Tag Archives: American Dream City

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…

Martin, TCU Grad Jaden Oberkrom’s Kicking Academy Helping Students Dream Big

Jaden Oberkrom, the Big 12 Conference’s all-time leader in field goals made, is helping students pursue their dream of kicking at the next level right here in The American Dream City. Oberkrom, who graduated from AISD’s Martin High School and went on to have a successful career at TCU, turned down…

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…