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Allen is a city in northeastern Texas that is considered a suburb of Dallas. It was originally inhabited by the Caddo and Comanche Indian tribes. In 1872, the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was constructed through Allen. The first train robbery in the state of Texas took place in Allen in 1878. Notable residents have included actor Burton Gilliam (Blazing Saddles, Born to Be Wild, Cake), actor Matt Barr (One Tree Hill, Harper's Island, Hellcats), actor Jim Parrack (True Blood), and former reality star Christopher Boykin (Rob and Big).
Local Newspapers: The Allen American Courier
Local Sports Teams: Allen Americans (CHL)
Local Colleges: State UniversityNational American University
Zip Codes associated with allen, texas: 75002, 75013, 75094
Towns/Cities near allen, texas : McKinney, Lowry Crossing, Lucas, Parker, Plano, Frisco, Shepton
It's March which means the madness is about to begin. The #15 Angelo State Rams finished as the #2 seed in the Lone Star Conference regular season after the Rams topped Texas A&M-Kingsville 88-70 on Saturday, but Tarleton State won the regular season crown last night with a 20-point win over Texas A&M-Commerce.Sex offender gets two life sentences after online solicitation of minor, sex assault of teen
A registered sex offender with a criminal past is headed back to state prison to serve two life sentences after he was convicted at trial last week in Collin County on multiple charges. Joshua Leroy Karr, 33, of Allen was convicted by a jury on one count of sexual assault of a child and one count of online solicitation of a minor.Water, transportation hot topics during Fannin County Day in Austin
Fannin County residents converged on Austin this past week to discuss critical issues -- in particular water, transportation and education -- with experts in those respective fields, as well as elected representatives during Fannin County Day in Austin. No county in Texas is being tasked with supplying future water needs on the scale that Fannin County is preparing to experience.Dancing for the Stars on Saturday benefits Colleyville Rotary projects
Proof that the TV-viewing public still loves the concept, the 20th season for ABC's venerable Dancing With the Stars is approaching, and the savvy members of the Colleyville Lions Club will continue to capitalize on the show's popularity with their own version - Dancing for the Stars, Season Six. Colleyville Rotarians, though small in number, are large in enthusiasm for producing another year of the successful fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Colleyville Center.Frisco voters to consider bonds for arts hall
Frisco voters will once again weigh in on a bond measure about a performing arts center on the May ballot. But unlike the measure four years ago that revoked the city's authority to spend bond money for a regional arts hall in Allen, this one asks for the authority to issue $10 million in bonds once the right arts project comes along in Frisco.Suspected 'evening burglar' a suspect in hundreds more break-ins over the years
The man suspected in dozens of evening break-ins in North Texas homes committed hundreds more years ago, police say. Corey Lee Caldwell, 42, was arrested in 2007 for burglaries in Duncanville and DeSoto.Allen Students Help Boy Battling Enterovirus
Students in the Allen Independent School District are using an annual tradition to help a boy they call their "Superman." It's the 35th anniversary of Love Week at Allen High School, an annual fundraiser that raises money for one member of the community.In No Rush, Andrew Parker is Happy Building Prospect Status with Legacy FC
Since his last fight against Melvin Jordan last July, Parker has had numerous fights fall through. Still, through it all, Parker has tried to keep busy at Team Takedown with the likes of former UFC welterweight champion Johnny Hendricks .Steven Peterson Calls for Legacy FC Title Fight with a Win on Friday Night
After back-to-back losses a couple of years ago, featherweight prospect Steven "Ocho" Peterson has won three straight fights, including his two bouts last year. "I got a second-round TKO in my first one, and the second fight went as planned, but I wasn't able to get off and do as much damage as I wanted to; it was more of a technical chess match," Peterson told MMAWeekly.com.Allen on Alert for "Evening Burglar"
Last Wednesday, two break-ins were reported in two different neighborhoods, one in the 1600 block of Broadmoor Drive and the other in the 1500 block of Terlingua Court, which is part of the Twin Creeks neighborhood. In both cases, the burglars struck between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. while the family was away from home.Sasha De Sola & Tiit Helimets to Join Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic in May
SASHA DE SOLA, soloist of the San Francisco Ballet, and TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear in a joint production with the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic, dancing the Black Swan Pas de Deux in Act III of Swan Lake on May 16, 2015 at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. As part of their residency, both Ms./pics33/1024/QT/QTBSCOMHRUADFMV.20150202055306.jpg
ROSEMONT, Ill. Maryland freshman Abbie Epperson was named Big Ten Specialist of the Week the conference office announced Monday.
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