Tag Archives: American Dream City

Filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith’s Dreams Coming True, One Film at a Time

This week, filmmaker Ya’Ke Smith’s short “One Hitta Quitta” will screen at the Dallas International Film Festival, which continues the filmmakers’s hot streak.  Just last month, “One Hitta Quitta” was seen by thousands at South by Southwest in Austin. Ya’Ke, who teaches film at UT Arlington, is a rising voice in…

Miss Persis: Dance Inspires the American Dream

Over the past several months, MyArlingtonTx. com has shared a number of American Dream Stories featuring people with ties to this great city. This week, we’d like to highlight Miss Persis Dance Studio, which began in 1954 in a three-story house. Now it’s an Arlington institution located downtown. The woman behind the dance studio…

Pam Roach’s American Dream Story: Nothing Will Stop Me

Pam Roach is an accomplished entrepreneur, expert executive public relations consultant and active community member. Among her involvement and accolades, she was appointed to serve on the Super Bowl XLV Host Committee Board of Directors and was recognized as Arlington’s 2009 Volunteer of the Year. But her journey wasn’t easy. After moving…

City Launches New State-of-the-Art Television Studio

Arlington: The American Dream City launched a new, digital TV studio to provide enhanced communication tools to reach Arlington residents, businesses and visitors with vital information about what’s happening in our community. After nearly 10 years of planning, Arlington now has a 1,316 square-foot facility located on the third floor of 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…