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Monday, November 5, 2007

City of Arlington meets Nov. 7 to consider leasing Arlington Cemetery and inner city parks for gas drilling

By Susan Schrock - Fort Worth Star Telegram - Monday, Nov. 5, 2007
The Arlington City Council will vote Tuesday night to open up bidding to companies that want to lease gas and oil rights on 95 acres of city-owned land in north Arlington. The mineral lease would include Johnson Creek Linear Park, Doug Russell Park, College Hills Park, Senter Park, Fielder Park and Arlington Cemetery.
The Arlington City Council will receive updates Tuesday on the Dallas Cowboys stadium, the planned Viridian project in north Arlington near Bird's Fort and proposed design standards for the entertainment district.

The Arlington City Council plans a work session at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 101 W. Abram St.

Telecast: Channel 16 on Arlington Time Warner Cable

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Immersive full-dome 3-D Digital planetarium show narrated by Ewan McGregor (Obi wan Kepobi from Star Wars) - Astronaut takes you exporing the worlds of inner and outer space. The movie is projected all around you. You recline in specially constructed chairs which enables you to comfortably view the immersive full-dome planetarium show. Astronaut! (produced from the National Space Centre in England) goes beyond the stereotypical space movie. Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of the astronaut. Float around the international Space Station moving thorugh the microscopic regions of the human body! Discover the beauty and perils as "Chad", the test astronaut experiences everything thrown at him.

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Cosmic CSI

shows at the UTA Planetarium 3-D Digital Dome.

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Rock Hall of Fame 1 (The Original)

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Seniors, Students, Children: $4.00

UTA Faculty, Staff & Alumni (with ID): $3.00

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