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You’re Invited! Live music, discounted dinner during Blue Ribbon News Night Wed at Dodie’s

You’re Invited! Live music, discounted dinner during Blue Ribbon News Night Wed at Dodie’s

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 25, 2014) Kick back & relax on Thanksgiving Eve with live music & discounted dinner during Blue Ribbon News Friends & Family Night at Dodie’s…

Spotlight on Downtown Rockwall: Enjoy! Kitchen Frills & Gourmet

Spotlight on Downtown Rockwall: Enjoy! Kitchen Frills & Gourmet

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 25, 2014) Kitchen frills, gourmet foods and tabletop accessories are among the abundance of culinary treasures you’ll find at Enjoy! This specialty kitchen shop on…

Spotlight on Downtown Rockwall: Bella’s House

Spotlight on Downtown Rockwall: Bella’s House

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 25, 2014) Celebrate the season in style with a wide selection of ladies’ apparel and distinctive holiday décor from Bella’s House. With collectibles like Mark Roberts Santa…

Spotlight on Downtown Rockwall: Texas Traditions

Spotlight on Downtown Rockwall: Texas Traditions

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 25, 2014)  Texas Traditions offers the convenience, charm and friendly, old-fashioned service you’d expect from a business that’s made its home on Rockwall’sHistoric Downtown Square…

Spotlight on Downtown Rockwall: Simply Kate

Spotlight on Downtown Rockwall: Simply Kate

Kaitlin Waller and Dorothy Michelle Spradlin welcome everyone to their new Simply Kate Boutique at 210 E. Rusk St., where you’ll find handmade custom jewelry, women’s clothing and…

Doing Business Right: Successful restaurant owner says ‘never lose hunger or humility’

Doing Business Right: Successful restaurant owner says ‘never lose hunger or humility’

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 25, 2014) It was a leap of faith, but this wasn’t the first time he stepped off the edge and trusted God to hold him…

Rockwall Mayor’s Message: Respect for one another led us in right direction

Rockwall Mayor’s Message: Respect for one another led us in right direction

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 25, 2014) As I enter the last weeks as mayor of this great city, I want to thank residents for their trust and support and…

JER Chilton YMCA ribbon cutting a ‘legacy event’ for the community

JER Chilton YMCA ribbon cutting a ‘legacy event’ for the community

ROCKWALL,TX (Nov. 25, 2014) A ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House on Nov. 20 marked the completion of Phase I renovations and the official opening of the newly…

WFAA’s Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive kicks off at Dick’s Last Resort

WFAA’s Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive kicks off at Dick’s Last Resort

(DALLAS– Nov. 24, 2014) Country music legend Randy Travis was at Dick’s Last Resort in Dallas Nov. 20, where his autographed guitar auctioned for $4,500 during the WFAA-Channel…

Heath Hair in Rockwall Chamber Partner Spotlight

Heath Hair in Rockwall Chamber Partner Spotlight

ROCKWALL – November 23, 2014 The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce spotlights Chamber Partners that have remarkable testimonials to share about their membership experience. These businesses and community organizations demonstrate and communicate the…

Good Times/Events

Heath Holiday Home Tour Dec 5

Heath Holiday Home Tour Dec 5

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 25, 2014) The Rockwall Heath High School Holiday Tour of Homes will…

Tri-County Choir presents Comfort & Joy in Royse City

Tri-County Choir presents Comfort & Joy in Royse City

ROCKWALL/ROYSE CITY, TX (Nov. 24, 2014) Enjoy an evening of singing in a Christmas concert full…

Heath Holiday in the Park Dec 5 at Towne Center Park

Heath Holiday in the Park Dec 5 at Towne Center Park

FOOD / MUSIC / SANTA! HEATH, TX (Nov. 24, 2014) It’s almost time for Santa…

Team All in the Family wins Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s ‘most successful FUNraiser in years’

Team All in the Family wins Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s ‘most successful FUNraiser in years’

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Nov. 21, 2014) Back when cotton was king in Rockwall County in…

Rockwall Community Playhouse’s Christmas production is a family affair

Rockwall Community Playhouse’s Christmas production is a family affair

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 20, 2014) When a show winds down to the last weeks of…

Rockwall couple takes holiday decorating to the extreme

Rockwall couple takes holiday decorating to the extreme

Bigger and brighter With five weekends to go ‘til Christmas, many of us are only…

Rockwall Children’s Chorus to present Christmas Concert

Rockwall Children’s Chorus to present Christmas Concert

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 18, 2014) The Rockwall Children’s Chorus, a community chorus comprised of area…

Rockwall Helping Hands Festival of Trees, holiday festivities light up The Harbor

Rockwall Helping Hands Festival of Trees, holiday festivities light up The Harbor

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 18, 2014) The Rockwall community officially geared up for the holiday season…

Local veterans honored at various events around Rockwall County

Local veterans honored at various events around Rockwall County

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (November 12, 2014) Red, white and blue star-spangled banners waved freely throughout…

Grand Marshal chosen, new route announced for Rockwall Kiwanis Christmas parade

Grand Marshal chosen, new route announced for Rockwall Kiwanis Christmas parade

Parade follows new route this year ROCKWALL, TX (November 11, 2014) As the winner of…

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Springer fourth graders present Living Museum

Springer fourth graders present Living Museum

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 24, 2014) Fourth graders at Springer Elementary culminated their studies on Texas regions and Native American tribes with a living museum on Friday, November 21.…

Turkeys on strike at Springer Elementary!

Turkeys on strike at Springer Elementary!

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 24, 2014) First grade students at Springer Elementary parade around the school asking others to join them in saving the turkeys from a Thanksgiving feast! …

Standing room only for Dobbs students’ Thanksgiving play

Standing room only for Dobbs students’ Thanksgiving play

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 21, 2014) First grade students at Dobbs Elementary recently performed a Thanksgiving Play portraying different animals to tell what they were thankful for. Students had…

Rockwall Noon Rotary recognized Nebbie sixth grader as Student of Honor

Rockwall Noon Rotary recognized Nebbie sixth grader as Student of Honor

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 20, 2014) Trevor Webb, a sixth grader at Nebbie Williams Elementary School, was recognized by the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club today as a Rotary Student…

Hartman students raise ‘Bills for Chills,’ enjoy ice cream social at Culvers

Hartman students raise ‘Bills for Chills,’ enjoy ice cream social at Culvers

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 19, 2014) Grace Hartman Elementary students recently participated in a challenge hosted by Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club by donating dollar bills for the purchase of…

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Editor's Notes

Blue Ribbon News early holiday edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (November 14, 2014) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to nearly…

Two new staffers, a pair of high heels and one old minivan

Two new staffers, a pair of 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

Autumn adventures include ‘Don’t tell Momma’ moments

ROCKWALL, TX (November 13, 2014) Dad cinched the rope around me and started up the tree with the other end. A few nailed boards in a bough…

Doing Business Right by Rhonda Wright

Doing Business Right: Successful restaurant owner says ‘never lose hunger or humility’

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 25, 2014) It was a leap of faith, but this wasn’t the first time he stepped off the edge and trusted God to hold…

Not So Southern Stacy

Wedding bells ring for autumn bride

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 6, 2014) October is all about fall, football, sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween. This year it is full of tulle, flowers, cake and…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Holiday Function: ‘Giving thanks to the One who made and maintains us’

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Nov. 24, 2014) It’s time to dust off the turkey platter and polish the silver. But wait…we can use the casual dinnerware. No need for…

Inspirations by John Adams

Thankful – to be or not to be

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 26, 2014) The American holiday we call Thanksgiving is filled with concepts that seem, for many, to originate from a land long ago and…

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

‘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…