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Posted on: December 12, 2023

New equipment purchased for new ACTV studio

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DEC. 12, 2023 - The new Allen City Television (ACTV) studio will be equipped with new modern screens, control and lighting equipment. This new equipment will allow ACTV’s video producers to fully utilize their new studio space once construction ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Council receives bond process update

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JULY 11, 2023 - City Council heard another status update for a potential bond election by the Bond Steering Committee and members of city management.

The presentation was made during the council workshop before the Council meeting. City Council is expected...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Construction contract approved for new loop trail at Bethany Lakes Park

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SEPT. 13, 2022 - Trail enthusiasts soon can enjoy a new loop trail in Allen. City Council approved a $522,362 construction contract for a new loop trail at Bethany Lakes Park. The park is also home to Joe Farmer Recreation Center, the Allen Veterans Memor...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Council forms Community Engagement Advisory Board

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JULY 12, 2022 - Allen City Council approved the creation of a Community Engagement Advisory Board during the July 12 council meeting. The creation of this new Board was recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Community E...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Honoring Hometown Generosity

Keep Allen Beautiful employee Josue Diaz sorts through donated bags of shoes and clothing

APRIL 28, 2022 - Three Allen elementary schools were honored during the April 26 Council Meeting for their efforts collecting shoes for children and families in need.  

Soles4Souls’ annual Reuse-A-Shoe program collects unwanted ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Working together on a vision for downtown

Community members sit at a discussion table during a downtown visioning workshop

APRIL 1, 2022 - Allen’s Downtown Steering Committee (DSC) saw great community participation in Phase 2 of downtown revitalization visioning. The committee held workshops, surveys and pop-up events which collected input from over 1,550 residents and more t...

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Posted on: November 11, 2021

“Better together”: Ad hoc committee presents findings, recommendations for full community engagement

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NOV. 11, 2021 - A committee formed by Allen City Council has identified key ways to make Allen more welcoming and engaging to people of all backgrounds.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Ad Hoc Committee presented their final report to Allen C...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Cultural programming goes virtual at Allen Public Library

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MAY 14, 2021 -  Allen Public Library brought treasured cultural programming to residents in a new way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When live programs in the Civic Auditorium were interrupted, On Stage @ APL offered virtual concerts, author discus...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Allen adopts diversity, equity and inclusion policy

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APRIL 16, 2021 - A new committee formed by Allen City Council will spend the next several months exploring ways to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Allen.

During the April 13 meeting, Allen City Council voted unanimously to adopt...

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