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Cancer takes life of retired firefighter James “Hollywood” Adams

Cancer takes life of retired firefighter James “Hollywood” Adams
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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. […]

Heath high students’ artwork featured in new Harbor Heights Trend Tower

Heath high students’ artwork featured in new Harbor Heights Trend Tower

(By Reporter Julie White) ROCKWALL – A variety of colorful Mediterranean-themed paintings created by art students at Heath High School now hang in the lobby of the new Trend Tower on the hill above the Harbor. Heath High School art teacher Susan Aston said Dan Bobst, the owner of the human resource outsourcing company TrendHR, […]

Goal surpassed: Over $6,000 raised for little girl’s funeral expenses

Goal surpassed: Over $6,000 raised for little girl’s funeral expenses

ROCKWALL –Over $6,000 has been raised online since June 8 to pay for the funeral expenses for three-year-old Scarlet Kay “Charlie” Minhinnett, who died June 2 after a TV set fell on her, as The Rockwall News reported last week. The original goal of $5,000 was surpassed yesterday at youcaring.com, after the Rockwall Police Department […]

Rockwall Police: Funeral expense donations needed for 3 year old who died last week

Rockwall Police: Funeral expense donations needed for 3 year old who died last week

ROCKWALL – Rockwall Police are asking members of the community on the Rockwall Police Department Facebook page to help raise $5,000 right away to pay for the funeral expenses for three-year-old Scarlet Kay “Charlie” Minhinnett, who died June 2 after a TV set fell on her, as The Rockwall News reported last week. Scarlet Kay […]

8-year-old daughter of firefighter saves little brother from drowning

8-year-old daughter of firefighter saves little brother from drowning

ROCKWALL – The eight-year-old daughter of a Rockwall firefighter has just received the Rockwall Fire Department’s Civilian Medal of Honor Life Saving Award for saving the life of her 18-month-old brother after he fell into the family swimming pool June 1. According to a news release from the City of Rockwall, Emma Santoro, the daughter […]

YMCA Angel Camp for special needs children who can’t go to typical day camps

YMCA Angel Camp for special needs children who can’t go to typical day camps

ROCKWALL – Special needs children who have physical, intellectual or medical needs that keep them from being able to function in a typical camp setting can still attend day camp this summer thanks to the  JER Chilton YMCA’s “Angel Camp.” “At Angel Camp, campers will get to participate in typical day camp activities such as […]

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