Rockwall Mayor declares outdoor areas within city not covered under Governor’s Order GA-29

Rockwall Mayor declares outdoor areas within city not covered under Governor’s Order GA-29

ROCKWALL, TX – July 8, 2020 – City of Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt issued the following Mayoral Declaration following Monday’s City Council meeting. He declared that all outdoor areas within the City of Rockwall are not covered under Executive Order GA-29 (which mandates the wearing of a face mask to cover the nose and mouth […]

Local resident donates 10,000 face masks to Rockwall County

Local resident donates 10,000 face masks to Rockwall County

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 18, 2020) Local resident Alfredo Balvanera recently provided 10,000 surgical face masks to Rockwall County. Balvanera, a Mexico native of a Spanish family from Zaragoza, Spain who currently resides in Rockwall, and his co-partner Sabino Gutierrez run a clothing manufacturer in Mexico called Star Shirts, which produces polo shirts. When the […]

Local realtors to host face mask fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels April 25

Local realtors to host face mask fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels April 25

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 21, 2020) This weekend, realtors Rick and Dianna Johnson of RE/MAX Landmark in Rockwall will host a fundraiser offering handcrafted face masks and the chance to support a noteworthy cause. On Saturday, April 25, join the RE/MAX Landmark team in their parking lot (2850 Shoreline Trail) from 12 p.m. to 2 […]

Cloth facial coverings required in Dallas County beginning Saturday

Cloth facial coverings required in Dallas County beginning Saturday

DALLAS COUNTY, TX – April 16, 2020 – Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced that beginning Saturday, April 18, all residents over the age of two must wear a cloth covering over their face and mouth when visiting essential businesses, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Essential business employees and riders of public transportation […]

Garland ISD nurses sew masks for food service colleagues

Garland ISD nurses sew masks for food service colleagues

Unity in a time of distancing (GARLAND, TX – April 15, 2020) With supplies dwindling across the country, 16 Garland Independent School District nurses used their three-day weekend to sew more than 300 masks for their fellow GISD colleagues on the front lines. The unique, handmade masks were made for staff who make GISD’s curbside […]

Rockwall sixth grader makes face masks with 3D printer

Rockwall sixth grader makes face masks with 3D printer

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 15, 2020) Hays Elementary sixth grader Luke LaGrange has been making face masks for first responders using 3D printing technology. After first discovering 3D printing in his fourth grade class, Luke became fascinated by the technology. He received his very own 3D printer for Christmas, and has been using it to […]

Got elastic? Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management requests donations

Got elastic? Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management requests donations

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 9) Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management is working with a group of ladies who are making and donating face masks for local first responders, eldercare, and healthcare facilities. Elastic should ideally be 1/4 inch wide or less, 7 inch strands or longer. If you have a large amounts to […]

Atmos Energy workers enhancing public safety protocols, wearing face masks

Atmos Energy workers enhancing public safety protocols, wearing face masks

April 6, 2020 –With your continued safety in mind, you will now see us wearing face coverings in your communities. In light of new data about the spread of Covid-19, along with widespread evidence of coronavirus illness in communities around the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended on Friday that all […]