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Things to Do This Weekend in Collin County (10/24)

As Halloween gets closer, this weekend has activities to start the party early. If you’re hoping for a chance to network with amazing female leaders in Collin County, an excuse to drink beer in downtown Plano for Oktoberfest, or a place to trick-or-treat, here are the best ways to spend your weekend in Collin County.  […]

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The Heart of Collin County Heart Fest Offers Top North Texas Chefs & Texas Music Legend Robert Earl Keen

Texas legend Robert Earl Keen once said, “The road goes on forever and the party never ends.”  Thankfully, there are pit stops along the road, and the American Heart Association is providing one on Nov. 8 with its socially distanced The Heart of Collin County Heart Fest, offering a five-course tasting menu with cocktail pairings, […]

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McKinney Council Member and Mayor Battle It Out After Throckmorton Vote Delayed

Just after hearing presentations from board members on the fate of the James W. Throckmorton statue in downtown McKinney, council member La’Shadion Shemwell called Tuesday night’s city council meeting a sham when he realized the vote to remove it would be delayed until after his recall election.  “Nobody’s minds are being changed,” Shemwell said. “You […]

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The Election of 1876 Made Bush V. Gore Look Like a Picnic

Many are saying that the uncertainty surrounding the aftermath of the upcoming presidential election will be unprecedented, but if a prolonged dispute stemming from contested results is in the cards like some are expecting it to be, it won’t be unprecedented at all.  American voters have enjoyed a long tradition of not having to wait […]

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Velvet Taco Opens a New Plano Location, Plus 5 Must-Try Dishes

It’s been a long time coming, but Velvet Taco, known for the weirdest and wildest tacos in the metroplex, has finally opened a second location in Plano, complete with a drive-thru and advance order pick up window.   Velvet Taco doesn’t specialize in street tacos, or simple, homestyle layers of meat and cheese in a tortilla. […]

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Fall Festivals & Halloween Events in Collin County

It’s fall, y’all and time to celebrate with some of the season’s best events. If you’re looking for something festive and spooky or just want to get outside to enjoy the cooler weather, check out these events happening through the end of October. Make your plans early, most of these events have been planned with […]

Plano Families First Health & Wellness Fair Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Dental screenings and fluoride varnishes, flu shots, school supplies aren’t normally something that you would expect to be free.  The average cost of a dental visit without insurance can run about $175, while flu shots fall between $5 and $45. As for school supplies, the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, discovered […]

Frisco ISD Gambles with Pandemic, Changes COVID-19 Policy to Limit Quarantine of Exposed Students

Frisco ISD officials are rolling the dice with COVID-19 and changing their policy on COVID-19 exposure and when quarantine due to exposure needs to occur. On Wednesday, Frisco ISD announced that they plan to follow the Texas Education Agency’s definition of close contact, which will help limit the number of students who need to be […]

Things to Do This Weekend in Collin County (10/17)

This weekend has lots of activities in store whether you’re in the mood for shopping, meeting new people, or speaking on social issues! Ring in the new season with outdoor activities and make new connections with others virtually in Collin County this weekend.  Make New Friends at a Virtual Activity Fair Available all weekend  The […]

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Diamonds Direct Trunk Show Features Verragio Engagement Rings & Fashion Jewelry

Needing some sparkle? You are in luck because Diamonds Direct is offering a very special designer trunk show taking place Friday, October 23rd to Saturday, October 24th featuring the world renowned Verragio! Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to shop the Verragio extended collection featuring fashion jewelry, one-of-a-kind engagement rings, wedding bands and so much more. […]

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