Posted on: February 2, 2016

Paperless Doesn’t Mean Clueless

paperless billing

Even if you pay your utility bill online, you can still check out the mailing inserts sent to customers on the City of Allen website. Simply go to to find the same important information sent with paper bills. The inserts include...Read on...

View most recent inserts.
Posted on: January 29, 2016

Allen Water Tower to be Repainted


Allen is moving forward with plans to repaint the Custer Road water tower. The latest annual inspection determined internal sandblasting and repainting was needed to preserve the life of the structure.

The tower was built in 2001 and has not been paint...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Winter Watering Tips


With cooler temperatures ahead, your home’s sprinkler system may need to be reset. Turf grass used in many residential areas goes dormant after the first frost, causing grass to turn a straw color. Though the lawn may look diseased, the grass is not dead!...Read on...

Learn more about water conservation.

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Citizens Fire Academy Now Accepting Applications

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The Citizens Fire Academy is a ten-week program that gives residents an opportunity to learn more about how the Allen Fire Department is organized and operated. The 2016 class will begin Feb. 25.

The academy is held once a year at the Ronald Gentry Tra...Read on...

Get an application.

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Next Reads

Next Reads

Stumped on what to read next? Try "Next Reads" our personalized reading suggestion service! All you have to do is fill out a short questionnaire, and one of our librarians will send you a list of 3-5 books based on your preferences. It's that easy!Read on...

Next Reads questionaire
Posted on: January 15, 2016

ALLen Reads 2016 Book Selections

ALLen Reads 2016 Book Selections

It's once again time for ALLen Reads! This years book selections are now available! Our main book this year is Texas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook by Rob Walsh. This year's ALLen Reads picture book is Cook-a-Doodle-doo bySusan Stevens Crumme...Read on...

Find out more!

Posted on: January 19, 2016

Bridge Dedication, Ribbon Cutting Set for Feb. 13

Cottonwood Creek Trail Bridge

Come celebrate the ribbon cutting and art dedication of the Cottonwood Creek Trail Bridge! A formal dedication will be held at the bridge at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. A reception at Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q will follow the dedication.

The Co...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2015

Help Us Shape the Future of Public Art in Allen

Public Art

Public art is important to the life of many cities throughout the country, including Allen. In 2005, the City of Allen adopted a public art master plan, launching a public art program which has commissioned artwork throughout the community. As the program...Read on...

Take the Survey
Posted on: September 15, 2015

Allen Parks & Recreation Among Top Finalists for Gold Medal Award

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For the third consecutive year, the City of Allen’s Parks and Recreation Department was among the top four finalists for the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management awarded by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administ...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Allen Police Need Your Help in Attempted Car Burglary

attempted car burglary

On Monday, February 2, surveillance video captured persons of interest targeting unlocked vehicles parked in driveway alleys. Allen Police want to remind everyone of the importance of locking cars and removing valuables. See below for statement released b...Read on...

Watch surveillance video.