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Monthly Archives: September 2015

City Still Testing Positive for West Nile Virus, McKinney to Spray for Mosquitos Again

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McKINNEY, Texas (Sept. 30, 2015) – McKinney is set to spray an area of the city in order to control mosquitoes after a positive mosquito pool for West Nile Virus was confirmed. Spraying will start at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, weather permitting. The spray area is generally a one-mile radius of McKinney Fire Station #3, 4269 Eldorado Pkwy. Signs ...

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Nationally-Acclaimed Poet Richard Blanco to Appear at McKinney Performing Arts Center

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McKINNEY, Texas (Sept. 30, 2015) – The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) will host the annual ‘Rhythms of Pen and Brush’ event featuring nationally-acclaimed poet Richard Blanco at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15at MPAC, 111 N. Tennessee St. ‘Rhythms of Pen and Brush’ is an annual celebration of art, music and spoken word and is presented by MPAC,the Arts and Music Guild ...

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City of McKinney Accepts Applications for Community Support Grants

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The City of McKinney announces the availability of FY 2015-16 funding under the Community Support Grant (CSG) program for eligible non-profit agencies and community organizations that serve residents of McKinney. A pre-application meeting will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at McKinney City Council Chambers, 222 N. Tennessee St. Housing and Community Development staff will explain the online ...

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SPCA Pets of the Week: Meet Gabbar and Zoe

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Meet Gabbar, a 4-year-old, 12 pound, Domestic Shorthair mix young man. He was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas on August 22 because his family became busy traveling. He is wishing for a home with good food, little toys and lots of petting! He is very affectionate and curious- just like a cat should be! He has been neutered, tested ...

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How Music Saved McKinney Middle School Band Director Brian Beck

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McKinney, Texas – It’s Thursday morning, about a week into the school year, and Faubion Middle School Band Director Brian Beck is standing before a group of trombone-wielding middle school boys in his beginner band class. Beck has a trombone of his own perched on his shoulder. He’s not playing scales or leading them through a piece of music. They’re ...

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Head-On Collision in McKinney Leaves 10 Injured

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On September 27, 2015 approximately 1:14 a.m.,  McKinney Police and Fire responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a head on collision in the southbound lanes 2600 block of S. Central Expressway.  A Ford passenger car was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Central Expressway causing a collision with four cars traveling southbound. At this time no arrests have ...

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McKinney, TX Fire Department Makes Quick Work of Single Unit Fire

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On Wednesday, September 23 shortly after 5:00 p.m., the McKinney Fire Department received a report of a possible structure fire at the Skyway Villas Apartments located at 2000 Skyline Dr, McKinney, TX 75071. “The first unit arrived on scene at 5:06 p.m. reporting Apt. 422 fully engulfed in black smoke,” said McKinney Fire Department Public Information Officer Stacie Durham. “By 5:13 p.m. ...

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SPCA Pets of the Week: Meet Valerie and Mr. Smee

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Looking for a lap dog? You’ve found her! She may be a 46 pound Shepherd mix, but if you sit down, she will crawl into your lap. She loves to cuddle and get some nice pats and attention. She will eventually flop onto her back- legs all kicked out- and make herself at home. That’s doggie nirvana! By the way, ...

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One Dead After Police Involved Shooting in McKinney, TX

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On September 23, 2015 at approximately 7:34 p.m., officers from the McKinney Police Department responded to a call for service regarding an adult female and child being held in a white van against their will. The van was found by MPD officers in the parking lot of the Cliffs of Eldorado apartment complex at 1300 Eldorado Parkway. After officers made ...

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Children’s Health to Offer Free Family Cooking Classes in McKinney, TX

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The family that cooks together grows healthy together! Join Children’s Health (SM) for FREE hands-on cooking classes. Each week, you and your family will cook and eat healthy and delicious dishes that you can easily recreate at home. Your family will also be given a tool kit with cooking utensils to keep. During this FREE four class series, a chef and ...

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