Allen Headlines

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  1. Find your fur-ever friend During Clear the Shelters

    Clear the Shelters comes to Allen Animal Shelter this month!
  2. WATER UPDATE: Residents Asked to Reduce Sprinkler Use by Two Minutes Per Zone

    AUG. 4 - As extreme drought conditions continue, we ask our residents to continue to assist us with water conservation efforts. One way you can help is by reducing the time you water each irrigation zone by just two minutes.
  3. Preparation is key with Allen CERT’s basic training course

    Allen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will begin its annual training course on Thursday, August 11.
  4. ACTV is on Roku and AppleTV!

    Allen City Television (ACTV) is now on Roku and AppleTV! Catch your favorite shows plus City Meetings, The Loop, On Stage at APL and a lot more. Download ACTV and start watching today.
  5. 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.
  6. ACTV is on AppleTV and Roku!

    Allen City Television (ACTV) is now on AppleTV and Roku! Catch your favorite shows plus City Meetings, The Loop, On Stage at APL and a lot more. Download ACTV and start watching today.
  7. 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. New Swim Teachers Needed in Allen – WATER you waiting for?

    Lifesaving swim lessons are taught year-round in Allen Parks and Recreation. It’s easy to apply as a swim teaching assistant and earn the required certification to become a Water Safety Instructor! Applicants must be age 16 or older to apply.
  2. City to purchase 16 acres of property from Allen ISD

    A property once home to one of Allen’s last working farms will now be fully owned and cared for by Allen Parks and Recreation.
  3. Golf course and service closures Aug. 15-16

    The Courses at Watters Creek will perform scheduled aerification on Aug. 15-16. Some courses and services will be unavailable during this time.
  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. Trailblazer Dr. Eileen Tollett Garners Allen Kiwanis Club Spirit of Community Award

    "Eileen has served the community in many different capacities over the years, continuously, and has made a huge difference in our community, specifically our library, its services, and programs. " - Mayor Ken Fulk Read on...
  2. Allen Public Library Awarded Second TexTreasures Grant

    Allen Public Library will be awarded a second TexTreasures grant to continue digitization of the back issues of the Allen American newspapers. Read on...
  3. Architects to begin detailed design for Allen Public Library expansion

    Plans to expand Allen Public Library are moving forward. City Council approved a contract with Hidell and Associates Architects to develop schematic and detailed designs and prepare construction documents. Read on...
  4. Need to Practice English Conversation? Sign up for CHAT!

    Are you learning to speak English? Do you want to practice English conversation? Join our free CHAT program! Read on...
  5. What's Your Story?

    Allen Public Library is full of stories. Watch the stories collected from local residents about how public libraries have positively affected their lives. Read on...

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  1. College Campus Fire Safety

    Did you know roughly six out of seven fires in dormitories are started by cooking? Empower your college student with these everyday tips to ensure they're living in a fire-safe environment.
  2. Preparation is key with Allen CERT’s basic training course

    Allen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will begin its annual training course on Thursday, August 11.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Allen Fire Station 6: Project and Construction Updates


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  1. Find your fur-ever friend During Clear the Shelters

    Clear the Shelters comes to Allen Animal Shelter this month!
  2. Congratulations to Sergeant Michelle Peel and Corporal Andrew Winter

    Allen Police Department is proud to congratulate Sergeant Michelle Peel and Corporal Andrew Winter. Both were promoted on July 18 and are excited to serve Allen in their new assignments.
  3. Support Allen's shelter animals with Donorbox!

    Looking for a way to support Allen's animals in need? Send a secure donation using Donorbox! Your donations help provide urgent and long-term medical care, as well as fund special projects at the shelter to keep our animals comfortable.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  2. WATER UPDATE: Residents Asked to Reduce Sprinkler Use by Two Minutes Per Zone

    AUG. 4 - As extreme drought conditions continue, we ask our residents to continue to assist us with water conservation efforts. One way you can help is by reducing the time you water each irrigation zone by just two minutes.