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Arts & Entertainment,Events,Living,Special Features,Communities,Regional / Texas,HistoricalWilks and her dog

Local veteran recounts duties as parachute rigger in the 82nd Airborne Division

VIDEO: Diana Wilks, SFC/E-7, recounts the role of U.S. military parachute riggers. Veterans Day | The Military Heritage Collection in Nevada, Texas. Continue reading »
Living,Communities,Royse City,HistoricalThe Royse City calaboose is rapidly deteriorating due to lack of care.

Historic Royse City Jail is slowly fading into memory

If nothing is done soon, Royse City's old calaboose will become nothing but a memory. Continue reading »
Arts & Entertainment,Books / Literature,Events,Living,Schools & Education,Communities,Regional / Texas,HistoricalDr. David Montejano

UC-Berkeley professor to speak during Latino Americans: 500 Years of History event

Texas A&M University-Commerce is honored to host Dr. David Montejano, Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, on Tues, September 29. Open to the public, and admission is free. Continue reading »
Arts & Entertainment,Events,Communities,City of Rockwall,HistoricalThe Wall in its natural state.

Where’s the Wall? Finding Rockwall’s Landmark

The structure that gives the city its name seems to be as elusive as it is mysterious. To this day, debate rages as to its origin, natural or man-made. But where is it? Continue reading »
Arts & Entertainment,Events,Visual Arts,Living,Volunteers,Communities,Regional / Texas,HistoricalRobert Summers with his

Renowned sculptor Robert Summers to honor Congressman Ralph Hall at statue unveiling

A larger-than-life-sized statue of Congressman Ralph M. Hall will be unveiled at the Rockwall County Courthouse at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Continue reading »
Living,HistoricalSouth side of Rockwall Square, circa 1880's

Rockwall History - A Wild West Murder Mystery

The Rockwall of 1876 was the archetypical wild west town, a collection of clapboard shacks housing the usual general store, blacksmith, and a few saloons. Not to mention the occasional murder... Continue reading »
Communities,Regional / Texas,HistoricalMarker to commemorate the 1936 Texas Centennial, now located at the historic downtown courthouse.

Two historical markers moved to new locations

The Rockwall County Historical Commission in conjunction with Rockwall County Historical Foundation recently requested permission from the State and County to move two historical markers in the area.. Continue reading »
Arts & Entertainment,Books / Literature,Living,Schools & Education,Volunteers,HistoricalRelay for Life: Sheri Fowler and daughter, Grace, in February 2014

Rockwall Loses Cherished Historian and Author

Rockwall County has lost one its most devoted civic servants. After an extended battle with colon cancer, Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks passed away on Thursday, January 22. Continue reading »
Living,Communities,City of Rockwall,Regional / Texas,HistoricalMetal rings embedded in the wall continue to baffle researchers

Our Rock Wall - The Mystery Continues

Last year's episode of the History Channel's "America Unearthed" featuring evidence "proving" that Rockwall's namesake is a natural phenomenon put the long-running controversy to rest. Or did it? Continue reading »

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