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Rowlett Chamber welcomes Dallas International Stars FC

Rowlett Chamber welcomes Dallas International Stars FC

ROWLETT, TX (April 18, 2014) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new member Dallas International Stars FC with a ribbon cutting. Pictured cutting the ribbon is President/Coaching Director Rey Lopez. Dallas…

Royse City Chamber welcomes Law Office of Susan Satterwhite, Agape

Royse City Chamber welcomes Law Office of Susan Satterwhite, Agape

ROYSE CITY, TX (April 17, 2014) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new Chamber Partners at its April Luncheon.  The Law Office of Susan Satterwhite, PC,…

Rockwall Chamber welcomes AllSports Etc

Rockwall Chamber welcomes AllSports Etc

ROCKWALL, TX (April 15, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for AllSports Etc., a family owned sporting goods store with a new store…

Rockwall Chamber welcomes Agape Electrical Services

Rockwall Chamber welcomes Agape Electrical Services

ROCKWALL, TX (April 15, 2014)  The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony recently, welcoming new member Agape Electrical Services. Stephen Plummer is Agape’s Master Electrician with more than…

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Lakeside AMBUCS

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Lakeside AMBUCS

ROCKWALL, TX (April 10, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Lakeside AMBUCS. National AMBUCS™, Inc. is a non-profit service organization consisting…

World-renowned leaders to speak at Leadercast May 9

World-renowned leaders to speak at Leadercast May 9

Leadercast event broadcast live from Atlanta at Rockwall High School Performing Arts Center at Utley Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by…

Leadership Rowlett to host prayer breakfast May 1

Leadership Rowlett to host prayer breakfast May 1

ROWLETT, TX (April 9, 2014) Leadership Rowlett will host its Inaugural Leadership Rowlett Prayer Breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, May 1 at the Main Street Events venue,…

Taste of Rockwall & Business Expo – Success!

Taste of Rockwall & Business Expo – Success!

Rockwall Chamber looks ahead to Leadercast  ROCKWALL, TX (April 8, 2014) The Taste of Rockwall and Business Expo celebrated its 21st anniversary on April 3rd, showcasing a wide…

Higbee seeks term on Rockwall ISD Board, Place 7

Higbee seeks term on Rockwall ISD Board, Place 7

ROCKWALL (April 7, 2014; originally published on February 2, 2014) Chad Higbee is seeking a position on the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees in place 7. Higbee is…

Dr. David Schwartz seeks term on Rockwall ISD Board, Place 7

ROCKWALL (April 7, 2014; originally published on February 2, 2014) On January 31st of 2014, Dr. David Schwartz submitted an application with the Rockwall Independent School District, for…

Plagens runs unopposed for final term on Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees

Plagens runs unopposed for final term on Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees

ROCKWALL (April 7, 2014; original announcement published Jan 28, 2014) Leigh Plagens filed for the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees for her final term in place 6. She runs…

Hometown Happenings

Aspasians Spring Fair Saturday in new location

Aspasians Spring Fair Saturday in new location

ROCKWALL, TX (April 21, 2014) A Rockwall tradition for nearly 40 years, the bi-annual Aspasians…

Rockwall High Student Council to host Powder Puff fundraiser benefiting Women in Need

Rockwall High Student Council to host Powder Puff fundraiser benefiting Women in Need

ROCKWALL, TX (April 21, 2014) The Rockwall High School Student Council will host a Powder…

Community kicks off Easter at Heart of Heath

Community kicks off Easter at Heart of Heath

HEATH, TX (April 21, 2014) More than 300 hundred participants enjoyed picture-perfect weather for the…

From ‘Blue’ to ‘Brew’ Rockwall Boys & Girls Club has full calendar

From ‘Blue’ to ‘Brew’ Rockwall Boys & Girls Club has full calendar

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (April 17, 2014) Do you love children and want to help them?…

Rockwall Soroptimist inducts new members, plans Country Fair

Rockwall Soroptimist inducts new members, plans Country Fair

ROCKWALL, TX (April 17, 2014) Rockwall Soroptimist recently inducted new members Karen King and Dr. Catherine…

Hanna4Hope Golf Classic to honor memory of local teen

Hanna4Hope Golf Classic to honor memory of local teen

ROCKWALL/FATE (April 16, 2014) The Hanna4Hope first annual Golf Classic will be at Rockwall Golf…

Rockwall Boys & Girls Club to host Golf Classic, Blue Bash

Rockwall Boys & Girls Club to host Golf Classic, Blue Bash

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (April 7, 2014) The Rockwall County Boys & Girls Club will host…

Pickleball Classic to benefit Rockwall Boys & Girls Club

Pickleball Classic to benefit Rockwall Boys & Girls Club

ROCKWALL, TX (April 7, 2014) Join the Pickleball Mixed Doubles Classic beginning at 8 a.m.…

Lone Star CASA to honor volunteer advocates May 9

Lone Star CASA to honor volunteer advocates May 9

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (April 14, 2014) Lone Star CASA-Court Appointed Child Advocates are honoring the…

Rockwall Founders Day Festival to feature Charlie Daniels Band

Rockwall Founders Day Festival to feature Charlie Daniels Band

Rockwall celebrates 160 years  ROCKWALL, TX (April 11, 2014) The City of Rockwall is pleased…

Jason Castro to headline Memorial Day Concert at Rockwall Harbor

Jason Castro to headline Memorial Day Concert at Rockwall Harbor

ROCKWALL, TX (April 10, 2014) Recording star Jason Castro, of American Idol fame, and the…

Save the date: Firefighters’ Ball benefiting Devon Colbert

Save the date: Firefighters’ Ball benefiting Devon Colbert

ROCKWALL, TX (April 6, 2014) Save the date – August 16, 2014 – for the…

Save the date: Rockwall Country Fair June 14

Save the date: Rockwall Country Fair June 14

ROCKWALL, TX (April 8, 2014)  Save the date for Rockwall’s Country Fair, presented by Rockwall…

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Schools

Stingerettes to present ‘Stuck in Slumber’ Spring Show

Stingerettes to present ‘Stuck in Slumber’ Spring Show

ROCKWALL, TX (April 22, 2014) The Rockwall High School Stingerettes will present Stuck in a Slumber at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at the…

Rockwall High Student Council to host Powder Puff fundraiser benefiting Women in Need

Rockwall High Student Council to host Powder Puff fundraiser benefiting Women in Need

ROCKWALL, TX (April 21, 2014) The Rockwall High School Student Council will host a Powder Puff Fundraiser Thursday, April 24 to benefit Women In Need, Inc. Women In…

Fulton names new Head of School

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (April 18, 2014) The Fulton School Board of Trustees recently named Letha Hopkins, Ed.D, the Head of School, effective June 1, 2014. Dr. Hopkins becomes the…

Fulton Academy partners with local business to provide string program for students

Fulton Academy partners with local business to provide string program for students

ROCKWALL, TX (April 14, 2014) Fulton Academy has had a dream of offering a quality fine arts program and that dream is finally becoming reality. Elementary school teacher Amberly…

Meet & Greet with Chad Higbee, Candidate for Rockwall ISD Trustee, Place 7

ROCKWALL, TX (April 11, 2014) MEET AND GREET FOR CHAD HIGBEE Candidate for RISD Trustee, Place 7  Sunday, April 27 12:30 to 2:30 Zanata’s on the Square 202…

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Another Blue Ribbon News reader wins Dodie’s Crawfish Fest tickets

Another Blue Ribbon News reader wins Dodie’s Crawfish Fest tickets

WINNER EVERY FRIDAY (April 18, 2014) Congratulations to our Week Eleven winner, who signed up to receive our e-edition newsletter and…

Blue Ribbon News Spring Edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, RX (March 19, 2014) Our Spring 2014 print edition is being delivered to more than 17,000 mailboxes throughout Rockwall and…


Ribbon Cuttings

Rowlett Chamber welcomes Dallas International Stars FC

ROWLETT, TX (April 18, 2014) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new member Dallas International Stars FC with a ribbon cutting. Pictured cutting the ribbon is President/Coaching Director Rey Lopez.…

Royse City Chamber welcomes Law Office of Susan Satterwhite, Agape

ROYSE CITY, TX (April 17, 2014) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new Chamber Partners at its April Luncheon.  The Law Office of Susan Satterwhite,…

Good People Profiles

Local pianist invited to prestigious international competition

ROCKWALL, TX (March 20, 2014) On any given week, nearly 350 students pass through the doors of the Rockwall School of Music for private or small group…

‘The Voice of Rockwall’ carries positive message

ROCKWALL, TX (March 19, 2014) Gary Freedman may be best known for his voice, but the public speaker and charity auctioneer does much more than talk. In…

Kids Talk / Parenting by Maren Schmidt

Tips for helping toddlers transition

(January 1, 2014) “But, Daddy, I don’t want to go!” Moving from one event to another are difficult parenting and teaching situations.  Our children are involved and…

Relight the candle

Five-year-old Tommy walked over to his mother, Judy. ‘Write my name for me, Mommy.” “Tommy, you know how to write your name.” “But I don’t ‘member,” he…

Add a little drama

May 27, 2013 - Summer is just about upon us and ideas for vacation fun can start to run low after a couple of weeks. One of…

Faith

FUMC Rockwall to continue Wesley Arts Series with ‘Sacrifice of James Harvey’

ROCKWALL, TX (April 16, 2014) On Thursday, April 24th, at 7:00pm, First United Methodist Church of Rockwall, 1200 E. Yellow Jacket Lane, will host for its Wesley Arts…

Recovering lost treasure

ROCKWALL / HEATH, TX (April 11, 2014) As a young girl I treasured a gift chosen just for me. My grandparents had given me a ring with a…

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