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Angry crowd of nearly 1,500 voice opposition to toll road project

Angry crowd of nearly 1,500 voice opposition to toll road project
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ROCKWALL – A hostile crowd of nearly 1,500 people filled the Performing Arts Center at Utley Middle School last night to voice their concerns and opposition to a proposed toll road that would extend from the Bush tollway in Rowlett to I-30 in Greenville. Neal Barker of the Texas Turnpike Corp. was interrupted repeatedly as […]

Rockwall passes $28.8 million budget, reduces tax rate slightly

Rockwall passes $28.8 million budget, reduces tax rate slightly

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall City Council approved a $28.8 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year at its regular meeting Sept. 15, which included lowering property owners’ tax rate from $50.25 to $49.55, adding three new full-time firefighters/drivers, a traffic light at Ralph Hall Parkway and Mims Rd. plus a maintenance worker dedicated to downtown […]

Proposed new tollroad through Rockwall to be discussed at rescheduled public meeting

Proposed new tollroad through Rockwall to be discussed at rescheduled public meeting

ROCKWALL – Will a proposed new tollroad be built through Rockwall to Greenville? That’s just one of several topics that will be discussed at the rescheduled Blacklands Corridor public meeting about transportation in the area between Greenville and Garland Sept. 22, 6:30 pm, at Utley Middle School, TL Townsend Rd. The meeting will be conducted […]

Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak at Kaufman Co. TEA Party fundraiser Sept. 20

Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak at Kaufman Co. TEA Party fundraiser Sept. 20

FORNEY – “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio will be speaking at the Kaufman Co. TEA Party’s annual fundraising event Sept. 20, at 7 pm, at the First Baptist Church of Forney. General admission is $15 per ticket in advance and $25 at the door. Sponsor tickets are available. Sponsors will attend a private reception with […]

Rockwall County lowers tax rate by 1 cent beginning Oct. 1

Rockwall County lowers tax rate by 1 cent beginning Oct. 1

ROCKWALL – Rockwall County Commissioners unanimously passed the 2015 fiscal budget Tuesday, which lowers the tax rate for homeowners from .3959 cents per $100 to .3864. Commissioners also agreed to a balanced budget for the fourth year in a row. Total revenue for the new year is estimated to be $34.4 million, while expenses are […]

Rockwall City Council tax rate public hearing Sept. 15

Rockwall City Council tax rate public hearing Sept. 15

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Sept. 15 at 6 pm at City Hall, 385 S. Goliad Street. The budget is based on a tax rate of 49.55 cents per $100 valuation for all properties in the city limits of Rockwall, which is […]

Rockwall City Council turns down Harbor Auto Show permit request

Rockwall City Council turns down Harbor Auto Show permit request

ROCKWALL – The fourth annual Harbor Auto Show will apparently not take place Sept. 20 as advertised after the Rockwall City Council turned down The Harbor’s permit request at Monday night’s meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Pruitt expressed the strongest opposition to Harbor Senior Property Manager Silvana Garcia and marketing coordinators Kirk and Kim Lovett, […]

Gov. Perry appoints Craig Stoddart as 5th Court of Appeals Justice

Gov. Perry appoints Craig Stoddart as 5th Court of Appeals Justice

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry appointed Rockwall County first assistant criminal district attorney Craig Stoddart Aug. 25 as Justice of the 5th Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the Nov. 4 general election. Stoddart replaces retired Justice Jim Moseley, who left the all-Republican appellate court earlier this month for private practice. The six-county […]

Republicans honor Ralph Hall at annual GOP Women of Influence luncheon

Republicans honor Ralph Hall at annual GOP Women of Influence luncheon

ROYSE CITY – Over 100 area Republicans honored U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall Saturday for his 34 years of service in Congress – as well as his many years of  public service as Rockwall County Judge, State Senator and US Navy Lieutenant and pilot – at the annual Rockwall County Republican Women’s “Women of Influence” luncheon […]

Craig Stoddart selected as Republican nominee for 5th District Court of Appeals

Craig Stoddart selected as Republican nominee for 5th District Court of Appeals

DALLAS – Rockwall County First Assistant District Attorney Craig Stoddart was selected July 29 as the Republican nominee in the November 2014 election to replace retiring Justice Jim Moseley on the Fifth District Court of Appeals by the Republican Party Chairmen of Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall Counties. Because of the timing of […]

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