Hunt to run for president of Texas Municipal League

City participating in National Night Out next week


Mari Pletta

Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt listens to Coppell Police Chief Danny Barton talk about upcoming National Night Out on Oct. 1 during the Coppell City Council meeting on Tuesday at Town Center. The city also approved Hunt’s candidacy for president-elect of the Texas Municipal League.

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, Coppell City Council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Karen Hunt’s candidacy for president of the Texas Municipal League, the highest poisition in the league.

According to Hunt, she will be one of three in the running for the position but did not specify who she will be running against. More than 1,100 cities in Texas are part of the league, which pools resources from municipalities across the state and aims to provide them with common services. If elected, Hunt will remain mayor of Coppell.

The city named Oct. 1, 2019 “National Night Out”. The night is named after the community-based organization under the same name, which works with cities across the nation to decrease crime rates. 

Dozens of representatives of Coppell Community Garden and Coppell Farmers Market spoke in front of the Council to report on their past year of accomplishments in the community and to obtain the authorization of their budget for the next fiscal year in the amount of $100,000. The 2019-20 fiscal year begins on Oct. 1 and runs through the end of September 2020.

Food trucks will gather from all over the metroplex for the city’s annual “Food Truck Frenzy” on the evening of Oct. 5 at Andy Brown East. 

The 26th annual Coppell Chamber Golf Classic starts at 9 a.m. on Oct. 14 at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving. The event brings together dozens of local business leaders and can be used as an avenue to foster connections within the community. Registration can be found on the Coppell Chamber of Commerce website.

Coppell residents are welcomed in the historic Heritage Park in Old Town on Oct. 12 for Coppell Pioneer Day. The community event is hosted by the city’s Historical Society and will include games, crafting projects and a petting farm.

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