Posted on: October 17, 2017

Water, Sewer Upgrades Coming to Hillside Village

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Aging pipes in the Hillside Village subdivision will soon receive a big upgrade.

Contractors will begin replacing aging and deteriorating water and sanitary sewer mains with resilient PVC this November. The first phase of the project will focus on Valley V...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Allen Distributes $51K in Grant Funding to Allen Community Outreach

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Federal funding distributed by the City of Allen will help residents avoid evictions and keep their utilities running.

Each year, Allen receives a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City u...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Meet the 2017 City Board Appointees

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Several new faces are joining City of Allen boards, committees and commissions following appointments by Allen City Council.

Jason Shepard, Brian Doherty, Antoinette Vincent, Kirk Arnold, Sommer Bernard, Ryan Smith, Susan Kacines, Scott Phillips, Michael S...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Building Better Together

Year In Review 16-17

Reflect on some of Allen’s biggest projects and accomplishments as the City begins a new budget year.

Fiscal year 2016-2017 ended on September 30, marking an exceptional year of growth and progress. Allen’s population grew to 98,391 res...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Top 7 Halloween Activities in Allen

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From ghostly movies to costume parties, here are 7 ways to make your October “spook-tacular.”

  1. If you liked the classic Mel Brooks film “Young Frankenstein,” you’ll love the musical rendition presented by Al...
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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Discover Allen’s Public Art with New Mobile Tool

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Touring Allen’s public art collection has never been easier, thanks to a new mobile guide.

You can launch the Mobile Allen Public Art Review & Tour (MAP ART) on any smartphone, tablet or desktop by visiting CityofAllen.org/PublicArtTour. Colo...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Election Reminders for November 7

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Allen voters will be asked to vote “for” or “against” seven proposed constitutional amendments during the November 7 election. A generic sample ballot, which includes wording for proposed amendments along with ballo...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

MONEY Magazine Names Allen #2 in "Best Places to Live in America" List

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MONEY's annual ranking of America's best towns has placed Allen at #2!

Allen is the only Texas city represented in MONEY's "Best Places to Live 2017" top 10 list, which evaluated 2,400 places on eight categories: cost of living, economy, educatio...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

This Fire Prevention Week, Plan Your Exit Strategy

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In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces wh...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

See This Year's Fire Prevention Contest Winners

Winning entries from the 2017 Fire Prevention Week art contest.

To teach an important safety lesson, Allen Fire Department challenged local students to break out their art supplies. Nine schools and nearly 200 students participated in the 2017 Fire Prevention Contest using crayons, markers, paint and other materials t...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Allen Pumpkin Derby

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Think your pumpkin has what it takes to outrace the competition?!

The Allen Pumpkin Derby will take place from noon-2:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center.

This is a fun-spirited event with side-by-side races fe...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Athletic Fields Closing for Overseeding

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The City of Allen’s athletic fields will be temporarily closed for overseeding in preparation of the fall season.

Allen’s sports fields that are used for late fall and early spring sports are overseeded with ryegrass, so when the bermud...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Now Hiring: Water Safety Instructors

Swim Instruction at DRN

Open positions are currently available for Water Safety Instructors and Swim Teaching Assistants at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

In order to teach as a Water Safety Instructor (starting pay: $10.71 per hour), you must first attend all classes within the Wate...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash

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Dress up your dog and come have a HOWL of a good time!

The Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash is free to attend and being held from 1-3 p.m. on October 28 at Bethany Lakes Park behind Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

You and your furry friends will be treated to contest...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Arbor Day Celebration

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Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.

Join Allen Parks and Recreation for our annual Arbor Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28 at Twin Creeks Park.

Tree plantings and educational arts...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

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The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available at all o...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Halloween Skate

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Get in the spirit of Halloween at Allen Community Ice Rink!

A special "Halloween Skate" will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on October 28 at the rink.

There will be candy, raffles and much more! Open to all ages, all on-ice participants must...

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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: October 16, 2017

Police Records Unit Public Hours Adjusted

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Beginning November 1, the Records Unit of the Allen Police Department will adjust the hours they are open to the public. The new hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Records Unit provides copies of accident reports and issues solicitor permits. It also admi...

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