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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Be the Light That Keeps Crime Out

National Night Out

Turn the light on for National Night Out, enjoy a free concert to celebrate Parks and Recreation's 50th Anniversary, visit the Plano Families First Fall Fair and take the 55+ Survey in Plano City News .

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 3,900 subscribers by the City of Plano Marketing and Community Engagement Department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival Releases Your Inner Child


Bring a blanket, take a seat and experience Plano's signature community event, the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival.

Over 45 hot air balloons are expected to take to the sky. Watch balloon launches, special balloon shapes, balloon glows and balloon fly-in competitions. You'll also enjoy tasty food, vendor booths and live music. Take a tethered balloon ride or sign up fo...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Discover the Wonders of Water this Weekend

Wonders of Water event - Sept. 22, 9-11 a.m.

Gather with us for the unveiling of the Nature Explore Trail at the Wonders of Water (WOW!) family fun event on Saturday, Sept. 22, 9-11 a.m.

Located adjacent to a creek at the Environmental Education Center (4116 W. Plano Pkwy., 75093), the Nature Explore Trail is an educational pathway equipped with interactive signage teaching about creeks, wildlife and the care of our waterways.  


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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Celebrate 5 Years of Feeding Families with 50,000 pounds

Plano Peanut Butter Drive 2018 - City Council juggling jar of peanut butter

Fight hunger with a donation to the Plano Peanut Butter Drive. The Mayor and City Council, partnering with the North Texas Food Bank, are helping to feed hungry children and families in Plano and Collin County.

The goal for our fifth year is to collect 50,000 pounds of peanut butter. Join our mission by donating regular-sized (16 oz.) plastic jars of peanut butter (or similar spreads like almond butter or sunflower butter).

Drop off items at any of these location...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Be a Champion for the Environment

LGIP Champions share water saving tips with a resident at an event.

Share your passion for the environment and Plano. Sign up for the Fall 2018 Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Champion program! Over five weeks, meet like-minded residents while learning about the environmental well-being of our community through sustainability.

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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.

City of Plano News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Could Your Neighborhood Be a BEST Neighborhood?

BEST Neighborhoods 2017

Think your neighborhood has what it takes to be the BEST? Apply today! Applications are due no later than Friday, Oct. 1. Any registered homeowners association, neighborhood association or crime watch group can apply.

The BEST Neighborhoods designation recognizes neighborhoods going above and beyond to create a community which is Beautiful, Engaged, Safe and Thriving - BEST! The program honors neighborhoods at three levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum. Awardees receive a...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Cottonwood Creek trail project to include preservation, rehabilitation efforts

Cottonwood 2

Nature lovers, families, runners, cyclists, and anyone who enjoys exploring Plano’s trail system will be happy to know that a new trail connection along the Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt is underway.

The connection—located in the northeastern part of the city—consists of 2.3 miles of concrete trail that will wind its way through parts of the greenbelt previously not accessible to the public. The new 12-foot-wide trail will allow for strollers, wheelch...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Plano City Council Reviews, Approves Proposal to Build 4-Star Radisson Hotel

Plano Event Center

The Plano Event Center could have a new 4-star neighbor by the spring of 2020, adding a key partner to the popular meeting and events venue.

At their June 25 meeting, the Plano City Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Tirgo, LLC for approximately 5 acres of land adjacent to Plano Event Center for the purpose of building a Radisson Hotel. The convention cent...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Sign Up for Trash and Recycling Reminders

Recycling Truck

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

Waze App

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

Visit for these updates. Keep in mind, weather can always change our schedule.

If you want day-to-day updates on projects or traffic flow, try the Waze app. For the last month or so, our projects automatically upload to the app. I...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Battling the Buzz this Summer


Summer is almost here which means, so is mosquito season. Learn what the City is doing and what you can battle the buzz.

Summer is almost here which means, so is mosquito season. The City of Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has already begun taking proactive measures to protect Plano residents from mosquitoes.The City sets mosquito traps every week t...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

7 Days a Week to Find or Adopt a Friend

adoptable dog and cats

You asked for it and you got it. The Plano Animal Shelter is now open seven days a week!

That means more opportunity to retrieve a lost pet, to bring in a found pet, to register a pet and, most importantly, to adopt a new pet.

The new operational hours are:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Learn about all our Shelter s...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closes March 1 for Renovations

New Plano Senior Center Rendering

Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility will close March 1, 2018 until the project is complete.

For up-to-date information on the relocation of classes and daily drop-in activities, please contact the Plano Senior Recreation Center at 972-941-7155.

In addition, the Wellness Center for Older Adults will also relocate its operations during this time. W...

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