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.
Since the first class graduated in 1980, Leadership Arlington has consistently kept the program strong, making adjustments over the years to keep it relevant and vibrant, and has graduated hundreds of future leaders for the community.
The 2016 Native All-Star Football Classic at UT Arlington was the culmination of eight days of activities, including a tour of AT&T Stadium and a trip to a Texas Rangers game, for a group of young Native athletes from across the United States.
The the city has hired Encino Landscaping of Cleveland, Texas, for $722,000 to build a 7-acre doggie wonderland just east of Lake Arlington and along the creek that is Rush Creek Dog Park’s temporary namesake.
Said to be the largest parade in North Texas, the red, white and blue community favorite will have more than 150 entries passing by a crowd of at least 50,000 as Arlington dons its patriotic colors for the big day.
They are two of more than 50 construction and renovation projects districtwide that will be underway this fall. In May 2014, district voters approved a $663.1 million bond program to fund construction, as well as transportation, technology, fine arts and security upgrades.
Bet you didn't know that tiny Cresson was home to the Michael Jordan of skeet shooting. It's true. Vincent Hancock, already the first skeet shooter to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals, will try to become the first in any shooting sport (pistol, rifle or shotgun) to three-peat when he competes at the Rio Olympic Games on Aug. 12. Video by Matthew Martinez.
Cresson resident Vincent Hancock hopes to make History at Rio Games
Rangers Jeff Banister on acquisition of Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez