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Public Hearing Sept. 19 for SH 205 Middle Road Improvement Project

Public Hearing Sept. 19 for SH 205 Middle Road Improvement Project

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 20, 2019) Source: City of Rockwall Our monthly print edition is delivered free to ~22,000 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your…

Suspect in Custody Following Incident at Royse City Wal-Mart

Suspect in Custody Following Incident at Royse City Wal-Mart

(ROYSE CITY, TX – August 15, 2019) According to the Royse City Police Department: On August 15, 2019 at approximately 10:15 A.M., a Cumby Police Officer was physically…

Chris Lynch of Rockwall Earns Certified Elections Registration Administrator Designation

Chris Lynch of Rockwall Earns Certified Elections Registration Administrator Designation

(ROCKWALL, TX  — August 13, 2019) Rockwall County Elections Administrator Christopher Lynch will be designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) – the highest professional achievement – in…

Kristopher Stallon Promoted to Corporal at Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office & Detention Center

Kristopher Stallon Promoted to Corporal at Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office & Detention Center

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 8, 2019) Sheriff Harold Eavenson and Major Todd Calkins congratulated Kristopher Stallons on his recent promotion to Corporal, with direct supervision of the inmate worker…

Smith Family Park in Fate to get new park bench thanks to RCOSA

Smith Family Park in Fate to get new park bench thanks to RCOSA

(FATE, TX – August 6, 2019) Robert DeJean, Project Director for the Rockwall County Open Space Alliance, presents a check to City of Fate Mayor Joe Burger and Parks…

Rowlett Chamber Supports City of Rowlett & New Development Partner

Rowlett Chamber Supports City of Rowlett & New Development Partner

(ROWLETT, TX – August 2, 2019) Last evening the City of Rowlett approved plans for the Sapphire Bay project and Sapphire Bay Land Holdings I, LLC as the new…

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on decision to withdraw from consideration for DNI

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on decision to withdraw from consideration for DNI

(WASHINGTON – August 2, 2019) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on his decision to withdraw from consideration for DNI: “While I am and will remain very…

Good Times

New Heath Farmers Market, Free Concert to be Presented Every Saturday through Nov. 30

New Heath Farmers Market, Free Concert to be Presented Every Saturday through Nov. 30

Opening Day is September 28! (HEATH, TX – Aug. 22, 2019) The opening day for the…

The Jedi Boys splash down in their Millennium Falcon

The Jedi Boys splash down in their Millennium Falcon

Star Wars inspired tiger pool an intergalactic success at In-Sync Exotics in Wylie (WYLIE, TX…

Heath Department of Public Safety to Present Fall Citizens’ Academy

Heath Department of Public Safety to Present Fall Citizens’ Academy

(HEATH, TX – August 19, 2019) The Heath Department of Public Safety is accepting applications…

Rockwall Reading for Adults Program to Hold Tutor Training Aug. 24

Rockwall Reading for Adults Program to Hold Tutor Training Aug. 24

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 13, 2019) The Rockwall County Library Literacy Program, Reading For Adults…

Artist Reception Thursday at Springhill Suites

Artist Reception Thursday at Springhill Suites

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 14, 2019) The Rockwall Art League is currently showcasing an Art…

Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show & Sale Returns Sept. 27-29

Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show & Sale Returns Sept. 27-29

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 22, 2019) The Rockwall Art League invites the public to its…

Hot Rocks 2019 Rides to a Sizzling Success

Hot Rocks 2019 Rides to a Sizzling Success

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 12, 2019) Hundreds of cyclists braved the Texas summer heat for…

 Retiree, Teen Capture Top Honors in Rockwall County Open Space Alliance Photo Contest

 Retiree, Teen Capture Top Honors in Rockwall County Open Space Alliance Photo Contest

Winning photos speak volumes (ROCKWALL, TX – August 8, 2019) A man devoting his retirement years…

Seniors 65+ to Enjoy Free Garland ISD Athletic Games, Arts Performances

Seniors 65+ to Enjoy Free Garland ISD Athletic Games, Arts Performances

(GARLAND, TX — August 8, 2019) Garland ISD, which includes the cities of Garland, Rowlett and…

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Rockwall High Robotics Advocates for STEM Funding in Washington, DC

Rockwall High Robotics Advocates for STEM Funding in Washington, DC

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 21, 2019) Rockwall High School students from FRC Team 1296, the Full Metal Jackets, recently attended the 2019 FIRST National Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C.…

Rockwall ISD Hosts Pop-Up Libraries for Fourth Summer

Rockwall ISD Hosts Pop-Up Libraries for Fourth Summer

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 21, 2019) Over the summer, Rockwall ISD Library Media Specialists were busy bringing books to students and families throughout the district. They hosted 12 Pop-Up…

Rockwall Reading for Adults Program to Hold Tutor Training Aug. 24

Rockwall Reading for Adults Program to Hold Tutor Training Aug. 24

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 13, 2019) The Rockwall County Library Literacy Program, Reading For Adults (RFA), will hold a training session for new tutors. RFA has been serving…

Rockwall ISD Announces Policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Rockwall ISD Announces Policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 6, 2019) Rockwall ISD announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the current income eligibility guidelines which can…

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Editor's Notes

Blue Ribbon News August 2019 Print Edition Hits Mailboxes Throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News August 2019 Print Edition Hits Mailboxes Throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (July 29, 2019) Here’s a digital look at our August 2019 print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly to…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

A Truly American Experience

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 1, 2019) I fought off disappointment and my feet ached, but a simple campfire somehow made it better, primitive TV in a sense.…

Patti Richter: On Faith

When Godliness Becomes a Means of Gain

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 8, 2019) There’s a plethora of helpful advice available to us all, usually as close as our Junk Mail box. Mostly we’ll find…

Cooking with Ease

Cooking with Ease: Lime Tea

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 8, 2019) A couple of weeks ago, Evan and I stopped at a farmers markets to pick up some fresh produce and on…

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Rainbow Room of Rockwall County In Need of ‘Room’

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 3, 2019) We always say that everything we have ever done at the Rainbow Room has been because of the generosity of the community,…