Posted on: October 18, 2016

McKinney Public Library upgrades to new Koha online catalog

The McKinney Public Library System upgraded to a new online catalog system on Monday, Oct. 17 known as Koha, an open-source Integrated Library System (ILS) used by thousands of libraries worldwide.

Users will experience easy browsing on all device typ...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

McKinney celebrates Texas Arbor Day with free tree giveaway

The City of McKinney encourages residents to plant trees with its annual Share the Shade event in celebration of Texas Arbor Day on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. Share the Shade takes place on the east lawn of the McKinney Performing Arts Center,...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

Have a spine-tingling good time celebrating Halloween in downtown McKinney

Residents won’t find tricks, just lots of treats as the City of McKinney and McKinney Main Street present Scare on the Square from 4–7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 in historic downtown. This year’s event features enchanting activities and fun for the entire fa...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

McKinney downtown square brings back real Christmas tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Historic Downtown McKinney is playing host to a new favorite holiday tradition as McKinney Main Street imports a 34-foot Blue Spruce Christmas tree to adorn the city’s square and be the focal point for holiday ...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2016

First Gold Star Memorial in Texas breaks ground in McKinney

The City of McKinney Armed Services Memorial Board will break ground on the Gold Star Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. The Gold Star Memorial honors family members of Texas and Collin County military service members who lost...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Planning excellence award given to City of McKinney

The City of McKinney has been awarded the 2016 Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). This certificate recognizes the professional planning standards demonstrated by the city’s p...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

McKinney National Airport receives state funding

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Division of Aviation has approved a grant of $50,000 in state funds for the McKinney National Airport to use towards maintenance costs. The funds will be used to repair and maintain pavement on the airport’s ...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Join in McKinney’s Make A Difference Day on Oct. 22

The City of McKinney will partner with Volunteer McKinney to celebrate Make A Difference Day Oct. 22 as millions of volunteers nationwide unite to improve the lives of others in their communities.

Residents can participate in a variety of different pr...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2016

Free Outdoor Movie Nights held in McKinney

McKinney families can enjoy a free film under the stars at the popular Outdoor Movie Nights at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27 at the McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expy.

Families are invited to attend a screening of ‘Star Wars: The...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2016

Blount Fine Foods plans expansion in McKinney

Blount Fine Foods

The McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is proud to welcome Blount Fine Foods, a manufacturer of hand-crafted soups, entrées, sauces and side dishes for retail and food service, to McKinney. Earlier this year, Blount Fine Foods acquired the f...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

City of McKinney Finance Department wins excellence award for financial transparency

The City of McKinney was honored by the Texas Municipal League (TML) with the Excellence Award in Management Innovation, for the city’s OpenGov financial transparency tool.

“The city is committed to be a leader in financial transparency. The make sure...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

McKinney police hosting ‘Coffee with the Cops’ on Oct. 12

The McKinney Police Department invites residents for casual conversation over a cup of coffee Wednesday, Oct. 12. Coffee with the Cops will be held at Spoons Café, 100 E. Louisiana St., from 10 a.m. to noon.

Coffee with the Cops provides a unique oppo...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

McKinney honors heroic actions of McKinney Fire Department’s Battalion Chief

During the regular meeting Tuesday, City Council honored Battalion Chief George Cook and acknowledged his heroic actions that saved two lives.

On the afternoon of July 13, Cook was off-duty at Walmart in Princeton, Texas when a disgruntled employee as...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2016

McKinney Fire Department honors brave actions of child

Jason Clack with McTown Klownz and Fire Chief Kistner

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) honored Luke Clack, age 7, by making him an honorary firefighter for the day. During a McTown Klownz performance at Reuben Johnson Elementary for his ability to remain calm during an emergency and for calling 911 for ass...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

McKinney Fire Department’s McTown Klowns teach fire safety to local schools

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) will share important life safety messages with the children of McKinney and the surrounding communities as the McTown Klownz troupe kicks off their 23rd season with performances at local schools in September and October ...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

McKinney Fire Department hosts international intern from Poland

Firefighter Intern from Poland

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is hosting Officer Cadet Michal Zugaj from the Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw, Poland, who is part of a prestigious international program that provides Polish fire officer candidates the opportunity to experience ...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

McKinney Fire Department names Interim Fire Marshal

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) announced the hiring of Michael R. Smith as Interim Fire Marshal today. Smith will begin July 6.

Smith has more than 22 years of Fire Department leadership. He previously worked as a police officer and arson investiga...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

McKinney Make a Difference Day is October 22

Vocal Trash at McKinney Make a Difference Day

McKinney celebrates volunteers and the Governor's Community Achievement Award with a community celebration on Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 22.

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Dispose of Unused and Outdated Prescription Drugs

Drug Take-Back Event

McKinney's once-a-year prescription drug disposal event happens on October 22.

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Get Your Team Together!

Trinity Trash Bash

Help clean up our roadsides, waterways, neighborhoods and parks. The cleanup improves local water quality, restores natural beauty and reduces potential threats to human health and wildlife.

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Get Ready for Halloween with this Cult Classic October 21 at MPAC

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Follow Janet and Brad as they once more enter Frank N. Furter's castle and a bizarre new world. It's even more fun with a prop kit!

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

Captain America - Civil War PG13

Outdoor Movie Night

Calling all superheroes to join the Avengers at the Community Center on October 27. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic.

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Zootopia is Coming to McKinney October 21

Neighborhood Night at the Movies

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars at Dr. Mack Hill Park.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

New Online Catalog

New Koha Online Catalog

In setting up the upgraded catalog, all user passwords were changed to the user's last name, with the first letter capitalized (ex. Smith). After logging on, you can change your password on your account page on the new catalog, which can be found at http...Learn more ...

Library catalog
Posted on: October 20, 2016

New! Comics Plus

Comics Plus

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings over 25,000 free digital graphic novels and comics to any Web-connected device.

The collection includes thousands of titles and series from the biggest publishers in comics, including IDW and Dark Horse, in every ge...Learn more ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

New! OnePlay Video Games

OnePlay Downloadable Video Games

OnePlay offers free video games, with unlimited access to over one thousand games, including extremely popular content and covering a wide range of genres.

All games are checked out on the PC App or Android App (not on the website itself).

Logging o...Learn more ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Genealogy Lock-In, Oct. 21

Genealogy Lock-In October 2

In celebration of October as Family History Month, the McKinney Public Library will be joining the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library in its 16th Annual Genealogy Lock-In. The Lock-In is a state-wide initiative to provide educational and...Learn more ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

cloudLibrary Apps

cloudLibrary eBooks

Log on with card number and last name with first letter capitalized. In the setup of the upgraded catalog of print materials on October 16, all user passwords were changed to the customer's last name, with the first letter capitalized (ex. Smith). You ca...Learn more ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Discover the Portal to Texas History

The Portal to Texas History

Monday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. at the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library

Join us for this free program where Jake Mangrum will discuss the Portal to Texas History and how to navigate it.

For more information, contact Susan Kusterbeck at 972.547.7343 or...Learn more ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016



10 years and up, Thursdays @ Hall, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

Fall 2016 Adult Computer Classes

Free Adult Computer Classes

Classes include Computer Basics, Word Processing, Email Basics, and Internet Basics. Meets Wednesdays in the Hall Conference Room, 101 E. Hunt St.

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Atomic Training

Atomic Training

• A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.
• All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple,...Learn more ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

IRS Scams

The McKinney Police Department has received multiple reports of telephone IRS scams. Citizens are receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents and demanding payment for back taxes. The caller then threatens that an arrest warrant wil...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

Abandoning Endangering a Child Arrest

Rosario, Kimberly

On August 31, 2016 at 11:56 a.m., the McKinney Police & Fire Department responded to a welfare check in the Target parking lot at 2025 N Central Expy. A concerned citizen called police regarding a baby being locked in a parked car alone in the shoppi...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Parkwood Ct Suspicious Person Arrest

Harrell, Henry

On August 21, 2016 at approximately 1:04 p.m., officers from the McKinney Police Department responded to a suspicious circumstance call in the 900 block of Parkwood Court, involving a male slowly driving around the neighborhood in a green older model Toyo...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Chippendale Homicide

Michael Eric Pennington

On July 4, 2016 at approximately 10:45 p.m., McKinney Police & Fire Departments responded to a domestic violence stabbing in the 2100 block of Chippendale Dr. One adult female, 58 year-old Leasa Carroll, was found deceased inside the residence. The ...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

High Pointe Homicide

On June 20, 2016 at approximately 5:40 p.m., McKinney Police & Fire Departments responded to a domestic violence shooting in the 2800 block of High Pointe Blvd. Two adult females, 49 year-old twin sisters Karen Bigham and Kathy Boobar, were found dece...Read on...