Saturday , 19 August 2017

Matthew Bado

Hi there! I was a strategic communications consultant for 10 years in Washington, DC. I moved back to my hometown of McKinney in January 2011 to serve as TownSquareBuzz.com's Director of Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement. If you have any questions about using the site, don't hesitate to ask! I love music, travel, food and cocktails. When I'm not working, you can find me at local concerts in McKinney or Dallas.

McKinney High Leads DFW Area High Schools in Musical Theater Nominations

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McKinney High School received more high school musical nominations than any other school in the metroplex, according to an announcement made by the Dallas Morning News Sunday. McKinney High’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot received 12 nominations including best musical and best actor. The winners of the Third Annual DSM High School Musical Theater Awards will be revealed at a red-carpet gala mirrored after ...

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‘Fore the Kids’ 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit C.A.K.E.

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The Crimes Against Kids Eliminated! (C.A.K.E.) ‘Fore the Kids’ 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Plantation Golf Club in Frisco. C.A.K.E! has been providing education and prevention workshops across Frisco and surrounding areas over the past 5 years to inspire us all to be aware and take proactive actions to eliminate child sexual ...

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McKinney Summer Musicals’ `Footloose’ Director Shares Audition Insight

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Thinking about auditioning for McKinney Summer Musicals’ production of Footloose The Musical but unsure of what to expect? TownSquareBuzz.com caught up with the production’s director, Erin Crossley. Q: Is Footloose The Musical similar to the movie versions? A:  Footloose the Musical is similar in spirit, in the characters, and their story, but has a lot that the movies do not ...

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City Presents Blue Star Flag to Wesson Family

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The McKinney City Council presented a Blue Star Flag to the family of James Wesson during its meeting on Tuesday. Wesson is currently serving in the United States Navy onboard the USS Bulkeley. The USS Bulkeley is a guided missile destroyer currently on station in the Gulf of Aden. According to the City of McKinney Facebook page, “the Blue Star Flag recognizes those in ...

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Higher Education Adapts to Consumer-Driven Business

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The entry below is authored by Scott D. Miller, president of my dear alma mater, Bethany College in West Virginia. As I’ve noted before, the first teacher in McKinney was brought from Bethany, where the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was founded. ~ Matthew Bado, TSB Staff A college president’s least favorite book title is Silent Spring. Not the one ...

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Calling All Artists: Unique By Nature Art Competition is Here

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Held in May, the Unique By Nature Juried Art Competition is designed to showcase the work of regional artists (professional, established, and emerging artists) 17 years of age and older. Sponsors include citizen leaders dedicated to the growth of the arts in McKinney. Substantial Purchase Prizes are awarded to outstanding works of art that then become part of the permanent art collection ...

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Mac Talk: Should e-Cigarettes Be Regulated?

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With the City of Frisco banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, Mac Talk hit the streets to ask citizens what they think.  Several middle schoolers shared with us in confidence that their older siblings use them without their parents’ permission.

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Square Off: It Must Be Nice to Get a Year’s Pay to Go Away

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Square Off is McKinney’s no-holds barred opinion show. This week the crew discusses the city manager’s 12-month severance package. Plus, could Texas turn into a blue state sooner than later? That’s just what the Wall Street Journal analyzed this week. Join the conversation below!  

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How Advance Medical Directives Became a Way of Life in One American Town

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With just over 50,000 residents, La Crosse, Wis., is a lot like other small American towns – but there is one thing that makes La Crosse stand out:  96% of La Crosse residents who have died have had an advance medical directive in place. Nationally, the percentage of Americans with an advance directive stands at about 30%.   Actually, there ...

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Lake View: McKinney’s Engagement Director Shares City Update

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You can email Ty Lake, Director of Community Engagement with the City of McKinney, to receive this update directly via email. Thank you so much for accepting my invitation to receive monthly updates pertaining to the City of McKinney as we focus on Projects, Priorities and People. Below you will find some great information on what has recently taken place ...

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