The Arlington Lamar volleyball team relies on libero Emily Dondero and middle blocker McKenzie Smith to make key plays on the court, but one of their important jobs includes what they do after the play. This duo of senior leaders is in charge of keeping their Lady Vikings teammates hyped up.
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s 10th-anniversary celebration, which included a concert by The Voice finalist Luke Wade, generated thousands of dollars in donations for the featured organizations and awarded $30,000 in additional grants to a handful of them.
The annual affair is a chance for members to reunite as they visit exhibits set up by the 17 departments of the club to choose which one fits their interests. The event is also the opportunity for members to purchase tickets for special events, pick up yearbooks, sign up for community service or join a Giving Circle for the club scholarship fund.
Elaina Brown and her three sisters are suing Moritz Kia and Discount Motors, accusing the dealerships of doing work that left the airbags disabled on a 2007 Sedona minivan that their parents were driving when another vehicle struck them head-on, killing them and their grandmother. Attorneys for the car dealers say there is no evidence to substantiate the claims made in the suit.
The Arlington City Council plans to give Police Chief Will Johnson the 15 new supervisory sergeants he needs to implement his body-worn camera program. But the council will continue studying how many cameras they want the city to start with. Johnson says he needs the added manpower no matter how many cameras he gets.
At the start of his junior year, Arlington Martin’s Cade Bethmann couldn’t finish a 30-minute run, but he went on to break a school record and qualify for state in track. Now a senior, Bethmann and his teammates are setting their sights on the state meets for both cross-country and track.
Gabree Torres’ creation — a blue-and-orange mural of university life she painted on a horse sculpture — was unveiled last week in front of College Park Center during Maverick Stampede, a University of Texas at Arlington Welcome Week event.