Governor Abbott issues Executive Order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks

Governor Abbott issues Executive Order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks

ROCKWALL, TX – May 18, 2021 — Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current mask-wearing guidelines through June 4. After June 4, no student, teacher, parent, […]

Rockwall County to host final FIRST DOSE mass vaccination event May 14

Rockwall County to host final FIRST DOSE mass vaccination event May 14

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (May 3, 2021) The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management has announced that Friday, May 14 will be Rockwall County’s final FIRST DOSE mass vaccination event.  If you have been waiting, wait no longer! Get your COVID-19 vaccine appointment here: https://tinyurl.com/LastMassVax Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall […]

Big news, big funds for Fate DPS Officer hospitalized four months with COVID

Big news, big funds for Fate DPS Officer hospitalized four months with COVID

ROCKWALL, TX – March 28, 2021 — Last night at Southern Junction Nightclub and Steakhouse, two checks totaling $53,754 were presented to Cynthia Willoughby, wife of Fate DPS Officer Clint Willoughby who has been hospitalized with COVID-19 since December 2020. The generous donations were a result of a benefit Crawfish Boil, raffle and silent auction […]

Rockwall ISD Board approves maintaining student, teacher and staff mask-wearing

Rockwall ISD Board approves maintaining student, teacher and staff mask-wearing

ROCKWALL, TX – March 17, 2021 — The Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees approved maintaining the Texas Education Agency safety requirement of student, teacher, and staff mask-wearing for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. District leadership presented information related to on-going changes from the Texas Education Agency concerning COVID mitigation. In addition, Student Services […]

Rockwall County transitions from COVID waitlist to mass vaccination notification list

Rockwall County transitions from COVID waitlist to mass vaccination notification list

From Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management ROCKWALL, TX – March 15, 2021 – Rockwall County is transitioning from the waitlist to a mass vaccination NOTIFICATION list. The Helping Hands/Rockwall County vaccine waitlist has been closed. Over the next few weeks, the county will continue to utilize the original waitlist to ensure all 1A and […]

Crawfish boil at Southern Junction to benefit Fate DPS Officer Clint Willoughby

Crawfish boil at Southern Junction to benefit Fate DPS Officer Clint Willoughby

March 11, 2021 – A Crawfish Boil benefiting Fate DPS Officer Clint Willoughby is planned for 5 p.m.  Sunday, March 21 at Southern Junction Nightclub and Steakhouse, 5574 Highway 276 in Royse City. Willoughby was diagnosed with COVID-19 on November 24, 2020 and hospitalized on December 3. He was put on a ventilator the next […]

STAR Transit offers free rides to all vaccination locations

STAR Transit offers free rides to all vaccination locations

TERRELL, TX – Feb. 1, 2021 – STAR Transit is providing free rides for persons with confirmed appointments to get the COVID 19 vaccine shots.  The curb-to-curb service extends outside of the agency’s service area. Rides are available Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For this purpose, STAR Transit is temporarily adding Saturday […]

Update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution from the Department of State Health Services

Update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution from the Department of State Health Services

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 21, 2021 — In week six of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the Texas Department of State Health Services reports  more than one million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The supply of vaccine is currently limited, but more vaccine is sent to Texas each week. DSHS expects […]

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, […]

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