Plano Parents Buy Pre-School to Save it From Closing

How far would you go to keep your kids’ daycare in business? Would you buy it? That’s what one group of parents in Plano did to stop it from shutting down, Monday August 7, 2017.

How far would you go to keep your kids’ daycare in business? Would you buy it? That’s what one group of parents in Plano did to stop it from shutting down.

The Orchard School is growing a new kind of childcare experience. Monday marked the start of week two since parents took it over.

The Plano school offers hands-on learning with a healthy focus for infants through pre-k.

Same concept as before, same little munchkins, but different owners. Continue reading “Plano Parents Buy Pre-School to Save it From Closing”

Plano Home Prices Continue Ascent as Corporations, Out-Of-Staters Move In

As global corporations like Toyota Motor North America, Liberty Mutual Insurance and JPMorgan Chase & Co. lure more people to the Plano area with the promise of high-paying jobs, home values have significantly increased in the last decade.

From 2007-16, new home values in Collin County increased by approximately 43 percent and new home values in Plano increased by approximately 26 percent, according to data from Residential Strategies Inc., a residential market research company based in Dallas. This increase is due in part to out-of-state buyers, Collin County real estate agents have said.

The number of homes for sale remains below the industry standard of a “balanced” market, according to Jonna Fernandez, chief operating officer for the Collin County Association of Realtors. Continue reading “Plano Home Prices Continue Ascent as Corporations, Out-Of-Staters Move In”

Tyler Technologies’ Headquarters in Plano, Texas, Installs Solar Panels and Storage

Tyler is first company in North Texas to combine stored and generated solar panel electricity

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TYL) is installing solar panels backed with batteries at its headquarters in Plano, Texas, in partnership with W Energies Solar One. The project aims to make Tyler more environmentally friendly in the local area while also saving costs and enabling Tyler to withstand future power outages.

The solar panel project adds to the company’s already environmentally friendly approach. When its Plano campus was built, Tyler recycled materials from the existing YMCA building. With the addition of solar panels, Tyler becomes the first company in North Texas to have a commercial solar and storage project. Continue reading “Tyler Technologies’ Headquarters in Plano, Texas, Installs Solar Panels and Storage”