Rockwall County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Celebrates 20 Years of the Texas Community Futures Forum

Rockwall County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Celebrates 20 Years of the Texas Community Futures Forum

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 3, 2019) Texas A&M AgriLife Extension develops programs based on community needs. Issue identification is the foundation upon which Extension has been able to meet the educational needs of Rockwall County residents in the areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, Youth Development, and Family & Community Health, dating back to Ag Extension’s inception […]

Writing Contest Underway

(ROWLETT, TX – Feb. 20, 2019) The Rowlett Arts & Humanities Commission’s Annual Writing Contest is underway – this year’s theme is “Heroes Around Us”. The contest has several categories for youth and adults, and is open to all Dallas and Rockwall County residents. Entries are judged on originality, content, creativity, relevancy, structure and the intangible: […]

Young Artists Encouraged to Participate in Rowlett Arts & Humanities Exhibit

(ROWLETT, TX – Feb. 20, 2019) The Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission invites young artists, Kindergarten through 12th grade (public, private and home-schooled students), to participate in the 2019 Arts and Humanities Commission Young Artists Exhibit. The Commission’s goal is to recognize talented young local artists and their art teachers. The Young Artists Exhibit gives kids the […]

Rockwall City Council Approves Funds for Public Art Fiberglass Guitar Project

Rockwall City Council Approves Funds for Public Art Fiberglass Guitar Project

(ROCKWALL, TX — February 8, 2019) The Rockwall city council unanimously approved funds for a proposed public art fiberglass guitar project to be installed within the city. The council welcomed Rockwall County Judge David Sweet, who also serves as the Rockwall Art Commission chair, to give some background on the project. According to Sweet, the […]

Rockwall High’s Walk the Line chosen for Best of High School A Cappella

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 9, 2018) Rockwall High School’s Walk the Line a cappella show choir was recently chosen to be included on a compilation album: Best of High School A Cappella 2019. It will be available on iTunes and Spotify in January 2019. “We are beyond proud of our singers,” said Walk the Line Choir […]

Williams Middle School soloists earn outstanding honors

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 9, 2018) On November 3rd, 39 Williams Choir students participated in the Rockwall ISD Solo Contest at Utley Middle School, which they have been diligently preparing for over the past six weeks. Thirty seven of WMS’ 39 soloists received ratings of 1 (Superior) – the highest rating given, and two received ratings […]

Twelve-year-old Rockwall boy takes first place in fiddle competition

Twelve-year-old Rockwall boy takes first place in fiddle competition

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 3, 2018)  Twelve-year-old Cody Conner of Rockwall, an Utley Middle School student, recently competed in the Fiddle Contest at the 28th Annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival Oct. 26-28 at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Cody won first place for his age division, earning a $1,500 scholarship. Cody has […]

Williams Middle School Orchestra Triumphs at All-Region Orchestra Auditions

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 24, 2018) On Saturday, October 22, 2018 the Williams Middle School Orchestra participated in the Region 25 TMEA Region Orchestra Auditions at Allen High School.  They auditioned against hundreds of students from Allen, McKinney, Lovejoy, Sherman and Rockwall for the right to perform with the Region Orchestra in December.  The following […]

Royalty Dance Academy Offers Free Dance Class for Kids with Special Needs

Royalty Dance Academy Offers Free Dance Class for Kids with Special Needs

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 4, 2018) Royalty Dance Academy in Rockwall (2305 State Hwy 276) is offering a free Jazz and Hip-Hop dance class – “Sug’s Showstoppers” – to local kids with special needs. Royalty Dance Academy owner Amy Connolly named the class after her Uncle Sug, who had Down syndrome and passed away at […]

Rockwall Ballet Company, CK Studio to present The Nutcracker

(ROCKWALL, TX – October 1, 2018) The Rockwall Ballet Company and CK Studio will present The Nutcracker at 6 p.m. Saturday, December 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 2 at Rockwall High School Performing Arts Center at Utley Middle School. Tickets go on sale October 25 at www.ckdance.net. Submitted press release.  Our monthly print edition […]