Posted on: September 27, 2016

McKinney to spray two areas of city for mosquitoes

McKinney is set to spray two areas of the city to control mosquitoes after a positive mosquito pool and a human case of West Nile Virus were confirmed. Both sprays will start at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, weather permitting.

Spray #1 is generally a h...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

McKinney’s newest park named after life-long resident and pediatrician

This week, the McKinney City Council approved the naming of McKinney’s newest park as Dr. Mack Hill Park, at the recommendation of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Board. The 16-acre park is located next to Sonntag Elementary School, 1849 Rea...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

McKinney City Council lowers property tax rate and approves budget

During the regular meeting Tuesday, McKinney City Council voted to lower the city’s property tax rate to bring the current rate of 0.583000 down to 0.573000.

The proposed rate means that property owners would pay $0.573 for every $100 of assessed prop...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

City of McKinney names Chief Financial Officer

The City of McKinney announced today Mark Holloway has been named Chief Financial Officer. Holloway has been the Interim Chief Financial Officer since June and with the city since 2013.

Holloway has more than 16 years of experience in government financ...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Applications accepted for Community Support Grants

The City of McKinney announces the availability of FY 2016-17 funding under the Community Support Grant (CSG) program for eligible non-profit agencies and community organizations that serve residents of McKinney.

A pre-application meeting will be 2-4...Read on...

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: September 15, 2016

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the McKinney Public Library

The McKinney Public Library will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of readings, fiestas, dancing and lectures beginning Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 to coincide with the nationwide commemoration.

Each Sunday, the libraries will host Fiesta ...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told performs special show in McKinney

McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. The Off-Broadway show is an improvised, interactive, musical pirate adventure filled with swordplay, wordplay and a boatload of laughs for ...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Old Settler's celebrates 20th anniversary with photo contest

The McKinney recreation center Old Settler's is celebrating 20 years of being a community recreation complex. To mark this anniversary, community members have the opportunity to "Share your Old Settler's experience" by submitting pictures for th...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

McKinney invites residents to open house for nine-acre development

The City of McKinney invites residents to attend an open house meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to view updated renderings and elevations from Columbus Realty Partners, Ltd. of the nine-acre development in downtown. The open house will be held at City Hall,...Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2016

A taste of Germany in Historic Downtown McKinney at Oktoberfest

Dust off your lederhosen and tune up your yodel for this year’s Oktoberfest in Downtown McKinney Sept. 23, 24 and 25 presented by the City of McKinney and Pat Lobb’s Toyota of McKinney. This three-day event is a family favorite, offering authentic German ...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’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: July 27, 2016

McKinney Fire Department wins gold in the 2016 Texas Firefighter Summer Games

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) participated in the Texas Firefighter Summer Games held in Conroe, Texas on July 18 – 19 and won the gold medal in soccer. Teams from Texas and surrounding states competed in a two-day, 7-on-7 outdoor soccer tournament a...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: June 21, 2016

McKinney Fire Department warns against leaving children in hot vehicles this summer

With hot summer days ahead, McKinney Fire Department is warning parents and caregivers to take extra precautions to prevent leaving children alone in cars. Nationwide in 2015, 25 children died from heat stroke in cars and already this year 13 children hav...Read on...


Posted on: September 26, 2016

Arrrrr...the Pirates are Coming

The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told

A group of misfit pirates can only get home if they perform the greatest pirate epic ever seen. But half the script is missing! You help them fill in the blanks.

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away...

Outdoor Movie Night

Stay close to home at McKinney Community Center and relive Star Wars - The Force Awakens...or see it for the first time under the stars.

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

See Transylvania 2 at Old Settler's Park

Neighborhood Night at the Movies

Bring your family and friends, a blanket and picnic and enjoy a family-friendly movie in the park.

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Get the Inside Scoop on McKinney's Departments

See McKinney With Me

See the latest installment of #SeeMcKinneyWithMe on the city's website.

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Dispose of Unused and Outdated Prescription Drugs

Drug Take-Back Event

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

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Posted on: September 26, 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: September 21, 2016

cloudLibrary Apps

cloudLibrary eBooks

With the name change from 3M Cloud Library to cloudLibrary, parent company Bibliotheca has rolled out updated apps for Android and iOS devices for accessing our McKinney Public Library eBook content. If you go to your device's app store and search for &q...Learn more ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

The library is a place for all families. Through October 15 the library will host a series of family-oriented events that celebrate a rich and vibrant culture. Join us on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. for traditional dances, travel information, and a cul...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Make Your Mark Library Card Design Contest

Make Your Mark Library Card Design Contest

Artwork must be submitted by Sept. 30 to either library. One winner will be chosen from each age group (0-5 years, 6-12 years, 13-17 years, and adults) and have their original artwork printed and distributed at McKinney’s public libraries. Winners will be...Learn more ...

Enter the Contest
Posted on: September 19, 2016

Animanga

Animanga

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 24, 2016

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Every second Monday at 6:30 p.m., for girls 8-12 and their mothers
Sept. 12: Call of the Wild by Jack LondonOct. 10: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
Nov 14: Coraline by Neil Gaiman Dec 12: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrauLearn more ...

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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 ...

Start learning
Posted on: August 9, 2016

cloudLibrary eBooks

cloudLibrary eBooks

Items can also be checked out and returned through the library’s book catalog.

cloudLibrary eBooks
Posted on: July 5, 2016

One Click Digital eAudiobooks

OneClickdigital eAudiobooks

Browse and check out popular eAudiobook titles

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Zinio eMagazines

Zinio for Libraries

Magazine titles with no holds and with a variety of reading options, including desktop streaming and download on popular media devices. Get the "Zinio for Libraries" app from your device's store.

Zinio eMagazines

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 29, 2016

Burglary Suspects Arrested

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On July 27, 2016 at 12:16 p.m., the McKinney Police Department responded to a suspected burglary in progress call in the 1000 block of Windymeadow Lane. The caller advised that two males were observed in the backyard of a neighbor’s residence. The male ...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...