Christmas tree pick-up in Wylie

(Wylie) Residents may place their tree curbside at the front of their home by 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 or 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 for pick-p. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, stands, etc.  For more information, call CWD at 972-392-9300. To submit your news and events, email

Bus drivers needed at Wylie ISD

The Wylie ISD Transportation Department is accepting applications for bus drivers. Interested individuals may click here to complete an application or contact Ed Ostrander at 972-429-2305. Commercial Drivers Licenses are preferred, but the department will train qualified applicants for CDLs. To submit your news and events, email  

Christmas tree round-up in Irving

Trees will be collected as a regular part of Irving’s weekly brush/bulky waste pick-up from Tuesday, Dec. 27 through Monday, Jan. 9. Weekly brush/bulky waste collection is offered the same day as curbside recycling. Christmas trees will also be accepted at the following locations from Monday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 8: Cottonwood Park,4 051 […]

Painting, drawing classes for budding artists

ArtVentures Studio, located at 507 N. Goliad in Rockwall, is offering several art classes for young students in January. A limited number of spaces are still available in the following classes: Just Paint It!   Saturdays Cost $ 170 Ages 7-11 Jan. 7 -Feb. 25, 10-11 a.m. A wonderful experience for children who love to paint!   […]

Volunteers needed for Teen Court

The Irving Teen Court is seeking volunteers to serve as prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, bailiffs or clerks for Class C misdemeanor cases. Volunteers must be between the ages of 14 and 17 (or older if enrolled in high school). Adults who are interested in working with youth also are invited to participate in the program. […]

MLK observance at Irving Arts Center

(Irving) The City of Irving will host a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Admission is free. For more information, call 972-721-2501. To submit your news and events, email

Free 2012 Eco-Calendar for Irving residents

(Irving) Free copies of the city of Irving’s 2012 Eco-Calendar are available to residents at City Hall and at all public library locations. It also can be found on the city website. The calendar features a different environmental topic each month—providing readers with tips on how to be better stewards of the planet. The publication includes […]

Accordian player entertains Rockwall Area Retired Teachers

Accordian player entertains Rockwall Area Retired Teachers

Next up: ‘Texas Shorty’   The Rockwall Area Retired Teachers Association got into the Christmas spirit with accordionist Matt Tolentino playing songs of the season at RARTA’s December meeting.   Hostesses for the meeting were (pictured, from left) Mary Jackson, Georgia Lee, Nora Myres and Deanna Parks. Not pictured: Patsy Fleetwood.   There will be […]

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 […]

Rockwall Habitat welcomes new board members

Rockwall Area Habitat for Humanity recently announced changes in its all-volunteer board. President Wendy Buford reported that “while we will be sorry to lose Construction Director, Greg Caffarel, Family Selection Director Jim Burzinski, Treasurer Scott Christensen, Architectural Director Bob Shaw, and Secretary Mary Alice Caffarel, we are grateful for their years of service without which we would […]