Category: News

Mayor Pro Tem Selected 

Newly re-elected City Council Member Arefin Shamsul has been chosen by his peers on the Richardson City Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for the 2023-25 City Council term. The vote took place at the May 22 City Council meeting. Shamsul represents Place 6 and has served on the City Council’s Education Committee and Retail Committee.

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Heavy Equipment Rodeo Held 

Eighteen employees from Public Services gathered at Huffhines Park this week to compete in the City’s Heavy Equipment Rodeo as part of National Public Works Week, May 21-27.

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Cooking Class Tomorrow Honors Richardson’s Cultural Diversity 

Join Dialogue Institute Dallas for a fun Turkish culinary class that explores one of the many cultures that make up Richardson, in celebration of Richardson’s 150th anniversary. Attendees will make Hasan Pasha meatballs, oven baked pasta, Sheppard’s salad and Kunefe with ice cream.  

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Southbound Waterview Parkway to Close Near UT Dallas Beginning May 30 

As part of DART’s SilverLine project, Waterview Parkway will be reconstructed adjacent to the SilverLine corridor (between Synergy Park Boulevard and Frankford Road). A full closure of the southbound lanes will be in place from May 30-July 7, weather permitting. During this time period, the northbound lanes will be converted to allow for two-way traffic.  

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More Lane Closures Expected on Jupiter Near Springpark Way 

The left lane of northbound Jupiter Road extended 500 feet south of Springpark Way, and both left turn lanes of southbound Jupiter Road onto eastbound Springpark Way may be closed to traffic at all times beginning Tuesday, May 30 as pavement replacement takes place after a gas leak repair. The work is expected to be complete by early June.  

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