When the Arlington Lamar football team begins its season Friday, three players who had to bide their time, develop their skills and convince their coaches will be among the most relied-upon players on the field.
Before the bell rings on the first day of class, the Mansfield school district wants to be sure no student lacks the supplies needed to start the year off right. That was the driving force behind creating the Back-to-School Bash set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts.
Lamar seniors Kayla Whetstone and Emily Dondero played a significant part in the Lady Vikings’ breakout 2015 season. But they don’t want their junior year to be the high point of their high school careers.
Thousands of Arlington students will head off to school this fall fully equipped with supplies and health checkups thanks to a host of community supporters who are sponsoring the second annual AISD Back to School Kickoff from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 at AT&T Stadium.
The Arlington footbal team has moved Ben Carroll to middle linebacker, a position once filled for the Colts by gifted athletes such as Texas Tech’s Matthew Anunda, TCU’s Sammy Douglas and former Kansas standout Max Onyegbule.
The city of Kennedale sponsors a quarterly bird ID workshop and walk with Master Birder Walt Berk to get people excited about backyard birds and migrating species alike. After a 30-minute class, participants head to Arlington’s Southwest Nature Preserve. Other Tarrant County groups also put on bird-watching events.
Legal Draft Beer Co. in downtown Arlington was founded by longtime attorney Greg McCarthy and business partner and friend Curt Taylor. Its grand opening Saturday helped raise money for the Arlington Police Foundation.
Fun and fitness were in abundance this month when 350 kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington’s Kromer branch gathered to participate in the “Millionth Minute” of a big nationwide event. It was all part of Triple Play Day where youngsters across the country joined together in a variety of wellness activities.
Retired attorney and Tarrant County assistant district attorney Bill Hester found time over the past four decades to serve with charities that work to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The Arlington City Council recognized that contribution by naming him the city’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
The Arlington ISD will have its annual State of the District luncheon hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 5. Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos will give an update on the AISD’s past and upcoming years.
For the sixth time in nine years, the Arlington High lineman challenge team has captured the state championship. As the Arlington 7-on-7 squad qualified for the state tournament in College Station last week, the Colts have reason for strong optimism about the varsity season.
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