Tag Archives: American Dream City

Mode Salon Co-Founders Living the American Dream

For the past four years, Arlington native Eduardo Guajardo and Alex Acero, co-founders of Mode Salon, have strived to give customers the best hair experience possible.  The stylists offer a wide range of services, including haircuts, coloring, waxing, and more. After receiving training in Los Angeles under the legendary hair stylist…

American Dream City: UTA Professors Help Put Arlington on the Map

UT Arlington, one of the fastest-growing colleges in the country, has been helping professors and students live the American Dream in Arlington for decades. Jung-Chih Chiao, an electrical engineering professor, and Smitha Rao, a research associate, are perfect examples of people achieving their dreams right here in Arlington. The two professors joined forces…

Mindy Lu’s Pies: A Slice of the American Dream

Mindy Lu’s has been living the American Dream in Arlington by making pies for almost 40 years. The pies are found in retail outlets and restaurants throughout the Southwest. Flavors include Apple, Apricot, Cherry, Chocolate, Peach, Pineapple, Lemon, Very Berry, and Strawberry Cheesecake. It’s a family-run business with three generations involved in making…

American Dream Story: Arlington High’s Scott Peach

Scott Peach is living the dream as head football coach at Arlington High. That’s nothing new for a man who has helped the Colt’s football program turn a lot of dreams into reality. Peach was born and raised in Arlington, even playing football for his father at Arlington Lamar before attending…

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…