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North Texas Municipal Water District schedules 28-day Chlorine Maintenance of Water Transmission Systems and Customers’ Distribution Systems

North Texas Municipal Water District schedules 28-day Chlorine Maintenance of Water Transmission Systems and Customers’ Distribution Systems

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 12, 2016) The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has scheduled a chlorine maintenance that will be conducted on the NTMWD Wylie, Tawakoni, and…

Hawaiian Falls looking to hire more than 1,000 seasonal workers

Hawaiian Falls looking to hire more than 1,000 seasonal workers

(Feb. 12, 2016) Hawaiian Falls is holding Job Fairs beginning February 29 to hire more than 1,000 seasonal workers for its North Texas water parks at the following…

Concerned Women for America endorse John Ratcliffe

Concerned Women for America endorse John Ratcliffe

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 12, 2016) Concerned Women for America’s Political Action Committee (CWPAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, announced this week that it has endorsed Congressman…

Doug Hamilton proposes new initiative if elected to County Commissioner

Doug Hamilton proposes new initiative if elected to County Commissioner

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Feb. 12,2016) Longtime Rockwall resident Doug Hamilton is running for County Commissioner representing Precinct 1. “We all have seen or read news stories about cyber-crime…

Rockwall Executive Women’s Alliance hosts first educational luncheon to sold-out crowd

Rockwall Executive Women’s Alliance hosts first educational luncheon to sold-out crowd

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 11, 2016) The Executive Women’s Alliance, a committee of the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted its first educational luncheon of 2016 yesterday.  An expert…

Presidential Disaster Declaration granted For Texas counties

Presidential Disaster Declaration granted For Texas counties

(Feb. 9, 2016 – From the Office of the Governor Gregg Abbott)  On January 26th, Governor Greg Abbott requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 25 Texas counties due to…

Tickets available for Rockwall Reagan Day

Tickets available for Rockwall Reagan Day

(ROCKWALL, TX -Feb. 9, 2016) Tickets are still available for the Rockwall County Republican Party’s 2016 Reagan Day Dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, February 26 at the Hilton…

Congressman Ratcliffe receives key pro-life endorsements

Congressman Ratcliffe receives key pro-life endorsements

Texas Right to Life and National Right to Life throw full support behind Ratcliffe’s re-election (ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 8, 2016) Texas Right to Life and National Right to…

Packed house for local candidate forum hosted by Rockwall County Republican Women

Packed house for local candidate forum hosted by Rockwall County Republican Women

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 8, 2016) Citizens packed the Rockwall High School cafeteria on Saturday, Feb. 6, to hear the positions of local candidates on the 2016 Primary…

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Heath’s traditional Easter Saturday celebration will feature Heart of Heath 5k, 1-Mile Family Run

Heath’s traditional Easter Saturday celebration will feature Heart of Heath 5k, 1-Mile Family Run

Fun & Fit in the Park is Easter Saturday, March 26 (HEATH, TX – Feb.…

Gardening Tea Party benefiting Meals on Wheels March 18

Gardening Tea Party benefiting Meals on Wheels March 18

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Feb. 4, 2016) The third annual Gardening Tea Luncheon supporting Meals…

Superhero on special mission visits Springer Elementary

Superhero on special mission visits Springer Elementary

(ROCKWALL,TX- Feb. 4, 2016) Whether he’s fighting crime and battling the forces of evil as…

Helping Hands honors volunteers, presents awards at annual board meeting

Helping Hands honors volunteers, presents awards at annual board meeting

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 27, 2016) Rockwall County Helping Hands honored several of its volunteers,…

Pint Night Thursday benefiting ‘Refuge of Rockwall’

Pint Night Thursday benefiting ‘Refuge of Rockwall’

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 3, 2016) The Leadership Rockwall Class of 2016 will host a…

Rockwall to celebrate National Pancake Day March 8

Rockwall to celebrate National Pancake Day March 8

Enjoy FREE pancakes at Rockwall IHOP and donate to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children (ROCKWALL, TX…

Rockwall Mayor: ‘Leadership Lessons Learned in Public Service’

Rockwall Mayor: ‘Leadership Lessons Learned in Public Service’

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 31, 2016) Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt will deliver a keynote address…

Packed house for local author’s book signing

Packed house for local author’s book signing

Austin Wells’ first book features Heath history, vintage photographs (ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Jan. 30,2016) Lakeside…

Amy Parks-Heath Elementary Starlight Singers to honor veterans at USO Show

Amy Parks-Heath Elementary Starlight Singers to honor veterans at USO Show

17-year tradition continues February 5 and 6 (ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Jan. 28, 2016) The Amy…

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Rockwall High art student’s work selected for National Ceramic Show

Rockwall High art student’s work selected for National Ceramic Show

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 9, 2016) Congratulations to Rockwall High School student, Janet Barker, for having her Spiral Swirl Vase juried into the K-12 National Ceramic Show! Janet’s…

Rockwall Rotary recognizes Student of Honor from Stevenson Elementary

Rockwall Rotary recognizes Student of Honor from Stevenson Elementary

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 8, 2016) Kamryn Adams, a sixth grader from Billie Stevenson Elementary School, was recently recognized by the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club as a Rotary…

Rockwall ISD rises to top at State Middle School Wrestling Competition

Rockwall ISD rises to top at State Middle School Wrestling Competition

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 4, 2016) Congratulations for a job well done by Rockwall ISD wrestlers who competed in the State Middle School Wrestling Tournament Jan. 29-30. Results:…

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Blue Ribbon News Valentine’s print edition hits mailboxes this week

Blue Ribbon News Valentine’s print edition hits mailboxes this week

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (Jan. 25, 2016) One of our most popular print editions – the Blue Ribbon News Valentine’s issue – is…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

The Christmas Goose

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 17, 2015) Traditionally, every Christmas season I either read or watch Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It just feels like the holiday should feel:…

Senior Moments by Karen Straughan

Senior Moments: From generation to generation

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 22, 2015) Hang up the stockings, decorate the tree and pour yourself a cup of cheer, for Christmas time is here! Our family…

Reflections by Enid Reyes

The 12 Tips of Christmas

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 22, 2015) Christmas is upon us. It is a time to be merry and jolly! Yet for many, the Christmas season can be…

Making Math Make Sense by Mathnasium

Math is a ‘whole-brainer’

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Jan. 31, 2016) It is a common misconception that math is a strictly left-brained activity, reserved only for the structural, logical side of our brain and…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Love or Nothing

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Jan. 29, 2016) “Isn’t love the most important thing?” My friend’s mother repeated the question for a second time as I attempted to share…

Inspirations by John Adams

Big storm, big blessing

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 31, 2015) As the terrible tornado began to develop just a few days ago, it became evident that my family was in its…

Good Health

Lake Pointe Medical Center raises awareness of heart disease by participating in #WearRedDay

(ROWLETT, TX – Feb. 10, 2016) Lake Pointe Medical Center showed its support in the fight against heart disease by participating in National Wear Red Day, an annual part…

On My Honor: Scouting in Rockwall

Trail project leads to young man Eagle Scout

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 12, 2015) The rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America is a very special honor; it takes perseverance, integrity and…