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Rockwall Council votes against more public, private partnerships as proposed by Hawaiian Falls

Rockwall Council votes against more public, private partnerships as proposed by Hawaiian Falls
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ROCKWALL – The Rockwall City Council voted unanimously (7-0) Monday night in their Executive Session not to enter into any further public/private partnerships, as Hawaiian Falls has proposed. Hawaiian Falls proposed such a partnership so they can build a huge family entertainment complex in Rockwall, including a water park, adventure park and special events center. […]

Gov. Mike Huckabee endorses Ralph Hall in May 27 runoff election

Gov. Mike Huckabee endorses Ralph Hall in May 27 runoff election

ROCKWALL – Congressman Ralph Hall received the endorsement of former presidential candidate and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee this week for his May 27 runoff election against former Heath Mayor John Ratcliffe. “Ralph Hall is a statesman, a veteran and true conservative who will stand up for what’s right,” said Gov. Huckabee. “His wisdom, leadership and […]

Fact Check: Bob Hall makes 3 misstatements about Bob Deuell on radio show

Fact Check: Bob Hall makes 3 misstatements about Bob Deuell on radio show

ROCKWALL – Sunday night this reporter heard District 2 State Senate runoff election candidate Bob Hall make three misstatements about his opponent, four-term State Senator and family physician Bob Deuell, on the Tony Arterburn radio show on 570 KLIF-AM. First the Air Force veteran stated – in a very sarcastic manner – that Sen. Deuell […]

Washington Post article says Ralph Hall may be on verge of defeat

Washington Post article says Ralph Hall may be on verge of defeat

WASHINGTON D.C. – The headline of a Washington Post article published March 25 stated that U. S. Rep. “Ralph Hall, the oldest man in Congress, may be on the edge of defeat.” Post reporter Ed O’Keefe interviewed the 17-term Congressman at a gathering with about 20 of his supporters at a local diner in mid-March […]

US Appeals Court upholds new Texas abortion law

US Appeals Court upholds new Texas abortion law

NEW ORLEANS – A three-judge panel at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions yesterday, overturning a federal district judge’s ruling that they are unconstitutional, saying that the two challenged provisions of House Bill 2 do not jeopardize women’s health. The provisions are that abortion physicians must have admitting […]

Ratcliffe challenges Ralph Hall to 5 debates

Ratcliffe challenges Ralph Hall to 5 debates

ROCKWALL – Republican Congressional challenger John Ratcliffe (right photo) has challenged 17-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall to debates in five different cities before the May 27 GOP runoff election. The former U.S. Attorney and former Mayor of Heath proposed debates in Rockwall, Texarkana, Paris, Sherman and Greenville and offered 30 separate non-voting days for […]

Ralph Hall, Bob Deuell must face runoff elections May 27

Ralph Hall, Bob Deuell must face runoff elections May 27

ROCKWALL – US Rep. Ralph Hall and State Senator Bob Deuell MD did not fare as well in the Texas Primary Election yesterday as they and their supporters had hoped and must now face run-off elections May 27. Although Hall won 46 percent (29,815 votes) of the Republican vote in District 4, he did not […]

Don’t forget to vote! Today is Texas Primary Election Day

Don’t forget to vote! Today is Texas Primary Election Day

ROCKWALL – Today is Texas Primary Election Day. Don’t  forget to vote! Registered voters can cast their ballots in either the Republican or Democratic Party Primary Elections, although there are no Democrat candidates running in Rockwall County. Across Rockwall County today, voters will finish casting their votes for U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, Rockwall […]

Rep. Ralph Hall’s drought-monitoring bill passes US House

Rep. Ralph Hall’s drought-monitoring bill passes US House

WASHINGTON DC – The US House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation Feb. 10 introduced by Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04), extending authorization of the critical drought-monitoring NIDIS program through 2018. Called H.R. 2431, the National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act of 2013, the bill passed 363-21. NIDIS was established in 2006 by legislation introduced by […]

Early voting begins today for US House, State Senate, County leaders

Early voting begins today for US House, State Senate, County leaders

ROCKWALL – Early voting for the March 4 Texas Primary Election begins today and continues through Feb. 28 (not including Sundays) across Rockwall County, except in Rowlett, where voting does not begin until Feb. 20. Anyone who is registered can vote but you must present a valid photo ID to vote, according to the new […]

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