State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

In a recent interview with Blue Ribbon News, State Representative Justin Holland discussed COVID-19 testing and the importance of adhering to the Shelter In Place order for Rockwall County in order to flatten the curve. Holland said the biggest thing for people to realize is that there are many people who don’t need to be […]

Statement From Rep. Justin Holland on Recent Announcement by Speaker Dennis Bonnen

Statement From Rep. Justin Holland on Recent Announcement by Speaker Dennis Bonnen

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 22, 2019) The Office of State Rep. Justin Holland released the following statement on the recent announcement by Speaker Dennis Bonnen that he will not seek reelection for the office of Speaker of the Texas House: “Today’s announcement by Speaker Bonnen that he will not seek the Office of The Speaker […]

5 Key Bills Passed During the 86th Legislative Session

5 Key Bills Passed During the 86th Legislative Session

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 6, 2019) On June 4th, State Representative Justin Holland provided a summary of the 86th Texas Legislative Session during a Rockwall Chamber of Commerce breakfast event. The House and the Senate filed more than 7,500 bills during the session, which ended on May 27th. Of those, less than 20 percent (1,427 […]

Capitol Update: Historic Transformational School Finance Passed by the Texas House

Capitol Update: Historic Transformational School Finance Passed by the Texas House

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 8, 2019) Greetings! Last week, the Texas House passed House Bill 3, the Texas Plan for school finance! House Bill 3 fundamentally transforms the way Texas invests in its students. This bill puts into motion approximately $9 billion in funding – beyond enrollment growth and current law entitlement over the next […]

State of Texas Declares STEM Gals Day

State of Texas Declares STEM Gals Day

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 26, 2019) Team 1296, Full Metal Jackets, of Rockwall High School attended the STEM Advocacy Conference of Texas (SACOT) and were also recognized for their work for STEM Gals by state representatives. The SACOT event, held on Feb. 18, was attended by EVP of Public Relations Hannah Cowgill, VP of Robotic […]

Amy Parks-Heath celebrates Texas Week

Amy Parks-Heath celebrates Texas Week

(HEATH, TX — October 10, 2017) Amy Parks-Heath Elementary celebrated “Texas Week” with their traditional Bluebonnet Stomp on Thursday, Oct. 5. Students proudly wore their school shirts with western wear and gathered to sing songs about Texas and “stomp” bluebonnet seeds into the ground.  The older students even provided fun entertainment by performing traditional line […]

Rep. Justin Holland wraps up special legislative session in the Texas House

Rep. Justin Holland wraps up special legislative session in the Texas House

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 25, 2017) In the 30 days of the first call special session of the Texas Legislature, State Representative Justin Holland (R-Heath) sponsored a package of bold and conservative legislation through the House. This special session will go down as one of the most pro-life sessions in Texas history. The Legislature passed […]

Statewide texting-while-driving ban becomes law Sept. 1

Statewide texting-while-driving ban becomes law Sept. 1

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 18, 2017) Texas drivers will have to keep their eyes on the road and off their phones when a new statewide ban on texting while driving goes into effect Sept. 1. Authored by State Representative Tom Craddick, R-Midland, House Bill 62 prohibits reading, writing or sending electronic messages using a wireless […]

Sen. Hall, Rep. Holland speak on 85th Texas Legislative Session

Sen. Hall, Rep. Holland speak on 85th Texas Legislative Session

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 23, 2017) The Rockwall Chamber of Commerce welcomed State Senator Bob Hall and State Representative Justin Holland during last week’s Partnership Breakfast to hear what lawmakers accomplished during the 85th Texas Legislative Session. The state budget, public schools, mental health, and child protective services were among the top priorities addressed by […]

Rockwall city council members sworn in

Rockwall city council members sworn in

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 6, 2017) Four newly-elected council members were sworn in at the Rockwall city council meeting on Monday, June 5. State Representative Justin Holland (R-Heath) conducted the swearing in of council members Bennie Daniels (Place 1), Kevin Fowler (Place 3), Dana K. Macalik (Place 5) and Jim Pruitt (Mayor). The council also […]