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City of Allen - Headline Updates

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

Online Brokerage Firm Ranks Allen in Top 10 Safest Places in Texas

The City of Allen ranked number five in the Top 10 Safest Places in Texas as published by Movoto, an online real estate brokerage firm based in San Mateo, CA. Movoto conducts and posts city-based research findings in their... Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

Beginning in August - When the Contents Are Gone, Let the Carton Live On!

Beginning in August, cartons will be accepted in Allen's single stream recycling bins.

Now that more and more consumers are purchasing products in cartons for convenience, the City of Allen will partner with CWD and... Read on...

Single Stream Recycling
Posted on: July 25, 2014

Allen City Council Received Concept Drawings for the Fire Station #2 Reconstruction

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At a recent workshop meeting, Allen City Council was presented the concept drawings for the reconstruction of the 30-year old Fire Station #2 facility, located on Exchange Parkway in East Allen.

The new fire station will... Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2014

Keep Texas Beautiful Recognizes Allen Volunteers, Awareness Efforts and Community Excellence

Each year, the volunteer and education outreach efforts dedicated to the beautification and environmental health of Allen, as well as the results, shine with several Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) Awards. Nominations are... Read on...


Community Services

2 Stories
Posted on: July 29, 2014

Beginning in August - When the Contents Are Gone, Let the Carton Live On!

Beginning in August, cartons will be accepted in Allen's single stream recycling bins.

Now that more and more consumers are purchasing products in cartons for convenience, the City of Allen will partner with CWD and... Read on...

Single Stream Recycling
Posted on: June 17, 2014

NEW Expanded Hours for the Allen CRC!

Through a partnership with the City of Plano, Allen residents may pick up reusable household chemicals for free at Plano’s HHW Reuse Center or the City of Allen's Chemical Reuse Center (ACRC). The ACRC will be open to the... Read on...

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Keep Allen Beautiful

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Posted on: June 17, 2014

NEW Expanded Hours for the Allen CRC!

Through a partnership with the City of Plano, Allen residents may pick up reusable household chemicals for free at Plano’s HHW Reuse Center or the City of Allen's Chemical Reuse Center (ACRC). The ACRC will be open to the... Read on...

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Library - Main

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Posted on: June 3, 2014

Adult Summer Reading Program: Literary Elements

Sign ups begin Saturday, June 7 at 10am. Sign up in person or online.

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

Explore the Museums of Collin County - Thursday, July 31

Learn how you can experience early life in Collin County through its many museums. Presented by Carol Lowe of the Collin County Historical Society. Registration required.

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

DIY @ APL: Duct Tape Flower Pens and Origami Flowers - Monday, August 4

Come join us for a fun evening of flower crafts. Registration required.

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

CSI Effect - Tuesday, August 5

This program will be an informative presentation and Q&A session with a real Criminalist from the Allen Police Department. The Criminalist will explain their capabilities and how the “CSI Effect” has changed their job. Registration preferred.

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

How to Start a Small Business - Tuesday, August 12

It's back to basics! If you want to start a business but don't know where to begin, then this class is for you.

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters for Alzheimer’s Disease - Monday, August 11

A representative of the Alzheimer's Association discusses the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's and resources to help those affected by the disease. Registration required.

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Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

Allen Parks and Recreation Demonstrates How Going OUT is IN this July

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ALLEN, TX – If you’re feeling cramped and like you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not the only one. Nearly three in 10 U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half... Read on...

Parks and Rec Month
Posted on: May 27, 2014

Allen Parks and Recreation Earns National Gold Medal Finalist for Second Consecutive Year

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ALLEN, TX, May 27, 2014 – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced that the City of Allen’s Parks and... Read on...

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Posted on: May 23, 2014

Rowlett Creek Trail Underpass Temporarily Closed May 29

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The US 75 Trail Underpass at Rowlett Creek will be closed beginning May 29, for the US 75 widening project. The closure is expected to last several months.

Posted on: April 3, 2014

Pentatonix Headline Market Street Allen USA Celebration

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Vocal sensations and winners of season three of NBC's The Sing-Off, Pentatonix, will headline this year's Market Street Allen USA Celebration presented by Texas Health Presbyterian Allen, set for Saturday, June 28, at... Read on...

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