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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Grow Stronger Together

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Enter your neighborhood in the National Night Out Pop-up Party Trailer contest, learn how to do food waste composting, get expert advice on applying for U.S. citizenship and more in Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 39,500 subscribers by the City of Plano Communications and Community Outreach department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

2019 State of the City | February 7


Please join us for State of the City 2019! You can attend this event live in person at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital or watch the live stream.

It will be available on, our Facebook page ( and on our regular television stations (Spectrum:  Digital Channel 15.101 or Analog Channel 16, Frontier FIOS: Cable Channels 30 and 31, AT&T U-Verse - Go to ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Design a Bookmark and Enter to Win the Library's Contest

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Show us your artistic talents. Enter the Friends of the Plano Public Library 2019 Bookmark Contest. Get an entry form online or at any Plano library location.

Three winners are selected from each age category: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-18 and adult. Winners are announced and all entrants are celebrated at a Bookmark Art Celebration on Thursday, April 25 at Harrington Library. Winning designs are printed and availabl...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Is a Backyard Cottage a Fit for Your Property?

Backyard Cottages are smaller in size than the main home.

You may have thought about building additional living space on your property to host family and guests or to serve other needs.

Some Plano residents have tried to do this by building a second, smaller living space in their backyard. We call these structures Backyard Cottages. Under the current zoning regulations, only 141 Plano properties can accommodate this housing style. If the...

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

Rec center membership: The best New Year’s Resolution for your health in 2019


Did you know you can enjoy all of Plano’s pools and recreation centers for just $19 a month? We did the math, and that is less than half of what it costs to get your gourmet drive-through latte three times a week.

Who knew staying healthy and having fun in Plano could be so easy? Our affordable and flexible monthly and annual membership options are available for individuals (youth, adults, and seniors) or can be purchased as family packages, which cover parents and...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Watch for Great Things at the Plano Public Library

Friends of the Plano Public Library donation at the City Council Meeting

In December, the Friends of the Plano Public Library presented the Plano Public Library with a check for $115,000 during the City Council meeting. The money enhances library services with special programs and equipment.

Last year the Friends funds purchased the #morethanbooks outreach van. The annual Bookmark Contest, beginning Jan. 2, is also funded by the Friends. Read the Spring 2019 edition of ENGAGE for more programs.

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Lead the Pledge at a City Council Meeting

Girl Scouts lead the pledge before City Council Meeting audience.

Scout groups and youth organizations are a big part of each City Council meeting. Would your troop or group like to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge at an upcoming Plano City Council meeting?

Email Alice Snyder in the City Secretary's Office to secure a place on the schedule.

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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: September 4, 2018

Route Around Road Construction

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Every Friday afternoon we update a list of current construction projects across Plano.

Visit for these updates. Keep in mind, weather can always change our schedule.

If you want day-to-day updates on City of Plano projects or traffic flow, try the Waze app. Our projects automatically upload to the app. It'...

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