Posted on: April 28, 2017

Apex Centre Operating and Pool Hours

Apex Centre Hours

Find out when Apex Centre is open and when the pools are open for recreation and exercise.

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Apex Centre Activity Guide

Apex Centre Activity Guide

Learn about all the events, classes and activities available at the Apex Centre.

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Waiver Required

Apex Centre Waiver

All guests and day pass visitors must sign a waiver on the first visit. Waivers for minors must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

McKinney receives national recognition for website design and video production

The City of McKinney Communications and Marketing Department was awarded the Member’s Choice award from the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) Pinnacle Awards conference held in San Diego, California in September. The ci...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

McKinney residents can receive a free tree with proof of residence

The City of McKinney encourages residents to plant trees in celebration of Texas Arbor Day with its annual Share the Shade event on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9-11 a.m. Share the Shade takes place on the east lawn of the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

McKinney Police Department hosts Drug Take-Back event

The City of McKinney is participating in the national Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Take-Back event Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McKinney Public Safety Building, 2200 Taylor-Burk Dr.

The event provides a free, anonymou...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

John & Judy Gay Library in McKinney seeks input on upcoming library expansion

The City of McKinney is expanding the John & Judy Gay Library next spring. Before construction begins, the Library Advisory Board is gathering input to prioritize items of the expansion to best meet the needs of the community. Residents are encouraged...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

McKinney Arts Commission awards $200,000 in Promotional and Community Event Grants

At the Oct. 3 regular meeting, McKinney City Council approved allocating funds for the McKinney Arts Commission to award $200,000 in grant funding to continue the organization’s mission of creating vibrant and viable arts in the community to be ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Have a be-witching good time celebrating Halloween in downtown McKinney

If the broom fits, fly it over to enjoy the City of McKinney and McKinney Main Street Scare on the Square from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31 in historic downtown. This year’s event features enchanting activities and fun for the entire family. Adm...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

McKinney launches new system to streamline development processes

The City of McKinney has launched a new land management software system called EnerGov by Tyler Technologies. This software package streamlines processes for developers, improves data quality and increases public access to information from the Development...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

PACCAR breaks ground on McKinney manufacturing facility

PACCAR Groundbreaking

The McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has announced PACCAR, a Fortune 500 company, held a groundbreaking ceremony today to begin construction on a new manufacturing facility in McKinney for its Dynacraft division. Construction will be compl...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Haunted Houses, Scare Houses or Haunted Mazes need Permits to Operate

Haunted House Permits

Halloween is around the corner and the McKinney Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) is ready to make sure everyone is safe during the spooky, thrilling season. It is also time to remind everyone that a permit is required for any special community, schoo...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

McKinney Fire Department provides Halloween safety tips

Halloween Safety

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) has prepared safety tips for families to heed during the Halloween holiday. Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year for kids. Make trick-or-treating safe for your little ones with a few easy safety tips provided below...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Read Across McKinney announces newest book selection

T he McKinney Public Library System is proud to host Ann Hood, the 2017 Read Across McKinney author, who will discuss her enthralling novel The Book That Matters Most at a special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at Stonebridge Country Club, 7003 Beacon Hil...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

McKinney Fire Department recognizes Encore Wire staff for lifesaving CPR efforts

Encore Wire personnel and McKinney EMS

At this week’s City Council meeting, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) proudly recognized the personnel of Encore Wire for their use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) tools to save an employee’s life. Admin...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

McKinney Fire Department provides Halloween safety tips

Halloween Safety

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) has prepared safety tips for families to heed during the Halloween holiday. Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year for kids. Make trick-or-treating safe for your little ones with a few easy safety tips provided below...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Haunted Houses, Scare Houses or Haunted Mazes need Permits to Operate

Haunted House Permits

Halloween is around the corner and the McKinney Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) is ready to make sure everyone is safe during the spooky, thrilling season. It is also time to remind everyone that a permit is required for any special community, school or local...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Smoke Alarms do their job and alert resident of fire in the home

Midway St. fire damage

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a single story residential structure fire Oct. 3 at 1705 W. Midway Street just before 11:30 a.m. A Juvenile at the residence was awakened by the sound of the smoke alarms going off and was able to exit the home,...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Sprinkler system prevents major damage to Collin County Animal Shelter

Collin County Animal Shelter structure fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to an incident Sept. 28 at The Collin County Animal Shelter, 4750 Community Ave, just after 5:00 p.m. First responders upon arrival noted the fire alarm was sounding and strobes activated. The investigation reveale...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Residential fire in McKinney results in substantial damage

Willow Springs

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a single story residential structure fire Sept. 29 at 3405 Willow Springs Dr. just before 1:30 p.m. The homeowner stated he was standing outside when he noticed smoke coming from a window in the back of the resi...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

McKinney Firefighters take to the streets for Fill the Boot

Fill the Boot

Firefighters from the McKinney Fire Department will take to the streets with boots in hand to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Fill-the-Boot campaign.

Collections will take place at the intersections listed below from 9 a.m. t...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

McKinney Fire Department’s McTown Klownz return to teach fire safety in local schools

McTown Klowns

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is dedicated to sharing important life safety messages with children in McKinney Independent School District and surrounding school districts. This year marks the 24th season the McTown Klownz troupe, a group of active M...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Sprinkler system prevents major damage to McKinney apartment complex

Apartment fire

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to an incident Sept. 4 at The Mansions McKinney Apartments, 6600 McKinney Ranch Pkwy. First responders quickly discovered the fire sprinkler system had activated and extinguished the grease fire in the apartment ki...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Residential fire in McKinney results in substantial damage

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McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded just after midnight to a two-story single residential structure fire Aug. 13 at 1300 Pecos Trail. Home owners began to smell smoke coming from the attic after hearing and feeling a loud lightning strike. The family...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

McKinney Fire Department warns of fake solar eclipse glasses

McKinney Fire Department warns of fake solar eclipse glasses

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) along with the U.S. Fire Administration encourages residents to beware of fake solar eclipse glasses being sold at many retailers. Millions of Americans will watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 and have already purchased ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

McKinney Fire Department sends Smokey the Bear a happy birthday wish

Smokey the Bear

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is wishing a happy birthday to fire service icon Smokey the Bear for his 73rd birthday on Aug. 9. Smokey the Bear began his career in 1944 with a slogan, “Only you can prevent forest fires,” and has since been working ha...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

McKinney Fire Department hosts international intern from Poland

Firefighter Intern from Poland

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is hosting Officer Cadet Michal Zugaj from the Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw, Poland, who is part of a prestigious international program that provides Polish fire officer candidates the opportunity to experience ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Ready...Set....Trick or Treat! October 31 is Scare on the Square

Scare on the Square

Round up your little ghosts and goblins and come to McKinney's annual Scare on the Square to see and be seen. It's a safe, family-friendly event where all ages enjoy treats and activities.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

What Would You Like to See at Your Library?

Library Expansion Survey

The Library Board wants to know what McKinney residents want, like and use at the John and Judy Gay Library. Give your input before November 8.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Dispose of Unused and Outdated Prescription Drugs October 28

Drug Take-Back Event

McKinney's twice-a-year prescription drug disposal event is coming up. Find out what is or is not accepted. The event will be held at the Public Safety Building this year.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

We're Sharing the Shade with You on October 28

Share the Shade

The City of McKinney will give away 100 Lacebark Elm or Red Oak trees to McKinney residents on the McKinney Performing Center lawn.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Vote for McKinney

Vote Your Main Street

Help get a grant to Maintain McKinney Performing Arts Center. Vote for McKinney in the "Vote Your Main Street" competition and help "polish the MPAC gem." You can vote five times on five different days.

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Assistance for Spanish-speakers in McKinney November 6

UNIDOS

Spanish-speaking residents can learn about resources, get information and find help. Meetings are conducted entirely in Spanish.

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Input Needed on JJGL Expansion

John & Judy Gay Library October 2017

The City of McKinney is expanding the John & Judy Gay Library next spring. Before construction begins, the Library Advisory Board is gathering input to prioritize items of the expansion to best meet the needs of the community. The online survey is ava...

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Posted on: October 22, 2017

Quote-Along Interactive Labyrinth

Interactive Labyrinth

Dance the Dance!

John and Judy Gay Library, 69861 W. Eldorado Pkwy, 2 p.m.

 

Join us in the Magic Dance, in Labyrinth costume if you like!  Scarves, rocks, and other props will be provided!

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Adult Spelling Bee

Adult Spelling Bee

When

  • October 25, 2017
  • 6:30 p.m/: Contestant Check-In
  • 7 9 p.m.: The Spelling Bee
  • Printable flyer

Where 

  • Tupps Brewery
  • 721 Anderson St, McKinney, TX 75069
  • Parking: Right side of the street right across from brewery next to open field.

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  • All contestants m...
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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Super Happy Japanese Fun Hour at JJGL

Japanese Fun Hour

Join students and teachers from Austin College’s East Asian Studies Program for fun educational activities, including:

  • Origami
  • Chopsticks
  • Traditional games
  • Language and culture

Saturday, Nov. 4, Programs at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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Posted on: October 15, 2017

Sunday Novel Write-In at JJGL

National Novel Writing Month

The John & Judy Gay Library will host a space for writers who want to work on their National Novel Writing Month goal of producing a novel of at least 50,000 words in November.

The session will take place on Sunday, November 5, from 2-4:30 p.m. in the ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

ReferenceUSA at JJGL Nov. 14

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Andra Roussel from ReferenceUSA will present a free demonstration of McKinney Public Library’s free business resource, ReferenceUSA, on Tuesday November 14th, 3-4 p.m. at the John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado Pkwy.

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Cinema Club Fall 2017

The Naked Gun

Wednesdays • 6:30 P.M. • John & Judy Gay Library

Resident film buffs, John and Trevor, are showing some of their favorite 80’s movies throughout the fall:

The Naked Gun - Nov. 1

Gremlins - Dec. 6

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Volunteer through VOLY.org

Voly.org

Create an account to find volunteer opportunities at the library as well as throughout the city.

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Posted on: June 18, 2017

cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary

The Library is expanding its cloudLibrary collection, and patrons will now have access to over 28,000 eBooks and nearly 3,000 eAudiobooks. Reading or listening on the go has never been easier. Our expanded collection includes new and popular titles for ad...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

RBdigital eAudiobooks & eMagazines

RBdigital

RBdigital offers access to exclusive Recorded Books eAudiobooks, as well as content from all major publishers, in a user-friendly interface.  Find titles by series, author, publisher, narrator, genre, or keyword, and place holds and create wish l...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Texas Driver’s License Tests

Texas Driver’s License Practice Tests

Free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests, specifically based on Texas DMV materials. The site includes accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, an...

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Posted on: April 9, 2017

Atomic Training

Atomic Training

Atomic Training is a free video-based software training resource available on our Research Center page and accessible from home or office, as well as at both library locations.

  • Create an account using your library card number and learn at your own pace, wh...
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Posted on: February 16, 2017

NextReads Newsletters for All Interests

NextReads Newsletters

Sign up for one or more of our NextReads newsletters of new titles, prepared by subject and annotated by librarians. Mystery, Nature and Science, New Fiction, Business and Personal Finance, Picture Books, Genealogy, Graphic Novels, and Historical Fiction ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Comics Plus

Comics Plus Downloadable Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings over 16,000 free digital graphic novels and comics to any Web-connected device.

The collection includes thousands of titles and series from the biggest publishers in comics, including IDW and Dark Horse, in every genre: ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

OnePlay Video Games

OnePlay Downloadable Video Games

OnePlay offer free video games, with unlimited access to over one thousand games, including extremely popular content and covering a wide range of genres.

All games are checked out on the PC App or Android App (not on the website itself).

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

McKinney Police SWAT Team win

McKinney Police SWAT Team

The McKinney Police Department is proud to announce that members of the MPD’s SWAT Team finished in first place overall this weekend during the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association’s (TTPOA) yearly competition in Waco.

They beat out more than 20 othe...

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