A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: A major problem still not fixed

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: A major problem still not fixed

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Nov. 22, 2022) A year ago last February, we here in the North Dallas area experienced almost a day and a half without electrical power. No electricity for lights, heat, entertainment, running of essential equipment, or power to run our ever-present battery chargers for our cell phones! Not only we in North […]

Preparing for bitterly cold temperatures, Atmos Energy offers safety tips

Preparing for bitterly cold temperatures, Atmos Energy offers safety tips

DALLAS – Feb. 1, 2022 – Bitterly cold temperatures are settling for the next several days, and Atmos Energy is closely monitoring the weather and staging its employees across the system. Atmos Energy reminds customers to stay alert to changing weather conditions in their area, while following a few easy tips to conserve energy, keep […]

Federal assistance available to Rockwall County residents and businesses affected by severe winter storms

Federal assistance available to Rockwall County residents and businesses affected by severe winter storms

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TEXAS – February 25, 2021 – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Texas businesses and residents as a result of President Joe Biden’s major disaster declaration resulting from last week’s winter storms. The declaration currently covers 77 Texas counties, including Rockwall County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small […]

City of Heath to waive building permit fees for winter storm remediation

City of Heath to waive building permit fees for winter storm remediation

HEATH, TX – February 22, 2021 – As the temperatures begin to warm again, we understand many critical mechanical, plumbing, fire sprinkler and electrical repairs will be needed. Even emergency repairs already made should be permitted. The City of Heath is waiving the permit fees for any Winter Storm Remediation work. This fee waiver is effective […]

Walmart, Sam’s Club announce winter weather response efforts to help those affected by recent storms

Up to $1 million in cash and product committed to support relief efforts in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi BENTONVILLE, Ark. Feb. 19, 2021 – With the catastrophic storms, power outages and water shortages affecting Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1 million in cash […]

Rockwall County Helping Hands opens Food Pantry today, provides update on storm operations

Rockwall County Helping Hands opens Food Pantry today, provides update on storm operations

ROCKWALL, TX – February 20, 2021 – It has been such a testimony of the strength and compassion of our community to see neighbors helping neighbors during this unprecedented weather event. Helping Hands of Rockwall County wanted to update the community on the emergency operations that they’ve been involved in over this past week. Helping […]

Rockwall Fire Department offers tips to help with water damage insurance claims

Rockwall Fire Department offers tips to help with water damage insurance claims

ROCKWALL, TX – February 19, 2021 – From the Rockwall Fire Department: We know it is stressful dealing with damage to your home as a result of broken water pipes. We wanted to offer a few tips to help ease some of your burdens. SAVE ALL RECEIPTS! Get things as dry as you reasonably can. […]

Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to help deliver resources to Texas families

Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to help deliver resources to Texas families

AUSTIN, TX – February 19, 2021 – Governor Greg Abbott temporarily waived certain regulations from the Department of Motor Vehicles to aid in the response to winter weather and power outages throughout the state. The waivers issued by the Governor will allow commercial vehicles conducting responsive activities to travel in Texas as long as the […]

U-Haul extends 30 days free self-storage at all Texas stores

U-Haul extends 30 days free self-storage at all Texas stores

Offer is available to new customers at 171 storage facilities statewide amid winter storm DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 18, 2021) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to Texas residents across the entire state impacted by the ongoing winter storms and widespread power outages. The disaster relief assistance program is […]

Biologists examine winter weather impact on Texas wildlife

Biologists examine winter weather impact on Texas wildlife

AUSTIN – As much of Texas has experienced historic winter weather, native wildlife populations throughout the state have also felt the impact. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds the public that many native wildlife species will be able to survive short durations of historic low temperatures and snow events. However, long-term impacts on a […]