Good Neighbor: Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish

Good Neighbor: Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish

Meet Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish at 127 Kenway St. in Rockwall. Zora is a single mother of three grown children (Akilah 38, Brandon 29, and Corey 27) and grandmother to Laila (12), Amina (10) and Zuri (7). She says her children and grandchildren are her whole world! Zora is not only a fantastic […]

Good Neighbor: Meet Devin Hinnant, Sports Director at Rockwall YMCA

Good Neighbor: Meet Devin Hinnant, Sports Director at Rockwall YMCA

ROCKWALL, TX (May 11, 2021) Meet Devin Hinnant, who was recently hired on as Sports Director for the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall. The 28-year-old has a B.S.E. in Health Education from the University of Kansas, and a M.S. in Health, Human Performance & Recreation from Pittsburgh State University. Upon graduating from college, Hinnant worked for […]

Heath shines in response to Winter Storm Uri

Heath shines in response to Winter Storm Uri

HEATH, TX – March 3, 2021 — Winter Storm Uri will go down in history as an epic weather event that brought the lows of extended power outages, severe property damage and other misery to millions of Texans. And it will go down in history as another time where the Heath community spirit shined as […]

Rockwall YMCA, community help find a new home for foster youth

Rockwall YMCA, community help find a new home for foster youth

ROCKWALL, TX – December 22, 2020 —Two years ago, Xavier Cunningham – a 24-year-old with special needs who’s high functioning – came into the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to apply for a membership. Xavier had been in and out of foster care since he was three years old, and was at the time living […]

Rockwall neighbors rally to save Christmas after Santa’s mailbox is stolen

Rockwall neighbors rally to save Christmas after Santa’s mailbox is stolen

ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 18, 2020 – With Christmas just a week away, porch pirates are out in full force – dashing through neighborhoods swiping packages from doorsteps. But as brazen as they may seem, these parcel pilferers don’t hold a candle to the Grinch-like bandit who recently stole countless letters addressed to Santa from […]

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) seeks new volunteers

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) seeks new volunteers

Training set for Feb. 13 and 20 ROCKWALL, TX – November 25, 2020 – Do you want to help your community in times of need? EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for new members who want to make a difference and help their community in a times of need. CERT is an […]

Rockwall County Helping Hands seeks community’s aid to fill the food pantry this holiday season

Rockwall County Helping Hands seeks community’s aid to fill the food pantry this holiday season

ROCKWALL, TX – November 3, 2020 — Rockwall County Helping Hands is calling on the community to help fill up the Food Pantry this holiday season. With the pandemic, the Food Pantry at Helping Hands has seen a significant decrease in food drives to stock its shelves and feed those in need in Rockwall County. […]

Rockwall community shows overwhelming support for 3-year-old with Leukemia

Rockwall community shows overwhelming support for 3-year-old with Leukemia

ROCKWALL, TX – September 18, 2020 — When Laura and Nathan Tate of Rockwall arrived on vacation in early August, their 3-year-old son Cameron became lethargic and unable to walk. After rushing him to the ER, his diagnosis was confirmed: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). After more than a month’s worth of chemotherapy at John Hopkins […]

Rockwall County Helping Hands begins new hours for Assistance & Referral, Health Center

Rockwall County Helping Hands begins new hours for Assistance & Referral, Health Center

ROCKWALL, TX – September 1, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to tighten its grip on the economy, many in the Rockwall community find themselves struggling to pay bills and feed their families. To meet this need, Rockwall County Helping Hands is increasing office hours for Assistance & Referral and the Health Center located […]

Lawn concerts a win-win for community and artists during COVID-19 pandemic

Lawn concerts a win-win for community and artists during COVID-19 pandemic

ROCKWALL, TX – August 31, 2020 — Nothing brings people together quite like a live music experience. But with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting large gatherings, many are missing that experience to socialize, bond and meet others while enjoying good music. That’s why Rockwall resident Amber Crimmings decided to bring artist and community together by hosting […]

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