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Rockwall Urgent Care hosts toy drive benefiting Boys & Girls Club

Rockwall Urgent Care hosts toy drive benefiting Boys & Girls Club

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 21, 2014) Though it’s hard to believe considering the overall affluence of the Lake Ray Hubbard communities, some children in the area might go without…

‘It’s not a store. It’s a story.’

‘It’s not a store. It’s a story.’

Hallie B in downtown Rockwall encourages patrons to ‘Shop Local, Think Global’ ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 20, 2014) A colorfully painted sign reading H. B. Shack stands out in…

Driving Business Downtown: New partnership provides shuttle service to shopping, dining

Driving Business Downtown: New partnership provides shuttle service to shopping, dining

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 20, 2014) Toyota of Rockwall has been very busy this fall making changes to their lobby area and introducing a new service that will benefit…

#ShopRockwall this holiday season

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 19, 2014) With the holidays right around the corner, the biggest shopping season of the year is upon us and #ShopRockwall is fully underway. Before…

Rowlett Chamber names My Computer Guy as Nov Business of the Month

Rowlett Chamber names My Computer Guy as Nov Business of the Month

ROWLETT, TX (Nov. 19, 2014) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce recently recognized My Computer Guy as its November Business of the Month. This month marks the 10th year…

Trees planted in Terry Park on Arbor Day in Heath

Trees planted in Terry Park on Arbor Day in Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Nov. 19, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Heath held a tree planting ceremony in celebration of the newly-proclaimed Arbor Day…

Rock Ridge Assisted Living hosts Open House, Toy Drive for Boys & Girls Club

Rock Ridge Assisted Living hosts Open House, Toy Drive for Boys & Girls Club

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 19, 2014) Kathy General (left) and Angela Horak get in on the holiday spirit by donating toys at the Rock Ridge Assisted Living and Memory…

Meals on Wheels, Shannon Elementary honored at Rockwall City Council meeting

Meals on Wheels, Shannon Elementary honored at Rockwall City Council meeting

ROCKWALL, TX (November 17, 2014) The City of Rockwall honored Sharon Shannon Elementary School and Meals On Wheels Senior Services with proclamations during Monday night’s City Council meeting.…

Veterans organize ‘ruck march’ from Rockwall Honda

Veterans organize ‘ruck march’ from Rockwall Honda

ROCKWALL, TX (November 13, 2014)  It was a cold and windy Tuesday but that did not stop a group of local veterans from marching in memory and honor…

Texas Health Presbyterian Rockwall earns top safety grade

Texas Health Presbyterian Rockwall earns top safety grade

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 12, 2014) Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall earned an A grade for patient safety, according to the latest Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group.…

Good Times/Events

Team All in the Family wins Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s ‘most successful FUNraiser in years’

Team All in the Family wins Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s ‘most successful FUNraiser in years’

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Nov. 21, 2014) Back when cotton was king in Rockwall County in…

Rockwall Community Playhouse’s Christmas production is a family affair

Rockwall Community Playhouse’s Christmas production is a family affair

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 20, 2014) When a show winds down to the last weeks of…

Rockwall YMCA Grand Opening Weekend to feature free classes, giveaways, family fun

Rockwall YMCA Grand Opening Weekend to feature free classes, giveaways, family fun

YMCA Phase I Renovation Complete ROCKWALL, TX (November 10, 2014) The JER Chilton YMCA at…

Rockwall couple takes holiday decorating to the extreme

Rockwall couple takes holiday decorating to the extreme

Bigger and brighter With five weekends to go ‘til Christmas, many of us are only…

Rockwall Children’s Chorus to present Christmas Concert

Rockwall Children’s Chorus to present Christmas Concert

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 18, 2014) The Rockwall Children’s Chorus, a community chorus comprised of area…

Rockwall Helping Hands Festival of Trees, holiday festivities light up The Harbor

Rockwall Helping Hands Festival of Trees, holiday festivities light up The Harbor

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 18, 2014) The Rockwall community officially geared up for the holiday season…

Local veterans honored at various events around Rockwall County

Local veterans honored at various events around Rockwall County

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (November 12, 2014) Red, white and blue star-spangled banners waved freely throughout…

Grand Marshal chosen, new route announced for Rockwall Kiwanis Christmas parade

Grand Marshal chosen, new route announced for Rockwall Kiwanis Christmas parade

Parade follows new route this year ROCKWALL, TX (November 11, 2014) As the winner of…

Heath Special Events Board makes new plans for annual Holiday in the Park

Heath Special Events Board makes new plans for annual Holiday in the Park

HEATH, TX (November 11, 2014) The City of Heath Special Events Board has been busy…

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Standing room only for Dobbs students’ Thanksgiving play

Standing room only for Dobbs students’ Thanksgiving play

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 21, 2014) First grade students at Dobbs Elementary recently performed a Thanksgiving Play portraying different animals to tell what they were thankful for. Students had…

Rockwall Noon Rotary recognized Nebbie sixth grader as Student of Honor

Rockwall Noon Rotary recognized Nebbie sixth grader as Student of Honor

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 20, 2014) Trevor Webb, a sixth grader at Nebbie Williams Elementary School, was recognized by the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club today as a Rotary Student…

Hartman students raise ‘Bills for Chills,’ enjoy ice cream social at Culvers

Hartman students raise ‘Bills for Chills,’ enjoy ice cream social at Culvers

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 19, 2014) Grace Hartman Elementary students recently participated in a challenge hosted by Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club by donating dollar bills for the purchase of…

Rockwall Stingerettes put on patriotic performance

Rockwall Stingerettes put on patriotic performance

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 18, 2014) Rockwall High School Stingerettes participated in Military Appreciation Night at the October 24, 2014 football game held at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium. The drill team…

Grace Hartman YAC students host food drive benefiting Helping Hands

Grace Hartman YAC students host food drive benefiting Helping Hands

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 18, 2014) The students of Grace Hartman Elementary “YAC” (Youth Advisory Council) recently hosted a school wide food drive benefiting Rockwall County Helping Hands.  With…

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Editor's Notes

Blue Ribbon News early holiday edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (November 14, 2014) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to nearly…

Two new staffers, a pair of high heels and one old minivan

Two new staffers, a pair of high heels and one old minivan

Here’s an amusing story – especially for those who have had the pleasure of meeting my father-in-law of 80-something years, and…

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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

Autumn adventures include ‘Don’t tell Momma’ moments

ROCKWALL, TX (November 13, 2014) Dad cinched the rope around me and started up the tree with the other end. A few nailed boards in a bough…

Doing Business Right by Rhonda Wright

Firehouse Subs employee has all the ingredients of a leader

Doing Business Right ROCKWALL, TX (September 30, 2014) His voice has a calming effect. His words are spoken only a decibel or two above all the activity around…

Not So Southern Stacy

Wedding bells ring for autumn bride

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 6, 2014) October is all about fall, football, sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween. This year it is full of tulle, flowers, cake and…

Patti Richter: On Faith

The Last Well: Answering a Threat More Deadly Than Ebola

ROCKWALL, TX (November 13, 2014) Todd Phillips spent the last day of July watching a country shut down. Government offices and schools closed; stores and marketplaces emptied.…

Inspirations by John Adams

The issue with time

ROCKWALL, TX (October 12, 2014) Time – it is that which we all possess. It is very valuable to all of us, but cannot be purchased, only…

On My Honor: Scouting in Rockwall

Scout Troop 83 experiences adventures, sells fall flowers and kale

ROCKWALL, TX (September 23, 2014) Hello, my name is Caleb Davis and I am a Life Scout in Troop 83 here in Rockwall. Today, I will tell you…

Reflections by Enid Reyes

It’s a jungle out there

ROCKWALL, TX (August 22, 2014) Students can be either excited about going back to school and all of its new opportunities or it can be a dread…