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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Community gathers together for annual Texas Trash-Off

Residents can help keep McKinney beautiful during the ninth annual Texas Trash-Off event hosted by the City of McKinney Saturday, April 8. The event coincides with the Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off, the largest single day cleanup event in the s...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Operations at McKinney National Airport continue to climb

Operations continue to soar at the McKinney National Airport and its fixed based operator (FBO) McKinney Air Center. Last year, the airport and FBO experienced climbing profits due to increased operations, fuel sales and hangar rentals, including a new ha...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

City of McKinney begins water service line replacement project

Every year, the City of McKinney takes account of its water quality, usage and water loss percentages. In May 2014, the city adopted a 12 percent water loss target as a part of the city’s Water Conversation Plan. In an effort to meet this target...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

City of McKinney hiring parks and recreation positions

The City of McKinney’s Parks and Recreation Department is looking for individuals 16 years and older to work at one of the park’s aquatic facilities this summer. The new Apex Centre is also hiring for both seasonal and year-round posit...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

McKinney City Council votes for downtown parking garage

City Council voted at their regular meeting Tuesday to begin the process of entering into a lease agreement with a private developer for the construction of a parking garage on the northeast corner of Virginia and Chestnut streets in Historic Downtown McK...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

McKinney police host “Coffee with the Cops” at The Donut Kitchen

The McKinney Police Department invites residents for casual conversation over a cup of coffee Saturday, March 18. Coffee with the Cops will be held at The Donut Kitchen, 7250 Virginia Pkwy., from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Coffee with the Cops provides a unique opport...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

McKinney Fire Department recognized for best practices by Texas Fire Chiefs Association

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) has been recognized by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) Best Practices Recognition Program. MFD was evaluated for compliance of more than 117 best business practices for fire departments in the state of Texas and...

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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

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 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: 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: 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: March 26, 2017

Summer Camps & Classes at Apex Centre - Sign-up Event April 1

Summer Camps at Apex Centre

Register your child for summer camps and register yourself or your child for special classes to be held at the Apex Centre.

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Posted on: March 26, 2017

Three Full Days of Art, Music, Food and Wine April 7-9

Arts in Bloom

Arts in Bloom is back and bigger and better than ever. Bring your family and friends and celebrate spring in McKinney.

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Posted on: March 26, 2017

The 2017 Texas Trash-Off is Saturday, April 8

Texas Trash-Off

Sign up for the annual Texas Trash-Off. The event is part of the Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off, the largest single-day cleanup event in the state.

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Posted on: March 26, 2017

Got Sensitive Personal Papers? Shred 'em for Free April 8

Shred Event

McKinney residents can shred up to four boxes of sensitive personal papers at the City of McKinney's Shred Event at McKinney High School.

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Posted on: March 26, 2017

The Secret Life of Pets is Coming March 31 (PG)

Neighborhood Night at the Movies

What could be better than an evening under the stars watching a fun, family-friendly movie? Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and your friends and family.

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Juried Art Show Reception & Awards Presentation April 1

Juried Art Show

Come to MPAC for the gorgeous art and stay for the excitement of the award announcements. A total of $10,500 in cash prizes will be distributed., and some art will be for sale. The show will be open for public viewing April 1-22

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Got Sensitive Personal Papers? Shred 'em for Free April 8

Shred Event

McKinney residents can shred up to four boxes of sensitive personal papers at the City of McKinney's Shred Event at McKinney High School.

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Three Full Days of Art, Music, Food and Wine April 7-9

Arts in Bloom

Arts in Bloom is back and bigger and better than ever. Bring your family and friends and celebrate spring in McKinney.

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

The 2017 Texas Trash-Off is Saturday, April 8

Texas Trash-Off

Sign up for the annual Texas Trash-Off. The event is part of the Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off, the largest single-day cleanup event in the state.

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Apex Swim Lesson Sign-up Event March 25

Swim Lesson Carousel

Come to the Apex Centre to sign your little minnows up for swimming lessons. Come early - we're expecting a crowd and long lines.

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

The Secret Life of Pets is Coming March 31 (PG)

Neighborhood Night at the Movies

What could be better than an evening under the stars watching a fun, family-friendly movie? Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and your friends and family.

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Astronomy Series

Your New Telescope

John & Judy Gay Library

Monday, March 27

7-8 p.m.

Learn the basics of using a telescope, including setup and finding objects of interest in the sky. Tips on choosing a new telescope and making skywatching fun! Program does not have an outdoor component.

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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: March 6, 2017

Content Creators: Podcast Orientation

Content Creators - Podcast Orientation

John & Judy Gay Library

Saturday, April 8, 2-4 p.m.

Learn the basics of creating a podcast, brainstorm ideas with like-minded people, build runsheets, review terms of content and create your own unique content. Only one orientation session is required and t...

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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 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: 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-...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

cloudLibrary eBooks

cloudLibrary eBooks

Browse shelves by category or use the filter button to filter by genre. cloudLibrary keeps all your books in-sync; wherever you choose to read your books you'll always have the same content with you. Your books stay connected across all of your devices, a...

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cloudLibrary eBooks
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

Zinio for Libraries

Magazine titles with no holds and with a variety of reading options, including desktop streaming and download on popular media devices. Get the "Zinio for Libraries" app from your device's store.

Zinio eMagazines

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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