Tag Archives: American Dream City

Arlington Kindness: The American Dream Story of Longtime Resident Sherry Hall

For the past four years, longtime Arlington resident Sherry Hall has lovingly created nearly 100 handmade scarves and distributed them with the help of her son to bring a bit of warmth and kindness to those in need on cold and blustery days.“When you see someone else do something kind,…

The American Dream Story of UTA Alumnus Eddie White & Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

UT Arlington alumnus Eddie White is living his American Dream as a franchise owner of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. White and fellow UTA graduate Clint Bixler are the first franchisees of the taco enterprise that has become popular throughout the DFW Metroplex. Today, after the initial success in Arlington and the DFW area, Fuzzy’s has been…

Ginger Polster Living Her Dream as Arlington ISD Dan Dipert CTC Principal

As the principal of the Arlington ISD Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center, Ginger Polster is dedicated to creating a school-wide culture where students are able to pursue their dreams, identify career pathways and develop necessary skills that lead to post-secondary career and/or college readiness opportunities. The Arlington ISD Dan Dipert…

Texas Live! Announced as New Sponsor for Arlington Dream Team Program

2019 is ringing in a new sponsor for the City’s Arlington Dream Team Digital Ambassador Program! The $250 million Texas Live! dining, entertainment and hospitality district is now offering prizes to monthly winners, including swag bags with branded merchandise, vouchers and concert tickets. Mayor Jeff Williams unveiled the social media outreach program during the…

Arlington’s Steve Wall Helping Area Homeowners Live the American Dream

Arlington native and Bowie High School graduate Steve Wall is living his American Dream as the founder and CEO of Carnegie Homes. Wall has been a leader in the efforts for affordable housing throughout Texas and Georgia for nearly 30 years.“The American Dream for me is having the ability to go…

From Arlington to Chase Consumer CEO: Thasunda Duckett’s American Dream Story

Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Consumer Banking and a Sam Houston High School graduate, is thankful for her strong ties to The American Dream City.“Growing up in Arlington was a really special time in my life,” Duckett said. “When you think about it, Arlington is The American Dream City…

Valerie Kelton, Daughter of Tom Vandergriff, Living Her Dream at Six Flags

More than 50 years ago, in 1961, Valerie Kelton was 2 when her father, former Arlington Mayor Tom Vandergriff, was at the podium for the opening of Six Flags Over Texas in The American Dream City. Today, she is living her American Dream as the executive assistant to Steve Martindale, the park…

For John & Mary Hibbs, the American Dream is Giving Back to the City of Arlington

For John and Mary Hibbs, Arlington: The American Dream City continues to be a dream place to live, learn, work and play. Mary Hibbs continues to work closely with Arlington’s youth at Camp Thurman and helped start the Jiggle Butt Run, a 5K run and walk that benefits SafeHaven of Tarrant…

Tony Rutigliano Living His Small Business Dream at Urban Alchemy in Downtown

Tony Rutigliano is living his American Dream as the owner of Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar, a coffee and artisan wine bar in Downtown Arlington. Rutigliano, who previously served as the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation CEO and President, has partnered with his wife, Nicole Rutigliano, to make this dream a reality.“I started dreaming about…