Friday, December 29, 2017

Arlington District 2 Town Hall Meeting...

... Hosted by Mayor Pro Tem Sherri Capehart, City Council member District 2:

When; Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: South Police Service Center
             1030 SW Green Oaks Blvd

Topic: Short term rentals, a discussion of residential rental property.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

S.J. Stovall and Richard Simpson Park Operating Hours- Upcoming Meetings

Just received this notice: .... FYI...

Tuesday, 10/17/17- City Hall, 101 W Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010 ... 3rd floor

At 3:00 p.m. or upon adjournment of Executive Session, whichever is later)- City Council Afternoon Session
*The S.J. Stovall and Richard Simpson park operating hours item will be discussed at the Municipal Policy Committee Meeting, then reported to Council at the Afternoon Session.

Recommendation from Neighbors who have homes backing to this park  = Close the park at 10 pm not Midnight. 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Arlington City Council Walk & Talk Town Hall by Sheri Capehart and Victoria Myers...

When: Saturday October 14th
Where: Don Misenhimer Park, 201 E Lonesome Dove, Arlington, TX

Wear your walking shoes a little over a mile and bring your ideas for a casual stroll and an active conversation about our community.

For more info you may call Ellen Brooke at 817-459-6143.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Arlington District 2 Town Hall Meeting....Fannin Farms Drill site...

Hosted by:       Sheri Capehart, City Council and Mayor Pro Tem.

When:           Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 6 pm

Where:          Southwest Branch Library at 3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd.

Topic: Gas Well Drilling Ordinance with emphasis on the Fannin Farms drill site. 

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Arlington Garage Sale Ordinance, City takes next step...

Please see my previous July 11th posting and the  sums up the most recent result.

Brief summary:
 The Council indicated they supported the adoption of an ordinance regulating garage sales.  As such, the first reading of a proposed ordinance will be on 9/26/17.

Copy of the power point presentation outlining the problem: PP Presentation

Copy of the proposed ordinance: Proposed ordinance

Up to our residents to take action or live with this.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stovall Park Petition - Request to change the closing time from Midnight to 10 pm.

The next meeting of the city council is August 22nd at which time we would like to present our petition to the city council to change the closing time of Stovall Park from Midnight to 10 pm.
Those in favor please sign:

Petition - changing the closing of Stovall Park from Midnight to 10pm

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Stovall Park - Parks Department meeting to change the hours from midnight to 10 pm.

I attended the meeting at the Arlington parks department to change the closing hours from midnight to 10 pm. Their reply is that the Parks Department cannot change the hours, only the City Council can change, because it is a city ordinance.

Read the full article by the Arlington Voice:

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Drill zone request on Fannin Farms Drill Site located at 2400 Kuykendall Arlington, TX

4 new wells planned with drilling to start February 2018....

Notice of Public Hearing Case Number:  SUP09-03R2

Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing Date:  8/2/2017

City Council Public Hearing Date:  9/5/2017

Applicant:  Mycoskie McInnis & Associates represented by Jacob Sumpter
Applicant Address:  200 East Abram Street, Arlington Texas
Telephone Number:  817-469-1671
Site Location:  2322 Eden Rd; generally located south of Eden Road & West of South Cooper Street.
Current Zoning:  Residential Single-Family 7.2 (RS-7.2) with a Specific Use Permit (SUP) for gas drilling
Request:  Amendment to SUP for gas drilling
General Description of Applicant's Proposed Uses:  Establishment of the drill zone

This notice was sent to you because the latest Tax Roll lists you as an owner of property located within 600 feet of a pending specific use permit (SUP) request (refer to the location map on the back).

In considering this SUP request, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council must each hold a public hearing.  Planning and Zoning Commission hearings are held no earlier than 5:30 p.m. and City Council hearings are held no earlier than 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 101 West Abram Street, Arlington, Texas.  All persons attending these hearings will be given an opportunity to present their spoken or written comments.

The Planning and Zoning Commission is charged with issuing a recommendation to the City Council concerning this SUP request and is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the first date shown above.  The City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and First Reading vote on the second date shown above.  The City Council is authorized to refuse this requested SUP, grant it, or make modifications to the request, as the City Council deems appropriate.

The City has a process in place for property owners wishing to submit a Petition of Opposition to an SUP request.  The effect of such a petition, when it meets all City requirements, is to require a favorable vote of ¾ of all the members of the City Council to approve the requested SUP.  The Petition must be received by the City Secretary’s Office before the close of the City Council Public Hearing at First Reading, although Petitions should be submitted as early as possible to allow proper verification.  Persons interested in submitting a protest are strongly encouraged to contact the Community Development and Planning Department for information on requirements concerning Petition verification and format.  Official Petition forms are available from the Community Development and Planning Department which is located at City Hall.

A similar notice will be sent to you if either hearing is rescheduled.  Please contact Jessica Youngblood, Gas Well Coordinator in Community Development and Planning at 817-459-6520 if you would like additional information about this requested SUP09-03R2.

Information on the SUP process is also available on CD&P’s webpage:
Arlington City Web Site

NOTE: Please review the 2 links below for complete information and please review the 2 maps.
Map - the top picture is a overall map, with the bottom map focused on FANNIN FARMS ENERVEST SITE ... Located at 2400 Kuykendall Dr, Arlington, TX 76001. The drill site is well within the borders of the pad site, located directly on the letters SUP09-3 of the map.

Notice Letter with Map of 8 Gas Well Pads in SW Arlington

Notice Letter from Saddle Operating, LLC

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Trees and Texas Senate Bill 14....

Thank you for contacting Senator Konni Burton regarding SB 14, relating to a property owner's right to remove a tree or vegetation.  We have recorded your opposition to the bill and passed the information to the senator.

For Senator Burton, SB 14 is purely about property rights, which are one the foundational rights of a free society. Many cities in Texas have passed tree ordinances which require a homeowner to get permission from the city, and/or pay a fee, to remove a tree on their personal property. SB 14 simply prevents a political subdivision from enacting or enforcing such a regulation on residential property owners only. The bill does not restrict a city from regulating trees on commercial or public property, and a homeowners association may continue to oversee tree activity in its jurisdiction.

You may view the details of the bill here: capitol.state - Bill Lookup

Senator Burton will always be on the side of protecting your rights. Thank you, again, for contacting the senator on this issue. We appreciate your input and are grateful for your involvement in the legislative process.


Savannah Schallen
Deputy District Director
State Senator Konni Burton, District 10

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Texas Senate Select Committee - Property Tax Relief...

Just wanted to inform you that the Senate Select Committee on Government Reform will be meeting tomorrow to take public testimony concerning SB 1, 93, and 96.  These three bills will  provide much needed property tax relief for all Texas property owners.  You have given testimony in the past and we would ask that you continue to stand with us by testifying in favor of these bill.   We would be honored to have your testimony.

What: Senate Select Committee on Government Reform-Property Tax Relief Hearing
When: Saturday-July 22, 2017
Where: Texas Capitol Extension Auditorium, E1.004
The Hearing begins at 11am.  Witness registration for oral testimony will begin at 10am and ends at2pm.
Contact Phone Number: 512-463 0107

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Arlington garage sales, proposed new ordinance....TIME TO ACT....

Summary of the meeting Monday night:

As I understand it the purpose of this meeting is to gather public opinion about a proposed ordinance on garage sales, before it is made into an actual ordinance. (See my previous post below). 

Please join or review "Arlington Texas Talk" in Face Book to see the comments about this proposed ordinance. 

Short story is ...... at least 90% of the people I talk with are AGAINST it. Once again it is the few who are causing a problem for the majority. And the few are obvious abusers, i.e. having it all the time, making it commercial, selling brand new items, etc. So my opinion is to drop it all together, or write it in such a way that is is only for the extreme abuser, not applying to "average citizens". 

I will pass on to my network of people that now is the time to ACT by email or telephone with you two to express their opinions to either make an ordinance that restricts the abusers or not have one at all. 

Everyone, TIME TO ACT: 
1) please contact Code Compliance Services Administrator Mike Bass by email at, or you may call him directly at 817-459-5341.
2) please contact your city council member or you may call her at 817-459-6143.

Again thank you for allowing our input prior to making another regulation that we do not need.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Arlington Neighborhoods.... Garage Sales and more....

Dear Neighbor:

Ordinance Creating the Garage Sales Chapter of the Code of the City of Arlington
Proposed Amendments to Nuisance Chapter, § 1.02 Definition- Dilapidated Fence
Proposed Amendments to Unified Development Code, § 5.3.4.C. - General Fence Maintenance
Proposed Amendments to Nuisance Chapter, § 2.02 (L) - Nuisance Landscape 
Code Compliance periodically reviews property maintenance ordinances for current applicability, congruency with state statutes, opportunities to improve voluntary compliance, and trending issues identified by residents or the City Council.  You are cordially invited to participate in a public meeting to discuss and provide input to a proposed ordinance adoption and ordinance amendments.  The meeting will be held:
Date:     Monday, July 10, 2017
Time:     6:00pm
Venue:  Arlington City Hall
  101 W. Abram St, Council Briefing Room, 3rd floor

If you have any questions and would like to speak with staff, in order to receive more detail regarding the proposed ordinance adoption or amendments, please contact Code Compliance Services Administrator Mike Bass by email, or you may call him directly at 817-459-5341.

Here is the proposed ordinance: Proposed Garage Sale Ordinance

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Andy Nguyen, Tarrant County Town Hall meeting, results of property tax meeting...

Brief summary of meeting:
A big Thank you to Any Nugyen for hosting this Property Tax discussion and introducing Tarrant County legislation to have a possible 5% to 20% exemption on Tarrant County / Tarrant County Hospital property taxes, hopefully it will pass. We became aware during the meeting that the County Commissioners (5 of them) have control over just 18% of the property tax.
The other 82% of property taxes are, 5% Tarrant County College, 24% City of Arlington, and 53% Arlington ISD, which is not controlled by the County Commissioners. So the resolution of property taxes will largely fall on the ISD, the State of Texas, and the City of Arlington.
Senate Bill 2 will just restrict the ability of increased taxes, not reduce.
Notes: Become friends with Andy Nguyen and David Hart by typing in their names on FB to see the live feed of the meeting everyone missed. 
(I support Andy Nguyen as an outstanding Tarrant County Commissioner!)
Example of these url:

Speakers at the meeting (May 18th) were: 
1) Andy Nguyen, Tarrant County Commissioner for Precinct 2. 
2) GK Maenius, Tarrant County Administrator 
3) Ron Wright, Tax Assessor for Tarrant County. 
Further action is needed on the part of all citizens to continue to do something about property taxes with your legislators, concerning the other 82%.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Your Property Taxes, Your Appraised Values, Let's Talk!!! Arlington, TX...

Tarrant County Commissioner, Andy Nguyen is hosting a Town Hall Meeting,
an interactive discussion with Tarrant County Leaders:

Thursday, May 18, 2017..... From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Tarrant County Sub-Court House, 700 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010

Please email or call 817-548-3900 to reserve your place at our meeting.... An RSVP is requested but not required.

Call to Action: 
1) Please go to this web site to send a letter to our State Representative:

2) Attend the meeting listed above.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Vote tomorrow 5/6/17 in Arlington.....

... Sample ballot:    Tarrant County Elections ... then type "Arlington" in the search box, or your city in Tarrant County.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Deliveries, need a pick up truck for a small delivery?

Cool service that I found:

Did you ever need a pick up truck to deliver a piece of furniture from Big Lots, WalMart, or Sears? (washing machine, etc)

Then check this out: Pick Up Now

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Fight your property taxes in Arlington, TX

  • When: Fri, Apr 21, 6:30 PM
  • Where: 815 West Park Row Drive, Arlington, Texas 76013
  • Citizens for a Better Arlington has lined up an impressive group of speakers to talk about property taxes and show you how to fight them.

    You just got your blue property tax valuations in the mail, and you are blown away with how high the value of your home jumped. You know this means a much higher property tax bill, and you want to fight it but don't know the ins and outs. We want to help.

    Citizens for a Better Arlington welcomes Dallas Morning News columnist Dave Lieber and a panel of experts to walk you through exactly what you need to do to fight the man. Dave Lieber has written many articles over the years helping people through this process, and now you will get to hear from him first hand. We will also get to hear about his new book that teaches the average person how to deal with bad actors in the activist arena. There will also be plenty of time for a Q&A, which will include Ron Wright and other people who fight property bills professionally.

    Seating is first come, first served. Drinks will be available for purchase, and donations are welcome. If you want to get a ticket at EventBrite, it helps: 
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Arlington Election will be May 6th...with 2 Propositions on the ballot....

Proposition 1.... is a bond package to build a senior citizen recreation center, for those over 50. ...At the cost of $45m

For more info: FAQs.pdf

Comments: Arlington's population is about 365,500 and about 12% of the population is over 50+, I'm not sure how many of those folks will work out consistently. My point being is why not just build another general use facility open to all citizens, the rec centers spread throughout the city seems a great idea, as long as all can use them.

Recommendation: Vote No.

Proposition 2... is to approve civil service for the firefighters.

For more info: FAQs.pdf

Comments: I do not see the advantage to the citizens of Arlington to have a union for the firemen. And the current standards are actually higher right now than it will be with the union. The more I research the less I like this proposition. Arlington will have to hire 3 administrators to oversee to the tune of $350k per year, out of the general fund. The city actually has higher standards than civil service including drug testing and being able to dismiss a firefighter when warranted.

Recommendation: Vote No.

FYI: Early voting is April 24th through May 2nd. Actual election day is Saturday May 6th.

Additional information: 

even more:, by Charlie Parker

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dog Walker Watch by Arlington Police Department.....

Dog Walker Watch (DWW) is an awareness program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and coordinated locally by law enforcement agencies and community organizations that encourages neighbors nationwide to assist local law enforcement agencies in the ongoing community-policing efforts.

The Dog Walker Watch awareness program is designed for neighbors who are familiar with their community and out in the neighborhood on a regular basis, with or without a dog. Unlike a community watch program, Dog Walker Watch requires no commitment beyond an individual’s regular routine.

For the training schedule and more info: Dog Walker Watch

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Mary Moore Elementary Dad's Club Chili Cook Off...

The Annual Moore Chili Cook Off sponsored by the Dad's Club will be Thursday February 23rd for a night of fun and prizes. (6 pm to 8 pm).

Requirements will be to cook your best chili in a large crock pot or bigger if desired and samples will be sold and judged for various certificates if achievements.

Contacts are these Dad's taking the lead:
1) Chris King at 817-946-9225 /
2) Chad Davis

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Arlington Mayor Town Hall Meeting 1/12/17 @

Mayor Williams invites all neighbors to attend a Town Hall Meeting on January 12, 2017 at the Arlington Convention Center on the subject of Fire Department Civil Service. Detailed information on the meeting is in the included attachment. Mayor Williams and the City Council looks forward to seeing you there!

Location: 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 

Start Time: 7 pm on 1/12/17

Questions can be sent to 817-459-6121 or

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