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Last night, the Coppell City Council discussed the severe winter weather from last week, the impacts it has had on the city, and how to prepare in the event of another natural disaster. Coppell City Council meetings are held virtually on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Council extends emergency declaration of disaster

Sapna Amin, Staff Writter February 25, 2021

Tuesday evening, the Coppell City Council moved to extend an Emergency Declaration of Local Disaster and a State of Emergency to March 25 due to the severe winter weather Coppell experienced last week.  During...

The flags fly at half mast in honor of the life and public service of United States Representative Ronald Jack Wright in front of Coppell Town Center on Tuesday. City council meetings are regularly held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

More COVID-19 testing facilities to open

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

Tuesday evening, the Coppell City Council granted a moratorium from needing a special property use permit to operate a COVID-19 testing facility or vaccination site. Currently, Coppell only has...

Last night, the Coppell City Council swore in John Jun to Place 5 and approved “Kenny Marchant Appreciation Day” on Jan.12, 2021. Coppell City Council meetings are held virtually on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

“Kenny Marchant Appreciation Day” recognizes former U.S. representative

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2021

After serving eight terms as U.S. representative for Texas’s 24th congressional district, Coppell resident Kenny Marchant was honored with his own holiday yesterday at the bi-monthly Coppell City Council...

Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt approved the proclamation for “Nancy Yingling Appreciation Day” for Dec. 8, 2020. On Tuesday, the council also passed an amendment to protect neighborhood pools for unauthorized guests and prevent possible drownings.

Mayor approves proclamation naming Dec. 8 as “Nancy Yingling Appreciation Day”

Drishti Gupta, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

On Tuesday,  Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt approved a Proclamation naming Dec. 8, 2020 as “Nancy Yingling Appreciation Day” due to Yingling’s service toward the community, contribution to the council...

The City Council of Coppell recently held a meeting on Oct. 27. During the meeting topics such as CARES act funding to Coppell ISD, the declaration of Municipal Court week, and announcing construction to begin soon on Coppell intersections were discussed.

City Council approves reallocation of CARES Act funding for Coppell ISD

Anjali Vishwanath, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

During Tuesday evening’s Coppell City Council meeting, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding was amended. In addition to an increase in grant money for local businesses,...

The Coppell City Council hosted a virtual meeting this Tuesday. This meeting discussed the transfer and pre-sale fees for the Rolling Oaks Memorial Center, along with the changes in the DART maintenance arrangements.

Local cemetery, DART upkeep highlight council meeting

Torie Peck, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

Tuesday evening, the Coppell City Council met to discuss new ordinances and amendments, including those for the Rolling Oaks Memorial, 151 Coffee and the DART Silver Line Project Mayor Karen Hunt approved...

During the Coppell City Council meeting this Tuesday, Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt approved reallocations of the CARES Act funds. These funds will partially go towards supporting local businesses, the Coppell Fire Department, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and others.

City Council authorizes reallocation of CARES Act funds

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer September 25, 2020

On Tuesday night, Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt authorized two resolutions amending and approving the City of Coppell’s allocation of funds from the CARES Act (The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...

The city council budget meeting took place on Tuesday. The Coppell city council announced the new budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Graphic by Blanche Harris

City council proposes budget for new fiscal year

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager September 9, 2020

On Tuesday, Coppell Mayor Karan Hunt said that the main hindrances of American citizens voting were missing voting deadlines, being unfamiliar with the registration process, and the COVIS-19 pandemic....

At Tuesday’s Coppell City Council virtual meeting, approved motions included an increased budget for Belt Line Road renovations and a tax rate of $0.58 for the 2020 tax year, which will be brought up for public hearings on Sept. 8. Photo illustration by Sally Parampottil and Sreeja Mudumby.

Council moving forward with lower 2020 tax rate

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor August 26, 2020

On Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council approved the publication of the reduction of the tax rate from $0.58400 to $.05800 for the 2020 tax year. This rate will then be discussed in the Sept. 8 council...

The Coppell City Council had its first virtual meeting on May 12, addressing a host of issues relating to COVID-19. Among these were a declaration of May 17-23 as National Public Works Week, an analysis of the revenue lost with the closing of city services and a moratorium on the temporary sign ordinance.

City Council addresses COVID-19 concerns

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer May 15, 2020

Hosting its first virtual meeting, the Coppell City Council addressed a multitude of issues relating to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday night.  Coppell has projected a loss of $9.2 million with...

Coppell City Council members discuss potential decrease in annual revenue for Coppell at the meeting at Town Center yesterday. Issues such as a possible 16% decrease in revenue and the process of answering census questions were discussed.

City bracing for reduced revenue starting in October

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

Coppell faces a potential $12 million decrease in annual revenue starting Oct. 1, a 16% decrease according to city manager Mike Land. Texas Administrative Code 3.334 will change tax revenue collected from...

Coppell Arts Center managing director Alex Hargis presents proposal to Coppell City Council members including Vicki Chiavetta, Wes Mays, Brianna Hinojosa-Smith and Cliff Long. Hargis’s proposal asks for a change of a construction order to purchase audio and video equipment. Photo by Camden Southwick

Council supports reallocation of funds for Coppell Arts Center budget

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer February 12, 2020

The Coppell Arts Center has been approved by the Coppell City Council $672,894 to spend on the purchasing of new audio and visual equipment, not accounted for at the initial proposal in 2017.  Of that...

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