A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: A view from the past

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: A view from the past

Rockwall, TX (Jan. 15, 2023) During the Gulf War of 1991, a large coalition force from 30 nations, led by the United States and mandated by the United Nations, attacked through Kuwait and into Iraq with the task of liberating Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion of August 2, 1990. As this force prepared to attack, one […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: What should we expect from Rockwall’s new Commissioners Court

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: What should we expect from Rockwall’s new Commissioners Court

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 19, 2022) Christmas is on Sunday…and seven days later we here in Rockwall County will have a new Commissioners Court with three brand new members. What should we expect of this new court going forward? The new judge, Frank New, is currently a Heath city council member and owner of his own […]

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: 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 […]