Posted on: September 12, 2016

Figure Skaters Display Talents at Summer Show

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Seventy figure skaters showed off their talents and amazed a crowd of over 200 spectators on August 20 at Allen Community Ice Rink’s "First Annual Fun In The Sun” skating show.

The show featured 17 routines, involving group numbers, solos, duets a...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Homeschool Ice Skating Class

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Allen Community Ice Rink is offering group skating lessons that are designed to teach homeschool students forward and backward skating, proper falling, dips and stops.

This is a 30-minute class that includes skate rental and additional open skating pas...Read on...


Posted on: September 1, 2016

Center-Link Newsletter for September/October Now Available

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The September/October edition of the Center-Link newsletter, which is Allen Senior Recreation Center's event guide, is now available at the facility and online.

The facility's upcoming diverse programming includes educational opportunities, fun games ...Read on...


Posted on: September 16, 2016

New Storage Facility Called a “Country Club for Car Owners”

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Collectors of vintage and luxury cars could soon find their perfect parking spot in Allen. A new storage facility catering to car enthusiasts will soon begin construction off Stacy Road and Chelsea Boulevard.

The property, previously zoned for a shoppi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Discount Tire Moving Regional Hub to Allen

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Sales offices, a retail store and service bays will soon bring new jobs to Allen.

Discount Tire is preparing to move its regional offices from Plano to a two-acre site just west of US 75. The site is currently home to Harley Davidson, which plans to re...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

High-End Office Park Coming to Allen

Millennium Office Park development plans

A new office park built along Bethany Drive will feature two restaurants, a four-story parking garage and 115,000 square feet of office space.

Allen City Council members approved the development plans for Millennium Office Park (Lot 2) on Sept. 13. The...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Project Swaps Retail/Townhomes for Single-Family Lots

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New plans for Angel Field East include larger homes and six acres of open space.

Allen City Council approved Darling Home’s request to downzone the property, located on the southeast corner of Bethany Drive and Montgomery Boulevard. The change allows f...Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Model Call: Show Us Your Smile!

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The Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau is looking for models to show off how great it is to live, work and play in Allen. No previous modeling experience is necessary. Organizers are looking for a variety of ages, as well as singles and families. Thos...Read on...

Download the model information form.

Posted on: August 1, 2016

Find Free Products at the Chemical Reuse Center

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Are you in need of some household cleaners, pool chemicals or paint? Stop by the Allen Chemical Reuse Center to check out all of our free stuff!

ACRC is available to all residents of Allen and Plano age 18 years and older. You must show a photo ID with...Read on...

Learn more about HHW service in Allen.

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Open Swim Hours for 2016-17 School Year

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium offers a variety of open swim hours throughout the school year, giving swimmers the opportunity to leisurely enjoy the facility.

An open swim calendar with daily hours has been released for the 2016-17 school year.

For more...Read on...


Posted on: September 21, 2016

Need a Smoke Alarm?

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Smoke detectors save lives, but not everyone has one. The American Red Cross-Texoma Area is currently accepting requests for smoke alarm installations.

Allen residents may submit a request by completing this form with their name, phone number, home ad...Read on...

Request a smoke alarm now.
Posted on: September 16, 2016

AFD Honors Employees, Volunteers at Special Ceremony

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Allen Fire Department celebrated promotions and honored department standouts during a special ceremony on Sept. 15.

Matt Madding, an Allen native and 8-year veteran of Allen Fire Department, was promoted to captain. Nathan Boyd, who has been with AFD f...Read on...

Learn more about Allen Fire Department.
Posted on: September 8, 2016

Before Disaster Strikes, Train as a Volunteer

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From hurricanes to terror attacks, disasters often leave Americans wondering how they can help prepare their communities. One of the best ways to support your neighbors is to train as a volunteer.

The City of Allen offers numerous programs to help resi...Read on...

Learn about additional programs at Ready.gov.
Posted on: September 1, 2016

Are You Ready for an Emergency?

Emergency Preparedness

Allen Fire Department is encouraging residents to create a disaster plan to mark National Preparedness Month.

Because your family may not be together when disaster strikes, you should review these questions with each person in your household:

• How...Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Ford Pool Construction Progresses

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Ford Pool construction is continuing to progress and the overall project is on track to be substantially complete in October.

The latest construction updates include:

• A plaza entry sign “banner” has been constructed on top of four, nine-foot concr...Read on...


Posted on: September 14, 2016

Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is Back

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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 a...Read on...


Posted on: September 13, 2016

Spruce Up Your Yard with Trees for Allen

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Purchase trees best suited for the North Texas climate through the 2016 Trees for Allen program! Choose from nine varieties of trees priced at just $50 each. Each hand-selected tree is in a 10-15 gallon container, with a trunk at least one inch in diamete...Read on...

Download order form.

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Friends and Brazilian Samba

Friends of the Library and Brazilian Samba

On Saturday, October 15, come meet and talk with the Friends of the Library at a reception from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. Learn how the Friends of the Library and the library work together, and discover what you might like to do to be...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

New Discovery Texas Databases Available

New language and citizenship databases

Introducing Pronunciator and ProCitizen! These databases are available as part of the Discovery Texas databases. Call 214-509-4905 to obtain the Discovery Texas user name and password. A library card is required for access.

Pronunciator is a fun and...Read on...

Online Resources
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Library Stories Needed

Allen Public Library

To celebrate the Allen Public Library’s 50th anniversary, a film documentary is being produced regarding the library’s legacy in our community. If you raised your children in Allen during the 1970s, 80s, or 90s, the accounts of how the library impacted t...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is Back

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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 a...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Ford Pool Construction Progresses

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Ford Pool construction is continuing to progress and the overall project is on track to be substantially complete in October.

The latest construction updates include:

• A plaza entry sign “banner” has been constructed on top of four, nine-foot concr...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

National Award Finalist

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The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced Allen Parks & Recreation as a finalist for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence i...Read on...


Posted on: September 8, 2016

Join Allen Police for National Night Out 2016!

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Allen Police officers will be visiting neighborhood block parties during the 33rd annual National Night Out (NNO) against crime on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

National Night Out is a nationwide community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnershi...Read on...

Download permit application.
Posted on: August 30, 2016

Reminder of State Hunting Laws

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With dove season opening Sep. 1, Allen Police want to remind hunters about state restrictions on firearms use in the City of Allen and Collin County.

Hunters must obtain permission of property owners before using their land for hunting purposes. They ...Read on...

Read Texas weapon discharge regulations.

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Rental Opportunities for Birthdays and Tournaments

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Did you know The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center offers a variety of rental options for your next birthday party or extreme tournament?

Rental opportunities include The Edge @ Allen Station Park, a picnic area with four wooden tables; The Edge Visit...Read on...


Posted on: September 22, 2016

NTMWD Projects Coming down the Pipeline

North Texas Municipal Water District

The North Texas Municipal Water District is preparing several strategic infrastructure improvements to increase the availability of drinking water to customers in Allen and other member cities and to address the water needs of our rapidly increasing regio...Read on...

Learn more about upcoming NTMWD projects.