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Chevrolet Silverado High Desert Brings Concept to Life

First displayed at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the Chevrolet Silverado High Desert combines sophisticated styling with premium utility. This new package is available on LT, LTZ, and High Country trim levels.

One of the best features in the High Desert package is an all-new cargo system that locks and resists water. It installs directly into the Silverado steel bed and includes dual side storage bins and a three-piece hard tonneau cover. Inside the storage compartments can be raised to secure small items or lowered for complete access to the full length of the bed floor.

“The High Desert package blends the capability and utility of Silverado with the refinement and luxury of Suburban,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet truck marketing, in a statement. “It’s ideal for those customers who want both the security of a lockable cargo area, as well as the flexibility of a pickup truck bed.”

If you add the High Desert package to the High Country trim, you’ll also get Magnetic Ride Control. This features gives drivers precise body motion control and a comfortable ride like they’ve never experienced before.

The High Desert trim will be available at dealerships starting this fall. Do you prefer leaving your truck bed open or would a lockable, flexible storage solution be more of what you want?

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

Father's Day

Car Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner—June 19th this year. If your father or husband love to spend his free time in the garage or spend a lot of time in the car, consider getting him one of these car gifts for Father’s Day.

  • Portable Powerpack. This small rechargeable battery has enough juice to jump start a car. And, you can also use it to charge up your smartphone or other device. Charge the battery itself either by plugging it into the wall or using the 12V car adapter.
  • Heated and cooled seat cushion. If your dad’s car doesn’t come with built-in heated and cooled seats, help him stay comfortable with this seat cushion. It comes in four colors and plugs into the 12V outlet to keep Dad cool.
  • Portable air pump. Help your dad put an end to gas station air pumps and all the quarters with this portable air compressor. For right around $50, it won’t take long to get your money’s worth.
  • More outlets. If your dad and other passengers are constantly fighting over the one 12-volt port in his car, get him this power station. It fits nicely into a cup holder and adds an additional 12-volt port along with two more USB ports. And, there is even a convenient slot to hold a smartphone.

Are you giving any car gifts for Father’s Day this year?