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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, […]

Please help The Rockwall News donate $1,000 to Boys & Girls Club this week

Please help The Rockwall News donate $1,000 to Boys & Girls Club this week

ROCKWALL – The Rockwall News is raising $1,000 for this Saturday’s Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Texas Masquerade Ball Gala at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront Hotel at 6 pm. Will you please help us to donate to this very important cause? “Great Futures Start Here!” Last year the Rockwall Co. Club became part of […]

Owner: Fire at Lakeside Chevrolet yesterday looked “more exciting than it was”

Owner: Fire at Lakeside Chevrolet yesterday looked “more exciting than it was”

ROCKWALL – A “small fire” at about 6 pm yesterday in the body shop at Lakeside Chevrolet “looked more exciting than it was,” according to owner Bob Holliman and the Rockwall Fire Department. “We had a small fire in our body shop,” tweeted Holliman this morning to The Rockwall News. “No big deal. All good […]

School of Rock concert to benefit Rowlett, Garland tornado victims this Saturday

School of Rock concert to benefit Rowlett, Garland tornado victims this Saturday

ROCKWALL – The School of Rock has organized a concert to benefit Rowlett and Garland tornado victims this Saturday, 4-7 pm, at Southern Comforts Roadhouse Grill at The Harbor. In addition to the School of Rock band, there will be performances by Jagged Row, Amanda Roschelle, Mysfit Toyz and others. According to School of Rock […]

Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel: Tornado recovery progress update

Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel: Tornado recovery progress update

ROWLETT – Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel provided the following tornado recovery progress update last night on his Facebook page: Attention Rowlett Citizens: I wanted to provide another update on our progress recovering from the tornado. First, I wanted to thank our amazing Staff, outside agencies, CERT, VIPS, Church groups, Citizens and Businesses. We have made […]

GARLAND: Tornado caused “total devastation;” over 600 homes, buildings damaged

GARLAND: Tornado caused “total devastation;” over 600 homes, buildings damaged

GARLAND – The EF4 tornado that devastated a Garland Neighborhood just south of I-30 and west of Lake Ray Hubbard Saturday about 6:45 pm damaged over 600 homes and buildings, the city of Garland has now confirmed. “It is total devastation,” said Lt. Pedro Barineau, a Garland police spokesman. Garland Mayor Douglas Athas has declared […]

Free hot meals provided in Rowlett by Operation BBQ Relief

Free hot meals provided in Rowlett by Operation BBQ Relief

ROWLETT – Free hot meals are currently being provided in Rowlett to first responders and affected homeowners by Operation BBQ Relief at First Christ Church at 7301 Miller Road (corner of Miller and Chiesa). “We are a national disaster group comprised of competition BBQ-ers,” said Devon Yost. “You may have seen our founder, Stan Hays, […]

Volunteers needed to reunite missing pets with families

Volunteers needed to reunite missing pets with families

12/28 UPDATE: No more volunteers are needed. 12/27 UPDATE: FEMA is not on the ground in Rowlett. Volunteers are based at Forever Floors in Rowlett. ROWLETT- Volunteers are needed by FEMA to reunite numerous missing pets with their owners in areas affected by the tornado. To volunteer, text Eli at 925/980-2700. Especially needed are volunteers […]

Thousands of Rowlett, Garland homes damaged by EF4 tornado last night

Thousands of Rowlett, Garland homes damaged by EF4 tornado last night

ROWLETT – Thousands of homes were damaged and destroyed by the EF4 tornado that tore through Garland and Rowlett last evening just before 7 pm. Above are several photos of the destruction caused.  

Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade this Sat. 9 am

Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade this Sat. 9 am

ROCKWALL – The annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade will begin this Saturday at 9 am from the RISD football stadium on TL Townsend to the Old Town Square to Dobbs Elementary School. The parade normally includes over 50 entries from local organizations, businesses and more. For info call 972-722-0001.

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