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Stay informed about the latest local news in Plano North, including PISD and Plano City Council headlines, updates on major projects like the Collin Creek Mall redevelopment, along with the latest transportation and health care news affecting your community.

11:18 AM Aug 8, 2022 CDT

Plano ISD welcomes new campus leadership for 2022-23 school year

The Plano ISD board of trustees recognized six new school principals and a new director of the Charmaine Solomon Adult Transition Center at its Aug. 2 meeting.


Plano ISD to resume charging for school lunches as COVID-19 waiver expires

Students who qualify will still be able to receive free or reduced-price meals.


Record percentage of Texas teachers considering quitting, survey shows

Texas educators reported declines in support from parents and state leaders during the pandemic, according to the Texas State Teachers Association.



Plano asks residents to increase water conservation efforts

North Texas is facing an extremely hot and dry summer with little rain which increases drought conditions, according to the city. 


Plano City Council sets property tax rate ceiling, calls for public hearing

The proposed tax rate is $0.02 lower than the rate that was approved for the 2021-22 fiscal year budget.


Sakhuu Thai restaurant coming to The Shops at Legacy in Plano

The restaurant, which also has locations in Richardson and Dallas, offers authentic Lao and Thai cuisine.


Local Creamery Plano now open on Preston Road

Ice cream shop Local Creamery Plano opened July 14 in Plano.



Texas health department accepting grant applications to expand access to health care

The grant will help health centers that serve underserved and uninsured Texans in areas with limited resources.


The Joint Chiropractic opens in Berkeley Square Shopping Center in Plano

The clinic offers services to realign the spine to help prevent back and neck pain, migraines and fibromyalgia. Walk-ins are welcome at the center.


Plano ISD task force presents $1.49B bond recommendation for November ballot

With four propositions, the proposed bond package would total $1,495,638,000 for “critical” projects in the district, according to task force co-chairs Rick Cinclair and Marshall Jackson.


Healthy dining eatery Jugo to open location in Plano

The menu features acai bowls, juice, smoothies and more. The company has other locations in San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth.



Texas extends emergency SNAP benefits through August

Texas will provide over $305.5 million in emergency benefits this month, which is expected to help 1.5 million households.


Medical City Plano doing electrical renovations at hospital campus on West 15th Street

Medical City Plano, which is located at 3901 W. 15th St., is a 603-bed acute care facility with more than 1,800 physicians representing over 70 specialties and subspecialties, according to the hospital’s website.


Eddie V's Prime Seafood sets opening date for new Plano location

Known for its seafood, cocktails and hand-carved steaks from its in-house butcher, the restaurant will offer a luxurious fine dining experience, according to a release from the business.


Work on new multifamily apartment complex The Promenade to begin later this year in Plano

Construction on a new multifamily apartment complex is slated to get underway later this year near the southwest corner of Chase Oaks Boulevard and Anniston Trail in Plano, according to a listing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.



Texas records nation's largest job gains in June; state unemployment rate continues to fall

As more people move to Texas and return to “normal” activities, Texas’ labor force is also growing, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.


Texas sales tax holiday on school supplies planned for Aug. 5-7

Items can be purchased in person, online or through mail order to qualify.


Loretta’s Intimates changes name to Petticoat Fair in Plano

The Plano location is the second Petticoat Fair boutique for owner and buyer Kali Andrews after its existing Austin store.


DATA: Home prices in Plano increase 21%-31% over prior year

While homes are spending fewer days on the market in Plano, the options potential buyers have to choose from are slimmer than the year prior as fewer homes are being sold in most of the city’s ZIP codes.



USDA invests over $36M for high-speed internet in rural Texas

Telecommunications companies in Central Texas and the West Plains region will receive funding to help rural Texans gain access to high-speed internet.


Here are 5 new businesses that have opened in Plano

From jewelry and luxury sneakers to an event venue, these are five businesses that are now open in Plano.


Mighty Chick planning for August opening in Plano

Fried chicken restaurant Mighty Chick is coming soon to Plano after previously operating in Watauga.