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Taste of Rockwall April 30 offers samples from dozens of area eateries

  Here’s your chance to sample food and beverages from over two dozen area eateries, mingle with over 2,000 Rockwall area residents, plus learn more about Rockwall area businesses at the third annual “Taste of Rockwall/Business Expo.” The event will be April 30, at Rockwall High School, 901 Yellow Jacket Ln, Rockwall. The fundraising event is sponsored by the […]

Rockwall man goes from zero to 20 pull-ups in five months using new fitness program

By J.J. Smith By J.J. Smith. ROCKWALL-When 6’1”, 200 lb. Rockwall resident Chris Pittman first tried using the new CrossFit exercise program, that’s catching on fast across the nation and is now in Rockwall, he couldn’t do a pull-up and could barely manage ten push-ups. Three months later, after regularly following the new rapid fitness […]

Rockwall’s Jason Castro signs major-label record deal

By J.J. Smith Castro teams with American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi for debut album. Multi-talented singer and guitarist and Rockwall’s own Jason Castro has signed a major record deal with Atlantic Records, it was announced yesterday. Best known as the third runner-up on the 2008 season of Fox’s American Idol, he is currently hard at […]

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 […]

Rocking country female trio Lantana headlines lake concert April 23

The rocking country female trio Lantana, whose first two singles landed them in the top 10 on the Texas Music Chart twice in 2006, will perform at the April 23 “Concert By The Lake.” The second lakeside concert of 2009 begins at 7:30 pm, at The Harbor amphitheater, 2047 Summer Lee Dr. Concert-goers are invited […]

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 […]

“Heart of Heath” 5K run/walk fundraiser scheduled April 11 at 7 a.m.

HEATH -The second annual “Heart of Heath” 5k run/walk, which will raise needed funds for the City of Heath’s parks and trails, is scheduled April 11, beginning at 7 am at Heath City Hall, 200 Laurence Dr. It is sponsored by the City of Heath Special Events Board. According to board members, the race course […]

Rockwall City Council votes to double concerts by lake starting April 16

ROCKWALL-The Rockwall City Council voted unanimously last week to double the number of popular free “Concerts by the Lake” in 2009, from 12 to 24 per year, beginning April 16 and extending through Sept. 24. Concerts By The Lake attracted an average of 3,000-plus people in 2008. Mayor Bill Cecil had proposed the measure so […]

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