The source of the home explosion on Cleveland Drive in Plano is being investigated as a possible gas leak. Authorities made that much clear within 24 hours of the explosion on Monday afternoon. (UPDATE: this story now reflects the update from Plano authorities that the Plano home explosion may have been intentional. Read the still […]
UPDATE AS OF JULY 21, 2021: Plano Police and Plano Fire Marshals began a joint investigation as to the cause of the explosion. After further investigation, they have determined that the explosion that leveled the home on Cleveland Dr. may have been intentional. “Based on the investigation, this incident appears to be isolated and there […]
Plano Fire-Rescue Chief Sam Greif has just been appointed to serve as Chairman of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee. Collin County locals will undoubtedly remember when the beloved fire chief overcame a terrifying fight with COVID-19 earlier this year (see our post below) and came out triumphant, urging people […]
One of the great obsessions that Texans hold dear is a grocery store called HEB. The San-Antonio based supermarket chain encompasses over 340 locations across the state of Texas and brings in droves of loyal customers. The company consistently lives up to its motto: “Here Everything’s Better.” But not everyone “gets” what makes HEB so… […]
What does the controversial Texas Heartbeat Act mean for abortion access? These women’s clinics weigh-in.
Editor’s note: This story uses quotes from the owner of a local women’s clinic who discussed her opinions and perspective on Gov. Greg Abbott signing the Texas Heartbeat Act into law but asked to remain anonymous out of fear of harassment. In this story, her name has been changed to Mary Johnson. Her identity is […]
We can safely say that Plano has the best parks in Texas! Yet again, Plano blows all other Texas park systems out of the water — at least according to the Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore rankings for 2021. Plano is listed as the No. 1 park system in Texas, and No. 15 nationwide. TPL, […]
Since Marvin Scott III’s in-custody death at the Collin County Jail, his family has been protesting in front of the jail, demanding the sheriff fire and arrest the detention officers involved in Marvin’s death. They also wanted to know their names. A day after Scott’s death, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner placed seven detention employees […]
It’s making headlines all over the news: “What the Delta variant could mean for Covid-19 in the United States,” “COVID-19 Delta Variant ‘Accelerating’ In North Texas And Across The Nation,” “CDC: Delta variant expected to be dominant in US.” But in the words of Bo Burnham from his newest special Inside, “Um, what the [heck] […]
Hundreds of North Texans gathered this weekend at Finch Park in McKinney to celebrate Juneteenth, a historic day of emancipation in Texas and now a federal holiday, with comedians, poets, and musicians. Special guest Zae Romeo from NBC’s The Voice also made an appearance. In a June 19 press release, event organizer Empress Drane, McKinney […]
On Friday, newly-elected Plano Mayor John Muns joined 80 high school students from the mayor’s summer internship program at the North Texas Community Bank for Community Service Day. Mayor Muns wasn’t alone. Councilmembers Rick Grady and Julie Holmer along with Deputy City Manager Greg Rushin spent the day with other NTT DATA volunteers sorting food […]
Children Advocacy Center of Collin County Hosts Groundbreaking for McKinney Facility as Child Abuse Increases
Since 1992, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County has been serving children and families who are victims of child abuse. The non-profit brings “services to the child instead of the child going from place to place to tell their stories and get help” and works with law enforcement, medical professionals and other experts to […]
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