Allen is a city in Collin County, United States, a northern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 84,246; the Allen area was home to the Caddo and other indigenous peoples. The first immigrants from the United States and Europe arrived in the early 1840s; the town was established by the Houston and Central Texas Railroad and named in 1872 for Ebenezer Allen, a state politician and railroad promoter. The railroad allowed sale of crops across the country before they rotted, causing a shift from the previous cattle-based agriculture. On February 22, 1878, a gang led by Sam Bass committed in Allen what is said to be Texas's first train robbery. From 1908 through 1948, Allen was a stop along the Texas Traction Company's interurban line from Denison to Dallas. Allen was a small town of a few hundred residents when it was incorporated in 1953. Since this time, it has grown due to the construction of U. S. Route 75, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the development of nearby Dallas and Plano.
Among the more recent developments is the Waterford Parks neighbourhood. According to the City of Allen, the city has a total area of 27.1 square miles. None of the area is covered with water except the small ponds scattered throughout the city. Allen is part of the humid subtropical region, with mild cold and rainy winters; as of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 84,246 people. The racial makeup of the city was 64.9% White, 8.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 13.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.9% from other races, 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.2% of the population. There were 14,205 households out of which 55.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 15.2% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the city, the population was spread out with 34.9% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 40.7% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, 2.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males. The median income for a household in the city in 2007 was $93,392, the median income for a family was $100,736. According to the city's most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city's various funds had $160.9 million in revenues, $105.6 million in expenditures, $654.8 million in total assets, $125.6 million in total liabilities, $42.5 million in cash and investments. The city of Allen is a voluntary member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments association, the purpose of, to coordinate individual and collective local governments and facilitate regional solutions, eliminate unnecessary duplication, enable joint decisions. Allen hosts a campus of Collin College, located inside Allen High School.
The Allen Independent School District has 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 freshman center, 1 alternative education center, 1 high school. Allen ISD serves all of Allen. Small portions of the Allen city limits extend into Lovejoy, McKinney, Plano ISDs. In the fall of 2006, new 9th grade high school students in the Lovejoy ISD boundaries began attending the newly opened Lovejoy High School; the school became a full 4-year high school in the 2009–10 school year. Eagle Stadium seats 18,000 people. In 1992, Allen citizens approved the creation of the Allen Economic Development Corporation, funded by a 0.5% sales tax. According to the City's 2014 Facts & Figures, the top employers in the city are: In October 2004, the City of Allen purchased Chase Oaks Golf Club in Plano, adjacent to the southern city limits of the City of Allen. Chase Oaks, since renamed The Courses at Watters Creek, is a public golf course, residents are entitled to discounted fees. A multi-purpose arena, the 7,500-seat Allen Event Center, was completed in November 2009.
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Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, is 25 miles from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; the city population was 116,989 at the 2010 census. As of April 1, 2019, the city had an estimated population of 186,087. Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the United States in 2017, the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009. In the late 1990s, the northern Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex suburban development tide hit the northern border of Plano and spilled into Frisco, sparking explosive growth into the 2000s. Like many of the cities in the northern suburbs of Dallas, Frisco serves as a bedroom community for many professionals who work in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Since 2003, Frisco has received the designation "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation; when the Dallas area was being settled by American pioneers, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the Shawnee Trail.
This trail became the Preston Trail, Preston Road. With all of this activity, the community of Lebanon was founded along this trail, was granted a U. S. post office in 1860. In 1902, a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was being built through the area, periodic watering stops were needed along the route for the steam locomotives; the current settlement of Lebanon was on the Preston Ridge and was therefore too high in elevation, so the watering stop was placed about four miles to the west on lower ground. A community grew around this train stop; some residents of Lebanon moved their houses to the new community on logs. The new town was named Emerson, but the U. S. Postal Service rejected the name as being too similar to another town in Texas. In 1904, the town's residents chose "Frisco City" in honor of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway; this name was shortened to Frisco. In 1978, the first season of the hit show Dallas was filmed at Frisco's Cloyce Box Ranch, where the house on site was used as the Ewing family home.
This house burned down during renovations in 1987, the steel skeleton of the house still stands on today's Brinkmann Ranch, now the largest family owned estate in Frisco. The distinctive Frisco coat of arms is based on the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway's logo. Frisco is in western Collin County and eastern Denton County at 33°08′29″N 96°48′47″W. Frisco is part of the humid subtropical region, it gets 39 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 230 sunny days per year in the city; the July high is around 96 degrees. The January low is 33 degrees; the comfort index, based on humidity during the hot months, is a 25 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.4 square miles, of which 61.8 square miles is land and 0.58 square miles, or 0.92%, is water. Dallas North Tollway Sam Rayburn Tollway SH 289 US 380 FM 423 As of the 2010 census, there were 116,989 people living in Frisco, up from the previous census in 2000, with 33,714 people.
The racial makeup was 75.0% White, 8.1% Black or African American, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 10.0% Asian, 3.3% from other races, 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.1% of the population. In 2000, there were 12,065 households, 9,652 families residing in the city; the population density was 482.4 people per square mile. There were 13,683 housing units at an average density of 195.8 per square mile. By 2010, there were 42,306 housing units, 39,901 households, 31,226 families. 62 % were on 38 % in Denton County. 67% of households were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.7% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.35. 51.7% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them. The age distribution is 33.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 13.9% from 25 to 34, 22.5% from 35 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 33.9 years. According to a 2010 American Community Survey estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $100,868, the median income for a family was $109,086; the per capita income for the city was $38,048. About 2.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over. The median price for a new home in Frisco is $500,000, with many homes costing millions. Frisco has become one of the most sought after upscale suburbs in North Texas; as of 2014, Texas is the 2nd fastest growing city in U. S. at 6.5% annually. In May 2017, the US Census Bureau reported that Frisco City, Texas was the second fastest-growing city in the United States, it had a 6.2% growth rate between 2015 and 2016. April 1, 2010: 116,989 July 1, 2013: 136,791 June 1, 2014: 140,220 May 1, 2015: 147,580 July 1, 2016: 157,090 January 1, 2017: 159,920 February 1, 2017: 161,170 August 1, 2017: 168,140 February 1, 2018: 173,489 March 1, 2018: 173,884 December 1, 2018: 182,598 April 1, 2019: 186,087 2020: 185,610 2030: 302,339 Like many Dallas suburbs, Frisco is accumulating many retail properties, including Stonebriar Centre, a 165-store regional mall, IKEA, a furniture store with an ar
Royse City, Texas
Royse City is a city in Rockwall County in the U. S. state of Texas. It extends into Collin and Hunt counties; the population was 2,957 at the 2000 census, rising to 9,349 in 2010. The estimated population in 2016 was 12,093. Garrett Burgess Griffin Royse, better known as Byrd Royse, was born in Adair County, Kentucky, on January 31, 1838, to William and Mary Stone Royse, he was the seventh of fourteen children. Around 1850, Royse's future grandmother-in-law, Mrs. Nancy McCasland, her sons bought several tracts of land that were to be known as Royse City. Royse was instrumental in getting the Missouri and Texas Railway line brought from Greenville to Dallas through Rockwall County. Royse City was settled in 1885; the town was named after G. B. Royse, who plotted the town and sold the first lots. After its founding, Royse City preserved its stable small country town status due to its proximity to Garland and Dallas. Interstate 30 was constructed just south of the city in the mid-1960s; the city grew south to meet the interstate.
In 2000, Royse City had a population of 2,957. Still a small town, Royse City was feeling the impacts of the rapid growth of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, along with Rockwall County; the city's location along Interstate 30 between Rockwall and Greenville helped to fuel this growth. Royse City has grown to the north and to the south as newer subdivisions have been built. By 2010, Royse City had a population of 9,349; this represents a growth rate of 216.2%, according to the U. S. Census Bureau. Royse City is located in the northeast corner of Rockwall County at 32°58′27″N 96°19′58″W; the city now extends east into Hunt County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Royse City has a total area of 15.1 square miles, of which 15.0 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles, or 0.75%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,957 people, 1,027 households, 781 families residing in the city; the population density was 289.8 people per square mile. There were 1,089 housing units at an average density of 106.7 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 79.44% White, 7.51% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 9.54% from other races, 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.97% of the population. There were 1,027 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.9% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.34. In the city, the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males. --The median income for a household in the city was $42,266, the median income for a family was $48,804.
Males had a median income of $30,966 versus $23,804 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,153. About 8.4% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over. Royse City serves as a bedroom community for nearby Greenville. Most of the development in the city is residential; the local economy consists of service businesses, stores and medical offices. Restaurants include Denny's, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Subway, Jack in the Box, Quizno's, Rice Express, Soulman's Bar-B-Que. A Holiday Inn Express and a Family Dollar are nearby. OMi Cranes, a crane manufacturer, is located at the western edge of the city. All of these are along Interstate 30. In 2007, Royse City was designated as an official Texas Main Street City; the Royse City Main Street program was set up to promote the city's downtown area, where the goals are to foster a thriving business district while preserving historic buildings. Some attractions downtown include Anchored Bliss Boutique, Arbeledas Mexican Grill, Jimmy's Donuts, Los Pinos Mexican, Luigi's Italian Cafe, Milano's Pizza, Main Street Cafe and Joe's Meat Market.
In 2015, construction was completed on an overpass at Interstate 30 and Erby Campbell Blvd. Walmart and CVS opened stores in Royse City shortly thereafter. Royse City is served by the Royse City Independent School District. Interstate 30 is the primary route through Royse City. To the west, Interstate 30 goes through Rockwall and Fort Worth. To the east, Interstate 30 goes through Greenville, Sulphur Springs and Little Rock. Four exits on Interstate 30 serve Royse City, they are: Erby Campbell Blvd. – A north-south route that has become a focus of commercial development. Walmart has opened on the northwest corner. A CVS is on the northeast corner. Anita Scott Elementary School is to the south; the Truth Campus charter school is to the north. Farm Road 548 / Royse City – A primary north-south route through Royse City; the historic downtown is north. Subdivisions are south. Shopping areas are along the freeway. Farm Road 35 – An east-west route through the southern part of Royse City. Farm Road 2642 – A north-south route.
Royse City High School is along Farm Road 2642. The Interstate 30 frontage roads have been converted to one-way for safety due to increased traffic. Texas State Highway 66 is a state east-west route that goes through Rockwall, Rowlett
Garland is a city in the U. S. state of Texas. It is a part of the Dallas -- Fort Worth metroplex, it is located entirely within Dallas County, except a small portion located in Collin and Rockwall counties. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 226,876, making it the 87th-most populous city in the United States of America and the 12th-most populous city in the state of Texas. In 2017, the population rose to 238,002. Garland is second only to the City of Dallas in Dallas County by population and has easy access to downtown Dallas via public transportation including two Dart Blue line stations and buses. In 2008, Garland was ranked #67 on CNN and Money magazine's list of the "Top 100 Places to Live"; as of 2014 the city was considered the 6th "Best City for Working Parents". In 2014 Garland was ranked the 7th best city for saving money; this ranked Garland 2nd best in Texas. In 2015, Garland was listed #17 overall and #5 best mid-sized city to purchase a home for "First-Time Home Buyers".
In 2015, Garland was labeled the 8th "Best Run City in America". Move.org rated Garland as the "8th best city in America to raise a family". In 2017 Garland was named the "2nd best City in Texas and 17th overall for jobs". Smartasset ranked Garland as the "3rd best City for living the American Dream in 2017". In 2018, Garland will have the "5th highest employment growth in the country". Immigrants began arriving in the Peters colony area around 1850, but a community was not created until 1874. Two communities sprang up in the area: Embree, named for the physician K. H. Embree, Duck Creek, named for the local creek of the same name. A rivalry between the two towns ensued. To settle a dispute regarding which town should have the local post office, Dallas County Judge Thomas A. Nash asked visiting Congressman Joe Abbott to move the post office between the two towns; the move was completed in 1887. The new location was named Garland after U. S. Attorney General Augustus Hill Garland. Soon after, the towns of Embree and Duck Creek were combined, the three areas combined to form the city of Garland, incorporated in 1891.
By 1904, the town had a population of 819 people. In 1920, local businessmen financed a new electrical generator plant for the town; this led to the formation of Garland Power and Light, the municipal electric provider that still powers the city today. On May 9, 1927, a devastating F4 tornado struck the town and killed 15 people, including the former mayor, S. E. Nicholson. Businesses began to move back into the area in the late 1930s; the Craddock food company and the Byer-Rolnick hat factory moved into the area. In 1937, KRLD, a major Dallas radio station, built its radio antenna tower in Garland, it is operational to this day. During World War II, several aircraft plants were operated in the area, the Kraft Foods company purchased a vacant one after the war for its own use. By 1950, the population of Garland exceeded 10,000 people. From 1950 to 1954, the Dallas/Garland area suffered from a serious and extended drought, so to supplement the water provided by wells, Garland began using the water from the nearby Lake Lavon.
The suburban population boom that the whole country experienced after World War II reached Garland by 1960, when the population nearly quadrupled from the 1950 figure to about 38,500. By 1970, the population had doubled to about 81,500. By 1980, the population reached 138,850. Charles R. Matthews served as mayor in the 1980s. In the 2000s, Garland added several notable developments in the northern portion of the city. Hawaiian Falls waterpark opened in 2003.. The Garland Independent School District's Curtis Culwell Center, an arena and conference facility, opened in 2005; that year, Firewheel Town Center, a Main Street-style outdoor mall, owned by Simon Property Group, opened in October 2005. It includes an AMC theater. In 2009, the city, in conjunction with the developer Trammell Crow Company, finished a public/private partnership to develop the old parking lot into a new mixed-use, transit-oriented development named 5th Street Crossing. Catercorner to both City Hall and the downtown DART Rail station, the project consists of 189 residential apartment units, 11,000 square feet of flex retail, six live-work units.
The southeast side of Garland suffered a major blow on the night of December 26, 2015 after a large EF4 tornado struck the area, moving north from Sunnyvale. At least eight fatalities were confirmed in the city from this event. Garland is located at 32°54′26″N 96°38′7″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 57.1 square miles, all land. Buckingham North Duck Creek Centerville Eastern Hills Embree Firewheel Oaks Rose Hill Spring Park Travis College Hill Addition Valley Creek* The 5 Oakridge Brentwood Place Brentwood Village Garland is part of the humid subtropical region; the average warmest month is July, with the highest recorded temperature being 111 °F in 2000. On average, the coolest month is January, with the lowest recorded temperature was −3 °F in 1989; the maximum average precipitation occurs in May. As of the 2010 census, 226,876 people, 75,696 households, 56,272 families resided in the city; the population density was 3,973.3 people per square mile.
The 80,834 housing units averaged 1,415.7 per square mile. The
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Murphy is a city in suburban Collin County, United States. The 2010 census reported the population as 17,708, compared to 3,099 in 2000. Murphy has a history that goes back to the late 1800s. Murphy is located in southern Collin County, within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Situated midway between Plano and Wylie on FM 544, Murphy is 2 miles south of the famous Southfork Ranch. Murphy shares borders with Plano to the west, Richardson to the southwest, Sachse to the south, Wylie to the east, Parker to the north, it is 22 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and about 34 miles east of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The community supports plans to continue to foster the country-living atmosphere, though with fewer large lots. Minimum lot sizes are 9,000 square feet, the average lot size trends toward 12,000 square feet. Several subdivisions are occupied; the newest approved development is 470 acres on the northeast side of the city along Maxwell Creek. The country living theme is expressed in this development by a linear park, expected to include a hike-and-bike trail.
The major new feature to be noted in the Future Land Use Plan is a central business district at the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of FM 544 and Murphy Road. This is expected to encompass a park-like area with stores fronting on a central plaza. Construction on such a development, Murphy Marketplace, began in 2008, it now contains numerous services. The municipal complex comprises a total of five buildings to serve Fire, City Administration, Public Works, as well as a 2014 addition of the PSA Murphy sports center. With the opening of the President George Bush Turnpike, access to the west became a reality in 1999; the highway is a major factor in the growth of the economy of southeast Collin County. Its impact on Murphy has been felt in the rapid expansion as new homes have been built, with the boom starting in 1999; the population in late 2002 was about 6,500 and continued to grow to around 12,000 in 2006. The 2010 census reported a population of 17,708; the city was rated #7 in the "Best Places to Live" survey of Dallas Suburbs in the July 2008 D Magazine, #9 in the 2010 edition of the article.
In 2011 the city was rated #27 in America by "Money's list of America's best small towns". In 2017 Murphy was ranked #2 among over 35,000 US cities and towns, without regard to size, by the "Area Vibes" web site. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles, of which 0.004 square miles, or 0.08%, is water. Attracted by the offer of land grants from the Peters colony, the first settlers of the community arrived in the area in 1846; the original townsite, located on land owned by C. A. McMillen, was first called "Old Decator", after McMillen's hometown, "Maxwell's Branch"; when the St. Louis Southwestern Railway reached the area in 1888, the residents renamed the town "Murphy", in honor of William Murphy, who provided land for the tracks and the construction of a depot. A post office was established there in 1891. From the 1880s until the 1950s Murphy served as a shipping point for area farmers and stock raisers; the Great Depression, the mechanization of farming, job opportunities in the Dallas metropolitan area contributed to a decline in the population of Murphy.
Though the rural community was never large, its population was reduced to 150 by the mid-1950s and to 135 by 1961. Mail service was discontinued in 1954. Beginning in the mid-1970s, the population increased dramatically; the establishment of businesses in nearby Plano and Richardson made Murphy a commuter community for these two cities. In 1970 there were 136 residents reported in Murphy; that figure had risen to 1,547 in 1990. Few reminders of Murphy's early heyday remain. Although the business district faded out, the school system remained for some time; the school building served as a community center in 1987. A school building which housed elementary and high school students was built in 1938 as a WPA project; when it closed in 1950, the schoolchildren transferred to Plano. Citizens renovated the school building, which became the Community Center, Fire Station, City Hall; the City Hall and Fire Station were moved to a new complex across the road, leaving the old building to be renovated as the Community Center that reopened in February 2012.
Murphy is considered to be part of the humid subtropical region. The city of Murphy adopted a Home Rule Charter in 2003, the power of the city is vested in a council of elected individuals who regulate and legislate and appoint other officials, such as the City Manager, who heads the executive branch; the council members as of 2017 are Scott Bradley, Owais Siddiqui, Jennifer Berthiaume, Betty Spraggins, Sarah Fincanon and Don Reilly. Scott Bradley was elected Mayor in 2017. Mike Castro is the City Manager; the Murphy police department made a deal with "Dateline" in 2006 to allow NBC camera crews to record stings of alleged Internet sexual predators and to let people hired by "Dateline" set up and run the sting. The production ended tragically when one of the alleged offenders, an assistant district attorney from a neighboring county, committed suicide when "Dateline" ) ABC NEWS cameras showed up at his home in the company of Murphy police after the man failed to show up to the sting house.. Thursday May 29, 2008.
Retrieved on July 20, 2017. A portion of Murphy is served by the Plano Independent School District, while another portion is served
Nevada is a city in Collin County, United States. The population was 822 at the 2010 census. First settled in 1835 by John McMinn Stambaugh and named "McMinn Chapel", the area was settled by Granville Stinebaugh, who named it after the Nevada Territory. Nevada enjoyed some prosperity after becoming a stop on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, the town incorporated in 1889. On 9 May 1927, a half-mile-wide F4 tornado ripped through Nevada, leaving 19 dead, 100 injured, property damage exceeding $650,000; the town had a difficult recovery. However, the growing mechanisation involved in agriculture, along with the Great Depression, caused the town to fall into stagnation; the railroad removed its tracks from the area. Recent growth in Collin County during the last 25 years has moderately improved life in Nevada; the population has again reached the heights of 1927, the town reincorporated in 1988. Nevada is located in southeastern Collin County at 33°02′36″N 96°22′23″W, it is 4 miles east of Lavon and 4 miles west of Josephine.
It is 36 miles northeast of downtown Dallas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Nevada has a total area of 2.4 square miles, of which 0.01 square miles, or 0.52%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 563 people, 187 households, 146 families residing in the city; the population density was 486.0 people per square mile. There were 203 housing units at an average density of 175.2/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 90.23% White, 5.51% African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.57% of the population. There were 187 households out of which 44.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.4% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.36.
In the city, the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $46,500, the median income for a family was $49,688. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,000 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,221. About 2.2% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. The city is served by the Community Independent School District. City of Nevada official website