Jenna Doe | Photography by Carly May

The Woman Behind Jenna’s Law and Her National Fight Against Childhood Sexual Abuse

Jenna Quinn has devoted her entire professional life to strengthening child sexual assault laws to empower its victims to come forward and seek justice, and this tenacious activism has taken many forms. She played an integral administrative role in the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas. She has spoken at schools, churches, and conference centers across […]

Collin County NAACP President June Jenkins speaks at an April 19 press conference after she, Marvin Scott III’s family and civil rights attorney Blerim Elmazi met with the Collin County District Attorney’s office to get an update on Marvin’s case. | Bailey Lewis

Marvin Scott III Family, Collin County NAACP Still Seek Answers After Meeting with DA’s Office

April 19 marked 35 days since Marvin Scott III died in police custody at the Collin County Jail in McKinney. A meeting with the Collin County District Attorney’s office spearheaded by the Collin County NAACP Monday at the Collin County Courthouse was supposed to give Marvin’s family new details to help answer why he died […]

Several luxury stores will open at Legacy West throughout late spring. | Courtesy of Jillian Claybrook, senior account executive for The Lead PR

Legacy West Gucci Store Opened Friday, Other Luxury Stores to Open Throughout Late Spring

Luxury has come to Legacy West — literally. The retail development announced Thursday the openings of several luxury brand stores throughout late spring, including Gucci, which opened Friday. Other brands that will set up shop at Legacy West, according to Jillian Claybrook, senior account executive for The Lead PR, are Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., […]

The Yard’s outdoor patio. | Courtesy of The Yard’s Facebook page

6 Best McKinney Patios for Great Drinks in the Springtime Weather

Nothing yells springtime more than an outdoor patio, cold drinks, and tasty snacks. And now, as we all slowly get vaccinated, venturing outdoors and gathering with your pals continues to get safer and safer. So, if you’re a McKinney resident, here are six of the best outdoor patio restaurants for you and your friends to sip […]

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Things to Do This Weekend in Collin County (4/17)

Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather this weekend and get involved in festivals, patio nights, and more outdoor activities! There are plenty of activities for the whole family, as well as adults-only gatherings. Get in touch with your artistic side as there are a few artistic events too.  Music & Arts Festival From 11 […]

The Plano Symphony Orchestra Performing the family concert series “Storytelling Through Music” in March in Frisco. They will be performing two shows of the concert series in Plano on Sunday, April 18. | Courtesy of Jennifer Wheeler, director of education for the Plano Symphony Orchestra

Plano Symphony Orchestra to Host Performances of Family Series Concert This Weekend

Jennifer Wheeler, director of education for the Plano Symphony Orchestra, wanted to create a concert series that was family-oriented, educational and interactive to teach children about how music can tell a story. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, finding a way to create an interactive concert was not an easy task. But the light bulb went […]

Need Some Sparkle? Diamonds Direct 20% Off Event, April 16-24

Needing some sparkle? Diamonds Direct is excited to offer a special 20% off pricing event from Friday, April 16 through Saturday April 24! During this time, Diamonds Direct will feature world-renowned designers such as Uneek, Verragio and Michael M, among so many others. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity as you shop extended collections […]

Li Shen, Plano West Senior High School. | Courtesy of the ArtsCentre of Plano.

ArtCentre of Plano, Plano ISD Exhibit Student Work, Showing the Importance of Arts Education

In Plano ISD Advanced Placement Studio Program, local students and aspiring artists study AP Drawing, AP Two-Dimensional Design, and AP Three-Dimensional Design. Out of that class comes a wide variety of work, from photography and painting, to ceramics and steel sculpture. After months of work, those students are now displaying their work throughout April at […]

Fred Moses, president and CEO of Telecom Electric Supply Company and former Plano city council and mayoral candidate, sat down with the Collin County Business Alliance to discuss his previous political experience.

Plano Business, Community Leader Discusses Political Experience, Importance of Diversity in Politics

Fred Moses has been in the Plano political sphere longer than many have been alive. He came to Plano in 1980 and first ran for Plano City Council in 1984, followed by another attempt in 1987. Though he lost both times, Moses didn’t give up — his friends and colleagues wouldn’t let him. After the […]

Protesters gathered outside of Big Ray’s BBQ in Allen for a rally and march to seek justice for Marvin Scott III, who died at the hands of Collin County detention officers. | Bailey Lewis

Marvin Scott III’s Family and Collin County NAACP Rally in Allen

When LaChay Batts showed up to Big Ray’s BBQ in Allen, she could barely even explain who her brother, Marvin Scott III, was through tears rolled down her face. Every night at 9 p.m. since his death on March 14—allegedly at the hands of Collin County detention officers—she and others have sat outside the Collin […]

Bluebonnets along the Bluebonnet Trails in Ennis, Texas. | Rebecca Silvestri.

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails: Road Trip Guide

Most native Texans have probably heard this before — “If you want to see bluebonnets, take a trip to Ennis, Texas.” But why Ennis?  In 1997, the Texas State Legislature designated the city as the “Official Bluebonnet City of Texas” and as the home of the “Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail,” according to Ennis’ website. Because […]

Uncle Zhou Dial Oil Noodles | All photography by Sam Marie

The Best Cheap Eats in Plano: 7 Great Meals Under $20

As Plano has grown, so has the food scene. Between downtown and Legacy West, the streets are full of gyros and burgers, affordable sushi, waffles, and hand pulled noodles straight from the Manhattan playbook. We’re declaring 2021 the year of the great meal at a steal. These are our favorite 20 Plano restaurants for cheap […]

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