Stay informed about the latest local news in Plano, including PISD and Plano City Council headlines, updates on major projects like the Collin Creek Mall redevelopment, along with the latest transportation and health care news affecting your community.

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Collin County accepting applications for $2M park acquisitions, improvements funding program

Funding will be awarded to projects including but not limited to land acquisition, trails and capital improvements for parks and open spaces located within Collin County, according to a county news release.

Plano Antique Mall relocates to new west-side location

Plano Antique Mall features a variety of antique and vintage merchandise. It also offers in-store booths for prospective vendors.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Village within expansive Fields development in Frisco to feature 5-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel; Voodoo Doughnut coming soon to Cypress and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 22.

Here is what Plano voters need to know about early voting for the May 7 election

Early voting opens April 25 in Plano for the May 7 local and state constitution elections.

DIRTT Environmental Solutions opens location in Plano’s Legacy West Business District

The industrialized construction company works with organizations, along with construction and design leaders, to build high-performing, adaptable workplace, educational and health care spaces, according to a press release from the company.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit lifts face mask requirement for passengers

Following an April 18 decision by a federal judge to overturn the federal mask mandate for public transportation, Dallas Area Rapid Transit will no longer require face coverings for passengers and operators on its transit vehicles and in its facilities.

Public hearing set to consider allowing tattoo shops in downtown Plano

A public hearing will be held May 2 by the city of Plano to consider modifying regulations that would ultimately allow tattoo shops to be located in the downtown area.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Construction to start on Magnolia Village retail center May 2; Stranger Things Store to open in Grapevine Mills and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 21.

Art installation Psychedelic Robot coming to The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano

The art exhibit will include a variety of interactive and multimedia installations from different artists, including sculptures, paintings, photography, video and more, the company website stated.

Plano ISD approves increase to pay rates for summer school instruction, more

The Plano ISD board of trustees unanimously approved an amendment to the district's compensation plan that will raise the pay rates for summer school instruction, curriculum writing and staff members in its elementary after-school care program, known as PASAR.

Sphinx Eye Care opens new clinic on Coit Road in Plano

The clinic offers eye exams, dry eye therapy, glaucoma treatments, specialty contact lenses, emergency eye care and more, according to the company’s website.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: 5 businesses and restaurants coming to Keller, Fort Worth; Happy Goat Retreat now open in Willis and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 19.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit extends program that gives 50% discounts to qualifying riders

Dallas Area Rapid Transit extended its pilot program that allows riders using certain support assistance programs to receive discounted rates through the end of the year.

La Salsa Verde Taqueria to relocate across the street from Plano location

The work is slated to begin in mid-April and conclude by the end of June, according to a listing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Collin County commissioners approve new staff for Magistrate Court

Collin County commissioners approved an emergency staffing request for the county’s Magistrate Court due to an increased workload from Senate Bill 6, which was passed last year by the Texas Legislature.

Frisco ISD updates library website with book selection, complaint processes

Updates include a step-by-step process to submit a library resource for review by the district.

CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hoots Wings opening delayed in Round Rock; Grab N Go Tacos now open in New Caney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of April 18.

Plano facing lifeguard shortage as summer pool season looms

Plano Recreation Services Manager Susie Hergenrader said the city has around 120 openings for lifeguards at its nine pools.

Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies to save Texans estimated $1.5M

The sales tax holiday for emergency supplies is estimated to save Texans $1.5 million.

Ctrl V Virtual Reality Arcade set to open first location in Plano

The location will allow customers to rent out equipment and a space to use the virtual reality gaming technology and have full access to the various game types.

Klik & Mortar carves niche as ‘one-stop shop’ in Plano

Amid the designer shoes, European suits and eclectic artwork seen upon entering Klik & Mortar, a red-white-and-blue guitar is centrally displayed with the signature of country artist Willie Nelson scrawled across its base.

Women's boutique Denims & Diamonds to open new location in Plano

The women’s boutique carries a variety of styles and designers, according to its Facebook page. The only other Denims & Diamonds location is in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.