By David Wilfong
Nationally speaking, 2009 will go down as one of those years to recover from. The economy tanked, more troops were needed for Afghanistan and the year would end with yet another attempted attack on an American airplane.
In Rockwall, the local economy suffered a bit like the rest of America. There were, however, some high points in the goings-on of our local community. The following is a run-down of what made headlines at home...
Rockwall County resident Justice Carolyn Wright is honored with the MLK award
Rockwall County Comissioner Bruce Beaty announces that he is going to retire after 11 years in office.
The new year in Royse City began with the municipal government initiating a recruitment search for a new city manager to replace Karen Philippi, gone after the city’s financial crisis which left local coffers more than $1 million short in needed funds.
Margie Hooper becomes the sixth recipient of the MusicFest Roast.
We also found out that the Trans-Texas Corridor project had come to a screeching halt. Informational presentations held locally on the matter had met with fierce opposition from local residents in the past.
The Democrats of Rockwall County were celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama. Democrats, who have been flying somewhat under the radar in local politics for the past few years, had come out in droves for the 2008 face-off between Obama and Hillary Clinton. With the Obama victory, Democrats say they are galvanized to start making more of an impact in local politics.
Leon Weiss, avid local sailor and a former eight-year member of the Heath City Council passes away.
The Rockwall Independent School District releases the tentative middle school rezoning map in preparation for the opening of Utley Middle School, the campus which originally served as Rockwall High School.
By David Wilfong
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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.
- Final report still pending in Moran death
- Local sales tax rebate numbers exceeding pace set in 2013
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- RISD culinary instructor earns Educator Excellence Award
- Fallen public safety officers to be remembered Sunday
Club Vaultitude, Texas Titans send huge numbers to Humble
Rockwall’s Club Vaultitude qualified 16 athletes in 19 events and the Texas Titans had 10 tracksters earn berths in 11 events to the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals with their performances during the Region 12 championships in San Marcos last week.
- Rockwall-area swimmers win at Lifeguard Games
- LeBron: I'm heading back to Cleveland
- Local thinclads hit San Marcos track
- RISD athletes benefiting from conditioning camps
- Club Vaultitude, Texas Titans send huge numbers to Humble
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