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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 26, 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...

City Council approves October as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

City Council approves October as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

Christine Zacuai, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017

On Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council approved a proclamation officially recognizing October as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. The breast cancer awareness group Pink Soles in Motion team made an appearance, with several members speaking out about their program at the meeting. PSIM...

Bikers raise awareness at City Council meeting

Bikers raise awareness at City Council meeting

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor

April 27, 2017

One does not usually expect to see a biker gang at the Coppell City Council meetings. However, Tuesday night was a rare treat for some to be able to see the good work that bikers are doing to prevent motorcycle accidents.   In order to make sure this work did not go unnoticed, the Counci...

Cozby library honored at city council meeting, new city manager takes up mantle

Cozby library honored at city council meeting, new city manager takes up mantle

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor

April 17, 2017

Last Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council welcomed its new city manager, Mike Land.   “If you all haven’t noticed there’s a new face that has joined us here,” Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt said. “We are here tonight to welcome Mr. Land publicly as this is his first meeting as city mana...

City council election holds promise for the future

City council election holds promise for the future

Emma Cummins, Executive Opinions Editor

April 4, 2017

Coppell City Council elections are now upon us. Early voting begins April 24 at Coppell Town Center and election day is May 6. In order to help Coppell citizens make an informed voting decision, The Sidekick has interviewed the citizens who are running or re-running for positions on the council. Registration for...