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Posted on: February 17, 2017

McKinney amends Utility Impact Fee Ordinance

At the regular meeting Feb. 7, the McKinney City Council approved an amendment to the Utility Impact Fee Ordinance to reflect changes in city practice for the issuance of water meters for new development projects. In mid-2016, the city stopped issuing 1 1...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

McKinney Public Library announces winner of library card design contest

Library Card Design Winner

The McKinney Public Library System has announced the winner of the Make Your Mark library card design contest. The contest was open to all ages and not limited to McKinney residents.

Library cards with the winning design are now available at the Roy & ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

McKinney Community Development Corporation awards $50,000 in Promotional and Community Event Grants

The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has announced grant awards totaling $50,000 for initiatives and activities in 2017 that enhance quality of life for McKinney residents, attract visitors to the community and promote the city for the pu...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Virginia Parkway widening project begins

The City of McKinney will soon begin a project to expand portions of Virginia Parkway from four to six lanes in both directions, providing much needed extra capacity between U.S. 75 and Ridge Road. No complete closures are planned for the duration of the ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

McKinney Development Services releases annual performance report

The City of McKinney has released its first Development Services Division Annual Performance Report. The report outlines the performance of 27 key services offered by the McKinney Development Services Division, which includes Building Inspections, Code Co...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Krewe of Barkus parade of pooches

Downtown McKinney will be crawling with mischief as the 15th annual Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras dog parade and festival celebrates our favorite villains Sunday, Feb. 26. Every good story has a bad guy and this year’s theme, Barkus Gone Bad &n...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Law enforcement statewide tackle outstanding warrants

The City of McKinney is participating in a statewide warrant round-up and urges anyone with an outstanding warrant or citation to resolve it right a way to avoid arrest. The initiative in McKinney will primarily target active fine-only misdemeanor warrant...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

McKinney Urban Transit District to hold first meeting to discuss public transit

The McKinney Urban Transit District board will hold its first meeting to discuss potential options for bringing public transit to the McKinney Urbanized Area. The meeting will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 Eldorado Pkwy.

The Urb...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

McKinney seeks citizen input in quality of life survey

The City of McKinney is conducting a resident survey to gauge citizen satisfaction in McKinney. Residents are encouraged to complete the online survey by Feb. 22.

“We’re very excited to be conducting this survey,” said CoCo Go...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

McKinney invites residents to U.S. Highway 380 bypass information meeting

The City of McKinney invites residents and stakeholders to attend an informational community meeting on regional mobility initiatives and their impact on transportation planning in McKinney. During the meeting, the city’s Planning Department and...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

McKinney Fire Department offers Citizens Fire Academy

The McKinney Fire Department is offering a Citizens Fire Academy beginning March 23 to educate residents about personal safety, first aid, search and rescue, fire-fighting techniques, and other fire department functions.

“Most citizens are unaware of the r...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

MEDC Vice President named top economic developer

The City of McKinney is proud to announce McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Executive Vice President Abby Liu has been selected for Consultant Connect’s 2017 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. The econom...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Grab your fishing tackle and head to the Towne Lake Trout Derby in McKinney

Bundle up and bring your fishing tackle and meet at the East Pavilion at Towne Lake, 1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy., for a unique opportunity to catch rainbow trout. The Trout Derby Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon includes more than 5,000 stocked rainbow t...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Residential fire in McKinney results in moderate damage

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a single-story residential structure fire at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at 607 S. Church St. after a neighbor called 911 and reported a fire in the backyard that was spreading to the residence. MFD units responded with ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Fire at Stonegate Apartments

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a multi-residential structure fire Feb. 13. Approximately 41 MFD personnel, 19 apparatus’s responded under a 2nd Alarm call, and including the investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office res...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Apartment fire in McKinney results in significant damage

Ashton Oaks

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a multi-family structure fire Feb. 8 at Ashton Oaks Apartments, 2003 Skyline Dr., shortly before 9 p.m. Tenants reported heavy smoke and flames going up the side of one of the apartments patio walls. Arriving MF...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Residential fire in McKinney results in substantial damage

Structure Fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a two-story residential structure fire Feb. 10 at 8116 Yellowstone Dr. just after 2 a.m. Arriving MFD units reported the homeowner was trying to put out the fire with a garden hose. A passerby called 911 and MFD...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Fire Sprinkler System Prevents Major Damage to Apartment Complex, Days After Another Structure Fire

Orion Apartments Structure Fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a multi-family structure fire Feb. 7, just days after another apartment complex fire. Tenants reported heavy smoke throughout Orion McKinney Apartments, 2508 Collin McKinney Pkwy., just after midnight. Respondin...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Sprinkler System Prevented Major Damage to McKinney Apartment Complex

Treymore Apartments Structure Fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a multi-family structure fire Feb. 4 at Treymore of McKinney Apartments, 901 S. Wilson Creek Blvd. Responding units discovered the fire sprinkler system had activated and extinguished the grease fire in the kitc...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

McKinney Fire Department offers Citizens Fire Academy

The McKinney Fire Department is offering a Citizens Fire Academy beginning March 23 to educate residents about personal safety, first aid, search and rescue, fire-fighting techniques, and other fire department functions.

“Most citizens are unawar...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Burn Awareness Week Focuses on Burn Injuries

A pot of coffee, a bath and a burning fireplace all have the potential to cause one of the most common accident: burns. National Burn Awareness Week is Feb. 5-11 and the McKinney Fire Department (MFD), in cooperation with the American Burn Association (AB...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

McKinney Fire Department recommends annual chimney inspections this year and every year

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) along with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) reminds residents to schedule an annual chimney safety inspection to identify potential hazards for cracks, creosote buildup or other obstructions. Each of these ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

McKinney Fire Department Awarded the Lone Star Achievement Award

Community Healthcare Team

On Jan. 17th, 2017, The Texas Fire Chiefs Association presented its annual Lone Star Achievement Award to the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) at the Texas Fire Chief’s Executive Conference in Galveston, TX.

The Lone Star Achievement Award honors departments...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Fire Sprinkler activation stops fire and minimizes damage

Sprinkler Activation Stops Fire and Minimizes Damage

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) recently responded to an early morning automatic water flow in a three-story commercial structure at 7250 Virginia Pkwy. Units on scene encountered smoke and upgraded to a first alarm structure fire assignment.

Investigat...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Freezing Pipes in Fire Protection Systems

Frozen Pipes in Fire Protection Systems

The McKinney Fire Department is warning of the risk of freezing pipes in fire protection sprinkler systems. In December, McKinney firefighters responded to 42 incidents due to frozen pipes in commercial sprinkler systems. Commercial businesses and apartme...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

McKinney Fire Department names Fire Marshal

Mike Smith

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) announced today Michael R. Smith as Fire Marshal. Smith has been acting Interim Fire Marshal since July 2016.

Smith has been in the fire service for more than 30 years with more than 22 years of Fire Department leadership...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

McKinney Fire Department celebrates five paramedic certifications

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is proud to announce the graduation of five paramedics from Emergency Medical Training Services (EMTS). Becoming a paramedic is the highest level of certification in the pre-hospital setting. The intensive 12-month progr...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

McKinney Fire Department provides fire pit and chiminea safety tips

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) encourages residents to act safely when using outdoor fireplaces as the number of uses has been increasing within the city.

Last year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported 639,500 outdoor fires, causin...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Sprinkler system prevented major damage to McKinney business

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to an incident Oct. 28 at Sherwin Williams, 310 N. Central Expressway, and discovered a fire sprinkler system had activated and was controlling an electrical fire in the rear of the store. Two sprinkler heads are c...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries

As Daylight Savings Time begins Nov. 6 and residents prepare to ‘fall back’ one hour, the Office of the McKinney Fire Marshal encourages citizens to test their smoke alarms and change the batteries. Alkaline batteries should be replaced at least once a ye...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

McKinney Fire Department names child honorary firefighter

Markus Carpenter is an Honorary Firefighter

The McKinney Fire Department honored Markus Carpenter, age 6, by making him an honorary firefighter during a McTown Klownz performance at Nell Burks Elementary School. Carpenter, who has Spina Bifida, has a life-long dream of becoming a firefighter.

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

McKinney Fire Department honors brave actions of child

Jason Clack with McTown Klownz and Fire Chief Kistner

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) honored Luke Clack, age 7, by making him an honorary firefighter for the day. During a McTown Klownz performance at Reuben Johnson Elementary for his ability to remain calm during an emergency and for calling 911 for ass...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

McKinney Fire Department’s McTown Klowns teach fire safety to local schools

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) will share important life safety messages with the children of McKinney and the surrounding communities as the McTown Klownz troupe kicks off their 23rd season with performances at local schools in September and October ...Read on...

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...


Posted on: February 20, 2017

Urban Transit District Meeting February 28

Urban Transit Meeting

The McKinney Urban Transit District board will hold its first meeting to discuss potential options for bringing public transit to the McKinney Urbanized Area. 

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Citizens Fire Academy - Register by March 6

Citizens Fire Academy

Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) is designed for individuals who live or work in McKinney and want to know more about their Fire Department. Class is limited to 25 participants.

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Help Improve the Quality of Life in McKinney

Citizen Survey

The City of McKinney is conducting a resident survey to gauge citizen satisfaction. The results will help city leadership plan for future city growth.

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Take Care of Outstanding Warrants Now!

Warrant Roundup

If you have an outstanding warrant, resolve it now to avoid arrest. You may be eligible for payment arrangements.

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Learn More About the McKinney National Airport Master Plan March 8 & 9

Airport Public Information Workshops

Residents and stakeholders are invited to review elements of the Master Plan related to inventory, aviation demand forecasts and facility requirements.

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Spring Into Family Fun March 11

Spring Into Action

Enjoy activities for the entire family. There will be a petting zoo, inflatables, trackless train rides, a rock-climbing wall and more!

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Tween Sign Language Program Feb. 27

Tween Sign Language Program

Tween (ages 10-18) will learn sign language with the McKinney North High School ASL (American Sign Language) Club.

John and Judy Gay Library

6861 Eldorado Pkwy

Monday, February 27

4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

NextReads Newsletters for All Interests

NextReads Newsletters

Sign up for one or more of our NextReads newsletters of new titles, prepared by subject and annotated by librarians. Mystery, Nature and Science, New Fiction, Business and Personal Finance, Picture Books, Genealogy, Graphic Novels, and Historical Fiction ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2017

Libraries Closed March 2

Staff Development Day March 2

The McKinney Public Library System will be closed Thursday, March 2, for Staff Development Day.  Regular hours resume Friday, March 3.

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Comics Plus

Comics Plus Downloadable Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings over 16,000 free digital graphic novels and comics to any Web-connected device.

The collection includes thousands of titles and series from the biggest publishers in comics, including IDW and Dark Horse, in every genre: ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

OnePlay Video Games

OnePlay Downloadable Video Games

OnePlay offer free video games, with unlimited access to over one thousand games, including extremely popular content and covering a wide range of genres.

All games are checked out on the PC App or Android App (not on the website itself).

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

2016 Tax Assistance

AARP 2016 Tax Help

AARP volunteers offers free tax assistance Feb 3-Apr 17 at both libraries as follows:

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St. 

  • Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy.

  • Mondays, 10 a.m.-...
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Posted on: January 29, 2017

Check out Atomic Training!

Try Atomic Training

Atomic Training is a free video-based software training resource available on our Research Center page and accessible from home or office, as well as at both library locations.

  • Create an account using your library card number and learn at your own pace, wh...
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Atomic Training
Posted on: December 29, 2016

Spring 2017 Adult Computer Classes

Spring 2017 Adult Computer Classes

John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy.Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

  • February 8: Basic navigation skills, internet, and email
  • March 8: Introduction to Word
  • April 5: Introduction to Excel

Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St.Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

OneClickdigital eAudiobooks

OneClickdigital eAudiobooks

OneClickdigital offers access to exclusive Recorded Books eAudio content, as well as content from all major publishers, in a user-friendly interface.  Find titles by series, author, publisher, narrator, genre, or keyword, and place holds and crea...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Zinio eMagazines

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Plane Crash in McKinney City Limits

On December 31, 2016 at approximately 5:30 p.m.., the McKinney Police and Fire Departments responded to a plane crash within our city limits. The crash involved two aircraft and three fatalities.

The Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office has co...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

McKinney Police Department moves up on national recognition for National Night Out event

The City of McKinney Police Department (MPD) has once again received national recognition for its participation in the 2016 National Night Out (NNO) program by the National Association of Town Watch. This year, the MPD placed fourth in the state of Texas ...

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