Tag Archives: American Dream City

20 Years After Being Elected, Former Mayor Elzie Odom Reflects on his Arlington Dream

20 years ago this month, Elzie Odom was elected mayor of Arlington on May 3, 1997. Today, he continues to live his American Dream in Arlington with his wife and former first lady, Ruby. They have two adult children and six grandchildren. Born in Burkeville, Texas, on May 10, 1929, Elzie…

Ryan Dodson’s American Dream: Helping to Revitalize Arlington’s Downtown

Ryan Dodson’s Arlington Dream continues to build on a family legacy and rich history of development in The American Dream City. Dodson Companies have been active in the real estate business since C. B. Dodson, Ryan’s grandfather, built his first building in the 1940’s. Ryan’s father, Jerry Dodson, along with C. B., continued investing, building…

Shirley Patterson is Living Her Dream of Making Arlington a Better Place to Live

Shirley Patterson continues to live her American Dream of making the City of Arlington a better place to live, learn, work and play. She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington and is a retired corporate research librarian. Shirley currently serves as a member of the Senior Library Advisory Council. A resident of…

Division Brewing, Arlington’s First Locally Owned Brewery, is a Dream Come True

Division Brewing founders Wade Wadlington and Sean Cooley are living the American Dream after opening the first locally owned and operated brewery in the City of Arlington. The brewery first opened in December 2015 and is located at 506 E. Main St, Arlington, TX 76010 in Downtown. Wade, Sean and the rest of the…

Prince Lebanese Grill Celebrates 10 Years in The American Dream City

Francis Kobty and his son Aziz Kobty are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Prince Lebanese Grill‘s Randol Mill location in The American Dream City. The restaurant brings all the flavors from the Middle East, with familiar classics such as falafel, shawarma, tabbouleh, hummus and many more. Prince Lebanese Grill, which opened in 2007,…

Dreams Come True in Arlington: Hometown Star Maren Morris Wins 1st Grammy

Arlington native Maren Morris continues to live her dream as a country music singer/songwriter. She can now add Grammy Award-winner to her long list of accomplishments after taking home the award for Best Country Solo Performance on February 12, 2017. Morris received the award for her song “My Church” and she…

Get Your Arlington Gear On for 2017

Looking to get your hands on American Dream City apparel to show your Arlington pride?The City of Arlington is proud to offer Arlington t-shirts, hoodies, long-sleeved fleece sweatshirts and other items online!You can check out our assortment of comfortable items imprinted with Arlington’s new logo and brand in soft rustic white. Quality…

UTA’s Alexus Henry Making Her Track & Field Dreams Come True

UT Arlington student-athlete Alexus Henry is looking forward to more dream come true moments as she continues her sophomore year in The American Dream City. As a freshman, Alexus Henry became the first women’s high jumper from UT Arlington to ever advance to the NCAA Championships. The Bridge City, Texas native finished fifth in the…