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Proposed new tollroad through Rockwall to be discussed at rescheduled public meeting

Proposed new tollroad through Rockwall to be discussed at rescheduled public meeting
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ROCKWALL – Will a proposed new tollroad be built through Rockwall to Greenville? That’s just one of several topics that will be discussed at the rescheduled Blacklands Corridor public meeting about transportation in the area between Greenville and Garland Sept. 22, 6:30 pm, at Utley Middle School, TL Townsend Rd. The meeting will be conducted […]

Tennessee resident sentenced to 54 years in prison for Intent to Deliver Cocaine

Tennessee resident sentenced to 54 years in prison for Intent to Deliver Cocaine

ROCKWALL – A Tennessee resident was convicted and sentenced to 54 years in prison and a $35,000 fine for Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine over 400 grams Sept. 4 by a Rockwall County jury. Shelton Bonds, 48, had previously been convicted and sentenced to prison in Tennessee for three prior offenses involving the delivery […]

Rockwall Police release details about accident that killed teen Chrishia Odette

Rockwall Police release details about accident that killed teen Chrishia Odette

ROCKWALL – Rockwall Police released more details yesterday about the motor vehicle/pedestrian accident that killed Heath High School freshman student Chrishia Odette Friday night, after she crossed Horizon Rd. to retrieve a dropped cell phone. Police say they responded at 9:36 pm to the scene at Horizon Rd. at Rockwall Parkway where they located a […]

Should Olive Garden stop giving away unlimited breadsticks?

Should Olive Garden stop giving away unlimited breadsticks?

ROCKWALL – An activist investment firm which wants to take over Olive Garden’s Darden parent company has attacked the restaurant chain for giving away too many breadsticks, as well as for its recipes and a litany of other issues. In nearly a 300-page criticism released by hedge fund Starboard Value last week, Starboard criticized Olive […]

Armed robbery committed at Chicken Express near Midnight Friday

Armed robbery committed at Chicken Express near Midnight Friday

ROCKWALL – An unidentified armed robber held up Chicken Express at 1810 S. Goliad around Midnight Friday. There are no reports of anyone being hurt. Police said an employee at the business after it had closed reported an unidentified man broke a window and entered the location, displayed a weapon and demanded money. After a […]

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 […]

Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak at Kaufman Co. TEA Party fundraiser Sept. 20

Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak at Kaufman Co. TEA Party fundraiser Sept. 20

FORNEY – “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” Joe Arpaio will be speaking at the Kaufman Co. TEA Party’s annual fundraising event Sept. 20, at 7 pm, at the First Baptist Church of Forney. General admission is $15 per ticket in advance and $25 at the door. Sponsor tickets are available. Sponsors will attend a private reception with […]

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 […]

Rockwall beats Mesquite Horn, 26-14, behind Chris Warren’s 2 TDs

Rockwall beats Mesquite Horn, 26-14, behind Chris Warren’s 2 TDs

ROCKWALL – Highly-recruited Rockwall senior running back Chris Warren rushed 28 times for 176 yards, caught three passes and scored two touchdowns last night to lead the 10th-ranked Yellowjackets to a 26-14 victory over 11th-ranked Mesquite Horn at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium. Yellowjacket Coach Rodney Webb had previously coached at Horn before coming to Rockwall last year. […]

Rockwall ISD school board to vote on 2014-15 budget, tax rate Monday

Rockwall ISD school board to vote on 2014-15 budget, tax rate Monday

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees will vote on a new 2014-15 school year budget and tax rate at their regularly-scheduled public meeting this Monday evening at 6:30 pm at the RISD Administration Building, 1050 Williams St. The Board recently announced its plan to lower the tax rate by two cents for the […]

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