Rockwall County CERT volunteers ready for emergency

Apply online. Basic Training set for May 2 & 9 ROCKWALL, TX (March 19 2015) The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Rockwall County invites all looking to help make their community safer, stronger and better prepared for disasters to join its growing team of volunteers trained in assisting others and helping those in distress […]

‘Puppy Raiser’ program teaches teen and service dog

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 16, 2014) When local sophomore Sarah Mayhew embarked upon a personal project to help her achieve her International Baccalaureate diploma at Westlake Academy, she never expected to find companionship in the form of a 10-month-old Labrador puppy in the process. But that’s exactly what took place when Sarah took on the role […]

Rowlett Chamber recognizes Kick em` Training Facility as Business of the Month

ROWLETT,TX. (August 19, 2014) Kick em’ Training Facility is a place for all sorts of soccer players to develop their foot skills & take the game to next level. It will offer an intensive skill building approach that will improve individual technique and confidence. Kick em’ Training Facility will run year round. Kick em’ Training […]

Advocates for foster children learn how to help traumatized children

Advocates for foster children learn how to help traumatized children

Texas CASA hosts training in Rockwall (Rockwall) June 20, 2013 – About 70 advocates for children in the foster care system gathered at the Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront for two days of training to learn how to better speak up for children who are removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Judges, Child […]

Rockwall to host free SKYWARN Storm Spotter training

(February 27, 2013) Seventeen tornadoes occurred in North Texas, during one afternoon in April 2012. Over 5 million people were under a tornado warning at some point on April 3. There were no fatalities and very few injuries. Trained weather spotters were one of the reasons that effective warnings were given to those in the […]

Horse de-spooking clinic at Throwaway Ponies March 2

(ROCKWALL-February 25, 2013) Throwaway Ponies horse rescue and rehabilitation center will host a horse de-spooking clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Learn from local natural horsemanship trainer Ron Steele as he works with rescue horses from Throwaway Ponies teaching them to lunge for respect and how not to spook.  People from […]

Meet Miss Melody, ready for a new home

Throwaway Ponies Adoption Spotlight Meet Miss Melody. She is a four-year old paint filly. She is just starting her training at Throwaway Ponies, and has only been ridden a couple of times. Melody is very sweet – ready and willing to learn. She has been well cared for, but her owner could no longer afford […]

Rowlett Chamber welcomes Kick ’em, for the serious soccer player

(ROWLETT-January 23, 2013) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Kick’em with a ribbon cutting on Friday, January 18. Pictured cutting the ribbon is President Akm Azad and Heewon Azad. Kick’em a Futsal Training Facility is for the serious soccer player. Futsal, a game incredibly similar to traditional soccer, is played on a smaller […]

Rowlett residents encouraged to participate in Community Emergency Response Team class

(ROWLETT-December 17, 2012) The Rowlett Citizen Corps Council will sponsor a two-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class on Saturday, February 16th and 23rd, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. During a natural or man-made disaster, CERT teams assist Fire and Police in doing damage assessment, accounting for residents and securing quick, accessible routes into their neighborhood.  Our teams also help […]

At home, at work, at play – it’s all about the animals

At home, at work, at play – it’s all about the animals

Good People: Roberta Kirby Home is where the heart is. For Roberta Kirby, it’s also where her work is. But as the 69-year-old canine massage therapist will tell you, it’s not really work when you’re doing what you love, with the ones you love. Roberta shares several acres of farmland with her daughter and son-in-law, […]