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Voting for Mayor Jim Pruitt or challenger Dennis Lewis for Rockwall Mayor?

Voting for Mayor Jim Pruitt or challenger Dennis Lewis for Rockwall Mayor?
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ROCKWALL – Early voting for the May 9 City of Rockwall mayoral election begins today. Who are you going to vote for – current Mayor Jim Pruitt or City Council member and challenger Dennis Lewis? The Rockwall News asked both candidates or their campaign managers several times to tell us why voters should vote for […]

Early voting for City, School Board elections begins April 27

Early voting for City, School Board elections begins April 27

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 […]

County to get new user-friendly, transparent, information-based website

County to get new user-friendly, transparent, information-based website

ROCKWALL -Rockwall County will soon have an entirely new, first-class, user-friendly, highly-transparent, information-based website. That’s the word from newly-elected County Judge David Sweet and Commissioner Lee Gilbert, who sat down with The Rockwall News last week to explain the approach they are taking to design the new website. They said it should be completed within […]

Texas House passes Open Carry; Abbott to sign into law soon

Texas House passes Open Carry; Abbott to sign into law soon

AUSTIN – Texas is soon expected to become the 45th state where the open carry of a handguns is legally allowed after the House passed legislation yesterday permitting gun owners with concealed weapons’ licenses to carry their side arms openly in shoulder or hip holsters. House Bill 910, sponsored by Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman) passed on […]

Dispose of hazardous household items at Service Center April 18th

Dispose of hazardous household items at Service Center April 18th

ROCKWALL – Rockwall residents who want to dispose of hazardous household items such as pesticides, paint products, household cleaners, etc. can drop them off at the City’s Municipal Service Center, 1600 Airport Rd., April 18, from 9 am-3 pm. Herbicides, motor oil, automotive chemicals, swimming pool products and tires will also be accepted. The Service […]

Ratcliffe introduces balanced budget amendment bill in Congress

Ratcliffe introduces balanced budget amendment bill in Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) has introduced a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution bill which would require that Congress balance the federal budget every year. The main provisions of Ratcliffe’s bill, H.J. REs 41, requires: Total spending in any fiscal year not exceed total receipts Caps federal spending at 18% […]

Statue of Ralph Hall to be unveiled May 3 inside new County courthouse

Statue of Ralph Hall to be unveiled May 3 inside new County courthouse

ROCKWALL – A larger-than-life-sized statue of former Congressman Ralph M. Hall will be unveiled to the public on the first floor of the new Rockwall County Courthouse, Sunday, May 3, at 2 pm, at 1111 E. Yellowjacket Ln (next to the Rockwall County Library). The Rockwall-Heath High School Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Andrew Tucker, […]

City, school board candidate forum for May 9 election scheduled April 9

City, school board candidate forum for May 9 election scheduled April 9

ROCKWALL – A candidate forum featuring candidates running for mayor, city council and RISD school board in the May 9 municipal election will be April 11 at 7 pm at Rockwall High School, 901 Yellowjacket Ln. The event is open to the public and sponsored by the Rockwall County Republican Women. The group is also […]

3 April events scheduled so voters can meet Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt

3 April events scheduled so voters can meet Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt

ROCKWALL – Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt is inviting the public to come meet him personally at three “Meet the Mayor” events prior to the May 9 Mayoral election. Pruitt will welcome residents Tuesday, April 14, 5-7 pm, aboard Captain Scott Self’s “Harbor Lights” double-decker boat, which will remain anchored at the Rockwall Harbor boat docks […]

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 […]

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