Justin Holland appointed Chair of 2023 Texas House Inaugural Committee

Justin Holland appointed Chair of 2023 Texas House Inaugural Committee

(Jan. 15, 2023) The Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan announced the appointment of the following Inaugural Committee: Justin Holland, Chair; members Brad Buckley, Ken King, J.M. Lozano, and Angelia Orr. The Oath of Office ceremony for Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11 o’clock […]

Darby Burkey to serve on Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Board  

Darby Burkey to serve on Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Board  

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 13, 2023) — Darby Burkey, IOM will serve in 2023 as one of 20 members of the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) Board for the 2023 fiscal year. TCCE is the longest standing association of chamber of commerce professionals in the nation, working to provide guidance to local and regional chambers […]

Open letter from Rowlett Chamber president: The time to secure Texas’ future is now

Open letter from Rowlett Chamber president: The time to secure Texas’ future is now

ROWLETT, TX (Oct. 10, 2022) From the global pandemic to the ongoing war in Ukraine to Chinese threats to Taiwan, the United States is dealing with an unprecedented supply chain crisis that continues to hurt our economy, imperil our national security, and create shortages of everyday products for Americans. Semiconductors used to power our most […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Texas September

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Texas September

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 8, 2022) Odes to September are plentiful, the season our souls awaken, our hearts begin to warm.  In September the mildness of the morning begins to linger longer, and I tend to linger longer over my coffee.  Evenings, while not yet cool, allow more grace to be out in the garden, than […]

State Fair of Texas announces seven new food vendors this year

State Fair of Texas announces seven new food vendors this year

DALLAS, TX (Sept. 8, 2022) The State Fair of Texas is proud to announce that seven brand-new food concessionaires will share their culinary craft at the 2022 State Fair of Texas. Eat, drink, and be merry – if anyone understands that motto, it’s the State Fair of Texas. The Fair prides itself on its hand-picked […]

Patriot PAWS places facility dog with Adaptive Training Foundation

Patriot PAWS places facility dog with Adaptive Training Foundation

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 31, 2022) – Patriot PAWS Service Dogs was honored to place Facility Dog, Jeffrey, sponsored by US Gypsum, with Adaptive Training Foundation, a Carrollton, TX-based nonprofit, on August 15. Founded in 2006, Patriot PAWS Service Dogs trains and provides Service Dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American Veterans, […]

State Representative Justin Holland names longtime Rockwall resident as new Political Director

State Representative Justin Holland names longtime Rockwall resident as new Political Director

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 23, 2022) Today, State Representative Justin Holland announced key staff changes including the departure of Alexandra Fowler who has served HD-33 as a policy analyst and interim-district director as well as Rep. Holland’s political director during the spring primary. Fowler has accepted the campaign manager role for the Jamee Jolley Campaign who […]

State Fair of Texas announces its 2022 Big Tex Awards Finalists

State Fair of Texas announces its 2022 Big Tex Awards Finalists

DALLAS, TX (Aug. 10, 2022) The final countdown to three of the most coveted food titles in all of Texas begins. THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE 18TH ANNUAL BIG TEX® CHOICE AWARDS FINALISTS. On Sunday, August 28, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “BEST TASTE – SAVORY,” […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: More on the Texas electrical grid

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: More on the Texas electrical grid

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 1, 2022) Last weeks article about the electrical power grid in Texas caused some interesting comments from some of the readers: “Texas is running a huge surplus in sales tax and taxes on oil income. The State can d___ well afford to fix the grid. The current plan is to pass the […]

City of Rowlett joins 24 Texas cities in filing lawsuit against Disney, Hulu, and Netflix streaming services

City of Rowlett joins 24 Texas cities in filing lawsuit against Disney, Hulu, and Netflix streaming services

ROWLETT, TX (July 28, 2022) The City of Rowlett joined 24 other Texas cities today in filing a lawsuit accusing Disney DTC LLC, Hulu, LLC, and Netflix Inc., of failing to pay millions of dollars in municipal franchise fees as far back as 2007. The lawsuit was filed in Dallas County on behalf of Rowlett […]

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