Patti Richter, On Faith: To the Mother of the Would-Be Graduate

Patti Richter, On Faith: To the Mother of the Would-Be Graduate

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 5, 2020) Out for a walk one April morning, I stopped to greet a neighbor from a safe, COVID-19 distance. When I inquired about her well-being during these trying days, she burst into tears. Her daughter, she explained, is a high-school senior—was a high-school senior. Everything is upended in their world. […]

Courage and Safety

Courage and Safety

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 4, 2020) Alex Messenger stood in front of the grizzly, slowly backing away and speaking in low tones as the bear ran toward him and stopped in false charges. That was Alex’s training, the last thing one should do is run from a 1000-pound predator that can sprint like Usain Bolt. […]

Free COVID-19 mobile testing returns to Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall Wednesday

Free COVID-19 mobile testing returns to Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall Wednesday

  (ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – May 4, 2020) The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management has announced that the State COVID-19 mobile testing site is coming to Rockwall County again this Wednesday, May 6, by appointment only, from 10 AM – 6 PM at Lake Pointe Church (701 E Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087). Any […]

Texas Health Hospital Rockwall nationally recognized with ‘A’ safety grade

Texas Health Hospital Rockwall nationally recognized with ‘A’ safety grade

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 1, 2020) Texas Health Hospital Rockwall was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade recognizing the hospital’s continued achievement in providing safe, quality health care. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital […]

COVID-19 State Testing Site for Rockwall County at Lake Pointe Church Thursday

COVID-19 State Testing Site for Rockwall County at Lake Pointe Church Thursday

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 29, 2020) On Thursday, April 30, Texas Military Department will begin conducting a roving COVID-19 testing site in Rockwall County at Lake Pointe Church, 701 East Interstate 30 in Rockwall, 75087.  This testing effort is a partnership among Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Military […]

COVID-19 testing site utilizes new self-swab method

COVID-19 testing site utilizes new self-swab method

(DALLAS, TX – April 15, 2020)  Starting April 15 the COVID-19 Community Based Testing Site (CBTS) located at the Ellis Davis Field House (EDFH) will begin utilizing self-swab testing kits, transitioning from nasopharyngeal swabs. “The self-swab testing method proves to be less invasive and is safer for patients and healthcare providers,” said Randall Payton, Incident […]

Caregivers, family celebrate as Rowlett man recovering from COVID-19 is released from Texas Health Hospital Rockwall

Caregivers, family celebrate as Rowlett man recovering from COVID-19 is released from Texas Health Hospital Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 11, 2020) After 15 days on a ventilator in ICU at Texas Health Hospital Rockwall, 49-year-old Shawn Cook of Rowlett is headed home today, following a hard-fought battle with COVID-19. An emotional send-off was captured on camera, as his caregivers and family celebrated with joyful tear and cheers. Shawn’s recovery is […]

Governor Abbott waives regulations, expands telehealth options

Governor Abbott waives regulations, expands telehealth options

(AUSTIN, TX – April 9, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott has temporarily waived a series of regulations to lift certain telehealth restrictions and expand telehealth options as Texas responds to COVID-19. These waivers will allow a smart phone or any audio-visual, real-time, or two-way interactive communication system to qualify as a telecommunications technology that can be […]

Make it a Cajun Family Easter with ready-to-serve dinner from Dodie’s at Rockwall Harbor

Make it a Cajun Family Easter with ready-to-serve dinner from Dodie’s at Rockwall Harbor

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 8, 2020) Bring home the flavor of New Orleans this Easter with a chef-inspired, Cajun Family Dinner Deal – available for curbside pick-up this Saturday or Sunday from Dodie’s at The Harbor in Rockwall.  Easter Weekend Family Dinner Deal Serves 4-6 Pick up Saturday or Sunday Limited supply – call now! […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Easy Chicken Pot Pie

It would be a little absurd to not talk about what is going on these days… so let’s talk about it. There is extreme uncertainty going on in everyone’s life at the exact same time and that is for sure overwhelming. How long will this last? Will my business survive this? Will I be able […]