A Rowlett nurse will serve 4 years in a federal prison in connection with a health scam centering on $375 million in false claims.

 The associated press reported that 56-year-old  Charity Eleda was sentenced today in Dallas on charges of health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and making false statements to secure Medicare benefits. Prosecutors said Eleda helped improperly recruit clients, including homeless people in Dallas.

Bayside development plan
Bayside Land Partners


Officials in the city of Rowlett say construction on a sprawling mixed-use development project along the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard will begin in March. 

Three Rusty Nails Church collects donations for tornado victims.
Kaleb Wright / Three Rusty Nails

Generous acts of kindness continue to pour into the East Texas area for the victims of the post-Christmas tornados in the cities of Rowlett, Fate, Garland and surrounding communities.

“We have all seen the destruction of this storm on the news and all of those in need,” said Three Rusty Nails pastor Kaleb Wright, on the EF4 destruction. “Sunday afternoon Kodi Wright and several of our church members started exchanging texts and ideas of how we could get supplies to these families.”

North Central Texas Council of Governments

Opponents of a proposed toll road between Greenville and far northeastern Dallas County plan to present their objections to elected officials throughout the area on Tuesday.

The activist group Texans United for Reform and Freedom (TURF) plans to hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Tue. Oct. 14 in front of the Hunt County Auxiliary Courtroom at 2700 Johnson St. in Greenville. TURF also plans to make its case during the Hunt County Commissioners Court meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. at that same location.

Two city council places are contested in the Rockwall County community of Fate's election on May 11.