May 8, 2019 - Lodging Magazine
"Taking Care of Bleisure"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
" 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...." Read more.
April 2, 2019 - Allen Image
"Eggcellent Family Adventure"
"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"
"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"
"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"
" 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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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 "
"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"
"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"
"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"
" 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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
" 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.
December 28, 2018 - Allen American
"MLK appreciation day to bring Collin County together"
"This year’s event is set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 21, again at First United Methodist Church, 601 S. Greenville Ave. WFAA News co-anchor John McCaa will return as master of ceremonies...." Read more.
December 19, 2018 - Dallas Morning News
"Allen cricket stadium could be first of many, as it draws a big Dallas backer"
" A 15,000-seat cricket stadium planned for Allen could be the first of eight U.S. venues designed to help a Philadelphia developer translate his love of the popular global sport into stateside zeal. The stadium is part of a more than 60-acre, $500 million mixed-use development and includes Donnie Nelson, general manager of the Dallas Mavericks, as an investor...." Read more.
December 18, 2018 - Dallas Morning News
"Texas Health Allen begins $68 million expansion to double hospital's size"
" Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen broke ground Tuesday on a $68 million expansion project that will roughly double its size by 2020...." Read more.
December 13, 2018 - Dallas Business Journal
"Dallas esports team to get home games for first time"
" The local esports team, Dallas Fuel, will host a weekend of eight matches at the Allen Event Center. ...." Read more.
December 12, 2018 - The Washington Post Online
"Overwatch League begins crucial trial, introduces limited 'home games' for 2019"
" The Fuel’s homestand will run April 27-28 and be held just outside of Dallas at Allen Event Center, which seats 7,000, according to its website. One person with knowledge of the event said the seating capacity would likely be altered by the configuration of the staging, however...." Read more.
November 27, 2018 - Allen American
"Traffic changes coming to Allen roadways"
"Residents in several areas of Allen should see changes coming to the school zones near the Lowery Freshman Center and speed limit adjustments on three other roads...." Read more.
November 21, 2018 - Allen American
"Small Business Saturday holds big impact for Allen businesses"
"Sharon Mayer, CEO of the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce, noted the importance of the initiative, which is something the chamber strives to do year round...." Read more.
November 19, 2018 - Dallas Business Journal
"Network 200: Meet 20 economic development professionals you need to know in North Texas"
"In a region full of massive office parks and buildings, the City of Allen is differentiating itself with a focus on green space in its high-profile developments, which include Watters Creek, The Strand and Monarch City..." Read more.
November 19, 2018 - Dallas Morning News
"Allen's $91 million convention center and hotel open in January, but they're already bringing business"
"Commuters on busy U.S. Highway 75 have watched construction on Allen's $91 million convention center and hotel for almost two years. In two months, they'll be able to see what's taken so long to build...." Read more.
November 9, 2018 - Dallas Business Journal
"North Texas economic development agencies record 189 deals in 2017'"
"Allen Economic Development Corporation lead the charge with $1.23 billion on nine deals...." Read more.
October 30, 2018 - HospitalityNet
"Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center nearing completion with projected January 2019 opening date'"
"The 300 room, six-story Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center will offer the "bare maximum" of luxury amenities, celebrity-chef driven cuisine by celebrated Chef Stephan Pyles, an expansive pool and patio, proximity to high-end shopping and dining at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, and staff possessing Texas hospitality offering personalized service...." Read more.
October 26, 2018 - Dallas Morning News
"CyrusOne's new $600 million data center is one of D-FW's biggest 'digital factories'"
"Shoppers at the outlet mall in Allen probably don't know that one of the big doors to the internet is located right next door...." Read more.
October 24, 2018 - Dallas Morning News
"Credit Union of Texas heads to Allen with new headquarters"
"A growing North Texas financial institution is trading its Dallas digs for a new headquarters in Allen. Credit Union of Texas is moving its head office to the new One Bethany East office building in the Watters Creek development...." Read more.
October 19, 2018 - NBC 5
"Allen restores vintage fire truck"
"Allen is working to restore one of the city's most historic pieces of equipment with hopes of getting a vintage fire truck back on the street...." Watch now.
October 17, 2018 - Hotel Online
"Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center Nearing Completion With Projected January 2019 Opening Date"
"This January 2019, the City of Allen will have its first 4-star hotel and convention center--Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center...." Read more.
October 16, 2018 - Allen American
"USPS presents two options for new Allen post office"
"The United States Postal Service is asking for feedback on plans to build a new postal facility in Allen...." Read more.
October 2, 2018 - Allen American
"Allen man recognized for life-saving efforts after cyclist’s collapse"
"During last week’s City Council meeting, Mayor Stephen Terrell awarded the Shining Star to Allen resident Jim Sanders, who performed CPR with help from Joe Faulkner on cyclist Kevin Tang until first responders arrived. Faulkner was not able to attend the meeting, but Terrell said he would also be recognized...." Read more.
October 1, 2018 - Allen American
"Allen library to host resource fair for families with special needs children"
"Topics will include effective alternatives for disciplining children, financial planning and helping children transition into adulthood...." Read more.
September 28, 2018 - NBC 5 / KXAS
"Gaming, Game Development Gains Ground in North Texas"
"Another gaming company, Bossfight Entertainment, also recently built a new headquarters. Bossfight moved into its new space near Watters Creek in Allen over the summer...." Read more.
September 26, 2018 - Allen American
"Allen parks & rec plans full slate of fall activities"
"Join Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium for a night of Harry Potter fun and adventure from 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium...." Read more.
September 20, 2018 - CBS 11
"New Tool Allows Dispatchers To Find 911 Callers Faster"
" Starting this week...wireless carriers are sharing quicker and more accurate information with 911 centers...." Read more.
August 13, 2018 - Allen American
"New Allen fire chief sworn in"
"Chief Jonathan Boyd was sworn in as leader of the Allen Fire Department during a special ceremony on Aug. 9...." Read more.
August 8, 2018 - Allen American
"Texas Health Resources announces major expansion of Allen campus"
"Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is expanding to meet increasing demand for hospital services in Allen and throughout Collin County...." Read more.
August 8, 2018 - WFAA.com
"Man saved after being dead almost an hour"
"A man is alive and recovering after being dead for almost an hour. It took a whole team of heroes and a very special piece of equipment...." Watch the story.
August 1, 2018 - Allen Image
"Free adoptions to help Clear the Shelters"
"A chorus of excited barks, purrs and chirps typically greet visitors to Allen Animal Shelter. But, when the shelter closes at 5 p.m., on Saturday, August 18, the staff hope to hear a different sound—silence...." Read more.
July 30, 2018 - Dallas Morning News
"New fire chiefs start in Allen and Carrollton, and other community updates"
"Jonathan Boyd, Allen assistant fire chief of operations, will become the city's next fire chief on Aug. 4. He began his career with the Allen Fire Department in 1996 and was promoted to division chief in 2005 and assistant chief in 2012...." Read more.
July 26, 2018 - Allen American
"Let’s hear it for Parks and Rec"
"We’re highlighting Travis Cunniff this week because July is Parks and Recreation Month, and Cunniff has a big role in Allen’s P&R department as recreation services manager...." Read more.
July 26, 2018 - Allen American
"Allen ISD to increase police presence on campuses"
"Starting in January, an 11th SRO will be added. One SRO per year will be added to the district until the 2022-23 school year when the number of SROs reaches 15. After the 13th officer is added in 2020, Pitcock said the SRO with a corporal rank will be upgraded to the rank of sergeant, providing more supervision to fellow officers...." Read more.
July 26, 2018 - CBSDFW.com
"City Of Allen promotes from within for new fire chief"
"Jonathan Boyd, City of Allen Assistant Fire Chief of Operations, is being promoted to be the city’s next fire chief effective August 4. Boyd has served as Assistant Chief of Operations since 2012 and brings extensive education and experience of the department into his new role, the city said in a news release Wednesday...." Read more.
July 24, 2018 - Allen American
"Soccer returns to Allen"
"North Texas soccer fans, and Allen soccer fans in particular, now have a new reason to cheer: after a year-long hiatus, Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) action is set to return to the Allen Event Center...." Read more.
July 26, 2018 - Sports Day
"Sidekicks to return in 2018/19 under new ownership"
"The Dallas Sidekicks will return to the Major Arena Soccer League in 2018/19 after missing the 2017/18 season...." Read more.
July 26, 2018 - Allen American
"Allen Arts Alliance spearheads enhanced summer lunch program"
"The city of Allen’s Parks and Recreation department has also gotten in on the action, making appearances at Boyd every Monday and Wednesday to play kickball and give brief information sessions about activities offered through the department...." Read more.
July 22, 2018 - Allen American
"Allen Eagle Scout builds a legacy"
"When Dylon Nottingham’s parents decided to home school him at a young age, Liz Nottingham, Dylon’s mother, may not have had the resources of the public education system behind her, but she knew the one skill her son had to learn: reading...." Read more.