It's the second full week of July, and Community Impact Newspaper is keeping its eyes on the following items this week. Bookmark our Plano homepage to keep up with these and other news items throughout the city and public school system.
1. With ceremony, Legacy West hotel opens to public
The Renaissance Dallas at Plano hotel, a Sam Moon Group project operated by Marriott, allowed the public a glimpse of its interior on Monday with a grand opening ceremony. See our photo gallery to the right for sights from the event and images of the interior.
The hotel becomes the latest project to open at the booming mixed-use development northwest of where Legacy Drive meets the Dallas North Tollway.
On Sunday, Mesero opened its Mexican restaurant to lunchtime crowds at Legacy West. Boeing followed suit on Monday, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new office, which it is leasing at the property.
2. Plano school trustees to review special session priorities
The Plano ISD school board is set to review position statements submitted by a district committee regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities going into the 85th legislatures special called session. The submitted statements specifically address the priorities that pertain to education. Of the opinions, some of them address the suggested teacher pay raise, as well as property tax reform. The board will review the recommendations in a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday. It will be held at the Administration Building, 2700 West 15th St.
3. Harrington Library features artist-in-residence
As part of the Gladys Harrington Library’s artist-in-residency program, Brenda McKinney will be stationed at the library throughout July, and will be available this week from Tuesday through Thursday. In accordance with the residency program, McKinney will work on her own pieces on-site and will be available to the public for art instruction. McKinney has background in painting, fibers and sculpture. The library is located at 1501 18th St.