On September 25th we had a dual ribbon cutting with Luna Burke and Asso and Lawn Doctor. Less than a year ago Brandi Luna and Ashlee Burke got together and wanted to create something that helps children in the RCISD who are without food on the weekends. With their gentle hearts and giving souls they created a non-profit that has turned into something bigger then they imagined. Their first huge project is “Paw Packs” that right now serves the elementary aged children of the ISD. Each Thursday their team of volunteers gather to put together breakfast, lunch and dinner for each student in the program to get through the weekend into a “pack”. They are then delivered to the schools on Fridays. They serve anywhere from 50-60 children weekly! In addition, other needs have come up such as shoes, basic necessities, and bare essentials that they provide as needed. Which is why donating gift cards and/or other monetary means helps our Royse City children is so important. If they learn from the school counselors that a student has an older sibling in the home in with the middle school or high school they send additional food home for those children as well! Their belief is that no child in Royse City shall go hungry. They have also raised money for the Royse City Police Department and the New Hope Baptist church in an emergency situation. These ladies, their board members and team of volunteers are a true blessing to our community! Welcome to the Royse City Chamber!!
On September 6th, we welcomed to Royse City The Patty Turner Group from Keller Williams! She and he team have set up another location in our community and we are very excited they are here! It was an exciting after-hours and ribbon cutting with the RCFD and a Firetruck, lots of delicious treats, popcorn machine and even an ice cream truck!! Despite the sudden thunderstorm we still had a blast!
On September 5th we welcomed Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation t the Royse City Community! We are excited to have an outpatient facility that deals with all sorts of pain management and physical therapy. They have an extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. Welcome to Royse City, we are happy to have you here!
Tiffany Olson with Luna Burke & Asso. is our September Board of Director’s Spotlight! We are grateful for Tiffany’s enthusiasm to always lend a helping hand to her community!
Tiffany graduated from Texas A&M, College Station and has over 25 years of events and marketing experience in the non-profit sector to include working for Rockwall County Helping Hands, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. She currently is feeding her passion for serving others by assisting Luna Burke & Associates with their endeavors such as the Paw Packs Program.
On August 10th we had the opportunity to welcome Kwik Kar to our Chamber and Community! Sunny and Nikki LaCoul and very excited to be here and serve Royse City. Their shop is immaculate and work hard for their customers. They can service your car from a quick oil change to full repair if needed. Open 7 days a week, located of 1-30 heading West in between Arby’s and Popeyes!
Julia Bryant with the Royse City Chamber of Commerce, Larry Lott and Tonya Brown with the Royse City CDC and Mayor Janet Nichol met with Walmart Market Manager Mike Hart, Royse City Store Manager Christie Cox and the Director of Human Resources to hear about some of the features our new store will offer.
The Royse City location is considered one of a handful of the flagship stores in the Walmart reinvention. Some of the special amenities it will feature are:
Grocery order and pickup service
Staffed clinic with exam rooms
3-D Me! full body scanner which allows user to make figurines, bobbleheads, etc.
Traditional belted registers and self-check registers plus 7 new Hybrid registers which can switch from manned to self-check when needed.
Pharmacy and Vision Center
Enhanced entertainment department that offers more electronics
Separate Garden Center
Grand Opening is scheduled for November 11 at which time our local store will present a sizeable donation to one of our local non-profits. Included in the new store opening will be 6 weekends of visits from various celebrities to the stores for meet and greet opportunities. Hiring for this new facility is anticipated at 300 people and should begin in 45-60 days.
They are eager to be a part of the community and will be very active participants in our many events.
We look forward to their arrival!
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TxDOT’s four goals: Maintain a safe system, address congestion, connect Texas communities, and be a Best-in-Class state agency
I-30 Interchange Project at FM 551 Kicks Off
First step is to convert frontage roads to one way next week
For Immediate Release
JUNE 13, 2014
Ground will soon be breaking on a TxDOT project to build a modern diamond interchange at I-30 and FM 551.
As part of this interchange, the current two-way frontage roads between FM 3549 and FM 551 will be converted permanently to one-way frontage roads beginning Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Frontage roads will be narrowed to one lane through Friday, June 20 while the new pavement markings are applied.
The final configuration will be two lanes on both the east and westbound frontage roads with westbound traffic occupying the frontage road on the north side of the highway and eastbound traffic occupying the frontage road on the south side of the highway.
When this segment of the conversion is complete, one-way frontage roads will be continuous from FM 740 in Rockwall to FM 548 in Royse City.
Webber LLC is the contractor on the $30.8 million interchange project.
For more information, contact TxDOT Dallas District PIO Michelle Releford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-320-4485.