5 Key Bills Passed During the 86th Legislative Session

5 Key Bills Passed During the 86th Legislative Session

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 6, 2019) On June 4th, State Representative Justin Holland provided a summary of the 86th Texas Legislative Session during a Rockwall Chamber of Commerce breakfast event. The House and the Senate filed more than 7,500 bills during the session, which ended on May 27th. Of those, less than 20 percent (1,427 […]

New Manmade Lake to Bring Clean, Quality Water to Rockwall County

New Manmade Lake to Bring Clean, Quality Water to Rockwall County

  (ROCKWALL, TX — May 31, 2019) Last spring, the North Texas Municipal Water District broke ground on the first major manmade lake Texas has seen in nearly three decades – Bois d’Arc Lake. Recently, the Rockwall County Commissioners Court welcomed an update from NTMWD on the project. Components of Bois d’Arc Lake Bois d’Arc […]

‘All for Hall From Rockwall’: A Tribute to U.S. Congressman Ralph Hall

‘All for Hall From Rockwall’: A Tribute to U.S. Congressman Ralph Hall

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 14, 2019) On Thursday, March 7, Congressman Ralph Moody Hall, a Rockwall native who was the oldest ever member of the U.S. House of Representatives, died peacefully in his home at the age of 95. Hall was born on May 3, 1923, in Fate, Texas and was a lifelong resident of […]

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party March 16 in Lower Greenville

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party March 16 in Lower Greenville

(DALLAS, TX – February 26, 2019) The Vanderbilt to Vickery Association will host its annual Lower Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, the largest one of its kind in Dallas, on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The Block Party runs 9 AM-7 PM in Lower Greenville between Vanderbilt and Vickery. Guests 21 and older are […]

Melissa Tate Shares Story of Saving Smirl Chapel

Melissa Tate Shares Story of Saving Smirl Chapel

*This story written by Melissa Tate of Rockwall was first reported by LoveWhatMatters.com and reprinted here with their permission. See their original story:  https://www.lovewhatmatters.com/i-remember-how-dark-and-frigid-the-inside-was-it-was-completely-empty-not-one-piece-of-furniture-nothing-i-wandered-into-a-room-off-to-the-side-i-walked-towards-it-and-instantly-got-chills/ (ROCKWALL, TX — January 31, 2019) “Not many can say the words I am about to say – my dad was the coolest person I’ve ever known. When all of my other […]

WWI Centennial: 3 Ways to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI

WWI Centennial: 3 Ways to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 27, 2018) One hundred years ago in August through November of 1918, thousands of Texans dedicated themselves to serving our country during World War I. Around 200,000 Texans served in uniform during the Great War. Over 5,000 of them made the ultimate sacrifice, laying down their lives to protect the freedoms […]

Criminal Interdiction Unit combats drug smuggling, human trafficking on North Texas roadways

Criminal Interdiction Unit combats drug smuggling, human trafficking on North Texas roadways

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 27, 2018) The team of deputies making up the North Texas Criminal Interdiction Unit are showing they’re a force to be reckoned with for those smuggling drugs and human cargo across the region’s major highways. In December 2017, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner, Grayson County Sheriff Tom Watt, Hunt County Sheriff […]

Rockwall student athlete commits to East Texas Baptist University

Rockwall student athlete commits to East Texas Baptist University

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 30, 2017) Gretta Sonnen (Rockwall High School, class of 2019) has verbally committed to play soccer for East Texas Baptist University. She will join the Tigers in the fall of 2019 after high school graduation. ETBU competes in NCAA Division III soccer with the American Southwest Conference under head coach Erik […]

NCTCOG considers plans for new bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard

NCTCOG considers plans for new bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard

(ROCKWALL, TX — September 27, 2017) The construction of a new bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard has been listed as a possible project in east-west transportation plans that are being studied by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) as part of the county’s 2045 thoroughfare plan. Jeff Neal, program manager for NCTCOG, revealed […]

Rockwall Realtor pledges to donate percentage of commission to charity

Return to Real Estate (ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 12, 2016) Whether you’re getting married, changing jobs, or moving to a new neighborhood, life transitions can be as exciting as they are stressful. For Rockwall resident Jennifer Claire, growth and change come naturally – especially when you’re called to do something you love. A Realtor at […]

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