Monthly Archives: October 2010

GOP State Board of Education candidate Clayton gay?

Texas Republican voters may want to be aware of the rumors that Republican State Board of Education candidate George Clayton is gay.

He has now refused to return two of my phone calls and one email to his campaign, in which I identified myself as a reporter with TheRockwallNews.com, asking him to either confirm or deny the rumor.

Clayton pulled off a stunning upset last March of 26-year incumbent Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, R-Dallas, in the GOP primary for the State Board of Education‘s District 12 seat.

At the time, virtually nothing was known about the man. According to a Miller assistant, they still don’t know much. Nobody else seems to know much either.

Only Libertarian candidate and former high school history teacher Amie Parsons is running now against Clayton, since no Democrat filed to run.

Miller was quoted in a Texas Tribune article as saying all she knows is,

“He’s not really a quote-unquote Republican. All I know is that George Clayton is a very angry man and a very angry teacher.”

The North Dallas High School English teacher co-owns and lives in his Richardson home with Jim Southworth, his campaign treasurer. According to a Tea Party spokesman who asked not to be identified, both men are in their 60s and Clayton has never been married.

It’s probably just an unusual coincidence but North Texas is also the high school where students recently nominated transgender teen Andy Moreno for Homecoming Queen, even though he is a male.

The LGBT Dallas Voice published an article stating Moreno attends North Dallas because the school is “known for its diversity and tolerance.”

Some would ask, “Why does it matter if Clayton is gay?”

Conservative Republicans would say that some homosexuals have become far too aggressive in trying to convince others to accept the LGBT lifestyle – in schools and elsewhere.

They should also know that he is the candidate who wants parents to stay away from schools. He wrote this comment a while back on the Dallas Morning News website, describing how he thinks we can improve student scores:

“First, keep parents as far from the schools as possible. Second, allow teachers to hold the students entirely responsible for their learning.

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1,100 Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon participants coming to Rockwall this weekend

Heard last night at the Rockwall City Council meeting that 1,100 participants will be in Rockwall this weekend for the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon run-bike and swim competition.

The event is at The Harbor on Sunday but plenty of activities will take place Friday night and Saturday.

Watch for street closures on Sunday. More details coming here and at TheRockwallNews.com.

In-N-Out Burgers coming next year to Rockwall

The famous “In-N-Out Burgers” are coming soon to Rockwall and across the DFW Metroplex from California!

The Rockwall City Council approved a 50′ pole sign last night after their Dallas architect and property manager unsuccessfully argued for a 60′ pole sign, which they said they need because their location next to the Toyota dealership requires a tall freeway sign.

More details coming soon at TheRockwallNews.com.

City of Rockwall bans sale of K-2 drug

Add the City of Rockwall to a growing list of DFW-area cities which have banned the sale of K-2.

The City Council voted unanimously last night to follow Rockwall Police Chief Mark Moeller’s recommendation to prohibit the sale of K-2, a substance which he said is an incense spray which gives users a “high.”

K-2 may have been responsible for the death of a young Dallas man recently, according to news reports.

Watch for the full story shortly at TheRockwallNews.com.

Child abuser sentenced to 42 years in prison by Rockwall jury

Just learned that a Rockwall jury convicted and sentenced a local man to 42 years in the state penitentiary  Sept. 30 for physically assaulting his 10-week-old baby daughter.

He was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine by 382nd District Court Judge Brett Hall.

The baby had two subdural hematomas (bleeding on the brain), multiple broken ribs and a broken wrist and leg.

Fortunately the mother took the child to the hospital recently  for a check up and doctors determined the injuries had been intentionally inflicted.

The whole story will  come out shortly at TheRockwallNews.com.