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Splash out childhood cancer all summer long at all 6 Hawaiian Falls water parks

Splash out childhood cancer all summer long at all 6 Hawaiian Falls water parks

GARLAND – TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation and Hawaiian Falls are teaming up for the fifth consecutive year to raise awareness and help fund research to find a cure for childhood cancers. Splash Out Childhood Cancer is a summer long program that everyone can enjoy from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Tickets are only $20 plus […]

The 2 main reasons why County appraisal values, taxes have skyrocketed

The 2 main reasons why County appraisal values, taxes have skyrocketed

ROCKWALL – There are two primary reasons why County appraisals and taxes have skyrocketed this year, according to County Commissioner Lee Gilbert, a former Rockwall Central Appraisal District Board Member from 2011 until he was elected the current Precinct 2 Commissioner in 2015. “It’s real simple,” he told The Rockwall News yesterday. “The booming economy […]

Toddler injured by boat propeller will have ‘lifetime of challenges’

Toddler injured by boat propeller will have ‘lifetime of challenges’

DALLAS – The Lewisville firefighter’s three-year-old son, who was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday night after a boat propeller struck him in Lake Ray Hubbard, underwent surgery Saturday for serious leg and abdomen injuries at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He is expected to survive but he’ll have a “lifetime of challenges,” one of his father’s […]

Study: Rockwall County residents have 6th highest amount of purchasing power in US

Study: Rockwall County residents have 6th highest amount of purchasing power in US

NEW YORK CITY – Rockwall County residents have the sixth highest amount of purchasing power in the nation, factoring in median income and cost of living, according to a study just released by SmartAsset. Using a 2014 US Census Bureau 2014 five-year consumer expenditure survey, the study aimed “to find the places where average living […]

Names released of 6 of 8 people killed by tornado in Garland/Rowlett

Names released of 6 of 8 people killed by tornado in Garland/Rowlett

DALLAS – The names of six of the eight people who died in the tornado Saturday night have been released by the Dallas County medical examiner’s office. Each died while driving or riding in cars when the tornado blew across I-30 and the George Bush Turnpike. They were identified as: Cecil Lowrie, 77 Petra Ruiz […]

Rowlett: Tornado damage “catastrophic,” at least 148 homes totally destroyed

Rowlett: Tornado damage “catastrophic,” at least 148 homes totally destroyed

ROWLETT – Rowlett City Manager Brian Funderburk says the damage caused by the 3/4 mile wide, EF3 tornado that tore through Rowlett Saturday evening, leaving a four-mile path of destruction, was “nothing short of catastrophic.” As of 9:30 this morning, with 1,000 homes assessed, 148 have been categorized as totally destroyed and 854 impacted. The […]

At least 8 dead, hundreds of homes damaged after EF4 tornado hits Garland, Rowlett

At least 8 dead, hundreds of homes damaged after EF4 tornado hits Garland, Rowlett

ROWLETT – At least 8 people are dead and hundreds of homes damaged after an EF4/3 tornado roared through Garland and Rowlett last night just before 7 pm. The tornado ravaged about a two-square-mile area to the southwest and the northeast of Interstate 30 and the George Bush Turnpike. All those killed were in tornado-related […]

Want to share any of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?

Want to share any of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?

Have any delicious Thanksgiving recipes you’d like to share with others in the community? Turkey Day is next week and plenty of people are searching for tasty new recipes they’d like to try. What are the best kinds/brands of turkeys to buy? Butterball is most popular but is it the best? Should you buy fresh […]

September 11th 2001: A Time to Remember

September 11th 2001: A Time to Remember

(By Rockwall High graduate, former U.S Army paratrooper and Congressional candidate Tony Arterburn)  The morning of September 11th 2001 the United States was the last remaining superpower at the height and majesty of her glory. In a matter of hours 19 hijackers who waltzed into the country legally changed forever the soul and direction of […]

Officials: Why water bills have doubled, tripled this month

Officials: Why water bills have doubled, tripled this month

ROCKWALL – There are are two main reasons why officials say water bills have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled for many Rockwall and Northeast Dallas area homeowners the past few months. First, costs are going up because of a series of little-known rate increases charged over the past few years by the North Texas Municipal […]

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