Rockwall County, TX

Meet Eleanor, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

ROCKWALL, TX (May 17, 2022) Beautiful Eleanor has a face that is a rainbow of colors. She is very playful and enjoys attention. Eleanor showed a love for humans at a very young age by trying to jump into her new foster’s arms. She loves to cuddle and be petted. She is a tortie, so along with the sugar there’s some spunky spice to her personality. She’s a tiny package of fun and sweetness.
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Suspect In Custody After Running From Hunt County Officers In A U-Haul Truck

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, 31-year-old Jovan Harper from Memphis, Tennessee was taken into custody after evading police with a stolen vehicle. A patrol officer with the Caddo Mills Police Department spotted a UHAUL truck driving erratically westbound on Interstate Highway 30. The officer caught up to the vehicle and the driver later identified as Jovan Harper quickly exited FM 1565 and pulled into the Exxon. The officer conducted a registration check of the truck’s Arizona license plate and was alerted that it was stolen. Hunt County Sheriff’s Department dispatch confirmed that the UHAUL truck was stolen out of Holland, Michigan. Harper got back on the interstate and the officer activated his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the truck but Harper refused to pull over. At that time the officer notified dispatch that the vehicle was fleeing and he requested assistance from other agencies.
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Kukka by Sally Kilgore: The Light

ROCKWALL, TX (May 17, 2022) For Ukraine, Buffalo, Laguna Woods, all the safe places that have been invaded with hatred. You are the Light of the world. There is grief and horror, ugliness beyond imagination, and men taking lives as their quest. I fear humanity is lost, dear God. We are all at fault.
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Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees Special Session: Newly elected board members take oath of office, officers announced

ROCKWALL, TX (May 18, 2022) NOTE: Board meeting summaries highlight different agenda items. Board meeting videos are available for viewing within 24-hours of the meeting at Stan Britton and Jim White Take Oath of Office. The newly elected Board of Trustees took the oath of office at Wednesday’s special...

Rockwall High School Stingerettes Senior Showcase 2022: Samantha Bramlett

ROCKWALL, TX (May 16, 2022) Our Stingerette Showcase this week is Miss Samantha Bramlett. Samantha is the daughter of Kyle and Deidre’ Bramlett. Samantha is a three-year member of Stingerettes where she currently serves as Senior Lieutenant. Samantha is also a three-year member of the Elite team, Showstoppers, as well as Kick Company and Hip Hop Company. She was selected as Top 5 at Stingerette line tryouts in 2019. Samantha was a Junior Lieutenant her Junior year and also a Lieutenant for the Jacket Babes JV team her Freshman year where she was also awarded the Director’s Award.

Rockwall County Sheriff’s Posse awards scholarships

ROCKWALL, TX (May 16, 2022) The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Posse is proud to announce its 2022 scholarship recipients, Addie Stevens and Lance Carter. Addie will be attending Texas Tech University majoring in Animal Science and riding for the Texas Tech Equestrian Team. She aspires to earn her Bachelors Degree and then a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with equine specialization. She aspires to one day own her own equine veterinarian practice.

Rockwall Farmers Market

Rockwall Farmers Market was established in 2008 by the Friends of Downtown Rockwall and has been a Saturday morning staple in this community ever since. The market is run by volunteers, with assistance from the City of Rockwall and Rockwall County, and it has grown to over 35 vendors. It has become one of the area's most popular destinations for locals to purchase fresh produce and specialty foods such as grass-fed meats, fresh baked artisans breads, farm eggs, seafood, honey, jams, pasta, tamales to name just a few. They also feature local talent that provides live music every market. You can find the market located on the Historic Downtown Square. They are dog and pet friendly.

Rockwall County Law Enforcement Police Officer Commemoration honors fallen officers

ROCKWALL, TX (May 13, 2022) With National Police Week underway, county and city officials, law enforcement and community members gathered this morning for the The Rockwall County Law Enforcement Police Officer Memorial Commemoration, hosted by Rest Haven Memorial Park. Royse City Police Chief Kirk Aldridge welcomed the crowd in the Public Service Garden at Rest Haven’s First Responder Memorial.

Rockwall-based Apex Soccer Club 2008 expanding roster, seeks players

ROCKWALL, TX (May 13, 2022) Rockwall-based soccer club Apex Soccer 2008 is expanding and looking for a few ladies born in 2008 and 2009 for the roster. The summer and fall season is fast approaching they are looking to add some talented, energetic and team-oriented players and parents. The team practices twice a week in Rockwall and Heath. As a group with volunteer coaches the club does not charge monthly team dues, only league fees which makes Apex one of the most affordable options in the area.

New indoor multi-sport facility, AmeriSports, breaks ground in Rockwall

ROCKWALL, TX (May 12, 2022) AmeriSports, LLC broke ground recently on a new indoor sports facility which is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2023. The facility is the first phase of a multi-phase 56-acre project and will be located at 3101 Fit Sport Life Blvd near the corner of FM549 and I30. AmeriSports hosted a ground breaking ceremony today to celebrate the beginning of construction. The ceremony was held along Capital Blvd next to the construction site.

Sizzling success for Rockwall ISD’s Pitmasters BBQ Club

ROCKWALL, TX (May 12, 2022) Where there’s smoke, there’s fire – and wherever the Pitmasters BBQ Club goes, there are red hot winners!. Under the direction of Rockwall ISD’s BBQ Coach Sean Hill at Dr. Gene Burton College and Career Academy, members of Team Smoke and Team Fire of the 205 Pitmasters wrangled impressive wins in the High School BBQ State Championships, held April 29-30 in Round Rock, TX.

HOSA students bring home awards from State competition

ROCKWALL, TX (May 12, 2022) HOSA (Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America) students from the Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy recently competed at the Texas State HOSA Competition where they brought home several awards. In the Prepared Speaking competition both Gabby Dong and...

Mobile food pantry returns to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Rockwall May 17

ROCKWALL, TX (May 11, 2022) Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church has a Catholic Charities Dallas mobile community food pantry every third Tuesday of the month from 9-11 a.m. The next date for the mobile pantry at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church is May 17. Fresh fruit, vegetables, and other food items are provided at no cost. Last month this successful program provided food for over 200 families.