Letter to the Editor from Rockwall resident whose home was destroyed in recent storm

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 9, 2017) My home was one of those destroyed on March 29 in Dalton Ranch.  I cannot find the sufficient words to thank this incredible community for your love, prayers and support during this difficult time. A special thanks goes to Hays Elementary School PTA for their fundraiser of popsickles for […]

Letter to the Editor: Op Ed from Karen Jacobs, Candidate for House District 33

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 26, 2016) When will we fix our broken school finance and property tax systems? Only when we #Vote them out. Our school finance system is fundamentally broken – 25 year old formulas, “Robin Hood” practices and lack of funding have put us in the bottom of states for education. Just this […]

Letter to the Editor: “There are angels walking among us” in Rockwall

ROCKWALL, TX (March 19, 2014) Dear Editor, On Monday, January 13, 2014, I had no idea that four angels would walk into my life — total strangers (angels, as I call them) who just happen to be eating at the Denny’s in Rockwall. These four angels have been close friends since their children were small, […]

Rockwall reader remarks on Brookshires closing

Rockwall reader remarks on Brookshires closing

(Rockwall) August 21, 2013 – Dear Editor, I was so dismayed to see the notice of closing on the front door of Brookshires this week. We moved here in 1978, just before the store opened, and have been customers ever since. We have certainly been frequent customers of the wonderful pharmacy for the last 4 years […]

Between two continents: swimming bridges cultural barriers for Rockwall family

Rockwall mom reflects on what swimming means to her children, both in and out of the pool Editor’s Note: Raena Eldridge will travel to Austin Thursday, Feb. 21 to represent Rockwall High School at the UIL state swimming championships, defending the 4A state championship she won last year as a freshman. Raena and her three siblings […]

The right candidate at the right time

With the creation of District 33, Rockwall County voters now have the opportunity to elect one of our neighbors, Jim Pruitt, to represent us and our Rockwall County values in the Texas House. With the proven skills, knowledge, and experience earned as a former judge, the art of compromise mastered as a legal mediator, and […]

Mentor a child, make an eternal difference

(Rockwall) Feb. 2, 2012 Dear Editor, In Rockwall Independent School District today, a seven year old sleeps shivering on the floor of her unheated trailer while mom works the late shift. During her school day she is agitated and has trouble focusing. She clings to her teacher for affection and support. A little boy comes […]

Wonderful learning experience, taught by unbelievable community

This weekend, my 11-year-old granddaughter, Molly Kate, and I took advantage of some of the tremendous opportunities offered in Rockwall.  On Friday night, we were welcomed by The First United Methodist Church to enjoy  “The Music Man” – produced, directed, costumed, decorated and acted by their talented youth and adult membership. I was pleased that […]