The City of McKinney is participating in a statewide warrant roundup starting Feb. 19. The effort in McKinney will primarily target people with outstanding class C warrants, although all warrants are subject to be served. Anyone with an outstanding warrant or citation is urged to take care of it as soon as possible to avoid arrest.
“Due to the success of the roundup over the last few years, we expect to resolve a large number of outstanding warrants. Anyone with an outstanding warrant could be arrested at any time of the day or night – at home or at work,” said City Marshal Tim Rich. “We always prefer that people take care of their violations and encourage them to do so rather than being arrested.”
Approximately 200 agencies across Texas will be participating in this fourth annual roundup. Agencies participating in the McKinney roundup include: The McKinney Marshals Office, McKinney Municipal Court, McKinney Police Department and the McKinney Citizens on Patrol.
For more information on how to pay citations and avoid arrest during the warrant roundup, contact the McKinney Municipal Court at 972-547-7679, or appear in person Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Thursdays 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at 130 S. Chestnut St., McKinney. You can also pay online at http://www.mckinneytexas.org by clicking on the “I Want To” tab.
GOVERNOR IN COLLIN COUNTY ON FRIDAY
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be at Breadwinners at 4021 Preston Road, #611 in Plano at 3:20 p.m. Friday.
He will be at the Panera Bread Company at 7839 Park Lane in Dallas at 4:45 p.m. Friday.
Four Funny Females will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the McKinney Performing Arts Center in Historic Downtown McKinney. Tickets: 214-544-4630.
To see video for a preview, go to http://www.laurabartlett.com.
Visit http://www.mckinneyperformingartscenter.org to purchase tickets.
MCKINNEY ISD STATEMENT ON BENNETT CLEANUP
MISD Supt. J.D. Kennedy commends school and parents
Yesterday afternoon, McKinney ISD received results from the environmental tests taken at Bennett Elementary School following a sewage backup and leak that occurred on Tuesday. All results came back negative and showed no active bacteria to be found in the areas where the leak occurred. The district followed all state and local requirements for reporting, testing, and sanitizing the building as a result of the unforeseen accident.
In addition, outside areas potentially affected by the leak were treated and areas surrounding the playground have been temporarily fenced. Ongoing tests will continue over the next few days, but based upon the findings the district is confident the issue has been resolved in a timely and appropriate manner, ensuring that students are in a safe learning environment.
The district has replaced sheetrock, sanitized and treated all affected surfaces and walls, and will replace all of the carpet in the affected areas. The carpet is manufactured to the district’s specifications and will require several weeks to be delivered. In the meantime, students will be allowed to return to their classrooms next week, will have access to regular classroom furniture, and rugs will be placed on the sealed concrete until the carpet can be replaced.
“We know that the bare concrete may not be ideal, but we will utilize rugs and create as welcoming an environment for students as possible,” said Dr. J.D. Kennedy, Superintendent of Schools.
“In order to allow time to receive the carpet, and minimize disruption to instruction, the carpet will be installed during Spring Break.”
Installation will begin in roughly three weeks. If all goes as expected, the district plans for students to return to classrooms next week.
Maintenance crews, volunteers from Central Administration, and teachers from other schools all pitched in today to help the school and to provide teachers with an opportunity to pack and move items so that the classrooms can be prepared for students to return next week. Currently, the campus is utilizing the library, cafeteria, and other classrooms as instructional space.
“Our teachers are extremely adaptable, and have done a phenomenal job to ensure that instruction continues during this difficult and unavoidable incident,” added Dr. Kennedy. “The school and our parents should be commended for their support”.
McKinney ISD worked in conjunction with the City of McKinney to resolve the issue with the broken sewage line.
HISTORY CENTER SPEAKER
Celina’s Don Newsom will be presenting a program of the Presidents and their wives at the North Texas History Center in Historic Downtown McKinney on Virginia near McDonald. His. “Presidential Love” will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.
Newsom is a former Celina ISD superintendent and NTHC board vice chairman. He will discuss relationships between presidents and their wives and significant others.
Tickets are $10 for 1, $15, for 2, and $20 for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children). Purchase tickets in the online gift shop (www.northtexashistorycenter.org), at the North Texas History Center (300 E. Virginia, McKinney, TX 75069), or call (972) 542-9457 ext. 100.
Admission includes light refreshments. All proceeds benefit the NTHC..
HEARD MCKINNEY DAY AT MUSEUM
This Sunday the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary offers free admission to McKinney residents. Please bring proof of residency to the Heard from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
DEMOCRAT KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN
David M. Smith launched his run for County Judge on Thursday at the Hedgcoxe Health Plaza in Plano. He will take on the winner of the Republican Primary race between County Judge Keith Self vs. challenger John Muns.
Want to weigh-in on the McKinney economy. The McKinney Economic Development Corporation and McKinney Chamber of Commerce are surveying companies this month on their views on doing business in McKinney.
Call Greg Sims at the MEDC at 972-562-5430 or Becky Horn at the McKinney Chamber at 972-542-0163
DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE TONIGHT
McKinney’s annual Daddy-Daughter Dance, hosted by the McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, will hit the floor from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the McKinney Community Center.
CHILI SUPPER SET FOR MARCH 2
The “Famous McKinney Lions Club Chili Supper and Auction” will be March 2 at McKinney High School. This is the 57th year of the event.
In addition to all of their service work for the community, here’s what the Lions have been doing in 2010.
Jan. 6, 2010 – Lion Karin Dowdy and husband explain their western shooting hobby.
Jan. 13, 2010 – Kim Jackson with North Texas Transit Authority
Jan. 20, 2010 – Jeff Blackard with Adriatica Development
Jan. 27, 2010 – Brian Herbert with the NBA team in Frisco – a farm team of the Mavericks
Feb. 3, 2010 – Mary McRaie Collin College
Feb. 10, 2010 – Jerry Curtis – Attracting customers in a tough economy
February 17, 2010 – Students of Month – District Governor Nuss
Feb. 24, 2010 – Cindy Johnson, Chestnut Square McKinney
March 2, 2010 – Lions Chili Supper-Auction at McKinney High
March 3, 2010 – Ken Wiegand – McKinney Airport
March 10, 2010 – Patrick Sowers – Operation Once in a Lifetime
March 17, 2010 – Rodney Stell – Civil War Historians
The Lions say: Don’t miss these programs at the weekly Lions Club luncheon, every Wednesday at the Eldorado Country Club at noon. Visitors are welcome. Don’t wait to be invited.