State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

In a recent interview with Blue Ribbon News, State Representative Justin Holland discussed COVID-19 testing and the importance of adhering to the Shelter In Place order for Rockwall County in order to flatten the curve. Holland said the biggest thing for people to realize is that there are many people who don’t need to be […]

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Quarantine For Travelers Arriving From New York Tri-State Area, New Orleans

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Mandating 14-Day Quarantine For Travelers Arriving From New York Tri-State Area, New Orleans

AUSTIN, TX – Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference at the State Capitol where he issued an Executive Order mandating a self-quarantine of 14 days for individuals traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from the Tri-State Area of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut as well as the city […]

McLendon-Chisholm Mayor issues amended Mayoral Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency

McLendon-Chisholm Mayor issues amended Mayoral Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency

McLendon-Chisholm Mayor Keith Short issued the following amended Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency for the City of McLendon-Chisholm on March 24, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Submitted by the City of McLendon-Chisholm. Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good […]

Senior Spotlight: Aiden Jackson, Rockwall High School

Senior Spotlight: Aiden Jackson, Rockwall High School

Aiden Jackson is a four-year member of the Orange Wave Band. He plays trumpet in the Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Band. He is the Assistant Manager of Baskin Robbins. Aiden will be attending Oklahoma State University in the fall and majoring in Business. He will continue on with Band as a member of the […]

Senior Spotlight: Isabel Carrillo, Rockwall High School

Senior Spotlight: Isabel Carrillo, Rockwall High School

Isabel has attended Grace Hartman, Williams, and is currently a senior at Rockwall High School. She’s a member of the National Honor Society, a class officer, and a member of the student council. She’s also an active member in church.  She enjoys being a leader at The Shore on Wednesday nights and loves to be […]

Senior Spotlight: Courtney Murphey

Senior Spotlight: Courtney Murphey

Courtney Murphey is an active member of Rockwall FFA currently serving as Vice President. In addition, she is a member of National Honor Society and Principal’s Advisory Council at Gene Burton Academy.  Outside of school Courtney is a competitive Reiner and spends countless hours training with her trainer and horse. Courtney will be attending Texas […]

COVID-19 Update from the City of Rowlett

COVID-19 Update from the City of Rowlett

The City of Rowlett Mayor Tammy Dana-Bashian issued the following amendment to her Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency for Rowlett on March 24, 2020. The amendment was made due to the ongoing evaluation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the updated recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State […]

County Judge David Sweet orders Shelter In Place for Rockwall County

County Judge David Sweet orders Shelter In Place for Rockwall County

In a meeting of the Commissioners Court this morning, March 24, Rockwall County Judge David Sweet issued the following Shelter In Place (SIP) Order for Rockwall County, to go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 24 and last until 11:59 p.m. on April 15:   “I know this is a tough spot for every […]

Rockwall County 4-H Beef Club gives back to Kiwanis Food for Kids program

Rockwall County 4-H Beef Club gives back to Kiwanis Food for Kids program

On March 11, members of the Rockwall County 4-H Beef Club attended the Rockwall Kiwanis meeting and donated the beef sticks they collected as a part of the 2020 Souper Bowl of Caring.  The Souper Bowl of Caring is a youth-inspired, youth-led movement working with other groups across the nation including: schools, churches, local businesses, […]

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority provides dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority provides dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line

As a result of the current state of emergency, the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) has developed a dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line available to their system of care to provide trauma informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety during this time of crisis. This service will operate […]

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