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Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt to outline city vision to county Democrats Feb. 21

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt to outline city vision to county Democrats Feb. 21
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ROCKWALL – New Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt will be the featured speaker at the Rockwall County Democratic Party Breakfast meeting Feb. 21, 9 am, at the Harry Myers Community Center,  815 E. Washington St. He is expected to outline his vision for the City. Elected last May by Council members to become Mayor Pro Tem, […]

Filing now open to run for Rockwall Mayor, City Council thru Feb. 27

Filing now open to run for Rockwall Mayor, City Council thru Feb. 27

ROCKWALL – If you’re interested in running for Mayor or one of four City Council seats in the May 9 City of Rockwall General Election, you can now file to run. Click here to reach the City Secretary/Election website page from which you can download the Informational Candidate Packet for the 2015 City Council Election. […]

Transparency study: local governments get grades from A to F; see what yours got

Transparency study: local governments get grades from A to F; see what yours got

DALLAS -The Cities of Rockwall and Rowlett, as well as Rockwall ISD, received A ratings in a year-long government agency transparency study released this week by The Dallas Morning News but Rockwall County, Fate, Mobile City and Royse City ISD each received Fs. In addition, Heath received a B and Royse City received a C. […]

Rockwall Rep. Scott Turner loses bid to topple House Speaker Straus

Rockwall Rep. Scott Turner loses bid to topple House Speaker Straus

AUSTIN – A group of staunchly conservative Texas Republicans were unsuccessful yesterday in getting first-term Rockwall County State Rep. Scott Turner elected as Texas House Speaker. Incumbent Joe Straus was re-elected for the fourth time, 127-19.For the first time in decades, Turner and his supporters were able to force a voice vote on the floor […]

Attorney Jeff Mateer tells Republican Men’s Club religious liberty under serious attack

Attorney Jeff Mateer tells Republican Men’s Club religious liberty under serious attack

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall attorney who is one of the leaders in the fight to strike down the new Plano LBGT Equal Rights Ordinance told the Rockwall Republican Men’s Club Saturday that religious liberty – Christianity, in particular – is under serious attack across America and Americans need to stand against the attacks or could […]

Congressman Ratcliffe: I never promised to vote against John Boehner

Congressman Ratcliffe: I never promised to vote against John Boehner

ROCKWALL – Despite some media reports to the contrary, Congressman John Ratcliffe told The Rockwall News Saturday that he never promised anyone that he would vote against US House Speaker John Boehner. As he told the Rockwall County Republican Men’s Club in a short speech earlier, he had only stated previously that he would like […]

Ratcliffe a co-sponsor of Keystone XL pipeline that passed House Friday

Ratcliffe a co-sponsor of Keystone XL pipeline that passed House Friday

WASHINGTON D.C. – New US House Rep. John Ratcliffe was an original co-sponsor of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill that passed the House Friday and is on its way now to the Senate and Pres. Obama. “As one of the original cosponsors of this bill, I’m glad it passed the House and will soon end […]

Rockwall attorney in middle of Plano Equal Rights ordinance battle

Rockwall attorney in middle of Plano Equal Rights ordinance battle

PLANO – A Rockwall attorney is in the middle of a battle brewing in Plano over the Equal Rights ordinance that the city council passed 5-3 last month, making it illegal in Plano to deny business or services to anyone regardless of sexual orientation. Jeff Mateer, General Counsel for the Liberty Institute, spoke at a […]

New Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt outlines his vision for city

New Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt outlines his vision for city

ROCKWALL – New Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt addressed his concerns and offered his vision for the city at the regular City Council meeting Monday evening. Below are his remarks sent as a news release from the City: Mayor Jim Pruitt Address to the Citizens of Rockwall I want to thank our outgoing Mayor and County […]

Newly-elected John Ratcliffe already facing heavy criticism for voting for Boehner

Newly-elected John Ratcliffe already facing heavy criticism for voting for Boehner

ROCKWALL – Newly-elected U.S. House Rep. John Ratcliffe was just sworn in yesterday to the 114th Congress but already he’s facing heavy criticism on his Facebook page from many of his constituents for voting to re-elect John Boehner as House Speaker. One quoted the conservative blog, Red State, which claims he broke his promise to […]

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