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More than 100,000 people have been tested for COVID-19 across the area, with about 10,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

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Rockwall and Hunt counties each lost thousands of jobs because of shutdowns and layoffs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Caddo Mills man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in connection with a stabbing death in Greenville in January.

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Rockwall County continues to see a surge in the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and has reported a fifth death connected to a local long-term care facility.

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The booming housing market in Rockwall County appeared to take a breath last month with dips reported in the numbers of new listings and sales.

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In a virtual phone call on April 24, district administrators from Royse City ISD listened as Capturing Kids’ Hearts Founder Flip Flippen announced the district as a National Showcase District.

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The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management is continuing an effort to gather supplies of personal protective equipment for the county’s medical professionals and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rockwall County has seen a rapid increase in the number of conformed COVID-19 cases, both at a local extended care facility and across the county and has recorded the county’s first death connected to the virus.

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The Royse City ISD Education Foundation has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Texas Education Foundation Network Outstanding Achievement Award. The honor is awarded to the RCISD Education Foundation for the organization’s Dog Pen Grant.

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Rockwall and Hunt counties lost almost 2,000 jobs between February and March as the local unemployment rate surged to its highest level in years because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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More than 80 confirmed cases of individuals the COVID-19 virus had been reported across Rockwall and Hunt counties as of Tuesday morning, including four cases in Royse City.

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On Aug. 3, 2010 Heather Leann Pope of Royse City was found deceased and buried in a shallow grave behind an abandoned residence in the 10100 block of Cedar Hill Road in Quinlan.

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A Rowlett man, one of two individuals charged with capital murder in connection with the February 2019 homicides of two people in Royse City, may be intending to plead guilty later this month.

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The Royse City Independent School District Education Foundation has announced the Royse City High School Top Dogs for 2020.

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The protocols direct all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. The …

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Rockwall County currently has four confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management is reporting the county’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on incoming supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other resources to aid Texas’ response to COVID-19. The Governor announced that the newly established Supply Chain Strike Force has already secured…

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement after the Texas Supreme Court issued an emergency order suspending residential eviction proceedings through April 19, 2020, unless there is a threat of physical harm or criminal activity:

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today activated the Texas National Guard to be prepared to assist with response efforts for COVID-19. This preparative measure will ensure that the Texas National Guard can assist in various forms throughout the state when needed. Healthcare workers and first re…

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, Governor Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education (DOE) waive federal testing requireme…

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The Herald-Banner offices will be closed to the public until further notice because of the Coronavirus outbreak. We are doing our due diligence to help prevent exposure for our employees and the public. Our phones will remain operational during normal working hours between 8 a.m. and noon an…

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The National Weather Service has cancelled Saturday’s planned Skywarn storm spotter training program in Rockwall due to fears of  the coronavirus/COVID-19.

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Passed away April 1, 2020 Proceeded in death by her husband Milton Miller Sr. Survived by her sons Steve Miller of Garland, TX, Milton Miller Jr. of San Antonio, TX, John Miller of Tucson, AZ.