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County Judge Chris Hill on death of Constable-Elect Mike Vance

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Constable-Elect Mike Vance, who passed away on Friday afternoon following a short illness, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of this dedicated, career law enforcement officer.

Constable-Elect Vance retired from the Collin County Sheriff’s Office in 2019 after serving our community for 34 years, working as a detention officer, patrolman, criminal investigator, narcotics investigator, and supervisor. He amassed more than 10,000 criminal investigations in an impressive career that also included 17 years on the Sheriff’s SWAT team.

On November 3, Vance was elected as the Collin County Constable for Precinct 1, and he was looking forward to serving in this new role beginning in January.

In response to the news of Constable-Elect Vance’s passing, County Judge Chris Hill ordered flags at Collin County facilities to be lowered to half-staff.

Judge Chris Hill said: “Constable-Elect Vance served our community faithfully and honorably for over 30 years. He spent his career protecting the families in our community, and we are grateful for his life of service. I am personally thankful that I had the opportunity to know Mike as a friend and colleague at Collin County. He will be greatly missed.”

Serve on a Collin County Board or Commission

By Chris Hill, County Judge

Are you interested in serving on one of Collin County’s boards or commissions? Invest your time and talents serving Collin County. It’s a great way to get involved and give back to your community!

Board terms typically start on January 1, and there are current opportunities to serve on the boards listed below.

Download the application and apply today!

LifePath Systems

  • To provide countywide, comprehensive mental health and intellectual & developmental disabilities services and programs to citizens of the county through cooperative efforts of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. Collin County M.H.M.R., dba LifePath Systems, exists for the purpose of offering services to restore, improve, and maintain an optimum level of functioning and quality of life for county residents who have a mental health concern or an intellectual & developmental disability.
  • Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm, alternating between the Alma Center (Plano) and the McKinney MHMR Administrative Offices (McKinney).
  • Members serve two-year terms. 

Planning Board

  • To advise and make recommendations to the Commissioners Court on planning issues and efforts relative to the future quality and growth of the county. Working committees are formed to identify needs and develop programs for transportation, water and waste water, solid waste management, ambulance service, and others as needed.
  • Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Collin County Administration Building (McKinney).
  • Members serve three-year terms. 

Health Care Foundation Advisory Board

  • To assist the Health Care Foundation Board of Trustees in the development and provision of health care and related programs for indigent citizens; to guide, support, and nurture efforts that will enhance the quality and availability of health care services for the citizens of the county.
  • Meets on the third Thursday of January, April, August, and October, at 12:00 pm, at the Collin County sub courthouse (Plano). Dates may change or be added as needed.
  • Members serve three-year terms. 

Parks Foundation Advisory Board

  • To guide, support and nurture efforts to create and maintain a comprehensive open space program. The board establishes direction and policies for acquisition, development and management of park and open space areas and facilities.
  • Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Collin County Engineering Office, McKinney.
  • Members serve three-year terms. 

Historical Commission

  • To initiate and conduct programs and activities as may be suggested by the Commissioners Court or the Texas Historical Commission for the preservation of the historical heritage of the county. To mark, interpret, preserve and accumulate information on the history of Collin County. To serve as an umbrella organization for all public and private historical groups in the county, in order to encourage, support, and promote these groups’ activities.
  • Meets on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Heard-Craig Carriage House (McKinney).
  • Members serve three-year terms. 

Myers Park & Event Center Advisory Board

  • To advise and recommend actions to Collin County Commissioners Court relating to the promotion, management, welfare and success of Myers Park & Event Center. The use of the park for education and recreation purposes as described in the Deeds of Trust granted by the Myers Family shall be the foremost responsibility of the Advisory Board.
  • Meets on the fourth Tuesday of January, April, July & October at 7:30am at the Myers Park Reception Hall, McKinney.
  • Members serve three-year terms.

Collin County animal auctions; goat, cows available

Collin County Animal Services Auctions
Sale Notices are posted on CollinCountyTX.gov website and at the Collin County Courthouse as required by State Law.  If the Estray is not redeemed before the 18th day after the date of impoundment, CCAS has title to the Estray and shall cause the Estray to be sold at a sheriff’s sale.

The sale will take place at the Collin County Animal Services Building at 4750 Community Blvd., McKinney, Texas.

Auction Date

Collin County Animal Services Hours are as follows:

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday
Noon – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Monday and Holidays, lost animal search by appointment only

The 411 on your one million Collin County TX neighbors #collincounty #demographics

Did you know that Collin County is the fastest growing county in Texas?
Collin County is also one of the top growth counties in the United States

Let’s bring you up to speed on Collin County

McKinney is the county seat, and Collin County is 848 square miles of land and 38 square miles of water.
The population in 2010 was 782,341.

By 2018, Collin County had grown to more than one million people. According to the county, 80 move in every day. The average taxable home value is $344,382.

There are more females than males in Collin County at 51 percent female, 49 percent male.
The median age is 36.5 years.
Ten percent are 65.
Twenty-eight percent are under age 18.
The average family size is 3.3.
The median family income is $105,954.
Registered voters amounted to 590,266 but voter turnout in November 2019 was 11 percent.

Between 2010 and 2019, more than 202,000 jobs were added in Collin County.
Education services, healthcare and social assistance industries employed almost 20 percent in Collin County.
Professional, scientific, and administrative and waste management services industries made up 16.4 percent.

Of your employed neighbors, 84 percent were private wage and salary workers
Ten percent are government workers
and 5.8 percent self-employed.
The average commute time is about 29 minutes.

In Collin County, 51 percent of those 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree or higher, far outpacing the state and national figure that hover between 26 and 28 percent.

Since you asked, the annual per capita income ($41,609) of your neighbors is more than 25 percent higher than the national rate;

The median family income in 2017 ($105,954) is about 33 percent higher than the U.S. median income.

The county median household income was estimated at $90,124 by 2017.

Less than one percent of county households were estimated to have received public cash assistance in 2017
An estimated 6.9 percent of individuals here were living below the Federal Poverty Level in 2017.

Collin County had a 94-percent occupancy rate for the 320,000-plus housing units.
Two-thirds of occupied housing are owner-occupied, with 32 percent rented out.
Traditional married-couple families make up 60 percent of total households.

The median monthly housing cost for an owner with a mortgage is $1,884 ($725 for owners without a mortgage) and $1,119 a month for the median rent.
Two thirds of these homes – about 117,000 – were built in 2000 or later.

Student in local schools total more than 260,500 who are ages 3 and up.

Schools estimate there are 32,000 in preschool or kindergarten.
About 173,000 are in first through 12 grade.
College and grad school students number 54,000.

If you just moved in, welcome to Collin County, Texas.
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Source: U.S. Census U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey
and CollinCountyTX.gov

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