Bomb Threat at Collin College Spring Creek Campus – Students Evacuated

Posted by    |    March 1st, 2013 at 11:50 am

A bomb threat was reported on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 9:48 a.m. Classes have been canceled until 5 p.m. This is the second threat for the campus in the last ten days.

The threat was received via telephone but no further details have been released. Bomb-sniffing dogs and Police from Plano are currently investigating.

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Responses via Twitter:

@MightyMouse309

going to Collin College is the bomb

@TheRealWhytney

Reminder that this is the SECOND in the last ten days. Not the first, not the only — the second! ‪#Collin ‪#college ‪#BombThreat ‪#Plano

 

@crossed_wirez

No class today because of another bomb threat at Collin College. This is the second one in one month.

 

@aribiondo

Collin college bomb threat?… sounds like someone didn’t study for a test…

 

@RyanCotton15

Another bomb threat at Collin College. Either somebody is a terrorist or they really don’t like all the renovations. ‪#CommunityCollegeHero

 

@ggreen0410

Keep collin college (plano,tx) students in your prayers. This is bomb threat number two for them. It’s kinda scary.

 

Suit Up for the 2nd Annual North Texas Great Santa Run

Posted by    |    December 12th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Although there’s nothing better than running from zombies (DFW Zombie Run), a fleet of quick-moving Santas is a close second. It’s like Santa Con but faster and less alcoholic. Join the North Texas Santa Run on Saturday, December 15 at The Shops at Legacy in their world record attempt for the world’s largest Santa gathering.

Hosted by Carrie McClure from Good Morning Texas, the Santa Run is a 5K, 1 Mile Fun-Run and festival filled with music, entertainment and plenty of hot chocolate. You’ll get a five-piece Santa suit when you register—way cooler than a t-shirt—and compete to be the Fastest Santa or simply enjoy a day surrounded by men (and women) in red.

For more information and to register or donate, head to MyPossibilities.org

north texas santa run

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All-American 4th Fireworks in Plano

Posted by    |    July 5th, 2012 at 9:48 am

All-American 4th Fireworks 2012 in Plano, TX

Plano Fireworks Display 2012

Once again, Plano had it’s All American 4th Fireworks at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve.  Along with the great fireworks, you could listen in to a selection of patriotism inspiring music on KLAK 97.5 FM.  Oak Point is the largest park in Plano, and it’s an ideal place to hold a fireworks display.  If you can manage the crowds, there is lots of parking at Collin County College and the Plano Centre, as well as partake of the various vendors food and drink.

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Massage Envy Spa Offers North Texans A Place To Relax

Posted by    |    March 1st, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Massage Envy SPA — Preston Park Village located at 1900 Preston Road, Suite 201, Plano TX, offer specialized massage expertise, including pre-natal, hot stone, reflexology and trigger points. To attract experienced therapists, Bruce & Stephanie McGovernMcGoverns offer employment packages that include major medical and paid vacations for full-time employees. All four of the McGovern’s clinics are actively hiring certified massage therapists, certified estheticians and sales associates.

Winners of numerous Massage Envy awards for excellence in franchising, the McGoverns were the first Massage Envy franchisees in the DFW area, opening their Old Town site on Greenville Avenue in Dallas in 2005. Over the past five years, Old Town has been the second busiest Massage Envy in the United States.

With today’s fast pace and hectic schedules, North Texans are benefiting from facials and therapeutic massage.

Adopt Our Furry Friends

Posted by    |    January 26th, 2012 at 2:26 pm


For all of you wanting to adopt a dog or cat, now is the time. The Plano Animal Shelter is running a Martin Luther King Special from January 8th-31st:

Any dog or kitten over 6 months:All dogs and cats are  $40 and VIP dogs and cats are $25

Visit the Plano Animal Shelter

4028 | West Plano Parkway | Plano | 75093

Thursday Night Lights

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Light display in Plano, TX

Plano Lightning

After breaking yet another daily heat record in North Texas, Mother Nature decided to smile upon us and give us an impressive display Thursday night. A nice line of thunderstorms marched across North Texas, complete with a most impressive light show. With Texas suffering from one of the hottest summers on record, and severe drought conditions, any relief was welcomed.

Unfortunately we didn’t get as much rain as we needed, generally only about 1/2 inch. Several area lakes are still several feet below full levels, and most areas are under water conservation rules and burn bans. But the cold front did bring some relief to the high temperatures we’ve been having all summer. We’ll be enjoying temperatures about 10-15 degrees lower than we’ve had for a while, just in time for the State Fair of Texas.

It was nice to know that Mother Nature hasn’t completely forgotten about us.

Bone Daddy’s coming to Plano Texas on the Tollroad?

Posted by    |    September 9th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Yes it’s true.Bone Daddys Plano

Right by the new cult following Chuy’s on the East side of the tollroad, will be another tempting place to stretch your waistlines.

Many people that have not been to Bone Daddy’s are very surprised. This place is a mix of Hooters, Brickhouse, and Dickey’s BBQ. Some feel awkward going to places like this with your wife and kids.

Older gentlemen, I’m sure, feel like creepy old men.  And the 20 something guy crowd couldn’t be happier!

The waitresses wear tight clothes, but the majority should think twice before they show up to work.Bone Daddys House of Smoke

They do not close until midnight and prepare to have a little issue with your waitress and her timing on refills and service. I’m sure they are encouraged to mingle with the customers.  But TVs are everywhere!
Their focus is barbeque, but they have a fantastic chicken fried steak.

So before you make the 45 minute wait at Chuy’s before your movie which is walking distance, in late 2011 you will have another choice Bone Daddy’s!

(Or be smart and take the Drive Thru at In-N-Out Burger 5 minutes away!)

Horses and Longhorns in Plano Texas?

Posted by    |    September 8th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Yes there are.Horses in Plano

If you wonder what Plano is like, here’s a typical site in West Plano. Still open land, this is at
Corporate and the Dallas North Tollroad on JCPenney headquarters property. Beautiful horses and their foals, about 25 horses, we are guessing.

I think we kind of take this for granted. In the distance is the Dallas North Tollway and Shops of Legacy – a stones throw away. Just so you know there are lots of SUV’s and pickup trucks too but most the cowboys are in Ft. Worth.

My son loves to hear that we are going to feed the horses slices of apples. They all come galloping over and it’s all worth it to see the smile on his face.

Longhorns in Plano

On the opposite side there are Longhorns ranging from 600 pounds up to 1,400 pounds. And no, we do not try to feed them.
This is a great activity for anyone who has little ones and wants something different to do!

 

 

 

Plano 4th of July Parade

Posted by    |    July 14th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Good TimesThe 2011 Plano Independence Day Parade themed, “Let Freedom Ring,” took place on Monday, July 4th in Plano.

 

A huge turnout as usual gathered on both sides of Independence as we drove up to our yearly spot to celebrate America’s Independence.  This was our 15th year at the parade as a family and we had a great time.

The parade began on time at 9:00am and wound its way from 15th Street to Parkhaven along Independence Parkway.  It was filled with the usual participants: Boys and Girl scouts, Plano Councilman Ben Harris, local churches, kid sports teams, local businesses and  parents marching pulling their children in decorated wagons.  Other children rode their bicycles, decorated with crepe paper and American flags.  (more…)

Plano Texas Residential Real Estate Market Conditions

Posted by    |    May 7th, 2011 at 11:57 am

Plano Texas Home

Even though residential real estate sales are down from last year, the Plano real estate market seems to be slowly picking back up for 2011.

There were 4,182 new homes on the market with 2,085 under contract during the 4th quarter of 2010. Of the homes under contract 1,908 were closed and have happy new residents that call Plano home.

Average sales price was at $259,807, which I was surprised with the 96.86% sales price in comparison to the listing price. The average days on the market for Plano was around 63 which was another statistic that stunned me.

The DFW metroplex in general has maintained its value over the past few years in comparison to the East and West coast values. I have seen an average of 3-5% in price values here yearly over the past ten years, due to the incredible Plano Independent School District (PISD) school system.

Plano was a farmland when I grew up here in the 1980′s and now is the 9th largest city in the state of Texas. As a current resident, I am proud to say I live in the best city in the country.