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 […]

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 […]

Good Neighbor: We can learn a lot from Lance

Good Neighbor: We can learn a lot from Lance

ROCKWALL, TX (April 25, 2022) Meet 7th generation Rockwall resident Robert Lance Miller – called Lance, after his great uncle, Lance Holland. He captured the attention of Blue Ribbon News when his mom, Katy Miller, shared the photo above on Facebook after he announced, “Guys, I’m going to do a little light reading before dinner.” […]

Life Lived in Service: C.B. Perdue, Jr. of Rockwall

Life Lived in Service: C.B. Perdue, Jr. of Rockwall

ROCKWALL, TX (April 6, 2022) Cawthon Bailey Perdue, Jr., almost lost his life at the ripe old age of 20, half a world away, defending freedom in the greatest war the world had ever seen. On April 7, 1945, he survived a battle many didn’t, and lived a life to make his fellow members of […]

Rockwall’s American Idol: Catching up with Graham DeFranco

Rockwall’s American Idol: Catching up with Graham DeFranco

ROCKWALL, TX (June 22, 2021) Rockwall native Graham DeFranco captured the hearts of people across the country during the most recent season of American Idol, with his fun personality and a voice that Idol Judge Luke Bryan called “the most listenable.” Graham finished in the Top 16 on the show, and now looks ahead to […]

Good Neighbor: Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish

Good Neighbor: Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish

Meet Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish at 127 Kenway St. in Rockwall. Zora is a single mother of three grown children (Akilah 38, Brandon 29, and Corey 27) and grandmother to Laila (12), Amina (10) and Zuri (7). She says her children and grandchildren are her whole world! Zora is not only a fantastic […]

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: ‘I Volunteered And So Should You!’

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: ‘I Volunteered And So Should You!’

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Rockwall resident Bill Watts for sharing this Letter to the Editor about volunteering to help at COVID-19 vaccination clinics.  ROCKWALL, TX – February 8, 2021 – I’m Bill Watts and I volunteered to help at a vaccination center in Rockwall, TX. I support Helping Hands Rockwall, a local charity, and read […]

The Whole Package: Young cancer survivor finds way to lift others up through Rockwall Meals on Wheels deliveries

The Whole Package: Young cancer survivor finds way to lift others up through Rockwall Meals on Wheels deliveries

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 28, 2021 – Evan was a normal 12-year-old who liked running, computers, and friends. One weekend, a visit to a walk-in clinic for stomach pain turned into a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We knew from the beginning that treatment would last 3 – 3 1/2 years, but we didn’t anticipate […]

Good Neighbor: Meet Cate Baxter, Heritage Christian Academy Alumna and Spanish Teacher

Good Neighbor: Meet Cate Baxter, Heritage Christian Academy Alumna and Spanish Teacher

ROCKWALL, TX – September 2, 2020 — Meet Cate Baxter, an alumna of Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) whose grandfather, Dr. Ron Taylor, was Head of School during her tenure there. And now Cate has returned to become a Spanish teacher at the very same school from which she graduated! Cate moved to Rockwall in 1999 […]

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