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Second high rise office tower planned at Harbor after Trend Tower reaches 100% capacity

Second high rise office tower planned at Harbor after Trend Tower reaches 100% capacity

ROCKWALL – A second high-rise office building at The Harbor is now in the planning stages and available for leasing after the seven-story Trend Tower reached 100 percent capacity last month. According to the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation President Sheri Franza, the first tower – built in 2014 – has provided Rockwall with 110,000 sq. […]

Royse City to get pro baseball team, $12 million stadium

Royse City to get pro baseball team, $12 million stadium

ROYSE CITY -Looks like Royse City will soon have its own independent professional baseball team and $12 million multi-purpose stadium, where Royse City High School varsity and junior varsity baseball teams will also play home games, beginning in 2018. An joint announcement was made last week by Mark Shuster, the new president of the new […]

Free legal clinic for retired, disabled veterans Oct. 5 in Dallas

Free legal clinic for retired, disabled veterans Oct. 5 in Dallas

DALLAS – Metroplex Veterans Legal Services is conducting a free legal clinic for veterans who are retired or have combat-related injuries at the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, 2021 McKinney Ave, Suite 2000, Dallas 75201. The Veterans must be receiving or have received military retirement pay either from a military disability or after 20 […]

Former RISD Principal Brad Helmer new Heritage Christian Academy Headmaster

Former RISD Principal Brad Helmer new Heritage Christian Academy Headmaster

ROCKWALL – Former Springer Elementary School Principal, Dr. Brad Helmer, has been selected as the new Headmaster at Heritage Christian Academy by the Board of Trustees. Dr. Helmer is a Rockwall native who also held assistant principal positions at Utley Middle School and Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary School. He holds a Doctorate of Education from Texas […]

Airport Committee votes to recommend airport as Rockwall Balloon Festival location

Airport Committee votes to recommend airport as Rockwall Balloon Festival location

ROCKWALL – The City of Rockwall’s Airport Committee voted 4-3 last night to recommend the Rockwall Municipal/Ralph M. Hall Airport to City Council as the location for the Nov. 11-12 Rockwall Balloon Festival, as requested by the event organizer, J.J. Smith, also owner/publisher of The Rockwall News. The full Rockwall City Council will next vote […]

Former UNT basketball star Quincy Williams new Rockwall head basketball coach

Former UNT basketball star Quincy Williams new Rockwall head basketball coach

ROCKWALL – Former University of North Texas basketball star and Wylie East Head Basketball Coach Quincy Williams has been hired as the Yellowjackets new Head Basketball Coach, replacing Coach Alan Simmons. Simmons accepted a new position as head basketball coach at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler. Coach Williams led the Wylie East Raiders […]

Jake Thompson gets first major league career win, ties strikeout record

Jake Thompson gets first major league career win, ties strikeout record

PHILADELPHIA – Former Heath High All-American and now Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Thompson notched his first major league career win Saturday night, 10-6, over the Colorado Rockies, and in doing so tied a major-league record of striking out four batters in one inning. By whiffing four in the first inning, Thompson became the first Phillies’ […]

Special town hall meeting tomorrow in response to police shootings nationwide

Special town hall meeting tomorrow in response to police shootings nationwide

ROCKWALL – In response to the numerous shootings of police officers nationwide, Mayor Jim Pruitt has scheduled a special town hall meeting tomorrow night at 7 pm to discuss the public safety of police/fire personnel and citizens at the Center at Rockwall City Place, 108 East Washington St. According to Pruitt, the purpose of the meeting […]

Thomas Lowry: Kudos to Rockwall Police

Thomas Lowry: Kudos to Rockwall Police

I recently had an unexpected encounter with Rockwall Police. It happened at a local drive-through last Friday morning. As I approached the window to pay, the cashier handed me my order and said with a smile, “The officer in front of you paid for your order.” I looked up just in time to see the […]

Police release sketch of imposter who attempted to abduct boy, 14, playing Pokemon in Rowlett park

Police release sketch of imposter who attempted to abduct boy, 14, playing Pokemon in Rowlett park

ROWLETT – Rowlett Police have released the above sketch of the suspect involved in the attempted abduction of a 14-year-old boy who was playing Pokemon at Rowlett Community Park July 29. The police imposter was described by the boy as a white male in his 30’s, 5’6” balding brown curly hair, rimless glasses, wearing orange […]

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