8 candidates file for Grapevine, Colleyville Southlake city races in May election

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Southlake voters will have the choice of electing new candidates to city positions during the May 2 election. Four candidates are vying for two open Southlake City Council seats. Sabreena Hakemy and Kathy Talley are running for Southlake City Council Place 1. Former Southlake City Council member Randy Williamson and Victor Avila have filed for the Place 2 seat.

In addition to casting ballots for council members, Southlake voters will also decide on a $50 million city bond. The bond money will be used for city officials to buy land in Southlake and preserve open spaces, officials said.


Current council members in Grapevine and Colleyville seeking re-election are running unopposed. Kathy Wheat will keep her seat at Place 3 and George Dodson will remain in Place 4 on the Colleyville City Council. Chris Coy and Duff O’Dell will remain on the Grapevine City Council in Places 5 and 6, respectively.

Candidate filing for local elections closed at 5 p.m. Feb. 14.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.



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