BRIDGEPORT APPROVES ZONING CHANGE FOR TOWNHOMES — The Bridgeport City Council approved a zoning change to bring 91 townhome units to the city Monday. Following a public hearing, the council voted 4-1 to OK the change of 8.7 acres from One-Family District (R-1) to Planned Development District Eight (PD8). Council member Place 2 Brett Wade voted against the zoning change. The townhomes are part of a 41-acre development, now known as The Reserve at Bridgeport, along the west side of 16th Street. In addition to the 91 townhome units, the development would bring in approximately 150 single-family residential lots. The townhomes are described as upscale units, and each unit would be approximately 1,600 square feet. Construction on the first phase of the development is expected to begin in Spring 2023, according to LZ Development Bridgeport, LLC, Owner Jason Lanzara.
NORTHWEST SUPERINTENDENT DIES — Northwest ISD Superintendent David Hicks died Friday afternoon after a medical emergency. He was 55. Northwest ISD issued a statement about Hicks’ death Friday evening. “The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. David Hicks, our beloved superintendent, whose life ended unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 9, after a medical emergency. Dr. Hicks had made an immediate impact on the staff and students of Northwest ISD, and we will miss him dearly. Many of you quickly came to appreciate his kindness and earnestness, traits that made him an excellent leader and friend. Our board is focused on supporting the Hicks family at this time as well as the students, staff and families of Northwest ISD. Schools will have grief counselors available for those who need assistance coping with this tragic loss.”
COUNTY SHATTERS SALES TAX PROJECTIONS — Wise County shattered all expectations for sales tax collections with the final disbursement from the Texas Comptroller for the 2021-22 fiscal year.