Daily Archives: May 11, 2010

Rockwall-Heath tennis player to play in state 4A finals

Rockwall-Heath senior tennis player Brady Bohrnstedt has advanced to the Class 4A state finals today, after beating Austin Mayo of Lake Travis, 6-1, 6-1, in the semifinals.

That followed a 6-2, 7-5 first-round win over Magnolia West’s Kevin Rodriguez.

He will play Montgomery’s Daniel Brown in the championship match today.

Good luck, Brady!

State Farm Insurance names Rockwall resident “Volunteer of the Year”

State Farm Insurance has named Rockwall resident and executive secretary Jeri Watson-Roberts as their “Volunteer of the Year” in 2009 after she spent more than 100 hours volunteering with several organizations, including Attitudes and Attire, Lakeland Academy, Habitat for Humanity, the Plano Balloon Festival, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Throwaway Ponies.

She is married to Tom Roberts and says she gets the most joy out of helping making someone else’s life better.

Congratulations, Jeri!

Annual Cars For CASA fund raising event May 16

The fifth annual day-long “Cars for CASA” event, raising funds for the Rockwall & Kaufman County chapters of “Court-Appointed Special Advocates” who assist abused children, will be Sunday, May 16, in the parking lots at The Harbor.

Live music and food from local restaurants will also be on hand.

Last year over 300 classic and old-time cars were displayed, 3200 people attended and over $26,000 was raised from entry fees and more.

This year, event founder Dave Hambley, past president of the Homebuilders Association of Dallas, predicts that over 400 cars and more funds will be raised.

We’ll soon publish a full feature article at TheRockwallNews.com about Cars for CASA and the local Lone Star CASA non-profit organization, to help promote the event.

Boys, Girls Club schedules June concert to raise funds

The Rockwall Boys & Girls Club has scheduled a “Harbor Rock” fund-raising concert at The Harbor June 12, featuring a rock and British Invasion band that’s been playing in the Metroplex for three decades called Spector’s Gun Collection.

The cost is $25 per person.

It’s certainly a worthy cause, and it will be interesting to see how many people can afford the ticket price during these difficult economic times. Especially when thousands of people can see concerts for free every Thursday evening all summer-long at the very same location.

Huge athletic complex being considered by Rockwall Council

Although I don’t have any details, I understand that Rockwall City Council member Matt Scott has proposed the building of a $20 million athletic complex in Rockwall.

I’m still awaiting a reply from Matt or other City Council members about it.

During these times of economic uncertainty, I’ve heard enough concerns from citizens about spending that this is sure to be a controversial subject if it goes any further.