CITY, COUNTY & SCHOOLS
News from McKinney, Collin County & McKinney ISD
COMPILED BY MIRANDA JAIMES
CITY HIGHLIGHTS MCKINNEY ISD The name of the district’s 22nd elementary school, which will be in the Trinity Falls area of McKinney, was announced at the May 17 board meeting. Ruth and Harold Frazier Elementary was recommended by the school naming selection committee and approved by the trustees. The history of the Fraziers is “amazing,” the board commented following the announcement. The MISD board of trustees approved the design and probable cost of the district’s newest elementary school at a Sept. 28 meeting. The project is slated to be complete in June 2023, in time for students to attend during the 2023-24 school year. MCKINNEY For the second time, the city is looking to partner with a developer to create an aordable housing community. City Council approved a request for qualications May 17 to use a public-private partnership with the McKinney Housing Finance Corp. to create more aordable housing opportunities. McKinney’s rst request for qualications of this nature took place back in 2018, which led to the creation of The Independence community. The request will remain open until it is rescinded. City sta specied that any project that comes from this request for qualications would take place on the west side of US 75. McKinney City Council Meets at 6 p.m. June 21 and July 5 at McKinney City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St., McKinney www.mckinneytexas.org Collin County Commissioners Court Meets at 1:30 p.m. June 20, 27, July 11 and 18 at the Jack Hatchell Administration Building, 2300 Bloomdale Road, McKinney www.collincountytx.gov McKinney ISD board of trustees Meets at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at MISD Stadium, 4201 S. Hardin Blvd., McKinney | www.mckinneyisd.net MEETINGS WE COVER
Winners from this election will run in the November general election.
MAY 24 PRIMARY
*Incumbent R Republican
TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 61
36.16% R Paul Chabot 63.91% R Frederick Frazier
The business stalls can be seen in the background of this rendering. (Rendering courtesy Tupps Brewery)
65.8% R Matt Carpenter 34.2% R Cris Trevino COLLIN COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 1 59.27% R Randy Johnson 40.73% R Jimmy Angelino COLLIN COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 5
Tupps accepts applications for small-business stalls MCKINNEY Tupps Brewery will launch a new Build Your Own Business program in December. The program comes as part of Tupps Brewery’s relocation to the east of downtown. The new location will feature multiple grain bins. Each bin will act as a stall, oering a local business a place to work and sell products to customers, according to a Tupps news release. Applications for the program are open through June 30. The grain bins and the new location are expected to open in December. More information can be found at www.tuppsbrewery.com.
54.23% R Mike Gould 45.77% R Lynne Finley COLLIN COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK
55.50% D Caroline Werner 44.50% D Mike Rawlins* COLLIN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR
SOURCES: COLLIN COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
About 12 acres near Frisco gets rezoned MCKINNEY City Council voted June 7 to rezone about 12 acres from planned development to commercial. The property is vacant and unoccu- pied, according to meeting documents. With the rezoning, the land will pro- vide the exibility needed for oce, retail and restaurants to develop.
Sculptor to create ‘Benji’ statue in city’s downtown area MCKINNEY A statue of the famous canine Benji from the movie of the same name is coming to downtown next February. On June 7, City Council approved a $15,000 contract with sculptor Susan Norris to create the statue. Downtown McKinney served as the primary outdoor lming location for the movie “Benji,” which was released in 1974.
A sculpture of Benji will be installed soon. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
MCKINNEY EDITION • JUNE 2022
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