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Tag Archives: Ray Ricchi

Former City Manager Gray to Receive 12 Months Salary as Severance

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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 TownSquareBuzz.com, Gray received a full year’s salary and benefits as part ...

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Square Off: Great Discussion in the Studio as TSB Welcomes a Special Guest This Week

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With regular anchor Matt Bado unavailable this week, TSB welcomes special guest into the studio. Discussion topics run the gamut from this week’s resignation of our city manager to weekend plans to basketball. By the way, the McKinney North High School girls basketball team won on Thursday night in Austin (read the entire game story here) and will play for ...

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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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Sheraton Gateway Hotel Developers Unveil New Design After Negative Initial Response

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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.” TownSquareBuzz.com reported in ...

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

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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 TownSquareBuzz.com 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

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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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Council Approves $18 Million Debt to Purchase Airport Assets

The City of McKinney’s takeover of Collin County Regional Airport is nearly complete. On Tuesday, the McKinney City Council approved the issuance of $18 million in debt to be used in the purchase of assets at CCRA currently owned by Schuler Development. The total purchase price for the airport assets, which includes hangars, buildings and lease agreements with the airport’s ...

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Gateway Hotel Design and Site Plan Approved

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The City of McKinney took another step towards ridding itself of the concrete eyesore that rests at the city’s entrance when the city council approved the design and site plan for the Gateway Hotel project on Tuesday night. The city-financed project is set to turn the concrete skeleton located at the northeast corner of the intersection of the Sam Rayburn ...

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City Council Approves $25 Million Purchase of Airport Assets

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The City of McKinney is officially getting into the airport business. At Tuesday evening’s city council meeting, the council members officially approved a $25 million purchase of assets at Collin County Regional Airport. Those assets include hangars, buildings and lease agreements with the airport’s current tenants. The city is set to purchase the assets from McKinney Airport Properties Inc., McKinney ...

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Stuart J’s Lens: Stephanie Henry Ricchi Has Reason to Celebrate

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This is a very busy time for Stephanie Henry Ricchi. This summer she added a new last name when she married McKinney City Councilman Ray Ricchi. This union of two parents, six children, two grandchildren and three dogs should be enough, but as it turns out the timing coincides with another big event in Stephanie’s life. On Sept. 28, Stephanie ...

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