‘Annexation: Celebration of Texas Statehood’ exhibit at The Bailey House

‘Annexation: Celebration of Texas Statehood’ exhibit at The Bailey House

ROCKWALL, TX (June 24, 2021) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation is excited to announce the  exhibit, “Annexation: Celebration of Texas Statehood,” running through July 20 at The Bailey House, 903 E. Washington St. in Rockwall. The exhibit will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Local artist transforms home into mosaic wonderland

Local artist transforms home into mosaic wonderland

MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TX (June 23, 2021) On a plot of sprawling acreage out in rural McLendon-Chisholm sits a home that simply has to be seen to be believed. Local artist Barbara Dybala has spent the past decade transforming her home/studio into an artistic wonderland full of her beautifully crafted mosaics covering just about every surface. The studio […]

Rockwall’s American Idol: Catching up with Graham DeFranco

Rockwall’s American Idol: Catching up with Graham DeFranco

ROCKWALL, TX (June 22, 2021) Rockwall native Graham DeFranco captured the hearts of people across the country during the most recent season of American Idol, with his fun personality and a voice that Idol Judge Luke Bryan called “the most listenable.” Graham finished in the Top 16 on the show, and now looks ahead to […]

Two Royse City High School students named Texas Music Scholars

Two Royse City High School students named Texas Music Scholars

ROYSE CITY, TX (May 28, 2021) Two Royse City High School students were honored as Texas Music Scholars during a special ceremony on May 15. Makenna Kirkwood, 11th grade, Soprano and Allyson Romney, 10th grade, Soprano, were nominated for this honor by their director, Nathan White. The award is given by the Texas Music Educators […]

Rockwall Art League presents Marian Hirsch as June’s demo artist

Rockwall Art League presents Marian Hirsch as June’s demo artist

ROCKWALL, TX (May 28, 2021) The Rockwall Art League is proud to present Marian Hirsch as its Demo Artist for the month of June 2021. Marian Hirsch is a full-time professional artist. The artist is a signature member of Southwestern Watercolor Society, Texas and Neighbors, Associated Creative Artists, Pastel Society of America and Pastel Society of […]

Rockwall ISD art students earn medals at State VASE Contest, including Gold Seal

Rockwall ISD art students earn medals at State VASE Contest, including Gold Seal

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (May 6, 2021) Rockwall High School and Rockwall-Heath High School art students recently competed at the state VASE competition where many students won medals, including Kory Griggs who also was a Gold Seal recipient. There are more than 36,000 Art entries for VASE and only the top 150 in the state receive a […]

Country music newcomer Erin Kinsey of Rockwall releases debut single, ‘Drunk Too’

Country music newcomer Erin Kinsey of Rockwall releases debut single, ‘Drunk Too’

Nashville, TN – April 23, 2021 – Country newcomer and Rockwall, TX native Erin Kinsey releases her debut single today “Drunk Too“ written by Kinsey, Danielle Blakey and Ava Suppelsa.  Erin’s impromptu performance of “Drunk Too” garnered more than half a million views on TikTok last month.  While she was thrilled, it was the number […]

Utley Middle School Theatre earns 2nd Place at District UIL One-Act Play Competition

Utley Middle School Theatre earns 2nd Place at District UIL One-Act Play Competition

ROCKWALL, TX – April 6, 2021 – Utley Middle School Theatre recently performed Any Body For Tea? by C.B. Gilford and took home 2nd place at the 2021 District 15AAAAA UIL One-Act Play Competition. The following students earned distinctions:  Laci Parsons – Honorable Mention All-Star Cast Graci Mohan – Honorable Mention All-Star Cast Hannah Owen – […]

Rockwall County Historical Foundation to present ‘Signers of Texas Declaration of Independence’ exhibit

Rockwall County Historical Foundation to present ‘Signers of Texas Declaration of Independence’ exhibit

ROCKWALL, TX – March 29, 2021 – Beginning April 6, 2021, The Rockwall County Historical Foundation will present “Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. On the frozen morning of March 1, 1836, forty-four men shivered in an unfinished house […]

Rockwall’s Concerts by the Lake set to begin May 13

Rockwall’s Concerts by the Lake set to begin May 13

ROCKWALL, TX – March 15, 2021 – Rockwall’s free Concert by the Lake series will begin on Thursday, May 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Harbor. The annual tradition features lively crowds dancing and singing along with the performers on the Amphitheater stage. Music lovers can enjoy the show every Thursday evening from […]

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