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Posted on: February 12, 2024

City's 2023-2024 Annual Report

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Read the 2023-2024 edition of the City's Annual Report (PDF). It summarizes the City’s finances and recaps current major projects and activities on a department-by-department basis. The report also contains information on various projects and objectives f...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

UPPD 2023 Crime Statistics

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University Park remains a very safe place to live and work. The City’s most reported crime in 2023 was Burglary of Motor Vehicles. Many of the 143 victims admitted the items stolen were left in plain sight. Moreover, much of the time, victims ac...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Oncor Tree Trimming

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Oncor contractors will be trimming trees near power lines in a section of University Park, west of Preston between Mockingbird and Lovers. The effort is set to start the week of February 5. The  work will take up to three weeks to complete, weath...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Statement on City Council action regarding Holmes Aquatic Center Phase II

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Even with a generous proposed $1 million donation, the University Park City Council, by majority vote at their January 23 meeting, has decided the time is not favorable to move forward with Phase II upgrades to the Holmes Aquatic Center.

As the City of Uni...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

City hires new Director of Public Works and appoints Director of Engineering

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Following an extensive recruitment effort and interviews with a short list of qualified candidates, the City has selected Keegan Littrell as its new Director of Public Works.

Since 2022, Littrell has overseen the Engineering Division for the City of Hender...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Centennial Art and Essay Contest

Art and Essay Newsflash

Calling all young writers and artists - help us celebrate University Park's past and our bright future that lies ahead by entering the Centennial art and/or essay contest! The art contest is open to all students in grades K-12 that reside in Univ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

City to Create Snider Plaza Parking Task Force

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Snider Plaza Improvements – Phase II Q&A

The City Council is wrapping up its consideration involving a second phase of improvements in Snider Plaza to address aging infrastructure, with the focus on stormwater upgrades, new pavement, sidewalk...

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

Interfaith Council Message of Condolence

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On behalf of the City of University Park and a working group of faith leaders in our community, we would like to express our heartfelt sorrow for the loss of Bryan Dunagan.  Bryan was the senior pastor for Highland Park Presbyterian Church, and a...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Centennial Celebration webpage launched

2024 centennial celebration

On April 12, 2024 the City of University Park will celebrate its Centennial! This fall, the City will begin to detail how residents of all ages can participate in our Centennial Celebration activities. While we anticipate that several events will take pla...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Director of Public Works Jacob Speer retires

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After serving the community for more than 24 years, Director of Public Works Jacob Speer is retiring. His last day with the City will be Friday, September 1.

Originally from Kansas, Jacob earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from Emporia State Un...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Letter from the Mayor regarding Snider Plaza Improvements

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Signed letter from the Mayor

Dear residents,

As many of you know, after years of planning and community outreach, the city is moving forward with a second phase of improvements in Snider Plaza. Having completed necessary underground improvements centered on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

City Council approves new electric bike regulations

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Electric bicycle operating guidelines are a hot topic in communities all over North Texas, and as any driver knows it’s not difficult to find children using electric bikes on our streets and sidewalks.  With the popularity of e-bikes in...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Crime Prevention Officer Snellgrove receives TCPA Presidential Award

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UPPD is proud to announce that Crime Prevention Officer Lita Snellgrove has received the Presidential Award from the Texas Crime Prevention Association. The award salutes her outstanding dedication and encouragement of citizen involvement and participatio...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Brad Cheves selected 2023 Citizen of the Year

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Brad Cheves, Vice President for Development and External Affairs at SMU and member of the City’s Centennial Celebration Committee, has been selected University Park’s 2023 Citizen of the Year. 

Originally from Albuquerque, New ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Centennial Master Plan Dashboard launched

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Last summer, City Council adopted the Centennial Master Plan, a document guiding how University Park will advance to meet future opportunities and challenges. Now that emphasis has shifted to implementing some targeted items, the City has produced an inte...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

City and HPISD partner with faith-based leaders on April community mental health message

Park Cities Lets come together

The City is partnering with faith-based leaders across our community and the Highland Park Independent School District to provide support for youth who are struggling with mental health issues. 

To align our community message, all faith-based orga...

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