Rossini Vineyards Entrance

A wonderful new addition to the McLendon-Chisholm community is Rosini Vineyards, located on 25 acres at 411 State Highway 205 within the city limits.

If you have not made a visit to this beautiful venue yet, you need to do so,” said Mayor Keith Short. “Local residents and owners Greg and Carol Rosini have invested in their passion, and this love an commitment to quality and excellence shows.”

In fact, the Rosini’s have already won a silver medal for their Blanc du Bois dry and Cabernet Sauvignon in The Lone Star International Wine Competition.  The Rosini’s one-of-a-kind wines are made from grapes grown on the property’s vineyard, as well as from the high plains, east Texas and central Texas.

There is a tasting room and barrel room for sampling the Rosini Vineyards blends, with a menu that includes a variety of flatbreads, paninis, and small bites. Reservations are not required, but recommended for groups of six or more.

The property is also available for private events, and includes a four-bedroom, five-bath Ranch house with a pool that can be reserved via VRBO.

Learn more about this McLendon-Chisholm asset at

The City of McLendon-Chisholm wishes you a happy and safe Labor Day Holiday.

City Hall will be closed in observance on Monday, September 6. Our Department of Public Safety will continue to serve 24/7, and we thank our officers for their dedication and hard work for our community.

McLendon-Chisholm was represented today by Mayor Pro Tem Lorna Kipphut at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce’s Growth Summit Luncheon, featuring economic development updates from the cities surrounding Rockwall.

“McLendon-Chisholm is a one-of-a-kind city, with residents who fiercely try to protect a peaceful way of life and wide open, green spaces,” she said during her presentation.

Mayor Pro Tem Kipphut also noted that both population growth and property values have steadily increased through the years, even in some difficult economic times. According to, the typical home value in McLendon-Chisholm is $589,141, and the current population is 3,815 per the 2020 U.S. Census.

Accomplishments during the 2020-2021 fiscal year include: the groundbreaking for Mike D. Donegan Public Safety Building; an all-cash purchase for a new fire engine due to a healthy fund balance; a new wastewater line installed in the retail district, also purchased with cash; road repairs for Pullen, Klutts and Sonoma Verde; an animal control contract executed with the City of Rockwall; the launch of a new website; and the update of the audio/visual equipment in the City Council chambers.

“All of our employees are essential, and we are proud that City Hall has remained open and fully operational throughout the pandemic,” she added. The city also presented the 2020 Christmas Tree lighting and a 5k/Fun Run in the spring, under the leadership of Councilmember Trudy Woessner.

The city is currently in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan, and a draft will soon be available for public comment.

“In summary, we are on the verge of real change, but smart growth means that we will preserve what we hold dear,” Mayor Pro Tem Kipphut said in closing.

Pictured Above: Representing McLendon-Chisholm at the Rockwall Area Chamber Growth Summit on August 25 were as pictured from left: Council Member Trudy Woessner; City Administrator Lisa Paloma; Mayor Pro Tem Kipphut, who was the presenter; and Council Member Dan Tucker.

Mayor Keith Short and the McLendon-Chisholm City Council honored the family of former Mayor Mike D. Donegan at a special meeting…

RISD Community Forum August 3, 2021

RISD Community Forum August 3, 2021


Join us on Tuesday, August 3rd, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at City Hall (1371 FM 550) for a presentation by the RISD Superintendent, Dr JJ Villarreal as he provides an update on the upcoming school year and future schools in McLendon-Chisholm.  Please don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Dr Villarreal!

CPAC committee

UPDATE 04/02/21:

The City is seeking volunteers to serve on the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC).

If interested in serving , please email City Secretary Shelly Green at and indicate you are interested in serving. It is important that anyone appointed to the committee attend all meetings and participate through project completion so please consider availability for meetings prior to volunteering. Council will consider nominees for appointment at a special meeting to be held April 1.

Join us for the MC5K and 10K! Both events will start and finish at City Hall in McLendon-Chisholm where there will be local vendors, food available a bounce house, and music. All participants will receive a T-Shirt and swag bag with their registration. Proceeds are to help establish a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for our city.

The MC 5K and 10K will be done in a safe, socially-distanced wave start fashion. (10 runners per wave.)

We will NOT have a mass start. Instead, we will have you start in small socially-distanced. (10 runners per wave). The 10K will start at 8:45 A.M. and the 5K will start at 9:00 A.M. On Race Day (The Starter will let you know when you can start. We will get everyone’s individual start time and base the results on the Chip elapse time.)

Packet pickup will be on Race Day March 27, from 7:30-8:45 A.M. The results/awards will be ready at 10:00 A.M. Awards will be given to the top 3 Males/Females in the following Age Group Catagories 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.


Masks are encouraged to be worn when you are within 6 ft of others.

MCFR Ground Breaking

City leaders, area dignitaries, residents and members of the McLendon-Chisholm Fire Rescue Department gathered opposite City Hall for the graound breaking of the new MCFR Public Safety Building.

This state-of-the-art 11,400 s.f. facility will consists of a three apparatus bay fire station with office space for future police staff. The entry tower will lead visitors into a reception area. Standing seam roofing and manufactured stone will compliment the City Hall building. Expected completion for this project is estimated to be 4th quarter 2021.