Allen Headlines

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  1. Allen Police launches real-time criminal report notifications

    Allen Police Department now can keep crime victims automatically updated on the status of their case. This service is the second phase of APD’s SPIDRTech software and further enhances communication between the police department and the people we serve.
  2. Apply to serve on a City board, commission or committee

    Serve your city! Most appointments are two-year terms. Apply online or in person through Wednesday, Aug. 3. Applicants are encouraged to attend at least one meeting of the board of interest prior to applying.
  3. Fight the Bite: Mosquito control resources

    Mosquito control is a year-round effort! The best way to prevent mosquitoes and bites is to get rid of stagnant water, which is a common breeding ground.
  4. Tag your photos, share the love! Introducing #NoPlaceLikeAllen

    We’re inviting you to share your favorite spots, good eats and Allen memories with your neighbors by using the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeAllen.

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  1. Missoula Theatre Camp returns in July and August

    Do you have any theater kids ready for the summer stage? Spend this summer on stage with Missoula Children's Theatre! Open to students in first through 12th grade.
  2. Tennis camps and classes through July

    We have tennis camps and classes for kids and adults! See what's available and register in ActiveNet.
  3. Start a new career at Allen Parks and Recreation!

    We're hiring various full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. Browse our job openings and begin your application today!
  4. Allen is planning its first public dog park

    Plans are moving along for a new dog park at Jupiter Park. Once a bid is approved, construction is expected to take 9 to 12 months with expected opening in spring 2023.

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  1. Family Matinee Movies

    Join us for a family-friendly movie this summer! Read on...
  2. Summer Writing Competition

    Test your writing skills in our summer writing competition! Read on...
  3. Shirley Cusick Headlines Art Exhibit at Library

    View the artwork of Allen resident, Shirley Cusick, during the month of July. Read on...

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  1. Stay safe while grilling this spring and summer

    There’s nothing like outdoor grilling—It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food! But a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. Follow these simple tips and you're on the way to safe grilling.
  2. Fire prevention and safety with Allen Fire Department

    Fire prevention for the holidays! Learn about basic fire prevention and more in these new safety videos featuring Allen firefighters.
  3. Poison control resources from NCPC

    One poison exposure is reported to U.S. poison control every 15 seconds. While children age 6 and younger make up a majority of cases, poisoning affects all ages. Do your part to reduce unnecessary ER visits by staying prepared.
  4. Life safety and fire safety resources from NFPA

    Safety and preparedness are important topics for the entire family. Browse a library full of educational tools and tips from National Fire Protection Association.
  5. Allen Fire Station 6: Project and Construction Updates


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  1. Allen Police launches real-time criminal report notifications

    Allen PD now can keep crime victims automatically updated on the status of their case. This service is the second phase of APD’s SPIDRTech software and further enhances communication between the police department and the people we serve.
  2. Join our force - now offering lateral entry!

    We're one of the few departments in Dallas Fort-Worth with a lateral entry program for officers with prior experience.
  3. Urban wildlife in Allen

    Allen is home to a variety of wildlife. Read our top questions on urban wildlife including ways to protect your pets and educate your family.

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  1. Save water (and money!) by repairing broken sprinkler heads

    A single broken sprinkler head can waste 25,000 gallons of water in six months! Luckily, repairing damaged sprinkler heads is a quick D-I-Y project. Watch this 60-second video to learn how it's done.