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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: What Does it Take to Be a BEST Neighborhood?

BEST Neighborhoods 2017

Meet the newest BEST Neighborhoods, peek at the Preservation Plano 150 draft, enjoy Nicole's winning #LovePlano photo, attend the budget work session and adopt a pet in this edition of Plano City News.

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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: July 24, 2018

Navigate Plano Better with the Waze App

Waze App

Use the free Waze App on your smart phone to see more of Plano. The City's now connected with the creators of Waze to tap into their "real-time road intelligence" to make driving in Plano a better experience for our residents, commuters and guests.

For over a year, Plano's been a partner in the Waze Connected Citizens program. This program works with local governments from around the world to collect (or even help create) data feeds including planned road closures, locations of parking lots and spee...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Does Your Home Need Emergency Repairs?

Pipe Repair through Wall

Know someone whose air conditioner has gone out or plumbing is failing but cannot afford the repair? The City of Plano Housing Rehabilitation Program and a city inspection may be able to help.

Grants up to $10,000 are offered to assist low-income qualified households with minor emergency repairs on their homes. Repairs include inoperable air conditioning units, leaky hot water heaters, broken sewer and water lines, and other repairs deemed elig...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Annual Hydrant Flushing Underway in Some Areas in Plano

Hydrant Flushing in Plano

At times, the City of Plano undergoes hydrant flushing efforts. While citizens often find flushing a confusing sight, it is a very common and necessary practice to ensure safe and healthy water for customers, especially during hot summer months.

Flushing hydrants is effective in that it allows the City of Plano to address specific areas of the system where problems are occurring. The North Texas Municipal Water District adds chloramines, a combination of chlorine and ammonia to the water supply a...

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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: June 27, 2018

Haggard Family Acquires Collinwood House to Incorporate Into Future Development

Collingwood House

Plano City Council members at a June 25 preliminary open meeting approved funding to assist in the relocation of Collinwood House after receiving a proposal to acquire the home by the Haggard family.

The move includes relocation of the 150-year-old house—located on the future site of Windhaven Meadows Park—as well as its chicken coop, pole barn and wooden fencing. The move is expected to take place within 90 days.

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Who's Watching Your Kids Around Water?

boy swimming

Two inches of water and less than five minutes out of sight can be a deadly combination for a small child near water. Keep your children safe, designate a "Water Watcher."

Gathering near a lake or pool with children this summer? Plano Fire-Rescue (PFR) wants to make your water fun a lot safer by mailing you a Water Watcher Tag. When a responsible adult wears the Water Watcher Tag, they are on duty and cannot leave the area ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Does Your Dog Have Game?


Share photos of your pup enjoying pet-friendly activities throughout Plano for a chance to win great prizes. It's all part of Visit Plano's newest contest to honor those who travel with pets.

On Wednesday, July 11, three lucky winners will be selected to receive vacation packages. Upload your images to Visit Plano's Pet-Friendly webpage to be entered.

The celebration wraps up on National Dog Day, Sunday, Aug. 26, with a dog-friendly event at He...

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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 14, 2018

Summer swimming roundup - your guide to Plano’s pools


Summer is just around the corner, and here at Plano Parks and Recreation we can already smell the sunscreen.

Our staff has been working hard to get our outdoor pools ready for another safe and fun summer starting Memorial Day weekend, May 26. Saturday and Sunday hours vary by pool and all will be open on Monday, May 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Summer daily hours st...

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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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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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