Tag Archives: American Dream City

Program Helps Students Further Dream of Becoming Arlington Police Officers

High school students interested in law enforcement now have an opportunity to train with some of the city’s best. The Hometown Recruiting Program — a unique partnership between the City of Arlington, UT Arlington and Arlington ISD — is helping the Arlington Police Department recruit more homegrown talent to build its…

Victor Vandergriff Tells Story of Dad’s American Dream

Victor Vandergriff learned about the American Dream in Arlington by watching his father, former mayor Tom Vandergriff. For more than two decades, Vandergriff’s father played a critical role in the growth of Arlington, luring General Motors and the Texas Rangers to our city, creating Lake Arlington, and helping to build UT…

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…