Plano TX: Anthony Ricciardelli says join fight against property tax increases


From Anthony Ricciardelli and family: “As home values rise, so do property taxes – that is, unless we decrease the tax rate enough to offset the increase in property valuations.  If elected, I will fight tax increases by advocating for the largest possible tax rate decreases. I have pledged to vote for the “effective tax rate” in 2018, which will lower the tax rate commensurate to the aggregate increase in property valuations and thereby offset (for the average homeowner) the increase in taxes that would otherwise result from the increase in property valuations.

“To my knowledge, I am the only candidate for Place 2 who has pledged to vote for the effective tax rate in 2018. I am the only candidate for Place 2 who is endorsed by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, a project of Empower Texans, for my commitment to fiscally conservative policies that promote economic freedom in our community.”

Maher Maso says vote for Bob Allen in race for next Frisco Mayor on election day Saturday, May 6 #CollinCountyVotes

Election day is Saturday, May 6.

Bob Allen and Jeff Cheney are running for Mayor.

Current Mayor Maher Maso has worked with both Allen and Cheney over many years.

Maso says he is voting for Bob Allen in the race for Mayor in 2017.


Plano City council candidate Rick Smith stands with homeowners against plans to overcrowd Plano’s future with apartments

Rick Smith says Plano citizens, voters and residents want safer and less overcrowded schools and streets. He says Plano voters want their voice to be heard at city hall.

If you listen closely, Plano voters are sounding the same alarm as residents in Allen, Frisco and McKinney this election.

Special thanks to the Plano Chamber for sharing videos on all participating candidates in #CollinCountyVotes project

Election day is May 6. This story is part of a series leading up to the May 6 election. The purpose of all of these stories is to get out the vote. Vote for the candidate of your choice. shares local news inside the county line. Please share on your social media so that more of your friends can be engaged in the community.

Restaurant News: Spaghetti Warehouse auction Saturday in Plano on U.S. 75; long-time favorite restaurant one of local dining spots recently closing doors


By Brian Bearden

Spaghetti Warehouse, which closed recently in Plano and in many locations around the United States, is holding an auction for its decorations.

Doors open at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6 for the auction at Spaghetti Warehouse.TrainCar

The Plano Spaghetti Warehouse auction will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6.

Spaghetti Warehouse is not the only one locking the door. Restaurant diners are seeing some of their favorite dining spots close.

In case you are wondering, you can also buy the doors at the auction.


Spaghetti Warehouse is located south of Park and north of 15th Street on the west side of U.S. 75. near Outback and On the Border.

Spaghetti Warehouse May 6 Auction info below more restaurant news notes. Share on your Social Media now.


Brooklyn’s New York style pizza in Garland’s Firewheel shut its doors.

Pollo Tropical, which had locations on key corners along U.S. 75 in Plano and Richardson and along 121 in The Colony, has closed. Pollo Tropical would have been smart to close after May 5. Business was booming at Mexican restaurants across Plano, Frisco, Allen, Richardson on Friday thanks to Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Each of these restaurants had great locations with a lot of traffic.

These three big names come at a time when Plano also lost one of the Corner Bakery locations to fire recently on U.S. 75 outside Collin Creek mall.



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Saturday May 6th @ 10 AM

1517 N. Central Expy, Plano, Texas 75075
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McKinneyTEAM endorses Charlie Philips

McKinneyTEAM, a nonpartisan, nonprofit political action committee organized and operating under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, announced 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 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

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