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City of McKinney to Hold Full-Scale Disaster Exercise at McKinney National Airport

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McKINNEY, Texas (Sept. 16, 2015) – The City of McKinney will hold a full-scale disaster exercise on Friday, Sept. 18 at McKinney National Airport. The exercise takes place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. All communications during the exercise will include the phrase, “This is an exercise.” The exercise takes place on a taxiway at McKinney National Airport, and the airport ...

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Airport Budget Questions Raised; Gray Says Revenue `Behind Where We Expected’

Airport budget FY2014

Nearly two hours of the City Council work session on Monday evening was spent discussing the status of the McKinney National Airport, which the City of McKinney has owned for three months. Open dialogue and discussion between members of the council punctuated the meeting and Mayor Brian Loughmiller said he was pleased with the transparency of the discussion. A report ...

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Ben Lane: Why 2014 Could Be Crucial to McKinney’s Future

South View of Sheraton Gateway Hotel

As the calendar flips to 2014, the previous 12 months saw huge changes throughout McKinney. In the last year, McKinney’s residents and its leaders agreed to take on larger financial burden for the sake of the city. In September, the citizens of McKinney approved a tax increase to fund the McKinney Independent School District, raising McKinney’s property taxes to some ...

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Airport’s Newest Runway is Disrupting the Lives of Two Lifelong McKinney Residents

Collin County Regional Airport

John and Annette Powell have lived in the same house for 47 years. When John and Annette were married in 1966, John asked his parents for an acre of land on the family’s property, took out a loan from a downtown McKinney bank that has long since closed and built the home that he and Annette have shared since their ...

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`In the Studio’ with the Mayor Pro Tem


TSB sat down with Mayor Pro Tem Travis Ussery to get his input on a variety of city projects. In part one of our interview with him,  Ussery shares his thoughts on the city’s purchase of the properties on the airport grounds, now renamed McKinney National Airport. Ussery, who represents District 3, is in his second term as a city ...

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City Councilman Regrets City’s $25 Million Airport Deal, Questions Budget

First 3 planes_after landing_tower_Airport Runway Event 7.26

The City of McKinney has officially been is in the airport business for roughly three weeks, but Councilman Ray Ricchi has begun to openly question the wisdom of the city’s recent $25 million deal. Ricchi told that he now fears that the city may not be able to recoup the money  it paid for Schuler Development’s airport assets in its purchase of McKinney ...

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`McKinney National Airport’ Name Change Official as City Takes Over Operations

First 3 planes_after landing_tower_Airport Runway Event 7.26

The City of McKinney’s takeover of Collin County Regional Airport is complete. On Nov. 1, the city took full control of the airport’s operation and began full management of the airport. On Tuesday night, the McKinney City Council voted to rename the airport to reflect the city’s ownership, both literal and figurative, of the airport. Collin County Regional Airport is ...

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