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McKinney's Halloween event Scare on the Square moves indoors due to weather forecast

Scare on the Square will now take place indoors due to the weather forecast which is calling for a very raining Halloween, McKinney Main Street Program CoordinatorAaron Werner said in an email.


McKinney’s Oktoberfest to take place this weekend, Sept. 28-30

McKinney’s Oktoberfest will be held Sept. 28-30, rain or shine, according to a news release from the city.


McKinney Performing Arts Center undergoes renovations thanks to $150,000 grant

The McKinney Performing Arts Center began exterior renovations July 23 at 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney.



Texas Commission on the Arts names Downtown McKinney a Cultural District

The city of McKinney announced Sept. 10 that Historic Downtown McKinney received a Cultural District Designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts.



McKinney artist creates sunflower sculpture for new downtown building

A sunflower sculpture was presented Thursday at 205 W. Louisiana St. at former Council Member Don Day's new building.


McKinney’s E-Flat Porch Band once again named to Texas Commission on the Arts tour roster

The E-Flat Porch Band of McKinney is on the Texas Commission on Arts tour roster for 2018-20. The band has been on the roster continuously since 2001 and is the only musical group on the roster from Collin County, according to a TCA press release.



McKinney City Council approves funding for mosaic on Chestnut Commons parking garage

During Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the council approved to amend the budget by appropriating $41,500 in the public art fund to provide funding for a mosaic on the Chestnut Commons parking garage, located at the northeast corner of Chestnut and Virginia streets in downtown McKinney.


1,000-seat performing arts center to open at McKinney High School

The new McKinney High School performing arts center is expected to open in August or September at MHS, 1400 …


Learn what McKinney stores opened in 2017, debut in 2018

McKinney had plenty of shopping establishments open in 2017 and several more anticipated to open in 2018.


Bullock Texas State History Museum to unveil month-long Hurricane Harvey exhibit Friday

For one month starting this week, the Bullock Texas State History Museum will run an exhibition sharing personal accounts of what happened when Hurricane Harvey hit the coast in August.



George Strait to play one Texas show in upcoming concert schedule

Country music legend George Strait’s upcoming concert schedule includes one stop in his home state of Texas, according to a news release Oct. 30. He is slated to perform an exclusive show titled “Strait Texas,” on June 3, 2018 at The Frank Erwin Center in Austin as part of the venue’s 40th-anniversary celebration.



Downtown McKinney parking mural project receives 15 submissions

The city of McKinney received 15 submissions for a parking garage mosaic project located on a five-story public parking garage at the southeast corner of Herndon and Chestnut streets.


Calling all songwriters: Texas Songwriter U contest opens 4th season

For the 4th year, Texas Songwriter U is taking applications for the Nov. 1-3 program where selected applicants will get to work with award-winning songwriters Jon Randall and Liz Rose.



Where to find live music in McKinney, June 9-11

As the weather continues to warm up, more businesses are hosting live musical performances. Here are a few places to keep in mind:


12 amusement, water parks to visit in Texas this summer

Everything is bigger in Texas, including its amusement and water parks. From Galveston Island to San Antonio, here are 12 ways to cool down or catch a thrill this summer.


7 things to do Memorial Day weekend in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, May 26-29

For those not traveling this Memorial Weekend, here are seven things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


7 ways to celebrate Earth Day 2017 in the DFW Metroplex

Each year Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. On this day various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. There are several events happening in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex the weekend of April 22 to celebrate Earth Day.



4 things to do this weekend at McKinney's Arts in Bloom

Arts in Bloom featured more than 150 local artists showcasing their work on 12 blocks downtown during the celebration of the arts April 7.


McKinney summer camps mix art, water and nature

Summer is on the way, and although students may be dreaming of sleeping in, some parents are wondering what to do when the school year ends. Local organizations, the city of McKinney and McKinney ISD offer many options to help entertain children of all ages this summer. The following list is just a snapshot of the camps being offered in McKinney.


How to choose the right summer camp: 12 tips for every parent

Points to consider when choosing a summer camp for your child:


Travel guide highlights Lone Star State's Black history

African-Americans have left their mark in Texas history all around the state, but in an effort to help history buffs and inquisitive Texans find places of interest, the Texas Historical Commission updated its “African Americans in Texas: A Lasting Legacy” travel guide for this year’s Black History Month.