You want to be an informed citizen, right?
Of course you do. I’m sure you stumbled onto ArlingtonTexasToday.com to learn about something in our city.
When it comes to breaking news in Arlington, you want to ensure you get the latest updates. That is important for current residents. Also, anyone thinking about buying a home and/or moving to Arlington should be aware of the news in a city.
With a city the size of ours, it’s great that we have several media outlets covering the news in Arlington. I wanted to share these resources with you and as you will read below, a quick hack to simplify staying updated.
But first, let’s start with an overview of the Arlington TX news organizations and resources in town.
The Arlington Voice is a five year old independent news website. It is published by Arlington resident Zack Maxwell. The outlet focuses on Arlington news, entertainment, local sports, events, investigative journalism and more.
The Arlington Citizen-Journal is published by the Star-Telegram. The newspaper/website has been covering Arlington news for quite a while. You can find information on local news, events, feature stories and more.
City of Arlington
The City of Arlington frequently updates its website on city news and updates impacting residents. Topics range from city news, road construction, marquee events, profiles, city closings and more.
In addition to news around the metroplex, these outlets also share Arlington TX news online:
- NBC 5’s website (Also NBC 5 reporter Tim Ciesco primary covers Arlington stories. Get his stories updates here or on Twitter.
- CBS 11’s website
- Fox 4’s website
- WFAA’s (ABC 8) website
Here’s How to Create Your Own Arlington TX News Hub
If you’re like Keela and me, you are busy. As much as you want to stay informed on Arlington TX news, you don’t have time looking at numerous websites, social media profiles, and television news programs. This can be time-consuming and a downright hassle.
As you’ll see below, there’s an easier way to remain an informed resident when it comes to Arlington TX news.
I’ve found a easy way to create my own Arlington news hub. This gives me the ability to go to one place and find all the latest news from a number of sources. It works well for me so I want to share this process with you. Here are the step-by-step directions.
Visit Feedly.com. Feedly is a free service that allows you to aggregate information from across the web. It gives you several simple ways to create an Feedly account.
Once you’ve created an account and are signed in, you will see the following screen:
When you see this screen, you can paste webpage links to Feedly. This will then allow you to receive that website’s updates directly in Feedly. Below is an example using the City of Arlington’s news section.
Paste the website’s link in the search field and press Enter.
You will be redirected to a screen with that website’s recent articles. See the below screenshot for an example. Note: You can change viewing options using the gear icon at the top of the screen.
To finalize adding a website’s feed to Feedly, click the green +feedly button at the top of the page. It will open a left column allowing you to simply add the feed. You can also create a collection to group several similar websites (this is optional). In the screenshot below, I began the process of creating a collection. I named it “Arlington TX News.”
Once you are done, click the green Add button at the bottom the left column to complete the process.
Once complete, you can add other websites repeating this process. To make it simple, below are a few Arlington TX news urls you can use copy and paste into Feedly:
- City of Arlington’s news section: http://www.arlington-tx.gov/news/
- Arlington Voice recent articles: http://www.arlingtonvoice.com/
- Arlington Citizen-Journal recent articles: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/arlington-citizen-journal/
- CBS 11’s website (with Arlington-specific news): http://dfw.cbslocal.com/tag/arlington-2/
Some feeds will have several options (i.e. top news, sports, editorial, etc) when you paste the url into Feedly. Just look for the option that displays Arlington-specific articles.
After adding the urls I shared above, my final Arlington TX news hub in Feedly looks like the screenshot below (click the screenshot to enlarge):
Another great thing about Feedly is it has apps for iOS and Android devices. Simply download the app from the app store and have Arlington TX news at your fingertips at all times. 🙂
You can also bookmark, favorite and share articles directly in Feedly.
I sure hope this is useful for you. Do you have additional questions about Arlington TX news outlets? Let us know in the comment section below.
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