Welcome to Plano City News , your weekly update
on what's happening in the City of Plano.
Gather Ideas for Your Landscape
Bring your camera and a notepad to the WaterWise Landscape Tour on Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. It's FREE. Tour six Plano home gardens and the Environmental Education Center's grounds at your own pace. Learn about attractive, native and drought-tolerant plants. Signs name your favorites. Helpful, friendly volunteers answer your questions at each home. Tour different homes than previous years with unique gardening styles. You’ll see pollinator sanctuaries, rainwater harvesting systems and original artwork.

Stop by the headquarters (Environmental Education Center) at 4116 W. Plano Parkway to pick up a free Live Green in Plano garden kneeling pad and free soil moisture meter (while supplies last). Ask experts for advice on irrigation, composting and landscape design. Our partners include Shades of Green Inc., Texas Pure Products and Heads Up Sprinkler Co. Print a tour map and get set for a great gardening adventure.
Forget Library Fines but Don't Forget the Book
Gone are the gloomy days of returning your late library book and paying a hefty fine. The Plano Public Library has done away with overdue fines. You'll pay fees only for lost and damaged items, so handle items with care.

You still need to return items by their due dates. Your account can be blocked from using other Plano Public Library resources or borrowing materials until overdue items are returned. Bring your book back , we won't bite.

In other great library news, learn a new language with the return of Pronunciator . This online program offers lessons on speaking, reading and writing 80 languages. Along with live tutors, feature films, music and English as a Second Language (ESL) resources, you can download the free app to practice anywhere.

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You Saved Water and Won an EPA Award
You came. You learned. You earned Plano the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense Promotional Partner of the Year award . When you attended a class, watched an online sprinkler repair lesson or picked up a free WaterSense showerhead, water-saving faucet aerator or toilet flapper, you moved the meter in a positive direction. Reducing water use is the name of the game and you are the stars.

Plano joins 2o water utilities, manufacturers, builders and organizations honored for creating and promoting WaterSense programs. Thank you for reducing water use. Well done!
Share Your Experience at the Neighborhood Summit
Meet community leaders like yourself from Plano and Garland at the 2018 Neighborhood Summit . Get ideas to take back to your neighborhood association, crime watch group or homeowners association.
  • Saturday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Garland High School, 310 S. Garland Ave.
  • Register by Nov. 9.
October Happenings

Today is the last day
you can register to vote
in the Nov. 6 Election.

Traffic Delays

Saturday, Oct. 13
7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Downtown Plano

Saturday, Oct. 13
8-11 a.m.
Spring Creek Pkwy./
Jupiter Rd.

Saturday, Oct. 20
5-8 p.m.

at Oak Point Park
2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.

Ends Sunday, Oct. 21

Plano Animal Shelter
4028 W. Plano Pkwy.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
6 p.m.

Plano Municipal Center
1520 K Ave.

Saturday, Oct. 27
8 a.m.

Plano ISD Sockwell Center
6301 Chapel Hill Blvd.

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