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Rangers set groundbreaking for Texas Live! for Wednesday

The Texas Rangers have announced that the groundbreaking for the new Texas Live! will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lot A of Globe Life Ballpark, the projected site of Texas Live.

Officials from the Rangers, the City of Arlington, and the Cordish Companies are slated to participate in the ground breaking.

When finished next year, the project will encompass 200,000-square feet of dining, entertainment and hospitality space, including several restaurants, bars, a 300-room hotel, a meeting and convention facility and a 5,000-seat outdoor event pavillion.

 

Published 03/23/2017 - 3:52pm
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Peach named to Coaches' Hall of Honor

Former Lamar coach Eddy Peach was selected to the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor on Monday. 

Peach, who coached Lamar frm 1970 to 2009, compiled a record of 310-123-6. He is currently 10th on the state's all-time wins list in football and led the Vikings to the Class 5A state title game in 1990.

He was named as "Coach of the Decade" for both the 1970s and 1980s.

He led Lamar to the playoffs 19 times, including a run of 13 consecutive years between 1988 and 2000.

 

 

 

Published 03/21/2017 - 3:20pm
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City announces Thursday lane closures for Interstate 30

The City of Arlington and the Texas Department of Transportation have announced a series of overnight closures for three lanes of Interstate 30 Thursday night. The closures are a part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project.

From 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., eastbound I-30 will be reduced to one lane between Ballpark Way and State Highway 360 for high mast lighting construction. At the same time, the entrance ramps from northbound Ballpark Way and eastbound Convention Center Drive/Copeland Road will be closed.

Traffic should use the eastbound entrance ramps from Nolan Ryan Expressway or from Six Flags Drive. The ramp to northbound Ballpark Way will remain open.

To stay up-to-date on the Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project, visit www.keep30360moving.org.

 

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Published 03/21/2017 - 3:17pm
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Mayor to throw out first pitch at Rangers opener

The Rangers' 2016 opening day game against Seattle. (Photo: Jason Waite / Arlington Voice)

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams will throw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers opening day game against the defending American League-champion Cleveland Indians, the ballclub announced on Tuesday. The game will be played at 6 p.m. Monday, April 3 at Globe Life Park.

Among other opening day festivities will be the singing of the National Anthem by Rangers third base coach Tony Beasley; the raising of the Rangers' 2016 A.L. West Championship banner; a jump by the U.S. Air Force's Wings of Blue Parachute Team; and a flyover of T-38s by the USAF's 88th Fighter Training Squad from Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls.

The colors will be presented by an honor guard from the Texas Rangers Law Enforcement. Large U.S. and Texas flags will be unfurled in center field and on Greene’s Hill, respectively, by members of Police and Fire Departments from Arlington and surrounding communities.

 

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Published 03/21/2017 - 2:50pm
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Soccer playoff schedule set

The high school soccer playoffs begin Thursday, with six local schools carrying the Arlington ISD banner.

The tournaments begin with a double-header Thursday at Bedford's Pennington Field. The 6 p.m. opener will feature the Lamar girls, fourth-place finisher in District 4-6A, taking on the District 3-6A champion Keller Lady Indians. In the 7:30 nightcap, the Sam Houston boys, champion of 4-6A, will take on Keller Central, who finished fourth in 3-6A.

On the local scene, the Martin Lady Warriors, one of the tri-champions of 4-6A, will battle Keller Central at 7 p.m. Thursday at Martin High School. The Arlington High girls, who also tied for first in the district, will take on Keller Timber Creek, the runner-up in 3-6A with just two losses all season long. The game will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Keller Fossil Ridge High School.

The other two Bi-District contests will be on Friday night. The Bowie boys, runner-up in District 4-6A, will match-up against Keller High, the third-place finisher in 3-6A, at 8 p.m. in the Birdville Fine Arts Complex in North Richland Hills.

The Lamar boys, the third-place finisher in 4-6A, are slated to play Abilene High at 7 p.m. Friday at Abilene's Shotwell Stadium. The Eagles came in second place in 3-6A.

Published 03/20/2017 - 4:43pm
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UTA wins NIT opener, 105-89

The UT Arlington Mavericks captured their first ever win in the National Invitational Tournament, rolling over Brigham Young University, 105-89 Wednesday night at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.

The Mavericks had hot shooting the entire night, racing to a 62-55 halftime lead and never trailed in the contest. Drew Charles led UT Arlington with a career-high 28 points. The Mavericks will host Akron University  at 7 p.m. Monday at the College Park Center.

Published 03/16/2017 - 12:23am
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UT Arlington opens tournament on Wednesday

The UT Arlington Mavericks basketball team will open play in the National Invitational Tournament on Wednesday night against Brigham Young University. The Mavericks (25-8) and the Cougars (22-11) will square off at 8 p.m. in the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

 

Published 03/13/2017 - 2:18pm
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Timberview to face Veteran's Memorial at State Tournament

The Mansfield Timberview Wolves learned their schedule for the boys 5A state basketball tournament on Sunday, and the road to the title isn't getting any easier.

Timberview (30-7), which edged 10-5A champion Waxahachie, 45-44, in the Region II final on Saturday, will take on Corpus Christi Veteran's Memorial (31-6) in the first semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

The second semifinal, scheduled for 8:30 p.m., will pit Region I champion Justin Northwest (32-5) against Region III champion Fort Bend Marshall (31-7). The two winners will square off in the state title game at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Alamodome.

Published 03/06/2017 - 8:20am
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Rangers offering registration for regular season home opener

The Texas Rangers are offering an online registration opportunity that will allow fans the chance to purchase tickets to the 2017 home opener Monday, April 3 against the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians. Game time will be 6:05 p.m.

From now until Monday, March 6 at 5:00 p.m., fans can go to texasrangers.com/OpeningDay and sign up to receive Texas Rangers emails. From all fans who sign up for the emails, a pool of randomly selected registrants will be chosen and provided access to an online home opener opportunity, based on available inventory.

Those selected will be notified by email no later than Wednesday, March 8. A limited number of reserved seats, obstructed view seating, and standing room only tickets will be included in the ticket opportunity.

Published 02/27/2017 - 10:42pm
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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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