Rockwall High School alum named Arthur Ashe NCAA Sports Scholar of the Year

Rockwall High School alum named Arthur Ashe NCAA Sports Scholar of the Year

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 28, 2020) Rockwall High School alum Raena Eldridge was recently named the 2020 Arthur Ashe Jr. Female Sports Scholar of the Year. Eldridge, the team captain of the swim team at Texas A&M University for the past two years, qualified for the NCAA Championships in individual events for the first time […]

Heath bids farewell to retiring DPS Chief with surprise drive-by parade

Heath bids farewell to retiring DPS Chief with surprise drive-by parade

(HEATH, TX — May 28, 2020) The City of Heath held a surprise drive-by farewell salute for Heath DPS Director Terry Garrett today, who’s retiring after 14 years of service to the city. Garrett is set to take the reigns as the next Rockwall County Sheriff in January 2021. Garrett has left a lasting legacy […]

Dallas awarded $50,000 to preserve African American civil rights history

Dallas awarded $50,000 to preserve African American civil rights history

(DALLAS, TX — May 28, 2020) The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture received a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service (NPS) to research and interpret the historic legacy of the Hall of Negro Life from the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebration. The Working Group on Confederate Monuments recommended that untold histories surrounding […]

Rockwall family hosts drive thru graduation for kindergartners

Rockwall family hosts drive thru graduation for kindergartners

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 27, 2020) Last week, the Acree family held a small drive thru graduation ceremony for Kinders who missed out on celebrating their first big year due to COVID-19. The event was held at the Transformation Anglican Church parking lot. Families got to take pictures with their Kinder graduates to help them […]

Submit your camp info for Blue Ribbon News Summer Camp Spotlight 2020 for Rockwall County

Submit your camp info for Blue Ribbon News Summer Camp Spotlight 2020 for Rockwall County

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 26, 2020) When it comes to summertime activities, nothing keeps kids active, learning and having fun quite like summer camp! Camps immerse kids in a community of caring adults where they can build on many important life skills while making friends and having a blast. Recently, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced […]

Toyota of Rockwall partners with Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association and the Salvation Army to feed local families in need

Toyota of Rockwall partners with Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association and the Salvation Army to feed local families in need

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 22, 2020) Toyota of Rockwall, Toyota/Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association and the Salvation Army provided 240 boxes full of groceries for local families in need at the Rockwall dealership today. TLMODA is a group of minority automotive dealers dedicated to sustaining diversity and inclusion within the automotive world. Recognizing the devastating […]

WATCH: Local veterans tell what Memorial Day means to them

WATCH: Local veterans tell what Memorial Day means to them

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 21, 2020) The Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 of Rockwall put together the following video featuring local veterans telling what Memorial Day means to them. Memorial Day is May 25, 2020 and serves as a day to remember those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. […]

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 […]