From KERA News:
After Juan Velazquez’s mural of “The Punch” made waves internationally – and with city code enforcement – local artists are waiting to see whether Arlington will become a friendlier place to paint.
The mural, painted on the side of Gilberto’s Taco Shop at 611 Park Row Dr., captured international attention for its depiction of the punch former Texas Rangers infielder Rougned Odor threw at José Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. Its second round of fame came when restaurant owner Jose Ruiz was told the mural violated city code, then that the mural would stay as city council considered changes to the ordinance.
After two afternoon work session meetings, council has come to a compromise: the city will add on new zones where business owners can commission murals without a permit. However, the new zones leave out murals including Velazquez’s depiction of “The Punch.”