Susan Combs, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, is sponsoring a Town Hall Meeting on Aug. 16 in Allen.

The public is invited to this free event, which will be in the Community Room at the Allen Municipal Court and Parks and Recreation Building, 301 Century Parkway in Allen.

"Texas has been more than fortunate," Combs said in a press release about the meeting. "Late to enter the recession and early to recover, our state continues to become an ever greater part of the nation’s economy.

"Still, we face challenges ahead," Combs said in the news release. "A growing population and demand for public services, increasing federal regulatory burdens and an uncertain global economy will shape the future of our state.

"Please join me for a thought-provoking discussion of the facts, figures and trends fueling our state," Combs said in the news release. "Understanding the complex interactions and events that make up the Texas economy can help ensure tomorrow’s Texas is strong."