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Transgender bathroom ordinance drafted by Rockwall Mayor to be discussed at Monday Council meeting

Transgender bathroom ordinance drafted by Rockwall Mayor to be discussed at Monday Council meeting

ROCKWALL – A transgender bathroom ordinance drafted by Rockwall Mayor and attorney Jim Pruitt will be discussed at the regularly-scheduled Rockwall City Council meeting which begins Monday at 6 pm. The ordinance would make it unlawful for a person to use a multi-stall public restroom that doesn’t match the sex listed on a person’s birth […]

Many County homeowners upset with dramatically increased appraisals, taxes

Many County homeowners upset with dramatically increased appraisals, taxes

ROCKWALL – Notices from the Rockwall County Appraisal District have just come out and many County homeowners are upset, wondering why appraisals are suddenly so much higher and why they must pay much higher taxes. For example, Paul Freeze told The Rockwall News that his home appraisal went from $336,000 to $417,000 in the past year. […]

Heath Police & Fire Association endorses David Warren for Heath City Council

Heath Police & Fire Association endorses David Warren for Heath City Council

HEATH – The Heath Police & Fire Association has endorsed David Warren for City Council Place 5 in the City’s May 7 election. Current Place 5 Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Brian Berry is vacating his seat since he is the only person running for Mayor to replace Lorne Liechty. Heath Police & Fire […]

Heath Council candidate David Warren calls for more public safety officers due to population growth

Heath Council candidate David Warren calls for more public safety officers due to population growth

HEATH – On the heels of the recent home burglary in Heath, City Council Place 5 candidate David Warren says he wants to help prepare a five-year public safety plan to meet the growing needs of the community with Public Safety Chief Terry Garrett, City Council and the Heath Police and Fire Association. He says […]

Abbott Names New Leaders at Embattled Texas CPS

Abbott Names New Leaders at Embattled Texas CPS

(Texas Tribune) At a time of heightened public scrutiny of Texas’ embattled child welfare agency, Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday appointed new leadership of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Hank Whitman, a former chief of the Texas Rangers, a state law enforcement agency, will be the department’s new commissioner. One of his […]

Abbott Says Allegations Against Ag Commissioner Miller Warrant Probe

Abbott Says Allegations Against Ag Commissioner Miller Warrant Probe

(From media partner Texas Tribune) AUSTIN – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott believes allegations that Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller misused state funds when he took two out-of-state trips a year ago should be investigated, a spokesman for the governor said on Thursday. “The governor believes these allegations of misuse of taxpayer dollars warrant a thorough investigation by the […]

Texas Rangers Investigating Ag Commissioner Sid Miller’s State-Paid Trips

Texas Rangers Investigating Ag Commissioner Sid Miller’s State-Paid Trips

(From media partner Texas Tribune) AUSTIN – The Texas Rangers have launched a criminal investigation into Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller‘s use of taxpayer funds to bankroll two out-of-state trips, the Department of Public Safety confirmed Wednesday. The investigation follows complaints filed by the liberal advocacy group Progress Texas, which asked the department’s investigative unit to review […]

Not all Rockwall residents opposed to transgender men in women’s restrooms

Not all Rockwall residents opposed to transgender men in women’s restrooms

ROCKWALL – Apparently not all Rockwall area residents are opposed to transgender people who appear to be men using women’s restrooms here, or vice versa. Several people responded  to a question posed yesterday on Facebook by The Rockwall News, “Anyone in Rockwall willing to allow men to use women’s restrooms & women to use men’s?” […]

7 reasons why more Rockwall Co. voters did not vote for Ted Cruz

7 reasons why more Rockwall Co. voters did not vote for Ted Cruz

ROCKWALL – Presidential candidate and US Senator Ted Cruz won the Texas Republican Primary Election on Super Tuesday but only received 43.7 percent of the vote, seriously under-performing since he had stated he hoped to win over 50 percent and win all 152 Texas delegates. It was the worst showing by a Republican candidate in […]

Extremely heavy voter turnout on Election Day caused long lines of voters

Extremely heavy voter turnout on Election Day caused long lines of voters

ROCKWALL – Far heavier voter turnout than expected on Election Day – especially during the late afternoon and evening hours – has been cited as the primary cause why so many voters had to wait two to three hours in line to vote March 1. According to Pct. 2 County Commissioner Lee Gilbert – after […]

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