Football is very important to the city of Allen. It's a place where youth football coaches recruit 12-year-old players with Gatorade and Now and Laters, where anything less than a state championship is a disappointment. This passion is most fully expressed in Eagle Stadium, the state-of-the-art, $6 ... More >>
Allen is football crazy. For proof, look no further than the high school's new, $60 million football stadium. For further proof, there's the Allen Hawks, which Texas Monthly labels "the best 12-year-old football team in Texas." There's no objective way to prove that, of course, no state tournament ... More >>
"Big D" both song and city, is earning big laughs at Lyric and the Wyly.
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Michelle PelisseroMichelle Pelissero can be seen working at some of the luckiest of spots -- like rinkside at a Dallas Stars game or dead-center i ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *At the risk of ruffling more Ticket feathers, the station treated one of its first-time, long-timers like shit rudely during its recent gaggle of 15th anniversary celebrations. The way I remember it, Mark ... More >>
I interrupt my usual smart-ass sports snarkiness for a serious item: Just a little over a week ago Megan Cherry was a talented teenager with a world of promise. She was a star soccer player for her Dallas Texans club team and Allen High School, with a scholarship awaiting at Iowa State Universi ... More >>
Today's Boston Globe carries a lengthy profile of former Allen High School cheerleader, gymnast and class vice-president Dionne Passacantando, who, in 2003, started taking anabolic steroids when she was 17 because "she just wanted six-pack abs." Passacantando, who now lives in Bruce Springsteen's Ne ... More >>