They are known as the Patriots and is an active member in the National Christian College Athletic Association, Southwest Region, Division II, and is a member of the Association of Christian College Athletics. The MAX was officially shut down on December 29, 2017, a few weeks after Via debuted in Arlington. The Texas Hall and AT&T Stadium are also destinations for live concerts in Arlington. RELATED: Dallas police Chief Reneé Hall announces resignation. The highest recorded temperature was 113 °F (45 °C) in 1980. On July 4, the all-volunteer non-profit Arlington Fourth of July Parade Association puts on the annual parade through Downtown Arlington and UT Arlington's College Park District, featuring floats and entries from local schools, businesses, and organizations. In 1972 the Washington Senators baseball team relocated to Arlington and began play as the Texas Rangers and in 2009 the Dallas Cowboys also began to play at the newly constructed Cowboys Stadium, now AT&T Stadium. About the city See also: Arlington, Texas. It serves as a reliever airport for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field (though it lacks scheduled airline service) and is currently used for general aviation purposes. Armed with internal spreadsheets of departmental metrics and a checklist of features for the city's … Arlington Baptist College also competes in a number of sports. Additionally, Arlington has four transit services targeting individual demographic groups: "Handitran" serves senior citizens and the disabled; Arlington hotels pay for a tourist-oriented shuttle-bus system for their guests; The University of Texas at Arlington runs a limited shuttle service for college students; and lastly Mission Arlington, an Arlington-run charity serving the severely indigent, has a bus service that circulates people needing social services or transportation to employment. Broadnax assembled five panels of various community stakeholders and partners to participate in the interview process. The Arlington CVB also supports local stakeholders that pursue high-profile special events and sporting events to fill hotels, Arlington Convention Center, AT&T Stadium, College Park Center, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, and other venues around the city. Bowling Congress, and the Bowling Proprietors Association of America and the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, Arlington became the world headquarters for bowling. ABU traces its founding to J. Frank Norris, the controversial Independent Baptist minister. Read On; View All /Calendar.aspx. There were 144,805 housing units at an average density of 1,510 per square mile (5,833/km2). [67], The National Transportation Safety Board operates the Arlington Aviation field office in Arlington.[68]. The Lincoln Square located near the AT&T Stadium also houses several stores, restaurants, and a Studio Movie Grill.[37]. All that is left is an original concrete water trough and a Texas historical landmark marker placed in 2016. Jones has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hartford and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Ashworth College. The Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official tourism identity for the city of Arlington, Texas. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Vernon Wells grew up in Arlington and attended Bowie High School, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence attended Arlington High School and played collegiate baseball at The University of Texas at Arlington, and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey also played for UTA. Notable performers have included Asleep at the Wheel, the Band of Heathens, the Killdares, Pentatonix, the Polyphonic Spree, the Quebe Sisters, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. [45] The Wings play home games at the College Park Center in Arlington. [40] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the parade was canceled for the first time in 55 years. In 1958, the Arlington Downs was completely destroyed by commercial developers. The city of Arlington is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of which is to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and enable joint decisions. Her role as a volunteer and VP of Community Engagement at the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA is to connect people in our community to programs and services that will enhance their lives. Permits. In her letter of resignation, Hall wrote that she has received inquiries about "future career opportunities" in recent months. [54], According to Arlington's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended in September 2016, the city's various funds had $553.8 million in revenues, $479.0 million in expenditures, $2.925 billion in total assets, $1.024 billion in total liabilities, and $382.5 million in cash in investments. Arlington is the 49th-most populous city in the United States, the seventh-most populouscity in the state of Texas, and the largest city in the state that is not a … opened in August 2018.[42][43]. The Planetarium Dome Theater at UT Arlington is one of the largest in Texas.[39]. Kevin Kolbye, Assistant Police Chief of Arlington Police Department. 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Arlington is home to Six Flags Over Texas, a nationwide theme park that includes many notable attractions. Two of the department's assistant police chiefs, Jaime Ayala and Kevin Kolbye, have been leading on an interim, rotating basis since Johnson's retirement. In the era of private operation of passenger trains prior to the Amtrak era, Texas and Pacific Railway trains such as the Texas Eagle and the Louisiana Eagle made stops in Arlington, on trips between Fort Worth and Dallas.[75][76]. She was the first woman to serve as chief. Many leaders said they were looking forward to the new search. RELATED: Supporters and critics react to resignation of Fort Worth Police Chief. [18] City Council Meeting. Official YouTube Channel for the City of Arlington Washington. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 estimates, the city had a population of 398,854, making it the second-largest city in the county (after Fort Worth). The city began searching for a chief on June 1 after Chief Will Johnson announced in April that he was planning to retire after 23 years of service with the city. Read On; Tue Oct. 27 . "As you can imagine, for many reasons, I must keep my next career step confidential," Hall wrote in the letter. Fort Worth Chief Ed Kraus said in July that he was retiring and would stay through the end of the year. With the relocation of the U.S. Tarrick McGuire, Deputy Police Chief of Arlington Police Department, where he has served for 17 years. Winters are typically mild with snow seldom occurring (snowless years are not unusual), District 6: Robert Shepard (Represents the whole city), District 7: Victoria Farrar-Myers (Represents the whole city), District 8: Barbara Odom-Wesley (Represents the whole city), This page was last edited on 22 October 2020, at 16:17. Park, Arts and Recreation Commission (PARC) Meeting. Waggoner and his sons campaigned to make parimutuel betting legal, and in 1933 the state issued its first legal gambling permit to Arlington Downs. Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the country with 909,585 citizens, as of July 2019. The Mainstage Theatre at UT Arlington is another well-known venue for live theatre in Arlington. In Dallas, the city manager selects the police chief, rather than city councilmembers. After the May 24, 1841, battle between Texas General Edward H. Tarrant and Native Americans of the Village Creek settlement, a trading post was established at Marrow Bone Spring in present-day Arlington (historical marker at 32°42.136′N 97°6.772′W / 32.702267°N 97.112867°W / 32.702267; -97.112867).