Community invited to retirement party honoring Rockwall children’s librarian, Doreen Miller

Community invited to retirement party honoring Rockwall children’s librarian, Doreen Miller

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 4, 2022) The community is invited to a celebration honoring beloved Rockwall County Library Children’s Librarian Doreen Miller, who is retiring after nearly 25 years of service. “With countless books shelved and a truly remarkable number of story times conducted, we know Mrs. Miller is looking forward to all the free time […]

Rowlett Citizens Corps Council to offer two-day Community Emergency Response Team training

Rowlett Citizens Corps Council to offer two-day Community Emergency Response Team training

ROWLETT, TX (July 30, 2022) The Rowlett Citizen Corps Council will sponsor a two-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class on Saturday, August 6 & 13, 2022, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each of those days. Both days are required.  During a natural or man-made disaster, CERT teams assist Public Safety teams in doing damage […]

City of Rockwall continues water flushing program during drought – BUT WHAT IS IT?

City of Rockwall continues water flushing program during drought – BUT WHAT IS IT?

ROCKWALL, TX (July 28, 2022) – While the City of Rockwall’s water provider, North Texas Municipal Water District, has been asking residents to conserve water during this extended drought, questions have arisen about the flushing they’ve seen in the meantime. When people see city employees opening fire hydrants and allowing gallons of water to run […]

Rockwall YMCA Teacher Prayer Breakfast focuses on faith, mental health and well-being of educators

Rockwall YMCA Teacher Prayer Breakfast focuses on faith, mental health and well-being of educators

ROCKWALL, TX (July 27, 2022) During this morning’s Teacher Prayer Breakfast hosted by the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, Rockwall ISD Behavior Specialist Lauren Atkins Bovie addressed some of the challenges educators face and offered tips for teachers to help preserve their mental health. By sharing her personal struggles and faith in God, she emphasized […]

Rockwall reminds residents to continue conserving water

Rockwall reminds residents to continue conserving water

ROCKWALL, TX (July 27, 2022) – While residents’ ongoing water conservation efforts have been successful in decreasing consumption in the past few weeks, the City of Rockwall reminds residents we need to continue to be frugal with water usage. Temperatures continue to be in the triple digits, and there has been no significant rain to […]

Local teen brings home title of National Junior Miss Agriculture USA Queen to Texas

Local teen brings home title of National Junior Miss Agriculture USA Queen to Texas

HUNT COUNTY, TX (July 25, 2022) Kayson McAfee of Caddo Mills, Texas was recently named the 2022 National Junior Miss Agriculture USA Queen. Miss Agriculture USA is a national nonprofit organization that focuses on positively promoting agriculture featuring queens of all ages that promote, celebrate, and educate about all the diverse aspects of agriculture. Kayson […]

Rockwall County celebrates Marine veteran’s 99th birthday

Rockwall County celebrates Marine veteran’s 99th birthday

ROCKWALL, TX (July 22, 2022) Over 60 members strong, CWO2 (Chief Warrant Officer 2) James W. Randolph Detachment 1465, Marine Corps League, gathered recently to celebrate one of its own – Rockwall resident Donald Van Handel. Don will turn 99 this Saturday, July 23. Don’s daughter and son-in-law brought him to the Veterans Resource Outreach […]

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Digging Quietude

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Digging Quietude

ROCKWALL, TX (July 19, 2022) I wandered into the garden this morning to sit with my blank pages, not knowing what I might write.  It took moments for the words to come. Please bear with me through another garden column.  I try not to write about the garden incessantly, but this time of year (ok, […]

Texas Game Wardens wrap up another busy July Fourth Weekend of statewide enforcement

Texas Game Wardens wrap up another busy July Fourth Weekend of statewide enforcement

AUSTIN— As Texans hit the waterways across the state to recognize July Fourth, Texas Game Wardens were out in force to ensure everyone stayed safe on the water. “Texas Game Wardens partnered with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country for Operation Dry Water to focus on impacts of alcohol on boaters during high-traffic […]

City of Rockwall reminds residents to follow water ordinance and use less water

City of Rockwall reminds residents to follow water ordinance and use less water

ROCKWALL, TX (July 12, 2022) Homeowners in Rockwall are watering their lawns at record levels, and the City of Rockwall reminds residents about the water conservation plan ordinance still in effect. Already, usage levels are higher than normal for this time of year, when comparing the last few years. As the temperatures continue to rise, […]

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