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Communities deal with cleanup following storm
Days after a devastating winter storm swept through Rockwall County and much of North Texas, power has finally been restored to thousands of residential and business customers who went without for quite some time. Now, the cleanup process is under way.
Council votes to keep Heath tower
The 120-foot monopole cell tower sitting on tract 26-11 of Heath Councilman Kevin Lamberth’s property is here to stay.
Georgia man sentenced to prison Thursday by Rockwall County jury
Less than one hour after retiring to deliberate, a Rockwall County jury returned a verdict of guilty against Clarkesville, Ga. resident Matthew Alan Simmons, 27, on the third degree felony charge of Indecency with a Child by Exposure. On Thursday, the same jury unanimously sentenced Simmons – who was eligible for probation – to six years in the Texas state penitentiary. The maximum range of punishment in the case was 10 years.
The Harbor hosts annual Toys for Tots drive Friday
The 4th Annual Harbor Rockwall Toys For Tots toy drive is happening Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and it’s a wonderful opportunity to give a little cheer to some local children at Christmas time.
Race for County Judge headlines March primary
A few local races should draw Rockwall County voters to the polls in the upcoming primary election, but the majority of the focus will likely be directed to the race for County Judge.
Rockwall hopes to attract teams with ‘Stay & Play’
The City of Rockwall is inviting local baseball and softball squads to “Stay & Play” with its new baseball and softball program, the Rockwall Baseball and Softball League (RBSL).
Unemployment rate reaches five-year low
Even with the local labor force seeing its highest numbers ever, Rockwall County continues to be a solid place to hold a job, as evident by the most recent numbers reported by the Texas Workforce Commission.
House election race to feature four Rockwall County candidates
The race for the House of Representatives district which includes Rockwall County again brought out multiple candidates seeking the Republican Party nomination.
Three of the candidates, including the incumbent, are from Rockwall.
Communications tower rubbing some Heath residents the wrong way
The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval with a 3-1 vote for a recently constructed 120-foot monopole communications tower in a meeting held on Tuesday night.
Rockwall PAWS set to host annual fundraiser
Rockwall Paws is inviting local residents to kick off the incoming new year right by enjoying a night of good food, wine and fun during its Fourth Annual Wine & Dine fundraising event.
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