Plano ISD hiring teachers, job fair June 13

Interested in teaching in one of the highest rated school districts in the state?

Plano ISD will host a teacher job fair from 9 a.m. – noon on June 13.

Candidates must complete an online application and register for the event by 3 p.m. on June 6 to be admitted. Elementary and secondary campuses in the district will be there with staff to speak to those interested in teaching and other professional opportunities.

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Coppell school superintendent says he is accepting top job in Frisco ISD

Mike Waldrip leaving Coppell for Frisco ISD

“In leaving, know that I am proud of our accomplishments and wish the students, staff community my very best,” Mike Waldrip said in his letter to Coppell ISD parents and teachers.

Coppell ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip announced his departure from the school district and said he would be taking on the recently vacated superintendent position at Frisco ISD.

Waldrip made his announcement in a  letter to Coppell ISD parents and faculty on Monday.

Waldrip served as the Deputy Superintendent of Administrative Operations for Frisco Independent School District since 2002, before becoming Coppell ISD Superintendent two years ago.

 “As you can imagine, the decision was not an easy one,” Waldrip’s said in his letter. “I will cherish the time I have spent here at the school district.

Waldrip’s resignation becomes effective June 30.

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees are now starting their own search for a new superintendent.

Coppell is situated north of DFW airport, and west of Frisco.


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Do your neighbors make more than $100,000 a year in Plano? Let’s see where hard-working high earners live on local map of Plano

You might be surprised to see where the high earners live in Plano, according to the last U.S. Census.

Where do you think they live?

Are you living next to someone making between $100,000 and $150, 000 as a household?

Did you ever bike or walk past a house and wonder what that homeowner did for a living?

Check the map to see where the hard-working wealthy live in Plano, Texas … Click on this CITY OF PLANO MAP OF HOUSEHOLDS EARNING between $100,000 and $150,000 per year.

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Plano TX: What themes are being discussed for the future of the Oak Point area east of U.S. 75


  • Safe – Neighborhoods designed to promote pedestrian activity, with buildings positively engaging streets, civic, natural and formal open spaces.
  • Healthy – Street, trail, and open space network that is highly connected, balancing the demands of motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users.
  • Diverse – A broad range of housing and retail opportunities serving a population diverse in age, race, ethnicity, income and household size.
  • Resilient – Neighborhood patterns that respect Plano’s economy, schools, and natural environment, adding value to Plano and justifying public investment.
  • Compatible – Buildings that are appropriately scaled and respectful of surrounding context, supporting thoughtful transitions to adjacent development.


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Why fly into McKinney National Airport?

McKinney National Airport, formerly known as Collin County Regional Airport at McKinney, is a public use airport located in McKinney, Texas, approximately 30 miles north of downtown Dallas.

Find out more

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Live music at Hank’s Texas Grill in McKinney TX

Hank’s Texas Grill brings McKinney , Texas the best in Live Music! Purchase your concert tickets online, its fast and easy

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Charity spotlight: What is the mission of Smiles Charity in McKinney?

SMILES CHARITY utilizes a unique fund-raising concept of bringing an entire community together for a concert and family festival.

Generous local and corporate businesses sponsor the annual concert event held over Memorial Day weekend in McKinney, Texas.

Thousands attend the charity concert donating even more money and raising even more awareness for the designated beneficiary. 100 percent of the net profits from the annual event are then donated to build the designated home.

In its first three years, Smiles Charity benefitted Habitat for Humanity and helped build three homes for three amazing McKinney families who are beating the odds and now living the dream of home ownership. In 2011, Smiles Charity was honored to partner with an organization to help fund the build of two homes for severely wounded soldiers. Since then, Smiles Charity has continued to support disabled veterans by building a mortgage free home each year.

The results are tangible: Ten homes have been built, one more is within weeks of its groundbreaking and the 12th home, which is a remodel of our veterans existing home to make it handicap accessible, is in the planning stages.

The concept works: The community centered concert events allow the entire community to come together to enjoy a family friendly event, learn about the families that Smiles Charity benefits, and then gives the community the opportunity to participate in honoring these beneficiaries by donating on the spot during the concert event. The concert event, which drew 6,000 fans in its first year and has grown to as many as 15,000 fans, allows local businesses to provide goods and services to the community thus helping to spur economic stability in the area. And finally, all net proceeds raised during the concert event go towards helping deserving families realize their dream of home ownership.


Andy Grammer will be headling the Smiles Charity concert on May 28 at Adriatica Viillage in McKinney TX. Find out more at





When: 5 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday May 28, 2017
Adriatica Village, 6595 Virginia Parkway in McKinney, TX


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Road work: Changes coming to Chelsea Blvd. in Allen TX

Heads up Allen, Texas, drivers: A three-way stop just north of Allen Premium Outlets will be improved this summer.

Currently, drivers traveling north or south on Chelsea Boulevard must come to a stop at Allen Commerce Parkway. However, with Allen ISD’s new elementary school opening nearby, city engineers determined the intersection could cause unwanted congestion.

To improve traffic flow, contractors will extend the existing northbound lanes just north of Allen Commerce Parkway.

This will eliminate the sharp curve at the intersection and remove the need for stop signs in the northbound and southbound lanes of Chelsea Boulevard.

Allen City Council approved the $276,000 construction contract during the May 9 meeting. The intersection is slated for completion before Allen ISD’s first day of school, Aug. 21.

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Facts about Plano TX: Did you know the median age of your neighbors is 37.5 years?

From the City of Plano: Plano is located in North Central Texas on the northern edge of the Blackland Prairie. Plano’s elevation is 695 feet above sea level. As such, Plano’s climate is classified as humid subtropical with hot summers, mild winters and comfortable spring and autumns. While summer days are hot, summer nights can be pleasant. Plano, like most of Texas, enjoys many sunny days throughout the year. Rainfall averages between 33 to 40 inches per year, most of which occurs during the spring.


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Realtor Spotlight: Jolie Williams

Jolie Williams – Discover your dream home – 214-502-6495

Jolie Williams is a third generation real estate professional, learning the industry literally from the ground up, working in the family’s builder supply company. With five years as a Realtor, she is one of North Texas’ premier real estate agents with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Texas A&M grad Jolie Willams holds designations as a Certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist™ and Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist. Her training, experience, and expertise with the emotional and legal aspects of these situations creates a smoother transaction.

Once the sale of community property is complete, Williams helps her clients move beyond the difficult situation by working with each party to help them find their next home. Jolie Williams serves as an accredited sponsor, approved by the State bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE.

Jolie Williams serves on the McKinney Main Street Board. Jolie is active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, McKinney Young Professionals, D.I.V.A.S. (Divorcing Independent Very Able Survivors) and the McKinney A&M Club.


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