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Rockwall News 4th of July Parade again from RISD football stadium to Dobbs Elementary

Rockwall News 4th of July Parade again from RISD football stadium to Dobbs Elementary
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ROCKWALL – The fourth annual Rockwall News 4th of July Parade will be held Saturday, July 4, beginning at 11 am, from the RISD football stadium/Aquatic Center parking lot to Dobbs Elementary School. The normally hour-long parade will leave the parking lot, head north on TL Townsend Dr. past the County Jail, turn left and […]

Rep. David Simpson: It’s time to divorce marriage from government

Rep. David Simpson: It’s time to divorce marriage from government

LONGVIEW TX – In light of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Texas State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) is urging Gov. Abbott to call a special legislative session to get government out of marriage. Following is the text of his editorial now being published statewide: “It has been said that licensing is the process […]

Bikers Against Child Abuse to speak at family violence prevention meeting July 7

Bikers Against Child Abuse to speak at family violence prevention meeting July 7

ROCKWALL – The public is invited to hear leaders from the Caddo Creek/Greenville area chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse International (BACA) discuss their mission and activities at the monthly Rockwall area family violence prevention meeting hosted by Americans Ending Abuse July 7, at 7 pm, at the Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club. According to […]

Rockwall worker falls 400 feet to death in Colorado’s Royal Gorge

Rockwall worker falls 400 feet to death in Colorado’s Royal Gorge

CANON CITY CO – A 44-year-old woman, who was employed at Lake Pointe Imaging Center in Rockwall, fell 400 feet to her death Monday from an observation deck overlooking the Royal Gorge canyon in the mountains of south-central Colorado. Wylie resident Denise McLean, 44, fell from a platform at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, […]

Are Justices of the Peace required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas?

Are Justices of the Peace required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas?

ROCKWALL – Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples can be married, one question many are asking is whether justices of the peace are required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas? According to the Texas Justice Court Training Center, which trains elected justices of the peace and judges, they are not […]

Neeko, Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office only patrol dog, passes away unexpectedly

Neeko, Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office only patrol dog, passes away unexpectedly

ROCKWALL – Deputy Neeko, the Rockwall County Sheriff’s only patrol canine, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly June 21 due to a cancerous tumor that ruptured on his spleen. K-9 Neeko was almost nine years old and was still on active duty at the time of his death, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s […]

Where to go to celebrate Independence Day 2015

Where to go to celebrate Independence Day 2015

ROCKWALL – Parades, a 5K race, music and fireworks are all scheduled across Rockwall County in Rockwall, Heath and Rowlett this Independence Day. The Rowlett Freedom 5K/Fun Run begins at 7:45 am at the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce, benefiting the Rowlett Rotary Club Flag Program and IKandy Foundation Back-to-School Backpack Program. For event details, see: […]

Child sexual abuser sentenced to life in prison by Rockwall jury

Child sexual abuser sentenced to life in prison by Rockwall jury

ROCKWALL – A Rockwall jury sentenced Wylie resident William Leigh Muzolf to life in prison yesterday without possibility of parole after finding him guilty of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. The jury took less than two hours to find him guilty, according to a news release from Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney Kenda Culpepper. […]

Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law on Hold

Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law on Hold

(Reprinted with permission from The Texas Tribune) WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with Texas abortion providers and temporarily put on hold a ruling that would have closed about half of the state’s abortion facilities. There were 19 abortion providers performing the procedure in Texas as of earlier this month. Abortion […]

No Rockwall County Justice of the Peace currently performing same sex marriages

No Rockwall County Justice of the Peace currently performing same sex marriages

ROCKWALL – None of the four elected Rockwall County Justices of the Peace are currently performing same-sex marriages. Calls were made earlier today to each asking why not. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Friday that same-sex marriages are permissible under the U.S. Constitution, but judges can choose not to perform them for personal religious reasons. […]

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