Seven community members sworn in as CASA volunteers with Lone Star CASA

Seven community members sworn in as CASA volunteers with Lone Star CASA

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 24, 2021)  Last Friday afternoon at the Rockwall County Courthouse, the Honorable Judge Brett Hall officially swore in seven new CASA volunteers. Also known as Court Appointed Special Advocates, these amazing volunteers will work with Lone Star CASA to advocate for children and families involved in the foster care system in Rockwall […]

Lone Star CASA welcomes six new volunteer advocates

Lone Star CASA welcomes six new volunteer advocates

ROCKWALL, TX (July 21, 2021) Lone Star CASA welcomed six new CASA advocates today, sworn in by Judge Brett Hall in Rockwall. Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) trains volunteers to advocate for children in the foster care system in Kaufman and Rockwall counties.  Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, pass background […]

Representative Justin Holland sworn in as State Representative for 87th Legislative Session

Representative Justin Holland sworn in as State Representative for  87th Legislative Session

AUSTIN — State Representative Justin Holland of Heath, TX took the oath of office on Tuesday, January 12th, at the Texas Capitol to once again serve House District 33 as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. Holland and the other members of the Texas Legislature convened at the Texas Capitol building for the […]

Terry Garrett sworn in as Rockwall County Sheriff this morning

Terry Garrett sworn in as Rockwall County Sheriff this morning

ROCKWALL, TX – January 1, 2021 – Terry Garrett, joined with his wife Dr. Shelley Garrett and family, was sworn in on January 1, 2021, by 382nd District Judge Brett Hall as the 18th Sheriff of Rockwall County. Sheriff Garrett began his 40-plus-year career in public safety in 1976, while still in high school, working […]

Kirk Aldridge appointed as Royse City Police Chief

Kirk Aldridge appointed as Royse City Police Chief

(ROYSE CITY, TX) In early January we began the process to find the next Royse City Police Chief. Applications were received from a diverse variety of police executives from throughout the state, each possessing a unique set of professional experiences and skills. The top five candidates were interviewed on February 19, 2020 by a panel […]

New Advocates for Lone Star CASA

New Advocates for Lone Star CASA

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Oct. 30, 2017) Ten new CASA volunteers were sworn in on October 30th by Judge Brett Hall.  Pictured from left to right are:  Lyn Pesta, Lisa Webb, Mary Kay Thurlkill, JoJo Harkins, Danette McCracy, Judge Brett Hall, Christy Farnsworth, Becky Leaf, Mariah Rangel, Diane Lanzone and Marta Saucedo. These ladies completed 30 […]

State Rep Justin Holland sworn in as first Texas House member from Rockwall County since 1915

AUSTIN, TX – Yesterday, State Representative Justin Holland (R-Rockwall) was sworn in to serve House District 33 (HD 33) in the Texas House of Representatives. The 85th Texas Legislature convenes today for 140 days. “I’m incredibly honored to serve the residents of HD 33 and it’s an honor to be the first elected state representative from […]

New CASA volunteers sworn in

New CASA volunteers sworn in

ROCKWALL, TX (March 27, 2014) On March 17, 2014, six new Lone Star CASA volunteers were sworn in by Judge Brett Hall.  Pictured from left to right are:  Christine Davis, Erin Long, Kathy Collier, Judge Brett Hall, Mary Penn, Nancy Nurmesviita and Stacy McBride. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers are community persons who complete […]

Rockwall County officials sworn in

Rockwall County officials sworn in

(ROCKWALL-January 3, 2013) On Tuesday, January 1, more than 100 people gathered at the Rockwall County Historical Courthouse to watch the swearing-in of 14 newly elected and re-elected county officials. All of those elected in Rockwall County, whose population now exceeds 80,000 people, were Republicans.  The ceremony included those elected to the four newly created offices […]