond package being proposed for the Arlington Independent School District may have a few more surprises than some parents realized. During a... more

Opinion

Are you a critic or a curmudgeon? You might be if you read the Arlington Voice, according to a former Arlington mayor. In his weekly op-ed column published in... more
Mark JoeckelMarketing Expert, Founder of Arlington, Texas -- Proud to Call it Home A fair question that tax payers and community developers often ask... more
Derrick KinneyPrivate Wealth Advisor It’s that exciting time of year when high school seniors have decided on where they’ll head for college in the... more
Derrick KinneyPrivate Wealth Advisor There’s an old saying in financial circles that “cash is king.” The actual meaning of this phrase varies... more
Editor's note: This editorial is not to convince voters to support or oppose the Arlington ISD bond package. Instead, it is questioning the District's use of... more

Sports

For the second year in a row, Arlington will be the Mecca of high school championship football in mid-December. The University Interscholastic League... more
While the offseason may be a dry time for college sports fans, UT Arlington is hoping a new campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will boost Maverick... more
Two of the most storied programs in college football history will open their 2016 seasons with a “Clash of the Titans” in Arlington. Alabama and USC – with... more
The State 7-on-7 Football championships this past weekend in College Station provided some excitement for the local teams involved, but no trophies. Lamar... more
The moment Alex Rios struck out swinging at the bottom of the ninth during Wednesday’s game against the Houston Astros, the Texas Rangers slipped to the... more

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