Monthly Archives: November 2010

Quizno’s goes out of business in Rockwall…again!

Darn! I loved the Italian Torpedo sandwich at Quizno’s but when I went there yesterday to grab one, the door was locked and lights turned off…again!

For the second time in about two years, Quizno’s has closed in Rockwall. It also closed in Rowlett, I discovered today.

Could it be because they never advertise, except for some coupons they distribute once in a while?

I’ve seen so many businesses go out of business because they don’t advertise correctly.

I can predict some more Rockwall businesses that will go out soon because they don’t. I’ve been around long enough to spot them.

Ninety percent of businesses fail within their first five years – largely because they think they can just rely on word of mouth – among other reasons. Most don’t even have a written business plan.

What is the old saying, “If you don’t plan to succeed, you’re planning to fail!”

Good-bye, Quiznos’s Italian torpedo sandwich…again!

What do you want for Christmas? TSA naked body scan or full pat-down?

So what do you want for Christmas this year? A TSA naked body scan or full-body pat-down?

Kim Kardashian chose the pat-down when photographed at LAX recently, as shown above.

Should I say, “Tough job but somebody has to do it?”

Sorry, I can’t resist some humor about a very serious subject!

Six area teams in football playoff action this weekend

Congrats to six of our area football teams which start Bi-District playoff action this weekend.

Friday night, Rockwall (6-4, 5-2) plays former District 10-4A foe Carrollton Newman-Smith at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco at 7:30 pm. (Above photo is of Rockwall quarterback Alan Reed.)

Royse City (3-7, 3-3) also takes on Whitehouse (8-2) at Lindale, just east of Canton on I-30, at 7:30 pm.

North Forney (3-7) plays Lindale at Whitehouse High School at 7:30 pm.

Saturday at 6 pm, Rowlett (8-2, 7 -1) plays Jesuit (6-4) at SMU’s Ford Stadium.

In private school action, Rockwall Christian plays at Shiner St. Paul Friday at 7 pm.

In TAPPS six-man football, Rockwall’s Heritage Christian Academy and The Fulton School have also qualified for playoffs but game times are unknown at this time.

Judge David Rakow appointed new 439th District Court judge

Just learned that Rockwall County Court-at -Law Judge David Rakow was appointed the new 439th District Judge.

It was announced yesterday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s office yesterday. For the complete story, see

New Rockwall District court judge to be named soon

A new Rockwall area District court has already been approved to open Nov. 1 and its judge will be named very soon, according to re-elected Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Rockwall County Court-at-Law Judge David Rakow, who has primarily handled misdemeanor offenses since being appointed to his present position, is expected to be named the judge of the new 439th District Court, which was approved earlier this year by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Rep. Ralph Hall expected to chair House Science Committee

Re-elected to his 16th term last week, Rockwall Congressman Ralph Hall says he expects to become chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Science & Technology Committee when Republicans take over House leadership next January.

Heath girls lose opening basketball game to W. Mesquite

The Rockwall-Heath girls basketball team cut a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit to just nine points, but couldn’t come closer in a 64-51 season-opening loss at West Mesquite Tuesday night.

The Lady Hawks trailed 51-30 with 7:37 to play but less than 5 minutes later pulled to within 54-45 on a rebound basket by freshman Kailey Peters.

Brooke Eddy led the Lady Hawks offense with 12 points.

Anti-bullying workshop offered by RISD Nov. 16

An anti-bullying workshop designed to help prevent bullying in schools will be held Nov. 16 at 9 am and 7 pm at the RISD administration building, 1050 Williams St. in Rockwall.

The one-hour meeting discussion will be led by an RISD behavioral specialist who will teach parents how to help their child deal with bullying and discuss how schools and parents can work together to create a safe place for children.

Free childcare will be provided during the 7-8 pm session.

College financial aid seminar Nov. 11 at RHS

Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath High Schools will offer a scholarship and financial aid seminar Nov. 11, at 6:30 pm, in the Rockwall High cafeteria.

A session for Spanish speakers will also be available.

Rockwall ISD to participate in Texas Scholar program

Rockwall ISD has announced that Rockwall and Rockwall Heath High Schools will participate in the Texas Scholar Program, beginning in 2011.

According to Vicki Foster, lead counselor at Heath High, students who complete at least two college credit courses while in high school will receive a Texas Scholar Medal to wear at Commencement.

The Texas Scholar Program is an effort by the business community to encourage students to take rigorous classes, she said.

Her comments are published in the Heath High School Hawkeye online news website.