Allen West joining Chris Hill at Omni Frisco at The Star for reception, announcement on Oct. 26

Friends of Collin County Commissioner Chris Hill are hosting a fund-raising reception for
Chris Hill. The featured special guest for the afternoon will be former U.S. Congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West.

Lt. Col. Allen West

Allen West has spent his life in the service of America, serving most notably as a US Army lieutenant colonel and a Republican member of the US House of Representatives.

During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

West serves as a Fox News Contributor, and is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas.

Allen West and his wife, Angela, have two daughters and live in North Texas.

Friends of Chris Hill will have a VIP Guided Tour of The Star at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 with Allen West.

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a Special VIP Reception with Allen West.
The general reception will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 26.

Register for the Chris Hill reception

The new Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star is situated at 11 Cowboys Way, Frisco, Texas 75034.

The Hill Family of McKinney TX

Chris Hill is a sixth-generation native Texan, and a fourth-generation resident of Collin County.

In the early 1900s, his great-great-grandfather was a Collin County farmer in the same precinct Hill represents as county commissioner. Hill has been married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, for 20 years. Today, they live in McKinney with their three children.

Before his election as county commissioner, Hill served as an Executive Pastor, and worked as a corporate accountant and controller in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

As the first in his family to graduate from college, Hill earned a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce, a Master of Pastoral Leadership degree from Columbia Biblical Seminary, a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University, and a Master of Accounting and Information Management degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.

The Hill family attends and volunteers regularly at Christ Fellowship church in McKinney. He is a member of the Rotary Club of McKinney, the Kiwanis Club of McKinney, the Texas Home School Coalition, and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He serves on the board of directors for The Samaritan Inn and Minuteman Disaster Response. Hill is an Eagle Scout and a member of MENSA.

In both of his campaigns for county commissioner (2012 and 2016), Chris Hill pledged that he would pursue limited government, low taxes, and excellence in every aspect of county government. In his first four years as commissioner, Collin County reduced the property tax rate four consecutive times. Today, Collin County has the No. 1 lowest county property tax rate of all 254 Texas counties and is a leader in the state of Texas in economic opportunity and county government efficiency.

Pol. adv. paid for by the Chris Hill Campaign

This page sponsored by Lincoln Society of Collin County

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What do Steve Harvey, Nastia Liukin, Lance Armstrong, Steve Harvey and Troy Aikman have in common?

Who do you know from Plano, Texas?

By Brian Bearden

Let’s start with Anousheh Ansari, who earned degrees in electrical engineering and computer science at George Mason and a master’s at George Washington.

Anousheh Ansari came to the United States in 1984 from Iran when she was 18.

Ansari wrote about her life in “My Dream of Stars,” after her Russian Soyuz space flight up to the International Space Station.

Lance Armstrong …

How about Lance Armstrong, the seven-time winner of the Tour de France. He used to run and bike around Plano, plus he was a City of Plano swimmer. He was fourth in the state 1,500 as a 12-year-old. And, the rest is history as he started doing triathlons, winning the Iron Kids Triathlon at age 13.

Steve Harvey …

There’s TV’s Steve Harvey. He lived in Plano along White Rock Creek in a five-bedroom Mediterranean-style home remodeled in 2004. The property, over 3 and a quarter acres next to the golf course, had a pool and spa plus guest quarters with elevator, private detached exercise room, four-car garage with marble floors, walk-in humidor, gazebo and sports court. He also had a home in Frisco and property over in Denton County in the mid-1990s and until around 2006.

Stephen Katz …

Plano East alumni remember the writer of The Contract – Stephen Katz (1946-2005). Katz, the guy from the Bronx, New York, taught at Plano East.  His first TV assignment was writing for Hart to Hart. The Contract starred Morgan Freeman and John Cusack.

Troy Aikman …

Troy Aikman

Troy Aikman the current NFL broadcaster and former starting Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback sold his six-bedroom home in Plano in November 2007. … Another Cowboy, Deion Sanders, lived in Willow Bend before moving to Prosper.

Alan Tudyk …

Remember Dodgeball? Actor Alan Tudyk is from Plano. In addition to seeing him in a movie with Vince Vaughn, you may have spotted Tudyk in I, Robot with Will Smith and Bridget Moynahan.

In 2017, you can Alan Tudyk in Powerless with Vanessa Hudgens. You have seen him in 3:10 to Yuma with Russell Crowe.

Greg Ray …

Indy Racing League driver Greg Ray may have pulled up aside you on Preston Road. He now works as C.O.O. at Plano Marine.

Kristin Holt Adams

If you watch G4, you have seen Kristin Holt Adams of Plano. She went to TCU and has Cowboy Cheerleader DCC credentials.

You may have seen her for GameStop but we like Kristin on YouTube with Kristin and Danny Adams.

Jennifer Vasquez …

Jennifer Vasquez

Even Big Brother had a Plano person on Big Brother 6 – Jennifer Vasquez.

Scott Mechlowicz …

Scott Mechlowicz is another from Plano Senior High. He went to UCLA and has been big in EuroTrip, Mean Creek, Peaceful Warrior, Gone, Undocumented, Cat Run, Neverland and Eden. And, if you said he attended UT-Austin for a semester, you would be correct.

H. Ross Perot …

Did you say H. Ross Perot? The Presidential candiate? Perot took on George Bush and Bill Clinton in the 1992 race. He founded Perot Systems in Plano among many other achievements.

Nastia Liukin …


And one of our all-time favorites is Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin from WOGA along with Carly Patterson.

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