1. News for 2018
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June 8, 2018 -  Allen American
"Allen Economic Development Corp. moves its headquarters"

"The organization has moved into 5,000 square feet of office space in One Bethany East at Watters Creek, just north of Bethany Drive and west of U.S. Highway 75. One Bethany East is a five-story, 125,000-square-foot, Class-A office property that will include a conference center, training room, tenant lounge, fitness center and 570-space structured parking garage...." Read more.

May 27, 2018 -  Allen American
"Allen Teen Court attorneys participate in statewide competition"

"Four student attorneys in Allen's Teen Court program recently tested their legal knowledge among students statewide...." Read more.

May 16, 2018 -  Dallas Business Journal
"See the 'new edge' being designed into Allen's convention center hotel"

"MatchLine Design Group is hoping to create a flagship property with Texas’ first Delta Hotel. The Dallas-based firm was chosen to design the hotel that will be connected to the city of Allen’s $85 million Watters Creek Convention Center at the northwest corner of U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive. Both the center and the hotel are expected to open later this year....." Read more.

May 14, 2018 -  Dallas Morning News
"Allen mixed-use project breaks ground this week with a dozen-plus buildings lined up"

"Construction ramps up this week on the next mixed-use development in Allen. Dallas' Provident Realty and Glaser Retail are breaking ground on the 73-acre Stacy Green project on the last vacant corner at U.S. Highway 75 and Stacy Road...." Read more.

May 12, 2018 -  Allen American
"City of Allen discusses upcoming bond issuances"

"The city anticipates the bulk of $9.1 million in project costs will result from renovation of the Central Fire Station, estimated at $5.6 million....." Read more.

May 10, 2018 -  Dallas Morning News
"Huge Monarch City development in Allen is ready to take flight on U.S. 75"

"Developers who own one of the largest tracts along U.S. Highway 75 north of Dallas have unveiled plans for a major mixed-use development...." Read more.

April 27, 2018 -  Allen American
"New Allen neighborhood will cater to 55-plus crowd"

"A change to development regulations has paved the way for a new community focused on serving residents ages 55 and older...." Read more.

April 25, 2018 -  Allen American
"Additional turn lanes to be added at high-traffic intersections in Allen"

"The Allen City Council has taken action to further mitigate traffic congestion in the city...." Read more.

April 23, 2018 -  Plano Profile
"Celebrity Chef Stephan Pyles is coming to Allen with Delta Hotels by Marriott"

"On Wednesday, April 18, City of Allen officials, developers, businessmen and businesswomen, and North Texas influencers alike gathered for the topping off celebration of the first-ever Texas location of  Delta Hotels by Marriott in Allen, Texas...." Read more.

April 22, 2018 -  Allen American
"City of Allen to install lots of new trail signage"

"Hikers, bikers, walkers and runners are about to get a change of scenery along Allen trails. The city has announced that this year, 52 steel marker signs, 312 information signs and 500 quarter-mile pavement marker buttons will be installed across Allen’s trail system...." Read more.

March 29, 2018 -  Allen American
"Various median improvements planned throughout Allen"

"Now that the design is complete, the city is prepared to enlist construction services to make improvements to numerous roadway medians in Allen...." Read more.

March 29, 2018 -  Markets Insider
"How the nation's top suburbs are bringing greener developments to the table"

"Recognized as being some of the best places to live in the state, the suburbs of Allen and Riverside, Texas have been recognized as offering some of the best in balanced living, helping the area's residents sustain healthy, active lifestyles. To supplement this importance on community accommodations that promote healthy living, future developments along with state-funded programs are getting creative to maximize this selling point...." Read more.

March 21, 2017 -  Allen American
"Allen Parks and Recreation to host first geocache hunt"

"According to Cuniff, the geocaches that hunters will find at Bethany Lakes Park will be eggs containing youth-centered prizes like candy, gift certificates and donations from local Allen businesses. There will be one golden egg, which will contain a geocache that the winner can use to then bury on their own...." Read more.

March 15, 2018 -  Dallas Morning News
"Money magazine ranks Allen No. 2 place in country to launch a career"

"The city of Allen already is famous for its $60 million, 18,000-seat high school football stadium. And last year, it ranked second on Money magazine's annual Best Places to Live list. Now, the business magazine says the Collin County suburb is the second-best place in the country to launch a career...." Read more.

March 12, 2018 -  MONEY
"These Are the Best Places in the U.S. to Launch a Career"

"Growth is the buzzword around Allen, an affluent suburb just north of Dallas. The city of 96,000 residents has worked to actively create economic opportunities within its borders, and the efforts are bearing fruit: Allen has seen $1.6 billion of development breaking ground in 2017 alone. A number of tech and cybersecurity companies have recently committed to the area, bringing with them hundreds of jobs...." Read more.

March 12, 2018 -  Dallas Business Journal
"Energy firm relocating headquarters to Allen"

"Verado Energy Inc. is moving from North Dallas to the new One Bethany East office building in Allen, which will serve as the domestic oil and natural gas production company’s new base of operations...." Read more.

February 28, 2018 -  Allen American
"Allen Police Department seeks help through state grants"

"The grant for enhancements to APD’s crime services program would provide crime victim advocacy more resources, such as emergency housing and individual or group counseling...." Read more.

February 19, 2018 -  Allen American
"City of Allen to purchase land for new neighborhood park"

"The Ridgeview Crossing neighborhood will be the latest residential development to be serviced by a nearby park. The Allen City Council on Tuesday approved the purchase of two acres of park land..." Read more.

February 14, 2018 -  Allen American
"City of Allen to add right-turn lanes at key intersections"

"Motorists navigating the streets of Allen have likely shared the same experience of waiting several light cycles in a long queue to turn right on to a busy roadway like U.S. Highway 75 or Exchange Parkway...." Read more.

February 12, 2018 -  Rolling Stone Online
"Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton Unite on U.S. Summer Tour"

"Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will unite for a North American summer tour. (including July 27 - Allen, TX @ Allen Event Center.) ..." Read more.

February 9, 2018 -  CultureMap Dalas
"Dallas neighbor named one of country's best ’burbs for millennials"

"Allen isn’t just a magnet for millennials. It’s also a magnet for anyone seeking a first-rate quality of life. In 2017, Money magazine named Allen the second best place to live in the U.S. ..." Read more.

February 7, 2018 -  CNBC
"Millennials are flocking to the suburbs—here are 20 of the most desirable ones in America"

"The suburbs may not be as flashy as cities, but they have a lot to offer: affordable housing, good schools, employment and proximity to cool urban amenities. ..." Read more.

February 2, 2018 -  Allen American
"'Bottom line, we care:' Allen Community Outreach debuts makeover"

"Allen Community Outreach (ACO) has a brand new look.The community’s homegrown charitable organization unveiled its new logo and rebranding Friday morning. A crowd of about 50, including members of the ACO staff, the Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce and dignitaries including Mayor Stephen Terrell, City Manager Peter Vargas and Mayor Pro Tem Gary Caplinger were present. ..." Read more.

February 1, 2018 -  Allen American
"City of Allen wins important decision over Brazos Electric"

"The city of Allen recently claimed a key win in their bid to keep a new substation and transmission line out of town. The Public Utility Commission (PUC) denied Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc.’s amendment to its certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) that would allow the company to build the proposed “Kittyhawk” substation in the vicinity of State Highway 121 and Alma Drive in northwest Allen. ..." Read more.

January 30, 2018 -  The Dallas Morning News
"North Texans are flocking to gardening classes to learn about plants, water, soil and growing their own food"

"Gardening seems easy: Poke a hole in the dirt, drop in a seed, water. Voila! Beautiful flowers and great squash. ..." Read more.

January 27, 2018 -  Allen American
"City of Allen seeks grant funding for trail project"

"Allen Parks and Recreation is making moves towards building a major trail system. The Allen City Council on Tuesday approved the department to apply for a grant through Texas Parks and Wildlife (TP&W) for construction of the Rowlett Trail Connection. ..." Read more.

January 27, 2018 -  Allen American
"‘Enclave’ set to be built in Allen's southwest corner"

"Planners and developers had to get a bit creative, but a new single-family residential neighborhood called “The Enclave” is set to become a reality. Recently given the OK for construction by the Allen City Council, the 25-acre development will be located north of Hedgecoxe Road and east of Custer Road. ..." Read more.

January 22, 2018 -  Allen American
 "Allen City Council approves senior independent living center"

"Allen will be able to offer senior citizens more living options in the near future. The Allen City Council recently approved a concept plan and development regulations for The Gatherings at Twin Creeks, a new senior independent living facility to be built north Bray Central Drive and west of Watters Road. ..." Read more.

January 11, 2018 -  Allen American
"Allen Profile: Shelli Siemer"

"Shelli Siemer believes in asking good questions. It’s how she makes Allen a better place to live. For this piece, Siemer was on the answering end of questions. ..." Read more.

January 11, 2018 -  Allen American
 "'The Strand' gets going in Allen"

"The vision for a huge development in Allen continues to progress towards reality. The Allen City Council on Tuesday approved the planned development, concept plan and development regulations for “The Strand,”..." Read more....

January 10, 2018 -  CW 33 News
"Hollywood comes to Allen to film for wrestling movie"

"ALLEN- Allen's getting some big time shine! "This week at the Allen Event Center, we shot a wrestling movie called 'The Last Champion,'" said David Angeles, the general manager at the center." Watch the video clip....

January 10, 2018 -  NBC 5 DFW
"Three in Custody After Employee Shot During Scuffle With Robber"

"Three people are in custody Wednesday after a shooting during a robbery at a mobile phone store in Allen, police say. ..." Watch the video clip....

January 4, 2018 -  Allen American
"Allen Profile: Eileen Gonzalez"

"A person in communications who wants to live off the grid? That’s just one interesting thing we learned about Eileen Gonzales, marketing manager for the Allen Economic Development Corp. ..." Read more.