ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 2, 2021 – Inez Rupe Smith, age 95, passed peacefully from this life into heaven last week at Texas Health Hospital. Inez was born in Rockwall, TX to Mable Moore Rupe and William Franklin Rupe. She gave her life to Christ in July of 1937 and remained a lifetime member of […]
ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 14, 2020 – Christine Horton Mooney, 93, of Rockwall, TX, passed away on October 13, 2020. She was born to Oscar Horton and Bula Virgie (Tucker) Horton, on December 12, 1926, in Rockwall, Texas. Christine was faithful to 1st Baptist Church of Rockwall, and a resident of Rockwall for the entirety […]
UPDATE (Oct. 12, 2020) Organizers would like everyone to know that the vigil has been postponed until a later date. Please stay tuned as we will share the new date/time once announced. ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 8, 2020) The community will honor the memory of Justice David Bridges with a vigil at the Rockwall County Courthouse, […]
: ROCKWALL, TX (August 7, 2020) About 3:45pm Monday, Aug 10 ~ the funeral procession for Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines will proceed east from Lake Pointe Church onto the main lanes of I-30 before exiting at John King Blvd. The procession will turn north on John King Blvd to State Hwy 66 and […]
From the Rockwall Police Department ROCKWALL, TX – August 3, 2020 – Officer Tracy Gaines of the Rockwall Police Department died during the morning hours of Monday, August 3, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. He was admitted to a local hospital on July 11 and underwent various treatments to try and mitigate the effects […]
July 29, 2020 – To honor the untimely death of our outstanding jurist, Justice David L. Bridges, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has directed county judges in the Fifth Court’s jurisdiction to lower flags to half-staff on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Flags on the Texas Capitol Building will also be lowered.
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Scott Lawrence Self May 9, 1950 – June 30, 2020 Eight Bells Scott Self was born to Dr. Stanley Allen and Gloria Rust Self in Victoria, Texas. In 1963 the family moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated from Paschal High School in 1968. During those years in Fort Worth, Scott learned to sail […]
(ROCKWALL, TX – July 1, 2020) Sail With Scott founder and former Rockwall mayor Scott Self passed away on June 30th. Scott succumbed to complications with cancer while on hospice at his home at the age of 70. To call Scott an experienced sailor would be an understatement. He first learned at the young age […]