A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 22, 2008
The City of Opportunity (Seagoville slogan)

"The City of Opportunity” is the slogan of the city of Seagoville, near Dallas. The city boasts small town living near a big city. The origin of its untrademarked slogan “The City of Opportunity” is not known, but it was recorded in the Dallas Morning News in December 1987.


Wikipedia: Seagoville, Texas
Seagoville is a city in Dallas County, Texas, United States. A small portion of Seagoville extends into Kaufman County. The population was 10,823 as of the 2000 census.

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Seagoville TX - Welcome - 1 min - Oct 2, 2005
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Seagoville Texas - Mayor: Welcome to Seagoville, Texas, the city of opportunity. Hi, I’m Mayor George Williams......I invite you to join me for a virtual tour of our city. It’s a great place to live, work and play! (34) Located in the southeast corner of Dallas County in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, Seagoville borders Mesquite to its north, Kaufman County to the east, and Dallas on the west. It is directly off of U.S. Highway 175 and provides easy access to Interstate Highway 635, State Highway 75, and Interstate Highway 20. Seagoville is where the Old South meets the Wild West. It offers all the benefits of small town living with big city conveniences just minutes away. A United States Army reserve facility and the Seagoville Federal Correctional Institute, a major employer, help stabilize this ever-growing economy. Seagoville is a quaint, close-knit community that offers the best of both worlds–from major housing developments to rural horse farms. Our schools are excellent, our neighbors are friendly and the local shop owners really take the time to get to know and care about their customers. Come learn about the city’s amazing past – and experience its bright future! 

About Seagoville, TX
Seagoville, Texas sits at the southeast corner of Dallas County, bordering Mesquite to its north, Kaufman County to the east, and the City of Dallas on the west.

According to the North Central Texas Council of Governments , the population of Seagoville in the 1990 census was 8,969.  Estimated 2008 population is 13,413.

Seagoville is a home rule city which operates under the City Manager form of government.  Located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area, it offers all the benefits of small town living with the conveniences of the big city only a few short miles away.

As members of a close-knit community of families from all walks of life, Seagoville’s residents have easy access to the shopping and entertainment center of the nearby Town East Mall area, and are surrounded by the recreational facilities of Lake Ray Hubbard, Tawakoni, and Cedar Creek Lake.

Those who work in Dallas enjoy a quick commute via Highway 175, and Seagoville is within 20 minutes of two campuses of the Dallas County Community College District, Eastfield College in Mesquite and Cedar Valley College in Lancaster. 

As part of the Dallas Independent School District , Seagoville schools offer the city’s students a vast array of resources, and access to special TAG and Magnet programs for accelerated learning and career training opportunities.

The local business community boasts a variety of strong small businesses providing services and goods to local citizens, and the city is home to the facilities of major national corporations such as Chief Auto Parts.

The key to Seagoville’s success as a thriving suburb which has managed to retain its own identity and “down home” atmosphere is its citizenry.  From its churches of every denomination to its active parent-teacher organizations, civic groups, and sports teams to its owner-operated “personalized service” companies, Seagoville’s outstanding feature is the caring and involvement of the people who call it home.

Seagoville: City of Opportunity.

2 December 1987, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “The Twin-Prison Decision” by Joe Drape:
These days the talk of the town centers on one nettlesome question: Should Seagoville remain merely a bedroom community, or should “The City of Opportunity” ... 

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Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, April 22, 2008 • Permalink