The Arlington Bass Classic fishing tournament, scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at Lake Arlington, has been postponed by the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department due to the possibility of dangerous high winds forecasted in excess of 25mph that morning.
A spokesperson for the Parks and Recreation Department said it was a safety issue behind the postponement, adding that the welfare of participating boaters was top priority.
A new date for the tournament will be announced and all registered participants will be notified as soon as possible. Anyone with questions should contact Angie Dennehy, Special Event Coordinator, at (817) 459-6231.More
The saga of Fort Worth's Young Men's Leadership Academy (YMLA) ended Thursday.
The Wildcats, who have an enrollment of just 354, opted to discontinue their football program after having their appeal to the University Interscholastic League turned down.
YMLA, who qualified for the playoffs with a 4-7 record in Class 5A last season, was placed in District 4-6A with the Arlington schools during the UIL realignment on Feb. 1.
The school appealed to the UIL to return to Class 5A on Tuesday, but the appeal was turned down, prompting the school to scuttle the football program.
For the sixth consecutive season, the UTA baseball team will play a game at Globe Life Park.
This year's game, slated for Tuesday, March 6, will pit the Mavericks against Baylor, with the first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.
In their history at Globe Life Park, the Mavericks have acrued a 2-4 record against the likes of Texas, TCU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.
Tickets for the game are $12, and can be obtained at the Globe Life Park box office. Cash parking in Lot B will open at 4 p.m.
Four members of the UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team have been named to the Preliminary U.S. National team for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation World Championships this August in Hamburg, Germany.
Movin’ Mavs Fabian Romo, Mike Paye, Aaron Gouge and Jorge Sanchez were selected to the 17-member preliminary squad. The team must be trimmed down to 12 before the tournament.
Paye, the co-captain of the 2016 men’s national team, is a three-time Paralympian, while Gouge was a member of the gold medal-winning 2016 Paralympic games basketball team.More
The Texas Rangers will host their first Craft, Food and Wine (CFW) event on April 13-14 on the grounds around Globe Life Park.
The two-day event will display North Texas’ top craft beers, world-class restaurants and wineries, with cooking demonstrations, entertainment, and live music from Young the Giant and R.LUM.R on Friday and the Josh Abbott Band and Lonestar on Saturday.
Ticket prices are $49.99 for adults and $11.99 for children aged 3-12. Children 2-and-under are free. For more information, call (817) 273-5200.More
Dorothy Estes, the long-time Director of Student Publications at the University of Texas at Arlington, died Thursday at the age of 90.
Estes, who retired from the University in 1996, served as the director of Student Publications from 1970 to 1996.
Funeral arrangements are pending.More
After more than 30 years of being held at UT Arlington’s Maverick Stadium, the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games are moving to Decatur’s Wise County Fairgrounds, Texas Scottish Festival executive director Ray McDonald announced Wednesday.
The festival will be held May 11-13, with most of the same activities, productions and vendors appearing as they have in Arlington. After the agreement with UTA abruptly ended, McDonald and his venue committee searched around the Dallas-Fort Worth area for a new place before deciding on the venue in Decatur.
The Wise County Fairgrounds are located at 3101 S. FM 51, less than a mile from N. State Highway 287.More
Homeless residents in the City of Arlington are about to have an opportunity to secure funding to help them re-enter stable rental housing by assisting with payment of the security deposit and first month’s rent.
On Wednesday, the City’s Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP) will provide funds in the amount of $208,788, provided by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, to residents who are either homeless or in imminent danger of becoming homeless.
The resource is for persons who meet the program’s eligibility criteria. HHSP funds will be utilized primarily for renters who, without assistance, would be evicted from their rental unit and become homeless.
Assistance with payment of past due rent and utilities would be available to applicants that can remain stably housed after the receipt of this assistance. For more information, contact the AHA Homeless Assistance Program staff at 817-276-6713.More
Fans of singer Taylor Swift can double their pleasure this fall after her management group announced a second show at AT&T Stadium on her “Reputation” tour.
In addition to the Saturday, Oct. 6 concert, Swift will also perform at AT&T Stadium on Friday, Oct. 5. Tickets for the second show will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Ticketing information for the shows can be obtained by going to TaylorSwift.com
The concerts are part of the many events at the stadium this year, including 10 Dallas Cowboys games, a show by Ed Sheeran on Oct. 27, the Professional Bull Riders Iron Cowboy competition on Feb. 24 and the NFL Draft in April.
The Arlington Voice took home its first award Friday evening at the Press Club of Dallas’ inaugural Hugh Aynesworth Awards ceremony.
Recognized in the investigative reporting category, the Arlington Voice claimed an award for its reporting of an alleged police quota system which led to the suspension and dismissal of 16 police officers.
The report was written by Mike McGee under the direction of Zack Maxwell, the Arlington Voice’s publisher.
“We’re proud of Mike’s hard work and commitment to the highest standards of investigative reporting,” Maxwell said. “This effort, and others like it, reflect this publication’s commitment to accountability and transparency in government.”
The Arlington Voice started publishing in January 2012 and has published thousands of original news reports about Arlington, Texas.
(Photo: Mike McGee stands with Hugh Aynesworth during the awards ceremony. Courtesy Press Club of Dallas)
Shortstop Elvis Andrus has been named as the Texas Rangers 2017 Player of the Year. He was selected by a vote of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Andrus, the first Ranger shortstop to be selected for the honor since Michael Young in 2007, posted a .297 batting average and had career highs with 100 runs, 191 hits, 44 doubles, 22 home runs and 88 runs batted in.
Andrus finished third in the American League in hits, tied for fourth in doubles, tied for seventh place in runs scored and was a finalist for the American League Rawlings Gold Glove at shortstop.
He will accept his award at the 2018 Dr Pepper Texas Rangers Awards Dinner on Friday, Jan. 19 at Gilley’s Dallas.More
All branches of the Arlington Public Library will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 for their annual Staff Development Day.
The Arlington Public Library employs more than 100 librarians and support staff, and the development day, nicknamed “[re]Brary Day”, will allow the team the opportunity to hear speakers, attend workshops and participate in team-building exercises that will allow the employees to grow professionally.
“Staff development is a major departmental focus,” says Yoko Matsumoto, Director of Libraries. “We offer continuing education and development opportunities to all staff. [re]Brary Day is a chance for the entire Library to reaffirm our commitment to learning, so we can provide better service to Arlington.”
The Library system will resume its regular schedule on Saturday, Nov. 11.More
The acceptance of two grants will allow Levitt Pavilion to begin construction on a $1.5 million project to build restrooms and a hospitality center, to be completed in time for the 2018 concert season.
A pair of $500,000 grants from Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital – the title sponsor of the 2017 concert season – and Arlington’s Tomorrow Fund will get the construction going on the facilities, which will be located at the corner of South and Pecan Streets.
The remainder of the money will come from donations and grants, Levitt Pavilion officals said.More
The Sam Houston High School Alumni Association and Newman International Academy are two of seven non-profit organizations being honored with grants tonight by the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and Globe Life and Accident Company in pregame ceremonies at Globe Life Park.
The $10,000 grants are being awarded to support the baseball and softball programs at both schools. The Sam Houston Alumni Association will use the grant to replace batting cages and purchase new equipment for the baseball and softball teams.
Newman International Academy, a private school in South Central Arlington, will utilize its grant money to repair and update its baseball and softball fields, including adding lights to both fields.More
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has announced that it will stage a live event at the College Park Center at the University of Texas at Arlington.
The event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Details on matches and ticket information will be announced soon.
The WWE is no stranger to Arlington, as the company staged its top show in Arlington last year, as Wrestlemania 32 came to AT&T Stadium on April 3, 2016 before a record crowd of 101,763.
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