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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Come Along Waze!

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Annual Hydrant Flushing Underway in Some Areas in Plano

Hydrant Flushing in Plano

At times, the City of Plano undergoes hydrant flushing efforts. While citizens often find flushing a confusing sight, it is a very common and necessary practice to ensure safe and healthy water for customers, especially during hot summer months.

Flushing hydrants is effective in that it allows the City of Plano to address specific areas of the system where problems are occurring. The North Texas Municipal Water District adds chloramines, a combination of chlorine and ammonia to the water supply a...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Plano City Council Reviews, Approves Proposal to Build 4-Star Radisson Hotel

Plano Event Center

The Plano Event Center could have a new 4-star neighbor by the spring of 2020, adding a key partner to the popular meeting and events venue.

At their June 25 meeting, the Plano City Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Tirgo, LLC for approximately 5 acres of land adjacent to Plano Event Center for the purpose of building a Radisson Hotel. The convention cent...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Haggard Family Acquires Collinwood House to Incorporate Into Future Development

Collingwood House

Plano City Council members at a June 25 preliminary open meeting approved funding to assist in the relocation of Collinwood House after receiving a proposal to acquire the home by the Haggard family.

The move includes relocation of the 150-year-old house—located on the future site of Windhaven Meadows Park—as well as its chicken coop, pole barn and wooden fencing. The move is expected to take place within 90 days.

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

July Planning & Zoning Meeting Changes Ahead

Planning & Zoning Meeting Changes in July 2018

The Monday, July 2 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting moves to Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. Instead of the second meeting being July 16, it's Tuesday, July 24 and back at Plano Municipal Center. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m.

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Collin County Honors Planoite Russell Steindam

Russell A. Steindam

In early June, the Collin County Courthouse was renamed the Russell A. Steindam Courts Building. Discover Steindam's connection to Plano and learn why he's being honored.

It was a unanimous vote for Collin County to be renamed

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Who's Watching Your Kids Around Water?

boy swimming

Two inches of water and less than five minutes out of sight can be a deadly combination for a small child near water. Keep your children safe, designate a "Water Watcher."

Gathering near a lake or pool with children this summer? Plano Fire-Rescue (PFR) wants to make your water fun a lot safer by mailing you a Water Watcher Tag. When a responsible adult wears the Water Watcher Tag, they are on duty and cannot leave the area ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Map Out Your Summer with Pinterest


Don't be pinned in; unleash your creative side with the new City of Plano Pinterest page!

Explore local activities, find health and safety tips and discover furry friends. It's a visual utopia of Plano's finest features, including library fun, dog adventures and perfect park spots. Plan your days in Plano on Pinterest!

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Does Your Dog Have Game?


Share photos of your pup enjoying pet-friendly activities throughout Plano for a chance to win great prizes. It's all part of Visit Plano's newest contest to honor those who travel with pets.

On Wednesday, July 11, three lucky winners will be selected to receive vacation packages. Upload your images to Visit Plano's Pet-Friendly webpage to be entered.

The celebration wraps up on National Dog Day, Sunday, Aug. 26, with a dog-friendly event at He...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Nominate & Celebrate the Environmental Community Awards

Environmental Community Awards Celebration

Do you know someone encouraging environmental education in our city? Environmental Community Awards applications are currently being accepted to recognize individuals, businesses, schools and non-profits for environmental leadership and achievement.

Applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by others. The projects, programs and services must have occurred between May 2017 and May 2018. Awards will be presented in September during the annual Environmental Community Awards Celebration. Don't delay;...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Battling the Buzz this Summer


Summer is almost here which means, so is mosquito season. Learn what the City is doing and what you can battle the buzz.

Summer is almost here which means, so is mosquito season. The City of Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has already begun taking proactive measures to protect Plano residents from mosquitoes.The City sets mosquito traps every week t...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Summer swimming roundup - your guide to Plano’s pools


Summer is just around the corner, and here at Plano Parks and Recreation we can already smell the sunscreen.

Our staff has been working hard to get our outdoor pools ready for another safe and fun summer starting Memorial Day weekend, May 26. Saturday and Sunday hours vary by pool and all will be open on Monday, May 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Summer daily hours st...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

7 Days a Week to Find or Adopt a Friend

adoptable dog and cats

You asked for it and you got it. The Plano Animal Shelter is now open seven days a week!

That means more opportunity to retrieve a lost pet, to bring in a found pet, to register a pet and, most importantly, to adopt a new pet.

The new operational hours are:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closes March 1 for Renovations

New Plano Senior Center Rendering

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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