A proposal to limit the terms of council members and the mayor in Arlington will be on the November ballot. The Star-Telegram Editorial Board opposes the measure. Voters should be able to retain talented public officials.
Dozens of Arlington residents blasted the City Council for having a Sunday night meeting where it considered suspending its city charter to get its term limits on the ballot. The council ended up voting against suspending the rules.
The Arlington City Council’s alternative term limit proposition wasn’t voted on the required two times, prompting a lawsuit from residents. On Wednesday, a judge granted a temporary restraining order, forcing its removal from the ballot.
The Arlington City Council countered a citizen-led petition for retroactive term limits with an alternative proposal that is not as restrictive. The controversy heated up at a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14.
An officer had to back out of the way to avoid a suspect who crashed into his motorcycle, police said. The suspect is facing aggravated assault against a public servant and other charges after a Saturday arrest
The $250 million restaurant/entertainment/hotel complex by Globe Life Park in Arlington kicked off a four-day grand-opening celebration on Thursday night. Troy Aikman and Pudge Rodriguez were both on hand.