City appoints new board, commission, committee members

New 151 Coffee location to open on Denton Tap


Camden Southwick

Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt appoints Divya Ravindra, Kevin Erickson, Shivi Sharma, Margaret Bryan and Maurenn Corcoran to the Parks and Recreation Board at Coppell Town Center on Tuesday. Ravindra and Sharma are juniors at CHS. Sharma is the CHS9 Editor for The Sidekick.

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt swore in new members of city boards, commissions and foundations for the 2020 year during the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

New members of the Animal Service Advisory and Appeals Board, Board of Adjustment, Conduct Review Board, Economic Development Foundation, Future-Oriented Approach to Residential Development Board, Parks and Recreation Board, Planning and Zoning Commission and Smart City Board were sworn in. 

The Smart City and Future-Oriented Approach to Residential Development Boards are new to the city this year.

A new drive-thru 151 Coffee location with two outside speakers to be constructed on the west side of S. Denton Tap Road, approximately 400 feet south of W. Sandy Lake Road, between Schlotszky’s and McDonald’s. There are currently two 151 Coffee locations one in Flower Mound and North Richland Hills, with six additional Dallas-Fort Worth area locations to open by the end of 2020.

The new coffee shop should open within three to four months if construction goes smoothly, according to 151 Coffee owner and entrepreneur Mark Wattles. The store will be accessible from both S. Denton Tap Road and W. Sandy Lake Road.

The city approved the creation of the Coppell Arts, Cultural and Heritage Foundation to promote art and cultural appreciation in the community. 

A new Feather Smash badminton facility will be built on the south side of Vista Ridge Mall Drive, approximately 1,400 feet east of State Highway 121. Its construction is part of an Interlocal Agreement with Lewisville, with the building in Lewisville and parking lot in Coppell.

Kam Shams was unanimously approved to head the Economic Development Foundation for three years, starting Jan. 1.

The Coppell Republican Women hold a yearly Wreath Laying Ceremony to honor veterans buried at the Rolling Oaks Memorial Center. This year’s salute to veterans is Saturday.

Early registration is now available on It’s Time Texas’s website. Coppell participates in the eight-week yearly community challenge to promote health and well being, from Jan. 6 to March 1. 

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