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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Discuss the New Proposed Zoning Districts for Envision Oak Point

Envision Oak Point image

Attend a Planning & Zoning Commission Public Meeting on Monday, July 20 to weigh-in on the future of two new zoning districts for Plano. The Envision Oak Point plan centers on development ideas for the northeast section of the City – the are...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Help Decide How Plano Gets to Have Fun

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Tell Plano Arts & Events (PAE) what you like to do for fun in Plano by taking a short survey. Answering a few questions and giving suggestions about how we should spend our leisure time in the City might just win you a $25 gift card.

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Seniors Enjoy Staying at Home with Parks and the Library

Seniors on virtual travel

Whiling away our days at home can be pretty great when there are fun things to look forward to doing – alone or with company. For many, virtual entertainment has become our distraction of choice…or is it of necessity? Here are a few w...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Cyber Generations: The Senior Citizens Cyber Safety Initiative

Senior cyber safety

Scams are everywhere. Do you know how to protect yourself? Thanks to the support of AT&T, the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program has developed a workshop to help equip you with the skills needed to protect your personal information...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Early Voting Ends Tomorrow, July 10

Early vote sticker on a finger

Early voting for the July 14 Runoff Elections began on June 29 and ends on Friday, July 10. Governor Greg Abbott extended the early voting period because of the coronavirus. Casting ballots before Election Day could mean avoiding large crowds and better s...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Sunday is the Last Day to Donate Blood for this Drive

Carter BloodCare mobile unit

You still have time to perform one of the most generous acts of kindness – helping to save lives. This is generally the time of year we promote one of the most contested battles in Plano history – the Battle of the Badges. Although we ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: as of July 2 at 4 p.m.

Covid19

As of July 2, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces. This order applies to counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. 

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

“Working from Home” SCAM Costs You Money

Work at home Scams

Looking to earn money with an online job is commonplace these days – for many it’s their primary source of income. What if your efforts to bring money into the house ends up sucking money out of your pocket? The Plano Police Safety Min...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Get Movin’…July is National Parks & Recreation Month

Parks Month WEB

Let’s get the ball rolling and honor our recreation professionals for all of July during National Park and Recreation Month. Plano’s top-notch Parks & Recreation staff works year-round providing award-winning programs, events and g...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Stimulate your Mind with Familiar Online Games

Senior brain games online

The saying, “use it or lose it” is a truth worth keeping in mind when it comes to the brain. Pogo is an online service with many free games such as Solitaire, Mahjong, Scrabble, Monopoly, Canasta, Yahtzee, Gin, Spades and much more!

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Still Haven’t Filed? Get AARP Tax-Aide Online Assistance.

Tax return deadline July 15

The filing deadline for tax returns was extended from April 15 to July 15 allowing extra time to get the work done. Visit the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site to view frequently asked questions regarding your taxes. If you would like to submit a request for ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Plano Balloon Festival Comes to Sad Decision

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Another Plano tradition bites the COVID-19 dust as organizers officially cancel this year’s Central Market Plano Balloon Festival (PBF). In these uncertain times, the Festival board and staff considered the health and safety of Festival attendee...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Watch the 45th Annual Plano Police Awards Ceremony

Police Annual Awards ceremony 2

The Plano Police staff was forced to change how their annual employee recognition event was held due to COVID-19 concerns. The ceremony took place in the Toler Meeting Room to honor department members who performed above and beyond this past year.

Chief Ed...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Neighborhood Services is Moving Back to the Eastside

Neighborhood Srv new offices corner view

Neighborhood Services’ staff of 51 will take up residence on Monday, June 22 with plenty of room to spread out and grow. The new building at 777 E. 15th Street is on the northwest corner of 15th Street and G Avenue St. (Historic Downtown).

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

No Friends of Plano Public Library Book Sale for 2020

No Book Sale in 2020

Friends of the Plano Public Library released the sad news that this year’s annual Book Sale is cancelled. The announcement comes after organizers weighed concerns for the health and safety of shoppers and volunteers attending the event.

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Don’t Let High Temps Turn Food Bad

Food poisoning

It’s the time of year when people are cooking outside more – usually away from refrigerators and sinks. As summer heats up, so does the potential for bacterial growth in the delicious foods you prepare. Protect yourself, your family an...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Don’t Accidentally Throw Away Your Stimulus Debit Card

Stimulus debit card

Some people waiting to receive their stimulus payment are accidentally throwing money away. This is happening because the stimulus debit cards are in plain white envelopes that resemble junk mail.

If you haven’t gotten a check, be on watch. The I...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Dive in as Jack Carter Pool Reopens this Month

Jack Carter Pool lazy river

Splash! That’s the sound many Plano residents have been longing to hear again at Jack Carter Pool (JCP). The wait will soon be over as JCP reopens on Monday, June 29. Under the governor’s May 26 executive order, water parks throughout ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Apply Now for Housing & Living Assistance through Collin CARES

COVID rent mortgage help

Grants are available for eligible Collin County residents impacted by COVID-19. The Collin CARES Assistance Program will provide up to $2,500 in monthly financial aid to each qualifying household.

Approved applicants receive funds to pay for housing, utili...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Do Mosquitoes Pick YOU out of the Crowd…every time?

Mosquito spray products

You may be itching to get outside, but it’s the season for unwanted company to hone in on your fun – mosquitoes. The Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team began setting traps in April to study these blood-sucking pests.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Plano Wellness Center Hosts a Variety of July Workshops

Yoga for seniors

The coronavirus hasn’t stopped the Wellness Center for Older Adults from rendering needed support services. Wellness staff provide connections to benefits counseling, medical equipment, caregiver aid and so much more. They are conveniently house...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

How to Video Chat on Your Smartphone during COVID-19 Sheltering

Seniors video chatting on smart device

Looking to chat with friends, family and significant others without crowding into the same room together? You’re likely to be resorting to video to actually see the people you’re talking to. There are thankfully plenty of smartphone ap...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Team Plano Coronavirus DAILY UPDATE

Plano COVID19 social media graphic

A lot happens related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. Get the latest on the Plano COVID-19 FAQ page.

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Will Medicare Cover the Cost of a Nursing Home Stay?

Nursing home

Unexpected medical emergencies could mean a prolonged recovery period in a nursing facility. If you are on Medicare, there are a number of questions to address.

When determining whether Medicare will cover nursing care, consider the following categories of...

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