Grace Hartman students enjoy the gift of giving

(ROCKWALL ISD-December 20, 2012) Fourth grade students at Grace Hartman Elementary used the holiday season for a Service Learning Project. The students decided instead of bringing a book or gift for a classroom gift exchange, they wanted to help others in their community. Some students brought books for a donation to the Boys and Girls […]

Women in Need seeks community help for mom, children

(ROCKWALL-December 20, 2012) Women in Need, a nonprofit organization serving Rockwall County that assists in the fight against domestic violence, is seeking support from the community to help a mother and her three children during an extremely difficult time. The recently divorced mother lost her home and is moving into a two bedroom apartment. She […]

Kindergarten Christmas time at Amy Parks

Kindergarten Christmas time at Amy Parks

(ROCKWALL ISD-December 20,2012) Mrs. Moss’s kindergarten class celebrated the season with a special Christmas Party today. The Amy Parks Heath Elemetnary students are so excited about Christmas break! Photo submitted by Jenni Knox.  To share your good news, events and holiday photos, email .

Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County in urgent need of donations

(ROCKWALL – December 5, 2012) Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County is in urgent need of donations following deep cuts in federal and state funding, as well as an increasing need for services. During 2012, MOW provided more 45,000 meals for homebound seniors and the disabled in Rockwall County in part by local government funding, […]

YMCA, Meals on Wheels receive generous gift from Rockwall Kiwanis Club

(December 19, 2012) The Kiwanis Club of Rockwall County welcomed two special guests to their noon meeting on Dec. 18, in order to present them with check donations for their respective organizations. Kiwanis President Glen Farris presented Margie VerHagen, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County, with a check for $800. Bonnie LaVielle, […]

Angel Tree benefits medical care for pets

Angel Tree benefits medical care for pets

(November 28, 2012) Santa Claus is getting some help when he visits the homeless pets of the DFW area. This holiday season will be even more meaningful for the orphaned pets of North Texas thanks to Dr. Keith Webb and his staff at Pet Doctor. Those homeless dogs and cats will receive much-needed medical care […]

Autumn Leaves, Rotary partner for successful coat drive

Rockwall High Interact Club members sort coats for Project Warmth (ROCKWALL-December 19, 2012) More than 400 warm winter coats  were recently collected through Project Warmth, an initiative created by Autumn Leaves Alzheimer’s and Memory Care in partnership with the Rockwall Rotary Club.  Members of Rockwall High School’s Interact Club were instrumental in sorting the coats for distribution […]

Set New Year’s resolutions that strengthen your life, your community

(December 19, 2012) The New Year is a time for new beginnings! For the Y – a leading nonprofit that strengthens community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility – one of the most important resolutions is to resolve to make positive changes that strengthen individuals as well as entire communities. Following are five […]

Rockwall ISD names new principals for Stevenson, Springer elementary schools

(ROCKWALL ISD-December 19, 2012) The Rockwall Independent School District is pleased to announce that Mike Pitcher, current principal at Ouida Springer Elementary, has been named as the new principal for Billie Stevenson Elementary.  Pitcher will assume his new role on January 2 to prepare for the opening of the school in the fall of 2013. Pitcher […]

Our Lady of the Lake thanks sponsors for successful ‘Brunch with St. Nicholas’

(ROCKWALL-December 17, 2012) The Catholic Mothers Council of Our Lady of the Lake would like to thank the sponsors of their annual “Brunch with St. Nicholas” event. The brunch was held on December 1 for a crowd of about 300 people. The money raised at this event will help support the playground and other ministries of Our […]