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Injured Army veteran to receive free, custom-built home June 24

Injured Army veteran to receive free, custom-built home June 24

ROCKWALL – Severely-injured U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Jerry Holcomb II, who was deployed to two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, will be honored at a “Welcome Home” ceremony and receive the keys to a new mortgage-free, custom-built home June 24. at 10 am, in High Point Lake Estates, 2555 Wincrest Dr. Rockwall, […]

Fireworks extravanza, country rockers Exile, highlight Rowlett’s Fireworks on Main

Fireworks extravanza, country rockers Exile, highlight Rowlett’s Fireworks on Main

ROWLETT – A free fireworks extravaganza and live entertainment by one of the nation’s all-time most popular country rock bands, Exile, will highlight the City of Rowlett’s “Fireworks on Main” event, Monday, July 4, from 6-10 pm at Pecan Grove Park (behind Wet Zone Waterpark), located at 5300 Main St. Fireworks begin at 9:45 pm. Exile […]

Utley PE teacher James Smith indicted by grand jury for child sexual assault

Utley PE teacher James Smith indicted by grand jury for child sexual assault

DALLAS – Utley Middle School P.E. teacher James Romig Smith was indicted May 16 for Sexual Assault of a Child by a Dallas County grand jury. He is currently out of jail on a $50,000 bond. His trial is scheduled to begin July 1 at 9 am in Dallas County Criminal District Court #3, with […]

Soroptimist Club providing building for new Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County

Soroptimist Club providing building for new Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County

ROCKWALL – Thanks to the generous efforts of the Rockwall Soroptimist Club, the Children’s Advocacy Center For Rockwall County already has a home. According to Soroptimist South Central Governor Elect and Rockwall resident Cindy Lindley, the Club is providing the 4,000 sq. ft. home the Club originally moved from Dallas to Rockwall in 1985 to become a […]

Local police, fire salute Dallas police officer John Robinson of Fate who died from brain cancer

Local police, fire salute Dallas police officer John Robinson of Fate who died from brain cancer

FATE – Police officers and fire department members from Fate and Royse City showed their support this morning for Dallas Police Senior Corporal and detective John Cullen Robinson, 31, of Fate, who passed away June 1 from brain cancer. A short motorcade passed through Fate on the way to Lake Pointe Church were memorial services […]

Want to serve on Heath City Council? Justin Holland to resign

Want to serve on Heath City Council? Justin Holland to resign

HEATH – City of Heath Council member Justin Holland has announced his intent to resign from the Heath City Council, now that he has secured the Republican nomination for Texas House District #33. The general election is Nov. 8, 2016. Heath residents interested in being considered for Holland’s seat should contact Mayor Brian Berry or […]

Lightning sparks fire that destroys Heath home

Lightning sparks fire that destroys Heath home

HEATH – A lightning strike sparked a fire that destroyed the home of Heath residents Randall and Carol Hughes last Tuesday during the thunderstorms that passed through the area. No one was hurt but Randall Hughes said damage is estimated at about $1 million. The fire occurred at 7 pm in the 800 block of […]

Rockwall Co. Shooting Stars win gold medal at State Special Olympics basketball tourney

Rockwall Co. Shooting Stars win gold medal at State Special Olympics basketball tourney

ARLINGTON – The Rockwall County Shooting Stars basketball team won the gold medal in the State Summer Special Olympics tournament over the Memorial Day weekend. Team members shown above included (standing L to R): Cole Randolph, Scott Wendt, Tim Fields, Daniel Moriarty, Daniel Hettinger, Matt Beindorf; ( front row): Lenard Davis, Coach Jay Keiffer, Coach […]

Fiance, 2 more men indicted for capital murder of Rowlett mother Laura Grillo

Fiance, 2 more men indicted for capital murder of Rowlett mother Laura Grillo

ROWLETT – The fiance of the murdered mother of three children, Laura Grillo, plus the two sex offenders whom police believe he hired to kill her one week before their wedding date last November were all indicted on capital murder charges last week. Grillo, 37, was found shot in the head in her home Nov. […]

3 more Amyx family members indicted for not protecting child from sexual abuse

3 more Amyx family members indicted for not protecting child from sexual abuse

ROCKWALL – Three more Amyx family members have been indicted for child endangerment and not protecting a child under 15 from continuous sexual abuse by Kenneth Amyx, the same Fate resident who was arrested and charged Sunday with murdering Plano resident Jennifer Streit-Spears. Kenneth Amyx, 45, was indicted in February by a Rockwall grand jury […]

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