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Scott Cross Living His American Dream as UTA Men’s Basketball Coach

As a former player and graduate, assistant coach and now head coach of the men’s basketball team, Scott Cross has rich ties to both The University of Texas at Arlington and The American Dream City. Scott Cross, a two-time conference coach of the year, has presided over the most successful era…

UTA, City of Arlington Helped Actor Lou Diamond Phillips Pursue His Dream

Celebrated actor, director, and producer Lou Diamond Phillips, a 1985 graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, developed his dream right here in The American Dream City. Phillips received his big break when he was cast as Ritchie Valens in the smash hit La Bamba, which led to many more memorable performances in…

Mayor Unveils Arlington Dream Team Digital Ambassador Program at State of the City

Become a member of our Dream Team and show your hometown pride! The City of Arlington is proud to launch its Dream Team Digital Ambassador Program to help spread the message about events and news happening in our great community.“With people getting their news from so many different sources these…

From Vietnam to Arlington, David Dang Embodies the American Dream

David Dang left Vietnam in 1978 to pursue his American Dream. After spending some time in New York and California, Dang arrived in Texas in 1997. Dang bought Ben Thanh Plaza in 2011 and saw an immediate opportunity to expand the property to create something special for East Arlington.“East Arlington Renewal…

Patrick Lane, Founder of Lane Boots, Brings Entrepreneurial Dreams to Arlington

The American Dream is alive and well for Patrick Lane. He is the founder of Lane Boots, a popular custom made boot manufacturer focused on developing fashion-forward styles and offerings for women. The headquarters for Lane Boots is located at Avenue G in Arlington, along with Mozaic and Endygo, two other…

Number One Overall: Arlington Martin Grad Myles Garrett Takes his Dream to the NFL

Arlington native and Martin High School graduate Myles Garrett is taking his football dreams to the next level, as he prepares for his rookie season in the NFL as a member of the Cleveland Browns. The star linebacker was selected as the number one overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.…

Next to Nolan Ryan, Pudge’s Jersey Number is Right Where it Belongs in Arlington

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the No. 7 jersey number of Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez was retired at a pre-game ceremony in front of 47,306 people at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Rodriguez is the third Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the club, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan…

Welcome to Arlington! City Celebrates New Interstate 30 Gateway Monument Sign

Welcome to The American Dream City! On Thursday morning, city and community leaders celebrated the dedication of the City of Arlington’s first Gateway Monument sign on Interstate 30. The monument, located north of Randol Mill Park near the Fielder Road exit, stands 20 feet tall and reflects the City of Arlington’s star…

A Boy with a Dream, Rangers Great Pudge Rodriguez is now a Hall of Famer

On July 30, 2017, Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez cemented his legacy as one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game, after he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a Texas Ranger.“This is such an incredible honor for me,” Rodriguez said in Cooperstown. “A little kid…

A Dream Come True Weekend for Rangers Fans in Arlington & Cooperstown

Sunday, July 30, 2017 is a day that many Rangers fans will never forget, as Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was officially inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York and Adrian Beltre collected his 3,000th hit in Arlington, Texas. Rodriguez, who joins Johnny Bench as one of just two…