Plano In the News

elow 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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City of Plano

State of City focuses on growth, tech expansion (Plano Star Courier) February 6

Plano mayor reveals plans for downtown expansion and smart-technology integration at State of the City (Community Impact) February 6

Texas’ first new major man-made lake in 30 years is coming to North Texas (WFAA-TV News 8) February 6

2 Women Indicted For Capital Murder For Stabbings Of Man, Woman At Plano Apartment (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 6

Families Sue Plano Retirement Community For Suspected Serial Killer Murders (KRLD-AM 1080) February 6

Families Of Women Allegedly Murdered By Billy Chemirmir File Suit Against Apartment Complex (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 5

New coed team arrives at Plano Parks for teens, adults with special needs (Plano Star Courier) February 5

Send APD Chief Drain off to Plano this Friday (KFDA-TV Amarillo) February 5

City of Plano volunteer force nearly 10K strong in 2019 (Plano Star Courier) February 4

Child hospitalized after being struck by vehicle overnight in Plano (WFAA-TV News 8) February 4

Plano police trying to identify child injured by passing vehicle (Dallas Morning News) February 4

Plano Police Trying To Identify Child Injured After Being Struck By Car Near Apartments (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 3

Plano plan commission gives thumbs up for apartments at Penney campus (Dallas Morning News) February 3

Plano Parks and Rec director retires after 36 years (Plano Star Courier) February 3

Beloved Plano School Resource Officer Arthur Parker, Jr. Retires (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 3

Arthur Parker, Jr.’s Poem From His Retirement Ceremony (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 3

Applications open for summer internship programs; Plano ISD Education Foundation takes lead on externship program (Community Impact) February 3

VERIFY: Are some North Texans paying millions for water they don’t use? (WFAA-TV News 8) February 2

Business/Economic Development

Oil & Vinegar to close Plano location (Community Impact) February 7

Pharma company Reata makes Plano lease while it waits for new tower to be built (Dallas Morning News) February 6

Best Cities for Women in Tech (SmartAsset) February 6

Plano is the 8th best city in the USA to open a restaurant ( February 6

The 25 Best Cities for Jobs in 2020 (MSN Money) February 5

Plano public company makes $21.6M acquisition to kick off the year (Dallas Business Journal) February 5

His Plano IT staffing firm allows him to nurture and grow careers (Dallas Business Journal) February 5

The Orchards at Market Plaza to open 55-and-over community in Plano (Community Impact) February 5

Plano’s 3 top sources for barbecue on the cheap ( February 4

Indigo closes its Plano pop-up location at the Shops at Willow Bend (Community Impact) February 4

Work starts on Legacy hotel site in Plano (Dallas Morning News) February 3

Amid stock woes, JCPenney taps new execs as it looks to return to ’its rightful place in the retail industry’ (Dallas Business Journal) February 3

These were DFW’s most expensive office sales of 2019 (Dallas Business Journal) February 3


Jeff Smith named Plano ISD’s new athletic director (Community Impact) February 4

Plano Talk

Plano Balloon Festival Names Central Market as New Title Sponsor ( February 6

New study shows Plano one of the worst cities for speeding (Automotive Fleet) February 6

Texas Pool turns to GoFundMe to save diving board (Plano Star Courier) February 5

First Baptist Church of Plano announces expected construction start for new facility (Community Impact) February 4

This Plano man is running 2,830 miles from Disneyland to Disney World - from coast to coast and mouse to mouse (Southern California News Group) February 1

Plano resident launches nonprofit inspired by grandma, giving bike rides to senior citizens (WFAA-TV News 8) January 31

Plano historians uncover Plano’s mysteries in new book (Plano Star Courier) January 30

Plano Magazine

St. Andrew UMC’s Prom Closet 2020 (February 5)

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (February 4)

Texas Forest Farm (February 3)

Plano Man Attempts World’s First Run from Disneyland to Disney World (January 31)

Local Profile

What to Do in Collin County This Weekend (February 5)

Longtime Plano School Resource Officer Arthur Parker Retires (February 4)