Plano In the News

Below are recent new stories that feature or include the City of Plano. For additional past coverage, please email Steve Stoler, Director of Media.

Special Called Council Meeting/Harrison Controversy

Texas Councilman Should Resign Over Islam Post (Clarion Project) February 21

TX Councilman Pressured to Quit for Wanting Islam Out of Public Schools (PJ Media) February 21

Texas Councilman Called Out for Anti-Muslim Rhetoric (Church & State Online) February 20

A Texas council member advocated for banning Islam in schools. He refuses to resign (Washington Post) February 19

City Councilman Refuses to Resign After Anti-Muslim and Anti-Black Facebook Posts (Law & Crime) February 19

After sharing anti-Islam meme, will Plano council member pick true remorse or alt-right martyrdom? (Dallas Morning News) February 19

Council member refuses to resign and a new Oak Point Park project: 5 things to know this week in Plano, Feb. 19-21 (Community Impact) February 19

Plano councilman draws fire for anti-Muslim social media posts (Houston Chronicle) February 19

Plano Council Votes to Censure Councilman (KXAS-TV NBC 5) February 18

More questionable posts discovered on Plano councilman's Facebook page (WFAA-TV ABC) February 18

Plano council member says he won't resign over anti-Islam post despite backlash, colleagues' censure (Dallas Morning News) February 18

Harrison: 'I will not resign,' Council censures Harrison (Plano Star Courier) February 18

Plano City Councilman refuses to comply with calls to resign over anti-Islamic Facebook posts (KDFW-TV Fox 4) February 18

Plano Councilman Will Not Resign Following Anti-Islam Facebook Post (KTVT-TV CBS 11) February 18

'I will not resign': Plano council member defies colleagues, who vote to censure him after more social media posts surface (Community Impact) February 18

Plano Councilman Tom Harrison: Jahannam No, He Won't Go (Dallas Observer) February 18

Plano City Councilman Tom Harrison Will Not Resign Following Anti-Islam Facebook Post (KERA News) February 18

Plano City Council votes to censure Tom Harrison after controversial Facebook post (KDAF-TV CW 33) February 18

A protest against anti-Muslim Plano City Council Member (Dallas Observer) February 17

City of Plano

Missing person last seen in Plano, officials still investigating (Plano Star Courier) February 22

Rain causes 1 million gallons of sewage water to overflow in Plano (Community Impact) February 22

Plano reports sanitary sewer overflow (Plano Star Courier) February 22

Mayor kicks off 5th annual summer internship program (Plano Star Courier) February 22

More bobcat sightings expected as temps increase (Plano Star Courier) February 22

Firefighter Retires After 32 Years With Plano (KXAS-TV NBC 5) February 22

Honorable mentions for 2017 Top States for LEED (U.S. Green Building Council) February 21

DART to expand on-demand shuttle service to light-rail stops (Progressive Railroading) February 21

Seminar for parents, teens focuses on dating violence (KDFW-TV Fox 4) February 20

Medical City Plano expansion plans on pause: 4 things you missed at the Plano P&Z meeting, Feb. 19 (Community Impact) February 19

Plano PD offering free active shooter preparedness training (KDAF-TV CW 33) February 19

Plano man murdered during robbery (KDFW-TV Fox 4) February 17

Customers and Employees Remember Slain Plano Store Owner (KXAS-TV NBC 5) February 17

Musical Equipment Stolen From Veterans Organization (KXAS-TV NBC 5) February 16

Reward offered for band equipment stolen in Plano (KDFW-TV Fox 4) February 16

Car dealer offers reward for info in theft from veterans' organization (WFAA-TV ABC) February 16

Business/Economic Development

JLL to open Legacy West outpost in Plano to meet growing suburban demand (Dallas Business Journal) February 23

Best Real Estate Deals of 2017 finalists announced (Dallas Business Journal) February 23

Opposition mounts to tax breaks for Amazon's HQ2 (Dallas Business Journal) February 23

Plano-Based Cinemark Restricts Bag Sizes Allowed in Theaters (KXAS-TV NBC 5) February 22

Cinemark enacts large-bag ban (KDAF-TV CW 33) February 22

Cinemark To Begin Banning Large Bags From Movie Theaters February 21

Tour Legacy Food Hall in Plano, Texas (USA Today) February 21

JCPenney Launches Obsess, a Totally Fun, Totally Stylish Tween Brand (JCPenny) February 21

Domino's Unseats Pizza Hut has Biggest Pizza Chain (Ad Age) February 20

Texas Health Plano Saving More Limbs with Non-Traditional Procedure (D CEO) February 16

Education

Plano ISD Employee Is Raising Money to Send Homeless Teens To See Black Panther (KLUV 98.7) February 22

Safety threats haunt North Texas schools after Florida tragedy (KDAF-TV CW 33) February 19

Plano Talk

3 of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Councilors Say President Seems to Possess a Growing Eagerness for Spiritual Knowledge (Black Christian News Network One) February 19

The crying days are over. This Plano East coach chooses to inspire while battling ALS -- a disease with no cure (Dallas Morning News) February 19

Running with diabetes: Man runs 223 miles (Associated Press) February 16

Plano Profile 

Dog training at downtown Plano (February 22)

2018 Plano Artfest Call for Artists (February 21)

Battle of the Pop-Up at The Shops at Willow Bend (February 21)

Sweet Hut Bakery & Café (February 21)

Spanish flare has made its way to Plano with the addition of Bulla Gastrobar at Legacy West (February 20)

Margarita Day deals in Collin County (February 20)

Tacodeli's first Plano location opening this week (February 19)

Uber Elevate and the future of flying cars in Collin County (February 16)

Plano Magazine

Sweet Hut Bakery & Café (February 21)

Battle of the Pop-Up at The Shops at Willow Bend (February 21)

Made in Plano: The Faerie Hive (February 19)