Best of 2021: State Farm hiring; residents eligible for vaccine registration and more top news stories from Richardson

State Farm building.
State Farm Insurance operates a regional hub in the CityLine area of Richardson. (Courtesy State Farm)

State Farm Insurance operates a regional hub in the CityLine area of Richardson. (Courtesy State Farm)

Here is a list of the five most popular Community Impact Newspaper stories from Richardson in 2021, based on website traffic.

1. State Farm hiring 1,500 new employees, including at regional hub in Richardson

State Farm Insurance announced plans May 11 to hire more than 1,500 claims employees, with many of those positions to be based at the company's regional hub in the CityLine development in Richardson.

2. Eligible Richardson residents can register for COVID-19 vaccinations in Dallas, Collin counties

Dallas and Collin counties have each created vaccine registration processes for residents who are at higher risk of complications from the coronavirus.


3. Ten candidates vying for seats on the Richardson ISD board of trustees

Ahead of the May election, seven candidates filed for the At-Large Place 7 position that was held by outgoing trustee Kim Caston, while three candidates filed for the Single-Member District 1 seat that was held by Jean Bono.

4. Richardson ISD board President Karen Clardy turns in resignation letter, effective immediately

Richardson ISD board President Karen Clardy resigned from her position Sept. 24 in a letter to the other trustees and Superintendent Jeannie Stone.

5. Shamsul, Frederick head to runoff for Richardson City Council Place 6; Corcoran wins Place 4 seat

Election day results from May 1 showed Arefin Shamsul and Marilyn Frederick headed for a runoff for the Richardson City Council Place 6 seat while Joe Corcoran defeated incumbent Kyle Kepner for the Place 4 position. Shamsul later won the runoff.
By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.