7:51 PM Sep 19, 2019 CDT

McKinney home featured on HGTV's 'House Hunters'

A McKinney-based episode of HGTV's show "House Hunters" aired Sept. 18.


McKinney restaurant Sol’s Tex Mex & Tequila Bar under new ownership, changes name to El Mejor Mexican Kitchen + Cantina

Sol’s Tex Mex & Tequila Bar, located at 119 W. Virginia St. in downtown McKinney, was renamed to El …


McKinney Masonic Temple relocating to new facility on Ridge Road

The McKinney Masonic Temple located at 215 1/2 N. Kentucky St., McKinney, is relocating to a new facility …



Warrior Martial Arts Academy now open in McKinney on Virginia Parkway

Warrior Martial Arts Academy opened Sept. 7 at 6840 Virginia Parkway, Ste. 145, McKinney. The academy offers …


City of McKinney adopts budget, lower property tax rate for FY 2019-20

The city of McKinney adopted its property tax rate and budget for fiscal year 2019-20 during a Sept. 17 meeting.


Lokos Street Food is now open in downtown McKinney offering international bites and sweets

Lokos Street Food opened in August at 301 E. Louisiana St., McKinney. Lokos features street foods from many …


Collin County adopts increased budget and decreased tax rate for FY 2020

Collin County adopted an increased budget and decreased tax rate for fiscal year 2019-2020 during a meeting Sept. 16.



Pet Supplies Plus expects to open first full grooming service store in McKinney this October

Pet Supplies Plus expects to open Oct. 5 at 1821 N. Lake Forest Drive, Ste. 900, McKinney. Pet Supplies Plus …


Collin College marks highest enrollment in 35-year history

More students are enrolled at Collin College than ever before.


Over 40 area nonprofits to participate in McKinney's North Texas Giving Day event Sept. 14

The 11th annual North Texas Giving Day is set to take place Sept. 19. To kick off North Texas Giving Week and promote area nonprofits, McKinney is hosting its own event Sept. 14.


First restaurants expected to open at McKinney's Hub 121 in April or May

Independent Financial’s new headquarters have been completed, and more development is underway near the northwest corner of Alma Road and SH 121.



JUST IN: Texas Central signs design-build contract with civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the difference between Texas Central's Sept. 13 announcement about a design-build contract with Salini Impregilo and an October 2018 announcement about a limited-notice-to-proceed agreement with Salini Impregilo. 


New public art piece to be installed in Mitchell Park near downtown McKinney

A new public art piece is being installed in a park near downtown McKinney.


Jersey Mike's Subs now open in McKinney on Eldorado Parkway

Jersey Mike’s Subs opened Sept. 11 at 4200 Eldorado Pkwy., McKinney. Jersey Mike’s offers hot and cold …


New store coming to downtown McKinney looks to renew lost form of written communication

Graphite expects to open Sept. 26 at 211 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, in the former location of 31Ten …



History: Oldest home in McKinney open to tours at Chestnut Square

Heritage Village at Chestnut Square is home to 10 historic McKinney buildings, including the 165-year-old Faires House.


First Watch restaurant now open on Custer Road in McKinney

First Watch, a daytime-only restaurant specializing in breakfast, brunch and lunch, opened Sept. 9 at 3009 S. …


Butcher Board closes locations in downtown McKinney and Frisco

Butcher Board , located at 216 W. Virginia St., Ste. 102, McKinney, announced its closure Sept. 9. The …


Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra changes name to McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra

In early September, the Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra announced it is changing its name, and will …



Fine + Well CBD now open in downtown McKinney

Fine + Well CBD opened Aug. 16 at 202 E. Louisiana St., McKinney. The lifestyle and wellness studio will …


Collin County proposes $221.5 million general fund budget, tax rate decrease for FY 2019-20

A portion of Collin County homeowners' property taxes go toward the county's general fund budget. These budgets are adopted yearly to fund county operations, and Collin County is proposing a general fund budget of $221.5 million for fiscal year 2019-20.


Texas Central high-speed rail project moves forward following RPA approval

The Federal Railway Administration granted the Rule of Particular Applicability—or RPA—to Texas Central on Sept. 4 regarding the high-speed rail project slated to connect Dallas and Houston, according to a Sept. 4 press release from Texas Central.


What is the difference between PTOs and PTAs at McKinney ISD?

Many people believe that Parent Teacher Associations and Parent Teacher Organizations are one and the same; however, there are a few key differences. While both programs aim to help local schools and students, their organizational structures and benefits differ.