Richardson City Council members gather for first meeting with newly elected members

Richardson City Council (From left) Richardson's new City Council includes Steve Mitchell, Mark Solomon, Bob Dubey and Mayor Paul Voelker as well as two new members, Kyle Kepner and Kenneth Hutchenrider.[/caption]
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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The funds are designated for one-time or short-term expenditures to address the ongoing impact of the pandemic, Superintendent Jeannie Stone said.

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The Texas Central rail connection from Dallas to Houston will feature a bullet train similar to this one. (Courtesy Texas Central Partners/Community Impact Newspaper)
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