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COVID-19 Updates and Information.

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The Arbor - August 2021.

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Caruth Park Dredging Divers.

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July 2021 UPdate.

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Stormwater Improvement Project Update – Closure of a portion of Hillcrest.

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City receives Preservation Achievement Award for Mockingbird Wall restoration.

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Wednesday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m. - UP with Reading Family Performer: Blackland Prairie Raptor...

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Thursday, September 2 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story Time.

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Friday, September 3 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - City Council Meeting

Mayor Thomas (Tommy) H. Stewart 
Mayor Stewart was born in Dallas and has lived in University Park for more than 60 years.  A graduate of Highland Park High School, he earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  President of Connell Construction Company and Vice President of Connell Development Company, Mayor Stewart remains active in commercial construction and development and has held leadership positions in local and state industry associations.  A Councilmember from 2010 to 2016, he chaired the 2018 UP Zoning Ordinance Review Committee and has served on the City’s Public Works, Public Safety and Capital Projects advisory committees.  The Mayor’s non-profit involvement includes leadership roles with the Dallas Zoological Society and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. A life-long member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, the Mayor is married to Barbie Connell Stewart.  They have three children and 10 grandchildren.


Councilmember Mark Aldredge 

Councilmember Aldredge is a sixth generation Texan, a graduate of Highland Park High School and a lifelong resident of the Park Cities.  Mark received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University with a B.E. degree in Chemical Engineering.   He is the CEO of L. H. Lacy Company, Ltd., a civil construction company. Prior to his election, Mr. Aldredge served on the Board of Adjustments and the Planning and Zoning Commission.  His other civic involvement includes leadership positions with the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. He and his wife, Laurie, have two married sons and four grandchildren who all live in Dallas.

Councilmember Randy BiddleMayor Pro Tem Randy Biddle   

Mayor Pro Tem Biddle has been a lifelong resident of the Park Cities and has resided in University Park since 1979. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from South Texas College of Law. Prior to his election, Mr. Biddle served on the Zoning Ordinance and Advisory Commission, as well as the Planning and Zoning Commission.  His other civic involvement includes past board positions with the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. He and his wife, Barbara, have two sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandsons who all live in University Park.

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Councilmember Liz Farley
Councilmember Liz Farley 

Councilmember Farley is a seventh generation Texan and has called University Park home for the last 20 years. Liz received a degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin and a degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Over the last 16 years she has served the city on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Park Board. Prior to that, Liz partnered with the City to raise over $200,000 for reconstruction of our parks.  She was named the first University Park Citizen of the Year in 2005. Liz and her husband, Lane, have three children.

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Councilmember Gage A. Prichard, Sr.Councilmember Gage A. Prichard, Sr. 

Councilmember Prichard graduated from University Park Elementary School, Highland Park Junior High School, Highland Park High School, and Southern Methodist University.  He has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board of Adjustment, the Public Works Advisory Committee, the Public Safety Committee and the Home Rule Charter Commission.  He and his wife, Gwen, have two children and five grandchildren.  All five grandchildren have gone through elementary, middle, and high school in the Highland Park School District.  Prichard and his wife also have nine great-grandchildren.  

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To contact the City Council, in order that your request can be addressed as quickly as possible, contact the City Secretary at 214-987-5302. The City Secretary will take your name and number and have the appropriate Council member contact you.  Communication with the Mayor and individual Council members is also possible by letter or e-mail.


Contact Information

The City Hall mailing address is:
3800 University Blvd
University Park, TX 75205

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