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Early voting for City, School Board elections begins April 27

Early voting for City, School Board elections begins April 27
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ROCKWALL – Early voting for the May 9 city and school board elections will be held Monday, April 27, thru Tuesday, May 5 (excluding Sunday) at various times and locations across the County. Find early voting locations and hours on the Rockwall County Elections Department website, as well as election day locations and hours. Voter […]

Lakeside Elgin B. Robertson Park purchased by Rowlett, will no longer remain a park

Lakeside Elgin B. Robertson Park purchased by Rowlett, will no longer remain a park

ROWLETT – In the not too distant future, the 257-acre lakeside green space known as Elgin B. Robertson Park at I-30 and Dalrock Rd. will no longer be just a park. The Rowlett City Council approved the purchase of Elgin B. Robertson Park from the City of Dallas Tuesday night for $31.8 million, plus tax […]

Former OK Congressman J.C. Watts keynote at 3/31 GOP Reagan Day Dinner

Former OK Congressman J.C. Watts keynote at 3/31 GOP Reagan Day Dinner

ROCKWALL – Nationally-known Republican political analyst and former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Rockwall County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner this Saturday, March 21, beginning at 5:30 pm, at the Hilton Dallas/Lakefront. Tickets to Reagan Day 2015 are $100, available online at RockwallGOP.com or by contacting Hal at […]

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt to outline city vision to county Democrats Feb. 21

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt to outline city vision to county Democrats Feb. 21

ROCKWALL – New Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt will be the featured speaker at the Rockwall County Democratic Party Breakfast meeting Feb. 21, 9 am, at the Harry Myers Community Center,  815 E. Washington St. He is expected to outline his vision for the City. Elected last May by Council members to become Mayor Pro Tem, […]

Filing now open to run for Rockwall Mayor, City Council thru Feb. 27

Filing now open to run for Rockwall Mayor, City Council thru Feb. 27

ROCKWALL – If you’re interested in running for Mayor or one of four City Council seats in the May 9 City of Rockwall General Election, you can now file to run. Click here to reach the City Secretary/Election website page from which you can download the Informational Candidate Packet for the 2015 City Council Election. […]

Transparency study: local governments get grades from A to F; see what yours got

Transparency study: local governments get grades from A to F; see what yours got

DALLAS -The Cities of Rockwall and Rowlett, as well as Rockwall ISD, received A ratings in a year-long government agency transparency study released this week by The Dallas Morning News but Rockwall County, Fate, Mobile City and Royse City ISD each received Fs. In addition, Heath received a B and Royse City received a C. […]

Rockwall Rep. Scott Turner loses bid to topple House Speaker Straus

Rockwall Rep. Scott Turner loses bid to topple House Speaker Straus

AUSTIN – A group of staunchly conservative Texas Republicans were unsuccessful yesterday in getting first-term Rockwall County State Rep. Scott Turner elected as Texas House Speaker. Incumbent Joe Straus was re-elected for the fourth time, 127-19.For the first time in decades, Turner and his supporters were able to force a voice vote on the floor […]

Attorney Jeff Mateer tells Republican Men’s Club religious liberty under serious attack

Attorney Jeff Mateer tells Republican Men’s Club religious liberty under serious attack

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall attorney who is one of the leaders in the fight to strike down the new Plano LBGT Equal Rights Ordinance told the Rockwall Republican Men’s Club Saturday that religious liberty – Christianity, in particular – is under serious attack across America and Americans need to stand against the attacks or could […]

Congressman Ratcliffe: I never promised to vote against John Boehner

Congressman Ratcliffe: I never promised to vote against John Boehner

ROCKWALL – Despite some media reports to the contrary, Congressman John Ratcliffe told The Rockwall News Saturday that he never promised anyone that he would vote against US House Speaker John Boehner. As he told the Rockwall County Republican Men’s Club in a short speech earlier, he had only stated previously that he would like […]

Ratcliffe a co-sponsor of Keystone XL pipeline that passed House Friday

Ratcliffe a co-sponsor of Keystone XL pipeline that passed House Friday

WASHINGTON D.C. – New US House Rep. John Ratcliffe was an original co-sponsor of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill that passed the House Friday and is on its way now to the Senate and Pres. Obama. “As one of the original cosponsors of this bill, I’m glad it passed the House and will soon end […]

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