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After posting their best football season record (9-3) in 12 years and the seventh-best scoring season (400 points) in the past 89 years of Bulldog Football, the Royse City Bulldogs will anxiously open their 109th season on Friday.

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More than 4,500 people obtained employment across Rockwall and Hunt counties between July and August, but the region has not yet completely recovered economically from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report issued Sept. 18 by the Texas Workforce Commission.

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Until a few months ago, 4-year-old Zane Emken of Fate had spent his life being nourished through a feeding tube. However, when COVID-19 restrictions resulted in more family time and support, his parents managed to get him started swallowing food.

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Rockwall County recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 recoveries for the second week in a row and continues to report declines in the number of active cases of the virus, with more than 1,500 tests conducted during the past week.

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Rockwall County is reporting a jump in the number of COVID-19 recoveries and a decrease in the total amount of active cases of the virus, with hundreds more tests having been conducted.

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Multiple local organizations are joining with a wide variety of agencies across the area and have signed up to be a part of this year’s 12th anniversary North Texas Giving Day.

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Voters will be heading to the polls in less than two months to make choices on a much wider selection of candidates and issues that are usually on the November general election ballots.

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Rockwall County was reporting a moderate increase of both new cases and recoveries related to COVID-19 during the past week, as close to 1,800 tests were conducted for the virus.

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About seven out of every 10 residents in Rockwall County have already responded to the 2020 Census.

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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, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter.

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Rockwall County reported a significant increase in the number of deaths related to the COVID-19 virus during the past week and the Rockwall Independent School District is reporting positive COVID-19 cases among students and employees as the new school year begins.

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Rockwall and Hunt counties added more than 700 jobs between June and July, as the region continues to recover economically from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Rockwall attorney has been formally appointed to a state appeals court, to replace the incumbent justice who was killed in a fatal accident last month.

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The current edition of the Hunt County grand jury is scheduled to convene this week for its monthly session and may be investigating an alleged intoxication manslaughter case in July that claimed the life of an appeals court justice.

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The Rockwall County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to implement a90-day ban on outdoor burning due to the extreme drought conditions and elevated fire danger.

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The businesses in Royse City appeared to have weathered the start of the summer of COVID-19 in good shape, with the city reporting significant increases in sales tax rebate revenue during July.

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Rockwall County has surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 recoveries, according to a report from the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management.

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Voters in Rockwall County and across North Texas will be deciding on a race for the 5th Court of Appeals District, which required a new GOP candidate to be chosen after the incumbent was killed in a fatal accident last month.

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The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a girl whose body was found near Royse City earlier this week.

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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, has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge.

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The Royse City City Council and members of the city administration and Royse City Fire Department joined together on August 5 for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Royse City Fire Station No. 1.

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A state appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a Quinlan man, one of two people convicted in the 2016 shooting death of a University Park Fire Department captain near Royse City.

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Rockwall County reported a sharper rise in the number of COVID-19 recoveries than in new confirmed cases, according to the Tuesday morning report from the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management.

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Texas Republicans will be meeting this weekend to determine who will be their nominee to succeed former U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Fate) for the House District 4 post. Ratcliffe currently serves as the Director of National Intelligence, after being appointed by President Donald Trump, makin…

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The Royse City Independent School District has proposed no increase in the district’s overall property tax rate for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

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The woman accused of being the driver in a wrong-way crash that claimed the life of a state appeals court judge from Rockwall remains in custody at the Hunt County Detention Center and has been ordered to obtain her own attorney.

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A total $10,000 reward remains in effect for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who murdered a Royse City woman 10 years ago.

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Fifth District Court of Appeals Justice David Bridges of Rockwall was killed overnight in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 30 in Royse City.

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Rockwall County has exceeded 600 cases of COVID-19, and is also reporting additional patients recovering from the virus,

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Businesses in Royse City are showing economic strength, even with the continued COVID-19 situation, as the city recorded a huge boost in sales tax rebate revenue this month.

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After the weekend break that resulted from area health departments being closed, Rockwall County reported a slight increase in new COVID-19 cases, and also a rise in the number of recoveries and a decline in active cases.

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G. Calvin Grogan V will be the next Hunt County Attorney, after he won Tuesday’s Republican Party runoff election against opponent Scott Cornuaud.

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Rockwall County officials believe they now have an accurate count of the number of COVID-19 cases in the county, which now included an additional death attributed to the virus.

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The Royse City Police Department is investigating the circumstances behind a fatal pedestrian/motor vehicle accident which occurred following the “Celebrating Freedom” fireworks show Saturday night.

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