Rockwall County Helping Hands Toy Drive set to kick off Nov. 12 at Festival of Trees

Rockwall County Helping Hands Toy Drive set to kick off Nov. 12 at Festival of Trees

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 26, 2021) ‘Tis the season to kick off the Rockwall County Helping Hands’ 45th Annual Christmas Toy Drive, sponsored by Texas Health Hospital Rockwall. The drive launches Friday, Nov. 12 when toy tags will be available at the Festival of Trees. Those wishing to participate in the drive should purchase a $20 […]

Hawk on the Water: Rockwall-Heath scholastic sailor qualifies for National Championship

Hawk on the Water: Rockwall-Heath scholastic sailor qualifies for National Championship

HEATH, TX (Oct. 26, 2021) Aston Atherton, a senior at Rockwall-Heath High School and Rush Creek sailor, has won the South Eastern Interscholastic Association (SEISA) single handed district qualifier.  And he did so with a nearly perfect score – eight wins out of nine races at Houston Yacht Club,  October 23-24. Atherton, along with RHHS, […]

Rowlett Arts & Humanities Commission kicks off the year

Rowlett Arts & Humanities Commission kicks off the year

ROWLETT, TX (Oct. 26, 2021) The City of Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission is charged by the City Council to encourage the development of, appreciation for, and participation in the arts and humanities in the City of Rowlett.  This can include (and has in the past) – the promotion of the performing arts, visual arts, […]

TXDOT Traffic Advisory: I-30 Lake Ray Hubbard lane closures starting Monday

TXDOT Traffic Advisory: I-30 Lake Ray Hubbard lane closures starting Monday

DALLAS COUNTY (Oct. 26, 2021)  – Starting Monday, Nov. 1, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will close lanes on the eastbound I-30 Lake Ray Hubbard bridge from Bass Pro Drive to Dalrock Road. The closures, which are expected to continue for six weeks, will provide room for crews to start expanding the I-30 bridge […]

Rockwall County early voting and election day locations, schedule

Rockwall County early voting and election day locations, schedule

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 25, 2021) Early voting is underway through Friday, Oct. 29 in Rockwall County. The first week of early voting closed with 2,014 voters casting their ballots. There are 74,046 registered voters in Rockwall County. Here’s what you need to know and where to go. For more info, visit rockwallvotes.com. Our print edition delivers […]

Meet Maddie, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Maddie, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 25, 2021) Meet Maddie! This sweet girl is a small (about 31 pounds) gorgeous Aussie mix floof! Her right eye is a micro eye which makes her standout as unique! She is gentle, loves treats, gets along great with both dogs and cats, and is potty-trained. Maddie is timid and shy and needs a […]

Announcing blood drives at all 18 Soulman’s locations throughout November

Announcing blood drives at all 18 Soulman’s locations throughout November

Soulman’s Bar-B-Que Teams Up with Carter BloodCare to Support Need for Blood During Nationwide Shortage DALLAS (Oct. 19, 2021) – For the second consecutive year, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que and Carter BloodCare are teaming up in the true spirit of giving this holiday season. The partnered organizations are appealing to North and East Texans to donate blood […]

Eastridge Church of Christ urgently asks all eligible blood donors to give in October

Eastridge Church of Christ urgently asks all eligible blood donors to give in October

Book a blood drive, save Texas patients’ lives ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 21, 2021) – Blood donors are urgently needed to save lives in October. Even individuals who are unable to donate, though, can help save lives by sponsoring a blood drive at their house of worship, school or workplace. It is easy to plan a […]

Painting the Town: Two mural artists – one who is blind – add colorful touches to Fate

Painting the Town: Two mural artists – one who is blind – add colorful touches to Fate

FATE, TX (Oct. 21, 2021) Two mural artists are currently working on a city-owned building located in Downtown Fate at 104 E. Fate Main Place that houses both the Department of Public Safety and Four Czechs Bakery. John Bramblitt, a blind Denton mural artist, is painting the entire length of the building with historic images […]

Highland Meadows, Trinity Hospice team with community partners for food drive to fill Thanksgiving baskets

Highland Meadows, Trinity Hospice team with community partners for food drive to fill Thanksgiving baskets

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 20, 2021) Highland Meadows Health & Rehab, along with Trinity Hospice, are sponsoring a Community Food Drive benefiting Helping Hands. Food donations are needed through Nov. 18 to fill Thanksgiving food baskets for local families in need. Non-perishable items needed include: >>Dressing/Stuffing Mix >>Boxed Instant Potatoes >>Canned Cranberry Sauce >>Canned Pumpkin >>Canned […]

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