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School supplies drive gives helping hand to kids in need

School supplies drive gives helping hand to kids in need

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 21, 2018) This summer, Rockwall County Helping Hands invites community businesses and organizations to “Take Up the Challenge” and sponsor a local child in…

Commissioner’s Court approves needs assessment for Rockwall County Jail

Commissioner’s Court approves needs assessment for Rockwall County Jail

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 13, 2018) During its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 12, the Rockwall County Commissioner’s Court took action on items involving a needs assessment of…

City council approves Specific Use Permit for Chick-fil-A in north Rockwall

City council approves Specific Use Permit for Chick-fil-A in north Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 19, 2018) North Rockwall residents can look forward to eating more chicken after the city council unanimously approved a Specific Use Permit for a…

Rep. Ratcliffe meets with Northeast Texas students at U.S. Capitol

Rep. Ratcliffe meets with Northeast Texas students at U.S. Capitol

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 14, 2018) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) met with a group of high school students from Texas’ 4th District this week who were selected by…

Local resident looks to restore historic Boyd Farm

Local resident looks to restore historic Boyd Farm

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 11, 2018) When real estate professional Joe Katin first laid eyes on the 2,500 acres of property he had purchased known as the Boyd-Stimson…

Commissioners Court discusses Interoperability Radio Network, McLendon-Chisholm Fire and Rescue

Commissioners Court discusses Interoperability Radio Network, McLendon-Chisholm Fire and Rescue

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 7, 2018) The Rockwall County Commissioners Court held a workshop on Tuesday, June 5, to discuss a maintenance agreement with the newly formed McLendon-Chisholm…

Rockwall Breakfast Rotary welcomes Camp Gladiator

Rockwall Breakfast Rotary welcomes Camp Gladiator

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 7, 2018) The Rockwall Breakfast Rotary was pleased to have representatives from Camp Gladiator speak at their May 22 meeting. These trainers are dedicated…

Catherine Krantz (D-Emory) to attend historic WomenWin Conference in North Texas

Catherine Krantz (D-Emory) to attend historic WomenWin Conference in North Texas

Kim Olson and Joi Chevalier launch WomenWin in Fort Worth June 9-10 to support Democratic women, mostly first-time candidates running for local, state, and federal office (FORT WORTH,…

Good Times

Y Rock Sprint Triathlon, plus 5K & 1-mi. Fun Run June 24

Y Rock Sprint Triathlon, plus 5K & 1-mi. Fun Run June 24

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 14, 2018) Registration is ongoing for those wishing to participate in…

Historical Foundation to host Quanah Parker traveling exhibit

Historical Foundation to host Quanah Parker traveling exhibit

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 14, 2018) “The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, A Woman…

Hot Rocks Bike Ride returns to Rockwall

Hot Rocks Bike Ride returns to Rockwall

Registration underway for Hot Rocks Bike Ride Aug 11 (ROCKWALL, TX – June 14, 2018) Get…

Successful Hometown Music Fest kicks off new tradition for Helping Hands

Successful Hometown Music Fest kicks off new tradition for Helping Hands

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 6, 2018) Rockwall Helping Hands presented its 1st Annual Hometown Music…

Leadership Rockwall Class of 2018 celebrates graduation

Leadership Rockwall Class of 2018 celebrates graduation

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 1, 2018) Members of the Leadership Rockwall Class of 2018 received…

Rockwall YMCA celebrates record-breaking spring sports season

Rockwall YMCA celebrates record-breaking spring sports season

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 1, 2018) The JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall recently wrapped up…

Smile! Annual Big Cat Birthday Bash and dental event at In-Sync Exotics

Smile! Annual Big Cat Birthday Bash and dental event at In-Sync Exotics

Two Big Events, One Big Weekend (WYLIE, TX – June 4, 2018) In-Sync Exotics Wildlife…

Save the date: Teacher Prayer Breakfast Aug. 3

Save the date: Teacher Prayer Breakfast Aug. 3

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 10, 2018) J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall invites all area teachers,…

City of Heath to present Annual Independence Day Parade & Celebration in the Park

City of Heath to present Annual Independence Day Parade & Celebration in the Park

Veterans invited to ride on special float (HEATH, TX – May 25, 2018) For a patriotic…

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Class of 2018 Valedictorians and Salutatorians Announced

Class of 2018 Valedictorians and Salutatorians Announced

(ROCKWALL ISD – June 5, 2018) Rockwall ISD is proud to announce the Class of 2018 Valedictorians and Salutatorians for Rockwall High School and Rockwall-Heath High School. Rockwall High…

Q&A with Dr. Gene Burton College and Career Academy Principal Alison Belliveau

Q&A with Dr. Gene Burton College and Career Academy Principal Alison Belliveau

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 1, 2018) This coming fall, Rockwall ISD will open the doors to its Dr. Gene Burton College and Career Academy – a 154,944 square-foot…

Rep. Ratcliffe announces Rising Lone Star winner in Rockwall County

Rep. Ratcliffe announces Rising Lone Star winner in Rockwall County

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 1, 2018) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced the 2018 Rising Lone Star winner from Rockwall County. The recipient was Molly Kate Evans from Rockwall High…

Rep. Ratcliffe names Rockwall High School student as 2018 People’s Choice winner

Rep. Ratcliffe names Rockwall High School student as 2018 People’s Choice winner

(ROCKWALL, TX — May, 30, 2018) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today Rhianna Swift from Rockwall High School as the People’s Choice winner for the 2018 Congressional Art…

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

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

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (May 31, 2018) Here’s a digital look at our June print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly to more…

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

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

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (April 23, 2018) Here’s a digital look at our May print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly to more…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Hooked on Fishing

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 4, 2018) While being walked by the dog in Harry Myers Park, I stumbled upon a large crowd of parents and kids encircling…

Patti Richter: On Faith

An Elevated View of a Father’s Love

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 4, 2018) The feeling of independence was a heady thing for me on the day I drove my own car back to college…

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

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…