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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.