A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Three types of citizens

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Three types of citizens

*This article was originally published several years ago and is being republished with some updated data at the request of several readers. ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Aug. 8, 2022) My observations are that people can be categorized into three distinct groups: The Workers, The Lookers, and the Shirkers. In the case of Workers, these are the people […]

On Faith: In a Dry and Thirsty Land

On Faith: In a Dry and Thirsty Land

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 2, 2022) So, this is drought. Some of us have never really seen one except for scenes in the world news and photos published by relief organizations. The drought, along with a heat wave (minus the breeze that usually comes with a wave) has been life-threatening, especially to livestock and poor creatures […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: More on the Texas electrical grid

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: More on the Texas electrical grid

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 1, 2022) Last weeks article about the electrical power grid in Texas caused some interesting comments from some of the readers: “Texas is running a huge surplus in sales tax and taxes on oil income. The State can d___ well afford to fix the grid. The current plan is to pass the […]

New restaurant coming to Downtown Rockwall

New restaurant coming to Downtown Rockwall

Community BBQ announces new location in Downtown Rockwall Tentative grand opening set for Aug. 30 ROCKWALL, TX (July 27, 2022) – We are thrilled to announce the newest business that will soon be opening its doors in downtown Rockwall, the award-winning restaurant Community BBQ!  Community BBQ was founded in Sachse during 2019 by Charlie Cheshire, the […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: It’s Time for Action by Austin

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: It’s Time for Action by Austin

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (July 25, 2022) February of 2021 saw a disaster in Texas. Each of us can easily remember what it was like to have no power for almost a day and a half: no heat, pipes freezing, lawns being destroyed, living in the dark, no TV and only portable radios. Huddled around fireplaces […]

‘B is for Beekeeping’: Fate resident publishes children’s alphabet book

‘B is for Beekeeping’: Fate resident publishes children’s alphabet book

A portion of all book sales will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to the conservation and protection of honeybees FATE, TX (July 18, 2022) After two years in the making, Fate resident Justin Weiss has just published a must-have children’s book for all beekeeping enthusiasts. “This week something really cool happened. Well…actually it took two […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Digging Quietude

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Digging Quietude

ROCKWALL, TX (July 19, 2022) I wandered into the garden this morning to sit with my blank pages, not knowing what I might write.  It took moments for the words to come. Please bear with me through another garden column.  I try not to write about the garden incessantly, but this time of year (ok, […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Why All This Division in our Country?

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Why All This Division in our Country?

ROCKWALL, TX (July 18, 2022) Do you ever wonder why our country is so divided today? When did it really start and why did it happen so fast? What caused it? Here is a superficial look of one person’s opinion. Politically, economically, and just in general, things were going along OK in the second term […]

The Big Reveal: Restaurants announced and reservations open for DFW Restaurant Week

The Big Reveal: Restaurants announced and reservations open for DFW Restaurant Week

DFW Restaurant Week 25th Anniversary serves up delicious cuisine, support for North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope this summer DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX (July 11, 2022) – Get your appetites ready!  DFW Restaurant Week is celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary this summer, serving up support for longtime charity partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) […]

State Fair of Texas announces 2022 Big Tex Choice Awards food competition semi-finalists

State Fair of Texas announces 2022 Big Tex Choice Awards food competition semi-finalists

DALLAS, TX (July 11, 2022) State Fair of Texas concessionaires are officially off to the races with a new lineup of incredible, edible innovations for the public to taste at the Fair this fall. The 18th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards offers another year of exciting bites for all appetites. The 2022 lineup is bursting with flavor […]

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