Coffee and taxes: 4 things to do in McKinney, Feb. 2-4

Brew Haha will be held Friday at Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Co.

Brew Haha will be held Friday at Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Co.

AARP volunteers will offer free tax assistance, the McKinney Boyd Broadway Broncos will perform a musical and a writer’s exchange will take place this weekend in McKinney.


Friday
1. Brew Haha held at Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Co.
Attendees will learn two ways to brew coffee at home and take a tour of the manufacturing facility. Free. 6:30 p.m. Pacific Tradewinds Coffee Co., 3103 N. McDonald St., Ste. 100. www.pacifictradewindscoffee.com/events-the-roastery





Friday and Saturday
2. AARP offers tax assistance
AARP volunteers will offer free tax assistance at the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library. Attendees should bring their Social Security Card, driver’s license, last year’s tax return and all tax documents from this year. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St. www.mckinneytexas.org/1917/2018-Tax-Assistance





Friday and Saturday
3. McKinney Boyd presents ‘Anything Goes’

 
The Boyd Broadway Broncos will present a musical about S.S. American sailing between New York and England. The performance is made up of nearly 50 high school performers and a 20-piece student orchestra. $12 (students), $15 (general admission). 7 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.). McKinney Boyd High School, 600 Lake Forest Drive. https://mbhsbb.booktix.com





Sunday
4. Writer’s Exchange held at John and Judy Gay Library
Independent authors, published authors, people connected with writing and editing and those thinking about becoming a writer are welcome to attend this Writer’s Exchange. This event will point writers to marketing venues and other resources. Free. 2-3:30 p.m. John and Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Parkway. www.mckinneytexas.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=9233&month=2&year=2018&day=4&calType=0




MOST RECENT

McKinney City Council has set a maximum possible tax rate for the upcoming tax year. (Courtesy Fotolia)
McKinney’s proposed fiscal year 2021-22 tax rate to lower current tax rate

At the Aug. 3 McKinney City Council meeting, council members set a maximum possible tax rate of $0.5025 per $100 valuation, which McKinney Chief Financial Officer Mark Holloway noted is lower than the city’s current tax rate.

Results Physiotherapy is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Results Physiotherapy)
Hands-on physical therapy available at Results Physiotherapy in McKinney

The business offers a team of physical therapists to help clients relieve pain and restore mobility.

Taco Ocho is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Taco Ocho)
Taco Ocho opens in McKinney; Hoff's Steaks & Steins coming to Frisco and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Tornado Terry's celebrating 30 years of games in Fort Worth.

Q&A: Greg Smith, executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition

Greg Smith is the former superintendent of Clear Creek ISD and became executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition in December 2020. 

boy on laptop
Frisco ISD will offer temporary virtual learning for students through grade six

Online classes will be available for the first nine weeks of the school year for lower grade levels.

Taco Ocho is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Taco Ocho)
Taco Ocho restaurant expands into McKinney

The restaurant serves starters such as queso, chips and jalapeno salsa, with entrees such as salads, tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, nachos and tortas.

Stumpy's Hatchet House offers ax throwing for groups of any size. (Courtesy Stumpy's Hatchet House)
Ax-throwing venue comes to Frisco; Plano ISD to offer back-to-school fair and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including an Aug. 3 event Plano ISD is hosting to give away backpacks.

Yaba Java Cafe is set to open in McKinney on Lake Forest Drive. (Courtesy Yaba Java Cafe)
Yaba Java Cafe to offer espresso, Italian iced sodas, specialty dishes to McKinney

“I want you to come in here and feel really comfortable,” owner Ayman Hatkwa said.

student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Candida auris causes invasive infections and can be transmitted in health care settings, a news release from Collin County Health Care Services said. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County health officials say yeast infection that killed 4 not public threat 

The county gave no indication that generally healthy individuals should fear infection.

See how COVID-19 impacted McKinney over the last week. (Community Impact staff)
Tracking COVID-19: Half of McKinney ZIP codes show more than 42% of residents fully vaccinated as of July 29

The 75071 ZIP code has the highest percentage of fully vaccinated residents reported with nearly 54%.