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US Rep Ratcliffe reveals limited government initiatives

(WASHINGTON, DC – May 22, 2015) U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) hosted his second telephone Town Hall this past Thursday in which almost 10 thousand constituents participated. He…

Rockwall police enhance 9-1-1 services with Smart911 System

Rockwall police enhance 9-1-1 services with Smart911 System

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 1, 2015) The Rockwall Police Department is pleased to announce today that it has implemented Smart911 and it is now available to all citizens.…

Rowlett Chamber names Business Member of the Month

Rowlett Chamber names Business Member of the Month

(ROWLETT, TX – May 19, 2015) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce recognizes not only businesses who give outstanding service to the community, but also individual Chamber members who…

City Salon Suites & Spa sails into Rockwall Harbor

City Salon Suites & Spa sails into Rockwall Harbor

New 10,000-square-foot facility offers full-service salon experience (ROCKWALL, TX – May 19, 2015) City Salon Suites & Spa is expanding its presence in North Texas as the premier…

Lake Pointe Medical Center scores an ‘A’ in Patient Safety for fifth time

Lake Pointe Medical Center scores an ‘A’ in Patient Safety for fifth time

(ROWLETT, TX – May 19, 2015) Lake Pointe Medical Center received the top grade in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2015 Safety Score, representing the hospital’s continued commitment to…

Royse City Chamber to host awards luncheon, board recognition event

(ROYSE CITY, TX – May 5, 2015) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Awards Luncheon & Recognition of the Board of Directors at 11:30…

Rockwall Chamber recognizes Ambassador of the Month

Rockwall Chamber recognizes Ambassador of the Month

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 15, 2015) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently named Toni Waldrop, owner of Rockwall Gold and Silver, as its Ambassador of the Month.…

Rockwall City Council members attend leadership event

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 13, 2015) Last week, Rockwall City Council members David White and Mike Townsend, along with 17 members of city staff, attended the local Leadercast…

Good Times/Events

Texas Health, police, fire, YMCA, Walgreens team up for Health & Safety Fair

Texas Health, police, fire, YMCA, Walgreens team up for Health & Safety Fair

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 15, 2015) Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall will host a free,…

Early registration underway for Rotary’s Hot Rocks Bike Ride

Early registration underway for Rotary’s Hot Rocks Bike Ride

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 20, 2015) Save the date – Saturday, August 8 – when…

Meet-and-Greet Wine Cruise aboard Sail with Scott

Meet-and-Greet Wine Cruise aboard Sail with Scott

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 23, 2015) The Rockwall Chapter of the American Wine Society invites…

Eight year restoration project earns ‘Best in Show’ at Cars for CASA

Eight year restoration project earns ‘Best in Show’ at Cars for CASA

Don Silaff’s 1937 Ford takes top prize for 2nd time  (ROCKWALL, TX – May 22,…

City of Rockwall to host Memorial Concert Sunday at The Harbor

City of Rockwall to host Memorial Concert Sunday at The Harbor

Rockwall remembers those who gave all (ROCKWALL, TX – May 19, 2015) Rockwall and surrounding…

Rockwall Chamber to host 2015 CaddyShack Golf Tournament

Rockwall Chamber to host 2015 CaddyShack Golf Tournament

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 22, 2015) Registration is filling fast and only a limited number…

Rockwall Community Playhouse announces 2015-16 season with ‘gameshow’ reveal

Rockwall Community Playhouse announces 2015-16 season with ‘gameshow’ reveal

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 20, 2015) The Rockwall Community Playhouse revealed the shows for its…

Rockwall Summer Musicals announces cast for West Side Story

Rockwall Summer Musicals announces cast for West Side Story

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 20, 2015) Rockwall Summer Musicals has completed casting for the August…

Family Health & Fitness Expo at Nebbie Williams May 27

Family Health & Fitness Expo at Nebbie Williams May 27

Event includes one mile fun run/walk  (ROCKWALL, TX – May 6, 2015) The entire community…

Fishing tourney with the biggest prize pool in Texas coming June 27

Fishing tourney with the biggest prize pool in Texas coming June 27

(May 5, 2015) Big Gus and Swampadelic invites all to come join the largest fishing…

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Hartman Elementary sixth graders take ‘World Tour’

Hartman Elementary sixth graders take ‘World Tour’

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 23, 2015)  Grace Hartman Elementary sixth graders recently wrapped up their Contemporary World Culture Studies by holding a World Bizarre to showcase their knowledge.…

Pullen principal spends four hours on school roof

Pullen principal spends four hours on school roof

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 23, 2015) With STAAR testing behind them and the end of the school year close in sight, Pullen Elementary faculty is raising the roof.…

Two Amy Parks students spend an ‘Hour with a Heath Hero’

Two Amy Parks students spend an ‘Hour with a Heath Hero’

(HEATH, TX – May 22, 2015) It was a fire engine Red Letter Day for Preston Lucas and Will Ragland of Amy Parks-Heath Elementary today! They were winners…

Cullins-Lake Pointe students learn about ‘Careers on Wheels’

Cullins-Lake Pointe students learn about ‘Careers on Wheels’

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 22, 2015) Mrs. Stecker’s 3rd grade class at Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary had a great time at their annual Career Day!  The students got to…

Rowlett student selected as participant in epilepsy-focused conference

Rowlett student selected as participant in epilepsy-focused conference

(ROWLETT/GARLAND ISD, TX – May 19, 2015) Every year, the Epilepsy Foundation of America selects a small group of teens to attend a two-day conference focused on public…

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Blue Ribbon News Mother’s Day edition hits mailboxes

Blue Ribbon News Mother’s Day edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (May 7, 2015) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to more…

Cub Scout Pack 2125 becomes part of the news

Cub Scout Pack 2125 becomes part of the news

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 29, 2015) Blue Ribbon News staffers were invited to the home of Michael and Tania Favrot recently…

Categories

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Tribute to a Subtle Superhero

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 11, 2015) My dad has always got the press. Having served on the Tennessee Governor’s cabinet, as well as 20 years in the…

Doing Business Right by Rhonda Wright

Opportunities are golden for young Rockwall businessman

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) Jared Stewart is a remarkable young man – responsible, respectful, intelligent and never reluctant to embrace hard work or a challenge. The…

Not So Southern Stacy

Top three tips for finally achieving your New Year’s resolutions

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 31, 2014) Here we go again…New Year’s resolution time! The standard lose 10 pounds, get healthier, and spend more family time seem to automatically…

Making Math Make Sense by Mathnasium

How to avoid the ‘Summer Slide’

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 18, 2015) Every year about this time, panic sets in. Graduation, STAAR tests, end of year exams and projects loom in front of…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Encouraging Wordsmiths: Rockwall Christian Writers Group

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 11, 2015) Leslie Wilson is a non-fiction writer with a bent toward humor. But the Rockwall wife and mother of three wasn’t laughing…

Inspirations by John Adams

Starlight Singers present USO Dinner, Dance & Show

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 14, 2015) Music teacher Jan Stonestreet’s desire is for her students to understand why the United States military should be honored and for them…

Reflections by Enid Reyes

Looking for love – the second time around

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 8, 2015) Even though some prefer the single life, many are still looking for someone to share their lives with—someone to love and be…

On My Honor: Scouting in Rockwall

Donors sought to help Eagle Scout project at Squabble Creek Trail

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) I’ve enjoyed being a columnist for the Blue Ribbon News for over a year, where I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my love…