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Rockwall, Texas is located in the Rockwall County, the smallest county in the big State of Texas and was named for the rock formations discovered in the area in the 1850s.  Just 30 minutes from Downtown Dallas, it is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation!  Come for a visit and you'll see why.  

Rockwall is located on the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, a City of Dallas water source since the 1970s.  A small portion of Rockwall County is on the western side of the lake, east of Dalrock Road in Rowlett.  The lake provides a great place for sailing, fishing and other water sports as well as beautiful sunsets.  Visit The Harbor, a premier location for lounging at The Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, shopping, lakeside dining, and sailing on the Seawolf.  See sailwithscott.com for more information about the Seawolf.

What's happening around town:

'Tis Christmas Time event Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 8 pm at the historic downtown courthouse on the square.  See Sante, strolling carolers, enjoy carriage rides. 

City of Rockwall Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall on Dec. 4 at 6 pm.  Visit with Santa Claus, see Santa's Workshop, enjoy live entertainment and refreshments. 

Holiday in the Park at 7 pm Dec. 5 at Towne Center Park Pavilion in Heath.  Performances by the choirs of Amy Parks-Heath and Pullen Elementary schools, Jingle Bells led by Rockwall-Heath cheerleaders and Santa.

39th annual Christmas Parade sponsorded by the Kiwanis Club will be Satuday, Dec. 6. beginning at 9 am at the intersection of Highway 205 and Caruth Lane.

Ring in the holiday season with a free concert hosted by the Lakeside Civic Chorus at 7:30 pm Dec. 9 at First United Methodist Church, 1200 Yellowjacket Lane.  Children's Chorus will also preform.  Visit lakesidecivicchorus.org.

The Rockwall Community Band will host its sixth annual Christmas concert at 7 pm Dec. 13 at the Rockwall High School auditorium.  The event is free.  For more information, visit therockwallcommunityband.org.

Annual Holiday Luncheon at The Center for the 50+ crowd.  Pring a potluck dish to share.  The City will provide the meat and dressing. 

Halloween Extravaganza at the Harbor Oct. 31 6-9 pm.  Live entertainment, costume contest, face painting, bounce houses & more. 

 The 20th Annual Pumpkin Patch is Octber 4 through October 31 from 9 am to 7 pm daily.  For more information of this fun event visit www.rockwallpumpkinpatch.com.

Rockwall ISD Day at the State Fair of Texas is Wednesday, October 1. 

ROCKIN' ON THE DOCKS at The Harbor, Saturday, September 20, 2008.  Gates open at Noon  $10.00  For more information, go to www.rockwallchamber.org.

Enjoy free concerts by the Lake at the Harbor Amphitheatre every Thursday in May through August at 7:30 pm.  Bring your blanket and/or lawn chair and enjoy the great music.   Jazz at Sunset on Thrusday eveings through September.

New event:  On Saturdays, July 19 through August 23 from 8 to 12  noon there will be a Farmers Market on the Square in Rockwall!  Save gas and green, come purchase fresh, local produce!   

Grand Opening of the NEW Rockwall Library is September 7. 

 ATTENTION AMERICAN IDOL FANS:  Our own home town idol, Jason Castro is being honored on May 29!  There will be a Parade at 5:30 beginning on Summer Lee (behind the Harbor), and a mini-concert at the Harbor Amphitheatre at 6:30 pm. Shuttle parking will be available at LakePointe Church between 4:30 pm and 9:30 pm.   Don't miss the fun!  

Take advantage of free Movies in the Park on Friday evenings in Harry Myers Park., East Washington Street.

Community National Bank will be hosting another free Shred It Day on Saturday, May 10 to dispose of personal, sensitive documents. 

Founder's Day Festival around the historic downtown square on May 31 celebrates Rockwall's 154th year with a day packed full of entertainment, food, games and fun for all.  Featured will be the Marshall Tucker Band at 7:30 pm.  Check out the website at rockwallfoundersday.com for the latest on the activities.

Rockwall Independent School District is the first school district in the nation to offer a comprehensive kindegarten through 12th grade commitment to Rachel's Challenge, a life-changing character education program.   Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.  Her acts of kindness and compassion are the foundation of this outstanding program designed to start a chain reation.  Plan to attend Rachel's Rally on May 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium as the students present a "chain" of over 120,000 acts of kindness that have been witnessed in the school system.  

Risk Watch is an injury prevention school-based curriculum sponsored by the Rockwall Fire Department geared to teach kids how to recognize and avoid unintentional injures.  Eight risk areas are covered in the program that are the greatest risk to injury for kids:  motor vehicle; fire and burns; choking, suffocation and strangulation; poisoning, falls; firearms, bike and pedestrian safety; and water safety. 

The Eighth Annual Environmental Action Day on April 19 was another huge success!  Citizens took advantange of the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous wastes responsibly.  Participation is free to Rockwall residents.  Recycling reduces, protects and conserves.  You can make a ton of difference!  For additional information about the City of Rockwall Recycling Program or request a recycle bin, call the Utility Billing Office at 972-771-7736 or email customerservice@rockwall.com

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Carolyn Francisco