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 […]
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 – 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 – 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Expect traffic delays and other possible problems in Rockwall’s Harbor District and Heath this Sunday morning as hundreds of triathletes from all over the world compete in the U.S. Open Triathlon, the largest event of its kind in the DFW area. Between 7 am – Noon, triathletes will swim 1500 meters in Lake Ray Hubbard […]
DALLAS – Rockwall Co. Pct 4 Constable Randy Earl Parks was invited to throw the first pitch Wednesday by the Texas Rangers baseball club after recently receiving the 2014-15 Texas Constable of Year award from the State of Texas Justices of the Peace and Constables Association. Due to quick thinking and actions, Constable Parks saved […]