Plano In the News

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Shooting - 9 Dead

This story received widespread national and international coverage.

Survivor of Plano Mass Shooting Remains Hospitalized (KXAS-TV NBC 5) September 15

Six of the nine who died at Plano football party went to University of Texas at Dallas (Dallas Morning News) September 15

Police finish investigation at site of Plano mass murder (KDFW-TV Fox 4) September 14

Lone survivor in Plano shooting identified (WFAA-TV News 8) September 14

Tears, Laughter Mark Vigil for Youngest Victim of Plano Shooting (KXAS-TV NBC 5) September 14

Plano, Texas shooting victims ID'd as mom of gunman's slain ex-wife speaks out (CBS News) September 13

Man who killed estranged wife, 7 others had drinking problem September 13

Mass Shooting Victims (Plano Star Courier) September 13

Mass shooting victims ID'd as mom of gunman's slain ex-wife speaks out (CBS News) September 13

Plano Shooting Victim Lived an Adventurous Life: Best Friend (KXAS-TV NBC 5) September 13

Killer of eight in Texas shooting was estranged husband of one victim (Reuters) September 13

Killer of Eight in Texas Shooting Was Estranged Husband of One Victim (New York Times) September 13

Details Emerge About the Cowboys Watch Party Massacre in Plano (Dallas Observer) September 13

Identity of Plano Gunman, Victims Confirmed by Investigators Tuesday (KXAS-TV NBC 5) September 12

Victims of Plano Massacre Identified By Police (KTVT-TV CBS 11) September 12

Police name victims, gunman in Plano shooting (WFAA-TV News 8) September 12

Plano shooting victim's parents: 'He was not moving on and she was' (WFAA-TV News 8) September 12

UPDATED: Mass Casualty - Police ID the victims, suspect from Sunday's shooting (Plano Star Courier) September 12

Gunman, 8 victims identified in Plano shootings (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) September 12

Mass Texas Shootings, Remembering the Victims (Epoch Times) September 12

Couple's marriage unraveled long before husband killed wife and friends in Plano mass shooting (Dallas Morning News) September 12

Few Answers as Investigation Into Plano Mass Murder Continues (KTVT-TV CBS 11) September 12

8 killed in shooting at Dallas Cowboys watch party in Plano, police say (CNN) September 12

Football watching party turns into mass shooting in Plano, killing 9 (KTRK-TV Houston) September 12

Another American Massacre Just Went Almost Totally Ignored (Esquire) September 12

Friends Remember Victims of Plano Mass Shooting: 'Full Of Love' (KTVT-TV CBS 11) September 11

8th victim dies after mass shooting at Texas football party (KTVT-TV CBS 11) September 11

Eight Victims Killed by Gunman in Texas Were Gathered for Party (New York Times) September 11

Shooting shakes up Plano, leaves 8 victims plus shooter all dead (KDAF-TV CW 33) September 11

8 dead after shooting in Plano home (WFAA-TV News 8) September 11

8 Killed, 1 Injured at Plano Home; Gunman Killed by Police (KXAS-TV NBC 5) September 11

9 dead, including suspect, after shooting at Plano home (KDFW-TV Fox 4) September 11

Police: 9 dead, including suspect, at suburban Dallas home (Associated Press) September 11

Nine people died in Texas shooting, including shooter (Reuters) September 11

Mass Casualty: Nine dead, one wounded in Sunday shooting (Plano Star Courier) September 11

Eight adults including suspect shot dead at Plano home (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) September 10

Police: At least 8 dead after shooting in Plano (Associated Press) September 10

Shooting leaves 8 dead in Texas, police say (CBS News) September 10

8 shot dead at Texas football watch party; gunman killed, police say (Fox News) September 11

Harvey the Hurricane Hawk Release

How do you save the hawk who sought refuge from Harvey in your taxi? Leather gloves and moonshine (Dallas Morning News) September 13

Harvey the Hurricane Hawk released in Plano (KDFW-TV Fox 4) September 13

Injured 'Harvey' Hawk Released From North Texas Rehab Center (KXAS-TV NBC 5) September 13

Hawk who escaped Harvey released (KDAF-TV CW 33) September 13

'Harvey the Hurricane Hawk' Released in North Texas (WBAP-AM 820, KLIF-AM 570) September 13

Injured hawk 'Harvey' that gained online popularity released (Washington Post) September 13

Injured hawk 'Harvey' that gained online popularity released (San Francisco Chronicle) September 13

Injured hawk 'Harvey' that gained online popularity released (Miami Herald) September 13

Injured hawk 'Harvey' that gained online popularity released (Austin American-Statesman) September 13

Injured hawk 'Harvey' that gained online popularity released (KBTX-TV Bryan-College Station) September 13

Injured Hawk 'Harvey' That Got Famous Online Is Released (KTVT-TV CBS 11) September 13

Injured hawk 'Harvey' that gained online popularity released (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) September 13

'Harvey' the Hurricane Hawk Ready for Release in Plano (KXAS-TV NBC 5) September 12

Harvey the Hurricane Hawk to be Released in Plano (Plano Profile) September 12
The Hawk Who Sought Shelter From Hurricane Harvey In A Taxi To Be Released In Plano (KERA) September 13

City of Plano

Plano confirms third human West Nile case; Crews to spray Tuesday night (Plano Star Courier) September 12

Visit Plano moves to its new location at Legacy West (Community Impact) September 11

Cyclist killed in Plano while training for triathalon (KXAS-TV NBC 5) September 10

Plano Detective Solves 1989 Cold Case Murder (KXAS-TV NBC 5) September 9

Business/Economic Development

Why North Texas (or these 4 other cities) might be the best pick for Amazon's HQ2 (Dallas Business Journal) September 14

Piada Italian Street Food will open in Plano on Dallas Parkway this fall (Community Impact) September 14

J.C. Penney Missed Out on 3300% Rally as Dumped Asset Skyrockets (Bloomberg News) September 13

Southern Land Company Announces New Mixed-Use Apartment Community in the Heart of Historic Downtown Plano ( September 12

New apartments and retail coming to downtown Plano (Dallas Morning News) September 12

Mixed-use apartment development in downtown Plano slated for summer 2018 completion (Community Impact) September 12

Gulf coast-styled restaurant Hookline will open on Plano's Granite Parkway this fall (Community Impact) September 12

Toyota puts its mark on new Music Factory in Irving (Dallas Morning News) September 12

Ericsson has a new head of North America (Dallas Business Journal) September 12

Neiman Marcus closing 10 Last Call stores, cutting 241 jobs (Dallas Business Journal) September 12

Who are Plano's toughest competitors for big-time corporate relocations? (Dallas Business Journal) September 8

Exclusive: JP Morgan Chase begins moving thousands into its Legacy West campus (Video) (Dallas Business Journal) September 8

Plano Talk

Get famous West, Texas Czech Stop kolaches in Plano this fall... for TWO days only! (KSCS-FM 96.3) September 14

Plano Woman Fights to Clear Her Name, Identity After Equifax Breach (KXAS-TV NBC 5) September 14

Not headed to West, Texas? Get famous Czech Stop kolaches in Plano this fall (Dallas Morning News GuideLive) September 12

Collin County Commissioners propose 1.6-cent tax rate decrease for fiscal year 2017-18 (Community Impact) September 11

Plano Profile 

Medical City Plano adds pediatric emergency rooms (September 14)

What we learned about homelessness in Collin County at the Freedom Forum (September 12)

Grand opening of the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel (September 12)

Plano Magazine

Madewell Plano Grand Opening at Legacy West (September 11)