Rockwall Herald-Banner (Texas)

Local News

January 16, 2012

Walmart confirms that Royse City store will be built

ROYSE CITY — A corporate official confirmed last week that, yes, Walmart still has plans to build a store in Royse City.

Kellie Duhr, director of public affairs and government relations for Walmart, e-mailed the following statement in response to a Herald-Banner inquiry:

“I can confirm that we will be building in that location, but we’re still in our due diligence phase on the property. The size and timeline for construction are not yet finalized, however, I can tell you that the new store will be between 150,000 and 180,000 square feet. Hopefully, we’ll have more details to share soon.”

The long-awaited Walmart store was announced last June when a “coming soon” sign was erected at the site of the planned construction — the northwest corner of Interstate 30 and Erby Campbell Boulevard.

The only change made to the property over the last six months is the addition of a second sign — one providing information about retail space.

The city has received Walmart’s initial submission for building plans, but site plans have not been received. City Manager Bill Shipp said he doesn’t have a timeline on the project.

Because of the inactivity, some local residents have questioned whether Walmart really is coming to Royse City.

The Herald-Banner e-mailed questions to Walmart’s corporate communications officials when the “coming soon” was erected. Walmart did not respond to the questions.

The Herald-Banner left a telephone message Friday and received the e-mailed response the same day from Duhr.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • bell.gif Fallen public safety officers to be remembered Sunday

    Three fallen public safety professional from Rockwall County will be recognized and remembered Sunday during a Rockwall County Public Safety Appreciation Day service at Trinity Baptist Church in Royse City.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Moran, Ethan CROPPED219.jpg Final report still pending in Moran death

    It’s been three months since 12-year-old Ethan Moran of Heath was found dead from an apparent fatal gunshot wound. However, Terry Garrett, director of DPS for the City of Heath, says no new information has been made available to his department.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Local sales tax rebate numbers exceeding pace set in 2013

    With a very positive month of sales tax refunds in the month of May, Rockwall County has now pulled ahead of the pace from a year ago, as the local economy continues to be in good health.

    July 18, 2014

  • 4x2 whatshappening 1.jpg What's Happening

    Here’s a look at what’s on tap in Rockwall County. To add your event, send an email to Cliff Gibson, Editor, at cgibson@heraldbanner.com.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • rockwall isd.jpg RISD culinary instructor earns Educator Excellence Award

    The Texas Restaurant Association recently honored Chef Cody Hayes from Rockwall ISD as the 2014 Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation Educator Excellence Award recipient.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • LPMC00146TST.JPG Lake Pointe launches inpatient substance abuse withdrawal service

    Lake Pointe Medical Center (LPMC) is taking steps to address a pervasive unmet community health need. 
    On July 16, the hospital began offering BreakThru services. The BreakThru service is the first of its kind in Dallas and addresses the distinct needs of patients seeking to take the first step toward breaking the cycle of alcohol and drug abuse.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_6764.JPG Crawfish Fest raises more than $7,000 for YMCA's Angel Camp

    Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor, under the ownership of Mike McRae and Gabe Nicolella, recently presented a check for more than $7,200 to the Angel Camp program at the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7:16 Burned hay bales.jpg Reward offered for info on local hay fires

    A Waco-based hay distributor says vandals are to blame for a number of large hay bale stacks destroyed by fire in recent weeks.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • boys and girls club logo.jpg Meeting set to discuss rebranding at B&G Club

    A community forum will be held July 23 to discuss the possibility of “rebranding” the Royse City branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County as a teen club.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • City of Fate.jpg Fate landowner asks council to partner with Royse City

    An owner of more than 400 acres of land on the south side of Interstate 30 has called for Fate City Council members to establish a strong, positive working relationship with Royse City.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Poll

Now that summer has officially begun, what's your favorite summer activity?

Swimming
Cooking on the grill
Fishing
Camping
No school
     View Results
Facebook
Must Read
Gas Prices
AP Video
Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Bodies of Malaysia Jet Victims Leave Ukraine Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
House Ads
Royal Wedding Live