YMCA and Mission Control team up to bring esports to communities across greater Dallas area

YMCA and Mission Control team up to bring esports to communities across greater Dallas area

DALLAS (July 12, 2021) – Today, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announced Mission Control, a leading recreational esports software, is working with the Dallas YMCA. After seeing much success in its esports programs, the Dallas YMCA has chosen to utilize the Mission Control platform as it allows them to create an even better experience for […]

Rockwall Riptides make big splash at YMCA Dallas Summer Swim League Championships

Rockwall Riptides make big splash at YMCA Dallas Summer Swim League Championships

ROCKWALL, TX (July 12, 2021) Over 400 swimmers and 11 teams competed this weekend in the YMCA Dallas Summer Swim League Championships, including the Rockwall Riptides Swim Team, comprising 75 swimmers, 30 relay teams and 375 individual swims. Congratulations go out to the Riptides who finished with 14 individual high point winners and scored 4,461.5 […]

Rockwall Stingerettes to host summer kids dance camp

Rockwall Stingerettes to host summer kids dance camp

  ROCKWALL, TX (June 28, 2021) Incoming kindergarten through sixth grade girls — sign up for WONDERLAND — Stingerette Kids Camp 2021, set for 8 a.m. to noon July 26-29th at Rockwall High School. $100 registration fee prior to July 1st or $125 after July 1st or at the door on the first day. Join […]

Feeling the heat? Don’t touch that dial

Feeling the heat? Don’t touch that dial

August 3, 2020 – It’s so tempting to turn the thermostat down to freezing cold when you walk into a warm house on a hot day. Don’t do it. Setting the thermostat at a very low temperature won’t cool your house any faster than setting it to the temperature that you regularly use to feel […]

Royse City ISD announces summer reopening plan

Royse City ISD announces summer reopening plan

From the Royse City ISD… (ROYSE CITY, TX – June 1, 2020) Educators and all other staff in Royse City ISD are eager to safely reopen for the summer months. We will continue to practice social distancing and cleaning measures to the highest extent possible as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. As of June […]

New overnight reservations to resume for summer trips to Texas State Parks

New overnight reservations to resume for summer trips to Texas State Parks

AUSTIN—Starting May 27, visitors will be able to make camping reservations at parks with arrival dates between June 1 and Sept. 7. This gradual reopening of overnight reservations will be limited to varying degrees at individual parks to align with safe business practices currently followed in Texas. “No one is more pleased than us to […]

Idyllic Summer

Idyllic Summer

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 14, 2019) Ireland and I watched The Sandlot awhile back which conjured stories of my kid summers. My buddy lived next to an abandoned ball field behind a church. The church still worshipped but the softball team was a relic. It was Sandlot-esque, a large grass and dirt field and a […]

Rockwall ISD to Provide Summer Meal Service for the Community

Rockwall ISD to Provide Summer Meal Service for the Community

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 30, 2019) Rockwall ISD will be providing Summer Meal Service for the community in summer 2019, to be administered by the Child Nutrition Department. The program will operate two sites June 3 – August 2: Dobbs Elementary and Rochell Elementary. Meals are free to all children 18 years and younger.  There are […]

Happy Summer’s End

Happy Summer’s End

(ROCKWALL, TX — September 4, 2018) I’ve been enjoying the constraints and freedoms of summer.  I regard the constraints as they relate to the heat…escaping the streets of Rockwall for the coolness of northern NM; wearing as few clothes as necessary to obey public policy regarding decency (though I feel that definition is changing from […]

Mission Camp, a VBS alternative, offered by First Presbyterian Church Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 31, 2017) First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall, located at 602 White Hills Drive, off Ridge Road by Wal-Mart/I30,  is offering a fun alternative to vacation bible school called Mission Camp, June 12-14 from 9am-noon. Children who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to be the “hands and feet of […]

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