Plano In the News

Below are recent news stories that feature or include the City of Plano. For additional past coverage, please email Steve Stoler, Director of Media.
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El Paso Shooter

Former Plano High Classmate on El Paso Mass Shooter: 'No One Wanted To Work With Him In Group Settings' (KTVT-TV CBS 11) August 5

Suspect in El Paso massacre 'didn't hold anything back' in police interrogation (Los Angeles Times) August 4

North Texas Grandparents of El Paso 'domestic terrorism' suspect release statement (KDFW-TV Fox 4) August 4

Authorities remain outside North Texas home traced to El Paso shooting suspect (KDFW-TV Fox 4) August 4

A look at mass shootings in Texas through the years (Associated Press) August 4

Suspect in deadly El Paso mass shooting is from North Texas (KDFW-TV Fox 4) August 3

Alleged El Paso Shooter Tied to North Texas (Dallas Observer) August 3

City of Plano

North Texas mayors among 200 urging Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote (KDFW-TV Fox 4) August 8

North Texas Mayors Demand Action From Senate On Gun Safety (KTVT-TV CBS 11) August 8

Nightly lane closures to affect Plano drivers until Aug. 16 along Sam Rayburn Tollway (Community Impact) August 8

Ancient Marine Fossils Unearthed in Plano (KXAS-TV NBC 5) August 7

Fossil found in Plano during construction for police substation (KDFW-TV Fox 4) August 7

Crews find fossils at Plano police substation construction site (Plano Star Courier) August 7

Ancient ocean fossils discovered in City of Plano (North Dallas Gazette) August 7

North Texas man impersonating police officer arrested after pulling over off-duty officer (KDFW-TV Fox 4) August 4


Plano ISD operating deficit decreases after trustees adopt amended 2019-20 budget (Community Impact) August 7

Collin College board of trustees proposes maintaining current property tax rate in FY 2019-20 (Community Impact) August 6

Business/Economic Development

JC Penney warned that its stock could be thrown off NYSE (Associated Press) August 8

500 Pizza Huts Could Close In Next 2 Years, CEO Says (KTVT-TV CBS 11) August 8

Plano-based Pizza Hut to close as many as 500 dine-in locations (Dallas Morning News) August 8

Toyota's CEO on its New Experience Center: 'It's Really the Exclamation Point of Our Move Here to Texas' (Dallas Innovates) August 8

Toyota Forms Two Partnerships to Further Robot Initiative (Dallas Innovates) August 8

Original ChopShop opens second Plano location at Preston Road, Park Boulevard (Community Impact) August 8

Plano-based Pizza Hut set to close hundreds of U.S. stores (Dallas Business Journal) August 7

Plano scores beauty franchise headquarters from South Florida (Dallas Business Journal) August 8

Take a spin through the latest addition to Toyota's Plano HQ (Dallas Business Journal) August 7

J.C. Penney Creditors Seek Talks for Potential Debt Swap (Bloomberg) August 7

Rent-A-Center's headquarters building in Plano hits the market (Dallas Business Journal) August 7

10 brand new Restaurants for August (culturemap Dallas) August 7

Plano business campus lands huge tech firm tenant (Dallas Morning News) August 6

Rent-A-Center Plano office headquarters up for sale (Dallas Morning news) August 6

A Plano Gym Owner Says She's Created a Safe and Instagrammable Space for Women (Dallas Observer August 6

VR now a reality at NorthPark with Dreamscape's DFW debut (Dallas Business Journal) August 6

Global tech firm signs lease to consolidate North Texas operations at Plano office campus (Dallas Business Journal) August 6

How J.C. Penney will stay open while Plano's Collin Creek Mall is torn down (Dallas Morning News) August 5

Here's how KFC's Global HQ in Plano is Driving Its High-Flying Success (Dallas Innovates) August 5

Cinemark dollar theater in Plano upgrades with luxurious amenities (Culturemap Dallas) August 2

Plano Talk

This Dallas suburb collars top spot among America's most pet-friendly cities (culturemap Dallas) August 8

Local Profile

Plano Police Department to host Active Shooter Seminar (August 8)

Toyota Experience Center showcases company's past, present and future (August 8)

Plano Magazine

Active Shooter Preparedness/Bleeding Control Seminar with Plano Police Department (August 8)

Bonnie Ruth's Plano (August 6)

#ChangeMakers in the Disabilities Community: Marc Woods (August 6)

Live Well in North Texas: Heather and Gavin Kim (August 5)

Shark Club Now Open in Plano (August 5)

Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse (August 2)