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Rockwall Citizens Fire Academy set to begin

Rockwall Citizens Fire Academy set to begin

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 19, 2017) Rockwall Citizen’s Fire Academy, a program designed to give participants a working knowledge of the Rockwall Fire Department, begins March 2 and runs through May 11.…

Keyhole Gardening Workshop March 25

Keyhole Gardening Workshop March 25

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 17, 2017) A Keyhole Garden Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 25 at the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellowjacket Lane in Rockwall.  The program will begin…

Historical Foundation free lecture series explores Rockwall’s 20th century transportation, roads

Historical Foundation free lecture series explores Rockwall’s 20th century transportation, roads

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 4, 2017) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation and Rockwall County Historical Commission present the Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series 2017. These programs are free and open to…

American Legion Post 117 of Rockwall to host annual birthday luncheon

American Legion Post 117 of Rockwall to host annual birthday luncheon

(ROCKWALL, TX — Feb. 9, 2017) The Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 extends an invitation to the community to celebrate the birthday of the American Legion at the Center…

Local boy’s nonprofit collects thousands of food items for kids in need

Local boy’s nonprofit collects thousands of food items for kids in need

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 13, 2017) A new nonprofit is helping provide kid-approved food items to kids in need in Rockwall County, and it’s the brainchild of a local seven-year-old…

An Old-Fashioned Romance

An Old-Fashioned Romance

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 11, 2017) The first time I met my father-in-law he shoveled wet concrete in his back yard. Back then he wasn’t my father-in-law, he was Mr.…

Local couples share stories of how they met

Local couples share stories of how they met

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 11, 2017) Editor’s Note: Each year at Valentine’s Day, Blue Ribbon News asks local couples how they met. Their stories are often sweet, funny and surprising. Sharing…

Free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Feb. 18 at Rockwall library

Free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Feb. 18 at Rockwall library

(Feb. 7, 2017) North and Central Texas had it all in 2016 when it came to storms. We saw record setting large hail in Wylie, catastrophic flooding in Palestine, and…

Local family embarks on medical mission trip to Bhutan

Local family embarks on medical mission trip to Bhutan

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 3, 2017) Traveling has always been something near and dear in the hearts of Bill and Jennifer Byer. In fact, Bill said he and Jennifer have…

Lone Star CASA seeking volunteers in Rockwall, Kaufman counties

Lone Star CASA seeking volunteers in Rockwall, Kaufman counties

(ROCKWALL, TX — Feb. 2, 2017) While many children eagerly await candy and cards this Valentine’s Day, children in the child welfare system wait for something much more permanent –…

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