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Rep. Ratcliffe votes to strengthen National Defense and support veterans

Rep. Ratcliffe votes to strengthen National Defense and support veterans

(ROCKWALL, TX—May 20, 2016) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted this week in favor of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to boost support for America’s military and…

Rockwall city council swears in newly elected officials, discusses raised property values

Rockwall city council swears in newly elected officials, discusses raised property values

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 18, 2016) The Rockwall City Council held a swearing-in ceremony for three returning council members during its regular meeting on Monday, May 16. John…

City of Heath to host Town Hall Meeting on Assessed Property Values

City of Heath to host Town Hall Meeting on Assessed Property Values

(HEATH, TX – May 19, 2016) The City of Heath will host a Town Hall Meeting on assessed property values and tax rates on Thursday, May 26, 7…

FM 3097 / Horizon Road Traffic Switch and Road Closures

FM 3097 / Horizon Road Traffic Switch and Road Closures

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 17, 2016) The contractor for TXDOT, Ed Bell Construction, has informed the City of Rockwall that traffic will be switched on FM 3097 /…

Rowlett recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Community

Rowlett recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Community

257 communities exhibiting Playability to be recognized as part of 2016 Playful City USA Program (ROWLETT, TX – May 18, 2016) Rowlett is being honored with a 2016…

Rockwall Chamber welcomes Membership Development Consultants

Rockwall Chamber welcomes Membership Development Consultants

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 11, 2016) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center is pleased to announce that Dorothy Spradlin and Trey Finley have joined the…

Rockwall police still searching for suspect in carjacking at local park

Rockwall police still searching for suspect in carjacking at local park

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 14, 2016) The robbery occurred on Wednesday night, May 11, when a man approached a handful of parents after a baseball game at Harry…

Rep. Ratcliffe opposes administration’s transgender bathroom directive

Rep. Ratcliffe opposes administration’s transgender bathroom directive

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2016) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement in response to the administration’s directive Friday requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use…

Property Appraisal Increases in Rockwall Raise Residents’ Concerns

Property Appraisal Increases in Rockwall Raise Residents’ Concerns

What you should know before protesting your appraisal (ROCKWALL, TX – May 12, 2016) Many Rockwall property owners have expressed surprise, concern and even anger since they received…

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Volunteers needed for Squabble Creek Trail Clean Up June 4

Volunteers needed for Squabble Creek Trail Clean Up June 4

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 25, 2016) Saturday, June 4 is ‪#‎NationalTrailsDay‬, and volunteers are needed to…

Living History exhibit connects Rockwall County’s past to present

Living History exhibit connects Rockwall County’s past to present

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 24, 2016) History sprung to life this weekend at Harry Myers…

Rockwall resident to pilot custom-built vintage car in world’s longest rally

Rockwall resident to pilot custom-built vintage car in world’s longest rally

GOING THE DISTANCE (ROCKWALL, TX — May 3, 2016) Local man Tim Taylor is taking…

Older Americans Day celebration Thursday to honor Rockwall County seniors

Older Americans Day celebration Thursday to honor Rockwall County seniors

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – May 23, 2016) The community is welcome as Meals on Wheels Senior…

Rockwall to host Memorial Concert May 27 featuring War Letters

Rockwall to host Memorial Concert May 27 featuring War Letters

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 17, 2016) The City of Rockwall will present a free, commemorative…

Rockwall County First Responders embrace Carry the Load’s vision for Memorial Day

Rockwall County First Responders embrace Carry the Load’s vision for Memorial Day

Remember, Honor, Celebrate (ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 23, 2016) Carry the Load is a national…

Splash out childhood cancer all summer long at Hawaiian Falls

Splash out childhood cancer all summer long at Hawaiian Falls

(ROCKWALL, TX—May 20, 2016) TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation and Hawaiian Falls are teaming up for…

Rockwall High Spring Swarm football game May 24

Rockwall High Spring Swarm football game May 24

Rockwall High School Football Team and Jacket Backers Booster Club team up with Rockwall County…

Y ROCK, Rockwall’s newest Sprint Triathlon, June 26

Y ROCK, Rockwall’s newest Sprint Triathlon, June 26

From beginner to advanced, the Y ROCK has something for everyone  (ROCKWALL, TX – May…

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Alyssa Catapano is Principal for the Day at Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary

Alyssa Catapano is Principal for the Day at Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 25, 2016) Alyssa Catapano served as the Principal for the Day at Doris Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary School today! She did a great job at…

Glow Dance Party at Amy Parks celebrates ‘Model School’ award

Glow Dance Party at Amy Parks celebrates ‘Model School’ award

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 25, 2016) For the third year in a row, Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School has been named a Great Expectations Model School!  APHE is one…

Royse City student named a runner-up in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Royse City student named a runner-up in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 24, 2016) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) recently announced Brooke Austin of Royse City High School as one of the runners-up in the 2016 Congressional…

Pioneer Day at Amy Parks Heath Elementary

Pioneer Day at Amy Parks Heath Elementary

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 23, 2016) Third graders at Amy Parks Heath Elementary School recently participated in Pioneer Day, a time when students bring history to life dressed…

Rockwall school groups raise funds for Child Advocacy Center

Rockwall school groups raise funds for Child Advocacy Center

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 20, 2016) Two area school groups recently conducted fundraising events benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County. Students in the Family, Career and…

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Editor's Notes

Letter from Editor-in-Chief

Letter from Editor-in-Chief

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 5, 2016) Over the years my family has celebrated Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed, a special dinner,…

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Reflecting on the journey from reporter to new role as editor (ROCKWALL, TX – May 5, 2016) This good news just…

May/June Edition hits mailboxes

May/June Edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (May 5, 2016) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to more…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Working Boys

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 6, 2016) Brennen, our 17 year old, scrambles through the house gathering cleaning supplies. “Can I borrow a vehicle? I have a boat…

Senior Moments by Karen Straughan

Senior Moments: From generation to generation

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 22, 2015) Hang up the stockings, decorate the tree and pour yourself a cup of cheer, for Christmas time is here! Our family…

Economic Development Insight, Rockwall EDC

Rockwall EDC celebrates 20 years

Economic Development Insight (ROCKWALL, TX – May 3, 2016) The Rockwall Economic Development Corporation is celebrating 20 years of bolstering the development, expansion and relocation of new…

Rockwall Chamber, President's Pen

Bringing business and community together

The President’s Pen (ROCKWALL, TX – May 3, 2016) Rockwall County is home to six cities, small to large, each with its own unique flavor and outstanding…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Wine Festival of the Age

May 15 is Pentecost Sunday (ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 9, 2016) How can God be in so many places at the same time, helping and guiding so…

Inspirations by John Adams

Big storm, big blessing

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 31, 2015) As the terrible tornado began to develop just a few days ago, it became evident that my family was in its…

Good Health

The Caregiver’s Season of Grief Takes a Village

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 20, 2016) I began this article some time ago only to put it down around the changing circumstances with my father-in-law.   I still…

Making Math Make Sense by Mathnasium

Finger Counters and Dot Counters and Foot Tappers, Oh My!

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 5, 2016) Picture this scenario. A teacher asks a classroom of students: “If you spend 70 cents, 80 cents, and 90 cents, how…