News Flash

Posted on: April 20, 2018

Allen Animal Shelter Finds Homes for 486 Pets

animal shelter 2017 stats

Nearly 500 pets found new families last year, thanks to the work of Allen Animal Shelter.

The adoptions were the highlight of a busy year for Allen Animal Shelter staff. According to a report by the Animal Shelter Advisory Board, staff handled more than 4,...

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Allen Animal Shelter
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies

Skunk

Allen Animal Control is making neighbors aware of a skunk which tested positive for rabies. The skunk was found in the 1600 block of Oak Brook Lane in the Villages at Maxwell Creek neighborhood. Three domestic dogs were exposed to the skunk. They are now ...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Allen Animal Shelter

News Flash

Posted on: April 17, 2018

Cinco de Mayo Open Skate

Cinco de Mayo Skate

A special Cinco de Mayo Open Skate is being held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on May 5 at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Join the fun on the ice for various games and activities! 

Open to all ages, all on-ice participants must wear skates. Entrance cost...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

News Flash

Posted on: April 12, 2018

Health & Information Fair

Health Fair

Join Allen Senior Recreation Center for its 13th annual health fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 4.

Visit over 40 vendors who will provide screenings plus useful information covering a variety of health and  senior adult related topics.

Free ...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: October 16, 2017

May/June 2018 Center-Link Newsletter

May-June 2018 Center-Link

The May/June 2018 edition of the Center-Link newsletter, which is Allen Senior Recreation Center’s events guide, is now available. 

The facility’s upcoming diverse programming includes educational opportunities, fun games and fitness classes.&...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Travel to New York City

New York Trip

Allen Senior Recreation Center is going to New York City!

Join the center for a five-day, four-night trip to see the bright lights of "The City That Never Sleeps" from Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2018.

For more information, please call 214.509.4820 or stop b...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 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 is available at all of A...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 26, 2018

Full STEAM Ahead: Collin College Technical Campus Approved

collin college tech campus

Collin College can move forward with plans to build a new Technical Campus in Allen. 

Allen City Council approved zoning and concept plans for the 32-acre campus at the April 24 meeting. Located south of State Highway 121 between Alma Drive and Ex...

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Learn more about the campus and academic programs. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 26, 2018

New Allen Neighborhood Will Cater to 55+ Crowd

twin creeks

A change to development regulations has paved the way for a new community focused on serving residents ages 55 and older. Twin Creeks North will add 230 single-family homes and new commercial buildings north of Exchange Parkway, between Bray Central Drive...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Plan Ahead for Early Voting, Great American Cleanup

people loading items in truck during Allen Recycles Day

Heading to City Hall on Saturday? Follow these instructions to avoid getting stuck in traffic.

If you're coming here to vote:

Collin County voters may cast their ballot at any early voting location from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. This includes ...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Delta Hotels Celebrates "Topping Off"

Delta Topping Off Ceremony

Allen’s much-anticipated hotel and massive convention center hit a milestone this month. Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen and Watters Creek Convention Center celebrated its topping off at a ceremony on April 18.

The 300-room hotel will offer...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Outdoor Warning Siren Tests Planned for April 23, 30

sirens

Allen Fire Department has scheduled two dates to test the city’s outdoor warning sirens. Voice tests on the sirens will be performed on two consecutive Mondays, April 23 and 30. The tests will be rescheduled if there is a chance of severe weathe...

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See a map of the city’s sirens. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Storm Damage? Know What to Do Next

car in storm

North Texas is no stranger to severe storms. If your home, vehicle or other property is damaged due to wind or hail, keep these things in mind.

  • 9-1-1 services should be used for emergencies only: to save a life, stop a crime or report a fire. For non-emerg...
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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 16, 2018

New Markers Coming to Allen Trails

Couple Walking on Trail

Hundreds of new signs and markers will be added to Allen trails, thanks to a partnership between the Allen Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Allen Parks Foundation.

Fifty-two steel marker signs, 312 informational sign panels and 500 quarter-mile ...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Happy State Bank Donation Helps Spruce Up Aging Allen Homes

Representatives from Happy State Bank present City of Allen with $10,000 check.

A donation from Happy State Bank will help Allen homeowners in need of minor property repairs.

The company recently donated $10,000 to launch a local Property Improvement Program (PIP), administered by Allen's Community Development department. The departme...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Grant Funding Available to Non-Profits through Tax on Hotel Rooms

hotel bed with bathrobe on hanger

Does your non-profit organization attract tourists to Allen? If so, you could be eligible to apply for the 2018 Allen Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant. Applications will be accepted April 2-27.

The Texas Tax Code authorizes the City of Allen to impose a local hot...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Allen Commits to Changes following Water Quality Town Hall Meeting

water message 2

The City of Allen will enhance its notification efforts related to North Texas Municipal Water District’s annual chlorine maintenance after hearing from residents at a special town hall meeting.

Attendees at the April 18 Q&A session asked Cit...

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News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

News Flash

Posted on: April 12, 2018

Be Ready for Storm Season

storm_ready

Storm season is underway! Residents are reminded to pay close attention to the weather and take shelter if necessary. The safest place to be in a storm is an internal room of your home or business, on the lowest level away from windows. The City of Allen ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: March 29, 2018

AFD Staff Honored with Awards, Promotions

AFD Promotional Ceremony 2018

Allen Fire Department celebrated career advancements and other notable achievements at its annual Promotional and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 28.

Michael Wade received the Firefighter/Paramedic of the Year award for the part he played in numerous s...

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Fire Department

News Flash

Ford Pool

2 Stories
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Ford Pool Special Events (Summer 2018)

Swimming in Pool

Ford Pool will be making a splash this summer by offering a wide variety of fun, special events for all ages!

Discounted Pricing Special EventsThroughout the summer, a variety of discounted pricing special events, from Memorial Day Weekend to Father's Day ...

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Ford Pool
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

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Ford Pool

News Flash

Posted on: April 11, 2018

Allen Community Garage Sale Rescheduled

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Allen Community Garage Sale on April 21 has been rescheduled.

The Allen Community Garage Sale will now be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot.

Come discov...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Youth Fishing Derby

Fishing at Bethany Lakes

Here fishy, fishy!

The annual Youth Fishing Derby will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. on May 5 at Bethany Lakes Park.

Free to attend and open to ages 2-16, prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught per age group and overall.

Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. on t...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Bridge Closures

JFRC Bridge

The north and south bridges at Joe Farmer Recreation Center are being replaced, resulting in temporary bridge closures.

Demolition will begin on the facility’s north bridge the week of April 2. During construction, the north entrance to Joe Farme...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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News Flash

Posted on: April 24, 2018

Library Catalog Will Be Upgraded May 9

Library Catalog Computer

We hope to be back online by mid-afternoon, but it could take longer.

During the upgrade:

  • You will need your library card to check out.
  • Only 10 total items can be checked out per library card.
  • No new or replacement cards can be issued.
  • Nothing will be checked-...
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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Library Closed for Staff Development

APL closed

The Library will be closed on Friday, May 4 for staff Development.  For your convenience, no materials will be due while the library is closed.  We will reopen Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m.

Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Story Time Break

Story Time

There will be no story times April 27 - June 3.  Summer story times begin Monday, June 4.

Story Time Schedule Library - Main

News Flash

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News Flash

Posted on: April 12, 2018

Health & Information Fair

Health Fair

Join Allen Senior Recreation Center for its 13th annual health fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 4.

Visit over 40 vendors who will provide screenings plus useful information covering a variety of health and  senior adult related topics.

Free ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Youth Fishing Derby

Fishing at Bethany Lakes

Here fishy, fishy!

The annual Youth Fishing Derby will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. on May 5 at Bethany Lakes Park.

Free to attend and open to ages 2-16, prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught per age group and overall.

Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. on t...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Allen Community Garage Sale Rescheduled

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Allen Community Garage Sale on April 21 has been rescheduled.

The Allen Community Garage Sale will now be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot.

Come discov...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Celebration Park Baseball Field No. 1 Closed

Celebration Park Baseball

Baseball field No. 1 at Celebration Park is currently closed repairs due to damage to the outfield fence caused by heavy winds.

The area has been marked with yellow caution tape. The park's other baseball fields were unaffected and will remain open.

Updates...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Bridge Closures

Bridge Replacement at Joe Farmer Recreation Center

The north and south bridges at Joe Farmer Recreation Center are being replaced, resulting in temporary bridge closures.

Demolition will begin on the facility’s north bridge the week of April 2. During construction, the north entrance to Joe Farme...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Allen Receives 2017 Tree City USA Recognition

City of Allen Trees

The City of Allen received the 2017 Tree City USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

The community also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Celebration Park Named ‘Field of Excellence’

Celebration Park

Celebration Park has been named a winner of the esteemed 2017 Fields of Excellence award by Pioneer Athletics, recognizing the hard work from Allen Parks and Recreation’s maintenance staff for keeping the park’s athletic fields in exce...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Allen Historic Water Station Wins TOMA Award

TOMA Award

For the second year in a row, Allen Parks and Recreation has been presented with a TOMA Award from the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute for completing a project that has advanced the City of Allen’s parks system.

The Allen Historic Water St...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 16, 2018

STEAM Recreation Programs Make Learning Fun

STEAM Programming

Summer will be here before we know it, and many parents are already looking for fun and educational camps and classes for children when school is out on break.

The Allen Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engine...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: April 6, 2018

APD to Host Drug Take Back Events

close up of pills

Allen Police Department will host two collection sites for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Drug Take Back on Saturday, April 28. One will be held at the Allen City Hall (305 Century Parkway) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the Great Am...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

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The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

News Flash

Posted on: March 30, 2018

Daytime Watering Restrictions begin April 1

sprinkler

Time to check your irrigation schedule! Sprinkler use is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1 to October 31 each year.

Residents may use sprinklers up to two times per week on assigned watering days. Use the Outdoor Watering Schedule Map to i...

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Learn more about Allen's water conservation pla Water Conservation News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

The 2018 Sustainable Landscape Series is Here!

sus landscape2018

Want to become the envy of gardeners everywhere? Learn about healthy lawn care, sprinkler efficiency, rain barrels, and more during this year’s Sustainable Landscape Series. Beginning on January 27, the series consists of 6 workshops, each of which focus ...

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Learn more about Water Conservation in Allen. Water Conservation News