Grits & Glamour with Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis

(Richardson) Eisemann Center Presents’ Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis’ Grits & Glamour Tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. These country legends get up close and personal, performing songs and sharing stories about their lives for an event that will entertain and inspire all audiences. Lorrie Morgan made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry […]

Rockwall residents recycle Christmas trees

Rockwall residents can recycle their Christmas trees at 1600 Airport Road, next to the Service Center. All ornaments, lights and bases must be removed.   To learn more, call 972-771-7761.  

Apply now for Lavon Citizens Police Academy

Adults 18 years or older who live or work in the Lavon area may apply to participate in the next Citizen’s Police Academy, a 14-week course designed to promote an understanding of the Lavon Police Department, its polices and procedures. Class topics include patrol, criminal investigations, crime scenes, building searches, firearms, criminal law, crime prevention, […]

Heavy business travelers at higher risk for health problems

A recent Columbia University research study found that people who travel extensively for business are at higher risk for health problems, including obesity and high cholesterol. According to the study, extensive travelers were 260 percent more likely than light travelers to rate their health as either fair or poor. Extensive travelers were also more likely […]

Christmas tree pick-up in Wylie

(Wylie) Residents may place their tree curbside at the front of their home by 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 or 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 for pick-p. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, stands, etc.  For more information, call CWD at 972-392-9300. To submit your news and events, email

Discover the ‘Miracle of Monarchs’ with the Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club

The Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club will hold its first meeting of 2012 on Thursday, Jan. 26 at REI, 4515 LBJ Freeway in Dallas. Refreshements will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Janet D. Smith, a Dallas County Master Gardener and North Texas Master Gardener, will […]

Series of classes offered on North Texas vegetable gardening

(Rockwall) Rockwall County Master Gardeners will present an 8 hour series of  Home Vegetable Gardening classes in January, offering tips for growing in drought conditions and planning ahead for the North Texas heat. Classes will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan 14 and 21, in the meeting room of the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellowjacket Lane. Students will […]

Rockwall, Rowlett businesses ‘Share the Season’

Rockwall, Rowlett businesses ‘Share the Season’

When Blue Ribbon News embarked upon the “Share the Season” donation drive in partnership with Savvy Texas Magazine and Planet Rockwall, we knew we had the potential to make a difference and help some very deserving nonprofit organizations this Christmas. What we didn’t realize is how many local businesses would jump onboard with wholehearted support – reaching out to employees, volunteers, […]

Restaurant Review: Meats & Sweets serves up bighearted helpings, free Christmas feast

Restaurant Review: Meats & Sweets serves up bighearted helpings, free Christmas feast

I can’t think of a time that I’ve sat down for supper at Meats & Sweets in Lavon that a fellow diner hasn’t overheard my menu order and asked, “Have you eaten here before?” That’s because I’m usually engaged in a debate with my family about whether or not we should split the chicken fried steak dinner. “It’s big enough to […]

Teaching children the 3 Rs (and it’s not what you think)

Reading. Writing. Arithmetic. These are the basic academic skills. There are also three R’s that are important to our leadership abilities: Respect, Responsibility and Resourcefulness. I would like to give credit to the person who initiated this phrase, but when I did a search for these 3R’s on the educational research data base (ERIC), I […]