Hartman Elementary teacher named Barnes and Noble national winner

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 11, 2015) In celebration of spring Educator Appreciation Days, educators from across the United States were given the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes to win a Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom Classroom Experience from Barnes and Noble. Out of over 640 Barnes and Noble stores nationwide, Amber Swindle, a third grade teacher at Grace Hartman Elementary, […]

Rockwall Urgent Care sponsors food drive to support Helping Hands

Athletic physicals discounted with donations to Food Pantry (Rockwall,TX- August 6, 2015)—Rockwall Urgent Care patients who donate 3 cans of food to the Helping Hands Food Pantry will receive $10 off their athletic physical during the month of August. The reduced price for sports and camp physicals will be only $15, not the usual $25. […]

Meet Grover, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 10, 2015) Grover is a happy boy who wants to stick by your side and be your best friend forever. He’s in the process of trying out a new look. It’s called the “Bald Back End”. He is so cute and happy that you won’t even notice it, but due to some irritating fleas, Grover lost some […]

First Baptist Church-Rockwall to offer ESL classes

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 7, 2015) Volunteers from First Baptist Church-Rockwall recently celebrated the conclusion of their first year in the English as a Second Language (ESL) outreach program. Because of the program’s success, classes will be offered to adults beginning September 1, 2015. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced ESL classes will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 […]

Free Caregiver Conference hosted by Meals on Wheels

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – August 6, 2015) Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County will host its 5th Annual Caregiver Conference on Friday, October 9 at the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellowjacket Lane. Sponsored by MidSouthBank, this FREE conference will provide resources and education for older adults, family members, friends, and others who […]

GHS Math Competition Team takes first in five categories

GARLAND,TX. (August 6, 2015) Taking a break from summer, several Garland ISD students brushed up on their skills at the Texas Tech University Summer Math & Science Camp July 14-18. Garland High School’s Math Competition Team experienced college life, attended classes and ended the week long event claiming titles against approximately 180 competitors from 40 schools […]

GISD prepares incoming seniors for higher learning

GARLAND,TX (August 6, 2015) More than 100 incoming seniors recently had the opportunity to jump-start their journey to higher education. Taking advantage of Garland ISD’s free college prep program, Destination 2016, the determined high schoolers explored college majors, tackled entrance exams and navigated the admissions process during the six-day course. “I feel that this year […]

Texas Retina Associates to open office in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL,TX- August 5, 2015) Texas Retina Associates will open an office at 2380 S. Goliad Street, Suite 120 in Rockwall on Wednesday, August 19. Designed to enhance access to care, the Rockwell office will be staffed by vitreoretinal specialists Deborah Y. Chong, MD, and Ashkan M. Abbey, MD. Dr. Chong will begin seeing patients on […]

Leadership Rockwall accepting aplications through Aug 10

(ROCKWALL,TX- August 5, 2015) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications through Monday, August 10 for Leadership Rockwall Class of 2015-2016. Leadership Rockwall is a professional business program of the Rockwall Chamber of Commerce. Each year the Leadership Rockwall class must complete a community service project that benefits a non-profit organization, city, or […]

Hawaiian Falls gives special needs families exclusive access to the water parks

DALLAS, TX.  (August 5, 2015) Hawaiian Falls hosted Champions Day at all five of its North Texas water parks for children and adults with special needs or medical issues. The “Champions” (individuals with special needs) were admitted free. Family members and caregiver were offered discounted tickets. Lisa Kirkwood of The Colony commented that her special […]