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County Judge issues Disaster Declaration for Collin County

McKINNEY, TEXAS – Collin County Judge Chris Hill announced a formal disaster declaration for Collin County today, to better position and prepare the county and its communities to respond to the public health emergencies that may arise from the coronavirus outbreak.

The disaster declaration comes in the wake of similar announcements on Friday from President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

“Since the first news of the coronavirus outbreak, Collin County has been working diligently with the State of Texas and our local cities to prepare for this eventuality. We stand ready to partner with and support our communities in any way necessary,” said Judge Hill, whose statutory duties include serving as the county’s emergency management coordinator.  “We all have to work together to safeguard the health of our community. This declaration ensures that we are able to access and share strategic resources and supplies as they become available.”

The mayors of Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, working in cooperation with Judge Hill, issued similar disaster declarations Monday.

As of this morning, county health officials have reported eight presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Collin County.

Public Health Report

  • There are eight (8) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Collin County at this time.
  • There are 82 Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) in Collin County at this time.

Disaster Declaration

  • County Judge Chris Hill has issued a disaster declaration for Collin County, effective March 16, 2020.

County Operations

  • All non-essential court operations in Collin County have been postponed until April 1. Essential court proceedings will continue as scheduled and are defined by the respective courts’ orders. District CourtsCounty Courts at LawJustice CourtsProbate Courts.
  • Other county offices are open and operating during normal business hours.
  • The Collin County Commissioners Court will not be cancelling meetings at this time.
  • Inmate visitation and inmate programs at the Collin County Detention Facility have been cancelled until further notice. Attorney visits are still permitted, but the procedures for the visits have changed.
  • County employees with fever or flu-like symptoms are required to stay home from work and are prohibited from returning to work until they have been fever-free without medication for 24 hours.

Closures & Cancellations

  • All county board and commission meetings have been cancelled through March 31. Boards and commissions are directed to utilize electronic communication methods to address any critical issues that arise in that timeframe.


All updates will be posted on the Collin County website and at ChrisHill.us.

Allen West joining Chris Hill at Omni Frisco at The Star for reception, announcement on Oct. 26

Friends of Collin County Commissioner Chris Hill are hosting a fund-raising reception for
Chris Hill. The featured special guest for the afternoon will be former U.S. Congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West.

Lt. Col. Allen West

Allen West has spent his life in the service of America, serving most notably as a US Army lieutenant colonel and a Republican member of the US House of Representatives.

During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

West serves as a Fox News Contributor, and is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas.

Allen West and his wife, Angela, have two daughters and live in North Texas.

Friends of Chris Hill will have a VIP Guided Tour of The Star at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 with Allen West.

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a Special VIP Reception with Allen West.
The general reception will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 26.

Register for the Chris Hill reception

The new Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star is situated at 11 Cowboys Way, Frisco, Texas 75034.

The Hill Family of McKinney TX

Chris Hill is a sixth-generation native Texan, and a fourth-generation resident of Collin County.

In the early 1900s, his great-great-grandfather was a Collin County farmer in the same precinct Hill represents as county commissioner. Hill has been married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, for 20 years. Today, they live in McKinney with their three children.

Before his election as county commissioner, Hill served as an Executive Pastor, and worked as a corporate accountant and controller in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

As the first in his family to graduate from college, Hill earned a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce, a Master of Pastoral Leadership degree from Columbia Biblical Seminary, a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University, and a Master of Accounting and Information Management degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.

The Hill family attends and volunteers regularly at Christ Fellowship church in McKinney. He is a member of the Rotary Club of McKinney, the Kiwanis Club of McKinney, the Texas Home School Coalition, and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He serves on the board of directors for The Samaritan Inn and Minuteman Disaster Response. Hill is an Eagle Scout and a member of MENSA.

In both of his campaigns for county commissioner (2012 and 2016), Chris Hill pledged that he would pursue limited government, low taxes, and excellence in every aspect of county government. In his first four years as commissioner, Collin County reduced the property tax rate four consecutive times. Today, Collin County has the No. 1 lowest county property tax rate of all 254 Texas counties and is a leader in the state of Texas in economic opportunity and county government efficiency.

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This page sponsored by Lincoln Society of Collin County





Angela Paxton moving quickly to build relationships across North Texas

Chances are you will run into Angela Paxton if you live in Collin County.

She has been spotted meeting with local leaders in Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, and she will be working her way around until the next election day as she runs for Texas State Senate.

Congressman Sam Johnson and Angela Paxton

Congressman Sam Johnson: “As a long time and dedicated member of our community, Angela Paxton has never backed away from championing the conservative cause with grace and courage. A fierce and proven warrior for the values that we hold dear – faith, freedom, and family – I am honored to call Angela a true friend, a sister in Christ, and an asset to the community.”

Angela Paxton said: “I don’t know anyone who has personally sacrificed more to protect our freedoms than Sam Johnson. Like so many, I’m honored to know and respect this great man. But to be known so kindly in return is a treasure hard to express. Thank you, Congressman Sam Johnson, for your service and for your confidence in me.”

Angela Paxton gathering with local State Reps: Scott Sanford, Matt Shaheen and Jeff Leach.

Scott Sanford, Angela Paxton, Matt Shaheen and Jeff Leach

Been there … Asian Republican Club of North Texas … Collin County Lincoln Society … Republican Club at Heritage Ranch … DFWPAC picnic … Collin County Young Republicans …Greater North Texas Republican Women … Empower Texans … Collin County GOP executive meeting … Stay tuned …

Here’s one of her first announcements …

CollinCountyMagazine.com never endorses candidates. This story is reporting Paxton has picked up the endorsements of  county commissioners Susan Fletcher, Chris Hill, Duncan Webb and Cheryl Williams along with State Representatives Jodie Laubenberg, Leach, Sanford and Shaheen.






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Collin County storm cleanup update from Chris Hill

From Collin County Commissioner Chris Hill
I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who has been actively assisting in the recovery efforts. We opened the Collin County Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Farmersville TX yesterday, and the response has been tremendous. More than 140 volunteers registered at the resource center, and I’m aware of dozens more who have been helping families directly. Additionally, several construction companies volunteered personnel and heavy equipment to assist in the debris cleanup yesterday and today, which will continue throughout the weekend and next week. Our community has truly come together in a significant way to help those in need. As a direct result of the generosity of our community, we’ve been able to actively assist dozens of families affected by the storms.

Collin County to Pay Landfill Disposal Fees for Storm Debris

Collin County residents may bring debris from the December 26 storm to the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) landfill near Melissa free of charge, according to the schedule below. A current drivers license or utility bill is required to prove residency, and staff will be on hand to verify residency and that debris is storm-related. Residents will need to be prepared to unload the debris on their own.

Residents driving pick-ups with trailers will be allowed in at no charge. However, the NTMWD has determined that large flatbed trucks, box trucks, roll-off trucks, dump trucks and construction vehicles will not qualify for free dropoff, and will be required to pay the normal rate for disposal.

NTMWD Storm Recovery Free Hours
Saturday, January 2: 8am – 3pm
Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 8: 7am – 5pm
Saturday, January 9: 7am – 3pm *
Saturday, January 16: 7am – 3pm *

* Help will be available at the landfill on these days to unload debris


Storm Damage Map provided by County Commissioner Chris Hill
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