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Wes Mays was elected as the new mayor of Coppell in the City Council election on May 1. Brianna Hinojosa-Smith won re-election for Place 2, Kevin Nevels won Place 3, Biju Mathew won Place 6 and Place 3 will go to a runoff between Don Carroll and Davin Bernstein on June 5. Photo by Olivia Cooper

Mays elected Mayor, Place 3 heading to runoff after City Council Election

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor May 11, 2021

A dedication to service was instilled in newly elected Mayor Wes Mays from a very young age. His father served on his hometown’s city council for nine years, and after graduating from Texas A&M...

Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council met to discuss designating the week of May 16-22 as “National Public Works Week”, approve Obligation Refunding Bonds and amend Chapter 9 Section 1 and 3 for a Dog Tethering Ordinance. Coppell City Council regularly meets every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Photo by Aliya Zakir

Council approves dog tethering ordinance, tax bonds

Shrika Vurimi, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Tuesday evening, the Coppell City Council held a meeting to address the issues and concerns of the citizens of Coppell, such as the Dog Tethering Ordinance and the Obligation Refunding Bonds that needed...

Last night, the Coppell City Council posed questions and concerns to Oncor area manager Kita Hobbs, approved a zoning request made by the City of Coppell Planning Department, and made a series of public announcements. Coppell City Council meetings are held virtually on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Zoning request for lift station approved, frustration from winter storm met with Oncor representative at council meeting

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

City of Coppell Planning Department senior planner Mary Paron-Boswell presented information about the zoning request regarding the improvement of the lift station (a pumping station that moves wastewater...

Coppell Town Center flies flags at half mast on Tuesday in wake of the Atlanta shooting. City Council meetings are regularly held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Council debates rising election, water costs in Coppell

Anjali Vishwanath, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

Rising election costs were a major topic of discussion during Tuesday’s City Council meeting, with many concerned about what the additional funds account for. The May 1 election for mayor and city...

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....

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