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Test Prep Guide: 7 McKinney businesses offering ACT and SAT test tutoring

For those wanting to study at a four-year university, taking the ACT or SAT is a must. But the tests are not easy. Many businesses in McKinney offer tutoring to help students prepare for the big tests. This list is not comprehensive, and rates are not included because they vary.


McKinney restaurant E.J. Wills Gastropub goes beyond food: ‘We’re about bringing the community together’

Joy and Greg Booth saw a gap they could help fill in the McKinney community when they began planning for E.J. Wills Gastropub. The restaurant moved to McKinney from its two-year-old Dallas location in March 2018.


State committee to host public forum Oct. 10 in Dallas on upcoming state and congressional redistricting

Texas lawmakers are inviting citizens to weigh in on redistricting at an upcoming public hearing.



Savor Patisserie offers creative and traditional macarons in downtown McKinney shop

Founder and owner Kelli Watts opened the macaron shop Savor Patisserie in downtown McKinney in September 2017.


McKinney ISD seniors will be required to apply for federal financial aid prior to graduating under new state law

The cost of college continues to increase, but too often, financial aid officials say, students fail to tap into existing resources, resulting in “money left on the table.”


McKinney looks to Airbnb for help collecting local hotel occupancy taxes

The city of McKinney is looking to Airbnb for help collecting thousands of dollars in local hotel occupancy taxes from residents renting out their properties to visitors.


Proposed car wash denied by McKinney P&Z

A request to rezone property from planned development district to another planned development district that would allow for a car wash was denied by McKinney Planning and Zoning commissioners Oct. 8. The site is located at the northeast corner of Virginia Parkway and Ridge Road in McKinney.



McKinney Featured Neighborhood: Springs at McKinney

Springs at McKinney is located near the Sam Rayburn Tollway off Stacy Road. The complex offers studio apartments as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans.


The Flour Mill changes name to The Mill at East McKinney, rebrands as 'one-stop shop' events venue

The Flour Mill, located at 407 E. Louisiana St., McKinney, has changed its name to The Mill at East McKinney. …


A Q&A with Neil Matkin, Collin College district president

In April, Neil Matkin will celebrate five years of serving as Collin College district president. The college was named in September as one of the best colleges to work for, according to a new survey by the “Great Colleges to Work For” program. Matkin’s experience in higher education includes serving as the executive vice president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Before that, Matkin was the president of the Central Campus of San Jacinto College and served in a variety of administrative and staff roles across the country.


Blood donors especially needed during summer, holiday months, McKinney officials say

Six-year-old McKinney resident Drew Herrell was diagnosed with pediatric cancer in May and has since received five blood transfusions.





Collin College’s school marshal program approved by the state

Collin College could have armed school marshals on its campuses as soon as next fall following the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement’s approval of the college’s proposed school marshal program in July.




ASK THE EDITOR: Where can I find what’s on the ballot?

Hello, McKinney readers! It’s time to introduce myself as the new McKinney editor for Community Impact Newspaper . I’ve been serving as the editor of Community Impact Newspaper in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake for the last two years, and I am delighted to now be the editor of our sister paper.


Festivals and 5Ks: 13 things to do in McKinney in October and November

It finally feels like fall. Head outdoors to these events happening in the …


Serenity High School to celebrate 20 years serving McKinney students

Serenity High School will mark its 20th anniversary Oct. 11. The school is located at 2550 Wilmeth Road, …


Oct. 7 is the last day for voter registration

The voter registration deadline for Texans to cast ballots in the Nov. 5 election is Oct. 7. A completed and signed application is also required by this deadline for those who have had recent name and/or address changes.




New coffee shop now open in McKinney on Custer Road

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea opened Sept. 30 in Craig Ranch at 4701 S. Custer Road, Ste. 500, McKinney. The …


Grind Burger Bar + Tap Room celebrates one-year anniversary in McKinney

Grind Burger Bar + Tap Room opened Oct. 4, 2018 at 7500 Stacy Road, Ste. 150, McKinney. The restaurant serves …


Chase Bank opens new facility on University Drive in McKinney

Chase Bank opened Sept. 6 in its new facility at 5201 W. University Drive, McKinney, in the Kroger …