ARLINGTON -- From 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Arlington residents can drop off bulky items at the city landfill for free. Items include furniture, tires, brush, carpet, lumber and fencing, auto batteries and appliances. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license or water bill, is required.
The landfill is at 800 Mosier Valley Road. Items brought to the landfill must be tied down and covered. Contractors are ineligible, and roofing materials and hazardous waste, such as paints, pesticides, pool chemicals and motor oil, will not be accepted.
The city is expected to launch a voucher program this year that will give residents two free bulky-item drop-off dates of their choice.
-- Susan Schrock
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Repairs close Crowley district elementary
FORT WORTH -- Oakmont Elementary School in the Crowley district will be closed the rest of the week for water damage repairs, a district spokesman said. Students are being taken to and from Deer Creek and Hargrave elementaries for classes. The cost of repairs is not available, said Anthony Kirchner, a district spokesman. Minor roof leaks were also found at Crowley Middle School and Parkway Elementary School, but those did not interfere with classes.
-- Shirley Jinkins
Keller OKs medical complex site plan
KELLER -- A multimillion-dollar medical complex could be breaking ground in Keller within the next few months. On Tuesday night, the City Council voted 5-1 in favor of a site plan for the 35,347-square-foot Keller Medical Plaza off Bourland Road near Keller Parkway. Councilman Tom Cawthra cast the dissenting vote.
Dallas-based Caddis Partners is developing the single-story medical plaza, which could house up to a dozen office spaces, a firm representative said. The developer asked the council to waive the requirement that the building have a 100 percent masonry exterior and allow the facade to be 70 percent textured elastomeric material, which has a "stuccolike appearance," said Tom Elgin, community development manager.
-- Adrian McCandless