In 2013, Plano Independent School District created three academy programs that offered students a wide array of options to receive their high school education as well as become better prepared for higher education and the workforce.
Located inside a restored home in Plano, The Wooden Spoon transports customers to places far beyond the city limits. Floorboards creak as the customer walks among displays of Norwegian sweaters, Swedish dishes, colorful figurines and food items.
After an empty second public hearing Sept. 3, City Council is set to adopt the 2014-15 proposed budget Sept. 8, which will keep the tax rate at 48 cents per $100 valuation and includes a 4 percent increase in tax revenue, said Karen Rhodes.
Plano City Council unanimously approved to rezone approximately 8 acres of land at the southwest corner of 18th Street and G Avenue to allow the addition of 61 single-family detached housing in its meeting Aug. 25.
Officials from Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Dallas/Fort International Airport gathered Aug. 15 to celebrate the completion of the newest stop on the Orange Line at Terminal A, which will open to the public on Aug. 18.
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company is set to reconstruct its railroad grade crossing at Ohio Drive and will cause detours as the location will be closed to traffic between Plano Parkway and Mapleshade Lane Aug. 15–18.
In recognition of International Homeless Animals Day on Aug. 16, Plano Animal Services is joining a number of animal shelters throughout North Texas and participating in Empty the Shelter Day, an adoption effort that waives all fees for one day.
The Plano Police Department was honored more than once at Plano City Council’s meeting July 28 for its regional cooperation with surrounding cities and its joint efforts with the fire department in blood donations.
Plano Parks and Recreation Department is looking to revitalize Jack Carter Park and Pool to make facilities more efficient and useful for all generations, said Amy Fortenberry, director of the department.