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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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