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Rep. Justin Holland Announces Bill Portfolio for 86th Legislative Session

Rep. Justin Holland Announces Bill Portfolio for 86th Legislative Session

(AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 17, 2019) Yesterday, State Representative Justin Holland (R- Rockwall) filed House Bill 852, relating to information a municipality may consider in determining the amount of…

Rockwall Republican Men’s Club Welcomes Rep. John Ratcliffe at Breakfast Meeting

Rockwall Republican Men’s Club Welcomes Rep. John Ratcliffe at Breakfast Meeting

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 16, 2019) The Rockwall Republican Men’s Club welcomed Congressman John Ratcliffe as a guest speaker during its breakfast meeting on Jan. 12. Ratcliffe spoke…

Jim Pruitt Files For Final Full Term as Rockwall Mayor

Jim Pruitt Files For Final Full Term as Rockwall Mayor

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 16, 2019) Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt has filed for his final full term as Mayor in the May city elections.  The City of Rockwall…

Hello Primo: Marco’s Pizza to Open Newest Location in Heath

Hello Primo: Marco’s Pizza to Open Newest Location in Heath

Authentic Pizza Restaurant to Satisfy Cravings; Brings Italian Heritage and Primo Pizza to Heath (HEATH, TX – Jan. 16, 2019) One of the nation’s favorite pizza brands, Marco’s Pizza,…

Rockwall City Councilmember Dana K Macalik Seeks Re-Election

Rockwall City Councilmember Dana K Macalik Seeks Re-Election

Macalik enters campaign with sound record on infrastructure maintenance, improvements, safety and levelheaded approach to development and growth (ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 16, 2019) Rockwall City Councilmember Dana…

Candidate Packets Available for Rockwall ISD School Board Election

Candidate Packets Available for Rockwall ISD School Board Election

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 16, 2019) The 2019 Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees election will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Three-year terms up for election are Place 4,…

Rockwall Resident Brings Unique Experience to Housing Authority Board

Rockwall Resident Brings Unique Experience to Housing Authority Board

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 15, 2019) Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt has appointed decorated Vietnam War hero, Joseph P. Lynch, to the Housing Authority Board. The board oversees the dwellings…

Rockwall Noon Rotary Welcomes Two New Members

Rockwall Noon Rotary Welcomes Two New Members

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 15, 2019)The Rockwall Noon Rotary welcomed Richard Slutter and Stuart Smith as new members to the club during its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10.…

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Dodie’s Brings Back Chef-Inspired Sweetheart Menu for Valentine’s Week

Dodie’s Brings Back Chef-Inspired Sweetheart Menu for Valentine’s  Week

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 18, 2019) Dodie’s at The Harbor in Rockwall is offering a…

Royse City Chamber to Host Roaring 20s-Themed Casino Night

Royse City Chamber to Host Roaring 20s-Themed Casino Night

(ROYSE CITY, TX – Jan. 18, 2019) The Royse City Chamber of Commerce will hosts its…

City of Fate, Texas Health Rockwall Partner to Present Free ‘Love Your Heart’ Luncheon

City of Fate, Texas Health Rockwall Partner to Present Free ‘Love Your Heart’ Luncheon

(ROCKWALL/FATE, TX – Jan. 18, 2019) Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall has partnered with the…

Garland Civic Theatre Presents ‘The Buddy Holly Story’

Garland Civic Theatre Presents ‘The Buddy Holly Story’

Garland Civic Theatre to Present The Buddy Holly Story During 60 Year Anniversary of Famed Musician’s Death…

Big Hats & Girlfriends: Rockwall Women’s League Annual Luncheon Feb. 8

Big Hats & Girlfriends: Rockwall Women’s League Annual Luncheon Feb. 8

“There’s just something special about a woman in a hat!” (ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 17,…

Rockwall Woman Crowned Mrs. North America Universal 2019

Rockwall Woman Crowned Mrs. North America Universal 2019

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 16., 2019) In a pageant ceremony held in Lewisville, Texas, Kimberly Bader…

Reading for Adults Literacy Center Celebrates 100th New Citizen

Reading for Adults Literacy Center Celebrates 100th New Citizen

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 16, 2019)The Reading for Adults Literacy Center, a part of the…

Rockwall Chamber to present ‘Greatest Chamber’ Annual Banquet 2019

Rockwall Chamber to present ‘Greatest Chamber’ Annual Banquet 2019

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 10, 2019) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to…

Love God Greatly Event to Welcome Best-Selling Authors, Night of Worship

Love God Greatly Event to Welcome Best-Selling Authors, Night of Worship

(ROCKWALL ,TX — Jan. 11, 2019) After the crazy busyness of the holidays, enjoy an…

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Rockwall High Grads Among Honor Students Named At Baylor University

Rockwall High Grads Among Honor Students Named At Baylor University

WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2019) – Rockwall High School graduates and National Merit Scholars Jennifer Ashley DeMars and Kevin James DeMars were among 4,400 Baylor University students named…

Jones Elementary Teacher Publishes Disney Coding Adventures Book Series

Jones Elementary Teacher Publishes Disney Coding Adventures Book Series

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 18, 2019) Allyssa Loya, library media specialist at Jones Elementary, has published a book series titled Disney Coding Adventures. The books are about teaching young…

Rockwall ISD to Host Connecting the Dots Expo

Rockwall ISD to Host Connecting the Dots Expo

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 18, 2019) Finding the right information, resource or person, to meet your specific needs or those of someone in your family, can be both challenging…

Unwind Wednesdays for Students, Staff at Rockwall-Heath High School

Unwind Wednesdays for Students, Staff at Rockwall-Heath High School

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 18, 2019) For the 2018 school year, the Rockwall-Heath High School Counseling Department kicked off Unwind Wednesdays for students and staff. Unwind Wednesdays are…

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Vote here for Blue Ribbon News – THANKS!

Vote here for Blue Ribbon News – THANKS!

(ROCKWALL, TX – January 8, 2018) Blue Ribbon News is honored to have been nominated for BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT and…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Lessons Learned in ‘God’s Creation’

(ROCKWALL, TX — DECEMBER 31, 2018) Thanksgiving Day dinner consisted of a steaming bowl of Muesli cereal with cranberries and a cup of hot tea, and I…

Patti Richter: On Faith

Joining in the Esteem of Heaven

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Dec. 16, 2018) I fancied myself an actress after starring in my eighth grade play, but high school became more competitive. A girl named Mary…

Cooking with Ease

Cooking with Ease: Girl Scout Cookie Mini Cheesecakes by Melissa Tate

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 18, 2019) It’s cookie time! And I’m sure all of you have a cute little Girl Scout encouraging you to purchase some of…

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from State Rep. Justin Holland (R-Rockwall)

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 6, 2017) Greetings! During the 85th Legislative Session, over 150 joint resolutions to amend our Texas Constitution were proposed. In order for any joint…