Posted on: February 10, 2016

City Bond Election Set for May 7

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Allen residents will have the opportunity to vote on the next series of capital improvement projects at an upcoming bond election, set for May 7. The City of Allen’s bond package includes $93.15 million in capital improvement projects, including a library...Read on...

View project details.
Posted on: February 2, 2016

Paperless Doesn’t Mean Clueless

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Even if you pay your utility bill online, you can still check out the mailing inserts sent to customers on the City of Allen website. Simply go to to find the same important information sent with paper bills. The inserts include...Read on...

View most recent inserts.

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Winter Watering Tips


With cooler temperatures ahead, your home’s sprinkler system may need to be reset. Turf grass used in many residential areas goes dormant after the first frost, causing grass to turn a straw color. Though the lawn may look diseased, the grass is not dead!...Read on...

Learn more about water conservation.

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Citizens Fire Academy Now Accepting Applications

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The Citizens Fire Academy is a ten-week program that gives residents an opportunity to learn more about how the Allen Fire Department is organized and operated. The 2016 class will begin Feb. 25.

The academy is held once a year at the Ronald Gentry Tra...Read on...

Get an application.

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Honored


Winners of Keep Allen Beautiful’s annual Arbor Day Poster Contest were honored during the Feb. 9 council meeting. Tiffanny Yap from Olson Elementary, Gabriella Ammendola from Cheatham Elementary and Destiny Allen from Olson Elemetary were presented with t...Read on...

Learn more about Keep Allen Beautiful.

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Next Reads

Next Reads

Stumped on what to read next? Try "Next Reads" our personalized reading suggestion service! All you have to do is fill out a short questionnaire, and one of our librarians will send you a list of 3-5 books based on your preferences. It's that easy!Read on...

Next Reads questionnaire
Posted on: January 15, 2016

ALLen Reads 2016 Book Selections

ALLen Reads 2016 Book Selections

It's once again time for ALLen Reads! This years book selections are now available! Our main book this year is Texas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook by Rob Walsh. This year's ALLen Reads picture book is Cook-a-Doodle-doo bySusan Stevens Crumme...Read on...

Find out more!

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Seniors: Get Free Tax Help at ASRC


AARP will provide free tax filing assistance at the Allen Senior Recreation Center (ASRC) each Monday, Feb. 1 through April 11. Any senior living in the Allen area can take advantage of this free service, whether or not they are members. Because tax help ...Read on...

Learn about the Allen Senior Recreation Center.
Posted on: November 18, 2015

Help Us Shape the Future of Public Art in Allen

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Public art is important to the life of many cities throughout the country, including Allen. In 2005, the City of Allen adopted a public art master plan, launching a public art program which has commissioned artwork throughout the community. As the program...Read on...

Take the Survey
Posted on: September 15, 2015

Allen Parks & Recreation Among Top Finalists for Gold Medal Award

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For the third consecutive year, the City of Allen’s Parks and Recreation Department was among the top four finalists for the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management awarded by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administ...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Citizens Police Academy Now Accepting Applications


The Spring 2016 Citizens Police Academy class will begin Thursday, March 3 at 6 p.m. This twelve-week course provides Allen residents an opportunity to meet with officers from various units of their police department, including K-9, SWAT, Patrol, Criminal...Read on...

Download application.