Top honor awarded to Rockwall County Boys & Girls Club CEO

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (August 24, 2014) Misti Potter, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County, recently received the highest honor bestowed upon a Boys & Girls Club Professional in the eight state region, during the BGCA Southwest Regional Leadership Conference in San Antonio. The Jim Wetherington Southwesterner Award is presented […]

Rockwall City Councilman Bennie Daniels shares childhood memory

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 15, 2014) It is a privilege to tell the story of my good friend, Bennie Daniels. Bennie is a man of varied talent, wisdom and success. He has taught me much about life and relationships over the past 25 plus years. He has been my older brother that I did not have as […]

Local coach infuses life lessons into football

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (July 13, 2014) While juggling a job and a family of six kids, Preston Nix still finds time to give back to his community and make an impact in the lives of young athletes by coaching football for the JER Chilton YMCA. Nix started a sports program eight years ago to offer a […]

Personality, caring attitude accounts for bank employee’s success

ROCKWALL,TX. (June 27, 2014) ‘Relationship Banker’ is printed on Dorothy Spradlin’s business cards for BB&T Bank, Rockwall Branch. The word relationship is defined as “the state of connectedness between two or more persons.” A Relationship Banker must be outgoing, professional, have good communication skills and a strong work ethic. Perfect match – Dorothy’s business cards […]

Local pianist invited to prestigious international competition

ROCKWALL, TX (March 20, 2014) On any given week, nearly 350 students pass through the doors of the Rockwall School of Music for private or small group instruction in piano, guitar, drums, violin, viola, cello, bass or voice. With more than 3,000 sq. ft. and 12 distraction-free, soundproof teaching studios, the facility itself is noteworthy […]

‘The Voice of Rockwall’ carries positive message

‘The Voice of Rockwall’ carries positive message

ROCKWALL, TX (March 19, 2014) Gary Freedman may be best known for his voice, but the public speaker and charity auctioneer does much more than talk. In his 60-something years, the Rockwall resident has helped raise more than 3.7 million dollars for at least 50 nonprofit organizations, many of them here in his hometown. Gary’s […]

Letter to the Editor: “There are angels walking among us” in Rockwall

ROCKWALL, TX (March 19, 2014) Dear Editor, On Monday, January 13, 2014, I had no idea that four angels would walk into my life — total strangers (angels, as I call them) who just happen to be eating at the Denny’s in Rockwall. These four angels have been close friends since their children were small, […]

Equest Hooves for Heroes counselor wins Congressional Veteran Commendation

Equest Hooves for Heroes counselor wins Congressional Veteran Commendation

WYLIE (January 7, 2014) Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship is proud to announce that CDR Jeff Hensley, U.S. Navy (ret.) has been awarded the 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation presented by Congressman Sam Johnson. The Congressional Veteran Commendation is a nominations-based program designed to recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of residents of the Third Congressional […]

Margo Nielsen celebrates 24 years of service with Helping Hands

Margo Nielsen celebrates 24 years of service with Helping Hands

Rockwall County Helping Hands Executive Director to retire on 25th anniversary (Rockwall) August 28, 2013 – Today marks the 24th year anniversary of service to Rockwall County Helping Hands by Executive Director, Margo Nielsen.  It also begins her final year at the helm of the agency as she announces to retire on her 25th anniversary and her […]

Q&A with North Texas photographer Jack Palmer

(Rockwall) June 30, 2013 –Jack Palmer has always loved taking pictures of his surroundings: places, objects and people. At age 9, he began capturing images of the world around him. In 2007, he turned his passion into a profession. From architectural, commercial, event and corporate photography to awe-inspiring landscape shots, many of Jack’s photographs document […]