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Son writes Father’s Day tribute for his father, “Voice of Rockwall” Gary Freedman

Son writes Father’s Day tribute for his father, “Voice of Rockwall” Gary Freedman

Letter To The Editor:  More than “The Voice.” As we celebrate and spend time this Father’s Day with the Dads and Granddads in our lives, it’s important to give thanks and show them love.  Some of us are lucky for the chance to embrace our fathers this Sunday, while others are reminded of how their [...]

June 13 2012 | Posted in Community, Opinions | Read More »

Rockwall resident Loafman: vote AGAINST $59.4 million bond package

Rockwall resident Loafman: vote AGAINST $59.4 million bond package

Letter to the Editor: I oppose the $59.4 million bond package Rockwall voters will consider May 12.  While the propositions in the package vary in merit, asking Rockwall property owners to support additional debt under current economic conditions is undesirable if not irresponsible. The people of Rockwall already pay very high property taxes.  In 2012, [...]

May 7 2012 | Posted in Community, Opinions | Read More »

Former Council member Cotti: vote Yes on all 5 bond proposals

Former Council member Cotti: vote Yes on all 5 bond proposals

Letter to the Editor: There are five Bond Propositions that will be before the public for vote on May 12th. There are those in the community who do not favor the bonds for one reason or another. The picture that is being painted by some of those who oppose the bonds, unfortunately, isn’t totally accurate. [...]

May 1 2012 | Posted in Community, Opinions | Read More »

Rockwall citizen Johanna Runnels writes “Vote No” on bond proposals May 12

Rockwall citizen Johanna Runnels writes “Vote No” on bond proposals May 12

Letter To The Editor: As an ordinary citizen, when I look at a list of bond issues submitted for my consideration, I assume they are on the ballot because my duly-elected city council members have vetted these proposals and are recommending them to me as a good idea. This tacit endorsement is what concerns me. [...]

April 30 2012 | Posted in Community, Opinions | Read More »

Parent praises Rockwall ISD for their actions during tornado warning

Parent praises Rockwall ISD for their actions during tornado warning

ROCKWALL – Letter To The Editor (a copy of the letter sent today by a Rockwall parent to Rockwall ISD Superintendent Jeff Bailey): Dear Mr. Bailey: I have nothing but praise for the Rockwall Independent School District and their actions during the severe storm on April 3rd, 2012. Two of my grandchildren are students at [...]

April 5 2012 | Posted in Community, Latest News, Opinions | Read More »

Parent “appalled” that Rockwall ISD bused children home during storm

Parent “appalled” that Rockwall ISD bused children home during storm

ROCKWALL – Letter To The Editor (a copy of the letter sent yesterday by a Rockwall parent to Rockwall ISD Superintendent Jeff Bailey): Dear Mr. Bailey, I am appalled that RISD sent elementary-aged children home on school buses during yesterday’s severe weather outbreak. My ten-year-old twins were placed on a school bus shortly before a [...]

April 4 2012 | Posted in Community, Opinions | Read More »

Publisher of The Rockwall News saw his father kill his mother, commit suicide

Publisher of The Rockwall News saw his father kill his mother, commit suicide

ROCKWALL (Editorial)- Another family violence tragedy has rocked the Rockwall County community. This time it was a married Heath doctor who, last week, committed the horrific murder-suicide of his young girlfriend in Iowa and himself, leaving behind his shocked wife, four children, family and many friends. Last time, in June, 2010, it was the husband [...]

March 29 2012 | Posted in Community, Opinions | Read More »

Rockwall mother asks County Library to change “outdated” policy

Rockwall mother asks County Library to change “outdated” policy

ROCKWALL – LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear County Commissioners: Good afternoon.  I am writing you to ask you to revise an outdated policy at the Rockwall County Library.  My husband has had a library card for years, but I did not request one until a month ago.  When I went in, I was told I [...]

September 28 2011 | Posted in Community, Opinions | Read More »

Outgoing Mayor Cecil, Council members Farris, Scott deserve our thanks

Outgoing Mayor Cecil, Council members Farris, Scott deserve our thanks

ROCKWALL – Outgoing Rockwall Mayor Bill Cecil (above and left) and Council members Glen Farris (center) and Matt Scott were rightly honored at last week’s City Council meeting when each was presented with a proclamation by the City stating that May 16, 2011 was Mayor William R. Cecil Day, Glen Farris Day and Matthew R. [...]

May 25 2011 | Posted in Featured, Government, Opinions | Read More »

Attorney says Aqua Texas fleecing Lake Rockwall Estates residents 5x too much for water

Attorney says Aqua Texas fleecing Lake Rockwall Estates residents 5x too much for water

(Letter to the Editor) ROCKWALL – I would like to give high marks to the Rockwall Mayor and City Council for their efforts to provide municipal services to the recently annexed Lake Rockwall Estates (LRE). They have demonstrated true commitment and compassion for the residents of LRE, particularly in the fight to provide affordable utilities. [...]

May 5 2011 | Posted in Community, Opinions | Read More »