Plano In the News

Below are recent news stories that feature or include the City of Plano. For additional past coverage, please email Steve Stoler, Director of Media.
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City of Plano

Six transportation projects to keep up with in Plano (Community Impact) January 22

’Like coming home’: Q&A with new Plano Police Chief Ed Drain (Community Impact) January 21

Community pillar Arthur Parker to retire from Plano PD (Plano Star Courier) January 21

9/11 Tribute Mural Keeps Heroes Memory Alive At Plano Fire Station 8 (KTVT-TV CBS 11) January 20

Plano Fire Station #8 unveils new mural in remembrance of 9/11 (Plano Star Courier) January 20

’It’s Humbling Quite Frankly’: New Plano Police Chief Ed Drain On Returning Home For Work (KTVT-TV CBS 11) January 17

Plano’s newest police chief hire makes history (WFAA-TV News 8) January 17

New Plano Police Chief Makes History (KXAS-TV NBC 5) January 17

Business/Economic Development

NeoWell to bring its nontraditional medical model to Plano (Community Impact) January 24

Children’s Medical Center Plano to build 7-floor tower that will triple capacity (Dallas Morning News) January 23

New Seven-Story Tower Planned for Children’s Medical Center Plano (D CEO) January 23

Children’s Health planning major expansion in Plano (Dallas Business Journal) January 23

Children’s Health to construct new 7-story hospital tower in Plano (Community Impact) January 23

J.C. Penney’s poison pill is about to expire (Dallas Morning News) January 22

Dallas-Fort Worth total home value doubles in 2010s, topping all Texas markets (Dallas Business Journal) January 22

Toyota adds 361K vehicles to Takata air bag inflator recall (Associated Press) January 22

Plano’s Shops at Willow Bend is late on its loan payment (Dallas Morning News) January 21

J.C. Penney campus developer to seek new financing, bring amended apartment plan back to Plano as lender files for foreclosure (Community Impact) January 21

Plano firm lands $7M from new Austin investment firm amid surging growth (Dallas Business Journal) January 21

Plano Taco Diner closes at The Shops at Legacy (Community Impact) January 20

Plano redevelopment foreclosure filing ranks as one of the largest (Dallas Morning News) January 20

JCPenney axes 243 jobs, shuttering call center near Kansas City (Dallas Business Journal) January 17

A lot of exits live in Texas (San Francisco Business Times) January 17


These Texas high schools send the most students to Harvard, Princeton and MIT (Dallas Business Journal) January 22

Plano Talk

Plano Man is the "Picasso of Popcorn" (KXAS-TV NBC 5) January 23

Plano Magazine

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Names New CEO (January 22)

People of Plano: Ro Simmons (January 22)

Taste 2020 (January 22)

How to Eat Like a Vegan in Plano - 2020 (January 21)

Beloved Plano Police Officer Art Parker Retires After 34 Years (January 17)

Local Profile

Where to go treasure hunting and antiquing in Collin County (January 23)

Nine under-the-radar restaurants and bars to try in 2020 (January 21)