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J.J. Smith: My father came home from WWII with PTSD; then killed my mom, himself

J.J. Smith: My father came home from WWII with PTSD; then killed my mom, himself

By The Rockwall News owner/publisher J.J. Smith My father, John Smith, was a U.S. Army tank commander who came home from WWII with serious shrapnel wounds & PTSD. He never recovered. In 1958, when I was 10, I witnessed him shoot & kill by mother & himself in a gruesome murder-suicide in Denver Co. He […]

Rockwall Council candidate Kevin Fowler posts funny road report on Facebook

Rockwall Council candidate Kevin Fowler posts funny road report on Facebook

ROCKWALL – Rockwall City Council Place 3 candidate Kevin Fowler showed he has a good sense of humor when he posted this “Road report from Rockwall this morning on his Facebook page today. We hope Kevin will also infuse some humor into his campaign. So many political campaigns – especially on a local level – […]

County, Royse City ISD, Royse City deserve Fs, poor grades for terrible websites

County, Royse City ISD, Royse City deserve Fs, poor grades for terrible websites

ROCKWALL – In the transparency study just completed by the Dallas Morning News, Rockwall County and Royse City ISD received F grades for – among other things – really bad websites. The Rockwall News totally agrees. The time has come for Rockwall County, Royse City ISD and Royse City – which was ranked poor in […]

Rockwall law student Jameson DeCorey: The Failing of the Legal System

Rockwall law student Jameson DeCorey: The Failing of the Legal System

ROCKWALL – My name is Jameson DeCorey and I am a first year law school student. I went to law school so I could make a difference. The whole concept of the justice system is to provide fair and equitable remedies when disputes arise. That is what we are taught in high school, college and […]

Letter to Editor: Visit to Rockwall Baylor Emergency may not be covered by insurance

Letter to Editor: Visit to Rockwall Baylor Emergency may not be covered by insurance

Dear Editor: Your visit to the Rockwall Baylor Emergency Medical Center may not be covered by insurance. All charges are billed as an “emergency” visit. Even though you may “think” the situation is an emergency, your insurance company is the final judge. On a weekend in May, our asthmatic child was having breathing issues. We […]

Should Rockwall Co. shelter some illegal immigrant children as Dallas County plans to?

Should Rockwall Co. shelter some illegal immigrant children as Dallas County plans to?

DALLAS – What should be done with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who have flowed into the U.S., whose parents are reportedly so desperate with the violence and harsh conditions they face in their homelands that they have paid and trusted smugglers – known as “coyotes” – to illegally bring […]

County Judge Jerry Hogan: Don’t let Iraq, Afghanistan end like Vietnam did

County Judge Jerry Hogan: Don’t let Iraq, Afghanistan end like Vietnam did

(By Rockwall County Judge Jerry Hogan) – It’s happening again. In 1967 I went to Vietnam as a Captain, soon to be Major, after just graduating from the University of Arizona with a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering. The Army had sent me to Arizona, along with ten other Army officers and one Navy officer, […]

If Republicans want to attract the most voters, why mention gays in their platform?

If Republicans want to attract the most voters, why mention gays in their platform?

FT. WORTH – The Republican Party of Texas voted at its convention last weekend to remove the controversial plank from their platform “the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society” but replace it with an endorsement of “reparative therapy” for gays, despite the fact that such therapy has been declared invalid by the […]

County Judge Jerry Hogan recommends voting for Bob Deuell for State Senate

(By Rockwall County Judge Jerry Hogan) – If you are anything like me, you are probably ready for this runoff election to end as quickly as possible. Pamphlets in the mail, phone calls touting a particular candidate, survey poll phone calls, election signs all over the place, neighbors and friends making recommendations, and the list […]

Editorial: We recommend re-electing Dr. Bob Deuell for State Senate

Editorial: We recommend re-electing Dr. Bob Deuell for State Senate

Bob Deuell M.D. was first elected as our District 2 State Senator in 2002. He was sworn in Jan. 14, 2003. Since that time, the board-certified family physician who has resided in Greenville for 25 years has represented Rockwall County and portions of eight other counties extremely well and become highly-respected in Austin for his […]

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