Rockwall Women’s League accepting grant requests

Rockwall Women’s League accepting grant requests

ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 5, 2021 – Proceeds from the Rockwall Women’s League annual fundraising charity ball will be used to provide grants to area not-for-profit organizations and scholarships for Rockwall County high school seniors.  For the 2019-2020 year, RWL awarded $108,500 to area organizations and $107,500 in scholarships. Starting February 1st – April 1st […]

Governor Abbott announces $41 Million in federal COVID-19 emergency funding for local governments

Governor Abbott announces $41 Million in federal COVID-19 emergency funding for local governments

AUSTIN, TX (July 15, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office will provide $41 million in federal funds to assist cities and counties throughout the COVID-19 response. These funds come from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program authorized by the federal Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations […]

Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education

Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education

JULY 9, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday announced that the State of Texas will invest $57 million in federal funds to maintain the state’s need-based financial aid programs and keep more students enrolled at their colleges and universities. The investment of federal funds, advanced by Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker of the House […]

Meals on Wheels Senior Services Receives Grant Award to Fund Meals

Meals on Wheels Senior Services Receives Grant Award to Fund Meals

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 31, 2019) Meals on Wheels Senior Services announced it is the recipient of its first grant from the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, which funds a range of social service needs across North Texas, including Rockwall County. The awarded funding will go directly to the Nutrition program providing nutritionally balanced, […]

Rowlett Chamber passes resolution supporting funding for IH-30 expansion

Rowlett Chamber passes resolution supporting funding for IH-30 expansion

(ROWLETT, TX — March 2, 2018) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met on Feb. 26 in a special meeting called by the Chair, Whitney Laning. The intent and outcome of the meeting was to discuss and pass a resolution in support of continued funding for the IH-30 expansion project. A funding gap […]

Rockwall City Council Approves Additional Funding for STAR Transit

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 17, 2016) The Rockwall City Council approved additional funds for transportation services in Rockwall at its meeting on November 7. The Rockwall City Council previously approved $55,200 in the Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget to fund the continuation of transportation services in the City in response to the change in funding […]

Court addresses transit system funding, pay plan

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 27, 2016) Rockwall County Commissioners Court agreed on a change in funding for STAR Transit and approved a conceptual proposal for a new county pay plan at their July 26 meeting. STAR Transit is the regional public transportation system for all of Rockwall County. After losing state funding when the county […]

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 secures $18.2 MIL from TxDOT for FM 740 improvements

HEATH – Sept. 17, 2013 – The City of Heath has secured anticipated funding from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the second phase of the FM 740 widening project.  Pavement, grading and drainage will be improved from FM 1140 South to FM 1140 North in Heath. The 1.8-mile project was awarded to ED […]

City of Rockwall News Briefs

Rockwall park named for former mayor (ROCKWALL – December 5, 2012) A planned 50 acre north community park in the City of Rockwall has been named in honor of former mayor Alma Williams Howard. Howard served on the city’s park board for 10 years and on the Rockwall City Council for eight years, including two years […]