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Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees Approve 2019-2020 Compensation Plan

Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees Approve 2019-2020 Compensation Plan

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 25, 2019) Yesterday at a special session, the Board of Trustees approved the final 2019-2020 compensation plan for all employees.  The state’s required minimum…

Buc-ee’s Holds Grand Opening for New Royse City Location

Buc-ee’s Holds Grand Opening for New Royse City Location

(ROYSE CITY, TX — June 17, 2019) After more than two years of planning and construction, the highly-anticipated Buc-ee’s officially opened the doors to its huge travel center…

Heath Golf & Yacht Club and Whittle Development Company Accept Opportunity to be Exclusive Sponsor of New Heath Farmers Market

Heath Golf & Yacht Club and Whittle Development Company Accept Opportunity to be Exclusive Sponsor of New Heath Farmers Market

(HEATH, TX – June 17, 2019) The vision for a high-end Farmers Market in Heath is now a reality with Heath Golf & Yacht Club and Whittle Development Company…

Reps. Ratcliffe, Himes Introduce Bill to Punish Election Interference

Reps. Ratcliffe, Himes Introduce Bill to Punish Election Interference

(WASHINGTON – June 12, 2019) Reps. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Jim Himes (D-Conn.) introduced a bipartisan bill today to establish election interference as a federal crime. The Defending…

Commissioners Discuss Rockwall County Subdivision Regulations

Commissioners Discuss Rockwall County Subdivision Regulations

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 11, 2019) During its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Commissioners Court welcomed a presentation from Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI) on a diagnostic report…

5 Key Bills Passed During the 86th Legislative Session

5 Key Bills Passed During the 86th Legislative Session

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 6, 2019) On June 4th, State Representative Justin Holland provided a summary of the 86th Texas Legislative Session during a Rockwall Chamber of Commerce…

Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Passes 11th Consecutive Jail Inspection

Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office Passes 11th Consecutive Jail Inspection

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 5, 2019) The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office recently passed a surprise jail inspection from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards — making this the 11th consecutive…

Rep. Ratcliffe Announces Rising Lone Star Winners in Rockwall County

Rep. Ratcliffe Announces Rising Lone Star Winners in Rockwall County

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 4, 2019) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced the 2019 Rising Lone Star winners from Rockwall County today. The recipients included Caroline Bloom from Rockwall-Heath…

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Community Joins Hands Across SH 66 Bridge in Support of Veterans, First Responders

Community Joins Hands Across SH 66 Bridge in Support of Veterans, First Responders

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 24, 2019) On June 22, community members joined hands on the…

Parking at The Harbor for Concert by the Lake

Parking at The Harbor for Concert by the Lake

(ROCKWALL, TX _ June 20, 2019) If parking is a challenge at The Harbor, you can…

Waddle You Be Doing Sept. 20 & 21?

Waddle You Be Doing Sept. 20 & 21?

Blue Ribbon News is proud to serve as the 2019 Southwest Kia Rockwall Rubber Duck…

YMCA Spring Soccer, Volleyball Programs Score Big in Rockwall and Heath

YMCA Spring Soccer, Volleyball Programs Score Big in Rockwall and Heath

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 12, 2019) The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall (1210 N. Goliad…

‘Returning the Favor’: Royse City Honors Beloved Resident Barney Jones

‘Returning the Favor’: Royse City Honors Beloved Resident Barney Jones

(ROYSE CITY, TX  — March 7, 2019) Earlier this week, 82-year-old Royse City resident Barney…

Mudbugs and Music Raise ‘Crawfish Cash’ for Angel Campers

Mudbugs and Music Raise ‘Crawfish Cash’ for Angel Campers

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 29, 2019) Dodie’s Cajun Diner served up nearly 2,000 pounds of…

Rockwall Soroptimist to Host Brunch & Bunco

Rockwall Soroptimist to Host Brunch & Bunco

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 28, 2019) The Rockwall Soroptimist are hosting a Brunch and Bunco…

City of Heath to Present Annual Independence Day Parade & Celebration in the Park

City of Heath to Present Annual Independence Day Parade & Celebration in the Park

Veterans Invited to Ride in Special Float (HEATH, TX – May 28, 2019) For a patriotic…

Sign Up Now for Nature Photography Contest

Sign Up Now for Nature Photography Contest

Rockwall County Open Space Alliance invites youths and adults to spotlight “The Great Outdoors” (ROCKWALL,…

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Local Scholarships Awarded by Masonic Lodge

Local Scholarships Awarded by Masonic Lodge

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 20, 2019) Texas Freemasonry has always been a strong supporter of public education. In fact, many of the state’s earliest schools were built by…

Rockwall ISD Names Quest Academy Principal

Rockwall ISD Names Quest Academy Principal

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 18, 2019) The Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Christina Bradford as Principal of Quest Academy. Ms. Bradford will assume her…

Amy Parks-Heath Elementary Brings Education Outdoors

Amy Parks-Heath Elementary Brings Education Outdoors

(HEATH, TX — June 6, 2019) This past school year, kiddos channeled their green thumbs and learned all about nature thanks to a unique outdoor learning opportunity at…

Meet the Vals & Sals of Rockwall ISD

Meet the Vals & Sals of Rockwall ISD

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 3, 2019) Carson Pennington, Rockwall-Heath High School Valedictorian   Carson Pennington, Rockwall-Heath High School Valedictorian, attended Springer Elementary and Cain Middle School. Carson was…

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

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

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (June 24, 2019) Here’s a digital look at our July 2019 print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly to…

Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill

Idyllic Summer

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 14, 2019) Ireland and I watched The Sandlot awhile back which conjured stories of my kid summers. My buddy lived next to an…

Patti Richter: On Faith

On Earth and in Heaven—Hooray for Fatherhood

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 10, 2019) He’s been known to pull out a thick leather belt to warn misbehaving grandchildren. The kids, wide-eyed and open-mouthed, freeze in…

Cooking with Ease

Cooking with Ease: The Perfect Sausage Ball

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 4, 2019) Most people think of sausage balls as a holiday treat. I am here to shift your perspective. Sausage balls are sausage,…

Letters to the Editor

Message from the Mobile City Mayor to Local Fire Departments

Letter to the Editor (MOBILE CITY, TX – April 5, 2019) Mobile City experienced a fire on Thursday evening, April 4 at around 5:30 pm. Thank God that…