The Texas Department of Public Safety has started implementing Governor Greg Abbott’s order mandating a self-quarantine for individuals coming to the New York area, New Orleans and other COVID-19 hot spots. Information from the DPS:
Rockwall County continues to report three confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, another area governmental entity has chosen to postpone its election which had been scheduled for May 2.
The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management is reporting the county’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19.
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on incoming supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other resources to aid Texas’ response to COVID-19. The Governor announced that the newly established Supply Chain Strike Force has already secured…
The Rockwall County Commissioners Court Tuesday extended the county’s Declaration of Local Disaster and issued a stay at home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATE 1 p.m.: The formal disaster declaration resolution has been added to the Hunt County web site, which details the county's stay at home order and list which types of essential services are allowed to stay open. www.huntcounty.net/upload/page/9857/docs/Disaster%20Resolution%20STAY%20IN%…
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement after the Texas Supreme Court issued an emergency order suspending residential eviction proceedings through April 19, 2020, unless there is a threat of physical harm or criminal activity:
WASHINGTON — The income tax filing date has been pushed back from April 15, to July 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
U.S. Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-Fate) has issued emalls to the Chambers of Commerce in House District 4, offering information on resources for smll businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Rockwall County Sheriff Harold Eavenson issued the following statement this afternoon concerning his department's response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Rockwall County Judge David Sweet issued the following announcement this afternoon concerning the issuance of a disaster declaration for the county due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Rockwall County Judge David Sweet released a statement Saturday concerning the local response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic.
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today activated the Texas National Guard to be prepared to assist with response efforts for COVID-19. This preparative measure will ensure that the Texas National Guard can assist in various forms throughout the state when needed. Healthcare workers and first re…
The Royse City Independent School District has announced it will be closed through April 3, and implement online learning during the interim as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, Governor Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education (DOE) waive federal testing requireme…
Rockwall County Judge David Sweet released the following statement this morning concerning the local response to the cornonaviurus/COVID-19 epidemic:
The Herald-Banner offices will be closed to the public until further notice because of the Coronavirus outbreak. We are doing our due diligence to help prevent exposure for our employees and the public. Our phones will remain operational during normal working hours between 8 a.m. and noon an…
The National Weather Service has cancelled Saturday’s planned Skywarn storm spotter training program in Rockwall due to fears of the coronavirus/COVID-19.
SEATTLE — Amid all the fears, quarantines and stockpiling of food, it has been easy to ignore the fact that more than 60,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus spreading around the globe.
Those attending the March 6 Greenville Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Membership Luncheon were provided an update on multiple highway improvement projects planned for the region.
There is a new sheriff in town, or at least there will be on Jan. 1, 2021, as Terry Jones won the Republican Party nomination for the office Tuesday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained glass in a historic church and leaving hundreds of people homeless.
The North Texas Municipal Water District, which serves approximately 80 cities and communities in a 2,000-square-mile area across 10 counties, has begun its annual temporary disinfectant process change, colloquially referred to as a “chlorine burnout.”
The congressman representing Hunt County and much of Northeast Texas is once again in line to be the next Director of National Intelligence, but will remain on today’s Republican Party primary ballot in seeking re-election to his current job.
North Texas is about to enter the spring severe storm season and the National Weather Service is continuing the 2020 “Severe Weather Awareness Tour” across the region.
Karen Casey, EMT-P Director of Mission Control at Texas Health Hospital in Rockwall, spoke on stress in the workplace and the danger of strokes.
It’s almost time for the Herald-Banner and CNHI’s quarterly “Pulse of the Voters” project, which aims to get a periodic look at voter sentiment in the area.
Talking with Kimberly Whitworth of Royse City for even a short time, you can tell she’s a unique and positive person.
The Royse City United Methodist Church recently celebrated its 100-year partnership with Boy Scout City Pack 312.
Voters will be heading to the polls again on May 2, to fill spots on the Royse City and Fate city councils and the Royse City Independent School District board.
If you happen to see Dallas Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott’s face coming at you at the Zaner Museum in downtown Royse City, you aren’t mistaken.
Deborah Sorensen, city secretary for Royse City, was recertified by the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program on Jan. 30.
Hunt County is currently facing three separate capital murder cases based on reported double homicides, with two of the cases having connections to Rowlett and/or Royse City.
Health professional Karen Casey will speak Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Royse City Chamber of Commerce February Luncheon at Occasions at Stone River.
- Hunt County back down to only one COVID-19 case
- Rockwall County Commissioners vote to maintain emergency resolution on COVID-19, stay at home order not implemented
- Hunt County reports second COVID-19 case
- UPDATE: Formal resolution posted of Hunt County disaster declaration due to COVID-19 pandemic
- Hunt County reports first COVID-19 case
- Rockwall County Judge issues statement on COVID-19 outbreak
- Rockwall County reporting three COVID-19 cases as of Friday evening
- Rockwall County issues stay at home order in response to COVID-19 pandemic
- Rockwall County reports first COVID-19 case
- UPDATE: Rockwall County now with three confirmed COVID-19 cases
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