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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Arlington

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Arlington, TX. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market – to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Arlington’s leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you’re looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Arlington. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it’s easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Arlington, TX. We’re proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We’re here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That’s why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain

So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Arlington,
what are we talking about?

Feta Cheese

Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

Baklava

Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Arlington, TX, you won’t want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it’s no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It’s best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party – you’re almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

Shawarma

Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason – this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Arlington, TX.

Hummus

Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That’s because it’s considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there’s one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you’re looking to make some positive changes in your life, this “diet” is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures’ foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke – especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery – we’re always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It’s refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn’t have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don’t start with meats and sweets.

4.

They’re tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

5.

Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you’re essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That’s great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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2021 Christmas Closings and Service Schedules in Arlington

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.Residential garbage collection will not occur on Saturday, Dec. 25, which is Christmas Day. Service for customers with a Saturday garbage collection date will resume on the following collection day, which is Wednesday, Dec. 29. What's Open: • Dottie ...

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24, Saturday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Regular office hours and service schedules will resume Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.

Residential garbage collection will not occur on Saturday, Dec. 25, which is Christmas Day. Service for customers with a Saturday garbage collection date will resume on the following collection day, which is Wednesday, Dec. 29.

What's Open:

• Dottie Lynn Recreation Center - closes at 3 p.m.

• Cliff Nelson Recreation Center - closes at 3 p.m.

• East Arlington Library and Recreation Center – closes at 3 p.m. The East pool closes at 3 p.m.

• The Beacon Recreation Center – closes at 3 p.m.

• Elzie Odom Athletic Center - closes at 3 p.m.

• Meadowbrook Park Golf Course - last tee time at 11 a.m.; Golf Shop closes at 3 p.m.

• Tierra Verde Golf Club - last tee time at 11 a.m.; Golf Shop and Ventana Grille closes at 3 p.m.

• Texas Rangers Golf Club – last tee time at 11 a.m.; Golf Shop closes at 3 p.m. and Home Plate Restaurant & Patio closes at 4 p.m.

• Lake Arlington Golf Course – last tee time at 11 a.m.; Golf Shop closes at 3 p.m.

What's Closed:

• City Hall

• City Office Tower

• Arlington Municipal Court

• All Arlington Public Library branches closed (East Library and Recreation Center open until 3 p.m. Dec. 24)

• Handitran office and Handitran special transportation services

• Arlington Animal Services (also closed Saturday, Dec. 25)

• Parks and Recreation administrative office • Lake Arlington operations

• Arlington Tennis Center (closes at 3 p.m. Dec. 23)

• Meadowbrook Recreation Center

• Bob Duncan Center

• Eunice Activity Center

• Arlington Housing Authority

• Water Utilities South Service Center

• Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau

• The Arlington Fire Department’s Public Health Building

Saturday, Dec. 25

What’s Closed:

• All Arlington Public Library branches closed (Downtown and East Arlington locations will also be closed Sunday, Dec. 26.)

• Dottie Lynn Recreation Center

• Cliff Nelson Recreation Center

• East Arlington Library and Recreation Center

• The Beacon Recreation Center

• Elzie Odom Athletic Center

• Arlington Animal Services

• Eunice Activity Center

• Meadowbrook Recreation Center

• Meadowbrook Park Golf Course

• Lake Arlington Golf Course

• Tierra Verde Golf Club and Ventana Grille

• Texas Rangers Golf Club and Home Plate Restaurant

Monday, Dec. 27

What’s Open:

• All Arlington Public Library branches (Downtown is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and all other branches are open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

• Arlington Animal Services Center

• Meadowbrook Park Golf Course

• Lake Arlington Golf Course

• Tierra Verde Golf Club and Ventana Grille

• Texas Rangers Golf Club and Home Plate Restaurant

• Dottie Lynn Recreation Center

• Cliff Nelson Recreation Center

• The Beacon Recreation Center

• East Library and Recreation Center

• Meadowbrook Recreation Center

• Elzie Odom Athletic Center

• Bob Duncan Center

• Eunice Activity Center

• Lake Arlington operations

• Arlington Tennis Center

What's Closed:

• City Hall

• City Office Tower

• Arlington Municipal Court

• Handitran office and Handitran special transportation services

• Parks and Recreation administrative office

• Arlington Housing Authority

• Water Utilities South Service Center

• Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau

• The Arlington Fire Department’s Public Health Building

Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule:

Garbage and recycling will not be picked up New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.

Dodson Commercial Real Estate Breaks Ground on Expansion of Downtown Arlington's Urban Union District

Dodson Commercial Real Estate broke ground Wednesday on a mixed-use development that will bring new restaurants, retail, apartments and offices to Front Street in Downtown Arlington.The project is an expansion of Dodson Commercial Real Estate’s Urban Union district, which opened in 2016 and is home to locations such as Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery,...

Dodson Commercial Real Estate broke ground Wednesday on a mixed-use development that will bring new restaurants, retail, apartments and offices to Front Street in Downtown Arlington.

The project is an expansion of Dodson Commercial Real Estate’s Urban Union district, which opened in 2016 and is home to locations such as Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery, Legal Draft Beer Co., Cane Rosso, Hurtado Barbecue and 4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge. The addition of five multi-story buildings will expand the Urban Union district to the west, connecting it to the Vandergriff Town Center and creating five city blocks of walkable, Downtown charm, the developer said. Construction is set to be complete in early 2023.

"The redevelopment of Front Street in Downtown Arlington has been such a fun and rewarding experience for our company. The 50,000-square-foot addition is the next step in our vision for the Urban Union district. It will continue the theme of a walkable downtown Arlington full of vibrant, locally owned business,” said Ryan Dodson, Dodson Commercial Real Estate managing partner.

Arlington accounting firm Sutton Frost Cary LLP also announced it will relocate its headquarters to the new development. The news of the relocation is a significant move for Downtown Arlington as it marks the first newly built office building of this scale in the heart of the city in decades, Dodson said.

“One of our favorite components of the project is our partnership with local public accounting firm Sutton Frost Cary LLP and the ability to relocate their company Headquarters to the district,” Dodson said. “Downtown Arlington is truly becoming a live, work, play district -- we're happy to play a role in its renaissance."

The Urban Union expansion along Front Street is also expected to include Spiral Diner, Doughboy Donuts, Cow Tipping Creamery, and Coop’s Fowl Ball, a sports bar concept with a family friendly menu. In addition to street-level retail, shops, restaurants, and offices, the expansion also features 24 loft apartment units on the second and third floors.

Dodson, who grew up in Arlington and opened his office in Downtown, said the heart of the city continues to transform into a great place for entrepreneurs to open their own businesses, for urban apartment living, and for locals and visitors alike to eat, shop, and enjoy entertainment.

“What I say to people is not only does Arlington have a Downtown, but it is situated halfway between a world-class Entertainment District, with the stadiums and the ballpark and Six Flags, and a world-class university,” Dodson said. “You can walk to either one of those places from Downtown Arlington. I just think the sky’s the limit. I think there is going to be more offices being built, more people moving down here, more restaurants, and more locally owned businesses.”

Dodson’s vision for Downtown is what helped convince Sutton Frost Cary LLP to relocate into a future two-story office building at the southeast corner of Front and Mesquite streets. The firm’s headquarters will occupy the 11,000-square-foot, second story with the remaining footprint available to rent for other professional offices or restaurant concepts seeking to do business in the Urban Union district.

"We have proudly been in business for more than 30 years. Our company has experienced significant growth over recent years resulting in a team of 50 individuals. We need a space built for our current operations and space for our continued growth,” Sutton Frost Cary Partner Paul Cary said about the relocation. “Sutton Frost Cary LLP is excited to be joining the efforts of Dodson CRE and the other businesses and individuals investing in the revitalization of Downtown Arlington.”

COVID-19 updates: Tarrant County hospitalizations go above 1,400

COVID-19 patients currently make up 31% of the total hospital bed capacity in Tarrant County.Tarrant County Public Health reported Monday there are currently 1,414 people hospitalized with COVID-19. There were 1,354 hospitalizations the previous day.This is the highest this statistic has been since last year's winter surge, when there were 1,429 people hospitalized in Tarrant County on Jan. 19, 2021. The county's record-high day happened on Jan. 6, 2021, when there were 1,528 hospitalizations.COVID-19 patients currently ...

COVID-19 patients currently make up 31% of the total hospital bed capacity in Tarrant County.

Tarrant County Public Health reported Monday there are currently 1,414 people hospitalized with COVID-19. There were 1,354 hospitalizations the previous day.

This is the highest this statistic has been since last year's winter surge, when there were 1,429 people hospitalized in Tarrant County on Jan. 19, 2021. The county's record-high day happened on Jan. 6, 2021, when there were 1,528 hospitalizations.

COVID-19 patients currently make up 31% of the total hospital bed capacity.

Health officials also announced 12 new COVID-19 deaths, which ranged in age from a Saginaw man in his 30s to a Bedford woman in her 90s. There have now been 5,111 total deaths in the county since tracking began in March 2020.

There were also 9,957 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday. There have been 441,134 total cases since tracking began in March 2020.

As of Wednesday, there have been 3,172,067 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in Tarrant County, according to health officials.

Denton County Public Health reported there are currently 198 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county. There were 201 on Wednesday.

This is the 16th day in a row hospitalizations have remained above 100. The county currently has a 14-day average of 149 hospitalizations.

There are currently seven ICU beds currently available in the county's hospitals.

Health officials also reported 1,549 new COVID-19 cases Thursday. There have now been 125,337 total cases in the county since tracking began in March 2020.

As of Monday, there are currently 208,693 people in Denton County who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 199,883 who have received their second dose and 1,139 who have received their third dose.

On Thursday, state health officials reported there are currently 11,653 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Texas. This is up from 11,571 the previous day.

Hospitalizations in the state have remained above 10,000 hospitalizations for four consecutive days.

The record-high number of hospitalizations happened on Jan. 11, when there were 14,218 patients in Texas hospitals.

The state currently has a 14-day average of 8,842 hospitalizations.

State health officials reported 59,268 new cases of COVID-19 Monday.

The state's current 14-day average is 43,348 cases. This is a record-high for Texas.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD said that any elementary class that has more than a 20% positivity rate must quarantine beginning Friday, Jan. 14 through the end of next week, Jan. 21, after which the affected students may return to Monday, Jan. 24.

Currently, the district said its threshold for immediate quarantine is a positivity rate of 30% or more. But, the district added it has discretion to quarantine, if necessary, classrooms with a positivity rate of 20% or more.

"The increased number of student cases this week, coupled with the rapid nature by which this variant is spreading, has led the district to quarantine these additional classes," the district said.

Those classes impacted by the quarantine will receive an additional notice from the principal, the district said, and students in a class quarantine will participate in remote learning.

"We understand that quarantining classes is difficult, however, this is a necessary step to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our students and staff safe," the district said.

Tarrant County Public Health is hosting several pop-up COVID-19 clinics across Tarrant County this upcoming week.

Each site has the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, and, at times, the Johnson & Johnson.

Children five and older are all eligible for the vaccination. Parents need to bring proof of the child’s age and their own ID for the vaccination. Booster vaccinations are also available at all of the vaccination locations.

Pop-Up COVID-19 locations:

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Friday, Jan. 15 - Saturday, Feb. 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.1501 Rip Johnson Dr.Fort Worth, TX 76107

Campus Drive United Methodist Church

Friday, Jan. 21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.4301 Campus Dr.Fort Worth, TX 76119

Friday, Jan. 14: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.SE corner of the Plaza (formerly The Bird Café)Fort Worth, TX 76102

Northwest Public Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.3800 Adam Grubb Rd.Lake Worth, TX 76135

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.3212 Miller Ave.Fort Worth, TX 76119

Southeast Public Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m.536 W Randol MillArlington, TX 76011

Main Public Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m.1101 S. Main StreetFort Worth, TX 76104

Southwest Public Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.6551 Granbury RoadFort Worth, TX 76133

Watauga Public Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.6601 Watauga Rd.Watauga, TX 76148

Arlington council, facing lawsuit against drilling gas wells, to hold final vote Tuesday

The Arlington City Council on Tuesday night will consider giving final approval to a company seeking to drill new natural gas wells, while the city faces a lawsuit for its initial approval of the plan. The permit would add three wells at a drill site just over 600 feet from a daycare center and homes.Wanda Vincent, the owner and operator of Mother’s Heart Learning Center childcare, her business The Mother’...

The Arlington City Council on Tuesday night will consider giving final approval to a company seeking to drill new natural gas wells, while the city faces a lawsuit for its initial approval of the plan. The permit would add three wells at a drill site just over 600 feet from a daycare center and homes.

Wanda Vincent, the owner and operator of Mother’s Heart Learning Center childcare, her business The Mother’s Christian Heart Childcare and the nonprofit Liveable Arlington filed the lawsuit to block the city from giving approval to the gas wells, according to court documents. The suit, filed in Tarrant County’s 153rd District Court, seeks a restraining order against the city, mayor and council members to prevent the approval of the wells.

The lawsuit claims the approval of those gas wells goes against city ordinances by allowing the wells to be placed too close to “protected use” properties.

The ordinance requires the city to enforce a buffer of at least 600 feet between a gas well and any residence, religious institution, hospital building, medical or dental office, nursing home, personal care facility, supervised living facility, school, daycare or public park.

The wells, intended for 2000 S Watson Road, would place them within this protected use area, according to the lawsuit.

City officials have said that Total Energies’ initial drill zone included a well less than 600 feet from protected buildings, triggering the need for a supermajority vote to obtain a waiver from the council. However, Total has agreed to limit future wells to areas over 600 feet away from protected buildings, allowing the city to approve a different drill zone by a simple majority vote, according to City Attorney Galen Gatten.

The council gave initial approval to Total Energies’ application 5-4 on Nov. 30, with members Ruby Faye Woolridge, Victoria Farrar-Myers, Nikkie Hunter and Raul Gonzalez opposing the permit. The final vote to determine the fate of the wells will be held Tuesday night, possibly awarding a final permit to TEP Barnett, the Fort Worth branch of the French energy giant.

Speakers at the Nov. 30 meeting against the application, including Vincent and Liveable Arlington Executive Director Ranjana Bhandari, spent more than an hour appealing to the council to honor a June 2020 council vote denying a request to add more wells at the AC360 drill site in a debate that earned national media attention in the days leading up to the public hearing.

Council members who supported Total’s permit said they feared facing an expensive, unwinnable lawsuit by the company if Arlington rejected an application that met all technical requirements.

“It’s moments like now (that) make me wonder why in the world I decided to run for mayor, because I struggle with this,” said Mayor Jim Ross, who voted in favor of Total. “If it came down to ‘it’s just about the kids,’ it’s a no brainer for me. But it’s not about just that.”

The city would stand to lose out on royalties generated by Total’s drilling. Over a four-year period, Arlington earned about $5 million in royalties from TEP Barnett’s 160-plus wells at 32 sites in the city, according to an investigation published by Reveal. About $2.2 million in royalties stemmed from five drill sites close to daycare centers.

In addition, Arlington received almost $3 million in bonus payments from TEP Barnett during that same period, according to public records. Ross and fellow council member Andrew Piel denied their decision to vote for the permit was financially motivated beyond avoiding massive legal fees.

A court hearing on the lawsuit’s request for a temporary injunction has been set for Jan. 17 at 9 a.m.

This story contains information from the Star-Telegram’s archives.

Goodyear Announces Renewal of Cotton Bowl Classic Title Sponsorship

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, in collaboration with the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 announced a multiyear agreement renewing its title sponsorship of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.Host to a historic College Football Playoff Semifinal between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Cincinnati Bearcats on Dec. 31, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will continue to present marquee matchups annually as a member of the "New Year's Six," the top bowl games included in the College Football Playof...

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, in collaboration with the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 announced a multiyear agreement renewing its title sponsorship of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.

Host to a historic College Football Playoff Semifinal between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Cincinnati Bearcats on Dec. 31, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will continue to present marquee matchups annually as a member of the "New Year's Six," the top bowl games included in the College Football Playoff Semifinal rotation. With the agreement, the Cotton Bowl Classic will also host a semifinal game in 2024.

"Much like the Cotton Bowl, Goodyear has long been connected to college football by enhancing the gameday experience, whether it's through aerial coverage from the blimp or the larger-than-life tire art statues" said Todd Macsuga, general manager, Brand Marketing, Goodyear North America. "This agreement is a continuation of our commitment to the sport and allows us to celebrate the drive it takes to compete in college football's biggest matchups for years to come."

Additionally, Goodyear extended its agreement with Disney Advertising Sales on behalf of ESPN to be the preferred aerial coverage provider for college football and the exclusive aerial coverage provider of the College Football Playoff Semifinals and National Championship on ESPN.

"Since 2014, Goodyear has been an incredible partner for our game," said Bry Patton, Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. "This sponsorship extension demonstrates a history of shared values between Goodyear and the Cotton Bowl Classic, as we strive towards providing college football fans with an unforgettable experience year after year."

To celebrate its title sponsorship renewal and the road to greatness these teams travel on to advance to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Goodyear once again created mascot statues of the participating teams, made from its tires.

This year's tire art statues feature The University of Alabama mascot, Big Al, and University of Cincinnati's mascot, the Bearcat. Standing nearly seven feet tall and weighing more than 200 pounds each, the artwork was constructed from over 300 Goodyear tires and 14,000 hidden staples.

For a fifth year, Goodyear commissioned the talents of artist and former minor league baseball player Blake McFarland to handcraft the unique statues, which will serve as centerpieces for many of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic festivities leading up to the game. The artwork embodies the dedication to outstanding performance built into each Goodyear tire and is reflective of the drive both teams have shown this season.

The 86th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic kicks off on ESPN on Friday, Dec. 31 at 2:30 p.m. CT where No.1 Alabama will take on No. 4 Cincinnati for their chance to complete the ultimate road to greatness: playing for the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship. Aerial coverage will be provided by Goodyear.

About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.

About the Cotton Bowl

The Cotton Bowl Athletic Association supports higher education through athletic competition. Historically, three-fourths of every dollar generated by the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic is returned to participating schools and conferences. Since 1937, the Classic has generated more than $1 billion for participating institutions and higher education. Each year, fans attending the Classic generate more than $30 million in direct spending for the North Texas community. For more information, visit GoodyearCottonBowl.com.

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