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Collin Creek Mall redevelopment in Plano to generate $150M through tax zone

Council members approved the use of the Collin Creek Mall area as a tax reinvestment zone, or a TIRZ, in January 2020. This form of financing captures growth in property tax value of a certain area and uses that captured value to fund improvements within that area.

Things to do in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village in June and July

Attend a Juneteenth festival, catch a standup comedy show, or attend DFW’s first Asian Food Festival this weekend, June 19-20. Other upcoming taking place in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village include events “Dive-In” movies, a Selena tribute concert, Independence Day activities and a Ducky Derby.

Lewisville ISD employees to get raises, retention payments for their work

"The board recognizes not just that this year was a tough year, which it was, but that we appreciate the work that's done to get us to the performance that we have in our schools and taking care of the students and families," board president Tracy Scott Miller said.

Lewisville to demolish iconic water tower featuring Fighting Farmers mascot

Lewisville High School’s Fighting Farmers mascot has adorned the water tower in the heart of the city for nearly 50 years. But the decommissioning of the 170-foot-tall tower earlier this year from the water system meant the city could no longer tap its utility fund for maintenance.

McKinney City Council considers steps to rename Throckmorton Street and Throckmorton Place

In July 2020, the Throckmorton Statue Advisory board was assembled to examine the potential removal of the Throckmorton statue. The statue is located downtown in front of the McKinney Performing Arts Center. Throckmorton served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Erick Pirayesh, Alex Copeland, Kaushiki Roy and Miranda Jaimes contributed to this report.