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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 […]

Is Microwaving Food Dangerous?

Is Microwaving Food Dangerous?

(From NaturalOn.com) There is a lot of concerning and seemingly contradictory information on the web concerning the safety of microwaving food. Some say using microwave ovens is perfectly safe, while others claim they will destroy the nutrients in your food. What’s really going on? In this article, we’ll attempt to sift through these claims and […]

I-30 construction project begins to add entrance, exit ramps at John King Blvd.

I-30 construction project begins to add entrance, exit ramps at John King Blvd.

ROCKWALL – Construction began Tuesday on an estimated seven month I-30 ramp reversal project that will make it easier to enter and exit the freeway between John King Blvd. and State Highway 205. There will be temporary lane closures during construction and the City will provide future updates as the project progresses. According to a […]

Police arrest Rockwall man for following woman into restroom

Police arrest Rockwall man for following woman into restroom

ROCKWALL – A Rockwall man was arrested yesterday after police said he followed a woman into the restroom at the TJ Maxx store in Rockwall last Friday and would not leave. Gregory Umunnakwe Okwudili Ogu, 23, has been charged with Disorderly Conduct, a Class C Misdemeanor. His bond was set at $500. He resides in […]

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