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Posted on: September 18, 2018

McKinney City Council approves budget, lowers property tax rate

McKinney City Council voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2019 budget of $470.2 million and also lowered the city’s property tax rate. The more than a 1.5-cent reduction brought the current rate of 0.540199 down to 0.525170. The proposed rate means...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

City of McKinney to spray area for mosquitoes September 18

McKinney is set to spray an area of the city in order to control mosquitoes after a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus was confirmed. Spraying will start at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, weather permitting. The spray area is generally east ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Historic Downtown McKinney recognized as Cultural District by Texas Commission on the Arts

Artist painting in McKinney's Downtown Cultural District

The City of McKinney historic downtown has earned the prestigious Cultural District Designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts for demonstrating the area’s art, events, activities and amenities that play a pivotal role in setting the down...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

McKinney once again received the highest ratings issued from two major credit rating agencies

The City of McKinney once again received the highest ratings issued from two major credit rating agencies for its general obligation (GO) bonds. The city earned ratings of Aaa from Moody’s and AAA from Standard & Poor’s.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

City of McKinney holds town hall meeting on Sept. 13

The City of McKinney will host a town hall community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at Old Settler’s Recreation Center, 1201 E. Louisiana St. The town hall will be held in District 1, however, the entire community is welcome and encoura...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Renew Your Apex Centre Membership Today

Renew your Apex Centre membership today!

Build on last year's progress and keep your momentum going!

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

McKinney Fire Department responds to Four structure fires during storm

Lightning Fire

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to seven lightning calls during the severe weather that rolled through Collin County tonight. That included Four structure fires. A home in the 2900 block of Sunset Ridge was completely destroyed. The family an...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Restaurant kitchen fire stopped by sprinkler activation

Los Charros Restaurant Fire

At 10 p.m. on July 30, the McKinney Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a fire at Dos Charros Tex-Mex Restaurant, 4150 Eldorado Parkway.

Approximately 30 minutes after employees had closed and left the restaurant, neighboring tenants heard th...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2018

McKinney Fire Department announces promotions

McKinney Fire Department promotions

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) today celebrated a variety of promotions from battalion chiefs to new hires. The Promotional Ceremony was held this afternoon at McKinney’s City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St.

  • Battalion Chief: Tino Paredes
  • Captain: S...
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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2018

McKinney man helps neighbor escape burning home

Odell house fire - burned rooms

McKINNEY, Texas (July 24, 2018) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) received a call about a residential structure fire on Thursday, July 19. They arrived to find heavy smoke and flames at the home located at 801 Odell St.

A neighbor spotted the ...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Fire sprinklers stop kitchen fire from spreading

Apartment Kitchen Fire

Tuesday afternoon, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a call about an apartment kitchen fire at St. Paul’s Square, Adriatica Village, 470 Adriatic Pkwy. The fire was caused by unattended food cooking on the stove.

The crews arrived to find tha...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

McKinney Fire Department regraded with top PPC rating

McKinney Fire Department was regraded a Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of Class 1, the highest rating a fire department can achieve, by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The city earned a Class 1 rating in 2014 and was regraded this year...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Fire sprinkler stops accidental flash fire

Fire sprinkler stops accidental flash fire

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) today responded to reports of a kitchen fire at 2000 Skyline Dr. The Fire Investigator says the fire was caused by the mishandling of rubbing alcohol. It caused a flash fire that set off the fire sprinkler system. One pe...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2018

McKinney Fire Department honored for treatment of heart attack patients

Because Time Matters

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is being recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for providing superior care and treatment for patients suffering heart attacks. 

The Mission: Lifeline Initiative provides tools, training and other res...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Reducing arson at vacant and abandoned buildings during Arson Awareness Week May 6-10

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) has joined the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) in its effort to raise awareness of the problem of arson at abandoned or vacant properties. Abandoned or vacant properties have a negative impact on a community’s ...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Fire sprinkler helps save McKinney restaurant

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a kitchen fire at Thai Noodle Wave, 2775 S. Central Expy., shortly after the restaurant closed Sunday night. Firefighters arrived to find the fire extinguished by the kitchen hood fire suppression system and...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Fire sprinkler stops dryer fire from spreading

Dryer fire

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a report of fire in the laundry area of an apartment at the Rustic of McKinney at 2700 Northbrook Dr. this morning.

A resident had turned on their dryer, heard a loud noise and then saw sparks and flames comi...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

McKinney Fire Department honored for performing rare life-saving procedure

Fire Department honored

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) was honored today for performing an advanced skill that is usually only seen in hospital emergency rooms. On Feb. 25, MFD received a call about a person choking at a home. The Station 8 crew arrived to find the patient w...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

McKinney Fire Department’s Station #9 is open

Station 9

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is happy to announce that Station #9 is now open. It is located at 4900 Summit Dr. and will serve the Summit View Lake neighborhood and other communities in the northwest part of McKinney. Station #9 contains the latest ...

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Fire News Releases
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...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Dust off Your Lederhosen and Tune up Your Yodel for Oktoberfest, September 28-30

McKinney Oktoberfest 2016

The 11th Annual McKinney Oktoberfest promises to be the best Oktoberfest yet. Great food and beer selection, kid-favorite carnival, petting zoo, music and entertainment.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Great Things Are Coming to Historic Downtown McKinney!

Director's Column

Get all the latest scoop from Amy Rosenthal, Director of MPAC and Main Street in this month's Director's Column.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Coffee with the Cops October 6

Coffee with the Cops

Meet members of the McKinney Police Department for coffee and casual conversation. All community members are invited to attend.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Halloween Boo Bash October 12

Social Dance Night

Social Dance Nights are designed for special needs individuals 18 years old and up along with their families and caregivers. Have a Howling Good Time!

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

See CoCo (PG) Under the Stars on October 12

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: September 17, 2018

Enjoy the McKinney Fall Weather and Great Music October 19

Party on the Patio at McKinney Community Center

Join us at the McKinney Community Center for live music with the Trey Allen Band in our outdoor pavilion and patio. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a live, local band in the beautiful ambiance of the McKinney Community Center.

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News Flash

Posted on: September 10, 2018

Adult Coding Course

Adult Coding Course

This program is for those who want an introduction to coding with HTML/CSS or SQL. Each week will build on the previous week, so a commitment to all five sessions is encouraged. Laptop computers will be available or you may bring your personal laptop.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Meditative Mandala

Mandala

Join us for mindful bodies, mindful listening, and mindful breathing. Small movements and gentle concentration on coloring draw us into the present moment and have a calming effect on both adults and children.

Fridays; 10:30 a.m. at John & Judy Gay Lib...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Diwali Festival at Hall

Diwali

Diwali Festival (For all ages)

Join us in celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Watch local performers, play outdoor games, view beautiful rangoli in our courtyard and learn about this holiday. (In the event of wet weather conditions, this outd...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online

Now available through RBdigital, which also provides eAudiobooks, eMagazines, comics, video games, software training and classes. Transparent Language Online offers:

  • Over 100 languages and growing
  • ESL courses for speakers of over 25 languages
  • Flexible learni...
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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Learn about the Daughters of the American Revolution

DAR at Hall

Do you have a revolutionary patriot in your family tree?

A member of the John Abston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will discuss how membership in the DAR honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor.

Saturday, Septemb...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Mother Daughter Book Club

  • October 8: Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
  • November 12: Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • December 10: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Writers’ Exchange, Fall 2018

Writers' Exchange

A monthly forum for writers and people interested in writing to discuss issues of interest, offer mutual support, and exchange ideas and marketing tips.  Independent authors, published authors, people thinking of becoming writers, anyone connecte...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2018

McKinney Community Band Presents: Thrills at the Theater October 14

McKinney Community Band presents: Holiday Spirit Concert

McKinney Community Band performs music from the movies and stage.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Young Actors Guild presents: Paper Dragons by Roberta Elliot October 26, 27 & 28

YAG presents: Paper Dragons by Roberta Elliot

Paper Dragons tells the story of Dr. Phillips, a newly arrived member of staff at the Green Meadows mental hospital. Colorful characters and conflicting ideologies abound, and the line between patient and caregiver blurs.

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

MPAC presents: The Texas Tenors September 21

MPAC presents: The Texas Tenors

With their Emmy Award-winning PBS special now airing across the country and Billboard chart-topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America's favorite new tenors.

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Raise the Curtain Campaign

Raise the Curtain Campaign

After many years the Courtroom Theater stage curtains are looking quite tattered and old. It’s time to say “The End.” Our goal is to raise $10,000 from July 1 to September 30. Every penny collected will go to purchasing beautiful lush curtains.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

MRT Presents: Angel Street (Gaslight) Oct. 5-7 & 12-13

YAG Presents: 30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play

The time is 19th Century London. The place is a house on Angel Street where Bella Manningham fears she's going insane just like her mother.

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Laughter for Kidds Kids October 18

Laughter for Kidds Kids

The Comedy Arena, featuring ComedySportz DFW, will host an evening of laughs benefiting The Kidds Kids organization.

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