Rockwall honors former City Councilman with flag lowered to half-staff

Rockwall honors former City Councilman with flag lowered to half-staff

Rockwall, Texas – February 18, 2022 – The City of Rockwall flag at Rockwall City Hall has been lowered to half-staff today as a sign of respect for the recent passing of former Councilmember Dr. Bob Sparks.  A lifelong resident of Rockwall, Dr. Sparks returned after medical school to join his brother and father at the […]

King of the Ring: Local actor stars in megahit boxing film ‘The Devil’s Ring’

King of the Ring: Local actor stars in megahit boxing film ‘The Devil’s Ring’

ROCKWALL, TX – December 16, 2021 — Action-packed scenes, lovable characters, lots of witty one-liners and a local actor starring as a macho Italian boxing champion? You can expect all of that and more in the recently released boxing gangster drama The Devil’s Ring, which features local actor Michael Williams of Rowlett. The Devil’s Ring […]

Celebration of Life: Services for Monte Monkress

Celebration of Life: Services for Monte Monkress

ROCKWALL, TX – November 4, 2021 — Monte Ray Monkress passed away Friday, October 29th, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas after battling complications from a heart transplant. Monte was born on November 26, 1952, in Dallas, Texas, to Ray and Marie Barnett Monkress. He grew up in Farmers Branch, later moving to Garland […]

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust: Rockwall resident achieves her Disney Dinner dreams

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust: Rockwall resident achieves her Disney Dinner dreams

  ROCKWALL, TX – October 5, 2021 — Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” And his wise words have certainly proven true for Rockwall resident Katie-Rose Watson, hostess of the popular online Disney Dinners series. Watson has hosted 20 dinner parties themed after […]

Celebration of Life: Services announced for J.E.R. ‘Bob’ Chilton

Celebration of Life: Services announced for J.E.R. ‘Bob’ Chilton

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 6, 2021) Celebration of Life Memorial Services for James Edward Robert “Bob” Chilton III will be 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75225. Chilton was 88 years old, and died tragically on Sept. 26, 2021. He was a successful businessman, author, […]

Bulgarian immigrant achieves dreams as a local children’s author

Bulgarian immigrant achieves dreams as a local children’s author

ROCKWALL, TX – October 4, 2021 —Local children’s author Rosie Pova knows all too well that when it comes to following your dream, you have to weather your fair share of storms. Rosie, who has penned several successful children’s picture books including her latest, Sunday Rain, grew up in Bulgaria and saw the struggle her […]

Hanby Insurance owner Erin Neill purchases, renovates historic Professional Building in Downtown Rockwall

Hanby Insurance owner Erin Neill purchases, renovates historic Professional Building in Downtown Rockwall

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 4, 2021) Hanby Insurance is one of the oldest insurance companies in Rockwall County, serving North Texas communities for over 80 years. But this year, their office has a fresh new look. This summer Hanby Insurance Owner Erin Neill purchased her entire office building at 107 N Goliad, a historic building in […]

J.E.R. ‘Bob’ Chilton leaves lasting legacy in Rockwall community and beyond

J.E.R. ‘Bob’ Chilton leaves lasting legacy in Rockwall community and beyond

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 28, 2021) The Rockwall community mourns the loss of J.E.R. “Bob” Chilton, namesake of the Rockwall YMCA, whose life was taken Sept. 26 following an automobile accident near his home in West Palm Beach, Florida. The phrase “Renaissance man” echoes throughout our community, as friends and associates search for adequate words to […]

A Lifetime of Adventure: Rockwall man enjoys thrills around the world

A Lifetime of Adventure: Rockwall man enjoys thrills around the world

  ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 28, 2021 — Picture it: you’re dangling more than 8,000 feet above ground, soaring at 95 miles per hour for a little over a mile and a half, with nothing below you but a vast valley and a winding river. That’s where Rockwall resident Ramon Olivo found himself some years […]

Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper receives ‘Texas Prosecutor of the Year’ award

Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper receives ‘Texas Prosecutor of the Year’ award

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 27, 2021) In front of a crowd of over 1,000 prosecutors, investigators and key personnel, Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper received the 2021 “Texas Prosecutor of the Year” award from the Texas District and County Attorneys Association and the State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section. The award was presented at […]