Samee’s to give away free pizza for a year in honor of Roma’s Books

Samee’s to give away free pizza for a year in honor of Roma’s Books

By now you’ve probably heard that Roma’s Books, located at 555 E. I-30 in Rockwall (a couple doors down from Samee’s Pizza Getti Italian Bistro & Lounge and across from 24 Hour Fitness) is preparing to close its doors for good. A Store Closing Sale is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 22. But when […]

Jones Elementary Teacher Publishes Disney Coding Adventures Book Series

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 18, 2019) Allyssa Loya, library media specialist at Jones Elementary, has published a book series titled Disney Coding Adventures. The books are about teaching young students the basics of coding. Students complete activities and learn to think like programmers while learning correct terminology.  It’s a way for students to get started with […]

Rockwall County Library Offers Free Fun for the Whole Family

Rockwall County Library Offers Free Fun for the Whole Family

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 29, 2018) If you’re looking to get creative and have some fun with the family, head to the Rockwall County Library. The library offers tons of free programs featuring interactive storytime, crafts, music and adventures the whole family can enjoy together. Pajama Storytime (English and Spanish) What could be better than […]

Little Free Library in Rockwall offers more than good reads

Little Free Library in Rockwall offers more than good reads

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 28, 2018) At the corner of Breezy Hill and Kimberly Lane in Rockwall stands a Little Free Library – a small, handcrafted repository of reading materials that’s available to anyone who wants a book. Debra Wiley, a retired educator, said she was inspired to place the book exchange on her property […]

Book Talk

Book Talk

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 27, 2018) At the beginning of the year, I set a new reading challenge for myself on Goodreads to read 15 books by year’s end. I’ll admit that’s not a lot of books, and while there’s almost nothing I enjoy more than reading, I’m a particularly slow reader and will never […]

Read New Books, but Keep the Old

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 9, 2016) A New Year means new reading for me—the result of a Christmas list that always includes books. I keep a year-round wish list, jotting down titles of interest, based on Christian book reviews or recommendations. No article gets my attention more than a “top-ten picks” of books related to […]

‘Afternoon in the Park’ celebrates works of Rockwall County author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks

‘Afternoon in the Park’ celebrates works of Rockwall County author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 1, 2015) Folks were treated to some delicious pies, a presentation about the informative historical works of author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks and a book signing by Sheri’s mother Patsy Stodghill during the Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s Sunday Afternoon in the Park event, held on the grounds of the Rockwall Historical Museum […]

Senior Rockwall resident chronicles her life, recipes and helpful hints

Senior Rockwall resident chronicles her life, recipes and helpful hints

Maynell Munson might be 91 years old, but she definitely isn’t letting that slow her down. Maynell is a resident at Rockwall’s Orion Senior Apartments. She cooks and entertains regularly, and never misses a game of bridge at theSeniorCenter. Maynell single-handedly created the phone directory for the Orion residents. When new residents move in, Maynell […]

Rowlett Library Card is key to success

ROWLETT,TX. (September 7, 2014) Every parent wants their child to succeed, and one of the simplest ways you can ensure your child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Rowlett Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries […]

Rockwall schools welcome children’s author Kate Klise

Rockwall schools welcome children’s author Kate Klise

Nationally known award-winning children’s author Kate Klise visited Rockwall Jan. 19 and 20 to give programs at four area schools:  Dobbs, Springer, Reinhardt, and Hayes elementaries. Klise’s very popular 43 Old Cemetery Road books have recently been featured on the Texas Bluebonnet Award masterlist of nominated books.   Submitted by Norma Terrell, Rockwall ISD. To submit […]