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Tag Archives: McKinney City Council

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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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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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 Notebook: Architect Approved for Aquatic Center, City Charter Election Date Set

The McKinney City Council packed a lot of business into a brief one-hour meeting on Tuesday night. During the meeting, the council approved several items that will affect many McKinney citizens in the distend and not-too-distant future. The Aquatic Center Has an Architect: Council approved Brinkley Sargent Architects to provide architectural and engineering services for the aquatic and fitness facility ...

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City Manager Discusses Gateway Project in New Video

North View of Sheraton Gateway Hotel

In a video posted Wednesday by the City of McKinney, City Manager Jason Gray discusses the Gateway project, located at the northeast intersection of U.S. 75 and Sam Rayburn Tollway. In the short video, he says that the Sheraton McKinney Hotel and Conference Center, commonly referred to as the Gateway Hotel, is “back under way, back under construction.” He also ...

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McKinney Housing Authority to Build New Public Senior Housing

Newsome Homes Plans

McKinney senior citizens in need of public housing will soon have a new place that they can call home. The McKinney Housing Authority is set to tear down the 50-year-old Newsome Homes community and rebuild a modern senior housing community as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program. The Newsome Homes community, located ...

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McKinney Police Association, Fraternal Order of Police Voice Support for Chief Williams


It’s not uncommon to see members of the McKinney Police Department at a McKinney city council meeting. There’s always at least one uniformed officer there to serve as security. Chief Joe Williams is always there. Assistant Chiefs of Police Joe Ellenburg and Randy Roland are usually there as well. Tuesday’s city council meeting was not a common meeting. At Tuesday’s ...

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Council Set to View Gateway Site Proposals, Vote on Rezoning

New Sign at Gateway Hotel Site

The area commonly known as the Gateway project could take another step towards development on Tuesday. During Tuesday’s scheduled McKinney City Council meeting, members are set to review a rezoning request to allow for mixed-use development at the Gateway site during Tuesday’s meeting. The area known as the Gateway site is located at the northeast corner of U.S. 75 and ...

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Square Off: Walmart, City Council and School District Rezoning

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The McKinney City Council and McKinney ISD Board provided most of the fodder for discussion on this week’s Square Off but first, the mayor and mayor pro temp provided an update to the historic district residents last week on the Neighborhood Walmart that won’t see the light of day. Share your thoughts in the comments below… Special thanks to Chestnut ...

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