Summer Safety: Take protective steps during mosquito season

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 12, 2018)  The City of Rockwall is encouraging residents to take proactive steps during the hot summer months to help protect against mosquito-borne illness. Mosquitoes are worst especially at dusk and dawn, and they can spread illnesses such as West Nile virus and Zika. Here are a few ways to reduce exposure: […]

Rockwall boy featured on Harry Connick Jr. talk show

Rockwall boy featured on Harry Connick Jr. talk show

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 19, 2018) Eleven-year-old Gage Duke of Rockwall, founder of nonprofit Just Cuz Helmets Matter, will roll out his message on bike safety on television screens across the country when he’s featured on Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show “Harry” on Jan. 22. The show will air on Monday at 2 p.m. on […]

City of Rockwall Strategic Planning Initiatives yield enhanced safety

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 5, 2017) Strategic plan initiatives of both the Rockwall Fire and Police Departments have resulted in increased public safety and security enhancements in the City. The strategic planning program, led by the Rockwall City Council, began about a year ago. Results presented to the Council in a recent work session highlighted the […]

Heath DPS completes Drone Workshop

Heath DPS completes Drone Workshop

(HEATH, TX – Jan. 301, 2017) With a specific mission at a soccer stadium filled to capacity with fans, and a short amount of time in which to complete the mission, each officer cautiously picked up the controls and with little instruction, flew a drone for the very first time. Some flew the drone straight into […]

Latest Hospital Safety Grade Reveals Texas Health Rockwall as a High Achiever

Texas Health Rockwall Earns All A’s Since 2013 (ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 31, 2016) Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall has once again earned an “A” in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.  The hospital has been awarded Straight “A’s” since 2013 and is one of only 113 hospitals to attain this honor nationwide. Texas Health […]

Free women’s self defense course in Royse City

(ROYSE CITY, TX – September 1, 2015) A free program courtesy of Women & Girls of Worth Ministry of Trinity Baptist Church in Royse City will teach women and girls how NOT to be a victims of crimes crimes against women.  The self defense program will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 8 at Trinity […]

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 […]

Heath DPS participates in National Night Out

HEATH, TX. (October 8, 2014) It was a great National Night Out in AntiguaBay, where the Homeowner’s Association coordinated a celebration full of fun, food and festivities for neighbors of all ages to enjoy. The Heath Department of Public Safety officers participated, bringing out a fire truck and police car for children to explore. Officers […]

Keeping 4th of July festivities fun and safe

Lake Pointe Medical Center Shares Fireworks Safety Tips for July Fourth ROCKWALL,TX. (June 30, 2014) As the weather heats up and families migrate outdoors, winter toys are traded in for sunscreen and sand pails. The summer months promise warm days and one of the most anticipated night: the Fourth of July. While fireworks are beautiful […]

Algal bloom may affect taste, odor of water in Rockwall

(Rockwall) July 17, 2013 – If you experience a change in taste or odor of water supplied by the City of Rockwall, a seasonal “algal bloom” is the culprit. It doesn’t change the quality of the water supply – it is strictly a taste issue, according to the city’s water supplier, the North Texas Municipal […]