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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


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

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


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

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


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

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


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Uncategorized

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...

“Clay Phillips Appreciation Day” named for retiring City Manager at his last city council meeting

“Clay Phillips Appreciation Day” named for retiring City Manager at his last city council meeting

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Uncategorized

After 26 years of service in the Coppell city government, Coppell City Manager Clay Phillips will be retiring on Friday. Tuesday night’s city council meeting marked his final meeting.   In recognition of his contributions to Coppell, Mayor Karen Hunt approved a proclamation naming Thursday ...

Mayor Hunt presents upcoming events for city at City Council meeting

Mayor Hunt presents upcoming events for city at City Council meeting

Meara Isenberg, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2017


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

  During the mayor and council reports portion of Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt shared a funny anecdote about last Saturday’s Community Health and Wellness Expo. “It was a wellness triathlon,” Hunt said. “I impressed a lot of people that I actuall...

CMS North fence issue resolved at City Council meeting Tuesday

CMS North fence issue resolved at City Council meeting Tuesday

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News

Although the chain fence at Coppell Middle School North had raised several concerns, the issue was resolved quietly at the Coppell City Council meeting Tuesday night. The solution came in the form of a decorative wrought iron fence, which will be installed by the city.   The fence was erected a...

Coppell City Council meeting brings in the new, sends off the old

Coppell City Council meeting brings in the new, sends off the old

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Showcase

Last night’s Coppell City Council meeting was filled with goodbyes and hellos.   The first motion was set to approve making Jan. 24, 2017 Gary Sieb Appreciation Day.   Sieb was the city’s first professional planner in 1989. He has served under three city managers and was one of t...

City Council meeting blurs fence between community, city (with video)

City Council meeting blurs fence between community, city (with video)

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Showcase

The voice of public was alive and well last night at the Coppell City Council meeting.   The Council was set to consider approval of the existing eight foot high chain link fence with barbed wire at at Coppell Middle School North. This is a contentious issue and several concerned citizens came...

Red ribbons and red tape: Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

Red ribbons and red tape: Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

Thomas Rousseau, Staff Cartoonist

October 12, 2016


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Showcase

Tuesday’s City Council meeting was held a day later than usual due to the celebration of Columbus day.   This week’s council meeting opened the annual Breast Cancer Awareness month of October, and proclaimed the week of Oct. 23-31 as Red Ribbon Week.   Pink Souls in Motion ...

National Night Out Knight makes an appearance at City Council meeting

National Night Out Knight makes an appearance at City Council meeting

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Showcase

It would seem that a mascot and Coppell City Council members do not have much in common. But, on Tuesday night both could be found in City Hall, ready to make a difference.   The council approved the proclamation to make Tuesday, Oct. 4 National Night Out - a nationwide tradition held ...

City manager announces retirement after 25 years in Coppell

City manager announces retirement after 25 years in Coppell

Lili Lomas, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016


Filed under Coppell City Council Meetings, News, Showcase

“Dang it.”   That was Mayor Karen Hunt's response to her colleague’s announcement of retirement during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.   During the scheduled time for public service announcements at the end of the meeting, Coppell city manager Clay Phillips concluded with...