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Posted on: September 12, 2019

September Adoption Special!

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Stop by the shelter and find a forever friend for just $40!

All dogs over 40 pounds have an adoption fee of just $40!Cats older than 1 year have an adoption fee of just $40!This special excludes bulldogs.We hope you'll stop in and find a forever friend!The special will continue through Thursday, September 19.

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Low Cost Vaccinations and Sterilizations

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Are you looking for low cost vaccination and sterilization services?

Check out the options for local low cost vaccination and sterilization services:

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

All About Adoption from the Plano Animal Shelter

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Are you interested in adopting a pet from the Plano Animal Shelter?

Keep in mind that all animals at our shelter are:

  • Up-to-date on vaccines 
  • Microchipped 
  • Sterilized 
  • Receive heartworm testing and treatment if needed 
  • Given a collar and tags
  • Loved by staff and volunteers 

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Severe Weather Preparedness Poster Contest Winner

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The Plano Department of Emergency Management held it's annual severe weather preparedness poster contest in April. The contest encouraged Plano children of all ages to get creative and submit artwork encompassing severe weather preparedness.This year's wi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

4 Reasons Why the Outdoor Warning System Could be Activated

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Outdoor Warning Sirens are designed to alert people who are outside to seek shelter inside. In hazardous conditions, Plano's sirens will sound for 3 minutes. During monthly tests, Plano's sirens sound for 1 minute, followed by a voice saying "test.&q...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

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Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Take Four Steps to Practice Food Safety at Home

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September is Food Safety Month, and we have four simple steps you can take to help protect you and your family from food poisoning:

1. Clean

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before, during and after preparing food.
  • Wash cooking utensils, mi...
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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Plano Fire Station Open House | October 10

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Help Plano Fire-Rescue celebrate Fire Prevention Week by visiting any Plano fire station to meet your neighborhood firefighters, take a tour of the station and apparatus and learn about home escape planning.

Station 1- 1901 Ave. KStation 2- 2630 W. 15th St.Station 3- 3520 Sherrye Dr.Station 4- 6000 Roundrock TrailStation 5- 5115 W. Park Blvd.Station 6- 6651 Alma Rd.Station 7- 5602 Democracy Dr.Station 8- 4555 Hedgcoxe Rd.Station 9- 6625 W. Parker Rd.

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan

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Plano Fire-Rescue has just released the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.

Any successful agency must continually track progress towards achieving its stated short-term goals and objectives.  Periodically, it is important for an organization to stop and perform a more detailed assessment of its environment, its stakehol...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue Welcomes New Truck 8 Into Service

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Fire Station #8 welcomed a new truck into service with a Wetdown and Push-In Ceremony.

The time-honored tradition was enjoyed by Plano Fire-Rescue staff and community members on May 10.  This station, 4621 Hedgcoxe Road, primarily serves northern Plano neighborhoods.

Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif and the department are quite proud of t...

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Posted on: September 14, 2019

Check Out a Wonder Book

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Kids will love these read-along multisensory audiobooks books, now available for checkout. The books are geared for ages 3-10 years. Search wonderbook in the library catalog.

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Read Books in Urdu

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Materials in Urdu are available for check out at Davis Library. A significant number of Plano residents speak the language, and worldwide there are over 100 million native speakers of Urdu.

A $2,500 grant from Texas Book Festival has made the addition possible.

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

2019 Fall Programs and Classes at the Library

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Getting there is half the fun. This fall, explore transportation and how to get there by plane, car, train or sailboat.

  • Boeing, DART and Toyota will be facilitating Wonder Café with three transportation themed sessions
  • Learn about 3D printing with classes at Davis, Harrington and Parr libraries for families, teens and adults
  • Become financially smarter with Money S...
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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Genealogy Lock-In

Genealogy Lock-In Fall 2019

Spend the day with other genealogy enthusiasts and add to your research capability. The 9th annual event features webinars, Texas genealogy libraries, one-on-one assistance, and genealogy history groups.

Haggard Library     Fri     Oct 18     9am-9pm

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Join the Conversation!

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What housing improvements and social services do you want to see in your community? The City of Plano is in the process of developing its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, which will outline how we plan to spend approximately $10 million in funds from the U.S....

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Are You the Nuttiest Neighborhood?

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For the past several years, the City of Plano and its residents have been donating generously towards the NTFB’s peanut butter drive. To add a level of “friendly competition” to the drive and hopeful...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Network with Plano, Garland and Rowlett Neighborhoods!

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Why should I attend?

  • To learn from subject experts and peers from neighboring cities how to strengthen your community, engage with your neighbors, communicate effectively and plan for the future. 
  • To be inspired with great ideas to implement in you...
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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Stay Cool and Save Energy This Summer!

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Here are some tips to help cut costs during summertime:

  • Set your thermostat as warm as comfortable (for every degree below 78°, you use 5-10% more energy).
  • Adjust your ceiling fan to rotate counter-clockwise, which creates a wind-chill effect on your skin.
  • C...
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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Good Neighbor Volunteer Program

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Over the years, many of our community partners and residents have consistently volunteered with the City through programs offered by Neighborhood Services. These include programs such as: Love Where You Live (LWYL), Plano CARES, the Homeless Count and man...
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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Happy 25th Birthday, Plano Day Labor Center!

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For 25 years, the City of Plano Day Labor Center has provided an organized, safe and supervised environment for temporary labor placement. Whether you are a contractor, business owner or private citizen, come to the Day Labor Center to hire laborers for a...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

BEST Neighborhoods Designation

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If yes, apply for the BEST Neighborhoods Designation program before the October 1 deadline. Learn more about applying for the program at PlanoNeighborhoods.org.

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Plano City News: Fight Crime with Your Porch Light

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Step outside for National Night Out, visit the Plano Families First Fall Fair and Job Fair, share your thoughts on housing improvements and social services, and more in this edition of Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 38,300 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: August 27, 2019

Network with Plano, Garland and Rowlett Neighborhoods!

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Join us at Collin College for the Neighborhood Summit on November 9, 8:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “ Building Neighborhood Leadership”

Why should I attend?

  • To learn from subject experts and peers from neighboring cities how to strengthen your community, engage with your neighbors, communicate effectively and plan for the future. 
  • To be inspired with great ideas to implement in you...
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Posted on: August 19, 2019

New Age Requirements for Plano Parks and Recreation facilities

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Change takes effect Sept. 3, 2019.

Plano Parks and Recreation is implementing a new age requirements policy effective Sept. 3, 2019. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 16 years of age or older at any Plano recreation center or pool. This change in policy c...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Register for Fall Classes Now

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Registration for residents started Saturday, Aug. 3 for the Fall Parks and Recreation leisure classes. Get fit, learn a new skill or just meet new people.

Check out the Schedule! City of Plano News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Day Labor Center Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

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Sometimes you need a little extra help and the City's Day Labor Center always has someone ready to work. On Monday, the Day Labor Center marked its 25th anniversary.

Since 1994, it has given local workers a safe and legal alternative to the old chaotic way of doing things – connecting community contractors with laborers for short-term employment. The center serves an average of 2,500 laborers and 800 contrac...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Have You Seen a Bobcat?

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It's not uncommon to see a bobcat any time during the year. To discourage a visit from a bobcat or coyote to your home the attached tips may help.

 


Consider these simple tips. City of Plano News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Learn a New Language

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Summer may be winding down but you still have time to learn a new language. The Plano Public Library has a huge selection of books and resources.

The Plano Public Library has a huge selection of books and resources. If you already know a language but want to brush up on it, hit the Library’s World Language collection. You’ll find books in popular languages: Hindi, Chinese and Sp...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Fight the Bite (Mosquitoes)!

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What are you doing about it? Plano's Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team is proactively protecting Plano residents from these unwelcome pests.

Here are a few simple ways to fight the bite:

DRESS - Mosquitoes are less attracted to light-colored clothing. Long sleeves and pants help keep you from getting bit. For extra protection, spray clothing with mosquito repellent.

DEFEND - Apply insect repelle...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Read Plano's Annual Water Quality Report

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

Read Plano's Annual Water Quality Report

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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: August 19, 2019

New Age Requirements for Plano Parks and Recreation facilities

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Change takes effect Sept. 3, 2019.

Plano Parks and Recreation is implementing a new age requirements policy effective Sept. 3, 2019. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian 16 years of age or older at any Plano recreation center or pool. This change in policy c...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Get to stepping for heart health this fall

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Did you know walking just 30 minutes a day can make lasting impressions on your overall health? Whether you prefer getting your steps in outside or indoors, Plano Parks and Recreation has got you covered!

Important benefits of walking include:

  • Increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
  • Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular...
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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Plano’s athletic fields ready for fall sports

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Fall is right around the corner! And with the start of a new sports season, our Athletics Division is readying for one of the busiest times of the year.

Plano’s athletic fields serve 15-plus sports organizations that provide the community with quality recreational opportunities in soccer, baseball, softball, football, lacrosse, cricket, rugby, kickball, etc. Each year, these outdoor athletics lo...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Bharathanatyam brings cultural exploration to Carpenter Park Recreation Center

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Kala Krishnan started learning classical Indian dance in her hometown of Montreal when she was just 6 years old. Today, City of Plano employee shares her passion and talent with children and adults of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.

And starting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, her classes will come to Carpenter Park Recreation Center for those looking for a holistic and enlightening workout while experiencing an ancient art form.

The name of the dance Kala teaches is called Bharathanatyam&md...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Stressed out? Downshift into fall with parks and recreation

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The world’s longest-living people live in places that encourage natural movement. Unfortunately, new threats and challenges to America’s healthy living status continue to emerge.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages communities to work together to reverse this trend to ensure Americans live longer and healthier lives. Here in Plano, we have five quality recreation centers, a tennis center, two golf cours...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Ask An Urban Forester: How to address Emerald Ash Borer?

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Q. I have noticed some trees in the median have recently been marked with green tape. Can you tell us why they have been marked?

A. Thanks for reaching out! The trees that are marked in green flagging are ash species. What we are doing is updating our tree inventory to determine the health of our current ash population and removing any of the trees that are in poor condition.

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Ask an Urban Forester: What is emerald ash borer and how is it affecting trees in Plano?

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Q. I heard emerald ash borer has been found in Fort Worth. What is it and is it affecting our trees in Plano?

A. The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a destructive wood‐boring pest of ash trees. Native to Asia, the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) was unknown in North America until its discovery in southeast Michigan in 2002. Since then, the invasive pest...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Dallas Morning News: Volunteering is secret to happiness

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Giving back through volunteering makes Plano happy, according to the Dallas Morning News

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

VIP Celebrates Record-Setting Success

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Annual Report Highlights:

•   35 years of VIP

•   Record-setting number of volunteers 

•   Volunteer awards

•   Corporate & academic partnerships

•   VIP Sup...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

VIP Connection - Spring 2018

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This spring brought many milestones to the VIP program. Read more.

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

VPay Employees Volunteer at Plano Animal Shelter

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Employees from Plano-based VPay spent two Fridays in March volunteering at Plano Animal Services. Volunteering as a group with Plano Animal Services provides valuable resources for our community and helps those precious pets get one step closer to home. V...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Volunteers Wanted for Plano CARES

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Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Plano Code Abatement by Residents Engaged in Service (CARES) connects local volunteers to residents in need of assistance with common property code violations. Project work days are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of ev...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Toyota Teams with VIP for National Public Lands Day

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Volunteers in Plano brought Toyota USA and National Environmental Education Foundation to celebrate National Public Lands Day in Plano, Texas! These partnerships are paramount in impacting our community. Thank you to Kym Hughes and the staff of Oak Point ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

ESL Teachers Needed

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Harrington Library is looking for volunteer ESL teachers. Training is free and materials are provided. For more information, contact Julie Brown, ESL Program Director at juliebrown@lift-texas.org or call 214-824-2000 ext. 3218

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

In Memory of Russ Kissick

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We are saddened by the passing of Russ Kissick. Russ was one of three Co-Founders and ongoing Co-Director of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., the non-profit organization that has served as manager of the Interurban Railway Museum sin...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

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Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Cambria Hotel & Suites Supports Animal Shelter

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On Friday, September 9th staff from Cambria Hotel & Suites Plano rolled up their sleeves and spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. 9 Cambria employees enjoyed a day of service helping the shelter maintain a clean facility, provide se...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Frisco Roughriders lend a hand at Animal Shelter

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On Sunday, August 21 staff from the Frisco Roughriders donated a morning of service to the Plano Animal Shelter. They spent time helping with cleaning and maintenance of the facility which improves the customer experience and provides a safe environment f...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Bank of America Volunteers Plant Seedlings for Parks Department

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A big thank you goes out to the 10 Bank of America volunteers who planted 100 trees in the Russell Creek greenbelt for the Plano Parks Department.

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Courtyard Texas Music Series: Prophets & Outlaws - October 3

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The southern soul band originated the heart of metropolitan Dallas. Their commanding instrumental groove, relatable lyrics, and authentic five-part harmonies have sent them to the top of the music charts and earned the band over 2 million Spotify streams.

The southern soul band originated in a Jesuit high school set in the heart of metropolitan Dallas when two brothers and a best friend came together in their shared love of music. Almost a decade and five EPs later, the now band of five boasts a massive fa...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Civil Service Exam and Physical Agility Test Workshops - Plano Police Department

The Plano Police Department will be conducting two free specialized workshops to assist those who have applied for the civil service exam. Professional Standards Unit and Police Training Unit staff will be available on Sunday, October 13, 2019 and October...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Exam Weekend:

What to Bring and What to Know the Day of the Exam

Saturday Morning: bring your ID, exam ticket and completed and notarized PHS to the exam.  Wear athletic clothing as those who pass will immediately proceed to the physical agility test. ...

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