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Grand opening of City’s new Yellowjacket Park Aug. 8

Grand opening of City’s new Yellowjacket Park Aug. 8
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ROCKWALL – The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the newest City of Rockwall park, barrier-free Yellowjacket Park, Aug. 8 at 995 Yellowjacket Ln. Snow cones, a puppet show and a ribbon cutting will begin at 10 am. According to a City news release, the redeveloped park includes a new barrier free […]

Kate Steinle’s father tells Rep. Ratcliffe he has not heard from Pres. Obama

Kate Steinle’s father tells Rep. Ratcliffe he has not heard from Pres. Obama

WASHINGTON D.C. – Jim Steinle, the father of Kate Steinle, the young woman recently killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco, told Congressman John Ratcliffe from Heath last week that he has not heard from nor received condolences from Pres. Obama. “I’m very sorry to hear that when there have been other very public […]

Courthouse flags lowered to half staff to honor 5 TN military victims

Courthouse flags lowered to half staff to honor 5 TN military victims

ROCKWALL – Flags at the Rockwall County courthouse were lowered to half staff today after Pres. Obama ordered the flags at the White House to be lowered for the five military victims who were murdered last week by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez in Chattanooga TN.

Heath Mayor Pro Tem Brian Berry to run for Mayor

Heath Mayor Pro Tem Brian Berry to run for Mayor

HEATH – Heath Mayor Pro Tem Brian Berry has announced his plans to run for Mayor in the May, 2016, General Election. Current Mayor Lorne Liechty will not be seeking a third consecutive term because he is running for District 33 State Representative. A resident of Heath since 2009, Berry is currently serving his second […]

Heath Council approves rezoning for development to include grocery store

Heath Council approves rezoning for development to include grocery store

HEATH – A grocery store in Heath may be one step closer after the Heath City Council unanimously approved a rezoning request last week by Double Eagle Properties to develop the property for a food store and more on the northwest corner of the intersection of SH 549 and FM 740, across the street from […]

VIDEO State Rep. Scott Turner: depravity has disintegrated nation’s moral compass

VIDEO State Rep. Scott Turner: depravity has disintegrated nation’s moral compass

ROCKWALL – State Rep. Scott Turner told a Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon crowd at the County Courthouse today that depravity of the moral compass in this country is disintegrated and he’s not willing to just stand by and let it happen. The part-time Prestonwood Baptist Church minister and public speaker then asked […]

Heath Council member Justin Holland to run for TX House seat 33

Heath Council member Justin Holland to run for TX House seat 33

HEATH – Three-term Heath City Council Member and Regal Realtors co-owner Justin Holland has announced he is running for the Republican nomination for House District 33 in the Texas House of Representatives. The seat includes Rockwall County and portions of Collin Co. It is currently held by Frisco businessman Scott Turner, who recently announced he […]

Heath Mayor Lorne Liechty announces campaign for Texas House

Heath Mayor Lorne Liechty announces campaign for Texas House

HEATH – Heath Mayor and commercial real estate attorney Lorne Liechty has announced that he will be a Republican candidate for State Representative to represent the citizens of Texas State House District 33, which includes Rockwall County and parts of Collin County. Current District 33 State Rep. Scott Turner recently announced that he will not seek re-election after […]

Rep. David Simpson: It’s time to divorce marriage from government

Rep. David Simpson: It’s time to divorce marriage from government

LONGVIEW TX – In light of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Texas State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) is urging Gov. Abbott to call a special legislative session to get government out of marriage. Following is the text of his editorial now being published statewide: “It has been said that licensing is the process […]

Are Justices of the Peace required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas?

Are Justices of the Peace required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas?

ROCKWALL – Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples can be married, one question many are asking is whether justices of the peace are required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas? According to the Texas Justice Court Training Center, which trains elected justices of the peace and judges, they are not […]

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