Health & Human Services Commission expands visitation at long-term care facilities

Health & Human Services Commission expands visitation at long-term care facilities

Allows Designated Essential Family Caregivers to Provide Support AUSTIN, TX – September 17, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to expand visitation options for eligible nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice, effective Thursday, Sept. 24. HHSC’s updated emergency […]

Rockwall Nursing Care Center reports positive COVID-19 cases

Rockwall Nursing Care Center reports positive COVID-19 cases

ROCKWALL, TX (September 9, 2020) The City of Rockwall was recently informed that a long-term care facility has reported a number of positive COVID-19 cases. The Rockwall Nursing Care Center has had 19 residents and 7 staff members test positive for the virus this week. In following state guidelines, the nursing home, located at 206 […]

Free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church Rockwall Sept. 3-5

Free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church Rockwall Sept. 3-5

ROCKWALL, TX (September 1, 2020) There will be free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church, 701 E. Interstate 30 in Rockwall, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 3 through Sept. 5. Register at www.gogettested.com. Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and […]

Candidly Curtis visits Rayson’s Creations Kaptured Memories

Candidly Curtis visits Rayson’s Creations Kaptured Memories

ROCKWALL, TX – August 31, 2020 — Molli and Chris hit the road to visit their dear friend Misty Rayson, owner of Rayson’s Creations Kaptured Memories interactive photobooth! (Video goes live at 3 p.m. today, Aug. 31) More where that came from: Candidly Curtis: Headphone Challenge Part II, Burger Edition Candidly Curtis: Chris and Molli […]

CDC revises guidance for COVID-19 testing

CDC revises guidance for COVID-19 testing

(ROCKWALL, TX) – August 28, 2020 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who do not show signs of COVID-19 do not necessarily need to be tested. The CDC has modified testing guidance. The modified guidance includes: If you have been in close contact (within 6 feet) of a person with a […]

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill: We need a ‘Mrs. Annabelle moment’

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill: We need a ‘Mrs. Annabelle moment’

ROCKWALL, TX – August 24, 2020 —“Scott Gill is speaking? I can’t stand him; he speaks so nasally!” And with that Mrs. Annabelle stormed out of church. She truly hated me, would sometimes come up during the week and chat with the church secretary and ask “Why is he even here?” Years ago I worked […]

Patti Richter, On Faith: Faithfully Minding Our Ps and Qs

Patti Richter, On Faith: Faithfully Minding Our Ps and Qs

ROCKWALL, TX – August 24, 2020 — The wheels on the bus go round and round after nearly six months of sheltering in place. Two of my grandchildren – sporting colorful new masks – are hopping aboard. Attending school may well become the most notable event of Fall 2020. To open or not to open? […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: ‘Grandbaby Cakes’ Caramel Peach Dump Cake

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: ‘Grandbaby Cakes’ Caramel Peach Dump Cake

ROCKWALL, TX – August 24, 2020 — What does “amplify black voices” mean? Well, I’ll tell you what it means to me. For years, I’ve collected cookbooks. Cookbooks from my mother, my late mother-in-law, estate sales, vacations, birthdays and holidays. If you ever wonder what to get me…a cookbook is always welcome! The cabinets in […]

For a Dreamer of Houses at the Dallas Museum of Art 

For a Dreamer of Houses at the Dallas Museum of Art 

ROCKWALL, TX – August 24, 2020 — For the first time in months, Austin and I got out of the house and experienced some culture! We were invited to be special guests at the Dallas Museum of Art’s reopening weekend event and new rotating exhibit. The museum has been closed since early spring due to […]

Area Agency on Aging offering free virtual workshops for chronic pain, disease, diabetes

Area Agency on Aging offering free virtual workshops for chronic pain, disease, diabetes

ROCKWALL, TX (August 14, 2020) The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging is offering a series of FREE virtual or phone-in workshops for self-care. Each series of six workshops covers: Self-testing (select workshops) Exercise Dealing with health worries Healthy eating Dealing with pain & fatigue Problem-solving and MORE! Register today for self-management programs: 800-272-3921. […]

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