Rockwall County

An undated photo of Whitley Hall on the campus of A&M-Commerce. Like much of Northeast Texas, the campus is quieter than usual.
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Last updated, April 15, 3:09 p.m.

Members of the Rockwall County Commisioners Court awarded themselves a hefty raise.
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I stumbled upon an item in the Dallas Morning News online edition that, to be honest, made my jaw drop damn near into my lap.

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A large-scale 911 Outage in the countryThursday and Friday affected Northeast Texas. Residents in several cities and counties in the region and in several states had trouble dialing 911 since Thursday. And while service is said to be back up in Northeast Texas, dialing 911 might continue to be spotty. Text to 911, however should work.

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Home sales in northern Metroplex suburbs remained cool in November – especially in Collin and Dallas counties. 

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On Thursday evening, Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper and members of the Rockwall Police Department will hold a one-hour workshop on internet safety aimed at helping parents protect children online.

For the May 2015 election in Rockwall County, there are eight propositions, while one mayoral seat and 11 city council seats will be decided.
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For the May 2015 election in Rockwall County, there are eight propositions, while one mayoral seat and 11 city council seats will be decided.


Mayor: Jim Pruitt, Dennis Lewis

City Council, Place 1:David White (uncontested)

City Council, Place 2: John Hohenshelt (uncontested)

City Council, Place 3: Freddie Jackson, Kevin Fowler.

City Council, Place 5: Scott Milder (uncontested)


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Opponents of a proposed toll road between Greenville and far northeastern Dallas County plan to present their objections to elected officials throughout the area on Tuesday.

The activist group Texans United for Reform and Freedom (TURF) plans to hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Tue. Oct. 14 in front of the Hunt County Auxiliary Courtroom at 2700 Johnson St. in Greenville. TURF also plans to make its case during the Hunt County Commissioners Court meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. at that same location.

GOP primary: Rockwall Co. ballot

Feb 26, 2014
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Two city council places are contested in the Rockwall County community of Fate's election on May 11.

Update: Semi fire slows motorists' evening commute

Apr 30, 2012
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HUNT COUNTY - Eastbound traffic was being detoured along Interstate 30 Monday afternoon near the Rockwall/Hunt County line after a semi caught fire.

Sheriff's deputy dubbed hero in lake rescue

Jan 30, 2012

ROCKWALL COUNTY - Two young women are alive today thanks to the heroics of a Rockwall County Sheriff’s deputy, who pulled them from their sinking car early Saturday morning.