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Rockwall Helping Hands director receives big surprise at Open House

Rockwall Helping Hands director receives big surprise at Open House

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (August 28, 2014) Margo Nielsen drove to Helping Hands Thursday morning knowing an Open House would be held in her honor, but what the retiring…

Rockwall City Council to fill vacant seat

ROCKWALL, TX (August 28, 2014) The Rockwall City Council will be accepting applications from residents interested in serving on the city council in Place 2. This vacancy will…

Stegall attends Modern Woodmen Essentials of Leadership program

Stegall attends Modern Woodmen Essentials of Leadership program

ROCKWALL, TX (August 27, 2014) Shey T. Stegall, a Modern Woodmen of America Regional Director, recently attended Modern Woodmen’s Essentials of Leadership and Management Program, held at Modern…

Rockwall City Council schedules work session on proposed Blacklands Corridor/Northeast Gateway

ROCKWALL, TX (August 27, 2014) The Rockwall City Council will hear a presentation from Public Werks, Inc. regarding the proposed Blacklands Corridor / Northeast Gateway / Tollway Study…

Rockwall Chamber spotlights Regal Realtors

Rockwall Chamber spotlights Regal Realtors

ROCKWALL,TX(August 25, 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…

Community welcome to celebrate 25th anniversary with American National Bank

Community welcome to celebrate 25th anniversary with American National Bank

ROCKWALL, TX (August 26, 2014) American National Bank invites everyone to come celebrate its 25th anniversary in Rockwall on Wednesday, September 17. Stop by the Rockwall Main Banking…

Heath City Councilmember Rich Krause earns Leadership Fellow Distinction

Heath City Councilmember Rich Krause earns Leadership Fellow Distinction

HEATH, TX (August 25, 2014) Heath City Councilmember Rich Krause was one of 60 elected or appointed City officials from around the state who was named a Leadership…

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Lakes Regional Connections

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Lakes Regional Connections

ROCKWALL, TX (August 24, 2014) Lakes Regional Community Center along with the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the opening of “Connections,” a state…

Rockwall Chamber welcomes Lake Pointe Medical Partners OB/GYN

Rockwall Chamber welcomes Lake Pointe Medical Partners OB/GYN

ROCKWALL, TX (August 24, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Lake Pointe Medical Partners OB/GYN at Rockwall with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Dr. Jenaya Ward…

Good Times/Events

Waddle you be doing Sept 20th?

Waddle you be doing Sept 20th?

Duck Regatta returns to The Harbor The third annual Rubber Duck Regatta kicks off Saturday,…

Auditions for soloists for Messiah Sing-a-Long in Rockwall

Auditions for soloists for Messiah Sing-a-Long in Rockwall

ROCKWALL, TX (August 27, 2014) Auditions to select four to eight soloists for the December…

Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra concert Saturday

Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra concert Saturday

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 27, 2014) Rockwall MusicFest will present a free, end-of-summer concert featuring the Rockwall…

Rock Ridge to host community luncheon to support Duck Regatta

Rock Ridge to host community luncheon to support Duck Regatta

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 18, 2014) Rock Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care, located at720 East Ralph…

Dog Haus Art Show at KE Cellars to benefit Rockwall Pets

Dog Haus Art Show at KE Cellars to benefit Rockwall Pets

ROCKWALL, TX (August 1, 2014) Rockwall Pets will present the dog-themed artwork of Jake Bays…

Lakeside AMBUCS to host golf tournament

Lakeside AMBUCS to host golf tournament

ROCKWALL, TX (August 24, 2014) Lakeside AMBUCS will host its first annual golf tournament Friday,…

New additions, classic traditions at Royse City’s 25th Annual FunFest

New additions, classic traditions at Royse City’s 25th Annual FunFest

ROYSE CITY, TX (August 24, 2014) The annual Royse City FunFest is back and bigger…

Rockwall Animal Shelter adoption event at Rockwall Gold and Silver

Rockwall Animal Shelter adoption event at Rockwall Gold and Silver

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 20, 2014) Stop by and help the animals find a new home this…

Woodcreek Labor Day Celebration Aug 30

Woodcreek Labor Day Celebration Aug 30

FATE, TX. (August 20, 2014) Southstar is joining with the Woodcreek HOA and the City…

Blue Ribbon News accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

Blue Ribbon News accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

ROCKWALL, TX (August 19, 2014) A challenge by Dan Keils, General Manager at Dodie’s Cajun…

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Lakeside Civic Chorus names music scholarship recipients

Lakeside Civic Chorus names music scholarship recipients

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 28, 2014) Three local high school graduates have been named recipients of the 2014 Mary Elaine House Scholarship. The recipients are Whitnee Ann Bomkamp and Sydney…

Local businesses host supply drive to fill back-to-school wish lists

Local businesses host supply drive to fill back-to-school wish lists

ROCKWALL, TX (August 26, 2014) Cypert Insurance was joined by The Life House Coffee Shop, Pho Garden Vietnamese Restaurant, Rockwall Floor Covering, Metro Design Loft, Full Impact, and…

‘Unmask the Leader in You’ at Dobbs Elementary

‘Unmask the Leader in You’ at Dobbs Elementary

ROCKWALL, TX (August 26, 2014) Dobbs Elementary School welcomed back their Lil Jackets on Friday, August 22.The staff was excited to share the school theme for the year,…

Rockwall and Heath High School Cheerleaders welcome back RISD Staff

ROCKWALL/ HEATH, TX. (August 25, 2014) Cheerleaders and Mascots from Rockwall Heath High School and Rockwall High School welcomed back the RISD staff on Monday, August 18th at…

Nebbie Williams students ‘Pop Back To School’

Nebbie Williams students ‘Pop Back To School’

ROCKWALL, TX (August 25, 2014) Nebbie Williams Elementary hosted its annual Pop Back to School Event last Friday. At 4 p.m., the gate opened and students were invited…

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Blue Ribbon News back-to-school print edition hits mailboxes

Blue Ribbon News back-to-school print edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX August 19, 2014) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to more…

All fired up in Rockwall (includes VIDEO)

All fired up in Rockwall (includes VIDEO)

ROCKWALL, TX (June 22, 2014) My son and I are fortunate to be among the 21 graduates of this year’s Citizen…

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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

The lasting lessons of ‘alternative’ school

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 19, 2014) Pappaw taught me how to change oil. Often I rode my go-cart in his “back 40” between the peach trees and the potato…

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

Rockwall Scouts think out of the box

ROCKWALL, TX (June 23, 2014) In this column, we’ll discuss Circle Ten’s Order of the Arrow Ordeal, Troop 83′s Refrigerator Box Campout, and the results of our…

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…