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March 28, 2012

All-Star Chess     

Spring All-Star Challenge

Luther Cobbey wanted his Chess Club players at Atherton Elementary to get a taste of tournament play so he sent out a message to a few schools hoping to rouse one or two to come by the school on a Saturday for a friendly competition.Blanton fifth grader Tito R. ponders his next move during the Spring All-Star Challenge. 

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A Cultural Journey     

Author Grace Lin

Author and illustrator Grace Lin doesn't just talk about the content of her many books; she takes students on a cultural journey through the Asian-American experience. When Lin stopped by Burgin and Williams elementaries recently as part of the Texas Rangers Reading Series, her message was clear and simple: all cultures can be universal. | Author Grace Lin visited with Williams Elementary fourth graders.  

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The Shot      

DARE Basketball

So it wasn't the NBA. Or NCAA. Or even the UIL. But Miller Elementary will be talking about THE SHOT for a while - at least until next year when Arlington police officers and fire fighters invade the school gym for another round of hoops. | Miller sixth grader Trevor M. gets a victory ride from students after hitting the winning shot in the DARE basketball game. 

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Notable Alumnus: Steve Moya 

Steve MoyaSteve Moya enjoyed his days at Amos Elementary as a rambunctious student but confesses to being the kind of kid who'd rather draw than do classwork. By the fourth grade, he was sketching faces that looked like, well, faces, and by the time he was at Hutcheson Junior High, his teachers were dutifully impressed with his precocious talent. | Steve Moya is a successful local artist who organized Arlington's first arts festival, Art on the Greene, this past weekend. He's a Sam Houston High School graduate.   

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News Briefs
Let's GLO Rangers Rally
In recognition of the upcoming 40th birthday of the Texas Rangers Baseball franchise, the city of Arlington and the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau are holding a Let's GLO Rangers Rally at 6 p.m. March 30 at Rangers Ballpark.
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Citizens Bond Oversight Committee
The deadline to apply for the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee has been extended to March 30.
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