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Yellowjackets beat Rowlett in Bi-District playoff game, 4-1

Yellowjackets beat Rowlett in Bi-District playoff game, 4-1

(By Stewie Fielder) WYLIE (Sam Ballew photo)– The Rockwall Yellowjackets (27-6) stayed the course to capture a win over Rowlett (12-17-1) in their Region II Bi-District Playoff game Wednesday night, 4-1, with help from Carter Lilly on the mound and a two-run RBI double by Brad Barnett (see photo). Junior pitcher Lilly went the distance [...]

May 3 2013 | Posted in Latest News, Sports | Read More »

4 RISD school board candidates answer why voters should elect them

4 RISD school board candidates answer why voters should elect them

ROCKWALL – Five candidates are running in the May 11 school board election for two seats on the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees to replace Board President Doug Hamilton and Dr. David Loftis, who are stepping down after many years of service.   To help voters decide whom to vote for, TheRockwallNews.com asked each candidate [...]

May 3 2013 | Posted in Education, Latest News | Read More »

Family, friends of Hanna Clark create memorial scholarship for volleyball players

Family, friends of Hanna Clark create memorial scholarship for volleyball players

ROCKWALL – Family and friends of Hanna Clark, the 15-year-old Rockwall High School freshman volleyball player who died April 25, have created a memorial website in her name to offer college scholarships to volleyball players at www.RememberHanna.com. Called the Hanna “Poleface” Clark Memorial Scholarship, the website reads: “For athletes who encompass Hanna’s passion and dedication [...]

May 2 2013 | Posted in Latest News, Living | 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 »

National Day of Prayer Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast May 2

National Day of Prayer Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast May 2

ROCKWALL – In conjunction with the annual National Day of Prayer May 2, the City of Rockwall will host the Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast Thursday at 7 am at The Center in Downtown Rockwall, 108 E. Washington St. Mayors from cities across Rockwall County will be in attendance to host the event. The theme is “Pray [...]

April 30 2013 | Posted in Government, Latest News | Read More »

Yellowjackets take 2, finish second in District, as playoffs begin Wednesday

Yellowjackets take 2, finish second in District, as playoffs begin Wednesday

ROCKWALL (By Stewie Fielder) – The Rockwall Yellowjackets baseball team completed their regular season with two big wins Friday and Saturday, which builds their confidence as they enter Regional Playoffs this Wednesday in a one-game playoff against Rowlett at Wylie High School at 7 pm.  On Friday, Rockwall (9-3, 26-6) defeated the Longview Lobos, 2-1, [...]

April 29 2013 | Posted in Latest News, Sports | Read More »

Funeral services scheduled for Rockwall student Hanna Clark

Funeral services scheduled for Rockwall student Hanna Clark

ROCKWALL – Funeral services have been scheduled for 15-year-old Rockwall High School freshman and volleyball team member Hanna Clark for Tuesday, April 30, at 1 pm, in the auditorium of Lake Pointe Church, with Pastor Steve Stroope officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends Monday evening at Rest [...]

April 27 2013 | Posted in Latest News, Living | Read More »

Grief counselor meets with Rockwall volleyball team after death of Hanna Clark

Grief counselor meets with Rockwall volleyball team after death of Hanna Clark

ROCKWALL – Rockwall High School volleyball team members and coaches met yesterday with counselor Kim Williams to assist with their grieving process after Thursday’s unexpected death of freshman team member Hanna Clark. According to an email sent to subscribers of volleyball team news by Coach Damon Wilson and his staff, the team is deeply saddened [...]

April 27 2013 | Posted in Education, Latest News | Read More »

Rockwall High student committed suicide last night

Rockwall High student committed suicide last night

ROCKWALL – A prayer meeting was held at 8:15 this morning at Rockwall High School for volleyball team member Hanna Clark, who committed suicide last night. Her death has now been confirmed by a school coach and numerous messages which are being posted to her Facebook page by her family and friends. Above photos are [...]

April 26 2013 | Posted in Latest News, Living | Read More »

Come to the Amber Carrington on The Voice watch party (updated)

Come to the Amber Carrington on The Voice watch party (updated)

ROCKWALL (Kelly Archibald photo) – Rockwall area residents are invited to join Amber Carrington’s family and friends to watch her next Team Adam singing battle in the NBC-TV show “The Voice,” April 29, at 6:45 pm, at the Allure Restaurant at Chandler’s Landing. About 60 family and friends, including her grandparents Jean and Ron Vice, [...]

April 26 2013 | Posted in Entertainment, Latest News | Read More »