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Rockwall County News Publisher Wes Burnett passes away suddenly

Rockwall County News Publisher Wes Burnett passes away suddenly

ROCKWALL – The publisher and owner of the Rockwall County News, Wesley Burnett, passed away suddenly from a stroke March 28. He was 72 years old. Mr. Burnett was the publisher of the Post Dispatch in Post TX from 1982 to 2008, when he moved to Rockwall and purchased the Rockwall County News. According to [...]

April 4 2013 | Posted in Community, Deaths | Read More »

3-year-old Samantha Knostman drowns in swimming pool

3-year-old Samantha Knostman drowns in swimming pool

HEATH – Samanth “Sammy” Knostman, the three-year old daughter of Doug and Ann Knostman, drowned in the swimming pool of a home in McClendon-Chisholm Saturday. Rockwall County Emergency Medical Services confirmed their paramedics were called to the scene. The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office is investigating her death but no information has yet been received. Ann [...]

February 26 2013 | Posted in Community, Deaths | Read More »

County Constable Johnny Cullins passes away from cancer

County Constable Johnny Cullins passes away from cancer

DALLAS – Longtime Rockwall County Constable, law enforcement officer and community resident John Cullins passed away Sunday at Medical City Hospital from causes related to cancer. He was 66. Elected as County Constable for Precincts 2 and 3 in 2002, “Johnny” was defeated by Tom Egan in the May 29 Republican Primary Election, but was [...]

July 31 2012 | Posted in Community, Deaths | Read More »

Young Royse City man killed in ATV accident Sunday

Young Royse City man killed in ATV accident Sunday

ROYSE CITY – A 20-year-old Royse City man died Sunday after he wrecked his all-terrain vehicle in Hunt County. According to State Troopers, Keith Kip-Dalton Radabaugh was intoxicated when he crashed at about 12:30 pm, along County Road 2514 near the Cash Community. The report says Radabuagh’s ATV ran off the road and hit a [...]

July 25 2012 | Posted in Community, Deaths | Read More »

Funeral this Sunday for Royse City High assistant principal

Funeral this Sunday for Royse City High assistant principal

ROYSE CITY – Royse City High School assistant principal Matthew Craig Bowers was killed in a spring break skiing accident Wednesday at Crested Butte CO. Bowers’ funeral is set for 2:30 pm Sunday at Family Fellowship, 401 Division St. in Greenville, under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Randy Felder, Dr. Kelly Carr, Gary [...]

March 17 2012 | Posted in Community, Deaths | Read More »

Long-time Rockwall realtor Lance Holland passes away after long cancer battle

Long-time Rockwall realtor Lance Holland passes away after long cancer battle

ROCKWALL – Long-time Heath resident and Rockwall area realtor Lance Holland passed away Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. According to his sister-in-law, Dana Cullins Macali, the new Rockwall Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, the 48-year-old co-owner of Regal Realtors passed away due to “complications from cancer.” Survivors include his wife, Saundra, and Heath [...]

October 28 2011 | Posted in Community, Deaths | Read More »

Pullen 2009-10 PTA President Linda Applewick passes away

Pullen 2009-10 PTA President Linda Applewick passes away

HEATH – 2009-2010 Pullen Elementary School PTA President Linda Price-Applewick passed away Sept. 12. Serving as the current Pullen PTA Historian, she was just 48 years old. According to her obituary posted by Rest Haven Funeral Home, she was a 1985 graduate of the University of Alabama and on their swim team. Her specialty was [...]

September 14 2011 | Posted in Community, Deaths | Read More »

Rockwall Boys & Girls Club board member Claire Burks found dead in car

Rockwall Boys & Girls Club board member Claire Burks found dead in car

ROCKWALL – A well-known, 23-year Rockwall resident and board member of the Rockwall County Boys & Girls Club was found dead in her car July 15 in the Rockwall Plaza parking lot about 100 feet from 24-Hour Fitness and Office Depot. Claire Burks, 55, was declared dead at 3:01 pm by Rockwall County Justice of [...]

August 2 2011 | Posted in Community, Deaths | Read More »

Young Rockwall couple, infant son die in traffic accident

Young Rockwall couple, infant son die in traffic accident

MT. PLEASANT – A young Rockwall couple who were Mesquite ISD educators and their infant son were killed Saturday when their 2009 Hyundai slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler “freightliner” truck, stopped for traffic on I-30, west of Texarkana, north of Cookville. Texarkana Department of Public Safety officials said Leah Eason, 30, who had [...]

June 27 2011 | Posted in Deaths, Latest News | Read More »

Young Royse City woman dies in Plano parking lot crash

Young Royse City woman dies in Plano parking lot crash

A young Royse City woman died in a Plano parking lot crash Dec. 29. According to Plano police, dental assistant student Roxann “Roxy-Poxy” Zarrin Ghassemi, 25, was killed when her vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed struck a light pole in the 3100 block of Custer Rd. at about 9:15 pm. Plano police [...]

January 3 2011 | Posted in Community, Deaths | Read More »