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

‚ÄčToyota Workers Move In

New Toyota HQ opens in Plano while company looks to fly by 2020 (KDAF-TV CW 33) May 15

New Toyota Headquarters Leads To Plano Housing Crunch (KTVT-TV CBS 11) May 15

Toyota move to Collin County spurs population boom (WFAA-TV News 8) May 15

First 250 Toyota Employees Head To Work In Plano (KTVT-TV CBS 11) May 15

First Toyota employees move into world headquarters in Plano today (KDAF-TV CW 33) May 15

Toyota abre sus puertas en Plano con 1,000 empleos localmente (Telemundo 39) May 15

121 and DNT Get Busier As First Toyota Employees Start This Week (Lonestar92.5) May 15

It's move-in day at Toyota headquarters in Plano (KDFW-TV Fox 4) May 15

Workers start moving in to Toyota headquarters in Plano (KDFW-TV Fox 4) May 15

200+ Employees Officially Move In At New Toyota HQ In Plano (KTVT-TV CBS 11) May 15

TODAY: Toyota Legacy West Headquarters in Plano Welcomes First 250 Employees (KLUV 98.7) May 15

Toyota Plano HQ Opens Monday, Expect to Hire 1,000 Locally (KXAS-TV NBC 5) May 15

First Toyota Employees Mark Beginning Of New Era For Plano (KTVT-TV CBS 11) May 14

City of Plano

City estimates $150,000 and 18 months to demolish Plano's historic Collinwood House (Dallas Morning News) May 18

Dallas North Tollway to stay open this weekend due to weather concerns (Dallas Morning News) May 18

DNT full closure in Plano, Frisco postponed this weekend (WFAA-TV News 8) May 18

Smith takes final bow, Council welcomes Kayci Prince, Collinwood meets its end (Plano Star Courier) May 18

DNT expecting full closure in Plano, Frisco this weekend (WFAA-TV News 8) May 17

North Texas City Warns of Scam on Social Media (KTVT-TV CBS 11) May 16

Alert: Impostors Use Plano Logo to Offer 'Storm Assistance' (KXAS-TV NBC 5) May 16

911 dispatcher, restaurant owner among those arrested in Collin County child sex exploitation sting (Dallas Morning News) May 16

UPDATED: 15 arrested in Collin County sheriff's child pornography sting (Plano Star Courier) May 16

5 arrested in county sheriff's child pornography sting (Plano Star Courier) May 16

Full closure of the Dallas North Tollway takes place this weekend, May 19-22 (Community Impact) May 16

Business/Economic Development

Poor renters get no respect from snobby Dallas suburbanites -- even when paying thousands (Dallas Morning News) May 19

Shops at Willow Bend Gets $125M Renovation, Expansion (Commercial Property Executive) May 18

J.C. Penney's new home department sales to outfit hotels, residences (Dallas Business Journal) May 18

Plano wings restaurant beats chain blahs with homestyle dishes (Culturemap Dallas) May 18

Collin County gets its first trauma center that can treat the most serious cases (Dallas Morning News) May 17

Crayola Experience boosts Texas center conversion (Chain Store Age) May 17

New York-style Flippin' Pizza coming to Plano's Dallas Parkway (Community Impact) May 17

Emler Swim School Presented Best of Class Award (PRlog) May 17

Medical City Plano named Collin County's first Level 1 trauma center (Community Impact) May 16

Cambria Marks First LEED-Certified Property in Plano, TX (Hotel Business) May 16

Ericsson head of North America steps down suddenly (Dallas Business Journal) May 16

Dallas Metro Area Tops Forbes List for Best Cities for Jobs (KXAS-TV NBC 5) May 15

Legacy West developers plan for June 2 grand opening (Dallas Morning News) May 15

JCPenney Shares Drop Again as Wall Street Loses Faith in Turnaround (Fox News) May 15

A vision for growth: Glasses retailer Warby Parker eyeing two more DFW stores (Dallas Business Journal) May 15

Seafood restaurant spins off lobster shack at Plano's Legacy Hall (Culturemap Dallas) May 15


Endings and new beginnings: PISD bids farewell to trustee, welcomes two new ones (Plano Star Courier) May 17

Toyota USA Foundation awards education grants totaling $2.35 million (MotorwayAmerica) May 17

Plano Talk

My Possibilities to build $25M-plus campus in Plano (Dallas Business Journal) May 15

Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin had comeback plans before death (Fox News) May 15

On this day in Plano... Teachers honored, crimes stopped and readers write in (Plano Star Courier) May 14

Plano Profile 

Hidden Gem: Lita's Mexican (May 18)

Maybe She's Born With It (Plano Profile) May 17

How Skratch helps teens find local gigs (Plano Profile) May 17

Medical City Plano becomes first and only Level 1 Trauma Center in Collin County (Plano Profile) May 16

Leadership Plano celebrates graduation of Class 34 (May 16)

Check out the Boardwalk at Granite Park (May 16)

Live music, tastings, sneak peak inside Legacy Hall & store specials at Grand Opening of Legacy West (Plano Profile) May 15

Texas Pool adds a toddler area (May 15)

Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill opening at Legacy Hall, Legacy West (May 15)

Healing Spices (May 13)

Plano Profile Cover Party at Mexican Sugar (May 12)

Seven-story office tower coming to the Shops at Willow Bend, Plano (May 12)

Addicted: Twenty Years after Plano's Heroin Epidemic (Plano Profile) May 11

Plano Magazine

Summer Camps at the Interurban Railway Museum (May 17)

Meet Susan Bernard, Plano Voiceover Artist (May 16)

Cuellars' Fajita Ranch (May 16)

Dillas Primo Quesadillas Opens Second Location in Frisco (May 16)

Legacy West Plano Grand Opening Weekend (May 15