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Ribbon cutting welcomes Diamond & Daisy to Rockwall

Ribbon cutting welcomes Diamond & Daisy to Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 23, 2016) Diamond and Daisy was joined by the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and guests representing the local business community to commemorate the…

‘Beat the Bloodsuckers’ with Mosquito Joe and the Dallas Red Cross

‘Beat the Bloodsuckers’ with Mosquito Joe and the Dallas Red Cross

(June 24, 2016) In honor of Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 26-July 2, Mosquito Joe of Garland-Rockwall is teaming up with the Dallas Red Cross to “Beat the…

Rockwall Chamber recognized for media and communications excellence

Rockwall Chamber recognized for media and communications excellence

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 24, 2016) Local Chambers from across the state of Texas gathered Monday, June 20, 2016 for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) Annual Excellence…

UPDATE: Bayside development

UPDATE: Bayside development

(ROWLETT, TX – June 20, 2016) Bayside Land Partners’ 260-acre development bringing a crystal lagoon to the former Elgin Robertson Park at Dalrock will soon begin to take…

Sweet, Magness provide updates on Rockwall road projects with State of the County address

Sweet, Magness provide updates on Rockwall road projects with State of the County address

(ROCKWALL, TX—June 22, 2016) As Rockwall continues to see steady growth and urbanization, some impactful yet necessary changes are in store for the county’s public transportation and road…

Rockwall Economic Development Insights: Home-grown talent is the best asset for employers

Rockwall Economic Development Insights: Home-grown talent is the best asset for employers

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 23, 2016) Education is a great investment for our cities, our state and our nation – an investment that produces benefits for taxpayers, for…

Royse City Chamber welcomes new members and musical fun at June luncheon

Royse City Chamber welcomes new members and musical fun at June luncheon

(ROYSE CITY, TX—June 22, 2016) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce met Tuesday, June 21 to recognize new members and announce future plans. Chamber Executive Director Julia Bryant…

Rep. Ratcliffe votes to strengthen support for military in combating terrorist threats

Rep. Ratcliffe votes to strengthen support for military in combating terrorist threats

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 21, 2016) In the wake of the terror attack in Orlando, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted last week to strengthen the military’s ability to…

Good Times

Veterans invited to ride in special float at Heath’s July 4th parade

Veterans invited to ride in special float at Heath’s July 4th parade

(HEATH, TX — June 27, 2016) For a patriotic hometown American experience, join the festivities…

Rockwall YMCA holds successful first Y ROCK Sprint Triathlon

Rockwall YMCA holds successful first Y ROCK Sprint Triathlon

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 27, 2016) Over 100 triathletes of all skill levels took part…

Local Fourth of July parades, fireworks and festivities

Local Fourth of July parades, fireworks and festivities

Celebrating Independence Day 2016 FRIDAY, JULY 1 Royse City | Celebrating Freedom Royse City’s Celebrating…

Firefighters Ball to benefit boy injured in boating accident

Firefighters Ball to benefit boy injured in boating accident

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 21, 2016) A night of fundraising, dinner and dancing awaits North…

Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera David Gaschen to perform in Rockwall

Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera David Gaschen to perform in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 22, 2016) The famous former Broadway star of Phantom of the…

Racing to support college scholarships

Racing to support college scholarships

(ROYSE CITY, TX — June 20, 2016) The race was on at the Dallas Karting…

Hawaiian Falls to host Champions Day for special needs families June 18, August 13

Hawaiian Falls to host Champions Day for special needs families June 18, August 13

(GARLAND, TX — June 15, 2016) Hawaiian Falls will host Champions Day June 18 and…

City of Rowlett hosting “Fireworks on Main” July 4

City of Rowlett hosting “Fireworks on Main” July 4

(ROWLETT, TX — June 14, 2016) Friends and neighbors are invited for “Fireworks on Main”…

Rockwall County DA receives prestigious Ruby Award, accepts check for Children’s Advocacy Center

Rockwall County DA receives prestigious Ruby Award, accepts check for Children’s Advocacy Center

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 10, 2016) Soroptimist International of Rockwall presented Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda…

PHOTO & VIDEO: Rockwall Country Fair 2016

PHOTO & VIDEO: Rockwall Country Fair 2016

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 7, 2016) The 2016 Rockwall Country Fair held on Saturday, June…

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When math anxiety spreads like a virus

When math anxiety spreads like a virus

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – June 28, 2016) Math anxiety is a phenomenon that math teachers everywhere observe daily all across the nation.   We see anxiety almost every time a…

Rockwall Library’s Teen Read 2016 offering fun and educational events this summer

Rockwall Library’s Teen Read 2016 offering fun and educational events this summer

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 24, 2016) The Rockwall County Library’s summer reading program is in full swing with several exciting upcoming events. Participating students can attend any one…

Mathnasium partners with National PTA on STEM Initiative

Mathnasium partners with National PTA on STEM Initiative

 Mathnasium of Rockwall-Heath is one of 680 Mathnasium locations nationwide slated to put the “M” in STEM   (ROCKWALL, TX—June 20, 2016) Mathnasium Learning Centers is proud to…

Thirteen Rockwall-Heath football seniors awarded memorial scholarships

Thirteen Rockwall-Heath football seniors awarded memorial scholarships

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – June 16, 2016) The Hawk Huddle football boosters, Heath Hawks Community Athletics (HHCA) and the Moran family awarded scholarships from the Ethan Moran Memorial Scholarship Fund…

Rockwall High School senior receives scholarship from Soroptimist club

Rockwall High School senior receives scholarship from Soroptimist club

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 15, 2016) Soroptimist International of Rockwall recently presented Rockwall High School senior Jena Alstatt a $2,000 Susan Faulkner Memorial Scholarship. Jena is a graduating…

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Editor's Notes

Summer Edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall and Heath

Summer Edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall and Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (June 21, 2016) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to more…

Beach time, magical adventures will make upcoming birthday trip the best ever

Beach time, magical adventures will make upcoming birthday trip the best ever

This good news just in: I will be celebrating my 28th birthday by planting myself on the white sand beach in…

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,…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Camping! Two Nights?

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 18, 2016) Last year, my daughter’s inaugural camping trip had been cut short by storms and a tent that functioned like a sieve.…

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 Economic Development Insights: Home-grown talent is the best asset for employers

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 23, 2016) Education is a great investment for our cities, our state and our nation – an investment that produces benefits for taxpayers,…

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

Marriage—Something to Celebrate

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – June 24, 2016) How should we celebrate? I’ve been chewing on this thought in view of our 40th wedding anniversary, which seems to call…

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

More Grace in Rockwall County

Charitable Grace Clinic prepares to expand (ROCKWALL, TX – June 21, 2016) Alonzo lives with congestive heart failure but without insurance. The Rockwall man wears a defibrillator…

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…