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Text 911 now available for Verizon, TMobile customers in Rockwall County

Text 911 now available for Verizon, TMobile customers in Rockwall County
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ROCKWALL – Verizon and T-Mobile Wireless customers within range of a Rockwall County cell tower can now send a 911 text message via short message service (SMS) for emergency help when unable to make a 911 phone call. According to a news release from the North Texas Council of Governments, text to 911 is intended […]

New mobile phone Rockwall App launched to encourage local shopping

New mobile phone Rockwall App launched to encourage local shopping

ROCKWALL – A new “Rockwall App” for mobile phones has just been launched by the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation to encourage residents to shop local and support Rockwall businesses. Rockwall App can be downloaded for free from iTunes and Google Play. According to REDC President Sheri Franza, the all-purpose app developed with Scansee instantly connects […]

JFS Memorial Volleyball Tournament set May 30 at Oasis Beach Club

JFS Memorial Volleyball Tournament set May 30 at Oasis Beach Club

For the fourth year in a row, the 2015 JFS Memorial Volleyball Tournament is set to be played May 30 on the sand courts of the Oasis Beach and Tennis Club, 5757 State Highway 205 in Rockwall. The public is invited to enter or watch. Check-in will be at 8:30 am and games will begin […]

Levee Singers, Reveille Sisters to perform at Rest Haven Memorial Day event

Levee Singers, Reveille Sisters to perform at Rest Haven Memorial Day event

ROCKWALL – Back by popular demand, the Levee Singers will perform under the big tent at the free annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, Concert and Family Day Monday, May 25, at 10 am, at Rest Haven Memorial Park, located at 2500 State Highway 66 East in Rockwall. Also entertaining will be the Reveille Sisters who […]

County to get new user-friendly, transparent, information-based website

County to get new user-friendly, transparent, information-based website

ROCKWALL -Rockwall County will soon have an entirely new, first-class, user-friendly, highly-transparent, information-based website. That’s the word from newly-elected County Judge David Sweet and Commissioner Lee Gilbert, who sat down with The Rockwall News last week to explain the approach they are taking to design the new website. They said it should be completed within […]

Lake Pointe doctors teleconferencing so children need not be moved to other hospitals

Lake Pointe doctors teleconferencing so children need not be moved to other hospitals

ROWLETT – In the past, sick children and their families often experienced great hardships and increased stress when they were transferred to other hospitals which were better equipped to treat their critical needs. Now, using advanced teleconferencing technology, doctors at different hospitals can diagnose and treat sick children without having to move them. Lake Pointe […]

Rockwall woman saves $1,000 switching to top-rated Texas Farm Bureau insurance

Rockwall woman saves $1,000 switching to top-rated Texas Farm Bureau insurance

ROCKWALL – After Roxana Smith received poor service from her automobile insurance company and then read that Texas Farm Bureau Insurance has been rated tops in customer satisfaction among Texas automobile insurers for the past three years in a row by J.D. Power & Assoc. (scroll down to 2014 U.S. Auto Insurance Ratings – Texas), […]

Transparency study: local governments get grades from A to F; see what yours got

Transparency study: local governments get grades from A to F; see what yours got

DALLAS -The Cities of Rockwall and Rowlett, as well as Rockwall ISD, received A ratings in a year-long government agency transparency study released this week by The Dallas Morning News but Rockwall County, Fate, Mobile City and Royse City ISD each received Fs. In addition, Heath received a B and Royse City received a C. […]

State Rep. Scott Turner campaigning to be next Texas House Speaker

State Rep. Scott Turner campaigning to be next Texas House Speaker

AUSTIN – Rockwall County’s State Representative Scott Turner is  campaigning to become the next Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives against current three-term Speaker Joe Straus from San Antonio. While Turner, 42, appears to be fighting somewhat of an uphill battle, he is the highly-popular choice of many conservatives across the state, who criticize […]

Northeast Gateway/Blacklands toll road will not be recommended after public outcry

Northeast Gateway/Blacklands toll road will not be recommended after public outcry

ARLINGTON – The people have spoken about their opposition to the Blacklands toll road – also known as the Northeast Gateway – and apparently the North Central Texas Council of Governments has listened. After thousands of area residents voiced their opposition at meetings, in writing and in phone calls to the toll road which was […]

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