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Helping Hands breaks ground on Assistance & Referral Expansion Project

Helping Hands breaks ground on Assistance & Referral Expansion Project

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 28, 2015) A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning to mark the beginning of Phase I of Rockwall County Helping Hands Capital Campaign Project,…

Roma’s Books celebrates 25 years with Rockwall Chamber ribbon cutting

Roma’s Books celebrates 25 years with Rockwall Chamber ribbon cutting

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 27, 2015) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony helping Roma’s Books celebrate its 25th Anniversary and the remodeling…

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for CrossFit Heath

Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for CrossFit Heath

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 27, 2015)  The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming CrossFit Heath, located at 760 W. Ralph Hall Parkway.…

Rockwall Chamber welcomes Juice It Up!

Rockwall Chamber welcomes Juice It Up!

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 27, 2015) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Juice It Up!, located at 3035 Ridge Rd W…

Rockwall County leaders rally around RISD students and teachers

Rockwall County leaders rally around RISD students and teachers

“Better Schools Brighter Future” Forms To Promote Passage Of Rockwall ISD Bond Program (ROCKWALL, TX – August 18, 2015) Today, the formation of Better Schools Brighter Future was…

Ribbon cutting celebration Friday to celebrate opening of Lone Star CASA’s new Kaufman County office

Ribbon cutting celebration Friday to celebrate opening of Lone Star CASA’s new Kaufman County office

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, KAUFMAN COUNTY, TX – August 26, 2015) Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is pleased to announce the opening of their new Kaufman County office,…

City of Rockwall awarded grant to construct neighborhood park

City of Rockwall awarded grant to construct neighborhood park

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 20, 2015) The City of Rockwall was recently awarded a $400,000 grant by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to assist in constructing a…

Rep Ratcliffe delivers message of optimism. hope at Rockwall Chamber Partners Luncheon

Rep Ratcliffe delivers message of optimism. hope at Rockwall Chamber Partners Luncheon

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 19, 2015) U. S. Rep. John Ratcliffe provided a message full of optimism and hope for America’s dealings both abroad and at home during…

Good Times/Events

Rockwall Community Playhouse to present Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Rockwall Community Playhouse to present Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 28, 2015) Rockwall Community Playhouse proudly announces the cast of the…

Artists Reception at Uptown Downtown Gallery Saturday

Artists Reception at Uptown Downtown Gallery Saturday

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 27, 2015) The Uptown Downtown Art Gallery & Studio, located at…

Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show Oct 2-4

Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show Oct 2-4

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 21, 2015) The Rockwall Art League will present “Inspired,” it 15th…

Teachers, staff welcomed at Rockwall ISD New Employee Breakfast

Teachers, staff welcomed at Rockwall ISD New Employee Breakfast

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 14, 2015) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, area businesses and…

Chance to win $10,000 at Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta

Chance to win $10,000 at Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta

Hanby Insurance gives back to 13th ‘Unlucky Lucky Duck’ (ROCKWALL, TX – August 6, 2015)…

Homebrew Competition on the Rockwall Square Oct 3

Homebrew Competition on the Rockwall Square Oct 3

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 21, 2015) Brew² (Brew Squared or Brew on the Square) Homebrew…

Around Town: Blue Ribbon News Fall Calendar of Events

Around Town: Blue Ribbon News Fall Calendar of Events

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 18, 2015) There’s plenty to do in the Rockwall / Heath…

Community welcome to Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

Community welcome to Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 20, 2015) There will be a Spaghetti Dinner Benefit from 6…

Save the Date: Mistletoe & Holly Bazaar Oct 10

Save the Date: Mistletoe & Holly Bazaar Oct 10

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 19, 2015) Shop holiday merchandise and enjoy carnival games, a bounce house, mechanical bull…

Race for cash & prizes at Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta

Race for cash & prizes at Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 17, 2015) The annual Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta returns to The…

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Heath fashion students design dresses out of newspaper

Heath fashion students design dresses out of newspaper

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – August 27, 2015) Advanced fashion students in Mrs. Durst’s class began the school year at Rockwall-Heath High School with a team-building project to create a…

Rockwall County leaders rally around RISD students and teachers

Rockwall County leaders rally around RISD students and teachers

“Better Schools Brighter Future” Forms To Promote Passage Of Rockwall ISD Bond Program (ROCKWALL, TX – August 18, 2015) Today, the formation of Better Schools Brighter Future was…

Montessori coming to Garland ISD in 2016-17

Montessori coming to Garland ISD in 2016-17

(GARLAND ISD, TX – August 26, 2015) The area’s newest Montessori is just around the corner. Garland ISD strives to provide all students with a well-rounded education that…

Garland ISD sees high-energy 2015-16 welcome

Garland ISD sees high-energy 2015-16 welcome

(GARLAND ISD, TX – August 26, 2015) High-fives, hugs and smiles were buzzing across Garland ISD as 71 campuses welcomed students to the first day of school Aug.…

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Blue Ribbon News back-to-School print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall and Heath

Blue Ribbon News back-to-School 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 (August 18, 2015) Here’s a…

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Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Bluegills and Old Buddies

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 10, 2015) The bluegill; a small, often disregarded fish compared to the great gamers like the temperamental largemouth, the finicky trout, or the…

Senior Moments by Karen Straughan

Senior Moments: The ‘Club Sandwich’ Generation

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 27, 2015) As we dance into our Golden Years with the Beatles singing in our heads, many seniors look forward to retiring and traveling…

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…

Making Math Make Sense by Mathnasium

Nothing builds confidence like success

(ROCKWALL, HEATH, TX – August 22, 2015) In the 1970’s sitcom Good Times, James Carter “Jimmy” Walker’s character frequently let out a big “Dyn-o-mite” during the show.…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Stephen Ministry: Lay Care-giving to Hurting People

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 22, 2015) “The sun is going to keep coming up.” That’s a healthy perspective shared by Carolyn K. these days. The RockwallCounty resident wasn’t…

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…

Good Health

Know the ABCs of nutrition for back-to-school

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 17, 2015) “Back to School” is here and parents have a lot on their minds. Shopping, coordinating schedules, and returning to a normal…

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…

Fine Art Show Oct 2-4 ~ Rockwall ~ FREE