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Rep. Ratcliffe introduces bill to crack down on illegal alien crime

Rep. Ratcliffe introduces bill to crack down on illegal alien crime

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 17, 2018) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation Tuesday, April 17, to strengthen legal punishment for crimes committed by illegal aliens who’ve been previously…

Local charities to benefit from Dodie’s ‘crawfish cash’ raised at Rockwall Women’s League event

Local charities to benefit from Dodie’s ‘crawfish cash’ raised at Rockwall Women’s League event

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 17, 2017) Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor auctioned off not one but two Crawfish Boil Party Packages at the Rockwall Women’s League’s recent Bayou…

100 Business Leaders of Rockwall County prepare to give another $10,000 to local charity

100 Business Leaders of Rockwall County prepare to give another $10,000 to local charity

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 16, 2018) 100 Business Leaders of Rockwall County will host their next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at The Landing at Chandlers.…

Rockwall first Texas county to receive ICE IMAGE member certification

Rockwall first Texas county to receive ICE IMAGE member certification

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 13, 2018) Rockwall officially became the first and only county in Texas to sign an IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers) agreement…

Job Fair at the Hilton Rockwall

Job Fair at the Hilton Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 12, 2018) There will be a Job Fair at The Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Full…

Fate Power Aggregation Kicks Off

Fate Power Aggregation Kicks Off

Fate residents to save money on their electric bills (FATE, TX – April 11, 2018) The City of Fate experienced so much success with their last Fate Power Switch…

Rockwall County Candidate Forum Tonight

Rockwall County Candidate Forum Tonight

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 12, 2018) The Rockwall County Candidate Forum is happening this Thursday, April 12 at 6:30pm in Liberty Hall, Rockwall County Courthouse.  Rockwall County Judge David…

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A lesser-known branch of Boy Scouts of America

A lesser-known branch of Boy Scouts of America

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 19, 2018) Most everyone is familiar with the tan uniforms associated…

Free Movie Night in Downtown Rockwall Saturday

Free Movie Night in Downtown Rockwall Saturday

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 19, 2018) This Saturday is Movie Night in Downtown Rockwall, presented by…

Rockwall ISD holds Dedication Ceremony for Randy Talley Field

Rockwall ISD holds Dedication Ceremony for Randy Talley Field

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 18, 2018) Rockwall ISD recently held a dedication ceremony for Randy Talley…

Royse City Chamber to host Spring KickOff Celebration

Royse City Chamber to host Spring KickOff Celebration

(ROYSE CITY, TX – April 11, 2018) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce invites everyone…

Acclaimed children’s author visits Lynda Lyon Elementary

Acclaimed children’s author visits Lynda Lyon Elementary

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 23, 2018) Students of Lynda Lyon Elementary School recently welcomed a…

Community celebrates opening of Children’s Advocacy Center

Community celebrates opening of Children’s Advocacy Center

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 5, 2018) The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County officially became…

Community Kicks Off Easter at Fun & Fit in the Park

Community Kicks Off Easter at Fun & Fit in the Park

(HEATH, TX – April 4, 2018) The Heath community and guests celebrated Easter Saturday on March…

Nominations being accepted for Older Americans Day

Nominations being accepted for Older Americans Day

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 3, 2018) Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County welcomes nominations…

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Utley Middle School student to perform at 40th Annual Texas Flute Society Flute Festival

Utley Middle School student to perform at 40th Annual Texas Flute Society Flute Festival

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 17, 2018) Utley Middle School flautist, Lorien Britt, won one of three spots in the 40th Annual Texas Flute Society Flute Festival Junior High…

Rockwall Music Teacher Association hosts Spring Competition

Rockwall Music Teacher Association hosts Spring Competition

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 16, 2018) The Rockwall Music Teacher Association sponsored their annual Spring Competition on Saturday, April 14. Over 140 piano, voice, and string students performed for…

Jones Elementary receives a Toyota of Rockwall grant

Jones Elementary receives a Toyota of Rockwall grant

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 11, 2018) Congratulations to Ms. Cabrales (4th grade), Ms. Tate (6th grade), and Ms. Loya (LMS) for receiving a Toyota of Rockwall grant to…

Garland ISD announces new ACE program

Garland ISD announces new ACE program

(GARLAND ISD, TX – April 11, 2018) With a mission to provide an exceptional education to all students, Garland ISD recently announced the upcoming transformation of two campuses. Beginning…

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Blue Ribbon News April 2018 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News April 2018 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (March 27, 2018) Here’s a digital look at our April print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly to more…

Book Talk

Book Talk

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 27, 2018) At the beginning of the year, I set a new reading challenge for myself on…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Not Bad for a Near Flunky

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 6, 2018) As I drive back to Memphis I often pass an exit labeled, “Gill Campus.” Pride follows the memory of the day…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Red Alert

The voice of the Lord is over the waters… —Psalm 29:3 (ROCKWALL, TX — April 6, 2018) An awful image flashed before me like a snapshot, waking…

AstroDad: Our Universe by Max Corneau

Science in Action: If you detect something, do something

AstroDad makes potential discovery of new planetary nebula (ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 25, 2017) On Friday night, 22 September, 2017 at my observatory in Oklahoma, I imaged the…

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Free Outdoor Fitness Court opens in Fate

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – March 24, 2018) The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall Fitness Court officially opened at Robert Smith Family Park in Fate this morning. This free outdoor gym…