From the Desk of Congressman Pat Fallon: Turning Point

From the Desk of Congressman Pat Fallon: Turning Point

Monthly letter from Congressman Fallon to constituents  (Dec. 1, 2022) – As the seasons change, and we prepare for a new Republican majority in Congress, I’ve taken some time to reflect. America is at a turning point. The situation at our border is catastrophic, grocery bills are the highest we’ve seen in decades, and as […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Comfort and Joy

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Comfort and Joy

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 30, 2022) We are rolling into the holidays. The garden is quiet. All has been tucked in for the long winter’s nap. Birds are still in and out of the yard at the feeders, in the holly trees, and I try to keep the birdbath filled. Small potted pines that summered over […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: It’s simply time to quit talking and start doing

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: It’s simply time to quit talking and start doing

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 28, 2022) Several weeks ago, Heath former Mayor, Lorne Liechty, wrote an article entitled “Rockwall County Open Space: ‘We Must Not Delay any Longer’, which was published in the local newspaper, “Blue Ribbon News”. In his article Mr. Liechty argued pervasively that Open Spaces in the county was a subject that had […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Homemade Hot Chocolate

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Homemade Hot Chocolate

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 23, 2022) As we edge towards the New Year, my brain already starts going toward new goals. What do I want to do different next year? What do I want to do better? How can I support my people more? How can I use my gifts to spark joy in myself, and […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: A major problem still not fixed

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: A major problem still not fixed

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Nov. 22, 2022) A year ago last February, we here in the North Dallas area experienced almost a day and a half without electrical power. No electricity for lights, heat, entertainment, running of essential equipment, or power to run our ever-present battery chargers for our cell phones! Not only we in North […]

Life Lessons by Erin Kincaid: Holiday Spirit

Life Lessons by Erin Kincaid: Holiday Spirit

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 21, 2022) Attend a dinner or an outing with me this month and you will most assuredly be asked this question, “What makes the holidays the holidays for you?”  The anthropologist in me wants to know all about the traditions people hold dear, especially when they are people who are different from […]

Rockwall County Open Spaces: ‘We must not delay any longer’

Rockwall County Open Spaces: ‘We must not delay any longer’

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Nov. 21, 2022) In 1986 my wife and I fled the City of Garland and Dallas County. After church one sunny Mother’s Day morning, we visited our future home in Heath. Our three little children jumped out of the car and ran toward the lake without bothering to look inside the house. […]

Texas Health Rockwall’s $92.3 million expansion serves growing North Texas Region

Texas Health Rockwall’s $92.3 million expansion serves growing North Texas Region

Hospital expansion includes new Level II NICU ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 9, 2022) – An estimated $92.3 million expansion and renovation at Texas Health Hospital Rockwall is nearly doubling the size of the hospital and bringing a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a Cardiac Catheterization Lab and an expanded Emergency Department to the growing […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Now it’s time to produce!

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Now it’s time to produce!

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 11, 2022) The elections are finally over and now we will see what the former candidates can do in their new jobs. Rockwall County, on the first of January, will have three new members on the five member Commissioners Court: a new County Judge and two new Commissioners. They now assume the responsibility […]

Life Lessons by Erin Kincaid: Spit it Out

Life Lessons by Erin Kincaid: Spit it Out

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 11, 2022) You know that feeling when a song gets stuck in your head? The kind that loops endlessly latched onto one or two lines, and you cannot get it out of your mind? That is called rumination and it is what we do when we get stuck on an idea or fixated on […]

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