By Jay Carroll Staff Writer The City of Coppell has received an abundance of rain over the past few months, enough, in fact, to cause an overflow in local lakes. However, the City of Coppell will reinstate a Stage 1 water restriction for residents. Stage 1, will be annually reinstated from May 15 to Sep. 15. This is in compliance to the City of Dallas’ Drought Contingency Plan; the goal of this plan is to reach a 5% reduction in water use, due to the drought conditions is some local areas. This restriction prohibits residents from watering their lawns from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (residents however, can still hand water their plants and lawns).
By Mary Whitfill Features Editor The Coppell Aquatic Recreation Center has received the “Gold International Aquatic Safety Award.” This award represents that the aquatic facilities operate above industry standards as far as safety excellence and risk management. International Aquatic Safety Awards are presented to participants in the Jeff Ellis & Associates Inc. Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program and are based on random and unannounced safety audits throughout the year. The audits include undercover video surveillance of lifeguards on duty, staff evaluation of basic life support skills and tests to assess the effectiveness of Emergency Action Plans. Coppell’s Aquatic and Recreation Center opened for the first time in 2000, and a $7 million expansion was just…
By Caroline Carter Staff Writer Big Miracle, an inspirational story based off of true events, hits theaters today. Starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski, the story of three whales trapped under the Arctic ice is sure to be great movie for the whole family. When Adam Carlson (Krasinski) reports for a local news station about the trapped whales, an immense amount of support comes to help save the whales including Carlson’s ex girlfriend (Barrymore). Soon the American military, oil companies and other locals are all helping to save the whales. The film is rated PG for language and runs just over two hours.
Laura Kattilakoski Staff Writer Ten seconds of your time could be all it takes to make a difference in a child’s life. For every “like” that the Armani page recieves, Armani will donate $1 to the UNICEF. UNICEF has been working actively since 2007 to bring clean water to children worldwide. Just a dollar can go a long way in making a difference. The entire process is quick and easy- plus it can provide clean water for a child for 40 days.