Remember Law Enforcement Officers Lost in the Line of Duty
Join the Plano Police Department for their annual Peace Officer Memorial Service on Thursday, May 17, 11 a.m. This free event honors Texas Law Enforcement Officers lost in the line of duty. Please remember their sacrifice with us at the Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Avenue. If you cannot come in person, watch it live on Facebook or planotv.org.

7 Days a Week to Find
or Adopt a Friend
You asked for it and you got it. Beginning Wednesday, May 9, the Plano Animal Shelter is open seven days a week. That means more opportunity to retrieve a lost pet, to bring in a found pet, to register a pet and, most importantly, to adopt a new pet.

The new operational hours are:
  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn about all our Shelter services, meet our adoptable pets and find a list of low-cost vaccination and sterilization clinics at planoanimalshelter.org.

Is Your Lawn Whispering Sweet Nothings?
If your lawn is getting a little sappy these days, maybe you should venture over to the Smart Yards Talk & Tour. On Saturday, May 19, 9-11 a.m., you'll be versed on the fine art of selecting Texas-friendly plants adapted to our soil and weather conditions. Get tips on soil preparation to give your plants the best chance to thrive. Take a tour of the teaching garden to get ideas for adding drought-tolerant, native plants to your landscape. It's free, just  register online and we'll see you at the Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway.

Attend the Upcoming Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor Meeting
Check out the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cotton Belt Corridor Regional Rail Project created by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), along with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This project stretches across 26 miles from DFW Airport to Shiloh Road in Plano.

The 45-day public comment portion of the draft ends on June 4. Review the document online and attend a public hearing session
  • Monday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.
    Renaissance Dallas Addison
    Lalique Ballroom
    15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison, TX 75001
    Free surface parking
  • Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.
    Richardson Civic Center
    Grand Ballroom
    411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080
  • Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.
    Dallas Fort Worth Airport Marriott
    8440 Freeport Parkway, Irving, TX 75063

Love Plano winner Showcases Cheyenne Park
We have an April winner in the Love Plano photo/video contest. Congratulations, Sally! We loved the awesome sunset shining through the tree at Cheyenne Park in the photo. Sally is the happy winner of a gift certificate to the Crayola Experience.

May's prize is a five star pass to the Texas Pool - just in time for prime swimming and sunning season.  Dust off those lenses and get snapping! We want to see you r best, most creative representations of Plano. Submit your photos or videos using the #LovePlano hashtag on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win. Each week we pick a winner. From those four winners, we award one monthly prize. Good luck!

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Preservation Plano 150 Workshop

Thursday, May 10
  7 p.m.

Harrington Library
1501 18th Street

No registration required.

  Be part of the conversation.

Beatles Night 2018

Saturday, May 12
  7 p.m.

Amphitheater at 
Oak Point Park
2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Free parking. 

 

Water Safety Fair

Saturday, May 19
1-5 p.m.

Carpenter Park 
Recreation Center
6701 Coit Road

FREE for a ll ages.

City Council Meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings are the first and third Mondays of the month. All  agendas and minutes are posted online.  Watch the meetings live on Spectrum  channel 16, Frontier FiOS channel 30 and 31, AT&T U-verse channel 99 (choose Plano), City of Plano Facebook or anytime at planotv.org.
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U.S. 75 Closes Southbound Lanes this Weekend
Weather permitting, U.S. 75 southbound main lanes are closing this weekend from 15th Street south to the President George Bush Turnpike. 

Here's the schedule:
  • Closed Friday, May 11, 10 p.m. to Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.

Firefighters Fill the Boot Next Week
The  Plano Firefighters Association's  2018 MDA Fill the Boot campaign is May 14-19. Watch for firefighters collecting Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). donations on designated street corners of the City.

Take the Plano Housing Survey
If you live or work in Plano, please  take the Plano Housing Survey. It takes about 15 minutes and you could win a $25-$100 Visa gift card. 

Kayaking Begins at Big Lake
Last week, Parks and Recreation announced kayaking is coming to Big Lake Park. Read the blog and pack your kayak.

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