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Editorial: No debate needed for voters to decide between Ralph Hall, John Ratcliffe

Editorial: No debate needed for voters to decide between Ralph Hall, John Ratcliffe

ROCKWALL – The John Ratcliffe campaign for Congress has repeatedly called for debates between the former U.S. attorney and incumbent U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall but, thus far, the Hall campaign has not accepted. Although The Dallas Morning News and Greenville Herald Banner have published editorials encouraging Hall to accept, and three TV and radio programs […]

Heaven IS For Real: My Aunt Emily experienced it too!

Heaven IS For Real: My Aunt Emily experienced it too!

(By J.J. Smith, Publisher) ROCKWALL – Ever had a near-death or after-death experience, as in the much-talked about movie,”Heaven is For Real,” which opens this Easter weekend at the Rockwall Cinemark 12 Theatre, and in theatres nationwide. My aunt, uncle and a close friend from high school all did. In fact, my aunt Emily’s experience […]

Editorial: We recommend Sweet, Gilbert, Williams for Commissioners Court

Editorial: We recommend Sweet, Gilbert, Williams for Commissioners Court

ROCKWALL – Recently County Judge Jerry Hogan recommended in an editorial on The Rockwall News that voters select a new County Judge with a solid business background, rather than an attorney. “The County Judge instead should be a person with a solid business background,” he wrote. “The decisions that come from the Commissioners Court are […]

Commissioner Grinnan: Why I am supporting David Sweet for County Judge

Commissioner Grinnan: Why I am supporting David Sweet for County Judge

(By County Commissioner Pct. 2 Lorie Grinnan) – I am supporting David Sweet for County Judge, and I would like to briefly explain why. First, let me state for the record that I am not seeking re-election to my position. Therefore, my opinion is given with a sense of independence and with no motive other […]

Editorial: We recommend Ralph Hall for US Rep. in the 4th Congressional District

Editorial: We recommend Ralph Hall for US Rep. in the 4th Congressional District

There seems to be only one real reason why U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall‘s five challengers for his 4th Congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives think he needs to be defeated in the March 4 Republican Primary Election. He is 90 years old and it’s time for a new ideas and fresh energy. But […]

County Judge Hogan: responsibilities of Judge, Commissioners to help you vote

(By Rockwall County Judge Jerry Hogan) – On Feb. 18 we start early Primary voting here in the state of Texas. For us in Rockwall County we must make decisions on the new structure of the County Commissioners Court as the current Judge and one Commissioner are not seeking reelection. Since the Court has the […]

Judge Hogan: How do you pick the new County officials?

(By Rockwall County Judge Jerry Hogan) – Whether we like it or not, we are entering the season of politics where everyone that you may or may not have ever heard of is going to be telling you in a variety of different ways why “they” are the one you should vote for in the […]

Dear Editor: readers need to vote in May 11 school board elections

Dear Editor: If you live in the Rockwall ISD area, the upcoming School Board elections have two positions to vote on: Place 4 and Place 5. It doesn’t seem like much of a reason to get out and vote, but it is. RISD began using CSCOPE curriculum system this year. CSCOPE is so controversial it […]

Son writes Father’s Day tribute for his father, “Voice of Rockwall” Gary Freedman

Letter To The Editor:  More than “The Voice.” As we celebrate and spend time this Father’s Day with the Dads and Granddads in our lives, it’s important to give thanks and show them love.  Some of us are lucky for the chance to embrace our fathers this Sunday, while others are reminded of how their […]

Rockwall resident Loafman: vote AGAINST $59.4 million bond package

Letter to the Editor: I oppose the $59.4 million bond package Rockwall voters will consider May 12.  While the propositions in the package vary in merit, asking Rockwall property owners to support additional debt under current economic conditions is undesirable if not irresponsible. The people of Rockwall already pay very high property taxes.  In 2012, […]

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