September 23, 2016 - Dallas Business Journal
"How a luxury $30M office building landed in Allen with Kaizen's Derrick Evers"
September 21, 2016 - Allen American
"Tech company breaks ground on new HQ in Allen"
September 21, 2016 - Allen American
"National data center operator to expand its DFW presence with $20M facility in Allen"
September 16, 2016 - Dallas Morning News
"Office project on the way near U.S. 75 in Allen"
September 14, 2016 - Allen American
"Allen City Council adopts $210M budget, tax rate"
September 13, 2016 - Community Impact
"City of Allen lowers tax rate, adopts larger budget"
September 12, 2016 - Dallas Morning News (also featured in San Francisco Chronicle)
"Looking to build your own Jurassic Park? Find your dinosaur at this Allen company"
September 1, 2016 - Community Impact"In July, Allen City Council and the Collin County Commissioners Court approved 10-year partial tax abatements for a $34 million, five-story, 125,000-square-foot office building with an attached parking garage...." Read more.
"Officials hope Allen’s first ‘Class A’ office building attracts daytime traffic"
September 1, 2016 - Allen Image"When Allen Police officer Chris Hester cruises through a neighborhood, he's always looking for crime. But he's more interested in pursuing conversations...." Read more.
"Allen Police build trust, one conversation at a time"
September 1, 2016 - Allen Image"Carrie said her father didn’t want a “big, sappy funeral,” but instead requested that his life be honored in a different way—by throwing a party. So, upon his passing, Allan’s family approached The Courses at Watters Creek to use the clubhouse to throw a party in her father’s honor...." Read more.
"Heart of Steele"
August 25, 2016 - Yahoo! Finance"Premier Business Centers, one of the largest privately owned alternative workspace/executive suite operator in the US, announced today they will be opening their 4th executive office suite location in Texas, and first in Allen, TX...." Read more.
"Alternative workspace provider Premier Business Centers to open fourth location in Texas"
August 24, 2016 - Dallas Morning News"Allen, 27 miles north of Dallas, was home to nearly 90,000 residents in 2014, making it the second-largest city in the top 10...." Read more.
"The No. 1 small city in America for families is in North Texas and is..."
August 24, 2016 - CNBC"El Pollo Loco, the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today opened its newest location in Allen, TX. The restaurant, located at 386 E Stacy Road is the second to open in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) market...." Read more.
"El Pollo Loco continues Dallas-Fort Worth expansion with opening of Allen location"
August 10, 2016 - Dallas Business Journal"Allen is now one of only seven cities in Texas to have a AAA rating from the credit rating business. The upgrade qualifies the city for lower interest rates, providing significant savings to Allen taxpayers...." Read more.
"City of Allen earns highest bond rating possible"
"Allen residents have never had more opportunities to connect with city government. Over the past year, Allen's Public and Media Relations Office has revolutionized the way its residents access information online...." Read more.
August 1, 2016 - Allen Image
"New technology leads to creative communication"
August 1, 2016 - Allen Image"The City of Allen will receive more than a quarter of a million dollars to fund a highway landscaping project, thanks to the work of Keep Allen Beautiful and other community organizations...." Read more.
"Allen wins $270,000"
July 22, 2016 - Allen American"The financial minds at the city of Allen have put their heads together and come up with a way to save taxpayers $5.1 million...." Read more.
"Financial moves to save Allen $5.1M in taxes"
July 1, 2016 - Allen Image"Free adoption event makes room for renovations on Saturday, July 23...." Read more.
"Help clear the shelter"
June 1, 2016 - Allen American"Rain on Thursday morning couldn’t keep Allen police from honoring one of the department’s longest-running charity benefits...." Read more.
"Let the games begin: Allen police carry torch for Special Olympics Summer Games"
May 27, 2016 - NBC 5"Allen Police celebrated a very special retirement today. K9 Barnz retired from the Allen Police Department after 7 years of service..." Watch story.
"Allen K9 Retires"
May 9, 2016 - Allen American"Not many police officers write philosophy in their down time. But “Officer Bob,” as he’s known throughout the community, does. It’s not just a hobby; it’s an approach he uses in his work as well. It’s how he created the job of business relations officer that he has today...." Read more.
"Just call him ‘Officer Bob’: Spirit of Allen award winner not your average cop"
May 4, 2016 - Allen American"The additional land will be an extension of the outlet mall, providing room for more stores, limited- and full-service hotels and restaurants, as well as more than 750 parking spaces to accommodate the expected influx of patrons...." Read more.
"Allen outlet mall to be expanded, renovated"
April 25, 2016 - Dallas Morning News"The 2-story, 35,070-square-foot building will have 145 office suites, co-working areas, conference rooms, casual meeting areas, a lobby and reception area and a café. Construction is scheduled to begin in...." Read more.
"Indiana developer plans fourth North Texas project in Allen"
April 21, 2016 - Allen American"Last Wednesday at City Hall, [Shelley] George was presented with the Community Builder Award by the Allen Masons Lodge. The award is given to someone who demonstrates dedication to the community, the government, their place of worship or to humanity in general...." Read more.
"The ultimate behind-the-scenes player of Allen"
April 21, 2016 - Allen American"Last year was a record year for the Allen Animal Shelter.According to a presentation given at a recent Allen City Council meeting by Sheila Brauning, chair of the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, animal adoptions increased from 383 in 2014 to 508 in 2015, setting a record for the shelter..." Read more.
"Allen residents find record number of ‘fur-ever’ friends"
April 20, 2016 - Plano Star Courier"'Every year, someone touches me in one way or another,' said organizer Nicole Frazier. Four years ago, she came up with the idea for the Night of Empowerment. Frazier, a crime victim advocate for the Allen Police Department, felt there was a glaring need to help mothers...." Read more.
"Pampering to empower: Plano event comforts, educates violence victims"
April 20, 2016 - Allen American"Art means different things to different people.... Public art, however, is a representation of Allen and all its residents, and last week was an occasion to celebrate that...." Read more.
"City of Allen celebrates 10 years of public art"
April 5, 2016 - Dallas Morning News"The Allen City Council has approved plans for a new residential community west of U.S. Highway 75 that will add almost 200 homes.
"Allen residential project will add almost 200 homes"
The new Montgomery Farm Estates will be more than 85 acres south of Bethany Drive...." Read more.