Voter registration, PRIDE meeting and 3 other things to know in McKinney, Feb. 5-8


Here are some things McKinney residents should know this week, including information today’s deadline to register to vote in the upcoming March 6 primary election.

1. Last day to register to vote

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the March 6 primary election. Statewide, county and district candidates will be on the ballot.

For complete election coverage, go to

2. UNIDOS meeting Monday night

Hosted by the McKinney Police Department with support from the city of McKinney, UNIDOS is a Hispanic community outreach program in McKinney. The goal of the program is to be a resource for Spanish speaking residents, help in areas of importance and present information. Free. 7-9 p.m. Old Settler’s Recreation Area, 1201 E. Louisiana St. 972-547-1071.

3. February Community Impact Newspaper issue hits mailboxes this week

Community Impact Newspaper’s McKinney edition will be delivered to mailboxes starting Tuesday. The February edition includes our primary election guide listing candidates in contested races, a lead story about hiring struggles in McKinney and a dining feature about The Donut Kitchen.

These articles and much more can be found online at Tuesday morning.

4. City Council votes to provide funding for the airport land acquisition project

McKinney City Council will consider amending the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget and the 2018-22 Capital Improvement Program to provide funding for the McKinney National Airport land acquisition project. If approved, $3 million will be reallocated from the fund balance to fund the land acquisition project, according to city documents. 

At the meeting, council will also consider offering an internship program within the city and McKinney business community.

The meeting will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St. More information about the meeting can be found on the city’s website.

5. Resident involvement meeting

A PRIDE meeting, or promoting resident involvement, development and enthusiasm, will be held Thursday for neighborhoods without a formal homeowners association. The goal of the meeting is to create move involved neighborhoods between residents and the city. Activities will include revitalization efforts, community engagement and planning. Free. 6:30-9 p.m. Old Settler’s Recreation Area, 1201 E. Louisiana St. 972-547-7577.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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