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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


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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


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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


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“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...

City Council to raise health and lower tax

City Council to raise health and lower tax

Grant Spicer, Staff Writer

September 1, 2016


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  While the students of Coppell High School were taking a break from schoolwork, Mayor Hunt and the Coppell City Council were busy working on this year’s upcoming budget changes, proposed tax plan, and several other issues which constituted Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. &n...

Tuesday’s City Council meeting: roads and retirement

Tuesday’s City Council meeting: roads and retirement

Thomas Rousseau, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016


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Tuesday’s City Council meeting saw the creation of an official Sharon Logan Appreciation Day, the appointment of a new Mayor Pro Tem and the beginning of several plans to reconstruct roads around Coppell. Sharon Logan is the Community Information Officer and is very involved in assisting the me...

May 10, 2016 remembered as Coppell Cowboy Soccer Appreciation Day

May 10, 2016 remembered as Coppell Cowboy Soccer Appreciation Day

Meha Srivastav, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016


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“Wow,” Coppell City Council member Nancy Yingling said, as she entered the meeting room at City Hall on Tuesday.   The room buzzed, occupied with parents, children, city officials, business executives and other Coppell citizens. Few seats were left empty. On one side of the room, a large ...

April City Council Meeting runs smoothly

April City Council Meeting runs smoothly

Meara Isenberg, Entertainment editor

April 27, 2016


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Eight Coppell City Council members broke from work session and entered the city hall meeting room laughing. Despite the choppy weather that would follow Tuesday evening, the second City Council meeting of the month ran smoothly.   No one had signed up for a Citizen’s Appearance, so the council...

Monarchs and Librarians; city council meeting approves wide range of petitions

Monarchs and Librarians; city council meeting approves wide range of petitions

Emma Cummins, Editorial Page Editor

April 14, 2016


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The city council was in full swing on Tuesday night; both monarchs and librarians were mentioned and, in some cases, present at the meeting.     Mayor Karen Hunt signed three petitions. As part of a push by citizens of Coppell to become more environmentally progressive, Coppell mayor Kare...

City Council commemorates an unsung hero of Coppell

City Council commemorates an unsung hero of Coppell

Meha Srivastav, Staff Writer

March 29, 2016


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 A lot of things go unnoticed in Coppell. Trash cans empty out, cracks in the sidewalks fill up and blank lots of lands become homes. The often forgotten work that drives the gears for Coppell runs in the background without even a pause to provide safety and comfort to its 40,342 residents. But th...

City Council makes way for the guests of Coppell

City Council makes way for the guests of Coppell

Meha Srivastav, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


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‘Hotel: An establishment offering lodging to the traveling public for compensation’, according to the revised definition by the City staff of Coppell. And in Coppell, a hotel must now offer in addition a room size of 285 square feet, a limited service restaurant and a porte-cochere.   ...

A caddywompus City Council meeting

A caddywompus City Council meeting

Meara Isenberg, staff writer

February 24, 2016


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“Everyone’s a bit caddywompus”   Mayor Karen Hunt described the atmosphere in the City Hall building while she took her seat in the City Council meeting, which started 13 minutes late. Although it got off to a shaky start, the second meeting this month offers strong support from council...

Students spread Alzheimer’s awareness, citizens support bike route plan at City Council Meeting

Students spread Alzheimer’s awareness, citizens support bike route plan at City Council Meeting

Meara Isenberg, Staff writer

February 12, 2016


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At 7:40 p.m. at City Hall, three Coppell High School students stood in front of a packed meeting room. All eyes were directed up to the semicircle, where council member Nancy Yingling was wiping tears from her face.   Health Occupations Students of America junior Priya Mekala, sophomore Jamie...