Tag Archives: American Dream City

American Dream Story: UTA Movin’ Mavs

The UT Arlington Movin’ Mavs season kicks off this week with a home tournament, as the team pursues its dream of another national championship. The team, which is nationally recognized and has won seven national championships over 26 years, gives students who are in wheelchairs the opportunity to compete in an…

American Dream Story: Fire Academy Cultivates New Talent

A groundbreaking program created in Arlington was recently given statewide recognition. The Arlington Fire Academy Program trains high school students from Arlington’s six high schools on firefighting, emergency medical care and enables graduates to immediately enter the workforce after successfully completing the program, helping these students live their American Dream…

American Dream City: Chevy Suburban Turns 80

This month, the Chevy Suburban turns 80 years old. According to NBC News, that makes the Suburban the “oldest, longest running automobile nameplate in the world.”Arlington’s General Motors plant is the sole production facility in the country for the Suburban and all of the other SUVs the company produces including…

Dallas Cowboys Call ‘The American Dream City’ Home

Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys will kick off their 2014 season at AT&T Stadium in Arlington against the San Francisco 49ers. This will be the Cowboys sixth season playing in AT&T Stadium. Construction on the stadium started in late 2006 after Arlington voters approved a bond referendum totaling $325 million to help…

Arlington Business Report: Gov. Perry Touts GM Plant as Place Where ‘Dreams Are Made’

The slick black 2015 Cadillac Escalade that Gov. Rick Perry screeched across the General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant floor was a far cry from the vintage Pontiac Chieftain that the plant first rolled out in 1954. But present and the past converged on Tuesday as Perry joined local, state and congressional…

Build A Dream Scholarship Registration – May 8

The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Build A Dream Scholarship Program offers scholarships that can be used to register a child (four months to 16 years of age) for many Arlington Parks and Recreation Department youth programs.“The department will only be accepting 160 applications and once we have accepted those…

NFL Player, Arlington Standout Helps Hometown Kids Realize Their Dreams

Luke Joeckel, standout left tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars, has donated $125,000 to his former high school, Arlington High School. Joeckel, 22, is a 2010 graduate of the school. Arlington helped Joeckel achieve his dreams and now he wants to give back to the community. According to school officials, $50,000 will go…

Reaching New Heights: Dreams Come True

In 1986, Lauretta Hill was a 15-year-old usher leading people to their seats at the NCAA Final Four games in Dallas. Fast forward 28 years, and Lauretta Hill is seeing many of her dreams come true in Arlington. Lauretta Hill is the chair of the 2014 Regional Public Safety Planning Committee where she oversees the security operations for one of the largest sporting events…