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Child abuse prevention program, campaign to be launched across Rockwall Co.

Child abuse prevention program, campaign to be launched across Rockwall Co.
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ROCKWALL – Rockwall-based non-profits Americans Ending Abuse and the Lillian Smith Family Violence Foundation will soon launch a child abuse prevention program and campaign across Rockwall County to dramatically reduce the number of abused and neglected children in 2015. Founder and president J.J. Smith, a family violence survivor and the publisher of The Rockwall News […]

Dispose of hazardous household items at Service Center April 18th

Dispose of hazardous household items at Service Center April 18th

ROCKWALL – Rockwall residents who want to dispose of hazardous household items such as pesticides, paint products, household cleaners, etc. can drop them off at the City’s Municipal Service Center, 1600 Airport Rd., April 18, from 9 am-3 pm. Herbicides, motor oil, automotive chemicals, swimming pool products and tires will also be accepted. The Service […]

Lake Pointe doctors teleconferencing so children need not be moved to other hospitals

Lake Pointe doctors teleconferencing so children need not be moved to other hospitals

ROWLETT – In the past, sick children and their families often experienced great hardships and increased stress when they were transferred to other hospitals which were better equipped to treat their critical needs. Now, using advanced teleconferencing technology, doctors at different hospitals can diagnose and treat sick children without having to move them. Lake Pointe […]

Always popular Taste of Rockwall, Business Expo coming again April 16

Always popular Taste of Rockwall, Business Expo coming again April 16

ROCKWALL – The always popular Taste of Rockwall and Business Expo, featuring all-you-can-eat from 2-3 dozen local eateries for one price with live entertainment, will be Thursday, April 16, 5:30 to 9 pm, at Rockwall High School, 901 E. Yellowjacket Ln. Hosted by the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Lake Pointe Medical […]

Ratcliffe introduces balanced budget amendment bill in Congress

Ratcliffe introduces balanced budget amendment bill in Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) has introduced a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution bill which would require that Congress balance the federal budget every year. The main provisions of Ratcliffe’s bill, H.J. REs 41, requires: Total spending in any fiscal year not exceed total receipts Caps federal spending at 18% […]

New San Jacinto Plaza live music series to run every weekend May – September

New San Jacinto Plaza live music series to run every weekend May – September

(By Staff Writer Michelle West) ROCKWALL – Musicians will perform live music in San Jacinto Plaza on the Square in Rockwall every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:30 until 9 pm from May 1 through September in the new San Jacinto Plaza Live Music Series. Café style tables and chairs will fill the area, and […]

Children At Risk study: Rockwall ISD earns A grade, Royse City ISD B

Children At Risk study: Rockwall ISD earns A grade, Royse City ISD B

(By Staff Writer Michelle West) HOUSTON – Rockwall ISD received an A grade and Royse City ISD received a B in the second edition of the Texas School Guide, just published by the Houston-based non-profit, Children At Risk. According to its website, Children At Risk “seeks to improve the lives of children through advocacy, policy […]

Attorney Terese Easter dies from colon cancer; services April 11

Attorney Terese Easter dies from colon cancer; services April 11

ROCKWALL – Local attorney Terese Easter passed away March 27 after an intense seven-month battle with colon cancer. She was 60 years old. According to her obituary, a service of celebration of her life will be held April 11 at 10 am at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 2500 State Hwy. 66. Any who wish to […]

Statue of Ralph Hall to be unveiled May 3 inside new County courthouse

Statue of Ralph Hall to be unveiled May 3 inside new County courthouse

ROCKWALL – A larger-than-life-sized statue of former Congressman Ralph M. Hall will be unveiled to the public on the first floor of the new Rockwall County Courthouse, Sunday, May 3, at 2 pm, at 1111 E. Yellowjacket Ln (next to the Rockwall County Library). The Rockwall-Heath High School Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Andrew Tucker, […]

City, school board candidate forum for May 9 election scheduled April 9

City, school board candidate forum for May 9 election scheduled April 9

ROCKWALL – A candidate forum featuring candidates running for mayor, city council and RISD school board in the May 9 municipal election will be April 11 at 7 pm at Rockwall High School, 901 Yellowjacket Ln. The event is open to the public and sponsored by the Rockwall County Republican Women. The group is also […]

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