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Winners recognized at Rockwall Chamber’s Taste of Rockwall & Business Expo

Winners recognized at Rockwall Chamber’s Taste of Rockwall & Business Expo

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 17, 2015) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed more than 1,000 attendees and over 60 participants to its 22nd Annual Taste of Rockwall & Business…

Grand Opening, Open House at Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Grand Opening, Open House at Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 16, 2015)  The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall will be celebrating their grand opening on May 6,…

Rockwall County, TxDoT, area officials celebrate kick-off of FM 551 Interchange

Rockwall County, TxDoT, area officials celebrate kick-off of FM 551 Interchange

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 13, 2015) Rockwall County Commissioner David  Magness, Judge David Sweet, TxDOT officials, area mayors, council members and citizens gathered Friday to officially celebrate…

Open house, ribbon cutting, tours Friday for Hope Clinic

Open house, ribbon cutting, tours Friday for Hope Clinic

Baylor-affiliated Hope Clinic Moves into New Facility, Receives Top National Recognition (GARLAND, TX – April 14, 2015) Hope Clinic in Garland has a lot to celebrate these days.…

Ratcliffe: Balanced Budget Amendment to U.S. Constitution Necessary to Tackle National Debt

(April 13, 2015) Currently, the national debt sits at a staggering $18 trillion. Within the next decade, the interest on this debt alone will cost American tax payers…

Rockwall County Sheriff honored with Ralph Hall Chairman’s Award

Rockwall County Sheriff honored with Ralph Hall Chairman’s Award

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 12, 2015) Rockwall County Sheriff Harold Eavenson was recently presented the prestigious Ralph Hall Chairman’s Award at the annual Reagan Day Dinner.  This…

Watering restrictions to ease on May 1

Twice per week watering allowed as needed (ROCKWALL, TX – April 11, 2015) The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels and…

‘DFW Great 100′ List includes nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

‘DFW Great 100′ List includes nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – April 9, 2015) The annual list of the Metroplex’s best nurses is out, and a nurse from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall is honored among…

MidSouth Bank earns Bankers Cup for second consecutive year

MidSouth Bank earns Bankers Cup for second consecutive year

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 9, 2015) For the second year in a row, Raymond James has named MidSouth Bank one of the top community banks in the country.…

McLendom-Chisholm breaks ground on new City Hall

McLendom-Chisholm breaks ground on new City Hall

(MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TX – April 7, 2015) Members of the McLendon-Chisholm City Council and city staff welcomed a good turnout to the groundbreaking ceremony for its new City Hall…

Good Times/Events

Aggie Muster Dinner April 21 at Rockwall High School

Aggie Muster Dinner April 21 at Rockwall High School

    (ROCKWALL, TX – April 9, 2015) The Rockwall County A&M Club will host…

Vintage Base Ball rematch: Rockwall Retros vs Farmers Branch Mustangs

Vintage Base Ball rematch: Rockwall Retros vs Farmers Branch Mustangs

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 7, 2015) Enjoy a game of vintage base ball as the…

Congressman Ralph Hall statue to be unveiled in Rockwall

Congressman Ralph Hall statue to be unveiled in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 10, 2015) A larger-than-life-sized statue of Congressman Ralph M. Hall will…

Leadercast Rockwall to feature world-renowned leaders

Leadercast Rockwall to feature world-renowned leaders

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS ROCKWALL, TX (April 14, 2015) The Rockwall community is invited to…

‘Finish the Race’ 5K for Royse City student’s battle against Leukemia

‘Finish the Race’ 5K for Royse City student’s battle against Leukemia

(April 11, 2015) The First Baptist Church of Fate and the Royse City Independent School…

Heath Mayor Liechty is the Wizard of Oz

Heath Mayor Liechty is the Wizard of Oz

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream…

Community invited to participate in prayer events

Community invited to participate in prayer events

National Day of Prayer May 7 (ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 9, 2015) The City…

Rockwall County Relay For Life, Cars to Cure Cancer Show May 2

Rockwall County Relay For Life, Cars to Cure Cancer Show May 2

(ROCKWALL, TX _ April 9, 2015) Make plans to attend the Cars to Cure Cancer…

Tin Cup golf tournament, pre-party kickoff benefiting Meals on Wheels

Tin Cup golf tournament, pre-party kickoff benefiting Meals on Wheels

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 9, 2015) Golfers, it’s time to start working on your swing.…

National Library Week special events planned

National Library Week special events planned

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 7, 2015) In observance of National Library Week April 12-18, the…

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Springer kids give to Rainbow Room

Springer kids give to Rainbow Room

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 17, 2015) Sixth graders in Mrs. Rogers’ science class at Springer Elementary collected items to donate to the Rainbow Room, which was established in 1999 to provide emergency assistance…

Rockwall robotics team advances to World Championships

Rockwall robotics team advances to World Championships

Full Metal Jackets score victory at Alamo Regional Robotics Competition (ROCKWALL, TX – April 15, 2015) The Full Metal Jackets, Rockwall High School’s Robotics Team FRC 1296, led…

Junior Sam Bowerman leads Heath Hawks to 2nd place finish in District 12-5A Golf Tournament

Junior Sam Bowerman leads Heath Hawks to 2nd place finish in District 12-5A Golf Tournament

Forney Gold – 1st place team 675 Heath Hawks – 2nd place team 695 North Forney – 3rd place team 710 (ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – April 6,2015) Last Thursday at…

Heath Showcase displays students’ talent, features surprise Hawk Pride video

Heath Showcase displays students’ talent, features surprise Hawk Pride video

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – April 6, 2015) The Heath Student Council presented the Heath Showcase to the student body on April 2.  Rockwall-Heath High School students displayed amazing talent…

RHS soccer player wins Wing Stop Scholar Athlete of the Month

RHS soccer player wins Wing Stop Scholar Athlete of the Month

ROWLETT, TX (April 4, 2015) Surprised on the soccer field by CBS 11, Rowlett High School senior Garrett Stroud was named the Wing Stop Scholar Athlete of the Month…

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Blue Ribbon News Spring/Easter Edition hits mailboxes

Blue Ribbon News Spring/Easter Edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (March 15, 2015) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to more…

For Auld Lang Syne

For Auld Lang Syne

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Dec. 19, 2014) At the risk of being labeled old-fashioned (as if that’s a bad thing), we at Blue…

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Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

The season springs forth with surprises

ROCKWALL, TX (March 16, 2015) I’ve had a quest: to provide more honest food for our table—food I’ve caught, killed, or grown. There’s something pure about it,…

Doing Business Right by Rhonda Wright

Opportunities are golden for young Rockwall businessman

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) Jared Stewart is a remarkable young man – responsible, respectful, intelligent and never reluctant to embrace hard work or a challenge. The…

Not So Southern Stacy

Top three tips for finally achieving your New Year’s resolutions

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 31, 2014) Here we go again…New Year’s resolution time! The standard lose 10 pounds, get healthier, and spend more family time seem to automatically…

Making Math Make Sense by Mathnasium

Couple’s passion for teaching adds up to success

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (March 11, 2015) Mathnasium Learning Center of Rockwall-Heath is relocating to a bigger and conveniently-located facility at the intersection ofGoliad StreetandRalph Hall Parkway. An Open…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Swallowed Up by Life

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – March 29, 2015) Louie Zamperini tasted a heavenly peace as death approached. But he’d made a promise to God during his weeks of floating…

Inspirations by John Adams

Starlight Singers present USO Dinner, Dance & Show

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 14, 2015) Music teacher Jan Stonestreet’s desire is for her students to understand why the United States military should be honored and for them…

Reflections by Enid Reyes

Looking for love – the second time around

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 8, 2015) Even though some prefer the single life, many are still looking for someone to share their lives with—someone to love and be…

On My Honor: Scouting in Rockwall

Donors sought to help Eagle Scout project at Squabble Creek Trail

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) I’ve enjoyed being a columnist for the Blue Ribbon News for over a year, where I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my love…