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 TheRockwallNews.com.

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.