City of Heath receives financial accolades

City of Heath receives financial accolades

city o HEATH, TX – March 3, 2021 – The City of Heath received an unmodified opinion for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which is the best of the four possible outcomes that could have been received. Heath received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 2018-2019 […]

Heath shines in response to Winter Storm Uri

Heath shines in response to Winter Storm Uri

HEATH, TX – March 3, 2021 — Winter Storm Uri will go down in history as an epic weather event that brought the lows of extended power outages, severe property damage and other misery to millions of Texans. And it will go down in history as another time where the Heath community spirit shined as […]

Heath recognizes former Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Steve McKimmey for 20 years of service

Heath recognizes former Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Steve McKimmey for 20 years of service

HEATH, TX – September 15, 2020 — On Sept. 8, the Heath city council recognized former Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Steve McKimmey for his 20 years of service to the community. The council presented a proclamation in honor of McKimmey, which highlighted his exceptional leadership, proven wisdom, thoughtful deliberation, and genuine kindness which helped […]

City of Heath launches mask campaign ‘Heath Heroes Wear Masks’

City of Heath launches mask campaign ‘Heath Heroes Wear Masks’

  HEATH, TX – August 11, 2020 — As the global COVID-19 pandemic became local in March, the Heath City Council and Heath Economic Development Corporation (HEDC)/Heath Municipal Benefits Corporation (HMBC) moved swiftly to bring aid to Heath businesses with a stimulus program that tapped up to $500,000 of the HMBC fund to provide monetary […]

Holy Trinity by the Lake Episcopal Church in Heath hosts donations drive for Austin Street Center Aug. 9

Holy Trinity by the Lake Episcopal Church in Heath hosts donations drive for Austin Street Center Aug. 9

ROCKWALL, TX – August 6, 2020 — Holy Trinity by the Lake Episcopal Church in Heath is hosting a donations drive for the Austin Street Center on Aug. 9 from 1-3 p.m. The Austin Street Center provides emergency shelter and services for the most vulnerable homeless men and women. Here’s a list of what to […]

Lifelong Heath resident and war veteran Wayne Jones celebrates his 95th birthday

Lifelong Heath resident and war veteran Wayne Jones celebrates his 95th birthday

(HEATH, TX — June 5, 2020) Today Wayne Jones, one of Heath’s oldest residents and a war veteran, turns 95 years old. Wayne has lived all his life in Heath. He served in the Army in Japan during World War II. On the boat over to Japan, a Captain one day asked him how he […]

Heath bids farewell to retiring DPS Chief with surprise drive-by parade

Heath bids farewell to retiring DPS Chief with surprise drive-by parade

(HEATH, TX — May 28, 2020) The City of Heath held a surprise drive-by farewell salute for Heath DPS Director Terry Garrett today, who’s retiring after 14 years of service to the city. Garrett is set to take the reigns as the next Rockwall County Sheriff in January 2021. Garrett has left a lasting legacy […]

City of Heath pays tribute to retiring DPS Chief Terry Garrett with proclamation

City of Heath pays tribute to retiring DPS Chief Terry Garrett with proclamation

(HEATH, TX – May 26, 2020) Chief Terry Garrett, Director of the Department of Public Safety, is retiring from the City of Heath after 14 years of dedicated service. Heath Mayor Kelson Elam and the City Council honored Chief Garrett with this proclamation tonight. But, as the City of Heath hints on its Facebook page, “there’s […]

City of Heath assists businesses, urges caution in re-opening

City of Heath assists businesses, urges caution in re-opening

COVID-19 UPDATE: City and HEDC Provide Financial Relief to Local Businesses; Safety of Citizens, Employees and Customers Top Priority in “Opening Heath” (HEATH, TX – April 24, 2020) The Heath Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) and Heath Municipal Benefits Corporation (HMBC) held an emergency virtual meeting yesterday to provide an update on its actions regarding the […]

Rockwall County mayors including Heath Mayor Kelson Elam ask Governor Greg Abbott to freeze property tax values at 2019 levels

Rockwall County mayors including Heath Mayor Kelson Elam ask Governor Greg Abbott to freeze property tax values at 2019 levels

Mayors in Rockwall County, including Heath Mayor Kelson Elam, have joined their counterparts statewide in asking Governor Gregg Abbott to avoid a probable double digit property tax increase for Texas property owners by adopting the 2019 property tax valuations for the year 2020. The Mayors also asked that any newly developed property that was not […]

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