Posted on: January 10, 2018

Have a Healthier Cat with Nickel Neutering

Cat Nickel Neutering

Prevent unplanned kitten litters for only 5 cents with the help of the Plano Animal Shelter. Make your male cat's appointment for Nickel Neutering on Tuesday, Feb. 27 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Cats can be neutered as young as 7-8 weeks or 2.5 pounds, which makes this the perfect time for your holiday kittens. Neuter your boy before he's 5 months old to get the most of these benefits:

  • He'll have less urge to spray urine and the scent is less inte...
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City of Plano Animal Services

Posted on: January 24, 2018

Give Us Your Feedback on the New Liquid Waste Ordinance

Grease Trap Ordinance Update Comments

The City of Plano is requesting comments on the proposed revisions to the liquid waste ordinance.  The proposed changes will affect restaurants, car washes, auto shops, liquid waste haulers and some industrial facilities. A summary of the changes...

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City of Plano Environmental Health
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Congratulations to Our 2017 Food Safety Award Winners

Congratulations to Our 2017 Food Safety Award Winners

2017 Food Safety Award Winners

Selection of award finalists was based on routine inspection scores, types of food preparation processes, number of meal periods per day, and  opening date of the establishment. Criteria related to routine inspection...

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City of Plano Environmental Health
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Plano's Anti-Idling Ordinance in Effect as of Sept. 1

Planos AntiIdling Ordinance in Effect

This initiative will be in cooperation with several other cities/counties. The goal of these programs is to improve air quality by enforcing a new motor vehicle idling limitation rule. This is one component of the Dallas-Fort Worth 8-Hour Ozone Attainment...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Environmental Health
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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City of Plano Environmental Health

Posted on: February 12, 2018

Take our quick survey to help us better serve you

Plano Fire-Rescue Survey Newsflash

The men and women of Plano Fire-Rescue (PFR) would like your feedback.  Our organization’s goal is to deliver rapid, courteous and professional service helping to ensure the safety of Plano’s residents and visitors.  ...

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City of Plano Fire Department
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Plano Firefighter Recognized for Work Teaching Fire Safety and Injury Prevention through Clowning

Plano Fire-Rescue Clown Gets Recognized

Back in 1996 Plano Fire-Rescue started a new program that used firefighters in character as clowns to teach children important fire safety and injury prevention messages. Firefighter Calvin Cook was interested in joining the clown program but was told tha...

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City of Plano Fire Department

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Davis Cemetery Designated as an Individual Heritage Resource

We are excited to announce Davis Cemetery is the second cemetery to be locally designated as an individual heritage resource in the City of Plano.  The cemetery was unanimously approved by the Heritage Commission, Planning & Zoning C...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Over $750,000 in Heritage Preservation Grant Funding Approved!

Plano offers a heritage preservation grant to local nonprofit organizations supporting heritage preservation, heritage education and heritage tourism in the City. Grant funds may be used for projects consisting of historical programming, historic preserva...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Become a New Participant in the 2018 Heritage Tax Exemption Program

Since 1984, Plano has offered tax exemptions for the purpose of providing tax relief needed to encourage preservation and maintenance of the historic structures of the city. Plano Independent School District and Collin College also participate in the city...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Get Ready, Jan. 16 Is Tax Exemption Survey Day for Current Heritage Tax Exemption Participants

Here's a friendly reminder for properties currently in the Heritage Tax Exemption Program. The Planning team is conducting your annual survey on Jan. 16, 2018, weather permitting. Please address any repair or maintenance items noted in this year's inspect...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Plano Heritage Preservation Plan Update Nearing Kickoff

An update to the City's Preservation Plan begins in the coming months. The first public meeting is anticipated to take place in late January 2018. Be on the lookout for more information! Visit the City's existing Heritage Preservation Plan online.

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Could Haggard Park Heritage Resource Overlay District Be Eligible for the National Register?

A Historic Resources Survey is a systematic method of documenting historic resources through fieldwork and research.  This winter the Planning team is updating surveys for the Haggard Park Heritage Resource Overlay District. Property owners in Ha...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Certificates of Appropriateness Activity

The approval of seven Certificates of Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) occurred between August and November, with two approvals by the Heritage Commission and five approvals by staff.

  • The Heritage Commission Approved two CAs, which included:
    • Exterior m...
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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Downtown Historic District Listed on National Register

Downtown Plano National Register of Historic Places plaque

On July 24, the National Park Service confirmed listing of Plano Downtown Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The  plaque was officially presented Dec. 1 during the 2017 Dickens event in McCall Plaza. 

The Natio...

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City of Plano Heritage Preservation
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Downtown Murals Go Up

Downtown Plano Mural Project - west facade of Georgia's Farmers Market

The Plano Art Association, partnering with the Historic Downtown Plano Association, launched a new project for three murals in Downtown Plano.

The first mural is complete on the west facade of Georgia's Farmers Market on East 15th Street. A second mural is...

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Get more info > City of Plano Heritage Preservation

Posted on: December 22, 2017

2018 Spring Programs and Classes at the Library

Engage Spring 2018

A new selection of programs for learning, enrichment and fun is waiting for you! Plano Public Library has something for everyone, from the monthly Wonder Café series to Thinking Money to Year-round Storytime.

Thinking Money is a national initiative to give people the knowledge needed to make smart financial choices. Visit the exhibit and learn money smarts via an adventure-themed storyline and interactive iPad content. Go beyond the Thinking Money exhibit and ...

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Engage Spring 2018 City of Plano Libraries
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Tax Help & Tax Forms Available

Tax Help and Tax Forms Available

Volunteers from AARP will provide free tax assistance at Haggard, Harrington, Parr and Schimelpfenig libraries from February 2 – April 16. Days, times, and sign up vary by location.

Free tax assistance is also available at MyFreeTaxes.com. This free online service is for tax return filing and live support to households earning less than $66,000.All five Plano Libraries have tax forms available for the public. Additional online resour...

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City of Plano Libraries
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Take This Man - Book In Common 2018 Selection

Take This Man - Book In Common 2018

Take This Man: A Memoir by Brando Skyhorse is the true story of a boy’s turbulent childhood growing up with five stepfathers and the mother who was determined to give her son everything but the truth.

When he was three years old, Brando Kelly Ulloa was abandoned by his Mexican father. His mother, Maria, dreaming of a more exciting life, saw no reason for her son to live his life as a Mexican just because he started out as one. The life of “Br...

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Programs and Book Signings City of Plano Libraries
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Get Homework Help with Tutor.com

Get Homework Help with Tutor

You can improve your confidence, grades and skills in all subjects. All you need is a Plano Library card.

 You can improve your confidence, grades and skills in all subjects. All you need is a Plano Library card. Tutors are available for math, science, English, social studies. Adults and teens can get help with studying, test prep, writing a resume a...

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City of Plano Libraries

Posted on: January 10, 2018

2018 HOA Legal Clinic

HOA Clinic 2018 Event

Join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 8am. Plano has partnered with the City of Garland and the DFW Chapter of the Community Associations Institute to host the 2018 HOA Legal Clinic.

You won’t want to miss it! HOA representatives are encouraged to attend ...

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HOA Legal Clinic Event Page City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Provide Input on Fair Housing in Plano

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You can provide input on fair housing by completing the short online survey linked below and by attending the public meeting on Monday, February 5th at 7:00 PM at Plano Housing Authority, 1740 G Avenue, Plano, TX 75074. 

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Take the Fair Housing Survey Here City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Beautify Your Plano

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The Great American Cleanup is a perfect time for neighbors to get together to clear streets, alleys, and creeks of litter.

Last year, 1,639 neighbors removed nearly 10 tons of debris from Plano’s neighborhoods, and this year, we want to see even ...

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Volunteer With Neighborhood Services City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: February 13, 2018

New Year, New You, New Home Improvements

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Spring is a great time to check for any improvements that may be needed for your home. The winter weather can be harsh on the exterior of homes, causing chipped and peeling paint, rotting wood, and many other issues. It is important to address deteriorati...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Conquer Your Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Make sure to check the Bulky Waste Collection map here to see which day your collection is scheduled. If you are not within 5 days of your collection day, call Environmental Waste Services at 972-769-4150 to schedule a paid collection. These collections o...

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City of Plano Neighborhood Services

Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: State of the City Recap

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Watch the State of the City address video, explore recreation options during the Plano Senior Recreation Center closure, reserve a seat for the Courtyard Texas Music Series and make compost in Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 3,150 subscribers by the City of Plano Marketing and Community Engagement Department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closes March 1 for Renovations

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Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility will close March 1, 2018 until the project is complete.

For up-to-date information on the relocation of classes and daily drop-in activities, please contact the Plano Senior Recreation Center at 972-941-7155.

In addition, the Wellness Center for Older Adults will also relocate its operations during this time. W...

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More information City of Plano News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Have a Healthier Cat with Nickel Neutering

Cat Nickel Neutering

Prevent unplanned kitten litters for only 5 cents with the help of the Plano Animal Shelter. Make your male cat's appointment for Nickel Neutering on Tuesday, Feb. 27 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Cats can be neutered as young as 7-8 weeks or 2.5 pounds, which makes this the perfect time for your holiday kittens. Neuter your boy before he's 5 months old to get the most of these benefits:

  • He'll have less urge to spray urine and the scent is less inte...
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City of Plano News
Posted on: January 1, 2018

The Envision Oak Point draft plan is ready!

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The Envision Oak Point draft plan is ready! Remember: The 730-acre Envision Oak Point study area does not include Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. We will be sharing more over the weeks to come.

The Envision Oak Point draft plan is ready! Remember: The 730-acre Envision Oak Point study area does not include Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. We will be sharing more over the weeks to come.

Please review and share your feedback with us, and make pl...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Buttlers Now in Downtown Plano

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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City of Plano News

Posted on: February 13, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closes March 1 for Renovations

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Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility will close March 1, 2018 until the project is complete.

For up-to-date information on the relocation of classes and daily drop-in activities, please contact the Plano Senior Recreation Center at 972-941-7155. Trips will continue but will now depart from the Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center. The Healt...

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More information City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Master plan process for Rowlett Creek Greenbelt starts Feb. 20

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What makes a great park? These days, the word “park” is pretty broad and can take on many different forms. Parks can consist of anything from fishing ponds and playgrounds to state-of-the-art splash pads and everything in between.

The way to a truly great park, however, is with a solid foundation. This consists of simple yet comforting and oftentimes expected amenities, such as well-planned walking trails (complemented by the occasional bench and water fountain), clean restrooms, p...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Athletics Division warming up for spring sports, season starts Feb. 13

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In case you missed the announcement last year, Plano won the bid to host the USA Softball 2018 18U and 16U Gold Nationals July 15-21 at Heritage Yards.

In case you missed the announcement last year, Plano won the bid to host the USA Softball 2018 18U and 16U Gold Nationals July 15-21 at Heritage Yards. This is a big deal, as these are the most prominent tournaments in Junior Olympic Championship Play. Th...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 24, 2018

New Phone Number for Wellness Center for OIder Adults

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The Wellness Center for Older Adults has a new phone number, 972-953-7669. Located in the Plano Senior Recreation Center, 401 W. 16th St., the center provides screenings, equipment rentals, counseling & other social services. Visit their web site and ...

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Wellness Center for Older Adults City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Plano Parks and Recreation Marks “50 Years of Fun” With Yearlong Celebration in 2018

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In 1968, Plano’s newly formed Parks and Recreation Department consisted of one director, two part-time employees, and 42 acres of farmland.  Today, this award-winning system boasts thousands of miles of park land, miles of trails, and b...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Carpenter Park update: Plano’s first skate park starting to take shape

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It’s hard not to notice all the dirt being moved around at Carpenter Park lately as work to renovate its athletic fields and construct the city’s first skate park is taking place. While this project may not look like much right now, the finished product w...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Park Fountain and Restroom Winterization

Freeze Warning

Parks staff is currently shutting down the restrooms and drinking fountains that require closure over the winter to prevent freeze damage to the plumbing. We will begin reopening these drinking fountains and restrooms in March as freezing temperatures all...

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Restrooms & Drinking Fountains Open All Year City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Russell Creek Drive repair project underway

Russell Creek Drive

Starting this week, Plano Parks and Recreation will be working with the city’s Engineering Department along the Russell Creek Greenbelt to install retaining walls along Russell Creek Drive between Independence Parkway and Sutherland Lane. The walls are ne...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: October 19, 2017

Bluebonnet Trail repair project to include new pedestrian signal

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A project to rebuild and widen a mile long section of the Bluebonnet Trail from Blue Ridge Trail to Alma Drive will officially begin on Monday, Oct. 30.

A project to rebuild and widen a mile long section of the Bluebonnet Trail from Blue Ridge Trail to Alma Drive will officially begin on Monday, Oct. 30. The 8-month-long project will widen the concrete hike-and-bike trail from 8-feet to 12-feet, bringing ...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Plano Senior Recreation Center expansion project moves forward

Plano Senior Recreation Center Renovations

At a July 24 preliminary meeting, Plano Parks and Recreation Director Robin Reeves informed the Plano City Council that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved project plans for much-anticipated expansions at the Plano Senior Recreatio...

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More information City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 3, 2017

High Point Tennis Center Renovation Contract Awarded

High Point Tennis Center Renovation Contract Awarded

The Tennis Center Renovation design contract with JBI Partners, Inc. was awarded at the July 24 Plano City Council meeting. Over the next several months the contract documents will be executed, and the design development phase will begin. In the design de...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Carpenter Park Renovations

Carpenter Park Construction

Renovations to the south side of Carpenter Park are underway.

Renovations to the south side of Carpenter Park are underway. As part of the renovations, a number of existing trees will be removed and replaced with 62 new, 4-inch caliper trees in their place.

These exciting new park updates include a complete renovatio...

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View the Carpenter Park Master Plan City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Engineering Work along the Russell Creek Greenbelt

Russell Creek Greenbelt Work

A project to install retaining walls along Russell Creek Drive between Independence and Sutherland Lane is set to begin on July 31. As part of the project, a temporary trail will be installed along the road as well as a pedestrian bridge across the creek ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Cleaning Up Plano

Cleaning Up In Plano

Whether it's accidental or intentional, litter happens, and if it's not picked up, it will find its way into the storm drains which lead directly into our creeks, waterways and eventually our water supply.

It's up to us to avoid littering and help out by picking up where we can. If every person in Plano picked up just one piece of litter every day, that would equate to a million pieces of litter being picked up in less than a week.There is always an opportu...

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Learn More About Cleanups City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Compost Fair | March 3

Master Composter Training

Ever wonder how many pounds of food waste a pound of worms can eat in a day? Is human hair compostable? Should I put apple cores in my compost pile? Don't wonder.

Wander on over to the Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Compost Fair on Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. - noon and learn what to leave out, and how to mix, moisten and manage your way to successful soil enrichment.During the event, attendees can rotate through six ha...

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Additional Info... City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Recycling Education Class Goes Beyond the Basics

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Throughout Plano, many people recycle at home and at work. However, most are unaware of the role they play in preserving the integrity of the downstream recycling market.

To improve understanding and increase participation, Live Green in Plano (LGIP) is offering a new class aimed at educating Plano residents about the process, benefits and best practices for effective recycling.During this free, two-hour course, attendees ...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 30, 2018

LGIP Volunteers: Keeping it Green in Plano

Volunteer Live Green in Plano

Each month individuals, clubs, organizations and businesses donate their time and talents to making Plano cleaner, greener and healthier.

While the benefits to the community are valuable, the volunteers also benefit by feeling needed and productive, learning new skills and making new friends, having fun and sometimes earning volunteer hours for school. The Live Green in Plano (LGIP...

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Volunteer Opportunities City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 24, 2018

DFW Clean Cities Recognizes Plano in Fuel Efficiency

DFW Clean Cities Recognizes Leaders in Fuel Efficiency

The City of Plano has been recognized as a leader in fuel efficiency and awarded a bronze rating by the DFW Clean Cities Coalition for its work in embracing alternatives to traditional gasoline.

The gold, silver and bronze winners contributed to a combined reduction of more than 25 million gallons of gasoline in 2016, which represented the largest savings on record.Plano operates a large fleet of vehicles for a wide variety of purposes. Residents...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Cleanups

Volunteer for a Cleanup

Volunteers devote thousands of hours to helping keep our creeks, parks and public spaces litter-free and beautiful year round through events hosted by Live Green in Plano (LGIP).

However, litter trapped in tree roots and brush along creeks and waterways is hard to reach during much of the year, due to sloping banks, actively growing vines and poison ivy. LGIP's special two-hour Waterways Cleanup events held monthly betwee...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Plano's Sustainability Division Receives Award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration

Planos Sustainability Division Receives Award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration

The Sustainability Division recently received an award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration at the WaterSense Awards on October 5. This award was for the efforts in creating and cultivating partnerships that have impactful results on water savings.

The City of Plano, Texas, collaborated with utilities, councils, businesses and other WaterSense partners to emphasize the value of WaterSense to residents, especially related to outdoor water efficiency. The City worked with Rachio, a WaterSense partner,...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Congratulations to Our 2017 Environmental Community Award Winners

Congratulations to Our 2017 Environmental Community Award Winners

The businesses, schools, non-profits and faith-based groups below have gone above and beyond to help lead environmental sustainability in their community.

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LA COSTA APARTMENTS

This 462 unit apartment home community exhibits a serious commitment to sustainability. Energy cost-saving improvements include installing an Energy Star Certified roof and LED lights in exterior and common areas. Resident h...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Litter Prevention

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services

Posted on: February 8, 2018

Volunteers Wanted for Plano CARES

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Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Plano Code Abatement by Residents Engaged in Service (CARES) connects local volunteers to residents in need of assistance with common property code violations. Project work days are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of ev...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Toyota Teams with VIP for National Public Lands Day

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Volunteers in Plano brought Toyota USA and National Environmental Education Foundation to celebrate National Public Lands Day in Plano, Texas! These partnerships are paramount in impacting our community. Thank you to Kym Hughes and the staff of Oak Point ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

ESL Teachers Needed

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Harrington Library is looking for volunteer ESL teachers. Training is free and materials are provided. For more information, contact Julie Brown, ESL Program Director at juliebrown@lift-texas.org or call 214-824-2000 ext. 3218

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

In Memory of Russ Kissick

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We are saddened by the passing of Russ Kissick. Russ was one of three Co-Founders and ongoing Co-Director of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., the non-profit organization that has served as manager of the Interurban Railway Museum sin...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

United Healthcare volunteers at Plano's Parr Library.

Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Cambria Hotel & Suites Supports Animal Shelter

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On Friday, September 9th staff from Cambria Hotel & Suites Plano rolled up their sleeves and spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. 9 Cambria employees enjoyed a day of service helping the shelter maintain a clean facility, provide se...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: August 22, 2016

Frisco Roughriders lend a hand at Animal Shelter

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On Sunday, August 21 staff from the Frisco Roughriders donated a morning of service to the Plano Animal Shelter. They spent time helping with cleaning and maintenance of the facility which improves the customer experience and provides a safe environment f...Read on...

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: December 14, 2015

Bank of America Volunteers Plant Seedlings for Parks Department

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A big thank you goes out to the 10 Bank of America volunteers who planted 100 trees in the Russell Creek greenbelt for the Plano Parks Department.

City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News

Posted on: July 6, 2017

Explore Plano At The Library

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Explore Plano invites people of all ages to visit different parts of the city through a series of fun challenges. Experience what various City of Plano departments offer and learn about what Plano provides its residents. The library is involved in Explore...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

It's The Book Sale!

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Almost 100,000 hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and records are for sale at prices ranging from 25 cents to $2. From picture books and early readers to recent adult fiction and foreign language books - there's something for everyone. The Friend's Book Sal...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Did You Know? Brain Games!

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Want to keep your mind sharp? Plano Public Library has "Brain Games" for adults to check out on Launchpads. These electronic devices need no internet access and come preloaded with apps.Brain Games train your mind by challenging memory, reaction...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

#morethanbooks

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Get a daily dose of your modern Plano library delivered straight to your phone, tablet or desktop! Join other Plano Public Library lovers online and keep up with library happenings and events. See posts about new collections, library programs and...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Just Be You

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Healthy interpersonal relationships take mindfulness and work. The Family Place of Dallas presents its Be Project, a series of programs focused on creating healthy social and domestic relationships. This FREE series of 45-minute to one-hour sessions is of...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Human Search Engines

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Google is a useful research tool, but like the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, it doesn't have a brain. Plano Public Library employs thoughtful, intelligent, friendly information professionals, also known as librarians. They answer your questions and guide...

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Travel The World

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Pack your suitcase, get your passport (supplied by Plano Public Library) and get ready to see the world! Take a picture at a European landmark, make origami and get a henna tattoo during our Teen Street Team's special event - Travel the World.

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Libraries - Check It Out
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Did You Know? Pronunciator App!

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The Pronunciator language learning website has natively-programmed apps for all Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices. 

Before using the apps, register through the Pronunciator link on the Plano Public Library website. Set up your student name/us...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

And The Winner Is...

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For the second consecutive year, the Texas Library Association awarded Plano Public Library its Branding Iron award for First Place in the Public Relations Campaign category.

The award-winning campaign promoted an innovative program at Harrington Library -...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

BIG Readers

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Reading tiny print is always challenging!

Large print books are beneficial for tired eyes, people with special needs and readers learning English. As interest in the large print collection grows, Plano Public Library continues to refresh and add to its col...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Summertime Reading Is Here!

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Summer Kick-Off is the official start of the Summer Reading Program with events on Saturday, June 3 at all five library locations. Kick-off parties are staggered throughout the day - so visit more than one! Have fun with balloon artists, face painting, bu...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Weird Science

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Drop by Haggard Library and Davis Library to get hands-on with Contact Science exhibits from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  

In working with the UTD Science and Engineering Education Center, Plano Public Library offers exciting, interac...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

An Artsy Summer Awaits

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Plano Public Library offers unique art programs all summer. Make It In Metal participants learn the basics of metalsmithing and design their own one-of-a-kind metal creation. The first session is at Schimelpfenig Library on Saturday, June 10. Register her...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Dive Into Summer Learning

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School’s out for summer, but learning never stops at Plano Public Library. Keep those science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills sharp with fun activities including:

 

> STEAM camp

> Electrical circuits 

> Garage...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Courtyard Texas Music Series: Shinyribs - March 1

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Texas band Shinyribs kicks off the 7th Courtyard Texas Music Series with a soulful, eclectic experience!

Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey that began in Beaumont, TX when, at 14, he found his father’s guitar under his bed. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path he landed in Shreveport, LA where he formed his fi...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

Courtyard Texas Music Series: Keith Anderson - April 5

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Keith Anderson headlines the April entry in the 7th season of the Courtyard Texas Music Series.

Before signing to a record deal, Anderson was one of several co-writers on "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)", a duet by Garth Brooks and George Jones, released in late 2001. Anderson was signed as a recording artist to Arista Nashville ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Beatles Night 2018

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Plano Stages fan-favorite Beatles Night is back at the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park this April!

Plano Stages is excited to announce this year's annual Beatles Night at the beautiful Amphitheater at Oak Point Park!  Beatles Night 2018 will feature A Hard Night's Day as the headliner, with Revolution 9 opening. A Hard Night&rsquo...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Courtyard Texas Music Series: Curtis Grimes - May 3

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Curtis Grimes takes the stage for the May entry of the Courtyard Texas Music Series.

To hear Curtis Grimes sing is to take a trip through the heart of country music. A Texas native, Grimes was raised on a steady diet of George Strait and Alan Jackson, and he possesses the everyman charm of both his heroes; along with a refreshingly mature...

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