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NCTCOG announces recommendations for Blacklands Corridor/Toll Road Project

October 17, 2014 – Staff at the North Central Texas Council of Governments have finalized a recommendation for the Mobility 2035 – 2014 Amendment, and they are not…

Honda Cars of Rockwall offers October promotion to benefit Cpl Michael Fox

Honda Cars of Rockwall offers October promotion to benefit Cpl Michael Fox

Vets helping vets in Rockwall ROCKWALL, TX (October 15, 2014) As a veteran of the United States Navy, Mike Chouteau, owner of Honda Cars of Rockwall, has a heart for veteran’s…

The Bar: Nutrition and Fitness welcomed with Royse City Chamber ribbon cutting

The Bar: Nutrition and Fitness welcomed with Royse City Chamber ribbon cutting

ROYSE CITY,TX. (October 14, 2014) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce was very happy to welcome Don Jamison with The Bar: Nutrition and Fitness to downtown Royse City…

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Jan Kelley, Realtor

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Jan Kelley, Realtor

ROCKWALL, TX (October 14, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Jan J. Kelley, Realtor, with Brian Weast Real Estate Group,…

Rockwall Chamber welcomes Brian Weast Real Estate Group

Rockwall Chamber welcomes Brian Weast Real Estate Group

ROCKWALL, TX (October 14, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting welcoming new member Brian Weast Real Estate Group. Brian Weast Real Estate…

Rockwall Chamber participates in Texas Chamber of Commerce Week, Oct 20-24

Rockwall Chamber participates in Texas Chamber of Commerce Week, Oct 20-24

ROCKWALL, TX (October 9, 2014) During the week of October 20-24 communities across the state of Texas will recognize Chamber of Commerce Week. This week is a time…

Rockwall YMCA grand opening celebration Nov 20

Rockwall YMCA grand opening celebration Nov 20

JER Chilton YMCA prepares to introduce newly renovated, flagship facility ROCKWALL, TX (October 9, 2014) The JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall is just weeks away from opening the…

Christian Brothers Automotive & Lake Pointe Church offer free oil changes for single moms

Christian Brothers Automotive & Lake Pointe Church offer free oil changes for single moms

ROCKWALL,TX. (October 8, 2014) Christian Brothers Automotive of Rockwall has partnered with Lake Pointe Church to perform free oil changes for single mothers throughout the area. The announcement…

Rockwall City Council appoints Youth Advisory Council

ROCKWALL, TX (October 7, 2014) The Rockwall City Council recently voted to reappoint five existing members and seven new members to the City’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The purpose…

Country artist, nightclub welcome visually impaired ‘Back to the Honky Tonks’

Country artist, nightclub welcome visually impaired ‘Back to the Honky Tonks’

ROCKWALL, TX (October 7, 2014) Dallas-born singer/songwriter Deryl Dodd is best known for country hits like “Tony Lama Boots,” “Friends Don’t Drive Friends,” and “Back to the Honky…

Good Times/Events

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…

Date, venue changed for world record-setting ice bucket challenge in Rockwall

Date, venue changed for world record-setting ice bucket challenge in Rockwall

UPDATE (October 16, 2014) The Guiness World Record ALS Ice Bucket Challenge attempt has grown…

Halloween Extravaganza at The Harbor Oct 25

Halloween Extravaganza at The Harbor Oct 25

ROCKWALL, TX (October 17, 2014) Have a ghoulish good time from 6 to 9 p.m.…

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…

‘Shine a Light on Domestic Violence’ Glow Run Saturday

‘Shine a Light on Domestic Violence’ Glow Run Saturday

ROCKWALL, TX (October 13, 2014) It’s not too late to register for this Saturday’s “Shine…

Community Forum for parents, students Oct 21

Community Forum for parents, students Oct 21

Rockwall ISD, Grace Center & Blue Ribbon News partner to keep kids safe from drugs and…

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…

Festival of Trees presents opportunity to shop, give

Festival of Trees presents opportunity to shop, give

ROCKWALL, TX (September 29, 2014) The 2014 Helping Hands Festival of Trees will begin at 10…

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Nebbie kindergarteners fall for scarecrows

Nebbie kindergarteners fall for scarecrows

ROCKWALL, TX (October 16, 2014) Nebbie Williams Elementary kindergarteners recently celebrated their study of all things Fall by dressing up as scarecrows. This is always a fun day…

Foundation Night & Friday Night Lights at Rockwall Heath High School

Foundation Night & Friday Night Lights at Rockwall Heath High School

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 16, 2014) This Friday night, October 17th, is being designated as Foundation Night at the Rockwall Heath High School football game. The Rockwall ISD Education…

Heath Hawk Orchestra students place in All Region Orchestra Auditions

Heath Hawk Orchestra students place in All Region Orchestra Auditions

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 16, 2014) Congratulations goes to the following Heath Hawk High School Orchestra students, who competed and placed in the All Region Orchestra Auditions last weekend.…

Community Forum for parents, students Oct 21

Community Forum for parents, students Oct 21

Rockwall ISD, Grace Center & Blue Ribbon News partner to keep kids safe from drugs and alcohol ROCKWALL, TX (October 15, 2014) As a minister and a mom, there…

Springer Elementary announces Principal’s 200 Club winners

Springer Elementary announces Principal’s 200 Club winners

ROCKWALL,TX. (October 14, 2014 ) Ouida Springer Elementary school is excited to announce our first ten winners of the Principal’s 200 Club. The Principal’s 200 Club is a…

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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…

Categories

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

Community Forum for parents, students Oct 21

Rockwall ISD, Grace Center & Blue Ribbon News partner to keep kids safe from drugs and alcohol ROCKWALL, TX (October 15, 2014) As a minister and a mom,…