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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Read the Special COVID-19 edition of The Business of Green

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In this challenging time, we offer business tips and resources to help you weather the COVID-19 crisis in our latest edition of The Business of Green. Learn how to apply for the coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Administration loans...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Weekly Update: March 5, 2020

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Our staff, including our police and fire-rescue teams, are taking appropriate precautionary measures including conducting more frequent disinfection processes at our highly trafficked facilities.

While the immediate risk of COVID-19 is believed to be low a...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

4 Reasons Why the Outdoor Warning System Could be Activated

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Outdoor Warning Sirens are designed to alert people who are outside to seek shelter inside. In hazardous conditions, Plano's sirens will sound for 3 minutes. During monthly tests, Plano's sirens sound for 1 minute, followed by a voice saying "test.&q...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Plano Fire-Rescue 2019 Annual Report

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Check out the 2019 Annual Report, with information on all aspects of Plano Fire-Rescue. 

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan

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Plano Fire-Rescue has just released the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.

Any successful agency must continually track progress towards achieving its stated short-term goals and objectives.  Periodically, it is important for an organization to stop and perform a more detailed assessment of its environment, its stakehol...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

All Libraries Closed for Independence Day

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All libraries and book drops will be closed July 3 and 4 in observance of Independence Day. Online resources and eLibrary will be available.

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Wonder Café: Explore the Night Sky

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Have you ever wondered what you can see in the night sky? Find out as NASA Solar System Ambassador Les Murray tells you what is up in the sky this month and how to observe it. The virtual program will be done with Zoom – Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.

Les will also answer your questions about space, the sky, and NASA missions.  Submit your questions in advance no later than July 20. Question will also be answered live during the program. And if we run out of time to answer questions you can go...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Summer Learning News Update - June 25, 2020

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Summer Learning is happening! What are you reading? Log your minutes and contribute to our community goal of reading 1,000,000 minutes. We’re off to a good start with 16,100 minutes so far!

Virtual Summer Learning is for everyone. Every minute read counts toward our 1,000,000 minute community reading goal this summer! Log your minutes and watch the gauge go up, up, up! Get personalized certificates for every 100 minute milestone. Do weekly c...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Interlibrary Loan Service Resumes

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Interlibrary Loans resume Monday, June 22. Patrons may request ILLs from lending libraries.

  • For each the ILL requested or received a $2.50 fee will be placed on the patron account
  • Patrons may pay online in advance of picking up an ILL, or let the fees accrue on their account until the Library reopens. When the Library reopens patrons may pay in p...
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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Library Closure Update – June 29, 2020

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The service expansion for July 6, 2020 has been postponed. Patrons may return items to the library, pickup holds and make computer appointments.

Book drops are open and returned items are quarantined for 72 hours. Items will still show on your account during the quarantine and holds fulfillment will also be delayed. Having the item(s) remain on your account will not impact your ability to check ou...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Take It & Make It Supplies

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Check the weekly program schedule for Take It & Make It activities you can do at home. Take It & Make It activities provide hands-on learning you can do at home as you watch our STEAM Connections videos.

Get details on picking up your Take It & Make It Supplies and visit our Facebook page on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. to watch STEAM Connections videos.

Weekly Program Schedule

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Spotlight Art - Carving and Journal Binding

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Spotlight Artist Sheila Cunningham demonstrates how to carve images into various materials to make stamps as part of the printing process, and how to make a side-bound journal with visual journaling exercises.

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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City of Plano provides regular updates regarding COVID-19 information and case statistics.

See state-by-state statistics at www.Covidtracking.com

On March 16, 2020, the City of Plano declared a local state of disaster for a public health emergency. Extraordinary changes are required in City operations to help contain the spread of the Coronaviru...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Here Comes the Boom of Plano's All American 4th

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Get an update on city services reopening, find Denton County small business help, watch fireworks, follow the July City Council and Planning & Zoning meetings schedule and more in Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 37,100 subscribers by the City of Plano Communications and Community Outreach department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Watch and Attend Plano City Council Meetings Online

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Stay in and stay safe, watch or participate in City Council Meetings virtually.

Meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The executive session is at 5 p.m. and is immediately followed by the preliminary open meeting. At 7 p.m. the regular session begins. Review the meeting’s agenda (available Wednesday nigh...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Get Ahead of Your Next Emergency with SMART911

Smart911: Seconds Matter in an Emergency

What if first responders had access to your drug allergies and medical history before the ambulance even arrived?

It’s possible when you set up a safety profile with SMART911. Plano Public Safety Communications has launched SMART911. This tool makes your profile available to dispatchers when you call for help from a cell phone. It fills a critical gap becau...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Gear Up for Improvements to the Preston Road and PGBT Intersection

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The City of Plano is working with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to improve the intersection at Preston Road and the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT). Construction is expected to begin this week and will continue through 2021.

The improvements include:

  • widening the southbound Preston Road bridge over the KCS railroad and PGBT
  • creating a southbound right-turn lane at the PGBT westbound on-ramp
  • adding dual left-turn lanes for southbound traffic to the PGBT eastbound on-ramp

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Get updates on Engineering Special Projects. City of Plano News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Subscribe to the Inside Plano Podcast

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Listen along to Inside Plano to learn about city events, programs and services. Get to know your city team along the journey. New podcast episodes are available on the first of every month.

Subscribe to get the episodes automatically through your favorite podcasting platforms: iTunes, iHeart Radio, Soundcloud, Google Play and Stitcher. Be sure to check out the show notes to make the most of each episode.

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month With Us!

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In honor of National Park and Recreation Month this July, we celebrate the passionate and essential work of parks and recreation professionals who specialize in providing vital services to a healthy Plano.

You can mark the occasion by joining us for the variety of virtual activities we have planned for residents of all ages and abilities, including Facebook trivia, #ThankaParkandRecPro video contest, and more! 

Our Department, along with the Nationa...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Jack Carter Pool is Open by Reservation Only

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Reservations can be made two days in advance.

Jack Carter Pool is open to the public by reservation only from June 29 – August 9 then weekends only until Labor Day, September 7. Hours of operation* will be in 3-hour shifts as follows:Monday - Saturday      &nb...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Plano Parks & Recreation

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The following facilities are open for members and daily guests with limited services and reduced operations hours:

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Ash trees being removed, replaced as Emerald Ash Borer precaution

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Residents have been asking why they are seeing trees being removed or prepped for removal throughout the City.

If you’ve noticed missing trees from public areas (parks, trails, medians), it is more than likely because they were Ash trees that were in fair or poor condition. This is being done in preparation for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive specie...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

High Point Tennis Center Renovations

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The long awaited renovations to High Point Tennis Center have begun. The center will remain open during construction.

The renovations will begin with the building of a new parking lot along Spring Creek Parkway and the construction of a new two-story pro shop. Once the new pro shop is completed, demolition of the old facility will take place and a new center court will b...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Watch and Participate in Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings Online

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Monday, July 207 p.m. (regular meeting)videoconference 

Each Planning & Zoning Commission meeting agenda is posted to the P&Z Commission webpage the Friday prior to the meeting.

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

VIP 2018-2019 Annual Report

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Check out this year’s annual report full of great information about how volunteers are creating impact for the City of Plano.

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Dallas Morning News: Volunteering is secret to happiness

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Giving back through volunteering makes Plano happy, according to the Dallas Morning News

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

VIP Celebrates Record-Setting Success

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Annual Report Highlights:

•   35 years of VIP

•   Record-setting number of volunteers 

•   Volunteer awards

•   Corporate & academic partnerships

•   VIP Sup...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

ESL Teachers Needed

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Harrington Library is looking for volunteer ESL teachers. Training is free and materials are provided. For more information, contact Julie Brown, ESL Program Director at juliebrown@lift-texas.org or call 214-824-2000 ext. 3218

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

United Healthcare volunteers at Plano's Parr Library.

Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Cambria Hotel & Suites Supports Animal Shelter

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On Friday, September 9th staff from Cambria Hotel & Suites Plano rolled up their sleeves and spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. 9 Cambria employees enjoyed a day of service helping the shelter maintain a clean facility, provide se...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Frisco Roughriders lend a hand at Animal Shelter

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On Sunday, August 21 staff from the Frisco Roughriders donated a morning of service to the Plano Animal Shelter. They spent time helping with cleaning and maintenance of the facility which improves the customer experience and provides a safe environment f...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Bank of America Volunteers Plant Seedlings for Parks Department

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A big thank you goes out to the 10 Bank of America volunteers who planted 100 trees in the Russell Creek greenbelt for the Plano Parks Department.

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Exam Weekend:

What to Bring and What to Know the Day of the Exam

Saturday Morning: bring your ID, exam ticket and completed and notarized PHS to the exam.  Wear athletic clothing as those who pass will immediately proceed to the physical agility test. ...

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