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1:00 PM Oct 9, 2019 CDT

McKinney looks to Airbnb for help collecting local hotel occupancy taxes

The city of McKinney is looking to Airbnb for help collecting thousands of dollars in local hotel occupancy taxes from residents renting out their properties to visitors.

DATA: Household income, uninsured rate increase in DFW

The latest data release from the 2018 American Community Survey shows that population is not the only thing  increasing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

McKinney ISD reduces tax rate by approximately $0.10 in light of House Bill 3

Residents living in McKinney ISD boundaries can expect to pay a lower tax rate this year.

McKinney breweries to sell beer to go Sept. 1

Breweries across Texas will soon be able to sell beer to go from their location rather than relying solely on grocery and liquor stores.

Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.

Data: McKinney ranked sixth fastest-growing U.S. city with at least 50,000 residents

McKinney was among the 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities with at least 50,000 residents between July 2017-July 2018, according to new population estimates.

McKinney homelessness rate triples; groups look to decrease number

Among the affluent and growing suburban neighborhoods of McKinney, Plano and Frisco lies a growing issue: homelessness.

Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill designed to limit property tax growth

By Riane Roldan and Shannon Najmabadi , The Texas Tribune

McKinney ISD considers 2019-20, 2020-21 budgets with looming House Bill 3

McKinney ISD officials are discussing options for the upcoming 2019-20 budget and 2020-21 budget with a looming “what if” depending on the approval of Texas House Bill 3.

Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.

North Texas Tollway Authority's 5-year plan involves $1.5 billion investment in existing toll roads

Over the next five years, the North Texas Tollway Authority will invest $1.5 billion in the maintenance, expansion and safety of existing toll roads, according to Public Relations Manager Angelica Solano.

McKinney population drives need for increased public safety budget

McKinney City Council is proposing an overall 1.5 cent property tax rate decrease in fiscal year 2018-19, despite an almost 10 percent budget increase for public safety.

McKinney Community Development Corp. awards $1.35 million in grants

The McKinney Community Development Corp. awarded more than $1.35 million in grants for four community, cultural and economic development projects.

Dallas added more people in 2016-17 than all but two U.S. cities, according to Census population estimates

The city of Dallas added 18,935 people last year, according to 2016-17 U.S. Census estimates released this week, resulting in the third-largest overall population increase in the country. Only San Antonio and Phoenix grew faster during the same time frame, adding more than 24,000 residents each.

Texas Central, Amtrak reach agreement for $16.5 billion bullet train services

Texas Central and Amtrak announced Friday that the two companies have reached an agreement offering through-ticketing and transfer services for passengers traveling between Amtrak and Texas Central stations.

McKinney businesses struggle to find employees due to lack of qualified workers, high cost of living

When driving across McKinney it is almost impossible for one not to see “Now hiring” or “Help wanted” signs displayed in business windows and on marquees.

UPDATED: Amazon names Dallas as a finalist for $5B HQ2

Amazon named Dallas as one of 20 finalists for the potential future location of the company’s second headquarters in an announcement Thursday morning.

Learn what McKinney stores opened in 2017, debut in 2018

McKinney had plenty of shopping establishments open in 2017 and several more anticipated to open in 2018.