Rockwall Meals on Wheels: Weathering yet another storm

Rockwall Meals on Wheels: Weathering yet another storm

ROCKWALL, TX – March 23, 2021 – Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County sustained major storm damage in the overnight hours of March 22. A large tree fell through the roof of their offices on Williams Street. Staff members were forced to evacuate the space today due to unsafe conditions and water damage, […]

City of Heath to waive building permit fees for winter storm remediation

City of Heath to waive building permit fees for winter storm remediation

HEATH, TX – February 22, 2021 – As the temperatures begin to warm again, we understand many critical mechanical, plumbing, fire sprinkler and electrical repairs will be needed. Even emergency repairs already made should be permitted. The City of Heath is waiving the permit fees for any Winter Storm Remediation work. This fee waiver is effective […]

Open letter to citizens of Fate from Mayor-Elect David Billings

Open letter to citizens of Fate from Mayor-Elect David Billings

FATE, TX – February 20, 2021 – Dear City of Fate team members, I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU! Our city faced another serious challenge, which impacted thousands of fellow Texans, and each of you stepped-up to the challenge. You responded to every situation with grace and humility. In a world where […]

Rockwall County Helping Hands opens Food Pantry today, provides update on storm operations

Rockwall County Helping Hands opens Food Pantry today, provides update on storm operations

ROCKWALL, TX – February 20, 2021 – It has been such a testimony of the strength and compassion of our community to see neighbors helping neighbors during this unprecedented weather event. Helping Hands of Rockwall County wanted to update the community on the emergency operations that they’ve been involved in over this past week. Helping […]

Rockwall Fire Department offers tips to help with water damage insurance claims

Rockwall Fire Department offers tips to help with water damage insurance claims

ROCKWALL, TX – February 19, 2021 – From the Rockwall Fire Department: We know it is stressful dealing with damage to your home as a result of broken water pipes. We wanted to offer a few tips to help ease some of your burdens. SAVE ALL RECEIPTS! Get things as dry as you reasonably can. […]

Rockwall’s water supplier urges residents to continue conservation efforts

ROCKWALL, TX – February 18, 2021 – As previously reported, water system demands are extremely high right now and are stressing the regional water system. Rockwall residents are asked to conserve as much water as possible during this time. Now that temperatures have started to rise and power is more reliable, customers are asked to […]

U-Haul extends 30 days free self-storage at all Texas stores

U-Haul extends 30 days free self-storage at all Texas stores

Offer is available to new customers at 171 storage facilities statewide amid winter storm DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 18, 2021) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to Texas residents across the entire state impacted by the ongoing winter storms and widespread power outages. The disaster relief assistance program is […]

Biologists examine winter weather impact on Texas wildlife

Biologists examine winter weather impact on Texas wildlife

AUSTIN – As much of Texas has experienced historic winter weather, native wildlife populations throughout the state have also felt the impact. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds the public that many native wildlife species will be able to survive short durations of historic low temperatures and snow events. However, long-term impacts on a […]

Letter to the Editor from Rockwall resident whose home was destroyed in recent storm

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 9, 2017) My home was one of those destroyed on March 29 in Dalton Ranch.  I cannot find the sufficient words to thank this incredible community for your love, prayers and support during this difficult time. A special thanks goes to Hays Elementary School PTA for their fundraiser of popsickles for […]

City of Rockwall works to protect storm victims from potential scam artists

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 4, 2017) Homeowners are still working to recover from the storms that devastated their homes last week in North Rockwall—and the City of Rockwall is providing tips to protect residents from becoming victims of potential scam artists. Before the storm had subsided or the debris was even cleared away last Wednesday, […]