Posted on: January 12, 2017

Traditional Music

Traditional Music
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Pottery

Pottery
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Art in All Forms

Art in all Forms
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Wine

Wine
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Contemporary Music

Music on Stage
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Creativity

Creativity
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Children's Activities

Children's Activities
Posted on: January 12, 2017

People

People at Arts in Bloom
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Craft Beer

Libations at Arts in Bloom
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Colors

Arts in Bloom

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Bridal Show showcases unique wedding offerings in McKinney

Whether you’re newly engaged with a long list of planning or in the home stretch before the Big Day, the 7th annual McKinney Bridal Show is the perfect place to shop for your entire wedding. From food to flowers to formal wear, local brides will be ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Fire Sprinkler activation stops fire and minimizes damage

Sprinkler Activation Stops Fire and Minimizes Damage

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) recently responded to an early morning automatic water flow in a three-story commercial structure at 7250 Virginia Pkwy. Units on scene encountered smoke and upgraded to a first alarm structure fire assignment.

Investigat...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Freezing Pipes in Fire Protection Systems

Frozen Pipes in Fire Protection Systems

The McKinney Fire Department is warning of the risk of freezing pipes in fire protection sprinkler systems. In December, McKinney firefighters responded to 42 incidents due to frozen pipes in commercial sprinkler systems. Commercial businesses and apartme...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

McKinney Fire Department names Fire Marshal

Mike Smith

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) announced today Michael R. Smith as Fire Marshal. Smith has been acting Interim Fire Marshal since July 2016.

Smith has been in the fire service for more than 30 years with more than 22 years of Fire Department leadership...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

McKinney Fire Department celebrates five paramedic certifications

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is proud to announce the graduation of five paramedics from Emergency Medical Training Services (EMTS). Becoming a paramedic is the highest level of certification in the pre-hospital setting. The intensive 12-month progr...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

McKinney Fire Department provides Christmas tree safety tips

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) recommends residents protect themselves as they deck the halls this holiday season. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree or starts with a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly.

On average, 260 home fires beg...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

McKinney Fire Department provides fire pit and chiminea safety tips

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) encourages residents to act safely when using outdoor fireplaces as the number of uses has been increasing within the city.

Last year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported 639,500 outdoor fires, causin...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Sprinkler system prevented major damage to McKinney business

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to an incident Oct. 28 at Sherwin Williams, 310 N. Central Expressway, and discovered a fire sprinkler system had activated and was controlling an electrical fire in the rear of the store. Two sprinkler heads are c...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Change your clock, change your smoke alarm batteries

As Daylight Savings Time begins Nov. 6 and residents prepare to ‘fall back’ one hour, the Office of the McKinney Fire Marshal encourages citizens to test their smoke alarms and change the batteries. Alkaline batteries should be replaced at least once a ye...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

McKinney Fire Department names child honorary firefighter

Markus Carpenter is an Honorary Firefighter

The McKinney Fire Department honored Markus Carpenter, age 6, by making him an honorary firefighter during a McTown Klownz performance at Nell Burks Elementary School. Carpenter, who has Spina Bifida, has a life-long dream of becoming a firefighter.

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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: January 17, 2017

Pairing Bluegrass and Rock 'n' Roll January 28

The Hillbenders

The biggest rock opera of all time, The Who’s Tommy, is now a full length bluegrass tribute...45 years after its original release. The HillBenders bridge the gap between other music genres and bluegrass.

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

Did You Say Yes? The McKinney Bridal Show is January 21

Bridal Show 2017

Come to Historic Downtown McKinney for all your wedding needs. See the 44 top wedding professionals in one place, attend a fashion show at noon and enter to win an all-expense-paid honeymoon vacation!

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

The McKinney Police Department is Accepting Applications

Police Entrance Exam

The Applicant Exam (Certified and Non-Certified) is February 18, 2017.

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

Learn More About Your McKinney Police Department. Register by February 1

Citizens Police Academy

The McKinney Police Department offers a Citizens Police Academy every spring for residents to learn more about their police department, police work and things they can do for their own safety.

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

Be In the Know About High-profile Issues in McKinney

Hot Topics

Read Q&As about issues in McKinney that have received extensive media coverage.

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

The Hot Club of San Francisco Brings Gypsy Swing to MPAC February 4

Hot Club of San Francisco

Enjoy Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing.

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

2016 Tax Assistance

AARP 2016 Tax Help

AARP volunteers offers free tax assistance Feb 3-Apr 17 at both libraries as follows:

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St. 

  • Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy.

  • Mondays, 10 a.m.-...
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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Spring 2017 Adult Computer Classes

Spring 2017 Adult Computer Classes

John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy.Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

  • January 18: Library catalog/databases/electronic resources
  • February 8: Basic navigation skills, internet, and email
  • March 8: Introduction to Word
  • April 5: Introduction to Excel

Roy & He...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Discover McKinney’s Ross Cemetery

Black History Month

Local historian and author Ken Byler will discuss the history of Ross Cemetery, located south of Pecan Grove Cemetery on Old Mill Road. This historic black cemetery is the final resting place of the community’s earliest residents, including form...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Plane Crash in McKinney City Limits

On December 31, 2016 at approximately 5:30 p.m.., the McKinney Police and Fire Departments responded to a plane crash within our city limits. The crash involved two aircraft and three fatalities.

The Collin County Medical Examiner’s Office has co...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

McKinney Police Department moves up on national recognition for National Night Out event

The City of McKinney Police Department (MPD) has once again received national recognition for its participation in the 2016 National Night Out (NNO) program by the National Association of Town Watch. This year, the MPD placed fourth in the state of Texas ...

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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...