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New study: Half of teen drivers text while behind the wheel

New study: Half of teen drivers text while behind the wheel

CHICAGO – In 2011, nearly half of high school students 16 and older reported texting while driving in a large national survey. The study “Texting While Driving and Other Risky Motor Vehicle Behaviors Among High School Students,” is in the June 2013 issue of “Pediatrics” and was published online yesterday. Researchers surveyed more than 15,000 [...]

May 14 2013 | Posted in Health, Latest News | 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 »

Kiwanis Club begins Food for Kids program, seeks partners

Kiwanis Club begins Food for Kids program, seeks partners

ROCKWALL – After months of preparation and a $1,000 donation from Walmart, the Rockwall County Kiwanis Club has started a countywide program to feed hungry kids from needy families and is seeking community partners to help expand the program by donating food, backsacks to carry food in and/or money. According to Kiwanis President Glen Farris, [...]

May 1 2013 | Posted in Health, Latest News | Read More »

Breast-cancer survivor Carolyn Keane to walk in Relay For Life April 26

Breast-cancer survivor Carolyn Keane to walk in Relay For Life April 26

ROCKWALL (By Mary Thacker) – “Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest…it’s about who came and never left your side,” states an anonymous author. This is true of breast-cancer survivor Carolyn Keane (right) and her good friend, Kerri Bergerhouse. The two women met about 20 years ago at First United Methodist Church of [...]

April 26 2013 | Posted in Featured, Health | Read More »

Cancer patient Linda Bernard ready for Relay for Life April 26

Cancer patient Linda Bernard ready for Relay for Life April 26

ROCKWALL (By Mary Thacker) – Linda Bernard is smiling as she pulls off her purple cap to reveal her perfectly bald head. “Every time my hair would grow back, they’d do something else to me to make it fall out again!” she exclaimed.  Linda has a long history of cancer within her family. When she [...]

April 25 2013 | Posted in Health, Latest News | Read More »

Rockwall YMCA, Train Up Teen Fitness preparing to battle local obesity May 7

Rockwall YMCA, Train Up Teen Fitness preparing to battle local obesity May 7

By Liz Jones (Rockwall JER Chilton YMCA Membership & Wellness Director) Our nation and our state have a growing obesity problem in adults and in our children.  27% of adults in Rockwall County are obese, 29% in Texas overall.  This compares to the national average of 25%, which is a horrendous fact in itself.  We [...]

April 19 2013 | Posted in Community, Health | Read More »

2 Presbyterian Hospital nurses named as DFW Great 100 Nurses

2 Presbyterian Hospital nurses named as DFW Great 100 Nurses

ROCKWALL – Two registered nurses who work at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall have been named to the list of “DFW Great 100 Nurses.” Director of Education Julia Hilton (left) RN, BSN and Lisa Perkins RN, BSN, CEN, who works in the Post Acute Care Unit, will be honored at the 23rd annual gala May [...]

April 19 2013 | Posted in Health, Latest News | Read More »

Residents who help abused, neglected children to be honored by Lone Star CASA

Residents who help abused, neglected children to be honored by Lone Star CASA

TERRELL – Rockwall and Kaufman County residents who have helped abused and neglected children and served as their voices in court will be honored by Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) at their “Denim and Diamonds – Justice is Served” fajita dinner, April 13, 5-9 pm, at Shadow Ridge Farm, 12198 Shadow Ridge Ln. [...]

April 3 2013 | Posted in Featured, Health | Read More »

Presbyterian Hospital invites students to apply for new summer volunteer program

Presbyterian Hospital invites students to apply for new summer volunteer program

ROCKWALL  – Outgoing high school students 16 and older are invited by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall to apply for its new summer volunteer program, which will provide opportunities to learn about a variety of hospital-related service lines. According to Jacqueline Camp, Director of Patient Experience, student volunteers will be assigned to work in patient [...]

March 12 2013 | Posted in Health, Latest News | Read More »

2013 Relay For Life Luminaria Chair Kathleen Hail fighting rare form of cancer

2013 Relay For Life Luminaria Chair Kathleen Hail fighting rare form of cancer

(By Mary Thacker) ROCKWALL – Cancer victim and 2013 Relay For Life Luminaria Chair Kathleen Hail has been a Rockwall resident since the age of two, and is a graduate of Rockwall Elementary School, Rockwall Intermediate School and Rockwall High School. She left her hometown just long enough to attend college at Southwest Texas University, [...]

February 27 2013 | Posted in Featured, Health | Read More »