Reduced adoption fees during Empty the Shelter Day, Feb. 18

(Rowlett) The City of Rowlett Animal Shelter and Friends of Rowlett Animals would like to invite you to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. In their efforts to reduce the homeless pet population, they are hosting an “Empty the Shelter” Adoptathon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Rowlett […]

Join CHICS for Happy Hour, support Family Place

Join CHICS for Happy Hour, support Family Place

CHICS Charity,  a group of local ladies who have come together to raise money in support of The Family Place, will host their first Happy Hour of the New Year at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at Denim and Diamonds, 17727 Addison Road, Dallas, 75287. A $5 donation is requested. All Happy Hour proceeds benefit The Family Place. Wear […]

Mayoral proclamation recognizes Rockwall Rotary Mentoring, names National Mentoring Day

Mayoral proclamation recognizes Rockwall Rotary Mentoring, names National Mentoring Day

‘First a Reader, then a Leader’ In a recent meeting of the Rockwall Rotary Club, Mayor David Sweet presented Barbara Allan, Chairman of Rockwall Rotary Mentoring, with a proclamation declaring Jan. 26 “National Mentoring Day.” The proclamation encouraged all citizens to applaud Rockwall Rotarians, the Rockwall ISD and community-wide mentors who graciously give of their […]

Carolyn Duckworth: promoting historic preservation, patriotism

Blue Ribbon News ‘Good People’ shines spotlight on local leader Meet Carolyn Cooksey Duckworth, a Rockwall resident since 1972, who serves as Regent of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Rock Wall Chapter. Carolyn is third generation member of NSDAR, a member since 1967.  Her continued leadership helps to promote DAR’s mission of […]

Friday Study Club hosts annual business meeting

Friday Study Club hosts annual business meeting

The Friday Study Club, organized in 1919 and recognized as Rockwall’s oldest women’s club, recently met for its annual business meeting at the home of JoAnn Loftis (left). Co-hostesses pictured are (from left) Carolyn Cullins and Nita Walker. The Friday Study Club actively supports Terrell State Hospital and the Rockwall County Library. Submitted by Carolyn […]

Rockwall Breakfast Rotary to host all-you-can-eat breakfast at Applebee’s

(ROCKWALL-January 12, 2013) The Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 19 at Applebee’s in Rockwall. Tickets are $8. Proceeds benefit local organizations of Rockwall County. For more information, please contact Trenton Cornehl at or 806-441-7999. To submit your good news and events, email .

Friday Study Club meets for gift exchange

The monthly meeting of the Friday Study Club was held at the home of Jinksie Patton, with Carolyn Duckworth and Martha Baker serving as co-hostesses. The meeting featured the club’s annual gift exchange.  The Friday Study Club, founded in 1919, is the oldest organization in Rockwall and actively supports Terrell State Hospital and the county library. From left […]

Rowlett Rotary earns recognition from Chamber

Rowlett Rotary earns recognition from Chamber

The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce recently named the Rotary Club of Rowlett as the Business/Organization of the Month for December 2011. Leon Dudley, Brad Daniels, Paul Atwood, Scott Brittell, Dale Raspberry and Micky Shaw were on hand to graciously accept the award on Dec. 14. Criteria for earning this award includes modeling high ethical standards, practicing exemplary customer […]

Rotary’s community-wide drive nets two tons of food for Rockwall County’s hungry

Rotary’s community-wide drive nets two tons of food for Rockwall County’s hungry

Rotarians to host luncheon recognizing Heath fire station’s collection efforts “Joining Hands to Help Others” was the 2011 Rockwall Rotary Club’s theme for its recent community-wide food drive benefiting the Helping Hands food pantry. Each year, Helping Hands distributes thousands of bags of groceries to individuals and families in need across Rockwall County. The need […]

‘Queens and other Lovers’ topic at Friday Study Club

(Rockwall) The November meeting of the Friday Study Club met in the home of Ruth Willis, with Nancy Hill and Carolyn Francisco serving as co-hostesses.  Club members contributed items for the Terrell State Hospital as a part of their ongoing support of the facility and its programs. Sharon Shannon, member of the Friday Study Club, […]