Stay informed about the latest local news in Plano North, including PISD and Plano City Council headlines, updates on major projects like the Collin Creek Mall redevelopment, along with the latest transportation and health care news affecting your community.

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Texas records nation's largest job gains in June; state unemployment rate continues to fall

As more people move to Texas and return to “normal” activities, Texas’ labor force is also growing, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Plano chamber selects Kelle Marsalis for top executive role after conducting national search

The Plano Chamber of Commerce has selected a familiar face for its top executive position.

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.

With redevelopment at hand, Plano residents remember Collin Creek Mall as it was

As the Collin Creek Mall property sits on the verge of a billion-dollar makeover, memories loom large for Plano residents past and present.

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.

Fast-paced growth in Plano leads to churn for Legacy-area businesses

A surge of Plano restaurant openings has provided a host of options for diners and an increase in competition, but some businesses are finding the need to reinvent themselves to survive.

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

By Riane Roldan and Shannon Najmabadi , The Texas Tribune

JPMorgan Chase to build 12-story tower at Legacy West office campus in Plano

JPMorgan Chase & Co. will soon begin construction on a 12-story office tower as part of the company's expansion of its massive office campus in Plano's Legacy West development.

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.

Ambit Energy to layoff 92 employees in November from Plano call center

Ambit Energy will lay off 92 employees from a call center located in Plano by Nov. 19, according to a report from the Texas Workforce Commission.

'We've got to play by Plano’s rules': Latest buyer linked to Collin Creek Mall calls for few, if any, apartments

A new developer has positioned himself as the frontrunner to purchase and revamp Plano's ailing Collin Creek Mall into a mixed-use district—but unlike a number of similar  projects in the area, the prospective buyer's plans are not expected to include traditional apartment units.

In lawsuit, Plano developer offers account of how Collin Creek Mall deal fell apart

For months, owners of various properties at Plano's ailing Collin Creek Mall have been silent publicly about outside efforts to purchase and redevelop the mall, even as surveyors and consulting firms in recent weeks have been seen inspecting the site.

Capital One to lay off 286 employees from Plano office by Oct. 1

After Capital One announced in November 2017 it would exit originations in its mortgage and home equity business, the banking corporation is expected to lay off 286 employees by October.

Plano City Council adopts Envision Oak Point, a guide for development east of US 75

The city of Plano has adopted a broad development plan for the city’s eastern Oak Point area, part of an effort to attract developers to the largely rural area that is flush with city amenities but also held down by underperforming shopping centers.

Plano Chamber of Commerce recognized as 2018 chamber of the year

The Plano Chamber of Commerce received the 2018 Chamber of the Year Award Wednesday evening from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Landowners, officials await Plano's Oak Point plan verdict

Plano council members appear set for a decisive vote on a plan to guide development in the city’s Oak Point area, a guiding document for developers and city officials that has traveled a rocky path toward the finish line.

Plano City Council to bring back withdrawn Envision Oak Point plan for consideration

The Plano City Council left Tuesday’s meeting determined to vote on a development vision for the city’s eastern Oak Point area that had been withdrawn previously for lack of apparent consensus on the council.

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.

J.C. Penney CEO resigns, to become CEO of Lowe's in July

Plano-based J.C. Penney is beginning its search for a new leader after its CEO Marvin Ellison announced Tuesday he is resigning to take over as CEO of Lowe's, one of the nation’s largest home-improvement retailers.

Peloton announces plans to add 400 jobs to Plano in new Legacy Central lease

Exercise equipment manufacturer Peloton initially staked its claim in Plano after opening a showroom in Legacy West. Now the company is looking to lease 27,000 square feet of office space at the Legacy Central mixed-use development.

Plano Symphony Orchestra office search prompted by Southern Methodist University in Plano sale

The Plano Symphony Orchestra is searching for a new home after Southern Methodist University in Plano, the owner of the property the orchestra leases out of, announced it listed the building for sale.

Citing potentially 'unresolvable' differences, Plano staff withdraws Envision Oak Point development plan

The Plano mayor and city manager on Monday bemoaned the withdrawal of the Envision Oak Point plan , saying critical opportunities to guide development in one of Plano's largest remaining undeveloped areas may have already passed.

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.