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Vote for Amber Carrington on The Voice online, by phone, text or iTunes

Vote for Amber Carrington on The Voice online, by phone, text or iTunes

ROCKWALL – Singing Martina McBride’s hit song, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” country/pop singing star Amber Carrington from Rockwall delivered another excellent performance tonight among the top 12 finalists on NBC-TV’s “The Voice” singing competition. Click here to listen to her performance. Her team captain, Adam Levine, said he was again very pleased. “You [...]

May 13 2013 | Posted in Entertainment, Featured | Read More »

Casey Donahue Band to headline Founder’s Day celebration May 18

Casey Donahue Band to headline Founder’s Day celebration May 18

ROCKWALL – Celebrating the City of Rockwall’s 159th birthday, popular Texas Country music stars, the Casey Donahew Band, will headline the Rockwall Founder’s Day Celebration Saturday, May 18, from 10 am – 9 pm, at the Downtown Square. The concert begins at 7:30 pm, preceded by entertainment from Django Walker at 5:30 pm, Texas Flood [...]

May 12 2013 | Posted in Entertainment, Featured | Read More »

Singer Amber Carrington voted to final 12 on The Voice TV show

Singer Amber Carrington voted to final 12 on The Voice TV show

LOS ANGELES – Rockwall’s 19-year-old Amber Carrington is now one of the final 12 contestants on NBC-TV’s The Voice singing competition after voting results were announced live on the show last night by host Carson Daly. After her phenomenal, live performance of the Rihanna hit “Stay,” Monday night, Amber and other Team Adam member Judith [...]

May 9 2013 | Posted in Featured, Living | Read More »

5 Rockwall non-profits receive $2,500 each from City Bank contest

5 Rockwall non-profits receive $2,500 each from City Bank contest

FORNEY – The Forney branch of City Bank Texas “rewarded” five local charities from Rockwall and five from Forney May 6 with $2,500 each for rallying their friends to vote in the Bank’s March 29-May 3 online Community Rewards contest. The Rockwall winners, in alphabetical order, are Lone Star CASA, Meals on Wheels, Pregnancy Resource [...]

May 8 2013 | Posted in Featured, Health | Read More »

Family, friends celebrate US Congressman Ralph Hall’s 90th birthday May 3

Family, friends celebrate US Congressman Ralph Hall’s 90th birthday May 3

ROCKWALL – Family members and friends celebrated 17-term Congressman Ralph Hall’s 90th birthday May 3 at the Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club in The Shores subdivision, the first of several birthday parties planned for the oldest-serving U.S. House member in history. (Shown in photo is Rep. Hall with his grand-daughter Amanda) He earned that distinction, [...]

May 8 2013 | Posted in Featured, Government | Read More »

Free summer “Concert by the Lake” series begins this Thursday

Free summer “Concert by the Lake” series begins this Thursday

ROCKWALL – Another season of free Thursday night concerts by the lake, sponsored by the City of Rockwall and presented by Rockwall Ford & Rockwall Dodge, will kick off May 9, 7:30 – 9 pm, when the Texas Soul & Blues Josh Weathers Band from Ft. Worth appears at The Harbor dining and entertainment district. [...]

May 7 2013 | Posted in Entertainment, Featured | Read More »

Heath High grad Aaron Gladney graduates from US Army paratrooper school

Heath High grad Aaron Gladney graduates from US Army paratrooper school

FT. BENNING GA – Rockwall-Heath High School 2010 graduate Aaron Gladney graduated from basic paratrooper training April 12 at the U. S. Army Airborne School in Ft. Benning GA – “Jump School” – operated by the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Infantry, U.S. Army Infantry School. The course is three weeks long and consists of three [...]

May 1 2013 | Posted in Featured, Living | Read More »

Amber Carrington wins Knockout Round on NBC-TV’s The Voice

Amber Carrington wins Knockout Round on NBC-TV’s The Voice

LOS ANGELES (Photos by Rachel Young) – Rockwall country-pop singing sensation Amber Carrington moved one step closer to winning the talent competition on NBC-TV’s “The Voice” last night with her stunning winning performance of “I’m With You” by Avril Lavigne. Team Adam captain and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine chose 19-year-old Amber as the winner [...]

April 30 2013 | Posted in Entertainment, Featured | Read More »

Early voting begins today for May 11 local city, school board elections

Early voting begins today for May 11 local city, school board elections

Early voting begins today for school board elections in Rockwall and Royse City ISDs and city elections in Fate and Rowlett. Election day is May 11. Only previously registered voters can vote and must show a form of ID before they vote.   The polling places will be open from 8 am – 5 pm, [...]

April 29 2013 | Posted in Featured, Government | Read More »

Candlelight vigil Friday night for Hanna Clark attended by hundreds

Candlelight vigil Friday night for Hanna Clark attended by hundreds

ROCKWALL – Hundreds of candles were lit, dozens of balloons were launched, prayers were offered and music filled the air last night at Harry Myers Park amphitheater as about 200 grieving students, family members and adults attended a candlelight vigil to express their sadness and pay their respects after the unexpected death Thursday night of [...]

April 27 2013 | Posted in Featured, Living | Read More »