Posted on: January 1, 2017

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Aug 15, 2017 Plano City News

Sign up to volunteer on Love Where You Live Service Day, avoid this weekend's DNT closure, adopt a pet at Clear the Shelters and bring your big dog back to Jack Carter Dog Park in this edition of Plano City News.

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Dallas North Tollway Closures Again This Weekend

The Dallas North Tollway (DNT) from Spring Creek Parkway to Sam Rayburn Tollway (S.H. 121) will close again this weekend - Friday, Aug. 18, 9 p.m. to Monday, Aug. 21, 5 p.m.


Get the scoop on the NTTA's scheduled lane closures here.

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Adoption Fees Waived at Clear the Shelters

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Come by and find a sidekick during Clear the Shelters at the Plano Animal Shelter on Saturday, Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. We are waiving pet adoption fees in a regional effort to get shelter pets in loving homes just like yours.

All adopted pets are sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped. Nearly 300 dogs and cats, along with several rabbits and guinea pigs, want to be part of your family.

Make it a great beginning by preparing for your newest family member with these tips:

  • Make su...
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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Which Board or Commission Would You Serve On?

Are you thinking about applying for a City of Plano board or commission? Make plans to attend the annual reception. Join us Thursday, Aug. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road.

Each board and commission will have someone available to address your questions so you can determine where you can contribute the most with the time you have available. Check out the boards and commissions webpage for more details. Hurry, the deadline to ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Make Summer a New Adventure with Explore Plano

Love Where You Live litter volunteers

You don't have to go far to keep busy this summer. From June 1 through August 31, Explore Plano features challenges to bring you closer to the community where you live. Participation is free and easy.

There are nine self-paced challenges each month, leaving plenty of time to work in family vacations and summer camps. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign up for the Explore Plano e-news for challenge and prize details.
  2. Share your progress and experiences on soc...
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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Go Behind the Scenes with the Plano Citizens Academy

Plano Citizens Academy participant tries on a fire helmet and gear at Plano Fire-Rescue.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Plano Citizens Academy. This 12-month program explores the ins and outs of City of Plano operations.

Meet residents with a similar passion for learning more about their city as you gather monthly for two hours at various locations. Each class showcases a different area of municipal service such as the Plano Police's bomb squad, Emergency Management and t...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Buttlers Now in Downtown Plano

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Ramp Up Your Defense Against Mosquitoes

If you've been forgetting to wear mosquito spray, you may want to place the bottle in a more visible location by the door. Last week our mosquito traps caught the first mosquito to test positive for the West Nile Virus.

Plano’s Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has your back and is taking measures to protect you from mosquitoes. A green-friendly larvicide called Natular is being placed in strategic locations around the city where mosquitoes hav...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Summer Reading is Here!

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Get a library card online or at your nearest Plano library and start today!

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Four Cities Unite to Request Water Rate Relief

The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District.

The Mayors of Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson, in an unprecedented move, today announced that their cities are asking the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to conduct a review of their water rates with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allow for certain homemade goods to be sold.

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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