Stuff Happening in April


Mayoral Debate

Don’t forget the Final Mayoral Debate tonight, April 24th
City Hall — 7:00 p.m.

This debate is sponsored by the League of Women Voters and will be held at Richardson City Hall. This is the last debate before early voting starts on Monday, April 29th. The other mayoral events have been very well attended so come early to get a good seat!


All You Can Eat Crawfish & Cajun Sausage!

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 421 Custer Road
(Custer and Greenleaf)

Saturday, April 27th
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Tickets include:
All the fresh crawfish and Cajun sausage you can eat with cold beverages to wash it down! For the kids, we’ll have a hot dog meal and bounce house. Invite your friends and neighbors! Live music and a great time!

Ticket Prices: $25 for crawfish & Cajun sausage; $5 for hot dogs and chips for the kids

All proceeds benefit Epiphany Missions. Please make checks payable to: Church of the Epiphany and write “Crawfish Boil” in memo line.

or contact Gardner Randall: to RSVP

April 27th, 2013
10am to 2pm

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10 AM – 2 PM, the Richardson Police Department and the Richardson Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will sponsor a National Take Back Initiative local collection site for the safe and easy disposal of any unwanted, unused, or expired pharmaceutical or over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

The National Take Back Initiative is coordinated nationally by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Individual local collection events are sponsored by local law enforcement agencies and are open to all Americans. Proper disposal of unwanted prescription or OTC medications will serve to:

1) reduce the environmental impact of trashing or flushing, and
2) remove the opportunity for accidental ingestion or intentional abuse.

Here are some things you need to know about Richardson’s local “Take Back” event:

The event will be set up as a “drive thru and drop off” so that participants will not have to park and exit their vehicles. The event location will be on the south side outer parking lot of the Richardson Civic Center/City Hall located at 411 W. Arapaho Rd. (@U.S.75). Ingress and egress is easy from Belle Grove Drive. Program participation is anonymous. No identification will be requested and substances turned in for destruction will not be inventoried or logged. Police are present for participants’ safety and event security. All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the collection process, from home to the point of disposal. Participants may dispose of solid dosage medications (pills, capsules, etc) in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and dumping it into the disposal box. All pharmaceutical liquids, such as cough syrup, will be accepted in their original consumer containers, and tightly sealed to prevent leakage. Intravenous solutions, intravenous medications, and syringes will not be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in disposal containers.

Richardson Mayoral Candidates


T. F. McKamy, First Mayor of Richardson (1925-1927)

The two candidates for Richardson Mayor, Amir Omar and Laura Maczka, will meet for a mayoral candidates forum on Thursday, April 18th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Mohawk Elementary, 1500 Mimosa Drive.

Wednesday, April 24th: 7:00 p.m.; League of Women Voters Forum at Richardson City Hall. This Forum hopefully will be convenient for our Heights Park residents to attend. Contact Ellen Steger at 972.754.9316 for additional information.

If you don’t attend in person or watch the Council meetings on TV, you owe it to yourself to see what these candidates have to say in a debate-like setting. Make your mayoral election decision based on first hand, face-to-face knowledge. Hear what each candidate has already done for the City and what they plan to do.

City Council Election Update

City Secretary made announcement for place filings on March 1, 2013.

Although Places 1 through 6 are unopposed, the names of the candidates will still appear on the ballot along with the candidates for Mayor.
Place 1: Bob Townsend
Place 2: Mark Solomon
Place 3: Scott Dunn
Place 4: Kendal Hartley
Place 5: Paul Voelker
Place 6: Steve Mitchell
Mayor, Place 7: Amir Omar and Laura Maczka
Election will be held May 11th. Must be registered to vote by April 11th
Early voting: April 29th – May 7th