Plano ISD Back-to-School Fair; Allen All Community Outreach ‘Fill the Bus’

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Allen TX: QB Kyler Murray’s NFL rookie year highlights – 24TDs, 3,721 passing yards

Check out the rookie year highlights for Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray, who played for the Allen Eagles and Oklahoma Sooners before making his way to the NFL.

Kyler Murray finished his rookie season with 3,721 passing yards, 544 rushing yards, and 24 touchdowns.

How Allen TX became so cool; quick history of #allentx #allentrainrobbery #burtongilliam

ALLEN TEXAS HERITAGE GUILD: Before arrival of the European and American immigrants into the Allen area, Caddo and Comanche tribes inhabited North Texas. The Indian tribes migrated westward as the early settlers entered the area. The tribes were eventually removed to the “Indian Territory” to the north of the Red River. One of the last known conflicts between the early settlers and the Native Americans took place in 1844 along Rowlett Creek near the existing railroad. A historic marker along SH 5 near Rowlett Creek commemorates the event.

Immigrants of European descent began arriving into the Allen area in the early 1840’s in search of free land, traveling the Texas Road and the Central National Road constructed by the Republic of Texas.

A stage line ran from Bonham through McKinney to Allen and Plano, crossing Rowlett Creek where State Highway 5 crosses. Allen was part of the Peter’s Colony Land Grant from the Republic of Texas to the Texas Emigration & Land Company.

The Houston and Texas Central Railroad (H&TC), constructed through Allen in 1872, laid out the original township of Allen. The H&TC was acquired by J.P. Morgan & Company in 1877 and by the Southern Pacific in 1883. The H&TC erected a combination freight/passenger depot in 1918 at the Allen Central Business District.

The first train robbery in Texas took place in Allen on February 22, 1878, when Sam Bass and his associates pillaged the [H&TC] train from Sherman. Allen was a short ride from their hideouts in the Elm Trinity brush lands.

In 1907 the Texas Traction Company (Interurban) purchased right-of-way on the west side of the H&TC main line track to construct the Interurban line through Allen as a stop on its route from Denison to Dallas (completed in 1908). In 1915, a devastating fire destroyed most of the business district between the Interurban tracts and the railroad.

The Interurban – Texas Electric Railway closed in 1948, and the population of Allen declined to 400 in 1950.

The town of Allen was officially incorporated in 1953. Home Rule Status was adopted in 1979 with a Council/Manager form of government. The construction of UST 75 in 1960 had a similar impact on Allen’s future as the railroad almost a century before.

In the 1980s, Developmental Learning Materials and InteCom, Inc. relocated to Allen, leading the way for further corporate startups and relocations

The Allen Heritage Guild was established in 1996 to assure tomorrow’s heritage by recording past and current milestones for the city.


All Community Outreach “Fill the Bus” with school supplies

Going back to class? McKinney Chamber education panel of local school, college leaders hopes to answer your questions

McKinney ISD and area school districts and colleges are about to open.

To answer questions about what school will be like, the McKinney Chamber of Commerce is hosting a panel of North Texas educators and leaders to help answer those questions. The education panel includes:

  • Dr. Rick McDaniel, Superintendent of the McKinney ISD
  • Dr. Mark Smith, Vice President/Provost of Collin College
  • Missy Bender, Regional Advocacy Director of Raise Your Hand Texas

The McKinney Chamber will host the panel – virtually – at July Quarterly Luncheon on July 28.

Lisa Hermes, the President and CEO of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, said, “The way our children are being educated is clearly in flux right now. Whether it’s in person, virtually, or some hybrid – parents, students, and teachers alike have questions. We’re hoping we can provide some insight and maybe even some clarity to those who have questions during this discussion.”

The discussion and Quarterly Meeting will be held on Zoom between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 28.


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