Posted on: January 15, 2018

Winter is Back - Be Prepared for Frigid Weather!

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The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisory through Noon on Wed., Jan. 16. Review these tips from the City of Allen to protect your pipes, pets and property.

  • Prevent pipes from bursting at home. Open cabinet doors near pipes to keep war...
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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Exciting New Development Gets Thumbs-Up

The Strand

While plans for the large mixed-use development known as The Strand were announced in May, development is officially underway with Allen City Council approval of the zoning and concept plan. The Strand will encompass 135+ acres along the S.H. 121 corridor...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Good News About the Brazos Electric Project

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Update from Mayor Terrell on his way back from Austin today, “I am extremely pleased to report that the Public Utilities Commission unanimously voted to deny the Certificate of Convenience and Necessity application for the proposed Brazos Transm...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Purchasing Division Wins National Award

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The City of Allen Purchasing Division's win-streak continues for the seventeenth consecutive year!

The city's Purchasing Division has been awarded the 2017 Excellence in Procurement Award, which recognizes ethics, innovation and best practices among North ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Vacancy Filled Until May Election

Debbie Stout

On January 9, Allen City Council appointed Debbie Stout to temporarily fill the vacancy in City Council Place No. 3.

Stout served on city council from 2001-2012, and as Mayor Pro Tem from 2007-2012. During her time on city council, Stout was involved with ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Stay Fire Safe this Winter

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It might be cold outside for now, but home fires are still as dangerous as ever. In fact, the number of life-threatening fires increases during the winter months. To help citizens stay safe this season, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) has put...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Citizens Fire Academy Now Accepting Applications

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Want to learn what it takes to be a fire fighter in the City of Allen? Ride with fire fighters, learn how to operate a fire hose, wear fire fighting gear, and more at the 2018 Citizens Fire Academy.

Beginning on March 22, the 10-week class is designed to t...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Assistant Chief Boyd Completes Executive Fire Officer Program

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Assistant Fire Chief Jon Boyd completed the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) in December.

The EFOP is a highly competitive and rigorous program designed to further educate students on proper fire and emergency services administra...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Allen Fire Station #2 Receives Award

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The City of Allen’s Fire Station #2 has received the Satellite Gold Award from Firehouse.com’s 2017 Station Design Awards.

The new Fire Station #2 was selected due to its lodge-like aesthetic, open concept living quarters, and state of the art equipment. T...

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Posted on: January 15, 2018

Facilities May Adjust Hours for Weather

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service through noon on Wednesday.

Due to the potential for severe weather, please check Allen's recreation facility pages for updates about possible changes to hours and scheduling.

For addi...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Adult Athletics Leagues Registration

Adult League Soccer

The Allen Parks and Recreation athletics division is committed to offering competitive sports opportunities for adults year-round.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Spring Leagues.

Adult leagues include basketball, football, kickball, softball, soccer,...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Mission Possible: 15% Off Membership Drive

Mission Possible

The Allen Parks and Recreation Department is on a mission to help the community accomplish its New Year’s resolutions. From improving their health and fitness to becoming more connected to the community, Allen Parks and Recreation is proving it is committ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Star Wars Open Skate

Star Wars Open Skate

Join the fun at the "Star Wars Open Skate" presented by Ripley's Believe It or Not! at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Allen Community Ice Rink!

There will be Star Wars-themed, on-ice games and activities, including skating with your favorite ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 21, 2017

It's Great to Skate

It's Great to Skate

Come try ice skating for free!

A special It's Great to Skate event will be held for ages 3 and up at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Free to attend, participants will receive 30 minutes of instruction followed by a 60-minute open ska...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting

Allen Senior Recreation Center Volunteer

Learn how to become a volunteer, whether at a recreation center or park, an event or on-going activity, with a group or individually.

Allen Senior Recreation Center will be holding its annual "Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting" for ages 50 and over at 1...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Quack, quack! Annual Duck Derby is Feb. 10

Duck Derby at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Dozens of decorated rubber ducks will race around a lazy river to see which can cross the finish line first!

The annual Duck Derby is being held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Open to ages 1-12, entry is $5 for the duck decora...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Yap-entine's Day

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Share Valentine's Day with your furry friend and that special someone!

Bring your dog to Allen's own Yap-entine's Day event from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14 at Bethany Lakes Park.

The pet-friendly evening includes food, music, a bark park and more!

Th...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Valentine's Open Skate

Valentine's Skate Allen Community Ice Rink

Come join Allen Community Ice Rink for a special open skate event!

The "Valentine's Open Skate" will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Open to all ages, the event has a $5 entry and $3 skate rental, but entry ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 10, 2017

New Online Registration System

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Allen Parks and Recreation is switching to a new online registration system, making it even easier to sign up for your favorite programs, classes and special events at all of the recreation facilities. The new registration system will go live beginning on...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE (Winter/Spring 2018)

The Winter/Spring 2018 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 will be available...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

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Each year, more and more Americans are falling victim to identity theft. In 2016, over 15 million Americans were affected by identity theft, and according to data collected from the Federal Trade Commission, in 2016 Texas ranked 12th in identity theft com...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Citizens Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Allen Police and how they operate? Now is your chance to learn from the experts! The Allen Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Allen Citizens Police Academy Class #37.

Beginning on March...

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