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  1. Court facility is closed on Friday, Dec. 1

    Allen Municipal Court is closed for business on Friday, Dec. 1 due to construction activities. Court staff is available by phone and on the online portal during business hours.
  2. Donate toys for kids with ACO's North Pole Toy Drive

    ACO's annual North Pole Toy Drive is now accepting donations!
  3. ACTV celebrates national and state awards, achieves 100k subscriber milestone

    ACTV, City of Allen's government television station, is proud to announce its remarkable achievements in 2023, including a milestone of reaching over 100,000 subscribers on the City’s official YouTube channel.
  4. Council Meeting Recap: New Councilmember appointed, election results canvassed

    Allen City Council met on Tuesday, November 14. Read on for the highlights and approved projects.
  5. There's No Place Like Allen for the holidays!

    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.
  6. Allen recognized again as one of the nation's top 10 Digital Cities

    The Center for Digital Government survey recognizes cities utilizing innovative technology for better government. In 2023, Allen ranked 9th in its population category of 75,000-124,999. Read the full story at
  7. Christmas holiday hours: Dec. 24-26

    City offices and facilities will close or modify hours for the Christmas holiday on Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26. Trash collection slides to the next day for all routes. No bulk pickup on Dec. 23 or Dec. 30 (moved to Jan. 13).
  8. 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.
  9. Honoring Veterans Day in Allen

    Veterans Day (Nov. 11) is an opportunity to honor America's military veterans and the sacrifices they have made in service of their country, community and loved ones. There are several events in Allen this weekend that pay tribute to our veterans.

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  1. Terrell Recreation Center Walk-Up Interviews: Friday, Dec. 8

    Interview with Allen Parks and Recreation for a part-time position at the new Terrell Recreation Center! Walk-up interviews will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 8 at The Courses at Watters Creek Pavilion.
  2. New year, new you…new recreation center!

    The Terrell Recreation Center will officially open its doors to Allen residents and locals in January 2024. Dates for the grand opening and charter member early access will be announced in the coming weeks. Read on...
  3. Registration is open for the Holly Jolly 5K & Fun Run!

    Register for your spot in this year's Holly Jolly 5K & Fun Run happening on Saturday, Dec. 2! The race will kick off a festive holiday event in Downtown Allen.
  4. Christmas holiday hours: Dec. 24-26

    Parks & Recreation facilities will close or modify hours for the Christmas holiday on Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26.

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  1. Reading Wonderland: Winter Reading Challenge 2023

    Allen Public Library's Winter Reading challenge begins Monday, December 11! Read on...
  2. Model Trains at Allen Public Library

    Calling all model train enthusiasts! The North Texas TTRAK Model Railroad Club is taking over the meeting room Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec 17. Read on...
  3. Library Closing Early

    The Library will be closing early Saturday, December 2 for the City of Allen's Annual Holly Jolly Celebration. Read on...
  4. Road Closures Around Library for the Allen Rotary Christmas Parade

    The Library will be open on Sunday, Dec. 3, but streets and parking lots will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Read on...

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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. Call to request CRASE training from an Allen PD instructor

    Allen Police offers a CRASE curriculum (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) to teach participants how to react during an Active Attack Event. To request a 45-minute CRASE course taught by one of our instructors, call 214.971.3422.
  2. 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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