Tag Archives: American Dream City

#1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Sandra Brown Proud to Call Arlington Home

Sandra Brown has been living her American Dream as a #1 New York Times best-selling author of more than 70 novels and is proud to call herself a long-time Arlington resident. Some of her most popular novels include Mean Streak, Deadline, Low Pressure, Lethal, Rainwater, Tough Customer, and Smash Cut, all of…

Artistic Dreams and Creativity Flourishing at UT Arlington’s Glass Art Program

The Glass Art Program at The University of Texas at Arlington is not only providing students a place to explore artistic dreams and creativity, it’s also becoming a well-recognized component of Arlington’s flourishing arts and culture community. According to UT Arlington’s website, the glass facilities provide students a world class state…

AISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos Helping Arlington’s Youth Dream Big

With a population of more than 61,000 students, Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos relishes his job and the school district’s mission to help students articulate and achieve their dreams in The American Dream City.“I’m living my American Dream and this has been an aspiration and dream for me to…

From Disney to EA, Branding Dreams Come True at PicturePlane in Downtown

The creative employees at PicturePlane in Downtown Arlington are making branding dreams come true through concepting, character development, 3D modeling, CGI rendering, illustration, layout and logo design, motion graphics and more. The design studio boasts a growing client list that includes Disney, Electronic Arts, Hasbro, Sega, Mattel, LucasArts, Cartoon Network, Del Monte…

Carol Klocek Empowering Families in Need at Center for Transforming Lives

After overcoming poverty herself, Arlington native Carol Klocek is now helping North Texas women and families do the same as chief executive officer of the Center for Transforming Lives.“Growing up here in Arlington, I was from a very large family and we struggled,” Klocek said. “For me as a young girl, I…

Multi-Platinum Artist Kirk Franklin Inspiring Others to Dream Big in Arlington

As one of the biggest stars in contemporary gospel music today, multi-platinum artist Kirk Franklin continues to inspire others to dream big in Arlington, Texas and throughout the country. His debut album, 1993’s Kirk Franklin & the Family, spent 100 weeks on the gospel charts and became the first gospel debut album…

Built on Can-Do Spirit: Former Mayor Richard Greene’s American Dream Story

After leaving behind a rich legacy and long list of accomplishments as mayor of Arlington, Richard Greene continues to live his American Dream in Arlington alongside his wife, Sylvia.“Sylvia and I have enjoyed pursuing the American Dream here in The American Dream City for 50 years,” Greene said. “There’s been…

Arlington’s Judith Rodriguez Dazzling Area Audiences as a Lyric Soprano

Judith Rodriguez is living her dream right here in Arlington as a lyric soprano with Timeless Concerts and a Spanish music specialist performing all across the DFW Metroplex. Rodriguez has appeared in concerts and shows on many stages throughout Europe, Mexico and Texas. The lyric soprano discovered her passion for Zarzuela, a Spanish…

Revisit the 19 Arlington American Dream Stories of 2017

2017 marked another incredible year in The American Dream City. From student-athletes and professors to Hollywood actors and Hall of Fame baseball players, the Arlington success stories are endless. Here are 19 stories the City’s Office of Communication published throughout the year about people living the American Dream right here in…

Arlington Martin Standout Trinity King Living Her Dream On the Golf Course

Martin High School junior Trinity King continues to live her American Dream right here in Arlington, excelling both on the golf course and inside the classroom. Over the past few years, King has been competing in USGA Junior golf events all across the country and she’s already committed to play at…