Top stories from 2021: Vaccine registration, winter storms and more news from Plano this year

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At its peak of power loss, the city had roughly 50,000 homes with interrupted power, many of which had prolonged outages, Plano City Manager Mark Israelson said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

At its peak of power loss, the city had roughly 50,000 homes with interrupted power, many of which had prolonged outages, Plano City Manager Mark Israelson said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is a list of the five most popular Community Impact Newspaper stories from Plano in 2021, based on website traffic.

1. Collin County launches registration process for COVID-19 vaccines

Collin County created a vaccine wait list for residents who are at higher risk of complications from the coronavirus in January.

2. 'We're in a financial emergency': City of Plano, residents facing long-term impacts from winter storms

As the city of Plano and its residents recovered from the harsh winter storms the week of Feb. 15, city staff was urging council members to move quickly on financial relief options.


3. UPDATED: Plano ISD approves revised health, safety protocols for upcoming school year

The Plano ISD board of trustees unanimously approved updated health and safety protocols for the new school year based on guidance from the Texas Education Agency during a special called meeting Aug. 9.

4. Plano ISD planning for full return to classrooms in 2021-22

In the first of several planned reports to the Plano school board, staff told trustees in a work session April 20 that their instructional plan for the 2021-22 school year was being built around the idea that everybody was coming back in person.

5. Collin County expects to clear COVID-19 vaccine waitlist, open the list to new registrants this week

A month after suspending new registrations, Collin County expected to clear its COVID-19 vaccine waitlist in early March, according to staff.
By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.