Free meals for Garland ISD students throughout summer

(June 8, 2015) GARLAND,TX. School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean Garland ISD campuses are shutting their doors. In addition to summer programs, several campuses are also offering free meals to district students. Breakfast and lunch will be served Monday-Thursday until July 30. A list of schools, dates and times can […]

New York City comes to Rockwall

Broadway veteran to direct Rockwall Summer Musicals’ season opener (ROCKWALL, TX – May 18, 2015) Rockwall Summer Musicals is bringing Broadway to Rockwall this summer with Guys and Dolls, June 25-28, and West Side Story, August 13-16. Not only are both shows set in New York City, but Broadway veteran, Michael Serrechia, will be guest director for Guys and Dolls. Serrecchia […]

It’s the sweet life for pup with painful past

It’s the sweet life for pup with painful past

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 9, 2015) It was a typical Sunday at the Commerce Animal Shelter. Even though a cleaning crew was spraying down everything in sight, most of the lights were off. Pam and I were there at the invitation of Monette Douglas of No Kill Hunt County in the hope that we could save […]

Summer adventures create memories of a lifetime

ROCKWALL,TX. (June 27, 2014) Dad shook me at 5am but I was already up; sleep being no match for excitement. I was pretty young, around six, when we went fishing, real fishing, for the first time. Until then, wetting a hook occurred in the trout tank at the Mid-South Boating Show. I had no idea […]

Yeah! Summer’s here, so there’s no more math!

ROCKWALL, TX (June 27, 2014) For the last couple of weeks, the happy faces of our students have been a sure sign that summer is here. With the assurance that there is no need for math now, children officially begin the process of forgetting much of what they learned during the previous school year. In […]

Record breaking Summer attendance at Rockwall Boys and Girls Club

ROCKWALL COUNTY,TX. (June 26, 2014) When looking back to two years ago, the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County provided limited programs to less than 100 youth per day during the summer. Fast forward to this summer and a record breaking 400 plus youth are registered. The Club is now even averaging 240 to […]

Rockwall Summer Musicals opens season with South Pacific

ROCKWALL, TX (June 25, 2014) This Thursday marks the season opener for Rockwall Summer Musicals, as the theater company presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” directed by Barbara Doudt. Based on James A. Michener’s bestseller, “Tales of the South Pacific,” the classic musical features a cast of talented local actors, including Ashley Renee Watkins – […]

Up and coming destinations in Central and South America

DALLAS, TX (June 24, 2014) As more and more Americans have passports in hand and are exploring destinations further away from home, Travel Leaders recently surveyed its expert agents throughout North America to learn which Central and South American destinations they deemed the top up-and-coming. Those topping this list included Peru, Brazil, Panama, Ecuador, and […]

Tips for avoiding heat stroke, summer health hazards

(Rowlett) July 18, 2013 – Summer’s warmer temperatures and longer days give us more opportunities to be outside enjoying ourselves. As the temperatures rise and the humidity soars, you may start hearing weather stations discuss the “heat index.” A heat index is the temperature your body feels when the actual air temperature is combined with […]