ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 1, 2015) Rockwall County began the New Year by swearing in new county officials at the Rockwall County Historic Courthouse. Thank you to John White for sharing these photos and captions from the Jan. 1 ceremonies.
David Magness, Commissioner Precinct 4, introduces the proceedings. Photos by John White.
County Judge Brian Williams administers the oath of office to incoming County Judge David Sweet.
David Magness Commissioner, Precinct 1 served as master of ceremonies for the administration of oaths of office.
A light moment is shared among County Judge Brian Williams, incoming County Judge David Sweet and Rockwall County Tax Assessor Kimberly Satterfield Sweet, wife of the incoming County Judge.
County Judge Brian Williams administers the oath of office to returning Rockwall County Clerk Shelli Miller.
New Rockwall County Judge David Sweet administers the oath of office to incoming Precinct 2 County Commissioner Lee Gilbert as Lee's family looks on.
Where you find one, you generally find them all together in one way or another. Left to right on the bench, Bob Amick, Sheriff Harold Eavenson, Henry Keith Barrett, Major Gen. Gary Bunch, Dick Huston, Bennie Daniels and Rick Crowley .
Board Member Ben Weible, Rockwall County Appraisal District
Justices of the Fifth Court of Appeals, left to right, Chief Justice Carolyn Wright, Justice Ada Brown, Justice Bill Whitehill and Justice Craig Stoddart
New County Judge David Sweet administers the oath of office to returning County Treasurer David Peek.
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Liana Whitten administers the oath of office to returning precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Jack James.
Kay Cox McDaniel was sworn in by District Judge Brett Hall. Kay is the returning District Clerk.
County Judge David Sweet seen here administering the oath of office to returning Precinct 4 Commissioner David Magness Commissioner.
Justice Carolyn Wright is easily one of the most loved and well known Rockwall elected officials. She was pleased to announce that the Fifth Court of Appeals now has three justices from Rockwall County.
Chief Justice Carolyn Wright swears in Fifth Court of Appeals justices: Craig Stoddart, Bill Whitehill, Ada Brown, and David Bridges.
It's a wrap! Judge David Sweet officially closes the ceremonies and thanks those present for their attendance.
The four justices of the Fifth Court of Appeals answer the call for a "Kodak moment". Left to right: Justice Bill Whitehill, Justice Craig Stoddart and Justice Ada Brown. Seated is Chief Justice Carolyn Wright.
The City of Rockwall was well represented by (left to right) Councilman Bennie Daniels, City Manager Rick Crowley, former Mayor David Sweet, Councilman David White and Councilman Dennis Lewis.
John White shares a "Kodak moment" with David Sweet, who has advanced from party leadership to Councilman, Mayor and now County Judge.
Teresa Gates Sevier and Frances Royall White join with Mason Sevier for this moment to remember.
Former County Commissioner Lorie Grinnan becomes Regional Representative Texas CD-4 for incoming Congressman John Ratcliffe. Clifford Sevier (center) served on Commissioners Court with Lorie. On the right is Jason Ross, selected by Congressman John Ratcliffe to be his District Director. Jason has served effectively on the GOP executive committee.
Photos by John White.
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