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Martin and DeSoto's 2013 playoff (Photo: Andy Reine / smugmug.com)
08/26/2014
West Mesquite Wranglers (5-6 in 2013) at Juan Seguin Cougars (6-5 in 2013) 7 p.m., Thursday, Wilemon Field THE SERIES: This will be the first meeting between the Cougars and the... More
Megan Updegraff, 28 - Arlington ISD - Arlington, TX
08/26/2014
A first grade teacher with the Arlington Independent School District is on paid administratively leave after showing up to the first day of work intoxicated. KDFW FOX 4 reports 28... More
08/25/2014
The detection of West Nile Virus in South Arlington has prompted the City of Arlington to organize targeted ground spraying. Contractors will conduct targeted ground spraying... More

08/22/2014
The City of Arlington is in the final phase of completing a fully operational television broadcast studio which is expected to be ready around November. The project was... more
08/21/2014
Arlington voters will head to the polls in November to decide on a proposed $236 million bond package for the city. After evaluating Arlington’s short-term needs, a... more
Bob Costas - UTA Maverick Speakers series
08/19/2014
The lineup of speakers for UT Arlington’s seventh Maverick Speakers Series was announced Tuesday. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will kick-off the series on Thursday,... more

News

The detection of West Nile Virus in South Arlington has prompted the City of Arlington to organize targeted ground spraying. Contractors will conduct... more
The lineup of speakers for UT Arlington’s seventh Maverick Speakers Series was announced Tuesday. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will kick-off the series on... more
The Arlington Municipal Court Building was temporarily locked down Thursday afternoon in response to a hazmat incident. According to Lt. Lee Tovar with the... more
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

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

Politics

Arlington voters will head to the polls in November to decide on a proposed $236 million bond package for the city. After evaluating Arlington’s short-term... more
Two Town Hall meetings will be hosted to allow for residents to share their thoughts on the proposed 2015 budget for the City of Arlington. The first Town... more
A recent survey of riders of Arlington’s bus service, MetroArlingtonXpress (MAX), shows favorable opinion, with room for improvement. In May, the City of... more
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

Education

The lineup of speakers for UT Arlington’s seventh Maverick Speakers Series was announced Tuesday. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will kick-off the series on... more
Overcrowding in high schools prompted the Arlington Independent School District to begin planning the construction of multipurpose activity centers, which are... more
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

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

Sports

If the dugouts, bleachers, outfield fences and pitching mounds at Senter Park could talk, what stories and memories they could probably tell – of home runs... more
With football practice for high schools beginning this week for teams that did not have spring practice, it won’t be long until the local Arlington ISD... more
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... more
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

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