Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks Safety Tips

This 4th of July, we want to make sure that everyone is staying safe when they are using fireworks. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says, “Fireworks were involved in an estimated 10,500 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during calendar year 2014.” So this year, follow the below firework safety tips to keep you, your family, and your friends safe!

  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks – McKinney Law
  • Read the cautionary label and performance descriptions before lighting off any fireworks.
  • Wear safety goggles while shooting off fireworks
  • Light one firework at a time, then, quickly move away.
  • NEVERre-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully. Wait 20 minutes and then soak in a bucket of water.
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the firework with plenty of water before discarding to prevent a trash fire.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in a metal or glass container.
  • Use fireworks outdoors and in an open, clear area, away from buildings and vehicles.

If there is an injury or mishap this 4th of July call 911 immediately and ask for the appropriate response team. For more firework safety tips, check out the National Council on Fireworks Safety.

Mazda3 production

Mazda3 Production Surpasses Five Million Mark

Just 13 years, the Mazda3 first arrived on the road. Two months ago, Mazda3 production reached its five-million-units milestone.

This production milestone is a new record for Mazda. It is only the second Mazda to reach five million units of production, the Mazda Familia is the other. And, it reached this goal in less than 13 years, much faster than the Familia. It is manufactured in various locations around the world, including Japan, China, Thailand, and Mexico.

The Mazda3 is one of the most important Mazda models since it accounts for nearly a full third of total sales volume. It entered its third generation in 2013. With the addition of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and Kodo—Soul of Motion design, the Mazda3 is both high-tech and stylish—two things you wouldn’t normally expect from a compact car.

As one of the most critically acclaimed small cars in the world, the Mazda3 is not going anywhere. If you love driving, but want something small and fuel efficient, the Mazda3 is the car for you. It will give you a much more connected driving feel than the competition while still delivering excellent fuel efficiency and eye-catching styling. Take it out for a test drive today at El Dorado Mazda.

MISD Teachers of the Year


McKinney, TX (May 25, 2016) – As she eases into the black leather driver’s seat of a brand new Chevy Camaro, McKinney ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year Carol Winters says with a laugh, “ I chose something that I wouldn’t normally drive.”

Maybe so, but within moments, the veteran AP English teacher from McKinney High School looks right at home in this new set of wheels that is sure to be the envy of her students.

Sales Manager Rusty McDonald will hand the keys over to her in a few minutes, and it’ll be Winters’ to drive for a year – free of charge – courtesy of El Dorado Chevrolet Mazda of McKinney.

CArol Winters

While Winters soaks up the coolness of her new Camaro, Megan Whittaker smiles and opens the back hatch of a new 2016 Chevy Equinox. “I teach Pre-K, and I carry a lot of bins back and forth between school and home. There’s no way I could fit everything in that car,” she laughs, gesturing toward Winters’ Camaro. As the 2016 MISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, Whittaker is receiving a new vehicle too.

Megan Whittaker
“It’s truly, truly an honor,” says McDonald of the opportunity to offer the use of these vehicles to Winters and Whittaker. “It’s awesome. We feel very fortunate to be able to help.”

It’s one way the dealership hopes to show its appreciation for the teachers of MISD.
El Dorado has been a strong supporter of the district for some time. In 2011, when the FAA program needed a truck to haul projects to livestock shows, El Dorado donated a new Chevy Silverado One-ton Crew cab. The dealership also sponsors the Teacher of the Month recognition on 97.5 KLAK as well as the radio station’s end of the year banquet which honors the teachers spotlighted throughout the year. And, in 2015, they launched this Teacher of the Year vehicle program as another opportunity to give back.

The generosity of El Dorado Chevy Mazda is not taken for granted.

“I just think it’s amazing that a car dealership would show this much appreciation to our teachers and our community,” says Whittaker. “They’re a business, and I know that they could be making money from these cars, but instead they’re showing their appreciation for the school district.”

What better time to hop into a new car than summer? School will roll back around soon enough, and the time for loading up bins and teaching supplies will be here again before we know it.

But, for now, it’s time to relax a little…and just cruise.

For additional information on McKinney ISD, contact Shane Mauldin, MISD Communications Coordinator, at 469-302-4007 or