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Are Justices of the Peace required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas?

Are Justices of the Peace required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas?
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ROCKWALL – Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples can be married, one question many are asking is whether justices of the peace are required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas? According to the Texas Justice Court Training Center, which trains elected justices of the peace and judges, they are not […]

Neeko, Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office only patrol dog, passes away unexpectedly

Neeko, Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office only patrol dog, passes away unexpectedly

ROCKWALL – Deputy Neeko, the Rockwall County Sheriff’s only patrol canine, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly June 21 due to a cancerous tumor that ruptured on his spleen. K-9 Neeko was almost nine years old and was still on active duty at the time of his death, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s […]

Where to go to celebrate Independence Day 2015

Where to go to celebrate Independence Day 2015

ROCKWALL – Parades, a 5K race, music and fireworks are all scheduled across Rockwall County in Rockwall, Heath and Rowlett this Independence Day. The Rowlett Freedom 5K/Fun Run begins at 7:45 am at the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce, benefiting the Rowlett Rotary Club Flag Program and IKandy Foundation Back-to-School Backpack Program. For event details, see: […]

Child sexual abuser sentenced to life in prison by Rockwall jury

Child sexual abuser sentenced to life in prison by Rockwall jury

ROCKWALL – A Rockwall jury sentenced Wylie resident William Leigh Muzolf to life in prison yesterday without possibility of parole after finding him guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. The jury took less than two hours to find him guilty, according to a news release from Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney Kenda Culpepper. […]

Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law on Hold

Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law on Hold

(Reprinted with permission from The Texas Tribune) WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with Texas abortion providers and temporarily put on hold a ruling that would have closed about half of the state’s abortion facilities. There were 19 abortion providers performing the procedure in Texas as of earlier this month. Abortion […]

No Rockwall County Justice of the Peace currently performing same sex marriages

No Rockwall County Justice of the Peace currently performing same sex marriages

ROCKWALL – None of the four elected Rockwall County Justices of the Peace are currently performing same-sex marriages. Calls were made earlier today to each asking why not. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Friday that same-sex marriages are permissible under the U.S. Constitution, but judges can choose not to perform them for personal religious reasons. […]

Rockwall County now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Rockwall County now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

ROCKWALL – Rockwall County is now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, effective this morning. Rockwall County Clerk Shelli Miller posted a notice on the County Clerk’s office doors this morning explaining that the computer updates have been made and licenses can now be obtained between 8 am – 4 pm weekdays. She said despite […]

Rockwall News 4th of July Parade again from RISD football stadium to Dobbs Elementary

Rockwall News 4th of July Parade again from RISD football stadium to Dobbs Elementary

ROCKWALL – The fourth annual Rockwall News 4th of July Parade will be held Saturday, July 4, beginning at 11 am, from the RISD football stadium/Aquatic Center parking lot to Dobbs Elementary School. The normally hour-long parade will leave the parking lot, head north on TL Townsend Dr. past the County Jail, turn left and […]

First same-sex couple comes to courthouse for marriage license at 1 pm

First same-sex couple comes to courthouse for marriage license at 1 pm

ROCKWALL – The first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Rockwall County arrived about 1 pm today but the two women from Royse City were unable to apply. According to County Clerk Shelli Miller, she does intend to follow the new law and will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but not […]

No same-sex couples at courthouse this morning to apply for marriage licenses

No same-sex couples at courthouse this morning to apply for marriage licenses

ROCKWALL – No same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses at the Rockwall County Clerk’s office this morning – at least before 11 am – according to clerks who work there. Same-sex couples could not have applied for marriage licenses anyway because the clerks said they would have to first speak with County Clerk Shelli Miller, […]

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