Plano In the News

elow are recent news stories that feature or include the City of Plano. For additional past coverage, please email Steve Stoler, Director of Media.
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Coronavirus News

Inside Plano Emergency Management’s pandemic plan (Plano Star Courier) March 13

Plano ISD suspends athletics amid coronavirus pandemic (Plano Star Courier) March 13

Plano ISD delays return from spring break, citing coronavirus precautions (Community Impact) March 12

Plano ISD extends spring break due to coronavirus concerns (Plano Star Courier) March 12

Plano ISD Extends Spring Break Another Week (Plano Magazine) March 12

With Three Positive Coronavirus Cases in Frisco, Local Officials Take Extra Precautions (Local Profile) March 10

Organizers cancel AsiaFest while city of Plano, school district prep for possible coronavirus cases (Community Impact) March 9

Fourth person in Collin County tests "presumptive positive" for COVID-19 coronavirus (KDFW-TV Fox 4) March 12

What to Know About Coronavirus in North Texas (KXAS-TV NBC 5) March 12

Plano, Frisco ISDs ask students who travel to certain countries amid coronavirus outbreak to self-quarantine (Dallas Morning News) March 9

Plano ISD asks students to self-quarantine after spring break travel (Plano Star Courier) March 9

North Texas Schools Asking Students Traveling to Certain Countries to Self-Quarantine (KXAS-TV NBC 5) March 9

City of Plano

Plano firefighter, 62, dies due to work-related cancer, department says (wfaa-tv News 8) March 12

Another major Preston Road project underway at turnpike in Plano (Community Impact) March 12

Texas Hemp Law Creates Haze of Confusion: ’It Changed The Definition Of Marijuana’ (KTVT-TV CBS 11) March 12

Downtown Plano to see adjustments to street and garage parking (Community Impact) March 10

$4.6 million road project to widen Preston Road in Plano is causing some initial congestion (Dallas Morning News) March 9

Plano’s Collin Creek Mall redevelopment likely to receive $30 million in funding for parking garage (Community Impact) March 9

3 North Texas Police Departments Using Facial Recognition App On ’Trial Basis’ (KTVT-TV CBS 11) March 9

Plano police to hold annual Women in Law Enforcement event (Plano Star Courier) March 9

Plano Fire Officials Investigating Overnight Warehouse Fire (KXAS-TV NBC 5) March 9

Suspect arrested in theft of band instruments from Plano East Senior High School (Dallas Morning News) March 9

Man accused of stealing band instruments from Plano East Senior High School arrested (KDFW-TV Fox 4) March 8

Man Arrested in Connection with Stolen Band Instruments (KXAS-TV NBC 5) march 6

Plano’s top 4 recreation centers to visit now ( March 6

Business/Economic Development

New real estate leader for Cinemark on backfilling existing anchor locations and more (Dallas Business Journal) March 10

Brisket Love BBQ opens in Plano’s Legacy Hall (Community Impact) March 10

Plano’s Collin Creek Mall redevelopment likely to receive $30 million in funding for parking garage (Community Impact) March 9

On the Agenda: Brinkmann Ranch, Panther Island, Collin Creek Mall (Dallas Business Journal) March 9

Plano: 1M Square Feet of Office Space Planned at Mixed-Use Development (Virtual Builders Exchange) March 9

How the Owner of DaLat Fell Into the Industry and Making Some Great Pizza (Dallas Observer) March 9

Can the team trying to pull off Pizza Hut’s comeback deliver? (Ad Age Online) March 9

To live the high life in Plano’s Legacy West, the starting price is near $1 million (Dallas Morning News) March 6


Plano girl battling cancer takes off wig during photoshoot for national nonprofit (WFAA-TV News 8) March 12

After Plano sixth-grader lost her hair and had her wig ripped off, kindness poured in (Dallas Morning News) March 11

’I used to get bullied a lot’: Myles Turner reaches out to Plano girl battling cancer (WFAA-TV News 8) March 8

Photographer arranges special photoshoot for family of Plano girl battling cancer after she was bullied in school (WFAA-TV News 8) March 6

Plano Talk

Plano no longer the happiest city in the country, according to new study (Dallas Morning News) March 10

If a recession is coming, these Texas cities are the place to be (Dallas Morning News) March 9

Plano is the second happiest city in America ( March 9)

Plano ranked second in happiest cities rating (WBAP-AM 820) March 9

Update: Plano No Longer Happiest City in America (D Magazine) March 9

Meet one of Plano’s biggest art advocates (Plano Star Courier) March 8

’Man behind the curtain’ at nonprofit My Possibilities leading through rapid expansion (Dallas Business Journal) March 6

Plano Magazine

Crayola Searches for "Kid CEO for the Day" (March 11)

Mission Possible Summer Internships Open for 2020 (March 10)

Brisket Love BBQ to Open at Legacy Hall March 10 (March 9)

Main Event + The Birthday Party Project (March 10)

2020 Census: Be Counted for Plano (March 9)

Local Profile

Plano is the Ninth Best City in the South for Women in STEM (March 12)

Alamo Commander William Travis’ Iconic Statue Rededicated at Collin County Courthouse (March 10)

These are the Very Best Breakfasts in Collin County (March 10)

Grant Halliburton Foundation Hosts the Beacon of Hope Luncheon to Raise Suicide Awareness (March 9)