Heath JV Starsteppers excel in state, national competitions

Heath JV Starsteppers excel in state, national competitions

(HEATH, TX — March 23, 2016) Rockwall-Heath Starsteppers JV Officers brought home many awards from a state competition in February and in the Denton National Champions this past weekend.  In the state competition on Feb. 20, the Heath Starsteppers JV officers earned a number of awards, including Texas State Champion JV Officers, Texas State Super Sweepstakes, Texas State […]

American Legion Post 117 announces leadership symposium

American Legion Post 117 announces leadership symposium

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 13, 2016) Rockwall’s American Legion, Terry Fisher Post 117, will hold the 2016 Terry Fisher Leadership Symposium in collaboration with Patriot PAWS on Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Patriot PAWS facility (254 Ranch Trl). The goal of the symposium is to bring together veterans and up to […]

Homebound seniors receive meals from local ‘champions’

Homebound seniors receive meals from local ‘champions’

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 23, 2016) For its annual month-long March for Meals campaign, Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County (MOWSS)  has been in full swing this month raising awareness on senior hunger and recruiting new volunteers for MOWSS programs throughout the country . The week of March 20-26 marks Community Champions Week […]

Grant brings educational Minecraft to Springer Elementary

Grant brings educational Minecraft to Springer Elementary

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 18, 2016) Springer Elementary teachers received a grant titled “MinecraftEdu:  Virtual World Meets Reality” for students to connect past and present world civilizations while creating a virtual civilization through Minecraft specifically designed for classroom instruction.  Sixth grade students will initiate the process and then mentor lower grade levels, impacting the entire campus […]

Ratcliffe introduces bill to curb power of federal bureaucrats

Ratcliffe introduces bill to curb power of federal bureaucrats

(WASHINGTON – March 22, 2016) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) recently introduced legislation to rein in the power of federal administrative agencies and to ensure that unelected bureaucrats don’t have the ability to effectively create laws. The Separation of Powers Restoration Act (SOPRA) of 2016 (H.R. 4768), seeks to reduce the accumulation of power attained by regulatory agencies […]

Cullins Elementary students excel in local poster competition

Cullins Elementary students excel in local poster competition

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 22, 2016) Fifth grade students at Doris Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary received awards with their amazing poster designs for the local Sons of the American Revolution poster contest. Fifth grade social studies teacher Gayle Kidd has been teaching the students about the American Revolution. For the contest, students had to design a […]

Rockwall students named winners at A&M competition

Rockwall students named winners at A&M competition

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 22, 2016) Two up and coming young Rockwall pianists were selected as winners of their respective divisions at the recent Texas A&M Commerce Sonata-Sonatina Competition.  The event was held Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the concert hall of the university.  Over 80 young pianists competed in 15 divisions of required repertoire.  […]

Amy Parks robotics squad advances to Vex IQ Worlds

Amy Parks robotics squad advances to Vex IQ Worlds

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 22, 2016) The Amy Parks Heath Elementary Robo Rascals Robotics team qualified for the Vex IQ Worlds competition by placing in the top 30 robotics squads from around the world with their programming and skills scores. Thanks to fantastic teamwork and the help from some great mentors and coaches, the first-year […]

Rockwall-Heath student crowned Miss Rockwall’s Outstanding Teen 2016

Rockwall-Heath student crowned Miss Rockwall’s Outstanding Teen 2016

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 22, 2016) Emma Oleksinski, a Rockwall-Heath High School sophomore, was crowned Miss Rockwall’s Outstanding Teen 2016 at the Miss South Central Texas pageant. The title is part of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Foundation. Emma will be moving on to the Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen pageant, which takes place in […]

Meals on Wheels holds annual Gardening Tea Luncheon

Meals on Wheels holds annual Gardening Tea Luncheon

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 18, 2016) Attendees of the 3rd Annual Meals On Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County (MOWSS) Gardening Tea Luncheon on Thursday, March 18, learned some interesting facts about the second most popular beverage in the world – tea. MOWSS welcomed Sterling Tea Gallery owner Brenda Meyers as the keynote speaker for […]