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Thomas Lowry: Kudos to Rockwall Police

Thomas Lowry: Kudos to Rockwall Police

I recently had an unexpected encounter with Rockwall Police. It happened at a local drive-through last Friday morning. As I approached the window to pay, the cashier handed me my order and said with a smile, “The officer in front of you paid for your order.” I looked up just in time to see the […]

Tony E. Arterburn Jr: #MilitaryLivesMatter; True meaning of Memorial Day

Tony E. Arterburn Jr: #MilitaryLivesMatter; True meaning of Memorial Day

By U.S. Army veteran Tony E. Arterburn, Jr., a 1999 graduate of Rockwall High School “Memorial Day is for the fallen, Please don’t thank me this weekend.” reads the headline from my former Company Commander’s Facebook post. And so continues the awkward legacy of what is most likely the least understood of American holidays. Most […]

5 reasons NOT to vote for Frisco’s John Keating to represent Rockwall Co. in May 24 Election

5 reasons NOT to vote for Frisco’s John Keating to represent Rockwall Co. in May 24 Election

(By The Rockwall News Publisher J.J. Smith) – There are at least five reasons why you should NOT vote for Frisco Republican John Keating to represent Rockwall County and portions of Collin County in the May 24 Republican Primary Run-Off Election for Texas House District 33. First and, perhaps the most obvious, Keating is a […]

Councilman Scott Milder: Reasons he opposed bathroom ordinance

Councilman Scott Milder: Reasons he opposed bathroom ordinance

The following is a letter written to Rockwall residents from City Council member Scott Milder explaining why he voted against the bathroom ordinance: Dear Rockwall Neighbors, Monday night we considered the most emotional, divisive, and politically charged issue in my three years serving on the Rockwall City Council. While on the surface it seemed like […]

Obama ok with being called N-word but Rockwall teacher can’t in civil rights lesson?

Obama ok with being called N-word but Rockwall teacher can’t in civil rights lesson?

ROCKWALL – Is there a double standard in our country about using the N-word? Should there be? At the end of last Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian and host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show Larry Wilmore closed his remarks by calling Pres. Obama his… “n-word.” “When I was a kid, I lived in […]

Veteran, former Congressional candidate Tony Arterburn: Trump vs. The “Free Traitors”

Veteran, former Congressional candidate Tony Arterburn: Trump vs. The “Free Traitors”

(By Tony Arterburn) On the topic of trade in the last Republican debate, the GOP front runner exclaimed, “It’s not free trade, it’s stupid trade!” In his quest for the Presidency, The Donald has brought to the surface a decades long debate that neither party chose to address, and an issue that no one who […]

Madeline McClure: Time to reconstruct Texas’ foster care system

Madeline McClure: Time to reconstruct Texas’ foster care system

(By TexProtects founding CEO Madeline McClure) The recent federal court decision against Texas’ foster care system reads like the screenplay for a horror movie. I was sickened and depressed for days after I read it, because I knew this was not fiction. Almost 100 of the decision’s 260 pages recounts the stories of the plaintiffs, […]

The Rockwall News endorses Judge Mark Russo for Justice of Peace Pct. 3 in March 1 GOP Primary Election

The Rockwall News endorses Judge Mark Russo for Justice of Peace Pct. 3 in March 1 GOP Primary Election

The Rockwall News wholeheartedly endorses Judge Mark Russo for Rockwall County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 in the March 1 Republican Primary Election. Our endorsement is easy to make. Ever since Judge Russo was overwhelmingly elected in 2012 to start this new Justice of the Peace Court, he has gone above and beyond to […]

5 reasons NOT to vote for Frisco’s John Keating to represent Rockwall Co. in March 1 Election

5 reasons NOT to vote for Frisco’s John Keating to represent Rockwall Co. in March 1 Election

(By The Rockwall News Publisher J.J. Smith) – There are at least five reasons why you should NOT vote for Frisco Republican John Keating to represent Rockwall County and portions of Collin County in the March 1 Republican Primary Election for  District 33 in the Texas House of Representatives. First and, perhaps the most obvious, […]

Collin Co. Deputies Assn. endorse Andrew Hawkes for Rockwall Co. Sheriff

Collin Co. Deputies Assn. endorse Andrew Hawkes for Rockwall Co. Sheriff

To the Citizens of Rockwall County, The Deputies Association would like to share our thoughts and feelings regarding Andrew Hawkes. We understand that the upcoming election for Rockwall County Sheriff has no bearing on Collin County or the Deputies Association; however, it will have a direct effect on fellow law enforcement brothers/sisters. It is for […]

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