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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Is Your Water Bill Higher Than Usual?

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Allen utility customers are in the process of receiving water bills for DFW’s driest September on record. If your bill is high, here are 7 things you need to know.

1. Record-setting month led to more watering

Local meteorologists report September ...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Water Rate Changes Take Effect Nov. 1

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The City of Allen is adjusting water and sewer rates to cover increased costs. For Allen residents with average water use, this change will increase water bills by approximately $8.33 per month.*

Why are rates changing?

Like many North Texas cities, Allen p...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Do You Feel Connected to Allen?

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Help us serve you better by answering these 17 questions about communication and engagement.

Tell us how you hear about news and events, which topics most interest you and whether you feel involved in your city. Your responses and demographic information w...

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Take the survey now. City of Allen - Headline Updates

News Flash

Posted on: October 21, 2019

Storm Debris Disposal Reminder

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If you’ve hired a contractor to help with storm cleanup, make sure you know who’s responsible for handling debris disposal.

Contractors must dispose of any construction materials, yard waste and other debris they handle while working on...

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Community Services
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Water Rate Changes Take Effect Nov. 1

faucet

The City of Allen is adjusting water and sewer rates to cover increased costs. For Allen residents with average water use, this change will increase water bills by approximately $8.33 per month.*

Why are rates changing?

Like many North Texas cities, Allen p...

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Community Services
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Storm Drains are for Rain!

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Anything you put in a storm drain goes directly into local waterways. Prevent pollution with these tips:

GRASS CLIPPINGS

  • Blow grass clippings from mowing back to grassy areas.
  • Vacuum or rake clippings and place in paper lawn bag for proper disposal.

LEAVES

  • Mul...
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Learn how Allen protects local rivers and streams. Community Services
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Recycle Your Styrofoam!

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Did you know Allen residents can take advantage of nearby collection points for Styrofoam products not accepted in curbside recycling?

Frisco Environmental Collection Center (6616 Walnut Street, Frisco) is open to all, including non-Frisco residents and co...

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Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: October 9, 2019

Fire Prevention Contest Winners on Display

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To teach an important safety lesson, Allen Fire Department challenged local students to break out their art supplies. Eleven schools participated in the 2019 Fire Prevention Contest using crayons, markers, paint and other materials to create important mes...

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Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: October 21, 2019

Spirit Park Closed for Debris Removal

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Spirit Park is currently closed as crews remove debris caused by weekend storms. Please visit our Parks Directory to find another place to visit as we complete this cleanup. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Spot an issue at another park? Let us ...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 25, 2019

City of Allen Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

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The City of Allen joins the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). T...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day

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

Join the City of Allen for the annual Arbor Day Celebration happening on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at Glendover Park!

Tree plantings, educational arts and...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Trunk or Treat Drive-In Movie

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Decorate your vehicle and bring your favorite candy to pass out at the Trunk or Treat Drive-In Movie! 

The Trunk or Treat Drive-In Movie is being held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 in Bethany Lakes Park (outside of Joe Farmer Recreat...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash

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Dress up your dog and join the fun at Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash!

The Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash is being held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 at Bethany Lakes Park (outside of Joe Farmer Recreation Center).

You and your furry friends will be treated ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Dark Side of the Rainbow Dive-In Movie

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Does Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" correspond with "The Wizard of Oz" on purpose? Are the parallels between the two works of art sheer coincidence? 

Decide for yourself during this dive-in event Saturday, November 9 from...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2019 Recreation Guide

Fall 2019 LIFE Guide (Newsflash)

The Fall 2019 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 program registration can ...

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Parks & Recreation

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