Rockwall Noon Rotary inducts new members

Rockwall Noon Rotary inducts new members

The Rockwall Noon Rotary welcomed two new members to its club this afternoon, Erik Oistad and Brad Clark. Erik is a retired electrical engineer, and now spends his days operating the tow boat on Lake Ray Hubbard, a business he describes as “like an auto club, except on water.” Brad is the owner of ActionCOACH […]

Williams Middle School Robotics compete in first VEX competition of the year

Williams Middle School Robotics compete in first VEX competition of the year

Williams Middle School Robotics recently had two of their five teams compete at Cain Middle School in their first VEX competition of the year. Teams 1701E advanced to finals and finished in 7th place overall. “Many of these students are doing robotics for the first time,” said Laura Shine, Robotics sponsor. “I am very proud of […]

Utley Middle School student’s artwork advances to state contest

Utley Middle School student’s artwork advances to state contest

Isaac Fortner, an Utley Middle School student, recently had his artwork, The Tree Of Me, advance to state-level judging in the PTA Reflections Contest. Sixty thousand students participate in the program annually and less than three percent of those advance to Texas PTA. Final results will be announced on March 15 via the Texas PTA website. Submitted […]

Rowlett-based Men & Ladies of Honor organization moves into new headquarters

Rowlett-based Men & Ladies of Honor organization moves into new headquarters

Joining the ranks of such ministries as Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), I am Second, First Liberty, and Hope for The Heart, Rowlett based Men & Ladies of Honor move their global headquarters to the Hope Center. “We are excited about the collaborative opportunities that being in close proximity with other like-minded ministries provides,” says […]

Pickle Ball fun at Grace Hartman Elementary

Pickle Ball fun at Grace Hartman Elementary

Rockwall Pickle Ball enthusiasts recently visited Grace Hartman Elementary to teach the fundamentals of pickle ball to students. Several community members joined students in sharing the sport history and teaching ball and paddle handling. Students were able to practice hand-eye coordination, teamwork, volleying and game play. United States of America Pickle Ball Ambassador Francyne Jewett […]

Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School graders harvest and eat what they plant

Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School graders harvest and eat what they plant

Second graders at Amy Parks-Heath ES didn’t let a few sprinkles keep them from coming out to the garden and transplanting a variety of lettuce and cabbage. They listened carefully to Ms. Jane Bukowitz give her expertise on worms and their beneficial properties to the garden soil. Students filled the soil with worms in an […]

Manny’s Uptown Tex-Mex restaurant opens in Heath

Manny’s Uptown Tex-Mex restaurant opens in Heath

Residents of Heath recently welcomed a new Tex-Mex restaurant to the neighborhood. Manny’s Uptown Tex-Mex Restaurante held a grand opening for its new location adjacent to the Tom Thumb and Gianni’s Italian Bistro on Jan. 9. The restaurant was founded by Manuel “Manny” Rios, a retired Army veteran. The restaurant business has always been a […]

girlSTRONG: Rockwall YMCA program builds strength, confidence and character

girlSTRONG: Rockwall YMCA program builds strength, confidence and character

This spring, the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall will seek to help girls become strong in both mind, body and spirit with its girlSTRONG program. The brainchild of Rockwall YMCA Health and Wellness Director Diana Fulton, this empowering program invites girls ages 10-16 to eight weeks of fitness and healthy group discussions designed to build […]

City of Rockwall honors legacy of retiring Administrative Services Director Cheryl Dunlop

City of Rockwall honors legacy of retiring Administrative Services Director Cheryl Dunlop

Today, the City of Rockwall commemorated the retirement of a woman who has poured her heart and soul into the community. City officials and community members gathered at The Center in Rockwall to honor Cheryl Dunlop as she prepares to retire after more than 20 years of service to the City. Dunlop has been the […]

Shining Brighter in the New Year

Shining Brighter in the New Year

I heaved a sigh of relief as my husband, Jim, pulled a chunk of splintered wood from the palm of my hand. A small piece remained behind, and weeks later, though I couldn’t see it, the splinter still smarted if I touched the right spot. Jim’s own little splinter was more elusive. He’d rubbed one […]

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