Daily Meals on Wheels deliveries suspended to Rockwall County seniors

Daily Meals on Wheels deliveries suspended to Rockwall County seniors

Donations needed for Emergency Food Boxes (ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – March 14, 2020) With the extension of Rockwall ISD’s Spring Break and the closing of the contract kitchen where daily meals are prepared, Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County has had to suspend daily deliveries to its elderly and disabled homebound clients. Community […]

Rockwall County Judge David Sweet: Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

Rockwall County Judge David Sweet: Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

  Rockwall County taking proactive approach to keep communities safe (ROCKWALL COUNTY – March 13, 2020) Rockwall County has been actively monitoring the situation regarding an outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). This is a rapidly changing situation, and Rockwall County is taking a proactive approach to ensure that the County is prepared for […]

Rockwall County Detention Center suspends visitation

Rockwall County Detention Center suspends visitation

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – March 13, 2020) The Rockwall County Detention Center has suspended all inmate visitation until further notice at the direction of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. This is in relation to the prevention and mitigation protocols regarding COVID-19. The Rockwall County Detention Center does NOT have any confirmed cases of COVID-19. […]

Do you need an Urgent Care Clinic or an Emergency Room?

Do you need an Urgent Care Clinic or an Emergency Room?

Understanding the difference between urgent and emergent care If your family is like mine, any fun weekend is likely to turn chaotic at a moment’s notice.  Unfortunately, chaos sometimes turns into a critical need for medical attention.  I have come to realize, from experience, that planning ahead for that possibility is as necessary as the […]

EastTex Regional CERT to host free emergency preparedness training

EastTex Regional CERT to host free emergency preparedness training

UPDATE 1/19/21: The Jan 25 class was cancelled. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a program through FEMA to help train and organize local citizens to help during disasters or other times of need. EastTex Regional CERT is sponsored by the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management, and are an all-volunteer organization that helps local […]

Be Informed and Prepared When Severe Weather Hits

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 17, 2019) Have you subscribed for the Nixle app yet? Nixle is an extremely helpful emergency notification system that provides advanced warning, which is especially beneficial when severe weather comes around. With severe weather in the forecast this week, it’s a good time to discuss safety measures residents can take to stay […]

Rockwall County to participate in 16-county, 3-day emergency exercise

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 3, 2016) The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) will be conducting a 16-county regional training exercise November 11-13, 2016 at more than 40 different venues and emergency operations centers throughout the region. The exercise will help our region’s first responders, emergency managers, public health personnel, hospitals, and volunteer organizations […]

Rockwall CERT, police, fire aid in tornado cleanup, search and rescue

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 29, 2015) First responders of the Rowlett and Rockwall communities continue to band together to help the victims of a devastating EF4-classified tornado that ripped through Garland, Rowlett and Sunnyvale on Saturday night. In wake of the destructive storm which blew through the night after Christmas and left several homes, businesses […]

Areas of Rowlett completely closed for debris removal

Areas of Rowlett completely closed for debris removal

(ROWLETT, TX – Dec. 28, 2015 – 1:15pm) The City of Rowlett is in “recovery mode”. Crews with heavy machinery are removing debris and vehicles from streets and rights-of-way. Currently, the areas labeled 242 and 244 on this map are completely closed to the public. Only residents already in their homes in these areas will be allowed […]

Five Fireworks Safety Tips You Need to Know to Avoid the ER this Fourth of July

Five Fireworks Safety Tips You Need to Know to Avoid the ER this Fourth of July

It’s all fun with fireworks til someone gets burned ROCKWALL,TX. (June 25, 2015) Every year around the Fourth of July, hospitals see an uptick of emergency patients due to fireworks-related injuries. What is supposed to be a fun-filled celebration can quickly turn into an unplanned visit to your local ER.  Children have the greatest risk […]