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Opportunities are golden for young Rockwall businessman

Opportunities are golden for young Rockwall businessman

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) Jared Stewart is a remarkable young man – responsible, respectful, intelligent and never reluctant to embrace hard work or a challenge. The son…

Public input shared at meeting of Rockwall County Open Space Master Plan

Public input shared at meeting of Rockwall County Open Space Master Plan

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) Rockwall County residents were given the opportunity to have their say in what becomes of the county’s open and undeveloped land as it…

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt files for full term as Mayor

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt files for full term as Mayor

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt has filed to retain his mayoral seat in the May city elections. Pruitt, 58, has served on the Rockwall…

Candidate packets available for Rockwall ISD School Board Election

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 27, 2014) The 2015 Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees election will be held on Saturday, May 9. Three year terms up for election are Place 1…

Heath Town Hall Meeting to include Water, Drought Update

HEATH, TX (Jan. 26, 2015) Residents are encouraged to attend the Heath Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Community Room at City Hall.…

City of Rockwall gets ‘Excellent’ Rating for Transparency

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 26, 2015) The City of Rockwall received an excellent rating and ranked among the best in this area related to transparency in handling and responding…

Congressman Ratcliffe’s Rockwall office to hold Open House, Grand Opening event

Congressman Ratcliffe’s Rockwall office to hold Open House, Grand Opening event

Congressman and Staff to be in Attendance ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 21, 2015) There will be a Grand Opening and Open House for Congressman John Ratcliffe’s Rockwall Office on…

McLendon Chisholm City Secretary earns certification as Texas Registered Municipal Clerk

McLendon Chisholm City Secretary earns certification as Texas Registered Municipal Clerk

MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TX (Jan. 26, 2015) Deborah Sorensen, City Secretary for the City of McLendon Chisholm, recently completed certification as a Texas Registered Municipal Clerk. Completion of this training…

Local officials discuss Rockwall’s future at State of the City event

Local officials discuss Rockwall’s future at State of the City event

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 24, 2015) Attendees of the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce’s recent luncheon learned of a very optimistic outlook for the economy of Rockwall and of…

Good Times/Events

Entry deadline Saturday for Rockwall’s Got Talent competition

Entry deadline Saturday for Rockwall’s Got Talent competition

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2014) For the sixth year in a row, Rockwall Community Playhouse…

FREE Healthy Hearts Rock lunch program Feb 19

FREE Healthy Hearts Rock lunch program Feb 19

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 28, 2015) February is Heart Month, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall will host…

Moms Club to host annual Bunco benefit supporting Rainbow Room

Moms Club to host annual Bunco benefit supporting Rainbow Room

ROCKWALL/ROYSE CITY, TX (Jan. 15, 2015) Moms Club of Rockwall and Southern Junction will present…

Winter Wonderland comes to Royse City Feb 7

Winter Wonderland comes to Royse City Feb 7

ROYSE CITY, TX (Jan. 10, 2015) Families will enjoy a Winter Wonderland celebration in the…

Rockwall County Relay for Life Kick-Off Party set for Jan 28

Rockwall County Relay for Life Kick-Off Party set for Jan 28

Help finish the fight against cancer ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Jan. 10, 2015) Put on your…

Tickets available for Reagan Day 2015, sponsored by Rockwall County GOP

Tickets available for Reagan Day 2015, sponsored by Rockwall County GOP

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 26, 2014) Tickets are on sale now for “Reagan Day, The Hollywood…

Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series presents ‘All Around Town’ Feb 13

Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series presents ‘All Around Town’ Feb 13

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Jan. 18, 2015) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation and Rockwall County Historical Commission…

Swing Dance Spectacular to benefit Rockwall High Band

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 24, 2015) The Orange Wave Band Boosters will host the 2nd Annual…

Rockwall Community Playhouse to host acting workshops for youth

Rockwall Community Playhouse to host acting workshops for youth

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 24, 2015) The Rockwall Community Playhouse is offering two spring acting workshops for youth. The…

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Cullins-Lake Pointe students have Bluebonnet voting party

Cullins-Lake Pointe students have Bluebonnet voting party

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 30, 2015) Congratulations to third and fifth graders at Cullins Lake-Pointe Elementary who each read at least five Bluebonnet Award nominees.  They attended a Bluebonnet…

Heath Student Council ‘Pride Patrol’ recognizes Holly Sanford, Nebbie Williams Elementary

Heath Student Council ‘Pride Patrol’ recognizes Holly Sanford, Nebbie Williams Elementary

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Jan. 29, 2015)The newly established Heath Student Council “Pride Patrol” made its first-ever journey across I-30 and down 205 on Jan. 28, to its first destination of…

Rockwall ISD athletes nominated for All American Games

Rockwall ISD athletes nominated for All American Games

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 28, 2015) Rockwall ISD is honored to announce that two Rockwall High School seniors, Sara Williamson and Austin Grandstaff, have been nominated for the 2015…

When math gets a little tricky for your child…

When math gets a little tricky for your child…

Try performing some ‘mathemagic’  ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 27, 2015) One of my favorite things to do when working with a child that has reached a point of frustration,…

Yellowjackets come out on top at District 11-6A Swimming & Diving Championships

Yellowjackets come out on top at District 11-6A Swimming & Diving Championships

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 27, 2015) The Rockwall High School Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets competed in the District 11-6A Swimming & Diving Championships this past weekend, with the Boys…

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Blue Ribbon News Valentine’s edition hits mailboxes

Blue Ribbon News Valentine’s edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Dec. 17, 2014) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to homes…

For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Dec. 19, 2014) At the risk of being labeled old-fashioned (as if that’s a bad thing), we at Blue…

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

The great present caper

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 16, 2014) While opening our Christmas envelopes from my grandparents, I noticed Uncle Harry grinning, shifting on the couch. He was up to something—a…

Doing Business Right by Rhonda Wright

Opportunities are golden for young Rockwall businessman

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) Jared Stewart is a remarkable young man – responsible, respectful, intelligent and never reluctant to embrace hard work or a challenge. The…

Not So Southern Stacy

Top three tips for finally achieving your New Year’s resolutions

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 31, 2014) Here we go again…New Year’s resolution time! The standard lose 10 pounds, get healthier, and spend more family time seem to automatically…

Patti Richter: On Faith

What Kids Need: Moms in Prayer

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Jan. 26, 2015) We hover over our children as they start school, and we might do it all over again—with more restraint—as they move up to…

Inspirations by John Adams

Do the angels sing?

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 18, 2014) Many would say this is a stupid question…”Of course the angels sing! Haven’t you read the Bible!?” Well…what do you say? It…

On My Honor: Scouting in Rockwall

Donors sought to help Eagle Scout project at Squabble Creek Trail

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) I’ve enjoyed being a columnist for the Blue Ribbon News for over a year, where I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my love…

Reflections by Enid Reyes

‘Dashing through the stress’

Tips to keep your marriage merry during the holiday hustle ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 24, 2014) While “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” at the holidays, family expectations…