Rename Rockwall Athletic Fields

Rename Rockwall Athletic Fields

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Home Qwner

Rockwall, TX

#1 Jul 8, 2012
Would any others like to see Leon Tuttle name dropped from Athletic complex.
Observer

Richardson, TX

#2 Jul 8, 2012
Why do you want to drop Leon Tuttle name from the Athletic complex? Do you want to call it Home Owner Athletic complex?
keep Rockwall rock solid

United States

#3 Jul 8, 2012
Home Qwner wrote:
Would any others like to see Leon Tuttle name dropped from Athletic complex.
How about Ken Jones Athletic Complex
Michelle

Richardson, TX

#4 Jul 8, 2012
How about Matt Scott Athletic Complex.
neighborhood guy

Rockwall, TX

#5 Jul 8, 2012
Drop Tuttle, that old has been still thinks, if he really can, he is in charge in Rockwall. He should have been sent packing years ago.
City Girl

Rockwall, TX

#6 Jul 8, 2012
So some of you don't like that Leon Tuttle was honored for his service to the City by adding his name to a baseball complex. I'm just curious - how many of the 5 of you who commented above lived here when Tuttle was mayor? And do you really understand what went on during those years?

Although I differ with some of his current political viewpoints and methods, let me tell you that this would have been a different town if not for Leon and the 5 men who stood with him against uncontrolled condo building by the Faulkner-Toler group. They were going to build condominiums all over the highest point of Northshore and all along the lakefront just south of the I-30 bridge. I saw Leon and others stand up to the out-of-town investors who were only interested in a quick buck. And I'll always respect him for that. If you like your town, remember to also thank former councilmen Russell Phelps, Richard Slaughter, Bob Lackland, Ken Dickson, and Art Kuhlman.

A lot of the framework for the Rockwall of today was put in place in the late 70s and early 80s, and built on by subsequent councils and groups of dedicated, invested citizens. The ideas were good enough that at some point about 33,000 of you decided to join our little 5,000 population. And like it or not, Leon Tuttle was a part of making our town what it is.

Now you go out and do something positive - and if you already have, then I thank you too.
Observer

Richardson, TX

#7 Jul 8, 2012
That land in Garland along I-30 still sets empty after all of this time like it's radioactive. Imagine how Rockwall would look if that had happened.
neighborhood guy

Rockwall, TX

#8 Jul 9, 2012
You obviously don't really know Tittle. He is an old man that thinks he still is in control of this city. He is as racist as it is possible. He is a gossip and a bigot. His last place in the election he so lost is representative of his place in this city.
keep Rockwall rock solid

Rockwall, TX

#9 Jul 9, 2012
City Girl wrote:
So some of you don't like that Leon Tuttle was honored for his service to the City by adding his name to a baseball complex. I'm just curious - how many of the 5 of you who commented above lived here when Tuttle was mayor? And do you really understand what went on during those years?
Although I differ with some of his current political viewpoints and methods, let me tell you that this would have been a different town if not for Leon and the 5 men who stood with him against uncontrolled condo building by the Faulkner-Toler group. They were going to build condominiums all over the highest point of Northshore and all along the lakefront just south of the I-30 bridge. I saw Leon and others stand up to the out-of-town investors who were only interested in a quick buck. And I'll always respect him for that. If you like your town, remember to also thank former councilmen Russell Phelps, Richard Slaughter, Bob Lackland, Ken Dickson, and Art Kuhlman.
A lot of the framework for the Rockwall of today was put in place in the late 70s and early 80s, and built on by subsequent councils and groups of dedicated, invested citizens. The ideas were good enough that at some point about 33,000 of you decided to join our little 5,000 population. And like it or not, Leon Tuttle was a part of making our town what it is.
Now you go out and do something positive - and if you already have, then I thank you too.
I just want Mayor Ken honored for the wonderful things he did, I never questioned Tuttle's contribution and yes I was here then. If you just showed up when uncle Danny was flying helicopters and passing out Rolex's then you were a little late.
htihdrt

United States

#10 Jul 11, 2012
Call it The home of The RBA ( Rockwall Baseball Association) joke of a league and organization!
Interested Observer

Rockwall, TX

#11 Jul 11, 2012
I don't know anything about Tuttle or his reputation then or now, but if he was responsible for keeping Faulkner and those other S&L scamsters out of Rockwall back in the day when they were running wild in Garland, then thank God for him and those who supported him then. Faulkner was a nightmare to Garland and the effects today are still painfully obvious when you drive I-30 through Garland. The area is borderline ghetto, thanks in large part to Faulkner and his cohorts.
New Cumber

Rockwall, TX

#12 Jul 14, 2012
Is this where the story comes from, the black citizens had bumper stickers that read "Will Rogers never met Leon Tuttle". I thought it was just a political enemy.
Dry Back

Fort Worth, TX

#13 Jul 17, 2012
That would be the swimming hole fiasco?
section 8

Rockwall, TX

#14 Jul 17, 2012
Interested Observer wrote:
I don't know anything about Tuttle or his reputation then or now, but if he was responsible for keeping Faulkner and those other S&L scamsters out of Rockwall back in the day when they were running wild in Garland, then thank God for him and those who supported him then. Faulkner was a nightmare to Garland and the effects today are still painfully obvious when you drive I-30 through Garland. The area is borderline ghetto, thanks in large part to Faulkner and his cohorts.
you are correct
It's all section eight housing there at Bass Pro and I 30. I went to Danny Faulkner's funeral. What I witnessed was he was so crooked they had to screw him into the ground instead of a normal burial.
The Truth

Arlington, TX

#15 Sep 5, 2012
Harry Meyers Park - named in honor of mayor Harry Meyers. Leon Tuttle Park - named in honor of mayor Leon Tuttle. There hasn't been anything in the city named for a former mayor since Tuttle with the exception of Ralph Hall Airport and Ralph Hall Pkwy in honor of Congressman Hall who was once the Rockwall County Judge and I believe he might have also served as mayor many many years ago. These men were honored for the contributions to the City of Rockwall. Kinda sad that no mayor since Tuttle has done anything that anyone has felt so stongly as to honor them by naming something after them. This is not to say they are bad people, just not so well thought of that someomne was willing to put their name on a park, building, street, etc.. You may not like any or all of these guys but you cannot deny what they have done for the city. Read the history. It's all there. They aren't perfect by any means but you can thank them for many of the amenties and quality of life you have here in Rockwall today. Tuttle in particular was a huge advocate for the neighborhood park system we have now. Harry Myers led the effort to purchase the land where his park resides now. Ralph Hall has been the voice in Washington for Rockwall.
mark

Rockwall, TX

#16 Sep 5, 2012
Those fields are sexy. I feel sexy there. Yum.
UR Misguided

Rockwall, TX

#17 Sep 6, 2012
The Truth wrote:
Harry Meyers Park - named in honor of mayor Harry Meyers. Leon Tuttle Park - named in honor of mayor Leon Tuttle. There hasn't been anything in the city named for a former mayor since Tuttle with the exception of Ralph Hall Airport and Ralph Hall Pkwy in honor of Congressman Hall who was once the Rockwall County Judge and I believe he might have also served as mayor many many years ago. These men were honored for the contributions to the City of Rockwall. Kinda sad that no mayor since Tuttle has done anything that anyone has felt so stongly as to honor them by naming something after them. This is not to say they are bad people, just not so well thought of that someomne was willing to put their name on a park, building, street, etc.. You may not like any or all of these guys but you cannot deny what they have done for the city. Read the history. It's all there. They aren't perfect by any means but you can thank them for many of the amenties and quality of life you have here in Rockwall today. Tuttle in particular was a huge advocate for the neighborhood park system we have now. Harry Myers led the effort to purchase the land where his park resides now. Ralph Hall has been the voice in Washington for Rockwall.
Ralph may be the voice but he is not taking any action.......Time to go Ralph!!!!
Dickson here

Rockwall, TX

#18 Sep 6, 2012
The Truth wrote:
Harry Meyers Park - named in honor of mayor Harry Meyers. Leon Tuttle Park - named in honor of mayor Leon Tuttle. There hasn't been anything in the city named for a former mayor since Tuttle with the exception of Ralph Hall Airport and Ralph Hall Pkwy in honor of Congressman Hall who was once the Rockwall County Judge and I believe he might have also served as mayor many many years ago. These men were honored for the contributions to the City of Rockwall. Kinda sad that no mayor since Tuttle has done anything that anyone has felt so stongly as to honor them by naming something after them. This is not to say they are bad people, just not so well thought of that someomne was willing to put their name on a park, building, street, etc.. You may not like any or all of these guys but you cannot deny what they have done for the city. Read the history. It's all there. They aren't perfect by any means but you can thank them for many of the amenties and quality of life you have here in Rockwall today. Tuttle in particular was a huge advocate for the neighborhood park system we have now. Harry Myers led the effort to purchase the land where his park resides now. Ralph Hall has been the voice in Washington for Rockwall.
Funny how these two have run around acting like they really know anything, backing each other up in any thought. I feel sorry for them that they never had an original thought in their lives. They feed off one another.

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