Bodies flying around, shoulder pads and helmets colliding — the mighty clack of high school football is upon us. As the season kicks off this week, you could argue McKinney high school football has never been more exciting. Let’s take a quick look at McKinney, McKinney North, and McKinney Boyd. All are looking to make some Texas-sized noise on the gridiron in 2013.
Did you know that McKinney is home to the largest homeless shelter in Collin County?
The Samaritan Inn in McKinney is a non-profit organization of committees, paid staff, and volunteers — all working together to guide families and individuals away from the unpredictability, insecurity, and chaos of homelessness — into dignity and independence.
Their approach isn’t just food and shelter, but includes a variety of comprehensive programs. Experienced caseworkers assess each resident and create action plans that lead to self-reliance.
McKinney is a fascinating town, situated comfortably between Dallas and the Red River. Around here, there’s many an occasion to point-and-click.
Here are a couple of sites that help capture the essence of McKinney in pictures.
Events like this should leave little doubt in your mind about the animal-human bond. These furry family members are just that: Family!
But where do you go in McKinney if you want to add Fido to the family mix?
Enter the SPCA of Texas in McKinney.
A comprehensive animal welfare agency that provides both adoption and wellness services.
If you’re thinking about adopting a dog (or cat) in McKinney, the SPCA may have the perfect future family member. True to their mission statement they are dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home.
In 2012 alone there were 6,154 animals adopted in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex out of two shelters.
“I am involved because I want to help our city and its residents celebrate the special nature of McKinney,” proclaimed Crape Myrtle Trails board member and horticulturist Neil Sperry.
Nowhere is that nature more special or evident than it is at the World Collection Park of the Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney.
In 1998 the Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation was formed to bring the title of America’s Crape Myrtle City to McKinney, Texas.
Their emphasis on elevating the beauty and appeal of our city, encouraging travel and tourism, and contributing to our growing national recognition by showcasing the crape myrtle has been a smashing success.