Posted on: July 28, 2016

Allen Opposes Proposed Transmission Line

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A plan to install electric transmissions lines near SH 121 in Allen is being met with strong opposition from City Council.

On July 26 council members adopted a resolution opposing the Kittyhawk Transmission Line and Substation project proposed by Brazo...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

City to Buy Old Allen ISD Service Center Property

Old Allen ISD Service Center property

Allen has negotiated the purchase of six acres of property adjacent to City Hall, previously home to the Allen ISD service center.

By purchasing the property at 2 Butler Circle, the City will protect the integrity of its Municipal Complex and provide f...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

City to Obtain Additional Property on Allen’s Oldest Working Farm

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The plan to showcase Allen’s agricultural heritage is getting even bigger.

On July 26, city council members agreed to spend $2.3 million for 14 additional acres of Molsen Farms, located off Greenville Avenue and Ridgemont Drive. The city already owns 5...Read on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

Backyard Chickens Allowed, With Rules

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Allen council members have approved a change to city ordinance, allowing for backyard chickens on some residential properties.

The ordinance allows up to four hens to be kept in a coop located 20 feet from adjacent property lines. Residents must live o...Read on...

Watch the council presentation and discussion.
Posted on: July 25, 2016

Allen #2 Safest Large City in Texas

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A review of FBI crime data ranks Allen as one of the safest cities in the state. According to personal finance site ValuePenguin, Allen ranks #2 among Texas cities with a population of 50,000 or more.

The rankings use data from the 2014 FBI crime stati...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Make a Difference on a City Board or Commission

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The City of Allen is now accepting applications for its boards, commissions and committees. These entities advise the City Council on a variety of issues, ranging from animal shelter operations to zoning recommendations. The majority of appointments are f...Read on...

Get more details and download the application.
Posted on: June 3, 2016

15 Ways to Banish the Words “I’m Bored”

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School’s out and we’re ready with an arsenal of ideas. Check out our list of activities to help fill out your summer schedule.

1. Play in the splash pad at Celebration Park. Just remember, the park is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance.

2. Kick ba...Read on...

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