Heath Mayor’s Message: a community of ‘great promise, great progress’

HEATH, TX (September 15, 2014) My wife, Mary, and I have lived in Heath 28 years. It’s been a wonderful community to raise our own family and enjoy an upscale rural feel with gorgeous lakeside views and some of the best people in Texas as our friends and neighbors! When we moved here, Heath had […]

Rockwall Mayor’s Message: Going forward together

ROCKWALL, TX (July 28, 2014) What I love most about Rockwall are its people – the key to our city’s success. It occurred to me recently how well we work together as a community to develop shared visions for the future and how readily we respond in critical times. The current drought is a good […]

Mayor’s Message: ‘Let’s make Heath even better in 2014’

HEATH (February 18, 2014) One of the best things about being Mayor the past couple years, has been the opportunity to meet and get to know so many residents of our City.  Through this I have seen that each member of our community shares a common perspective – we love to live in Heath and […]

Heath Mayor’s Message: remaining true to our vision

Heath Mayor’s Message: remaining true to our vision

(HEATH, TX – October 16, 2013) When I wrote my first column as Mayor of Heath, I shared that there were three areas we needed to focus on to have a positive impact upon our community. The first is to “continue to improve our roads, trails, parks, public utilities and other infrastructure.” Simply put, to […]

Life is good in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL-Sept 16, 2013) We are so fortunate and blessed to live in Rockwall. I am continually bragging about our city, partly because it’s known as a great place to live, but also because there is no lack of good news to report about our hometown.  Let’s start with what is important to most of us, taxes. […]

Heath Mayor’s Message: An update on Capital Improvements

Heath Mayor’s Message: An update on Capital Improvements

Heath Town Hall Meeting Aug 13 (Heath) August 2, 2013 – As I mentioned in my column last month, we are working to improve the City of Heath through implementing much needed capital improvements.   I want to take this opportunity to update our community on this and other issues. Bond Revenues Fund Infrastructure Repairs […]

Rockwall Mayor’s Message: Good news for our city

(ROCKWALL-May 23, 2013) I want to share with you some good news about this wonderful city. First, I’m extremely happy to report that so far this year, sales tax revenues are up 16% over last year. Now the even better news: the sales tax report the City recently received showing collections in December 2012 was […]

Heath Mayor’s Message: Learn from the past, plan for the future

(April 27, 2013) We spend a great deal of time at City Hall looking at the future of Heath in order to plan and budget for the needs of a growing community. However, when long-time Heath resident Clarice Smirl Isbell recently shared with me that the first building permit issued by the City in 1968 was […]

Heath Mayor’s Message: Holiday blessings and festivities

(November 17, 2012) This is one of my favorite times of the year as we prepare for the holiday season ahead. From gathering around the Thanksgiving table with family, to festive celebrations with friends, and finally, the peace of a Christmas Eve candlelight service, I treasure each moment with friends and family. It’s also the […]

Rockwall Mayor’s Message: City celebrates the season!

October 12, 2012 – Are you ready for the best time of the year? I certainly am, and, I promise you, so are the folks at City Hall. The temperature is working its way down as we look forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and ringing in the New Year. Is it just me or did […]