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Chamber of Commerce member Dr. Jim Porter passed away April 26

Chamber of Commerce member Dr. Jim Porter passed away April 26
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ROCKWALL – Well-known Rockwall Chamber of Commerce member and pharmacist Dr. Jim Porter passed away April 26 at age 69. With his with Diane, they co-founded Pharmacy Compounding Specialties in Dallas 15 years ago and have operated Weight Off For Life and Oasis Natural Healthcare in Rockwall for the past eight years. He was also […]

Child abuse prevention program, campaign to be launched across Rockwall Co.

ROCKWALL – Rockwall-based non-profits Americans Ending Abuse and the Lillian Smith Family Violence Foundation will soon launch a child abuse prevention program and campaign across Rockwall County to dramatically reduce the number of abused and neglected children in 2015. Founder and president J.J. Smith, a family violence survivor and the publisher of The Rockwall News […]

Attorney Terese Easter dies from colon cancer; services April 11

Attorney Terese Easter dies from colon cancer; services April 11

ROCKWALL – Local attorney Terese Easter passed away March 27 after an intense seven-month battle with colon cancer. She was 60 years old. According to her obituary, a service of celebration of her life will be held April 11 at 10 am at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 2500 State Hwy. 66. Any who wish to […]

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

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

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 […]

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