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Former City Manager Gray to Receive 12 Months Salary as Severance

Jason Gray

The end of Jason Gray’s tenure as city manager of McKinney may have been contentious, but he’s not leaving McKinney empty-handed. Gray is getting a hefty payday on his way out of town. According to Gray’s separation agreement signed by both Gray and Mayor Brian Loughmiller and obtained by, Gray received a full year’s salary and benefits as part ...

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City Council Grants City Manager Authority to Madrigal During Transition

Jose Madrigal

The process of moving on from former City Manager Jason Gray continued when the McKinney City Council met to discuss the city’s next steps after reaching “a joint decision” to accept Gray’s resignation last Monday, Feb. 24. During a closed, executive session meeting Friday, the council members passed a resolution granting Deputy City Manager Jose Madrigal “the ability to act ...

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Jason Gray’s Resignation: How Did We Get Here?

When McKinney City Manager Jason Gray resigned Monday night, it brought his nearly three-year tenure to an abrupt but ultimately expected close. Controversial personnel and city business decisions marked Gray’s time in McKinney. Gray’s demeanor and the way he handled city affairs ruffled feathers throughout the city and city hall. Gray’s job performance was questioned by his bosses, the McKinney ...

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McKinney City Manager Jason Gray Resigns


After months of turmoil and years of questionable decisions, Jason Gray’s time as McKinney’s city manager is over. On Monday evening, Gray met with the members of the McKinney City Council and “came to a joint decision to accept (Gray’s) resignation upon execution of a mutually agreed upon separation agreement,” according to a release from the City of McKinney. Gray’s resignation ...

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City Council Set to Vote on Bob Tomes Collision Center Expansion

The McKinney City Council will review another controversial request from Bob Tomes Ford during its scheduled meeting Tuesday evening. The Council is set to consider a request from Bob Tomes Ford to expand the parking area at Tomes’ collision center, located the corner of North Brook Drive and Park View Avenue. The request has upset many residents in a nearby ...

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Proposed Bob Tomes Ford Expansion Angers Nearby Residents, Again

For the second time in the last few months, a proposed expansion of Tomes Auto Group’s dealerships has angered residents in the neighborhood around the dealership. In November, hundreds of residents spoke out in opposition of a proposed parts warehouse that was to be built at the southeast corner of Rockhill Road and North Brook Drive. The Tomes Auto Group ...

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McKinney’s ‘Game Rooms’ on Police Radar, May Face Tighter Restrictions


If you’ve ever driven down University Drive or McDonald Street, you’ve probably seen the signs. And maybe you’ve wondered what really goes on at one of McKinney’s “game rooms.” You’re not alone. McKinney’s city council and police department want to know more about what happens behind those doors and blacked-out windows, too. Earlier this week, a 22-page ordinance detailing tighter ...

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Sheraton Gateway Hotel Developers Unveil New Design After Negative Initial Response

North View of Sheraton Gateway Hotel

When the prospective design of the new Sheraton McKinney Hotel and Conference Center was approved in October, it engendered little enthusiasm among some members of the McKinney City Council and with many in the community as well. The chief complaint was that the design was too plain and not worthy of being the “gateway to the city.” reported in ...

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City Manager’s Performance Review Reveals Divided Opinion By City Council

Whether McKinney’s city manager is doing a good job or not depends on whom you ask. It appears that Jason Gray is quite the polarizing figure among McKinney City Council members, according to Gray’s recent 2013 performance review, obtained by on Monday. The documents show that Gray, McKinney’s city manager since 2011, received a decidedly mixed review from the ...

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Emerson Process Management Cuts the Ribbon On New Global Headquarters In McKinney


Emerson Process Management celebrated the grand opening of its new global headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday morning. The $25 million complex is located at the McKinney Gateway site, at the northeast corner of the intersection of U.S. 75 and Sam Rayburn Tollway. The three-story, 128,000-square-foot building will house Emerson Process Management’s global headquarters for the design, testing and ...

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