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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Krewe of Barkus parade of pooches returns to downtown McKinney

Event will honor the 50th anniversary of the movie Benji, for which McKinney served as a primary filming spot

McKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 30, 2023) – Downtown McKinney will overflow with canine Clark Kents and a surplus of super dogs at the annual Krew...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

City of McKinney announces Interim Fire Chief Paul Dow

Assistant Chief Paul Dow brings more than 27 years of experience to the department

McKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 23, 2023) – The City of McKinney has announced that Assistant Fire Chief Paul Dow will serve as Interim Chief of the McKinney Fire Department...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Erwin Park in McKinney to close for prescribed burn Jan. 23

Residents may see smoke in the Erwin Park area during the burn and do not need to call emergency services to report it

McKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 20, 2023) – The City of McKinney Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the McKinney Fire D...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Packets available for interested McKinney City Council candidates

Three City Council seats to be on the general election ballot May 6

McKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 20, 2023) – Three McKinney City Council seats will be up for voter consideration during the general election in May. For individuals interested in learning ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

McKinney bond committee recommends $200 million bond package to City Council

Bond program to focus on the development of the McKinney National Airport

McKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 18, 2023) – A bond committee made a recommendation to the McKinney City Council to call for a $200 million bond package for future development at the ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

McKinney Fire Chief announces retirement, nationwide search to begin for a replacement

Chief Kistner has been with the city since 2011

McKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 3, 2023) – Fire Chief Danny Kistner has announced his retirement after 11 years with the City of McKinney Fire Department. His final day with the city will be Jan. 30.

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

McKinney announces new Police Chief

Assistant Joe Ellenburg appointed after serving as Interim Police Chief since October

The City of McKinney has announced Assistant Chief Joe Ellenburg has been appointed as Chief of the McKinney Police Department. He has been serving as Interim Police Chie...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Conceptual master plan approved for Towne Lake Park

New developments will be more resilient to occasional flooding and include plans for the city's second dog park

The McKinney City Council approved a conceptual master plan for Towne Lake Park that retains the park's natural beauty while i...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

McKinney breaks ground on new City Hall complex

175,000-square-foot building will consolidate city offices and serve as a community gathering place for future generations

The City of McKinney broke ground on the new City Hall complex in the Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District that will accommod...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

McKinney City Council appoints 2023 bond committee members

Bond program is likely to focus on the development of the McKinney National Airport

The McKinney City Council appointed members to a bond committee that will review and recommend future capital projects that could be presented to McKinney voters next May. ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

McKinney Oktoberfest goes cashless for the first time

Attendees can pay electronically via mobile devices, or credit or debit cards

McKINNEY, Texas (Sept. 19, 2022) – For the first time, McKinney Oktoberfest is using cashless transactions throughout the three-day festival. This means faster service ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

McKinney Holds Mexican Independence Day Celebration

Event kicks off with dedication ceremony for Gilda Garcia Garza Aquatic Center, followed by family activities

The City of McKinney Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Mexican Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Old Se...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

McKinney City Council approves budget with lower city property tax rate

The budget offers a four-cent reduction in the city’s property tax rate

McKinney City Council voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2023 budget of $652 million, resulting in a four-cent reduction in the city’s property tax rate. The budget, ...

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