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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

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The Fall 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes, summer camps and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Holiday in Branson

ASRC Branson Trip

Come join Allen Senior Recreation Center on a bus tour to Branson, the "Live Music Show Capital of the World!" 

This 5-day, 4-night trip will bring you a rich array of music and comedy, and will be held from November 26-30. 

Enjo...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: October 16, 2017

July/August 2018 Center-Link Newsletter

August 2018 Center-Link

The July/August 2018 edition of the Center-Link newsletter, which is Allen Senior Recreation Center’s events guide, is now available. 

The facility’s upcoming diverse programming includes educational opportunities, fun games an...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Preview Allen’s Proposed 2018-2019 Budget, Tax Rate

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City council members are considering a proposal to lower Allen’s tax rate.

City of Allen Chief Financial Officer Eric Cannon outlined the proposed rate drop on August 14 during the first of two public hearings. The half-cent decrease would lower ...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: August 15, 2018

TxDOT Contractor to Resume Work on Stacy Road

Road Construction Sign

After numerous delays, TxDOT will resume construction for the widening of Stacy Road, east of Greenville Avenue.

Construction was put on hold for several months as a natural gas line was being relocated out of the way. City of Allen staff assisted TxDOT to...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Traveling Near Lowery Freshman Center? Read This First

map of drop-off points for Lowery Freshman Center

The rebuilt Lowery Freshman Center will welcome its first students for orientation on Monday, August 13. Whether you’re driving to the school or simply passing through, plan for congestion and possible delays as everyone adjusts to a new traffic...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Public Hearings Scheduled for Budget, Property Taxes

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Allen residents can weigh in on the City’s proposed tax rate and budget during two upcoming public hearings. The proposed tax rate is not to exceed $0.505 per $100 of taxable value and is a reduction in the current property tax rate of $0.51 per...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

COAST Swimmer Wins Silver at State!

Silver Medal 1

The City of Allen Swim Team (COAST) can now boast having a new state medaling swimmer on the team, 8-year-old Hailey Searle!

Making more than just waves at the 2018 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) SUMMER GAMES OF TEXAS, Searle brought home the Sil...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

Life-in-Allen-Fall-2018-Guide-Website-Photo

The Fall 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes, summer camps and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available...

Read on...

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Train for Disasters with Allen CERT

CERT members participate in training exercise

The Allen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is still accepting applications for its 2018 Basic Training Course.

CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response s...

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Fire Department
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Allen Fire Department Welcomes New Chief

Chief Jonathan Boyd raises right hand during swearing in ceremony.

Chief Jonathan Boyd was sworn in as leader of the Allen Fire Department during a special ceremony on August 9.

Friends, colleagues and family members gathered to watch as Chief Boyd took his oath of office in the City Council Chambers. His wife, Amanda, pi...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Fire Department
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Firefighters Reunited with Man they Saved

allen firefighter hugs man he helped save

Allen firefighters used extensive training and a unique piece of equipment to bring a man back to life.

Allen City Council approved the purchase of five chest compression devices in early 2017. The units perform up to 100 chest compressions per minute, all...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Fire Department
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Allen to begin Audible Monthly Siren Tests

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Beginning June 6, Allen Fire Department will perform an audible monthly test of the city’s warning sirens. Tests will take place at noon on the first Wednesday of every month. Tests will not be performed during severe weather events. If Allen is experienc...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 24, 2018

This Pool Season, Practice Chemical Caution

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Follow the advice of the Poison Center Network to prevent burns, breathing problems and more.

Concentrated pool chemicals, when mixed with water, create a type of bleach similar to that purchased in the supermarket. They can cause burns to the eyes, throat...

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Safely dispose of chemicals in Allen's HHW prog Fire Department

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Ford Pool

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

COAST Swimmer Wins Silver at State!

Silver Medal 1

The City of Allen Swim Team (COAST) can now boast having a new state medaling swimmer on the team, 8-year-old Hailey Searle!

Making more than just waves at the 2018 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Summer SUMMER GAMES OF TEXAS, Searle brought home ...

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Ford Pool
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes, summer camps and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

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Ford Pool

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

JFRC Open House

JFRC Open House

Along with the new school year and getting back into a regular routine, now's the perfect time to put a focus on fitness!

Joe Farmer Recreation Center is having an Open House from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 30 where you can learn about programs, meet ins...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Bridge Closures

JFRC Bridge

The north and south bridges at Joe Farmer Recreation Center are being replaced, resulting in temporary bridge closures.

Demolition will begin on the facility’s north bridge the week of April 2. During construction, the north entrance to Joe Farmer Recreati...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

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The Fall 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes, summer camps and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available...

Read on...

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

What's coming to On Stage @ APL

Civic Auditorium

From local history, to musical entertainment, to sports history, you're sure to find something that fits your interests.

Here's what's coming to On Stage @ APL in August:

The Midnight Assassin - Thursday, August 16

The Whiz Kids Take the Pennant: The 1950 Ph...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: August 2, 2018

We're having a spelling bee!

Adult Spelling Bee

Join us for an epic logomachy at our Adult Spelling Bee.  If you can't conquer your ortographobia (fear of spelling mistakes) then come to cheer on your friends!

Additional Info... Library - Main
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Library Closed for Labor Day

Library Closed for Labor Day

The Library will be closed on Sunday, September 2 and Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day.  For your convenience, no materials are due while the library is closed.  We will reopen Tuesday, September 4 at 10 a.m.

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Visit Allen News Library - Main

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Fall 2018 Adult Athletics Leagues

Sports Newsflash

Registration is currently open for Fall 2018 adult softball, basketball and volleyball leagues!

ASA Softball - Single Game Leagues (6-Game Season + Playoffs)

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 15, 2018

JFRC Open House

JFRC Open House

Along with the new school year and getting back into a regular routine, now's the perfect time to put a focus on fitness!

Joe Farmer Recreation Center is having an Open House from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 30 where you can learn about programs, meet ins...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 15, 2018

COAST Swimmer Wins Silver at State!

Silver Medal 1

The City of Allen Swim Team (COAST) can now boast having a new state medaling swimmer on the team, 8-year-old Hailey Searle!

Making more than just waves at the 2018 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) SUMMER GAMES OF TEXAS, Searle brought home the Sil...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Tree Removal at Glendover Park

Glendover Pecan Tree

A pecan tree, which has died, will be removed by City of Allen Urban Forestry on August 17 from Glendover Park.

The tree has died from old age and a common disease called Ganoderma (root rot).

The tree removal process will take a few hours, and the area imm...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Trail Improvements at Bridgewater Crossing

Hike and Bike Trail

Improvements are currently being
done to the Rowlett Trail near Bridgewater Crossing Park.

The hike and bike trail ishaving 300 feet replaced. Also, an additional 300 feet of trail is being added,
which will connect the trail to the intersection of Dee...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Removing Lacebark Elm at Allen Public Library

Lacebark Elm Removal at Library

Update (August 16, 2018): The tree has been removed.

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A lacebark elm tree located in front of the entrance to Allen Public Library off N. Allen Drive has died from cotton root rot, which is a common disease for lacebark elms, and is scheduled to b...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Public Hike and Bike Trail Open Again!

Trail

Trail reconstruction is now complete, reopening almost 4 miles of continuous pedestrian pathway along the section of the west Watters Branch Trail between Belvedere Court and Glendale Court.

The original trail was built in 1993 and in the past few years th...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Ford Pool Special Events (Summer 2018)

Ford Pool

Ford Pool will be making a splash this summer by offering a wide variety of fun, special events for all ages!

Discounted Pricing Special EventsThroughout the summer, a variety of discounted pricing special events, from Memorial Day Weekend to Father's Day ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Bridge Closures

Bridge Replacement at Joe Farmer Recreation Center

The north and south bridges at Joe Farmer Recreation Center are being replaced, resulting in temporary bridge closures.

Demolition will begin on the facility’s north bridge the week of April 2. During construction, the north entrance to Joe Farmer Recreati...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

Life-in-Allen-Fall-2018-Guide-Website-Photo

The Fall 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes, summer camps and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

Life-in-Allen-Fall-2018-Guide-Website-Photo

The Fall 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes, summer camps and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available...

Read on...

The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

Plan Your Planting

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While August is not a good time for new planting, it can be time for planning! Whenever your landscape is due for change, it is best to make a plan first. Use August or winter months for making the plan, then plant at the correct time of year for success....

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