Volunteers needed for Helping Hands Toy Drive distribution

Drop donations through Dec 1o at local businesses with collection bins (ROCKWALL – December 9, 2012) Santa’s helpers are at work on the annual Helping Hands Toy Drive, and your help is needed! Collection of unwrapped new toys started Dec. 1 for distribution on Saturday, Dec. 15, to less fortunate families in Rockwall County. Businesses […]

Helping Hands Festival of Trees a win-win for tree decorators, community

Helping Hands Festival of Trees a win-win for tree decorators, community

(December 9, 2012) It was a magical, fun night at the 2012 Helping Hands Festival of Trees as more than 360 people came together in the spirit of this wonderful holiday season for a common cause – the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate of our community. The November […]

Royse City Chamber recognizes December Yard of the Month

(ROYSE CITY – December 5, 2012) Congratulations to Mike and Gwen Pettit at 421 N. Josephine Street on being chosen as the Royse City Chamber of Commerce Yard of the Month winner! The purpose of the program is to recognize Royse City’s citizens who demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property, thereby contributing to the […]

Forney Arts Council Member Show all December

(FORNEY – December 4, 2012) The Forney Arts Council presents the FAC Member Show all through the month of December. An Artist Reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 8 at Crumbzz Tasting Pavilion/Forney Gallery of the Arts, located at 212 South Bois D’ Arc Street in Forney. To learn more, […]

Wylie East Sapphires march in Children’s Holiday Parade, take second place in Wylie Christmas parade

Wylie East Sapphires march in Children’s Holiday Parade, take second place in Wylie Christmas parade

Spirit-filled weekend includes Lakewood Theater performance benefiting child cancer patients (December 3, 2012) The Wylie East Sapphires Drill Team marched in the nationally televised Children’s Holiday Parade in downtown Dallas Saturday, December 1, and then headed into downtown Wylie for their hometown lighted Christmas parade – where the Sapphires parade float took second place! “Prop […]

Rockwall Kiwanis Christmas Parade shines ‘Through the Eyes of a Child’

(Rockwall – December 1, 2012) The 43rd Annual Christmas Parade presented by the Kiwanis Club of Rockwall County drew hundreds of families and festive floats to downtown Rockwall today. Amy Parks-Heath Elementary student Courtney Kirk, daughter of Brad and Melanie Kirk, served as Grand Marshal of the Parade, after her artwork won a Kiwanis parade poster contest. […]

Reading for Adults program earns $3,000 grant

(Rockwall – November 26, 2012) A Texas Reads Grant of $3,000 was recently awarded to the Rockwall County Library’s Reading for Adults program. Gloria Bishop, Adult Literacy Coordinator, and Marcine McCulley, Rockwall County Library Director, accepted the award. The grant will help provide for General Education Diploma Preparation, English language Acquisition, and U.S. Citizenship Preparation – […]

Holiday Open House, Student Art Exhibit at ArtVentures Studio

(Rockwall – November 25, 2012) Family and friends are welcome as ArtVentures Studio and Joetta Currie host a Holiday Open House and Student Art Exhibit from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 25. Enjoy artist demonstrations, face painting, a free art project and refreshments. ArtVentures Studio is located at 507 N. Goliad in Rockwall. Additional […]

Forney Hometown Christmas features ice skating, zip line

Forney is the place to be to celebrate the season (Forney – November 20, 2012) The 9th Annual Forney Hometown Christmas will feature a Christmas parade, live music and ongoing performances on two stages, a pie-eating competition, ice skating rink, a 70-foot drop Zipping Line Ride, a 12-seat swinging pirate ship, and Zooniversity Exotic Animal […]

Ribbon cutting for Dalrock Dental & Orthodontics

(November 20, 2012) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Dalrock Dental Care & Orthodontics with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, November 13. Today’s Smarter Way To Meet Your Dental Needs … With their friendly staff, convenient locations and affordable prices, Dalrock Dental Care & Orthodontics makes it easy for you and your […]