Open Letter: Rockwall County Democratic Party congratulates Class of 2021

Open Letter: Rockwall County Democratic Party congratulates Class of 2021

ROCKWALL, TX (May 27, 2021) On behalf of the Rockwall County Democratic Party, we would like to congratulate the graduates of the Class Of 2021. The journey these young men and women have had through their 12 years of school is opening up a new chapter for their future. We all know how rough the […]

Letter to the Editor: A Case for Change

Letter to the Editor: A Case for Change

ROCKWALL, TX – March 2, 2021 — The nearly 1 in 5 Texans who are experiencing the mental health breakdown of a loved one need your help! I’m sure you know someone, or know of someone, who is dealing with a family member with a severe mental health disorder. While difficult to understand unless you’re […]

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: ‘I Volunteered And So Should You!’

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: ‘I Volunteered And So Should You!’

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Rockwall resident Bill Watts for sharing this Letter to the Editor about volunteering to help at COVID-19 vaccination clinics.  ROCKWALL, TX – February 8, 2021 – I’m Bill Watts and I volunteered to help at a vaccination center in Rockwall, TX. I support Helping Hands Rockwall, a local charity, and read […]

Letter to the Editor: Open Space and the future of Rockwall County

Letter to the Editor: Open Space and the future of Rockwall County

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 13, 2020) Rockwall County, the smallest county in Texas, is also the 10th most densely populated. Currently at just over 100,000 population, it is projected to reach 350,000 by 2040. In the next 20 years, residential and commercial development will turn most of undeveloped land into more pavement and roof tops, replacing much […]

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 […]