Tag Archives: American Dream City

Dallas Wings Guard Skylar Diggins-Smith Named 2017 WNBA All-Star

The WNBA announced that Dallas Wings guard Skylar Diggins-Smith has been selected to the 2017 All-Star game as a reserve for the Western Conference team. The game will be played in Seattle on Saturday, July 22. The announcement marks the third WNBA All-Star selection for Diggins-Smith. She was voted to the All-Star Game…

UTA Graduate Tobi Fawehinmi Wins World Title at Para Athletics Championships

The dream come true moments continue to pile up for The University of Texas at Arlington graduate Tobi Fawehinmi. On Monday, July 17, 2017, at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, Fawehinmi won the T47 triple jump, the first world title of his career. His season-best mark of 14.88 meters was…

Skyline Sector 5 Dreaming Big with Creative Ideas & Innovative Technology

Founded in 2001, Skyline Sector 5 continues to dream big through innovative technology, creative display designs, event services for businesses and much more. The experiential marketing firm is dedicated to building purposeful experiences for its clients, crew and community by continuing to captivate imaginations and forge real connections between brands and…

Award-Winning Artist Sedrick Huckaby Helping Students Find Their Dreams at UTA

UT Arlington assistant professor of art Sedrick Huckaby’s large-scale portraits and quilt paintings have become identifiable and celebrated works of art across the country. But while his art career is important to him and his family, he continues to share his journey with students at UTA’s Art & Art History…

Gerald Alley Living His American Dream as Founder of Con-Real LP

Over the past 30 years, Gerald Alley has been living his American Dream as the President/CEO and founder of Con-Real, the leading African-American-owned construction and real estate firm in the Southwest. Alley has been active in all phases of construction and real estate activities at Con-Real, which is based in Arlington.…

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…