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Here’s how to get free Dickey’s BBQ tomorrow

A new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will open Thursday at the Parks Mall, and the first 50 guests to arrive will receive a “free barbecue treat” and a free Big Yellow Cup.

The new location will celebrate its opening with four weeks of celebration. During these four weeks, kids will be allowed to eat free with an adult purchase of $10 on Sundays.

The new Dickey’s is located at 3811 South Cooper St. in the Parks Mall at Arlington.

Published 07/12/2017 - 3:11pm
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FAAS to host benefit pancake breakfast Saturday

FAAS Pancake Breakfast (Photo: FAAS)

The Friends of Arlington Animal Services (FAAS) will hold a Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Arlington Elks Lodge at 601 W. Pioneer Parkway.

For $10, guests can enjoy a full pancake breakfast, prizes for the first 30 kids that come, and an opportunity to swim in the Elks’ pool for only $1 more. There is also a 9-Hole Golf Course that patrons can play for $6.

Founded in October 2007, FAAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to assist the shelter in developing ideas and programs to help decrease the euthanasia rate and increase the adoption rate of Arlington's homeless animals.

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Published 07/07/2017 - 12:20pm
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Five Vikings named to Academic All-State team

Five Lamar Viking football players were recently named to the Academic All-State team.

Among the honored were senior quarterback Chance Fuller, to the second team; senior tight end Geovanny Mendoza, senior defensive end Caden Gober, senior kicker Luke Michie and senior wide receiver Ryan Reuland, all of whom were named to the Honorable Mention team.

Lamar finished the 2016 season with a 5-5 record.

Published 07/05/2017 - 11:38pm
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Davenport signs with Fullerton College

Donoven Davenport (Photo: Russ Rendon/Arlington Voice)

Former Bowie quarterback Donoven Davenport has signed to play football at Fullerton College in Fullerton, Calif.

Davenport, who guided the Volunteers to a 10-3 record last season, finished his career with 3,954 yards passing and 35 touchdown passes. He was a key contributor to three playoff teams at Bowie.

Fullerton College, 12-1 last season, claimed the JC Football/JC Grid-Wire National Championship last season after beating American River College, 29-27, in the California Junior College Championship game.

Published 07/03/2017 - 1:08pm
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Vikings, Colts fall at 7-on-7 tournament

Saturday turned into a very short day for the Arlington ISD at the State 7-on-7 football tournament.

At 8 a.m., the Arlington Colts began their Consolation bracket game against Beaumont West Brook, but lost, 26-25. An hour later, Lamar took on Waxahachie in the Championship bracket, but lost, 44-25. Lamar had qualified for the Championship bracket by finishing second in Pool E on Friday.

Lake Travis won the tournament, edging Waxahachie, 34-33 in the championship game. Hutto and San Antonio O'Connor, two teams that Lamar had  beaten on Friday, played in the Consolation championship, with Hutto winning, 41-39.

 

 

Published 07/01/2017 - 5:42pm
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Public meeting called for code compliance updates

The City of Arlington will host a public meeting to discuss potential changes to several of its property maintenance ordinances.

According to a release, the City’s Code Compliance division is recommending a new ordinance governing garage sales. Additionally, the City is considering amendments to rules related to fence maintenance and nuisance landscaping.

A public meeting will occur on July 10 at 6 p.m. in the Council briefing room on the third floor of City Hall. Residents are invited to provide feedback on the proposed changes.

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Published 06/28/2017 - 1:57pm
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New Downtown Arlington Library to feature Imagination Playground thanks to grant

Imagination Playground, Arlington, TX

The Arlington Public Library has been awarded an Imagination Playground in a Cart, an innovative playground equipment system, thanks to a grant provided by Target and KaBOOM!.

Imagination Playground in a Cart is an innovative design in play equipment that encourages creativity, communication and collaboration in play. With a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, Imagination Playground provides a changing array of elements that allow children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and re-built by their imagination. The play equipment will be available at the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, set to open north of City Hall in 2018.

“We have wanted an Imagination Playground for the library for a few years, so it was wonderful to receive this,” said Bethany Fort, Library Services Manager for youth programming. “The library is a space to read, learn, and play. These giant blue blocks will definitely encourage creative play and fun for our families.”

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Published 06/02/2017 - 8:07am
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Arlington’s cat adoption fees only $10 during June

The Arlington Animal Services Center is offering a reduced adoption fee of $10 for all cats and kittens during the month of June.

The cat adoption fee, which is normally $90, includes spay or neuter, microchip, core vaccines, rabies vaccine, FeLV/FIV testing services and a city license if the owner is an Arlington resident.

Arlington Animal Service is located at 1000 SE Green Oaks Boulevard. For more information, visit www.arlingtontx.gov/animals or call 817-459-5898.

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Published 06/02/2017 - 7:58am
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Julia Burgen Park now open in Central Arlington

Julia Burgen Park on the Greenway, Arlington TX

The new Julia Burgen Park is now open in central Arlington.

The 66-acre linear park, located at 1008 Ruby Street, is a dream that has been years in the making. Arlington voters approved funding for the $1.7 million project during the 2008 bond election. The park features a mile-long hike and bike trail, about two dozen parking spaces, benches, a covered playground for ages 2-5 and 5-12, swings, a bike rack and a pavilion available for rent.

The park is named for former Arlington City Council member Julia Burgen, who is well-known for her environmental activism.

For more information about Arlington’s public parks and programs, visit www.naturallyfun.org.

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Published 06/02/2017 - 7:56am
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Martin continues playoffs against Socorro

The Martin Warrior baseball team will continue its playoff journey this weekend, when it takes on El Paso Socorro.

Game 1 will be at 4:30 Friday afternoon at Odessa High School, with Game 2 slated for 11 a.m. Saturday and a third game, if necessary, would be played 30 minutes after Game 2. The times are necessitated by the fact that Odessa High School’s field does not have lights.

The Warriors (29-6-1) had to struggle past a game bunch from Wolfforth Frenship last week. The Tigers beat Martin, 2-0, in Game 1, before the Warriors rallied last Saturday with wins of 5-3 and 3-1 to advance.

Socorro's Bulldogs (25-10), who finished third in District 1-6A, have won seven of their last nine games, including a sweep of Lamar last week. Socorro also has the advantage of having played at Odessa High last week.

 

Published 05/16/2017 - 1:51pm
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Morgan named to national entertainment Hall of Fame

Chuck Morgan (Photo: PA.Announcer.Blogspot.com)

Texas Rangers Executive Vice President of Ballpark Entertainment and Productions Chuck Morgan has been named to the Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) Hall of Fame, it was announced on Monday.

Morgan, who has spent more than 30 years with the Rangers, will be inducted at the 2017 IDEA Conference, slated for July 12 in Philadelphia.

During his tenure with the Rangers, Morgan has been instrumental in creating the team's Hall of Fame, Fan Fest and mascot, the Ranger's Captain. He created the "Dot Race" for between inning entertainment, a version of which is now done in almost every Major League ballpark. 

 

 

Published 05/08/2017 - 3:19pm
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Lamar, Keller to meet in baseball playoff

The Lamar Vikings will open the Class 6A baseball playoffs this weekend with a best-of-three series against Keller.

Game 1 will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Keller High School. Game 2 is slated for 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamar, with a third game (if necessary) 30 minutes after the second game.

Lamar (15-14) finished fourth in 4-6A, while Keller (25-6-1) claimed the 3-6A district title with a 4-0 win over rival Keller Fossil Ridge

Published 05/02/2017 - 12:28pm
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Japanese thrift store to open at Parks Mall

Daiso Japan

Daiso Japan, a rapidly emerging value store known for selling quality items for $1.50, will hold a grand opening at its newest store in The Parks Mall at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The store will be located adjacent to Nordstrom Rack in the ice rink section of the mall.

Daiso carries thousands of quality products ranging from kitchenware, beauty supplies, stationery and wrapping paper to electronic accessories and useful, everyday items. For the grand opening, the first 100 shoppers each day will be offered goodie bags provided by the store.

The Parks Mall store will be the fifth Daiso to open in the North Texas area, joining stores in Carrollton, Irving, Plano and Fort Worth.

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Published 05/01/2017 - 3:04pm
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Lim appointed new UTA Provost and V.P. for Academic Affairs

Dr. Teik C. Lim, new UT Arlington Provos and Vice President for Academic Affairs. (Photo: UT Arlington)

Dr. Teik C. Lim, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, has been named the next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at UT Arlington, University President Dr. Vistasp Karbhari announced Wednesday.

While at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Lim  -- whose appointment takes effect June 30 -- oversaw significant growth in enrollment, reputation, faculty size, corporate partnerships, research funding and endowments.  

“I’m thrilled to welcome Dr. Lim to UTA and would like to thank the search committee for recruiting an exceptional scholar, researcher, and advocate of collaboration and global engagement,” Dr. Karbhari said. “His dedication to excellence and student success along with his proactive and highly successful record in engagement with the corporate world and with the local and global community make him the ideal candidate to continue our drive to ever higher levels of excellence."

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Published 04/20/2017 - 1:39pm
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Arlington Police seek tire slashers

Arlington Police are searching for four suspects caught on surveillance cameras slashing tires Monday night. At least 14 cars were damaged, and police don't believe the attacks were randon.

The car seen in the video is a light-colored Honda CRV with four suspects inside. The attacks occured near the corner of the 900 block of Pierce Arrow and the 1100 block of Deer Valley.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact Detective Jessica Ortiz at 817-459-6476.

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Published 04/19/2017 - 3:14pm
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