Letter to the Editor: Rainbow Room of Rockwall County In Need of ‘Room’

Letter to the Editor: Rainbow Room of Rockwall County In Need of ‘Room’

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 3, 2019) We always say that everything we have ever done at the Rainbow Room has been because of the generosity of the community, and we are once again asking for your help. The Rockwall Child Protective Services office on Yellow Jacket Lane will be closing soon, and our caseworkers will be […]

Message from the Mobile City Mayor to Local Fire Departments

Letter to the Editor (MOBILE CITY, TX – April 5, 2019) Mobile City experienced a fire on Thursday evening, April 4 at around 5:30 pm. Thank God that all our citizens are safe and no one was hurt! As the Mayor of the City of Mobile City, I would like to commend the fire departments of […]

Capitol Hall Report – Time To Abolish Red Light Cameras In Texas

Capitol Hall Report – Time To Abolish Red Light Cameras In Texas

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 29, 2019) Abolishing the “Big Brother” era of the notorious red light cameras has been a major issue for grassroots Texans for several years.  Red light cameras, with their abominable safety record, exemplify an ill-conceived government project which is fueled almost entirely by bureaucratic greed. Then, there is the, not-so-small, issue […]

Melissa Tate Shares Story of Saving Smirl Chapel

Melissa Tate Shares Story of Saving Smirl Chapel

*This story written by Melissa Tate of Rockwall was first reported by LoveWhatMatters.com and reprinted here with their permission. See their original story:  https://www.lovewhatmatters.com/i-remember-how-dark-and-frigid-the-inside-was-it-was-completely-empty-not-one-piece-of-furniture-nothing-i-wandered-into-a-room-off-to-the-side-i-walked-towards-it-and-instantly-got-chills/ (ROCKWALL, TX — January 31, 2019) “Not many can say the words I am about to say – my dad was the coolest person I’ve ever known. When all of my other […]

Letter to the Editor from State Rep. Justin Holland (R-Rockwall)

Letter to the Editor from State Rep. Justin Holland (R-Rockwall)

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 6, 2017) Greetings! During the 85th Legislative Session, over 150 joint resolutions to amend our Texas Constitution were proposed. In order for any joint resolution to become an eligible proposition for the upcoming constitutional amendment election, the joint resolution must receive a super majority, or two-thirds of the vote in each chamber […]

Letter to the Editor: American Legion Post Commander thoughts on 9/11

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Sept. 11, 2017) Let us remember the events that happened in 2001 that changed not only the world but also changed the lives of so many people. I will always remember where I was and what I was doing that day. I was stationed at Ft. Polk flying UAV’s to support […]

Letter to the Editor: Rockwall County Thoroughfare Plan

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 28, 2017) Rockwall County Commissioners Court is moving forward to update the county’s comprehensive thoroughfare plan, which will serve as a guide to continued identification and implementation of long-range transportation projects in Rockwall County. The Commissioners Court has been actively involved in the transportation business for almost two decades. On a […]

Letter to the Editor: House Bill 3976 keeps TRS-Care alive for retired teachers

Letter to the Editor: House Bill 3976 keeps TRS-Care alive for retired teachers

During the 85th Legislative Session, TRS-Care faced dire circumstances that resulted in painful cost increases for Texas public education retirees. As the Executive Director of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), I have heard from thousands of retired school personnel about how the new health insurance plans, which go into effect in January 2018, will […]

Letter to the Editor from Rockwall resident whose home was destroyed in recent storm

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 9, 2017) My home was one of those destroyed on March 29 in Dalton Ranch.  I cannot find the sufficient words to thank this incredible community for your love, prayers and support during this difficult time. A special thanks goes to Hays Elementary School PTA for their fundraiser of popsickles for […]

Letter to the Editor: Op Ed from Karen Jacobs, Candidate for House District 33

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 26, 2016) When will we fix our broken school finance and property tax systems? Only when we #Vote them out. Our school finance system is fundamentally broken – 25 year old formulas, “Robin Hood” practices and lack of funding have put us in the bottom of states for education. Just this […]