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GameDay provides Rockwall County’s most complete high school sports coverage. It is published by The Rockwall News, the area’s headline & breaking news leader.

Gameday is the only place that Rockwall County high school sports fans can find scores, stories, photos and videos about all boys and girls teams at the six high schools that Rockwall County teens attend:  Rockwall, Rockwall-Heath, Royse City, Heritage Christian Academy, The Fulton School and Dallas Christian School.

GameDay is published by The Rockwall News (MyRockwallNews.com), the Rockwall area’s best-read news, with over 35,000 unique readers and over 70,000 page views per month on a free, 24/7/365 website – not a newspaper.

 

J.J. Smith is the founder/president of the Lillian Smith Family Violence Foundation, which he established as a memorial to his loving mother in Dallas TX in 2006.

In 1958, when J.J. was 10 years old, he witnessed the horrendous murder-suicide of his mother by his father, a WWII army veteran suffering from what we now call PTSD. This tragic act concluded years of his physical, verbal and emotional abuse inflicted upon their family.

Although J.J. was too young to save his mother or help father, his passion is now to help other family violence victims find safety, help abusers and military veterans to get the professional help they need to find peace and do everything he can to dramatically reduce family violence.

During his 40-year career, J.J. has been an award-winning reporter, who started and published The Rockwall News from 2008-2016. He was a US Senate campaign press secretary, political consultant, public relations director of two psychiatric/chemical dependency hospitals and advertising director of Houston’s transit system. He also worked for 15 years as a highly successful advertising sales account manager for several leading radio stations and Warner Cable TV in Houston and Dallas.

He currently lives with his wife, Roxana, in the beautiful Dallas lakeside suburb of Rockwall. Between them they have nine children and 16 grandchildren. His oldest daughter and her attorney husband have been foster parents to several children. Janna and Brian Wayman have adopted four of them and plan to foster and adopt more. They advise the Foundation about foster care matters and the needs of foster children.