Plano TX: Flags of Honor at Oak Point

Honoring Veterans and First Responders at Oak Point Park in Plano, Texas.

Flags up starting Nov. 9

Five places to be cool this week in DFW

You just moved into Collin County, and all you have seen so far is traffic on the tollways.

Try these five local places to stay cool or be cool.


  1. The Texas Pool
  2. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Kayak McKinney
  4. Oak Point Park – Kayaks – GoApe Zipline in Plano
  5. Adriatica in Stonebridge at McKinney



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.


Top 10 reasons and more to move to Plano TX

Check out Plano TX from the air, courtesy of Plano TV.

Find plenty of reasons to move to Plano, Collin County and North Texas.

Special thanks to Steve Stoler.

Oak Point new home to Plano TX Parks – Recreation offices

The Plano Parks and Recreation administrative offices will be moving to a new location at the Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve on Friday, July 3.

The new administrative offices will be located at 5901 Los Rios Blvd., Plano, TX 75074 and will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 6. The telephone numbers and post office box for the department will remain the same.

Up for adventure? Plano Balloon Festival place to be


The reviews are glowing for the 2014 Plano Balloon Festival.

Take the kids for fun events: Look up for a parachute team exhibition at 5:30 p.m.

The balloon launch will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a concert at 7 p.m.

Glowing: The popular balloon glow starts at 8 p.m., concert at 8:30 p.m., and fireworks at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 and kids 36 inches and under are free.

Parking is available at Collin College, Oak Point Rec Center, First United Methodist Church, and Community Unitarian Universalist Church for $10. Parking at Plano Centre is $5. For more information, visit

Photo courtesy of the Plano Balloon Festival.

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