TxDOT launches its ‘Be Safe. Drive Smart’ pedestrian & bicyclist campaign

TxDOT launches its ‘Be Safe. Drive Smart’ pedestrian & bicyclist campaign

Texas pedestrian and bicyclist deaths continue to climb TxDOT urges drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to protect one another by following state traffic laws AUSTIN (Sept. 30, 2021) – Despite a decrease in traffic crashes in 2020, Texas saw a dramatic rise in the number of people killed walking and biking on our roadways. Last year, […]

30 days to go: State Fair of Texas releases health and safety guidelines

30 days to go: State Fair of Texas releases health and safety guidelines

DALLAS, TX (August 25, 2021) Today marks 30 days until Opening Day and the State Fair of Texas team continues to work hard to ensure a safe environment for everyone during the Fair this year. Big Tex needs every fairgoer to do their part and most of all, be respectful of others and do the […]

NCTCOG launches safety campaign to reduce freight-related accidents

NCTCOG launches safety campaign to reduce freight-related accidents

Follow simple tips on the roads make the region safer for freight movement August 25, 2021 (Arlington, Texas) – With a population of nearly 8 million in North Texas and no access to a seaport, the surface transportation system is a crucial link to deliver goods to market. The importance of commercial motor vehicles was […]

DPS urges drivers to be aware as school year begins

DPS urges drivers to be aware as school year begins

AUSTIN – With the school year beginning in person for many districts across the state, the Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public of steps they can take to keep students and staff members safe. This includes slowing down in school zones, staying off cell phones and being aware at all times while […]

TxDOT calls on everyone to keep children safe in school zones

TxDOT calls on everyone to keep children safe in school zones

“Be Safe. Drive Smart.” campaign offers safety tips as children head back to school   AUSTIN (August 16, 2021) – Despite much lower traffic levels around Texas schools due to the pandemic, there were still hundreds of crashes in school zones last year. So as millions of Texas students return to class, the Texas Department […]

Message from City of Rowlett: Unity, rule of law, public safety

Message from City of Rowlett: Unity, rule of law, public safety

ROWLETT, TX – Jan. 15, 2021 – The City of Rowlett believes in democracy. We believe in unity, and the rule of law. The violence that transpired in Washington, D.C. last week not only violated these tenets, but struck at the very core of the values we hold sacred. And we, as those who are […]

Rockwall ISD shares safety measures for school bus riders amid COVID-19

Rockwall ISD shares safety measures for school bus riders amid COVID-19

ROCKWALL, TX – July 30, 2020 – What safety measures will be in place for Rockwall ISD bus riders this school year? Terry Penn, RISD Director of Transportation, said that safety measures include wearing a mask and sanitizing hands when boarding and disembarking the bus. Only one student will be allowed per seat, except for […]

City and HEDC provide financial relief to Heath businesses

City and HEDC provide financial relief to Heath businesses

Safety of Citizens, Employees and Customers Top Priority in “Opening Heath” (HEATH, TX – June 23, 2020) As the global COVID-19 pandemic became local in March, the Heath City Council and Heath Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) and Heath Municipal Benefits Corporation (HMBC) moved swiftly to bring aid to Heath businesses. On April 1, the Council […]

Rockwall County Library to open Monday with these safety guidelines

Rockwall County Library to open Monday with these safety guidelines

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 30, 2020) The Rockwall County Library will open its doors Monday, June 1 after “redecorating” to ensure patron and staff safety during the pandemic. Temporary hours will be Monday and Wednesday 10-6, Tuesday and Thursday 10-8, and Friday 10-5. This also means a temporary change in services. ⁠ “We understand these temporary […]

Courage and Safety

Courage and Safety

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 4, 2020) Alex Messenger stood in front of the grizzly, slowly backing away and speaking in low tones as the bear ran toward him and stopped in false charges. That was Alex’s training, the last thing one should do is run from a 1000-pound predator that can sprint like Usain Bolt. […]

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