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Arlington Police seeking help in finding missing man

Robert Earl Davidson (Photo: Arlington Police)

UPDATE 5:27 p.m.: Mr. Davidson was found safe in Huntsville, TX. Police are coordinating with his family for his return home.

ORIGINAL: Arlington Police have issued a Silver Alert to assist in locating 82-year-old Robert Earl Davidson. He’s described as being approximately 6-0 tall, weighing 180-190 lbs., with blue eyes and gray hair, wearing a blue and gray short sleeve shirt and khaki pants.

Mr. Davidson was last seen by his family at around 11:40 a.m. Thursday in the 2500 block on Mandy Way in South Arlington. He is believed to be driving a gray 2013 GMC Arcadia with Texas license plate BPC2070.

Anyone with information on Mr. Davidson’s whereabouts is asked to contact 911.

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Published 02/23/2017 - 3:52pm
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Chophouse Burgers changes ownership and name

Chophouse Burgers

The original owner of Chophouse Burgers has sold the business, according to a briefing received by the Economic Development Corporation for the Town of Pantego.

Chef Kenny Mills recently sold the business, which will be renamed Chophouse Burgers and Wings. It’s not clear who purchased the business or why it was sold. A call to the restaurant went unanswered.

Chophouse Burgers gained national fame after being featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives show.

Published 02/22/2017 - 4:38pm
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Local ethnic businesses taking part in immigration protest

Several local businesses with ethnic backgrounds and ties are taking part in a nationwide “A Day Without Immigrants” protest to shed light on the role that immigrants serve in the U.S. economy and way of life.

The demonstrations are in response to several White House mandates concerning the increased deportation of immigrants living in the country illegally.

Among the local businesses and restaurants taking part in the protest day are Super Mercado Monterrey, El Rancho Supermarket, La Michoacana Meat Market, El Mercadito Supermarket, Canales Furniture, and at least four taquerias.

Published 02/16/2017 - 1:08pm
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Arlington City Council to discuss library partnership with DWG

The Arlington City Council is expected to approve a partnership resolution at its meeting tomorrow night that would allow citizens of the Dalworthington Gardens township to use the Arlington Public Library system at no charge.

In exchange for the fee-exempt status, the proposed partnership would have DWG contributing fiscal resources to help the fundraising efforts for the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library capital campaign.  

Arlington already has fee-exempt agreements with Mansfield, Pantego and Kennedale to use the public libraries.

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Published 02/13/2017 - 3:59pm
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Third candidate files for District 3 race

A third candidate has filed to run for the District 3 city council position, which will soon be vacated by current Councilman Robert Rivera.

Blerim Elmazi has filed to run for the seat. Elmazi did not list a phone number on the campaign filing paperwork, nor did the campaign respond to an e-mail request for an interview.

Elmazi joins air traffic controller Marvin Sutton and development analyst Roxanne Thalman.

Published 02/09/2017 - 8:42am
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Two AHS assistant principals resign

Two assistant principals at an Arlington high school have resigned after unconfirmed reports of inappropriate behavior on-campus.

District spokesperson Leslie Johnston confirmed Tuesday that two assistant principals have resigned from Arlington High School. She would not comment on the details of their resignation. One resigned last week, and it's believed the second resigned yesterday.

Unconfirmed reports by AHS students suggest the two assistant principals may have been caught engaging in inappropriate behavior on-campus.

No students were affected, according to Johnston. And the District does not have an open investigation into the matter.

Published 02/07/2017 - 3:15pm
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Rangers re-sign Napoli

The Texas Rangers have re-signed first baseman-designated hitter Mike Napoli to a one-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.

Napoli, 35, played the 2016 season for Cleveland, where he hit 34 home runs and drove in 101 runs. He is expected to have significant playing time at first base this season, along with either Josh Hamilton or James Loney.

Napoli previously played on the Rangers' playoff teams in 2011 and 2012.

Published 02/07/2017 - 2:59pm
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Parking lot for Richard Greene Linear Park closed for resurfacing

Richard Greene Linear Park (Photo: City of Arlington)

The parking lot at Globe Life Park adjacent to Richard Greene Linear Park and the Entertainment District Sculpture Trail has been temporarily closed for resurfacing, according to the City's Parks and Recreation Department.

The resurfacing of Lot J is scheduled to be completed by the end of March. Visitors to the Linear Park and the Sculpture Trail are encouraged to use the parking lot at the Arlington Convention Center until Lot J is reopened.

Because there is an ongoing number of events on the calendar at the Convention Center, visitors are advised to call ahead or check the Convention Center's website for availabillity before heading over there.

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Published 02/01/2017 - 2:20pm
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City seeking participation in annual online survey

Citizen Satisfaction Survey

The City of Arlington is seeking participation in the annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey, issued to a random selection of residents to gauge their opinions about city services.

The survey is anonymous and confidential, and taken entirely online. This will be the 14th consecutive year that the City has partnered with Decision Analyst, an Arlington-based marketing research firm, to produce the survey.

The online survey will close on Feb. 20, 2017. The City is encouraging all randomly selected residents to participate.

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Published 01/31/2017 - 3:30pm
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Martin Symphony named Honors Orchestra by TMEA

The Martin High School Symphony Orchestra has been named an Honors Orchestra by the Texas Music Educators Association, and will perform during the TMEA Clinic and Convention on Thursday, Feb. 9, in San Antonio.

The orchestra will host a pre-TMEA performance at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Arborlawn United Methodist Church at 5001 Briarhaven Road in Fort Worth. It marks the third-straight year that a group from Martin has performed at TMEA, as the String Orchestra performed in 2015 and the Chamber Singers in 2016.

"It is extremely rare for a school to perform for three consecutive years at TMEA,” AISD Fine Arts Director Jeremy Earnhart said. “This benchmark is a tribute to the outstanding student-musicians and staff and the consistent campus and community support at Martin."

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Published 01/31/2017 - 2:41pm
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UTA president issues advisory to international students

UT Arlington President Dr. Vistasp Karbhari (Photo: UT System)

UT Arlington President Dr. Vistasp Karbhari issued an advisory Monday to UTA's international students, cautioning them about traveling to the nations that have been placed on a temporary ban list from entry into the country by the White House.

 "With the recent White House executive order temporarily banning entry into the U.S. of citizens from several nations, we strongly urge those from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen not to travel outside the United States at this time," Dr. Karbhari said in his advisory. "We treasure the ethnic and cultural richness that makes UTA unique. We will continue to monitor this situation as it evolves, and update you with current information as soon as possible."

Dr. Karbhari advised students from the affected countries with international travel plans in the immediate future to consult the Office of International Education for guidance. UTA faculty and staff with similar plans were advised to contact the Office of the Provost or the Vice President of Human Resources.  

 

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Published 01/30/2017 - 3:39pm
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Repairs to begin soon on Bardin Road Bridge

The bridge at Bardin Road and S.H. 360 was severely damaged by fire last November. Repairs on the bridge are expected to begin in the next two weeks. (Photo: City of Arlington)

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has completed the design for the repair of the Bardin Road bridge across State Highway 360, which was severely damaged by fire last November.  An emergency contract will be issued in early February.

The bridge's  beams and deck will require replacement. The beams will be constructed off-site, and the entire repair work is expected to take four months to complete, according to TxDOT officials.

TxDOT spokesman Val Lopez said the agency apologizes for the inconvenience the closure is causing and appreciates the patience of drivers as the bridge is repaired.

 

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Published 01/30/2017 - 3:03pm
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Self-driving cars coming to Arlington

Arlington motorists will soon see self-driving cars being tested on its roads, according to a federal partnership announced last Thursday.

D Magazine reports that Arlington is among 10 pilot sites selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to test self-driving cars on its roads.

USDOT issued a request for proposals in November 2016 and received approximately 60 responses. Arlington is part of a larger Texas testing ground which includes other major cities.

The self-driving vehicles will be tested on UT Arlington’s campus, some city streets, and an HOV lane along Interstate 30.

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Published 01/25/2017 - 10:51am
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APD entry earns recognition in COPS photo contest

Arlington Police Cpl. Damien Gary helps a young man tie his first necktie during a dress for success afterschool workshop. (Photo: Arlington Police Department)

The Arlington Police Department was selected as one of 12 winners of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office third annual “Community Policing in Action” photo contest.

The winning entry featured Cpl. Damien Gary helping a young man tie his first necktie during a dress for success afterschool workshop held at The Man's Shop in Downtown Arlington.

“This is an essential element to our overall youth mentoring efforts and compliments the compassion that our officers give back to this community every single day,” Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said. “We are honored that this photo and program will be put into the national spotlight highlighting our efforts to make Arlington better.”

Published 01/24/2017 - 9:18pm
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New fund to protect homeless community created

Arlington's homeless community -- and possible future homeless people -- will have a new resource to aid them next week.

Starting on Jan. 30, the city's homeless community will be able to apply for assistance through Arlington's new Homeless Housing and Services Program. The program, part of the city's 10-Year plan to end chronic homelessness, was created out of a $220,000 fund from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

People who meet the eligibility criteria, primarily renters who are in danger of being evicted from their apartments or rental houses. For more information, contact the Arlington Housing Authority at 817-276-6713 or e-mail the Homeless Housing Services Program at

 

 

Published 01/23/2017 - 3:23pm
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Rangers to retire Rodriguez's uniform number 7

The Texas Rangers ballclub announced Friday that Ivan Rodriguez's uniform number 7 will be retired at a ceremony at Globe Life Park this summer. 

Rodriguez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday. His number will be the fourth retired by the Rangers, joining Nolan Ryan's 34, Johnny Oates' 26, and the MLB-wide 42 of Jackie Robinson. 

The ceremony will take place in August, after Rodriguez's Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, N.Y. 

Published 01/20/2017 - 10:45pm
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Funeral Mass scheduled for former Rangers exec Dan O'Brien

A funeral Mass for former Texas Rangers vice president and general manager Dan O'Brien is scheduled for 3 P.M. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Rest Haven Funeral Home Chapel in Rockwall.

O'Brien, 87, died Monday of natural causes. He served more than 45 years as a professional baseball executive, including six seasons with the Rangers, from September 1973 to January 1979.

A graveside celebration of life will be held in Columbus, Ohio, at a date and time to be announced.

Published 01/19/2017 - 3:20pm
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AISD School Board to be honored at board meeting

The Arlington ISD is honoring its Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos as a part of School Board Recognition Month at tonight’s board meeting.

In the past year, Cavazos and the Board have been a part of many initiatives, including the opening of two new elementary schools (McNutt and Peach), launching the InSideOut Initiative character education program for all secondary athletics teams, creating a partnership with UT Arlington for an AISD Teacher Academy, and being recognized by Equal Opportunity Schools for its work in ensuring that historically underrepresented students have the opportunity to succeed in challenging high school courses.

Each board member will be presented with framed artwork by fifth- and sixth-grade students from Bryant Elementary.

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Published 01/19/2017 - 12:23pm
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Rangers ink Hamilton to minor league contract

Rangers outfieder Josh Hamilton (Photo: OneStrikeAway.com)

The Texas Rangers announced Tuesday that the ballclub has signed free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton and right-handed pitcher Dillon Gee to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.

The 35-year-old Hamilton -- the team's all-time leader in three offensive categories -- did not play for the club last season due to multiple surgeries on his left knee. He was released on Aug. 23, 2016, but cleared for activity in December and has been on a workout program for the last month.

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Published 01/17/2017 - 1:54pm
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Free tax assistance available in Arlington starting tomorrow

Arlington residents with an annual household income less than $55,000 are eligible for free tax preparation assistance.

Four Community Tax Centers, staffed with IRS-certified volunteers, can assist qualified residents with their tax preparation. The service will help eligible preparers identify potential refunds and tax credits.

The four centers open on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and will remain available through Apr. 15. More information about what paperwork is needed is available through the City’s website.

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Published 01/16/2017 - 1:49pm
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Rangers re-sign four players

The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms for the 2017 season with four players from the 2016 roster. The team signed pitchers Sam Dyson, A.J. Griffin and Tanner Scheppers, and catcher Robinson Chirinos.

Each of the players had been eligible for salary arbitration. The Rangers still have three players who are eligible for arbitration.

Published 01/13/2017 - 1:01pm
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VanDijk scores 1,000th career point in UTA victory

UT Arlington's Rebekah VanDijk (Photo: UTAMavs.com)

UT Arlington junior center Rebekah VanDijk became the 18th player in Lady Mavercks' history to score 1,000 career points in a 73-49 win over South Alabama Thursday night in Mobile, Ala.

VanDijk led UTA with 16 points and 14 rebounds in the victory, her 33rd career double-double. Cierra Johnson also collected four steals to give her 200 for her career.

The Lady Mavs improved their records to 11-3 overall and 4-0 in Sun Belt Conference play. UTA faces Troy on Saturday in Troy, Ala., with first place in the SBC on the line.

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Published 01/13/2017 - 10:20am
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Meacham hired on University of Kansas staff

Doug Meacham, a graduate of Sam Houston High School and Oklahoma State University, has been hired as the new Offensive Coordinator at the University of Kansas.

Meacham, a 1983 graduate of Sam Houston, had served the past three seasons as co-offensive coordinator at TCU, where he directed several record-setting seasons. He will take over a Kansas offense that has won just two of its past 24 games.

Published 01/12/2017 - 3:27pm
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U2 stopping by Arlington on Joshua Tree tour

U2's Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour will be coming to AT&T Stadium Friday, May 26. (Photo: U2)

Irish rock band U2 announced its 2017 tour schedule this week, and one of the stops on its Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour will be AT&T Stadium.

The band will come to Arlington Friday, May 26, with The Lumineers opening the show.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m., at Ticketmaster.com.

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Published 01/11/2017 - 1:53pm
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Memorial service planned for longtime Rangers employee Bob Beaton

Longtime Rangers employee Bob Beaton, with his commemorative plaque. (Photo: Texas Rangers Baseball Club)

A memorial service for longtime Globe Life Park press box employee Bob Beaton is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., in Dallas.

Beaton, 86, passed away Dec. 24, the Texas Rangers Baseball Club announced Tuesday. A reception will follow the service at 4 p.m. at The Waterford, 2650 W. Park Row Dr., in Pantego.  

After working as an aide to sportswriters and press box personnel for 27 years at the stadium, Beaton retired following the 2014 season. He was honored with a plaque in the press dining room on May 15, 2015.

Published 01/10/2017 - 4:23pm
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Cooper segment to close next month for water utilities upgrades

Two right lanes of northbound Cooper Street at West Inwood Drive will be closed Jan. 3-6 and Jan. 9-13 for water utilities upgrades.

The construction area, which will be from just north of the intersection of Cooper and Matlock Road to Lynda Lane, will be temporarily paved to reopen all lanes the weekend of Jan. 7-8.

The work is in preparation for infrastructure enhancements that will improve service to a three-square-mile area of Central Arlington from West Park Row Drive to West Arkansas Lane. The $15 million project is scheduled to begin in fall 2017 and be complete by 2020.

 

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Published 12/29/2016 - 3:27pm
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UTA to appear on ESPN2 on Jan. 16

The UT Arlington Mavericks men's basketball team will get its day in the sun on Monday, Jan. 16, when the Mavs will appear on ESPN2 against the University of South Alabama.

The contest, a Sun Belt Conference game, will air at 2 p.m. on Martin Luther King Day. It will mark the first appearance of the season on national television for both the Mavericks (currently 10-3) and the Jaguars (currently 7-6).

UT Arlington opens Sun Belt Conference play at 4:30 Saturday afternoon against Coastal Carolina at the College Park Center. The Lady Mavs play at 2 p.m. in their conferene opener.
 

Published 12/29/2016 - 3:09pm
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Christmas Tree recycling available to Arlington residents

Recycle Christmas Tree in Arlington, TX 2017

Arlington residents may recycle their Christmas Trees between now and Jan. 11 at one of two locations.

Trees may be dropped off at Calloway's Nursery, 4940 S. Cooper St., or at the public convenience center at the Arlington Landfill, 800 Mosier Valley Road.

Trees must be free of ornaments, lights, tree stands and other materials. Recycling is not available for flocked Christmas Trees.

Live trees may be collected with curbside trash collection too. Trees over five feet tall must be cut in half before being placed at the curb.

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Published 12/27/2016 - 6:36pm
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Cacharel Restaurant announces closure

Cacharel Restaurant and Grand Ballroom in Arlington, TX closes

After more than 30 years, the upscale Cacharel Restaurant in North Arlington has closed.

The reason for the closing is not clear. A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page thanked patrons and employees, but did not go into detail. A phone call to the restaurant’s owner, Jean-Claude Adam, went unanswered.

The restaurant has resided on ninth floor of the Brookhollow Two office tower in the 2200 block of Lamar Blvd. The restaurant – known for its high-end dining experience – played host to many galas and charity balls over the years.  

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Published 12/27/2016 - 10:15am
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Children's animal essay contest opens soon

The 16th annual Arlington Animal essay contest will begin accepting entries on Jan. 9.

The competition, which asks students in grades 3 through 6 to submit a written essay themed around animals, regularly attracts more than 1,000 entries. Children in public, private, or homeschool may submit an essay.

Essays should be 500 words or less and focus on the assigned topic. Each grade level has a different theme.

Winners will be announced during the evening City Council meeting on Mar. 7. Winners will receive a Kindle Fire HD and a $100 savings account.

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Published 12/27/2016 - 10:00am
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Mayor, council will ring bell for Red Kettle campaign

Jeff Williams rings the bell for Salvation Army (Courtesy City of Arlington)

Arlington’s Mayor and City Council will ring the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Mayor Jeff Williams and company will ring the bell at the Walmart on Randol Mill from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., per a release.

The effort is part larger challenge by neighboring mayors to see which city can raise the most money.

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Published 12/16/2016 - 11:45am
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Former Bowie star Hansbrough signs with Giants

Former Bowie running back Russell Hansbrough (44, seen playing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) has been signed to the practice squad by the New York Giants.

The New York Giants have signed former Bowie standout Russell Hansbrough to their practice squad.

Hansbrough signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last spring, but was released by the team last month.

Published 12/16/2016 - 11:35am
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Paogofie named First Team 6A All State by Associated Press

Bowie defensive end Livingston Paogofie (92) was named to the First Team Defense on the Associated Press Class 6A All State Team. (Russ Rendon / Arlington Voice)

Two players from Bowie and four from Arlington were named Thursday to the Associated Press Class 6A All State team.

Bowie defensive end Livingston Paogofie was named to the First Team Defensive squad, and teammate Surprise Gilman, a linebacker, was selected to the Second Team Defense.

Chosen Honorable Mention All State from Arlington were quarterback Caelan Day, wide receiver Rashad Anderson, offensive lineman Jacob Russ and linebacker Ben Carroll.

Published 12/15/2016 - 2:52pm
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Ft. Worth looks to outlaw giving money to panhandlers as Arlington faces rise

Pandhandling on the rise in Arlington, TX (Courtesy Zack Maxwell / Arlington Voice)

As Arlington faces a rise in panhandlers at its intersections, Fort Worth is cracking down even harder by considering an ordinance that would make it illegal to give money to panhandlers,

For a limited time, the Arlington Voice's premium report on panhandling is free to read.

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Published 12/15/2016 - 9:04am
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Arlington's Maren Morris to perform on SNL

Maren Morris to perform on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Photo courtesy MarenMorris.com

Arlington’s own Maren Morris will perform as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Dec. 10.

Morris’ song "My Church" elevated her to win the New Artist of the Year award at the 2016 County Music Awards.

Her current single, "80s Mercedes," is starting to climb in country music charts. Billboard.com lists it at #17.

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Published 12/09/2016 - 1:36pm
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Concert to close down College Park blocks

The upcoming For King and Country concert at College Park Center is sold out.

Spaniolo Drive between 1st and 3rd Streets will be closed from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 in anticipation of heightened traffic. The 100 block of 1st Street and Moritz Plaza will also be closed to vehicle traffic.

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Published 12/09/2016 - 1:18pm
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UTA stuns No. 12 St. Mary's, 65-51

Erick Neal had 13 points and 8 assists in UT Arlington's 65-51 upset win over No. 12 St. Mary's. (UTAMavs.com)

MORAGA, Calif.  -- Kevin Hervey scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and point guard Erick Neal had 13 points and eight assists to lead UT Arlington to a stunning 65-51 win over No. 12-ranked St. Mary's Thursday night at McKeon Pavilion.

It was the  first win in school history over a nationally-ranked team for the Mavericks (8-3). St. Mary's fell to 6-1 on the year.

Kaelon Wilson scored 10 points from off the bench for UTA, which shot 49 percent (25-of-51) from the field.

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Published 12/08/2016 - 11:23pm
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101 construction causes temp closure of Abram

A block of Abram Street will be inaccessible through Dec. 18 while construction continues on the mixed-use 101 Center Street project.

The building will feature 244 high-end units and 18,000 square feet of retail space on the bottom floor.

Construction will close the intersections of Abram/Center Street and Abram/Mesquite Street and the block of street in-between from Dec. 7 to Dec. 18.

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Published 12/07/2016 - 10:34am
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New website lets citizens give feedback on new ballpark

A new website launched by the Texas Rangers gives citizens an opportunity to play ball in the construction of the new $1 billion stadium.

RangersNewBallpark.com features a survey soliciting opinions about various ballpark experiences, as well as thoughts on what amenities a new stadium might include.

"This is an exciting time for the Rangers as we begin to design and program what we believe will be the best ballpark in the Major Leagues," said Rob Matwick, Rangers Executive Vice President of Business Operations. "Our great fans are a big part of this process, and we are looking forward to gathering their feedback."

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Published 12/06/2016 - 9:41am
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Arlington officer recognized for gift to struggling mom

Arlington Police Officer Brandon Gilbert probably didn't expect publicity when he and his wife purchased and gifted two car seats for a struggling mother.

Brandon Todd with FOX 4 reports that Gilbert used his own money to purchase two car seats for a mother after he stopped her vehicle on Nov. 25 and learned her children's car seats were in bad condition.

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Published 12/06/2016 - 9:15am
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Eight Seguin Cougars named first team All-District 9-5A

A stout Juan Seguin defense that carried the team for most of the season while the offense battled injuries was well rewarded on the District 9-5A All-District team, released recently.

Six Cougar defenders were named to the first team by the coaches of the loop. Honored were senior defensive end William Davis, junior defensive tackle Timothy Akinyode, junior linebacker Keandre Paxton, senior linebacker Damarrion Kelly, junior cornerback Josh Ngendakumana and senior safety Courtland Clark.

On offense, Seguin was represented by senior guard Terry Harjo and senior tackle Brian Parish.

Published 12/03/2016 - 4:27pm
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In wake of pedestrian death, protesters seek change

Friends and family of Eneyda Lisette Sorto gathered in front of City Hall Thursday afternoon to advocate for safety improvements to Cooper Street.

The protest follows the death of the 27-year-old UTA social work senior, who was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing Cooper Street on Nov. 16.

According to the campus’ newspaper, The Shorthorn, protesters are seeking a reduction in the speed limit and the construction of a pedestrian bridge near the social work building.

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Published 12/02/2016 - 11:11am
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GM Financial announces addition to Arlington campus

General Motors Financial has announced the completion of a new $35 million addition to its Arlington Operations Center complex, located at the intersection of Arbrook Boulevard and South Collins Street.

It is the fourth office located in Arlington and will employ 1,300 working in loan services, customer service, remarketing solutions and human resources.

“GM Financial and the city of Arlington share a proud 18-year history together, and we are honored to expand our economic and employment footprint in this community with a new addition to our Arlington campus,” said Dan Berce, President and CEO of GM Financial.

The new facility underscores the significant growth that GM Financial has experienced across its organization, as well as the impact Arlington’s talented workforce, spirit of collaboration and shared values have had, and will continue to have, on its success, Berce added.

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Published 11/30/2016 - 2:35pm
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City site offers newcomers quick information

A new webpage on the City of Arlington website offers information to potential residents considering Arlington as their new home.

The Live In Arlington page is a one-stop resource with key information that may be valuable to people moving into Arlington.

The page includes information about Arlington’s history, its demographics and schools, city services, and more.

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Published 11/30/2016 - 11:02am
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Arlington councilman announces departure

Arlington Councilman Robert Rivera announces he will not run for re-election in 2017 - Photo courtesy Zack Maxwell / Arlington Voice

Arlington Councilman Robert Rivera formally announced that he will not seek re-election for city council next year. While fighting back tears, Rivera revealed he made the decision on May 6, 2015, the day his father passed away. But he wants to honor his father -- who early voted for him before passing away -- by finishing out his current term.

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Published 11/29/2016 - 8:21pm
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Arlington mayor was at Parkland the day of JFK's assassination

Former Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck revealed publicly to Fox 4 that he was in Parkland hospital as a medical student the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

In incredible detail, Cluck recounts what he saw that day when the president was brought to the emergency room, and how he responded when Jackie Kennedy asked, “how is he?”

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Published 11/22/2016 - 7:03pm
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Bowie athletes' efforts will feed 21 families this Thanksgiving

Bowie High School athletes raise food for families on Thanksgiving 2016

Thanks to the efforts of several student athletes, coaches, and faculty at Bowie High School, at least 21 area families will enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal.

With a goal in mind of raising enough food for 15 families, the two-week effort ended with the ability to satisfy an additional six.

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Published 11/19/2016 - 10:45am
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Fund established for UTA student killed in auto-ped accident

A Go Fund Me has been established for 27-year-old Eneyda Sorto, the UT Arlington student recently killed in an auto-pedestrian accident on Cooper Street. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the accident, but no charges are expected to be filed against the driver.

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Published 11/19/2016 - 10:24am
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MCA rebrands as Medical City Arlington

Medical Center Arlington rebrands as Medical City Arlington.

On Friday, Medical Center Arlington announced a formal name change of its facility to Medical City Arlington.

The move comes as its parent company, HCA North Texas, commits to rebranding all 17 of its facilities, under one brand.

The initiative will also introduce $1.5 billion in funding for improvements and new services.

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Published 11/18/2016 - 4:26pm
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Lady Vikings advance in state volleyball

BROWNWOOD  -- After falling two sets down, the Lamar Lady Vikings caught fire in the third set and rallied to outlast San Angelo Central 18-25, 13-25, 25-22, 25-13, 15-10, in a Class 6A Area playoff Friday night at Brownwood High School.

Lamar (24-15) will play El Paso Coronado (32-5) next week in the regional semifinals at a date and site to be determined.

 

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Published 11/05/2016 - 11:20am
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Unregistered visitor causes Ferguson lockdown

Ferguson Learning Center was placed on lockdown Thursday morning due to unregistered visitor. The Arlington Voice received this statement from AISD: "An unregistered visitor came on campus to try to start an altercation with a student. The person left, but the campus was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure to ensure that the individual was gone."

Published 11/04/2016 - 10:27am
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Arlington's Maren Morris takes home 'New Artist of the Year' at CMAs

(Photo: Erika Goldring, FilmMagic)

Originally from Arlington, Maren Morris wowed at tonight's Country Music Awards with her powerhouse rendition of her hit My Church. She then accepted the award for 'New Artist of the Year.'

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Published 11/02/2016 - 11:52pm
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APD chosen as finalist for Herman Goldstein Award

The Arlington Police Department was recently selected as a Finalist for the 2016 Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing for the organization’s work on the Walmart Restorative Justice Initiative.

Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye and Sergeant Jakisha Jones were on hand in Tempe, Ariz.,to accept the award on behalf of the department.

The Walmart Restorative Justice Initiative is a collaborative partnership between APD and Walmart Corporation that has significantly improved the department’s response to property crimes at three Arlington Walmart retailer locations.

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Published 10/31/2016 - 1:46pm
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UTA breaks ground on new Science and Engineering building

Texas elected officials and numerous university supporters and faculty joined UT Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari in breaking ground Thursday on the campus' new $125 million Science and Engineering Innovation and Research (SEIR) building.

When opened, the building will be the signature research facility for life and health science research at UTA.

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Published 10/29/2016 - 4:29pm
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MetLife blimp may not fly over Arlington before long

MetLife Blimp over Arlington, TX - Zack Maxwell / Arlington Voice

MetLife announced last Thursday that it would no longer license the beloved Peanut's character, Snoopy, in its marketing strategy starting in 2017. In making the change, it also announced it would discontinue the use of its iconic blimps, which are known for sailing the skys above sports stadiums. Arlington is one of many cities which regularly sports a MetLife blimp.

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Published 10/27/2016 - 2:27pm
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Miss Arlington 2017 crowned

Claire White

Claire White was crowned Miss Arlington 2017 Saturday evening. Alice Hou took home the title of Miss Arlington's Outstanding Teen, and Mallory Fuller was crowned Miss Grand Prairie.

Published 10/22/2016 - 9:33pm
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Arlington Educator Nominated for National Award

Melissa Wasson, a second grade deaf education teacher at Miller Elementary School, has been nominated for the 2016-17 National LifeChanger of the Year Award.

The award, sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, recognizes the best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the country who exemplify excellence, positive influence and leadership toward their students.

Published 10/21/2016 - 1:37pm
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Guy Fieri to open restaurant in Texas LIVE!

Guy Feiri

Texas Rangers revealed Friday that celebrity chef Guy Fieri will open a one-of-a-kind restaurant in the Texas LIVE! development. Construction of Texas LIVE! will start next week.

“It’s awesome to be partnering with the Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies to bring a restaurant concept to Arlington,” stated Guy Fieri. “The Cordish team and I recently opened a big time concept at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville, KY, and to now bring that energy to Arlington and the great state of Texas is something really special to me.”

Published 10/21/2016 - 12:38pm
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VanDijk selected Sun Belt preseason Player of the Year

UT Arlington's Rebekah VanDijk (44) is the preseason choice as 2016-17 Player of the Year in the Sun Belt Conference. (Russ Rendon / Arlington Voice)

UT Arlington junior post player Rebekah VanDijk, a second-team All-Conference selection each of the past two season, has been chosen Sun Belt Conference preseason Player of the Year by the conference's coaches, the league office announced Tuesday.

Cierra Johnson was also named to the Sun Belt's preseason All-Conference team. Johnson, who averaged 10.2 points per game a year ago, was a second-team selection.

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Published 10/18/2016 - 3:59pm
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