A 24-year-old Rockwall woman, who was engaged and planning to be married in May, passed away last Sunday.
Laura Melissa Vick passed away Jan. 10. The cause of death is not yet known.
She was engaged to be married to Michael Moore.
According to Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall, her family will accept visitors Friday, Jan. 15, from Noon until 2 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, officiated by Dr. Aubrey Patterson of Rest Haven. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
According to her obituary, Ms. Vick enjoyed drawing, writing poems and singing. She loved her family and her dog, Rollie. She worked in sales and attended Lake Pointe Church.
She is survived by her parents, Wendy and Larry Ryan of Rockwall; her fiancee, Michael Moore, and his parents, Kay and Mike Moore; plus several aunts and uncles.
We send our condolences to her family and friends.
A new ordinance prohibiting dog-owners from tethering their dogs for longer than two hours per every 24-hour period went into effect in the City Rockwall Dec. 21, with a 30-day grace period to allow owners to comply.
Tethering means tying or chaining a dog to a fence, pole, stake or other fixed object.
Violation of the ordinance can result in a Class C misdemeanor and punishment of up to a $500 fine.
The council passed the ordinance unanimously to prevent dogs from being abused, plus to prevent dogs from becoming agressive, which research shows they will become from extended tethering.
For details, call the City at 972-771-7700.
“We make our award-winning burgers, crispy seasoned fries, real shakes and malts the old fashioned way, just like they were made back in ’51 when we first opened our doors”….
That’s the way Burger House describes their food on their website which will be served at their new restaurant opening Jan. 18 in Rockwall at 919 E. I-30, where Double Dave’s Pizza was previously located, in front of the old Circuit City store.
This will be their seventh location, after opening their original location way back in 1951 at 6913 Hillcrest Ave. in Park Cities, next to SMU and Highland Park High School.
Their menu consists a variety of burgers, hot dogs, chili, chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, different flavors of ”Cokes,” root beer floats and lots of fries with cheese and chili.
Now you won’t have to cross the Lake to find a Burger House. Call 972-722-6622 or 972-722-6639 for info.
Rockwall MusicFest will host its seventh annual local celebrity “roast” Jan. 30 to raise money for the Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra, which performs classical music concerts with talented RISD students at least once each year in the area.
This year, Rockwall County Commissioners Dennis Bailey and Lorie Grinnan will be roasted (made fun of) by:
- Rockwall YMCA executive director Mike Atkins
- Dennis Bailey’s son and sales manager at Trend H.R. Jonathan Bailey
- Promise Makers executive director Greg Beauchamp
- Rest Haven Funeral Homes president Dewayne Cain
- Rockwall Rotary Club and Lakeside Insurance president Russ Childers
- Attorney and former RISD school board member Brad Lambeth
- Lorie Grinnan’s brother and president of Efficient Business LLC Derick Schaefer
Previous “roastees” have been:
- Congressman Ralph M. Hall
- former Rockwall Mayor Ken Jones
- Rockwall Helping Hands Director Margo Nielsen
- RISD Public Relations Director Sheri Fowler
- American National Bank Vice President Kevin Fowler
- Rockwall resident Raymond Cameron
- Rockwall Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Margie Hooper
For info about the event to be held at Occasions at Stone River in Royse City, call 972-771-3573 or 972-772-0752.
Two more businesses have shut down in Rockwall, at least temporarily.
Quizno’s Subs - in the Target shopping center - will apparently reopen soon, after a new franchise owner is selected. According to a neighboring business owner, the previous franchise owner was having some problems and had to close down. Apparently Quizno’s corporate still wants to keep a shop open in Rockwall.
Avanti Skin and Laser Center, which moved from Rowlett last year to Rockwall just south of Kroger, closed their doors near the end of 2009. Haven’t been able to reach their owners, but they are directing their former customers to Juvanew Medspa at The Harbor, which is the website that appears when you click on Avanti’s website.