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May 8, 2019 -  Lodging Magazine
"Taking Care of Bleisure"

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The newly opened Delta Hotels Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center—the brand’s first new build in North America and the first convention center and four-star hotel in Allen, Texas—is positioning itself to fulfill the needs of today’s business travelers through flexible meeting options, a focus on local F&B, and tailored amenities...." Read more.  
 
 
 

May 2, 2019 -  Allen American
"Marion Elementary students reach out to local seniors"

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Two Allen ISD fourth-graders are making it their mission to ensure local seniors don’t fall into the familiar trap of loneliness and depression common among those left behind by friends and family...." Read more.  
 
 
 

May 3, 2019 -  Dallas Business Journal
"Allen EDC Executive Director discusses Watters Creek"

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The city of Allen was a big winner at the Dallas Business Journal's Best Real Estate Awards.... We asked Dan Bowman, an Allen native who is Executive Director and CEO of the Allen Economic Development Corporation, about how Watters Creek District came together, the challenge of public-private partnerships and Allen’s future.... " Read more.  
 
 
 

May 3, 2019 -  Dallas Morning News
"New office project on the way near U.S. 75 in Allen"

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Developers have broken ground on a new office building in Allen's fast-growing business district. Kaizen Development Partners is building the One Bethany West at Watters Creek project just west of U.S. Highway 75 near Bethany Drive. The eight-story, 200,000-square-foot speculative office project is near Allen's new Watters Creek Convention Center...." Read more.     

April 27, 2019 -  CBS DFW
"North Texas Burns Blue For First Home Games Of Overwatch League"

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At the Allen Event Center, thousands gathered on Saturday to cheer on the home team as the city hosted an eSports event that’s drawn attention around the world....." Read more.  
 
 
 

April 24, 2019 -  Allen American
"Allen City Council names interim city manager"

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The Allen City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to appoint Assistant City Manager Eric Ellwanger as acting city manager until a full-time replacement is chosen...." Read more.  
 
 
 

April 19, 2019 -  Radio Resource Media Group
"Allen Police Department Deploys CentralSquare Public-Safety Software"

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The Allen (Texas) Police Department selected the CentralSquare Public Safety Suite Enterprise, which includes CAD, records management and mobile systems. The department’s purchase represents an upgrade of its existing communication and records systems...." Read more.  
 
 
 

April 16, 2019 -  Dallas Morning News
"Planned Allen City Center project would include apartments, office and future retail"

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Developers are seeking approvals to build a four-block mixed-use project in the old heart of the city of Allen. The 12-plus-acre project is planned on the east side of U.S. Highway 75 at Main Street. Called Allen City Center, the project would include an office building and four apartment blocks with 850 urban-style residential units...." Read more.     

April 2, 2019 -  Allen Image
"Fighting hunger, one sandwich at a time"

"...on the fourth Saturday of February 2017, with funding provided by the Islamic Association of Allen, Subhani and about fifteen volunteers gathered at the mosque to put together meals for the hungry
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April 2, 2019 -  Allen Image
"Eggcellent Family Adventure"

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A springtime tradition in Allen, this community-wide event is hosted annually by the Allen Parks and Recreation Department and includes fun festivities, pictures with the Easter Bunny and the opportunity to collect eggs...." Read more.  
 
 
 

April 1, 2019 -  Allen American
"'Firehouse Babies' photo project brings fire department together"

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The Allen Fire Department’s new fire chief Jonathan Boyd is making waves within the community to ensure that his tenure stresses words with actions. In one of his first initiatives since assuming the seat, Allen Fire Department is instituting a tradition of an 'Allen Firehouse Babies Photoshoot.' Every firehouse baby born within the year is welcome to come for the annual tradition to take a group photo with their new firehouse 'family'...." Read more.  
 
 
 

March 29, 2019 -  Streets, Beats and Eats
"Concerts by the Creek Summer Music Series"

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Whether it’s family night or date night, the return of Watters Creek at Montgomery Farms’ popular, free, outdoor music series, Concerts by the Creek is sure to bring the community together....." Read more.  
 
 
 

March 24, 2019 -  Fox 4 News
"North Texas boy who was nearly paralyzed meets soccer idol Landon Donovan"

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A young North Texas boy who was nearly paralyzed in an accident last year got to meet his soccer idol on Sunday. Landon Rampy got to meet soccer star Landon Donovan, who was in town with the San Diego Sockers to play the Dallas Sidekicks at the Allen Events Center...." Read more.     

March 21, 2019 -  WFAA
"Central Expressway to have hybrid lane to ease congestion"

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The council of governments, local entities and the federal government agreed to take the existing underused HOV lane on Highway 75 between 635 and the city of Allen and turn it into an HOV/Toll/ General Purpose lane...." Read more.  
 
 
 

February 26, 2019 -  Dallas Morning News
"How Allen police got a state-of-the-art indoor gun range on a college campus in McKinney"

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Collin College’s new Public Safety Training Center may be nearly seven miles from Allen’s northern border, but step into the center’s pistol range and you’re technically on the city of Allen’s property...." Read more.  
 
 
 

February 25, 2019 -  Allen American
"Esports coming to Allen"

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All matches during Ultimate Weekend – Dallas will be played at the Allen Event Center. The event is expected to draw the largest spectator crowd ever to watch a live regular-season Overwatch League match...." Read more.  
 
 
 
 
 

February 15, 2019 -  Boutique Design Online
"Delta Debuts in Texas"

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The 300-room property is also the first 4-star, full-service hotel and convention center in Allen, and one of the largest facilities of its type in North Texas. The project was completed via a public-private partnership between the City of Allen, the Allen Economic Development Corp. and the Allen Community Development Corporation...." Read more.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

February 12, 2019 -  Dallas Observer
"Dallas' Hottest Suburbs for Renters"

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Worth noting: RENTCafe attributes Allen's boom, in part, to being ranked as the second-best place to live in America by Time in 2017...." Read more. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

February 12, 2019 -  Allen American
"Allen Citizen Police Academy accepting applications"

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See police K-9s in action, visit the firearm training center and make split-second decisions using a training simulator during a weekly class offered by the Allen Police Department.." Read more. 
 

February 8, 2019 -  Dallas Morning News
"Dallas Fuel president Geoff Moore sees the future of esports looking a lot like music festivals "

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The Overwatch League kicks off its new season with matches beginning Feb. 15. A first-ever series of road games will bring teams away from Los Angeles to the Allen Event Center in April for a multi-day series of live games called Ultimate Weekend...." Read more. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

February 7, 2019 -  Allen American
"Allen Library celebrates Black History Month with Johanna July"

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RosieLeetta “Lee” Reed portrays Johanna July, a black Seminole who served as a scout and translator, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Allen Public Library. The program is free." Read more. 
 

January 31, 2019 -  Dallas Innovates
"Thought Leaders: Allen Economic Development Corporation"

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Allen has created a well-balanced community where businesses can thrive. Our educated workforce, exemplary schools, and award-winning parks come together to enrich the lives of our entire community. We think creatively to connect companies, workers and residents; opening the door for new opportunities and making Allen an amazing place to live and do business...." Read more. 
 

January 29, 2019 -  Lifestyle Frisco
"One Place, One Weekend, Home Improvement Projects Solved"

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Maybe you’re dreaming of serene water features in your backyard… Maybe you’re building your dream home… Or maybe, you’re simply curious about the latest advancements in home technology. Mark your calendars for February 8-10, 2019 at Allen Event Center, and grab your tickets for the 10th Anniversary Collin County Home and Garden Show!" Read more.   

January 25, 2019 -  Corporate Event News
"New convention center/hotel combination opens in Allen, Texas"

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The greater Dallas area has a new spot for meetings and conventions: Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen and Watters Creek Convention Center, which debuted in January. Located 30 minutes north of Dallas and 30 miles from DFW International and Love Field airports, the new facility is the first four-star, full-service hotel and convention center in Allen and one of the largest facilities of its kind in North Texas...." Read more. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 24, 2019 -  Allen American
"Community celebrates MLK's legacy"

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Leaders from around the region held the second annual Collin County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Appreciation Day service Monday at First United Methodist Church in Allen...." Read more.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 22, 2019 -  Dallas Innovates
"Overwatch League Match Gaming Festival Descends on Dallas"

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Dallas’ own professional Overwatch esports team, Dallas Fuel, has been selected to host an upcoming tournament-style competition this spring. During the weekend of April 27-29, 20 esports teams from across the globe will flock to Allen Event Center to compete in the two-day gaming festival...." Read more.   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 15, 2019 -  Fox 4
"Upscale hotel and convention center opening in Allen"

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An upscale hotel and convention center may bring more business to the fast-growing Collin County city of Allen. The state’s first Delta Hotels by Marriott is opening near Highway 75 and Bethany Drive, across from the popular Watters Creek shopping center...." Read more.