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Coppell Student Media

The City Council announces Aug. 9 as the first day of the 2023-24 school year as well as Victoria Chiavetta’s service. Graphic by Sannidhi Arimanda.

Council recognizes retiring staff, renews EAM user licenses

Aliza Abidi January 27, 2023

At  Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting, the council declared Places 1, 3, 5  and 7 will be up for election in a general municipal election on May 6, 2023, through Feb. 17. Mayor Wes Mays signed...

Coppell High School sophomores Sriya Meduri, Mahika Patki and Saanvi Gaddam listen to remarks made by the Coppell City Council after their presentation on heart health for their HOSA competition. The Coppell City Council met on Tuesday night to also hear from the Smart City Board and citizens on recommendations they have for the city.

Council to brand Coppell as a smart city by 2024

Iniya Nathan, Features Editor January 11, 2023

At Tuesday's Coppell City Council meeting, the council was presented with recommendations by the Smart City Board to make Coppell a more technologically advanced city. Board Chair Ramesh Premkumar recommends...

Mayor Wes Mays congratulates members of the Coppell Municipal Court. The Coppell City Council approves to name the week of November 7-11, 2022 as Municipal Court Week.

City council celebrates Municipal Court Week

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist November 9, 2022

On Tuesday, Coppell City Council approved the week Nov. 7-11 as Municipal Court Week to express gratitude for the contributions the group has made to the city judicial program. The Coppell Municipal...

Coppell City Council members and Coppell ISD Board of Trustees discuss the city road construction plans in the Coppell Arts Center on Tuesday. The Council and Board hosted a joint session to discuss various updates.

CBAS, state accountability updates highlight joint meeting

Angelina Liu, Executive Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2022

Busy activity could be spotted within the Coppell Arts Center as the Board of Trustees and City Council met for a special joint meeting.  In a special meeting held on Monday morning, the Coppell ISD...

Coppell Mayor Wes Mays with support of City Council Place 5 member John Jun proclamates October 21, 2022 as Korean Hanbok Day at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Korean Hanbok Day was approved to encourage Coppell residents to celebrate Korean culture.

Council declares Oct. 21 as Korean Hanbok Day, October as Arbor Day Celebration Month

Iniya Nathan, Student Life Editor October 26, 2022

Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting began with the council’s approval of Oct. 21 being recognized as Korean Hanbok Day, representing the Korean community in Coppell. Multiple Korean organizations...

Coppell Mayor West Mays and representation of the Coppell’s Mar Thoma population hold the official certificate of approval for Oct. 11th to be recognized as “Bishop Dr. Theodosius Mar Thoma Day  at the Coppell City council meeting on Tuesday in Town Center. This year will be the first year Oct. 11 is a holy observance and will continue for years for the local community.

Council declares October as Fire Prevention, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Aliza Abidi, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

Tuesday's Coppell City Council meeting began with the council’s approval of October being recognized as "Fire Prevention” month, representing Coppell firefighters and the dangers of house fires.  The...

Coppell police officer Kelly Luther speaks about National Night Out at the Coppell City Council meeting on Tuesday, with an appearance from NNO mascot Nate the Knight. Coppell Mayor Wes Mays proclaimed Oct. 4, 2022 as National Night Out.

Coppell celebrates 31st anniversary of National Night Out

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor September 28, 2022

Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting began with the approval of holding Oct. 4 National Night Out in Coppell. 2022 is the 31st anniversary of Coppell’s celebration of National Night Out.  “When...

Coppell resident James Ford requests to update the trash and recycle code for the community during the Coppell City Council meeting on Tuesday. The code will be reviewed by the council to determine if amendment is plausible.

Council approves city’s lowest ad valorem tax rate since 1986

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor September 14, 2022

Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting led to the approval of the lowest ad valorem tax rate for the 2022 tax year at $0.518731. This particular tax rate applies to the value of eligible real estate...

Coppell director of finance Kim Tiehen proposes an updated tax budget at the City Council meeting on Tuesday. Coppell’s current tax rate of $0.518731 is the lowest it has been since 1990.

Tuesday’s council presents lowest tax rate in at least 30 years

Yaamini Jois, CHS9 Editor August 25, 2022

Tuesday night’s Coppell City Council meeting outlined the proposed 2022-23 fiscal year crime prevention budget, the proposed municipal budget and the proposed tax rate.  Public hearing on all three...

Sherman Oak residents discuss the unanimous approval of the zoning change request for modifications to carport requirements on Tuesday at City Hall. Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting notably recognized the Coppell Fire Department and approved zoning change requests for carports and hog fences in the Sherman Oak subdivision.

Council amends Planned Development terms to extend carport requirements

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor May 11, 2022

Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting led to the conclusion of an ongoing issue regarding a zoning change to carports along the southwest corner of Parkway Boulevard and Moore Road. The meeting set...

The Coppell City Council approves the amendment of the current Short-Term Rental Ordinance with a citizen during the open forum. The Council approved the creation of a new Ordinance to amend the existing STR Ordinance.

Tuesday’s council meeting provides updates on short term rentals and construction projects

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

The current Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance has been a point of discussion in council meetings since October, and after community feedback, a recap of the new and amended ordinance was presented to the...

Coppell councilmember John Jun discusses the repeal of the code of conduct with city attorney Robert E. Hager during the city council meeting on Feb. 22. During the meeting on March 10, the council discussed short term rentals and approvals for construction projects.

HOA members address short term rentals at Tuesday’s council meeting

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer March 11, 2022

At Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting, two Coppell Homeowners’ Association members presented the results of surveys they conducted to collect information on other HOA members’ opinions on short-term...

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