Rockwall County long-term care facilities receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine

Rockwall County long-term care facilities receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 20, 2021 — Rockwall County Judge David Sweet is happy to announce that all 12 long-term care facilities have now received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All residents, staff and caregivers who wanted to participate had the opportunity to receive the vaccine. From the beginning of the pandemic, a […]

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccine Update

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 20, 2021 — Governor Greg Abbot announced a change in the state’s strategy to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to Texans. This new strategy now being implemented by the state involves shifting available vaccines to hub locations, focused on larger metro areas including Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Tarrant County, […]

Carter BloodCare seeks more donors as pandemic continues to cause blood supply shortage for hospitals

Carter BloodCare seeks more donors as pandemic continues to cause blood supply shortage for hospitals

ROCKWALL, TX – December 30, 2020 — As hospitals continue to do all in their power to manage the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, Carter BloodCare reports that the blood supply for North, Central and East Texas communities remains very limited. Carter BloodCare Vice President of Organizational Relations Moore said while the need for blood […]

Rockwall County Commissioners Court accepts resignation of Local Health Authority Dr. Jamie Metcalf-Kelly

Rockwall County Commissioners Court accepts resignation of Local Health Authority Dr. Jamie Metcalf-Kelly

ROCKWALL, TX – December 23, 2020 — In a regular meeting on Dec. 22, the Rockwall County Commissioners Court unanimously accepted the resignation of the county’s Local Health Authority, Dr. Jamie Metcalf-Kelly, effective Dec. 29, 2020. Metcalf-Kelly has served as the Rockwall County Health Authority since July. In her letter of resignation addressed to the […]

Rockwall Art League provides lessons to individuals with special needs through ArtReach mail program

Rockwall Art League provides lessons to individuals with special needs through ArtReach mail program

ROCKWALL, TX – December 7, 2020 —Even during a pandemic, the Rockwall Art League is finding innovative ways to bring the benefits of art to those with developmental disabilities through a new mail program. Due to COVID-19, students of the Rockwall Art League ArtReach’s MHMR program have been unable to attend classes. So RAL ArtReach […]

Rider, public comments become basis for STAR Transit service expansions

Rider, public comments become basis for STAR Transit service expansions

ROCKWALL, TX – December 1, 2020 — The findings of a major survey of transit and non-transit riders in STAR Transit’s service area is the foundation on which the agency is building out its short- and long-term development plan, according to Executive Director Tommy Henricks. “Over time, STAR Transit will evaluate changes in user needs […]

Local young man starts up artisan soap business in response to isolation from COVID

Local young man starts up artisan soap business in response to isolation from COVID

ROCKWALL, TX – September 30, 2020 — Meet Artisan Zachary Wincent. Zach is part of a new movement of adults furloughed from jobs and using creative methods to stay engaged, develop a needed product and receive income from the venture. Unable to work or attend his day program (secondary to medical restrictions around COVID risk), […]

Project Sparkle shines bright for frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19

Project Sparkle shines bright for frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19

ROCKWALL, TX – September 17, 2020 — During these dark times of pandemic, Rockwall entrepreneur Christy Goodman and her team at Park Lane Jewelry are looking to shine a light on frontline healthcare workers with Project Sparkle. The kindness campaign delivers beautiful Sparkle Boxes filled with jewelry and appreciation notes to those overstressed, overworked healthcare […]

Lakeside Florist moves to new location

Lakeside Florist moves to new location

The 20-year-old flower shop is now serving customers at 506 N Goliad ROCKWALL, TX – September 2, 2020 — Lakeside Florist has provided fresh flowers and service with a smile to the Rockwall community since Tommie Wells opened her business in the year 2000. This summer, she celebrated their move to a new location at […]

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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