Texas Bluebonnets in McKinney TX at Collin County, Texas


Collin County Judge Keith Self snapped this photo in McKinney, Texas.

Keith Self: “A patch of bluebonnets out my office window. Wonderful sight on a Texas spring day!”

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These Bluebonnet spots are popular (nominate your favorite spots on Twitter with a family photo and location)

  1. Bethany Drive between U.S. 75 and Alma Drive in Allen
  2. Bluebonnet Trail in Plano TX between Alma Drive and Custer Road
  3. Right across the street from Advocare in Plano, Texas



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Plano TX adding to its Legacy lineup of corporate headquarters as Boeing Global Services announces move

Boeing has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July.

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere said, “On behalf of the city of Plano, we are thrilled to welcome an iconic 100-year- innovative company like Boeing. Through the partnership with our city and the many amenities of Legacy West, we look forward to helping Boeing Global Services deliver on its mission.”

Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in northwest Plano, the company announced on PRNewswire on Wednesday afternoon.

Boeing Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal, several of his leadership team members and some support staff will be situated at the site, which will serve as a central hub for approximately 20,000 employees located around the globe.

Texas continues to be a global powerhouse in business expansion and relocation because of our economic policies that encourage industry leaders, like Boeing, to expand their operations here,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “As governor, I will continue to promote a low-tax and reasonable regulatory environment that removes barriers to entry and provides certainty for developing industries. I am proud to welcome Boeing’s new Global Services unit to Texas and look forward to working with them further to continue their expansion in the Lone Star State.”

Boeing selected the greater Dallas area because it’s centrally located within Boeing’s U.S. footprint, has good proximity to major operations for commercial customers and defense partners, and serves as a transportation hub that will allow the company to reach customers quickly and efficiently.

Deal, a veteran Boeing exec, said, “We are excited to establish the Global Services headquarters in Plano. We have a fixed focus on serving our customers worldwide, and this location assists in our mission of providing uncompromising service worldwide.”

Boeing will host an opening ceremony at the new location once Boeing Global Services is operational in July.

In November 2016, Boeing announced the Deal would be leading Global Services, which will be formed by integrating the services capabilities of the defense, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services will provide agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and defense customers worldwide.

McKinneyTEAM endorses George Fuller, Charlie Philips, Dusttin Pearson, Scott Elliott

McKinney Team
McKinney Team endorses George Fuller

McKinneyTEAM, a nonpartisan, nonprofit political action committee organized and operating under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, announced today it has endorsed a Mayoral and City Council candidates for the May 6, 2017 election. The candidates endorsed by McKinneyTEAM include the following individuals:

Mayor: George Fuller
At-Large: Charlie Philips
District 1: Dusttin Pearson
District 3: Scott Elliott

“After interviewing the candidates and careful consideration among our leadership, we are pleased to endorse candidates that represent the core values of McKinneyTEAM,” said Pete Huff, McKinneyTEAM spokesman. “More importantly, we are glad to find candidates that align to our philosophical approach to the long-term growth and success of the city, while not compromising our resident’s experience.”

McKinneyTEAM also announced it will host a reception for its endorsed candidates on April 13.

McKinneyTEAM was formed by a group of business and civic leaders who acknowledge the previous success of our city, but have a vision to raise the bar for the future. As a coalition of seasoned executives we will attempt to establish an honest forum for issues to be discussed and strong leadership to advocate for our community’s future. McKinneyTEAM is a nonpartisan, nonprofit political action committee organized and operating under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, reporting to the Texas Ethics Commission as a General Committee.

The vision of McKinneyTEAM is to unite the community by standing up for universal principles of good governance that will produce effective city planning, low and equitable taxes and sustainable growth that leads to job creation. The group’s mission is to create a climate for effective and efficient municipal government, honest and open debate of community issues, implementation of sound business management practices for the public sector and an overall balanced and fair culture for all.

McKinneyTEAM board members: Pete Huff, Wattmaster Controls – David Brooks, Independent Bank – Bill Darling, Darling Homes, Roger Harris, Metro Linen Service, Ernest Lynch, Medical City McKinney – Jack Radke, AG Power


Fred Moses brings leadership experience to Collin County Community College District Place 1 race

How would you describe candidate Fred Moses?

Successful in Business

Respected Community Leader

Dedicated Volunteer

Fred and his Wife

Community Leaders – Moses Family

Leading a successful small business in Plano since 1985, Fred Moses understands first-hand the importance of an educational system that meets the growing demands in business and industry. Moses is running for the Collin College Board of Trustees Place 1 position and is looking forward to serving alongside other Trustees in directing the future of the College as Collin County continues to grow.

Moses has spent his career in the electrical supply industry. After 11 years with General Electric, he founded Plano-based Telecom Electric Supply Company, a small family-owned business that offers wholesale electrical, telecommunications, safety and power products to its customers.

Moses and his business have been recognized numerous times over the years for outstanding service, dedication to excellence, and commitment to the industry and the community.


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Honors for Fred Moses

Some accolades include the Christian Business Leadership Award from CEO Institute, Minority Vendor of the Year for the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Development Council, and the Plano Chamber of Commerce has a business award named in his honor that is called “The Moses Minority Business Award that is given annually.

Fred Moses’ commitment to excellence extends well beyond his business.

He and his wife, Mazzie Moses, are staples in the community, spending countless hours serving others. Collin College has recognized them with a Living Legend Award and they have established an endowment that gives a scholarship annually.

Dallas Baptist University (DBU) has awarded Moses the Tom Landry Leadership Award.

Fred Moses has served on numerous boards and commissions including the Collin College President’s Circle, the Collin County Community College Foundation Board, the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Development Council, the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, the Plano Partners Mentor Program, the United Way of Plano, and the Plano Metro Rotary Club.

In addition to his involvement as a board member, Fred has also served as:

Chairman of the Plano Chamber of Commerce

Chairman of the Plano Economic Development Board

Chairman of the Plano Community Home (Senior Citizen Housing Board)
Commissioner on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations Commission

Vice-Chairman of the Deacon Board at Shiloh Baptist Church

Immediate past Chairman of the Collin County Republican Party.

His unwavering faith guides Fred in all he does. He has been married to his beautiful bride, Mazzie, for 47 years and among all of his achievements and recognitions, Fred is most proud of his two amazing children, Michelle and Frederic, and his three grandchildren. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from the University of Bridgeport and an Associate of Science Degree in Business Management from Housatonic Community College. He and his wife reside in Plano and are members of the Shiloh Baptist Church and serve as one of the Associate Ministers.

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