News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2021

Holiday trash and recycling collection

Trash and recycling collection will adjust for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 25. Thursday collection slides to Friday, and Friday collection slides to Saturday.

City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

There's No Place Like Allen for the holidays!

A young boy and girl pictured smiling in front of a holiday themed photo backdrop

String the lights and pass the hot cocoa—it’s holiday season in Allen! Hayrides, face painting and family memories await at these special holiday events.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag your magical holiday moments using #NoPl...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 23, 2021

12 Days of Holiday Food Safety

Beautifully plated food arranged on a holiday table

Source: Texas Health and Human Services

'Tis the season for home cooked meals enjoyed in the company of family and friends. Yet, even exceptional holiday feasts are vulnerable to foodborne germs if safety guidelines are not followed. A cooked dish not heat...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Allen named 2021 Digital Cities Survey winner for innovative use of technology and engagement

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The Center for Digital Government (CDG) named Allen a winner of the 2021 Digital Cities Survey. The Survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services and strengthen cybersecurity.

Allen ranked seventh in the 75,000-124...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Library facility hours and road closures Dec. 4-5

The Library will close early at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 4 for Allen Parks and Recreation's Holly Jolly Celebration.

Also, the City of Allen will close all streets around the Library from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 5 for the Allen Rotary Ch...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

The North Pole comes to Collin County

Stuffed bear sitting in front of a holiday tree

Spread holiday cheer this season with ACO’s North Pole Toy Drive!

Through Dec. 3, All Community Outreach (ACO) is collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for Collin County children ages 0-16. When the collection period ends, ACO will distribute ...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Grease roundup: Keep grease away from drains this holiday

Photo of significant grease buildup inside a City sewer pipe

Instead of washing your grease down the drain, participate in the Holiday Grease Roundup and recycle it for free!

The City of Allen encourages you to properly recycle grease/cooking oil and divert as much grease as possible from our pipes this season. Held...

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Community Services
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Tag your photos, share the love! Introducing #NoPlaceLikeAllen

Whether you’re born-and-raised here or just getting settled in, there’s no denying it: There’s simply no place like Allen!

We’re inviting you to share your favorite spots, good eats and Allen memories with your neigh...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Dog park project funding approved by CDC

french bulldog sitting in grass with unrecognizable owner

Plans for a new dog park at Jupiter Park will move forward following funding approval from the Allen Community Development Corporation (CDC).

The initial design phase has been completed and a public hearing is scheduled for the November 15 Allen CDC meetin...

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Parks & Recreation News