Plano City Council

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    TxDOT Proposing Converting More HOV Lanes to Toll Lanes, This Time on 75

    In a presentation to the Plano City Council Monday night, the Texas Department of Transportation outlined its plan to convert HOV lanes on U.S. 75 between Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in Dallas and McDermott Drive in Allen to mixed-use toll lanes. The plan would allow single-occupant vehicles access t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Plano's Building a $1 Million Into a Skate Park. Will Dallas Ever Do the Same?

    This week, the Plano City Council voted to build a new, $1 million outdoor skatepark. McKinney opened one earlier this year. Arlington has plans to build a dozen. And in Dallas there's a tiny, cheaply built, prefab affair tucked away in a small neighborhood park seven miles east of downtown. Among ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Highway-Closing Dallas-to-McKinney Bike Ride Cancelled in Sketchiest Way Possible

    Last month, Gary Lacara was "100 percent" sure that Bike the City, his 30-mile, Dallas-to-McKinney charity bicycle tour scheduled for a Sunday morning in April, was a go. "I wouldn't attempt this if I wasn't," he told Unfair Park at the time. And there was no reason to think he couldn't organize a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    A Famers' Market in Plano? Nah, Don't Be Silly.

    Kari Gates, long-time Plano resident and purveyor of Spring Creek Organic Farm, lobbied for almost a year to persuade her city to change ordinances that essentially prevent farmers' markets from operating successfully there. It didn't work. Monday night, the Plano City Council discussed long-awai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    City of Plano Pushes Back on Farmers' Market Fight

    Kari Gates grows seasonal fruits and vegetables over several acres of land at Spring Creek Organic Farms in West Plano. She drives her produce to several markets around the region, including Greenling. But, more recently she's exploring her options closer to home, particularly Fairview Farms near U. ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 7, 2000

    Hash Over

    Tarantino is still looking; Toscana reincarnated?; Mignon to finally open

  • Dining

    August 10, 2000

    Carrying a Torch

    Sculptor Santiago Peña carves a new restaurant; Mignon gets a special cut in Plano

  • Culture

    July 22, 1999

    Born again

    The Texas-Louisiana league claims it's about to resurrect the Fort Worth Cats

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Plano wades into the thicket of Internet access, porn, and the First Amendment

  • News

    October 16, 1997

    Paving paradise

    Defenders of the simple life in east Plano fight an uphill battle against a developer's bulldozers