News Flash

Posted on: November 15, 2021

Thanksgiving holiday closures: Nov. 25-26

Woman cheerfully tossing fall leaves into the air

City of Allen offices and facilities are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26. Trash and recycling collection will slide one day: Thursday collection slides to Friday, and Friday collection slides to Saturday. Find ...

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City of Allen Headline News
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 during these special events through December.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag your magical holiday moment...

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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 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: October 28, 2021

Miracle in the median: Citizens honored for pulling father, infant and child from burning car

Five men who saved the lives of an Allen family were reunited Tuesday night in front of Allen City Council.

(L-R): Mayor Ken Fulk, John Martinez, Joel Martinez, Allen Police Officer Kye Kuopus, Allen Police Officer Stephen Griffith and Princeton Police Off...

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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 1, 2021

Allen Fire crews bring the heat during monthlong flashover training

Firefighter wearing bunker gear observes smoke as it leaves the flashover chamber

Bring the heat! Allen firefighters and Battalion Chiefs completed flashover training throughout October. This is the first departmentwide flashover simulation for Allen Fire Department (AFD).

“Flashover training is an opportunity for firefighters to see th...

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Fire Department
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