Texas Game Wardens bite down on shark finning offenders in Houston, Dallas

 Texas Game Wardens bite down on shark finning offenders in Houston, Dallas

AUSTIN— Texas Game Wardens are filing several Class B misdemeanor charges on 10 restaurants and markets in the Houston and Dallas area for selling shark fins and shark fin products.   “Protecting the many shark species residing and migrating through the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the illegally trafficked sharks from around the world, […]

Rowlett Police SWAT Team assists in arrest in Texas A&M double homicide

Rowlett Police SWAT Team assists in arrest in Texas A&M double homicide

Suspect Arrested in Texas A & M University Commerce Double Homicide ROWLETT, TX – Today at about 3:15 p.m., the Rowlett Police Department SWAT Team assisted Texas DPS and the Texas Rangers in executing a search and arrest warrant for 21 year old Jacques Dshawn Smith at his residence located in the 8300 blk of […]

Valerie Bodart announces run for Mayor of McLendon-Chisholm

Valerie Bodart announces run for Mayor of McLendon-Chisholm

  Valerie Bodart released this statement announcing her run for Mayor of the City of McLendon-Chisholm: “Hello, my name is Valerie Bodart and I’m running for Mayor of the city of McLendon-Chisholm. My family moved to Rockwall County in 2007 and to McLendon-Chisholm in 2014. I am originally from Oklahoma, so I am very comfortable […]

Texas Health Hospital Rockwall earns top quality rating

Texas Health Hospital Rockwall earns top quality rating

(ROCKWALL, TX) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2020, ranking Texas Health Hospital Rockwall among the top ten percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals reviewed nationwide. Within the United States, only 407 hospitals earned the maximum 5-star rating that Texas Health Rockwall achieved, […]

Local businesses honored, winners named at Rockwall Chamber’s 2019 Game Changers Awards

Local businesses honored, winners named at Rockwall Chamber’s 2019 Game Changers Awards

CONGRATS to tonight’s BIG WINNERS at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce “Game Changers” Awards! A record 630 Chamber partners packed the Hilton as local businesses were honored at the 90s-themed event presented by Lakeside Bank. Stay tuned as we continue to update the photo gallery! WINNERS ARE: Excellence in Community Involvement – Texas Health […]

Good Brew: Taking on a CAN-do attitude

Good Brew: Taking on a CAN-do attitude

For a long time, bottles have dominated the beer industry, craft or otherwise. Increasingly however, cans have encroached on bottles’ territory, becoming more and more common as the preferred choice of breweries across the U.S. and to a a lesser extent, Europe. Some people take issue with this, often associating cans with cheaper, lower quality, […]

Rockwall County Primary Election early voting locations, hours

Rockwall County Primary Election early voting locations, hours

Early voting for the 2020 Rockwall County Primary Election will be February 18 through February 28. See early voting locations below. Election Day is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. See election day locations and hours, also below. For more information, visit rockwallvotes.com, which includes a link to the candidates listing and sample ballot […]

Tru by Hilton celebrates groundbreaking in Rockwall

Tru by Hilton celebrates groundbreaking in Rockwall

  Tru by Hilton in Rockwall, TX celebrated its official groundbreaking on Thursday, January 30. The hotel is situated on a bluff with views of Lake Hubbard, and offers convenient access to the Harbor District of shops, restaurants and a movie theatre. Co-owner Bill Margaritis and Mark Ricketts, President and COO of McNeill Hotel Company, […]

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 […]