Brookdale at Summer Ridge prepares to celebrate resident’s 105th birthday

Brookdale at Summer Ridge prepares to celebrate resident’s 105th birthday

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 26, 2022) Born October 28, 1917, Joyce Alene Preskitt Ruminer will be celebrated this Friday at Brookdale at Summer Ridge, the retirement and assisted living community where she resides. Senator Bob Hall is preparing a proclamation in her honor, and there will be birthday cake, balloons, and plenty of fanfare for this […]

Rockwall County gains two new U.S. citizens

Rockwall County gains two new U.S. citizens

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 26, 2022) Gianni Fontanot, and his wife, Carlet Zarraga-Fontanot of Rockwall, originally from Mexico and Venezuela, recently became U.S. citizens. Gianni visited the U.S. 30 years ago on a work-related assignment. After learning more about the country, the heroes, the struggles, and the seeking of justice for all, he dreamed of becoming […]

Memorial Bench Dedication for Rockwall Women’s League founding member Patsy Hendrickson

Memorial Bench Dedication for Rockwall Women’s League founding member Patsy Hendrickson

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 25, 2022) The Rockwall Women’s League and the City of Rockwall welcome the community to join them in honoring RWL founding member Patsy Hendrickson with a memorial bench dedication at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in front of Rockwall City Hall, 385 S. Goliad Street. Parking is available at The Center to […]

Rockwall first responders honored for saving two-year-old’s life

Rockwall first responders honored for saving two-year-old’s life

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 20, 2022) At last night’s Rockwall City Council meeting Captain Rodney Caudle, Driver Engineer Jacob Farrell, Firefighter Garrett Green, and Rockwall Police Officer Kris Adair were recognized with a Lifesaving Award. We are extremely proud of their efforts and direct role they played in saving this young child’s life. On June 24, […]

Rockwall lowers city flags in honor of former Mayor

Rockwall lowers city flags in honor of former Mayor

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 10, 2022) The City of Rockwall flag at Rockwall City Hall has been lowered to half-staff today as a sign of respect for the recent passing of former Mayor Dr. Frank Miller. He moved to Rockwall in 1965 and began his orthodontic practice in the heart of downtown. In addition to his […]

Celebration of Life: Services for Dr. Frank Richard Miller

Celebration of Life: Services for Dr. Frank Richard Miller

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 6, 2022) Dr. Frank Richard Miller had many loves – his family, his faith, his city– just to name a few. He shared a zest for life with everyone he met and a genuine curiosity in the friends yet to be made. Dr. Miller, 87, passed from this life on August 2, […]

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 […]

Fate resident honored for heroism after pulling children from burning car

Fate resident honored for heroism after pulling children from burning car

FATE, TX (July 6, 2022) Last night, the Fate City Council proclaimed July 6, 2022, as “Sean James Day” in the City of Fate in recognition of his heroic lifesaving act of extracting three children passengers from a burning car along the Kansas Turnpike. We are grateful for Mr. Sean James for having made this […]

Celebrating Citizenship: Rockwall County Library’s Reading for Adults program recognizes 28 new U.S. citizens

Celebrating Citizenship: Rockwall County Library’s Reading for Adults program recognizes 28 new U.S. citizens

ROCKWALL, TX (June 13, 2022) The Reading for Adults Literacy Center, part of the Rockwall County Library, celebrated 23 years of the RFA program and honored 28 adults who recently passed their exam to become a United States Citizen. Each new citizen was recognized and awarded a certificate and US flag during a June 11 reception at […]

Marvin Washington of Fate named YMCA Father of the Year

Marvin Washington of Fate named YMCA Father of the Year

ROCKWALL, TX (June 16, 2022)Each June we celebrate Father’s Day, BUT did you know Father’s Day started at the YMCA? Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Louis Smart Dodd, daughter of a single father who served in the Civil War. Her father was widowed when his wife (Mrs. Dodd’s mother) died in childbirth with their […]

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