The Rockwall City Council unanimously voted down a proposal to extend mixed liquor sales until 2 a.m. at last week’s council meeting.
According to City Manager Julie Couch, there was no indication that any of the 31 license holders for the sale of mixed beverages in Rockwall would oppose the decision.
The proposal was first brought before the Council two months ago, suggesting that extending the sale would increase revenues for Rockwall restaurants and grocery stores, plus prevent traffic accidents by allowing Rockwall residents to drink closer to their homes.
Houses, mobile homes, autos and more are crowded into the generally run-down Lake Rockwall Estates area, located South of I-30 off Horizon Rd.
In an effort to clean up a generally run-down portion of the community where over 1,000 children live, the Rockwall City Council voted last night to annex Lake Rockwall Estates, 6-1.
More city services will now be provided to the area, plus police will add patrols to the area troubled by high crime.
Read the details on the blogs of two City Council members:
RockwallTalks by Glen Farris
After an all day meeting on August 15th, the Rockwall City Council agreed to a tax rate not to exceed 50.88 cents for the upcoming fiscal year.
For more details, see City Council member Glen Farris’ new blog “Rockwall Talks.”