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Tag Archives: Travis Ussery

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 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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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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In the Studio with Mayor Pro Tem Travis Ussery: McKinney’s Economic Development


In the final segment of our interview with Mayor Pro Tem Travis Ussery, the topics range from McKinney’s economic development to the redevelopment of the nine acres where the former courthouse sat in the downtown area. Ussery said he feels that although there may not be tangible evidence to date,  “we’re laying a good foundation for companies to relocate here.” ...

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In the Studio with Mayor Pro Tem Ussery: The Gateway Hotel and Conference Center


TSB talked with McKinney Mayor Pro Tem Travis Ussery late last month about issues that affect our city. In the second part of his video interview, Ussery shares his thoughts on the plans for the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, including what he thinks of the project’s budget and the recent changes made to the hotel’s exterior design plans.

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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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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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City Council Tables Vote on Bob Tomes Warehouse After Dozens Speak in Opposition

Bob Tomes Warehouse Drawning 1

Opponents of the proposed Bob Tomes parts warehouse came out in force on Tuesday night. They filled every seat in the McKinney City Council chambers.  With all of the seats taken, they stood along the walls and spilled out into the hall. They had come to show the McKinney City Council that they did not want the parts warehouse in ...

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