96% of McKinney residents agree it is a great place to live

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A recent City of McKinney citizen survey confirmed that the designation as the #1 best place to live in the country is justified. Nearly every respondent, or 96 percent, reported they are satisfied or extremely satisfied with the quality of life in McKinney. “This survey is an important voice for our residents. With this information, […]

January 30: Jody Watley, Pop, R&B, Jazz, Electronic Soul Diva Celebrates Birthday

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Grammy Award winner singer, songwriter, record producer
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Jody Vanessa Watley was born January 30, 1959 in Chicago Illinois is a singer, songwriter, record producer, music maverick and one of music’s defining artists whose music crosses genres from Pop, R&B, Jazz, Dance and Electronic Soul. Before becoming a solo artist in 1987, Watley was a member of the Disco, funk soul group Shalamar. […]

Director Kevin Macdonald leaves the door open for surprises in Black Sea

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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Director Kevin Macdonald might just make nautical dramas cool again with his latest film, Black Sea. He visited Dallas to discuss the making of the film and the surprising Jude Law. Black Sea features Law, who believe it or not was not Macdonald’s first choice for the lead role in his […]

4 Steps to Accelerate Your Career Success

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By Vivian Ciampi Globalization, technology, rampant regulation and fierce competition at every turn have made today’s workplace more complicated than ever. This is causing professionals at all levels—from the mail room to the board room—to flounder as they attempt to navigate the escalating complexities, consistently perform at a high level, and achieve upward career mobility. […]

86 percent of Texas consumers who signed up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace are getting financial assistance to lower monthly premiums

In Texas, 918,890 people are signed up for Marketplace coverage, and 86 percent are able to lower their costs even further by getting tax credits.

As the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up approaches, HHS is encouraging Texas consumers to check out their options for quality affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. As of Jan. 16, 918,890 Texas consumers selected or were automatically reenrolled in Marketplace coverage. According to a report with additional details released today by the U.S. […]

Taking a New Look at Artificial Sweeteners

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By Dr. Francis Collins Diet sodas and other treats sweetened with artificial sweeteners are often viewed as guilt-free pleasures. Because such foods are usually lower in calories than those containing natural sugars, many have considered them a good option for people who are trying to lose weight or keep their blood glucose levels in check. […]

January 29: Get on the Party Train and wish Uncle Charlie Wilson a Happy Birthday

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Charles Kent “Charlie” Wilson was born January 29, 1953 in Tulsa Oklahoma, also known Uncle Charlie.  Wilson is a singer-songwriter-producer and the lead singer for The Gap Band. At age 3, he was taught to sing in church which led the way for him to sing in his junior high school’s choir, which was a precursor […]

Plano Court Clerk’s Office Closes for Training

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The City of Plano Municipal Court Clerk’s Office will be closed at both locations on Thursday, February 5 and Friday, February 6 for the clerk’s annual certification training. For the last 11 years, the Clerk’s Office has closed and allowed court employees to attend certification training in the Dallas area to reduce travel expenses. Normal […]

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