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Customers ‘still coming’ during downtown Rockwall renovations

Customers ‘still coming’ during downtown Rockwall renovations

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 29, 2014) Caution tape and orange cones may line parts of downtown Rockwall, but by August 2015 the square will have received a major facelift. Although…

Rockwall Mayor’s Message: Going forward together

Rockwall Mayor’s Message: Going forward together

ROCKWALL, TX (July 28, 2014) What I love most about Rockwall are its people – the key to our city’s success. It occurred to me recently how well…

Children, families with special needs get exclusive access to Hawaiian Falls

Children, families with special needs get exclusive access to Hawaiian Falls

Champions Day benefits Special Olympics, MDA, and Easter Seals (July 28, 2014) Hawaiian Falls and Tom Thumb have joined forces for Champions Day on Saturday, August 9 at…

Royse City Casino Night for a Cause Aug 8

Royse City Casino Night for a Cause Aug 8

ROYSE CITY, TX. (July 28, 2014) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce’s Casino Night and Silent Auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 8 at Big Sky Event…

City of Rockwall seeks public input on future neighborhood park

ROCKWALL, TX (July 25, 2014) The City of Rockwall is seeking public input regarding the site plan of a future neighborhood park development located within the Stone Creek subdivision…

City of Heath Receives Improved Insurance Rating

City of Heath Receives Improved Insurance Rating

HEATH, TX. (July 24, 2014) An improved water system with the addition of the new northern water tower and upgraded delivery infrastructure has contributed to the improvement in…

Rockwall Helping Hands Centsible Dollar Day Sale

Rockwall Helping Hands Centsible Dollar Day Sale

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX. (July 22, 2014) Now through Saturday July 26th, all houseware items and home décor are $1 each, as well as all wall art is 50%…

American National Bank of Texas welcomes Jim Thompson

American National Bank of Texas welcomes Jim Thompson

DALLAS,TX. (July 22, 2014) American National Bank of Texas is proud to announce that Jim Thompson, CEO of James R. Thompson Inc., has been appointed as a board…

Rockwall Chamber welcomes new Director of Marketing, Communications

Rockwall Chamber welcomes new Director of Marketing, Communications

ROCKWALL, TX (July 21, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Darby Burkey as the new Director of Marketing and Communications for the Chamber.…

Heath City Manager honored

Heath City Manager honored

HEATH, TX. (July 21, 2014) Heath City Manager Ed Thatcher was recently named 2014 Member of the Year by the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Posse. He also earned the 35-Year…

Good Times/Events

Gloria Campos to speak at September Friends of the Rockwall Library meeting

Gloria Campos to speak at September Friends of the Rockwall Library meeting

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 29, 2014) For 30 years, Gloria Campos was welcomed into thousands of DFW…

Rockwall County AgriLife to hold water solutions conference

Rockwall County AgriLife to hold water solutions conference

ROCKWALL COUNTY,TX. (July 29, 2014) Rockwall County based businesses have partnered with Leadership Advisory Board…

Children, families with special needs get exclusive access to Hawaiian Falls

Children, families with special needs get exclusive access to Hawaiian Falls

Champions Day benefits Special Olympics, MDA, and Easter Seals (July 28, 2014) Hawaiian Falls and…

Rockwall YMCA’s Dirty Rock Triathlon Saturday

Rockwall YMCA’s Dirty Rock Triathlon Saturday

STILL TIME TO REGISTER! UPDATE – JULY 19: DIRTY ROCK POSTPONED! The City and DORBA (who…

Rockwall County Kiwanis Club’s Tri-Rock Triathlon Aug 3

Rockwall County Kiwanis Club’s Tri-Rock Triathlon Aug 3

ROCKWALL COUNTY,TX. (July 28, 2014) Rockwall’s 14th Annual Kiwanis Tri-Rock Triathlon features athletes from all…

Teams forming for Rockwall HeartChase at The Harbor

Teams forming for Rockwall HeartChase at The Harbor

ROCKWALL, TX (July 28, 2014) Rockwall HeartChase organizers and Team Captains gathered July 23 for…

Royse City Casino Night for a Cause Aug 8

Royse City Casino Night for a Cause Aug 8

ROYSE CITY, TX. (July 28, 2014) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce’s Casino Night and…

Grapevine GrapeFest to feature unique wines and live entertainment

Grapevine GrapeFest to feature unique wines and live entertainment

Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest U.S. – September 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2014…

North Texas Beer Week returns this fall

North Texas Beer Week returns this fall

DALLAS, TX (July 24, 2014) North Texas Beer Week returns this year on Friday, October…

Rockwall YMCA to host Nutrition Carnival

Rockwall YMCA to host Nutrition Carnival

ROCKWALL, TX. (July 24, 2014) A Nutrition Carnival will take place on Tuesday, July 29th…

‘Anything Goes’ at Rockwall Summer Musicals

‘Anything Goes’ at Rockwall Summer Musicals

ROCKWALL, TX (July 23, 2014) Rockwall Summer Musicals will present Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” Opening night is…

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Rockwall ISD launches online back-to-school process

Rockwall ISD launches online back-to-school process

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 23, 2014) In an effort to make the Back-to-School process as easy and convenient as possible for parents, Rockwall ISD will launch the new Online Back-to-School…

The Fulton School to host Preview Day Saturday

The Fulton School to host Preview Day Saturday

HEATH, TX. (July 23, 2014) Dr. Letha Hopkins flunked retirement. After thirty-five years in the public school arena, she should have been ready to kick back, plant a…

Wylie athlete Nijee Cooper signs letter of intent for Bethany College

Wylie athlete Nijee Cooper signs letter of intent for Bethany College

WYLIE,TX. (July 22, 2014) Nijee Cooper from  Wylie,Texas, has signed a letter of intent to play men’s soccer at Bethany College for the 2014-2015 academic year. Cooper, an…

Rockwall Heath Highsteppers host “Hollywood Light” camp

HEATH/ROCKWALL,TX. (July 21, 2014) The Rockwall Heath Highsteppers recently held a “Hollywood Light” dance camp. The Highsteppers taught younger girls dance routines, dance technique, and drill team traditions.…

Heath Salon & Spa presents Back-to-School Before & After Contest

Heath Salon & Spa presents Back-to-School Before & After Contest

HEATH, TX. (July 18, 2014) Heath Salon & Spa is offering a “BTS Before & After” contest to allow their clients to share their new look for a…

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Editor's Notes

Latest edition of Blue Ribbon News hits mailboxes

Latest edition of Blue Ribbon News hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (June 22, 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 chicken and the egg

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 16, 2014) Compared to her older brothers, my daughter is unique: they are athletes; she’s an artist, barely noticing a ball. They are rough, a…

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

On a tank of gas from Rockwall, Texas

ROCKWALL, TX (July 10, 2014) Growing up some of my favorite memories came on Sundays when we had our “family day.” My mom packed up some snacks…

Patti Richter: On Faith

A better bridge

ROCKWALL/ HEATH, TX. (June 27, 2014) For several months I walked my dog along the farm road that crosses the creek bordering our neighborhood. Barricades had closed…

Inspirations by John Adams

Rockwall City Councilman Bennie Daniels shares childhood memory

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 15, 2014) It is a privilege to tell the story of my good friend, Bennie Daniels. Bennie is a man of varied talent, wisdom and…

Rockwall History with Robin

Oldest house in Rockwall opens door to history

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 16, 2014) Stepping into the museum that day I had no idea where my life was heading.  I had little way of knowing this would…

Reflections by Enid Reyes

Once a father, always a father

A father’s level of involvement has lasting effects ROCKWALL, TX (June 5, 2014) A young man said to his mother one day, “Mom, I am not more…