Auditions for ‘Annie’ at RCP

(Rockwall) Auditions for the Rockwall Community Playhouse’s production of “Annie” will be Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. for “orphans” only; 1 p.m. for adults and teens; and at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 for all ages, at RCP, 609 E. Rusk St. All roles are available: seven girls (ages 6 to 13) and about 30 […]

Children’s activities at Rockwall’s Pumpkin Patch

Children’s activities at Rockwall’s Pumpkin Patch

Every Saturday is full of exciting family events, says Kathy Melston, children’s activities chairperson at Rockwall’s original Pumpkin Patch, located at 1201 Ridge Road in the Ridge Road Shopping Center. Starting with Storytime at 11 a.m., events also include face painting and crafts from noon to 4 p.m. Observing the 23rd year of operation, Rockwall’s Original Pumpkin […]

Meet Tucker, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Tucker, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

The race is on! Tucker is a handsome schnauzer, so all you schnauzer fans out there know what you’re getting. And since the adoption fee is only $60 for all dogs during Adopt-a-Dog Month at the Rockwall shelter, you won’t find a better quality dog for the money.   So how long will Tucker be […]

Prizes, promotions to celebrate opening of new HomeBank Texas branch

Prizes, promotions to celebrate opening of new HomeBank Texas branch

(Rockwall) HomeBank Texas has announced the relocation and expansion of its Rockwall branch to 105 E. Ralph Hall Parkway in Rockwall, effective Tuesday, Oct. 11. “Due to our continued growth, we’re very pleased to be relocating and expanding our Rockwall branch,” said JT McDonald, President and CEO of HomeBank Texas. “This is an ideal location […]

Country star Collin Raye to headline at Rockin’ on the Docks

(The Harbor) More than 5,000 visitors are expected to line the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard Saturday, Oct. 22, as the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Rockin’ on the Docks concert event at The Harbor. Headlining the live musical extravaganza  will be country music star Collin Raye, whose hits include “Little Rock”, “One Boy, One […]

First Baptist to host Candy Land: Trunk or Treat, a safe alternative

(Rockwall) First Baptist Church-Rockwall, located at 610 S. Goliad St. in Rockwall, will host Candy Land: Trunk or Treat, a fun and safe alternative for the whole family, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26.  Donations of candy are being accepted; place individually wrapped treats in the orange bins located throughout the church. For […]

World Habitat Day marks milestone 500,000th home

World Habitat Day marks milestone 500,000th home

Rockwall Habitat for Humanity joins worldwide celebration  Habitat for Humanity marked a major milestone Monday, Oct. 3 when it dedicated its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, and began construction on its 500,001st house in Paterson, N.J. Volunteers and homeowners from Rockwall Habitat for Humanity joined in celebrating the milestones as part of events held […]

Retired teachers enjoy ‘Cuba in Photographic Splendor’

(Rockwall) The September meeting of the Rockwall Area Retired Teachers Association started the year with an outstanding program by local photographer, Nell Welborn, entitled “Cuba in Photographic Splendor.”The spectacular photos showed the people, towns and scenery rarely seen since the 1960s.  The hostesses for the meeting were Mary Harrison, Billie Stevenson, Sherry Wimpee, Monte Huffaker […]

Meet Kuma, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Kuma, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

This little guy is a lot of fun! Kuma is young, so he still likes to enjoy his playtime. But he’s also very outgoing and very friendly. And it goes without saying that he’s as handsome as can be.   If you want to have some fun, come out to meet this happy kitty today. […]

Rockwall’s Pumpkin Patch opens for 23rd year

(Rockwall) Scores of area youth recently joined other volunteers to unload truckloads of pumpkins for one of Rockwall’s most popular fall events – the Pumpkin Patch.  In its 23rd year of operation, Rockwall’s original Pumpkin Patch is  now open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, through Sunday, Oct. 30. Visitors will discover […]