‘The Voice of Rockwall’ hits major milestone as charity auctioneer

‘The Voice of Rockwall’ hits major milestone as charity auctioneer

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 30, 2018) Longtime charity auctioneer Gary Freedman couldn’t have asked to be in better company when he reached a very special milestone earlier this year. Freedman, who is known as “The Voice of Rockwall,” raised $68,500 during the Annual KinderFrogs Auction and Dinner event at TCU in February with the help […]

Good People Profile: Chandler Self

Good People Profile: Chandler Self

(ROCKWALL, TX — December 27, 2017) Ever since she was 15 years old, Dallas Marathon 2017 winner Chandler Self was always sure of one thing: that she could run, and had the ability to keep running for an extended period of time. The Rockwall native said she first began running long distance competitively when she […]

Rockwall area trial attorney has big adventures, small town values

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 14, 2016) Tim Hartley may be well-known throughout the community as a successful trial attorney who continually gives back to his hometown; he’s active in the Rockwall Rotary, serves as Chairman of the Rockwall County Republican Party, and he’s a member of the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce. But did […]

Rockwall YMCA recognizes ‘Over the Top’ award winner

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 23, 2016) The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall is pleased to recognize its first “Over the Top” award winner, Tyler Eavenson. The “Over the Top” award recognizes a YMCA member, staff member, or volunteer that has shown an attitude of service that goes over and above all expectations. According to Executive […]

Stirring things up with a ‘can do’ attitude

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 11, 2015) Rockwall resident David White is passionate about a lot of things – community, family, politics, kids, and seniors. Elected to Rockwall City Council in 2011, David has served on the Airport Advisory Committee, Budget Committee, Hotel-Motel Tax Committee, and as liaison to the Youth Advisory Council. He is treasurer […]

Q&A with country singer/songwriter Kyndal Rae Bullock, Rockwall-Heath grad

Q&A with country singer/songwriter Kyndal Rae Bullock, Rockwall-Heath grad

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – July 7, 2015) It’s been quite an eventful and exciting year for local country music singer/songwriter Kyndal Rae Bullock, who not only recently graduated from Rockwall-Heath High School but did so while recording her very first album, “Dance With Me.” The album –which was released last month – includes many songs written […]

Treasure collecting Rockwall couple is ‘rich’ in heart

Meet Mike and Patricia Keegan, giving back to the community they call home (ROCKWALL, TX – May 5, 2015) Local residents Mike and Patricia Keegan have been around; with jobs that have taken them from different parts of the country and beyond to places such as Guacara, Venezuela, to the nearly 30 years they’ve lived […]

Rockwall pet advocate garners more national recognition

Rockwall pet advocate garners more national recognition

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 28, 2015) Rockwall County has received more national recognition for its leadership in animal welfare. Michael Kitkoski, co-founder of No Kill Solutions, was selected as the focus of the “Inspiring People” section of Best Friends Magazine in its latest edition. The article in the May/June issue highlights the accomplishments of Michael and his […]

Rockwall Y volunteer earns distinguished honor

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 15, 2015) Larry Parks recently received the prestigious Charles P. Storey Strong Communities Award for his dutiful service to the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall. This award is presented to a YMCA volunteer who has been instrumental in the creation and perpetuation of a local Y, and only ten such awards […]

Pullen teacher paints bright future for students

Pullen teacher paints bright future for students

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 5, 2014) We’re just six weeks into the school year, and Pullen Elementary teacher Julie Woodard is busy making a lasting impression on her fourth graders. The award-winning Rockwall ISD educator has a teaching style that is, in her words, “messy, sticky, reflective, fun, challenging – and of course, student-driven.” Using all […]