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5 County residents now being monitored for Ebola virus

5 County residents now being monitored for Ebola virus
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ROCKWALL – Five Rockwall County residents are now being monitored for the Ebola virus, according to a City of Rockwall email alert just received at 5 pm today. Four of the residents were on an airline flight this week with a person that has tested positive. They are said to be at low risk. News […]

Rockwall County health officials preparing for Ebola

Rockwall County health officials preparing for Ebola

ROCKWALL – After the first U.S. Ebola case was confirmed in Dallas Tuesday, Rockwall County Emergency Management and partner agencies met together to discuss preparedness actions that have already been and will continue to be taken, as well as precautionary measures that will be taken in the future should the need arise. The meeting was […]

Texas obesity rate swells to 30.9% of population; Latinos at 42.5%

Texas obesity rate swells to 30.9% of population; Latinos at 42.5%

WASHINGTON D.C. – Obesity in Texas swelled to 30.9 percent of the population last year after dropping to 29.2 percent in 2012. That’s according to a report released Thursday by Trust With America’s Health using federal and state data. But the estimates are probably conservative because they are self-reported by Texans randomly chosen in a […]

CVS Caremark stops tobacco sales, changes name to CVS-Health

CVS Caremark stops tobacco sales, changes name to CVS-Health

ROCKWALL – The two CVS Pharmacy stores in Rockwall are among the 7,700 owned nationwide by CVS Caremark which stopped selling tobacco products today – three weeks ahead of schedule – as the corporation changed its name to CVS-Health. In February, the company announced that it would end the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products […]

Complaints received about contaminated food at Family Dollar Store

Complaints received about contaminated food at Family Dollar Store

ROYSE CITY – Several complaints about food being contaminated by chemicals last week at the Family Dollar Store in Royse City were received over the weekend by The Rockwall News. CPA Lancelot Giles first notified The Rockwall News that he had heard several complaints from Royse City residents. One of them, Ashley Burke, sent a […]

Young girl severly burned in ATV accident; family needs financial help

Young girl severly burned in ATV accident; family needs financial help

DALLAS – An 11-year-old girl suffered severe burns and injuries in an ATV rollover accident in Royse City July 5 and now her parents need a great deal of financial help and prayers while their daughter faces several months of surgeries and physical therapy. Keylee Latham is currently in critical condition at Parkland Hospital’s burn […]

70% of Texans believe in abortion in cases of rape, incest or danger to life of mother

70% of Texans believe in abortion in cases of rape, incest or danger to life of mother

AUSTIN – Over 70 percent of Texans believe access to abortion should be legal in cases of rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother, according to a new June 2014 survey conducted by the University of Texas & Texas Tribune news website. The internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted May […]

How does Alzheimers feel? Sign up for free virtual experience, lunch for this Thursday

How does Alzheimers feel? Sign up for free virtual experience, lunch for this Thursday

ROCKWALL – Ever wondered what it’s like to start losing your memory as victims of Alzheimer’s Disease experience? Want to know more about the subject? Autumn Leaves of Rockwall is hosting a free interactive virtual dementia experience and free luncheon for the public to answer these questions this Thursday at Noon at 225 E. Ralph […]

Comfort Dental to offer free dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, more Dec. 24

Comfort Dental to offer free dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, more Dec. 24

ROCKWALL – Comfort Dental is offering free dental exams, cleanings, x-rays, extractions and fillings for as many patients as the the four dentists in their Rockwall office can see on their annual Care Day, Dec. 24, from 7:30 – 11:30 am. The office is located at 515 E. I-30, just east of El Chico restaurant […]

The Waiting Game: Hoping For Health And Financial Security

The Waiting Game: Hoping For Health And Financial Security

(KERA News) ROCKWALL – Chasing an energetic 1-year-old, balancing shaky finances and managing a rare disease is a tall order for any family. But it’s reality for Isac and Elizabeth Madrid, a Rockwall couple we’re featuring in our series One Crisis Away. Like many North Texans, Isac and Elizabeth were living a typical middle class […]

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