Governor Abbott declares State of Disaster following violent protests

Governor Abbott declares State of Disaster following violent protests

(May 31, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today declared a State of Disaster for all Texas counties in the midst of violent protests that endanger public safety and threaten property loss and damage. Under this declaration, the Governor has the ability to designate federal agents to serve as Texas Peace Officers.”Every Texan and every American has […]

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (5/31/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (5/31/2020)

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – May 31, 2020) The Royse City Medical Lodge has directly reported to the county that two of their residents have tested positive after additional testing. Both residents are asymptomatic at this time. The RCOEM has not added the cases to the graphic because these cases have not yet gone through the DSHS confirmation […]

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (5/30/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (5/30/2020)

From the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management  (ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – May 30, 2020) We have received eight additional confirmed COVID-19 cases from DSHS. Seven cases are in Rockwall. One case is in Royse City. One person is less than 20. One person is in their 20’s. Two people are in their 30’s. One person […]

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Ryan Christian Blair, Rockwall-Heath High School

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Ryan Christian Blair, Rockwall-Heath High School

(ROCKWALL-HEATH, TX – May 30, 2020) Ryan Christian Blair is a 2020 senior graduating, June 10 from Rockwall Heath High School. He will be pursing a finance degree at Texas A&M University Mays Business School in the fall. While at Rockwall Heath, Ryan was co-captain of the golf team. He was involved with the student council […]

JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to open Monday, June 1

JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to open Monday, June 1

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 30, 2020) The JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, along with six other YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas branches, will welcome members back Monday, June 1 after closing their doors in March due to COVID-19. With counsel of medical experts and best practices from other YMCA’s around the country, a phased opening is […]

Rockwall County Library to open Monday with these safety guidelines

Rockwall County Library to open Monday with these safety guidelines

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 30, 2020) The Rockwall County Library will open its doors Monday, June 1 after “redecorating” to ensure patron and staff safety during the pandemic. Temporary hours will be Monday and Wednesday 10-6, Tuesday and Thursday 10-8, and Friday 10-5. This also means a temporary change in services. ⁠ “We understand these temporary […]

Statement from Rockwall Police Department regarding Minneapolis

Statement from Rockwall Police Department regarding Minneapolis

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 29, 2020) The Rockwall Police Department has a long history of community support, engagement and responsiveness. We seek out opportunities to improve how we police this great community, knowing that our authority to do so is granted by the very public we serve. We recognize that many in the community may want […]

Honoring Chief Terry Garrett for 14 years of service to the City of Heath

Honoring Chief Terry Garrett for 14 years of service to the City of Heath

(City of Heath, Texas, May 29, 2020) Last night the City of Heath and Department of Public Safety hosted a Drive-By Farewell Salute to honor DPS Chief Terry Garrett as he retires from the City after 14 years of service. The “parade” in Towne Center Park was led by the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Posse and […]

Rockwall ISD announces Phase One Reopening Plans

Rockwall ISD announces Phase One Reopening Plans

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 29, 2020) Today Rockwall ISD announced to end the emergency closure and begin a phase one reopening plan bringing employees back to work effective June 1. The District will continue operations to the extent possible under health and safety guidelines in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. Employees will continue to be […]

Rockwall County Library receives $28,000 donation from Friends of the Library

Rockwall County Library receives $28,000 donation from Friends of the Library

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 29, 2020) Friends of the Rockwall County Library donated a combined total of $28,000 to the Rockwall County Library and the Adult Literacy Center in May pf 2020.  The money was raised by Friends of the Library throughout the club year and will be used to support and enhance existing Library […]