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Posted on: October 3, 2018

McKinney City Council adopts 20-year comprehensive plan

McKinney City Council adopted the city’s ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which will provide policy and vision for future development and master planning for things like land use, parks, transportation, economic vitality and other quality o...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Tax Rate Adoption

Tax Rate Adoption

The City of McKinney adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate.

The tax rate will effectively be raised by 2.94 % and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on ...

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1-Citywide News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

You are invited to the McTown Klownz 25th Birthday and Safety Fair October 6

McTown Klownz Safety Fair and 25th Anniversary Celebration

The McKinney Fire Department is throwing a big party for the McTown Klownz to celebrate the 25 years that the group has entertained and educated Collin County school kids. Come see the Klownz perform and get your picture taken with them. Children can chec...

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1-Citywide News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

City of McKinney to spray area for mosquitoes Oct. 3

McKinney is set to spray an area of the city in order to control mosquitoes after a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus was confirmed. Spraying will start at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, weather permitting. The spray area is generally a mil...

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1-Citywide News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

New public parking available in downtown McKinney

Visitors of downtown McKinney now have more parking options now that 200 parking garage spaces and more than 100 on-street spaces are now available for public use now that construction Davis at the Square, the mixed-use development at the southwest corner...

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1-Citywide News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2018

McKinney City Council approves budget, lowers property tax rate

McKinney City Council voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2019 budget of $470.2 million and also lowered the city’s property tax rate. The more than a 1.5-cent reduction brought the current rate of 0.540199 down to 0.525170. The proposed rate means...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Renew Your Apex Centre Membership Today

Renew your Apex Centre membership today!

Build on last year's progress and keep your momentum going!

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News Flash

Posted on: October 2, 2018

You are invited to the McTown Klownz 25th Birthday and Safety Fair October 6

McTown Klownz Safety Fair and 25th Anniversary Celebration

The McKinney Fire Department is throwing a big party for the McTown Klownz to celebrate the 25 years that the group has entertained and educated Collin County school kids. Come see the Klownz perform and get your picture taken with them. Children can chec...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Restaurant kitchen fire stopped by sprinkler activation

Los Charros Restaurant Fire

At 10 p.m. on July 30, the McKinney Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a fire at Dos Charros Tex-Mex Restaurant, 4150 Eldorado Parkway.

Approximately 30 minutes after employees had closed and left the restaurant, neighboring tenants heard th...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2018

McKinney Fire Department announces promotions

McKinney Fire Department promotions

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) today celebrated a variety of promotions from battalion chiefs to new hires. The Promotional Ceremony was held this afternoon at McKinney’s City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St.

  • Battalion Chief: Tino Paredes
  • Captain: S...
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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2018

McKinney man helps neighbor escape burning home

Odell house fire - burned rooms

McKINNEY, Texas (July 24, 2018) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) received a call about a residential structure fire on Thursday, July 19. They arrived to find heavy smoke and flames at the home located at 801 Odell St.

A neighbor spotted the ...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Fire sprinklers stop kitchen fire from spreading

Apartment Kitchen Fire

Tuesday afternoon, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a call about an apartment kitchen fire at St. Paul’s Square, Adriatica Village, 470 Adriatic Pkwy. The fire was caused by unattended food cooking on the stove.

The crews arrived to find tha...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2018

McKinney Fire Department regraded with top PPC rating

McKinney Fire Department was regraded a Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of Class 1, the highest rating a fire department can achieve, by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The city earned a Class 1 rating in 2014 and was regraded this year...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Fire sprinkler stops accidental flash fire

Fire sprinkler stops accidental flash fire

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) today responded to reports of a kitchen fire at 2000 Skyline Dr. The Fire Investigator says the fire was caused by the mishandling of rubbing alcohol. It caused a flash fire that set off the fire sprinkler system. One pe...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2018

McKinney Fire Department honored for treatment of heart attack patients

Because Time Matters

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is being recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for providing superior care and treatment for patients suffering heart attacks. 

The Mission: Lifeline Initiative provides tools, training and other res...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Reducing arson at vacant and abandoned buildings during Arson Awareness Week May 6-10

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) has joined the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) in its effort to raise awareness of the problem of arson at abandoned or vacant properties. Abandoned or vacant properties have a negative impact on a community’s ...

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Fire News Releases
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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News Flash

Posted on: October 22, 2018

Ready...Set....Trick or Treat! October 31 is Scare on the Square

Scare on the Square

Round up your little ghosts and goblins and come to McKinney's annual Scare on the Square to see and be seen. It's a safe, family-friendly event where all ages enjoy treats and activities.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Dispose of Unused and Outdated Prescription Drugs October 27

Drug Take-Back Event

McKinney's twice-a-year prescription drug disposal event is coming up. Find out what is or is not accepted. The event will be held at the Public Safety Building.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

A New Way to Have Fun on Halloween October 25

Trick or Treat Trail

Join your friends and neighbors for the first-ever Trick or Treat Trail! Enjoy candy, sweet treats, a costume contest, games, music, food trucks and fun for all ages. Register online to save your spot.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Rescheduled to October 26 - CoCo (PG) Under the Stars

Neighborhood Night at the Movies

What could be better than an evening under the stars watching a fun, family-friendly movie? Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and your friends and family.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Assistance for Spanish-speakers in McKinney November 4

UNIDOS

Spanish-speaking residents can learn about resources, get information and find help. Meetings are conducted entirely in Spanish.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Help Bring a Live Christmas Tree to the Downtown Square

McKinney Christmas Tree

Historic Downtown McKinney will again have a 34-foot Blue Spruce Christmas tree to adorn the city’s square. We need your help to make this tree shine! Donate by November 15.

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News Flash

Posted on: October 8, 2018

Entrepreneur’s Guide to Credit & Money Workshop

Entrepreneur

This workshop introduces the entire MSSB curriculum and addresses the key concern of most entrepreneurs: how to get capital to start or grow a small business. It is well suited for pre-launch, start-up, or even existing small-to-medium-sized businesses.

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Halloween Party (6th-12th grade)

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Enjoy spooky music, crafts, and experiment with different makeup and masks to celebrate Halloween!

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Posted on: October 7, 2018

The Friends Present: Staff Sergeant Jason Morgan

A Dog Called Hope

In honor of our veterans, the Friends of the McKinney Public Library present Staff Sergeant Jason Morgan.

Staff Sergeant Morgan inspires audiences not only through recounting his remarkable journey - from the Special Forces to living as a wounded veteran, ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Libraries Closed Friday Nov. 2

Staff Development

The McKinney Public Library System will be closed for a Staff Development Day, Friday, Nov. 2.

Regular hours resume Saturday November 3.

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Adult Spelling Bee

Adult Spelling Bee 2018

2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee @ Tupps

Can you spell C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N? Join us as we host our second annual Adult Spelling Bee. Entry is free, visit our website for rules, regulations and registration. Restricted to participants aged 21+.

Tupps Brewery, 721 A...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Beginner’s Guide to Digitizing Your Personal Collections

Digitizing Collections

Learn the best practices to digitize, store and organize your photos and documents.

Sunday, Oct. 28; 2 p.m., Hall Library


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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Writers’ Exchange, Fall 2018

Writers' Exchange

A monthly forum for writers and people interested in writing to discuss issues of interest, offer mutual support, and exchange ideas and marketing tips.  Independent authors, published authors, people thinking of becoming writers, anyone connecte...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Mother Daughter Book Club

  • November 12: Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • December 10: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Meditative Mandala

Mandala

Join us for mindful bodies, mindful listening, and mindful breathing. Small movements and gentle concentration on coloring draw us into the present moment and have a calming effect on both adults and children.

Fridays; 10:30 a.m. at John & Judy Gay Lib...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online

Now available through RBdigital, which also provides eAudiobooks, eMagazines, comics, video games, software training and classes. Transparent Language Online offers:

  • Over 100 languages and growing
  • ESL courses for speakers of over 25 languages
  • Flexible learni...
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News Flash

Posted on: October 16, 2018

The Vintage Piano Hour with Tony Stride October 25

The Vintage Piano Hour with Tony Stride

Step back in time with the 2018 Vintage Piano Hour season special featuring McKinney pianist extraordinaire, Tony Stride and artist Andrea Holmes.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Young Actors Guild presents: Paper Dragons by Roberta Elliot October 26, 27 & 28

YAG presents: Paper Dragons by Roberta Elliot

Paper Dragons tells the story of Dr. Phillips, a newly arrived member of staff at the Green Meadows mental hospital. Colorful characters and conflicting ideologies abound, and the line between patient and caregiver blurs.

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Bluegrass Heritage Festival November 3

Bluegrass Heritage Festival

Join us for an incredible night of music by Grammy-nominated The Special Consensus along with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band.

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