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Early voting begins today in May 24 GOP TX House #33 Run Off Election, Holland vs. Keating

Early voting begins today in May 24 GOP TX House #33 Run Off Election, Holland vs. Keating

ROCKWALL – Early voting begins today through Friday in the May 24 Texas House District 33 Republican Primary Run Off Election between Heath City Council Member and Regal Realtors owner Justin Holland and Frisco City Council Member John Keating. Early voting runs today through Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. Click here to see […]

Ted Cruz files paperwork to run for re-election to US Senate

Ted Cruz files paperwork to run for re-election to US Senate

WASHINGTON DC – US Senator Ted Cruz filed paperwork Wednesday to run for re-election in 2018. Following the suspension of his presidential campaign, the Ted Cruz for Senate campaign has been reactivated. “Heidi and I feel incredibly privileged to have made the run for president and be part of an incredible grassroots movement,” he said. “I […]

Rockwall Mayor issues letter explaining why he proposed controversial bathroom ordinance

Rockwall Mayor issues letter explaining why he proposed controversial bathroom ordinance

ROCKWALL – Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt issued a letter this morning explaining why he proposed a highly-controversial bathroom ordinance which none of the other six City Council members would second at their May 2 Council meeting: First, I do not know why we have to have this conversation about the use of public restrooms.  We […]

Rep. Ratcliffe visits Israel, discusses security issues with Prime Minister Netanyahu

Rep. Ratcliffe visits Israel, discusses security issues with Prime Minister Netanyahu

WASHINGTON DC – Rep. John Ratcliffe, who resides in Heath, led a Congressional delegation to Israel last week to discuss homeland  security and cybersecurity issues with top officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon. He was joined by Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), who sits with him on the House […]

How to protest your 2016 property taxes

How to protest your 2016 property taxes

ROCKWALL – If you, like many others, think your property taxes are too high this year, here’s some advice how to protest. According to County Commissioner Lee Gilbert, who served on the Rockwall Central Appraisal District Board for four years prior to being elected as Precinct 2 Commissioner in 2015, the first thing to do […]

Mayor, DA tell Fox 4 bathroom bill about protection from predators, not transgenders

Mayor, DA tell Fox 4 bathroom bill about protection from predators, not transgenders

DALLAS – Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt and Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper, his wife, told Fox 4 News Tuesday night that the Mayor’s proposed bathroom ordinance was about protecting women and children from sexual predators, not about discriminating against transgenders. The ordinance would have required people to use the bathroom matching the sex of […]

After All He’s Said and Done, How Does Ted Cruz Return To The Senate?

After All He’s Said and Done, How Does Ted Cruz Return To The Senate?

( By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune, With Permission) WASHINGTON — With his concession speech behind him and his multimillion-dollar presidential campaign already winding down, Ted Cruz will soon return to the U.S. Capitol and the job he was working so hard to transcend: rank-and-file senator. It will likely be a striking re-entry. At times in recent […]

Rockwall Mayor’s ‘Bathroom Ordinance’ flushed down by Council members

Rockwall Mayor’s ‘Bathroom Ordinance’ flushed down by Council members

ROCKWALL – Mayor Jim Pruitt’s controversial proposal to require people to use the bathroom of the gender listed on their birth certificate to help prevent sexual assaults was flushed down by all six other Council members last night before a packed crowd of over 300 people. After three hours of Open Forum discussion, during which […]

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. […]

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