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Posted on: January 4, 2019

All About Adoption from the Plano Animal Shelter

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Are you interested in adopting a pet from the Plano Animal Shelter?

Keep in mind that all animals at our shelter are:

  • Up-to-date on vaccines 
  • Microchipped 
  • Sterilized 
  • Receive heartworm testing and treatment if needed 
  • Given a collar and tags
  • Loved by staff and volunteers 

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

New Year's Resolutions for your Pet

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Have you thought about changes to make in your pet's life in 2019?

You might have made some resolutions for 2019, but did you include your pet?

Here's a few ideas to get you started:

Make sure your Plano pet is registered with the Plano Animal Shelter

Not only is registering your pet a law, but it also helps you get your fu...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

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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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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Plano Fire-Rescue is Hiring!

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Join one of the best fire departments in the nation! Plano Fire-Rescue is looking for a few extraordinary men and women who will join us in providing Professional service with heart – integrity always.

The next entrance exam will held March 5. See below for eligibility requirements and to apply:

Fire Rescue Specialist Eligibility Requirements:

1. Be at least 18 to 35 years of age at the time of testing. Must have reached at least 18 years of age ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Congratulations to the City Level Winners of this Year's Fire Prevention Poster Contest

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Each year Plano ISD and Plano Fire-Rescue team up to sponsor the Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Using the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week theme, students across Plano create a poster and compete at the school and city level.

City level winners are chosen by Plano firefighters.  Here are the City level winners at the Fire Prevention Poster Contest Awards Ceremony held Wednesday evening at Plano’s City Council Chambers.  The City level winning poster...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Plano Firefighters' MDA Fill the Boot Collection Hits City Record

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Plano firefighters surpassed last year’s record collections by more than $12,000 during their Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last month.

At today’s Fill the Boot check presentation, Plano Firefighters Local 2149 Vice President Wesley Holland presented the MDA with a check for $215,000, the amount surpassing last year’s collection of $202,000. Plano firefighters collecte...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Congratulations to the FY 2018-19 Grant Recipients

Ammie Wilson Hay Barn Architectural and Engineering Plans - Funded by the Plano Heritage Grant.

Four Plano organizations are approved for $800,000 in heritage preservation grant funds. They are: 

These nonprofits support heritage preservation, heritage education and heritage tourism in the city. Grant funds are used for projects consisting o...

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

Certificates of Appropriateness Activity

The effects of the improved workflow for Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) continue to keep CA activity rolling. Between April and October, staff approved 15 CAs and the Heritage Commission approved seven CAs.

Staff Approved (15): 

  • 8 related to...
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Posted on: December 10, 2018

2019 Spring Programs and Classes at the Library

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Plano Public Library is your place for #morethanbooks. Visit us, spark your curiosity and learn something new this spring. From 3D Printing to Wonder Café, we have classes and programs for everyone.

  • Learn about 3D printing with classes at Davis, Harrington and Parr libraries for families, teens and adults.
  • Enter the annual Bookmark Contest January 2 – February 15. Entries in five age categories will be accepted at all libraries.
  • Visit four ar...
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Additional Info... City of Plano Libraries
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Build Your Skills with Technology Training

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Plano Public Library offers FREE technology training for adults. Spring classes include 3D Printing, Word, Linked In, Photo Editing and more.

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

The Lounge at Schimelpfenig and Haggard

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Share your writing, artwork and other forms of self-expression during monthly conversations with different themes and formats. Afternoon sessions (ages 55+) are at Haggard Library and evening sessions (adults) take place at Schimelpfenig.

Details in Engage on page 19.

Additional Info... City of Plano Libraries
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Readers & Waggers

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Practice you reading skills by reading to a Heart of Texas Therapy dog. Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from the library. Details in Engage on page 14.

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

All Libraries Closed for Martin Luther King Day

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All libraries and book drops will be closed January 20 and 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Online resources and eLibrary will be available.

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Help Count the Homeless in Plano

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Do you want to be a part of Plano’s annual Point-in-Time Homeless Census? On the evening of January 24, 2019, teams of volunteers and Neighborhood Police Officers will spread out across Plano to survey persons experiencing homelessness and provide care pa...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification Grants Application Deadline

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The program has two grant cycles, fall and spring, each year. The next application deadline will be on Friday, February 1st, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Online applications are available now for the spring 2019 grant cycle. Paper applications will no longer be acce...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Fight Crime Alongside the Pop-Up Party Trailer

Party Trailer Raffle

This year, your neighborhood group has the opportunity to WIN the chance to use the Pop-Up Party Trailer on National Night Out 2019!

Here's how to enter:

Raffle entries are earned by having at least one neighborhood representative attend the following event...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Celebrate Community

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Join the Martin Luther King Jr. festivities this weekend, don't be alarmed by smoke at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve and prepare to say farewell to our retiring city manager in this week's Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 39,600 subscribers by the City of Plano Communications and Community Outreach department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

2019 State of the City | February 7

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Please join us for State of the City 2019! You can attend this event live in person at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital or watch the live stream.

It will be available on planotv.org, our Facebook page (facebook.com/cityofplanotx) and on our regular television stations (Spectrum:  Digital Channel 15.101 or Analog Channel 16, Frontier FIOS: Cable Channels 30 and 31, AT&T U-Verse - Go to ...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Design a Bookmark and Enter to Win the Library's Contest

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Show us your artistic talents. Enter the Friends of the Plano Public Library 2019 Bookmark Contest. Get an entry form online or at any Plano library location.

Three winners are selected from each age category: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-18 and adult. Winners are announced and all entrants are celebrated at a Bookmark Art Celebration on Thursday, April 25 at Harrington Library. Winning designs are printed and availabl...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Is a Backyard Cottage a Fit for Your Property?

Backyard Cottages are smaller in size than the main home.

You may have thought about building additional living space on your property to host family and guests or to serve other needs.

Some Plano residents have tried to do this by building a second, smaller living space in their backyard. We call these structures Backyard Cottages. Under the current zoning regulations, only 141 Plano properties can accommodate this housing style. If the...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Rec center membership: The best New Year’s Resolution for your health in 2019

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Did you know you can enjoy all of Plano’s pools and recreation centers for just $19 a month? We did the math, and that is less than half of what it costs to get your gourmet drive-through latte three times a week.

Who knew staying healthy and having fun in Plano could be so easy? Our affordable and flexible monthly and annual membership options are available for individuals (youth, adults, and seniors) or can be purchased as family packages, which cover parents and...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Watch for Great Things at the Plano Public Library

Friends of the Plano Public Library donation at the City Council Meeting

In December, the Friends of the Plano Public Library presented the Plano Public Library with a check for $115,000 during the City Council meeting. The money enhances library services with special programs and equipment.

Last year the Friends funds purchased the #morethanbooks outreach van. The annual Bookmark Contest, beginning Jan. 2, is also funded by the Friends. Read the Spring 2019 edition of ENGAGE for more programs.

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Additional Info... City of Plano News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Lead the Pledge at a City Council Meeting

Girl Scouts lead the pledge before City Council Meeting audience.

Scout groups and youth organizations are a big part of each City Council meeting. Would your troop or group like to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge at an upcoming Plano City Council meeting?

Email Alice Snyder in the City Secretary's Office to secure a place on the schedule.

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Sign Up for Trash and Recycling Reminders

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If you struggle with remembering when to place your recycling cart out for collection, we've got a new tool for you. Get reminders by text or email to your favorite device (or both).

Alerts are sent the night before your collection between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (you pick the time). The reminders adjust with the City's holiday collection schedule. A special thanks to our Kings Ridge HOA residents for helping with testing.

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Route Around Road Construction

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Every Friday afternoon we update a list of current construction projects across Plano.

Visit plano.gov/roadconstruction for these updates. Keep in mind, weather can always change our schedule.

If you want day-to-day updates on City of Plano projects or traffic flow, try the Waze app. Our projects automatically upload to the app. It'...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Rec center membership: The best New Year’s Resolution for your health in 2019

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Did you know you can enjoy all of Plano’s pools and recreation centers for just $19 a month? We did the math, and that is less than half of what it costs to get your gourmet drive-through latte three times a week.

Who knew staying healthy and having fun in Plano could be so easy? Our affordable and flexible monthly and annual membership options are available for individuals (youth, adults, and seniors) or can be purchased as family packages, which cover parents and...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Ask an Urban Forester: What is emerald ash borer and how is it affecting trees in Plano?

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Q. I heard emerald ash borer has been found in Fort Worth. What is it and is it affecting our trees in Plano?

A. The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a destructive wood‐boring pest of ash trees. Native to Asia, the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) was unknown in North America until its discovery in southeast Michigan in 2002. Since then, the invasive pest...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Construction and Detour along Chisholm Trail

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Work will soon begin to address erosion control on the Chisholm Trail just north of Spring Creek.

During this time, trail users are asked to follow detour signs around the trail. The detour will take trail users on a 5 ft. sidewalk with a new ramp and end on an ADA asphalt (temporary access) trail. Construction is scheduled to be complete in spring 20...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Liberty Recreation Center renovations to begin next month

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Liberty Recreation Center (2601 Glencliff Dr.) is preparing for an exciting renovation project, which, when complete, will feature more than just a fresh coat of paint.

The center’s last day of operation before it closes for the project is Friday, Nov. 30 and is expected to reopen in the fall of 2019. Follow Plano Parks and Recreation on Facebook and Twitter or visit Liberty Recreation Center’s web page to stay up-to-dat...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Once Per Week Watering November 1 - March 3

Watering Guidelines Dec 2018

Starting Nov. 1, the City of Plano will
dial back to once per week watering.

Plants require less water during the cooler months. Plus, sprinklers that run during freezing temperatures can lead to a public safety hazard. Set a reminder to update your controller's schedule, and remember to consider weatherconditions before ...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

VIP Connection - Spring 2018

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This spring brought many milestones to the VIP program. Read more.

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

VPay Employees Volunteer at Plano Animal Shelter

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Employees from Plano-based VPay spent two Fridays in March volunteering at Plano Animal Services. Volunteering as a group with Plano Animal Services provides valuable resources for our community and helps those precious pets get one step closer to home. V...

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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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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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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...

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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...

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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.

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