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Eric Williams found guilty of capital murder in slaying of Cynthia McLelland

Eric Williams found guilty of capital murder in slaying of Cynthia McLelland
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ROCKWALL – Former Kaufman Co. justice of the peace Eric Williams was found guilty today by a Rockwall jury of murdering Cynthia McLelland, the wife of Kaufman Co. District Attorney Mike McLelland. The jury, which took less than two hours to reach its verdict, will hear evidence from Monday in the sentencing phase, beginning at […]

VIDEO: food trucks this year at Heath Holiday in the Park Friday

VIDEO: food trucks this year at Heath Holiday in the Park Friday

HEATH – This year the City of Heath’s annual Holiday in the Park will feature food trucks this year where visitors can purchase dinner, in addition to hearing school choirs sing, riding a train and taking photos with Santa. The event will be this Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30-9 pm, at Towne Square Park behind City […]

Boys and Girls Club Angels Among Us Breakfast Dec. 5

Boys and Girls Club Angels Among Us Breakfast Dec. 5

ROCKWALL – The fourth annual Angels Among Us Breakfast benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Rockwall County will be Friday, Dec. 5, from 7:30-9:30 am at the Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront Hotel. According to a news release, the Youth of the Year will be announced and some of the non-profit’s biggest supporters will be […]

Rockwall Kiwanis Christmas Parade, holiday fun, tree lighting this Saturday

Rockwall Kiwanis Christmas Parade, holiday fun, tree lighting this Saturday

ROCKWALL – The 45th annual Rockwall Kiwanis Christmas Parade will begin this Saturday at 9 am at RISD’s Wilkerson-Sanders football stadium. It will then head north on TL Townsend past the County jail, turn west on Boydstun Ave., turn north on Fannin St. and then east on Rusk, ending at Dobbs Elementary School. The parade […]

Defense rests without calling any witnesses in Eric Williams murder trial

Defense rests without calling any witnesses in Eric Williams murder trial

ROCKWALL – The prosecution and defense rested yesterday in the capital murder trial of Eric Williams, the former Kaufman Co. justice of the peace accused of murdering Kaufman Co. DA Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia and Assistant DA Mark Hasse. The defense declined to call any witnesses after the prosecution has called numerous witnesses during […]

Rockwall man sentenced to 24 months in prison for bank fraud

Rockwall man sentenced to 24 months in prison for bank fraud

DALLAS – The former owner and president of Curry Auto Leasing (CAL) in Dallas, who pleaded guilty in July, 2014, to an information charging one count of bank fraud, was sentenced Monday to 24 months in federal prison and ordered to pay approximately $1,170,620 in restitution. Christopher Mark Hood, 47, of Rockwall was sentenced by U.S. […]

Rockwall’s Chris Warren named finalist for 2015 US Army Player of Year

Rockwall’s Chris Warren named finalist for 2015 US Army Player of Year

ROCKAWAY NJ –  Highly-recruited, 4-Star Rockwall senior running back Chris Warren has been selected as one of six finalists for the 2015 U.S. Army Player of the Year award by the U.S. Army Bowl Selection Committee. Given annually to the nation’s most outstanding senior in high school, the winner will be announced during the U.S. […]

Eric Williams murder trial begins in Rockwall

Eric Williams murder trial begins in Rockwall

ROCKWALL – The murder trial began yesterday for Eric Williams, the former Kaufman Co. Justice of the Peace, who is accused of gunning down Kaufman Co. District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife, Cynthia, and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse in March, 2013. A trial for each murder will be held separately. The trial for the […]

Best Christmas Pageant Ever opening at Rockwall Playhouse Friday

Best Christmas Pageant Ever opening at Rockwall Playhouse Friday

ROCKWALL – “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” opens this Friday through Dec. 14 at the Rockwall Community Playhouse. Directed by Playhouse President Stacey Kluttz, performances are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Click here to purchase your tickets online for $16.80 – $22 or purchase them before the show […]

State Rep. Scott Turner campaigning to be next Texas House Speaker

State Rep. Scott Turner campaigning to be next Texas House Speaker

AUSTIN – Rockwall County’s State Representative Scott Turner is  campaigning to become the next Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives against current three-term Speaker Joe Straus from San Antonio. While Turner, 42, appears to be fighting somewhat of an uphill battle, he is the highly-popular choice of many conservatives across the state, who criticize […]

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