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Over 1,000 cheering protesters show up at Rockwall TEA party

By J.J. Smith ROCKWALL-Over 1,000  flag-waving, sign-carrying, loudly-cheering protesters showed up at Rockwall’s TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party yesterday evening at Rockwall City Hall to rally against wasteful federal government overspending, excessive taxation to fund unnecessary “pork” projects and the new trillion-dollar federal budget, chiding Pres. Obama and Congress for acting as socialists. Hundreds of […]

Free movie, family fun in park events to begin in Rockwall April 17

The first “Movies In The Park” and “Family Fun Fridays” event of 2009, sponsored by the City of Rockwall’s Parks and Recreation Dept, is scheduled April 17 at Harry Myers Park. G-rated and funny family movie “Beethoven” – about a lovable St. Bernard dog – will be shown outdoors beginning at 9 pm. FM-radios must […]

56th annual Rockwall Youth Fair closes three-day run

Youngsters from across Rockwall County entered more than 200 livestock projects in the 56th Annual Rockwall Youth Fair. The three-day show ended Saturday with a barbecue lunch and an auction, and started on Wednesday with an ag mechanics show introduced this year with entries from 12 different schools. Click here to read this complete Rockwall […]

DART light rail station breaks ground in Rowlett

City, county, and other local leaders gathered between the railroad tracks and Main Street Thursday for the groundbreaking of the future Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail station. The 4.5-mile extension of the blue line is expected to be complete in December 2012. To read this complete Rowlett Lakeshore Times article, click here.

Rockwall H.S. grad injured in Iraq, local relief effort started to help his mother be by his side

By J.J. Smith ROCKWALL-A 2004 Rockwall High School graduate who joined the U.S. Army in 2005 was injured while serving in Iraq March 23. Now a local relief  effort has been started by a Rockwall man and family friend to help his mother so she can take time off from her three jobs to be […]

Rockwall Women’s League Ball April 18 raises thousands of dollars for local scholarships, service projects

By J.J. Smith ROCKWALL-Denitra Wheeler is a college student majoring in elementary education and minoring in child psychology at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls TX. But had it not been for the college scholarship that the 2007 Rockwall High School graduate received from the Rockwall Women’s League, it’s doubtful that she would be in […]

Royse City child receives his Make-A-Wish

ROYSE CITY-A five-year-old boy from Royse City recently received his special wish to attend one of sports entertainment’s biggest events, the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas and World Wrestling Entertainment®. “Ruben Flores of Royse City, Texas received his wish to attend one of sports entertainment’s biggest events, the 25th […]

Young Rockwall man dies when car smashes into trees in Arlington

ARLINGTON — A 19-year-old Rockwall man died early Saturday when his car left the road and hit two trees. Arlington police said Phillip S. Lara was traveling south in the 5100 block of South Collins Street about 3 a.m. when he lost control of his 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in a curve. The right front […]

Rockwall County unemployment rate hits February record high

DALLAS-More people were listed as unemployed last February than during any other February this past century, according to a report issued by the Texas Workforce Commission recently. More than 100 jobs were lost locally between January and February and more than 700 positions in the county have disappeared in the past year. Rockwall County posted […]

Texas First Lady, Governor’s wife, kicks off Rockwall’s Main St. revitalization program

ROCKWALL-Despite the driving rainstorm, Texas First Lady Anita Perry, the wife of Gov. Rick Perry, presented the City of Rockwall with the 2009 Texas Main Street City designation today at the Old Historic Downtown Courthouse. The ceremony, plus brief reception at the City Center afterward, kicked off the City’s three-year program to revitalize the its […]

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