Posted on: October 20, 2017

Legends Over 35 Adult League

Adult Hockey League

A new adult hockey league is coming to Allen!

Registration is now open for the Legends Over 35 Adult League for players of all skill levels who are over 35 years old.

The season will be from November 6, 2017 to January 30, 2018. The league will be played on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Halloween Skate

Ice Skating

Get in the spirit of Halloween at Allen Community Ice Rink!

A special "Halloween Skate" presented by Oak Brook School will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on October 28 at the rink.

There will be candy, raffles and much more! Open to all ages...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Homeschool Ice Skating Class

Skate Program

Home school ice skating classes are offered at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Introductory and group skating lessons are designed to teach homeschool students ages 5-14 forward and backward skating, proper falling, dips and stops. 

This is a 30-minute c...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at Allen Community Ice Rink and Allen's other recreation facilities.

The gu...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

Posted on: October 16, 2017

November/December 2017 Center-Link Newsletter

Center-Link Newsletter

The November/December 2017 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 ga...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center

Posted on: October 17, 2017

Water, Sewer Upgrades Coming to Hillside Village

Road work ahead sign with crews working in background

Aging pipes in the Hillside Village subdivision will soon receive a big upgrade.

Contractors will begin replacing aging and deteriorating water and sanitary sewer mains with resilient PVC this November. The first phase of the project will focus on Valley V...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Allen Distributes $51K in Grant Funding to Allen Community Outreach

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Federal funding distributed by the City of Allen will help residents avoid evictions and keep their utilities running.

Each year, Allen receives a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City u...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Meet the 2017 City Board Appointees

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Several new faces are joining City of Allen boards, committees and commissions following appointments by Allen City Council.

Jason Shepard, Brian Doherty, Antoinette Vincent, Kirk Arnold, Sommer Bernard, Ryan Smith, Susan Kacines, Scott Phillips, Michael S...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Building Better Together

Year In Review 16-17

Reflect on some of Allen’s biggest projects and accomplishments as the City begins a new budget year.

Fiscal year 2016-2017 ended on September 30, marking an exceptional year of growth and progress. Allen’s population grew to 98,391 res...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Top 7 Halloween Activities in Allen

Kid on a front porch holding a pumpkin bucket

From ghostly movies to costume parties, here are 7 ways to make your October “spook-tacular.”

  1. If you liked the classic Mel Brooks film “Young Frankenstein,” you’ll love the musical rendition presented by Al...
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Browse the City calendar for more events. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Discover Allen’s Public Art with New Mobile Tool

Photo of someone using MAP ART to learn about public art

Touring Allen’s public art collection has never been easier, thanks to a new mobile guide.

You can launch the Mobile Allen Public Art Review & Tour (MAP ART) on any smartphone, tablet or desktop by visiting CityofAllen.org/PublicArtTour. Colo...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Election Reminders for November 7

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Allen voters will be asked to vote “for” or “against” seven proposed constitutional amendments during the November 7 election. A generic sample ballot, which includes wording for proposed amendments along with ballot issues for 11 jurisdictions outside of...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: September 18, 2017

MONEY Magazine Names Allen #2 in "Best Places to Live in America" List

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MONEY's annual ranking of America's best towns has placed Allen at #2!

Allen is the only Texas city represented in MONEY's "Best Places to Live 2017" top 10 list, which evaluated 2,400 places on eight categories: cost of living, economy, educatio...

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View the report. City of Allen - Headline Updates

Posted on: September 11, 2017

Now Hiring: Water Safety Instructors

Swim Instruction at DRN

Open positions are currently available for Water Safety Instructors and Swim Teaching Assistants at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

In order to teach as a Water Safety Instructor (starting pay: $10.71 per hour), you must first attend all classes within the Wate...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Allen's other recreation facilities.

The g...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Posted on: October 6, 2017

This Fire Prevention Week, Plan Your Exit Strategy

Cartoon Dalmatian holding a fire escape plan

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces wh...

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Download the Fire Prevention Grid to get started. Fire Department
Posted on: October 5, 2017

See This Year's Fire Prevention Contest Winners

Winning entries from the 2017 Fire Prevention Week art contest.

To teach an important safety lesson, Allen Fire Department challenged local students to break out their art supplies. Nine schools and nearly 200 students participated in the 2017 Fire Prevention Contest using crayons, markers, paint and other materials t...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Fire Department

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Tiny Tiles, Large Art

Public Art at Ford Pool

At the newly renovated Ford Pool, public art adorns the four entryway columns that support the facility's sign band and two additional columns near the pool.

Using rare tiles from across the globe, artist Joshua Winer created a large-scale work of art, fea...

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Ford Pool

Posted on: September 28, 2017

Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash

Dogs

Dress up your dog and come have a HOWL of a good time!

The Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash is free to attend and being held from 1-3 p.m. on October 28 at Bethany Lakes Park behind Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

You and your furry friends will be treated to contest...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at Joe Farmer Recreation Center and Allen's other recreation facilities.

Th...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Posted on: October 16, 2017

Allen Recycles Day is Saturday, Nov. 4

people loading items in truck during Allen Recycles Day

Clean out clutter and improve your world during Allen Recycles Day. This free recycling event provides a safe, responsible way to get rid of unwanted items – from outgrown clothes to ancient computers to expired prescriptions.

Sponsored by the Ci...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Keep Allen Beautiful

Posted on: September 30, 2017

Closed for Staff Development

Library closed for staff development

The library will be closed on Friday, November 3 for staff development.  We will reopen Saturday, November 4 at 10 a.m.

Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: October 14, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Happy Thanksgiving

The library will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.  For your convenience, no materials are due while the library is closed.  We will reopen at 10 a.m. Satur...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main

Posted on: September 28, 2017

Allen Pumpkin Derby

Pumpkin Derby

Think your pumpkin has what it takes to outrace the competition?!

The Allen Pumpkin Derby will take place from noon-2:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center.

This is a fun-spirited event with side-by-side races fe...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Now Hiring: Water Safety Instructors

Swim Instruction at DRN

Open positions are currently available for Water Safety Instructors and Swim Teaching Assistants at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

In order to teach as a Water Safety Instructor (starting pay: $10.71 per hour), you must first attend all classes within the Wate...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash

Dogs

Dress up your dog and come have a HOWL of a good time!

The Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash is free to attend and being held from 1-3 p.m. on October 28 at Bethany Lakes Park behind Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

You and your furry friends will be treated to contest...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Arbor Day Celebration

Tree Planting

Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.

Join Allen Parks and Recreation for our annual Arbor Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28 at Twin Creeks Park.

Tree plantings and educational arts...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available at all o...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Halloween Skate

Ice Skating

Get in the spirit of Halloween at Allen Community Ice Rink!

A special "Halloween Skate" will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on October 28 at the rink.

There will be candy, raffles and much more! Open to all ages, all on-ice participants must...

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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: October 20, 2017

5 Ways to Have a Safer Halloween

Child wearing cat costume

Whether you're handing out candy or heading door-to-door, review these tips to help keep trick-or-treaters safe.

  1. Are your kids dressing in costume? Add reflective tape or give them glow stick necklaces so they're visible in the dark. Check that their costu...
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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Police Department
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Police Records Unit Public Hours Adjusted

records-unit-new-hours

Beginning November 1, the Records Unit of the Allen Police Department will adjust the hours they are open to the public. The new hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Records Unit provides copies of accident reports and issues solicitor permits. It also admi...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org Police Department

Posted on: September 28, 2017

Allen Pumpkin Derby

Pumpkin Derby

Think your pumpkin has what it takes to outrace the competition?!

The Allen Pumpkin Derby will take place from noon-2:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center.

This is a fun-spirited event with side-by-side races fe...

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The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at The Edge and Allen's other recreation facilities.

The guide can be viewe...

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The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center