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With at least two days of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast National Weather Service has posted a Flood Warning for the South Fork of the Sabine River near Quinlan-affecting Rockwall, Hunt and Kaufman and for the Cowleech Fork of the Sabine River at Greenville.

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Robin Mayhew of Cleburne and thousands of other Johnson County residents spent the past five or six days without power wondering if they’d been left behind.

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Texas will get nearly 600,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for next week, allowing the state to distribute the vaccine to the largest number of counties so far. The deliveries will help catch up storm-delayed first and second shots for eligible Texans.

 

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STAR Transit is providing free rides for persons with confirmed appointment to get the COVID 19 vaccine shots.  The curb-to-curb service extends outside of the agency’s service area. Rides are available Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For this purpose, STAR Transit is temporarily adding Saturday service from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Reservations should be made at least one service day in advance and are based on vehicle availability.  

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On Jan. 31, City Manager Rick Crowley will retire after 42 years in municipal government, 37 of those with the city of Rockwall. A lot has changed here since his arrival, and throughout his tenure, Crowley has made a huge impact on the growth and success of the city of Rockwall.

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A new Rockwall County Commissioner has been named to fill vacancy on the court, which was the result of the sudden passing of a long standing member of the panel.

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A new Rockwall County Commissioner has been named to fill vacancy on the court, which was the result of the sudden passing of a long standing member of the panel.

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12:50 Update: All appointments were filled within 10 minutes of releasing the registration link. Helping Hands is working with their scheduling vendor to correct the waiting list issue now, and they have requested additional vaccine from the State.  Several other partners, including the Rockwall County Health Authority, County Judge David Sweet, and the Office of Emergency Management, have asked for large quantities of the vaccine as well.  The larger issue at hand is in regards to vaccine supply to the State of Texas.  Rockwall County can and will administer large amounts of the vaccine once it is received from the State.

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The Walmart Neighborhood Market location at 850 W Rusk St closed at 2 p.m. Thursday as part of a company-initiated program to allow third party cleaning crews time to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building.

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The Walmart Neighborhood Market location at 850 W Rusk St closed at 2 p.m. Thursday as part of a company-initiated program to allow third party cleaning crews time to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building.

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The Texas Senate elected state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, to serve as president pro tempore during the 87th Legislature. Birdwell had the unique privilege of being sworn in by his brother, Justice Wade Birdwell of Arlington. 

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The Texas Department of Public Safety will join the country in observing national AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Wednesday, marking 25 years since 9-year-old Amber Hagerman of Arlington, Texas, was abducted.

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About 60 people filled a room at Cross Timbers Church in Valley View on Thursday evening, Jan. 7, to hear from the four Republican candidates on the ballot for the Texas House District 68 special election.

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As flood waters continue to rise, Texans are mobilizing everything from church directories to hobby car networks to assist parts of their state inundated by Harvey's rainfall. 

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