Plano In the News

Below are recent new stories that feature or include the City of Plano. For additional past coverage, please email Steve Stoler, Director of Media.

City of Plano

Parts of Central Expressway to close in Plano this weekend (KDFW-TV Fox 4) June 14

US 75 in Plano will close for the weekend (WFAA-TV News 8) June 13

US 75 Closing in Plano All Weekend (KXAS-TV NBC 5) June 13

City Council discusses future east Plano development (Plano Star Courier) June 13

Former nurse is charged with murder as cops probe his involvement in A THOUSAND deaths and attacks (Express Digest) June 13

US 75 closing at President George Bush Turnpike this weekend, June 16-18 (Community Impact) June 12

Suspect Eludes Police After Stealing Vehicle In Plano (KTVT-TV CBS 11) June 12

U.S. 75 To Close In Both Directions In Plano This Weekend (Plano Patch) June 12

Plano firefighters wrap up annual Fill the Boot campaign (Plano Star Courier) June 12

Plano City Council to bring back withdrawn Envision Oak Point plan for consideration (Community Impact) June 12

Bar that served this drunk mass shooter is being sued by families of his victims (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) June 8

Parents of Plano Mass Shooting Victim Share Story (KTVT-TV CBS 11) June 8

Business/Economic Development

Expect layoffs as D-FW mortgage industry deals with rising interest rates (Dallas Morning News) June 14

Erbert and Gerbert's in Plano undergoes rebrand, now open as Nemo's (Community Impact) June 14

Stan Deal on Why Boeing Global Services Chose Plano in its 'Quest to Disrupt' Aerospace (Dallas Innovates) June 13

After saying it won't sell, Rent-A-Center considers sweetened buyout bid (Dallas Business Journal) June 13

Rent-A-Center shares soar on privatization hopes (New York Post) June 12

Alliance Data Works with My Possibilities to Create Access to Employment for Adults with IDD (Antlers American) June 12

Chicago investor snaps up apartments in Plano's Legacy Business Park (Dallas Business Journal) June 11

Apartments in Plano's booming Legacy development sell to investor (Dallas Morning News) June 11

Fanatics to Open 325 Retail Shops Inside JCPenney Stores (Promo Marketing Magazine) June 11

Health System LifeCare Buying Up In-Home Care Agencies (Home Health Care News) June 11

Rent-A-Center says it won't sell (Dallas Business Journal) June 11

Inside a nearly abandoned Plano mall, this antique store is thriving (Dallas Morning News Guide Live) June 11

Flagship HQ restaurant puts twist on churrascaria brand (Nation's Restaurant News) June 8

Education

Mostly non-verbal Plano student wows crowd with graduation speech (KDFW-TV Fox 4) June 14

Plano senior with autism wows crowd with graduation speech (WFAA-TV News 8) June 14

Senior with autism stuns crowd with graduation speech (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) June 14

Trustees adopt new class rank practice: 3 takeaways from Plano ISD board of trustees meeting (Community Impact) June 13

Plano West students win national quiz bowl tournament (Plano Star Courier) June 9

Plano Talk

N. Texans celebrate Pride Month at Haggard Park (Plano Star Courier) June 13

Plano Comedy Festival Rolls Out This Weekend Despite Some Venue Issues (Dallas Observer) June 8

Plano Profile 

Building the Arts: Legacy Cultural District assembles first-ever executive committee (June 14)

Plano parks are being renovated based on community needs (June 13)

North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre presents "The Producers" (June 12)

One million meals for North Texas Food Bank (June 11)

Plano Magazine

#ChangeMakers in the Disabilities Community: Karen Wald (June 12)

Lands' End School Uniform Store Opening in Plano (June 11)

ArtCentre of Plano Offers Free JumpStart for Arts Summer Camp for Kids (June 11)