It’s Never Too Late: Surprised by Love

It’s Never Too Late: Surprised by Love

He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. –Song of Solomon 2:4 Heart-shaped chocolate boxes abound for Valentine’s Day, and some can be found even in senior-living communities, though romantic couples are hard to find. But one residential center I have visited was abuzz for months over a pair […]

Rockwall County Commissioners Court recognizes retiring Indigent Health Care director

Rockwall County Commissioners Court recognizes retiring Indigent Health Care director

The Commissioners Court recognized retiring Rockwall County Indigent Health Care Director Donna Mussotter for her many years of dedicated service to the county. Mussotter has served in the county’s Indigent Health Care department for nearly 30 years. She became a director for the department in 2001. The department helps eligible low-income residents who don’t qualify […]

Rockwall County Commissioners Court honors post-9/11 veterans

Rockwall County Commissioners Court honors post-9/11 veterans

The Rockwall County Commissioners Court recognized the county’s post-9/11 veterans during its meeting on Jan. 28. Around 2,000 post-9/11 veterans reside within the county and continue to serve the community in all areas, including business, government and community service. The court joined Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 in honoring those veterans with a resolution […]

Dwight Walker announces election run for Rockwall County Commissioner Precinct 1

Dwight Walker announces election run for Rockwall County Commissioner Precinct 1

Captain Dwight Walker is a seventh generation Texan who descends from an original land grant family and still has roots that run deep in Texas.  He and his wife Jan moved to Dallas in the early seventies when he took a job as a police officer for the Dallas Police Department, rising quickly through the […]

‘Steel Magnolias’: Things you didn’t know about Robert Harling’s classic drama

‘Steel Magnolias’: Things you didn’t know about Robert Harling’s classic drama

Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” will return to the stage at Rockwall Community Playhouse on Jan. 31. This will be the fourth production of the adored story at RCP, and the fourth time for Darlene Singleton to direct the show. “Steel Magnolias” is set in Truvy’s beauty salon where all the ladies who are “anybody” come […]

Amy Parks Mariners spread joy and kindness

Amy Parks Mariners spread joy and kindness

The Amy Parks Mariners set out to spread joy and kindness throughout their school and community during the month of December.  Students were spotted all month long engaging in acts of kindness! Each time a student was caught showing kindness, they were recognized by getting to choose an ornament to hang on their campus Kindness […]

Former Shannon Elementary student builds lost and found cart for school

Former Shannon Elementary student builds lost and found cart for school

Utley Middle School student Brooke Krantz recently built a lost and found cart for her former school, Shannon Elementary, to earn her Girl Scouts Silver Award. Brooke found a need for a moveable lost and found cart that was sturdy and would be able to store large amounts of coats. This would help the whole […]

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 […]