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City council approves plans for new fire station

City council approves plans for new fire station

Angela Yuan, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

On Tuesday, Coppell City Council unanimously voted to approve plans for a fourth fire station, proposed by Coppell Fire Department Chief Kevin Richardson. The projected budget for the project is $11.3 million.  According to Richardson, the new station will allow the department to respond to em...

City Council meeting discusses renovations to Lesley Field, reviews citizens’ satisfaction survey

City Council meeting discusses renovations to Lesley Field, reviews citizens’ satisfaction survey

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

On Tuesday, members of Coppell City Council met to discuss renovations to Lesley Field at CHS9. The results of the 2019 Coppell Citizens’ satisfaction survey were also presented and a proclamation regarding the municipal courts was approved. Relating to CISD, councilman Biju Mathew reported that on Nov. 1...

Breast cancer awareness, fire safety highlight city council meeting

Breast cancer awareness, fire safety highlight city council meeting

Rithik Chennupati, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

On Tuesday, Coppell City Council proclaimed October 2019 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Volunteers from the Pink Soles In Motion organization came forward to accept the certificate. There are tools available to detect signs of breast cancer brought to light during the meeting by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Hill. Out of the ni...

Hunt to run for president of Texas Municipal League

Hunt to run for president of Texas Municipal League

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

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. ...

City moves to approve property tax increase

City moves to approve property tax increase

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

On Tuesday night, Coppell City Council moved to approve an ordinance to increase the ad valorem taxes for the 2019-20 fiscal year by a 5-2 vote. The increase will raise the tax from $.5695 to $.584 per $100 of taxable property value.  Proponents of the ordinance cited concerns of an approaching rec...

Coppell City Council approves citywide “Arbor Day”

Coppell City Council approves citywide “Arbor Day”

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

On Tuesday night, Coppell City Council approved a proclamation naming Aug. 27, 2019, as “Arbor Day”. Although National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on best tree planting times in their area. ...

City Council touches on homelessness in Coppell

City Council touches on homelessness in Coppell

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

On Tuesday night, Chief Executive Officer of Metrocrest Services Tracy Eubanks gave a presentation to the Coppell City Council, revealing that there are two known regularly homeless individuals within Coppell. From the core values to recently discovered statistics, Eubanks’ presentation covered the...

City awards bid for Nature Explore Classroom at Biodiversity Center

City awards bid for Nature Explore Classroom at Biodiversity Center

Akansha Singh, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

On Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council awarded a bid of $214,000 towards construction of the Nature Explore Classroom at the Biodiversity Education Center by the William H. Company.   The center is intended to be a space both for recreational use by the public and educational use for ...

City to recognize popular outgoing administrative assistant

City to recognize popular outgoing administrative assistant

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

On Tuesday, the Coppell City Council announced Jan. 31, 2019 as Sara Fulton Appreciation Day.   Sara Fulton, senior administrative secretary for the Coppell Police Department., is retiring from her position in the City of Coppell. Fulton has served for almost 25 years with the police fill...

City Council swears in new alternate municipal judge

City Council swears in new alternate municipal judge

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019

On Tuesday Night, the Coppell City Council approved a proclamation naming Jan. 7, 2019 through March 3, 2019 as “H-E-B Community Challenge Months”.   Following this approval, co-chairs of Living Well in Coppell Sally McCurdy and Ed Guignon introduced the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Chal...

City Council swears in new police chief, committee members of all ages

City Council swears in new police chief, committee members of all ages

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

The Coppell City Council meeting on Tuesday saw the swearing in of newly appointed city leaders, including Coppell’s new chief of police, Danny Barton.   Barton was appointed on Dec. 3, replacing Macario Tristan who served as head of the police department for seven years.   ...

City names Tristan Appreciation Day for retiring police chief

City names Tristan Appreciation Day for retiring police chief

Neha Desaraju, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

On Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council announced Nov. 30, 2018, as Macario “Mac” Tristan Appreciation Day.   Tristan is the current chief of police and is retiring effective Dec. 2. The city will host a reception in dedication to his eight years of service in Coppell from 2-4 p.m. a...