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Texas Health Rockwall recognized for Outstanding Patient Care

Texas Health Rockwall recognized for Outstanding Patient Care

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 2, 2015) Premier, Inc. has recognized Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall as a finalist for the QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare in providing outstanding…

Conservative Businessman Justin Holland to run for Texas House

Conservative Businessman Justin Holland to run for Texas House

ROCKWALL COUNTY,TX. (July 2, 2015) Rockwall County businessman, Justin Holland today announced he will seek the Republican nomination for Texas House of Representatives in State House District 33.…

Public input sought on future park in Stone Creek subdivision

Public input sought on future park in Stone Creek subdivision

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 1, 2015) The City of Rockwall is seeking public input regarding the final site plan of a future neighborhood park development located within the…

Senator Bob Hall, Rep Scott Turner to present Legislative Update at Chamber luncheon

Senator Bob Hall, Rep Scott Turner to present Legislative Update at Chamber luncheon

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 30, 2015) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome Texas State Senator Bob Hall and Representative Scott Turner as keynote speakers during…

Community Workshop for Rockwall County Open Space Plan July 15

Community Workshop for Rockwall County Open Space Plan July 15

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – June 19, 2015) Earlier this year, Rockwall County began the process of developing its first countywide Open Space Master Plan (OSMP).  A previous 2008…

Rowlett Chamber welcomes Lakeside AMBUCS

Rowlett Chamber welcomes Lakeside AMBUCS

ROWLETT,TX. (June 29, 2015) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed its newest member, Lakeside AMBUCS, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Lakeside AMBUCS offices at Nestegg Retirement Services…

Open House at Rockwall Gold & Silver Pawn Wednesday

Open House at Rockwall Gold & Silver Pawn Wednesday

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 29, 2015) Rockwall Gold & Silver Pawn (formerly known as Rockwall Gold & Silver) has recently changed its name and will host an Open…

Rowlett Chamber welcomes Lakeview Dentistry

Rowlett Chamber welcomes Lakeview Dentistry

ROWLETT,TX. (June 29, 2015) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member Lakeview Dentistry with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 25. Dr. Kessler and her team at Lakeview…

Good Times/Events

Registration underway for Rockwall’s Hot Rocks Bike Ride

Registration underway for Rockwall’s Hot Rocks Bike Ride

Register now for discounted prices and family fun (ROCKWALL, TX – July 3, 2015) The…

It may be summer, but Helping Hands is already thinking Christmas

It may be summer, but Helping Hands is already thinking Christmas

Planning underway for Festival of Trees (ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX- July 1, 2015) Volunteers are busy…

Fundraiser at Joe Willy’s to support Rockwall resident Meredith Fox

Fundraiser at Joe Willy’s to support Rockwall resident Meredith Fox

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 30, 2015) The community is encouraged to join friends and family…

Families have a blast at Lakeshore Church’s FreedomFest

Families have a blast at Lakeshore Church’s FreedomFest

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 30, 2015) Hundreds of locals flocked to the grounds of Lakeshore…

Hawaiian Falls Heroes Week begins July 5

Hawaiian Falls Heroes Week begins July 5

Active duty military, veterans and first responders to receive free admission at all 7 water…

Big fish, big cash prizes

Big fish, big cash prizes

Swampadelic Catfish Fry yields big winners (ROCKWALL/ROYSE CITY, TX – June 29, 2015) Some humongous…

Drum Jam at Rockwall Harbor every Tuesday

Drum Jam at Rockwall Harbor every Tuesday

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 29, 2015) Aloha! Musicians and music lovers are invited to participate…

Entries being accepted for Rockwall 4th of July Parade

Entries being accepted for Rockwall 4th of July Parade

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 29, 2015) The fourth annual Rockwall News 4th of July Parade…

Downtown Rockwall’s free music series continues Friday with Water Sign

Downtown Rockwall’s free music series continues Friday with Water Sign

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 21, 2015) The San Jacinto Plaza Live Music lineup continues Friday…

WWII plane flyover to kick off Heath’s Independence Day Parade

WWII plane flyover to kick off Heath’s Independence Day Parade

(HEATH, TX – June 29, 2015) For a patriotic hometown American experience, join the festivities…

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Fulton School welcomes new faculty

Fulton School welcomes new faculty

HEATH, TX. (July 2, 2015) The Fulton School of Heath, a co-educational, independent, college preparatory school serving students in PreK through 12th grade, is pleased to welcome two new…

Fulton Strutter Captain shines at Officer Camp, prepares for upcoming year

Fulton Strutter Captain shines at Officer Camp, prepares for upcoming year

ROCKWALL,TX. (June 30, 2015) 2015-16 Fulton Strutter Captain, Reese Brown, sophomore, attended American/Dance and Drill Team Officer Camp at the Hilton Dallas Lakefront Hotel June7-10, 2015. Reese is…

Rockwall-Heath Mighty Hawk Band advances to State

Rockwall-Heath Mighty Hawk Band advances to State

ROCKWALL,TX. (June 30, 2015) On June 26th, the Wind Ensemble from Rockwall-Heath High School advanced to state in the TMEA Honor Band Contest. The listening was held at…

Garland ISD Board announces plan to fill Place 4 seat

GARLAND,TX. (June 29, 2015) The Garland ISD Board of Trustees announced a plan to fill its Place 4 seat, which will become unoccupied after Dr. Cindy Castañeda’s resignation…

Hats off to Quest Academy, where ‘failure is not an option’

Hats off to Quest Academy, where ‘failure is not an option’

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – June 28, 2015) Quest Academy has served the Rockwall community for nearly 20 years as an alternative to traditional high school. While many assume that…

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Blue Ribbon News Summer Print Edition Hits Mailboxes throughout Rockwall and Heath

Blue Ribbon News Summer Print Edition Hits Mailboxes throughout Rockwall and Heath

Annual Subscription Service Now Available for those living outside our Rockwall/Heath free delivery zone ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (June 24, 2015) Here’s a…

College student comes home to family traditions

College student comes home to family traditions

REPORTER’S NOTE (ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – June 24, 2015) Coming home after a year away at school is a strange experience. In…

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Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Superstardom vs Summer Kid-dom

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 28, 2015) “I’m dreading summer, Coach.” A middle-schooler dreading summer, dreading the break from school—the bane of their existence? Then she described an…

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

Fixing Our Eyes

HEATH, TX. (June 25, 2015) We drove along the desolate landscape of south Texas toward the Gulf of Mexico for our first ocean vacation as a family.…

Inspirations by John Adams

The Darling of Zhytomyr

(June 8, 2015) On our recent mission trip to Ukraine as members of The Singing Men of Texas, we met this delightful lady at the city of…

Reflections by Enid Reyes

A mother’s love is like no other

“At a moment, my life since birth flashed in front of my eyes. My problems seemed to diminish when I saw how much my mother loved me…

On My Honor: Scouting in Rockwall

Trail project leads to young man Eagle Scout

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 12, 2015) The rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America is a very special honor; it takes perseverance, integrity and…