Ask the editor: Will McKinney have an election in May?

In March, McKinney residents will vote in the primary election to determine the Democratic and Republican parties for governor and county judge among other statewide, county and district seats.

Many nearby cities will also have school district and city council elections in May. However, McKinney voters will not have an election in May because no McKinney ISD board seats or McKinney City Council seats are up for election.

McKinney City Council members and MISD board members serve four-year terms, which results in a local election held every two years.

The next council election will be held in May 2019 with council seats for districts 2 and 4 and an at-large seat up for election as well as MISD board places 4, 5 and 6 up for election.

While no special election is expected this year, the city or school board has the option to call for a special election during an off year for an issue such as a bond election.


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Frisco ISD will offer temporary virtual learning for students through grade six

Online classes will be available for the first nine weeks of the school year for lower grade levels.

Taco Ocho is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Taco Ocho)
Taco Ocho restaurant expands into McKinney

The restaurant serves starters such as queso, chips and jalapeno salsa, with entrees such as salads, tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, nachos and tortas.

Stumpy's Hatchet House offers ax throwing for groups of any size. (Courtesy Stumpy's Hatchet House)
Ax-throwing venue comes to Frisco; Plano ISD to offer back-to-school fair and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including an Aug. 3 event Plano ISD is hosting to give away backpacks.

Yaba Java Cafe is set to open in McKinney on Lake Forest Drive. (Courtesy Yaba Java Cafe)
Yaba Java Cafe to offer espresso, Italian iced sodas, specialty dishes to McKinney

“I want you to come in here and feel really comfortable,” owner Ayman Hatkwa said.

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Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Candida auris causes invasive infections and can be transmitted in health care settings, a news release from Collin County Health Care Services said. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Collin County health officials say yeast infection that killed 4 not public threat 

The county gave no indication that generally healthy individuals should fear infection.

See how COVID-19 impacted McKinney over the last week. (Community Impact staff)
Tracking COVID-19: Half of McKinney ZIP codes show more than 42% of residents fully vaccinated as of July 29

The 75071 ZIP code has the highest percentage of fully vaccinated residents reported with nearly 54%.

Oni Ramen plans to open a location in Richardson's CityLine development later this year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Oni Ramen coming to Richardson; American-Italian restaurant Sfereco set to open in Lewisville and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including a new bakery coming to McKinney.

On July 29, the city announced that it acquired 230 acres of parkland within the Painted Tree residential development. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
McKinney pays $23M for 230 acres of parkland in Painted Tree development

Athletic fields, recreational facilities and future community and economic development projects will be built upon the new land.

Mad for Chicken opened July 23 at 216 W. Virginia St., Ste. 102, in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Mad for Chicken)
Mad for Chicken opens; work on container homes community begins and more top news from DFW

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

School supplies will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax Aug. 6-8. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
What to know before the statewide tax-free weekend Aug. 6-8

Customers will not have to pay the standard 8.25% sales tax on select clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks under $100.