Rockwall Women’s League holds drive thru Grant Reception for local nonprofits

Rockwall Women’s League holds drive thru Grant Reception for local nonprofits

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 21, 2020) The Rockwall Women’s League held a drive thru Grant Reception for several area nonprofits at the Rockwall High School parking lot on May 20. Thanks to the generous support of the community, RWL raised $216,000 through its Big Hat event and its first ever virtual “Cat’s Meow” Ball. The […]

Rockwall city council members sworn in, Farmers Market to return June 6

Rockwall city council members sworn in, Farmers Market to return June 6

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 19, 2020) Rockwall city councilmen John Hohenshelt (Place 2) and Trace Johannesen (Place 4) were sworn in during last night’s city council meeting. Hohenshelt and Johannesen ran unopposed in the May 2nd General Election.   The Rockwall Farmers Market is set to return on Saturday, June 6, with social distancing measures […]

Governor Greg Abbott announces new re-openings including bars, childcare services and summer camps

Governor Greg Abbott announces new re-openings including bars, childcare services and summer camps

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 18, 2020) Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced new re-openings this afternoon as part of the Phase II of his plan to re-open Texas amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the new re-openings announced today include: Childcare services, massage services, and youth clubs (effective immediately) Office-based employers (with no more than 10 employees […]

Local resident donates 10,000 face masks to Rockwall County

Local resident donates 10,000 face masks to Rockwall County

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 18, 2020) Local resident Alfredo Balvanera recently provided 10,000 surgical face masks to Rockwall County. Balvanera, a Mexico native of a Spanish family from Zaragoza, Spain who currently resides in Rockwall, and his co-partner Sabino Gutierrez run a clothing manufacturer in Mexico called Star Shirts, which produces polo shirts. When the […]

Blue Ribbon News Memorial Day Veterans Spotlight: Honoring those who gave their lives defending our nation

Blue Ribbon News Memorial Day Veterans Spotlight: Honoring those who gave their lives defending our nation

    Do you know a veteran who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country? As Memorial Day approaches, Blue Ribbon News invites you to help us honor those military veterans who died while defending our nation by filling out the form below. If you’re sharing any professional photos of the veteran, please let […]

Cain Middle School Student Council hosts Teacher Appreciation Drive Thru

Cain Middle School Student Council hosts Teacher Appreciation Drive Thru

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 13, 2020) The Cain Middle School Student Council recognized their campus educators with a special Teacher Appreciation Drive Thru event. Cain teachers drove through the parking lot of the campus as Principal Derrice Randall and the Cain StuCo (including our Blue Ribbon News Junior Correspondent James Martinez) passed out lasagna, rolls […]

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Will Bartoszek, Rockwall High School

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Will Bartoszek, Rockwall High School

  (ROCKWALL, TX — May 13, 2020) Will Bartoszek is a senior at Rockwall High School.  He was a member of the Jackets Baseball team team captain and two-year starter for the Jackets Basketball team. In the fall, he will attend Hardin Simmons University to play basketball and major in Sports Management. Submitted by Tandra […]

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Anna Overstreet, Rockwall High School

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Anna Overstreet, Rockwall High School

  (ROCKWALL, TX — May 12, 2020) Anna Overstreet is a senior at Rockwall High School. She was a member of the Lady Jackets Volleyball team, member of Student Council and was part of the PALS program. In the fall she will attend Texas A&M College Station and has been accepted into the Mays Business […]

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Ryan Halpin, Rockwall-Heath High School

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Ryan Halpin, Rockwall-Heath High School

  (HEATH, TX — May 11, 2020) Ryan Halpin has attended Amy Parks Elementary, Cain Middle School and Rockwall-Heath High School. He was active in Orchestra and Cyber Patriots. He will be attending Texas Tech in the fall, majoring in Computer Science/Cyber Security. Ryan is the youngest of three graduates from RHHS. The family is […]

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Savannah Russell, Royse City High School

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Savannah Russell, Royse City High School

(ROYSE CITY, TX — May 11, 2020) Savannah Russell is a senior at Royse City High School where she is involved in band, FFA, golf and occasionally participates in theatre. Savannah shows amazing leadership skills as a band section leader and FFA Vice President. Savannah plans to graduate high school with her Associates Degree through […]