During ‘Week of Giving,’ Atmos Energy employees pledge $875,000 to United Way, No Kid Hungry & Salvation Army

During ‘Week of Giving,’ Atmos Energy employees pledge $875,000 to United Way, No Kid Hungry & Salvation Army

Doubling the financial impact for these essential organizations, Atmos Energy will match all employee donations Garland, Texas – Sept. 21, 2020 – Atmos Energy employees take enormous pride in their commitment to fuel safe and thriving communities, and during the company’s annual Week of Giving campaign held Sept. 14 through Sept. 18, employees across the enterprise pledged more than $875,000 in […]

Jude Wilkerson, 13, builds benches at Rockwall’s historical museum for Eagle Scout project

Jude Wilkerson, 13, builds benches at Rockwall’s historical museum for Eagle Scout project

    ROCKWALL, TX (September 21, 2020) Thirteen-year-old Jude Wilkerson of Rockwall, a home schooler who serves as a bugler and instructor for Boy Scout Troop 690, spent this past weekend building portable benches at the Rockwall County Historical Foundation museum for his Eagle Scout project.   Assisted by troop members, Jude made seven benches […]

Rockwall community shows overwhelming support for 3-year-old with Leukemia

Rockwall community shows overwhelming support for 3-year-old with Leukemia

ROCKWALL, TX – September 18, 2020 — When Laura and Nathan Tate of Rockwall arrived on vacation in early August, their 3-year-old son Cameron became lethargic and unable to walk. After rushing him to the ER, his diagnosis was confirmed: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). After more than a month’s worth of chemotherapy at John Hopkins […]

Project Sparkle shines bright for frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19

Project Sparkle shines bright for frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19

ROCKWALL, TX – September 17, 2020 — During these dark times of pandemic, Rockwall entrepreneur Christy Goodman and her team at Park Lane Jewelry are looking to shine a light on frontline healthcare workers with Project Sparkle. The kindness campaign delivers beautiful Sparkle Boxes filled with jewelry and appreciation notes to those overstressed, overworked healthcare […]

Chalk It Up 4 Kids: sidewalk art contest underway in Rockwall County

Chalk It Up 4 Kids: sidewalk art contest underway in Rockwall County

ROCKWALL, TX (September 15, 2020) The Chalk It Up 4 Kids Sidewalk Art Contest is underway in Rockwall County, designed to engage kids, adults, and local businesses while helping to raise awareness about the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County. To enter, simply create a work of art in your driveway or sidewalk with chalk, and incorporate […]

City of Fate to host blood drives in celebration of 120th anniversary

City of Fate to host blood drives in celebration of 120th anniversary

Carter BloodCare seeks donors, pandemic likely to limit high school drives FATE, Texas (September 14, 2020) – Carter BloodCare usually collects 20 to 25 percent of its annual blood supply at high school blood drives. That was true before the coronavirus pandemic occurred. Last March, hundreds of blood drives canceled when a shelter-in-place directive closed […]

Rockwall business hosts Texas’ largest Thin Blue Line flag

Rockwall business hosts Texas’ largest Thin Blue Line flag

ROCKWALL, TX (September 14, 2020) Ekin Nutrition raised the area’s largest Back the Blue; Thin Blue Line flag today in front of their store on Interstate 30 in Rockwall. Erected four years ago, the 50’ American aluminum pole was designed to hold flags such as the Texas flag or that of our nation. But today […]

Virtual Duck Pluck: 2020’s answer to the Rockwall’s Rubber Duck Regatta

Virtual Duck Pluck: 2020’s answer to the Rockwall’s Rubber Duck Regatta

ROCKWALL, TX (September 11, 2020) Hey there, duckies! COVID-19 got you down? Here’s how you, your family and friends can make a splash at the #QuackyQuarantine Virtual Duck Pluck, brought to you by the Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta. DUCK DEETS The Virtual Duck Pluck, presented by Southwest Kia-Rockwall, is 2020 duck season’s answer to celebrating […]

Tips and tools available for family caregivers through Rockwall County Meals on Wheels

Tips and tools available for family caregivers through Rockwall County Meals on Wheels

ROCKWALL, TX (September 10, 2020) Meals on Wheels Senior Services offers a range of information and educational materials of tips and tools for family caregivers, plus information on agencies and organizations that provide caregiver support. Contacting MOWSS is the first step towards seeking support and maintaining a healthy balance between the caregivers own self-sufficiency and […]

Donations requested for Rockwall High Interact Club’s Shoe Drive

Donations requested for Rockwall High Interact Club’s Shoe Drive

ROCKWALL, TX (September 4, 2020) Rockwall High School Interact Club is hosting a SHOE DRIVE; they are collecting gently used shoes for third world countries through Funds2orgs and Plano Douglas Community, partnering with Rotary District 5810 Interact. Donation boxes are set up at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, 697 E. Interstate 30 in Rockwall, […]