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RISD needs $18 million upgrade to keep pace with technology

RISD needs $18 million upgrade to keep pace with technology
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ROCKWALL – Rockwall ISD Chief Technology Officer Donna Fisher told the Board of Trustees at a regularly scheduled work session Nov. 3 that nearly $18 million worth of technology upgrades are now needed to educate students since so many computers and other tech devices have become outdated since the last bond election which allowed the […]

Why was elections office moved just before the election?

Why was elections office moved just before the election?

ROCKWALL – Many Rockwall voters are wondering why the County moved the elections office where it has been for years on the Square to a new location just weeks before the Nov. 4 general election. County Judge Jerry Hogan told The Rockwall News last week that the reason was the building in which it was […]

County Commissioners vote 4-1 to fire Elections Administrator Glenda Denton

County Commissioners vote 4-1 to fire Elections Administrator Glenda Denton

ROCKWALL – Rockwall County Commissioners voted 4-1 yesterday to fire Elections Administrator Glenda Denton after numerous voting problems occurred on Election Day. Commissioner David Magness cast the lone dissenting vote. The Rockwall Elections Commission had voted 4-1 last week to dismiss Denton, who had worked in the position since 2005. She has been placed on […]

Famous Elvis Impersonator Joseph Hall bringing his popular Branson show to Garland Nov. 22

Famous Elvis Impersonator Joseph Hall bringing his popular Branson show to Garland Nov. 22

GARLAND – Famous Elvis impersonator Joseph Hall, who has been named the “2014 Male Performer of the Year” and “2014 Tribute Show of the Year” in Branson MO, is bringing his popular Elvis Rock N Remember tribute road show direct from the Clay Cooper Theatre in Branson to the Plaza Theater in Garland for one […]

Heath destroys Carrollton Newman Smith in first playoff game, 48-0

Heath destroys Carrollton Newman Smith in first playoff game, 48-0

IRVING – Heath quarterback Jordan Hoy rushed for 176 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Hawks to a 48-0 shutout of Carrollton Newman-Smith Friday night in their Class 5A bi-district football game. Hoy completed 5 or 6 passes for 106 yards and another TD. Grant Buckholt  caught the touchdown pass. The highly-ranked Hawks defense […]

Rockwall scores 21points in over a minute to whip Copperas Cove, 70-42

Rockwall scores 21points in over a minute to whip Copperas Cove, 70-42

WACO – The Rockwall Yellowjackets scored 21 straight points in just over a minute and beat Copperas Cove Saturday in their bi-regional Class 6A playoff game, 70-42. Both teams basically exchanged touchdowns in the first half. After Copperas Cove (7-4) tied the score, 35-35, on the first drive of the second half, the Yellowjackets countered […]

Heath begins football playoffs tonight; Rockwall starts Saturday

Heath begins football playoffs tonight; Rockwall starts Saturday

IRVING – The Area’s fourth-ranked Rockwall-Heath Hawks (8-2) begin Region II Bi-District playoff action tonight when Coach Mickey Moss’ team travels to play Carrollton Newman-Smith (6-4) at 7:30 pm at Irving Schools Stadium. Sixth-ranked and undefeated Rockwall (10-0) opens its Region II Bi-District playoff action Saturday at Noon against Copperas Cover (7-3) at Waco’s McLane […]

Helping Hands Festival of Trees, Gala this weekend ushers in Christmas season

Helping Hands Festival of Trees, Gala this weekend ushers in Christmas season

ROCKWALL – The fifth annual Festival of Trees and Gala Dinner and Auction at the Hilton Hotel this weekend will usher in the Christmas season in Rockwall County. Dozens of decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces presented by several businesses and decorated by some of the area’s most talented designers will be on display and for […]

Judge Mark Russo files harrassment charge against Mayor Sweet, David White

Judge Mark Russo files harrassment charge against Mayor Sweet, David White

ROCKWALL – Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mark Russo has filed a harassment complaint with the Rockwall Police Department after he said he has been continuously bullied by Rockwall Mayor David Sweet and City Council member David White. Sweet is now serving his second term as Mayor, after serving two terms on City Council. […]

5 local restaurants offering free food to veterans on Veterans Day

5 local restaurants offering free food to veterans on Veterans Day

ROCKWALL – Five restaurants located in Rockwall are offering free food to veterans today in honor of Veterans Day. Just show your military ID at one of these participating restaurants and enjoy: Applebee’s – Any of their signature items, including: A 7-ounce house sirloin steak The double crunch shrimp platter The three-cheese chicken penne and […]

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