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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 loc...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Ask Questions about Infrastructure & Water at Plano Town Hall

Town Hall Meeting Feb 21 WEB

We know you care about Plano. We also know you have questions. Come be part of the discussion at Plano Town Hall. The topics for this Thursday, February 21 meeting include water maintenance and infrastructure, the city’s roads, the sewer system and other ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Want to Get the Beat on Heart Disease?

Heart beat with doctor

Join the experts at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano for a frank Q & A during a free Heart Health Education event. Mark your calendars for this informative workshop on Friday, February 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the h...

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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 14, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue Trained for the Worst during Multi-agency Exercise

Hazmat Training PFR EOD 2-10-19 (135)

Over the weekend, Plano’s HazMat team participated in a full-scale exercise alongside experts from all over the region. This was a first-of-its-kind training for public safety teams from Plano, Dallas, Frisco, Richardson, Wylie and Irving.

This t...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Plano’s Texas Pure Products Earns National Composting Nod

Texas Pure Products award at conf

The U.S. Composting Council named our Texas Pure Products the 2019 Composter of the Year (Large Scale Commercial). Members of Environmental Waste’s Compost Operations team accepted the award at the national organization’s annual conference and tradeshow i...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Save Your Cat a Spot for Nickel Neutering

Nickel Neutering

Put your male cat’s well-being first by paying just pennies in the process during Nickel Neutering on Tuesday, February 26. Bring your furry friend to the Plano Animal Shelter, 4028 W. Plano Parkway, for an appointment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

W...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Meet NYT Bestseller Lisa Gardner at Haggard Library

Popup Author Lisa Gardner

Book-lovers who live for a well-written murder story get to meet one of the best crime mystery writers this month. Spend time with Lisa Gardner, the creator of fictional Boston Detective D.D. Warren on Thursday, February 21 at Haggard Library. No stranger...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Team Plano Wear RED Day Supporters Focus on Warning Signs

WEAR RED collage

Every 43 seconds. That’s how frequently someone has a heart attack – per the American Heart Association. The purpose of National Wear Red Day is to raise awareness for heart health for everyone – particularly women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of wo...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Remembering Anita A. Bell (July 16, 1955 – February 1, 2019)

Anita Bell

It is with great sadness we share news that Anita Acquisto Bell passed away on Friday, February 1. She joined the Team Plano family on September 24, 1990 working in the Finance department. Some years later, Anita transferred to Budget & Research (Sept...

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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

Council Unanimously Approves Mark Israelson as City Manager

Mark Israelson

During the January 28 meeting, Plano City Council members voted to appoint Mark Israelson as Plano’s new city manager. Israelson replaces City Manager Bruce Glasscock, who retires at the end of April.

“The council and I are excited about what is to come,” ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Stormwater Safety: Learn the Good, the Bad and the Right

Stormwater creek trash

Polluting our streams and creeks is a big problem – one with hazardous consequences for people and the environment. Managing this issue is everyone’s responsibility. Watch Plano’s new Stormwater Safety Video for more informat...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Get a Handle on Tub-time Hazards and Avoid Slipping into an Accident

Bathtub safety with sign

Your days are filled with routine activities you do without really thinking – like bathing, for instance. This everyday act could lead to pain, as bathrooms are one of the most dangerous rooms in a house. According to the Center for Disease Control, drown...

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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 30, 2019

Make the Grandkids Happy During Spring Break

Spring Break Camps

Bring a smile to your grandchildren’s face by gifting them a week of camp this Spring Break, March 11 – 15. Sometimes “quality time” with the grands means paying for fun with their friends. Consider sending them to ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Have a love for History? Join the Heritage Farmstead Volunteers

Heritage Farmstead Museum

You’ll get more out of sharing your time and skills than you give when you volunteer. The Heritage Farmstead Museum (HFM) is looking for history-loving people like you to help with a variety of interesting jobs.

Why consider volunteering? Evidenc...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Take it Easy on Exercise to Prevent Injury

Seniors exercising carefully WEB

Sure, it’s a great idea to begin the new year with more movement in your life, but be smart before taking to the trails. Incorporating exercise into your routine at any age requires a bit of planning to avoid the risk of injuries. For some, ther...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Update Your Beneficiary Forms. It’s Important!

Beneficiary forms WEB

Do you know who's listed on the beneficiary form for your TMRS, ICMA-RC, life insurance, final vacation and sick payout? It’s possible that it's not who you think or want it to be. Over the years, we have heard numerous horror stories about reti...

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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!

Communitas image WEB

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 16, 2019

Remembering Wendy Kay Terrell (July 3, 1963 – December 20, 2018)

Wendy Terrell

Team Plano ended 2018 with a sad farewell to a beloved member of the family, Wendy Kay Terrell. She passed away on December 20 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. This dear person was a genuine ball of energy and warmth to the Human Resources dep...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Fire is Good Medicine for Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

Controlled burn at park

When planned and properly supervised, a controlled burn can produce healthy benefits to green spaces.  If you’re a Plano resident, particularly on the far eastside, be aware several prescribed fires are scheduled for Oak Point Park and Nature Pre...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Are You a Bad Weather Driving Pro?

Driving in Bad weather

Rain, snow, ice, fog, smoke and wind can make driving hazardous and increase your risk of being involved in accidents. Planning ahead, taking precautions and understanding the risks is important. Follow these tips to help keep you, your passengers and oth...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Check on the Status of Senior Center Renovations and Other Parks Projects

Senior Rec Ctr renovations web

Renovations to the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (formerly the Plano Senior Recreation Center) are progressing. The facility closed last year and construction is expected to be complete in February 2019 with the facility reopening in March. A reopening ce...

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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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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Pictures Tell the Story of a Delightful Employee Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon men

“It’s so nice to see all the folks you love together” is the opener to a 1975 hit by the O’Jays. The song is called “Family Reunion” and best describes the Team Plano Holiday Luncheon atmosphere this year. The welcoming spirit of Christmas brought active ...

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