Plano In the News

Below are recent new stories that feature or include the City of Plano.  For additional past coverage, please contact Director of Media Relations, Steve Stoler at

City of Plano

After years of a stinky situation, Plano neighborhood may freshen up (WFAA-TV News 8) February 16

2 Suspects In Custody, 1 at Large in String of Home Invasion Robberies: Police (KXAS-TV NBC 5) February 16

Congressman Johnson returns with bill to reduce "wasteful" spending (Plano Star Courier) February 16

I-Team Update: "Rotten Egg" Odor In Plano Neighborhood Not A Health Risk (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 15

Plano City Council delays Legacy Central plan, approves bond election (Community Impact) February 15

Council tables new development, votes 'yes' to bond budget (Plano Star Courier) February 15

UPDATE: Plano Fire battles blaze at Corner Bakery (Plano Star Courier) February 15

UPDATE: Early morning Plano fire temporarily closes Corner Bakery Cafe, IHOP (Community Impact) February 15

Corner Bakery in Plano heavily damaged by fire early Wednesday (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) February 15

Corner Bakery catches fire in Plano (KDFW-TV Fox 4) February 15

Plano firefighters battle fire at Corner Bakery Café (KXAS-TV NBC 5) February 15

Fire breaks out at Corner Bakery in Plano (WFAA-TV News 8) February 15

Dallas neurosurgeon guilty of deliberately maiming patient (KDAF-TV CW 33) February 15

Jury to decide fate of convicted Collin County neurosurgeon (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 15

Wylie man sentenced for child porn (WFAA-TV News 8) February 15

Plano City Council calls for $224 million bond election in May (Dallas Morning News) February 14

Toyota Texas Music Revolution 21 Schedule (Plano Magazine) February 13

Plano School Mourns After 2 Students Die In Crash (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 13

Hard Lesson For Young Drivers After Deadly Plano Crash (KXAS-TV NBC 5) February 13

Dr. Duntsch defense expert: "The only way this happens is the entire system fails the patients" (WFAA-TV News 8) February 13

Plano Teen Recovering after Deadly Crash That Killed Two Others (KXAS-TV NBC 5) February 12

'The community's living room': Saigling House set to be place for art, community and legacy (Plano Star Courier) February 12

2 teens killed, 1 injured when Porsche crashes into tree, catches fire in Plano (Dallas Morning News) February 12

Two teens killed, one hospitalized after Porsche crashes into tree in Plano (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) February 11

Two teen girls killed, one hurt in crash in Plano (KDFW-TV Fox 4) February 11

Fiery Crash In Plano Kills 2 Teenagers, Seriously Injures 1(KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 11

Crash in Plano Kills Two Teenage Girls And Injures Another (KXAS-TV NBC 5) February 11

Citizenship Workshop In Plano Sees Surge Of Attendees (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 11

Two Shepton High students die in car crash late Friday (Plano Star Courier) February 11

Nickel Neuter Day offers cheap chance to help reduce kitten population (Plano Star Courier) February 11

Plano's Bonnie and Clyde (WFAA-TV News 8) February 11

Business/Economic Development

Corporate incentives go under the microscope in Texas (Dallas Business Journal) February 17

Toyota's old Torrance Headquarters if for sale ( February 16

Marcus Hiles Predicts An Upswing Of Suburban Home Construction In 2017 (TV stations across the US) February 16

Toyota Again Named the "World's Most Admired" Motor Vehicle Company by FORTUNE (The Auto Channel) February 16

Hello Google and Tesla? Toyota properties in Torrance and Los Angeles finally up for sale (Daily Breeze) February 15

New Nightclub & Restaurant Will Soon Bring A "Mini Sixth Street" To Plano (Eater Dallas) February 15

New Plano mixed-use project would start with apartments (Dallas Morning News) February 15

Plano brokerage firm misled investors in oil and gas ventures, regulator finds (Dallas Business Journal) February 15

J.C. Penney CEO among retail leaders meeting with Trump over import tax (Dallas Business Journal) February 15

Plano among top 10 best cities for cybersecurity professionals ( February 15

Ryan Johnson: Millennials Are Reshaping the Retail Environment (D Magazine) February 15

Legacy Hall Unveils Plans For Onsite Brewery And Taproom (Restaurant Magazine) February 14

Second Plano brewery, Unlawful Assembly Brewing, coming to Legacy Hall (Community Impact) February 14

Plano's trendy food hall project signs on new craft beer partner (CulturemapDallas) February 14

Zoës Kitchen CEO: We're on track to double our footprint by 2020 (Dallas Business Journal) February 14

Rent-A-Center investor urging company to sell itself, citing 75 percent stock nosedive (Dallas Business Journal) February 14

Rent-A-Center sales off 13.8% in Q4 (Furniture Today) February 14

Pharmaceutical firm doubles down on its Plano headquarters as drug costs escalate (Dallas Business Journal) February 13

38 physician-owned hospitals, including The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, receive top patient ratings (Becker's Hospital Review) February 13

Austin healthy meal company My Fit Foods abruptly shuts all stores, including 8 DFW locations (Dallas Business Journal) February 13

Medical City Plano's Burn Center treats 700 patients in first year (Collin Image) February 13


North Texas kids compete in annual FIRST LEGO League robotics tournament (Rambler Newspapers) February 15

HMS hosts robotics competition (Plano Star Courier) February 14

Ain't I A Woman?: Collin College celebrate black history month with poetry performance (Plano Star Courier) December 14

Plano debate teacher named finalist for Educator of the Year (Plano Star Courier) February 13

WRA Architects designs new addition for Plano East Senior High School (Collin Image) February 13

In with the old: Plano professionals learn a lesson in 'old school' character (Plano Star Courier) February 12

Plano Talk

Gone too soon: Community reacts to Shepton students' deaths (Plano Star Courier) February 15

Community reflects on death of West, Shepton athletes (Plano Star Courier) February 15

Local Teen Filmmaker Debuts New Movie In Plano (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 15

NTTA to hold open houses for Sam Rayburn Tollway widening project (Community Impact) February 15

Dallas North Tollway project closes Dallas Parkway lanes this week (Community Impact) February 15

The Stadiums That Ate Texas ( February 15

Plano teen lands Neil DeGrasse Tyson for a cameo in his space travel film (Dallas Morning News) February 14

DART hosting "blue carpet" event for Express Bus patrons in NW Plano Collin Image) February 14

Plano one of 10 healthiest cities ranked by healthcare (Becker's Spine Review) February 13

Protest videos contradict state legislator's Facebook post (WFAA-TV News 8) February 13

PROFILE: The nose knows; Plano resident turns DIY hobby into bath and body business (Plano Star Courier) February 12

Governor Abbott calls for an end to 'sanctuary cities' (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 11

Plano Profile 

The 2017 Collin Country Young Artist Competition Winners (Plano Profile) February 14

Sunny's Superheroes (Plano Profile) February 10

Plano Magazine

Travel the World Without Leaving Plano (Plano Magazine) February 15

LaFoofaraw (Plano Magazine) February 15

Best Lawyers in Plano 2017 (Plano magazine) February 14