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City of Heath honors staff, names Employee of the Year

City of Heath honors staff, names Employee of the Year

HEATH, TX (Dec. 18, 2014) The City of Heath recently honored employees for their outstanding performance in 2014, including Kristi Smith, who was named Employee of the Year.…

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Dallas Harley Davidson

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Dallas Harley Davidson

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 18, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming Harley Davidson, located at 1334 W. Centerville Road in Garland, TX…

Rockwall Chamber welcomes MedPost Urgent Care

Rockwall Chamber welcomes MedPost Urgent Care

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 18, 2014) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming  MedPost Urgent Care, located at 2951 Ridge Road, Suite 107 in Rockwall…

Lake Pointe Medical Center earns third ‘Pathway to Excellence’ designation

Lake Pointe Medical Center earns third ‘Pathway to Excellence’ designation

ROWLETT, TX (Dec. 16, 2014) Lake Pointe Medical Center achieved their third Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Associationwho work…

Farewell to Mayor Sweet: ‘Rockwall is a better place because of this man’

Farewell to Mayor Sweet: ‘Rockwall is a better place because of this man’

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 16, 2014) Rockwall welcomed its newly appointed mayor Jim Pruitt and new Place 2 council member John Hohenshelt during what turned out to be a…

Leadership Rockwall gives back with gift cards for Helping Hands Toy Drive

Leadership Rockwall gives back with gift cards for Helping Hands Toy Drive

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Dec. 15, 2014) This year, Leadership Rockwall is giving back to community kids and teens by donating over $700 in gift cards to the Rockwall…

Active Shooter Drill at Lake Pointe Medical Center

Active Shooter Drill at Lake Pointe Medical Center

On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2014, Lake Pointe Medical Center conducted a hostage/armed assailant training drill. They partnered with the following agencies to help make it as close to…

Royse City Chamber offers free WordPress classes

ROYSE CITY, TX (Dec. 11, 2014) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce is offering a Free WordPress Class for beginners which will take place over a period of…

Rockwall County Helping Hands announces new Executive Director

Rockwall County Helping Hands announces new Executive Director

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 9, 2014) On Saturday, December 6, the Board of Directors of Rockwall County Helping Hands named Jon Bailey as the organization’s new Executive Director.  Jon grew up…

Good Times/Events

Register by Jan 31 for Rockwall’s Got Talent 2015

Register by Jan 31 for Rockwall’s Got Talent 2015

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 19, 2014) For the sixth year in a row, Rockwall Community Playhouse…

Magic of Margo: Retirement party to honor director’s 25 years of service with Helping Hands

Magic of Margo: Retirement party to honor director’s 25 years of service with Helping Hands

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 17, 2014) Friends of Rockwall County Helping Hands liken the legacy of Margo…

Sabine Creek Ranch transforms into Southern Lights Christmas Experience

Sabine Creek Ranch transforms into Southern Lights Christmas Experience

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 8, 2014) When Eddie and Sarah Walker decided to transform their ranch…

Rockwall Indoor Sports Expo to host Mistletoe Soccer Tournament, Carnival

Rockwall Indoor Sports Expo to host Mistletoe Soccer Tournament, Carnival

Business sponsorships available ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 4, 2014) Rockwall Indoor Sports Expo, R.I.S.E., will present…

Rest Haven’s Angel Wing Trees help families remember

Rest Haven’s Angel Wing Trees help families remember

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 1, 2014) Rest Haven is again providing a special way for families…

VIDEO: Heath Holiday in the Park draws nearly 1,000 people – and Santa!

VIDEO: Heath Holiday in the Park draws nearly 1,000 people – and Santa!

HEATH, TX (Dec. 11, 2014) It was a spectacular night as the community welcomed Christmas…

Moms Club of Rockwall, Southern Junction to present ‘Rolling Dice for Dollars’

Moms Club of Rockwall, Southern Junction to present ‘Rolling Dice for Dollars’

SAVE THE DATE – TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR BUNCO FUNDRAISER ROCKWALL/ROYSE CITY, TX (Dec. 1,…

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…

Tri-County Choir presents Comfort & Joy in Royse City

Tri-County Choir presents Comfort & Joy in Royse City

ROCKWALL/ROYSE CITY, TX (Nov. 24, 2014) Enjoy an evening of singing in a Christmas concert full…

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Good Thinking

Math – The Early Years: Before introducing numbers, try this…

Math – The Early Years: Before introducing numbers, try this…

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Dec. 18, 2014) This year, Thanksgiving was special in many ways. The most delightful was an opportunity to spend a week with a two year old…

Rockwall SAGE students are tops in Stock Market Game

Rockwall SAGE students are tops in Stock Market Game

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 18, 2014) Fifth grade SAGE students from Stevenson Elementary placed first out of 73 teams in the North Central Texas Region for the 4th -5th…

Rockwall Stingerettes host holiday clinic

Rockwall Stingerettes host holiday clinic

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 16, 2014) The Rockwall High School Stingerettes hosted a Holiday Dance Clinic on December 6th.  The fun afternoon consisted of dance, games, crafts, refreshments and…

Students create giant gingerbread house for nursing home residents

Students create giant gingerbread house for nursing home residents

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 16, 2014) Cullins Lake Pointe Elementary fifth grade students make a sweet holiday treat for the residents of Senior Care At Lake Pointe Beacon Harbor…

Springer students give back this season

Springer students give back this season

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 11, 2014) Students in Ms. Kerri Knight’s kindergarten class joined in Springer Elementary’s annual holiday community service project. They are donating warm socks, mittens, hats…

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Editor's Notes

Blue Ribbon News Holiday Edition hits mailboxes

Blue Ribbon News Holiday Edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Dec. 17, 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…

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 great present caper

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 16, 2014) While opening our Christmas envelopes from my grandparents, I noticed Uncle Harry grinning, shifting on the couch. He was up to something—a…

Doing Business Right by Rhonda Wright

Doing Business Right: Successful restaurant owner says ‘never lose hunger or humility’

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 25, 2014) It was a leap of faith, but this wasn’t the first time he stepped off the edge and trusted God to hold…

Not So Southern Stacy

Taking Christmas back

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 6, 2014) I decided I want Christmas back! I want to avoid the traffic jammed parking lots, the Black Friday shopping, the long list…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Celebrate Recovery: Healing for Our Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 18, 2014) There’s at least one group in Rockwall County that won’t take a break for the Christmas holidays. In fact, this Christian fellowship…

Inspirations by John Adams

Do the angels sing?

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 18, 2014) Many would say this is a stupid question…”Of course the angels sing! Haven’t you read the Bible!?” Well…what do you say? It…

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

‘Dashing through the stress’

Tips to keep your marriage merry during the holiday hustle ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 24, 2014) While “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” at the holidays, family expectations…