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Greg Pettitt wins his second Oscar at Academy Awards for digital cinema

Greg Pettitt wins his second Oscar at Academy Awards for digital cinema
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BEVERLY HILLS CA – A local man won his second Oscar for technical and scientific achievement in digital cinema last Saturday at the annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Awards Oscars program at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel. Greg Pettitt, whose wife Connie Pettitt is Executive Director of the Women In Need Women’s […]

Misti Potter leaves; Boys & Girls Club joins NE Texas Club to save money

Misti Potter leaves; Boys & Girls Club joins NE Texas Club to save money

ROCKWALL – The Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County made some big changes last month to save money on administrative costs. After popular President and Chief Executive Officer Misti Potter left after four years in Rockwall to become Executive Vice President of the Austin Boys & Girls Club, it joined with the Northeast Texas […]

New Dallas Co. DA Susan Hawk to speak at Feb. 9 Republican Women’s Meeting

New Dallas Co. DA Susan Hawk to speak at Feb. 9 Republican Women’s Meeting

ROCKWALL – Newly-elected Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk, who defeated Craig Watkins last November, will be the guest speaker at the February Rockwall County Republican Women dinner meeting, Feb. 9, 6:30 pm, at Harry Myers Community Center, 815 E. Washington. All Republicans are welcome to attend. The organization meets the second Monday of every […]

Raise funds for domestic violence victims at new Painting With A Twist Jan. 29

Raise funds for domestic violence victims at new Painting With A Twist Jan. 29

ROCKWALL – An average of five female domestic violence victims a day seek help from Women In Need’s Women’s Shelter satellite office in Rockwall after being hit, beaten, raped, threatened and stalked by their husbands, boyfriends or exes. To raise funds to help victims, Women In Need is hosting “Painting With A Purpose” at the […]

RISD Chief Info Officer Sheri (Stodghill) Fowler Parks passes away

RISD Chief Info Officer Sheri (Stodghill) Fowler Parks passes away

ROCKWALL – After a long struggle with colon cancer, RISD’s Chief Information Officer, Sheri (Stodghill) Fowler Parks, passed away Jan. 22 at age 48. Her funeral will be Jan. 31, at 10 am, at First Baptist Church, 610 S. Goliad in Rockwall. No visitation has been scheduled, according to her Rest Haven Funeral Home obituary. […]

Retirement dinner, reception for Margo Nielsen Jan. 24

Retirement dinner, reception for Margo Nielsen Jan. 24

ROCKWALL – After 25 years with Rockwall County Helping Hands, Executive Director Margo Nielsen is retiring Feb. 21 – on her 70th birthday – and then moving to Denison to be closer to family. To celebrate her retirement, the public is invited to attend a black-tie optional “The Magic of Margo” cocktail reception and dinner […]

Please donate for gifts for children, siblings of murdered Jessica Aguilar, Surie Baeza

Please donate for gifts for children, siblings of murdered  Jessica Aguilar, Surie Baeza

ROCKWALL – Donations are currently being sought to purchase Christmas gifts for the nine children and siblings who survived the tragic murders of family violence victims Jessica Aguilar and Surie Baeza, who were murdered in Rockwall in 2013 and 2012, respectively. Aguilar was the mother of the three children shown above who was gunned down […]

All invited when injured Marine Cpl. Michael Fox receives new home keys Dec. 18

All invited when injured Marine Cpl. Michael Fox receives new home keys Dec. 18

MCCLENDON-CHISHOLM – The key ceremony for the new specially-built home being constructed for free by Homes For Our Troops for severely-injured Marine Corporal Michael Fox has been scheduled for Dec. 18 at 6 pm at 400 Herron Ct, just off Highway 205, on the way to Terrell. The non-profit has raised funds and built over […]

RISD Board member Jon Bailey to replace Margo Nielsen as Helping Hands Director

RISD Board member Jon Bailey to replace Margo Nielsen as Helping Hands Director

ROCKWALL – RISD Board of Trustees member and Rockwall Chamber of Commerce Board member Jon Bailey was named the new Executive Director of Rockwall County Helping Hands Dec. 6, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The current Trend HR Sales and Marketing Director will replace longtime Executive Director Margo Nielsen, who has served since 1989 and is […]

Memorial service Wednesday for 5 family members killed en route to Disney World

Memorial service Wednesday for 5 family members killed en route to Disney World

ROCKWALL – A memorial service for five members of the Wills Point Michael and Trudi Hardman family, who were killed Wednesday night when their 16-year-old son fell asleep and lost control of their 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe while driving to Disney World, will be held Wednesday at Noon at Lakeshore Church, 5575 Hwy 205, in Rockwall. […]

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