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Aspasians Arts & Crafts Fair this Saturday at RISD football stadium

Aspasians Arts & Crafts Fair this Saturday at RISD football stadium

ROCKWALL – The semi-annual Aspasians Arts & Crafts Fair to raise funds for college scholarships for Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath High School graduating seniors will be this Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm, at the RISD football stadium, 1201 TL Townsend Dr. For over 40 years the non-profit women’s group has hosted the Fair, raising and […]

Rockwall-Heath 9th grade student Chrishia Odette struck, killed by vehicle last night

Rockwall-Heath 9th grade student Chrishia Odette struck, killed by vehicle last night

ROCKWALL – Rockwall-Heath ninth-grade student Chrishia Norise Odette was tragically struck and killed by a vehicle last night on Horizon Rd. near Chase Bank when she ran across the road to retrieve a dropped cell phone. Funeral arrangements for the 13-year-old, who was born Feb. 12, 2001, will be handled by Restland Funeral Home in […]

New RockwallRocks.com website launched to bring more visitors, businesses to Rockwall

New RockwallRocks.com website launched to bring more visitors, businesses to Rockwall

ROCKWALL- A new state-of-the-art website called RockwallRocks.com was launched yesterday by The Rockwall News to bring more visitors, shoppers and businesses to Rockwall. Positioning picturesque Rockwall as an ideal Daycation and Weekend Getaway, the 50-plus page website uses large moving photos and videos to show the beauty of the lakeside community, plus promotes numerous Things […]

Funds urgently needed now for Helping Hands school supply fair Aug. 2

Funds urgently needed now for Helping Hands school supply fair Aug. 2

ROCKWALL – Monetary donations are urgently needed by Rockwall County Helping Hands immediately so the non-profit organization can purchase and provide school supplies for 1,000 children in the Rockwall and Royse City school districts at its distribution fair this Saturday. Students eligible to receive supplies come from low-income families who often have suffered loss of […]

Exxon Prime Travel Stop in Royse City burns down overnight

Exxon Prime Travel Stop in Royse City burns down overnight

ROYSE CITY – The Exxon Prime Travel Stop building, located at 1016 E. I-30 – just east of Sunmart and Soulman’s Bar-B-Que – burned to the ground overnight. From the photos, it appears the building is a total loss. The Royse City Fire Department is on the scene and we expect to learn more details […]

Cancer takes life of retired firefighter James “Hollywood” Adams

Cancer takes life of retired firefighter James “Hollywood” Adams

ROCKWALL – Cancer took the life of retired firefighter James William “Hollywood” Adams last week. He was 59. Better known as “Hollywood” to his fellow firefighters, he died at his home in Rockwall after serving more than 28 years with Dallas Fire-Rescue, before retiring in 2011 as a Driver/Engineer. In addition, he and his wife, […]

Rockwall area women show their patriotism in attention-getting photo

Rockwall area women show their patriotism in attention-getting photo

ROCKWALL – Eight Rockwall area women are showing their patriotism in this attention-getting photo. From left: Holly Edwards, Julie Logan McLoughlin, Jennifer Buchanan,  Tami Jo Nevins Mayes, name withheld by request, Julie Cronin Barrow, Tamie Potts Schultz and Michelle Malone Johnson.

Former RISD Board member, dentist, Dr. David Jackson passes away

Former RISD Board member, dentist, Dr. David Jackson passes away

HEATH – Area dentist and former longtime Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees member Dr. David Jackson passed away June 24. He was 63. According to his Rest Haven Funeral Home obituary, funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, June 28th, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial […]

Former Congressional candidate Steve Clark, 61, passes away

Former Congressional candidate Steve Clark, 61, passes away

ROCKWALL – Former 4th District U.S. Congressional candidate Steve Clark passed away in Rockwall June 23 at age 61 from unknown reasons. Visitation will be held June 26 from 6-8 pm with Rosary at 7 pm in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Friday, June 27 […]

Maurine Cain, after whom Middle School is named, passes away at 95

Maurine Cain, after whom Middle School is named, passes away at 95

ROCKWALL – Long-time school teacher, Maurine Williamson Cain, after whom Maurine Cain Middle School is named, passed away June 19 at Broadmoor Medical Lodge where she had been a resident for a little over a year. She had just celebrated her 95th birthday there May 27 with family, friends and members of the Broadmoor staff. […]

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