Battle of the Badges March 3

The Police vs. Fire Charity Hockey Game will be on the ice on Saturday, March 3 in Allen.

The game will benefit the Allen Public Safety Recovery Fund.

Fire and Police play at 5:05 p.m.

The Allen American take on the Rapid City Rush at 7:05 p.m.

Call 972-912-1000 and say Letsgo! for special ticket price. And add in an Extra LETSGO POLICE and FIRE First Responders! from all of us.


Ask CollinCountyDFW: What’s being built at Frisco Station? #friscotx #$5BillionMile

What’s being built at Frisco Station?

Short Answer: Office buildings, hotels and apartment

The first office building is seven stories high on Dallas North Tollway in Frisco

Hotels: Two are going in at Frisco Station, with 650 hotel rooms planned. Look for Marriott’s Residence Inn and AC Hotel.

Apartment units: 301 units at first, with 2,400 planned

Tall Answer: Frisco Station will see a big building going up. An apartment building will become part of the Frisco skyline …

Skyhouse Frisco Station: 322 units in a 25-story residential building by Novato Group with Batson-Cook Development. Expected opening: 2019 with choices from three-bedrooms, two BDR, one BDR and studio plus some bigger premium units at the top.

How much in square feet? Frisco Station plans for 300,000 square feet of retail space and 5.5 million in office space square feet

Location: Near The Star to the north of where the Dallas Cowboys facilities are in Frisco TX. And don’t forget there was already a 17-story residential building going up from Blue Star Land and Columbus Realty. Plus the Omni Frisco is already at The Star

Key words to know: Instant mass density and mixed use real estate

Message being heard across the country? Want in? Get to Texas as fast as you can …

Things to do: Book your group for a tour of The Star. Look on for directions and tour reservations.


Breakfast: The 2x2x3 is a winner at Original Pancake House in Plano TX

Victory: Two eggs, two strips of bacon and three pancakes came up a winner at the Original House of Pancakes in Plano, Texas.

Quick service, too, on a busy weekend. Get in before 8:30 a.m. for quicker seating because the pancakes, crepes and coffee are popular.

We try something new each time we order breakfast.


Cheering on Dad

These two are growing up fast … just yesterday …

Thanks to Willis family and Susan Hayes Fletcher for sharing these day-in-the life moments

Vote for the candidates of your choice. Early voting is under way. Election Day is March 6.

Go to League of Women Voters for info on candidates.


Allen Eagles win State Wrestling Championship for ninth straight year

Allen High School Senior Alex Liles won her fourth state wrestling championship in a row in the girls division as seven Eagles won state individual wrestling championships to lead the Eagles to their ninth straight state team championship.

The Eagles, coached by Jerry Best, loaded up for the state wrestling tournament in Cypress, Texas. Allen posted 253 points. Arlington Martin took second at 116 points. El Paso Franklin ran third at 86 points.

In addition to Liles capturing the girls division 128-pound division, Allen qualified 13 boys for the state wrestling tournament. Of the 13, six Eagles took home state boys championships. Three Eagles finished second at state Saturday.

Let’s name names:

Allen Eagles boys winning state include …

106 pounds – Braxton Brown

126 – Logan Brown

138 – Trent Dooley

160 – Juwan Robinson

170 – Bearden Redlin

195 – A.J. Redlin

Allen Eagles finishing second at State include:

113 pounds – Gabe Martinez

145 – Elise Brown Ton

285 – Johnny Green

Story sponsored by Rider Wellness and Chiropractic where Allen and Plano meet at Alma and Hedgcoxe.


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