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

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

Ralph Hall recuperating from surgery for broken femur, nose

Ralph Hall recuperating from surgery for broken femur, nose

ROCKWALL – Congressman Ralph Hall is continuing to recuperate from surgery at Medical Center of Plano and took the first steps on the road to recovery after he was transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation center over the weekend. The 91-year-old US House member sustained a broken femur and nose as the result of an auto […]

Early voting begins today thru Oct. 31 for Nov. 4 statewide general election

Early voting begins today thru Oct. 31 for Nov. 4 statewide general election

ROCKWALL – Early voting begins today thru Oct. 31 for the Nov. 4 statewide general election. Click here to see all early voting dates, times and locations in Rockwall, Heath, Royse City and Rowlett, as shown on the Rockwall County Elections website. You can vote at any of these Rockwall County election sites. You must […]

Should Texans elect AG candidate Ken Paxton who admitted committing felony?

Should Texans elect AG candidate Ken Paxton who admitted committing felony?

ROCKWALL – Should Rockwall area and Texas voters elect Republican State Senator Ken Paxton as the state’s next Attorney General and chief law enforcement official, even though he admitted in writing May 2 that he violated the Texas Securities Act and committed a third degree felony? Although it is illegal for anyone other than a […]

Early voting begins Oct. 20 for Nov. 4 State election

Early voting begins Oct. 20 for Nov. 4 State election

ROCKWALL – Early voting for the Nov. 4 State election will run from Oct. 20 – Oct. 31 at the Rockwall County Library, Heath City Hall, Royse City City Hall and Cullins-Lakepointe Elementary School in Rowlett. Click here to find addresses and times on the Rockwall County Elections Office website. Click here to find voting […]

Ralph Hall in good condition after being injured in car accident

Ralph Hall in good condition after being injured in car accident

PLANO – Ninety-one year old Congressman Ralph Hall underwent surgery yesterday to repair damage to his hip, resulting from an automobile accident he was injured in Saturday afternoon south of Bonham in Fannin County. According to his District Director Tom Hughes, doctors at Medical Center at Plano indicated that the surgery was successful and that […]

Angry crowd of nearly 1,500 voice opposition to toll road project

Angry crowd of nearly 1,500 voice opposition to toll road project

ROCKWALL – A hostile crowd of nearly 1,500 people filled the Performing Arts Center at Utley Middle School last night to voice their concerns and opposition to a proposed toll road that would extend from the Bush tollway in Rowlett to I-30 in Greenville. Neal Barker of the Texas Turnpike Corp. was interrupted repeatedly as […]

Rockwall passes $28.8 million budget, reduces tax rate slightly

Rockwall passes $28.8 million budget, reduces tax rate slightly

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall City Council approved a $28.8 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year at its regular meeting Sept. 15, which included lowering property owners’ tax rate from $50.25 to $49.55, adding three new full-time firefighters/drivers, a traffic light at Ralph Hall Parkway and Mims Rd. plus a maintenance worker dedicated to downtown […]

Proposed new tollroad through Rockwall to be discussed at rescheduled public meeting

Proposed new tollroad through Rockwall to be discussed at rescheduled public meeting

ROCKWALL – Will a proposed new tollroad be built through Rockwall to Greenville? That’s just one of several topics that will be discussed at the rescheduled Blacklands Corridor public meeting about transportation in the area between Greenville and Garland Sept. 22, 6:30 pm, at Utley Middle School, TL Townsend Rd. The meeting will be conducted […]

Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak at Kaufman Co. TEA Party fundraiser Sept. 20

Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak at Kaufman Co. TEA Party fundraiser Sept. 20

FORNEY – “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio will be speaking at the Kaufman Co. TEA Party’s annual fundraising event Sept. 20, at 7 pm, at the First Baptist Church of Forney. General admission is $15 per ticket in advance and $25 at the door. Sponsor tickets are available. Sponsors will attend a private reception with […]

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