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Men coming from miles around to get hair cut by Knockouts girls in Rockwall

  By J.J. Smith. It’s been called the new “Hooters of Hair-Cutting” and the new “Day Spa for Dudes.” But no matter what you call it, when you first walk into Rockwall’s new “Knockouts” Haircuts For Men salon, you instantly know that you’ve entered a special place for men. Featuring the very attractive, smiling, sexy […]

TX AG rules Royse City settlement with former city manager be released

Texas State Attorney General Greg Abbot has ruled in favor of the Herald-Banner and ordered that the settlement agreement between the City of Royse City and former City Manager Karen Philippi be released to the public. Click here to read this Greenville Herald Banner story.

Rockwall Dodge not on list of Chrysler dealer closures

NEW YORK-Rockwall Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep is not on the list of 11 DFW dealerships that Chrysler announced yesterday it is ending its association with, as part of its bankruptcy filing. Chrysler LLC wants to eliminate 789 of its U.S. 3,200 dealerships. Fifty Texas dealerships made the closure list. The auto maker called its network of dealerships antiquated and admitted it […]

Woman complains of burns after spa treatment

Teresa Biggers wasn’t looking for the fountain of youth. She says she wanted a spa treatment that would help control acne, lessen some of the fine lines on her face, and repair age spots. The treatments were nothing new to the North Texas home appraiser. She’d had them done at a spa in McKinney and […]

Taste of Rockwall draws 2,000 people, despite Swine Flu concerns

  Despite concern about the outbreak of the Swine flu, Rockwall’s “Taste of Rockwall” and Chamber of Commerce Business Expo attracted  an estimated 2,000 people April 30 at Rockwall High School. For the $12 adult price and $4 children’s price of admission, event-goers were able to feast on samples from over 20 Rockwall area eateries - including […]

Rowlett Lakeshore Times’ parent company files for bankruptcy

AP-American Community Newspapers Inc., which operates the Rowlett Lakeshore Times and other small newspapers in Dallas and three other major U.S. markets, has filed for bankruptcy protection, citing “an unprecedented and severe decline in advertising revenue.” The company filed its Chapter 11 petition Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, becoming the sixth publisher of daily newspapers […]

Town East Mall owner files for bankruptcy, but shopping continues

By J.J. Smith When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping! The good news about Town East Mall owner General Growth Properties filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday is that all of its 200+ shopping centers will continue to stay open for business. So, ladies, keep on shopping! Thursday’s massive bankruptcy, one of […]

Rockwall man goes from zero to 20 pull-ups in five months using new fitness program

By J.J. Smith By J.J. Smith. ROCKWALL-When 6’1”, 200 lb. Rockwall resident Chris Pittman first tried using the new CrossFit exercise program, that’s catching on fast across the nation and is now in Rockwall, he couldn’t do a pull-up and could barely manage ten push-ups. Three months later, after regularly following the new rapid fitness […]

No smoking in Dallas bars, pool halls takes effect this Friday

DALLAS-If you plan to go out drinking, dancing, playing pool, playing video games or just hanging out with your friends in Dallas bars or pool halls this coming Friday night, don’t light up any cigarettes, cigars or pipes because that’s when the new “No Smoking” law goes into effect. Many expected the Dallas City Council […]

Lineman Training School on hold; new projects being discussed

The opening of the Lineman Training School in Royse City is still planned, but delayed, as the school waits on funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, and its accreditation in the State of Texas. Read the whole story in the Royse City Herald Banner by clicking here.

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