Plano In the News

Below are recent new stories that feature or include the City of Plano.  For additional past coverage, please contact Director of Media Relations, Steve Stoler at stevest@plano.gov

Recycling Resumes

Republic Services resumes recycling collection in two Texas cities (Waste 360) January 13 

Plano Resumes Recycling After December Recycling Plant Fire (KTVT-TV CBS 11) January 11

Recycling resumes in Plano (Plano Star Courier) January 11

Recycling services in Plano, Richardson resume two weeks after services center fire (KERA) January 11

6:39:21 Recycling service returns to two North Texas cities (KXAS-TV NBC 5) January 12

7:38:28 Recycling back to normal in Plano, Richardson (KXAS-TV NBC 5) January 12

7:17:57 Plano resumes recycling (KDFW-TV Fox 4) January 11

City of Plano

Bill filed to give all Texas police officers bulletproof vests (KDFW-TV Fox 4) January 13

Overnight Dallas North Tollway, Spring Creek Parkway lane closures to take place Thursday, Friday in Plano (Community Impact) January 12

Plano looks to expand downtown revitalization with incentives (KTVT-TV CBS 11) January 11

Streets shows plan for improvement, Collinwood plan still "not fully developed" at city council meeting (Plano Star Courier) January 11

Man suspected in "creepy" Plano burglary arrested (KTVT-TV CBS 11) January 11

Downtown Plano launches 3 new mural projects (Community Impact) January 11

6:54:48 Downtown Plano kicks off Mural Project (KDFW-TV Fox 4) January 11

6:14:57 Plano voters to consider bond package (KRLD-AM 1080) January 11

Plano's proposed $226.1 million bond package focuses on street repairs, public safety and parks (Dallas Morning News) January 10

6:56:43 Downtown Plano kicks off Mural Project (KDFW-TV Fox 4) January 10

The best cities for getting a great job this year may surprise you (NBC News) January 10

Keifer Sutherland's band performing at Toyota Texas Music Revolution 21 (North Dallas Gazette) January 10

Citing developer interest, Plano opens door for more downtown incentives (Community Impact) January 9

Richardson recycling services remain indefinitely suspended (North Dallas Gazette) January 9

'The year we grew up': Mayor, city manager look forward to 2017 goals (Plano Star Courier) January 8

Tonight at 10: City spokesman tells behind-the-scene stories from 34-year career in TV news (Plano Star Courier) January 8

Kacey Musgraves to headline 2017 Plano Musical Festival (Collinimage.com) January 8

Business/Economic Development

What will save Plano's Collin Creek Mall? Answers are around it and under it (Dallas Morning News) January 13

Macy's closing creates questions about future of Collin Creek Mall (KXAS-TV NBC 5) January 12

Why J.C. Penney is investing in stores despite talks of closures (Dallas Business Journal) January 12

Beal Bank lent $383-million for purchase of JCPenney HQ in Plano, Texas (Commercial Real Estate Director) January 12

J.C. Penney anticipating store closures, but emphasizes importance of brick and mortar (Dallas Business Journal) January 11

Preview Plano's $400 Million Legacy West (KXAS-TV NBC 5) January 10

CompuCom to layoff 144 employees as headquarters exits Plano (Dallas Business Journal) January 10

Forecast 2017: Housing to hit threshold DFW hasn't seen in a decade (Dallas Business Journal) January 10

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Continues International Expansion with the Sixth Saudi Arabia Restaurant Opening (Restaurant Magazine) January 10

Pizza Hut hopes its newest sports sponsorships sells pies year-round (Dallas Business Journal) January 10

Coca-Cola DFW regional office moves to Granite Park in Plano (Community Impact) January 9

Next up for Plano's Legacy project? A 25-story apartment tower with pools, dog park, fire pits (Dallas Morning News) January 9

Trammell Crow Co. to start construction on 25-story tower in Plano's Legacy Town Center (Dallas Business Journal) January 9

Layoffs coming at CompuCom a month after Texas IT company says it's moving HQ to South Carolina (Dallas Morning News) January 9

Toyota CEO points to Plano HQ, $10B U.S. spending, to deflect Trump attack (Dallas Business Journal) January 9

Rent-A-Center founder takes top position as CEO resigns (Dallas Business Journal) January 9

JC Penny sells headquarters for $353 million (Collinimage.com) January 8

Toyota, others move to block the influence of Apple and Google (Dallas Business Journal) January 6

J.C. Penney says it's on track for fourth quarter profit despite 'disappointing' holiday sales (Dallas Business Journal) January 6

Plano Talk

Rover Dramawerks opens 17th season with Things My Mother Taught Me (Broadwayworld.com) January 12

4 Dallas North Tollway frontage lane closures to avoid on Wednesday in Plano (Community Impact) January 10

Save the World by making a difference (Plano Star Courier) January 10

Plano actress takes a star turn in new Indian film (Dallas Morning News) January 9

3 things to know in Plano, Jan. 9-11 (Community Impact) January 9

Friends, family mourn loss of McKinney plane crash victims (KDFW-TV Fox 4) January 9

Congressman Sam Johnson announces he will not seek re-election (Plano Star Courier) January 6

Plano Profile 

Repurposing and reopening the Saigling House (January 11)

Historic Downtown Plano Mural Project (January 10)

The Best Dishes in Town: By Foodies for Foodies (Plano Profile) January 9

Congressman Sam Johnson announces he will not seek re-election in 2018 (January 6)

Plano Magazine

Downtown Plano Mural Project announced (January 10)

Top 10 Healthy and Delicious Restaurants in Plano (January 9)

The Track Studio (January 9)

Big Sally, the Pinewood Derby Workshop Bus (January 6)