ROCKWALL – Singing Martina McBride’s hit song, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” country/pop singing star Amber Carrington from Rockwall delivered another excellent performance tonight among the top 12 finalists on NBC-TV’s “The...

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ROCKWALL – Celebrating the City of Rockwall’s 159th birthday, popular Texas Country music stars, the Casey Donahew Band, will headline the Rockwall Founder’s Day Celebration Saturday, May 18, from 10 am – 9...

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LOS ANGELES – Rockwall’s 19-year-old Amber Carrington is now one of the final 12 contestants on NBC-TV’s The Voice singing competition after voting results were announced live on the show last night by...

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FORNEY – The Forney branch of City Bank Texas “rewarded” five local charities from Rockwall and five from Forney May 6 with $2,500 each for rallying their friends to vote in the Bank’s...

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ROCKWALL – Family members and friends celebrated 17-term Congressman Ralph Hall’s 90th birthday May 3 at the Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club in The Shores subdivision, the first of several birthday parties planned...

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ROCKWALL – Another season of free Thursday night concerts by the lake, sponsored by the City of Rockwall and presented by Rockwall Ford & Rockwall Dodge, will kick off May 9, 7:30 –...

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Dear Editor: readers need to vote in May 11 school board elections »

Dear Editor: readers need to vote in May 11 school board elections Dear Editor: If you live in the Rockwall ISD area, the upcoming School Board elections have two positions to vote on: Place 4 and Place 5. It doesn’t...

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New study: Half of teen drivers text while behind the wheel »

New study: Half of teen drivers text while behind the wheel

CHICAGO – In 2011, nearly half of high school students 16 and older reported texting while driving...

May 14 2013 / No comment / Read More »

Bailey, White, Zator win seats on school boards; Megyesi, Cowan in Fate »

Bailey, White, Zator win seats on school boards; Megyesi, Cowan in Fate

ROCKWALL – Marketing director Jon Bailey and salesman Jim White (left photo) easily won Place 4 and...

May 12 2013 / 1 comment / Read More »

CSCOPE opponent accuses RISD Board Pres. Hamilton of lying to convince Rockwall CSCOPE is needed »

CSCOPE opponent accuses RISD Board Pres. Hamilton of lying to convince Rockwall CSCOPE is needed

ROCKWALL – One of the state’s most outspoken opponents of the highly controversial CSCOPE online curriculum being...

May 10 2013 / 1 comment / Read More »

Texas Land Commissioner, Lt. Gov. candidate Jerry Patterson to speak Saturday »

Texas Land Commissioner, Lt. Gov. candidate Jerry Patterson to speak Saturday

ROCKWALL – Three-term Texas Land Commissioner and retired U.S. Marine Reserve officer, Jerry Patterson, a newly-announced candidate for...

May 9 2013 / No comment / Read More »

Early voting totals very low for May 11 local elections »

Early voting totals very low for May 11 local elections

ROCKWALL – Early voting for the May 11 local school board and city elections ended Tuesday with...

May 9 2013 / No comment / Read More »

90-year-old US Rep. Ralph Hall to swim English Channel? »

90-year-old US Rep. Ralph Hall to swim English Channel?

ROCKWALL -  During a telephone interview yesterday with TheRockwallNews.com, just turned 90-year-old U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall said...

May 9 2013 / 5 comments / Read More »

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Uncle arrested, charged with murder of Greenville teen Alicia Moore »

GREENVILLE – The uncle of 16-year-old Greenville High School student Alicia Moore was arrested in Grand Prairie and charged with her murder Monday night. The teen was killed and her body found in the trunk of a car along a rural road  in Van Zandt County near Canton Nov. 6, four days after she disappeared...

May 8 2013 / No comment / Read More »
Uncle arrested, charged with murder of Greenville teen Alicia Moore

Rockwall County News Publisher Wes Burnett passes away suddenly »

ROCKWALL – The publisher and owner of the Rockwall County News, Wesley Burnett, passed away suddenly from a stroke March 28. He was 72 years old. Mr. Burnett was the publisher of the Post Dispatch in Post TX from 1982 to 2008, when he moved to Rockwall and purchased the Rockwall County News. According to...

April 4 2013 / No comment / Read More »
Rockwall County News Publisher Wes Burnett passes away suddenly

CSCOPE opponent accuses RISD Board Pres. Hamilton of lying to convince Rockwall CSCOPE is needed »

ROCKWALL – One of the state’s most outspoken opponents of the highly controversial CSCOPE online curriculum being used by Rockwall ISD teachers and about 75 percent of the state’s school districts has accused RISD Board President Doug Hamilton of lying about CSCOPE in a recent interview in TheRockwallNews.com. In an article entitled, “Rockwall School Board...

May 10 2013 / 1 comment / Read More »
CSCOPE opponent accuses RISD Board Pres. Hamilton of lying to convince Rockwall CSCOPE is needed

New study: Half of teen drivers text while behind the wheel »

CHICAGO – In 2011, nearly half of high school students 16 and older reported texting while driving in a large national survey. The study “Texting While Driving and Other Risky Motor Vehicle Behaviors Among High School Students,” is in the June 2013 issue of “Pediatrics” and was published online yesterday. Researchers surveyed more than 15,000...

May 14 2013 / No comment / Read More »
New study: Half of teen drivers text while behind the wheel

Son writes Father’s Day tribute for his father, “Voice of Rockwall” Gary Freedman »

Letter To The Editor:  More than “The Voice.” As we celebrate and spend time this Father’s Day with the Dads and Granddads in our lives, it’s important to give thanks and show them love.  Some of us are lucky for the chance to embrace our fathers this Sunday, while others are reminded of how their...

June 13 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »
Son writes Father’s Day tribute for his father, “Voice of Rockwall” Gary Freedman

Sports

No-hitter by Ryan Kinney leads Heath to first 2 Class 5A playoff wins

No-hitter by Ryan Kinney leads Heath to first 2 Class 5A playoff wins »

HEATH – Last weekend couldn’t have gone much better for the 2012 4A Texas State baseball champions as the Heath Hawks opened Class 5A play-off action by scoring 27 runs...

May 7 2013 / No comment / Read More »

Yellowjackets beat Rowlett in Bi-District playoff game, 4-1 »

Yellowjackets beat Rowlett in Bi-District playoff game, 4-1

(By Stewie Fielder) WYLIE (Sam Ballew photo)– The Rockwall Yellowjackets (27-6) stayed the course to capture a win over Rowlett (12-17-1) in...

May 3 2013 / No comment / Read More »

Yellowjackets take 2, finish second in District, as playoffs begin Wednesday »

Yellowjackets take 2, finish second in District, as playoffs begin Wednesday

ROCKWALL (By Stewie Fielder) – The Rockwall Yellowjackets baseball team completed their regular season with two big wins Friday and Saturday, which...

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Casey Donahue Band to headline Founder’s Day celebration May 18 »

Casey Donahue Band to headline Founder’s Day celebration May 18

ROCKWALL – Celebrating the City of Rockwall’s 159th birthday, popular Texas Country music stars, the Casey Donahew Band, will headline the Rockwall...

May 12 2013 / No comment / Read More »

Free summer “Concert by the Lake” series begins this Thursday »

Free summer “Concert by the Lake” series begins this Thursday

ROCKWALL – Another season of free Thursday night concerts by the lake, sponsored by the City of Rockwall and presented by Rockwall...

May 7 2013 / No comment / Read More »
Vote for Amber Carrington on The Voice online, by phone, text or iTunes

Vote for Amber Carrington on The Voice online, by phone, text or iTunes »

ROCKWALL – Singing Martina McBride’s hit song, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” country/pop singing star Amber Carrington from Rockwall delivered another excellent performance tonight among the top 12 finalists...

May 13 2013 / No comment / Read More »

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