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Rockwall EDC announces new Board of Directors

Rockwall EDC announces new Board of Directors

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 26, 2015) Dale Cherry and Matthew Nielsen have been appointed to serve on the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation‘s Board of Directors. “It’s our privilege…

Mayor’s Message: Rockwall voters to consider City Charter revisions

Mayor’s Message: Rockwall voters to consider City Charter revisions

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 26, 2015) The citizens of Rockwall will have the opportunity to vote on amendments to the city charter in the upcoming municipal election.  The…

Savor the flavor at Taste of Rockwall, Business Expo

Savor the flavor at Taste of Rockwall, Business Expo

TICKETS: www.rockwallchamber.org ROCKWALL, TX (March 17, 2015) Preparations are underway for the 22nd Annual Taste of Rockwall and Business Expo, hosted by the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce. The event…

Meet & Greets scheduled for Mayoral candidate Dennis Lewis

Meet & Greets scheduled for Mayoral candidate Dennis Lewis

ROCKWALL, TX (March 25, 2015) The community is invited to join Mayor Pro-Tem Dennis Lewis, candidate for Rockwall Mayor, at two upcoming Meet & Greet events. Lewis will…

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Fladeland Financial

Rockwall Chamber hosts ribbon cutting for Fladeland Financial

ROCKWALL, TX (March 24, 2015) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting and celebration of the one year anniversary of Fladeland Financial , located at…

Clark seeks Rockwall ISD Place 2 seat

Clark seeks Rockwall ISD Place 2 seat

ROCKWALL, TX (March 23, 2015) Marcel Clark, father of three and a 27 year employee of United Parcel Service has filed for Rockwall Independent School District Place 2.…

U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe to host first Telephone Town Hall Thursday

U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe to host first Telephone Town Hall Thursday

Local Meet and Greets also scheduled for 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 6 at Chiloso in Rockwall; and 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Wednesday, April 8…

Couple’s passion for teaching adds up to success

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 House…

New boardwalk trail through Scenic Point Park to be completed by summer

New boardwalk trail through Scenic Point Park to be completed by summer

ROCKWALL/ROWLETT, TX (March 18, 2015) Those who love taking a nice walk through Scenic Point Park will soon have a brand new walking trail to stroll down –…

Leadercast in Rockwall to feature world-renowned leaders

Leadercast in Rockwall to feature world-renowned leaders

ROCKWALL, TX (March 16, 2015) The Rockwall community will soon have access to the knowledge and experience of some the world’s most renowned leaders during Leadercast 2015, set…

Good Times/Events

Head to Rockwall Technology Park for ‘Take A Walk in the Park Day’

Head to Rockwall Technology Park for ‘Take A Walk in the Park Day’

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 27, 2015) In an effort to encourage health and wellness and…

Lights out for Earth Hour at the Rockwall Hilton this Saturday

Lights out for Earth Hour at the Rockwall Hilton this Saturday

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – March 26, 2015) The Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront is participating in Earth Hour…

Community invited to Helping Hands Garden April 3 for campaign kickoff event

Community invited to Helping Hands Garden April 3 for campaign kickoff event

Good Friday – Good Cause (ROCKWALL, TX – March 26, 2015) Rockwall County Helping Hands…

World’s longest-running play to open at Rockwall Community Playhouse

World’s longest-running play to open at Rockwall Community Playhouse

ROCKWALL, TX (March 19, 2015) Commissioned by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) to celebrate the…

Heath DPS officers get geared up for a cause

Heath DPS officers get geared up for a cause

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (March 24, 2015) Heath DPS Officers are gearing up for a cause in…

Reagan Day 2015 features former Congressman J.C. Watts and ‘rendezvous with destiny’

Reagan Day 2015 features former Congressman J.C. Watts and ‘rendezvous with destiny’

ROCKWALL, TX (March 24, 2015) Former Congressman J.C. Watts defined America’s “rendezvous with destiny” during…

Pancake breakfast to benefit Reading for Adults program

Pancake breakfast to benefit Reading for Adults program

ROCKWALL, TX (March 24, 2015) Pancakes, syrup and sausage will be on the menu at…

Cars for CASA May 17 at Harbor

Cars for CASA May 17 at Harbor

ROCKWALL, TX (March 24, 2015) On Sunday May 17, 2015, the Metro East Division of…

Community ‘champions’ deliver meals to homebound elderly

Community ‘champions’ deliver meals to homebound elderly

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (March 23, 2015) Meals On Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County recently kicked…

Vendors sought for Rockwall Country Fair

Vendors sought for Rockwall Country Fair

ROCKWALL, TX (March 23, 2015) The Rockwall Soroptimist are accepting applications for booth and food…

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Rockwall-Heath’s Powder Puff game benefits Hanna4Hope

Rockwall-Heath’s Powder Puff game benefits Hanna4Hope

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – March 27, 2015) The Rockwall-Heath senior and junior girls met at the RHHS football field March 26 to participate in the 6th annual Powder Puff…

Rockwall Rotary recognizes Student of Honor from Cain Middle School

Rockwall Rotary recognizes Student of Honor from Cain Middle School

(ROCKWALL, TX _ March 26, 2015) Tucker Smylie, an eighth at Cain Middle School and son of Jim and Tanya Smylie of Rockwall, was recognized by the Rockwall…

Heath Highsteppers earn National Championship honors – again!

Heath Highsteppers earn National Championship honors – again!

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (March 24, 2015) The Rockwall-Heath High School Highsteppers competed in the highly competitive American Dance and Drill Team National Championships in Denton this past weekend and earned…

Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary recognizes Paraprofessional of the Year

Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary recognizes Paraprofessional of the Year

ROCKWALL, TX (March 23, 2015) Doris Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary School is proud to announce Mrs. Shree Catapano as Paraprofessional of the Year! Catapano is the school’s registrar and…

Rockwall Stingerettes win National Championship honors at dance competition

Rockwall Stingerettes win National Championship honors at dance competition

ROCKWALL, TX (March 23, 2015) The Rockwall High School Stingerettes competed in the American Dance and Drill Team Nationals at the University of North Texas this weekend, in…

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Editor's Notes

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

‘Drop Box’ shows value of each human life

ROCKWALL, TX (March 19, 2015) What happens in South Korea isn’t confined to that country or to Asia. Even in America, babies are thrown away, sometimes left…

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…