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Posted on: August 20, 2018

City of McKinney holds town hall meeting on Sept. 13

The City of McKinney will host a town hall community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at Old Settler’s Recreation Center, 1201 E. Louisiana St. The town hall will be held in District 1, however, the entire community is welcome and encoura...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

McKinney City Manager proposes to lower city property tax rate

The McKinney City Manager proposed a $414.5 million total budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that would result in more than a 1.5-cent reduction in the city’s property tax rate. The budget, which includes more than $149 million in the general fund, wou...

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1-Citywide News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Notice of 2018 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate for City of McKinney

Notice of 2018 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate for City of McKinney PDF

A tax rate of $0.540199 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City ofMcKinney. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rat...

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1-Citywide News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

McKinney’s burn ban lifted

The McKinney Fire Marshal has lifted the outdoor burn ban that went into effect on July 10, 2018. McKinney had endorsed a burn ban issued by Collin County because of extremely dry conditions, especially in rural areas. During the ban period, the McKinney ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

McKinney Fire Department regraded with top PPC rating

McKinney Fire Department was regraded a Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of Class 1, the highest rating a fire department can achieve, by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The city earned a Class 1 rating in 2014 and was regraded this year...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

McKinney Economic Development Corporation names new president

Peter Tokar

Today, the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Board of Directors announced the hiring of Peter Tokar III as President and CEO. Tokar will start July 30.

Tokar comes to McKinney from Alpharetta, Georgia where he served as the Economic Developm...

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1-Citywide News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2018

McKinney requiring hot work permits as burn ban goes into effect

Burn Ban Restrictions for the City of McKinney

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is endorsing Collin County’s outdoor burn ban within the incorporated limits of the City of McKinney. As a result, MFD is requiring hot work permits for those performing hot work or cutting and welding outdoors. Th...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Dive-In Movies

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Multi-task with our summer Dive-In Movie series at our outdoor pool!

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Triathlon Training and Indoor Tri

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Get ready to reach your peak this fall through an eight-week triathlon training right here at the Apex Centre! Finish out your training with an indoor triathlon.

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Reserve a Shaded Cabana

Outdoor Cabana Rental

Stay in the shade with our new outdoor cabanas.

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Book Your Birthday Party at the Apex Centre!

Birthday parties at the Apex Centre

Take the stress out of party planning. We supply the cake, drinks and decorations; you supply the kids!

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Renew Your Apex Centre Membership Today

Renew your Apex Centre membership today!

Build on last year's progress and keep your momentum going!

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

McKinney Fire Department responds to Four structure fires during storm

Lightning Fire

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to seven lightning calls during the severe weather that rolled through Collin County tonight. That included Four structure fires. A home in the 2900 block of Sunset Ridge was completely destroyed. The family an...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

McKinney’s burn ban lifted

The McKinney Fire Marshal has lifted the outdoor burn ban that went into effect on July 10, 2018. McKinney had endorsed a burn ban issued by Collin County because of extremely dry conditions, especially in rural areas. During the ban period, the McKinney ...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Restaurant kitchen fire stopped by sprinkler activation

Los Charros Restaurant Fire

At 10 p.m. on July 30, the McKinney Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a fire at Dos Charros Tex-Mex Restaurant, 4150 Eldorado Parkway.

Approximately 30 minutes after employees had closed and left the restaurant, neighboring tenants heard th...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2018

McKinney Fire Department announces promotions

McKinney Fire Department promotions

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) today celebrated a variety of promotions from battalion chiefs to new hires. The Promotional Ceremony was held this afternoon at McKinney’s City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St.

  • Battalion Chief: Tino Paredes
  • Captain: S...
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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2018

McKinney man helps neighbor escape burning home

Odell house fire - burned rooms

McKINNEY, Texas (July 24, 2018) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) received a call about a residential structure fire on Thursday, July 19. They arrived to find heavy smoke and flames at the home located at 801 Odell St.

A neighbor spotted the ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Fire sprinklers stop kitchen fire from spreading

Apartment Kitchen Fire

Tuesday afternoon, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a call about an apartment kitchen fire at St. Paul’s Square, Adriatica Village, 470 Adriatic Pkwy. The fire was caused by unattended food cooking on the stove.

The crews arrived to find tha...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2018

McKinney Fire Department regraded with top PPC rating

McKinney Fire Department was regraded a Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of Class 1, the highest rating a fire department can achieve, by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The city earned a Class 1 rating in 2014 and was regraded this year...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2018

McKinney requiring hot work permits as burn ban goes into effect

Burn Ban Restrictions for the City of McKinney

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is endorsing Collin County’s outdoor burn ban within the incorporated limits of the City of McKinney. As a result, MFD is requiring hot work permits for those performing hot work or cutting and welding outdoors. Th...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Fire sprinkler stops accidental flash fire

Fire sprinkler stops accidental flash fire

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) today responded to reports of a kitchen fire at 2000 Skyline Dr. The Fire Investigator says the fire was caused by the mishandling of rubbing alcohol. It caused a flash fire that set off the fire sprinkler system. One pe...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2018

McKinney Fire Department honored for treatment of heart attack patients

Because Time Matters

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is being recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for providing superior care and treatment for patients suffering heart attacks. 

The Mission: Lifeline Initiative provides tools, training and other res...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Reducing arson at vacant and abandoned buildings during Arson Awareness Week May 6-10

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) has joined the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) in its effort to raise awareness of the problem of arson at abandoned or vacant properties. Abandoned or vacant properties have a negative impact on a community’s ...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Fire sprinkler helps save McKinney restaurant

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a kitchen fire at Thai Noodle Wave, 2775 S. Central Expy., shortly after the restaurant closed Sunday night. Firefighters arrived to find the fire extinguished by the kitchen hood fire suppression system and...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Fire sprinkler stops dryer fire from spreading

Dryer fire

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a report of fire in the laundry area of an apartment at the Rustic of McKinney at 2700 Northbrook Dr. this morning.

A resident had turned on their dryer, heard a loud noise and then saw sparks and flames comi...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

McKinney Fire Department honored for performing rare life-saving procedure

Fire Department honored

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) was honored today for performing an advanced skill that is usually only seen in hospital emergency rooms. On Feb. 25, MFD received a call about a person choking at a home. The Station 8 crew arrived to find the patient w...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

McKinney Fire Department’s Station #9 is open

Station 9

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is happy to announce that Station #9 is now open. It is located at 4900 Summit Dr. and will serve the Summit View Lake neighborhood and other communities in the northwest part of McKinney. Station #9 contains the latest ...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2018

McKinney Fire Department battles brushfire in Erwin Park

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) received several calls about a brush fire at Erwin Park, 4300 Country Road 1006. Crews arrived to find one to two acres on fire in the area around a pavilion. Visitors to the park were evacuated as a precaution. The depa...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Fire sprinkler knocks down cooking fire

Sprinklers put out a cooking fire

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a water flow alarm at 3300 N. McDonald St. this afternoon. A cooking fire went out of control, but before it could spread, the fire sprinkler system kicked in. It took one sprinkler head to stop the fire.

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2018

McKinney Apartment fire stopped by sprinkler activation

Treymore grease fire

A man fell asleep shortly after starting to heat grease in a pan on Friday. He woke up to a fire and attempted to throw the flaming pan into the sink, but missed. Fortunately, the Treymore in McKinney Apartments on Wilson Creek Parkway have fire sprinkler...

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Fire News Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2018

McKinney Fire Department conducts flood rescues

McKinney Fire Department tonight rescued four people from cars swept away by flooding in Towne Lake Park. Swift water rescue crews used a boat to bring two people to safety. Two others were able to walk out. There were no injuries.

Roads around the park ar...

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Fire News Releases
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...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 20, 2018

Back to School

School is in Session

The new school year is starting! Be aware of children walking to and from school and of reduced speed limits in school zones.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Gary Graham Talks About What's Happening in the Engineering Department

Director's Column

Find out what the City of McKinney does for traffic calming what the CIP program is and how the city interacts with Waze.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Register for Back to School Programs at the McKinney Public Libraries

Back to School programs at the McKinney Public Libraries

August 20 - "My Lucky Life" by Dick Van Dyke - book review; August 22 - Medieval Times Storytime; August 25 - Exploring Bharatanaty; August 29 - Pirate Party; September 6 - Oh Honey, It's a Program! Space is limited, so register today!

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Dim the Lights and Cue the Spotlight - It's Curtain Time!

MPAC's Raise the Curtain Campaign

McKinney Performing Arts Center has had so many memorable entertainment experiences that the curtain has worn out! Help replace it by donating to the Raise the Curtain Campaign.

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Dive-In Movie - Finding Dory (PG) September 1

Dive In Movie

Get out of the heat and watch a cool, cool movie at the Apex Centre. Bring your floaty, watch the movie and enjoy the water!

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Learn More About Your McKinney Police Department. Register by September 11

Citizens Police Academy

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

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News Flash

Posted on: August 5, 2018

Friends of the Library Review

MyLuckyLife

Nella Phillips presents My Lucky Life, by Dick Van Dyke

A lively, heartwarming memoir of a performer who still thinks of himself as a “simple song-and-dance man,” but who is, in every sense of the word, a classic entertainer.

JJGL Librar...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Mother-Daughter Book Club

MDBC

  • August 13: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  • September 10: Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar
  • October 8: Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
  • November 12: Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • December 10: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
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Posted on: August 18, 2018

Hispanic Family Search

Hispanic Family Search

Learn the historical links that connect all Hispanics with ancestors from Mexico.

A family historian with 30 years of experience will present basic methods and techniques to help guide beginners with their Hispanic research on FamilySearch and Ancestry.com...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Raise the Curtain Campaign

Raise the Curtain Campaign

After many years the Courtroom Theater stage curtains are looking quite tattered and old. It’s time to say “The End.” Our goal is to raise $10,000 from July 1 to September 30. Every penny collected will go to purchasing beautiful lush curtains.

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Gina Chavez Rescheduled for April 13 at Arts in Bloom

Gina Chavez MPAC concert rescheduled for April 13

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Gina Chavez concert planned for August 25 has been rescheduled for Arts in Bloom. The Arts in Bloom festival website will be updated closer to the 2019 date. Full refunds will be processed this week for all ticket buyers.

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

McKinney Noon Lions Club presents: Martyn Lucas in concert

McKinney Noon Lions Club presents: Martyn Lucas in concert

Awarded the title of "World Piano Man" and performed as the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera in London, Martyn has come to McKinney to dazzle audiences with an incredible show.

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

MPAC presents: The Texas Tenors September 21

MPAC presents: The Texas Tenors

With their Emmy Award-winning PBS special now airing across the country and Billboard chart-topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America's favorite new tenors.

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