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Blood drives in Plano TX #carterbloodcare #planosenior #pshs #bloodshortage

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Plano Senior High School will hold a blood drive April 29-30 in Building E at PSHS at 2200 Independence Parkway from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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You can also donate blood from 8 a.m to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at Custer Road United Methodist Church between Legacy and Spring Creek at 6601 Custer Road at Cumberland Trail.

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McKinney Texas Fire Department saves four lives from flash floods that swept away vehicles

First Responders: McKinney Fire Department Special Operations rescued four from flooding April 4. The flooding swept away vehicles. Photo Credit: McKinney Fire Department

The McKinney Texas Fire Department reported Monday night that First Responders saved four lives after vehicles were swept away by flash flood waters.

Collin County in northeast Texas was under a tornado warning from around 9 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 4 as circulating winds ran from Aubrey into Celina, Prosper, Weston, Anna, Melissa and through Blue Ridge and Westminster Texas.

Thunderstorms continued until around 10:30 p.m. and flooding occurred from Plano into McKinney and across the area Monday night.

The area remained under tornado watch until 2 a.m. April 5.

Brian Bearden

Allen Civic Ballet – Bravo!
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Plano TX – Welcome back Steve Fields Steakhouse on Park Blvd. #stevefields #planosteak

5013 West Park Blvd. near Preston in Plano 75093

Steve Fields Steakhouse opens at 4:30 p.m. daily.

Steve Fields Steakhouse has reopened on Park Blvd.
See more at https://stevefields.com
We recommend getting there at 4:30 p.m. and … the seafood is excellent too.
Steve Fields Instagram is open again in Plano Texas

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Brides: Best locations for a DFW wedding

We asked, and local brides answered. If we want a place to start to look for a place to have a remarkable wedding, what venue do you recommend?

Top wedding venues by location:

ANNA TX WEDDING VENUES

Barn Hill Vineyard – 11917 CR 509 Anna TX – P: 214-537-1047

River Road Chateau – 5511 CR 424 Anna TX – P: 214-425-4445

CELINA TX WEDDING VENUES

Bill Bates Cowboy Ranch – 5454 CR 126 Celina TX – P: 972-382-4995

Chandler’s Gardens – 7150 CR 206 Celina TX – P: 972-954-7643

Eden Hill Winery and Vineyard – 4910 Eden Hill Lane east of Preston Road Hwy. 289 – P: 214-850-4081

Rusty Barn at The Ranch – 744 Bourland Bend Celina TX – P: 469-684-1801

The Venue at Waterstone – 10455 CR 133 Celina TX – P: 214-444-0008

FAIRVIEW TX WEDDING VENUES

NOAH’S – 351 Southwind Lane – Fairview TX – P: 469-600-8421

FRISCO TX WEDDING VENUES

Fairy Tale Manor – 10865 Preston Road Frisco TX – P: 214-624-5180

Frisco Heritage Center – 6321 Paige Street – Frisco TX – P: 972-905-4985

Magnolia Terrace –6910 Pecan Street Frisco TX 75034 – P: 214-872-1947

Stonebriar Country Club – 5050 Country Club Drive Frisco TX – P: 972-375-9571

The Vine in Frisco TX – 8849 Carroll Circle Frisco TX – P: 469-751-8463

Verona Villa – 6591 Dallas Parkway Frisco TX – P: 972-837-8034

MCKINNEY TX WEDDING VENUES

Bella Donna Chapel – 6641 Mediterranean Drive McKinney TX – P: 972-836-7718

Bingham House – 800 South Chestnut Street McKinney TX – P: 972-529-1883

Chestnut Square Historic Village – 315 South Chestnut Street McKinney TX – P: 972-562-8790

Cotton Mill – 610 Elm Street across Hwy. 5 from downtown McKinney TX – P: 972-838-7558

D-Vine Grace Vineyards – 3747 Grace Ranch Trail McKinney TX – P: 214-450-6837

Eldorado Country Club – 2604 Country Club Drive McKinney TX – P: 972-529-6779

Gather in Downtown McKinney TX – 207 East Virginia Street McKinney TX – P: 972-548-8882

Grand Hotel and Ballroom – 114 West Louisiana Street McKinney TX – P: 214-726-9250

Heritage Ranch and Golf Country Club – 465 Scenic Ranch Circle McKinney TX – P: 972-886-4700

McKinney Performing Arts Center – 111 N Tennessee Street in Downtown McKinney TX – P: 972-547-2650

Mitas Hill Vineyard – 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane McKinney TX – P: 972-316-7991

Myers Park and Event Center – 7117 CR 166 McKinney TX – P: 972-548-9742

Piazza on the Green – 6200 TPC Drive McKinney TX – P: 214-383-2500

Rock Creek Ranch – 4934 FM1461 McKinney TX – P: 469-742-9847

RoseMary Barn – 2929 CR 338 McKinney TX – P: 972-249-7218

Stonebridge Ranch Country Club – Dye Course: 7003 Beacon Hill Road and Hill Course: 5901 Glen Oaks Drive in McKinney TX – P: 972-529-5993

Surrey House and Gardens – 312 South Tennessee Street McKinney TX – P: 972-727-0709

The Sanctuary Music and Events – 6633 Virginia Pkwy #102 in Adriatica McKinney TX – P: 972-540-9293

MELISSA TX WEDDING VENUES

The Bird’s Nest – 1 Country Ridge Rd, Melissa TX – P: 214-385-7768

NEW HOPE TX WEDDING VENUES

Stone Crest – 160 Rockcrest Road in New Hope near McKinney TX – P: 972-544-6848

PARKER TX WEDDING VENUES

Cross Creek Ranch – 3406 Dublin Road – Parker TX – P: 972-221-0167

Southfork Ranch – 3700 Hogge Drive east of U.S. 76 in Parker TX – P: 972-442-7800

PLANO TX WEDDING VENUES

34 Events Downtown Plano Historic Event Venue – 1017 East 15th Street Plano TX – P:  469-885-1849

Crystal Banquet Plano – 6300 Independence Parkway – Plano TX – P: 972-491-6880

event1013 – 1013 East 15th Street Plano TX – P: 972-890-7970

Reflections on Spring Creek – 1901 E Spring Creek Parkway east of U.S. 75 Plano TX – P: 972-633-9595

Rooftop Event Spot – 1000 14th Street #400 – downtown Plano TX – P: 972-423-5535

PRINCETON TX WEDDING VENUES

1899 Farmhouse Wedding Venue – 7450 FM982 across lake from Lucas TX on 546 and south of Hwy. 380 down 982 in Princeton TX – P: 469-212-6975

PROSPER TX WEDDING VENUES

3R’s RANCH – 1695 Coit Road Prosper TX – P: 972-762-3117

RICHARDSON TX WEDDING VENUES

Canyon Creek Country Club – 625 West Lookout Drive Richardson TX – P: 972-231-1466

Richardson Woman’s Club – 2005 North Cliffe near Sherrill Park GC in Richardson TX – P: 972-238-0841

ROCKWALL TX WEDDING VENUES

The Castle in Rockwall -2071 Clem Road north of Interstate-30 Rockwall TX – P: 469-702-1222

THE COLONY TX WEDDING VENUES

Chapel at Ana Villa – 5921 Stonecreek Drive The Colony TX – P: 972-624-8017

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NEARBY

AUBREY TX WEDDING VENUES

The Grove in Aubrey TX – 6100 Wildcat Road Aubrey TX – P: 214-695-7874

CARROLLTON TX WEDDING VENUES

The Windsor at Hebron Park – 3016 E Hebron Parkway Carrollton TX – P: 972-306-3300

VALLEY VIEW TX WEDDING VENUES

Tower Oaks Haven – 528 North Shore Lane – Lake Ray Roberts in Valley View TX – P: 940-580-2709

WHITEWRIGHT TX WEDDING VENUES

Best Day Ever Ranch – 5927 Rose Hill Road, east of 75 and west of 69 north of 121 in Whitewright TX – P: 903-546-6424

Notable: No venue made this list if surveys includes more than one bad wedding experience. We did not list all local area wedding venues.

As a disclaimer, had our wedding at the former home of Audie Murphy in Addison at Dovie’s Restaurant, which held court south of Belt Line Road and west of Midway Road for a long time back when Addison was about as far north as Dallas went.

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Today’s forecast calls for temperatures to reach about 100 degrees in North Texas.

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BREAKFAST: Spoon’s Cafe, corner of Louisiana and Kentucky, historic downtown McKinney TX 75069

Little Gus Cafe, 6905 Coit Rd. at Legacy, Plano, TX 75024

Bill Smith’s Cafe 1510 W University Dr. (Hwy. 380 east of U.S. 75) McKinney, TX 75069

ITALIAN: Campisi’s at the Boardwalk at Granite Park, 8100 Dallas Pkwy Ste 101, Plano, TX 75024 across the 121 from Frisco TX

Campisi’s, 4709 W Parker Rd # 400, Plano, TX 75093

Covino’s Pasta & Pizza, 3265 Independence and Parker, Plano TX 75075

MEAT MARKET: Hirsch’s Meats, 1301 W Parker Rd west of Alma Plano, TX 75023

MODERN AMERICAN: Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen brunch, dinner, drinks, 216 W Virginia St. Historic Downtown McKinney, TX 75069

NY-style DELI and BAKERY: Deli News Frisco, 3685 Preston Rd #185, Frisco, TX 75034

SALSA: Bernard’s Gourmet Foods

STEAK: Rick’s Chophouse, 107 North Kentucky Street, Historic Downtown McKinney TX 75069

 WAGYU STEAK: Local Yocal BBQ & Grill, 350 E. Louisiana St McKinney TX 75069

TEXAS BBQ: Hutchins BBQ, 1301 N Tennessee St. McKinney TX 75069 and 9225 Preston Road Frisco TX 75033

Lockhart Smoke House, 1026 E 15th Street in downtown Plano TX 75074

TEX-MEX: Rio Bravo, 6900 Alma Drive at Legacy, Plano TX 75023

Salsa Tex-Mex, 3020 Legacy Drive at Independence Plano TX 75023 with more locations in Anna, Frisco and Prosper Texas

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51 percent to 49 percent – Women to men ratio

74 new residents move in daily

323,125 households in North Texas and growing with …

2.74 people per household

70.3 home ownership rate

$41,609 per capita income

$90,124 median household income

92.9 percent high school graduates

49.7 percent have earned college degrees

28.2 minutes avg. travel time to work

24.8 percent speak more than one language in home

590,266 registered voters

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe brings cool vibe to Plano TX at 15th and Alma Drive #smoothiesinPlanoTX #CreekwalkVillage

Music: Falling
Artist: Scott Jacobs
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Plano.
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 15th and Alma
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Safest cities in United States? #friscotx #mckinneytx #planotx

SmartAsset.com reports Frisco, McKinney and Plano Texas make list of safest cities in United States.
The Heard Museum and Nature Preserve east of U.S. 75 between Allen and McKinney off Hwy. 5.
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