U.S. House Gives NTMWD The OK To Import Zebra Mussels Into Texas

The North Texas Municipal Water District, which serves 1.6 million people in Plano and a dozen northern and eastern suburbs, took a major hit in 2009 when zebra mussels were discovered in Lake Texoma. It's a federal crime to transport the highly invasive bivalves across state lines and, because seven of the water district's eight pump stations are … [Read more...]

Small Tax Rate Reduction And Other City News

Small tax rate reduction There will be no tax hike in fiscal 2012-2013 for City of Rockwall property owners - in fact, they will pay a slightly lower rate. Rockwall city council members asked that the staff reduce the existing tax rate of 50.31 cents per $100 valuation to the calculated effective tax rate of 50.25 cents. The proposed new … [Read more...]

Hogan Says Flag Pole Issue Still Being Addressed

By JAMES BRIGHT Herald-Banner Staff ROCKWALL — Rockwall County Judge Jerry Hogan today released a statement this week regarding the lowering of the United States flag pole at the Rockwall County Courthouse earlier this year. “There have been several inquiries to me along with letters to the editor of the various newspapers, asking about the c … [Read more...]

Dice Roll Decides Election in Texas Town

By ALON HARISH | ABC OTUS News – Wed, Jun 13, 2012 The town of Webster, Texas, is rolling the dice on its newest city council member. Literally. After Diana Newland and Edward Lapeyre each won 111 votes in arunoff election Saturday and a recount confirmed the result yesterday, Texas election code forced the two to "cast lots." A nearby pai … [Read more...]

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