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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…

Heath Mayor’s Message: City of Heath construction projects update

Heath Mayor’s Message: City of Heath construction projects update

HEATH, TX. (July 21, 2014) During 2013, the City Council and City Staff spent a significant amount of time developing, with citizen input, a Capital Improvements Plan (CIP)…

Advance Auto Parts opens first store in Garland

GARLAND, TX. (July 21, 2014) On Tuesday, July 22nd at 10:30 am Advance Auto Parts Team Members and town leaders will join together for a ribbon cutting ceremony…

Inspire Financial Group stuffs backpacks to benefit Dallas kids in need

Inspire Financial Group stuffs backpacks to benefit Dallas kids in need

  RICHARDSON,TX. (July 21, 2014) Wednesday, July 16, Inspire Financial Group volunteered with the Community Partners of Dallas to help fill backpacks with school supplies for their Back…

Rockwall Cash Mob forms to ‘buy local, dine local, meet locals’

Rockwall Cash Mob forms to ‘buy local, dine local, meet locals’

ROCKWALL, TX (July 19, 2014) Starting this August, on the third Thursday of each month, Rockwall residents will rally together and form a mob—for a good cause. Rockwall…

New Kindermusik Studio opens in Rockwall

New Kindermusik Studio opens in Rockwall

Kindermusik classes provide music and movement activities to foster brain development in babies and young children, while helping them bond with parents ROCKWALL, TX (July 13, 2014) After…

Rowlett Chamber announces Life Message as July’s Business of the Month

Rowlett Chamber announces Life Message as July’s Business of the Month

ROWLETT,TX. (July 11, 2014) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce takes great pleasure in announcing Life Message as July’s Business of the Month. Life Message is a non-profit organization…

Good Times/Events

Family fun at Rockwall Rotary’s Hot Rocks Bike Ride

Family fun at Rockwall Rotary’s Hot Rocks Bike Ride

ROCKWALL, TX (July 21, 2014) Enjoy family fun at the 2014 Hot Rocks Bike Ride,…

$10 Spaghetti Dinner Benefit supports Meals on Wheels

$10 Spaghetti Dinner Benefit supports Meals on Wheels

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

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

ROCKWALL COUNTY,TX. (July 22, 2014) Rockwall’s 14th Annual Kiwanis Tri-Rock Triathlon features athletes from all…

Gallery on the Square to feature Chilton exhibit through Aug 13

Gallery on the Square to feature Chilton exhibit through Aug 13

ROCKWALL, TX (July 21, 2014) The one-man show, ‘All of the Above’, a photography exhibit…

Join Rockwall Rock Ridge Alzheimer’s support group for guest speaker Danny Mack

Join Rockwall Rock Ridge Alzheimer’s support group for guest speaker Danny Mack

Submitted by Brenda Cross, Rock Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care. To share your good…

Rockwall Women’s League to host Meet & Greet

Rockwall Women’s League to host Meet & Greet

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 21, 2014) The Rockwall Women’s League will host a Meet & Greet at…

Rockwall police to offer free VIN etching at Home Depot

Rockwall police to offer free VIN etching at Home Depot

ROCKWALL, TX. (July 21, 2014) The City of Rockwall has announced that free Vehicle Identification…

Rockwall County Republican Women to host “Women of Influence” tea

ROCKWALL COUNTY,TX. (July 21, 2014) The Rockwall County Republican Women will host their annual “Women…

Tickets available now for Aug 16 Firefighters Ball

Tickets available now for Aug 16 Firefighters Ball

TICKETS: firefightersball.splashthat.com ROCKWALL, TX (July 21, 2014) Enjoy casino gambling, dinner, dancing and a live and…

Dirty Rock Triathlon POSTPONED TIL AUG 2

Dirty Rock Triathlon POSTPONED TIL AUG 2

UPDATE – JULY 19: DIRTY ROCK POSTPONED! The City and DORBA (who manage the trail) have…

Open House at Rockwall’s Grace Center July 29

Open House at Rockwall’s Grace Center July 29

ROCKWALL, TX. (July 18, 2014) Join the Grace Center for Family and Community Development Board…

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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…

Jacket Backers introduces the Victory Club

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 16, 2014) Jacket Backers announces the addition of a new level of membership called the Victory Club. The Victory Club is an exclusive level of Jacket…

Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission announces winners for writing contest

Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission announces winners for writing contest

Photography Contest coming ROWLETT,TX. (July 14, 2014) The Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission has announced the winners for their 2014 Writing Contest. The winners were presented awards in…

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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…

Categories

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…