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Monthly Archives: October 2015

SPCA Pets of the Week: Meet Teddy and Vicky

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Meet Teddy, a stunning white and red Blue Heeler mix. He is 2-years-old and weighs 37 pounds. Did you happen to notice his eyes? They are so blue that they are almost clear. You can practically see right through them into his heart. Teddy is a friendly and sweet fellow that just wants a family to love. He came to ...

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City of McKinney Wins Pegasus Award of Honor from Public Relations Society of America

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McKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 29, 2015) – The City of McKinney Communications and Marketing Department was honored with a Pegasus Award of Honor for the 2014 Annual Report “Where we live. work. play.” during the annual Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Dallas Communications Summit. PRSA Dallas is the top professional public relations and communications organization in Dallas. The Pegasus Awards ...

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McKinney Fire Department Reminds Citizens to Change Smoke Alarm Batteries and Set Clocks Back

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McKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 30, 2015) – As residents turn their clocks back one hour on Sunday, Nov. 1, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. The National Fire Protection Association recommends testing smoke alarms monthly and replacing batteries annually, preferably on a designated date such as the end ...

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Two Adults, Two Children Displaced by McKinney House Fire

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  At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, the McKinney Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 2800 block of Berry Hill. A total of 14 Fire Department units and 29 personnel responded. No reported civilian or FD injuries. “Two adults and two children were displaced,” said McKinney Fire Department Spokeswoman Stacie Durham. “American Red Cross was ...

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One Dead, One Injured After Car Hits Two Pedestrians in McKinney, TX

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On Monday, October 26 at 7:22 p.m., McKinney First Responders arrived on scene to an auto vs. pedestrian motor vehicle accident in the 700 block of North McDonald Street at Midway involving two people with serious injuries. The pedestrians were transported by ground units to an area hospital where the female pedestrian later died of her injuries. “The driver of the vehicle, 49 years-old ...

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City of McKinney to Host Sundown Ceremony in Honor of Veterans

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McKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 26, 2015) – The public is invited to join the City of McKinney in honoring the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military with two ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park for Veterans Day this year.   On Saturday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m., officials and dignitaries will commemorate our country’s veterans during the ...

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Eight McKinney, Texas Students Chosen for Congressional Youth Advisory Council

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McKinney, Texas – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX–03) has announced the students chosen to participate in his 2015–2016 Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC). Eighty-seven Collin County high school students were selected by a community board to serve on the council due to their outstanding leadership skills, academic performance, extra-curricular participation and community service. Eight McKinney ISD students were among those ...

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City of McKinney to Host Mothers and Sons Western Night

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McKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 22, 2015) – Mothers and sons will mosey on down to the Wild West for an evening of dinner and dancing at Western Night on Nov. 6 from 6—9 p.m. at the McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expy.   Cowboys and their caretakers will devour a barbecue dinner and boot-scoot to country music. Moms and sons ...

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McKinney, TX Fire Department Warns that Wild Fires are Not Only a Rural Problem

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MCKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) – Reminiscent of 2011, wildland fires are ravaging the countryside in Bastrop County, east of Austin, having burned more than 4,500 acres and destroyed more than 60 homes to date.      In the past, wildland fires (more commonly referred to as grass or forest fires) were considered primarily a problem for rural areas. Wildland ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued for North Texas as Storm System Approaches

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for North Texas until Sunday. As the NWS website states, “rainfall amounts will average 3 to 6 inches across the watch.” Heavy rainfall is expected to begin around 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 and continue through the evening of Sunday, October 25. In the event of a flood remember not ...

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