Category Archives: government

Rockwall Council votes to banish Ridge Rd. banners

The Rockwall City Council voted last week to banish all the banners and signs from Ridge Rd. @ I-30 – and perhaps other locations throughout the city – beginning in August.

According to initial reports, many area residents have complained that the banners look too tacky and trashy and Council members agreed.

Certainly most of these signs are too small for drivers to read anyway. I’ve never understood why organizations put up banners that are too small to read.

There is some talk that the City will continue to post banners and signs about City events. There’s some question about how appropriate that is, according to at least one Council member I spoke to,  if all the other banners are being banished.

We’ll find more and report details soon at


What do you want for Christmas? TSA naked body scan or full pat-down?

So what do you want for Christmas this year? A TSA naked body scan or full-body pat-down?

Kim Kardashian chose the pat-down when photographed at LAX recently, as shown above.

Should I say, “Tough job but somebody has to do it?”

Sorry, I can’t resist some humor about a very serious subject!

Judge David Rakow appointed new 439th District Court judge

Just learned that Rockwall County Court-at -Law Judge David Rakow was appointed the new 439th District Judge.

It was announced yesterday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s office yesterday. For the complete story, see

New Rockwall District court judge to be named soon

A new Rockwall area District court has already been approved to open Nov. 1 and its judge will be named very soon, according to re-elected Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Rockwall County Court-at-Law Judge David Rakow, who has primarily handled misdemeanor offenses since being appointed to his present position, is expected to be named the judge of the new 439th District Court, which was approved earlier this year by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Rep. Ralph Hall expected to chair House Science Committee

Re-elected to his 16th term last week, Rockwall Congressman Ralph Hall says he expects to become chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Science & Technology Committee when Republicans take over House leadership next January.

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

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