November 29, 2017 -  WFAA

"Allen cinema fuses playground, movie theater into one"

"Even before you see a movie, you might feel like you're in one at Cinemark Allen's newest auditorium. It's called Camp Cinemark, a first-of-its-kind concept in North Texas, designed specifically for families with young kids....'" See the full report.

November 17, 2017 -  Allen American

"Allen Profile: Debi Michnick"

"Most people would love to do what Debi Michnick spends a lot of her time doing aat her job: hanging out with dogs and cats. When asked to rate her love of animals, Michnick replied, 'Oh, a 10-plus. I could not imagine living without a herd of animals....'" Read more.

November 13, 2017 -  MONEY

"Best Places to Live in the South"

"#1: ALLEN, TEXAS - Growth is the buzzword around Allen, an affluent suburb just north of Dallas. The city of 96,000 residents has worked to 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....'" Read more.

November 8, 2017 -

"Digital Surveys 2017 winners announced"

" he Center for Digital Government (CDG) announced the winners of the 2017 Digital Cities Survey. Now in its 17th year, the annual survey recognizes cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement....'" Read more.

November 1, 2017 -  Allen American

"CyrusOne continues North Texas expansion"

"Construction has begun on one of North Texas’ largest data centers. CyrusOne, a Dallas-based global data center provider with 40 facilities across the U.S., Europe and Asia, last week broke ground on a new data center just west of U.S. Highway 75 near Stacy Road...." Read more.

October 26, 2017 -  Dallas Morning News

"Stacy Green mixed-use development will bring office, retail and apartments to Allen"

"A major new urban development on U.S. Highway 75 has gotten the go-ahead from Allen's City Council.
The 73-acre Stacy Green mixed-use project is planned at the southwest corner of U.S. 75 and Stacy Road. It's the last vacant corner on the busy intersection...." Read more.

October 26, 2017 -  Dallas Morning News

"Huge data center campus starting construction in Allen"

"Dallas-based CyrusOne is breaking ground this week on one of the largest data center projects in North Texas. The first phase of its 66-acre project in Allen will have about 340,000 square feet...." Read more.

October 13, 2017 -  Allen American

"Allen library celebrates 50th birthday on Saturday"

"This weekend, the Allen Public Library ties a bow on celebrating its 50th birthday...." Read more.

October 9, 2017 -  FOX 4

"Hometown Hero: Jan Phelps"

"In Collin County, Jan Phelps is a friend of the Allen Public Library.  She's been a volunteer for four years in the Hallway Bookstore...." Read more.

October 4, 2017 -  Business Insider

"10 under-the-radar US cities with good schools, good jobs, and affordable homes"

"The list sought to identify locations that provide its citizens with a comfortable life and looked to factors like job opportunity, quality schools, and affordable homes...." Read more.

September 21, 2017 -  Allen American

"New grocery store to be built at northwest corner of Exchange, Alma"

"A Germany-based grocery chain has gotten the go-ahead for a North Texas location. Lidl (pronounced lee-dul) will set up shop at the northwest corner of Alma Drive and Exchange Parkway...." Read more.

September 18, 2017 -  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Allen Texas ranked among the best cities to live"

"Who would have thought that one of the top places to live in America is what used to be sleepy little Allen, Texas? The people who live there, no doubt. But the small-but-growing town north of Dallas in Collin County was just named the second-best place to live in the U.S. by Money." Read more.

September 18, 2017 - CW 33

"Allen Texas ranked among the best cities to live"

"According to Money Magazine, those who call Allen home are in one of the top places to live in the country." Read more.

September 18, 2017 - Dallas Business Journal

"These DFW suburbs are among the country's best places to live"

"Money magazine ranked four Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs among its 100 top places to live." Read more.

September 15, 2017 - Allen American

"City of Allen to continue trail connection to Heritage Village"

"The 12-foot-wide hike-and-bike trail will provide key connections to the Historic Water Station, Allen Station Park, Hydrous Wake Park, the Allen Senior Recreation Center and Heritage Village." Read more.

September 7, 2017 - Allen American

"Allen’s finest: Police continue city’s Harvey relief efforts"

"On Sunday, eight Allen police officers headed to Houston to assist their police department in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a storm that left much of southeast Texas wrecked in its wake." Read more.

August 17, 2017 - Allen American

"The Climb: Allen first responders to participate in Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb"

"Since 2011, first responders from around North Texas have memorialized them in the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.... [This year] Allen firefighters Jeremy DeVore and Jason Reyes and policemen Sean Fourcand and Thomas Van Benthuysen will be among the symbolic climbers." Read more.

August 15, 2017 - Allen American

"Street, sidewalk improvements approved by Allen City Council"

"Streets in the Central Business District (CBD) and the sidewalk system within the Beverly and Olsen Elementary School zones will be the beneficiaries of upcoming renovations...." Read more.

August 11, 2017 - Plano Star Courier

"Leadership North Texas announces lineup for Class 9"

Assistant City Manager Shelli Siemer has been chosen to participate in Leadership North Texas, a graduate-level, regional leadership program that recruits, develops and supports stewards of our region. Read more.

August 2, 2017 - Allen American

"NetScout breaks ground on new office"

"According to an economic impact analysis by the Allen Economic Development Corp. (AEDC), NetScout’s relocation to northwest Allen will generate over $12.3 million in tax revenue over the next decade...." Read more.

August 1, 2017 - Allen Image

"Counting the cost of water"

"North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) provides water to 90 communities, including Allen, and is responsible for roughly half of your city utility bill. So, do you know what you’re paying for? Steve Massey, Director of Community Services for the City of Allen, explains five things residents should know about their water supply—and the bill that comes with it....." Read more.

July 23, 2017 - WFAA

"Retired firefighter, 88, gets one final ride"

"Mustang Creek staff coordinated with firefighters at some of Allen's local stations and organized for them to come and pick Billy up in a firetruck. Billy's fellow residents lined the streets to wish him well as he was hoisted into the truck for a trip down memory lane...." Watch the video.

July 17, 2017 -

"Allen named among best cities for first-time home buyers"

"Hoping to buy your first home? Texas is calling. New analysis by finance site WalletHub has found that the Lone Star State boasts four of the top 10 cities for first-time home buyers in 2017...." Read more.

July 11, 2017 - Dallas Morning News

"Another major project will add to Allen's building boom"

"The booming U.S. Highway 75 corridor in Allen is set to get another major project. Georgia-based Davis Development wants to build a more than 600-unit rental community just east of U.S. Highway 75 on Montgomery Boulevard...." Read more.

June 29, 2017 - Allen American

"Artists chosen for public artwork at new Allen park"

"Hot on the heels of new work that can be seen at the entrance of the newly renovated Ford Pool, the Allen City Council has approved a contract for the installation of public artwork at Spirit Park...." Read more.

June 28, 2017 - NBC 5

"Allen Police to begin using locally-made body cameras"

"The City of Allen is the latest in a growing list of cities to use body and dash cameras made by Watchguard Video, a company located in Allen...." Watch the story.

June 23, 2017 - CBS 11

"Construction begins on Allen STEAM Center"

"The Allen ISD Steam Center project is underway and is expected to be done by Winter 2018..." Watch the story.

June 14, 2017 - Dallas Morning News

"Plano's loss is Allen's gain as tech firm NetScout plans office move"

"A high-tech firm is shifting its regional operations to Allen and will lease a new office building off North Central Expressway...." Read more.

June 7, 2017 - Allen American

"Intersection to be turned into gateway to Allen"

"The city of Allen wants to transform a humdrum street intersection into a welcoming monument for visitors...." Read more.

June 1, 2017 - Allen Image

"Allen mosaic project makes a splash"

"Josh Winer's mosaic design was chosen by Allen's Public Art Committee to add a touch of whimsy to the rebuilt Ford Pool...." Read more.

June 1, 2017 - NBC 5

"Allen Police program brings missing kids home faster"

"Allen police are hoping more people sign up for a growing program aimed at finding missing children and adults quickly...." Watch now.

May 27, 2017 - Allen American

"Allen approves name for west-side community park"

"The Allen City Council recently approved a resolution to establish the name 'Spirit Park' for the facility formerly known as the Watters Branch Park...." Read more.

May 18, 2017 - NBC 5

"Allen company MonkeySports works to hire veterans"

"Anywhere you look in Allen, there is growth – and the jobs that come with it. Now, there is also a renewed push for companies to focus on hiring veterans from the Economic Development Corporation...." Watch now.

May 17, 2017 - NBC 5

"Allen teen survives motorcycle accident, defies the odds"

"An Allen teenager who survived a violent motorcycle wreck has a message for other riders...." Read more.

May 16, 2017 - Houston Chronicle

"Allen named among safest cities in Texas"

The National Council for Home Safety and Security named Allen the 27th safest city in Texas. Watch now.

May 15, 2017 - Commercial Property Executive

"Hines Unveils 3.5 MSF Corporate Campus in Texas"

"The Strand, a 135-acre live-work-play community in suburban Dallas, will be developed in phases and will bring office accommodations, retail space and urban residential options...." Read more.

May 9, 2017 - Dallas Morning News

"Howard Hughes ponders prime property in Allen for huge mixed-use project"

"With land and development costs soaring in nearby Plano and Frisco, Allen is catching more attention from both businesses and builders...." Read more.

May 7, 2017 - Dallas Morning News

"Huge Allen data center would be one of the largest in North Texas"

"The 1.4 million-square-foot high-tech complex would be built in three phases on the west side of U.S. Highway 75...." Read more.

April 21, 2017 - Guide Live

"Look inside Rise Biscuits Donuts, a popular new shop in Allen"

"The word is out on Rise Biscuits Donuts in Allen. Lines are out the door on the weekends...." Read more.

April 19, 2017 - Allen American

"Major development approved along 121 corridor in Allen"

"The Allen City Council last week approved development plans for Cornerstone Village at Allen to be located at the southeast corner of the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) and Custer Road...." Read more.

April 18, 2017 - Dallas Morning News

"New Allen mixed-use project will include shopping center and apartments"

"The restaurant portion of the development will have 23 retail and restaurant buildings totaling more than 342,000 square feet...." Read more.

April 13, 2017 - Dallas Morning News

"Developers eye long-vacant Allen highway corner that's surrounded by construction"

"Developers are working on plans for a mixed-use project on the more than 70-acre site that's one of the remaining pieces of the old Stacy family farm. The Stacy family has owned land in that area since the 1930s...." Read more.

April 12, 2017 - Dallas Morning News

"Allen approves $91 million convention center and hotel on U.S. 75"

"The 7-acre project on U.S. Highway 75 is intended to give the city a way to snag a slice of the growing event and meeting business in Collin County...." Read more.

April 12, 2017 - Allen American

"Bid awarded for Phase 1 construction of Watters Branch Park in Allen"

"The Allen City Council on Tuesday awarded the construction bid for Phase 1 of the Watters Branch Community Park to Celina-based Schmoldt Construction. The city will sign a contract with Schmoldt for $7.3 million...." Read more.

April 7, 2017 - Allen American

"Ground broken on public safety training center"

"The approximately 128,000-square-foot facility will be home to the college’s police and fire academies and also house a 53,000-square-foot, 37-lane firearms range and a 10,000-square-foot reality-based training center for Allen and McKinney police officers...." Read more.

April 6, 2017 - Allen American

"City of Allen cuts ribbon on historical landmark project"

"Allen City Council members unveiled a new, soft-surface recreational walking loop complete with signage detailing the history and importance of the old stone dam...." Read more.

March 29, 2017 - Allen American

"Texas Health Allen breaks ground on new building"

"Allen area residents will soon have ready access to more specialty health care right in their own community...." Read more.

February 24, 2017 - Dallas Business Journal

"Tech firm kicks off new $46M corporate campus in Allen"

"Upon completion of the $46 million, 200,000-square-foot headquarters, WatchGuard Video will have room for upwards of 700 employees...." Read more.

February 14, 2017 - Dallas Business Journal

"Luxury office park gets underway in growing North Texas office corridor"

"The five-story, 125,000-square-foot office building, called One Bethany at Watters Creek, will help serve a growing office corridor in the northern part of the region along Interstate 75...." Read more.

December 9, 2016 -

"Allen named among best places for first-time homebuyers"

A study by NerdWallet ranked Allen #6 in the country for first-time homebuyers. The rankings were based on home values, school quality, job market, and availability of programs to help first-time buyers. Read more.

November 17, 2016 - Allen American

"Watters Creek adds new businesses"

"... included in the progress at Watters Creek are 109 new residential units available for lease atop 3,000 square feet of ground floor cafe space. In addition, Aloft Hotel plans to open a 136-room hotel in spring 2018." Read more.

November 3, 2016 - Dallas Morning News

"Allen's small-town feel, hometown pride set example for others neighbors"

"For the qualities that make Allen attractive to newcomers and cherished by those whose roots run deep, Allen earned the No. 2 spot in The Dallas Morning News' ranking of the best neighborhoods in North Texas...." Read more.