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Revisit the 19 Arlington American Dream Stories of 2017
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on December 27, 2017, December 27, 2017

2017 marked another incredible year in The American Dream City. From student-athletes and professors to Hollywood actors and Hall of Fame baseball players, the Arlington success stories are endless.

Here are 19 stories the City's Office of Communication published throughout the year about people living the American Dream right here in Arlington.

  1. Arlington Martin Standout Trinity King Living Her Dream On the Golf Course

  2. Martin, TCU Grad Jaden Oberkrom's Kicking Academy Helping Students Dream Big

  3. Scott Cross Living His American Dream as UTA Men's Basketball Coach

  4. UTA, City of Arlington Helped Actor Lou Diamond Phillips Pursue His Dream

  5. From Vietnam to Arlington, David Dang Embodies the American Dream

  6. Patrick Lane, Founder of Lane Boots, Brings Entrepreneurial Dreams to Arlington

  7. Number One Overall: Arlington Martin Grad Myles Garrett Takes his Dream to the NFL

  8. A Boy with a Dream, Rangers Great Pudge Rodriguez is now a Hall of Famer

  9. Green Oaks School Helping Students with Special Needs Achieve Their Dreams

  10. Skyline Sector 5 Dreaming Big with Creative Ideas-Innovative Technology

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

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

  13. 20 Years After Being Elected, Former Mayor Elzie Odom Reflects on his Arlington Dream

  14. Ryan Dodson's American Dream: Helping to Revitalize Arlington's Downtown

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

  16. Division Brewing, Arlington's First Locally Owned Brewery, is a Dream Come True

  17. Prince Lebanese Grill Celebrates 10 Years in The American Dream City

  18. UTA's Alexus Henry Making Her Track-Field Dreams Come True

  19. Allan Saxe: Professor-Philanthropist Continues to Help Arlington Dream Big

Click here to watch all of the American Dream Chapter videos on the City of Arlington's YouTube channel. You can also visit

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