Tuesday, May 17, 2011

5 major new construction sites in Allen, Texas

The other day I was out around town in Allen & couldn't help but notice all the cranes. I decided to follow the cranes ... here's what I found: 5 new construction sites:

Allen High School's new performing arts center

 "The $23.3 million performing arts center was funded through a May 2009 bond package that also provided for the new stadium,
which includes a weight room and indoor golf practice area."
"The school also will have a new Steinway grand piano, Model D ($99,000 grand piano), in the performing arts center that opens this fall."
quotes by SAM HODGES / The Dallas Morning News, samhodges@dallasnews.com,  published 12/14/10.

TopGolf Allen

"The new 65,000-square-foot TopGolf Allen facility will boast a triple-decker tee line featuring 94 hitting bays. 5,000 square feet of private event space, a rooftop lounge terrace and a full service bar and restaurant. TopGolf Allen also will feature next-generation touchscreen game monitors and LCD TVs in each hitting bay." quotes by DONNIE WYAR, dwyar@neighborsgo.com,, published Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.

Allen High School football stadium

"Allen High School in Texas nears completion of new $60 million football stadium. The state-of-the-art behemoth will boast an 18,000-seat horseshoe seating area with an upper deck, a video scoreboard, a two-tier press box, concession stands as well as an arts auditorium, training room and indoor practice arena for the golf team."quotes by PHILIP CAULFIELD, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER, published Sunday, May 01, 2011.

Hydrous at Allen Station

"Hydrous at Allen Station, a new wakeboarding water park, is generating excitement across north Texas. Wakeboarding is a cable-operated sport where a participant rides a wakeboard over the surface of water. People familiar with the sport describe it as a combination of water skiing, snow boarding and surfing. The park is expected to open this summer, possibly as early as June, according to City Manager Peter Vargas." quotes by Desiree Hill, Allen City Limits, published Tuesday, May 17, 2011

click here for full article from Allen City Limits

Rudy's BBQ

Located off U.S. 75 northbound service road ... btwn. Exchange Pkwy & Stacy Rd.

click here for Rudy's BBQ website

article by mytowntour.com

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fine Arts Festival @ Watters Creek - schedule for Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday, May 15
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. DISCOVERY ART WALK (all ages) - Discovery Walk of Watters Creek permanent public art collection. Clues available from Information Booth. Complete the art seek for opportunity to practice your own art skills and register for gift certificates.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artist booths open
11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Jewelry
Noon to 1:30 p.m. ORIGAMI ZOO (ages 3 to 12) - Creating animals through origami.
1 p.m. AHS Drill Team Performance
1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ORIGAMI HAWAIIAN SHIRT AND FROGS (all ages)
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pot Throwers
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. FACEPAINTING (all ages)
2 p.m. Duck Derby
2 p.m. – Notably North Texas Performance
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. TIN FOIL SCULPTURES (all ages)
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CALDER CARNIVAL (ages 8 to 12) - Make your own mobile.
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Origami Pinwheels and Lotus Flowers (Intermediate to Advanced)
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live musical performance on The Green
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ROCK ANIMAL PAINTING (all ages)



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