Daily Archives: April 29, 2010

Early voting began this week for May 8 city elections

Early voting began this week for City Council elections across Rockwall County. Election day is Saturday, May 8.

In Rockwall, David White is challenging two-term City Council member Margo Nielsen. Bill Bricker is challenging first-term Council member Mark Russo. Cliff Sevier is unopposed.

In Fate, Richard Johns is competing against current Mayor Bill Broderick. Three Council members are unopposed: Steve Skipworth, Sheri Garber and Tammy Ryan.

In Royse City, since the terms of Russell Summers and Gary Gregory are expiring, Jim McLeroy and Brooks Williams are competing against each other for the Place 4 seat. Tom Crowley is running unopposed for Place 6. Incumbent Clay Ellis is unopposed for Place 2.

Early voting will continue through May 1, from 8 am Р5 pm at the locations below. Early  voting will continue May 3 and 4 from 7 am Р7 pm.

Early voting locations are the:

  1. Rockwall County Elections Office, 107 E. Kaufman, in Old Town Rockwall across from the Old Courthouse.
  2. Fate Community Center, 104 S. W.E. Crawford.
  3. Royse City City Hall at 305 N. Arch St.

On May 8, hours will be extended to 7 am – 7pm.

Locations will be the Fate Community Center, Royse City City Hall and in Rockwall at Utley Middle School, 1201 T L Townsend, next to the RISD stadium.

Apparent murder-suicide in Fate Sunday night

The bodies of a woman and man were found dead in their home in Fate Sunday night in what a Rockwall County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said appears to have been a murder-suicide.

The bodies of Judith J. Johnson, 50, and Vincent Michael Oliver, 50, were found after a man at their same address called 911, said his wife had been unfaithful, requested police assistance and then hung up.

For more details about this breaking story, visit TheRockwallNews.com.