Plano Media Center

The City of Plano‚Äôs Media Center is a central hub to serve our media and marketing partners.  Resources include the recent news, accolades, brand assets and easy to find contacts for news stories.  We welcome partnerships to further the awareness of Plano as a City of Excellence.

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Starfest Music Festival

Plano Cuts Ties With Starfest Music Festival Over Contract Dispute (KXAS-TV NBC 5) August 17

City of Plano drops embattled Starfest Music Festival (San Antonio Express-News) August 17

How Starfest, the 'pop-up' Plano music festival, all but imploded (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) August 17

Starfest Music Festival Looking For New Venue (Pollstar) August 17

Starfest, the doomed music fest in September, now doesn't have the support of its home city, Plano (Dallas Morning News GuideLive) August 17

Plano Dumps the Starfest Music Festival (D Magazine) August 17

Starfest Sued! Got your Deadmau5 and Flo Rida and Got Zilch Back!!! (TMZ) August 16

Confused event Starfest in Plano is making local music history for all the wrong reasons (Dallas Morning News Guide Live) August 15

City of Plano

Second human West Nile case confirmed in Plano (Plano Star Courier) August 17

U-turn construction will cause second weekend of closures, delays on Dallas North Tollway (Dallas Morning News) August 17

Arrested Development/Tone Loc at McCall Plaza (Dallas Morning News GuideLive) August 17

Plano Confirms 2nd Human West Nile Case of 2017 (KXAS-TV NBC 5) August 16

Plano's 2nd human case of West Nile virus in 2017 prompts spray of 2 more neighborhoods (Community Impact) August 16

Dallas North Tollway to undergo full closure for second weekend in a row, Aug. 18-21 (Community Impact) August 16

One shot, three arrested in early morning arrest (Plano Star Courier) August 15

Plano SWAT officers use bomb robot to get barricaded person out of apartment after shooting (Dallas Morning News) August 15

Early Morning Shooting Leads to Standoff With Plano Police (KTVT-TV CBS 11) August 15

Plano shooting suspect arrested after standoff (KDFW-TV Fox 4) August 15

Council votes to publish one-cent tax rate reduction to public (KTVT-TV CBS 11) August 15

Plano City Council rejects bid to cut property tax rate beyond staff proposal (Community Impact) August 14

Downtown Plano listed in National Register of Historic Places (Plano Star Courier) August 14

Plano detective breathes new life into cold cases (Plano Star Courier) August 13

Plano PD and Plano partner on anti-idling ordinance (Plano Star Courier) August 11

It's Not Easy Going Green (Texas Monthly) August 10

Business/Economic Development

Busy Plano tollway corner will get huge mixed-use development south of Legacy (Dallas Morning News) August 17

USAA Expands Operations in Plano, Texas, Tampa, Florida, and Colorado Springs, Colorado (Area Development) August 17

Exclusive: Developer Sam Ware envisions $1B corporate magnet at Collin Creek Mall site (Dallas Business Journal) August 16

It's done: USAA to double North Texas workforce with Plano expansion (Dallas Business Journal) August 16

Tommy Bahama's Island vibe breezes into Plano's Legacy West (Dallas Morning News) August 16

Pizza Hut legal officer discusses work/life balance; success as a female leader (Dallas Business Journal) August 16

Singer Juan Gabriel inspired this family-run Tex-Mex restaurant in Plano (CultureMap Dallas) August 16

Forbes' list of largest private companies includes 8 from North Texas (Dallas Business Journal) August 15

Kawai Piano Gallery will expand with its move to a new location on Plano Parkway (Community Impact) August 15

Toyota had HQ builders on tight schedule (Automotive News) August 14

Dallas chef-driven barbecue restaurant closes Plano outlet (CultureMap Dallas) August 14

Heady Investments to Develop 210,000 SF Office Building in Plano ( August 14

A migration to Texas, done the Toyota Way (TVN) August 13

Smoke in Plano is Closing (D Magazine) August 13

Sea Breeze Lobsta & Chowda House will open at Legacy Hall this October (Community Impact) August 13

Travel agency Expedia CruiseShipCenters opens a location in Plano (Community Impact) August 12

J.C. Penney profit down; CFO says he's working on balance sheet (Dallas Business Journal) August 11


Plano ISD taxpayers to pay more in taxes this year (Plano Star Courier) August 14

Bender: Special session 'predictably' uneventful (Plano Star Courier) August 12

Plano Talk

Photos show dad walking son to first day of kindergarten, first day of college (Fox News) August 15

Confused event Starfest in Plano is making local music history for all the wrong reasons (Dallas Morning News Guide Live) August 15

Plano Teacher Falls Victim to 'Mystery Shopper Scam' (KXAS-TV NBC 5) August 14

Facebook User Lifts Pic Of 4-Year-Old, Claims It's His Dead Daughter (KTVT-TV CBS 11) August 14

Plano Events Calendar (Plano Star Courier) August 13

Snake bite victim from Plano gets $30k helicopter bill (KING-TV Seattle) August 12

Patrons tour future Plano Children's Theater (Plano Star Courier) August 12

Leadership North Texas announces lineup for Class 9 (Plano Star Courier) August 11

Plano Profile 

Demi Lovato coming to Fabletics at Legacy West in Plano (August 17)

Everything we learned on a tour of Legacy Food Hall (August 17)

Retailer invests in first college-style campus for special needs adults (August 17)

A First Look at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar and Store: Now open at Legacy West (August 15)

New Francesca's coming to Willow Bend Plano (August 15)

Hendrick Scholarship Foundation hosts 2017 Tennis Pro-Am (August 15)

Plano Magazine

Explore Plano 2017 Featured Challenge: Nature Explore Garden (August 16)

"Shorty" Cox: Beloved Janitor Leaves an Unlikely Legacy (August 16)

Canine Companions (August 15)

Lone Star Language Academy (August 15)