Posted on: June 23, 2017

Market Street Allen USA is this Saturday!

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Be prepared for a great time at this year’s Market Street Allen USA Celebration!

If you’re planning to attend, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • This is an outdoor event, so bring sunscreen and bug spray. Kids might want swimsuits a...
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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Reception to Honor New, Outgoing Council Members and Re-elected Mayor

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Allen City Council will welcome a new face on Tuesday, June 27 as Carl Clemencich replaces Ross Obermeyer in Place No. 2.

Obermeyer opted not to run for reelection after fifteen years on city council. Prior to his 2002 election, Obermeyer served on the Par...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

New Playground Equipment Coming to Green Park

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A uniquely-themed playground will soon replace aging swings and slides at Allen’s Green Park.

The playground, located near the intersection of Alma Drive and Comanche Drive, is due for replacement after 18 years of use. Because the playground is ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Assistant City Manager Honored with NCTCOG Award

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Shelli Siemer, Assistant City Manager for the City of Allen, was presented with the Linda Keithley Award for Women in Public Service during a North Central Texas Council of Governments luncheon on June 16.

Siemer was nominated by city leaders for exceeding...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

NETSCOUT Announces Move to Allen

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NETSCOUT Systems, a leading technology provider, will relocate its regional research and development office to Allen next summer. 

The company will lease a new, 145,000-square-foot office building at One Bethany at Watters Creek, relocating over 5...

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See full news release from Allen EDC.

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Don't Trap Kids, Pets inside a Hot Car

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Heatstroke can be deadly to kids and pets - and happens much faster than most people realize. In just ten minutes, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise 20 degrees or more. 

More than half of the hot car-related deaths in the last 20 years were d...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Reminder: Fireworks Prohibited in Allen

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Planning a patriotic celebration this summer? Make sure fireworks aren’t part of the party.

The discharge of fireworks is strictly prohibited within Allen city limits without a special permit, as part of City Ordinance No. 2239-11-03. Please cont...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Allen Community Garage Sale

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When it comes to shopping, garage sales often have unbeatable deals!

Come see what hidden gems await at the Allen Community Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 8 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot. Browsing is free!

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Celebration Park Closure Announcement

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Celebration Park will be closed from June 19-26 in preparation of 2017 Market Street Allen USA Celebration.

The closure includes all of the park’s amenities, including the sprayground. The park will reopen for normal operations on Tuesday, June 27.

The 2017...

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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: June 5, 2017

Allen Named One of Texas' Safest Cities

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Allen is among the 50 Safest Cities in Texas, according to a new report from SafeWise. The home security website used annual FBI Crime Report to create the rankings. Allen was listed as the 16th safest city in Texas, up eight spots from 2016.

Safewise foun...

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See the full list.