‘YMCA Angel Camp takes the “dis” out of disability’

The Rockwall Family YMCA’s Angel Camp is a day camp for children with intellectual disabilities – the only camp of its kind in Rockwall. The camp includes typical day camp activities, plus weekly field trips specially designed for kids age 6 to 14 with special needs. Chase Wood was born with Down Syndrome and he […]

Meet Ariana, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Rockwall’s resident beauty queen. Ariana is a stunning kitty. She’s no prima donna, though. She’s incredibly gentle and affectionate. She tested positive for feline leukemia, which means she needs to be an indoor-only kitty. Plus, she needs to be an only kitty unless you have other cats with the same disease. Once you discover […]

Deputy honored after saving victims of submerged car

Deputy honored after saving victims of submerged car

Sons of the American Revolution recognize Rockwall hero (Rockwall) April 16, 2012 – Deputy Keven Rowan of the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Department was named a Rockwall Hero by the Sons of the American Revolution last week.  Deputy Rowan has received local, area, and national recognition for saving the lives of two young women who were […]

Bell choir concert at First Presbyterian Rockwall

First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall will host a free concert at 4 p.m.  Sunday, April 29, featuring the congregation’s bell choir playing an eclectic mix of music both secular and sacred. This will include songs by The Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Weber, and John Philip Susa. Additional musical support will be provided by the choir, soloists, guitarists, and pipe organ. […]

Quest Academy students help families in need

(Rockwall ISD) Rockwall Quest Academy Choice High School students gathered and donated household items, clothes and food for Rockwall county families. The project was a partnership with the Meadows Foundation, a private philanthropic institution that benefits the people of Texas. The Rockwall CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) helped identify families in need. Thanks to Adi […]

Volunteers’ time is money for Rockwall County Library

(Rockwall) April 10, 2012 – In a proclamation read by Judge Jerry Hogan, the Rockwall County Commissioners Court designated April 8-14 as National Library Week in Rockwall County. Kathleen Broze, president of Friends of the Library, and 2011 Hartman Award recipient Carolyn Duckworth presented Judge Hogan a facsimile check for $255,679.20 representing the value of volunteer […]

Radish harvest at Dobbs Elementary

(Rockwall ISD) Students in the Dobbs ROCK program, Rockwall ISD’s after-school program, recently presented the first harvest from their new vegetable garden to Dobbs cafeteria manager Erin Gooch. Gooch is preparing the locally grown, fresh radishes for the Dobbs lunch line.  Pictured with Gooch are (left) kindergartener Anna Juarez and (center) first grader Tres Saenz. […]

Ministerial Alliance to meet to discuss National Day of Prayer

(Rockwall) The Rockwall Ministerial Alliance will meet at noon Wednesday, April 18 in the Helping Hands conference room.  Please pick up a brown bag lunch.  Drinks and desserts will be provided. They will be discussing the National Day of Prayer (May 3).  All ministers are invited. For more information, call 972-771-5526. Submitted by the Rockwall […]

Heart of Heath 5K Easter tradition draws nearly 400

Heart of Heath 5K Easter tradition draws nearly 400

(Heath) April 11, 2012 – Glorious spring weather was just one of the draws that attracted 390 registrants to  the Heart of Heath 5k Run/Walk presented on April 7 by the City of Heath Special Events Board. Taking first place in the run was Justin Tokuz with an 18:29 time. Hunter Beauchamp was second with […]

Rockwall Y to host Healthy Kids Day, welcoming kids, community

Free community event kicks off summer of physical fitness for area families 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 On Saturday, April 28, the Rockwall Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that will help families find fun through active play and educational opportunities to improve health and well-being. […]