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Justice of the Peace Mark Russo earns Distinguished honor

Justice of the Peace Mark Russo earns Distinguished honor

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (October 29, 2014) The Honorable Judge Mark Russo, Justice of the Peace, Precinct Three of Rockwall County was recently inducted as a “Distinguished Member” into…

Royse City Chamber welcomes The Shop with ribbon cutting grand opening

Royse City Chamber welcomes The Shop with ribbon cutting grand opening

  ROYSE CITY,TX. (October 27, 2014) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce had a fantastic time at the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Shop Salon &…

Rockwall County Justice of the Peace Liana Whitten earns ‘Scholar Member’ distinction

Rockwall County Justice of the Peace Liana Whitten earns ‘Scholar Member’ distinction

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (October 27, 2014) The Honorable Liana Whitten, Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4 of Rockwall County was recently inducted as a “Scholar Member” into Texas…

Reception, briefing Nov 5 gives Rockwall Chamber members opportunity to ‘HobNob’ with Newly Elected Officials

Reception, briefing Nov 5 gives Rockwall Chamber members opportunity to ‘HobNob’ with Newly Elected Officials

Sponsored by Atmos Energy ROCKWALL, TX (October 24, 2014) Just one day after the November 4, 2014 General Election, Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce members and guests are…

City of Rowlett announces Cultural 2015 Arts Grant Program

ROWLETT, TX (October 25, 2014) Qualifying arts organizations in Rowlett may now begin applying for financial grants to assist in their cultural arts programs that benefit Rowlett’s visual…

Rockwall Chamber hosts double ribbon cutting for Harbor Mail, Rockwall Gold & Silver Exchange

Rockwall Chamber hosts double ribbon cutting for Harbor Mail, Rockwall Gold & Silver Exchange

ROCKWALL, TX (October 23, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a double-ribbon cutting for Harbor Mail and Rockwall Gold and Silver Exchange. Harbor Mail is…

Dodie’s at The Harbor to host Rockwall YMCA Leadership Mingle

Dodie’s at The Harbor to host Rockwall YMCA Leadership Mingle

Now booking holiday parties, catering services ROCKWALL, TX (October 22, 2014) Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor is proud to host the 2015 Annual Campaign Leadership Mingle for the JER…

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Central Pain Management

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Central Pain Management

ROCKWALL, TX (October 22, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Central Pain Management in Rockwall. Dr. Erin Z. Silav is excited to…

Rockwall Kiwanis honored at City Council meeting

Rockwall Kiwanis honored at City Council meeting

ROCKWALL, TX (October 21, 2014) The Rockwall Kiwanis Club was honored during Monday’s City Council meeting as Rockwall Mayor David Sweet officially proclaimed Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 as Rockwall Kiwanis…

Mayoral proclamation kicks of Chamber of Commerce Week

Mayoral proclamation kicks of Chamber of Commerce Week

ROCKWALL, TX (October 21, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and all other Texas area Chambers of Commerce were recognized during Monday’s city council meeting as Rockwall…

Good Times/Events

Rockwall Community Playhouse holding open auditions for Romeo and Juliet

ROCKWALL, TX. (October 29, 2014) Rockwall Community Playhouse will host open auditions for Romeo and Juliet on Friday, Nov.…

PHOTOS: Halloween Extravaganza at Rockwall Harbor

PHOTOS: Halloween Extravaganza at Rockwall Harbor

ROCKWALL, TX (October 28, 2014) Dozens of kiddos got all dressed up in their Halloween-best…

Festival of Trees Nov 14-15 features winter wonderland, opportunity to shop, give

Festival of Trees Nov 14-15 features winter wonderland, opportunity to shop, give

ROCKWALL, TX (October 25, 2014) The 2014 Helping Hands Festival of Trees will begin at 10…

Iron Chef Challenge cooks up fun to help Rockwall County Boys & Girls Club kids

Iron Chef Challenge cooks up fun to help Rockwall County Boys & Girls Club kids

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (October 23, 2014) The participants of the 2014 Iron Chef Challenge fundraiser…

Carols on Main set for Dec 20 at Main Events Center, Rowlett

Carols on Main set for Dec 20 at Main Events Center, Rowlett

ROWLETT, TX (October 20, 2014) The Second Annual Carols on Main Christmas Celebration will be 7…

Halloween party, costume contest at Dodie’s at The Haunted Harbor

Halloween party, costume contest at Dodie’s at The Haunted Harbor

ROCKWALL, TX (October 17, 2104) Dodie’s at The Haunted Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard is…

Color Dash, 5K to honor memory of Rockwall student

Color Dash, 5K to honor memory of Rockwall student

CLICK TO REGISTER NOW! (ROCKWALL – October 7, 2014) Registration is underway for the Christian Corneau…

Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show winners recognized

Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show winners recognized

ROCKWALL, TX (October 6, 2014) The Rockwall Art League’s Fine Art Show drew a steady…

Lone Star CASA Superhero 5k flies in Nov 1

Lone Star CASA Superhero 5k flies in Nov 1

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (October 4, 2014) Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will host…

Musical program planned for Friends of the Library meeting

Musical program planned for Friends of the Library meeting

ROCKWALL, TX (September 23, 2014) International performers Larry and Linda Petty will bring their unique…

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Lady Yellowjackets claim district volleyball championship

Lady Yellowjackets claim district volleyball championship

ROCKWALL,TX. (Ocotober 29, 2014) Congratulations to the District 11-6A Champion Yellowjacket Volleyball Team! Freshman B finished their undefeated district season with a gutsy win over Rowlett 25-11, 21-25,…

Rockwall Men’s Varsity Golf Teams dominate Lake Highlands Invitational

Rockwall Men’s Varsity Golf Teams dominate Lake Highlands Invitational

ROCKWALL,TX. (October 29, 2014) The Rockwall Men’s Varsity Golf Teams competed in the Lake Highlands Invitational Tuesday, October 28 at Firewheel Golf Course. The tournament was a 27…

Heritage Christian Academy celebrates 20th anniversary

Heritage Christian Academy celebrates 20th anniversary

ROCKWALL, TX (October 26, 2014) Formed from the idea that Rockwall needed to offer a distinctly Christian education that prepared students for college and was independent of any…

East Trinity Masonic Lodge delivers dental kits to students

East Trinity Masonic Lodge delivers dental kits to students

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 25, 2014) East Trinity Masonic Lodge #157 delivered 100 dental kits to the first graders at Amy Parks Heath Elementary Oct. 24.  Nurse Carol gave…

Undefeated Heath Hawk Tennis Team heads to Regionals

Undefeated Heath Hawk Tennis Team heads to Regionals

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 24, 2014) The Hawk Tennis Team placed 1st in Area becoming Area Champions.  The Hawk Tennis team went undefeated in District Play and remain undefeated…

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Editor's Notes

Blue Ribbon News fall print edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 1, 2014) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to nearly…

Two new staffers, a pair of high heels and one old minivan

Two new staffers, a pair of high heels and one old minivan

Here’s an amusing story – especially for those who have had the pleasure of meeting my father-in-law of 80-something years, and…

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AstroDad: Our Universe by Max Corneau

Walking on the edge with AstroDad

ROCKWALL, TX (June 22, 2014) Gentle readers, I’ve been procrastinating over this column because I really wanted to capture an awe-inspiring image of our own galaxy, The…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Local fisherman’s tale rings true

ROCKWALL, TX (September 29, 2014) David Routh, a longtime North Texan and avid fisherman, won first place in the National Junior Division for Bluegill in both 1958 and…

Doing Business Right by Rhonda Wright

Firehouse Subs employee has all the ingredients of a leader

Doing Business Right ROCKWALL, TX (September 30, 2014) His voice has a calming effect. His words are spoken only a decibel or two above all the activity around…

Not So Southern Stacy

Wedding bells ring for autumn bride

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 6, 2014) October is all about fall, football, sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween. This year it is full of tulle, flowers, cake and…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Straight ahead in the wrong direction

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 5, 2014) Reading the book of Jonah for the first time troubled me. Not the miraculous aspect; I easily digested the man-gets-swallowed-by-fish part. But…

Inspirations by John Adams

The issue with time

ROCKWALL, TX (October 12, 2014) Time – it is that which we all possess. It is very valuable to all of us, but cannot be purchased, only…

On My Honor: Scouting in Rockwall

Scout Troop 83 experiences adventures, sells fall flowers and kale

ROCKWALL, TX (September 23, 2014) Hello, my name is Caleb Davis and I am a Life Scout in Troop 83 here in Rockwall. Today, I will tell you…

Reflections by Enid Reyes

It’s a jungle out there

ROCKWALL, TX (August 22, 2014) Students can be either excited about going back to school and all of its new opportunities or it can be a dread…