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Bailey, White, Zator win seats on school boards; Megyesi, Cowan in Fate

Bailey, White, Zator win seats on school boards; Megyesi, Cowan in Fate

ROCKWALL – Marketing director Jon Bailey and salesman Jim White (left photo) easily won Place 4 and Place 5 seats on the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees yesterday. Bailey easily defeated retired teacher Bill Watts with 1,250 to 474 votes. White had more votes (953) than his opponents combined, former teacher Shana Young (439) and [...]

May 12 2013 | Posted in Government, Latest News | Read More »

Today is Election Day for school board, city candidates

Today is Election Day for school board, city candidates

ROCKWALL – Today is Election Day across Rockwall County. Don’t forget to vote! There are school board races in Rockwall and Royse City ISDs, as well as City Council races in Fate and Rowlett. You can vote between 7 am and 7 pm at: Utley Middle School next to the RISD football stadium Heath City [...]

May 11 2013 | Posted in Government | Read More »

Texas Land Commissioner, Lt. Gov. candidate Jerry Patterson to speak Saturday

Texas Land Commissioner, Lt. Gov. candidate Jerry Patterson to speak Saturday

ROCKWALL – Three-term Texas Land Commissioner and retired U.S. Marine Reserve officer, Jerry Patterson, a newly-announced candidate for Texas Lieutenant Governor will be the featured speaker at the Rockwall County Republican Men’s Club breakfast meeting this Saturday morning at 8 am at the Harry Myers Park Community Center, 815 E. Washington St. The general public is [...]

May 9 2013 | Posted in Government, Latest News | Read More »

Early voting totals very low for May 11 local elections

Early voting totals very low for May 11 local elections

ROCKWALL – Early voting for the May 11 local school board and city elections ended Tuesday with only1,167 votes cast, or 2.42 percent of the 48,196 voters registered across Rockwall County. According to Rockwall County Elections Administrator Glenda Denton, early voting normally makes up about 50-60 percent of the total vote. Five candidates are currently [...]

May 9 2013 | Posted in Government, Latest News | Read More »

90-year-old US Rep. Ralph Hall to swim English Channel?

90-year-old US Rep. Ralph Hall to swim English Channel?

ROCKWALL -  During a telephone interview yesterday with TheRockwallNews.com, just turned 90-year-old U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall said that he might parachute from a plane again soon and then laughed and asked, “I was thinking that maybe I should swim the English Channel instead. What do you think?” We wouldn’t put it past him. The oldest-serving [...]

May 9 2013 | Posted in Government, Latest News | Read More »

Family, friends celebrate US Congressman Ralph Hall’s 90th birthday May 3

Family, friends celebrate US Congressman Ralph Hall’s 90th birthday May 3

ROCKWALL – Family members and friends celebrated 17-term Congressman Ralph Hall’s 90th birthday May 3 at the Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club in The Shores subdivision, the first of several birthday parties planned for the oldest-serving U.S. House member in history. (Shown in photo is Rep. Hall with his grand-daughter Amanda) He earned that distinction, [...]

May 8 2013 | Posted in Featured, Government | Read More »

Dear Editor: readers need to vote in May 11 school board elections

Dear Editor: readers need to vote in May 11 school board elections

Dear Editor: If you live in the Rockwall ISD area, the upcoming School Board elections have two positions to vote on: Place 4 and Place 5. It doesn’t seem like much of a reason to get out and vote, but it is. RISD began using CSCOPE curriculum system this year. CSCOPE is so controversial it [...]

May 6 2013 | Posted in Community, Government | Read More »

National Day of Prayer Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast May 2

National Day of Prayer Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast May 2

ROCKWALL – In conjunction with the annual National Day of Prayer May 2, the City of Rockwall will host the Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast Thursday at 7 am at The Center in Downtown Rockwall, 108 E. Washington St. Mayors from cities across Rockwall County will be in attendance to host the event. The theme is “Pray [...]

April 30 2013 | Posted in Government, Latest News | Read More »

Early voting begins today for May 11 local city, school board elections

Early voting begins today for May 11 local city, school board elections

Early voting begins today for school board elections in Rockwall and Royse City ISDs and city elections in Fate and Rowlett. Election day is May 11. Only previously registered voters can vote and must show a form of ID before they vote.   The polling places will be open from 8 am – 5 pm, [...]

April 29 2013 | Posted in Featured, Government | Read More »

Rep. Ralph Hall one of only 4 Republicans to vote against CISPA cybersecurity bill

Rep. Ralph Hall one of only 4 Republicans to vote against CISPA cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall of Rockwall (R-TX4) was one of only four Republicans to vote against a controversial cybersecurity bill Thursday that some opponents say will allow the federal government to turn Google, Facebook and other popular websites into a system for tracking and monitoring all U.S. citizens, undermining privacy. The U.S. [...]

April 20 2013 | Posted in Government, Latest News | Read More »