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Fate Council approves Smith Park rental for Rockwall County Balloon Festival Nov. 11-12

Fate Council approves Smith Park rental for Rockwall County Balloon Festival Nov. 11-12

FATE – The Fate City Council voted 5-1 last night to approve entering into an agreement with The Rockwall News LLC to rent Smith Family Park for the first annual Rockwall County Balloon Festival, Nov. 11-12. As many as 10-20,000 people are expected to attend from across North Texas, where hot air balloon festivals typically […]

FM 551 bridge over I-30 in Fate to be demolished this weekend

FM 551 bridge over I-30 in Fate to be demolished this weekend

FATE – Get set for some huge traffic jams as demolition and reconstruction of the FM 551 bridge over I-30 in Fate begins this Friday night at 8 p.m and continues Saturday night at 8 p.m.. Delays are expected both nights and motorists are urged to seek alternate routes. Various lanes will be closed on […]

Fireworks damage playground at Rockwall County school

(WFAA-TV News) FATE, Texas — Parents are calling it an irresponsible act of carelessness. They want to know who set off illegal fireworks at their kids’ school in Fate Monday night, igniting a blaze that caused major damage to the playground. The fire at the Miss May Vernon Elementary playground in this small Rockwall County […]

Three City Council seats being contested in Heath, Fate

Three City Council seats are being contested in Heath and Fate in the May 14 municipal election. In Heath, marketing consultant Becky Burkett and bank commercial loan officer Justin Holland are campaigning to replace Karen Lewis, whose term ended. Attorney Barry Brooks will seek to unseat incumbent Steve McKimmey. In Fate, John Stacy will campaign […]

Sales tax revenues continue to increase in local cities

By J.J. Smith. Sales tax revenues increased again in June in Rockwall, Royse City, Heath, Fate and McClendon Chisholm, but decreased in Mobile City. Mobile City and Fate are both down for their fiscal years, compared to last year at this time. This means that many businesses are faring better this year than at the […]

More liquor sales fails in Fate; all but two amendments pass

An attempt to bring packaged liquor sales and mixed drinks in restaurants to the City of Fate failed yesterday and voters approved all but two of 11 amendments. Only 3,681 voters, or six percent of Rockwall County’s voters, made it to the polls during early voting and on election day yesterday.  By a vote of 202 […]

Murley announces for Place 3 on Fate Council

FATE-Forest Murley, Mayor Pro-tem, made a campaign promise several years ago to be the voice of the residents and he feels as if he has done just that. “Most of all, I want to thank the residents of Fate for giving me the opportunity to represent them for the past three years,” Murley said. (Read […]

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