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Warren, Castille each score 4 TDs, Rockwall demolishes Centennial, 70-35

Warren, Castille each score 4 TDs, Rockwall demolishes Centennial,  70-35
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ROCKWALL – Tailback Chris Warren scored four touchdowns on runs of 63, 20, 44 and 2 yards; wide receiver Xavier Castille caught four TD passes of 31, 49, 47 and 49 yards from quarterback Will Reed; and the Rockwall Yellowjackets demolished Garland Lakeview Centennial in its Homecoming game Friday night, 70-35. Reed completed 15 of […]

500 volunteers install sod, landscaping for injured Marine Michael Fox

500 volunteers install sod, landscaping for injured Marine Michael Fox

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 […]

Royse City man sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexual assault of child

Royse City man sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexual assault of child

ROCKWALL – A Royse City man was convicted and sentenced to 45 years in prison for the first-degree felony of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Sept. 18 by a Rockwall County jury. Jurors heard testimony that Arron John Lumsden, 29, sexually assaulted a four-year-old girl in 2007. Lead prosecutor, Ashley Anderson, related that she […]

Angry crowd of nearly 1,500 voice opposition to toll road project

Angry crowd of nearly 1,500 voice opposition to toll road project

ROCKWALL – A hostile crowd of nearly 1,500 people filled the Performing Arts Center at Utley Middle School last night to voice their concerns and opposition to a proposed toll road that would extend from the Bush tollway in Rowlett to I-30 in Greenville. Neal Barker of the Texas Turnpike Corp. was interrupted repeatedly as […]

Rockwall passes $28.8 million budget, reduces tax rate slightly

Rockwall passes $28.8 million budget, reduces tax rate slightly

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall City Council approved a $28.8 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year at its regular meeting Sept. 15, which included lowering property owners’ tax rate from $50.25 to $49.55, adding three new full-time firefighters/drivers, a traffic light at Ralph Hall Parkway and Mims Rd. plus a maintenance worker dedicated to downtown […]

Rockwall ISD lowers tax rate for second consecutive year

Rockwall ISD lowers tax rate for second consecutive year

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees voted to lower the school district’s property tax rate by two cents at its regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 15. The new tax rate will be $1.44 per $100 of valuation. This will be the second consecutive year that RISD has lowered the the tax rate, plus eighth […]

Jury selection began today in murder trial of former Kaufman JP Eric Williams

Jury selection began today in murder trial of former Kaufman JP Eric Williams

ROCKWALL – Jury selection began today in the Rockwall County courthouse in the first of three murder trials of former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams, who is accused of murdering Kaufman Co. District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, last March; plus Assistant Kaufman Co. DA Mark Hasse last January, in […]

Rockwall stays unbeaten, overwhelms North Garland, 58-7

Rockwall stays unbeaten, overwhelms North Garland, 58-7

GARLAND – Running back Chris Warren rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries and quarterback Will Reed completed 10 of 12 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns as Rockwall overwhelmed North Garland in both teams District 11-6A opener at Williams stadium Thursday night, 58-7. The Yellowjackets (4-0, 1-0) led 44-0 […]

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