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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Plano Town Hall: Trash and Recycling | November 7

November 7 Plano Town Hall

The next scheduled Plano Town Hall will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Join in during the scheduled Plano Town Hall meetings in-person, by phone or through social media. at the council chambers located at Plano Municipal Center. The topic of this town hall will be recycling and environmental waste services. Knowledgeable Cit...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Intersection Closures Scheduled Oct. 21 - Nov. 1


Ten Plano intersections will be closed from Oct. 21-Nov. 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The closures are the result of routine work to refresh pavement markings including stop lines, crosswalks and turn markers. Each job is expected to take 6 hours. The contractor will have two lanes closed per direction at these intersections. If it rains o...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

We Need Your Input

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What housing improvements and social services do you want in Plano? We are gathering input for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The plan guides how we spend $10 million in federal funds over the next five years.

These funds serve low-to-moderate income residents - including our seniors, people with disabilities, people facing homelessness and victims of domestic violence. You can help in two ways:

1. Attend a workshop: 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. at Schi...
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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Let us Treat You at Boo Bash

Boo Bash

Bring the kids for carnival games and candy, drop off old meds at Drug Take Back, celebrate trees in three ways, belt it out at Karaoke Night and rethink your yard at the WaterWise Tour in Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 37,500 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: October 11, 2019

Visit Liberty Recreation Center at the Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Liberty Recreation Center

Be among the first to tour and use the new-and-improved Liberty Recreation Center. Join Plano Parks and Recreation for the Grand Re-Opening.

Check out the expanded workout areas, aesthetic improvements and more. Enjoy free snacks, commemorative freebies and visit with local dignitaries. Purchase a recreation center membership or just ask us questions about the center’s fall and winte...

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Learn more about Liberty Recreation Center. City of Plano News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Plano Parks and Recreation marks 25 years of national accreditation


On Sept. 27, 2019, at the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Congress in Baltimore, Maryland, Plano Parks and Recreation was officially reaccredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Accreditation is based on an agency’s compliance with 151 rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, programs, resources, safety and services.  Plano Parks and Recreation was found to have met all 151.


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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Drop-off Recycling Moves to One Location Oct. 1

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For several years, the City has offered free drop-off recycling for small businesses and apartment residents who don’t have onsite recycling. The Plano Public Library has hosted these large outdoor drop-off recycling containers.

Misuse of the containers and a high contamination rate have eliminated the benefits of the drop-off sites.

Effective Tuesday, Oct. 1, the only free recycling drop-off location is:Republic Services of Plano4200 E. 14th St.(photo ID required)

Monday-Friday 8 ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Network with Plano, Garland and Rowlett Neighborhoods!


Join us at Collin College for the Neighborhood Summit on November 9, 8:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “ Building Neighborhood Leadership”

Why should I attend?

  • To learn from subject experts and peers from neighboring cities how to strengthen your community, engage with your neighbors, communicate effectively and plan for the future. 
  • To be inspired with great ideas to implement in you...
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City of Plano News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

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. Help start our regular sessions in a positive way.

Would your troop or group like to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge at an upcoming Plano City Council meeting? Contact Alice Snyder in the City Secretary's Office at to secure a place on the schedule.

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City of Plano News
Posted on: August 19, 2019

New Age Requirements for Plano Parks and Recreation facilities


Change takes effect Sept. 3, 2019.

Plano Parks and Recreation is implementing a new age requirements policy effective Sept. 3, 2019. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 16 years of age or older at any Plano recreation center or pool. This change in policy c...

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Plano Parks and Recreation Age Requirements City of Plano News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Register for Fall Classes Now

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Registration for residents started Saturday, Aug. 3 for the Fall Parks and Recreation leisure classes. Get fit, learn a new skill or just meet new people.

Check out the Schedule! City of Plano News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Have You Seen a Bobcat?


It's not uncommon to see a bobcat any time during the year. To discourage a visit from a bobcat or coyote to your home the attached tips may help.


Consider these simple tips. City of Plano News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Learn a New Language


Summer may be winding down but you still have time to learn a new language. The Plano Public Library has a huge selection of books and resources.

The Plano Public Library has a huge selection of books and resources. If you already know a language but want to brush up on it, hit the Library’s World Language collection. You’ll find books in popular languages: Hindi, Chinese and Sp...

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Visit the Plano Public Library. City of Plano News
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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