Recycling moms rejoice! The city of Plano is now accepting plastic bags and cartons (i.e. milk and juice boxes). Place all plastic grocery and dry cleaner bags inside of one bag to make it easier for employees to put the bags aside, and so we don’t end up with plastic bags floating all over Plano! Empty cartons, remove caps or leave tops open. And….watch for a collection bag in October as the city is going to start doing curbside recycling of clothing and home goods. Instead of sitting in the landfill, top quality items are sold to local thrift stores. The remaining items are exported to other countries for secondhand clothing, used as rags in industrial and residential applications, and recycled into fiber for making home insulation, carpet padding and more. Look for collection bags and guidelines to be delivered in October.

stephens132Stephens (1801 N. Glenville Drive, Richardson) has an upcoming clinical study for a cold cream designed to improve wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. This study is designed for Asian and Caucasian females ages 30-70 with visible wrinkles/fine lines/crow’s feet. Qualified participants may be compensated up to $135 for time and travel.  Call 972-852-5866 or email [email protected] to participate.

Wallethub named Plano the third best city for families in the entire country! They compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on 36 key metrics such as the relative cost of housing, the quality of local school and health care systems, and the opportunities for fun and recreation. Check out the results here.


Photo from the Plano Police Department

Alexis Slaughter has been making hundreds of crosses for police officers and firefighters since the police ambush in Dallas. She then out at the 9/11 memorial ceremony at First United Methodist Church, we met this special young lady. Pictured with Alexis are Chief Greg Rushin, Officer John Bauer and Assistant Chief Dan Curtis.

Plano teen Jude Hass made history this week as the first man with Down syndrome to walk the runway in New York Fashion Week (NYFW)! Learn more here.

Business News:

  • Bluemercury is now open at The Shops at Legacy selling luxury beauty products
  • Altitude Trampoline Park opened at 110 West Campbell Road, Richardson
  • Pakpao Thai opened at 3310 Dallas Pkwy (Parker and the DNT)
  • Bye & Buy Children’s Consignment store is closing the end of the month. Shop for deals at 3037 W 15th St, Plano.
  • The Plano ISD Education Foundation CORE Store opened at 3900 W. 15th St last week, offering free school supplies to all Plano ISD teachers.
  • Dollar Plus Family Store will open September 16 at 820 W. Spring Creek Parkway. Stop by opening weekend for free face painting and balloon animals.
  • Tropical Smoothie Café opened at  at 1937 Preston Road (near Nordstrom Rack)
  • Taziki’s Cafe, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar and Pie Five Co. restaurants will all open at Village 121 (Preston Rd just south of Sam Rayburn Tollway) this fall.
  • Simply Designed By Me, a new sip-and-paint concept spot for adults and kids will open in October at 8604 Preston Road