Category Archives: Richardson

BREAKING NEWS: Richardson ISD will move to single-member districts to settle Voting Rights Act dispute

 

Story was updated Jan. 17 at 1:06 p.m. to include comments from Plaintiff David Tyson Jr. and his attorney William A. Brewer III

risd-admin-buildingRichardson ISD will change the way it holds school board elections following the settlement of a lawsuit that accused the district of discriminatory practices.

After a year of negotiations with plaintiff and former trustee David Tyson Jr., the district agreed that five of its school board members will be elected to represent single districts, while two will oversee the district as a whole.

The settlement announcement came Jan. 17 after a closed-door meeting with the board and its attorneys.

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Proposal would rename portion of US 75 after Richardson police officer killed in the line of duty

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State Rep. Jeff Leach introduced legislation Dec. 20 that would rename a segment of the road as the Officer David Sherrard Memorial Highway. Sherrard, 37, was fatally shot on Feb. 7, 2018, while responding to a disturbance at an apartment complex.

“I am proud to file this important legislation honoring Richardson Police Officer David Sherrard, a true public servant who was tragically killed in the line of duty in House District 67,” Leach stated in a news release. “My hope is that this memorial will bring a sense of joy to his family and honor and pride to his fellow officers who continue to serve us faithfully and courageously every day.”

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Richardson restaurants surge in numbers, genres

 

restaurant-hot-spotsA growing workforce and diverse population is driving a surge in the number and variety of restaurants in Richardson, experts say.

Beginning in 2015 and continuing through today retail vacancy rates have trended downward while rent per square foot has climbed, according to CoStar Realty Information data provided by the Richardson Economic Development Partnership.

John Jacobs, executive vice president of the partnership, said the timing of that phenomenon can be traced in part to the arrival of corporate giants, such as State Farm and Raytheon, resulting in an intensified demand for restaurants and other amenities.

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