America’s team. America’s pastime. American made automobiles. Arlington is the American Dream City. We are home to the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, General Motors, Six Flags Over Texas and a host of global, domestic and family-owned businesses. And the American pride in our culturally-diverse citizens is undeniable.
Our competitive can-do spirit makes dreams a reality. When tasked with making Arlington the General Motors Assembly Plant home, the city built a lake to properly expand its water source. In the 70s, the city fought hard to make Arlington home of the Texas Rangers (then known as the Washington Senators). Twice voters stepped up when asked for major bond packages to keep and lure its sports franchises in Arlington and in the process built world-class, iconic venues.
Beyond what is highly visible in Arlington is the backbone of the city: Top notch education where students can go from pre-K to Ph. D. (from an excelling school system to Tarrant County College and UT Arlington); it possesses valued work opportunities and economic vitality; it maintains an award winning parks system; and, it offers quality, diverse neighborhoods where the housing dollar stretches further than most cities. Arlington is… Alive with the American Dream.
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APD Recognized for Innovative Strategies
The Arlington Police Department received a special honor, which Police Chief Will Johnson accepted last week on behalf the entire department and our dedicated community. The Texas Police Chiefs Association 2015 Innovation Award recognizes the department’s pioneering use of unmanned aircraft systems for public safety purposes and ground-breaking approach to social media.As technology continues to evolve, the Arlington Police Department strives to be on the cutting edge of developing the tools that most benefit the city’s residents, visitors and business partners. These programs succeed because of the units that develop them in addition to the other police employees and community members who provide extensive support.