Plano In the News

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

T-Mobile 911 Problems

911 Systems Back To Normal after Issues In 3 North Texas Cities (KTVT-TV CBS 11) July 31

911 problems return to North Texas in four cities (KDAF-TV CW 33) July 31

Police in at least 4 Dallas suburbs contend with 911 woes (ABC News) July 31

Police in at Least 2 Dallas Suburbs Contend With 911 Woes (New York Times) July 31

North Texas Cities Say 911 Outages Have Been Resolved (KXAS-TV) July 31

Some 911 calls not going through in Plano (KDFW-TV Fox 4) July 31

911 restored in Rowlett and Garland, Plano officials say they're working on a fix (Dallas Morning News) July 31

Police in at least 4 Dallas suburbs contend with 911 woes (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) July 31

911 problems in four N. Texas cities resolved (WFAA-TV News 8) July 31

Police in at least 2 Dallas suburbs contend with 911 woes (Associated Press) July 31

Plano Fire Captain Reunites with First Responders

Plano fire captain reunites with first responders who saved him (WFAA-TV News 8) August 1

Plano Fire Captain Injured in Wreck Thanks First Responders (KXAS-TV NBC 5) August 1

Honoring Texoma emergency crews who saved life of comrade (KTEN-TV Texoma ) August 1

Saying 'thank you': Plano Fire thanks North Texas agencies who helped saved their captain's life (Plano Star Courier) August 1

City of Plano

Plano Senior Center expansion back on track (Plano Star Courier) August 3

Collin County is booming and law enforcement are ahead of the trend! (KDAF-TV CW 33) August 3

The Safest Cities in The U.S. ( August 3

2 more Plano areas to be sprayed Thursday after city confirms positive West Nile tests (Community Impact) August 2

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile, city set to spray Aug. 3 (Plano Star Courier) August 2

Historic Downtown Plano Added To National Register of Historic Places (Jack FM 100.3) August 1

LaRosiliere closes fourth Plano Mayor's Summer Internship (Plano Star Courier) July 31

David O. Brown's speech (Plano Star Courier) July 31

UPDATE: Water rates to increase by 9 percent in 2018 (Plano Star Courier) July 28

Business/Economic Development

Toyota to join forces with Mazda on new $1.6B U.S. factory with 4,000 jobs; CEO Lentz touts firms' trust (Dallas Morning News) August 4

Silicon Valley Talent War Has Toyota Seeking Techies at Home (Bloomberg) August 4

'Upper echelon' of Dallas society heading to high-end tower in Plano's Legacy West (Dallas Business Journal) August 4

Construction to begin on 27-story condo tower at Plano's Legacy West (Community Impact) August 3

Plano 6th most affordable city to buy a vehicle ( August 4

HSNi launching new digital content and new stores (Home and Textiles Today) August 3

SunTx Capital's security firm in Plano gets $125 million investment (Dallas Business Journal) August 3

California tech company moves its headquarters to Plano (Community Impact) August 2

Seattle-based retailer Filson will open this month in Plano's Legacy West development (Community Impact) August 1

Toyota Motor North America U.S. Sales July 2017 (The Auto Channel) August 1

Toyota bucks trend as most automakers suffer summer slump (Dallas Morning News) August 1

Dr Pepper Snapple shuffles leadership team (Food Business News) August 1

Pizza Hut launches first loyalty program (Nation's Restaurant News) August 1

JP Morgan Chase to begin moving thousands of employees into wind-powered campus (Dallas Business Journal) July 31

JPMorgan Chase's Plano campus to be entirely reliant on clean energy (Community Impact) July 31

Lights, camera, fashion: J.C. Penney sponsoring, carrying products from reality show 'Project Runway' (Dallas Business Journal) July 31

At-home service provider Lucent Home Health moves from Richardson to Plano (Community Impact) July 31

Return of Snuffer's: 4 things to know this week in Plano, July 31-Aug. 3 (Community Impact) July 31

The Music Grill bar and restaurant brings live oldies-style music events to Parker Road (Community Impact) July 30

LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LTXB) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research (The Cerbat Gem) July 30


After legislative change, Collin College aims to offer bachelor's degrees by 2019 (Community Impact) July 31

Plano Talk

Murder Mystery Texas Announces Expansion into Two New Texas Cities ( August 4

Plano Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Exporting Space Components to Russia, China (New York Times) August 3

Woman found buried in sand on Maryland beach (ABC News) August 2

UPDATE: Cause of death identified for woman found in Ocean City (WMDT-TV) August 2

Plano Woman Found Partially Buried in Maryland Beach Died of Suffocation: Police (KXAS-TV NBC 5) August 2

ME: Plano vacationer in Md. died from 'accidental asphyxia' (WFAA-TV News 8) August 2

Police: Body of woman buried on beach, with arm above sand (Associated Press) August 1

Plano woman's body found in hole on Maryland beach (KDFW-TV Fox 4) August 1

Ocean City, Maryland, police investigating after woman found dead on beach (CBS News) August 1

Police: Body of woman buried on beach, with arm above sand (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) August 1

Plano woman found dead buried in sand at Maryland beach (KDAF-TV CW 33) August 1

Body of Plano vacationer found buried in Maryland beach (KXAS-TVNBC 5) August 1

Body of Plano vacationer found buried in Maryland beach (WFAA-TV News 8) August 1

Plano woman's body found in hole on Maryland beach (Dallas Morning News) July 31

These Are the Most (and Least) Stressed Cities in America (Reader's Digest) July 30

Rover Dramawerks Presents the Comedy DEAR DELINQUENT (Broadway World Dallas) July 29

WATCH: Boy makes music video, doesn't let anyone distract him (WFAA-TV News 8) July 28

Plano Profile 

The Windrose Tower breaks ground for luxury condos in Legacy West, Plano (August 3)

The New Sheriff in Town: Jim Skinner Means Business (August 2)

Pie Five Pizza opens in Plano (August 2)

A Month of Pepper-fection: The Hatch Chile Festival Returns (July 31)

The Dish: Banana Chocolate Spring Rolls at Mr. Wok (July 31)

Plano Magazine

Whistle Britches Opening at The Shops at Willow Bend (August 2)

Explore Plano 2017 Featured Challenge: Interurban Railway Museum (July 31)

Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar (July 31)