Early voting for City Council run-off election begins June 1

Early voting begins June 1 for the District 4 and At Large City Council races. Voters will choose between Chuck Branch or Pablo Ruiz to the District 4 seat and Tracy Rath or Bill Campbell to the At Large seat during early voting from Monday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 9, or at the General Election on Saturday, June 13.

The District 4 representative will be chosen by the voters in the respective district. All McKinney voters can vote for the representative for the At Large position.

Election Day is Saturday, June 13. For voting information, polling locations and hours, and City Council districts, visit www.mckinneytexas.org/vote.


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First Mad for Chicken in Texas now open in downtown McKinney

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McKinney completes over $3.17M in renovations at Cottonwood Park

A community party July 24 will highlight the more than $3.17 million invested in preserving and redeveloping McKinney's Cottonwood Park.

Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Regulators: Texas electric grid prepared for potentially record-breaking demand next week; 'once-in-a-generation reforms' underway

The heads of the agencies in charge of the Texas electric grid met in Austin on July 22 to provide updates on their grid reform efforts.

McKinney supply for homes not meeting demand

Factors behind this market dynamic include a prepandemic interest in the Dallas-Fort Worth region that was exacerbated by the global health crisis.

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Live music, beverage crawls and more things to do in McKinney this summer

Check out events to attend in McKinney from now through August.

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McKinney establishes school zones for new Emerson High

Frisco ISD's 11th high school will open this fall in west McKinney.

Opioid abuse and the need for services addressing developmental disabilities are both on the rise in Collin County, LifePath Systems CEO Tammy Mahan told county commissioners on July 19. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County’s LifePath Systems sees rise in spending for opioid abuse, psychiatric beds

On treatment for opioid abuse, spending rose to $912,662 in 2020, which is up from $808,524 in 2019.

Suburban Yacht Club plans to open in Plano in August. (Courtesy Shannon McCarthy)
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Pizza and wings will be offered at Barro's Pizza when the restaurant opens in McKinney this September. (Courtesy Barro's Pizza)
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The Billy G's Original hoagie at Guitars & Growlers comes with ham, salami, various veggies and oil & vinegar. (Courtesy Guitars & Growlers)
McKinney restaurant Guitars & Growlers fosters community through craft beer, music

Guitars & Growlers opened its first location in Richardson in 2017. Both locations serve local craft beer, ciders and root beer on tap, in addition to a full menu with items named after well-known musicians.

The city has tapped artist Guido van Helten to paint a community mural on the north face of the silos at the McKinney Mill building on the east side of McKinney. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
New mural to join growing collection in McKinney public spaces

The city has tapped Australian artist Guido van Helten to create a mural on the silos and grain elevator on across Hwy. 5 on the McKinney Mill building.

Construction is ongoing for Shady Brook, a residential development near Grapevine's city center. An increase in new housing inventory is one factor experts believe could help alleviate pressure in the local real estate market. (Steven Ryzewski/Community Impact Newspaper)
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