Tuesday , 19 June 2018


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


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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McKinney Boyd Students Take Home Gold at National FCCLA Leadership Conference


McKinney, Texas – Eight thousand students from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference held July 5 – 9. Among the representatives from Texas were four students from McKinney Boyd High School who earned gold medals for their outstanding entries in the conference’s STAR ...

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McKinney Ladies Association to Present $10,000 to Meals on Wheels

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The McKinney Ladies Association will present $10,000 to Meals on Wheels and Senior Services in Collin County on April 14, after a highly successful Spring Fashion Show fundraiser in early March. “We are so happy to be able to present this money to Meals on Wheels, which does an incredible amount of good in our community,” said Tammy de Wet, a ...

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ReStore celebrates Spring Bling March 22

A petting zoo, face painter, The Magic Man and more will help North Collin County Habitat for Humanity celebrate at the annual Spring Bling March 22 from 11 am to 2 pm. All food and activities are free.  Hot Dog Phil will be on hand with his cart and all the trimmings for your favorite hot dogs and popcorn and ...

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Auteur Film Series to Present `Pan’s Labyrinth’

Collin College’s Auteur Film Series will screen “Pan’s Labyrinth” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at the Angelika Film Center in Plano. The free screening, part of this year’s “Abandoned by Reason: Six Great Fantasy Films” theme, tells the story of a girl named Ofelia, whose fragile mother has married Capt. Vidal, a militant supporter of Spanish leader Francisco Franco. While ...

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Dreamy Retreat for Two

Our Dreamy Retreat for Two was such a hit for the Valentine’s weekend that we have decided to make it a permanent spa package here. This package valued at $290 includes a 90 minute Swedish massage, a tattered tootsies foot treatment and 10 minutes in the Sauna for each guest. Our special spa package pricing is $250 per couple. Call ...

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ReStore offers vintage Kenmore gas stove/oven

Love retro?  The ReStore has a fabulous Kenmore gas stove with oven in great condition.  It features four burners and a griddle, all with flip-top lids as well as an oven, warming drawer and storage drawers.  Our best guess is circa 1950.  This would look so good in your kitchen and is a real conversation-starter.  You have to stop by ...

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Two playhouses offered by NCC Habitat for Humanity

Two playhouses, a log cabin and haunted house, will be given to lucky winners this year by North Collin County Habitat for Humanity. The log cabin, decorated by McKinney artist Jeni Tomlinson, will be awarded at the annual ReStore Spring Bling Saturday, March 22.  The ticket will be drawn at 5 p.m. in the store. This house has an actual ...

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McKinney –area residents travel to Honduras to build houses

A grandmother raising 12 grandchildren in Puerta  Lempira, Honduras, is desperately in need of a home.   A team of 13 McKinney area residents will travel to this poor Central American country to build that home from January 31 to February 9. The group is part of a Habitat for Humanity International Global Village team of volunteers traveling from the US ...

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McKinney Lacrosse’s Cameron Close Commits to Powerful Denver Program

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Cameron Close has verbally committed to play Division I lacrosse for the University of Denver, a perennial top 10 program. Denver is coached by Bill Tierney, one of collegiate lacrosses’s legendary coaches, who has led the Denver Pioneers to the NCAA Final Four, three out of the last four years. Inside Lacrosse magazine, has picked Denver  as the 2014  preseason ...

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