Monthly Archives: October 2009

Former Rockwall High cheerleader found dead in Dallas in suspected drug-related death


We’re terribly sad to announce that a popular former Rockwall High School cheerleader and 2008 graduate was found dead in her Dallas apartment Saturday night.

The rumor being texted between former and current Rockwall High School students is that her death was drug-related.

Alexis Rae Lancaster, 19, is survived by her mother, Leah Pearl Gentzler, and husband, Stan, of Rockwall, plus her father, Stephen Scott Lancaster, and wife Kristi, of Caddo Mills.

Her sisters are Lindsey Mills of Caddo Mills and Samatha Gentzler of Rowlett. Her brother, Chris Gentzler, and family live in Kemp TX. 

Dallas Police this afternoon could only confirm her death, but said no cause of death will be determined for a few days.

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Rockwall’s Belfiore Salon, Spa co-owner dies suddenly from stroke

We are sad to announce that the co-owner of Rockwall’s Belfiore Salon and Day Spa unexpectedly passed away from a stroke, Oct. 20, 2009. 

Cecil Hastings was 55 years old.

Together with his wife, Sheryl, and their daughter, Adrienne Mull, they opened the popular rest, relaxation and beauty business in 2006, located at 2995 Horizon Road, next to Sonic and Lowe’s.

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Undefeated Highland Park crushes Royse City, 51-13

Story coming…

Newman Smith breaks open close game with four TDs in second half, runs over Rockwall, 43-22

Carrollton’s Newman Smith broke open a close game that it led only 15-14 at halftime by scoring 37 points in a row with four second half touchdowns and a field goal to run over visiting Rockwall, 43-22, Saturday night at Standridge Stadium.

Included were a 71-yard TD run by the Trojans’ Randall Joyner, a 62-yard TD interception return of an Adam Dingwell pass by Al Lasker, plus three running TDs by Newman-Smith’s quarterback Aldo Quiroga.

The loss means Rockwall will likely have to win its two remaining games against undefeated District 10-4A leader Highland Park at home and then at Greenville to make the District 10-4A playoffs. Only four teams can qualify.

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Rockwall-Heath clinches playoff berth, rallies with fourth-quarter TD to beat Pearce, 27-24

Down 24-20 in the fourth quarter in a game with serious playoff implications, Rockwall-Heath’s Kevin Rodgers completed a 15-yard pass to Cameron Wilson and Trevor Wilson kicked the PAT as the Hawks rallied to beat Richardson Pearce 27-24 last night at Richardson’s Eagle-Mustang stadium and clinch a playoff berth.

Behind the almost perfect passing of Rodgers, who completed 16 or 20 passes for 250 yards, two TDs and no interceptions; plus the running of Dorian Lawry, who gained 167 yards on 31 carries and two TDs; the Hawks rallied from a 17-14 halftime deficit.

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Top-ranked Covenant School tramples Rockwall HCA, 52-0, in six-man football

By Jeff Mateer. The Dallas Covenant School lived up to its No. 1 ranking in TAPPS Six-Man Football crushing district rival Rockwall Heritage Christian Academy, 52-0, Friday night.   

In a game dictated by Covenant’s defense, HCA turned the ball over 5 times in just one half of play. 

HCA (3-4) returns to action next Friday night to play Waxahachie Advantage Academy in non-district game at the Rockwall High School Practice Field.

Rockwall County’s population continues to grow

Rockwall County’s population increased by another 1,950 people and 2.5 percent in 2008, according to a new report by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

The county population increased from an estimated 76,000 at the beginning of 2008 to 77,950 at the beginning of 2009 – an increase of 2.57 percent.

The City of Fate increased by 850 people to 5,650, an increase of 17.71 percent.

The population of Rockwall increased by an estimated 700 people to 32,100, an increase of 2.23 percent.

The population of Royse City increased by 50 people to 10,150, an increase of 0.5 percent.

Can’t find a breakdown of the estimates in Rowlett or McClendon-Chisholm, but after subtracting the three cities from the County total, 350 people either moved into those cities or just into the County.