Lions Club honored for community service

(Rowlett) Who are Lions? Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. The 1.35 million members of the volunteer organization in 206 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but they share a core belief – community is what we make it. The Lions Club of Rowlett gives more money and support to […]

Stock up for school on tax free weekend, Aug 19-21

(DFW) Back-to-school shoppers in DFW will enjoy a break from state and local sales taxes Aug. 19-21, Texas’ annual tax holiday. Layaway plans can be used to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.   The law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, saving shoppers about $8 for every $100 […]

Say hello to Kinder Care’s new management

(Rowlett) Kinder Care Learning Centers are designed with your child’s fun, health, safety, and childhood education in mind. The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce welcomed Kinder Care Learning Center’s new management with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 11. Kinder Care is located at 3316 Lakeview Parkway in Rowlett, 75088. Stop by and say hello to […]

Greenville ISD announces Meet the Teacher nights

(Greenville) Greenville ISD parents are encouraged to attend the Greenville ISD’s Meet the Teacher Nights to meet their child’s teacher, visit classrooms and ask questions in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 22. Elementary parents/students should bring their school supplies with them to Meet the Teacher Night. […]

Tabitha – ADOPTED!

This just in: Tabitha, the Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week for Aug. 15, has a new home, thanks to Alice Latham – and the generous donation to Rockwall Pets from a good samaritan, allowing Tabitha’s adoption fee to be waived.  Here was our original post, that went up only a couple hours ago: […]

Proforma Printmotions: ‘hottest promo items on the market’

(Rowlett) Looking for promotional products? Whether you’re seeking a specific item or just browsing for ideas, Proforma Printmotions can be your one-stop shopping source. From fun items to the traditional, owner Tammy Alexander says shoppers can easily find some of the hottest items on the market. Proforma Printmotions is located at 9809 Fairway Vista Drive […]

Chamber welcomes speakers from Lake Pointe, State Fair

(Royse City) Eric Evans of Lake Pointe Health Network and Sue Gooding of the State Fair of Texas will be the featured speakers at the next Royse City Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event begins at noon Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Mellody Room at City Hall in Royse City. Carino’s will cater the meal. […]

Don’t be a ‘dolt’

“I can’t tell you ‘cause you’re a dolt,” Kenny said through his sniffles. “A dolt?” I thought.  What did I do to be called a dolt by a kindergartner in my Sunday school class?  I took a deep breath and ventured into unknown territory. “Kenny, what do you mean, a dolt?” “You know, a grown-up.” “Oh, […]

Dallas North Career Fair today

(Plano) Meet top employers face to face during the Dallas North Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, located at 700 Central Parkway East in Plano. There is no charge for admission. To learn more, visit To submit your news and events, email […]

Join in Prayer Walks at Heath HS, Cain MS

Joshua 1:3 “I will give you every place where you set your foot…” Prayer Walks are scheduled for Cain Middle School and Rockwall-Heath High School this week. Cain students and families will meet inside the front door of Cain MS at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Rockwall-Heath students and their families will meet inside the […]