State Fair announces 2021 Big Tex Choice Awards Food Competition Semi-Finalists

State Fair announces 2021 Big Tex Choice Awards Food Competition Semi-Finalists

DALLAS, TX (July 15, 2021) State Fair of Texas concessionaires are officially off to the races with a new lineup of incredible, edible innovations for the public to taste at the Fair this fall. The 17th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards offers another year of exciting bites for all appetites. The 2021 lineup is bursting […]

Milestone Millie PUP-Date: Patriot PAWS service dog in training moves to next training phase in prison unit

Milestone Millie PUP-Date: Patriot PAWS service dog in training moves to next training phase in prison unit

ROCKWALL, TX (July 9, 2021) Since the last Milestone PUP-date in early April, Patriot PAWS service dog in training, Millie, has made significant progress and moved on to her next phase of training, which is actually held at a Texas prison through the Inmate Trainer partnership Patriot PAWS has with the Texas Department of Criminal […]

DFW Restaurant Week returns benefiting North Texas Food Bank, Lena Pope

DFW Restaurant Week returns benefiting North Texas Food Bank, Lena Pope

Restaurant Week runs August 9 through September 5, 2021 Participating Restaurants Revealed on “Reservation Day” July 12 Dallas | Fort Worth – June 30, 2021 – North Texas’ largest culinary event, DFW Restaurant Week presented by your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, returns again this summer, supporting local restaurants and charity partners the North Texas Food Bank […]

New at the Zoo: Exploring Elephant Springs and More at the Fort Worth Zoo

New at the Zoo: Exploring Elephant Springs and More at the Fort Worth Zoo

ROCKWALL, TX – June 29, 2021 — Trips to the zoo are one of my favorite summer traditions, and we are so lucky to have some of the best zoos in the country right here in DFW! Thanks to its unique exhibits and exotic animals, the Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the Number 1 […]

Patti Richter, On Faith: Fractures, Fault Lines, and a Firm Foundation

Patti Richter, On Faith: Fractures, Fault Lines, and a Firm Foundation

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (June 24, 2021) The azalea bushes reached their peak of bloom the week a realtor planted her “For Sale” sign in our yard. The house shouted “ready” too since we’d spent weeks preparing for our move to another home only miles away. Perfect timing—we thought. After driving boxes of kitchen items to the […]

Cooking With Ease: Texas Pie Fest

Cooking With Ease: Texas Pie Fest

ROCKWALL, TX (June 23, 2021) Something very special happened a few weeks ago here in Rockwall County. The Texas House of Representatives recognized June 12, 2021 as the official Texas Pie Fest Day. Brittany Hardin of Bonafide Betties Pie Co. and I, Melissa Tate of Tate Farms, started Texas Pie Fest in 2019. That first year, […]

Carter BloodCare Donor Center in Rockwall offers community opportunity to #GiveLife during nationwide blood supply shortage

Carter BloodCare Donor Center in Rockwall offers community opportunity to #GiveLife during nationwide blood supply shortage

ROCKWALL, TX (June 18, 2021) As vaccines continue to roll out to help stem the number of positive COVID cases, there’s one vital resource that remains scarce across the country. Carter BloodCare reports the need for blood has reached critical levels – especially for type O and B – around the nation and right here […]

Open letter to City of Fate residents from Mayor David Billings

Open letter to City of Fate residents from Mayor David Billings

FATE, TX (June 16, 2021) I want to spend a moment with you to share with my thoughts about the National Community survey for 2021. Thank you for filling out the survey. I am excited to see our great city is continuing to improve.  Here are some highlights from the survey.  The percentage of good […]

Time to get cooking! State Fair of Texas announces 2021 cooking contests

Time to get cooking! State Fair of Texas announces 2021 cooking contests

DALLAS, TX (June 16, 2021) The State Fair is excited to put home chefs who have been honing their skills during the COVID-19 pandemic to the test with the 2021 Cooking Contests. We all spent more time at home in 2020 than we had ever anticipated, which led to a lot of folks picking up […]

Rockwall’s Highland Meadows now accepting all United Health Care plans

Rockwall’s Highland Meadows now accepting all United Health Care plans

ROCKWALL, TX (June 4, 2021) Highland Meadows Health & Rehab, Rockwall’s premier skilled nursing and long term care facility, is excited to announce that they are now in-network with all United Health Care plans including UHC Commercial, AARP, Secure Horizons, Wellmed, Silverback, and UHC Medicare Advantage. This is in addition accepting Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, […]

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