Posted on: April 28, 2017

Apex Centre Operating and Pool Hours

Apex Centre Hours

Find out when Apex Centre is open and when the pools are open for recreation and exercise.

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Apex Centre Activity Guide

Apex Centre Activity Guide

Learn about all the events, classes and activities available at the Apex Centre.

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Waiver Required

Apex Centre Waiver

All guests and day pass visitors must sign a waiver on the first visit. Waivers for minors must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Historic Downtown McKinney hosts Santa’s Helper Toy Drive on Dec. 7

WFAA, Channel 8 Santa's Helpers Toy Drive returns to Historic Downtown McKinney for the third year in a row. The community is invited to drop off toys from 5-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 on Kentucky Street next to the McKinney Performing Arts Center. San...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

McKinney releases interactive data portal

The City of McKinney recently launched a new interactive portal called Explore McKinney that allows businesses and residents to find detailed information about the community through geographic information system (GIS) maps and data.

As part of the Explore ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

McKinney Performing Arts Center wins $150,000 grant funding with help of residents’ votes

McKinney’s Main Street program won $150,000 in grant funding from the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign to “Polish Our Gem” and help maintain the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC). MPAC was the only buildin...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

McKinney Historic Home Recognition program celebrates 10 years of revitalization

November marks the 10th anniversary of celebrating the revitalization of historic properties in McKinney. The City of McKinney Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB) established the Preserve Historic McKinney – Home Recognition Program in 2...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Parks and Recreation facility and program win regional award

Parks Team

The City of McKinney Parks and Recreation Department was presented two awards by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) North Region at the annual conference hosted in Denton, Texas on Nov. 3.

“The Parks and Recreation Department is exceedingly thri...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

City of McKinney releases annual progress report: A City on the Rise

Each year, the City of McKinney’s annual progress report serves as an essential communication tool to further the city’s goal of transparency in local government by featuring major projects and vital city information. In keeping with i...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

McKinney honors veterans with two ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 11

The public is invited to join the City of McKinney and McKinney Armed Services Memorial Board in honoring the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military with two ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park for Veterans Day this year.

On Saturday, No...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Historic Downtown rings in the season with Home for the Holidays…a McKinney Christmas Nov. 24–26

This Thanksgiving weekend, enjoy walking around with family and friends in historic downtown for Home for the Holidays…a McKinney Christmas. Experience the joy and magic of the season as downtown is transformed into a winter wonderland...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

McKinney downtown square gearing up to adorn real Christmas tree

Historic Downtown McKinney has Christmas on the mind and is looking forward to importing a 34-foot Blue Spruce Christmas tree to adorn the city’s square and be the focal point for holiday festivities.McKinney Main Street has announced a fundrais...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

McKinney Fire Department honored by the Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Texas Fire Sprinkler Award

The Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition recently honored the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) during their annual Texas Fire Marshal Conference in Austin, Texas for promoting fire sprinkler activations via the media. MFD was recognized for receiving the highest ...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2017

McKinney Fire Department warns of fire extinguisher recall

Kidde Fire Extinguishers

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) urges residents and business owners to check their fire extinguishers for recall status. The federal government has issued a recall of millions of portable fire extinguishers manufactured in the U.S. after numerous injur...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Residential fire in McKinney results in substantial damage

Structure fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to multiple reports of a single family residential structure fire on Oct. 30 at 9108 Clearview Drive, just before 10 p.m. Arriving MFD units reported heavy smoke and fire in the garage and went into an aggressive e...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Safety is great unless you’re late

As the hands on our clocks fall back Nov. 5, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) wants you to think about an important way to move fire safety forward as a priority in your home. The time changes twice a year, and it’s an excellent time to rememb...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

McKinney Fire Department recognizes Encore Wire staff for lifesaving CPR efforts

Encore Wire personnel and McKinney EMS

At this week’s City Council meeting, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) proudly recognized the personnel of Encore Wire for their use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) tools to save an employee’s life. Admin...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

McKinney Fire Department provides Halloween safety tips

Halloween Safety

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) has prepared safety tips for families to heed during the Halloween holiday. Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year for kids. Make trick-or-treating safe for your little ones with a few easy safety tips provided below...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Haunted Houses, Scare Houses or Haunted Mazes need Permits to Operate

Haunted House Permits

Halloween is around the corner and the McKinney Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) is ready to make sure everyone is safe during the spooky, thrilling season. It is also time to remind everyone that a permit is required for any special community, school or local...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Smoke Alarms do their job and alert resident of fire in the home

Midway St. fire damage

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a single story residential structure fire Oct. 3 at 1705 W. Midway Street just before 11:30 a.m. A Juvenile at the residence was awakened by the sound of the smoke alarms going off and was able to exit the home,...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Sprinkler system prevents major damage to Collin County Animal Shelter

Collin County Animal Shelter structure fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to an incident Sept. 28 at The Collin County Animal Shelter, 4750 Community Ave, just after 5:00 p.m. First responders upon arrival noted the fire alarm was sounding and strobes activated. The investigation reveale...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Residential fire in McKinney results in substantial damage

Willow Springs

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a single story residential structure fire Sept. 29 at 3405 Willow Springs Dr. just before 1:30 p.m. The homeowner stated he was standing outside when he noticed smoke coming from a window in the back of the resi...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

McKinney Firefighters take to the streets for Fill the Boot

Fill the Boot

Firefighters from the McKinney Fire Department will take to the streets with boots in hand to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Fill-the-Boot campaign.

Collections will take place at the intersections listed below from 9 a.m. t...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

McKinney Fire Department’s McTown Klownz return to teach fire safety in local schools

McTown Klowns

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is dedicated to sharing important life safety messages with children in McKinney Independent School District and surrounding school districts. This year marks the 24th season the McTown Klownz troupe, a group of active M...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Sprinkler system prevents major damage to McKinney apartment complex

Apartment fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to an incident Sept. 4 at The Mansions McKinney Apartments, 6600 McKinney Ranch Pkwy. First responders quickly discovered the fire sprinkler system had activated and extinguished the grease fire in the apartment ki...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Residential fire in McKinney results in substantial damage

fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded just after midnight to a two-story single residential structure fire Aug. 13 at 1300 Pecos Trail. Home owners began to smell smoke coming from the attic after hearing and feeling a loud lightning strike. The family...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

McKinney Fire Department hosts international intern from Poland

Firefighter Intern from Poland

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is hosting Officer Cadet Michal Zugaj from the Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw, Poland, who is part of a prestigious international program that provides Polish fire officer candidates the opportunity to experience ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Play Santa Claus on December 7

Santa's Helpers Toy Drop-off

Donate a gift for a child who might not otherwise get one. Drive by the drop-off point in Historic Downtown McKinney from 5-8 p.m.

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Apply for a McKinney Community Development Corporation Grant

MCDC Grants

The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) grants funds each year to a broad range of organizations for quality of life initiatives in McKinney and events and activities that promote the city. The first deadline this year is November 30.

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Open Data Now Available

Open Data...Explore McKinney

McKinney now offers our open data site called Explore McKinney. The data is offered in multiple formats, and is available for public use. Go ahead, Explore McKinney!

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Help Bring a Live Christmas Tree to the Downtown Square

McKinney Christmas Tree

Historic Downtown McKinney will get an extra dose of holiday cheer this year when the city imports a 34-foot Blue Spruce Christmas tree to adorn the city’s square. We need your help to make this tree shine!

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Jingle, Jingle All the Way

Home for  the  Holidays, a McKinney Christmas

Start your Christmas celebration the weekend after Thanksgiving in Historic Downtown McKinney with Home for the Holidays...a McKinney Christmas.

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

City of McKinney 2017 Annual Report

Annual Report 2017

McKinney is a "City on the Rise." Find out what happened during 2017 that is launching us forward into a bright future.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  Both library locations will close early at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and both will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Local Heroes Read Exhibit at Hall

Local Heroes Read Exhibit

The Roy and Helen Hall Library, 101 E Hunt St., will host the Local Heroes Read exhibit for the second year. The display runs during normal operating hours from Nov. 11-18 and will feature posters of local heroes holding their favorite book. The photos al...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Thanksgiving Week Youth Programs

Fall Foliage

Our regular programs will be taking a break over the holiday week, but we have an exciting Thanksgiving program for everyone to attend!

Join us for our Thanksgiving Faire where we will be presenting Thanksgiving-themed storytime, crafts, and games. If you ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Cinema Club Fall 2017

Gremlins

Wednesdays • 6:30 P.M. • John & Judy Gay Library

Resident film buffs, John and Trevor, are showing some of their favorite 80’s movies throughout the fall:

Gremlins - Dec. 6

Links take you to Ticketleap for free tickets to each...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Volunteer through VOLY.org

Voly.org

Create an account to find volunteer opportunities at the library as well as throughout the city.

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Posted on: June 18, 2017

cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary

The Library is expanding its cloudLibrary collection, and patrons will now have access to over 28,000 eBooks and nearly 3,000 eAudiobooks. Reading or listening on the go has never been easier. Our expanded collection includes new and popular titles for ad...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

RBdigital eAudiobooks & eMagazines

RBdigital

RBdigital offers access to exclusive Recorded Books eAudiobooks, as well as content from all major publishers, in a user-friendly interface.  Find titles by series, author, publisher, narrator, genre, or keyword, and place holds and create wish l...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Texas Driver’s License Tests

Texas Driver’s License Practice Tests

Free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests, specifically based on Texas DMV materials. The site includes accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, an...

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Posted on: April 9, 2017

Atomic Training

Atomic Training

Atomic Training is a free video-based software training resource available on our Research Center page and accessible from home or office, as well as at both library locations.

  • Create an account using your library card number and learn at your own pace, wh...
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Posted on: February 16, 2017

NextReads Newsletters for All Interests

NextReads Newsletters

Sign up for one or more of our NextReads newsletters of new titles, prepared by subject and annotated by librarians. Mystery, Nature and Science, New Fiction, Business and Personal Finance, Picture Books, Genealogy, Graphic Novels, and Historical Fiction ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Comics Plus

Comics Plus Downloadable Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings over 16,000 free digital graphic novels and comics to any Web-connected device.

The collection includes thousands of titles and series from the biggest publishers in comics, including IDW and Dark Horse, in every genre: ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

OnePlay Video Games

OnePlay Downloadable Video Games

OnePlay offer free video games, with unlimited access to over one thousand games, including extremely popular content and covering a wide range of genres.

All games are checked out on the PC App or Android App (not on the website itself).

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

"A Christmas Carol" Returns to MPAC Starting November 24

A Christmas Carol

Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" tells the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, an old man who transforms his miserly ways after four ghostly visits one Christmas Eve.

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

McKinney Community Band presents: Holiday Spirit Concert December 3

McKinney Community Band presents: Holiday Spirit Concert

The McKinney Community Band rings in the holiday season with sounds of sleigh rides, bells and all things festive.

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

The JazzMark Trio Jazzes Up Your Holidays December 14

JazzMark Trio

Join us for our annual Holiday Jazz event by the JazzMark Trio featuring Mark Noethen piano and vocals, Jay Gewertz on drums and Gustavo Finessi on bass.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

McKinney Bridal Show January 20

McKinney Bridal Show

North Texas' premier bridal show is back. Talk with top wedding professionals and find your unique style. The fashion show is a must see for the latest in bridal fashion, hair and makeup. You could also win fabulous prizes, including a honeymoon vacation!

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Deadly Conduct

McKinney Police were called to a physician’s office at 120 S. Central Expwy. at approximately 2:12 this afternoon when patients in the waiting room witnessed a woman motioning with her hands that she was going to shoot herself.

The woman proceede...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

McKinney Police SWAT Team win

McKinney Police SWAT Team

The McKinney Police Department is proud to announce that members of the MPD’s SWAT Team finished in first place overall this weekend during the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association’s (TTPOA) yearly competition in Waco.

They beat out more than 20 othe...

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