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Bring that beat back: Texas Music Series at Courtyard Theatre welcomes country greats to Plano
Zane Williams. Ray Wylie Hubbard. Jason Boland. Junior Brown. Aubrey Lynn England and Yellow Rose. The O's. At first glance, this may sound like an excerpt from a lineup for a three-day country music fest, but these were only a few of the acts that graced the Courtyard Theatre in Plano last year.
Highway 5 portion to be closed six months: Road crews begin teardown of railroad overpass, roadway
Construction has begun and State Highway 5 between McKinney and Fairview was closed Tuesday for six months to re-align the highway and remove the railroad overpass.
Storms sweep across DFW: City offers preparation, safety tips
As North Texas sees its first round of severe weather this year, McKinney city officials are ensuring residents know how to stay safe.
Fairview man accused of murdering son, grandson: Paul Tanner under armed guard at hospital
Paul Alexander Tanner Sr., the 82-year-old man charged with the murder of his son and grandson in Fairview, is under armed guard at a local hospital.
Auto dealership gives van to single mother of six
Heather Callender's days used to start at 4 a.m. with a four-mile walk to work. What followed were treks around McKinney to pick up her six children, crowded walks home and one-mile grocery store visits.
Learning launch: Students discover math, science behind hot-air balloons
End-of-year tests and essays? How about a hot-air balloon launch instead.
Woman dies after 'apparent' drug overdose in McKinney
Police say a woman died this week from a drug overdose in McKinney.
Working for the weekend: Comedy at the Courthouse offers mid-week comic relief
"Happy Hump Day!"
Final nails: McKinney High School teacher retiring after 39 years
A man who's spent his life teaching others to build homes will soon leave a place he's called home for 39 years.
Two men found dead in Fairview
Two Fairview men were found shot to death in their home Friday, Fairview Police Chief Granver Tolliver told the Dallas Morning News.
Giving credit where it's due: Volunteer McKinney hosts luncheon to thank local coordinators
Volunteer McKinney on Tuesday treated volunteer managers from nearly two dozen local agencies to lunch as thanks for keeping the workforce behind Collin County nonprofits running.
Build a home, create a smile: Smiles Charity concert boasts raffles, Radio Disney band
For the sixth year in a row, Smiles Charity has planned its free annual concert around Memorial Day weekend, a fitting date considering its musical event is the fundraising vehicle for building new homes for military veterans.
McKinney high schoolers named National Merit finalists
Ten McKinney ISD high school seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). One of them has earned a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship.
Man Gets 20 Years for McKinney Home Invasion
Peter Anthony Traylor, 25, of Arlington, was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for invading the home of his McKinney mother-in-law and assaulting her with a hatchet, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
Community blossoms with gardens: Locals see benefits of growing veggies
McKinney's sense of community is growing stronger thanks to small, shared gardens popping up on both sides of the city.
Dog days:City continues enhancement at Bonnie Wenk Park
Wondering what's going on with that new park near the intersection of Hardin Boulevard and Virginia Parkway? It's Bonnie Wenk Park, and Phase I of the project is nearly complete. Its first attraction, the dog park, opened late last month.
McKinney senior synchronized swim team performs for assisted-living residents
Step into the McKinney Senior Center pool on a given Tuesday afternoon, and you'll hear splashes, strokes and songs reminiscent of a movie score on water.
McKinney mayor, council member-elect stress continued focus on economic development
Randall (Randy) Pogue will become the newest McKinney City Council member Monday after being elected May 11 to one of two at-large seats.
Man thrown from motorcycle dies
A man died after being thrown from his motorcycle Saturday afternoon in McKinney.
McKinney Relay For Life event raises $410K for cancer research
Area residents helped fund cancer research April 26 at the 12th annual Relay For Life of McKinney event, which netted more than $410,000 for the American Cancer Society, according to a release.
TAPS set to take over public transit in McKinney, rural Collin County
McKinney and rural Collin County will soon have a new public transportation provider.
Pogue elected to McKinney City Council at-large seat; Mayor Loughmiller re-elected
Randall P. Pogue will be the newest McKinney City Council member after receiving nearly 64 percent of the vote in the May 11 election.
Cupcake duo hits 'Sweet Spot' Childhood friends open downtown business
Nestled into one of the McKinney square's coffee shops is a new business that's turning heads - and taste buds.
Election Day is Saturday for McKinney voters
Election Day is Saturday for McKinney voters, who will choose City Council representatives for the mayoral, District 1, District 3 and one of two at-large positions to hold office for four years.
Bricks, ride, dirt - Oh my! Expansion in works for Bike the Bricks event
Bike the Bricks will take over the McKinney square May 24 for the fourth time, and as cyclists and fans have come to expect, the event will bring in about 500 cyclists from around the Metroplex.
Graffiti shuts down skate park: City rules 48-hour minimum closure
Just three weeks after the opening of McKinney's highly anticipated skate park, vandals have made their mark and caused the city to shut down the park for two days.
Interview with a mayor: Loughmiller surprises fifth-graders with spontaneous visit
It's not every day the mayor receives a request to Skype one of McKinney's up-and-coming city planners, especially when that planner is a fifth-grade student at McGowen Elementary.
Chestnut Square director resumes duties after administrative leave
Cindy Johnson, executive director of Chestnut Square Historic Village in McKinney, was removed from administrative leave Wednesday night and has resumed duties, according to a Heritage Guild of Collin County release.
Game of pages: McKinney coaches create books to guide football players on and off the field
Mental toughness, ambition, teamwork - they separate great football players from the rest. And not just between the white lines.
Budding artist shows off talent
A young lady showed off her artistic side in a recent contest.
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