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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: The Good Old Days

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: The Good Old Days

ROCKWALL, TX (July 11, 2022) How many times have you said or heard the expression “It’s sure not like it was in the good old days”? Do you really remember those days? (If under 50, you may not even relate to some of the things described in this article.) Back in those days, being a […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Some Interesting Observations

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Some Interesting Observations

ROCKWALL, TX (July 5, 2022) One of the really neat things about Texas is the way we can protest our taxes. It all starts with our property assessments which are done by the local Central Appraisal District (CAD) office. Most of us are very familiar with this part of the process. Each year our property […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Some Observations of Concern

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Some Observations of Concern

Submitted Letter to the Editor/Guest Column contributed by Jerry Hogan, a former Rockwall County Judge ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (June 28, 2022) – First the shortage was toilet paper. Then it was baby formula. Last week it was Tampons. And now the latest published shortage we are facing is “mustard”. It seems they cannot get the […]