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  2. Just waiting on inspections, which the city of Allen is horrible at. Edith's in Watters Creek was delayed almost a full month just for waiting on the city to come inspect it.
  3. And just like that, Paula Dean's is closed for good. I heard they did it midshift, feel so bad for these workers
  4. Preseason Football Scrimmage VS Hebron View the full article
  5. Classic Country Review Skip Pilgrim and the City Lights Band will present a tribute to the Grand Ole Opry at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24, at the Allen Public Library. The show will feature country favorites made famous by Ray Price, Jim Reeves, Jack Green, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubbs, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and many others. Playing the pedal steel guitar for over 45 years, Skip has performed with several Grand Ole Opry stars and was the staff steel player at the Branson Opry House in Branson, Missouri. City Lights band members include Bobby Germany on bass guitar and lead vocals, Bob Chapman on drums and vocals, Russ Allen on lead guitar and vocals, and Jeff Pitts on keyboard. In addition, the evening will include special guest performers Jade Flores, Dr. Bill White, Brent Frailicks, and Annette Herndon Skelton. A pastor and recording artist, White has been performing country and gospel music for over 60 years. He will be performing the classics that his uncle, “Gentleman Jim” Reeves, made popular. Jade Flores is a 2019 Hollywood contestant for American Idol. A talented singer-song writer, guitarist, mandolin, and fiddle player, Brent Frailicks and his band perform at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. Performing at the Red Oak Opry as soloist and backup vocalist, Annette Herndon Skelton will sing country classics in the style of Loretta Lynn. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the concert is free. Call 214-509-4911.
  6. We have tried almost all the flavors and they have all been great.
  7. We have been for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have been good food and good service each time.
  8. We went to try the new menu and it was good!
  9. The City of Allen is pleased to announce the hires of two Assistant City Managers: current Allen Parks and Recreation Director Tim Dentler and Acting Assistant City Manager Rebecca Vice. View the full article
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  11. Texas history includes sagas regarding legendary giants, both real and fictional. One of those characters of our state’s past is Amon Carter, known as Mr. Ft. Worth and the King of West Texas. Raised in meager circumstances, Amon Carter became a publishing magnate who later created one of America’s first radio stations and one of the earliest TV stations (1948). Amon Carter is now known as the namesake for a school in Ft. Worth, a mountain in Big Bend National Park and the Amon Carter Museum, that features one of the country’s premiere American art collections. Dave Lieber will discuss this giant among Texans at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 22 at the Allen Public Library. Dave Lieber is the author of AMON! The Ultimate Texan: The Amon Carter Story, which is also a hit play having sold out performances. When asked why he penned this fascinating biography, Dave Lieber explains, “Even though ‘Mr. Fort Worth’ was a media tycoon (owned newspaper, then radio and TV stations), he cared more about others than himself. His identity was wrapped into making Texas better, through roads, parks, schools, hospitals, museums and so much more. My favorite quote of his – and one reason I highlight his life – is that a person can’t live off a community. They must live with it. During his 50-year run he may have teased and tortured Dallas a little too much. But he also showed generations of North Texans what it means to give and help others. The true meaning of the Ultimate Texan.” Dave Lieber’s biography of Amon Carter will be available at the program for a library discount of twenty dollars. Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is free. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.
  12. https://blog.cheaperthandirt.com/gun-travel-transporting-handgun-united-states/
  13. My daughter and her kids are headed for Florida tomorrow at 5am. She didn't give much time to research this. She doesn't have a CHL (even though I have strongly suggested it). Are there any states along the way where she would need to be concerned about having a weapon in her vehicle?
  14. Flags at City of Allen facilities will fly at half staff in honor of the victims of the tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. View the full article
  15. Trio Los Vigilantes will recreate the glory of La Epoca de Oro...The Golden Age of Latin American music and cinema at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 16, at the Allen Public Library. During the 1950s, Latin American music enjoyed an exciting period of heightened creativity. The Bolero garnered enormous popularity, especially those sung in three-voice harmony by the famous trios of Mexico such as Los Panchos. Combining Spanish melodrama and sentimentality with American jazz and pop, Los Vigilantes is a rare group that sings classic songs in the tradition of the trios of old. Inspired by his father who had his own trio in the late 50s in South Texas, Trio Los Vigilantes was organized in Austin, Texas, by Isaac Peña. When Isaac met Mexico City expatriate Luis Angel Ibáñez their mutual affinity for the Bolero became the cornerstone of Trio Los Vigilantes. Aware that the Bolero and the tradition of the Trio had faded decades ago, the two were convinced that their shared vision of nostalgia would captivate the current generation. Both being baritones, they searched for a tenor to complete the group—a high, pure voice to carry the melody. Though not Spanish speaking, John Pointer, the passion of his voice and his command of Italian (and its similarity to Spanish) made him the ideal candidate for Trio Los Vigilantes. Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the concert is free. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.
  16. This will be wonderful. City site says it is around Rowlett Creek between McDermott and Alma, actually further west on McDermott. More information to come once they have determined what can be done based upon Mrs. McDermott's wishes via the trust. Mainly it will only be trails since she wanted it left natural.
  17. Updated Listing AAA Quality Termite & Pest Control
  18. But when I played Woodstock, I'll never forget that moment looking out over the hundreds of thousands of people, the sea of humanity, seeing all those people united in such a unique way. It just touched me in a way that I'll never forget. —Edgar Winter Dear Hippie…We Met at Woodstock Dan Carlson was with the New York State Police and one of the few police officers assigned to work at the Woodstock music festival. He will recount his memories of that iconic event and how the experience affected him both personally and professionally at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15, at the Allen Public Library. Dan Carlson is the author of Dear Hippie… We Met at Woodstock: One Cop’s Memories of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 days of Peace and Music,” the 1969 Woodstock Festival was held in the tiny community of Bethel, New York, between August 15-18, 1969. Offering only the minimal infrastructure for traffic, water and sewage, concert organizers and government entities had not anticipated the prodigious crowds of over 400,000 and were overwhelmed. With inevitable chaos, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller was prepared to summon the National Guard. However, a grassroots spirit of cooperation and collaboration between hippies and police officers averted catastrophe, ensuring three days of peace, love and music, or as some music critics declared,” An event that defined a generation.” Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is free. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.
  19. 2019 Season Ticket Pick Up View the full article
  20. Updated Listing Appealing Gardens Landscape
  21. Max's Donuts new ownership? Donuts are still great, unfortunately, new group very GRUMPY? Possibly they should have a cup of coffee and a Donut before they open?
  22. Come celebrate National Buffalo Soldier Day in a free program at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 28, at the Allen Public Library. Tributes will be given for the bravery and heroism of Buffalo Soldiers that served America. Guest speakers include: SFC Retired Terry L. Anderson, 24 years active duty, 13M Field Artillery and 79R Recruiter; SSG Retired Rodney Sparks, 20 years active duty; 1SG Clinton Warren, 23 years active duty, Company E 24 Infantry, member of Texas Buffalo Soldiers Association; and Rosieleetta Reed, 25 year member of Texas Buffalo Soldier Association. African Americans have fought in military conflicts since the American Revolution. However, the Buffalo Soldiers, comprised of former slaves, freemen and Black Civil War soldiers, were the first to serve during peacetime. The story of the Buffalo Soldiers remains one of unsurpassed courage and patriotism and will be forever be a pivotal part of American history. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Drive. Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is free. Call 214.509.4911 for additional information.
  23. Allen residents can weigh in on the City’s proposed tax rate and budget during two upcoming public hearings. View the full article
  24. Allen residents will soon have even more natural park land and trails to enjoy! View the full article
  25. http://www.fox4news.com/news/mcdermott-trust-awards-city-of-allen-with-104-acres-of-park-land Does anyone know where these 104 acres of donated park land are?
  26. It’s a little more upscale than we are used to around here. But, great menu.
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