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‘State of the City’ luncheon provides outlook on economy, roadways

‘State of the City’ luncheon provides outlook on economy, roadways

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 21, 2017) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed a “State of the City” presentation by Mayor Jim Pruitt, City Manager Rick Crowley and…

Rep. Ratcliffe encourages constituents to supports enhancing services for veterans

Rep. Ratcliffe encourages constituents to supports enhancing services for veterans

(ROCKWALL, TX — Feb. 21, 2017) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) supported the passage of legislation last week to enhance services for veterans seeking assistance with compensation claims. The…

Leadership Rockwall announces project Title Sponsor, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

Leadership Rockwall announces project Title Sponsor, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb 21, 2017) Leadership Rockwall 2017 has committed to provide a state of the art technology lab for the students at the Boys & Girls…

Rockwall County Helping Hands to host Boutique Grand Opening

Rockwall County Helping Hands to host Boutique Grand Opening

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 20, 2017)  Rockwall County Helping Hands is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Boutique of Helping Hands. Join them in Building A…

Three local businesses team up to offer $100 discount

Three local businesses team up to offer $100 discount

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 19, 2017) Did you know that by the time most children attend kindergarten, they’ve watched 5,000 hours of television – enough time to earn…

Garrett Bothun files for Heath City Council, Place 6

Garrett Bothun files for Heath City Council, Place 6

(HEATH, TX – Feb. 19, 2017) Garrett Bothun of Heath filed Friday to run for Heath City Council, Place 6. Bothun is a Heath resident and owner of…

Patrick Short will not seek re-election on McLendon-Chisholm City Council

Patrick Short will not seek re-election on McLendon-Chisholm City Council

(MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TX – Feb. 19, 2017) Patrick Short announced at the McLendon-Chisholm City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, that he will not seek re-election for Place…

Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe designated as a Level III Trauma Facility

Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe designated as a Level III Trauma Facility

(ROWLETT, TX – Feb. 14, 2017) Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe has been designated as an Advanced (Level III) Trauma Facility by the Texas Department…

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates grand opening of Fate City Hall

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates grand opening of Fate City Hall

(FATE, TX – Feb. 7, 2017) The City of Fate was joined by the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, local dignitaries, citizens, the Miss May Vernon Elementary School…

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Rockwall County Open Space Alliance to host Sunset & Stars BBQ fundraiser

Rockwall County Open Space Alliance to host Sunset & Stars BBQ fundraiser

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 20, 2017) The Rockwall County Open Space Alliance will host its…

Royalty Dance Academy presents ‘Hansel and Gretel’

Royalty Dance Academy presents ‘Hansel and Gretel’

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 20, 2017) The young and talented student ballet dancers of the…

Historical Foundation free lecture series explores Rockwall’s 20th century transportation, roads

Historical Foundation free lecture series explores Rockwall’s 20th century transportation, roads

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 4, 2017) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation and Rockwall County Historical…

American Legion Post 117 of Rockwall to host annual birthday luncheon

American Legion Post 117 of Rockwall to host annual birthday luncheon

(ROCKWALL, TX — Feb. 9, 2017) The Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 extends an…

Public welcome as Young Professionals of Rockwall host Social to help Boys & Girls Club

Public welcome as Young Professionals of Rockwall host Social to help Boys & Girls Club

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 9, 2017) The public is welcome as the Young Professionals of…

Women In Need kicks off 2017 campaign with successful Chocolate Indulgence event

Women In Need kicks off 2017 campaign with successful Chocolate Indulgence event

(ROCKWALL, TX Feb. 7, 2017) Women In Need invited folks to indulge their valentines with…

Amy Parks-Heath Starlight Singers present Korean War-themed USO Show

Amy Parks-Heath Starlight Singers present Korean War-themed USO Show

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 7, 2017) The Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School Starlight Singers presented their…

Rockwall Rotary recognizes Student of Honor from Springer Elementary

Rockwall Rotary recognizes Student of Honor from Springer Elementary

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 2, 2017) The Rockwall Rotary Club recognized the Student of Honor…

Rockwall Community Playhouse presents ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’

Rockwall Community Playhouse presents ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’

(ROCKWALL, TX — Feb. 1, 2017) Rockwall Community Playhouse (located at 609 E. Rusk, just…

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Nebbie Williams Elementary holds ‘Teacher of the Year’ awards ceremony

Nebbie Williams Elementary holds ‘Teacher of the Year’ awards ceremony

(ROCKWALL, TX — Feb. 21, 2017) Nebbie Williams Elementary Staff recently celebrated their own with a special Teacher of the Year ceremony.  Staff members nominated a Teacher of…

RHS varsity boys and girls wrestling teams compete in 6-A championships

RHS varsity boys and girls wrestling teams compete in 6-A championships

(ROCKWALL, TX — Feb. 21, 2017) The Rockwall High School varsity boys and girls wrestling squads competed in the UIL Region II 6-A Wrestling Championships at Allen High…

New school hours for Garland ISD

New school hours for Garland ISD

(GARLAND ISD – Feb. 20, 2017) The 2017-18 school year will bring with it new school hours for Garland ISD. The district’s Board of Trustees approved next year’s…

Local elementary student awarded $1,000 Mathnasium scholarship

Local elementary student awarded $1,000 Mathnasium scholarship

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Feb. 13, 2017) Amy-Parks Heath Elementary School student Elise Harding was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Mathnasium of Rockwall-Heath, as part of the Mathnasium…

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More fun with ethics

More fun with ethics

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 17, 2017) I’m going to keep this ethics and morality train rolling for this week by presenting…

Pondering the ‘Trolley Dilemma’

Pondering the ‘Trolley Dilemma’

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 10, 2017) Many of you might recognize the following scenario – especially those of you who have…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

An Old-Fashioned Romance

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 11, 2017) The first time I met my father-in-law he shoveled wet concrete in his back yard. Back then he wasn’t my father-in-law,…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Auspicious Beginnings: When Faith and Love Converge

(ROCKWALL, HEATH, TX – Feb. 11, 2017) I’m still surprised I chose to attend the University of Arkansas. My parents didn’t like my far-away plan, especially when…

Economic Development Insight, Rockwall EDC

A Flourishing Future

Market demands of millennial generation will influence Rockwall’s dining, shopping and entertainment experience (ROCKWALL, TX — Dec. 19, 2016) The Rockwall Economic Development Corporation was created 20…

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Baylor Scott & White – Lake Pointe designated as a Level III Trauma Facility

(ROWLETT, TX – Feb. 14, 2017) Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe has been designated as an Advanced (Level III) Trauma Facility by the Texas…