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Fate DPS Chief Brian Griffeth Retires

Fate DPS Chief Brian Griffeth Retires

FATE, TX (December 15, 2017) – Fate Department of Public Safety (DPS) Chief Brian Griffeth retires after thirty-five-year career in law enforcement on Sunday, December 31. “These years…

Historic Downtown Terrell Undergoes New Branding

Historic Downtown Terrell Undergoes New Branding

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 16, 2017) The ever-charming Historic Downtown Terrell is undergoing the first phase of a branding campaign that will make it a destination for both…

Celia Hays Elementary 6th grader named Rotary Student of Honor

Celia Hays Elementary 6th grader named Rotary Student of Honor

(ROCKWALL, TX — December 11, 2017) The Rockwall Noon Rotary recognized Celia Hays Elementary 6th grader Kaden Haack as the Rotary Student of Honor last week. Rotarian David…

Rockwall Chamber gifts $1000 to Meals on Wheels

Rockwall Chamber gifts $1000 to Meals on Wheels

(ROCKWALL, TX – December 11, 2017) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off its Holiday Partnership Luncheon on Dec. 6 by presenting a portion of the proceeds…

Tom D’Alesandro Leading Development for Bayside District Partners

Tom D’Alesandro Leading Development for Bayside District Partners

(ROWLETT, TX – Dec. 11, 2017) Bayside District Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that Tom D’Alesandro is leading the development of Bayside, a 262-acre regional landmark that…

Rains County woman throws hat in ring for Congress, looking to unseat Ratcliffe

Rains County woman throws hat in ring for Congress, looking to unseat Ratcliffe

Campaign Kickoff Party for Catherine Krantz 4-6pm Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Londoner Pub in downtown Rockwall (Dec. 10, 2017) Catherine Krantz, a small business owner and dedicated…

$6.8 million dollars approved for Fate roads

$6.8 million dollars approved for Fate roads

(FATE, TX – Dec. 8, 2017) Fate City Council approved a $6.8-million-dollar investment on road repairs and construction during the Monday, December 4 City Council meeting.  Several projects…

Good Times

Santa Claus returns to Black Star Sport Horses Dec. 16

Santa Claus returns to Black Star Sport Horses Dec. 16

(ROCKWALL, TX — December 13, 2017) Premier dressage training, show, and sales facility Black Star…

Community welcome at Living Nativity Dec. 17 at First Christian Church Rockwall

Community welcome at Living Nativity Dec. 17 at First Christian Church Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 25, 2017) For the twelfth year, members of First Christian Church Rockwall…

Rockwall Chamber gifts $1000 to Meals on Wheels

Rockwall Chamber gifts $1000 to Meals on Wheels

(ROCKWALL, TX – December 11, 2017) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off its…

Rockwall Soroptimists treat Reese Manor seniors to Christmas lunch

Rockwall Soroptimists treat Reese Manor seniors to Christmas lunch

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 11, 2017) The Rockwall Soroptimist treated the residents of Reese Manor on…

Rest Haven, Lakeshore Civil Air Patrol to host National Wreaths Across America event

Rest Haven, Lakeshore Civil Air Patrol to host National Wreaths Across America event

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 22, 2017) Rest Haven Funeral Home and Memorial Park, along with…

The Magic of the Nutcracker: Rockwall Dance Academy presents first ballet production

The Magic of the Nutcracker: Rockwall Dance Academy presents first ballet production

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 8, 2017) Rockwall Dance Academy proudly showcased their talented dancers in the…

Charity Bake Sale for In-Sync Exotics aims for $200,000

Charity Bake Sale for In-Sync Exotics aims for $200,000

(DALLAS, TX — December 6, 2017) The 10th Charity Bake Sale benefiting In-Sync Exotics is…

Rockwall YMCA: ‘Not just sports, but sportsmanship’

Rockwall YMCA: ‘Not just sports, but sportsmanship’

(ROCKWALL, TX – December 4, 2017) Winter sports season at the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA gets…

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Three Royse City ISD campuses nominated for national award

Three Royse City ISD campuses nominated for national award

(ROYSE CITY, TX— December 13, 2017) Davis Elementary, Fort Elementary and Miss May Vernon Elementary schools have been nominated by the Flippen Group to receive a Capturing Kids’…

Cain Middle School students make All-Region Honor Band

Cain Middle School students make All-Region Honor Band

(ROCKWALL, TX — December 5, 2017) Congratulations to six Mighty Mustang Band students from Cain Middle School for successfully auditioning and making the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)…

Rep. Ratcliffe recognizes 2017 Congressional App Challenge winners

Rep. Ratcliffe recognizes 2017 Congressional App Challenge winners

(ROCKWALL, TX — December 4, 2017) Congressman John Ratcliffe recently recognized four Rockwall-Heath High School students who were the winners of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for Texas’…

Youth Water Polo Club makes splash at North Texas Fall Champs Tournament

Youth Water Polo Club makes splash at North Texas Fall Champs Tournament

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 21, 2017) The Rockwall Youth Water Polo Club with Coach Allie Demarco and students from Rockwall and Rockwall Heath High schools , Nathaniel Butler,…

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Editor's Notes

Reporter’s Note: Oh, Christmas Trees

Reporter’s Note: Oh, Christmas Trees

(ROCKWALL ,TX — December 7, 2017) With the Christmas season in full swing, there are a plethora of fun Christmas events…

Blue Ribbon News holiday print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News holiday print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (Nov. 28, 2017) Here’s a digital look at our December print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly to more…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Simple Christmas

(ROCKWALL, TX — December 7, 2017) The chili simmered on the Coleman stove as I tiptoed around so not to kick dirt in it while gathering wood…

Patti Richter: On Faith

One Expensive Christmas Gift

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 29, 2017) It’s my favorite holiday, though I don’t observe it well. Maybe I could be excused for still trying to get Christmas…

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…

Good Health

High Safety Grades Continue at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 7, 2017) Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall was recently named by the Leapfrog Group as a repeat recipient of their highest grade for…