Posted on: January 20, 2017

Cedar Drive Closing for Repairs

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A portion of Cedar Drive will be closed beginning Monday, Jan. 23 for an emergency road repair. The closure will impact Cedar Drive between St. Mary Drive and Station Park Drive. Message boards will be placed at all entry points to remind drivers of the c...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Allen Partners with Collin College for Police Firearms Training Center

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Allen Police will soon have a new destination for weapons training.

At the Jan. 10 meeting, Allen City Council approved a partnership to build a firearms training range at Collin College’s new Police and Fire Training Center in McKinney. The rang...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Allen City Council Appoints New Judge

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Cynthia Porter Gore will serve as the next Allen Municipal Court Judge. Allen City Council appointed her to the position during the Jan. 10 meeting.

Gore has performed judicial and magistrate duties as the alternate judge for the City of Allen since 2010. ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Trash, Recycling Route Changes Begin on Jan. 30

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With new homes to serve every week, some of our trash and recycling routes need to be reconfigured in order to provide more timely service to all residents. That means some residents will be assigned a new trash and/or recycling day based on new routes.

Th...

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Download the 2017 Trash & Recycling Guidelines.

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Don't be an Accidental Litterbug

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Unbagged trash and windy days can turn your street into an environmental nightmare. Here’s how you can help.

  • TIP #1: Bag all trash. Loose trash is more likely to blow away, especially as your carts are being emptied into the truck. Shredded paper mus...
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Request clean-up supplies now.
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Don't Panic: Recycling Trucks are Still Rolling!

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A fire at a Plano recycling facility has not affected recycling collection in Allen. Though several municipalities were impacted by the Dec. 28 fire at Republic Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), the City of Allen uses a different contractor.

The City's co...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

January is Deadliest Month for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first month of the year is the worst for carbon monoxide poisoning. At least two people die each day from carbon-monoxide poisoning in January - three times the fatality rate reco...

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Find more safety tips at AllenFire.org.

Posted on: January 3, 2017

Dive-In Movie: Frozen (Sing-Along Version)

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Grab your friends, swimsuit, noodle and towel and join us for a Dive-In Movie at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

For the winter season, we'll be showing the Disney hit "Frozen (Sing-Along Version)" at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21.

While you and your fr...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Trees Being Replaced on Exchange Parkway

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Bradford Pear trees located in two medians on Exchange Parkway are being replaced due to safety and maintenance issues.

Currently, eight trees have been removed from the median located between Country Lane and Meadow Park. Different species of trees that a...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

New Year, New You

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Give yourself the gift of health for the new year at one of the City of Allen's recreation centers!

To help with your health-related resolutions, Allen Parks and Recreation is offering 15% off memberships at recreation facilities throughout the month ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Saturday Night Social Program for Students

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Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is back at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, providing a fun, safe, social program for students in grades 3-6.

Nightly activities include gym games, dance music by a DJ, bounce houses, dodgeball, pool, table tennis, theme nights and c...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Recycling Grant Awarded for New Park

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The City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department received a $29,385 grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to begin a recycling program in its newest park located at th...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Allen Senior Recreation Center Goes to Pigeon Forge

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A group of 50 from Allen Senior Recreation Center departed on a 7-day, 6-night trip to Pigeon Forge, deep in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, on Sunday, shortly before devastating wildfires started breaking out in the area.

The trip has been able to adjust i...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Want to Join Our Force? Here's a Good First Step.

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If you're interested in becoming an Allen Police officer, consider attending an informational meeting about the application process.

Meetings will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Allen Police Department Training R...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

You're Invited to Coffee with the Chief!

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Hear Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey discuss the department's programs, challenges and innovations during this free event.

"Coffee with the Police Chief" will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Allen Public Library Civic Auditoriu...

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