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1. Arlington Police Officer Natalia Aumedes

2. Schaefer Art Bronze in Downtown Arlington

3. Dallas Wings All-Star Guard Skylar Diggins

4. UT Arlington assistant professor Dr. Mark Pellegrino

5. Aman Li, owner of Lee’s Tailor Couture

6. UT Arlington Paralympian Tobi Fawehinmi

7. Graffiti artist Howard “Tex” Moton and his team at YUMS

8. Star-Telegram sports reporter Charean Williams

Live in Arlington: 8 American Dream Stories from the Year 2016
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on December 22, 2016, December 22, 2016

The City of Arlington recently launched a new website titled "Live in Arlington" for new home buyers looking to call The American Dream City their place of residence.

America's team. America's pastime. American made automobiles. America's largest home builder. Arlington is the American Dream City. We are home to the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, General Motors, Six Flags Over Texas, D.R. Horton and a host of global, domestic and family-owned businesses. And the American pride in our culturally-diverse citizens is undeniable.

Our competitive, can-do spirit makes dreams a reality. Here are eight stories the City's Office of Communication published in 2016 about people living the American Dream right here in Arlington.

1. From Argentina to Arlington, Officer Natalia Aumedes Embodies American Dream

After making her way from Argentina to the United States at age nine, Arlington Police Officer Natalia Aumedes is truly alive with the American Dream.

2. Joe Schaefer's Dream of a Bronze Foundry Now a 44-Year Success Story

Schaefer Art Bronze Casting in The American Dream City continues to be a major success story as the company is internationally recognized for its precision and craftsmanship in bronze art casting.

3. All-Star Guard Skylar Diggins Living Her Dream in the WNBA

All-Star guard Skylar Diggins is one of the most popular players in the WNBA and continues to live her American Dream right here in Arlington as a member of the Dallas Wings.

4. Dr. Mark Pellegrino Dreaming Big with Cancer Research at UTA

Dr. Mark Pellegrino continues to dream big with his biology research and has many important new research projects planned at The University of Texas at Arlington.

5. Making Repairs for the Rangers & Residents, Local Tailor Embodies American Dream

For more than 25 years, Aman Li has been making repairs for Arlington residents as owner of Lee's Tailor Couture, located at 1828 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010.

6. UTA's Tobi Fawehinmi Making Dreams a Reality at Paralympic Games

Tobi Fawehinmi continues to live his American Dream in Arlington and beyond, with stellar track and field accomplishments at The University of Texas at Arlington and with Team USA at the Paralympic Games.

7. Tex Moton & YUMS Bring Innovative Fashion to The American Dream City

Already established in the art community as an innovator and talented graffiti artist, Howard "Tex" Moton began to implement his style and take off in the world of fashion when he founded YUMS in 2007.

8. Charean Williams Living Her Dream Covering Olympic Games & America's Team

Arlington resident Charean Williams has covered the National Football League for 22 seasons, the past 16 chronicling the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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