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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Plano Police Mourns the Loss of Sgt. Gary Mills

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The City is saddened by the death of retired Sergeant Gary Mills (Feb. 18, 1952 – March 12, 2019). He is remembered fondly by many as “a credit to his family and to the Plano Police Department.”

Sgt. Mills retired from the for...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Senior Center Grand Opening Drew a Crowd

SJC Facility Exterior (4)

The expansion and renovations are complete at the renamed Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJC) for Adults 50+. The March 18 reopening of the City’s senior recreational facility was met with tremendous excitement from a crowd of nearly 800 visitors. &nb...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Don’t Let Health and Safety Items Expire

Smoke detector fire extinguisher

If you’re like most people, you check the expiration date on a carton of milk before purchasing it. You also throw out most expired food items. As important as it is to know the “use by” dates on food, it is just as important...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Save the Date for Bruce Glasscock’s Retirement Reception

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Plano celebrates the long service history of retiring City Manager Bruce Glasscock – and YOU’RE INVITED to the party. No RSVP necessary. Schedule the date in your calendar for his farewell reception on Tuesday, April 30 at Plano Event ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

City Sign Shop Makes School Safer for the Deaf Students

Deaf children sign COP crew

Young voices from Davis Elementary School joined forces to make their campus much safer. A class assignment asked students to identify a need in their community, write letters about it and send the letters to local a government official.  

The soc...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Can You Benefit From the Great Update Rebate?

GUR home renovation

Is your home due for a new roof, fence or foundation repairs? Is the vinyl flooring in the kitchen begging you for an update? The Great Update Rebate program reimburses property owners for eligible home upgrades, if you qualify. Since 2014, the program ha...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Share Your Green Thumb with the Community Garden

Plano Community Garden (1)

If you’ve got extra time on your hands and a green thumb, lend them to the Plano Community Garden. Helpers of all experience levels are needed to work in this garden, as long as you’re at least 13 years old.

In 2007, this began with a p...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Plano’s New GovQA Portal Delivers More than Open Records

GovQA

Plano.gov is now home to the City’s new public records center, GovQA, an easy-to-use web-portal. The open records request process is significantly improved with this online service, resulting in a more efficient and satisfying experience for all users.

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Get Discounted Tickets to the 23rd Texas Music Revolution & Rodeo

TMR logo with LeeAnn

Plano employees and retirees have the privilege of purchasing Texas Music Revolution & Rodeo (TMRR) tickets for less. Enjoy two days of stellar music at TMRR23, presented by KHYI 95.3 The Range on March 29-30 at Oak Point Park Amphitheater in Plano.

Bu...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Shield those Pupils during Eye Safety Awareness Month

eye safety at work

Did you know work-related eye injuries don’t only happen in outdoor environments? You can just as easily experience an eye accident in an office setting or working around the house. Too much screen time can be harmful, as well. March is Eye Heal...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Take Advantage of CARE, the Call Reassurance Program

CARE dispatcher

The City provides an important safety and security service for residents called CARE (CAll REassurance). Offered by the Plano Public Safety Communications department, CARE gives senior citizens, disabled citizens or anyone with a short- or long-term illne...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Let an Expert Tell You about the Target on Your Back

target on your back

Is it how you walk or the way you dress that signals criminals you are ripe for the picking? In this week's Plano Police Crime Prevention Unit Safety Minute, Officer Chris Bianez continues his talk about the “victimology” of crimes. He...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

InsidePlano Podcast Can Now be Seen and Heard

Plano Podcast Shannah and Steve

The InsidePlano podcast isn't just for your ears anymore. The monthly show is now on video too. Listen as Shannah Hayley (communications and community outreach director) and Steve Stoler (media relations director) present the latest and most important Pla...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Scheduling Your Onsite Biometric Screening Saves Time and Money

Biometric screening checklist

If you’re a pre-65er, make your appointment today for March or April before all of the good slots are taken. Go to the Plano Biometric Screening Options webpage to select an onsite biometric screening appointment at one of several convenient locations. If...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Place the Benefits Guide in the Palm of Your Hand

City of Plano Mobile app WEB

The truth is, benefits guides are rarely handy when and where we need them. Many of us skim through it every year and file it away, never to be seen again. It can also be difficult to find information without flipping or scrolling through many pages. For ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

What Should You Know about the Scheduled Chlorine Maintenance?

Chlorine water maintenance

Starting Monday, March 4 the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) begins the annual chlorine maintenance of Plano’s water system. There has been quite a bit of conversation and news coverage about the topic, but there are still some who have quest...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

5 Benefits of Exercise for Seniors and Aging Adults

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You’ve heard it time and again: physical activity and exercise are good for you, and you should make it a routine. There are countless studies proving the important health benefits associated with exercise. It becomes more important as we age. R...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Grandparents 101 – It’s not as Easy as You Think

grandparents with little girl

Here’s advance notice about a class that might make you the best “MeMaw” or “PePaw” who ever lived. Caring for your grandbabies in today’s world seems to require more safeguarding than in previou...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

IRS Tax Scams & Arrest Warrant Scams Take Your Cash

IRS scam alert

During tax season, learn to recognize the bogus calls and letters designed to steal your money. Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez sheds light on what you should know in this Plano Police Safety Minute produced by the Crime Prevention Unit:

Be on Alert: WAR...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Get Discounted and Free Rec Center Memberships in 2019

Oak Point workout room

Annual recreation center memberships are available for retirees at a huge savings. The Wellness Membership program gives employees and retirees a 50% discount on adult or senior Annual Memberships at the resident rate.

50% Wellness Membership Discount for ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Cybersecurity: How to Protect Your Finances from Fraud

Cyber security data protection

You’re not alone in the struggle to safeguard personal information – especially in this time of frequent identity theft reports. ICMA-RC periodically makes enhancements to their account management portal, Account Access, to provide you...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Adopt this 2019 Resolution to Save Money on Rx

Save on Cost of Meds WEB

The cost of prescription drugs is about 20% of our total healthcare expenses and prices continue to increase. Our health plan is self-funded, which means you have a direct impact on the premiums you pay by the medical decisions that you make as the City a...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Kick This Year Off Right with Real Appeal

Real Appeal mobile app WEB

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution with the best of intentions – only for it to fizzle out after a few days? You’re not alone. To help make those healthy habits stick, we’re offering Real Appeal, a free* onl...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Use Communitas to Make Hospital Stays Less Overwhelming!

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There are usually tons of questions and concerns whenever you or a loved-one is in the hospital for any length of time. The City now offers an invaluable resource to help you survive the physical, emotional and financial trauma associated with this kind o...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Keep Your Eyes Open for Road Construction on Sam Rayburn Tollway

Road work ahead sign

The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding an extra lane to ease traffic flow. If you drive Sam Rayburn Tollway regularly, you'll notice construction starting west of Denton Tap Road to the U.S. 75 ramp. The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding a four...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

10 Best Things To Do in Retirement

Retirement Are you ready

Congratulations, you made the decision to retire! You’ve done the hard part—spent a lifetime getting out of bed and getting to work, taking care of your family and saving for this day. But what if retirement turns out to be too easy an...

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