‘All for Hall From Rockwall’: A Tribute to U.S. Congressman Ralph Hall

‘All for Hall From Rockwall’: A Tribute to U.S. Congressman Ralph Hall

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 14, 2019) On Thursday, March 7, Congressman Ralph Moody Hall, a Rockwall native who was the oldest ever member of the U.S. House of Representatives, died peacefully in his home at the age of 95. Hall was born on May 3, 1923, in Fate, Texas and was a lifelong resident of […]

Rep. Ratcliffe Commemorates Congressman Ralph Hall on U.S. House floor

Leads Texas delegation in moment of silence WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday in commemoration of former Congressman Ralph Hall who passed away at the age of 95 last week. He then led the Texas delegation in a moment of silence in […]

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on passing of Congressman Ralph Hall

(WASHINGTON – March 7, 2019) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement today on the passing of Congressman Ralph Hall: “Today the 4th District of Texas lost a great leader, statesman and friend. From his defense of our nation during WWII through his time as our Representative in Congress, Ralph Hall lived a remarkable life […]

Rockwall Family Finds Strength, New Beginning During Time of Adversity

Rockwall Family Finds Strength, New Beginning During Time of Adversity

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 4, 2019) Through the most difficult adversity he and his family have ever faced, local resident and business owner Jason Blackford found a big blessing in the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall. A couple years ago, while Jason and his wife Jacquelyn were traveling home from Kansas after spending the weekend […]

A Look Inside the Lyons’ Den

A Look Inside the Lyons’ Den

(ROCKWALL, TX, — February 27, 2019) Holly and Johnny Lyons of Lyons Air Conditioning and Heating have poured their passion into giving back to their beloved community of Rockwall – the place they’ve called home for the past 13 years. You might even say that the call to help others runs in their blood. “We’ve […]

Community, dignitaries pay tribute to former Heath City Manager Ed Thatcher

Community, dignitaries pay tribute to former Heath City Manager Ed Thatcher

(HEATH, TX – Feb. 1, 2019) Friends, family, community members, and dignitaries gathered last night at Hidden Creek for a public event honoring Ed Thatcher’s service to the citizens of Heath. Former Heath Mayor Brian Berry opened the tribute with kind words about Thatcher, who served as Heath’s City Manager for 14 years. In honor […]

Rockwall Man with ALS Uses Eye Gaze Technology to Write Novel

Rockwall Man with ALS Uses Eye Gaze Technology to Write Novel

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 23, 2019) On Feb. 12, author Clint Townsend of Rockwall will celebrate the official release his new book, “X to the Nth.” The book marks the second authored by Townsend, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2006 and Lyme disease in 2010. The novel is available for preorder […]

Day in the Life: Rockwall Police Chief Kirk Riggs

Day in the Life: Rockwall Police Chief Kirk Riggs

(ROCKWALL, TX – November 27, 2018) A photo of a police officer’s hat with children’s’ hand prints scattered around it; A framed collage holding encouraging words of strength and love with “Back the Blue” scribbled in crayon surrounded by a rainbow and several hearts; Red and blue stars in the shape of a big heart […]

Rockwall Police Department Honors Longest Serving Officer

Rockwall Police Department Honors Longest Serving Officer

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 31, 2018) The Rockwall Police Department celebrated the retirement of the longest tenured officer in its history with a ceremony at the Center yesterday. The event marked the official retirement of Sergeant Jeff Welch, who spent 35 years on the force in Rockwall. “Being a part of the police department family […]

Rockwall couple’s home showcases nation’s largest fine mineral collection

Rockwall couple’s home showcases nation’s largest fine mineral collection

(ROCKWALL, TX — September 26, 2018) For the past 13 years, Rockwall residents Jim and Gail Spann have poured their passion into building a fine mineral collection that has to be seen to believed. The Spanns have some of Earth’s rarest minerals and rocks beautifully displayed in rooms all over their spacious Rockwall home. It’s […]