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Rockwall’s Great Escape

Rockwall’s Great Escape

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 26, 2016) Recently I spent an evening locked in an old professor’s office with six of my good friends for a little over an…

Royse City ISD,Royse City ink deal with pro baseball team

Royse City ISD,Royse City ink deal with pro baseball team

(ROYSE CITY, TX – Sept. 12, 2016) The Royse City Independent School District, City of Royse City and Ventura Sports Group agreed upon a deal that will establish…

Ratcliffe votes to halt the president’s ransom payments to Iran

Ratcliffe votes to halt the president’s ransom payments to Iran

(WASHINGTON – Sept. 24, 2016) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted this week to permanently prohibit the U.S. from making ransom payments or cash payments to Iran. The Prohibiting…

Rockwall: It’s Just Better Here

Rockwall: It’s Just Better Here

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 23, 2016) A glance at its progressive infrastructure and intrinsic land planning reveals why the charming city of Rockwall, Texas has fast become a…

Rockwall School of Music celebrates 20th anniversary

Rockwall School of Music celebrates 20th anniversary

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 23, 2016) Twenty years ago when the Rockwall School of Music began, it started with a vision of offering a variety of private and…

Rockwall County students selected for Rep. Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program

Rockwall County students selected for Rep. Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program

(ROCKWALL, TX — Sept. 22, 2016) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) selected 18 students from Rockwall County to participate in his newly launched Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). The…

Rockwall City Council votes to lower tax rate for residents

Rockwall City Council votes to lower tax rate for residents

Decrease in rate is lowest in nearly a decade. (ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 21, 2016) At their regular meeting Monday, the Rockwall City Council decreased taxes to the…

Area residents create foundation to ‘Back the Blue’ in City of Rockwall

Area residents create foundation to ‘Back the Blue’ in City of Rockwall

New Silent Partners group provides opportunity to anonymously support Rockwall Police (ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 12, 2016) Philanthropic residents in Rockwall have created a way for people to…

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Baylor, Scott & White – Lake Pointe to hold Annual In the Pink Luncheon Oct. 6

Baylor, Scott & White – Lake Pointe to hold Annual In the Pink Luncheon Oct. 6

(ROCKWALL, TX — Sept. 9, 2016) The 7th Annual In The Pink Luncheon will be held on…

First Presbyterian to host Blessing of the Animals Oct. 2

First Presbyterian to host Blessing of the Animals Oct. 2

(ROCKWALL, TX — Sept. 13, 2016) First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall, located at 602 White…

One Man’s Treasure provides ‘prayerful hand up’ to indigent, formerly incarcerated men

One Man’s Treasure provides ‘prayerful hand up’ to indigent, formerly incarcerated men

Special event at Toyota of Rockwall Sept 22 for North Texas Giving Day (ROCKWALL, TX…

Meet the Candidates at Rockwall County Bar Association Town Hall Debate

Meet the Candidates at Rockwall County Bar Association Town Hall Debate

Gloria Campos to moderate as November 2016 candidates debate the issues (ROCKWALL, TX – Sept.…

Black Star Sport Horses announces fall events

Black Star Sport Horses announces fall events

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 7, 2016) Premier dressage training, show, and sales facility Black Star…

Firefighters Ball draws record attendance, honors boy injured on Lake Ray Hubbard

Firefighters Ball draws record attendance, honors boy injured on Lake Ray Hubbard

(ROCKWALL, TX — Sept. 1, 2016) “No Brother Battles Alone.” No words ever rang so…

Coaches Webb, Moss provide season outlook at Rockwall Rotary meeting

Coaches Webb, Moss provide season outlook at Rockwall Rotary meeting

(ROCKWALL, TX — Aug. 25, 2016) The road to becoming 2016-17 state champions may seem…

Toddlers enjoy a splashin’ good time at Early Childhood PTA Round Up

Toddlers enjoy a splashin’ good time at Early Childhood PTA Round Up

(ROCKWALL, TX — Aug. 24, 2016) Parents of the Rockwall-Heath Early Childhood PTA treated their…

Rockwall Newcomers Club installs new officers

Rockwall Newcomers Club installs new officers

(ROCKWALL, TX — Aug. 19, 2016) The Rockwall County Newcomers & Friends Club recently elected…

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Rockwall Jazz Band members win chairs in All Region Jazz Band

Rockwall Jazz Band members win chairs in All Region Jazz Band

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 26, 2016) Seven members of the Rockwall High School Jazz Band won chairs in the Region 25 All Region Jazz Auditions at McKinney North…

Introducing the 2016-17 Williams Middle School Student Council Officers

Introducing the 2016-17 Williams Middle School Student Council Officers

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 24, 2016) Congratulations to the following 8th graders who were recently elected as William Middle School’s Student Council Officers:  (From left) Hayley Dopkins –…

Stallion TV Crew: Lights, Camera, Action!

Stallion TV Crew: Lights, Camera, Action!

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 24, 2016) Every morning, the Stallion TV crew at Springer Elementary School is dedicated to arriving early to operate the video equipment, prepare information…

Rockwall-Heath Mighty Hawk band member wins First Chair Trombone at All Region

Rockwall-Heath Mighty Hawk band member wins First Chair Trombone at All Region

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 24, 2016) Rockwall-Heath High School Mighty Hawk Band member Dawson Ward won first chair trombone at the TMEA Region 25 All Region Jazz auditions…

Rockwall County students selected for Rep. Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program

Rockwall County students selected for Rep. Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program

(ROCKWALL, TX — Sept. 22, 2016) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) selected 18 students from Rockwall County to participate in his newly launched Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). The…

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Blue Ribbon News Fall print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News Fall print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (Sept 22, 2016) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which has been delivered to more than…

Beach time, magical adventures will make upcoming birthday trip the best ever

Beach time, magical adventures will make upcoming birthday trip the best ever

This good news just in: I will be celebrating my 28th birthday by planting myself on the white sand beach in…

Letter from Editor-in-Chief

Letter from Editor-in-Chief

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 5, 2016) Over the years my family has celebrated Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed, a special dinner,…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Balancing the back-to-school blitz

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 19, 2016) At the moment of writing this, we are planning a blitzkrieg end-of-summer family trip to the hill country. Our plan is…

Senior Moments by Karen Straughan

Senior Moments: From generation to generation

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 22, 2015) Hang up the stockings, decorate the tree and pour yourself a cup of cheer, for Christmas time is here! Our family…

Economic Development Insight, Rockwall EDC

Rockwall: It’s Just Better Here

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 23, 2016) A glance at its progressive infrastructure and intrinsic land planning reveals why the charming city of Rockwall, Texas has fast become…

Rockwall Chamber, President's Pen

Bringing business and community together

The President’s Pen (ROCKWALL, TX – May 3, 2016) Rockwall County is home to six cities, small to large, each with its own unique flavor and outstanding…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Local author highlights women’s extraordinary influence

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Sept. 23, 2016) She’s a homeschooling mom of four with plenty of other roles, including: wife, soccer mom, symphony violinist, and writer. The latter…

Inspirations by John Adams

Big storm, big blessing

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 31, 2015) As the terrible tornado began to develop just a few days ago, it became evident that my family was in its…

Good Health

Small things count as big things

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 23, 2016) It is frequently said “it’s the little things that count.” Or “big things come in small packages.”  Sometimes you hear “bigger…

Making Math Make Sense by Mathnasium

Free ‘Multiplication Madness’ program available for Rockwall, Heath area students

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Sept. 22, 2016) For the past several years, Mathnasium Learning Center of Rockwall-Heath has been helping kids in Pre-K through 12th grade better understand math,…