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Swing by the Drug Take Back on April 27
Drive through and drop off unused and expired prescription medications at the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Instead of trashing or flushing your medications, bring them to a Take Back Day site for safe disposal. It's free and anonymous. Just black out your info on the prescription bottles or empty your medications directly into the drop-off bags. Tablets, capsules and all other solid forms of medications are acceptable. Sharps, such as needles, syringes and auto-injectors (like EpiPens) cannot be accepted at this event. Instead, find instructions for sharps disposal on plano.gov .

Plano Police coordinates with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to offer this event. Drug Take Back is a safe and legal way to get rid of any unneeded pills, including prescription pain pills and other controlled-substance medications.

Drop off sites
  • Clark High School, 523 W. Spring Creek Pkwy.
  • Plano East Senior High School, 3000 Los Rios Blvd.
  • Plano Senior High School, 2200 Independence Pkwy.
  • Plano West Senior High School, 5601 W. Parker Rd.
When's the Last Time You Took Your Dog to Dinner?
If you're chomping at the bit to take your pup out and about this spring, remember not every restaurant patio is dog friendly. Look for the Dog-friendly City-permit sign at the patio entrance. Thirteen Plano restaurants meet specific variance requirements to allow dogs on their patio.

Dog-friendly restaurants in Plano (map)  
  • Brix Bar & Grill, 1410 K Ave. #1109A
  • Cafe Gecko, 6145 Windhaven Pkwy.
  • Eatzi's Market, 5967 W. Parker Rd.
  • Hash House A Go Go, 1900 Preston Rd.
  • Henry's Tavern, 5741 Legacy Dr.
  • Hub Streat, 1212 14th St.
  • Katy Trail Ice House Outpost, 4700 W Park Blvd.
  • Lazy Dog, 8401 Preston Rd.
  • Lita's La Mexicana, 7224 Independence Rd.
  • Newks Eatery, 5960 W Parker Rd.
  • Snuffer's, 4901 W. Park Blvd.
  • The Filmore Pub, 1004 E. 15th St.
  • Urban Rio Cantina & Grill, 1000 E. 14th St.

Help these restaurants by entering and exiting with your pet through the outdoor patio entrance. Dogs can now be served food from single-use containers on patios. Keep your pet off the furniture and please follow responsible clean-up protocol. Together we can enjoy a safe and satisfying restaurant experience.

To learn how your restaurant can apply to become a dog-friendly patio, call 972-941-7143.
Take the Swap and Save Pledge
Take a simple pledge to lower energy consumption and save money on your electric bill. All you have to do is swap out the two most used light bulbs in your home for two energy-efficient LED bulbs. By taking the Swap and Save pledge, you’ll save up to $300 on electricity over the life of the bulbs. LED bulbs use 80% less energy than traditional bulbs.

Live Green in Plano is giving away 4,000 energy efficient LED light bulbs. Take the pledge online or at Live Green in Plano events. Go to plano.gov/swapandsave to print or save a screenshot of your pledge confirmation, then visit one of these locations to receive two free LED bulbs:
  • Customer & Utility Billing counter, Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Ave.
  • Public Works reception counter, Parkway Service Center, 4120 W. Plano Pkwy.
Happenings

Most city facilities are closed on Sunday, April 21 for the holiday. However if golf is your game, Pecan Hollow Golf Course is open. Trash and recycling collections remain on the normal schedule.


Thursday, May 9, 7-8 p.m.
Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Ave.

Join the conversation:
call 888-409-5380
watch planotv.org
post #PlanoTownHall
on the City's Twitter or Facebook .


Friday, May 10, 7-9 p.m.
998 E. 15th St.
FREE

Saturday, May 11, 7-10 p.m.
Amphitheater at Oak Point Park
2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Featuring Hard Day's Night
with opening act Revolution 9.


Wednesday, April 24, noon-1 p.m.
Schimelpfenig Library
5024 Custer Rd.

One in three women and one in six men experience sexual violence in their lifetime. Learn the effects of sexual assault on a person. Explore reporting options. Connect with local resources. Lunch is provided.

For more information, contact Plano Police Victim Services at 972-941-2680.


Make some important choices for the City of Plano in the Bond Election. Learn about the three propositions on the ballot in the 2019 Plano Bond Referendum video .

Early voting is Monday, April 22 through Tuesday, April 30. Early voting can be done at any poll in your county. If you wait until Election Day, Saturday, May 4, you're required to vote at your assigned location.
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