Posted on: December 2, 2016

Gateway RFQ

The McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the City of McKinney are soliciting Qualifications for a Master Developer to perform typical and complete development services in conjunction with the development, design and construction of a major...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

McKinney Performing Arts Center brings more than Christmas music this winter

The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Historic Downtown McKinney’s entertainment venue, has a full winter lineup of concerts and shows. From jazz and elegant ballads to 50’s era tunes, the MPAC stage will be swinging this holiday...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Experience a winter wonderland at Home for the Holidays… a McKinney Christmas

This year, visitors to Home for the Holidays…a McKinney Christmas in historic downtown will experience even more fun as McKinney Main Street adds new activities and traditions for the entire family to celebrate the holiday season during Thanksgiving weeke...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Santa’s Helper Toy Drive returns to Historic Downtown McKinney Dec. 8

For the second year in a row, Historic Downtown McKinney will serve as a drop-off location for WFAA, Channel 8 Santa's Helpers Toy Drive from 5—8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 on Kentucky Street next to the McKinney Performing Arts Center...

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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: November 18, 2016

McKinney Fire Department provides turkey frying safety tips

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) offers tips to holiday cooks who plan to deep-fry their holiday bird. To minimize injuries or house fires, the fire department recommends residents know how to safely use the fryer and take precautions to protect them, g...Read on...

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 21, 2016

McKinney Fire Department provides Halloween safety tips

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) offers tips to parents for selecting and creating safe costumes and home decorations during the Halloween holiday.

“The trick to safe Halloween celebrations is to choose wisely from the beginning,” said Elizabeth Agan...Read on...

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: June 27, 2016

McKinney Fire Department names Interim Fire Marshal

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) announced the hiring of Michael R. Smith as Interim Fire Marshal today. Smith will begin July 6.

Smith has more than 22 years of Fire Department leadership. He previously worked as a police officer and arson investiga...Read on...


Posted on: November 28, 2016

Celebrate the Season with Song December 10

Caroling in the Square

Join your family, friends and neighbors to sing Christmas carols on the square. Holiday attire is encouraged, and lyrics will be provided.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Play Santa Claus on December 8

Santa's Helpers Toy Drop-off

Donate a gift for a child who might not otherwise get one. Drive by the drop-off point in Historic Downtown McKinney from 5-8 p.m.

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Posted on: December 3, 2016

The Bells of Christmas Ring December 19

Friends of the Library Review Series

McKinney Public Library presents the Inspirational Story of four beloved Christmas carols and how they came to be written.

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Experience the Joy of Christmas December 10

Erica Lane

Erica Lane will dazzle you with exciting jazz tunes, intense, elegant ballads and stunning seasonal arrangements.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Finish Your Shopping in One Place December 7 & 8

Scholastic Book Fair

Plenty of books and other gifts will be available. The event is free and open to the public

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Protect Yourself and Your Family During the Holidays

Lock. Take. Hide.

The McKinney Police Department reminds you protect yourself, your family and your belongings, especially during the holiday shopping season.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Family Winter Bash

Family Winter Bash

Families, we invite you to attend a Family Winter Bash hosted by our Teen Advisory Board. Join us for an interactive story time, crafts, and refreshments!

Wednesday, December 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Caroling in the Square

Caroling in the Square

Saturday, Dec. 10, 4:30-6 p.m.

Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library staff will provide lyrics and sheet music.

Sing holiday songs while walking through historic downtown.

You bring the talent!  Choirs and groups are welcome.

Holiday attire is encouraged.

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

The Bells of Christmas

Friends of the McKinney Libraries review series

The Bells of Christmas: The Inspirational Story of 4 Beloved Christmas Carols and How They Came to Be Written Monday, December 19, 7 p.m., John & Judy Gay Library

  • Silent Night
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Da...
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Posted on: October 20, 2016

New! Comics Plus

Comics Plus

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings over 25,000 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 ge...Learn more ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

New! OnePlay Video Games

OnePlay Downloadable Video Games

OnePlay offers 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: September 19, 2016

Animanga

Animanga

10 years and up, Thursdays @ Hall, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

IRS Scams

The McKinney Police Department has received multiple reports of telephone IRS scams. Citizens are receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents and demanding payment for back taxes. The caller then threatens that an arrest warrant wil...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Chippendale Homicide

Michael Eric Pennington

On July 4, 2016 at approximately 10:45 p.m., McKinney Police & Fire Departments responded to a domestic violence stabbing in the 2100 block of Chippendale Dr. One adult female, 58 year-old Leasa Carroll, was found deceased inside the residence. The ...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

High Pointe Homicide

On June 20, 2016 at approximately 5:40 p.m., McKinney Police & Fire Departments responded to a domestic violence shooting in the 2800 block of High Pointe Blvd. Two adult females, 49 year-old twin sisters Karen Bigham and Kathy Boobar, were found dece...Read on...