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Rockwall Gun Club opens Monday

Rockwall Gun Club opens Monday

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 29, 2016) The Rockwall Gun Club is excited to announce their official opening.  After much anticipation, this 70- acre multi faceted complex will be…

Court addresses transit system funding, pay plan

Court addresses transit system funding, pay plan

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 27, 2016) Rockwall County Commissioners Court agreed on a change in funding for STAR Transit and approved a conceptual proposal for a new county…

Rockwall Commissioners honor County Employee of the Quarter

Rockwall Commissioners honor County Employee of the Quarter

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 27, 2016) Veronica Martinez was honored as the Rockwall County Employee of the Quarter by Commissioners Court at their July 26 meeting. Martinez is…

Rockwall County Commissioners Court holds special meeting to address indigent/mental health care, employee compensation, custodial service

Rockwall County Commissioners Court holds special meeting to address indigent/mental health care, employee compensation, custodial service

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – July 20, 2016) At a special meeting July 19th, the Rockwall County Commissioners Court addressed a list of programs and services that must be…

Answers to FAQs about pending SH 205 improvements in Rockwall

Answers to FAQs about pending SH 205 improvements in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 18, 2016) The Texas Department of Transportation recently held two informational public meetings in the area about pending improvements to State Highway 205, and…

Rockwall Executive Women’s Alliance to host ‘Journey to Leadership’ Luncheon

Rockwall Executive Women’s Alliance to host ‘Journey to Leadership’ Luncheon

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 13, 2016) The Rockwall Executive Women’s Alliance, a Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce initiative in which business owners and women in executive level positions offer…

Texas investor group proposes ‘Bullet Train’ from Dallas to Houston

Texas investor group proposes ‘Bullet Train’ from Dallas to Houston

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 18, 2016) Planning a trip to Houston?  How would you like to catch a high-speed train at 3 p.m. in Dallas and step off at 4:30 p.m.…

DFW Restaurant Week announces ‘Reservation Day’ and other delicious details

DFW Restaurant Week announces ‘Reservation Day’ and other delicious details

NEW “DFW Restaurant Week Food & Wine Festival” to Kick-Off Summer’s Hottest Dining Event (DALLAS, TX – July 13, 2016) The countdown is on for the start of summer’s…

Good Times

Hot Rocks features Family Fun Ride, new courses

Hot Rocks features Family Fun Ride, new courses

Rockwall Rotary’s Hot Rocks celebrates 30th year REGISTER HERE. (ROCKWALL, TX – July 29, 2016)…

Community hits home run with Back the Blue Baseball Tournament

Community hits home run with Back the Blue Baseball Tournament

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 28, 2016) The Rockwall community stepped up to bat for its…

Rockwall Art League to present 16th Annual Fine Art Show

Rockwall Art League to present 16th Annual Fine Art Show

Call for Entries (ROCKWALL, TX – July 25, 2016) Save the date, as the Rockwall…

Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and Hawaiian Falls honor families of fallen heroes

Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and Hawaiian Falls honor families of fallen heroes

Throughout the history of the United States, brave men and women serving in our military…

Kiwanis Club to host 16th Annual Tri-Rock Triathlon August 7

Kiwanis Club to host 16th Annual Tri-Rock Triathlon August 7

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 12, 2016) The Kiwanis Club of Rockwall County is once again…

Col-Met of Rockwall to host motorcycle ride, car show benefiting Helping Hands

Col-Met of Rockwall to host motorcycle ride, car show benefiting Helping Hands

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 12, 2016) Col-Met in Rockwall will host its 1st Annual RIDE…

Rockwall becomes art workshop destination

Rockwall becomes art workshop destination

Rockwall Art League to host workshops this fall (ROCKWALL, TX – July 12, 2016) The…

Announcing Heath’s Independence Parade award winners (VIDEO)

Announcing Heath’s Independence Parade award winners (VIDEO)

(HEATH, TX – July 6, 2016) The festivities may have been delayed an hour, thanks…

Rockwall Fourth of July Parade 2016: PHOTO GALLERY

Rockwall Fourth of July Parade 2016: PHOTO GALLERY

Photos by Blake Macaluso, Blue Ribbon News.…

Heath Independence Day Parade 2016: PHOTO GALLERY

Heath Independence Day Parade 2016: PHOTO GALLERY

Photos by Blue Ribbon News reporter Julie Anne White. Your #1 source for positive hometown…

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Royse City Teachers of the Year receive free car leases from Toyota of Rockwall

Royse City Teachers of the Year receive free car leases from Toyota of Rockwall

(ROYSE CITY, TX — July 27, 2016) Royse City ISD’s 2016 Teachers of the Year were awarded free 6-month leases on Toyota Corollas from Toyota of Rockwall and…

Royse City High School receives collegiate upgrades

Royse City High School receives collegiate upgrades

(ROYSE CITY, TX — July 20, 2016) Royse City High School students and staff will find newly renovated spaces on the first day of school on August 22.…

Royse City FFA members attend Texas FFA Convention in Dallas

Royse City FFA members attend Texas FFA Convention in Dallas

(ROYSE CITY, TX — July 20, 2016) Members from the Royse City FFA chapter attended the 88th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 11-15 in Dallas, where…

Garland ISD Health Fair and Back-to-School Rally

Garland ISD Health Fair and Back-to-School Rally

(GARLAND ISD – July 13, 2016) Garland ISD and the Garland Unit of the NAACP will host a Health Fair and Back-to-School Rally from 10 a.m. to 2…

Frisco YMCA welcomes summer STEM robotics coding program

Frisco YMCA welcomes summer STEM robotics coding program

(Frisco, TX—July 8, 2016) The Frisco Family YMCA is hosting a STEM Summer Camp for K-6th grades. Kids interested in robotics, coding and game design will be taught…

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Summer Edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall and Heath

Summer Edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall and Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (June 21, 2016) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to more…

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

Camping! Two Nights?

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 18, 2016) Last year, my daughter’s inaugural camping trip had been cut short by storms and a tent that functioned like a sieve.…

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 Economic Development Insights: Home-grown talent is the best asset for employers

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 23, 2016) Education is a great investment for our cities, our state and our nation – an investment that produces benefits for taxpayers,…

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

Marriage—Something to Celebrate

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – June 24, 2016) How should we celebrate? I’ve been chewing on this thought in view of our 40th wedding anniversary, which seems to call…

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

Food 4 Physicals: Rockwall Urgent Care sponsors toiletry/food drive for Helping Hands

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 21, 2016) Rockwall Urgent Care is sponsoring a canned food drive to benefit Helping Hands of Rockwall County. Patients who donate three toiletry…

Making Math Make Sense by Mathnasium

Finger Counters and Dot Counters and Foot Tappers, Oh My!

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 5, 2016) Picture this scenario. A teacher asks a classroom of students: “If you spend 70 cents, 80 cents, and 90 cents, how…