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Child abuse survivors invited to join together at End Child Abuse Walk May 30

Child abuse survivors invited to join together at End Child Abuse Walk May 30
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ROCKWALL – Child abuse survivors in particular are invited to attend the End Child Abuse Walk, May 30, 9 am, at Harry Myers Park lake, and be part of a special tribute to child abuse victims and survivors just before the Walk begins. Americans Ending Abuse founder and event organizer J.J. Smith says tens of […]

Rojelio Martinez sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder of John Spangler

Rojelio Martinez sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder of John Spangler

ROCKWALL – Lancaster man Rojelio Martinez, 19, pled guilty Friday to murdering Rockwall County resident John Edward Spangler, 27, and was sentenced to forty years in prison by 382nd Judicial District Court Judge Brett Hall. Martinez was charged with killing Spangler, the father of three children, in the parking lot of the Rowlett 7-Eleven convenience […]

Tony E. Arterburn Jr: #MilitaryLivesMatter; True meaning of Memorial Day

Tony E. Arterburn Jr: #MilitaryLivesMatter; True meaning of Memorial Day

By U.S. Army veteran Tony E. Arterburn, Jr., a 1999 graduate of Rockwall High School “Memorial Day is for the fallen, Please don’t thank me this weekend.” reads the headline from my former Company Commander’s Facebook post. And so continues the awkward legacy of what is most likely the least understood of American holidays. Most […]

J.J. Smith: My father came home from WWII with PTSD; then killed my mom, himself

J.J. Smith: My father came home from WWII with PTSD; then killed my mom, himself

By The Rockwall News owner/publisher J.J. Smith My father, John Smith, was a U.S. Army tank commander who came home from WWII with serious shrapnel wounds & PTSD. He never recovered. In 1958, when I was 10, I witnessed him shoot & kill by mother & himself in a gruesome murder-suicide in Denver Co. He […]

In Memoriam: U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan “J.D.” Emard of Terrell

In Memoriam: U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan “J.D.” Emard of Terrell

U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan David “J.D.” Emard, 20, died June 4, 2008, in Tikrit, Iraq; of wounds sustained in Sharqat, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire and hand grenades. He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), […]

In Memoriam: U.S. Army Spc. Jerod Osborne of Rockwall

In Memoriam: U.S. Army Spc. Jerod Osborne of Rockwall

U.S. Army Spc. and Medic Jerod Heath Osborne, 20, of Rockwall TX, died July 5, 2010 during Operation Enduring Freedom in Yakuta, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. […]

Ratcliffe, 3 other TX Congressmen endorse Ted Cruz for President

Ratcliffe, 3 other TX Congressmen endorse Ted Cruz for President

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rockwall area Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-4) today endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz for President of the United States, together with Texas Congressmen Michael Burgess (TX-26), John Culberson (TX-7) and Louie Gohmert (TX-1). According to a post on Cruz’s website, they cited his willingness to take on Washington with unwavering conservative values as […]

JFS Memorial Volleyball Tournament set May 30 at Oasis Beach Club

JFS Memorial Volleyball Tournament set May 30 at Oasis Beach Club

For the fourth year in a row, the 2015 JFS Memorial Volleyball Tournament is set to be played May 30 on the sand courts of the Oasis Beach and Tennis Club, 5757 State Highway 205 in Rockwall. The public is invited to enter or watch. Check-in will be at 8:30 am and games will begin […]

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD: High Cost of Missed Hypothyroid Diagnosis

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD: High Cost of Missed Hypothyroid Diagnosis

(Reprinted from NewsMax.com, by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.) – Underactive thyroid function is becoming alarmingly common — and is horribly under-diagnosed. The good news is that once it is diagnosed, it can be very easy to treat, and treatment can save your life, in addition to making life worth living!The thyroid gland, located in the neck […]

Levee Singers, Reveille Sisters to perform at Rest Haven Memorial Day event

Levee Singers, Reveille Sisters to perform at Rest Haven Memorial Day event

ROCKWALL – Back by popular demand, the Levee Singers will perform under the big tent at the free annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, Concert and Family Day Monday, May 25, at 10 am, at Rest Haven Memorial Park, located at 2500 State Highway 66 East in Rockwall. Also entertaining will be the Reveille Sisters who […]

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