September 23, 2016 - Dallas Business Journal

"How a luxury $30M office building landed in Allen with Kaizen's Derrick Evers"

"Even though Allen has never had a high-end, luxury office complex in a walkable distance to shopping and entertainment, developer Derrick Evers and his team wanted to see if it could be done in the North Texas suburb...." Read more.

September 21, 2016 - Allen American

"Tech company breaks ground on new HQ in Allen"

"Following years of planning, Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI) has finally broke ground on its new headquarters in Allen...." Read more.

September 21, 2016 - Allen American

"National data center operator to expand its DFW presence with $20M facility in Allen"

"National data center operator TierPoint LLC — which operates 39 data centers in 20 markets — plans to grow its presence in the region with a new $20 million data center in Allen...." Read more.

September 16, 2016 - Dallas Morning News

"Office project on the way near U.S. 75 in Allen"

"Developers plan to break ground before the end of the year on a speculative office project in Allen. The 5-story One Bethany building in the Millennium Office Park will have 115,000 square feet and will be just west of U.S. Highway 75 on Bethany Drive...." Read more.

September 14, 2016 - Allen American

"Allen City Council adopts $210M budget, tax rate"

"The Allen City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a $210.85 million budget and a tax rate of $.52 per $100 in assessed value for the coming fiscal year. The city conducted two public hearings during which only one resident came forward with a question...." Read more.

September 13, 2016 - Community Impact

"City of Allen lowers tax rate, adopts larger budget"

"The city of Allen will cut its tax rate as it brings in millions in additional revenue from rising property appraisals. The Allen City Council on Tuesday adopted a $210.8 million budget for fiscal year 2016-17, a nearly 6 percent increase from the expenditure total approved last year...." Read more.

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"

"The Allen-based company builds giant animatronic dinosaurs and bugs, and rents them to zoos and museums in countries including Australia, China, Sweden and Spain. Here, workers — artists, engineers, ex-fishing guides and former stay-at-home dads — bring these creatures, extinct for millions of years, back to life...."Read more.

September 1, 2016 - Community Impact
"Officials hope Allen’s first ‘Class A’ office building attracts daytime traffic"

"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.

September 1, 2016 - Allen Image
"Allen Police build trust, one conversation at a time"

"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.

September 1, 2016 - Allen Image
"Heart of Steele"

"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.

August 25, 2016 - Yahoo! Finance
"Alternative workspace provider Premier Business Centers to open fourth location in Texas"

"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.

August 24, 2016 - Dallas Morning News
"The No. 1 small city in America for families is in North Texas and is..."

"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.

August 24, 2016 - CNBC
"El Pollo Loco continues Dallas-Fort Worth expansion with opening of Allen location"

"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.

August 10, 2016 - Dallas Business Journal
"City of Allen earns highest bond rating possible"

"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.

August 1, 2016 - Allen Image
"New technology leads to creative communication"

"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
"Allen wins $270,000"

"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.

July 22, 2016 - Allen American
"Financial moves to save Allen $5.1M in taxes"

"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.

July 1, 2016 - Allen Image
"Help clear the shelter"

"Free adoption event makes room for renovations on Saturday, July 23...." Read more.

June 1, 2016 - Allen American
"Let the games begin: Allen police carry torch for Special Olympics Summer Games"

"Rain on Thursday morning couldn’t keep Allen police from honoring one of the department’s longest-running charity benefits...." Read more.

May 27, 2016 - NBC 5
"Allen K9 Retires"

"Allen Police celebrated a very special retirement today. K9 Barnz retired from the Allen Police Department after 7 years of service..." Watch story.

May 9, 2016 - Allen American
"Just call him ‘Officer Bob’: Spirit of Allen award winner not your average cop"

"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.

May 4, 2016 - Allen American
"Allen outlet mall to be expanded, renovated"

"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.

April 25, 2016 - Dallas Morning News
"Indiana developer plans fourth North Texas project in Allen"

"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.

April 21, 2016 - Allen American
"The ultimate behind-the-scenes player of Allen"

"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.

April 21, 2016 - Allen American
"Allen residents find record number of ‘fur-ever’ friends"

"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.

April 20, 2016 - Plano Star Courier
"Pampering to empower: Plano event comforts, educates violence victims"

"'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.

April 20, 2016 - Allen American
"City of Allen celebrates 10 years of public art"

"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.

April 5, 2016 - Dallas Morning News
"Allen residential project will add almost 200 homes"

"The Allen City Council has approved plans for a new residential community west of U.S. Highway 75 that will add almost 200 homes.
The new Montgomery Farm Estates will be more than 85 acres south of Bethany Drive....
" Read more.

March 25, 2016 - NBC 5
"Allen senior citizens study to become U.S. citizens"

"Every Wednesday morning, they meet at the Allen Senior Recreation Center to go over dates, places and people all relevant to U.S. history and government. 'I am so proud of these folks. They work so hard,' said Phyllis Bronder, a volunteer at the rec center." Watch now.

March 4, 2016 - CBS 11
"Special Olympics comes to Allen"

"Ten talented figure skaters laced up their skates for The Special Olympics Texas Regional Figure competition in Allen today...." Read more.

March 1, 2016 - CBS 11
"See lights? Pull to the right!"

"If you want to get around Allen in record time, call shotgun on a ride with Greg Fenn. As a driver/operator/engineer for the Allen Fire Department, Fenn can maneuver 19-ton ladder trucks with the deftness of a speed skater...." Read more.

February 26, 2016 - NBC 5
"DFW Tops List of Best Cities for Families"

"Four of the top ten cities in the U.S. for young families are in North Texas. That's according to, a website that helps people find a place to call home. Allen is number one this year...." Read more.

February 18, 2016 - Dallas Business Journal
"Construction to begin on new Allen alternative office complex"

"The three-building, 94,000-square-foot Tech Center complex near Bethany Drive and Greenville Avenue will cater to companies needing both office and warehouse space, which is a product that's been in demand by office tenants...." Read more.

February 16, 2016 - Dallas Business Journal
"Exclusive: Manufacturer relocates growing headquarters, operations to Allen"

"A growing manufacturer of nutritional supplements — Purus Labs and Formulife Inc. — has decided to move its growing headquarters and North Texas operations from Dallas to Allen to better accommodate its business needs...." Read more.

January 8, 2016 - Dallas Morning News
"New year, new look in Allen"

"With one bond proposal already approved and another one looming, things will soon begin to look a lot different across Allen...." Read more.

January 1, 2016 - Dallas Morning News
"Community Leader: Allen is expecting a great year for growth"

"This was a great year for growth in Allen. We announced plans for The Convention Center at Watters Creek, Allen’s first four-star hotel and one of the largest exhibit spaces in Dallas-Fort Worth. The $85-million facility will break ground in 2016, attracting larger conventions and generating millions in revenue. We also welcomed a host of new businesses...." Read more.