Incumbent Heath City Councilmember Brian Berry files for Place 5

HEATH (February 5, 2014) Incumbent Heath City Councilmember Brian Berry filed for Place 5 today in the May 10 General Election. The race is currently uncontested. “It has been an honor to serve my community during these exciting times for Heath,” said Berry. “I am proud that we have adopted a Capital Improvement Plan, and […]

Chamberlain announces candidacy for Heath City Council Place 3

HEATH (January 29, 2014) Local home builder Joe Chamberlain has announced that he is running for Heath City Council, Place 3. Chamberlain, president of Caprock Custom Construction, Inc., currently serves the City of Heath as Planning and Zoning Commissioner. He also has served the city on the Take Line Committee. He served as the President […]

Rockwall City Council approves Meals on Wheels contract

Rockwall City Council approves Meals on Wheels contract

(ROCKWALL – October 21, 2013) The Rockwall City Council recently approved a contract with Rockwall County Committee on Aging to help fund the Meals on Wheels program and other senior services, including nutritional programs for the elderly and disabled in the city. MayorDavid Sweet said Meals on Wheels is a vital service to the community.  […]

Heath Councilmembers participate in TX Municipal League Conference

(HEATH – October 19, 2013) City Councilmembers Julie Zurek and Rich Krause represented the City of Heath at the Annual Texas Municipal League Conference held last week in Austin. Councilwoman Zurek moderated the special education session “Big Data Analytics in Government.” Photo submitted by Suzanne Brooke, City of Heath, Media/Community Relations Manager. 

Rockwall City Council adopts budget and tax rate

(Rockwall) September 5, 2013 – The City Council adopted a budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget and tax rate on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The City of Rockwall did not increase the tax rate this year.  This decision follows a slight reduction approved last year.  The budget is based on a tax rate of […]

Rockwall City Council election canceled

(ROCKWALL-March 20, 2013) The May 11 City of Rockwall municipal election was canceled by the City Council because all five candidates were unopposed. Mayor David Sweet, Mayor Pro Tem David White and council member Bennie Daniels will be sworn in for two-year terms. Jim Pruitt (Place 2), appointed to the position last year following the […]

Heath Mayor’s Message: City Update

(HEATH-March 10, 2013) A tremendous amount of work is underway to ensure Heath continues to be a premier community in the DFW Metroplex.  From the City Council members and staff to our volunteers serving on boards or commissions, we are benefiting from the expertise and dedication of many people who care about our hometown. As we […]

Holland to seek 2nd term on Heath Council

Blue Ribbon News does not necessarily endorse any particular political candidate or position, but provides a forum for related news and information to be shared. We welcome all candidates, political action groups and citizens to submit political announcements and comments. To submit your news and events, email . (February 3, 2013) Justin A. Holland has officially filed for a […]

Rockwall City Council member Michelle Smith not to seek second term

A personal message from Michelle Smith (ROCKWALL-January 31, 2013) It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Rockwall for the past two years. With much prayer, I have made a decision not to seek a second term. My heart and my passion are to serve in the public policy arena. […]

Q&A with Heath City Councilman Justin Holland

Q&A with Heath City Councilman Justin Holland

At 28 years old, City Councilman Justin Holland is the youngest person ever elected to public office in Heath. He and his wife Neely live in The Enclave at Buffalo Creek with their daughter, Wiley Beth. Justin has a passion for Texas government and politics, faith, family, and community – which is evident in the […]