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500 volunteers install sod, landscaping for injured Marine Michael Fox

500 volunteers install sod, landscaping for injured Marine Michael Fox
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MCCLENDON-CHISHOLM – About 500 volunteers showed up on Volunteer Day Saturday to lay sod and install landscaping at the new home being built by Homes For Our Troops for Marine Cpl. Michael Fox at 400 Herron Ct. Homes For Our Troops in a non-profit that has built over 160 homes nationwide for severely-injured Afghanistan and […]

Crowning of Rockwall Homecoming King makes national news

Crowning of Rockwall Homecoming King makes national news

ROCKWALL – The crowning of Rockwall High School’s Homecoming King Andrew Sauerwein by his classmates Friday night made national and regional news when USA Today, as well as WFAA8-TV News and NBC5TV News reported the story. Andrew has Down Syndrome. He also plays in the band and has participated in nearly every sport. His mother, […]

Volunteers needed this Saturday to help injured Marine Afghanistan War Veteran Michael Fox

Volunteers needed this Saturday to help injured Marine Afghanistan War Veteran Michael Fox

MCCLENDON CHISHOLM – Want to volunteer for a great cause this Saturday and help a severely injured U.S. Marine Afghanistan War veteran, whom Homes For Our Troops is building a free home for? This Saturday has been designated Volunteer Day by the A-rated non-profit, which has already built over 160 homes nationwide for returning and […]

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.

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