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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 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 […]

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 […]

Woman robbed, abducted at gunpoint last night at Royse City Walmart

Woman robbed, abducted at gunpoint last night at Royse City Walmart

ROYSE CITY – An unidentified woman was robbed and abducted at gunpoint into a car at the Royse City Walmart parking lot last night about 10:45 pm. According to a press release from Royse City Police Chief Jeff Stapleton, the victim is safe after she was able to escape from the two suspects by exiting […]

Rockwall ranked 6th in preseason THSCA coaches football poll

Rockwall ranked 6th in preseason THSCA coaches football poll

AUSTIN – The Texas High School Coaches Association Preseason Football Poll was just released at TheAthleticsDepartment.com, with the Rockwall Yellowjackets ranked 6th with 28 points, just behind Coppell with 29 points. The poll is voted on by a panel of THCSA coaches. It is displayed with first-place votes in parenthesis, records, points based on 10-1 […]

Famous former Broadway Phantom of the Opera David Gaschen to perform July 23

Famous former Broadway Phantom of the Opera David Gaschen to perform July 23

ROCKWALL – The famous former Broadway star of Phantom of the Opera, David Gaschen, will perform a special benefit performance for the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County July 23, 7 pm, at the Performing Arts Center at Utley Middle School, 1201 T L Townsend Dr. Presented by Rockwall Summer Musicals, An Evening With David […]

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