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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: The First ‘Real’ Parachute Jump

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: The First ‘Real’ Parachute Jump

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 1, 2022) All Soldiers volunteering for paratrooper operations must go first to a three-week school where they learn how to jump out of an airplane. The instruction includes five actual jumps from airplanes. The first real jump after the school with an Airborne unit is one that all jumpers remember! How could […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Local doctor makes unexpected trip

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Local doctor makes unexpected trip

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 31, 2022) Several friends of mine have asked if I would discuss some of the aspects of the military that would be of interest to the readers. The next 3 or 4 articles will do just that. Think back to the days of Desert Storm; early 1991. War with Saddam Hussein was […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Rockwall County construction…and some history

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Rockwall County construction…and some history

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 4, 2022) Several citizens have recently asked if I would provide an update on the various construction projects on-going and planned for Rockwall County. When the “new” courthouse was in the planning stages, way back when, the objective was for that building in the future to contain nothing but judicial type activities. […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Don’t Give Up on America

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Don’t Give Up on America

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 21, 2022) Imagine that it is now the early 1970’s and you are happy with your life even though there are things going on in the world that cause you concern. One of these things is the US involvement in a country all the way on the other side of the world: […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: What is truth?

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: What is truth?

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 8, 2022) We are constantly being bombarded with conflicting stories. What do we believe and what do we attribute to the sensationalism of the media in their desire to increase their sphere of influence? The debate in Washington is never ending, and depending on whom you listen too, you may get a […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Update on Rockwall County budget process

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Update on Rockwall County budget process

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Aug. 31, 2022) It’s that time of year again when all the taxing units in the county start the process of preparing their annual budget for the upcoming year. Rockwall County, itself, has a well-defined process that is used each year. Two draft budgets are prepared by the County Judge; analyzed by […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: How did you get to where you are in life?

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: How did you get to where you are in life?

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Aug. 24, 2022) With the exception of physicians, most people end up in their life career path more by accident than carefully well thought out planning. Think about that. When you got ready to graduate from high school, the really first decision you had to make in life was “what am I […]