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Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Simply Kate

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Simply Kate

ROCKWALL, TX (October 1, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Simply Kate. Designer Kaitlin Waller and Spirit of Rockwall Award…

Firehouse Subs employee has all the ingredients of a leader

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 you.…

Toyota of Rockwall gives $5,000 grant to Rockwall ISD

Toyota of Rockwall gives $5,000 grant to Rockwall ISD

ROCKWALL,TX. (September 30, 2014) Steve and Barbara Jackson, Toyota of Rockwall owners, have announced a $5,000 donation to the Rockwall Independent School District. Half of the donation was…

Rockwall Cash Mob forms again on Oct 16

Rockwall Cash Mob forms again on Oct 16

ROCKWALL, TX (September 30, 2014) Rockwall Cash Mob will meet next at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 16 at The Fatted Calf in downtown Rockwall, to dine local, shop…

Toyota of Rockwall teams with One Man’s Treasure to help men in transition

Toyota of Rockwall teams with One Man’s Treasure to help men in transition

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (September 29, 2014) Throughout October, the public is encouraged to drop off new or gently used men’s coats at Toyota of Rockwall, in support of…

TXDOT awards contract for Interchange at FM 3549 & I-30

Rockwall, TX (September 29, 2014) In an ongoing effort to enhance state roadways and address congestion, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved a contract award for the reconstruction…

City of Rockwall dedicates Dickson Lane

City of Rockwall dedicates Dickson Lane

ROCKWALL, TX (September 25, 2014) The City of Rockwall held a ceremony this week dedicating Dickson Lane in honor of former City Council member Ken Dickson.  Mayor Pro Tem…

Rockwall City Council adopts budget and tax rate reduction

ROCKWALL, TX (September 23, 2014) The City Council adopted a budget and tax rate for the 2014-2015 on September 15th with a tax rate of 49.55 cents per…

Texas Turnpike schedules informal meetings for Northeast Gateway toll project

(September 23, 2014) Texas Turnpike Corp. today announced a series of informal opportunities in which interested property owners may ask questions and make comments about the proposed Northeast…

Aspasians Fall Art Fair 2014: Photos

Aspasians Fall Art Fair 2014: Photos

ROCKWALL, TX (September 21, 2014) Shoppers packed the Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium parking lot Saturday for the Aspasians 2014 Fall Art Fair. Traditionally held on Rockwall’s historic downtown square, fair…

Good Times/Events

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…

Rockwall County Master Gardeners to host Fall Plant Sale

Rockwall County Master Gardeners to host Fall Plant Sale

ROCKWALL, TX (September 29, 2014) Now that the night temperatures have cooled down you can think…

Local businesses support Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show, Oct 3-5

Local businesses support Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show, Oct 3-5

ROCKWALL, TX (September 29, 2014) To date, local businesses have donated more than $400 in…

Musical program planned for Friends of the Library meeting

Musical program planned for Friends of the Library meeting

ROCKWALL, TX (September 23, 2014) International performers Larry and Linda Petty will bring their unique…

Haunted Hustle Oct 11 to benefit Rockwall High senior scholarships

Haunted Hustle Oct 11 to benefit Rockwall High senior scholarships

ROCKWALL, TX (September 23, 2014) Wear a costume (or not) & join Rockwall High School’s Haunted…

Turning up the heat on Rockwall’s Rib Rub & Run

Turning up the heat on Rockwall’s Rib Rub & Run

ROCKWALL, TX (September 23, 2014) The sweet smell of smoke and roasting meat will fill the…

Rockwall Breakfast Rotary to host all you-can-eat breakfast

Rockwall Breakfast Rotary to host all you-can-eat breakfast

ROCKWALL,TX. (September 22, 2014) Every year the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club has provided coats for…

Artist Reception at Rockwall KE Cellars

ROCKWALL,TX. (September 22, 2014) On Thursday, October 9th from 6-9 pm KE Cellars will host…

Singer/Songwriter Competition underway at Southern Junction

Singer/Songwriter Competition underway at Southern Junction

Contest presented by Peghead Guitars Winner opens for Deryl Dodd ROCKWALL/ROYSE CITY, TX (September 19,…

Rockwall Community Playhouse opens season with ‘Rumors’

Rockwall Community Playhouse opens season with ‘Rumors’

ROCKWALL, TX. (September 17, 2014) On September 19th, Neil Simon’s farce Rumors will open Friday,…

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Free Multiplication Madness events at Mathnasium of Rockwall-Heath

Free Multiplication Madness events at Mathnasium of Rockwall-Heath

Math center helps children learn multiplication facts during free Friday sessions this fall ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 1, 2014) Mathnasium of Rockwall-Heath is hosting its 4th annual Multiplication Madness, a…

Jacket Backers, Rockwall High to host Military Appreciation Night at football game

Jacket Backers, Rockwall High to host Military Appreciation Night at football game

ROCKWALL, TX (September 30, 2014) The Rockwall Jacket Backers will sponsor Military Appreciation Night at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium on Friday, October 24 when the Yellowjackets play Rowlett in the…

Nebbie William’s annual ‘Dad’s Night’ is huge success

Nebbie William’s annual ‘Dad’s Night’ is huge success

ROCKWALL,TX. (September 29, 2014) On Tuesday, September 24th, the Nebbie Williams Elementary School PTA held its annual Dad’s Night. Students and their fathers enjoyed dinner of pizza and…

Garland ISD students get creative during National Arts in Education Week

Garland ISD students get creative during National Arts in Education Week

GARLAND ISD,TX. (September 29, 2014) Numerous studies have shown that art education provides the critical thinking, communication and creativity skills essential to academic success. To celebrate this vital…

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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…

Three new staffers, two high heels and one old minivan

Three new staffers, two 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…

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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

Personality, caring attitude accounts for bank employee’s success

ROCKWALL,TX. (June 27, 2014) ‘Relationship Banker’ is printed on Dorothy Spradlin’s business cards for BB&T Bank, Rockwall Branch. The word relationship is defined as “the state of…

Not So Southern Stacy

Try something new when the kids go back to school

ROCKWALL, TX (August 20, 2014) School has been out of session for nearly 90 days, and all of a sudden the kids are headed back to class…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Golden Rule Days

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (August 25, 2014) Plastic folders, crayons and those timeless tools of learning, pencils and paper, currently fill store shelves to capacity. The sight makes me…

Inspirations by John Adams

Veteran shares Honor Flight mission with Rockwall Breakfast Rotary

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 30, 2014) July 8th was a special day at the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary. Paul Schwartz with Honor Flight presented information about this wonderful organization. Paul…

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

It’s a jungle out there

ROCKWALL, TX (August 22, 2014) Students can be either excited about going back to school and all of its new opportunities or it can be a dread…