Allen Headlines

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  1. Allen Police Department introduces Community Crime Map for enhanced public safety

    The Allen Police Department has unveiled a new tool to enhance community engagement and safety: the Community Crime Map. This online platform helps keep residents connected and informed of crimes that happen in Allen, TX.
  2. US 75 closes nightly at Ridgeview Drive through Feb. 23

    Weather permitting, the following closures are scheduled on US 75 at Ridgeview Drive for bridge beam installment as part of an ongoing bridge replacement project.
  3. Give feedback on future Allen CDC projects at the March 18 town hall meeting

    Share your input on potential projects to be funded by Allen’s half-cent sales tax, used by the Allen Community Development Board to support parks, trails, entertainment, sports, tourism and more.
  4. Allen 2045 Comprehensive Plan: Help shape our community's vision for the future

    The City of Allen has begun to work on updating Allen’s Comprehensive Plan, creating a vision for the future of our whole community. Learn more on Engage Allen.
  5. Pet vaccination clinic on March 9; local distemper outbreak

    Allen Animal Services is reporting a distemper outbreak in local raccoons. Pet owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pets and may do so at a low-cost clinic on March 9.
  6. Council Meeting Recap: New pavement improvement contract, updated tile at DRAC

    Allen City Council met on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Read on for the highlights and approved projects.
  7. Law Enforcement Veteran Steve Dye Sworn in as New Allen Police Chief

    City of Allen welcomes Steve Dye as its new Chief of Police. Dye, who brings more than 35 years of law enforcement experience, was sworn in as the city’s sixth Chief of Police at a ceremony on Feb. 1.
  8. Annual water system maintenance: March 4-April 1

    You might notice a slight change to the taste or smell of your tap water due to a temporary change in disinfectant by Allen’s water supplier. Though your water might taste or smell different, it’s safe for drinking and bathing.
  9. Allen’s new state-of-the-art recreation center is now open

    Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center opened its doors for the first time on January 13 and is now open for all Members and Day Pass users. If you haven't visited this new state-of-the-art facility yet, now is the perfect time!
  10. Shelter supplies needed!

    Want to support Allen's shelter animals? Consider a donation from our Amazon Wish List! Our top needs are dog food, cat food and laundry soap.
  11. Account login instructions for online water bill payments

    Utility billing customers who use the Citizen Self-Service (CSS) Portal will be prompted to verify and relink their account information following a system update made in August 2023.

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  1. Migratory bird nesting mitigation efforts

    Allen Parks and Recreation has begun preventive measures, including surveillance of dense tree canopies and periodic noisemaking deterrents, to discourage migratory bird settlement at Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park.
  2. Allen’s new state-of-the-art recreation center is now open

    Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center opened its doors for the first time on January 13 and is now open for all Members and Day Pass users. If you haven't visited this new state-of-the-art facility yet, now is the perfect time!

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  1. Allen Public Library Receives Achievement of Library Excellence Award for Tenth Consecutive Year

    The Allen Public Library has received the 2023 Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. Read on...
  2. Food for Fines

    Got fines? Take care of your late and overdue fees while donating to the ACO Food Pantry! Read on...
  3. Streaming Video Now Available at Allen Public Library

    Stream movies and TV shows from your phone, tablet, or laptop on biblio+! Additional Info...

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Allen Fire Station 6: Project and Construction Updates

    The new Fire Station 6 is under construction using funds approved by Allen voters during the 2016 bond election. Located at Ridgeview Drive and Watters Road, the new station will coincide with surrounding development along the SH-121 corridor.

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  1. Allen Police Department introduces Community Crime Map for enhanced public safety

    The Allen Police Department has unveiled a new tool to enhance community engagement and safety: the Community Crime Map. This online platform helps keep residents connected and informed of crimes that happen in Allen, TX.
  2. Pet vaccination clinic on March 9; local distemper outbreak

    Allen Animal Services is reporting a distemper outbreak in local raccoons. Pet owners are encouraged to vaccinate their pets and may do so at a low-cost clinic on March 9.
  3. Law Enforcement Veteran Steve Dye Sworn in as New Allen Police Chief

    City of Allen welcomes Steve Dye as its new Chief of Police. Dye, who brings more than 35 years of law enforcement experience, was sworn in as the city’s sixth Chief of Police at a ceremony on Feb. 1.
  4. Allen Police Department is hiring!

    Allen PD is hiring for a variety of positions including police recruits, dispatch communicator and animal services officer. Learn more and apply.
  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. Annual water system maintenance: March 4-April 1

    You might notice a slight change to the taste or smell of your tap water due to a temporary change in disinfectant by Allen’s water supplier. Though your water might taste or smell different, it’s safe for drinking and bathing.