10:03 PM Dec 5, 2019 CST

McKinney Chamber of Commerce relocating to First United Bank building

After five years in its current location, the McKinney Chamber of Commerce will relocate.


10:00 AM Dec 4, 2019 CST

McKinney hospitals address concerns as cases of vaping-related illnesses rise in North Texas

North Texas ranks No. 1 among eight regions in Texas for vaping-associated severe lung disease cases in 2019, according to state health data. 

Community Garden Kitchen to break ground on new facility in McKinney

Community Garden Kitchen will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new location at 500 Throckmorton, McKinney, on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.



4 transportation projects happening this December in McKinney

Construction to widen Redbud Boulevard from a two- to a four-lane roadway is expected to be finished in December.


McKinney’s Christmas activities boost sales tax revenue and help fund projects

This year, McKinney will mark its 39th annual Home for the Holiday Christmas celebration. The city expends time and effort to create community events around the holidays; however, it also receives an economic return on its investment.


Not just a millennial problem: From 2005 to 2015, older Americans saw largest increase in student loan debt

The increasing cost of college has led Americans to carry more student debt than before.


Seniors Helping Seniors: Active adults gathering for the greater good

A dedicated group of senior adults gathers every Wednesday morning at McDonald’s at Hardin Boulevard and Eldorado Parkway in McKinney—not just for coffee and a sausage biscuit, but for a much greater mission. 



37 senior living facilities in McKinney

As the number of senior adults nationwide and in the McKinney area continues to grow, so does demand for residential options.


Affordable workforce apartments receive zoning approval by McKinney City Council

McKinney City Council approved a rezoning request for a workforce housing complex near the southeast corner of Collin McKinney Parkway and Craig Drive.


Rockfish Seafood & Grill serves fresh, popular seafood dishes in McKinney

Rockfish Seafood & Grill in McKinney has been around since the 2003. McKinney was one of the last locations to open for the company, which now has 10 restaurants in the Dallas and Houston areas.


Aunt Mae's Home Care provides nonmedical home care services and companionship to clients

Married couple Betty and James Anderson said they would both be in nursing homes without the help of Carroll Toombs, a caregiver with Aunt Mae’s Home Care.



McKinney-area school districts shorten school year by lengthening days

Many McKinney-area public school students will start summer 2021 sooner as school districts shift to longer school days. 


McKinney-area vapor stores see decline in sales as illnesses continue to surface

Amid recent reports of vaping-related illness, injury and death, local vape shops are feeling the negative impacts.


Educators fight underage vaping as usage increases among McKinney ISD students

The number of student disciplinary referrals for tobacco products in McKinney ISD has quadrupled in the past five years, in large part due to the increased popularity of e-cigarettes and vaping, district officials say.


Locally owned bar The Elwood BFD coming to McKinney's Hub 121

The Elwood BFD, a new one-of-a-kind bar coming to McKinney, could be open as soon as April 2020. BFD stands for “beer, food and drink.”



Blank Slate Therapy now open in McKinney

Blank Slate Therapy opened a clinic Nov. 1 at 8751 Collin McKinney Parkway, Ste. 502, McKinney.


Neon signs going up in downtown McKinney

Downtown McKinney visitors will notice new neon signs lighting up Historic Downtown McKinney in time for the city’s Home for the Holidays event on Nov. 29-Dec. 1.


Starbucks opening new location on US 380 in McKinney

Starbucks is opening a newly constructed location at 5101 University Drive, McKinney.


Cedar Creek Brewery coming soon to McKinney's Hub 121 development

Cedar Creek Brewery expects to open in McKinney this time next year at Hub 121.



Cocktail Creamery relocates to inside The Donut Kitchen in downtown McKinney

Cocktail Creamery relocated to The Donut Kitchen, located at 205 W. Louisiana St., McKinney.


Dumpster Diva Designs closing current location, looking to relocate

Dumpster Diva Designs will be closing at its current location, located at 351B E. Louisiana St., McKinney, at the end of November.


Petition circulating to recall McKinney City Council member, city officials confirm

A petition to recall a McKinney City Council member is circulating after being filed with the city secretary’s office on Nov. 20, according to city officials.


Texas high-speed rail construction could move forward following agreement between Texas Central, Mass. Electric Construction Co.

Construction on the Texas high-speed rail could continue to gain traction following an Early Contract Involvement agreement between Texas Central and Mass. Electric Contruction Co.



Exotic Blendz Bubble Tea now open in McKinney on US 380

Exotic Blendz Bubble Tea opened early September at 3540 W. University Dr., Ste. 300, McKinney.


McKinney ISD to extend school days by 7 minutes in 2020-21 school year to start summer week early

The McKinney ISD board of trustees unanimously supported a recommendation by district staff to extend the school day by seven minutes next school year during the Nov. 19 meeting.