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Jeff Williams, Arlington TX
09/30/2014
A poll pushed out by a well-known Tarrant County campaign consultant suggests mayoral candidate Jeff Williams must increase his name identification and "favorability" to unseat... More
09/29/2014
A 16-year-old boy died Sunday night from a gunshot wound sustained at an Arlington condominium. Arlington police say Marcus Robinson was shot by an unknown assailant in the area... More
Arlington ISD bus - photo by Russ Rendon
09/29/2014
Arlington ISD history teachers may be using Common Core-based learning materials to teach students this year, and some of what is being taught has parents upset. “This lesson... More

Bowie's Tony James [10] and Chris Gardner [27] - (Photo: Russ Rendon/Arlington V
09/29/2014
Lamar Vikings (2-2, 0-1) at Bowie Volunteers (3-1, 1-0) 7:30 p.m., Friday, Wilemon Field THE SERIES: The Vikings lead the series, 23-7, although Bowie has won seven of... more
Lamar QB Shane Buechele [7] on the run. (Photo: Russ Rendon/Arlington Voice)
09/26/2014
The Martin Warriors opened up District 4-6A play with a 67-20 win over crosstown-rival Lamar at Cravens Field Friday night. The Warrior defense suffocated the Lamar... more
09/26/2014
After 35 years with the Arlington Independent School District, athletic director Owedia J. Kemp has retired. Kemp, who first joined the AISD in 1980 as a teacher and... more

News

Three new locations will receive ground spraying treatment starting Monday night as Arlington continues its battle against West Nile Virus. The City says three... more
A four-vehicle accident involving an Arlington Fire Department SUV at a West Arlington intersection only resulted in minor injuries.   Around noon on... more
Two areas of Arlington will be sprayed for West Nile Virus starting Tuesday evening. The City of Arlington will spray near UT Arlington between West Park Row... more
An Idaho-based grocery chain is considering expanding its southern reach by opening a location in South Arlington. Since February, WinCo Foods has opened... more
A first grade teacher with the Arlington Independent School District is on paid administratively leave after showing up to the first day of work intoxicated.... more

Business

The profound competition that is the donut industry in Arlington got a bit deeper Wednesday with the opening of a new Dunkin’ Donuts on South Cooper Street... more
Perhaps no one knew the meaning of the phrase “The show must go on” than local restaurateur Lawrence (Larry) Dino. Dino, 71 -- who passed away last week of... more
► The Texas Oil and Gas Association, the state’s largest and oldest petroleum organization, says it does not want regulators to overhaul the wholesale energy... more
► The EPA correctly followed protocol when it accused a Fort Worth-based driller of contaminating two Parker County water wells, the agency's internal watchdog... more
► A growing number of North Texas mineral owners — including the cities of Arlington and Fort Worth — are suing oil and gas companies, alleging that they have... more

Letters to the Editor

He is Mr. Williams to me. I have known the Williams family for years.  Ryan, now at Texas Tech, and I, now at Texas A&M, grew up at First Baptist... more
I implore the City of Arlington to appeal the decision by a judge to block its ordinance banning the distribution of literature on our streets. And the Open... more
One of downtown Arlington’s key thoroughfares, Abram Street, will likely be reduced to the capacity of a neighborhood street. I say likely because an “official... more
Some of us in Arlington remember the old Ditto Farm. The Ditto's were kind enough to allow the area Boy Scout Troops to have Fall and Spring Boy Scout... more
The City Council met again this past Tuesday, June 17. This was a special meeting regarding capital projects to put before the voters for this November’s bond... more
I am a volunteer with the AAS Facebook page.AAS. The shelter is currently overwhelmed with owner surrenders and strays. If an owner surrender comes in, they... more

Politics

Arlington ISD history teachers may be using Common Core-based learning materials to teach students this year, and some of what is being taught has parents... more
An invitation from one of Arlington’s better-known civil engineers is fueling speculation of a possible mayoral run. Jeff Williams, a 33-year civil... more
A new poll of UT Arlington students shows not only distaste for bike lanes, but a desire to have converted streets changed back. The online poll was... more
A Town Hall scheduled for this Thursday will bring together elected officials and community leaders to discuss transportation issues in Arlington. The meeting... more
The City of Arlington is in the final phase of completing a fully operational television broadcast studio which is expected to be ready around November. The... more

Education

A new poll of UT Arlington students shows not only distaste for bike lanes, but a desire to have converted streets changed back. The online poll was... more
A first grade teacher with the Arlington Independent School District is on paid administratively leave after showing up to the first day of work intoxicated.... more
The lineup of speakers for UT Arlington’s seventh Maverick Speakers Series was announced Tuesday. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will kick-off the series on... more
Overcrowding in high schools prompted the Arlington Independent School District to begin planning the construction of multipurpose activity centers, which are... more
The $663 million bond package for Arlington Independent School District passed with overwhelming support, according to unofficial voting results. Seventy... more

Opinion

Are you a critic or a curmudgeon? You might be if you read the Arlington Voice, according to a former Arlington mayor. In his weekly op-ed column published in... more
Mark JoeckelMarketing Expert, Founder of Arlington, Texas -- Proud to Call it Home A fair question that tax payers and community developers often ask... more
Derrick KinneyPrivate Wealth Advisor It’s that exciting time of year when high school seniors have decided on where they’ll head for college in the... more
Derrick KinneyPrivate Wealth Advisor There’s an old saying in financial circles that “cash is king.” The actual meaning of this phrase varies... more

Sports

The Martin Warriors opened up District 4-6A play with a 67-20 win over crosstown-rival Lamar at Cravens Field Friday night. The Warrior defense suffocated the... more
After 35 years with the Arlington Independent School District, athletic director Owedia J. Kemp has retired. Kemp, who first joined the AISD in 1980 as a... more
For the last five minutes of Thursday’s District 4-6A opener against Bowie, Sam Houston coach Anthony Criss debated whether to go for a tie or a win if his... more
Bowie Volunteers (2-1) at Sam Houston Texans (3-0) 7 p.m.Thursday, Wilemon Field THE SERIES: Bowie leads the series, 15-14-1, having won the last nine. The... more
Juan Seguin head coach Carlos Lynn isn’t the type to waste much time wondering “What if?” But he’ll be remembering Friday’s game with Mansfield Timberview... more

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