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City of Allen - Headline Updates

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Council Approves Road Construction Projects

Contractors will widen Alma Drive and extend Montgomery Boulevard following approval from City Council.

The Montgomery Boulevard project will eventually connect Bethany Drive to the US 75 Frontage Road. The first phase of... Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

Allen Animal Shelter Increases Adoptions by 35%

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The Animal Shelter Advisory Committee credits restructured fees and increased awareness with a surge in 2014 adoptions. The shelter facilitated 383 adoptions in 2014, 100 more than the previous year. Another 21 animals were... Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Allen Recognizes Inspectors During Building Safety Month

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Mayor Stephen Terrell honored Allen building inspectors with a city proclamation on Tuesday, April 28.

"Building safety affects many aspects of our lives," said Mayor Terrell. "Because of the enforcement of... Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Allen Marks Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month

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Allen drivers are encouraged to use extra caution this month as more motorcycles hit the roads. The City ushered in Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month with a city proclamation, urging riders to wear protective equipment... Read on...

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

NTMWD to Ease Watering Restrictions Effective May 1

North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels to ease watering restrictions earlier than previously planned.

Beginning May 1, Allen utility customers may water their... Read on...

Posted on: April 30, 2015

Council Approves $85 Million Watters Creek Hotel and Convention Center

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Allen City Council has approved a development agreement for the construction of The Convention Center at Watters Creek, the largest convention and exhibition space in the north Dallas suburbs. The $85 million, four-star... Read on...


Community Services

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Posted on: April 27, 2015

City of Allen Open House

Show your appreciation for our public service employees during the Municipal Center Open House and Equipment Display on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12: PM at the City of Allen Municipal Service Center, 900 S.... Read on...

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Library - Main

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Posted on: February 7, 2015

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Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: April 28, 2015

Migratory Birds Prevention Efforts at Stacy Ridge and Celebration Park

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Parks and Recreation staff continue to use noisemaking devices at Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park. Due to recent rains, high winds and thunderstorms, the egret activity is more scattered throughout the day requiring... Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Cattle Egret Sightings Prompt Use of Noisemakers

Parks and Recreation staff have begun using a variety of noisemakers to discourage migratory cattle egrets from settling in Allen parks and trails. The noisemakers were deployed after citizens reported egret sightings in... Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Summer Sounds Concerts Lead Up to Market Street Allen USA Celebration

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It’s beginning to feel like summer. Soon, it will be sounding like summer too as the 18th annual Summer Sounds concert series is set to kick off on Monday, May 25. Taking place every Monday evening through June 22 leading up... Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Annual Parks Facility Closure Schedule

As part of the Allen Parks and Recreation Department’s annually scheduled maintenance, various facilities are closed throughout the year in order to work on equipment, deep clean, touch up paint and to complete various... Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

Arbor Day Foundation Names Allen Tree City USA

Allen, TX has been named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. It marks the 12th consecutive year the City of Allen has earned the honor.

Allen... Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2014

Orchards Park Construction Concept

Orchards Park is an undeveloped Neighborhood Park located east of Malone Road on Lake Travis Drive north of Bethany Drive and south of Main Street. The property is approximately six acres in size and is bordered by single... Read on...

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

Allen Parks and Recreation Earns Four TRAPS Awards

ALLEN, TX – Nov 7, 2014 – The Allen Parks and Recreation Department was presented with four awards during the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) North Region conference held Nov. 7 in Grand Prairie, Texas. The... Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2014

Allen Parks and Recreation Earns National Gold Medal Finalist for Second Consecutive Year

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ALLEN, TX, May 27, 2014 – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced that the City of Allen’s Parks and... Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2014

Allen Senior Recreation Center Weekend Hours of Operation Change

Through a comprehensive evaluation of operations at the Allen Senior Recreation Center, findings have revealed that utilization by members is extremely low on Saturdays. To ensure that operations are appropriately staffed in... Read on...

Allen Senior Recreation Center website
Posted on: April 3, 2014

Pentatonix Headline Market Street Allen USA Celebration

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Vocal sensations and winners of season three of NBC's The Sing-Off, Pentatonix, will headline this year's Market Street Allen USA Celebration presented by Texas Health Presbyterian Allen, set for Saturday, June 28, at... Read on...

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