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Injured Army veteran to receive free, custom-built home June 24

Injured Army veteran to receive free, custom-built home June 24

ROCKWALL – Severely-injured U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Jerry Holcomb II, who was deployed to two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, will be honored at a “Welcome Home” ceremony and receive the keys to a new mortgage-free, custom-built home June 24. at 10 am, in High Point Lake Estates, 2555 Wincrest Dr. Rockwall, […]

Soroptimist Club providing building for new Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County

Soroptimist Club providing building for new Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County

ROCKWALL – Thanks to the generous efforts of the Rockwall Soroptimist Club, the Children’s Advocacy Center For Rockwall County already has a home. According to Soroptimist South Central Governor Elect and Rockwall resident Cindy Lindley, the Club is providing the 4,000 sq. ft. home the Club originally moved from Dallas to Rockwall in 1985 to become a […]

Local police, fire salute Dallas police officer John Robinson of Fate who died from brain cancer

Local police, fire salute Dallas police officer John Robinson of Fate who died from brain cancer

FATE – Police officers and fire department members from Fate and Royse City showed their support this morning for Dallas Police Senior Corporal and detective John Cullen Robinson, 31, of Fate, who passed away June 1 from brain cancer. A short motorcade passed through Fate on the way to Lake Pointe Church were memorial services […]

Lightning sparks fire that destroys Heath home

Lightning sparks fire that destroys Heath home

HEATH – A lightning strike sparked a fire that destroyed the home of Heath residents Randall and Carol Hughes last Tuesday during the thunderstorms that passed through the area. No one was hurt but Randall Hughes said damage is estimated at about $1 million. The fire occurred at 7 pm in the 800 block of […]

We Remember: 43 Rockwall Co. soldiers who died in WWI, II, Vietnam, Afghanistan

We Remember: 43 Rockwall Co. soldiers who died in WWI, II, Vietnam, Afghanistan

ROCKWALL – This Memorial Day weekend The Rockwall News remembers 43 former Rockwall County residents who died in combat in World War I, World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan. The names of the 41 WWI and WWII County residents who gave their lives are inscribed on a simple bronze plaque on the east side of […]

We Remember: US Marine ‘Chuck’ Stevenson killed in action in Vietnam, Feb. 5, 1968

We Remember: US Marine ‘Chuck’ Stevenson killed in action in Vietnam, Feb. 5, 1968

ROCKWALL – This Memorial Day weekend The Rockwall News remembers US Marine Private First Class Charles “Chuck” Robert Stevenson from Fate, who was killed in action in Vietnam, Feb. 5, 1968. He graduated from Rockwall High School in 1966. According to his brother, Larry Stevenson of Rockwall, Chuck was deployed to Vietnam during one of […]

We Remember: US Army medic Pfc Jerod Osborne killed in action in Afghanistan, July 5, 2010

We Remember: US Army medic Pfc Jerod Osborne killed in action in Afghanistan, July 5, 2010

ROCKWALL – This Memorial Day weekend The Rockwall News  remembers US Army Medic Pfc Jerod Osborne from Rockwall who died July 5, 2010, during Operation Enduring Freedom in Yakuta, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal. […]

Memorial Day remembrance event, concert, pet parade at Rest Haven cemetery May 30

Memorial Day remembrance event, concert, pet parade at Rest Haven cemetery May 30

ROCKWALL – A special Memorial Day remembrance ceremony, an Andrews Sisters tribute concert by the Reveille Sisters, live demonstrations by Patriot Paws Service Dogs and a patriotic pet parade will highlight this year’s free annual event hosted by Rest Haven Funeral Homes, May 30, at 10 am, at Rest Haven Memorial Park, located at 2500 […]

Help local women’s shelter raise funds at Glow Run this Saturday evening

Help local women’s shelter raise funds at Glow Run this Saturday evening

ROCKWALL – Family violence is the leading cause of injury to women and children in America, according to the CDC. To raise funds to provide free help to the dozens of Rockwall area residents affected by domestic violence, Women In Need (WIN) women’s shelter is hosting its second annual “Shine a Light on Domestic Violence” […]

Help Rainbow Room raise funds for abused children May 5 at Painting For A Twist

Help Rainbow Room raise funds for abused children May 5 at Painting For A Twist

ROCKWALL – The public is invited to help the Rockwall Rainbow Room raise funds so it can provide free toys, clothing and personal items for abused and neglected children served by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, May 5, 7-9 pm, at Painting For A Twist. Open 24/7 as an emergency item resource center, […]

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