News Flash

Posted on: October 1, 2019

We Need Your Input

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What housing improvements and social services do you want in Plano? We are gathering input for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The plan guides how we spend $10 million in federal funds over the next five years.

These funds serve low-to-moderate income residents - including our seniors, people with disabilities, people facing homelessness and victims of domestic violence. You can help in two ways:

1. Attend a workshop: 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. at Schi...
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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Be Inspired at the WaterWise Landscape Tour and the Liberty Rec Center Re-Opening

WaterWise Landscape Tour ready for fall

Get ideas for your yard at the WaterWise Landscape Tour, check out the renovated Liberty Recreation Center, celebrate the Parks and Recreation department's reaccreditation and more in Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 37,500 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: October 11, 2019

Make Your Yard the Talk of the Town Without a Big Water Bill

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Be inspired during the WaterWise Landscape Tour on Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This free self-guided tour leads you to five Plano home landscapes and the Environmental Education Center's grounds.

Discover attractive, drought-tolerant plants all carefully identified for you. Find a plant list for each home online. Every year we feature different homes with unique gardening styles. See pollinator sanctuaries, rainwater harvesting systems and origin...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Listen to the U.S. Army Field Band Concert under the Stars

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The United States Army Field Band is coming to the Amphitheater at Oak Point on Saturday, October 19. Listen to the nation’s talented group of Army soldiers as they serenade the crowd with the tunes you love.

The United States Army Field Band is coming to the Amphitheater at Oak Point on Saturday, October 19. Listen to the nation’s talented group of Army soldiers as they serenade the crowd with the tunes you love.

The U.S. Army Field Band performs wit...

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Tickets are required - but they are FREE. City of Plano News
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Visit Liberty Recreation Center at the Grand Re-Opening Celebration

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Be among the first to tour and use the new-and-improved Liberty Recreation Center. Join Plano Parks and Recreation for the Grand Re-Opening.

Check out the expanded workout areas, aesthetic improvements and more. Enjoy free snacks, commemorative freebies and visit with local dignitaries. Purchase a recreation center membership or just ask us questions about the center’s fall and winte...

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Learn more about Liberty Recreation Center. City of Plano News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Plano Parks and Recreation marks 25 years of national accreditation

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On Sept. 27, 2019, at the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Congress in Baltimore, Maryland, Plano Parks and Recreation was officially reaccredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Accreditation is based on an agency’s compliance with 151 rigorous standards related to the management and administration of lands, facilities, programs, resources, safety and services.  Plano Parks and Recreation was found to have met all 151.

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City of Plano News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Drop-off Recycling Moves to One Location Oct. 1

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For several years, the City has offered free drop-off recycling for small businesses and apartment residents who don’t have onsite recycling. The Plano Public Library has hosted these large outdoor drop-off recycling containers.

Misuse of the containers and a high contamination rate have eliminated the benefits of the drop-off sites.

Effective Tuesday, Oct. 1, the only free recycling drop-off location is:Republic Services of Plano4200 E. 14th St.(photo ID required)

Monday-Friday 8 ...

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Visit plano.gov/recycling City of Plano News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Network with Plano, Garland and Rowlett Neighborhoods!

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Join us at Collin College for the Neighborhood Summit on November 9, 8:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “ Building Neighborhood Leadership”

Why should I attend?

  • To learn from subject experts and peers from neighboring cities how to strengthen your community, engage with your neighbors, communicate effectively and plan for the future. 
  • To be inspired with great ideas to implement in you...
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City of Plano News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Lead the Pledge at a City Council Meeting

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Scout groups and youth organizations are a big part of each City Council meeting. Help start our regular sessions in a positive way.

Would your troop or group like to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge at an upcoming Plano City Council meeting? Contact Alice Snyder in the City Secretary's Office at alices@plano.gov to secure a place on the schedule.

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City of Plano News
Posted on: August 19, 2019

New Age Requirements for Plano Parks and Recreation facilities

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Change takes effect Sept. 3, 2019.

Plano Parks and Recreation is implementing a new age requirements policy effective Sept. 3, 2019. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 16 years of age or older at any Plano recreation center or pool. This change in policy c...

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Plano Parks and Recreation Age Requirements City of Plano News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Register for Fall Classes Now

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Registration for residents started Saturday, Aug. 3 for the Fall Parks and Recreation leisure classes. Get fit, learn a new skill or just meet new people.

Check out the Schedule! City of Plano News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Day Labor Center Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Day Labor Center 25th Anniv.

Sometimes you need a little extra help and the City's Day Labor Center always has someone ready to work. On Monday, the Day Labor Center marked its 25th anniversary.

Since 1994, it has given local workers a safe and legal alternative to the old chaotic way of doing things – connecting community contractors with laborers for short-term employment. The center serves an average of 2,500 laborers and 800 contrac...

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Visit the Day Labor Center webpage. City of Plano News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Have You Seen a Bobcat?

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It's not uncommon to see a bobcat any time during the year. To discourage a visit from a bobcat or coyote to your home the attached tips may help.

 


Consider these simple tips. City of Plano News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Learn a New Language

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Summer may be winding down but you still have time to learn a new language. The Plano Public Library has a huge selection of books and resources.

The Plano Public Library has a huge selection of books and resources. If you already know a language but want to brush up on it, hit the Library’s World Language collection. You’ll find books in popular languages: Hindi, Chinese and Sp...

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Visit the Plano Public Library. City of Plano News
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Sign Up for Trash and Recycling Reminders

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If you struggle with remembering when to place your recycling cart out for collection, we've got a new tool for you. Get reminders by text or email to your favorite device (or both).

Alerts are sent the night before your collection between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (you pick the time). The reminders adjust with the City's holiday collection schedule. A special thanks to our Kings Ridge HOA residents for helping with testing.

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