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Apply for Mayor's Summer Internships by March 1
Are you a high school student who wants to beef up your college applications? Consider applying for the Plano Mayor's Summer Internship program. Students who will be juniors or seniors in fall 2019 are invited to apply. Applications must be received by Friday, March 1.

You must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, live in Plano and attend a Plano public high school or Hebron High School. The paid internships are 8-weeks long with 20-40 hours per week, June 10 through Aug. 2. All students must attend the all-day Intern Prep meeting on Saturday, March 23 to be eligible for the April 26 Job Fair.

Internship opportunities vary from government agencies to nonprofits and Plano businesses. If you are a business or nonprofit interested in hosting or sponsoring an intern , we'd love to hear from you. 
Save Your Cat a Spot for Nickel Neutering
Get your male cat neutered for 5 cents during Nickel Neutering on Tuesday, Feb. 26. We'll have appointments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Plano Animal Shelter, 4028 W. Plano Pkwy. You are not required to live in Plano to take advantage of this special offer. Schedule a time for your cat by calling 972-769-4360.

What you need to know for the appointment:
  • Bring your cat in a pet carrier marked with your name.
  • Provide written proof of his current rabies and FVRCP vaccinations. If needed, vaccines can be administered for $9.95 for one shot or $19.95 for both.
  • Consider getting him microchipped for $10 at the same time.
  • Prepare to register your cat if you live in Plano and he's not already registered. City registration for each cat is only $10. It's $5 if the owner is a senior citizen or has proof of being low-income. Visit plano.gov/RegisterPet for details and to register online.
  • Know his numbers. Your cat must be at least 8 weeks old and weight at least 2 and 1/2 pounds for the procedure.

Only 100 cats can be neutered at this annual event, so sign up before all time slots are gone. Call 972-769-4360 today.

If you cannot make this event, consider these other low-cost vaccination, spay and neutering services options .

Thursday, Feb. 7
7-8 p.m.
Baylor Scott & White
The Heart Hospital - Plano Auditorium
1100 Allied Dr.

Arrive 6-7 p.m. to visit with City department staff at the Plano Faces Fair. At 7 p.m., the State of the City Address begins. The 2019 theme is "Reinvest. Renew. Retain." It's free and complimentary valet parking is available.

February's Inside Plano is now available. Get the scoop on the 28-day Chlorine Maintenance process. Deputy City Manager Jack Carr discusses water quality and Plano's water system.

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Deadline: Friday, Feb. 15

Have you submitted your entry for the 2019 Plano Public Library Bookmark Contest? All ages are invited to participate. Winning bookmarks are printed and given away at all five Library locations. Show us your best design. It's just one more way to celebrate National Library Lovers' Month.

The May 4 election is approaching. The last day to register to vote is Thursday, April 4. If you need a ballot by mail, you must apply through the county you live in by Tuesday, April 23.

Before you blow grass clippings and leaves down the stormwater drain, toss chemicals in your trash cart or don't pick up after your pup - watch this video . You might be leaving more to chance than you know. Protecting stormwater is protecting drinking water .
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