New Plano ISD Academy on Columbia Place

On April 19, 2011, the Plano ISD Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a facility to house the new Plano ISD Academy which is based on project/problem-based instruction within a science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics context. This facility is a three-story office building located between Columbia Place and Alma (see map below) which was previously used by a major telecommunications company as their local Internet services network operations center. This initial academy will provide easy access for students throughout the district. The facility features large, open areas particularly amenable to PBL instructional delivery. It is anticipated that major … Continue reading

Twice Weekly Watering In Effect

Beginning June 1, Plano residents can operate sprinklers twice weekly as we step back to Stage 2 water conservation measures. The Stage 2 watering schedule allows odd addresses to water on Tuesday and Friday; while even addresses water on Monday and Thursday. Even with the loosening of the schedule, watering is still not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. During the weeks we have rain, please turn off your sprinkler system. Foundations, new landscaping, first year plantings of shrubs and trees may be watered within a 10-feet radius of their trunk for up to two hours any day by … Continue reading

Annual Membership Meeting – May 15, 2012

Curt Olson, President of PCNHA, welcomed those attending (approx. 50 of our membership). A financial report was available to each person attending. Program: The program for the evening, provided by Dave Nichols, Vice-President of PCNHA, was on “Xeriscaping Plants for North Central Texas.” Dave introduced Donna Cole, a Texas Master Naturalist, who presented a wonderful slide presentation on xeriscaping in the Plano/North Central Texas area. She discussed environmental design and soil analysis (a free service through the Agri-Life Extension Center). Donna reminded us to consider the shape of beds before planting and stressed that drip irrigation is the most efficient … Continue reading