National Puzzle Day is Monday, Fuzzy's Taco Shop is open and 3 other things to know in McKinney, Jan. 29-Feb. 1

In honor of National Puzzle Day, the John and Judy Gay Library will have cooperative puzzles located around the library Monday.

In honor of National Puzzle Day, the John and Judy Gay Library will have cooperative puzzles located around the library Monday.

From Monday's National Puzzle Day celebrations to a dedication ceremony on Wednesday for McKinney Fire Station No. 9, here are five things to know in McKinney this week.

1. John and Judy Gay Library celebrates National Puzzle Day Monday
In honor of National Puzzle Day, the John and Judy Gay Library will have cooperative puzzles located around the library. Puzzle varieties include crossword, jigsaw, word searches and brain teasers. Free. 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. John and Judy Gay Library, 6861 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney.

2. City’s utility billing department relocates Monday
The city of McKinney’s utility billing department relocated Monday from City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, to 210 N. Tennessee St., McKinney. The department will be open weekdays from 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. A payment drop box will be available 24/7 on the south side of City Hall.

3. McKinney Chamber of Commerce holds 2018 annual meeting
The McKinney Chamber of Commerce showcases its accomplishments in 2017 in a presentation of its annual report Tuesday. The event’s keynote speaker, Tom Luce, is the founding president of Meadows Mental Health Foundation and former assistant secretary of education for planning, evaluation and policy development with the U.S. Department of Education. Registration is $60 for chamber members and $70 for non-members. More information, including registration, can be found on the chamber’s website.

4. Dedication held Wednesday for McKinney Fire Station No. 9
A dedication ceremony for McKinney Fire Department Station No. 9 will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. The station, located at 4900 Summit View Drive, McKinney, is the first new fire station in seven years.

This facility will serve the northwest part of the city and serve as a training facility for firefighters throughout the department. More information about Station No. 9 can be found here.

5. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop now open at University and Stonebridge drives
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop opened Jan. 27 at 8031 W. University Drive, Ste. 100, McKinney. The taco shop offers tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, soups and margaritas. The first Fuzzy’s restaurant opened in Fort Worth in 2003. There are now more than 100 locations across the United States.


McKinney City Council considered design concepts for future wayfinding signs for the city Sept. 21. (Illustration courtesy city of McKinney)
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 Redistricting is one of the items on the Texas Legislature's third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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7-Eleven is looking to open a new location in McKinney. (Courtesy 7-Eleven)
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Action Behavior Centers is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Action Behavior Centers)
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Volunteers with signs.
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The West Grove mixed-use development will include about a 4-acre entertainment area called The Hub. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)
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Braum's is set to open in McKinney this month. (Courtesy Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy)
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North Central Texas Council of Governments is proposing new uses for high-occupancy vehicle lanes on US 75 and is asking the public to provide feedback on the plan. (Community Impact staff)
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