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Why was elections office moved just before the election?

Why was elections office moved just before the election?
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ROCKWALL – Many Rockwall voters are wondering why the County moved the elections office where it has been for years on the Square to a new location just weeks before the Nov. 4 general election. County Judge Jerry Hogan told The Rockwall News last week that the reason was the building in which it was […]

County Commissioners vote 4-1 to fire Elections Administrator Glenda Denton

County Commissioners vote 4-1 to fire Elections Administrator Glenda Denton

ROCKWALL – Rockwall County Commissioners voted 4-1 yesterday to fire Elections Administrator Glenda Denton after numerous voting problems occurred on Election Day. Commissioner David Magness cast the lone dissenting vote. The Rockwall Elections Commission had voted 4-1 last week to dismiss Denton, who had worked in the position since 2005. She has been placed on […]

Judge Mark Russo files harrassment charge against Mayor Sweet, David White

Judge Mark Russo files harrassment charge against Mayor Sweet, David White

ROCKWALL – Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mark Russo has filed a harassment complaint with the Rockwall Police Department after he said he has been continuously bullied by Rockwall Mayor David Sweet and City Council member David White. Sweet is now serving his second term as Mayor, after serving two terms on City Council. […]

Walmart unlikely to build on SH276 after Rockwall Council rejects their SUP, TABC requests

Walmart unlikely to build on SH276 after Rockwall Council rejects their SUP, TABC requests

ROCKWALL – Apparently a Walmart Neighborhood Market will not be built at the intersection of Highway 276 and John King Blvd. The Rockwall City Council voted to reject a specific use permit and TABC (Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission) variance for a building over 25,000 sq. ft. at its regularly scheduled meeting last week after receiving […]

Veterans Day ceremony moved inside Court House due to cold weather

Veterans Day ceremony moved inside Court House due to cold weather

ROCKWALL – County Judge Jerry Hogan has announced that the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Rockwall County courthouse has been moved indoors today to the first floor jury room due to the cold weather. The doors will open at 4 pm and the ceremony will begin at 5 pm. Keynote speaker will be retired […]

County Election Commission votes 4-1 to fire Elections Administrator Glenda Denton

County Election Commission votes 4-1 to fire Elections Administrator Glenda Denton

ROCKWALL – County Elections Administrator Glenda Denton is under fire and may lose her job after the County Elections Commission voted 4-1 yesterday to fire Denton as a result of the numerous voting problems which occurred on Election Day. The issue must now go the full Commissioners court for a vote. Elections Commission members who […]

Republicans Shelli Miller, Bob Hall, Craig Stoddart win County-related elections

Republicans Shelli Miller, Bob Hall, Craig Stoddart win County-related elections

ROCKWALL – In Rockwall County-related elections, Republican Shelli Miller retained her County Clerk position with 80% of the vote, Bob Hall won the District 2 State Senate seat with 84% and Craig Stoddart won the Fifth Court of Appeals Justice Place 5 race, receiving 58%. In Fate, all three Propositions passed. Beer and Wine Off-Premise […]

Republicans winning statewide, county elections

Republicans winning statewide, county elections

ROCKWALL – Republican candidates are winning all statewide and local elections today and will be declared the winners before night’s end. The totals are not yet official but the winners are clear. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is leading State Sen. Wendy Davis by 60 to 40%  and will become Texas’ next Governor. In local […]

Today is Election Day. Don’t forget to vote.

Today is Election Day. Don’t forget to vote.

ROCKWALL – Election day is finally here. If you haven’t voted yet, today is your last chance to vote in such statewide races as Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. You can vote up until 7 pm  tonight. Click here to see where and when you can vote, plus a sample ballot. The only local […]

Northeast Gateway/Blacklands toll road will not be recommended after public outcry

Northeast Gateway/Blacklands toll road will not be recommended after public outcry

ARLINGTON – The people have spoken about their opposition to the Blacklands toll road – also known as the Northeast Gateway – and apparently the North Central Texas Council of Governments has listened. After thousands of area residents voiced their opposition at meetings, in writing and in phone calls to the toll road which was […]

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