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Take the Clean Air Pledge, break the World's Largest Swimming Lesson record, nominate an environmental superstar, learn about teen phone apps, avoid a street closure and more in this edition of Plano City News.

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Summer School in Session


June 3-July 12
7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Keep your eyes alert and obey the law in school zones. Summer school is happening at elementary, middle and high schools across Plano. Not all schools are affected so watch for the flashing yellow lights. Thanks for keeping our kids safe.

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Storm Debris Cleanup


Please contact Environmental Waste Services call center regarding storm debris at 972-769-4150. The team will make every effort to remove debris as soon as possible, but please be aware there is a significant amount throughout the city.

At this time, the trash and recycling team has estimated a minimum of two weeks to get everything collected. Thank you for your patience.

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Red Light Camera Program Ends Immediately

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The City of Plano operated a traffic safety program that used red light cameras as a method of enforcement and deterrence since 2006.

On June 2, 2019, Governor Abbott signed House Bill 1631 which immediately prohibited the use of a traffic signal enforcement system, but allows Cities to continue with their current contracts. We respect the decision of our elected officials and immediate...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Enjoy $2 Moonlight Swim Nights

Moonlight Mondays

Mondays are wetter and better during Moonlight Mondays at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (TMC).

Mondays, 7-9 p.m.June 3-Aug. 5$2 per person (age 3 & up)

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center5801 W. Parker Rd.

Normal admission is $3 per person (ages 3-15) and $6 per day (ages 16 & up). Moonlight Monday is a great deal for families to pract...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Free Play in the Park program Tuesdays through August 6 at Willowcreek Park


Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer without breaking the budget? Sometimes the best method for making lasting memories is through the simplest of activities.

For us, that consists of giving children the gift of play in the great outdoors. That’s why we are excited to provide for the third year in a row our free Play in the Park series!

Tuesdays through Aug. 6, children of all ages can join Plano Parks and Recre...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

2019 Summer Programs and Classes at the Library

Engage Summer 2019 programs and classes at Plano Public Library

This summer be a space explorer at the library and learn more about our galaxy. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing by making a UFO, exploring black holes, creating a nebula, embroidering a constellation and finding the missing spaceship.

  • Visit artists in residence Tschaner Sefas and Katie Risor at the 18st AIRSpace. They are hosting workshops on creating an upcycled denim bowl, recycled CD mosaic art, zines and ink and watercolor urban sketching

  • Learn about 3D printing with classes at Davi...
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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Read Plano's Annual Water Quality Report


Take a look back at 2018 for how our water performed throughout the testing year.

Read Plano's Annual Water Quality ReportVisit our water quality page.

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Fight the Bite This Summer


Summer is here and mosquitoes are too. Plano's Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team is proactively protecting Plano residents from these unwelcome pests.

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Spring Cleaning? Learn Where Everything Goes

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Before you tear through your closet, garage or garden, follow these rules for recycling or disposing of unwanted items.

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

When's the Last Time You Took Your Dog to Dinner?

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Thirteen Plano restaurants meet requirements to allow dogs on their patio.

Dog-friendly restaurants in Plano (map)  

  • Brix Bar & Grill, 1410 K Ave. #1109A
  • Cafe Gecko, 6145 Windhaven Pkwy.
  • Eatzi's Market, 5967 W. Parker Rd.
  • Hash House A Go Go, 1900 Preston Rd.
  • Henry's Tavern, 5741 Legacy Dr.
  • Hub Streat, 1212 14th S...
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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Water Twice and Water Wisely

Sprinkler watering

The City of Plano asks you to water lawns and landscapes only two times a week.

Avoid watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and when rain is in the forecast. Based on the last digit of your home address, follow this schedule: 

•    Even digit (plus zero and homeowners associations): Monday & Thursday• &...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Sign Up for Trash and Recycling Reminders

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If you struggle with remembering when to place your recycling cart out for collection, we've got a new tool for you. Get reminders by text or email to your favorite device (or both).

Alerts are sent the night before your collection between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (you pick the time). The reminders adjust with the City's holiday collection schedule. A special thanks to our Kings Ridge HOA residents for helping with testing.

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Mark Israelson, Plano's City Manager

Mark Israelson

Plano City Council members voted to appoint Mark Israelson as Plano’s new city manager. Israelson replaces City Manager Bruce Glasscock, who retired at the end of April.

“The Council and I are excited about what is to come,” said Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. “Mark combines innovative thinking with a genuine understanding of Plano's culture of excellence. Those qualities make him uniquely qualified to usher us into the future....

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