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Constable Randy Earl Parks throws first pitch at Texas Rangers game

Constable Randy Earl Parks throws first pitch at Texas Rangers game

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 […]

Hannah Spivey, 2, dies after swimming pool accident

Hannah Spivey, 2, dies after swimming pool accident

ROCKWALL – The two-year-old daughter of Rockwall High School math/algebra teacher Emily Spivey passed away Aug. 17, after a swimming pool accident Aug. 14. Over $72,000 has been raised since Aug. 16 on a GoFundMe.com fundraising website called “Prayers For Hannah” to help the family with medical costs. Hannah Beth Spivey was born Aug. 15, […]

Rockwall Urgent Care offers $15 physicals with food donation to Helping Hands

Rockwall Urgent Care offers $15 physicals with food donation to Helping Hands

ROCKWALL – Rockwall Urgent Care patients who donate three cans of food to the Rockwall County Helping Hands Food Pantry will receive $10 off their sports and camp physicals in August, reducing the price to $15. No appointment is necessary. Office hours are weekdays 9 am – 9 pm; Saturdays, 9 am -6 pm; and […]

“Crazy Ants” found in Rowlett; destroy electrical wiring in autos, AC, appliances

“Crazy Ants” found in Rowlett; destroy electrical wiring in autos, AC, appliances

ROWLETT – When Rowlett resident Geral Tidwell opened the garage door Monday morning he said he “freaked out” when he saw thousands of red ants covering the hood of his white Dodge Ram truck. After he swept them off the hood with a broom, he then discovered hundreds of thousands more – inside, outside, in […]

VIDEO Flooded out Rockwall homeowners: Not getting desperately needed help

VIDEO Flooded out Rockwall homeowners: Not getting desperately needed help

ROCKWALL – Several flooded out Rockwall homeowners say their homes were destroyed when Wallace Lake overflowed two weeks ago and they’re still waiting for the City or State to help them. They say neither the Mayor, nor city staff, nor government have done anything to help. Helping Hands gave them some food and a hotel […]

Kroger, la Madeleine, McDonalds among sponsors of End Child Abuse Walk June 6

Kroger, la Madeleine, McDonalds among sponsors of End Child Abuse Walk June 6

ROCKWALL – Kroger, la Madeleine French Country Cafe and McDonalds are among the co-sponsors of the End Child Abuse Walk organized by Rockwall-based Americans Ending Abuse Saturday, June 6, at 9 am at Harry Myers Park Pickens Lake pavilion. Each will be providing free food and water before, during and after the Walk. Other eateries […]

In Memoriam: U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan “J.D.” Emard of Terrell

In Memoriam: U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan “J.D.” Emard of Terrell

U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan David “J.D.” Emard, 20, died June 4, 2008, in Tikrit, Iraq; of wounds sustained in Sharqat, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire and hand grenades. He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), […]

In Memoriam: U.S. Army Spc. Jerod Osborne of Rockwall

In Memoriam: U.S. Army Spc. Jerod Osborne of Rockwall

U.S. Army Spc. and Medic Jerod Heath Osborne, 20, of Rockwall TX, died July 5, 2010 during Operation Enduring Freedom in Yakuta, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. […]

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

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

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 […]

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